Physical Attributes




Fur color


Eye color


Distinguishing features

Purple streaks in mane

Biographical Information
Name meaning

   Risk, dare, be daring[1]
   Brave, bold, dauntless, enterprising[1]






   Hyena Resistance
   Jasiri's clan


Clan leader

Familial Information

Madoa (sister)

We're more similar than you think, Kion. Sisi ni sawa!

Jasiri is a young hyena. She is close friends with Kion, the prince of Pride Rock.

Before meeting Kion, Jasiri lived with her clan in the Outlands. She first encountered Kion when the cub lost his way in her territory. Though he distrusted her and refused her help, she trailed him along his misguided route through the Outlands until he agreed to let her be his guide.

While travelling with Kion, Jasiri taught him that not all hyenas are evil, and she and Kion began to form a tentative friendship. After dropping Kion off at the edge of the Pride Lands, Jasiri was cornered in Janja's territory by his hyena clan. Just in time, Kion arrived, and the two fended off the enemy hyenas.

Kion's Roar of the Elders alerted the rest of the Lion Guard to his location, and they arrived on the scene, ready to take on Jasiri. Kion defended his friend, and the other members of the Lion Guard quickly accepted her as an ally. With Kion safe, Jasiri bade him farewell and returned to her territory.

When Scar began building an army to overtake the Pride Lands, Jasiri persuaded her clan to found the Hyena Resistance in opposition.


The Lion Guard

"Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots"

I never thought a lion would help a hyena.
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After Kion gets lost in the Outlands, he meets Jasiri for the first time

When Kion gets separated from the rest of the Lion Guard, he finds himself lost in the Outlands. As he desperately seeks Flat Ridge Rock, he is confronted by Jasiri, who teases him for not having noticed her sneak up on him. Kion claims to have known that she was there the whole time, but Jasiri is unconvinced.

She catches his attention when she calls him out for being the leader of the Lion Guard, and she points out that his shoulder mark is a dead giveaway. Kion wonders whether she is a part of Janja's clan, but Jasiri answers ambiguously, asking Kion why he is in the Outlands. Though defensive, Kion tells her that he is hoping to get back to the Pride Lands, and Jasiri points out that he is going the wrong way.

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Jasiri teaches Kion that hyenas and lions are not so different in the musical number "We're the Same (Sisi Ni Sawa)"

As Kion wanders aimlessly through the Outlands, he gets stuck in a bush. He is freed by Jasiri, who teases him for being so foolish. However, her attitude changes when she realizes that Kion is hurt, and she volunteers to help him reach Flat Ridge Rock. As the two are travelling, Jasiri reveals that most hyenas respect the Circle of Life, and she voices how similar lions and hyenas really are. Together, she and Kion sing "We're the Same (Sisi Ni Sawa)", during which they begin to form a tentative friendship.

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Jasiri bids her new friend, Kion, farewell

Upon arriving in Janja's territory, Jasiri and Kion part ways. However, when Kion leaves, Janja and his clan arrive and try to attack Jasiri. She is able to easily defeat Cheezi and Chungu before being pinned down by Janja. Luckily, Kion returns and saves her by using the Roar of the Elders. The Lion Guard arrives and at first thinks that Jasiri is a threat, but Kion convinces them that she is a friend. Jasiri and Kion then part on good terms, with Jasiri returning to the Outlands, while Kion follows his friends back into the Pride Lands.

"Lions of the Outlands"

I'm glad to have all of you as friends.
―Jasiri to the Lion Guard[src]
2016-11-12-21 28 40

Jasiri asks her friend, Kion, to help her reason with a pride of lions

While playing Baobab Ball, Kion and his best friend, Bunga, overhear a group of frantic antelope shouting about a hyena in the Pride Lands. Bunga attempts to confront the hyena until Kion recognizes her as his old friend, Jasiri, and questions her as to why she is in the Pride Lands. Jasiri admits that lions have taken over her family's watering hole and are refusing to share it. Though confused that lions are in the Outlands, Kion agrees to help her sort out the situation and sends Bunga to inform the rest of the Lion Guard of his location.

Once in the Outlands, Jasiri admits that she had been afraid that Kion would not side against lions, but Kion points out that the lions likely do not know that Jasiri is good. Eventually, the two reach Jasiri's clan, and Jasiri introduces Kion to her sister, Madoa. Kion greets Madoa and two hyena cubs, but the young ones shy away from him. Madoa explains that they are afraid because of what they know about lions, and Jasiri adds that their fright is only reinforced by the lions who have stolen their watering hole.

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Jasiri is attacked by Nuka, an adolescent Outsider

After setting off to the watering hole with Kion, Jasiri is attacked by an adolescent lion named Nuka, who reprimands her for returning to the watering hole. Kion fends off Nuka to protect Jasiri, which draws the attention of Nuka's younger brother, Kovu. Seeing his brother, Nuka declares that the fight has turned in his favor, but Jasiri steps up to Kion's side and retorts that they're even.

Slowly, the four begin to circle each other, and Kion learns that Kovu and Nuka's family is not welcome in the Pride Lands. Confused, he asserts that his father would likely welcome them into the kingdom, and Nuka asks who his father is. Jasiri answers that Kion is the son of Simba, the king of Pride Rock, and a shocked Kovu and Nuka wonder if they really can return to the Pride Lands. Kovu points out that Kion must first speak with their mother, Zira, and Kion and Jasiri agree to visit the watering hole.

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Jasiri pleads with Kion to use the Roar of the Elders to help her family

Once there, Nuka announces Kion as Simba's son, and Zira introduces herself and her daughter, Vitani. She questions Kion as to why he is in the Outlands, and Jasiri explains that she has brought Kion here to sort out the water dispute. When Zira wonders how Jasiri could be friends with royalty, Jasiri points out that Kion is more than royalty, for he is also the leader of the Lion Guard.

Kion asks Zira why she and her family live in the Outlands instead of the Pride Lands, but she deflects the question by asking Kion why he has not used the Roar of the Elders to give his friend the water she needs. When Kion reacts with confusion, Zira explains that she knows all about the Roar of the Elders and that all Kion has to do to help Jasiri is roar at a small cloud. Though confused, Kion does as he is requested, and the cloud swells into a brief rainstorm.

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Zira intimidates Jasiri into leaving the watering hole

An awestruck Kion asks Zira how she had known what his roar could do, but Zira comments that she would rather speak of the roar without Jasiri listening. As Zira walks off to speak to Kion privately, Jasiri comments that she does not trust Zira. Kion agrees with her, but points out that Zira knows more about the roar than he does and that there is still a possibility that he can convince her to share the watering hole.

While waiting for Kion and Zira to return, Nuka loses patience and tries to attack Jasiri. When Kovu steps in the way to mediate, Jasiri comments that whatever game Nuka wants to play, she can play better. Antagonized, Nuka moves forward to attack, but is called off by Zira. She explains to Jasiri that she and Kion have come to an agreement that the watering hole belongs to lions only, which prompts Jasiri to retort that Kion would never agree to such a thing. Zira simply says that lions must stick together and intimidates Jasiri into leaving the watering hole.

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Jasiri expresses her gratitude to the Lion Guard for aiding her family

On her way back to her clan, Jasiri encounters the Lion Guard and informs them that Kion has joined forces with Zira and her family. A shocked Lion Guard insists that Kion would never be a part of Zira's family, and Jasiri berates herself for having believed Zira's lies.

Together, the Lion Guard and Jasiri find Kion trapped by the Outsiders and help him defeat them. After the fight, Jasiri and her clan return to their watering hole, where Madoa admits that she is glad Jasiri has Kion for a friend. Just then, the two young hyena cubs run up to Kion, who asks them if they are still scared of him. The two cubs race away and hide, prompting laughter from Jasiri and Madoa. Jasiri then tells Kion to take it as a compliment, for he is rather fierce.

"Rescue in the Outlands"

It's weird. I know Janja was trying to win back his turf, but this was more than that. He was really out to get me.
2017-10-27-17 51 27

Jasiri defends her territory from Janja and his clan

In the Outlands, Janja and his minions, Cheezi and Chungu, search for the jackals in an attempt to forge an alliance with them. In the midst of their search, Jasiri appears and marks the territory as her own, effectively stealing it from Janja due to his failure to remark his territory for the dry season. In a rage, Janja attacks her, only to be defeated and cast out of his own former territory.

Later, Jasiri plays with two hyena cubs, Tunu and Wema. Janja watches from afar and orders his clan to attack the trio. The clan launches their attack, and Jasiri desperately attempts to protect the cubs from harm. In the midst of the fight, Janja forces the three into an open steam vent, where lava is steadily rising to the surface. As the clan gathers round, preventing any attempt at escape, Jasiri's sister Madoa resolves to get Kion's help.

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Janja traps Jasiri and two hyena cubs, Wema and Tunu, in a rising steam vent

Madoa eventually reaches the Lion Guard and relates to them what has happened to Jasiri. Kion suggests that Thurston accompany them to ward off any remaining flies, and the zebra agrees to his request. The team engages in a fight with the hyenas, and Janja and his clan are effectively steered away from the edge of the steam vent. With the hyenas out of the way, Kion orders Beshte to push a large rock into the lava flow, which allows Jasiri and the cubs to clamber to safety.

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Jasiri joins forces with the Lion Guard in order to fend off Janja's clan

By then, all of the hyenas have fled save Janja, who declares that he can still win so long as Jasiri is out of the fight. Just then, Jasiri emerges from the steam vent and challenges Janja to take on both herself and the Lion Guard. Reluctantly, Janja gives up the fight, yelling after Jasiri that matters are not over between them.

With Janja gone, Jasiri thanks the Lion Guard for their help and expresses concern over how overzealous Janja and his clan had been. Kion blames the dry season for Janja's odd behavior, and the two groups depart, with the Lion Guard leading Thurston back to the Pride Lands while Jasiri returns the cubs to their clan.

"The Hyena Resistance"

Home is home. Besides, Scar can't do anything to us if he can't find us!
2018-10-19-01 12 10

Jasiri reunites with her friend, Kion, in the Pride Lands

In the Pride Lands, Jasiri tackles Kion to the ground, having been watching a skirmish between the Lion Guard and some Outlanders. She comments on how strange it is that all the Outlanders have been banding together, and Kion explains that they are all fighting under Scar's banner. He offers Jasiri and her clan a place in the Pride Lands for protection, but she insists that they must protect their turf. She then gets an idea.

Jasiri returns to her clan and persuades them to start a Hyena Resistance against the Army of Scar ("Kwetu Ni Kwetu").

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Jasiri sings "Kwetu Ni Kwetu", during which she encourages her clan to join forces against Scar

Later, Jasiri overhears Janja plotting with his clan to take over Mizimu Grove with Kiburi and Reirei's groups. She sends Madoa to warn the Lion Guard, while she and the rest of the clan intercept Janja's clan. The plan works, with the Lion Guard defeating Kiburi and Reirei in Mizimu Grove, and Jasiri and her clan blocking Janja's access to the Pride Lands with a rock slide.

The Hyena Resistance repeatedly thwarts all of Scar's plans. After the three failed attacks, Jasiri celebrates the Hyena Resistance's success with Kion on the border of the Outlands and the Pride Lands.

Later, Madoa informs the Lion Guard that Scar is planning their biggest attack yet on Mizimu Grove, unaware that it is a trap. She returns to Jasiri, only for the clan to be set upon by Janja, Kiburi, and Reirei.

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Jasiri saves Janja from falling into a lava pit

Across the Pride Lands, Ono scouts the Outlands and catches sight of Jasiri's clan being attacked. The Lion Guard rushes to their aid and defeats the three groups. In the commotion, Janja is knocked into a lava pit, and Jasiri saves him. Janja is stunned at her willingness to save him, and Jasiri explains that he could join the Hyena Resistance instead of allying with Scar. After a moment of hesitation, Janja refuses.

After the battle, Jasiri and Kion solidify their alliance in overthrowing Scar.

Personality and traits

So, you figured out that only three of you didn't stand a chance against me.
―Jasiri mocks Janja[src]

Unlike the other residents of the Outlands, Jasiri is friendly and open to making friends with lions. She finds humor in just about everything, and Kion even notes that the world is like a giant game to her. Bold and spunky, she is a friend to the Pride Landers and able to look past differences to where different species can share common ground. Unlike Janja and his clan, she is disgusted by selfishness and gluttony, and respects the Circle of Life.

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