Janja is one of the primary antagonists, turned anti-heroes, in the television series The Lion Guard. A young hyena and the leader of his own clan, Janja is ruthless tactician and fighter as his previous predecessors. Of note, Janja is the descedant of the hyenas Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed. The main arch-enemy of Kion, the son of Simba, Janja will stop at nothing to get his grip over the young lion prince. He appears in the second Disney Heroes vs. Villains as among the predators in league with Zira.