Name: Asante (meaning ''Thank You'' in Swahili)
First Apparition Date: ???? (2018 for my version of her)
Species: Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Family: Shenzi (mother), Banzai (father), Banagi (paternal uncle), Janja (paternal cousin)
Age/Generation: Several months older than Kiara and Kion, about the same age as Kopa and several months younger than Nuka and Janja. Only seen as a pup in my stories.
Residence: Outlands (formely), Unknown
Appearance: Asante is a brown spotted hyena with dark legs, sharing some physical traits with her parents (similar mane to Shenzi's, but slightly more hairy, with Banzai's thick eyebrows). She also has three freckles on each cheek.
Personality: Asante was a playful and adventurous hyena pup. She especially was dominant towards her father. She later learned to hide her emotions and became tougher and colder.
Like And Dislikes: She liked when her father did what she told him to do (Banzai had no choice, Shenzi would have torn him apart otherwise). But don't worry, she always remembered to thank him for everything he did for her. ;) She hated life in her clan, though. Only the fittest could fit in. She later got used to it has she gained her matriarch responsability.
Fact About Her: She's a character from a German audio book titled "Friends for Life". It's only my design and version of her.
History: Asante was born in the Outlands, months after the end of Scar's reign. She is the result of a non-romantic union between Shenzi and Banzai, who desperatly needed new generations for their clan since they lost many clan members in the battle at Pride Rock. As the clan's future matriarch, Asante was respected, and especially spoiled by her father.
All of this started to bore her, so she ventured into the Pride Lands one day. She found eggs and tried to steal them for her breakfast, but got caught by a snake. Fortunally, a lion cub saved her from the reptile's deadly grip. The cub revealed himself to be Kopa, prince of the Pride Lands and son of king Simba. Despite their differences, Asante and Kopa became the best of friends.
Their friendship would have lasted if it weren't for the fact that Asante's family were former allies of Scar aka the same hyenas who tried to kill Kopa's parents when they were cubs. So Asante could no longer see Kopa. And it was also by choice after a conversation with her family. She was taught to never trust a lion, and that her clan would one day need her.
One day, the hyenas got a Tsavo pride of lionesses as neighbors. Banzai suggested Shenzi to attack them, but she refused since she caused enough trouble to her clan and decided to leave the Outlands for good. So the hyena clan left their last behind, except Janja and his crew.
Asante left forever, to later become matriarch, without ever knowing of her old friend's unfortunate fate...