The Hyena Henchmen


Banzai, Shenzi, and Ed are the primary hyena henchmen of Scar in Disney's The Lion King. The hyenas are known for their insatiable hunger, often leading to fighting amongst each other. They are minor players in several villains tournaments.

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The three hyenas first see action against the mummy, Mumm-Ra, in the second war. Mumm-Ra easily defeats their fellowhyenas, proceeding to defeat all three ringleader hyenas in quick

Banzai, Shenzi, and Ed in the universe CGI

succession. Ed is sent careening off a cliff; Banzai is thrown into briars; Shenzi is slashed across the face. The three survive their respective fates, abandoning Scar to death; Mumm-Ra later hypnotizes them into becoming his servants.

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Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed appear in the reboot series in a role different than the original script. Upon Scar's orders, the trio move into Tublat's former territory in the African jungles for a new base of operation. When Clayton trespass a territory in the Pride Lands, Scar has his hyenas to kill him on sight. Though the hunter proves too much of a challenge, Scar manages to best Clayton and trap him in vines. When Clayton inadvertetly hangs himself, Scar has hyenas to eat his body. However, McLeach, who was on the search for Clayton's whereabouts, happens the hyenas mauling and devouring his body. The hyenas are forced to retreat after being threatened by McLeach's shotgun.

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