Ahadi

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Character
Name: Ahadi
Occupation: King or Prince Consort of the Pridelands
Relationships: Mufasa - Son
Scar - Son
Uru - Mate
Fandom: The Lion King
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Ahadi is a semi-canonical character in the universe of The Lion King whose first and only appearance is in The Lion King: Six New Adventures. He is a former King, or Prince Consort, of the Pridelands, Mufasa and Scar's father, and the mate of Uru.

He frequently shows up in fanworks, with artists eager to showcase their own designs for him, and his characterisation in the fandom varies widely. Headcanons surrounding him are often angsty, and often involve his relationships with his sons, mate, or parents - usually either Mohatu or 'Selfish'.

Source Material

Original Film

Though he only physically appears in a single non-canonical source, he is very briefly referenced in the original film, when Mufasa tells Simba about 'something his father once told [him]', informing the audience Ahadi was the one to tell his son about the Great Kings of the Past.

Six New Adventures

From what is shown, his relationships with his sons differs. He is shown to have a somewhat strained relationship with Taka (Scar), who accuses him of preferring his brother over him.

Appearance

Regarding his appearance, there is a well known contradiction between the text description and the illustration, with the former describing him as having a black mane and green eyes (similar to his son Taka), and the latter portraying him as having a red or brown (the colours aren't entirely accurate to the film, shown through Mufasa's mane looking brown rather than the red of the film. Hence Ahadi's is also likely red despite also appearing brown) mane colour and reddish-brown eye colour, and overall more closely resembles his son Mufasa.

Fandom

Because of the disparity between the text and the illustrations, Ahadi's appearance differs quite drastically in fanworks, most obviously in fanart. Depending on which version of his appearance fans use for him will usually also impact their headcanons for the appearance of his mate Uru, in large part because Mufasa and Scar look so different from one another.

His personality differs substantially in fandom. In some he is a kind ruler; in others he is a tyrant. In some he is maliciously abusive towards Taka; in others he is merely negligant of him - usually in contrast to his treatment of Mufasa; and in yet others he is supportive.

Fandom differs as to whether he or Uru is the offspring of Mohatu,[1] with no obvious skew towards either side. If a fan doesn't headcanon him as Mohatu's, he will often be headcanoned the son of the Selfish Lion, due to the unnamed lion's strong resemblance to Scar, and often a rogue who comes across the Pridelands.

Relationships

In fandom, Ahadi's relationship with Scar is sometimes portrayed as being neglectful or even abusive.

Common Tropes and Themes

  • Angst
  • Neglect or Abuse of Scar

Fanworks

Fanart

  • Ahadi Design (July 2009) by DJCoulzAnimalsOnly - A very well known version of Ahadi, and an example of one of the more common interpretations of his appearance, with yellow fur, a very dark brown mane (appearing almost black at first glance), an outlander nose and green eyes.
  • Ahadi (March 2021) by australet789 - Featuring another typical Ahadi, with a light fur colour, brown mane, green eyes, and an outlander nose.

Gallery

Resources & External Links

References

  1. ^ I-support-ahadi-as-mohatu's-son
  2. ^ You dare... artwork by seryva