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Outlands
The Outlands is a barren wasteland outside of the Pride Lands that is home to hyenas, some vultures, and various other animals.

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The lionesses who were banished by Simba for remaining loyal to Scar resided in the Outlands for most of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. These Outsiders used to live in an extremely structure resembling a termite mound somewhere within the Outlands, but have since abandoned this area.

The area has a desert-like terrain with small cliffs, trees, and few plants, and seemingly no fauna. It is littered with animal bones of unfortunate wildebeests and buffaloes.

History

Canon History

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

According to Simba and Zazu, Outlands is the home of the exiled Outsider lionesses, and is therefore forbidden for young Kiara to travel to, though she does not obey this order, choosing to venture into the outskirts of the area, where she encounters a young Kovu. They are driven away by a float of crocodiles. Zira soon arrives and takes her son home, deeper into the dry, termite-infested lands.

Zira's other two offspring, Nuka and Vitani await her, arguing with each other until she returns, holding Kovu in her jaws. She drops him and scolds both him and Nuka, who was supposed to be watching the cub, but eventually realizes that she could use Kovu's new friendship with Kiara to her advantage. She enters a large structure that resembles a termite mound, where many Outsiders are gathered, and sings the song "My Lullaby", ending perched atop the structure as the sun sets upon the Outlands.

The Outsiders eventually leave the Outlands home in favor of the Pride Lands, where Simba welcomes them as a part of his pride.

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

Kion and Bunga are playing with a baobab and eventually the fruit winds up dropping into the depths of the Outlands, where a few animal bones are present. Kion is hesitant, knowing that his father Simba does not want him to enter the forbidden lands, but Bunga has no such qualms, and plunges right down. Meanwhile, a clan of hyenas are hungrily watching their leader Janja gnaw a bone. Spotting Bunga, Janja sends a few of his minions out to capture the honey badger. They are almost successful, but Kion roars at them, in doing so releasing the Roar of the Elders, sending powerful currents whipping through the Outlands, and Bunga is able to flee.

Later, Mzingo the vulture flies into the Outlands, passing by a number of dead trees, and enters the lair of Janja and his clan: a dark, shadowy area close to a tall volcano that is smoking. He reports the news of the new Lion Guard being formed, and Janja, after a brief distraction involving a caterpillar, sings the musical number "Tonight We Strike" to plot an attack on the Pride Lands, noting in the beginning of the song that in the Outlands, it's better for one to make their own rules. At the conclusion of the song, the hyenas exit the Outlands. They are later driven back there by the new Lion Guard.

The Lion Guard

The Outlands serves as a home to most of the series' villains, including Janja, Reirei, and sometimes Mzingo. Occasionally, it serves as a setting for the protagonists of the series, such as in the episode "The Mbali Fields Migration".

Appearances in Fanfictions

A list of fanfictions in which the Outlands appear that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes the Outlands, add it to this list.

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