Kion loves his father immensely and will do anything in his power to make his father happy. However, Kion is not afraid to stand up for what he thinks is right, even if it means going against his father's wishes. During this time, Kion's feelings turn to both anger and sadness, as seen in The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar when Simba chastises his son after he believes him to not be taking his new role as a leader seriously. Kion has shown to worry for his father, especially when put in any sort of danger, regardless of severity. He will drop all current duties in order to ensure his father's safety as seen in Bunga and the King and The Scorpion's Sting.
Unlike their great-uncle, Kion does not appear to have any resentment towards Kiara’s position as the future ruler of the Pride Lands.
Although the two squabble occasionally and don't always see eye to eye, they have a good relationship, and Kion will always come to Kiara’s aid when she needs him. During "Trail to Udugu", he has a tendency to compete with her and yet when it comes to looking for their mother Kion works together with Kiara to find her. He does admit that Kiara has the best skills when it comes to tracking.
Having understood the purpose of Udugu his bond with Kiara has gotten stronger and just as he comes to her aid he has her help too.
Having heard about Scar's past through his father, Kion always feared that he would become just like him, even going so far as to stop using the Roar entirely when he worried about misusing it.
After meeting Scar, Kion's opinion has barely changed and, if anything, became worse. He despises his great-uncle for his crimes against the Pride Landers, and for trying to kill his father with scorpion poison and has vowed to defeat him.
When Kion first invited Fuli to join the Lion Guard, she was less than impressed at the insinuation that lions were the fiercest, doubting him as a leader. After receiving her Mark of the Guard and hearing Kion's Roar of the Elders, Fuli has softened around Kion (for the most part).
Kion was noticeably upset when he accidentally caused severe annoyance to Fuli during Fuli's New Family and was hesitant to engage in a friendly hug with the rest of the Guard later that day. When Fuli called him over, he was relieved to be forgiven for his previous mishap. He showed great concern for her when she overworks herself in The Search for Utamu.
Fuli often turns to Kion for his opinion on a matter and trusts his judgment. Likewise, Kion acknowledges Fuli's strengths as a fighter and friend. The two often exchange skeptical looks, and Kion often remarks to Fuli “I know what you’re thinking”, showing that the two have a close bond and think similarly.
Bunga has been Kion's best friend since they were younger and the two always like to play Baobab Ball together. Bunga was there when Kion first found his roar after facing two hyenas in the Outlands and is also the bravest in the guard and is always ready to take on challenges and also is always there for Kion and others.
Ono is the keenest of sight in the guard. Whenever there's a problem, Ono always spots it. He always listens to Kion and he seems to be on top of everything, even when Janja and his clan are attacking. He is also one of Kion's best friends and never lets him or the guard down.
Rafiki is the Royal Mjuzi of the Pride Lands, who is very wise and a friend to Kion and his family.
When first hearing Kion roar, Rafiki is certain it is time for him to follow his destiny and helps Simba explain to his son about the guard. He also is very caring and worries when others are in danger, as seen when he realizes that Kion could be with the Outsiders and is always helping the sick and injured, as seen when he heals Ono and Simba, who are both very close to Kion.
Makini is a Royal Mjuzi in training and like Rafiki, she is a friend to Kion and his family.
Upon first meeting, Kion was surprised by her when she spoke of the cub's ability to speak to his grandfather. The two get along well and he has confidence in her as the future Royal Mjuzi. Kion is happy to accept her as a travel companion on certain missions and appreciates her help in any given situation. Kion also trusts her enough to help out when he is unable to, as seen when he was paralyzed in The Bite of Kenge. Kion is also quick to defend her when others seem overly harsh towards her.
Makuu and Kion first started out as enemies, with Makuu taking an immediate disliking to the cub as an infant when he and Bunga entered his float's watering hole without being invited. As Kion grew, the two remained enemies at first, with Makuu's belief that crocodiles were above the Circle of Life, clashing severely with Kion's obedience towards the concept.
But during the Dry Season, Makuu has reformed and grew wiser as Pua had said he would. Although Kion was at first hesitant to believe him, he started to see a different side to Makuu. After Kion saves him from falling into a pit trap, Makuu develops a change of heart to the cub. The two are now good friends, and Makuu now trusts Kion's judgment.
At first in Lions of the Outlands Madoa thought that Jasiri was kidding when she said that she was friends with a lion. After getting back their Watering Hole from the Outsiders she befriends him. In Rescue in the Outlands, when she sees Jasiri and the cubs in danger, Madoa comes seeking his help in rescuing her.
Kion seems to have a good relationship with the two little cubs. At first, the cubs were scared of him due to their water supply being stolen by other lions, but after being saved by him and The Lion Guard, the two hyena cubs became friends with Kion, thanking him and the rest of the Guard for saving them.
Kion and Bunga ran away from Zazu a bunch of times when they were kids. Such as one day when the kids ran away from him when he told Fuli to slow down. They ran into Pua's Float and Pua and Makuu were about to eat them until Zazu came in and hopped inside Makuu's mouth. Saying that he will be eaten instead of Kion, showing his bravery and that he truly cares for Kion and his safety. Pua lets the three of them go and Kion says that he will never forget about that day according to him. When Zazu got captured by the hyenas, Kion and the Guard came to save him, showing how much he cares for the hornbill.
In the beginning, Muhimu had little faith in Kion, as seen during the migration.
But when the young leader starts to show his best efforts, Muhimu softens and begins to understand Kion. Even offering him her support when the other animals lose their own faith in the cub after she accidentally blocks off the path to Mbali Fields by causing a minor stampede in excitement.
Since then, the two remain on good terms, with Muhimu now knowing she can always have faith in the cub.
When he is flipped upside down due to the rainstorm that recently hit the Pride Lands, he cries for help and after hearing it, Kion remembers his and the guards' duty to flip turtles and flips them upside down Male Turtle back up and after doing so, thanks to the cub for his help.
He seems to be close friends with Timon because not only is he raising his best friend, Bunga, but he also raised his father Simba when he was a cub. Timon later helps him prepare for the Ukumbusho and in return, Kion along with the rest of the Lion Guard perform The Twelve Ways of Christmas to cheer him and Pumbaa up on Christmas Day.
He seems to be close friends with Pumbaa because not only is he raising his best friend, Bunga, but he also raised his father Simba when he was a cub. Pumbaa later helps him prepare for the Ukumbusho and in return, Kion along with the rest of the Lion Guard perform The Twelve Ways of Christmas to cheer him and Timon up on Christmas Day.
Kion has saved Thurston's life on a number of occasions from many things such as hyenas, wildfires, and floods. Thurston at one time came with him, the rest of the Lion Guard, and Madoa to the Outlands to save Jasiri, Tunu and Wema from Janja's Clan. The zebra helped by distracting Cheezi and Chungu with his stupidity while the Guard deal with the rest of Janja's Clan.
Kion has helped Ma Tembo and her herd on a number of occasions and has saved her from crocodiles, jackals, wildfires, and hyenas. They worked together on the Ukumbusho. She also sticks up for the cub when Zito or any other Pride Lander is being too harsh on him, proving she is a close friend to him.
They connect to each other very well, particularly as they are both new leaders.
Kinyonga and Kion are shown to be friends. Although Kion worries about the safety of Kinyonga, she is only happy to assist him and becomes concerned when she "breaks" her promise of not scaring other animals by mistake. She praises Kion and the Lion Guard for learning the art of camouflage.
She and Kion appear to be on good terms, seeing as how she was able to listen to Kion in order to get to higher ground. No sooner when she and her son get lost, when they went through the unfinished Hippo Lanes, Kion takes action along with Ono to locate the pair. Kion soon hears her cries for help in the near distance and promptly rushes into the water to save her. Kion soon manages to save Boboka and leads her back to her son.
When the pair first met, Kion was less than impressed at Tamaa for using his skill to steal food from other animals and made him promise to cease that behavior. Although the drongo went back on his word briefly, Kion appreciated his help when he returned to assist the Guard, trusting the drongo from then on.
In Divide and Conquer, Kion turned to Tamaa when he needed help. Tamaa feared he might be getting the wrong idea due to a large amount of donated food at his feet, but Kion already trusted Tamaa and knew that he wasn't going back on his word. When Tamaa is caught out by the jackals, Kion assures him that it wasn't his fault, and cares more about making sure that Tamaa is in a safe space for the rest of the battle.
In The Kilio Valley Fire, Zito did get a little annoyed at Kion because of his home being destroyed by the fire. Kion tried to find the elephants a new home, but none of the places seemed to be working, which annoyed Zito more. When Ndefu Grove was lit on fire, at first Zito didn't want to help, but when he learned that family is important, he comes to Kion's rescue and saves him from being crushed by a tree.
When Kion greets himself to her and says that he's the "leader of the Lion Guard" Dhahabu starts to laugh and she didn't even know that Kion was a Lion. Kion explains the water problem in the Pridelands and asks to share Dhahabu's Watering Hole. Dhahabu did let them share it at first until when they came back with a Tamboa Plant she changed her mind. Dhahabu did let the guard help her with the watering hole and got rid of Makucha's Leap. After all of that Dhahabu agrees to share the watering hole with the Pridelanders. Kion thought that she was a great leader. In The Queen's Visit, the guard saves Queen Dhahabu from a fire which is caused by "dry lightning." When Dhahabu wanted Fuli to be her guard, Kion didn't like that idea since she was a member of the Lion Guard. However, he went with the idea since they were sharing her Watering Hole.
Raha and Starehe are excited to meet Kion and the rest of the Lion Guard and show no fear towards them, despite them being outsiders to Raha. He is only too happy to help them out when they need it and views none of them as a threat. In The Queen's Visit Kion thinks that Raha and Starehe should be Queen Dhahabu's guard.
Mtoto's mom has a great relationship with the leader of the Lion Guard. When there isn't even paint to make sunbursts Kion questions if they really need it. Mtoto's mom explains that it represents peace in the Pridelands. When she was attacked by bees Kion calls for the guard to go save her.
Mtoto and Kion seem to have a good relationship, even though Mtoto likes Beshte the best. Seeing the young elephant's bravery at the end of "Follow That Hippo!", Kion gives him an honorary Mark of the Guard.
Mtoto and Kion are shown to be good friends, even playing Baobab Ball with the rest of the Guard. He also helps Kion out during "The Savannah Summit".
Kion gets along with Zuri. However, he did get annoyed with her in Can't Wait to be Queen, when she allowed Kiara to meet Janja alone. In Fuli's New Family, Kion states that Zuri is like family. The two are on friendly terms as seen in The Underground Adventure, and they both thought that Tiifu was brave for helping Thurston out.
Kion was the one who agreed to teach Badili how to be fierce, so he could defeat Mapigano and even defended the leopard from him at first. When Badili's training was complete, Kion knows he can defeat Mapigano and when he does, he congratulated the leopard and said that all he had to do was be himself, which is what he proudly did and the two remain close as of now.
Mbeya is good friends with the Leader of the Lion Guard. In "Rescue in the Outlands" when Tsetse Flies invade the Pride Lands and covered Mbeya. Kion and his guard went to find a place for him to go get wet and get rid of the flies.
After Makucha's defeat Ajabu met Kion, he had an idea on how to keep him safe. He told his royal family, he introduces Ajabu came the Pride Lands as the visitor, he decided to stay here. His family agrees Ajabu stay in the Pride Lands.
Kion and Mwenzi are allies. Kion along with the rest of the Guard try to get Mwenzi to get back with Kifaru and eventually succeed after Kifaru saves his life from Makuu's Float despite his poor eyesight. Kion and Mwenzi as far as known are on good terms.
Unlike the rest of his pride, Kovu does not seem to harbor any ill feelings towards Kion and appears to be more of an acquaintance or neutral individual where Kion is concerned. He was excited at the prospect of being welcomed back into the Pride Lands, but towards the end, he was frightened of Kion and his power.
Uroho and Kion became good friends. At first, Uroho and the other baboons were scared of him at first since he was the son of the king. Kion and his guard did chase them out of the Pridelands. After saving the baboons from Janja and his clan Uroho thanked Kion and Kion came up with an idea to help the animals get their food back.
Big Baboon and Kion are shown to have a great relationship. He and the guard have saved the baboons from a tree falling during a rainstorm in "Bunga the Wise." In "The Rise of Scar" The Lion Guard has saved the baboons from Janja's Clan by using Roar of the Elders.
Kuchimba disliked Kion at first because he thought of him as a trespasser, but when Tiifu revealed when she and her friends were just trying to get back to the Pride Lands, he warms up to him and partially shows them the way home. They have since been on good terms.
Muhangus has faith in the entire Lion Guard but isn't afraid to speak up when frustrated. He turns to them when a crisis arises.
Kion was also the one who escorted Muhangus back to his den in The Call of the Drongo, having heard Janja's voice. Muhangus trusted Kion to get to the bottom of the situation, much like he and his mate do in Too Many Termites.
Kion becomes friends with the two gorilla brothers. In "The Lost Gorillas" when Kion first meets the gorillas he questions why they're in the Pridelands they said that they need to tell Kion's dad Simba an important message. However, the gorillas forget the message and the Lion Guard brings them back home to the Theluji Mountains. After saving him from falling off a cliff Kion thinks that the two gorillas can be true princes.
Kion and Male Eland are good relationships in "Can't Wait to be Queen" since they tried to stop the elands before the bees get stung they got crashed and create into chaos. And in "The Wisdom of Kongwe" he helps him and his herd to escape from the fire at Poromoko Crevasse and Beshte create the bridge he thinks it's safe and cross to safety.
Male Crocodile and Kion first started out as enemies, with Male Crocodile taking an immediate dislike to the cub as an infant when he and Bunga entered his float's watering hole without being invited. As Kion grew, the two remained enemies at first, with Male Crocodile's belief that crocodiles were above the Circle of Life clashing severely with Kion's obedience towards the concept.
Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha had a good relationship with Kion. Until the guard brought them back to their herds. The three friends didn't wanna go back but they knew that it was part of their role in the "Circle of Life."
Kion and Hadithi are on good terms. Kion was surprised when he found out that his parents knew who Hadithi was. Kion even lets Ono hang out with Hadithi for a while. When Ono was in trouble he asked the Lion Guard to follow him. Kion asks Hadithi to help fight the vultures
Janja is Kion's greatest enemy, although he could be outranked by Scar. Kion, having been taught by his father that hyenas could not be trusted, was wary of all hyenas right away. After seeing Janja order his clan to kill animals in the Pride Lands for the sake of causing chaos, Kion has resented the hyena for his actions ever since. While Kion has before given benefit of the doubt to other enemies such as Cheezi and Chungu, he will not trust Janja no matter what the circumstances and urges others not to trust him as well.
Nne joins his leader Janja and the other members of their clan in hunting the animals of the Pride Lands, which has caused Kion to resent the hyena.
At one stage during Janja's New Crew, Nne showed little fear towards Kion. However, Kion made certain that Nne knew his place, using the Roar to defeat him. Kion still treats Nne like he would do any member of the clan - with caution.
Tano joins his leader Janja and the other members of their clan in hunting the animals of the Pride Lands, which has caused Kion to resent the hyena.
At one stage during Janja's New Crew, Tano appeared to have lost his fear of the cub. However, Kion made certain that Tano knew his place, using the Roar to defeat him. Kion still treats Tano like he would do any member of the clan - with caution.
Although never being told that Zira is evil, after Jasiri says lions have taken over her watering hole, he tries to resolve the matter. Only to try but fail to reason with Zira, who tries to manipulate Kion and traps him. In doing so, she reveals her true evil intentions and even manipulates him into believing he can't use his roar against them. She also went as far as trying to kill Kion if he refused to join her pride showing she is very violent.
She also despises hyenas and his Guard, which she calls pathetic for only having one lion and also hates Kion's kin greatly.
They also share different views on how lions should act.
Although never being told about Nuka, after Jasiri says lions have taken over her watering hole, he goes to resolve the matter only to be ambushed by Nuka, who attacks Jasiri who he attacks back and demands he let him go after Kovu shows up, showing great disgust at Kion for siding with a hyena showing he hates them.
He despises Kion for attacking him, and for not siding with his pride and shows great happiness when he thinks Kion is powerless for not being able to use his roar, running up to avenge himself only to be attacked by him again, showing that no matter what, he will always fight his enemies.
Nuka is cowardly, as seen when he admits he is scared when they were losing the fight and when he refuses to "play nice" with Jasiri and does not want to give back her watering hole showing his evil side which is the complete opposite of Kion.
Unlike the rest of her pride, Vitani first met Kion and Jasiri she feeling curious about Lion and Hyena. After Kion has been attacked by Lionesses the Lion Guard came to the rescue and Kion uses his Roar of the Elders he sent her into her new home.
Although never being told about Lioness, Kion realizes she is evil after failing to reason with Zira, and when she and the rest of the Pride trap him. Later, when he states that Scar was never the true king, Lioness becomes highly offended, causing her and the others to nearly attacking him.
Later, when Kion attempts to escape, he hurts her while trying to do so, but she stops him before he can leave and later almost kills him, until his friends come to his rescue and is later blasted away by Kion (now knowing he can use his roar against her) into what Zira calls their new home.
After her son was allowed to stay in the Pride Lands, Reirei lied to Kion and his guard saying they were nice and friendly and that their evil actions were only misunderstandings so they could attack the animals during Kupatana and eat as much as they could but their plans of feasting were ruined by the Lion Guard and were then exiled by Simba.
Since then, Kion knows not to fall for Reirei's "misunderstandings" and attack as soon as he sees her in his home and the same goes for Reirei, showing that the two mammals hate each other greatly and despite being defeated multiple times, Reirei and her pack keep trying to enter the Pride Lands and eat as much as they can much to the dismay of the Kion and others.
She and Kion are complete opposites with Reirei being devious, evil, and manipulative and as of now, she won't give up, no matter what Kion does to her.
After his son was allowed to stay in the Pride Lands, Goigoi lied to Kion and his guard saying they were nice and friendly and that their evil actions were only misunderstandings so they could attack the animals during Kupatana and eat as much as they could but their plans of feasting were ruined by the Lion Guard and were then exiled by Simba.
Since then, Kion knows not to fall for Goigoi's "misunderstandings" and attack as soon as he sees him in his home and the same goes for Goigoi, showing that the two mammals hate each other greatly and despite being defeated multiple times, Goigoi and his pack keep trying to enter the Pride Lands and eat as much as they can much to the dismay of the Kion and others.
He and Kion are complete opposites with Goigoi being devious, evil, and manipulative and as of now, he won't give up, no matter what Kion does to him.
After Kion "saved" Dogo from Janja's Clan, the young jackal feigned friendship with the lion to allow him and his family access into the Pride Lands. After gaining Kion's trust, the rest of Dogo's family moved into the Pride Lands which put a strain on his 'friendship' with Kion, especially when it became apparent that Dogo liked to exaggerate his own words. After invading Kupatana, Kion withdrew his friendship with Dogo, and the two remain enemies to this day.
The two hate each other greatly, and in Kion's case it's for Kenge trying to steal the elephant's melons and for biting him and the rest of the guard, but eventually recovers from his attack and is able to blast him back into the Outlands.
Kiburi has come to detest Kion, who has almost always ruined his plans to rule the Pride Lands in some way. After leaving the Pride Lands, Kiburi's hatred towards Kion and his Guard have deepened.
Since Kion is very confrontational, Kiburi finds it difficult to get past the cub. He is also aware of Kion's power and will do his best to avoid coming into contact with it but still wishes for revenge.
Makucha and Kion are both leaders and enemies who hate each other greatly.
The two are complete opposites and, when they both meet, they quickly engage into battle with Makucha refusing to let Kion and the Guard pass at all unless he is defeated. Makucha refuses to listen to his orders in any situation and rejects any possible peace treaties during difficult times.
Shupavu hates Kion since he is the leader of the Lion Guard. In The Scorpion's Sting, she works with the rest of the army to try and get rid of the Lion Guard and kill Kion's father Simba. In "Undercover Kinyonga" she tries to go after Kinyonga when she found out that Kinyonga was spying on Scar. However, Kion's Lion Guard comes to stop the skinks.
Kion and Mpishi are enemies and she tries to get a delicious meal in the Pride Lands. She first goes after a hyrax but the guard comes and stops her. She soon sees Hares almost being trapped in a mudslide. Mpishi tries to get one thinking no one will see it missing until the guard shows up again. Later she goes after Kulinda's baby Ona but the guard stops her a third time.