We have a soft spot for clutch moment characters. These are the men, women, and animals who come through just in the nick of time, just when the story (or the protagonist) needs them most. The first prime example of the unsung savior is Nala from The Lion King.
But then, when Simba is forced out of the Pride Lands, he leaves her behind. And meets Timon and Pumbaa, who tell him that he needs to adopt a Hakuna Matata attitude and live life without worries.
Rafiki certainly plays a part in the next sequence of events, but sufficed to say: Nala’s speech and connection to Simba’s past sends him back to the Pride Lands to fight Scar and take back the kingdom that’s really his.
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