Name: Banagi (meaning ''compress'' in Swahili, only the "Bana" prefix.)
First Apparition Date: 1990 (2019 for my version of him)
Species: Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Family: Banzai (brother), Asante (niece), Janja (son)
Age/Generation: Adult, born during Ahadi's reign.
Residence: Elephant Graveyard (formely), Pride Lands
Appearance: Banagi was a gray hyena with a dark face. He had two scars on his neck, big hairy eyebrows, a speckled muzzle and a bristly chin like his brother. He also shared some physical traits with his son.
Personality: He was a ruthless and arrogant brute, who was yet calmer than other hyenas and never raised his voice when losing his temper.
Like And Dislikes: Having an higher rank than the other hyenas was one of his biggest ambitions. He hated living in the Elephant Graveyard and wanted to live in The Pride Lands.
Fact About Him: He is a deleted character from the early scripts of The Lion King. This is just my version of him.
History: Banagi was born in the same litter as Banzai's in the Elephant Graveyard. He used to bully other hyenas, including his own brother, all for his own pleasure, until Shenzi and Scar took over the clan. Being a golddigger, Banagi tried to be Shenzi's mate to gain a higher rank, but she rejected him besides his charisma. He tried again by Scar's reign, without success.
So he got himself with another female hyena and had Janja.
Banagi is one of the biggest reasons Janja and his crew stayed in the Outlands in aspiration to take over the Pride Lands. The young hyena wanted to avenge his father, who got killed in the battle at Pride Rock...