|Sarabi (2019 film)|
Mirage, optical illusion
Sarabi is the queen of the Pride Lands. After Scar becomes king, she assumes command of the lionesses, despite his efforts to win them over. She remains loyal to Mufasa's memory until the return of her son, Simba, whom she joins in battle against Scar and his hyena minions. The pride is victorious, and Sarabi welcomes her son as the new king.
Months pass, with Simba growing into a lively cub. One day, Simba approaches Sarabi and the other lionesses to ask his friend, Nala, to play. Sarabi gives him a bath and instructs him to bring Zazu with him.
Years later, Nala encourages Sarabi to lead the pride out of the Pride Lands, but Sarabi refuses, as it is their home. Scar calls her to have an audience with him and reminds her of how she chose Mufasa over him to be her mate. Scar then offers Sarabi a place as his queen, stating that the other lionesses won't accept him as king out of respect for her. She refuses, and Scar punishes her by allowing the hyenas to eat before the lionesses.
Later, Scar confronts her again and demands that she be his queen. When she rejects him again by comparing him to Mufasa, he attacks her, only to be fended off by a full-grown Simba.
Scar accuses Simba of having killed Mufasa, to which Sarabi reacts with horror. However, she soon realizes Scar’s lie and attacks with the rest of the pride. The lionesses achieve victory over the hyenas.
After the battle, Sarabi nuzzles her son and watches him take his place as king of the Pride Lands.