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Shere Khan, the Big One, has shifted his hunting grounds. He will hunt among these hills for the next moon, so he has told me.
~ Tabaqui warns the wolf pack of Shere Khan's coming

Bah! What have we to do with this toothless fool? He is doomed to die! It is the man-cub who has lived too long. Free People, he was my meat from the first. Give him to me. I am weary of this man-wolf folly. He has troubled the jungle for ten seasons. Give me the man-cub, or I will hunt here always, and not give you one bone. He is a man, a man's child, and from the marrow of my bones I hate him!
~ Shere Khan to Akela and Mowgli in "Mowgli's Brothers"

Oh, no, I can't be bothered with that. I have no time for that sort of nonsense.
~ Shere Khan ignoring Kaa's hypnosis in the 1967 film

Shere Khan: Why should you run? Could it be possible that you don't know who I am?
Mowgli: I know you, all right. You're Shere Khan.
Shere Khan: Precisely. [pops his claws out of his right paw] Then you should also know that everyone runs from Shere Khan. [pokes Mowgli's chin with his right paw and claw]
~ Shere Khan's first meeting with Mowgli in the 1967 film

Mowgli: [angrily pushes Shere Khan's paw away] You don't scare me! I won't run from anyone!
Shere Khan: Ah, you have spirit for one so small. And such spirit is deserving of a sporting chance. Now, I'm going to close my eyes, and count to 10. It makes the chase more interesting... for me. 1... [Mowgli looks for something to defend himself with as Shere Khan continues counting] ...2... [Mowgli spots something and goes over to retrieve it] ...3... [as Mowgli picks up a stick, Shere Khan begins to suspect something] ...4... [Mowgli prepares to defend himself] You're trying my patience. [counts faster just as Baloo arrives] 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! [Shere Khan leaps at Mowgli with a loud roar, Mowgli loses all of his nerve at the sight of this fearsome creature; Shere Khan almost catches Mowgli until Baloo grabs him by the tail]
~ Shere Khan nearly kills Mowgli

Oh, please don't insult my intelligence. It makes me irritable.
~ Shere Khan to Kaa, in the 2003 Disney sequel

No matter how fast you can run, no matter where you can hide, I will catch you.
~ Shere Khan to Mowgli, in the 2003 sequel

I will have you all in my teeth!
~ Shere Khan in the 2016 Disney remake

Shere Kahn (also nicknamed Lungri) is the antagonistic Bengal tiger from Rudyard Kipling's 1894 novel The Jungle Book and its many adaptations.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far[]

As Disney incarnation[]

Battle Record[]

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 1
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents[]

History[]

Novel Background[]

Shere Khan is a Bengal Tiger, who was born in India, probably in the Kingdom of Maharashtra. He was born with a withered leg, and was nicknamed “the Lame One” by his mother. Perhaps due to his feelings of inadequacy, Shere Khan became very aggressive, and worked to overcome his weaknesses. He became very arrogant and self-centered along the way, eventually thinking of himself as the rightful king of the jungle.

Shere Khan lived along the banks of the Wainganga River, and eventually his depredations among the humans’ cattle caused them to fear and hate him. They began organizing hunting expeditions into the jungle, burning the jungle in a vain attempt to kill him. They never did succeed in killing Shere Khan, but their attempts caused him to hate and fear humans and their fire.

When Shere Khan heard about the wolves of the Seeonee wolf pack harboring a young human (or man-cub) he was outraged, and realized that the man-cub was a young boy that had escaped him much earlier. He decided to finish the man-cub, and went through the wolf pack, Bagheera the panther, and Baloo the bear to get at him. Unfortunately for him, Mowgli turned the tables on Shere Khan, using his fear of fire against him, and overcame him.

Death Battle Info[]

Background[]

  • Species: Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)
  • Height: 2'9-3'6 at shoulder (estimate)
  • Weight: 485 lbs (estimate)
  • Age: Likely 4 years old (He was pretty mature for a tiger)
  • Alias: Khan, Old Stripes, Lord of the Jungle, Kahnny, Stripes, Your Highness, Big Bully, Chum, Little Pussycat
  • Tyrannical ruler of the Indian jungle
  • Mowgli's arch-nemesis
  • Has an undying hatred of mankind
  • Formerly friends with Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Stalking
  • Stealth
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Durability
  • Leaping
  • Acrobatics
  • Hunting
  • Intelligence
  • Jaw strength
  • Senses
  • Roars
  • Cunning
  • Sharp fangs and sharp claws
  • Blending
  • Climbing
  • Paw swiping
  • Immunity to Kaa's hypnosis

Feats[]

  • In spite his lame leg, he can still hunt cows and kill adult men

Disney[]

  • King Louie, an orangutan who could hold a ceiling made out of rock, was afraid of him
  • Pulled at and outright manhandled Kaa with little to no effort
  • Easily overpowered Baloo, a really big and fat Indian sloth bear
  • Crushed a coconut with his paw
  • Barely made a long jump to an ornery-shaped rock in hot pursuit of Mowgi and Shanti
  • Took a tackle from Baloo that sent him flying against a wall
  • Survived falling several stories down a pit of lava and managed to land safely on his feet on the one, very small area of safe rock amidst the magma
  • Came close to killing Mowgli if not for multiple outside interferences
  • Seemingly tortured Baloo to death

Weaknesses[]

  • A crippled leg from birth, limiting his speed and combat ability

Disney[]

  • Overconfident, and can attack recklessly
  • Fears man's gun and man's fire
  • Same biological weaknesses as any animal
  • Got bested and humiliated trying to kill Mowgli in two movies
  • Considers himself above killing a defenseless target
  • Probably has low stamina like his real life counterparts

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Shere Khan's name roughly translates as tiger ruler, with shere (Persian: ???, pronounced [?e??]) being the Persian word for 'tiger' and khan being used as a title of distinction among the Turco-Mongol peoples, usually meaning chief or ruler. According to The Kipling Society, the name "show[s] that he is the chief among tigers."
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