At first glance, Shabaha looks like a typical lioness from the Outlands. Several details set her apart from the rest of her group. She has brown-grey fur, with lighter paws and underbelly. Her head is decorated with a thick and dark stripe and a small tuft of fur. She has thick and pointed eyebrows. Like Vitani, she has freckles and unlike the rest of her pride has light eye rims under her eyes like a typical Pride Lands lioness. In her ears, there are light grey "rings" and areola around them in the same color as her stripe on her head. She has dark cyan eyes and a nose like Outsiders in crimson color.
Shabaha is a very brave and fearless lioness and also a formidable warrior. She is not only fearless but also can scare others. In combat, she giggles maniacally, either to intimidate opponents, or because she's having fun or both. Either way, it's enough to make hyenas back down, even when they outnumber her. She is very confident and treats difficult challenges as fun. When she gets angry she may seem creepy. She acts like both Bunga and Janja.
When Kion, his Lion Guard and multiple Outlanders are runing to to stop Zira, Vitani's Guard comes to stop them. Soon Kiara comes to stop them from fighting, and Kovu explains that Zira has completed her journey through the Circle of Life. The next day in the Lair of the Lion Guard Vitani's Guard starts fighting with Kion's Guard. Laini interupts them and says that there's an emergency at Mbali Fields. Thurston is stuck in a hole while the two guards fight; Azaad helps him. Thurston soon suggets of having a competition to see who's the better Lion Guard. Shabaha faces off against Bunga to see who's braver, but the honey badger defeats her. After four events it's up to Vitani and Kion. Vitani calls for a Mashindano against Kion, but Kion soon decides that Vitani's Guard wins and Vitani gets the Roar of the Elders. Kion's Lion Guard joins the Night Pride.
Shabaha is one of the last new characters to make a debut in Season 3 and the season finale.