Kion: What is it? What does it mean?

Rafiki: It is a sign of terrible evil.

Divide and Conquer

The Mark of Evil is an ominous image that has appeared in fire and in Paintings of the Past, and the Cobra's Venoms. It is in the shape of Scar's left eye. It appears where the source of fire Scar appeared through burned.


According to the Paintings of the Past, the Mark of Evil is a symbol associated with evil lions of the Pride Lands' past. The very first Lion Guard, led by Askari, created a powerful force to halt the evil lions, using this symbol as their marking.

According to the story told by Scar in "Battle for the Pride Lands", the Mark of Evil appears to refer to a very specific type of scar, one caused by a cobra bite which causes bad thoughts and great pain and anger to the victim unless cured however the effects do vary. Tuliza plants are capable of easing the effects, but only for a short time. Should the lion or lioness want to be healed, they must journey to the Tree of Life and go through several rituals and/or tasks for long periods of time before they are finally healed.


Let Sleeping Crocs Lie

The Mark of Evil is seen in the volcano before Scar meets Kiburi's float.

Divide and Conquer

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Kion and Rafiki spotting the mark

When Kion spots Janja, he catches a glimpse of Scar's fiery ghost just before it vanishes, causing him to say "What in the Pride Lands?". After the hyenas and the jackals are defeated, Kion goes to the area where Scar appeared and sees that a scorch mark with a strange symbol remains. Rafiki recognizes it from the Paintings of the Past as a sign of terrible evil and goes off to consult the Paintings of the Past for further information.

The Scorpion's Sting

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The mark is seen in the Outlands Volcano inside the lava just before Scar appears in front of Janja.

Cave of Secrets

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Makini touches the painting

A painting of the mark is seen when the story of how the Pride Lands was almost taken over by a group of evil lions and destroyed long ago but was defeated by Askari and his Lion Guard.

The Fall of Mizimu Grove

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No. Not this time.

After a fiery Scar comes into the Pride Lands and tells the animals about his plan to take over it, Simba wipes away the Mark of Evil on torched grass.

Battle for the Pride Lands

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the Earth closing up

After Scar was defeated and Ushari fell to his death in the level, the fiery Mark of Evil in the volcano finally disappears as the magma cools to rock.

Friends to the End 

After Bunga thinks that Kion has turned evil because of his scar he runs away from his friends. Kion looks at his reflection and sees Scar in it. Scar says that he has the Mark of Evil just like him. Kion says that he may look like Scar but he'll never act like Scar.

Return to the Pride Lands

Vitani calls Kion the "Lion with the Mark of Evil." As if she doesn't remember him from "Lions of the Outlands."


  • While Kovu has a scar on his eye, it is not the Mark of Evil because he was not bitten by a cobra.
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