Background information
Feature films
Television programs The Lion Guard
Video games
Park attractions
Voice Christian Slater
Performance model
Character information
Other names
Personality Irritable, easily annoyed, lazy(formerly), vengeful, power-hungry, manipulative, intelligent, scheming, sneaky
Appearance Red-bodied cobra with thin, purple stripes, tan underbelly with two spheres of purple on either side of his neck, black eyes
Occupation Minion/Assistant of Scar

Leader of the Skinks

Alignment Bad, formerly neutral
Affiliations Army of Scar
Goal To get revenge on the Lion Guard by summoning Scar (succeeded)

To gather an army for Scar

Home Pride Lands (formerly)
Janja's Den
Friends Janja, Chungu, Cheezi, Janja's Clan, Nne, Tano, Scar, Nyeusi, Njano, Waza, Nyata, Shupavu, Kiburi, Tamka, Nduli, Kiburi's Float, Kenge, Reirei, Mzingo, Sumu
Enemies Bunga, Kion, Fuli, Beshte, Ono, Rafiki, Makini, Majinuni and Hafifu, Kinyonga
Minions Shupavu and Nyeusi, Kenge, various reptiles, Sumu, Njano, Nyata, Waza
Likes Scar, getting revenge on the Lion Guard, power, sleeping, eating
Dislikes Bunga and the Lion Guard, getting trampled, being mistaken for a stick, getting thrown, losing his lunch, being disturbed, others being late
Powers and abilities Venomous Bite
Weapons Venomous fangs
Typical Saying "That was my lunch!"

"The staff will allow us to speak to Scar." "Everytime i run into the Lion Guard, I'm the one getting run over. Someday, they'll regret it."

Ushari is an adult male cobra who appears as a neutral character-turned-the tertiary antagonist in The Lion Guard. He also appears as the main antagonist in The Rise of Scar.

Role in the SeriesEdit

The Lion Guard: Return of the RoarEdit

When Bunga and Kion are playing Baobab Ball, they run into Ushari, who falls into a heap with Bunga. The baobab fruit ends up in Ushari's mouth, but Bunga quickly grabs it away, and Ushari is forced to duck as Kion leaps over him after his friend.

The Lion GuardEdit

"The Rise of Makuu"Edit

Ushari attempts to eat a hyrax, but Bunga saves the tiny animal, tossing Ushari into a tree. Annoyed, the snake hisses Bunga's name in disgust.

"Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots"Edit

While the Lion Guard (minus Kion) is looking for Flat Ridge Rock, they come across Ushari who was just awaken by Bunga.

"Bunga the Wise"Edit

While cleaning up after the rain storm Kion, Fuli, and Beshte approach Ushari's hole when Kion asks who'll go in to she he and his cobra family are stuck in the mud.

"The Kupatana Celebration"Edit

Ushari is seen next to Timon and Pumbaa during the opening song before the celebration.

"Fuli's New Family"Edit

While trying to calm down a herd of stampeding water buffalo, Bunga tries to pull one out of the mud but ends up flying into a bush where Ushari bites him for landing on his head then slithers away.

"Paintings and Predictions"Edit

Ushari is lying in the grass when Bunga jumps on him. He coils tightly around the honey badger and tells him that while he should bite him, the last time he did he was unable to rid his mouth of Bunga's taste for days. Ushari then uncoils and slithers away.

"The Lost Gorillas"Edit

Ushari is resting near the Lion Guard when a gorilla called Hafifu calls his brother, Majinuni, and mistakenly refers to Ushari as a stick. Ushari is mildly offended by their statement, but before he can do anything, Hafifu grabs him from the floor while Majinuni taunts him by saying he can't hit the baobab fruit. Hafifu assures him that he can and ignores Ushari's cries for him to stop, and throws Ushari into the fruit hanging on a tree. Ushari bites down with his fangs but falls regardless. When he reaches the floor he spits the fruit out, muttering "Every time I get near the Lion Guard".

The Lion Guard: The Rise of ScarEdit

Its the beginning of the dry season and Ushari is going on his way, when the Lion Guard runs him over. Tired of having not getting respect Ushari decides to change that, upon hearing Kion talking with Makini on how he can speak to Mufasa Ushari decides to use it as an opportunity to take charge. Once in the Outlands he encounters Janja and his clan and tells them how Kion is able to speak to Mufasa and if they want to stop the Guard they should also find a way to talk to one of the Greal Lions of the Past. Though Janja exclaims that no Great Lion would help the hyenas but Ushari reminds of Scar and how if Kion can talk to Mufasa then they might be able to speak Scar. So Ushari returns to the Pride Lands where he confronts Makini and tricks her into asking Rafiki about if there's a way to speak to the bad lions of the past? Ushari then summons his Skink friends to spy on Makini and reveal what Rafiki tells her about Scar. After finding the hidden entrance they find Ushari and he sneaks inside without the Guard knowing he's spying on them, he soon hears that the bad lions appear in fire unleashed by the Roar using the Bakora staff. After hearing this Ushari returns to the Outlands and tells the hyenas. They soon come up with a plan to kidnap Kiara and hold her prisoner in order for Kion to use his roar in anger. While the hyenas grab Kiara Ushari awaits at the top of the volcano for the staff, once both the staff and Kiara are in their possession all they need is for Kion to roar in anger. After Kiara is saved Janja tells Kion that next time they might get rid of her or hids family and friends, Kion is so angry he roars in anger and Ushari uses the staff to summon Scar as the volcano erupts. At first it doesn't work like they hoped, after Janja scolds ushari and kicks the staff into the volcano Scar's spirit appears in fire like Rafiki said, much to Janja's dismay.


  • Ushari was first thought to be a villain before the movie was released. However, he later became a villain during The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar
  • With his hood closed Ushari closely resembles a red spitting cobra except for the "eye" markings on his hood when extended, (a trait the species lacks).
  • According to Ono, Ushari is the Egyptian cobra (the kind of cobra that killed Cleopatra VII, the Queen of Egypt who was the last Egyptian Pharoh).