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Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Which one of ya first? I'll fight ya both together if you want! I'll fight ya with one paw tied behind my back! I'll fight ya standing on one foot! I'll fight ya with my eyes closed!
~ The Cowardly Lion's most famous lines.
I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks! I do, I do, I DO!
~ The Cowardly Lion's most famous quote.
It's just lion, now. [Roars] See?
~ Cowardly lion to Dorothy calling himself just lion.

The Cowardly Lion is a major character of The Wizard of Oz. He is the third (and final) ally Dorothy meets. Even though he is a lion, he is not so brave and joins Dorothy to get courage from the Wizard. He is portrayed by Bert Lahr. Lahr also played Aunt Em and Uncle Henry's farmworker, Zeke. In the Wizard of Oz themed episode of Beetlejuice, he was played by the Monster Across the Street; in he parody episode of Futurama, he was played by Dr. Zoidberg; in the Muppets' Wizard of Oz, he is played by Fozzie Bear; and in Minnie's Wizzard of Dizz, he is played by Donald Duck.


As Dorothy, Scarecrow and the Tin Man are travelling through the dark forest following the yellow brick road on the way to the Emerald City, the Cowardly Lion ambushes Dorothy and her friends and tries to take a bite out of Toto. Dorothy slaps him for trying to attack Toto and discovers that the Lion is a coward and he admits that he is not brave or king of the forest, but a cowardly lion. Dorothy feels sorry for the lion and tells him about the Wizard in the Emerald City and maybe he could give the lion some courage.

Despite admitting that he is a coward, he has done great feats of bravery including leaping chasms along the yellow brick road with a companion on his back each time, and when travelling through the Dark Forest he held off two Kalidahs (a fictitious species of animal in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with the head of a tiger and a body of a bear) by himself.


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Main Characters
Dorothy Gale | Toto | Scarecrow | Tin Woodman | Cowardly Lion | Wizard of Oz | Glinda the Good Witch of the North | The Munchkins | Aunt Em

Return to Oz
Tik-Tok | Billina | Jack Pumpkinhead | The Gump

Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns
Wiser | Marshal Mallow | China Princess | Tugg

Book characters
Hungry Tiger | Patchwork Girl | Princess Ozma | China Girl | Queen of the Field Mice

Oz Kids
Dot Hugson | Andrea