Full Name

Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena


Shenzi Marie


Satisfy her hunger


Eats Scar and leaves the Pridelands

Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena is the alpha-female of The Hyenas who serve Scar and she is the lead of the secondary antagonists of Disney's The Lion King and the main antagonist of The Lion King 1 1/2 . Shenzi loves to make jokes with her companions, Banzai and Ed, but is also shown to have a more serious nature at times. She is shown to be good when it comes to her missions, nearly killing Simba at one point and only failed because the larger Mufasa protected him and instigated a stampede that killed Mufasa.



Shenzi and her loyal companions were Scar's, then known as Taka's, friends and advised him to humiliate his brother Mufasa so he would look good to his father. This plan backfired on Taka recieved his signature scar from a cape buffalo. At some point later on, presumabley during Mufasa's reign, the hyenas were banished to the Elephant Graveyard.

The Lion King

Still loyal to Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed were instructed to kill Mufasa's son, Simba. Scar tricked Simba in entering the Elephant Graveyard with his friend Nala and under the watch of Mufasa's assistant Zazu. Soon enough, they were confronted by Shenzi and her two close allies. The hyenas revealed their intentions of eating them, and disposed of Zazu by putting him on a guiser and blasting him away before attacking Simba and Nala. A long chased ensued, with Simba at one point going on the offensive and slashing Shenzi's face

Shenzi confronts Simba, Nala and Zazu

. She finally cornered the two and was about to attack when Mufasa came on the scene, having been alerted to the incident by Zazu, and attacked Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, who ran away in fear. Scar berated them for failing to kill Shenzi, but she defended herself and the others by saying that Mufasa was there, so Scar came up with a new plan and instructed the hyenas to start a stampede of wildebeest into the canyon Simba was in. Mufasa ran in to save him and brought Simba to safety, but Mufasa was trambled to death. After Mufasa's death, Scar convinced Simba it was his fault so he ran away, and then Scar ordered the hyenas to kill him. They chased Simba but he escaped through a thorn bush that they couldn't follow him in. They tricked Scar into thinking Simba was dead and he became king and allowed the hyenas to enter the Pridelands. Unfortunately, the hyenas ater too much and soon there was little food left. Shenzi complained to Scar about this, but he was to stubborn to l

Shenzi fights Simba

isten, and Banzai even whispered that he thought Mufasa was a better ruler. This angers Scar, who drives them away. Later, he finds out the hyenas failed their mission when Simba returns, so Scar decides to finish the job himself by blaming Simba for Mufasa's death and causing him to fall from a cliff and dangle from the edge of it. But Scar makes the mistake of revealing he killed Mufasa to Simba, who forces himto admit the truth, causing a battle between the hyenas and lions. Shenzi and Banzai attack Timon the meerkat and almost eat him, but Pumbaa comes to his defense and Banzai calls him a pig, causing him to attack them and they run away. Shenzi, followed by Banzai and Ed, follow Simba and Scar to help Scar, only to hear him try to blame the hyenas for planning Mufasa's death, and they leave him to fend for himself. Shenzi tells her clan of Scar's betrayal and after his defeat the hyenas attack and eat him.
Shenzi 2019 profile

2019 Live action appearance.

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