meaning: “tough” in Swahili
age: younger adult/ adult
parents: Kuzimu and Anga
mate: Kamila, Yekali
cubs: Zuri, Angara, Kibi and Usiku
personality: Ngumu was raised to be a cold, calculated assassain who never showed emotion. He was brainwashed by his father from birth, along with his sister. After his escape Ngumu grew to be an extremely cautious lion, always checking that he was safe, never truly trusting anyone. He is very reserved and has PTSD due to his childhood but he works through it as best he can. He struggles showing emotion and tries to never lose his temper with his family. He is a protective leader of his little family.
likes: being free from his father, his mate, his cubs, being loved, swimming
dislikes: being reminded of his past, blood, anything that triggers his PTSD, snakes and hyenas
history: Ngumu was born to the warlord Kuzimu, his second cub by Anga and his first son, despite many mistresses and other illegitimate daughters. He began warrior training as soon as he could walk and assassain training as a young cub. He was shown no affection and little positive regard from his father, and his mother died when he was young. His only companion was older sister Zira, but she dissapears in the night when they are adolescents and Ngumu was left to the wrath of Kuzimu. Tired of ending up bloody and beaten up at the end of every day and sick of the fighting and death, he too escaped to the outer borders of the pridelands where he met Kamila. After a short fling, he was chased out by the new King Simba. He never knew that he fathered a daughter, Zuri. He later met Yekali and together they have two daughters and a son. He is loved, despite the scars inflicted by his father, and his traumatic past.
relationship to movie: Zira’s brother and Zuri’s dad
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