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Why Scar is the hero of the Lion King

"Obviously there’s a Hereditary Monarchy in place, but then you’ve got Rafiki who is essentially kung-fu Rasputin, pushing a theocracy with all this ‘Circle of Life’ stuff, which the Lions are just SUPER INTO because they’re at the top of the food chain anyway so that’s just a nice little bit of religious dogma they’ve laid into the lion constitution in order to oppress the other species."