- 1 Background
- 2 Role in the series
- 2.1 "The Kupatana Celebration"
- 2.2 "Call of the Drongo"
- 2.3 "Too Many Termites"
- 2.4 "Babysitter Bunga"
- 2.5 "The Scorpion's Sting"
- 2.6 "The Kilio Valley Fire"
- 2.7 "The Zebra Mastermind"
- 2.8 "The Hyena Resistance"
- 2.9 "Beshte and the Beast"
- 2.10 "Divide and Conquer''
- 2.11 "Pride Landers Unite!"
- 2.12 "The Queen's Visit"
- 2.13 "The Fall of Mizimu Grove"
- 2.14 "Undercover Kinyonga"
- 2.15 "Battle for the Pride Lands"
- 2.16 "Calf in Danger"
- 2.17 "An Enemy In Trouble"
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Trivia
He has the same devious nature as Reirei, but he is a follower rather than a leader. He is very submissive to her, never questioning her actions. Goigoi is also afraid of the Lion Guard and will willingly pass on the blame to Reirei rather than getting in trouble with them.
Unlike Reirei, Goigoi is not well-groomed. He has a muscular frame, with thin legs and an arched back. His pelt is light brown, and his ear rims, muzzle, paws, and underbelly are tan. His tuft chin whisker and his chipped ears also make him unique and not perfect.
Role in the series
When Goigoi's son, Dogo, tricks the Lion Guard into letting him into the Pride Lands, Goigoi and his family sneak in after him. There, they are confronted by Kion, who expresses anger at Goigoi's sons for sleeping in the aardvark warrens. Reirei excuses their behavior and begs Kion to let her and Goigoi stay with Dogo, to which Kion reluctantly agrees.
Not long after this, Reirei sings "Jackal Style" to her family. In doing so, the jackals manage to annoy a large group of animals, and Kion is forced to intervene again. Once more, Reirei begs Kion to forgive them, and Kion reluctantly allows them to attend Kupatana.
At Kupatana, Goigoi and his family attack the animals, but Goigoi is stopped by Fuli, who overwhelms him with her speed. Simba himself approaches the jackal family and roars, sending them scurrying back into the Outlands.
Though he doesn't make a physical appearance in the episode, Goigoi along with Janja and Makuu is mimicked by Tamaa in order to scare away animals from their food and eat them for himself.
While the aardwolves are hiding from the Lion Guard, Reirei and Goigoi noticed they've moved in next-door. So they pretend to be their friends, telling them they'll protect them from the Lion Guard only so they can eat them. But when the Aardwolves leader Mjomba tells them that the Lion Guard is on their side and how the Pride Lands are infested with termites they decide to go back home. But Reirei and Goigoi refuse to let them, so Kion and the rest of the Guard stop them and trap them in their den and Goigoi immediately falls asleep.
Goigoi and his pack are watching a herd of zebras grazing in the Pride Lands, planning an attack. After he and his mate remind Dogo and Kijana of the plan, they race into the herd and charge them. Goigoi is soon in hot pursuit of a zebra, asking it to slow down so he can eat it. Fuli races past him and causes the jackal to fall headfirst onto the ground. Upon seeing Fuli, he makes a hasty retreat. It doesn't take long for the rest of his family to be defeated by the Guard, and Reirei calls for her kids to follow her home. Upon noticing her mate not following, she snaps at him, with Goigoi explaining that he thought she only wanted the kids to follow her.
Later, home in the Outlands, Dogo and Kijana train under their mother's guidance. She orders them to get the little one away from the pack, but with only their father and two older siblings in front of them, Kijana points out that there are no little ones. Goigoi overhears her and offers to play the role of the little one, which Reirei responds to warmly. She quickly urges her children to run him down and they do so, alarming Goigoi as they approach. Kijana knocks him down and tugs at his tail while Dogo pins him down completely, pleasing their mother who decides that it's time to return to the Pride Lands. As they leave, Goigoi asks if someone else can play the little one next time.
The pack spy on some animals at The Watering Hole, where they overhear Twiga mention that their children are at Hakuna Matata Falls. Goigoi starts to leave but is stopped by Reirei, who tells Goigoi to halt the Lion Guard whilst the rest of them go after the youngsters. At first, he protests, but Reirei assures him that they'll leave him a tidbit before swiftly leaving with the kids. Goigoi feels proud that Reirei left him with a task but soon realizes that he might not be up to it.
Nearby, the Lion Guard are out checking the trees in case any animals need their help when Kion suggests checking up on them at the falls. Goigoi overhears this and desperately tries to think up a plan that will stop them from reaching their destination. In his attempt to do so, he treads on his own tail, wailing out loud and gaining the Lion Guard's attention. After cooling down his tail, Goigoi notices the impending group and starts to run, pleased with himself.
When Ono flies towards him and questions his behavior, replies that he's chasing an antelope and that the entire Guard will be needed to stop him. With no antelope insight, Ono returns to the Guard, leaving Goigoi to muse about his plan. But in doing so he misses a gap in the ground and falls through. He cries out for help, and the Lion Guard arrives to find him stuck upside down in a hole.
Goigoi plays dumb on his family's whereabouts, but when Beshte offers to help, it leaves him surprised. But Kion states that they'll only help after he tells them of Reirei's whereabouts. Certain that Reirei's wrath is much worse than that of the Lion Guard's, he is at first hesitant to be honest with them, though eventually succumbs to their will. After Beshte helps him get loose as promised, Goigoi then calls for them not to tell his mate that they had seen him.
Under Scar's order, Goigoi and his family attack the Lion Guard as they make their way to the Outlands Volcano. He is caught off guard when Bunga uses his flatulence on them, and the Guard race past them. Later, he and his family trap the Lion Guard in the volcano, with the rest of Scar's Army. They corner the Lion Guard over a platform above the volcano, but Kion uses his Roar to escape.
Goigoi helps attack Killio Valley with the rest of Scar's Army.
Reirei wakes Goigoi up and tells him that she's going to a meeting with the other leaders. She also tells him to do something useful for once instead of sleeping. Nearby he spots Thurston and starts to talk to him. Thurston claims that the guard can't spot him due to his stripes. In the Pride lands after the guard saves Mbuni's Flock Goigoi comes with stripes on him. The guard soon spots him and he leaves. Later Goigoi finds the rest of his friends and they start to eat Thurston. Until the guard comes to stop them.
Scar orders his army to take down the hyena resistance.
Scar orders his army to take down Big Springs. They get stopped twice by Shujaa.
Goigoi, Reirei, and two of their almost grownup children chase four pangolins in the Pride Lands to a cliff edge, forcing the pangolins to curl up into balls. After being scolded by Reirei for frightening them, Fuli and Ono arrive to fight. Reirei calmly commands her family to scatter, rendering the outnumbered Fuli and Ono unable to catch any of them. When the pangolins land, they uncurl. But when the jackals charge at them, they use their flatulence to ward them away. Reirei signals defeat and the jackals quickly retreat. Goigoi and his pack return to the Outlands, meeting up with Janja's Clan along the way. They return to the Outlands Volcano, where his mate excitedly informs Scar that the plan to break up the Lion Guard was a success. Scar explains that their first mission was merely a test and that their main objective would be in the next mission - eliminating Rafiki. It is decided by Scar that Reirei's pack will handle the distraction process, while Janja's clan takes out Rafiki. Outside, Janja taunts Reirei over Scar's decision. When Reirei states that jackals are the smartest, the two leaders start to claim that their kind is the smartest, but Goigoi shows more interest in snoozing and falling into vents. Goigoi and his pack chase down some gazelles in a bid to get the Lion Guard's attention. When they cross a dense opening, Tamaa starts to impersonate the Lion Guard just outside, flying across give a false impression that the full Lion Guard are surrounding the jackals. Although Reirei takes comfort in the fact that none of the Lion Guard members are going after Janja's clan, Goigoi reminds her how bad it is for them. But when Tamaa impersonates Kion's Roar, the jackals are shocked to find themselves still standing. During this time, Reirei notices Tamaa's tail feathers just outside the clearing and pins him down. It doesn't take long for them to realize that Kion has tricked them, and the pack leaves to assist Janja's clan.After joining Janja's clan, Goigoi and his pack participate in the battle against the Lion Guard, Tamaa and Rafiki. However, after getting thrown around too much, they surrender and make a hasty retreat back into the Outlands.
Goigoi helps the army try to take over Makuu's Watering Hole. However, Kion uses the roar and blasts the Outlanders away and they lose.
Goigoi and his pack have been asked to take down Queen Dhahabu. However, they get stopped by the Lion Guard and Starehe and Raha.
The Army of Scar crashes the party at Mizimu Grove.
Goigoi and his family are confirmed to be still living in Kilio Valley.
Goigoi brings fire wood to Pride Rock as part of Scar's plan. When he doesn't know where it is Shupavu tells him. Goigoi then helps the Army of Scar fight the Pride Landers. He even gets his kids involved in the fight however Shujaa throws a huge rock at them. Once Scar is defeated the Outlanders wonder who is in charge of them. Janja says that Jasiri should be in charge. Reirei's pack, simply not caring, heads home.
"Calf in Danger"
Goigoi, Reirei and some other adult jackals find a missing calf who has strayed in the Outlands. When the Lion Guard try to intervene, Goigoi warns them away. Kion, Beshte and Ono catapult some nearby fruits across to them. Goigoi and the other jackals make a hasty retreat to the Outlands to avoid being hit with the unripened fruits.
"An Enemy In Trouble"
When Reirei gets into trouble, Goigoi turns to the Lion Guard for help. Since she usually gives the pack the orders, he asks them to help. After they agree, Goigoi leads them to the last place he saw her. When she is rescued, although Goigoi is relieved to see her, Reirei is angry with him for asking their lifelong enemies for help, and chases him away while Goigoi assures her that he did it for her.
- It is possible that Goigoi may suffer from narcolepsy, due to him falling asleep at random times and having to be woken up by Reirei.
- He could also suffer from Kyphosis, which is a spinal condition in which the spine curves outward more than it should. As a result, the upper back looks overly rounded. The curvature can make him looked hunched/slouched when he lowers his head.
- Goigoi means “sluggish” or “slow” in Swahili.
- His voice actor, Phil LaMarr, also voices Shingo from the same show and a minor Impala character in the 2019 remake of the original 1994 animated film.
- His most well-known song is We'll Make you a Meal.