Why Banzai and Shenzi are lovers
Die Liebe scheint unter den
Sternen - The love shines under the stars - L'amour brille sous les etoilles
From "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" in French
I think, that
Shenzi and Banzai are a couple. I know that the most people think, that The Trio
consists of two brothers and a sister. But I don't think that. I never thought that. If you pay attention on Banzai during the movie, you can
see very well, that he's always very close to Shenzi. He tries to please her and
to impress her.
When he has a fight with Ed, he probably wanted to impress her, but that wasn't a very good idea - he loses. And she's bothered by it. And then when he does this "Mufasa-thing" with Shenzi - see how happy he is to make her happy?
At the end of the
"we chase little Simba-scene", the two walk off together. And Ed
follows. I think they look pretty much like a couple then. Or when they hunt
Timon during the fight on Pride Rock. And at the very end, just before they kill
Scar, Banzai stands a lot closer to Shenzi than Ed. Did you ever count the
pictures/scenes of the hyenas with Shenzi and Ed, Shenzi and Banzai and Banzai
and Ed standing together or even side by side? I did it, and Banzai mostly
stands next to Shenzi.
And (not really) by the way, I think the two suit very well. They're maybe the extreme opposite of one another's character, but they strike a good balance.
Everything I wrote
down is pure chance? Maybe, but these things make me believe, that Banzai is in
love with Shenzi and that they later, going to the end, are a couple.
But why should they care for Ed then? Well, I think they were a trio of best friends at the beginning of the movie, but Banzai has a crush on Shenzi. (I forgot the most important and expressiv argument: when the hyenas circle the cubs and Zazu, for just one picture or so, Banzai catches a glimpse of the region between Shenzi's legs. Well, due to Walt Disney he couldn't see there anything anyway, but...).
Some time after "Be Prepared" he tells her or she gets aware of it, in any case they get together. Ed is still their friend, so they won't let him down.
That's the way I see it, now tar and feather me.
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