Role in the Series
When Bunga and Kion are playing Baobab Ball, they run into Ushari, who falls into a heap with Bunga. The baobab fruit ends up in Ushari's mouth, but Bunga quickly grabs it away, and Ushari is forced to duck as Kion leaps over him after his friend.
Ushari attempts to eat a hyrax, but Bunga saves the tiny animal, tossing Ushari into a tree. Annoyed, the snake hisses Bunga's name in disgust.
While the Lion Guard (minus Kion) is looking for Flat Ridge Rock, they come across Ushari who was just awaken by Bunga.
While cleaning up after the rain storm Kion, Fuli, and Beshte approach Ushari's hole when Kion asks who'll go in to see if he and his cobra family are stuck in the mud.
Ushari is seen next to Timon and Pumbaa during the opening song before the celebration.
While trying to calm down a herd of stampeding water buffalo, Bunga tries to pull one out of the mud but ends up flying into a bush where Ushari bites him for landing on his head then slithers away.
Ushari is lying in the grass when Bunga jumps on him. He coils tightly around the honey badger and tells him that while he should bite him, the last time he did he was unable to rid his mouth of Bunga's taste for days. Ushari then uncoils and slithers away.
Ushari is resting near the Lion Guard when a gorilla called Hafifu calls his brother, Majinuni, and mistakenly refers to Ushari as a stick. Ushari is mildly offended by their statement, but before he can do anything, Hafifu grabs him from the floor while Majinuni taunts him by saying he can't hit the baobab fruit. Hafifu assures him that he can and ignores Ushari's cries for him to stop, and throws Ushari into the fruit hanging on a tree. Ushari bites down with his fangs but falls regardless. When he reaches the floor he spits the fruit out, muttering "Every time I get near the Lion Guard".
Its the beginning of the dry season and Ushari is going on his way, when the Lion Guard runs him over. Tired of having not getting respect Ushari decides to change that, upon hearing Kion talking with Makini on how he can speak to Mufasa Ushari decides to use it as an opportunity to take charge. Once in the Outlands he encounters Janja and his clan and tells them how Kion is able to speak to Mufasa and if they want to stop the Guard they should also find a way to talk to one of the Great Lions of the Past. Though Janja exclaims that no Great Lion would help the hyenas but Ushari reminds of Scar and how if Kion can talk to Mufasa then they might be able to speak Scar. So Ushari returns to the Pride Lands where he confronts Makini and tricks her into asking Rafiki about if there's a way to speak to the bad lions of the past? Ushari then summons his Skink friends to spy on Makini and reveal what Rafiki tells her about Scar. After finding the hidden entrance they find Ushari and he sneaks inside without the Guard knowing he's spying on them, he soon hears that the bad lions appear in fire unleashed by the Roar using the Bakora staff. After hearing this Ushari returns to the Outlands and tells the hyenas. They soon come up with a plan to kidnap Kiara and hold her prisoner in order for Kion to use his roar in anger. While the hyenas grab Kiara Ushari awaits at the top of the volcano for the staff, once both the staff and Kiara are in their possession all they need is for Kion to roar in anger. After Kiara is saved Janja tells Kion that next time they might get rid of her or hids family and friends, Kion is so angry he roars in anger and Ushari uses the staff to summon Scar as the volcano erupts. At first it doesn't work like they hoped, after Janja scolds ushari and kicks the staff into the volcano Scar's spirit appears in fire like Rafiki said, much to Janja's dismay.
- Ushari was first thought to be a villain before the movie was released. However, he later became a villain during The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar
- With his hood closed Ushari closely resembles a red spitting cobra except for the "eye" markings on his hood when extended, (a trait the species lacks).
- According to Ono, Ushari is an Egyptian cobra (the kind of cobra that killed Cleopatra VII, the Queen of Egypt who was the last Egyptian Pharoh).
- Ushari was confirmed to be returning to Season 2 along with Jasiri, Makuu and Reirei.
- He is one of the few guest characters who has a major role in The Lion Guard (he is a major antagonist of Season 2). The others are Scar, Makuu, and Makini (Makuu was a major antagonist of Season 1, Scar is the main antagonist of Season 2, and Makini is a major character in Season 2).