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Shenzi, Banzai and Ed. [Shown from left to right.]"I thought things were bad under Mufasa..."

Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed. Edit

Shenzi, Banzai and Ed are the minions of Scar in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Like Scar, they are also from the 1994 film 'The Lion King'.

In the film, they are shown to be rather dim-witted minions of Scar who were willing to do anything he wanted as long as he fed them. After failing to kill Simba in the Elephant Graveyard, Scar ends up forming the idea of killing both Simba and Mufasa, promising the hyenas a lifetime of meat if they assist him. They manage to kill Mufasa, but fail in finishing off Simba when he runs away.

Assuming he was dead, they returned to the Pride Lands and began to wreak havoc upon the land. Killing and eating every animal they could and even complaining to Scar when no food was available,much to his dismay. But once Simba returns, they cower for a moment before Scar gives them all the upper hand, causing them to attack Simba, only to be defeated by the Lionesses, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki and Zazu. After their defeat, they overhear Scar calling them 'the real enemy' and turn against him after Simba kicks him over the cliffside. They attack but they end up getting burned alive in the fires.

It is rumored they managed to survive and Janja, the hyena from 'The Lion Guard' along with his minions, Cheezi and Chungu, are descendants of the main trio. Sharing similarities including a desire for all the food they could want and hating the Circle of Life.

Adventureland. Edit

With Scar, they too were resurrected by Hades himself. A few hyenas are seen with Scar when Hades bargained with the lion to gain the crystal and were called forth by Scar to stampede the elephants. They only complied due to Scar claiming he was invincible and could no be harmed nor killed, they have no true loyalty to Scar and only do his bidding under the fear of death. [Clearly, they were still angry from him calling them the 'enemy' during his battle with Simba.]

The Sorcerer encounters Banzai first. Following a trail of dark magic that Scar left behind, they hear an elephant and end up seeing Banzai fall in front of them after being kicked. Banzai then begins to complain about the task being difficult and even saying this. "If it wasn't for Scar's whole 'invincibility' thing, no way I'd be taking orders from him again!" But upon seeing the Sorcerer, he immediately stops, knowing the Sorcerer as 'one of those guys' Scar warned them about. He attacks using magic blasts from his mouth but finds the after taste to be horrible. Upon being defeated, he sports a black eye and falls to the floor, claiming to be 'lying down here for a minute'.

After the fight, and following the next trail, Rafiki informs the Sorcerer that Scar tricked the hyenas and they must show the hyenas the truth. Scar scolds them for failing 'such a small task', getting more angry at being the 'only one around here capable of doing anything right'. Using the Sorcerer's Crest, Scar falls to the floor and Shenzi realizes Scar was lying, "Hey! You're not invincible! Why ya' lyin', mangy, no-good, wanna-be king of the savanna! We are outta here!" and that is the last time the Sorcerer has to deal with them. Allowing the to focus their power on stopping Scar and Hades from taking over.