Tiifu is kind, caring, and patient follows rules and trusts the judgment of her friends. She is rather curious, going so far as to ask questions even after being warned against doing so. She admires Kiara and holds her title as future queen in high regard. She also seems to be quite defensive of her friendship with Kiara as she became jealous when Fuli went to Kiara's side when tracking gazelles.
Although Tiifu is intelligent, like her best friend Kiara, she is also arrogant, immature, cheerful, carefree, laid-back, and reckless.
Role in the Series
Tiifu first appears when she and Kiara see Zuri trying to pry her claws out of a log (after attempting to sharpen them) and sees her being freed by Timon and Pumbaa. She later listens to Bunga when he reveals that Kion is to lead the new Lion Guard with Bunga being the first member picked. Tiifu later watches Bunga sing "Zuka Zama".
Tiifu is later seen with Kiara when they join Simba and Zazu when Kiara shows Simba proof that Kion put Bunga in The Lion Guard. Simba thanks, Kiara before sending her and Tiifu to track gazelles while he has a word with Kion.
Tiifu and Kiara are later seen tracking a herd of gazelles with Kiara telling Tiifu that they mustn't take more than their fair share as it would break The Circle of Life. After noticing Janja and his clan invading the Pride Lands, Kiara sends Tiifu to fetch Simba. Tiifu later returns with Simba, Nala and Rafiki where they watch in horror as Kiara gets caught up in a stampede Janja and his clan have started amongst the gazelles. Luckily, Kion, Bunga and the other Lion Guard members Beshte, Fuli and Ono come to Kiara's rescue and get her to safety, to the relief of Tiifu, Simba, and Nala.
Tiifu and Zuri serve as advisors to Kiara after she is made temporary Queen of the Pride Lands when Simba and Nala leave to attend Amanifu's funeral. However, when Kiara leaves to have a supposed peace treaty with Janja, Tiifu and Zuri stay behind, believing that their friend would be fine on her own, causing them to be criticized by Kion, who leaves with the Lion Guard to save his sister.
Tiifu joins Zuri, Kiara, and Nala in tracking gazelles in preparation for Kiara's first hunt. Tiifu becomes jealous when Fuli sides up next to Kiara, believing that Fuli is trying to be Kiara's new "bestie".
Tiifu and Zuri try to make Kiara look her best for the Royal Buffalo Wallow, which she is to open on Simba and Nala's behalf. However, the trio ends up stranded on an island when a flood strikes the Pride Lands. Unlike Kiara, Tiifu and Zuri are not very concerned about getting off the island. Instead, they try out various beauty remedies while Kiara tries to get them off the island. With the help of the Lion Guard, the trio gets off the island and go to the wallow.
Tiifu is seen drinking with Kiara, Zuri, and other Pride Landers until Kion and Fuli come by with a group of exhausted hyraxes and Kiara gently pushes them aside to let them drink. Then, she meets with the rest of the pride and when Tiifu hears that Ma Tembo is still searching for water and Zuri asks what's the importance of it. Kiara reminds her that searching for water will matter especially if Pride Landers are thirsty, then she meets the next Royal Mjuzi and Rafiki's apprentice Makini. As Makini and Kiara leave to help in Ma Tembo's search, Zuri and Tiifu try to follow them, believing themselves to be her true advisers, but they are stopped by Nala as she wants Makini and Kiara to have the chance to get to know each other. So Nala offers to let Zuri and Tiifu spend the day at Pride Rock with her and the two agree.
Tiifu and the rest of Simba's Pride watches the Ukumbusho Tradition.
Tiifu performers in the Christmas show that Bunga puts on for Timon and Pumbaa.
Tiifu and Zuri call for The Lion Guard after their appearances are brought out by the Dry Season Kiara and Nala scold the two for calling the Lion Guard for a non-emergency. Nala makes it clear that the two lion cubs understand to only shout for help, if this is really necessary. Beshte suggests that the two go to the hot mud pots at the edge of the Pride Lands, to which they agree and invite Kiara to join them, as they rarely spend time together due to Kiara's royal duties. Nala agrees to let Kiara go, but having heard about Scar's return sends Kion and Bunga with the girls for protection. After arriving at the hot mud pots, Tiifu and Zuri relax. After Mzingo tarts a fire nearby on Scar's orders, Tiifu, Zuri, Kiara, Kion and Bunga take cover in Muhangus's burrow. Kion tells the group that they can wait until the fire ends in a day or so, what causes Tiifu to panic and try to leave.
When questioned by Kiara on her behavior, Tiifu reveals that she is afraid of the dark. They attempt to find a tunnel to lead them back to Pride Rock. The group later encounter a golden mole named Kuchimba who at first attacks them, thinking that they are stealing his tunnels. Upon discovering that the group are not stealing his tunnels but are trying to get home, he offers to help. Tiifu asks Kuchimba if he ever gets scared of the dark, to which the mole replies that there's "Nothing to fear down here." nd how the noises and things she has been seeing are just her imagination. Kuchimba leaves after leading the group to the main tunnel, much to Tiifu's disappointment.
After finding three tunnels with no indication as to which is the main one, the group encounters Thurston who had wandered in. They believe that the tunnel he came through was the main one. Eventually, the group reaches the exit which causes Tiifu to run on ahead, drawing criticism from Thurston. When Thurston starts to panic, Tiifu returns to calm him down, stating that "there's nothing to fear down here". Tiifu offers to escort Thurston out as his friend and even ups the role to best friend, which Thurston requests.
After Tiifu is praised for her bravery, Thurston ends up going into another cave. When he cries for help, Tiifu goes to help her new best friend.
Dhahabu and her herd come into the Pride Lands and Tiifu becomes a temporary guard. Soon Reirei's Pack comes and tries to attack Dhahabu. However Fuli and the Lion Guard stop them. Dhahabu asks for Fuli, Tiifu, and Zuri to be her guards forever. Tiifu and Zuri are both disappointed at this, telling Fuli that their real job is to protect Kiara, who will need their help someday. The jackals soon came back again and this time they came with a couple of crocodiles Starehe and Raha came to save them and Dhahabu saw them and was impressed. She made them be her permanent guards. That night Dhahabu talks to the Pridelanders about sharing her Watering Hole with them forever.
Tiifu says goodbye to the Lion Guard as they make their way to the Tree of Life.
Tiifu watches Kion's coronation with the rest of her pride including Kovu.