- Hevi kabisa!
- ―Kion's catchphrase
Kion is one of the protagonists of The Journey of two Siblings. He is the son of Simba and Nala and the younger brother of Kiara. He is the second-born cub of the royal family, the Prince of the Pride Lands.
He is the leader of the Lion Guard, the King of Leopon Plains, and the boyfriend, later mate of Mhina.
As a little cub, Kion's appearance almost looked the same to what he is now except his nose is pink, had three small spots on his hind end and has a tan-yellow coat.
Older Cub/Early Teen
Kion is very similar to his father in many aspects. He has a light golden pelt and paler golden paws, underbelly, and muzzle, with scruffier fur on his upper cheeks and the base of his chest. He has a bright red head tuft, and a bushy tail tip that is the same color as his mane. He also has a scar on his left eye, like that of his great-uncle and Brother in Law. However, Scar and Kovu both have one slightly curved line running down their eye, while Kion’s scar has two small lines above his eye, and one below. His eyes are orange-brown, with dark, thick eyebrows located above them. He possesses a sepia brown nose and dark brown whiskers, with brown rims along the side of his light red-brown inner ears and black rims along the top. At the base of each of his legs, Kion has numerous spots in a darker shade than his main fur color. Kion's paw pads are a dull pinkish-brown, and his claws are a silvery-white.
As a teenager, Kion has grown taller. His mane has grown slightly larger and most of the spots on his legs have faded. He also has a scar on his left eye, like that of his granduncle Scar, and brother-in-law, Kovu. However, Scar and Kovu both have one slightly curved line running down their eye, while Kion’s scar has two small lines above his eye, and one below.
Sometimes, he wears a yellow flower above his ear, like Nirmala.
Kion is a stickler for the rules. Even in the face of temptation - as seen when his baobab ball is lost in the Outlands - he heeds the words of his parents and intelligently recognizes the signs of potential danger. This strong sense of responsibility is in part why Kion has such a sturdy head on his shoulders and is much less likely to jump into dangerous situations than his best friend, Bunga.
In his adolescence, Kion grows more mature. He is willing to give Janja a chance when the latter reforms and is quick to forgive him and his clan, having learned from his earlier experience with Makuu. This helps Kion not to give into his anger, even allowing him to forgive his great-uncle, Scar.
Kion's one and only main fear is that he will give in to his anger and use the Roar for evil, thereby turning him into a power-hungry lion like Scar. His fear intensifies after he receives a scar of his own and is poisoned by Ushari's venom. This causes him to constantly lose his temper and control of the Roar. He also becomes hesitant to speak with his grandfather, Mufasa, as he feels he doesn't have the right to face him when his scar makes him resembles Scar. His fear increases to the point that he loses confidence in leading the Guard without his Roar.
Through the encouragement and support of his friends, Kion finally realizes that neither his scar nor the Roar makes him who he is; as a result, he regains his confidence as a leader, even at the expense of the Roar.
The Journey of Two Siblings
Chapter 1: An Exciting Journey
Chapter 2: An Intense Meeting
Chapter 3: A Special Tour
- Kion's Lament
- Sisi Ni Sawa
- The Path of Honor
- May There Be Peace
- On the Last Night
- Kion's Reckoning
- Long Live the King
- Of the Same Pride
- Simba: Father
- Nala: Mother
- Kiara: Sister
- Nguruma: Brother
- Mhina: Boyfriend, later Mate
- Mufasa: Paternal Grandfather †
- Sarabi: Paternal Grandmother
- Hasani: Maternal Grandfather
- Scar: Paternal Granduncle †
- Askari: Paternal Distant relative †