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A Photo of Scar with the Quote, “I’m Surrounded by Idiots.” | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing
A Photo of Scar with the Quote, “I’m Surrounded by Idiots.” | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

35 Scar Quotes from 'The Lion King's' Sarcastic Villain

Akhona Zungu
May 27, 2023
05:00 A.M.
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Scar may have been out for the throne and even acquired it by instigating his own brother's death, but he didn't do without at least entertaining his viewers. The conniving lion is remembered as one of the most entertaining antagonists, despite being among the cruelest.

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Scar knew exactly which buttons to push to get the reaction he wanted, whether from Mufasa, the hyenas, or his nephew, Simba. He knew how to make the young and impressionable Simba believe he was responsible for his father's death and flee in shame.

Even when Simba returned to claim his place on the throne, Scar could still provoke the wrongful guilt he planted. And although Scar showed his true colors, he left a lasting impression by coupling them with his sense of humor. Read these quotes below for a little laugh and a trip down memory lane.

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Oh, I shall practice my curtsy." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Oh, I shall practice my curtsy." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

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Scar Quotes: Including His Sarcastic Remarks and Reflections

"Ooh, I quiver with fear!" — Scar

"Why, if it isn't my big brother descending from on high to mingle with the commoners." — Scar

"Oh, I shall practice my curtsy." — Scar

"Simba: Hey, Uncle Scar, guess what?

Scar: I despise guessing games.

Simba: You're so weird.

Scar: You have no idea." — "The Lion King"

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"Well, forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know." — Scar

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Well, I was first in line, until the little hairball was born." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Well, I was first in line, until the little hairball was born." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

"I'm surrounded by idiots." — Scar

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"Well, I was first in line until the little hairball was born." — Scar

"Now look, Zazu, you've made me lose my lunch." — Scar

"Life's not fair, is it? You see I, I shall never be king. And you shall never see the light of another day." — Scar

"Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But when it comes to brute strength, I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool." — Scar

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But when it comes to brute strength, I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But when it comes to brute strength, I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

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"Surely we lions are not all that bad?" — Scar

"Just between us, you might want to work on that little roar of yours." — Scar

"While some are born to feast - others spend their lives in the dark... begging for scraps. The way I see it, you and I are exactly the same, we both want to find a way out." — Scar

"Oh, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little bounce in it!" — Scar

"Mufasa: Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.

Scar: That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful! Must have slipped my mind." — "The Lion King"

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"Oh, must it all end in violence? I'd hate to be responsible for the death of a family member. Wouldn't you agree, Simba?" | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

"Oh, must it all end in violence? I'd hate to be responsible for the death of a family member. Wouldn't you agree, Simba?" | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

"Temper, temper. I wouldn't dream of challenging you." — Scar

Scar Quotes That Show His Manipulative Side

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"Scar: Simba… what have you done?

Simba: There were wildebeests, and he tried to save me. It was an accident! I didn't mean for it to happen!

Scar: Of course, of course you didn't. No one...ever means for these things to happen… But the king is dead. And if it weren't for you, he'd still be alive.

Run away, Simba. Run. Run away and never return." — "The Lion King"

"Oh, must it all end in violence? I'd hate to be responsible for the death of a family member. Wouldn't you agree, Simba?" — Scar

"Ahhh, so you haven't told them your little secret. Well, Simba, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Mufasa's death!" — Scar

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"What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your own uncle...?" — Scar

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Scar: Oh, my friends! Shenzi: Friends? I thought he said we were the enemy." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Scar: Oh, my friends! Shenzi: Friends? I thought he said we were the enemy." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

"Scar: Oh, my friends!

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Shenzi: Friends? I thought he said we were the enemy." — "The Lion King"

"Long ago, you chose Mufasa over me. But now there is a new king. So stop being so selfish.

Sarabi: You are the selfish one.

Scar: The other lions look to you. As long as you resist they will reject me. Take your place by my side, and we will feast together." — "The Lion King"

"[To Simba] Oh dear, I've said too much. Well I supposed you'd have found out sooner or later. You being so clever and all. Just do me one favor. Promise me you'll never visit that dreadful place." — Scar

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"Simba, Simba. I'm only looking out for the wellbeing of my favorite nephew." — Scar

"Simba: Hey, Uncle Scar, will I like the surprise?

Scar: Simba, it's to die for." — "The Lion King"

A photo of Scar with the quote, ""I am the king, I can do whatever I want." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, ""I am the king, I can do whatever I want." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

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Scar Quotes Showing His True Nature

"Oh no, Mufasa. Perhaps you shouldn't turn your back on me." — Scar

"You know the law. Never, ever mention that name in my presence. I am the king!" — Scar

"I am the king, I can do whatever I want." — Scar

"I'm ten times the king Mufasa was!" — Scar

"Simba, I.m a little surprised to see you … alive." — Scar

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A photo of Scar with the quote, "Long live the king." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, "Long live the king." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

"I answer to no one." — Scar

"Be prepared!" — Scar

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"Scar: We're not going anywhere!

Sarabi: Then you have sentenced us to death!

Scar: Then so be it!" — "The Lion King"

"Scar: I don't think you really deserve this. I practically gift-wrapped those cubs for you, and you couldn't even dispose of them.

Shenzi: Well, ya know. It wasn't exactly like they was alone, Scar." — "The Lion King"

"Long live the king." — "The Lion King"

A photo of Scar with the quote, "I answer to no one." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

A photo of Scar with the quote, "I answer to no one." | Source: Facebook/DisneyTheLionKing

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The brilliant voice behind Scar in the first rendition of "The Lion King" Jeremy Irons, who collaborated alongside Hollywood giants, including Whoopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson, and James Earl Jones. In 2019, a live-action remake was released, starring musicians Donald Glover and Beyoncé.

There aren't many villains who've created the perfect balance of humor and spitefulness quite like Scar. Perhaps that's because it was an animated show for a younger audience. As of recent, animators have taken a more grave and in-depth direction with their antagonists, such as with DC Universe's Poison Ivy.

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