I think we can all agree that The Lion King is one of the greatest Disney movies of all time. Especially for those of us who grew up on it — watching it over and over on VHS.
And while the classic ’90s movie is full of lighthearted and delightful moments…
…it also has a few dark moments — I mean, Scar murdering Mufasa is definitely one of the most sinister moments ever in a Disney movie.
Okay, so this is probably you right now:
Now, lets get into ClassyKing0’s theory: So, it starts right at the point where Scar kills Mufasa.
Now, after Mufasa dies we see his body for the last time in that gut-wrenching scene where Simba realizes he is dead.
And if you’re anything like me, your mind probably imagined that at some point Mufasa’s body was carried in a somber “Circle of Life”-style procession to be buried near Pride Rock. But, ClassyKing0 didn’t think that at all, and he was left wondering what exactly happened to his body.
So naturally, his first inclination was to assume that the hyenas probably ate Mufasa’s body. Well, except that a quick Google search revealed that hyenas are hunters and wouldn’t eat a lion carcass.
And another search revealed that lions have no natural predators…oh, except, he did discover something interesting: that lions eat other lions!
Now, you’re probably thinking, Okay, so what? That’s in nature and not in the movie!
Well, ClassyKing0 points to the scene in the movie where Scar is seen playing with a skull — fittingly paying homage to Hamlet — as proof that he did eat him.
While watching the scene he couldn’t help but notice that the skull looked like it could be Mufasa’s.
And after looking up lion skulls, ClassyKing0 realized that is exactly what Scar is holding.
Soooooooo….yeah, it looks like Scar might have eaten Musfasa and saved his skull as a souvenir.
And now I’ll never watch The Lion King the same way again!
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