That night, Kovu appears in Simba's climatic nightmare. She then stops, realizing that this could be a good way to defeat Simba. Kovu sighs sadly as he watches his mother disappear beneath the current. Zira made the comparison between Scar and Kovu in this way with the killing of their own brothers. Kovu bonds with Kiara over finding pictures in the stars. However, while aggressive, Kovu actually prefers to settle things peacefully rather than by force. Kovu rescues his childhood friend, Kiara, from a fire as part of his mother's plan. They run down an embankment covered with fallen logs; Kovu nearly slips, but catches onto one of the logs and jumps to safety. Kovu is the only Outsider with permanently extended claws. But as he does so, out of nowhere, Simba appears and roars over Kiara. He first wanted to come to Simba's Pride as an assassin, but changes after teaching Kiara how to hunt, and learning the meaning of "fun." After dragging her through the water, Kovu drops her on land and she asks where she is. One day, she proclaims him ready to take on the task of killing King Simba. After the misunderstanding is cleared, Kovu spends the rest of the day with the royal family. Affiliations He demands to know who she is, but she doesn't answer, only tries to evade him without turning her back. Kovu was born to Zira in the Pride Lands during the reign of Scar, who picked Kovu to be his heir. 1. Simba accusingly turns on Kovu for setting him up, but the young lion pleads his innocence and tells Simba that he'd had nothing to do with the ambush. However, Scar merely adopted him, and Kovu is of no relation to Scar. Deleted: To Be King • Warthog Rhapsody • The Lion of the Moon • Old Fearless Buzz • The Madness of King Scar • Where Do I Belong, Kind, conflicted, caring, friendly, brave, serious, protective, affectionate, good-hearted, fun-loving, cheerful, calm, remorseful, insecure (formerly), Slender lion, auburn fur, tan muzzle, underbelly and paws, black nose, dark brown mane, emerald green eyes, Being with Kiara, being accepted by Simba and Nala, his new family, having fun, romance, Being like Scar, being mistreated by his mother, Simba's distrust, the prides fighting, being separated from Kiara, discrimination, Helps reunite the prides and becomes Simba and Nala's son-in-law when he marries Kiara as her prince and future king, watches Kion become King of the Tree of Life, "Judge me now for who I am. Kovu runs after her and Rafiki sings, "Upendi" to the young lions, encouraging them to like each other more. Allies Kovu guests stars in the Disney Junior series (which takes place after he first meets Kiara and before he saves her from the fire during her first hunt), in the episode Lions of the Outlands. Later, at the Pride Rock, he and Kiara explain how Zira's pride and Simba's pride had merged into one. When Kiara manages to escape her bumbling babysitters Timon and Pumbaa, a strange cub tackles her to the ground. Simba refuses and reminds Kovu that he'd been banished with the other Outsiders. His dark eyeshades mirror those of his siblings, but his emerald green eyes match no member of his family's. But Simba, seeing Kovu happy after his night with Kiara, invites the young Outsider to come into the cave with him. Later, Nuka and Vitani set the Pride Lands alight while Kiara is on a hunt. Of course, despite the change, people still believe that, because at one point in production Scar was Kovu's Dad, the two are still related, despite what is said in the film, coming out of the characters mouths themselves. Ignoring the exchange between Kovu and Simba, Zira orders her pride to attack. Simba finally accepts Kovu as one of the pride. Kiara • Kovu • Simba • Zira • Timon • Pumbaa • Rafiki • Nala • Zazu • Nuka • Vitani. Kovu is offended and reminds her that he'd just saved her life. Even as a cub, Kovu strives to please and takes no shame in showing off to the more innocent Kiara. Video games After Mufasa falls, Scar morphs into Kovu and kills Simba by throwing him down into the gorge after Mufasa. In … Nuka (Swahili for "smell" or "stink"; also Inuit for "younger brother") was the secondary antagonist of (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride). I have not heard it anywhere. Halloween: Happy Hallowishes • Villains Grove, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: Kiara • Kovu • Zira • Vitani • Nuka • Outsiders • Crocodiles Despite this, Kovu shows a great amount of bravery as a cub. Later, Simba finally warms up to Kovu and thanks him for saving his daughter's life the other day and invites him in the den with the pride. Kovu's view of the enemy pride was slightly altered when he encountered the princess of Pride Rock, Kiara, who had wandered into the Outlands in search of adventure. The king leads Kovu out of Pride Rock and takes him out to a fire-ravaged section of the Pride Lands, still suffering from Scar's long-ago rule. Sometime after this, Scar's nephew, Simba, returned to the Pride Lands and defeated Scar. Kovu, recognizing the new game, snarls in response. Simba states that he will pass it now and promptly exiles Kovu. Kiara is surprised and tells Kovu that she used to do it all the time with her father, who told her that the "great kings of the past" looked down on them from the stars. SUBSCRIBE: http://tinyurl.com/hfq9jmvIsaac explains all of the possible fathers to Kovu to help you decide who he is. One day, Kovu escaped from his brother Nuka, who was supposed to be watching him. Simba finally comes to a decision, deciding to follow the laws of his father. Kovu defends Jasiri from his brother, Nuka. Finally, she asks him what he must do, and Kovu says that he must kill Simba. Kovu asks, "The way to where?" She sends a desperate prayer to Scar, asking him to watch over Nuka, then turns accusingly on Kovu. Slowly, the four begin to circle each other, and Kion learns that Kovu and Nuka's family is not welcome in the Pride Lands. He then asks who that was, and Kiara laughs nervously and explains Rafiki as "a friend of the family." Kovu glares at Simba before walking to the rocks outside the cavern to sleep. Soundtracks: The Lion King • Rhythm of the Pride Lands • The Legacy Collection • The Lion King Collection • Return to Pride Rock: Songs Inspired by Disney's The Lion King II: Simba's Pride • Best of the Lion King • The Lion King 1½: Songs from Timon and Pumbaa's Hilarious Adventure • Original Broadway Cast Recording • The Lion Guard • The Lion King (2019 film) The Lion King II: Simba's Pride • Disneyland Forever • Happily Ever After • HarmonioUS • Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light • The Magic, the Memories and You • Once Upon a Time • Tree of Life Awakens • Wonderful World of Animation • World of Color Kiara challenges Kovu to teach her to hunt, to which he accepts. He is part of The Shadow Crew. After a hushed conversation between the two of them, he dies. Afterward, Simba banished Kovu, his family, and several other lionesses who were loyal to Scar to the Outlands. Kovu cowers as his mother, Zira, faces off with Simba. ", Kovu requests permission to join Simba's pride. The two cubs became friends after an incident with crocodiles, but they were quickly separated by their feuding parents. Fate He then ducks and Kiara leaps full over his evasion, landing on the ground a few feet away. They sing to themselves afterward as they make their way back to Pride Rock. Kovu smiles smoothly as she walks away and says that he would be looking forward to it. Kiara is Simba's younger sister 3. An older Kovu, reflecting his more gentle and kind nature. Kiara then climbs back out of the gorge with help from her father. But before a fight can instigate, Rafiki indirectly tells Simba that Kovu had saved Kiara's life. Goal Kovu was born to Zira in the Pride Lands during the reign of Scar, who picked Kovu to be his heir to Pride Rock. • "Good Mousekeeping" • "Brazil Nuts" • "South Sea Sick/The Lion Sleeps Tonight" • "Never Everglades" • "Cooked Goose" • "Yukon Con" • "Doubt of Africa" • "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" • "Swiss Missed" • "Russia Hour" • "You Ghana Join the Club" • "Uganda Be an Elephant" • "To Kilimanjaro Bird" • "Rocky Mountain Lie" • "Amazon Quiver" • "French Fried" • "Big Top Breakfast" • "Madagascar About You" • "Truth or Zaire" • "Mojave Desserted" • "Beauty and the Wildebeest" • "Don't Break the China" • "Can't Take a Yolk" • "The Pain in Spain" • "Frantic Atlantic" • "Unlucky in Lesotho" • "Rafiki's Apprentice" • "Tanzania Zany" • "Guatemala Malarkey" • "Mombasa-In-Law" • "TV Dinner" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Gabon with the Wind" • "Timon's Time Togo" • "The Law of the Jungle" • "Manhattan Mishap" • "Paraguay Parable" • "Be More Pacific" • "Going Uruguay" • "Let's Serengeti Out of Here" • "Congo on Like This" • "Okay Bayou?" While wandering about, he met Kiara, Simba's daughter, who had wandered in the Outlands and bumped into him. His violent tendencies are reinforced by a knack for taking care of himself, as he is physically fit and an able hunter, two features that make way for his more arrogant and cocky side. His violent tendencies are reinforced by a knack for taking care of himself, as he is physically fit and an able hunter, two features that make way for his more arrogant and cocky side. This is incorrect, however as Scar never became mates with Kovu's mother, Zira; she was only his follower. • Feel the Magic • Festival of Family & Friends • Festival of the Lion King • Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party • It's Party Time... with Mickey and Friends • Mickey's Gift of Dreams • Mickey's Magical Music World • Mickey and the Magician • Once Upon a Mouse • Rivers of Light: We Are One • The Golden Mickeys • The Legend of the Lion King • Villains Tonight! Neutral, later good The Lion Guard: Lair of the Lion Guard • Janja's Den • Tree of Life, Instrumental Scores: This Land • Hyenas • ...To Die For • Under the Stars • King of Pride Rock • Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Play with Your Food • We are All Connected • Hyenas in the Pride Lands • Elephant Graveyard • I Was Just Trying to Be Brave • Stampede • Mufasa Dies • If You Ever Come Back We'll Kill You • Bowling for Buzzards • We Gotta Bone to Pick With You • Kings of the Past • Nala, is It Really You? Ni and Sarafina have two cubs, Kiara and Nala. His nose is black and he has three whiskers on either side of his muzzle. Kion and Jasiri return to the watering hole, where they are attacked by Nuka, Kovu's older brother. Kovu defies Zira, resulting in his expulsion from her pride. Rhythm of the Pride Lands: Kube • Lea Halalela • It's Time • Lala • Busa • Noyana His paws, underbelly and muzzle are a beige color, and his underbelly does not extend up over his neck. On the way back to Pride Rock, Timon revives and thanks Kiara for saving his life. 1.They look alike 2. Since Scar had no cubs of his own, Zira's son Kovu is chosen to serve as Scar's heir. But the logs dislodge and Nuka falls backward. Being like Scar, being mistreated by his mother, Simba's distrust, the prides fighting, being separated from Kiara, discrimination He has a tuft of dark brown hair, the beginnings of a mane, atop his head. Background Kovu is claimed to be the youngest son of Zira, who is a close follower of Scar; his two older siblings are Nuka and Vitani. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Zira trains and conditions Kovu until he is a fit lion in his young adult years. Kovu is the deuteragonist of the 1998 Disney direct-to-video film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, the sequel to the 1994 film. Season Three: "Battle for the Pride Lands" • "The Harmattan" • "The Accidental Avalanche" • "Ghost of the Mountain" • "Marsh of Mystery" • "Dragon Island" • "Journey of Memories" • "The Race to Tuliza" • "Mama Binturong" • "Friends to the End" • "The Tree of Life" • "The River of Patience" • "Little Old Ginterbong" • "Poa the Destroyer" • "Long Live the Queen" • "The Lake of Reflection" • "The Triumph of the Roar" • "Journey to the Pride Lands" • "Return to the Pride Lands", Timon & Pumbaa: Zazu's Tree • Madame Credenza's Place • Savage Rock • Boss Beaver's Log Land He tells Simba to judge him for who he was or accuse him of a crime he didn't commit. When the Lion Guard arrives in the Outlands, Anga sees Kovu standing at the edge of Pride Rock. He is very hopeful when Kiara's brother, Kion, says he could get them back in the Pride Lands due to his desire to see Kiara again, something Kion had no knowledge of until then. As an adolescent, Kovu's mane is colored a very rich dark brown and matches the dark shades of his elbow tufts and tail tip. He then invites Kovu's mother and Valido's mate, Shentani, and her pride for a better hunting party. • Prance With Me • Tujiinue • Height and Sight • We Will Defend • A New Way to Go • On the Last Night • When I Led the Guard • The Tree of Life • A Snow Monkey's Home • Ghost of the Mountain • Anything • That's the Dolphin Way • As You Move Forward • Flamingo Dance Party • You Best Not Mess With Mama • Friends to the End • Kion's Reckoning • Welcome to the Tree of Life • Who is Better Than Who • Poa the Destroyer • Long Live the Queen • Remember What Makes You You • The Power of the Roar • Of the Same Pride • As You Move On Nuka dies as a result of his wounds, leaving Kovu, his family, and pride devastated. Sometime in between the events of The Lion King and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, he was banished to the Outlands alongside Zira, his siblings and the rest of Scar's followers. Andrew Collins Nuka is not Scar's son, but it is not excluded that he and his brother and sister are Scar's grandchildren. Kovu shouts that he wants nothing more to do with him, but Zira says that he cannot escape it. Happy • Leslie Lambeau • Mr. Buttons • Sharla • Herman • Lara • Mel • Claudius • Bahuka • Tutan Pharaoh • Genie • Madame Credenza • Duke Meerkat • Tatiana • Mother Eagle • Baby Earl • King Leopold • Princess Claudia • Sigmund and Lloyd • Heinrich and Schnitzel • Mad Dog McGraw, Billy the Goat, and Three-fingered Jackelope • Dr. Exceter • Sal Manders • Jungle Inspector • Bigfoot • Pimon and Tumbaa • "Pig-Malion" • "Why No Rhino" • "War Hogs" • "The Big No Sleep" • "Common Scents" • "Mister Twister" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "Lights, Camera, Traction" • "The Running of the Bullies" • "Special Defects" • "Wishy Washy" • "Ice Escapades" • "Guru-Some" • "Jailhouse Shock" • "Nearly Departed" • "Early Bird Watchers" • "The Spy's the Limit" • "Ready, Aim, Fire" • "Timoncchio" • "Ghost Boosters" • "Stay Away from my Honey!" An older Kovu is schooled by Zira, showing his malicious nature. Being with Kiara, being accepted by Simba and Nala, his new family, having fun, romance All the friends climb out of the crevice and begin making their way out of the gorge. When Kovu has grown into an adolescent, Zira sends him to the Pride Lands to initiate her plan. Deleted: Diku • Baasho • Iggy • Herr Rhino • Kwashi • Bhati • Mheetu • Banagi • Daabi • Dwala • Naanda, Season One: "Boara Boara" • "Saskatchewan Catch" • "Kenya Be My Friend?" As Kovu realizes that he has inadvertently completed the plot he'd formerly abandoned, he begins to panic. After Simba manages to escape the Outsiders, Kovu rushes back to the Outsiders to see about Nuka, who had been trapped under falling logs while trying to attack Simba. She then accuses him of killing his brother, Nuka. Nala reminds him that Kovu had saved Kiara's life, and Zazu adds that "royal protocol demands all debts be paid. Having shown his good side, Kovu matures into a character who is always willing to do the right thing, even if it means disappointing those he loves. However, when faced by his mother, Kovu is submissive and prone to showing his softer side, exposing a desire to befriend and treat kindly the new cub he has just met. "Goodbye and thank you for your forgiveness, son." Ryan O'Donohue (cub)Jason Marsden (adolescent; cub and adolescent in The Lion Guard)Gene Miller (adolescent; singing)Frank Welker (roars and growling) The force of the Roar blows his family away, and he scrambles to catch up to them. After hearing Simba's retelling of Scar's story, he realizes how just how wrong his mother has been in her opinion of Scar. The baboon slips off him and pulls his tail, telling him that "Rafiki knows the way." As a result of his and Kiara's words and actions, Vitani leaves Zira's side, with the other Outsiders following her after Zira threatens to kill Vitani. Kovu is still confused and he asks Kiara what the point of this training was. As they're struggling to get out, Kiara and Kovu accidentally touch muzzles. But when the alleged attack never comes, Vitani runs back to the Outlands and reports all she's seen to Zira, who roars and growls angrily that Kovu could not betray them. Other names Kovu's mane was originally going to be slicker and black, and his eyes were going to be bright green to match those of his intended father, Scar. Simba tells Kovu the true story of Scar in an attempt to reconcile with him, As they walk, Simba explains to Kovu that Scar couldn't let go of his hate, and in the end, it destroyed him. • Reflections of Mufasa • Spirit • Battle for Pride Rock • Remember • Never Too Late • Mbube Even though Kovu wasn't Scar's son (that was a random wandering male), he was the youngest, which would give Scar the best chance of molding him in his image. In addition to his bravery, Kovu, unlike his vengeful mother, has also been shown to be very forgiving. Provoked, Kiara asks if he could teach her how to hunt, to which Kovu is confident. However, the two are ambushed by Zira and the Outsiders, who had been spying on Kovu and realized he was having second thoughts. • "Shake Your Djibouti" • "Yosemite Remedy" • "The Sky is Calling" • "Mozam-Beaked" • "Ocean Commotion" 1. But Zira pushes him aside and finishes digging through the logs until she sees Nuka buried beneath them. As repayment, Kovu is allowed to return to the Pride Lands; however, Simba still doesn't trust him. As a young adult, Kovu is large and powerfully built, having undergone intense training under his mother, Zira. As a result of Scar's death, Kovu was expected to one day avenge Scar by killing Simba and usurping the throne. Season One: "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots" • "The Rise of Makuu" • ""Bunga the Wise" • "Can't Wait to be Queen" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Kupatana Celebration" • "Fuli's New Family" • "The Search for Utamu" • "Follow That Hippo!" "Judge me now for who I am. The Lion Guard: Kion • Bunga • Fuli • Beshte • Ono • Tiifu • Zuri • Janja • Cheezi • Chungu • Janja's Clan • Mzingo • Mzingo's Parliament • Mwoga • Makuu • Makuu's Float • Pua • Basi • Basi's Pod • Ushari • Jasiri • Madoa • Tunu and Wema • Jasiri's Clan • Thurston • Mbeya • Ma Tembo • Zito • Aminifu • Reirei • Goigoi • Dogo • Dogo's Brothers • Kijana • Reirei's Pack • Twiga • Juhudi • Shingo • Muhanga and Muhangus • Tamaa • Nala's Father • Swala • Muhimu • Hamu • Ajabu • Makucha • Makucha's Leap • Makucha's Army • Fahari • Jiona • Mjomba • Ogpoa • Haya • Laini • Badili • Mbuni • Mapigano • Mtoto • Gumba • Kambuni • Kwato • Shauku • Nne • Tano • Vuruga Vuruga • Young Rhino • Lioness • Majinuni and Hafifu • King Sokwe • Hadithi • Bupu • Boboka • Chura • Kifaru • Mwenzi • Uroho • Mwizi • Kulinda • Ona • Mpishi • Makini • Shupavu • Waza • Njano • Kiburi • Tamka • Nduli • Kiburi's Float • Chama • Kenge • Dhahabu • Hodari • Starehe • Raha • Sumu • Kongwe • Kinyonga • Kuchimba • Shujaa • Anga • Strange Lion • Strange Cobra • The Fastest • The Strongest • The Bravest • The Keenest of Sight • Yuki • Hitashi • Kimyo and Nabasu • Domog • Dughi • Bogino • Chuluun • Pãgala • Krud'dha • Lumba-Lumba • Old Civet • Ora • Komodo Dragon • Fikiri • Kitendo • Tupp • Azaad • Flamingo Girls • Flamingo Girls' Flamboyance • Tenuk • Tompok • Seisou • Mama Binturong • Smun • Yun Mibu • Nirmala • Rani • Baliyo • Surak • Janna • Ullu • Sãhasí • Ãnanda • Binga • Tangaagim • Pinguino • Cek and Rama • Tsah and Sasem • Astuto • Varya • Feliks, Pasha, and Polina • Heng Heng • Kely • Kely's Troop • Askari • Shabaha • Kasi • Imara • Tazama Enthralled, she calls Kovu a "brilliant child" and says that he had "the same conniving mind that made Scar so powerful.". But in the midst of the song, Kovu finds her and they reunite. She excitedly jumps around him and tells him that she was ready for her first lesson. Kovu is the deuteragonist in The Lion King 2 Simba's Pride, and the mate of Kiara. Kovu returns to the Pride Lands, but is not greeted warmly. Kovu looks at their reflection, which has merged through the ripples, and says to her, "Look. • Mickey's Soundsational Parade • Mickey's Storybook Express • The Lion King Celebration • The Wonderful World of Disney Parade • Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams and Kovu apologizes to his mother and tries to defend himself, admitting that he didn't think Kiara was that bad. His name means "kovu" in Swahili, similar to his adoptive son. The two prides then join together and go back to Pride Rock as one. This worries Kion and his friends, thinking they may have been too late. In the episode, it is revealed that the Outsiders had taken over a waterhole from a hyena clan. Kovu is aggressive and crude, even as a cub. • Fuzzy maraca (by Timon) • Green eyes (by Jasiri) • Little termite (by Nuka) • Little Termite Kovu (by Nuka) • Riffraff (by Zazu) • Scar's heir (by Simba) • The Chosen One (by Outsiders), • Pride Landers • Pride Lands monarchy • Simba's pride • Outlanders (formerly) • Outsiders (formerly), Zira (mother) †Nuka (brother) †Vitani (sister)Kiara (mate)Simba (father-in-law)Nala (mother-in-law)Kion (brother-in-law). He is part of The Shadow Crew. Kovu is flustered and replies, "Nowhere." But Simba ignores them both and reminds Kovu that when the Outsider had first come to the Pride Lands, he had asked for judgment. And in doing so, you betrayed your pride.... betrayed Scar!" Kovu appears briefly in Simba's nightmare, where Scar turns into him and throws Simba off a cliff into the stampede (similar to how Scar killed Mufasa in the first movie). As a cub, Kovu's fur is auburn, and his muzzle, paws, and underbelly are creamy brown. He becomes gentler with and more respectful of Kiara, no longer mocking her for that which she cannot do. When Zira and her minions are blown out of the watering hole, (which they had taken from Jasiri's clan) by Kion's Roar of the Elders, Kovu manages to avoid being blasted away. But Zira, unable (and not wanting to) to let go of her hate, attacks Simba in a last resort to avenge Scar, but Kiara leaps in her father's way to protect him and both lionesses go rolling into the gorge, where the logs have dislodged and a raging river is now flowing. Embarrassed, she asks if he had heard her, to which Kovu replies, "Only.... a lot." At first, the two don't recognize each other, but then Kiara identifies the cub as her old playmate, Kovu. Simba chooses to reserve his final judgment until he can learn about Kovu's character and forces Kovu to sleep outside the den away from the pride. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: He Lives in You • We Are One • My Lullaby • Upendi • One of Us • Love Will Find a Way This of course would make Zira Scar's partner and Nuka and Vitani Kovu's siblings. Kovu attempts to defend Simba from the Outsiders. This just kinda grinded my gears. He roars a challenge and Kovu roars back. He prepares to attack, but is interrupted by Kiara, who jumps in front of him and cheerfully tells him good morning. Despite his horrible treatment and unjustified exile, Kovu bears no grudge against Simba and humbly accepts his apology. However, before he can do so, Simba appears out of the caves and informs Kovu that he wants to talk to him. He growls to himself as they walk away, frustrated that his first attempt to kill the king has failed. He wants to tell her that he has abandoned the plot because he loves her. Though Simba rejects him initially, it is pointed out that by law he owes Kovu a debt for saving Kiara. To my non Lion King friends, sorry about this. Kovu's attempt to assassinate Simba is foiled by an unsuspecting Kiara. But then Kovu asks her what she's doing, and Kiara recognizes her old childhood friend. Scar † (adoptive father/grand-uncle-in-law) Zira † (mother)Nuka † (brother)Vitani (sister)Kiara (mate)Simba (father-in-law)Nala (mother-in-law)Kion (brother-in-law)Rani (sister-in-law)Mufasa † and Nala's Father † (grandfathers-in-law)Sarabi and Sarafina (grandmothers-in-law)Ahadi † (great-grandfather-in-law)Uru † (great-grandmother-in-law)Mohatu † (great-great-grandfather-in-law) Restaurants: Restaurant Hakuna Matata The Lion King 1½: Digga Tunnah • That's All I Need • Sunrise, Sunset • Grazing in the Grass Simba asks him why he'd saved her and Kovu "humbly" asks to join his pride. Alignment King Simba and Queen Nala lead the procession through the pride, who are lined up along Pride Rock with bowed heads; Kiara and Kovu follow behind them. He is hesitant to trust Kovu, especially around his daughter, but Nala urges him to give the Outsider a chance. His forgiving side is shown again when he makes amends with his sister Vitani and reestablishes the strong bond between them. Tokyo Disneyland • Disney Dreams! Kovu is a red-brown lion cub. Kovu reveals that Zira had died. The baboon then springs away and Kiara follows after him, giggling. Kovu thinks she's kidding and reminds her that they were finally together. Kovu steps toward her and looks down at her. Kind, conflicted, caring, friendly, brave, serious, protective, affectionate, good-hearted, fun-loving, cheerful, calm, remorseful, insecure (formerly) He and Kiara then take Kion and his Guard to Pride Rock where he, Rafiki, and Kiara explain everything that had happened while The Lion Guard was away, where it is then mentioned that Kiara and Kovu will be the new rulers of the Pride Lands. Kovu races down into the gorge and begins clawing through the logs, trying to reach his wounded brother. These were later changed, along with his relation to Scar. However, once Simba rose to the throne, he exiled Kovu and his pride to the Outlands, where Kovu's mother, Zira, raised him to resent the Pride Landers and, in particular, the royal family. Kovu and Kiara manage to separate them, and Kovu publicly announces his intention to not let Zira harm either Kiara or Simba. He compliments her as well and then introduces himself. Kovu is first seen in the film when Kiara, a Pride Lander cub, wanders into the Outlands and accidentally trips off a fallen log and knocks into him. As a cub, he was put through harsh training by Zira to prepare him for this task. He climbs up the log pile to reach safety and Kovu appears on a ledge above him. Kiara sought Kovu out and convinced him to unite their feuding prides. Scar (formerly Taka) is an adult male lion who succeeds Mufasa as the king of Pride Rock.Scar has a hand-chosen heir named Kovu, who is the youngest son of Zira. Zira then accusingly turns on Nuka and shouts that he was supposed to be watching Kovu but Kovu quickly jumps to his brother's defense and explains that he had wandered off on his own. This could mean that Kovu's assertiveness in this episode was purely part of his initial personality. Once Kovu realizes what his mother is doing, he questions Zira as to what is going on and wonders why they cannot be friends with Kion. Kovu is Zira's youngest son, Scar's adoptive son and chosen heir. Angered, Kiara demands to know why he'd brought her here and who he thought he was. 2. Simba then yells for Kiara and she quickly tells Kovu to "impress her"; they'd start at dawn. Pig • Wolverine • Jumbo Jumbo the Elephant • Cheetato and Cheetata • Martin Pardon • Rita Book • Chef Claude • Captain Bloodbeard • Cisco Pig • Cisco Pig's Gang • Dr. Caliostro • Torgo • The Meerkat Angel • Pumbaa Jr. • Dr. Dislikes Kovu then pulls away from Kiara and she asks what's wrong. Jasiri answers that Kion is the son of Simba, the king of Pride Rock, and a shocked Kovu and Nuka wonder if they really can return to the Pride Lands, with Kovu hoping that he might see Kion's sister Kiara again. The Lion Guard Kiara vehemently denies it, but Kovu just laughs and teasingly calls her "Daddy's Little Girl. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He was apparently born at some point during Scar's reign, as Scar hand-picked him to be his successor. Afterward, Kovu and the Royal family spend the whole day with Kion (during which time he and Kion very likely get to know each other a lot better and bond as brothers) and at night they gaze up at the spirit of Mufasa, who is happy to see them together. On the other hand Nuka call Zira Mother and that means in theory that you are right, and Nuka isn't Scar's son, bacause Zira is not Scar's mate, Zira is Scar's sister. Romeo Montague from Romeo & Juliet Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise As part of the plan, he rescues Kiara from a wildfire that has been set by his siblings Nuka and Vitani. Left, their families would be looking forward to it never stated who 's! Takes Kiara by her scruff and carries her away other before separating two of,! By murdering Mufasa and exiling Simba, Zira 's children, Kovu grins slyly Kiara protests that she 's safe. What Timon means by roaring at the waterhole understand is play-fighting painting during the musical sequence, `` on... 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