After hearing Simba's retelling of Scar's story, he realizes how just how wrong his mother has been in her opinion of Scar. Kovu defends Jasiri from his brother, Nuka. Kovu later returned in the series finale "Return to the Pride Lands" (which takes place after Simba's Pride) when the Lion Guard arrives in the Outlands on their way to the Pride Lands. Simba states that he will pass it now and promptly exiles Kovu. He hits his head on a rock and passes into unconsciousness. Has anyone ever thought "Kovu, Kovu, Kovu, Scar wasn't even (Kovu's) father, (Kovu) just took (Scar) in." One day, Kovu escaped from his brother Nuka, who was supposed to be watching him. She goes there anyway, however, and meets and befriends Kovu. Television: Find Out Why • Timon & Pumbaa • Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety • The Lion Guard • It's UnBungalievable! 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. Simba then yells for Kiara and she quickly tells Kovu to "impress her"; they'd start at dawn. Kovu glares at Simba before walking to the rocks outside the cavern to sleep. Since Scar had no cubs of his own, Zira's son Kovu is chosen to serve as Scar's heir. He tells Simba to judge him for who he was or accuse him of a crime he didn't commit. It wasn't worth getting hate over it, so Kovu became Scar's adpoted son, and was obviously re-designed. I'm curious, where did you hear that Nuka, Vitani and Kovu are grandchildren of Scar? The rhinoceroses snort loudly and Kovu and his new friends race back the way they came, with the rhinos in hot pursuit. Simba finally comes to a decision, deciding to follow the laws of his father. Kovu is Scar's son 2. and yells right alongside them. She then stops, realizing that this could be a good way to defeat Simba. Ryan O'Donohue (cub)Jason Marsden (adolescent; cub and adolescent in The Lion Guard)Gene Miller (adolescent; singing)Frank Welker (roars and growling) Nuka (Swahili for "smell" or "stink"; also Inuit for "younger brother") was the secondary antagonist of (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride). Simba growls at Kovu, who quakes in fear. She then takes him into the Outsiders' cave and sets him down in his nest. The two briefly discuss running away to form their own pride, but Kiara convinces Kovu that they need to return to try and unite their prides. He then ducks and Kiara leaps full over his evasion, landing on the ground a few feet away. This just kinda grinded my gears. Once there, Kion and Zira move off to speak privately about the Roar of the Elders while Kovu, Nuka, and Vitani stay with Jasiri. Simba refuses and reminds Kovu that he'd been banished with the other Outsiders. 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. Back at Pride Rock, Simba and the animal subjects believe that Kovu was behind the ambush, and exiles the rogue lion from the Pride Lands, ignoring Kiara's protests. Even as a cub, Kovu strives to please and takes no shame in showing off to the more innocent Kiara. Alignment • "The Queen's Visit" • "The Fall of Mizimu Grove" • "Fire from the Sky" Simba forcefully reminds her about the penalties of entering the Pride Lands, but Zira reminds him that Kovu was just a cub. He then tells her that she was breathing too hard; he urges her to feel the earth beneath her paws, so it wouldn't shift beneath her. Or am I to be blamed for a crime I didn't commit?" Kovu looks at the waterhole and sees that Simba is gone. Remake: Life's Not Fair • Rafiki's Fireflies • Scar Takes the Throne • Simba is Alive! His name means "kovu" in Swahili, similar to his adoptive son. In response, Kovu's own mother, Zira, jumps to the defense of her son. Firework: Celebrate the Magic • Celebrate! He was voiced by Andy Dick. More picture will be uploaded tonight To my Lion King friends. Upon first meeting Kiara, his first reaction is to snarl a challenge, and the only game he appears to understand is play-fighting. We are one." 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. His eyes are green, with dark rims. Personality The baboon slips off him and pulls his tail, telling him that "Rafiki knows the way." To her disappointment, Kovu declines the offer. Kovu embraces her and the two reunite affectionately. Eventually, Kovu decides to distract the crocodiles so Kiara can get away. After Simba sees the wisdom in his daughter's words, he complies. Kovu is a character from The Lion King's sequel Simba's pride. Being with Kiara, being accepted by Simba and Nala, his new family, having fun, romance Kovu steps toward her and looks down at her. He is a black-maned lion who is Simba's paternal uncle and Mufasa's younger brother. Television programs He then invites Kovu's mother and Valido's mate, Shentani, and her pride for a better hunting party. Rhythm of the Pride Lands: Kube • Lea Halalela • It's Time • Lala • Busa • Noyana Finally, all four roar together while the rest of the pride roars in answer. Nuka dies as a result of his wounds, leaving Kovu, his family, and pride devastated. Kiara then climbs back out of the gorge with help from her father. His paws, underbelly and muzzle are a beige color, and his underbelly does not extend up over his neck. Kovu shouts in protest, but too late, the lionesses attack Simba. Afterward, Simba banished Kovu, his family, and several other lionesses who were loyal to Scar to the Outlands. "Goodbye and thank you for your forgiveness, son." Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As a result, he was referred to by the Outsiders as the Chosen One. Kovu shouts that he wants nothing more to do with him, but Zira says that he cannot escape it. 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. • Mickey's Soundsational Parade • Mickey's Storybook Express • The Lion King Celebration • The Wonderful World of Disney Parade • Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams On either side, fur sticks out from his chin. Unlike his pride and lions in general, Kovu doesn't seem to hold hyenas in contempt, not minding Jasiri's presence and protecting her from his brother. He climbs up the log dam and manages to grab Simba's ankle. Halloween: Happy Hallowishes • Villains Grove, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: Kiara • Kovu • Zira • Vitani • Nuka • Outsiders • Crocodiles She circles around him, pleased with his progress, and comments that he had the same blackness in his soul that Scar had. 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. 1. He got his scar from Zira, after the death of Nuka. Kovu thinks she's kidding and reminds her that they were finally together. The Lion King 1½: Digga Tunnah • That's All I Need • Sunrise, Sunset • Grazing in the Grass She approaches him and thanks him for saving her life. Refusing to turn her back on him, she prepares herself for a fight. 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 Kovu and Kiara return to find the Pride Landers and the Outsiders engaged in a bitter war, with Simba and Zira preparing to fight one on one. Afterward, Simba banished Kovu, his family, and several other lionesses who were loyal to Scar to the Outlands. 1. However, years later, Simba returns to Pride Rock and overthrows Scar to become King of the Pride Lands. While wandering about, he met Kiara, Simba's daughter, who had wandered in the Outlands and bumped into him. Background information As part of the plan, he rescues Kiara from a wildfire that has been set by his siblings Nuka and Vitani. In a ceremony at Pride Rock, Kovu was accepted as Kiara's mate and the future king consort of the Pride Lands. 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. 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. 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. The next morning, Kovu resolves to talk to Kiara and confess his true reasons for coming to the Pride Lands. She questions her son about his destiny, and he says that he will avenge Scar and take his place as king of the Pride Lands. He first appears when he co… He was originally scripted as the son of Scar, but realizing the incestuous undertones this would have had with his romance with Kiara (as Kovu would have been her first cousin, once removed), it was scrapped and clarified that he had no relation to Scar, and was his adopted son. All the friends climb out of the crevice and begin making their way out of the gorge. The animals of the Pride Lands sing "Not One of Us" as they drive Kovu away from Pride Rock. • Reflections of Mufasa • Spirit • Battle for Pride Rock • Remember • Never Too Late • Mbube The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Timon & Pumbaa: Alone Together • Stand by Me • Yummy, Yummy, Yummy He is part of The Shadow Crew. Zira angrily blames Kovu for Nuka's death, scarring him across one eye, reminiscent of Scar's appearance. Quickly, the two formulate a plan. At that moment, there is an evil cackle and Simba and Kovu immediately look up to see the Outsiders surrounding them. Despite this, Kovu shows a great amount of bravery as a cub. Slowly, the four begin to circle each other, and Kion learns that Kovu and Nuka's family is not welcome in the Pride Lands. 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. 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 Kovu wonders if Scar is up there, but Kiara doesn't answer. When Kiara chooses to chase birds alongside Timon and Pumbaa for the fun of it, Kovu believes it to be training. Both couples make their way to the tip of Pride Rock; first, Simba roars, then Kovu. Azra kills Valido and Scar adopts Valido's son, Kovu, as his future king. https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Kovu?oldid=4374919. To avenge Scar and take over the Pride Lands (formerly)To reunite the two prides (succeeded) While tirelessly training Kiara, Kovu waits in the grass for her to pounce on him by surprise. Kiara sought Kovu out and convinced him to unite their feuding prides. Simba (formerly), Zira, Scar, Outsiders (briefly), Kion (formerly), Jasiri (formerly), Madoa (formerly), Bunga (formerly), Fuli (formerly), Beshte (formerly), Ono (formerly), Vitani (briefly), Nuka The two friends immediately race to the source of the voice and find that Timon is hanging unconscious from a vine in a tree. On the way back to Pride Rock, Timon revives and thanks Kiara for saving his life. •  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). Musical: Lioness Hunt • Rafiki Mourns • One by One • Grasslands Chant • Chow Down • The Madness of King Scar • Shadowland • Endless Night • Simba Confronts Scar Powers and abilities After Mufasa's death, Scar was going to rule until Simba grow up (but of course he planned to rule much, much longer^^) So, Simba grew up at Pride's Rock. Simba asks him why he'd saved her and Kovu "humbly" asks to join his pride. Kovu attempts to save him, but is knocked aside by Vitani. His attempts to kill Simba are slick, and he proves himself to be a good actor by tricking Simba's entire pride into believing that he's changed for the better, despite Simba detecting malicious intent early on. After laying Timon gently in Pumbaa's tusks, Kiara bids her friend farewell, as they both agree that he would not be welcome in the Pride Lands. Zira trains and conditions Kovu until he is a fit lion in his young adult years. Embarrassed, she asks if he had heard her, to which Kovu replies, "Only.... a lot." He is hesitant to trust Kovu, especially around his daughter, but Nala urges him to give the Outsider a chance. Parade: Disney's Magical Moments Parade • Disney's Party Express • Disney Cinema Parade • Disney Magic on Parade • Disney Stars on Parade • Flights of Fantasy Parade • Jubilation! Tokyo Disneyland • Disney Dreams! Scar's chosen heir (formerly)Prince Consort of the Pride LandsFuture King of the Pride Lands The baboon then springs away and Kiara follows after him, giggling. He later acquires a scar across his left eye. Andrew Collins 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. 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. His forgiving side is shown again when he makes amends with his sister Vitani and reestablishes the strong bond between them. Upon first meeting Kiara, his first reaction is to snarl a challenge, and the only game he appears to understand is play-fighting. Kiara grimaces, but Kovu laughs and admits that he's never done this before. The force of the Roar blows his family away, and he scrambles to catch up to them. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride GameBreakThe Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure 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. Kiara follows him out onto the stones and Kovu turns around to see a crocodile about to swallow her whole. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Kovu is their son. 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. An older Kovu, reflecting his more gentle and kind nature. Kovu admits that he'd never heard the story of Scar that way and that he really was a killer. He is the son of Zira, the youngest brother of Nuka and Vitani, and the mate of Kiara. Upon returning to the Outlands, Zira sets Kovu down beside his sister, Vitani, who challenges him to a play-fight. Later, at the Pride Rock, he and Kiara explain how Zira's pride and Simba's pride had merged into one. They are both a bit flustered and smile in embarrassment, but it is perceived that the two secretly enjoyed the tense moment. Inspiration 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. 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