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For centuries we watched our bretheren perish at the claw of the lion. Today, we put our hooves down! No longer will we dwell at the bottom of the food chain!
~ Kazar planning to become predator.
Top of The Food Chain, Ma! TOP OF THE FOOD CHAAAAAAAAAAAOOW… OW! Uh-oh.
~ Kazar's last words.

Kazar is the main antagonist of Disney's 2006 CGI animated film The Wild. He is a diabolical, wicked, and merciless wildebeest who tries to ascend to the top of the food chain by becoming a predator and devouring meat. He is also the former leader of Blag and the other wildebeests as well as the archenemy of Samson and Ryan.

He was voiced by William Shatner, who also played an evil version of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, Mayor Phlegmming in Osmosis Jones, General Shanker in Escape From Planet Earth, Two-Face in Batman vs. Two-Face and Cyrax in Insaniquarium.

Appearance

Kazar is a skinny black wildebeest with two sharp horns and a blinded left eye.

Personality

Kazar is a very cruel, wicked, deceitful, opprobrious, uncompromising, manipulative and traitorous wildebeest who no longer wants to dwell at the bottom of the food chain. He is somewhat insane and preposterous since he actually wants to eat meat in order to ascend to the top of the food chain. He is also shown to be extremely abusive towards his herd, especially his second-in-command Blag.

Biography

Kazar captures Nigel the Koala and reveals to him that a stuffed koala bear came out of the sky (actually from a plane) and scared away a pride of lionesses who cornered him. Kazar therefore wants prey to become predators and vice versa before dubs Nigel as "The Great Him". When he hears that there are two lions nearby, he orders his lieutenant Blag to bring them, so they can eat them.

Kazar attempts to kill Samson and Ryan when they enter the treacherous volcano. After an intense battle, Kazar orders Blag and the others to kill Samson and Ryan. However, Blag and the rest of the wildebeests (who do not really want to turn predators into prey) turn against Kazar and refuse to help him. Enraged, Kazar tries to kill Samson and Ryan himself, but Samson unleashes a powerful roar, which causes the walls of the volcano to crumble down. Kazar is then abandoned by his own minions and left to die in the volcano before he is crushed to death by a falling boulder after catching his front hooves on the plush koala's pull string, while the rest of the animals escape to safety before the destructive volcano explodes.

Trivia

  • "Kazar" is the name (with a hyphen added, rendering it "Ka-Zar") of a character from Marvel Comics, a Tarzan-style hero from the Savage Land.
    • Also, the name "Kazar" means "beware" in the language of the people in the fictional island known as Caprona in a series of novels by the late Edgar Rice Burroughs, the person who wrote Tarzan.
  • Kazar is similar to Assistant Mayor Bellwether from Zootopia, which was released a decade after The Wild; both are villainous prey animals who have a genocidal hatred towards predators and wish to destroy them.
  • Kazar's last words "Top of the food chain, Ma! Top of the food chain!" before meeting his demise is a reference to James Cagney's character, Arthur "Cody" Jarrett's line from White Heat: "Top of the world, Ma! Top of the world!".
  • Kazar has been shown to roar a few times in the film, However, wildebeests do not roar in real life; they instead honk. It could be possible that Kazar was roaring since he desires to become a predator.
  • Patrick Stewart and Gary Oldman were both considered for the role of Kazar before William Shatner was cast.
  • He is the third animated character to be voiced by William Shatner.
  • He is the only wildebeest in the film who does not redeem himself.
  • It is unknown what has happened to his left eye.
  • Kazar bares many similarities to Mola Ram from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as they are leaders of fanatical cults and seek a power beyond their abilities.

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