Shabaha is a character featured in the episode "Return to the Pride Lands", the series finale of the Disney Junior animated series The Lion Guard. She is the bravest member of Vitani's Lion Guard after joining Simba's Pride.
Role in the series
Shabaha is introduced when Vitani and her own Lion Guard of lionesses arrive to confront the hyenas and any other lions with the mark of evil as she tells her, along with Kasi, Imara, and Tazama to protect Vitani from them. Soon as the lionesses attack the Outlanders and Kion's friends, Ono tells Anga that Vitani's Lion Guard has the same strength as Kion's Lion Guard. Ono tells the vultures to distract the lionesses while he and Anga watch over Kion. Soon as Kion's Lion Guard prepares to fight back, Kiara and Kovu later arrive to which it is explained that all the Outsiders have joined Simba's Pride and Zira has completed her Circle of Life.
The next day, Kion's Lion Guard arrives at the Lair of the Lion Guard to know everything as changed only to find Vitani and her lionesses in here as both Lion Guards argue to know which is better. As both teams arrive at Mbali Fields, Azaad tries to rescue a zebra named Thurston who is stuck to which he is able to get himself out of a big hole to which both Lion Guards continue arguing. Thurston tells both groups to do it his way to which Ono tells Bunga to know that both Guards should compete to know whose Guard is the best to which the battle between two Lion Guards begins. During the battle of between Kion and Vitani's Lion Guards and the fourth position during battle is the bravest, Shabaha challenges against Bunga to know who is braver in a competition against him and Shabaha. Later during the battle between Kion and Vitani, Kion ultimately lets Vitani win by releasing the Roar of the Elders, just as everyone in the Pride Lands (including Vitani's Lion Guard) looks at Askari who feels proud that Kion accomplished his task.
Vitani and her Lion Guard
Shabaha is extremely good friends with Vitani, Kasi, Imara, and Tazama. All of them grew up together In the same pride in the Outlands after they were banished by Simba for their loyalty to Scar. They even fought along side each other during the battle with the Simba’s Pride. After the fighting stopped and the prides merged, the four of them were easily recruited into Vitani's Lion Guard and since then, they have worked together to defend the Pride Lands.
Like all the other Outsiders, Shabaha used to hate Simba and Nala for Scar’s death and banishing her and her pride mates to the Outlands for their loyalty to him. Simba likewise hated Shabaha and all the other Outsiders for their loyalty to his uncle. During the feud between the prides, she joined Zira in her ambush on Simba in an attempt to assassinate him and later fought against his pride in the final battle. However, after Kovu and Kiara intervened and convinced the prides to end the feud, Simba and Nala forgave Shabaha and allowed her and other Outsiders to rejoin his pride. Kasi in turn has forgiven Simba and Nala for her banishment and has now accepted them as her rulers. After being accepted back into the Pride Lands, Shabaha has since become the bravest member of the Lion Guard and helps defend Simba's rule. Like with Vitani and the other members of her guard, Simba and Nala have come to trust Shabaha in keeping the Pride Lands safe, showing that all past hatred they held for each other has vanished.
At first, she and Kion were competitive to know which Guard is better until both Lion Guards finally get along after Kion let’s go of the Roar.
Like Kion, the rest of his Lion Guard thought Shabaha and the other lionesses were enemies at first until Kiara told them that all the Outlanders joined Simba's Pride. Both Guards have a contest to see who is better.
All the other Pridelanders/Outlanders
Shabaha is on good terms with all the other residents of the Pride Lands and the Outlands.
- Shabaha is the first bravest lioness to be a member of the Lion Guard.
- "Shabaha" means "target" in Swahili.
- Her catchphrase "Bila hofu" means "Have no fear" in Swahili.