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Dread Lion in Naruto


Dread Lion is a fictional character in the popular manga and its anime adaptation, the Naruto series, written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.


Disclaimer: This article will contain details revolving around Dread Lion and might contain spoilers for some viewers. Readers are advised to proceed at their own discretion.


Dread Lion is a character from the Naruto series which made its debut in Naruto Shippuden Episode 189, "Sasuke’s Paw Encyclopedia." The Dread Lion is a lion of giant stature, huge than any normal lion. He was hunted down by the Sasuke Uchiha when he was just a child for his Paw Encyclopedia.


All About Dread Lion


NameDread Lion
First Appearance in AnimeNaruto Shippuden Episode 189: Sasuke’s Paw Encyclopedia
Japanese Voice Actor Unknown
English Voice Actor Unknown
Birthdate Unknown
SexNA
StatusPresumed Alive (Based on its last appearance)
AffiliationUnknown
TeamNA
ClanNA


Dread Lion’s Background


Very little is known about the Dread Lion, as it was just introduced in a filler episode of Naruto Shippuden and it does not play much of a role in the main plot of the series. Also, the Dread Lion is just a part of the Naruto Shippuden anime and does not appear or receive any mentions in the manga, making it a non-canon character in the series.


Dread Lion originally debuted in episode 189 of the Naruto Shippuden anime. At some point in Itachi and Sasuke’s childhood, Itachi developed a game for Sasuke where he had to search for various cats and get their paw prints for the Paw Encyclopedia. At some point, Sasuke found the Dread Lion, a task assigned to him by Itachi, to get its paw print for his Paw Encyclopedia.


As Sasuke cornered the lion to get its paw print, it seemed that the giant lion began begging for his life. Since Dread Lion has not been seen since this incident, it is hard to determine whether it is dead or alive. Unless new information comes to light that suggests otherwise, it is currently believed that it is alive.


Dread Lion’s Personality


There isn't much information available regarding Dread Lion's personality as it was introduced in the series as Jorobo’s summon and did not showcase any kind of personality traits. Based on the single frame he appeared in, it can be said that it is a huge cowardly lion.


Dread Lion’s Appearance


The Dread Lion is a massive, tan-colored lion with a dreadlock-styled brown mane with a dark nose. He is clearly much bigger than a typical lion based on the size of his paw print.


Dread Lion’s Abilities


Unfortunately, nothing is known about the Dread Lion’s abilities. It appeared in only a single frame in the series where it was pinned down to the ground by a young Sasuke Uchiha. Based on its huge body, it can be said that it has great strength but it seems that it is incapable of battle due to its cowardly nature.


FAQs

Q. Who is Dread Lion in Naruto?

A. Dread Lion is a character from the Naruto series which made its debut in Naruto Shippuden Episode 189, "Sasuke’s Paw Encyclopedia." The Dread Lion is a lion of giant stature, huge than any normal lion. He was hunted down by the Sasuke Uchiha when he was just a child for his Paw Encyclopedia.

Q. When did the Dread Lion appear in Naruto?

A. Dread Lion made its debut in Naruto Shippuden Episode 189, "Sasuke’s Paw Encyclopedia."


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