Name: Jabari (meaning "brave"/"fearless" in Swahili)
First Apparition Date: 2016 (2018 for my version of him)
Species: Lion (Panthera Leo)
Family: Sarafina (mate), Nala (daughter)
Age/Generation: Adult, born during Ahadi's reign (Several months younger than Mufasa, a few days older than Sarafina).
Residence: Pride Lands
Appearance: Jabari was a dark golden lion with a red mane, thick dark red eyebrows and dark turquoise eyes, similar to his daughter's.
Personality: He started off as a reckless cub who often got himself in trouble to impress Sarafina. He was also really talkative, especially if he did something he was proud of. He was nonetheless a kind, friendly lion.
Like And Dislikes: He idolized the Lion Guard and supported them in every way. He wouldn't never say no to a challenge. He was also very in love with Sarafina, but never knew she didn't really feel the same way.
Fact About Him: Jabari's character is based off Rafiki's painting in a Lion Guard episode, where it decipts Nala's father. He also pretty much looked similar to his grandson Kion (Even though they're not truly related by blood, in my universe).
History: Jabari was an only cub born in the Pride Lands. He once tried to impress Sarafina and Helena by climbing a tree, but fell off. Fortunally, the Lion Guard, the one before Scar's, came and rescued him. (Or was it really Scar's Lion Guard? I dont know yet.)
He grew more mature and less reckless though, and eventually became Sarafina's mate, and for a short time.
Being a huge fan of Scar's Lion Guard, he sometimes followed them to see them doing their duties. But one night, he heard distant roars during a date with Sarafina. Out of curiosity, he came to see what happened to the Lion Guard... And never came out alive.
Jabari died before the birth of his daughter.