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Kovu cares for his brother, but can also feel embarrassed by his actions, as shown when Kion pinned him to the ground and Kovu's voice contained. Despite being the eldest, Nuka was overlooked in favor of Kovu, who was and he could not speak for Disney concerning Nuka and Vitani's relationship with. Of course, I am talkingabout the relationship between Scar and Zira, and what Nuka, Vitani and Kovu are to them. Now before I start, I will warn you that my.
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First lion that comes to mind: But, we can't forget her mother, Sarafina, as well. So here's my theory for Vitani's parentage: Scar, being king at the time, could take whatever mate he wished, and after siring Nuka, realized Zira could not provide him a suitable heir.
He mated with Sarafina, and she bore him Vitani.
However, in Scar's eyes, Vitani could not be ruler because she was female. Sarafina, wanting nothing to do with Scar or the daughter he had given her, abandoned Vitani, who was taken in by Zira. Though Vitani does refer to Zira as "mother," this would most likely be because she was raised by Zira. Years later, Kovu and Kiara are now adolescents. Kiara is out on her first solo hunt while Kovu has been sent to kill Simba.
Lineage of Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu--Their Parents
They run into each other just as Kovu's siblings Nuka and Vitani try to trap Kiara with fire. After saving Kiara's life, Simba reluctantly lets Kovu join their pride. While among them, Kovu learns that Scar wasn't the hero his mother had held him up to be. Kovu and Simba bond, but as soon as Kovu earns Simba's complete trust, Zira and her pride attack.
As Kovu returns, Simba orders his exile under the belief that Kovu was part of a conspiracy. Kiara runs after Kovu and he talks of running away and starting their own pride but Kiara tells him that they have to go back and reunite their prides or they will be divided forever. The two arrive back at the Pridelands just as the Pridelanders and Outsiders are fighting and stop their parents from attacking each other, but while Simba and the rival lionesses agree to stop fighting, Zira tried to attack Simba but Kiara tackles her sending the two lionesses over the edge of the cliff, where Kiara tried to reach Zira but the evil lioness refuse her help and fell to her death and Simba help Kiara get back to the top of the cliff.
The two prides reconciled, Simba gives Kovu his blessing that one day he can be king alongside Kiara. The Lion Guard 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 huntin the episode Lions of the Outlands.
At the end, Nuka gets the courage to go after Simba himself, but it costs him his life. In fact, in his passing, he is the only offspring to remain loyal to his mother and her cause.
Physical Description Nuka is extremely mangy and is apparently infested with termites partly due to living in a termite mound. He has brown fur and a black mane and keeps his front claws unsheathed, a trait seen in all the Outsiders.
Judging from the thickness of his mane in his first appearance, he would be about a year and a half old. Despite being older than Kovu, his mane does not grow in as thickly - a trait seen in real lions, where stronger lions usually have thicker, fuller manes.
Simba's Pride In the film, Nuka is shown as a teenager at the home of the Outsidersarguing with his younger sister, Vitani, over Kovu. Nuka has apparently left Kovu alone, despite being asked to babysit him, and it is implied that this sometimes happens.
Jack's Lion King Corner: Nuka’s, Vitani’s, and Kovu’s Parentage
Nuka expresses his jealousy over Kovu's position as Scar's chosen heir, as he was passed over despite being the oldest of Zira's children. He states his intention to tell his mother that he should be the heir, but quickly backs down after Zira returns and scolds him for not watching Kovu. Nuka watches as Zira makes a plan to have Kovu get close to Kiara so that Kovu can eventually kill Simba. When Zira lavishes a praising comparison of Kovu to Scar to the cub for his supposed brilliance and "conniving mind," Nuka groans in disgust only to be silenced by a growl from Zira and mutters "Chosen One" bitterly, as the two make their leave.
Though Nuka likes the idea of killing Simba, he shows displeasure when Kovu's part in the plot is mentioned.
Nuka's next major appearance is as an adult, wandering the abandoned elephant graveyard with Vitani. The two have been tasked with setting a wildfire while Simba's daughter, Kiarais out on her first hunt.
He expresses subtle revulsion at their surroundings, denying Vitani's dismissal of his repulsion as fear.
He is shown to continue to resent Kovu's position as an heir and his mother's favoritism towards him, but he will obey Zira's will regardless. Zira's plot is to have Kovu rescue Kiara from the fire, to allow Kovu to get close to Simba and kill him. The plan is successful, as Kovu saves Kiara from the wildfire, and is allowed to return to the Pride Lands. Nuka secretly follows the pride alongside his mother, in order to spy on Kovu.
Whilst the two are watching Kovu's conversation with Kiara, Nuka furiously reacts when his brother makes no attempt to kill her but Zira hushes his protests, noting that with Kovu and Kiara growing closer, the goal of Simba's death is close to being reached.
Nuka listens carefully and as he puts the pieces together, he notices Zira getting ready to swipe her paw at the tree branch standing behind him. He ducks just in time. When it appears that Kovu is beginning to have second thoughts about his role in Zira's plot, Nuka accompanies the Outsiders as part of an ambush, to try to kill Simba.
As Zira orders the attack, Nuka is the first to tackle Simba, yet is swatted away.
Simba is then cornered in a ravine and is forced to climb a log dam to escape. When Kovu refuses Zira's order to kill Simba, Nuka impulsively decides to do it himself, exclaiming, "I'll do it - for you, Mother!