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Character Information
Gender: Male
Show: The Lion Guard
Also known as:  
Species: Hyena
Age: 16/17
Friends: Scar (formerly), Janja, Chungu, Tano, Nne, Mzingo, Ushari (formerly), Reirei, Goigoi, Kiburi, Tamka, Nduli, Shupavu, Njano, Nyeusi, Nyata, Waza
Enemies: Kion, Bunga, Fuli, Ono, Beshte, Nala, Kiara, Jasiri, Zazu, Rafiki (all formerly)
First Appearance: "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar"
Last Appearance: "Return to the Pride Lands"
Voiced by: Vargus Mason

Cheezi is a hyena and one of the secondary antagonists in the 2015 Disney TV movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and its 2016 spin-off series The Lion Guard. He is one of Janja's minions and best friends, along with Chungu.


Cheezi's personality is very similar to Ed, as he is very excited and has a habit of sticking his tongue out. However, he is somewhat more intelligent and more capable of speaking clearly than Ed. And he is also known as sinister, excitable, silly, nasty, slightly idiotic yet smarter than Chungu, cowardly, obnoxious, and naughty. In season 3, he is loyal, helpful, shy, timid, kind, caring, mischievous, cheeky, still cowardly, and nervous (at times).

Physical appearance[]

His fur is of a pale gray, with his chest being lighter in color, while his eye rims, muzzle, and spots on his back are dark gray. His ears, hair, and paws are black, and there are several bite marks on his ears. He is most distinguishable by his red nose and similar appearance to Ed.


Cheezi and Chungu are sent by their boss Janja to capture Bunga(who had entered The Outlands to get his Baobab fruit back) so he can have him for lunch. Luckily, Kion is able to save his friend by using The Roar of the Elders, which shocks the two hyenas, giving Bunga time to escape.

Later, Cheezi and the other hyenas learn from Mzingo that Kion is assembling a Lion Guard to protect The Pride Lands to which Janja declares that the clan will attack The Pride Lands that night.

Cheezi accompanies Janja and the rest of the clan when they attack a gazelle herd and cause a stampede, which Kion's older sister Kiara gets trapped in. Luckily, Kion and The Lion Guard come to Kiara's rescue and get the herd away from her. Kion then uses The Roar of the Elders to drive Cheezi and the other hyenas back to The Outlands.