Kasi
Kasi
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Physical information
Gender

Female

Species

Lioness

Fur color

Black, brown, and gray

Eye color

Purple

Distinguishing features

   Spots on legs
   Tuft of fur on head

Biographical information
Status

Living

Residence

Pride Lands

Affiliations

   Lion Guard
   Pride Landers
   Simba's pride
   Outlanders (formerly)
   Outsiders (formerly)

Titles

Fastest in the Pride Lands

Relationship information
Enemies

   Beshte (formerly)
   Bunga (formerly)
   Fuli (formerly)
   Kion (formerly)
   Ono (formerly)

Haraka, haraka!
―Kasi's catchphrase[src]

Kasi is a female lion. She was initially an Outsider who reformed and joined Simba's pride. She currently serves as the fastest member of the Lion Guard.

Originally an Outsider, Kasi lived in the Outlands in exile from the Pride Lands. However, after the reunification of the Outsiders and Simba's pride, she became a member of the Lion Guard under the command of Vitani. When Kion's Lion Guard returned from the Tree of Life, Kasi took part in the Battle of the Lion Guards, which determined which one would have the right to protect the Pride Lands. Though she lost her individual challenge to Fuli, Kasi's team emerged victorious, thus officially making her and her teammates the legitimate Lion Guard.

Biography

The Lion Guard

"Return to the Pride Lands"

After the Outsiders join Simba's pride, Vitani forms her own Lion Guard. She chooses Kasi as the fastest member of her Guard. Not long after the prides merge, Kion's Lion Guard enters the Outlands. Vitani mistakes them for enemies and launches into battle against them. Kasi is chased by Azaad, but is able to dodge his attack. She is then chased by Fuli, but with Tazama's help, she finds a tree and jumps out of Fuli's reach. Kion is about to use the Roar of the Elders to finish off Vitani and her Guard when Kiara appears with Kovu and explains that the Outsiders have joined the Pride Landers. Though confused, Kion halts his attack, stopping the battle.

The next morning, the Lion Guard enters the Lair of the Lion Guard, only to find that Vitani and her Guard are already within. Both sides argue about who should be the Lion Guard, as both Vitani and Kion have the right to lead. Just then, Laini approaches, begging for help, and both Lion Guards rush off to assist her.

They follow Laini to where Thurston is stuck in a hole. The two Lion Guards argue over who should rescue Thurston, but Azaad advises Thurston to free himself. Kion comments that they must sort out their problems in order to avoid quarreling. Thurston suggests a competition to determine which team is better, and both Lion Guards agree to the challenge.

Kasi and Fuli begin a race to determine who is the fastest

Kasi spends most of the competition watching her teammates compete in their challenges. When Imara wins her competition against Beshte, Kasi cheers and congratulates her teammate on winning the first round. For the next challenge, Kasi races against Fuli through a large canyon. In the first phase of the challenge, Fuli allows Kasi to run ahead of her. When she's close to the finish line, Fuli easily runs past Kasi, resulting in Kasi's lost. After losing, she returns to her team in defeat.

During the final challenge between Vitani and Kion, Vitani calls for a mashindano, even though Kion points out that she stands no chance against the Roar of the Elders. Seeing Vitani's bravery, Kion forfeits the match and declares her and her team the new Lion Guard. Along with her teammates, Kasi is greatly happy at this news and proudly celebrates her team's victory. When Vitani uses the Roar of the Elders for the first time, signifying her official leadership of the Guard, Kasi enthusiastically cheers for her leader and friend.

Personality and traits

Much like her predecessor and former rival Fuli, Kasi is confident, determined, and proud. As a member of the Lion Guard, she displays bravery in battle, loyalty to her leader Vitani, and camaraderie with her teammates.

Kasi has great confidence in both herself and her skills, particularly her speed and agility. Like Fuli, she enjoys being faster than her opponents and outpacing pursuers, showing great pride in both herself and her speed. This confidence, however, can also make her cocky and somewhat arrogant. She has a tendency to underestimate her opponents and overestimate her own limits.

Kasi prepares to race Fuli, showing her confident nature

Kasi is also shown to be prideful of her membership in the Lion Guard. Despite Kion’s Guard possessing the marks of the Guard, she (like her teammates) still refuses to back down. Kasi in particular is quiet aggressive in her assertion of her team's superiority, and is visibly angered by Kion's Guard asserting otherwise.

Despite her flaws, Kasi is also a very determined and dutiful member of the Lion Guard. Though prideful, she happily accepts help from her teammates and is grateful for their aid. Kasi hates to disappoint or let her friends down. When she under-performs, rather than make excuses for herself, Kasi expresses shame for not living up to her own expectations.

Trivia

  • Kasi is voiced by Savannah Smith.[1]
  • Kasi's name means "quickly, speedily, hastily" or "forcefully, energetically" or "speed" or "haste" or "force" in Swahili.[2]
  • Kasi's catchphrase, "Haraka, haraka" means "faster, faster" in Swahili.[2]

References

  1. Savannah Smith. IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved on September 14, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Online Swahili - English Dictionary. African Languages. Retrieved on September 14, 2020.


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