Cheezi is a hyena and one of the secondary antagonists in the 2015 Disney TV movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and a recurring antagonist its 2016 spin-off series The Lion Guard. He is one of Janja's second-in-commands and best friends, along with Chungu, and also serves as one of the secondary antagonists.
- 1 Background
- 2 Role in the Series
- 2.1 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
- 2.2 "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots"
- 2.3 "Can't Wait to be Queen"
- 2.4 "Eye of the Beholder"
- 2.5 "The Kupatana Celebration"
- 2.6 "Fuli's New Family"
- 2.7 "Janja's New Crew"
- 2.8 "Never Roar Again"
- 2.9 "Ono's Idol"
- 2.10 "The Traveling Baboon Show"
- 2.11 "The Rise of Scar"
- 2.12 "Let Sleeping Crocs Lie"
- 2.13 "Swept Away"
- 2.14 "Rescue in the Outlands"
- 2.15 "The Bite of Kenge"
- 2.16 "The Morning Report"
- 2.17 "Divide and Conquer"
- 2.18 "The Scorpion's Sting"
- 2.19 "The Kilio Valley Fire"
- 2.20 "Undercover Kinyonga"
- 2.21 "The Zebra Mastermind"
- 2.22 "The Hyena Resistance"
- 2.23 "Pride Landers Unite!"
- 2.24 "The Fall of Mizimu Grove"
- 2.25 "Battle for the Pride Lands"
- 2.26 "The Lake of Reflection"
- 2.27 "Return to the Pride Lands"
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Gallery
Cheezi's personality is very similar to Ed, as he is very excited and has a habit of sticking his tongue out. However, he is somewhat more intelligent and more capable of speaking clearly than Ed. But he can be nervous and shy when he warns his leader that the plans don't work in future.
His fur is of a pale gray, with his chest being lighter in color, while his eye rims, muzzle, and spots on his back are dark gray. His ears, hair, and paws are black, and there are several bite marks on his ears. He is most distinguishable by his red nose and similar appearance to Ed.
Role in the Series
Cheezi and Chungu are sent by their boss Janja to capture Bunga (who had entered The Outlands to get his Baobab fruit back) so he can have him for lunch. Luckily, Kion is able to save his friend by using The Roar of the Elders, which shocks the two hyenas, giving Bunga time to escape.
Cheezi accompanies Janja and the rest of the clan when they attack a gazelle herd and cause a stampede, which Kion's older sister Kiara gets trapped in. Luckily, Kion and The Lion Guard come to Kiara's rescue and get the herd away from her. Kion then uses The Roar of the Elders to drive Cheezi and the other hyenas back to The Outlands.
Cheezi and his clan are attacking a gazelle herd, just before The Lion Guard arrive. Kion orders the others to calm down the herd while he pursues the hyenas. But during this, a log snaps under Kion's feet and he falls into a river which sweeps him to the Outlands.
Cheezi and his clan later appear when they try to attack a female hyena named Jasiri, who had just helped Kion find Flat Ridge Rock in order to escape the Outlands. Luckily, Kion returns and saves Jasiri by scaring Cheezi and his clan off with The Roar of the Elders.
Cheezi along with Chungu is with Janja when Mzingo arrives and reveals that Kiara is serving as temporary queen and is squabbling with Kion, which gives Janja an idea.
Cheezi accompanies Janja in ambushing Kiara when she arrives at Broken Rock to have a supposed peace treaty with Janja. Just as Janja pins down Kiara, Kion comes to his sister's rescue. The rest of The Lion Guard soon arrive, causing Cheezi and his clan to flee.
Cheezi, Chungu, and Janja attack a wildebeest herd but are stopped by The Lion Guard, who force them back to the Outlands.
After learning that Ono has an eye injury and is out of commission, Cheezi and Chungu join Janja in trapping the remainder of The Lion Guard in a canyon, before leaving to pick off a zebra herd.
Luckily, Ono (despite his injury), arrives and moves the zebras away from the canyon, giving Kion a chance to use The Roar of the Elders to blow the rocks away. After getting hit by the rocks, Cheezi, Chungu and Janja return to the Outlands.
Cheezi, Chungu, Janja and the clan pursue a jackal pup named Dogo. However, Kion and The Lion Guard come to the pup's rescue. When learning that The Pride Lands is celebrating Kupatana, Janja allows The Lion Guard to take Dogo and leaves with Cheezi and the clan.
Cheezi informs Janja that Bunga is in the Outlands and along with the clan ambushes the honey badger. Luckily, Fuli comes to her friend's rescue and the two float downstream in lava on a piece of broken rock while pursued by Cheezi and the clan.
Luckily, Kion, Beshte, and Ono arrive and save Fuli and Bunga, leaving Cheezi, Janja, and Chungu trapped on a log with no food.
He and Chungu are banned from the Outlands by Janja because he believed it was always their fault when his plans failed every time. However, after the betrayal of their replacements Nne and Tano against Janja, and after the Lion Guard defeat the two rebel hyenas, Janja accepts Cheezi and Chungu to go back with him in the Outlands.
When Janja and his clan invade the Pride Lands, the Lion Guard drives them back into the Outlands. However, once the Lion Guard departs, Janja leads his clan back into the kingdom, and the Lion Guard rushes back to stop them. Before the team can reach the hyenas, the clan runs into Kion's mother, Nala, who orders Janja to return to his territory.
Instead of heeding Nala's warning, Janja surrounds her with his cronies and orders an attack. Just then, Kion arrives and, seeing his mother in danger, uses the Roar of the Elders in a rage. The blast is so powerful that it knocks the hyenas back into the Outlands.
While out flying with his idol Hadithi, Ono spots a group of klipspringers being trapped on the edge of a cliff by Janja and his minions, Cheezi and Chungu. He suggests that they use the Hadithi Spin to thwart the hyenas, but Hadithi argues that Ono is not ready for such a feat. He then takes off for the ceremony, leaving Ono behind to deal with the crisis.
On his own, Ono attempts to stop the hyenas using the Hadithi Spin, but falls and gets his wing trapped beneath a boulder. Cheezi and Chungu hungrily climb up the cliffs to reach him, while Janja rounds up the trapped klipspringers.
However, before the hyenas can hurt Ono, Hadithi returns with the Lion Guard, and Fuli fends off Cheezi and Chungu. Meanwhile, Bunga and Kion confront Janja, while Beshte pushes a boulder down for the klipspringers to use as an escape. As Fuli guides the klipspringers to safety, one slips and falls, prompting Janja and his minions to spring an attack. Just in time, Ono and Hadithi fly past and begin to circle the hyenas, making them dizzy, Cheezi complains that he is about to lose his lunch. Eventually, they topple off the cliffs and land in the water below.
Janja's clan chases some baboons in the Outlands.
Janja's clan is attacking Ma Tembo's herd however they get defeated by the Lion Guard twice. Soon they meet up with Ushari who tells them that they might be able to talk to Scar. After gathering information Ushari explains that they'll need a Bakora Staff and Kion's Roar. In order to get Kion to Roar they decide to kidnap Kion's sister Kiara. Their plan does work and Scar returns.
Janja's clan welcomes Kiburi's Float into the Outlands.
Scar orders Janja's clan to get rid of Beshte after he's washed away into the Outlands. However the plan fails and they get defeated by the Lion Guard.
Scar orders Janja's clan to defeat get rid of Jasiri however the Lion guard stops them.
Janja's clan works with Kenge in order to get the Tikiti Melons.
Scar orders Janja's clan to trap Zazu however he gets saved by the Lion Guard.
Scar orders Janja's clan and Reirei's Pack to take down Rafiki.
Scar orders his army to take down and trap the Lion Guard while they get volcanic ash for Simba. After Simba was stung by a scorpion named Smun. However they get defeated because Kion roars at them.
Janja's hyenas help the Army of Scar destroy Killio Valley.
Cheezi and Chungu wait for Janja while he goes talks to Scar. Scar tells him about his latest plan. He orders Janja to enter the Pride Lands, enter the riverbank above Hakuna Matata Falls at night, and push the rocks into the river until it stops the water from flowing. When Janja questions what that will do, Ushari tells him that this will cut off a major water supply during the middle of the dry season. The hyenas go to do Scar's plan but get defeated by the Lion Guard and Kinyonga.
After hearing that Thurston is the reason why the Lion Guard is so successful the two hyenas decide to bring him to the Outlands. Thurston explains about the Lion Guard's weaknesses one of them being rubing flowers agaisnt their nosies to make them sneeze. The hyenas try to do that but Beshte knocks them out of the way. Later they meet up with Goigoi, Tamka and Nudli and they fight over which part of the zebra that they wanna eat. The Lion Guard soon finds out who's behind all of the crazy attacks and saves Thurston.
Scar comes up with a new plan to take over Mizimu Grove. All of Scar's plan get ruined because of Jasiri's hyena resistance. Scar orders his army to get rid of Jasiri's Clan but they get defeated by the Lion Guard again.
Scar orders his army to take over Makuu's Watering Hole.
Scar orders his army to take over Mizimu Grove.
As Janja's clan is in Kilio Valley Janja thinks that they maybe be on the wrong side. Scar soon betrays the hyenas as he traps them in the Liar of the Lion Guard. Cheezi, Chungu, Nne and Tano escape with the Lion Guard by swimming in Beshte's pool. Janja and his clan soon decide to help the the Pride Landers defeat Scar. After Scar is gone Jasiri becomes in charge of the Outlands.
Janja's clan is seen in a flashback when they were all cubs. Janja is seen stealing an egg and Kion's friends come to stop them.
Chungu and Cheezi are happy to Janja and Jasiri back home. Madoa says that they were hiding from Zira and her lionesses so they didn't see what happened. Soon Vitani and her "lion guard" come and start to attack Kion's friends. Kiara soon comes and stops the fight she says that Vitani and Kovu has joined their Pride. Kovu also says that Zira has completed her journey through the Circle of Life. With everyone shocked Kion thanks Jasiri and the Outlanders for help. At the Tree of Life, Cheezi and his friends are seen watching Kion and Rani's wedding.
Janja is one of Cheezi's friends he's also the leader of the clan. Whenever Janja tells Cheezi and Chungu to do something they try to help but fail most of the time. Janja calls them "fur-brains" most of the time.
Chungu has always been a close friend of Cheezi's he's even in the same clan as him. In "Janja's New Crew" Cheezi and Chungu gets replaced with Nne and Tano and they get kicked out of the Outlands. However Janja goes back to them after being left behind from the other two.
Cheezi are close friend of Nne he's even in the same clan as him. In "Janja's New Crew" Cheezi and Chungu gets replaced with Nne and Tano and they get kicked out of the Outlands. However Janja goes back to them after being left behind from the other two.
Cheezi are close friend of Tano he's even in the same clan as him. In "Janja's New Crew" Cheezi and Chungu gets replaced with Nne and Tano and they get kicked out of the Outlands. However Janja goes back to them after being left behind from the other two.
Cheezi used to hate the Lion Guard ever since he was a cub. In "Battle for the Pride Lands" when Scar traps them in the Liar of the Lion Guard they join the guard's side. They all help fight Scar's Army.
Cheezi used to hate Jasiri. In "Rescue in the Outlands" Scar orders Janja's clan to get rid of Jasiri. However she gets rescued by the Lion Guard.When Jasiri becomes in charge of the Outlands they join her clan.
Cheezi used to hate Madoa. When he joined her clan they became good friends.
Cheezi used to hate Simba since he wouldn't let them into the Pride Lands. When they reformed they became on good terms.
Cheezi and Kovu are on good terms.
Vitani did start a fight with her own Lion Guard. However Cheezi and Vitani became on good terms.
Cheezi and Azaad are on good terms.
Cheezi used to work for Scar along side of the rest of Janja's Clan. Scar tricked the hyenas and trapped them in the Liar of the Lion Guard. They joined the Pride Landers to help fight agaisnt him.
Cheeiz and Ushari used to be friends when they both worked for Scar. However Cheezi joined the Pride Landers and helped fight agaisnt Scar.
Cheezi used to be friends with Kibuir's Float when they worked for Scar.
Cheezi used to be friends with Reirei's Pack when they worked for Scar.
- Cheezi and his clan are descendants of Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed's clan.
- Judging by his personality, it is assumed that Cheezi is The Lion Guard's equivalent of Ed, except that unlike Ed, Cheezi can speak clearly and is somewhat more intelligent.
- Cheezi means "crazy" in Swahili.
- Cheezi is also the midst of the trio, because is possibly older than Chungu because he is more intelligent than him.