Ullu is a character from Season 3 of The Lion Guard.
Ullu is an Indian scops owl. She spends most of her time in the mountain pass by the entrance to the Tree of Life. Mostly, she warns the Night Pride whenever there is a potential danger approaching the Tree of Life. In spite of her duty in giving out alerts to the Night Pride, she even is capable of tricking her foes by turning her head all the way around, the ability that owls can only do as revealed in "Triumph of the Roar", where Mama Binturong captures her and orders her porcupines to watch over her to which she tricks them by turning her head all the way around to foil the porcupines.
Role in the series
Ullu warns the Night Pride after seeing the Lion Guard arrive to the mountain pass to get to the Tree of Life. When the Lion Guard works together to help push the rocks (due to the rockslide Bunga did when attempting to get a beehive due to his fond of honey). Ullu then flies to the mountain pass where the Night Pride (along with their leader Rani) follows Ullu only to lead to the rockslide that Bunga caused.
Ullu witnesses Makucha talking to Chuluun and Ora in planning to take out the Lion Guard, so she warns Rani that she discovered another group of animals preparing to attack the Night Pride on their way to the Tree of Life. She then appears telling Nirmala that she should be with Rani to stop Makucha's army from attacking.
Ullu later arrives telling Nirmala that Makucha's army has arrived to attack once again to which Kion and the Night Pride fight off the villains to which Baliyo is injured during battle; fortunately, Nirmala tells Kion that the venom from Ora will wear off.
Ullu falls for Mama Binturong's charade where she pretends to be an injured animal to which the Night Pride takes her to Janna for her to be "healed". However, when Ullu keeps alerting the Night Pride and the Lion Guard about Mama Binturong, it turns out that she has been playing dirty tricks with the teams the whole time. Later when the predators ambush once again, Kion warns Ullu that Mama Binturong has been playing dirty tricks on the two teams the whole time. Fortunately, Bunga, along with Binga, manages to defeat Mama Binturong using their stench abilities just as the Lion Guard defeats the villains.
Ullu tells Rani that Queen Janna wants to see the whole Night Pride and Kion. Kion tells Rani to go ahead while taking care of a tiger family to which Ullu explains that Kion should go to Queen Janna more because she asked the Night Pride and Kion to see her just as the rest of the Guard escorts a tiger family to safety.
Meanwhile at the Tree of Life, Ullu takes Kion and the Night Pride there to see a crowd of animals outside the Tree to which Nirmala explains that Janna's time has come to which the Night Pride and Kion enter to see Janna one last time before she passes away; Janna later completes her Circle of Life as the Night Pride, Kion, and Makini are saddened upon her completion. Makini then tells the crowd of animals outside the Tree that Queen Janna has completed her Circle of Life and the animals gather at the Willows to bid a farewell to the deceased queen.
Meanwhile at the Willows, a funeral is gathered there as Ullu and the other animals feel sad about Janna's passing. Later when Rani is crowned as the new queen of the Tree, Ullu attends her coronation along with the other animals.
Ullu alerts the Lion Guard that Makucha's army is back once again in the mountain pass just as the Lion Guard manages to stop the villains to which they were able to do so.
As Makucha's army enters the mountain pass, Ullu explains to the Night Pride that she dozed off when she heard the army arriving. Later, she notices Makucha's army (this time with new reinforcements) arriving to the Tree of Life just as Mama Binturong tells Smun and his porcupines to watch over the owl. She then freaks out Smun and his prickle with one of her owl-only abilities by turning her head all the way around; Smun decides not to tell the porcupines about their encounter with Ullu.
Elsewhere, she warns the Night Pride that Mama Binturong has led an army of villains to eat the rare animals just as the Night Pride decides to stop the villains from attacking. She later tells the Lion Guard about the Night Pride on their way to fight against Makucha's army.
As Ullu and the Guard notice Makucha's army attacking the rare animals, she and the Lion Guard work together to fight off Makucha's army just as Kion, with the mastered roar, uses it to create a tornado to take all the members of Makucha's army far a away from the Tree to ever be seen again in order to defend the Tree from predators.
Ullu tells Queen Rani that she just saw a cheetah come through the mountain pass, to which it is Azaad leading Jasiri and a now-reformed Janja arriving towards the Guard who tell them about Zira's plans on attacking Pride Rock to which the Lion Guard, along with Azaad, Jasiri, and Janja decide to return to the Pride Lands to stop Zira from taking over Pride Rock. However, it is later figured out in the next episode that Zira has completed her Circle of Life.
Rani and Ullu are good friends. Usually, Ullu warns Rani when something bad is happening, such as predator ambushes.
Ullu is good friends with all of the members of the Night Pride. She works with them to protect the Tree of Life.
Ullu and Janna are good friends. She was sad when she completed her journey through the Circle of Life.
Ullu becomes good friends with all of the members of Kion's Lion Guard.
When Ullu attempts to warn the Night Pride and the Lion Guard about Makucha's whole army attacking the Tree of Life, Mama Binturong ambushes her from behind and has Smun and the other porcupines trap her until she turns her head around and flys away from them. She also attacks Mama Binturong when she, Anga, Beshte, Ono, and Fuli are fighting Makucha's Army.
Ullu warns the Night Pride every single time Makucha's Army plans an attack on the Tree of Life.
- Ullu is the only owl in the Lion King franchise.
- "Ullu" means "owl" in Hindi.