The scene where Kion looks at himself in the lake, along with the song "Remember What Makes You You", are references to two scenes from the original movie: Rafiki showing Simba that Mufasa lived in him, and Mufasa's ghost telling Simba to "Remember who you are".
Similarly, the scene where Kion hits his reflection in anger alludes to a scene in the second film where Kovu does the same thing during "Not One of Us", when he sees Scar in his reflection.
During the fight against Makucha's Army, Ora is clearly seen spitting out a red liquid from his mouth as he is being sprayed by Bunga's stink. Given that moments before he had bitten Besthe on the leg, it is very likely that Ora was spitting out Beshte's blood.
As of October 29, 2019, the scene was edited so that Ora would be spitting out more of his saliva, presumably because such a graphic and lengthy display of blood would be considered dark and inappropriate for a Disney Junior show.
At the time of its release, this marked the second time that blood had been explicitly shown in The Lion Guard (the first being moments after Kion received his scar in "Battle for the Pride Lands"). However, compared to Kion's injury, this marks a rare instance in which blood was shown graphically on a Disney Junior show.
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