Presumably sometime after gaining control of the Roar of the Elders, Askari was appointed the leader of the first Lion Guard, and assembled a team of lions, who are comprised of the fastest, bravest, strongest, and keenest of sight in the entire Pride Lands.
Eventually, Askari would meet and make peace with the elephants, which would lead to an everlasting kinship between the elephants and lions. This event would later be known as the Ukumbusho Tradition, and would be annually celebrated so long as the current Lion Guard could participate.
Askari is a brave, noble lion who believes in peace between animals that are capable of such feats. He also believes in defending and helping the Circle of Life even outside of the Pride Lands since the Tree of Life could use the roar's help.
Askari has been known for his wisdom, kind humor, and good deeds. He is also sometimes very strict with rules and laws. Askari is also dignified and regal in bearing. He has acquired much experience and wisdom from his time as the leader of the Lion Guard and serves as a mentor to Kion.
From the painting Askari has a golden brown fur pelt, his face has a white muzzle and dark orange nose. A light golden underbelly with a big red mane with darker red edges and yellow stripe markings.
Role in the series
Kion portrays Askari in the Ukumbusho Tradition. He describes how Askari had made peace with the elephants in order to keep the Circle of Life in balance.
Askari is mentioned and appears in a painting. Makini explains that he and his Lion Guard had used teamwork to overcome a group of evil lions who were threatening the Pride Lands.
- Askari means "police", "guard", "solder" in Swahili.