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We both have a score to settle with the Lion Guard. I'm following them to the Tree of Life. Join me. Together, we'll get revenge on the Lion Guard... and so much more.

Makucha to Chuluun, Ghost of the Mountain

Makucha's Army, also known as the Army of Predators is an army of evil animals led by Makucha and later Mama Binturong. Their goal was to get revenge on Lion Guard and the Night Pride and go to the Tree of Life to kill and eat every rare, exotic, weak, injured, and sick animal inhabitants living there. They are the main antagonists of Season 3, and the final antagonists of the series. The army was originally founded by Makucha until he is upstaged by a vengeful Mama Binturong. In a final attempt to take over the Tree of Life, they are defeated and exiled, ending their terror once and for all.

History

The Harmattan

After hearing about that the Tree of Life is real, Makucha and his leap tried to lure the Guard into a deadly trap so the

Makucha will follow the Lion Guard to the Tree of Life

y could catch Makini and interrogate her about the Tree's location. After the trap fails, his leap decided to give up so Makucha abandoned his leap and started his journey to the Tree of Life.

Ghost of the Mountain

Chuluun joins Makucha

After suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Lion Guard, Chuluun runs into Makucha and accepts his offer to follow the Lion Guard to get revenge.

Dragon Island

Makucha and Chuluun run into Ora and offer him a place on the team, to

Ora joins Makucha's Army

which he accepts.

The River of Patience

Circling the Night Pirde

As soon as they arrive at the passage to the Tree of Life, Makucha, Chuluun, and Ora begin to squabble over who's in charge. After three unsuccessful attacks, however, Mama Binturong, whom the Lion Guard previously met and battled on their journey, arrives to assume command.

Little Old Ginterbong

Mama Binturong infiltrates the Tree of Life by pretending to be a sick animal that Makucha and Chuluun were trying to eat. After

Makucha's Army "chases' Mama Binturong

gaining access, she gathers information and reports back.

Later, she hatches a plan to have Makucha, Chuluun, and Ora infiltrate the Tree of Life at dawn when the Night Pride is tired and finishing their patrols. Mama would act as a decoy calling for help on the other side of the Tree of Life which would distract the teams while Makucha's army

About to fight the Night Pride

would attack Queen Janna unencumbered. The plan backfires when Ono notices her slip-ups, and Anga sees from a distance that she's in no danger. Mama tries to get revenge on Bunga, but he easily repels her and reveals her identity to the Night Pride.

The Lion Guard and Night Pride force Makucha's army to leave once again.

Long Live the Queen

Outside the mountain pass, Makucha's Army has cornered a family of tigers consisting of a mother and her cubs, barring

Fighting Varya

them from entering the Tree of Life. Wanting to give her cubs a chance to escape, the mother tells them to go on without her before pouncing on Makucha. Mama Binturong orders Chuluun to go after the fleeing cubs as the tigress faces off against Makucha and Ora. The army gets defeated again.

The Lake of Reflection

Inside the mountain pass, Makucha's Army s once again confronted by the Night Pride. The Lion Guard soon comes to help them Rani instructs the Lion Guard to handle Ora while the Night Pride fights the leopards, leaving Mama Binturong to Anga and Ono. Under Rani's command, the Army is beaten and kicked out of the pass. Outside, Mama Binturong tells the Army what she has learned, claiming they have the perfect opportunity to attack. Noting the Night Pride patrols at night while the Lion Guard do

A job well done

es so at daytime, Mama proposes attacking at sunset, At sunset the Army spots the Guard coming and move to fight them as Kion quickly realizes their battle strategy. As both groups engage each other, a tired Beshte is bitten by Ora, leaving him paralyzed. Anga spots the Night Pride (save Rani) approaching, with Kion quickly giving them instructions to fight the Army.

Triumph of the Roar

Makucha's Army is ready

The army of predators attacks a herd of mountain goat at sunrise. Whilst the Night Pride is too exhausted to fight, the Lion Guard rush into battle. The army is swiftly defeated thanks to Kion's leadership skills, and Mama Binturong orders the army to retreat.

At the mountain pass, Makucha, Chuluun, and Ora are frustrated with another failed attempt, and are just about ready to give up, however Mama Binturong refuses to let their enemies win. She soon calls in her porcupine henchman Smun, who later reveals that during the villains' attacks at the Tree of Life, he, under Mama's orders had travelled to Makucha, Mama Binturong and Ora's old territories and lead all of their allies to the Tree of Life. Mama Binturong then announces that the villains will soon have their revenge upon the Night Pride and the Lion Guard and will claim the Tree of Life as their own.

The villains storm the mountain pass, and are noticed by Ullu. Before she can warn the Night Pride, Mama Binturong and her porcupines hold her prisoner in order to stop her from warning the Night Pride and ruining her plans. Fortunately, Ullu scares the porcupines away by turning her head all the way around, giving her time to escape and warn the pride (sans Rani). Meanwhile the Lion Guard also catch wind of the attack and rush towards the battle scene.

The Night Pride make it to the Tree of Life, however the villains push a boulder in front of the Tree of Life, blocking the entrance and trapping the pride and Makini within. With their enemies immobilized defeated, the army of predators terrorize the animals of the lands, whilst Mama Binturong hangs from above one of the tree's branches, laughing maniacally as she declares the army's victory over the Tree of Life.

The Lion Guard see this attack and rush to battle Makucha's army, despite the odds. Eventually, the battle ends up in the Guard's favor when Anga retrieves Kion, Bunga, and Rani for the final fight.

Kion, who has fully mastered the Roar of the Elders uses the Roar to overpower Makucha's army as well as destroy the rock encasing the Night Pride and Makini in the Tree of Life. Once the Night Pride and Makini are rescued and the villains are defeated, Kion exiles Makucha, Chuluun, Ora, Mama Binturong and their allies from the Tree of Life by using the Roar to create a whirlwind that blasts the villains far, far away from the Tree, where they are never to be heard again.

Journey to the Pride Lands

Beshte mentions Makucha's army being defeated when he and the Lion Guard approach him, ready to return home to the Pride Lands.


Members

Makucha

Main Article: Makucha

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Makucha is the founder of the army, originally serving as its leader.

Originally from the Back Lands, the Makucha battled the aging Lion Guard throughout the season, and soon plotted to take his revenge by following them to the Tree of Life and feasting on the rare animals that inhabit it. He enlists the Lion Guard's worst enemies from outside the Pride Lands in order to achieve his goal.

Chuluun

Main Article: Chuluun

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Chuluun is the first addition of the army.

Originally from the mountains, Chuluun terrorized a group of red pandas. With Bunga's help, the red pandas retaliated and drove Chuluun off a cliff. There, she met Makucha and joined him in his plot, which began the expansion of the army.

Ora

Main Article: Ora

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Ora is the second addition of the army.

He joined after the Lion Guard used the Roar of the Elders to knock him and his bank into the water. When he washed up on shore, he agreed to follow Chuluun and Makucha in order to exact his revenge on the Guard.

Mama Binturong

Main Article: Mama Binturong

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Mama Binturong is the third addition of the army, and usurps Makucha as the leader of the army.

She joined after a brief struggle where Bunga emerges victorious and takes on Mama Binturong himself. He manages to take Makini's Bakora Staff and defeats Mama Binturong by passing gas and ruining her Tuliza stash. As Bunga flees the scene, Mama Binturong vows revenge. After meeting Makucha, Chuluun and Ora, she declares herself as the predators' new leader. She carries out many plans to defeat the Lion Guard and the Night Pride, and enlists the help of Makucha's leap and Ora's bank to storm the Tree of Life. Ultimately, her plans are put to rest when Kion defeats the army, ruining her and Makucha's ploy for revenge.

Fahari

Main article: Fahari

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Fahari is a member of the army. He once was a member of Makucha's leap. He previously rejected Makucha's offer to follow the Lion Guard, but was eventually goaded by Mama Binturong's minions to attack the Tree of Life.

Jiona

Main article: Jiona

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Jiona is a member of the army. He once was a member of Makucha's leap. He previously rejected Makucha's offer to follow the Lion Guard, but was eventually goaded by Mama Binturong's minions to attack the Tree of Life.

Smun

Main Article: Smun

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Smun is the enforcer of the army. Under Mama Binturong's orders, he travels around the lands to retrieve the rest of his prickle as well as Makucha and Ora's followers..

Unnamed Members

Trivia

  • This is the third group of different animal species. The first one was the Lion Guard, which lasted until the end of the series, and the second one was the disbanded Army of Scar. Unlike those groups, this is the only one that remained together and never disbanded.
  • This is also the only one who's fate is unknown.
  • The army is also referred to as "Army of Predators." However, Smun and his prickle would not count, porcupines are herbivores, and therefore, would not be hunters.
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