When Simba and Nala wander into the Elephant Graveyard, Azizi and his clan surround them. Kamari attempts to distract the cubs, but Azizi butts in, declaring that he wants to eat them. An irritated Kamari reprimands Azizi.
Just then, Shenzi appears and orders her clan to attack the cubs. Azizi and his fellow hyenas chase Simba and Nala through the Elephant Graveyard until the cubs are surrounded. However, before they can attack, Mufasa arrives and fends off the hyenas. He warns Shenzi to never come near his son again.
Later, Azizi annoys Kamari by not giving him his personal space. He then mistakes an approaching Scar for Mufasa, which frightens Kamari. Scar offers an alliance to Shenzi, promising the hyenas free reign of the Pride Lands if they help him kill Mufasa.
The next day, Azizi helps start a wildebeest stampede that results in Mufasa’s death. Scar sends the hyenas to finish Simba off, but the cub escapes over a cliff. Shenzi orders Azizi and Kamari to confirm the cub’s demise, but the two do not follow through, as they figure that no cub could survive such a fall.
With Mufasa dead, Scar becomes the new king, and Azizi and his clan are allowed into the Pride Lands. Over the years, the kingdom becomes a wasteland, as the hyenas overhunt the herds.
One night, Nala attempts to sneak out of the Pride Lands. Azizi, Scar, and several hyenas almost sniff her out, but are distracted by Zazu.
Not long after, a full-grown Simba returns to the Pride Lands and challenges Scar’s kingship. Azizi and the other hyenas join Scar in battle against the lionesses.
During the fight, Scar attempts to frame the hyenas, which Azizi, Kamari, and Shenzi overhear. After Simba defeats Scar and heaves him from Pride Rock, the hyenas attack and devour him in revenge.
Personality and traits
Azizi appears to be the least intelligent of the hyenas, as he always takes things literally and doesn't understand figures of speech. He also has the largest sense of humor, as shown when he laughs the hardest at Simba's failed attempt to roar. He also doesn’t understand personal space, as he will often get too close to Kamari while trying to be friendly. Despite his limited intelligence and sense of humor, however, he is still a vicious hunter.
Behind the scenes
- Azizi is voiced by Eric André.
- Concept art by Faraz Shanyar suggests that Azizi's role in the 2019 remake was initially meant to be more closely accurate to his original incarnation.