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Triumph of the Roar is the seventy-second episode of The Lion Guard and the seventeenth episode of Season 3.

Synopsis

When a new army of predators seizes control of the Tree of Life, it's up to Kion to channel his Roar to drive out the bad guys.

Summary

At dawn, Makucha's Army is seen chasing three mountain goats across a field while Mama Binturong watches from a nearby tree. It doesn't take long for the Night Pride to arrive, wondering how the Army got into the Tree of Life without them knowing. Flying by, Ullu apologizes to Rani for her mistake, saying she dozed off. Seeing Baliyo yawn, Surak notes they're all tired,
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Kion's all healed

this being the fourth day in a row the Army has attacked at sunrise. The Lion Guard soon arrive, well-rested and ready to take on the Army. Under Kion's command, the Guard defeats the Army and sends them running.

After the battle, Rani compliments Kion as Bunga claims that Kion is back while lying on the leg of a seemingly annoyed Surak. Agreeing with Bunga, Nirmala states that Kion's healing is complete since the battle has proven he could be calm and focused. The rest of the Guard cheer at the good news, realizing they can now go back to the Pride Lands. Hearing this, Rani worriedly asks if this means they'll be leaving, right now. Kion, however, refuses to leave, noting that the Lion Guard swore to protect the Tree of Life during the day. Greatly relieved, Rani bids Kion and the Lion Guard farewell as she and the Night Pride go for their rest.

Noting that Kion is healed, Bunga asks if he'll use the Roar of the Elders again. Much to his surprise, though, Kion reveals he can't yet. Leaving Fuli in charge, Kion walks away from the group, saying there's something he has to do. Confused, Bunga shouts at Kion to explain himself, won
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Askari tells Kion that he'll teach him everything that the Roar can do

dering why he doesn't use the Roar if he is healed already. Though Fuli gets him to come with the others on patrol, Bunga remains suspicious of Kion. At Cikha Escarpment, Kion meets with Askari, ready to continue his training with the Roar, with Askari saying he has already made great progress so far. However, Askari tells Kion that only one who is willing to give up the Roar completely can truly master it. Still, Kion insists he wants to give the Roar up, feeling he doesn't need it to lead the Guard. Understanding, Askari tells Kion he will soon learn all the Roar can do. At a desert, as he tries to free a camel stuck in the sand, Bunga complains to the Guard
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The rest of the guard helps the camel

about Kion, annoying them. Bunga's rash attitude upsets the camel, who promptly vomits on him as Ono explains that it is a nervous reflex. After freeing the camel, Bunga resumes ranting to the Guard, believing Kion's in trouble and he's just not telling them. Wanting answers, Bunga leaves to go ask Rani about Kion, believing she knows what is going on, as the rest of the Guard continue their patrol, glad to enjoy the silence now that Bunga has left the patrol. Outside the mountain pass, the Army is seen arguing over their failed plan, all agreeing the Guard has gotten stronger with Kion. Discouraged, Chuluun admits she's close to giving up, though Mama Binturong silence
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Makucha's Army is ready

s her, saying she doesn't give up and neither do they. Saying things will be different from now on, Mama reveals she has brought reinforcements. As if on cue, Smun's Prickle arrives outside the pass, bringing the rest of Makucha's Leap and Ora's Bank alongside them. Now with a large army, Mama Binturong declares they will soon feast on all of the rare animals and get their revenge, saying the Tree of Life will be theirs. Inside the Tree, Bunga starts asking around for Rani, causing Makini to rush over and quiet him, saying Rani is resting. Regardless, Rani wakes up and greets Bunga, who asks
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Makini tells Rani and Bunga where Kion might be

 her about Kion's suspicious behavior. Though Rani doesn't know anything, Makini speculates Kion is still working on the Roar. Showing them a painting, Makini explains how Askari would go to Cikha Escarpment and practice the Roar, learning everything that it could do. Thinking over all this, Rani has an epiphany and realizes she needs to talk to Kion in private. However, unable to shake Bunga, Rani allows him to come with her as well. At
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"The Power of the Roar"

Cikha Escarpment, Askari teaches Kion about the Roar, saying it can be precise it he can control his emotions. Following Askari's instructions, Kion roars at a nearby pillar, lifting a rock into the air and breaking it. Impressed, Askari praises Kion for mastering the skill quickly, with Kion noting he had help learning to stay calm. Under Askari's tutelage, Kion channels the power of the Roar around the Escarpment's rocky terrain. In a tree overlooking the pass, Ullu sees the large Army approaching. Before she can warn the Night Pride, though, she is captured by Mama Binturong, who ord
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The army approaches

ers the porcupines to watch over her. Luckily, Ullu scares them by turning her head all the way around, allowing her to escape. By this point, Rani and Bunga begin to climb up Cikha Escarpment, though the honey badger's antics soon start to annoy the Queen, causing her to pull what Bunga calls a Fuli face. Suddenly, they hear Kion roaring in the distance and, excited, run to the top of the cliffs and see something Un-Bunga-lievable. Arriving at a field, Ullu finds and wakes the rest of the Night Pride, warning them about the Army. Taking charge, Surak orders Ullu to warn the Lion Guard while they get Queen Rani. By now, the rest of the Guard are seen walking through a forest when they hear a stampede, which Anga discovers is Makucha's Army, having already made its way past the mountain pass. As the Guard wonders why Ullu didn't warn them, the owl arrives and tells them the Night Pride is on its way. T
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Seeing the badges

he Lion Guard start making their way to stop the Army, hoping the Night Pride can hold them off as they get there.

At this point, the Night Pride enters the Tree of Life looking for Rani, instead, they finding  Makini, who tells them Rani went to look for Kion with Bunga. Suddenly, a boulder is placed at the entrance to the underground chamber, trapping everyone inside. With no one to stop them, the Army starts to chase animals all over as Mama Binturong declares that the Tree of Life now belongs to them. Arriving at the scene, the Guard sees all of the Army and resolves to get rid of them. Noting the Night Pride is missing, Anga soon spots the boulder at the entrance, realizing they're trapped inside the Tree of Life.

Thinking quickly, Fuli tells Anga to look for Kion and Bunga while the rest try to help as much as they can. At Cikha Escarpment, after seeing Kion lifting rocks into the air,
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Happy to see the Roar return

Rani and Bunga reveal themselves and cheer for him, noting he has been practicing. At this point, Anga finds the trio, telling them of the Army's invasion and the Night Pride's capture. While Rani and Bunga follow Anga to help, Kion takes a moment to thank Askari, saying he is now ready before leaving. Meanwhile, the Lion Guard continues to fight the Army as the Night Pride struggles to move the boulder with Besthe's help.

Seeing Beshte moving the boulder, Mama Binturong sends Ora and the other dragons to stop him, cornering him. Suddenly, Anga swoops in and saves Beshte, bringing the others with her. Their presence angers Mama, who orders Makucha and Ora to go for Kion and Bunga. At a cliff overlooking the fight, Rani allows Kion to take care of things, saying she trusts him as he prepares to use the Roar. Hearing the thunder building up, Fuli worries about Kion using the Roar in front of so many animals, though Bunga tells her it's okay. While Ora worries about the Roar, Makucha tells him to act like a dragon.

Remembering Askari's teachings, Kion controls himself before using the Roar of the
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Kion controls the Roar

Elders, striking the Army's leaders with concentrated blasts that are heard by the Night Pride below. Channeling the Roar, Kion unleashes small twisters and rocks at the Army, at times even lifting Bunga and Beshte into the air and drops them against the enemy. After Rani reminds him the Night Pride is still trapped, Kion summons lightning to destroy the boulder, freeing them. With the power of the Roar, Kion defeats the Army as Rani and the rest of the Guard watch in awe, amazed by Kion's new powers. Soon after, the Night Pride emerges from the Tree to find the predators scattered over the field, confusedly realizing that they've won. With the group back together, Fuli wonders what to do with the fallen Army. Stepping up, Kion offers to convince the
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The group after they defeated Makucha's Army

predators to never attack the Tree of Life again. With Rani's permission, Kion uses the Roar to summon a larger twister that sucks up the Army and takes them far away. The Night Pride reunites with the others, with Baliyo regretting having missed out on the Roar as Makini rushes over to Kion, realizing he was working on the Roar. Having achieved control of the Roar and his emotions, Nirmala declares Kion is fully healed. Rani thanks Kion for getting rid of the Army, though Kion notes it was the least he could do, considering he was the one that brought them into the Tree of Life. Having
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The guard wonders if they should stay

seen the full powers of the Roar for herself, Rani now understands why Queen Janna was so happy to have the Roar return to the Tree of Life. Noting that the Roar is now here, Rani proposes that Kion should stick around and remain at the Tree of Life instead of returning to the Pride Lands, leaving Kion and the rest of the Lion Guard stunned.

Appearances

Characters

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Kion
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Bunga
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Fuli
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Ono
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Beshte
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Anga
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Makucha


(final appearance)

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Chuluun


(final appearance)

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Ora
(final appearance)
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M. Binturong
(final appearance)
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Askari
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Rani
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Nirmala
Baliyo-profile
Baliyo
Surak-profile
Surak
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Makini
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Smun


(final appearance)

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Cek
(cameo)
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Fahari


(final appearance)

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Jiona
 


(final appearance)

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K. Dragon
(cameo / final appearance)
Ullu-profile
Ullu
 
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Janna
(mention)
Rama-profile
Rama
(cameo)
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Male Camel
(final appearance)
Astuto-profile
Astuto
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Heng Heng
(final appearance)
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Kely
(final appearance)
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Tangaagim
(cameo)
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Astuto's Kit
(cameo)

Groups

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The Lion Guard
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Makucha's Army
(final appearance)
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Makucha's Leap
(final appearance)
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Ora's Bank
(final appearance)
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Smun's Prickle
(final appearance)
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Night Pride
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Kely's Troop
(final appearance)
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Cek and Rama's Flock
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Simba's Pride
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Astuto's Leash

Locations

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Tree of Life
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Cikha Escarpment
(final appearance)
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Desert Plains
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Mountain Pass
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Marsh Forest
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Ciso River
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Pride Lands
(mention)

Animals

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Lions
Honeybadgers-profile
Honey Badgers
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Cheetahs
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Hippos
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Egrets
Eagles-profile
Eagles
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Mandrills
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Leopards
(final appearance)
Snow Leopard Profile
Snow Leopards
(final appearance)
Komodo Dragon Profile
Komodo Dragons
(final appearance)
Binturong Profile
Binturongs
(final appearance)
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Porcupines
(final appearance)
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Owls
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Bactrian Camels
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Pikas
(painting)
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Turacos
(painting)
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Penguins
(painting)
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Red Pandas
(painting)
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Cobras
(painting)
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Tigers
(painting final appearance)
Foxes-profile
Foxes
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Giant Pandas
Lemurs-profile
Lemurs
Tahrs-profile
Mountain Goats
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Polar Bears

References

The Lion Guard Episodes
Special Episodes
Return of the RoarThe Rise of ScarBattle for the Pride Lands
Season One
Never Judge a Hyena by Its SpotsThe Rise of MakuuBunga the WiseCan't Wait to be QueenEye of the BeholderThe Kupatana CelebrationFuli's New FamilyThe Search for UtamuFollow That Hippo!The Call of the DrongoPaintings and PredictionsThe Mbali Fields MigrationBunga and the KingThe Imaginary OkapiToo Many TermitesThe Trouble With GalagosJanja's New CrewBaboons!Beware the ZimwiLions of the OutlandsNever Roar AgainThe Lost GorillasThe Trail to UduguOno's IdolBeshte and the Hippo LanesOno the Tickbird
Season Two
Babysitter BungaThe Savannah SummitThe Traveling Baboon ShowOno and the EggLet Sleeping Crocs LieSwept AwayRafiki's New NeighborsRescue in the OutlandsThe Ukumbusho TraditionThe Bite of KengeTimon and Pumbaa's ChristmasThe Morning ReportThe Golden ZebraThe Little GuyDivide and ConquerThe Scorpion's StingThe Wisdom of KongweThe Kilio Valley FireUndercover KinyongaCave of SecretsThe Zebra MastermindThe Hyena ResistanceThe Underground AdventureBeshte and the BeastPride Landers Unite!The Queen's VisitThe Fall of Mizimu GroveFire from the Sky
Season Three
The HarmattanThe Accidental AvalancheGhost of the MountainMarsh of MysteryDragon IslandJourney of MemoriesThe Race to TulizaMama BinturongFriends to the EndThe Tree of LifeThe River of PatienceLittle Old GinterbongPoa the DestroyerLong Live the QueenThe Lake of ReflectionTriumph of the RoarJourney to the Pride LandsReturn to the Pride Lands

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