|Franchise||The Wizard of Oz|
|Occupation||Member of Dorothy Gale's group|
Since lions are supposed to be "The Kings of Beasts," the Cowardly Lion believes that his fear makes him inadequate. He does not understand that courage means acting in the face of fear, which he does frequently. He argues that the courage from the Wizard is only temporary, although he continues to do brave deeds while openly and embarrassedly fearful.
Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, Haunted Forest. He is the last of the companions Dorothy befriends on her way to the Emerald City where he ambushes her, Toto, Scarecrow, and Tin Woodman. When he tries to bite Toto, Dorothy slaps him for trying to attack Toto where she discovers that the Lion is actually a coward which he admits that he is. The Cowardly Lion joins her so that he can ask The Wizard for courage, being ashamed that, in his cultural role as the King of the Beasts, he is not indeed brave. Despite outward evidence that he is unreasonably fearful, The Cowardly Lion displays great bravery along the way.
Only during the aftereffects of the Wizard's gift, when he is under the influence of an unknown liquid substance that the Wizard orders him to drink (perhaps gin) is he not filled with fear.
He, Dorothy, Toto ,the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman are first seen singing 'We're Off To See The Wizard Of Oz' . Then they are confronted by Batman thinking that the scarecrown is his world's Scarecrow. Then the lion sees a vortex opening behind them he and his friends are sucked by a portal to the Foundation Prime. On the planet they encountered Lord Vortech, who takes Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, the foundation element from the Wizard of Oz and imprisions them.
- Cowardly Lion is voiced by Jess Harnell. In the film,he is played by Bert Lahr.