We Now Know How Scar Got His Name Thanks To ‘The Lion Guard’

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We Now Know How Scar Got His Name Thanks To 'The Lion Guard'

We Now Know How Scar Got His Name Thanks To ‘The Lion Guard’. A question that has been bothering Disney Fans for 25 years, How did Scar get his Scar?

Fans believed we would finally get an answer in the live-action remake of The Lion King, but when the film left that particular story line rather vague, it was assumed we would never get to know how the scar, and nickname, came about. That is, until a recent episode of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard, where the spirit of Scar reveals the gruesome details of how he received the iconic scar.

We Now Know How Scar Got His Name Thanks To 'The Lion Guard'

Check out the video below where Scar finally tells us about the event that led him to be named: Scar.

We first learn that Scar used to lead The Lion Guard back in the day. While on patrol near Pride Rock, Scar ran into another lion who was planning to overthrow Mufasa and take over the Pride Lands. He tried to charm Scar with stories of them ruling the Pride Lans together. The lion tried his best to trick Scar into working with him. When it didn’t work, the lion then led Scar to a rock with a snake hidden beneath it. The snake jumped out and bit Scar on his eye, leaving the wound.

The lion told Scar that there was venom in the snake bite and tried to bribe Scar by saying he would help get rid of the venom, but only if Scar agreed to help him with the mutiny. Scar refused and killed both the lion and the snake. That was just the story of how Scar received the wound. Come to find out, it was actually Mufasa who started calling his brother Scar.

When Scar went back to Pride Rock to tell the others that he had thwarted an attempt to take the throne, he thought he would be praised for his effort. Instead of thanking Scar for his heroic act, Mufasa laughs at him and calls him Scar, giving him the name he would be called the rest of his days. Mufasa then quickly moved on to other matters. Mufasa’s dismissal is what ultimately drives Scar to try and usurp the throne and that he should become the King of the Pride Lands.

We Now Know How Scar Got His Name Thanks To 'The Lion Guard'

So there you have it. It appears Mufasa was not always the most caring brother, and his actions led to Scar becoming evil. Not to say Scar’s actions were warranted after Mufasa’s behavior, but it does give us a good look at Scar’s backstory that has been shrouded in mystery for 25 years.

We Now Know How Scar Got His Name Thanks To 'The Lion Guard'

What are your thoughts on Scar’s story? Do you feel he was justified in his actions, or that he should have forgiven Mufasa? How did you think Scar received his iconic scar? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Photo Credit: Disney Junior/Disney


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Kaitlyn is a writer, painter, and artist based just north of Baltimore, Maryland. She is a previous participant in the Disney College Program and has years of experience with Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts and with Universal Orlando Resort. Her and her big 'Ohana are frequent visitors to the parks and resorts and she is always up for another trip to visit her favorite castles! Kaitlyn is the News & Entertainment Writer for Chip and Company and is passionate about writing and storytelling.
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