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. That night, Kiara and Kovu are lying on the grass, gazing up at the stars. 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. He also mourns for Zira when she falls to her death, despite their bitter estrangement. Kovu, along with the rest of the Royal family and all the Pridelanders attends Kion's coronation and wedding to Queen Rani and is happy that his new brother is now free to be with the one he loves and follow his own destiny just like he and Kiara did and cheers for him. Despite having betrayed them, Kovu still continues to love his family. Outlands (formerly)Pride Rock, Pride Lands She excitedly jumps around him and tells him that she was ready for her first lesson. Romeo Montague from Romeo & Juliet Animators The next morning, Kovu decides to reveal Zira's plot to Kiara and that he doesn't want to be a part of it anymore because he loves her, but is prevented from doing so when Simba takes him alone to talk. And Rafiki tells him that if he'd follow, he'd see. They gather on Pride Rock, where Rafiki shakes his stick over top Kiara and Kovu's head, blessing their union and hinting that they are now mates. It wasn't worth getting hate over it, so Kovu became Scar's adpoted son, and was obviously re-designed. Kovu glares at Simba before walking to the rocks outside the cavern to sleep. Or am I to be blamed for a crime I didn't commit?". Simba asks him why he'd saved her and Kovu "humbly" asks to join his pride. As a cub, Kovu's fur is auburn, and his muzzle, paws, and underbelly are creamy brown. Kovu's name means "Scar" in Swahili. Zira trains and conditions Kovu until he is a fit lion in his young adult years. The next morning, Kovu sees Simba taking a drink at the waterhole. He prepares to attack, but is interrupted by Kiara, who jumps in front of him and cheerfully tells him good morning. Azra kills Valido and Scar adopts Valido's son, Kovu, as his future king. Kovu was originally going to be Scar's biological son, however, Micheal Eisner decided that Kovu shouldn't be related to Scar, as it would cause incest between him and Kiara as "first cousins". Being like Scar, being mistreated by his mother, Simba's distrust, the prides fighting, being separated from Kiara, discrimination Kovu attempts to save him, but is knocked aside by Vitani. As Kovu follows the king into the caves, Vitani watches him eagerly, waiting for him to attack Simba. Upon first meeting Kiara, his first reaction is to snarl a challenge, and the only game he appears to understand is play-fighting. The animals of the Pride Lands sing "Not One of Us" as they drive Kovu away from Pride Rock. Kiara then convinces her father to accept the Outsiders as "one" with the Pride Landers. He was apparently born at some point during Scar's reign, as Scar hand-picked him to be his successor. He and Kiara then go to the Outlands and stop the Lion Guard before Kion can use his Roar on Vitani and her lionesses. Zira angrily blames Kovu for Nuka's death, scarring him across one eye, reminiscent of Scar's appearance. Rhythm of the Pride Lands: Kube • Lea Halalela • It's Time • Lala • Busa • Noyana Simba reluctantly agreed, though he reserved judgment on Kovu's character. His chosen path was put to a halt after Simba took back the throne from Scar and exiled the Outsiders. 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) He was apparently born at some point during Scar's reign, as Scar hand-picked him to be his successor. Kovu is the deuteragonist of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. The two escape up a thin tree branch and collapse on dry land, but not before Kiara smugly blows a raspberry at the crocodiles before the two leave. Kiara challenges Kovu to teach her to hunt, to which he accepts. Zira orders Kovu to move, but he says to his mother that he would never let her hurt Kiara or Simba; at least not while he's there to stop her. Upon returning to the Outlands, Zira sets Kovu down beside his sister, Vitani, who challenges him to a play-fight. • "Maine-Iacs" • "Fiji-Fi-Fo-Fum" • "Rome Alone" • "Amusement Bark" • "Once Upon a Timon" • "Home is Where the Hog Is" • "Beethoven's Whiff" • "Bumble in the Jungle" • "Mind Over Matterhorn" Television programs Home Kovu leaps away from the pool and announces that they should run away together and start a pride of their own. The baboon slips off him and pulls his tail, telling him that "Rafiki knows the way." Other names This is incorrect, however as Scar never became mates with Kovu's mother, Zira; she was only his follower. Kovu is their son. They run down an embankment covered with fallen logs; Kovu nearly slips, but catches onto one of the logs and jumps to safety. Zira is disgusted and vents on how Kovu had thought "Simba would welcome him with open arms." Simba flees from the Outsiders and falls into a gorge where a log dam is holding back the river. When Kion starts to approach him, Kovu runs after his mother, siblings, and pride. • "Werehog of London" • "Bigfoot, Littlebrain" • "Astro-Nots" • "Robin Hoodwinked" • "Seregenti Western" • "All Pets are Off" • "Two for the Zoo" • "The Swine in the Stone" • "You May Have Already Won Six Million Bakra" • "My Meteor, My Friend" • "Jungle Slickers" • "Don't Wake the Neighbear" • "Recipe for Disaster" • "Going Over-Boar'd" • "Ivy Beleaguered" • "Broadway Bound & Gagged" • "Steel Hog" • "Dealer's Choice Cut" • "Space Ham" • "You Bet Your Tuhkus" • "No-Good Samaritan" • "Living in De Nile" • "One Tough Bug" • "Pirates of Pumbzance" • "Miss Perfect" • "Hakuna Matata U." When the cubs go to the Elephant Graveyard and are attacked by the hyenas, Mufasa, Scar and Ni save them but they kill Banzai and Ed, as an example to Shenzi. Having grown up under the care of the scheming Zira, Kovu is aggressive and crude, even 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. Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise Kovu teases her and asks if she always did what "Daddy" said. After Mufasa falls, Scar morphs into Kovu and kills Simba by throwing him down into the gorge after Mufasa. But before a fight can instigate, Rafiki indirectly tells Simba that Kovu had saved Kiara's life. Later, at the Pride Rock, he and Kiara explain how Zira's pride and Simba's pride had merged into one. As a young adult, Kovu is large and powerfully built, having undergone intense training under his mother, Zira. Source, 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). The rhinoceroses snort loudly and Kovu and his new friends race back the way they came, with the rhinos in hot pursuit. Neutral, later good Kovu was born to Zira in the Pride Lands during the reign of Scar, who picked Kovu to be his heir. During the wait, Nuka grows impatient and tries to attack Jasiri, but Kovu jumps in the way and warns his brother not to start a fight. He was voiced by Andy Dick. 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 The next morning, Kovu resolves to talk to Kiara and confess his true reasons for coming to the Pride Lands. They part and Kovu makes his way back to the rocks. The foursome manages to squeeze into a crevice and the herd of rhinos shoot past. Television: Find Out Why • Timon & Pumbaa • Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety • The Lion Guard • It's UnBungalievable! Kovu flees after Simba exiles him from the Pride Lands. In the episode, it is revealed that the Outsiders had taken over a waterhole from a hyena clan. Simba growls, thinking over the proposition. Kovu realizes his blossoming love for Kiara during the musical sequence "Upendi". OutsidersPridelanders 3.When Kovu looks into the water he sees Scar just lie Simba saw Mufasa in the 1st movie 4. But Simba, seeing Kovu happy after his night with Kiara, invites the young Outsider to come into the cave with him. 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) With Kovu having joined the fray, Nuka declares that Kion is outnumbered, but Jasiri jumps to his defense and declares that they are even. Has anyone ever thought "Kovu, Kovu, Kovu, Scar wasn't even (Kovu's) father, (Kovu) just took (Scar) in." She tries to get around him, but he blocks her path. He is hesitant to trust Kovu, especially around his daughter, but Nala urges him to give the Outsider a chance. He then ducks and Kiara leaps full over his evasion, landing on the ground a few feet away. 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. Ni and Sarafina have two cubs, Kiara and Nala. Kovu, along with Nuka, Vitani, Zira, and their pride return in the Disney Junior series The Lion Guard episode "Lions of the Outlands", which takes place sometime after Kovu's first meeting with Kiara. But as they reach the caves, they remember that Kovu isn't allowed inside. Kiara is bethrothed to Simba. • "Beware the Zimwi" • "Lions of the Outlands" • "Never Roar Again" • "The Lost Gorillas" • "The Trail to Udugu" • "Ono's Idol" • "Beshte and the Hippo Lanes" • "Ono the Tickbird" She then growls, "And what have I told you about them?" Kovu means "scar" in Swahili, a reference to his character conception as Scar's son, which was changed due to the implications of him and Kiara being second cousins and falling in … This mean that they are related somehow. Kovu is scar's son. Kiara then climbs back out of the gorge with help from her father. Timon & Pumbaa: The Native Chief • The Three Natives • Mother Gorilla • Fronk Fegnugen • Monty • Baampu • Nobi • Fred • Panther • Quint • The Woodpecker • Bruce • Stinky • Ralph and Eddie • Teds • Savage Lion • Bartholomew • The Tarsier • Toucan Dan • Vulture Police • Ned • Rabbit • Uncle Boaris • Uncle Ernie • Boss Beaver • Boy Beaver • Lester the Whale • The Tigress • Jackal • The Cobra • Speedy the Snail • Smolder the Bear • Little Jimmy • Irwin • El Toro • Count Down • Mr. Kovu ducks out of the way of Kion's Roar of the Elders. He has a dark brown mane. Kovu bonds with Kiara over finding pictures in the stars. As an adolescent, Kovu maintains his bravery from cubhood. In a way, Zira's plan for Kovu to become King of the Pride Lands succeeds because he begins as Scar's heir to the throne, but ironically through his marriage to Kiara, Kovu ends up as Simba's heir. The baboon then springs away and Kiara follows after him, giggling. Kiara laughs and tells him that it was just for fun. Kovu, recognizing the new game, snarls in response. Kiara is the last of the lionesses to reach Pride Rock and sees Kovu lie down beside the rocks. As a cub, he was put through harsh training by Zira to prepare him for this task. As a test, she offers Kovu to Simba, but the lion king tells Zira to "take him and get out." Simba finally comes to a decision, deciding to follow the laws of his father. Season Two: "Babysitter Bunga" • "The Savannah Summit" • "The Traveling Baboon Show" • "Ono and the Egg" • "The Rise of Scar" • "Let Sleeping Crocs Lie" • "Swept Away" • "Rafiki's New Neighbors" • "Rescue in the Outlands" • "The Ukumbusho Tradition" • "The Bite of Kenge" • "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" • "The Morning Report" • "The Golden Zebra" • "The Little Guy" • "Divide and Conquer" • "The Scorpion's Sting" • "The Wisdom of Kongwe" • "The Kilio Valley Fire" • "Undercover Kinyonga" • "Cave of Secrets" • "The Zebra Mastermind" • "The Hyena Resistance" • "The Underground Adventure" • "Beshte and the Beast" • "Pride Landers Unite!" Jasiri warns Kion that Zira is invading the Pride Lands with the help of her full-grown children, Kovu and Vitani. Zira made the comparison between Scar and Kovu in this way with the killing of their own brothers. In a news article, Kovu is noted to be a descendant of Scar. Kovu is a character from The Lion King's sequel Simba's pride. In response, Kovu stands up to his mother for the first time, rejects Scar, and runs off. Zira snarls at him, demanding to know what he'd done. He stops, puzzled, and asks what she's doing. Even as a cub, Kovu strives to please and takes no shame in showing off to the more innocent Kiara. Kovu doesn't seem entirely convinced, but agrees to return with her. Just in time, the rest of Kion's Lion Guard arrives and forces the Outsiders up against a wall. When the Lion Guard and the Outlanders are about to fight Vitani and her team, Kiara and Kovu immediately interfere, with Kiara revealing to Kion that Kovu, Vitani, and the rest of their pride have joined theirs. Nuka was the oldest son of Zira and was born at some point during Scar's reign as King of the Pride Lands. 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. 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