Okay. We said there are some serious Mushu fans. Here we find a theory from the opposite end of the crowd. Mushu may seem to be working for the greater good but it might have started out as a less noble mission and only ended well for all by mistake.
Fans believe there’s a likelihood that Mulan brought such dishonor to the family that Mushu was sent to have her die in combat. This would restore the family’s honor by her dying a noble death and not assuming the throne.
Genie’s Questionable Loyalties
The Genie has his hands full of granting wishes. Staying neutral with the power that he has may lead to some questionable moral choices. Fans have noted that he never takes into account the outcome of opposing forces and grants wishes freely. Most strikingly, he doesn’t alert Aladdin to the intentions of Jafar.
Being aware of them, he could suggest more suitable wishes for Aladdin to make in order to overcome Jafar’s insidious plans. Instead, the Genie fulfills all of Jafar’s ultimately destructive wishes.
The Hyena's Payment
As covered in an earlier fan theory, the Pridelands could have been affected by the forces of nature due to Rafiki’s lack of magical blessing. Now here’s another fan theory that might make David Attenborough happier. As Scar gathered a military force of hyenas, it’s only natural that they would expect payment. What does a hyena want as payment?
Food. Imagine an unstoppable wave of hyenas eating everything in their path. This would certainly lead to ecological imbalance causing the Pridelands to become a wasteland.
The True Elephant Graveyard
Tying in with a previous fan theory of Scar giving the hyenas free rein to eat whatever (or let’s say whoever – come on, this is a Disney universe!) they wanted would lead to quite the pile of bones.
The Badlands is scattered with elephant bones as so memorably portrayed when Simba is hunted through them. Could we be witnessing the site of an actual hyena killing field instead of a simple elephant graveyard? It adds up!
Scar’s Evil Nature Cost Him His Life
The gripping final scenes whereby Simba has outwitted and overpowered Scar show the true nature of both characters. Simba, merciful and just, provides Scar with the opportunity to escape death.
The Lion King fans believe that this was the ultimate portrayal of character study in that Scar, being so overcome with evil and greed, could not come to understand that Simba was acting in good faith. If Scar had an ounce of nobility in him, he would have recognized this and saved his own life.