Shujaa is an adult male gorilla who is a member of King Sokwe's Troop.
Shujaa is a massively strong gorilla, even stronger than Beshte and stronger than any other gorilla. Despite his strength, he is friendly and gentle, Shujaa initially acted before thinking, and caused more harm than good. After several lessons with Beshte, Shujaa grew wiser and starts to think about what he should do instead of what he could do. He has a habit of speaking in the third person and uses very poor grammar.
Role in the series
Shujaa comes into the Pride Lands and starts knocking down trees. The guard goes to stop him but they find out that he's friendly despite his strength. Shujaa says that he was sent by King Sokwe to help fight the Army of Scar. Shujaa shows the Lion Guard what he can do and they all are impressed with him.
Suddenly, Ono spots the army of Scar attacking Big Springs. Shujaa defeats them but leaves a mess in the process.
Beshte helps Shujaa control his strength and save Big Springs. The guard feels happy that Shujaa came to help. Shujaa decides to return home to show Sokwe that he can control his strength. He says goodbye to his new friends and says that he'll return when they need him.
Shujaa comes with Hadithi to help fight in the last battle against Scar along with the other Pridelanders. After seeing Scar for the first time, Shujaa thinks he's a scary animal. During the battle, Shujaa throws rocks at Dogo's Brothers. The battle against Scar, however, was successful.
Shujaa attends Kion's coronation at the Tree of Life along with the other animals.
Shujaa and King Sokwe are good friends. Sokwe tells Shujaa to help the Lion Guard fight Scar's Army.
Shujaa is good friends King Sokwe's sons since they're in the same troop.
Shujaa is good friends with Beshte. He likes how Beshte is strong just like him. Beshte teaches him how to control his strength. Shujaa even saves Beshte from a fire when his leg was hurt.
Shujaa and Kion are good friends. Shujaa comes to help the Lion Guard fight agaisnt Scar's Army. He even comes to watch Kion's coronation.
Bunga and Shujaa are good friends. Bunga likes it how he's strong just like Beshte.
Fuli and Shujaa are good friends.
Ono and Shujaa are good friends.
Shujaa is on good terms with the king and queen of the Pride Lands.
Ma Tembo and Shujaa are on good terms.
Makuu and Shujaa are on good terms.
Hadithi and Shujaa are on good terms.
Jasiri and Shujaa are on good terms.
Shujaa used to hate Janja's Clan but when they joined the Pride Landers they become on good terms.
Shujaa hates Scar and thinks that he is scary.
Shujaa hates Kiburi's Float.
Shujaa hates Reirei's Pack.
- "Shujaa" means "hero" in Swahili.
- Christopher Jackson later voiced a character named Kitendo in the Season 3 episode "Journey of Memories". Coincidentally, both Shujaa and Kitendo are primates.
- Shujaa is one of the few Disney characters to refer to himself in the third person, the others being Toadwart from Gummi Bears, Gurgi from The Black Cauldron, the titular character from the George of the Jungle films, Jumba and sometimes Stitch from the Lilo & Stitch franchise, and Babi from Treasure Buddies.