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Reirei is the wife of Goigoi, the mother of Dogo and his siblings, a member of Scar's army and a recurring antagonist in The Lion Guard. She is one of the arch-enemies of Kion, after Janja, Mzingo and Kiburi.
She was voiced by Ana Gasteyer.
The Lion Guard
The Kupatana Celebration
With the use of her son Dogo (who had fooled Kion and The Lion Guard with his cuteness into a thinking he was nice after they saved him from Janja), Reirei, her husband and other sons enter The Pride Lands from the Outlands during the celebration of Kupatana (which is a day of peace) which Reirei plans to take advantage of in order for her and her family to feast.
When Kion attempts to find Dogo amoungst the jackal pups that are making themselves at home in aardvark borrows, Reirei steps forward and introduces herself and Goigoi as Dogo's parents. Reirei then appeals to Kion to let her and her family stay in The Pride Lands as Dogo can't stay on his own and be away from his family, to which a reluctant Kion agrees but only if she promises to stop stealing from the aardvarks. However, when The Lion Guard leave, Reirei and Goigoi fantasize about the animals they can snatch during Kupatana. But when Dogo expresses concern about The Lion Guard stopping their schemes, Reirei sings "Jackal Style" to teach her family how to act like jackals. The family steals from many of the residents of The Pride Lands and land in trouble with the angry animals.
Kion and The Lion Guard hear of Reirei's schemes and confront her, where Kion lectures Reirei for stealing. But Reirei claims that The Pride Lands' customs are different from theirs and asks if her family can participate in Kupatana. Kion allows the jackals to join, but only if they treat the other animals with respect.
During Kupatana, Reirei and her family start their hunt. Kion and his father Simba implore the animals to work together to fight off the jackals before Kion joins The Lion Guard in wrangling the jackals. Reirei and her family are then cornered by the group, where Kion orders the family to return to The Outlands. Reirei (using dramatic flair) pleads for a second chance but leaves with her family when Simba roars at them.
Too Many Termites
After noticing a group of aardwolves in a cave in the Outlands, Reirei and Goigoi plan to eat them. Upon hearing that The Lion Guard drove the aardwolves out of the Pride Lands (after mistaking them for hyenas), Reirei tricks the group into trusting her and Goigoi by saying that they are not like The Lion Guard and sing "We'll Make You a Meal".
Reirei and Goigoi then trap the aardwolves in the cave and prepare to devour them, planning to give whats left to their children. Luckily, The Lion Guard arrive just in time to save the aardwolves. Kion pins Reirei and orders her to go home, which she and Goigoi do.
Divide and Conquer
The Scorpion's Sting
The Kilio Valley Fire
True to her species, Reirei is intelligent, unscrupulous, traitorous, deceptive, clever, and sly, with no thought for other creatures. She is not above using her own children to get her way, as she uses her son, Dogo, to sneak her family into the Pride Lands. Despite this, she treats her pups with an appropriate amount of affection and caring, and is deeply prideful in teaching her children the two-faced nature of the jackal. Conspiring, duplicitous, and manipulative, Reirei is charismatic and attractive, so she can pull off an act of innocence until she pushes her luck too far. Unlike the Outlanders like Janja or Mzingo, who understand that there is no such thing as a free meal, Reirei uses thievery and deceit to get her next meal.
- The name "Reirei" (also known as "Rairai") means "flattery" in Swahili.
- Reirei is slightly similar to the fellow Lion King villain, Zira, as both are villainesses and both are mothers who use their son to their advantage (Reirei used Dogo to trick The Lion Guard and get into The Pride Lands whilst Zira used Kovu's friendship with Kiara to earn Simba's trust). However, Reirei genially cares for her children and is married whilst Zira only uses her children (mainly Kovu) as pawns for her plans and is not in a relationship.