The lion guarded the Crimson Heart of Oz, a magical item that could absorb and abolish other magic. When Zelena and Stanum went searching for the Crimson Heart, they found themselves attacked by the lion. However, when the pair managed to overpower the beast, the lion fled and Zelena called it as a coward.
- It is based on the Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- S6, E18: "Where Bluebirds Fly" (flashback)