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♪Big Bad Kenge, he'll always cause a fright.
Big Bad Kenge, he'll stop you with his bite.
He's bigger than big, He's meaner than mean.
He's the scariest lizard that you ever did see.♪
~ Ushari describing Kenge in a song.
I'm. Not. A. Little. LIZARD!
~ Kenge getting angry when Bunga insulted his size.

Kenge is the titular main antagonist of The Lion Guard episode "The Bite of Kenge". He is a ferocious monitor lizard who is friends with Ushari and Scar, as well as one of Bunga's archenemies. He later appeared as a minor antagonist of the episode "The Scorpion's Sting", alongside the rest of the Army of Scar.

He was voiced by Kristofer Hivju. who also played Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones and Connor Rhodes in The Fate of the Furious.


Kenge is a large monitor lizard and has shiny swamp green scales with dark muddy gray stripes going along his back.


Kenge has been described as having an "intimidating, ferocious nature". Much like Makuu before he reformed, he does not take orders from anyone, and will quickly assert himself as the leader. He is very self-conscious about his size, and reacts with severe rage at being called little in any way.

Although he will work with others to achieve a goal, he will not befriend his teammates. Kenge is very short-tempered and irritable, so he resorts to violence very quickly. He is very confident in his abilities and will happily challenge anyone. Like Kiburi, he is ruthless as he viciously attacked zebras and gazelles and then bit Fuli, Kion and Beshte even though they confronted him. He is shown to be cunning, namely when he attacks the Pridelanders just to lure the Lion Guard so he can bite them.


  • According to the show's director Ford Riley, Kenge withdrew from Scar's forces because he did not want to deal with Kion's roar anymore.
    • A future Lion Guard villain Ora had the same sentiment during an episode in season 3.
  • Kenge stated in his eponymous episode that he knew the limitations of his paralyzing ability.
  • It is unknown what happened to Kenge after Jasiri takes control of the Outlands at the start of season 3.


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