|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #189|
|Appears in||Anime only|
Some time in the past when Itachi and Sasuke were children, they partook in a game where they searched for cats to fill their Paw Encyclopaedia. When confronted by the brothers, the lion broke down and began, what seemed to be, pleading for his life.
The Dread Lion is a huge, tan-coloured lion whose brown mane is styled into deadlocks. His paw print is huge, showing he is much bigger than an ordinary lion.