|Meaning||Madness (wazimu) (Swahili)|
After her mother died, Ed took Waanzin in (Shenzi was tolerant). She is the one of the secondary protagonists in my (Ladybernard's) fanfiction, Lion King 3: Hyena Rules. She is friends with Kila, Kitu and NaZaidi, and she is also their adoptive cousin. She may play a minor role in Upelelezi's Journey, or, at least, be mentioned.
As a cub, Waanzin developed Ed's sense of humor, laughing madly at whatever she found funny (or kind of funny, or amusing, or mildly interesting). She was far kinder than the other hyenas, easily befriending other hyena cubs and even other animals, such as Kizazi (and seemingly Kumbuka). They met when he stumbled into the Outlands one day, where the hyena's had moved to after Zira fell off of the cliff.
Waanzin's mother died of starvation when Waanzin was just old enough to eat meat. The rest of her clan had died out, and she was the only one left alive. She managed to survive long enough for Ed to stumble upon her. Waanzin was brought back to Shenzi's clan, and Shenzi took pity on the cub, due to Ed wanting to keep her. She later made friends with Shenzi and Banzai's children, Kila, Kitu, and NaZaidi.