Alex the Lion
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Title Alakay (Birth Name), The King of New York City (Stage Name), New York Giant (By the Natives of Madagascar), Son of the Alpha Lion of an African Reserve, Circus Performer of Circus Zaragoza, Shell Louger.
Gender Male
Race/Species Lion (Panthera leo)
Faction Central Park Zoo (Formerly), Circus Zaragoza (Canonly), Shell Lodge Squad
Description Fit
Skills and Abilities Lion Abilities, Showman Skill and Circus Acrobatics
Status Alive
Location Africa (Birthplace), Central Park Zoo (Foster Residence), Circus Zaragoza (Canon Home), Dragon Guardian Temple (Shell Lodger Residence)
Alignment Talented Good
Alex the Lion (birth name Alakay) is a performer lion who was once in the wild, a cub, and with Zuba, but was kidnapped by poachers and unintentionally dropped to the river. On April 8, 1972, Alex arrived in New York after floating over the Atlantic Ocean when his transport crate fell into the sea. He is brought to the Central Park Zoo and proves to be very popular with the public. In an attempt to stop his zebra friend Marty from doing something stupid, going to Connecticut, he ends up darted, dazed out, woken up, darted again, then later in a crate along with his other friends, and lost fate in Marty, believing that the mishap was his fault, and lead to being lost-in-sea again, only to end up in Madagascar. Afterward, he, Marty, and his other two friends Melman and Gloria leave Madagascar with new friends and Alex not only finds his birthplace in Africa, but finds a new home in Circus Zaragoza. Alex has since then appeared in The Penguins of Madagascar series as Skipper's spirit guide to help Skipper remember who he was after an ambush from Doctor Blowhole.


The fact that Alex loses the challenge in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and is beaten up by Nana in Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa gives him the impression that he is weak, but this is not true, because Nana only got Alex by surprise, but was more visible when in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa he has a short fight against Nana. Alex is shown to have a superhuman level of interior physical strength, seeing that he broke the zoo's public telephone, and lifts Melman, Marty and Gloria with relative ease.

Role in the series

Alex is a member of the Shell Lodge Squad and was one of their first. In SpongeBob and the Hyenas Get Lost in Madagascar, he reprises his role in the first movie, but in this version, his savagery was because he was almost corrupted by the Villain League and Cobra into becoming a predator, but he and his friends defeated Cobra, the Leaguers and their Foosa allies, saving Madagascar and it's natives from slavery. He joined because he wanted to get off of Madagascar, but also to see what other worlds are there, and developed the habit of fighting evil. He is like the fun-but-cautious brother of the Lodge, and likely to win a talent contest if necessary. Alex and his friends can sometimes be seen outside of the SpongeBob and Friends series, and has been before the series even started, as one of the back-up allies to The Jungle Crew, even having his own series being made by Captain Leo Lionheart.

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