The Cowardly Lion was a lion who lived in the land of Oz. Although he appeared strong and terrifying, he was timid and afraid. After meeting up with a tin man, a scarecrow, and a young girl with a dog who were on their way to the Emerald city to see the wizard in order to grant them their wishes, he comes along with them, hoping that the wizard could give him courage. However, the wizard refuses and tells them they can only have what they wish for if they bring them the broomstick of the evil wicked witch. Although the lion is terrified, he does help and proves he is not a coward after all. The wizard of oz, who later turns out to be just an old man, gives the Lion a medal for his bravery.