Cowardly lion
Background information
Origin The Wizard of Oz
Hero information
Full name Cowardly Lion
Alias Zeke (Kansas counterpart)

King of the Forest

Occupation King

Wild Animal

Powers / Skills Roaring

Physical strength

Hobbies Running away from danger

Following the Yellow Brick Road

Goals Aid Dorothy and her friends.

Get courage from the Wizard.

Friends / Allies Dorothy Gale
Tin Woodman
Wizard of Oz
Jack Pumpkinhead
The Gump
Princess Ozma
Hungry Tiger
Queen of the Field Mice
Spike the Bulldog
Tyke the Bulldog
Marshal Mallow
China Princess
Enemies Wicked Witch of the West
Flying Monkeys (formerly)
Nikko (formerly)
Winkie Guards (formerly)
Nome King
Toto (briefly)
Princess Mombi
Tyrone the Terrible (formerly)
The Jester
Type of Hero Cowardly Feline

Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Which one of ya first? I'll fight ya both together if you want! I'll fight ya with one paw tied behind my back! I'll fight ya standing on one foot! I'll fight ya with my eyes closed!
~ The Cowardly Lion's most famous lines.
I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks! I do, I do, I DO!
~ The Cowardly Lion's most famous quote.

The Cowardly Lion is the tetartagonist of The Wizard of Oz. He is the third (and final) ally Dorothy meets. Even though he is a lion, he is not so brave and joins Dorothy to get courage from the Wizard. He is portrayed by Bert Lahr. Lahr also played Aunt Em and Uncle Henry's farmworker, Zeke.

As Dorothy, Scarecrow and the Tin Man are travelling through the dark forest following the yellow brick road on the way to the Emerald City the Cowardly Lion ambushes Dorothy and her friends and trys to take a bite out of Toto. Dorothy slaps him for trying to attack Toto and discovers that the Lion is a coward and he admits that he is not brave or king of the forest but a cowardly lion Dorothy feels sorry for the lion and tells him a bout the Wizard in the Emerald City and maybe he could give the lion some courage

Despite admitting that he is a coward he has done great feats of bravery including leaping chasms along the yellow brick road with a companion on his back each time and when travelling through the Dark Forest he held off two Kalidahs (a fictitious species of animal in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With the head of a tiger and a body of a bear) by him self.


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