Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Zira's family by Irete Zira's family by Irete
I'm currently accepting requests/commissions in exchange for shorter periods of Core-membership.
Check it out if you're looking for commissions:
Core-membership in exchange for Request?

While I tested the tablet on my dad's computer I ended up drawing this. It's a new theory/story about Zira's past that have been on my mind lately. But I was unable to put it to life because of lack of time and a computer that can handle Photoshop.

The brown teen lioness is Zira's first cub, Vita. She was born when Zira was still very young, around 15-17 in human age. The cub she is playing with is her baby brother Nuka :3. The male is Zira's mate (who I haven't named yet) and the father of Vita and Nuka.

Vita would later become the mother of Kovu and Vitani, but she died shortly after their birth. Zira, who had recently also lost her mate and home is heartbroken and forever changed by the loss of her first daughter. She adopts her grandchildren as her own, naming the female after her daughter and Kovu after the king who kindly enough let them join his pride and even made her grandson his heir.

When Simba returns and Scar is killed. The new king consider Zira and her lionesses not trustworthy and banish them in order to protect his family. Zira who loses everything once again, finally snaps into madness and swears revenge.

To be frank, I often prefer stories where Zira is Kovu's real mother. But I still liked this one and I don't think I have ever seen a theory before where Zira is Kovu's and Vitan's grandmother. I have seen some where she is still related to them, but it's then mostly as a aunt or similar.

To those who wonder about Scar. No, he isn't the father to any of Zira's cubs in my stories. Mostly because I don't believe that's the case. But also because there already are tons of TLK fan stories out there with that concept and they all pretty much the goes the same way.
Personally I think they are getting a little old and wanted to do something different.

Zira and Nuka (c) Disney

Vita and her father (c) Me

Add a Comment:
 
:icontechnologylion12:
Technologylion12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
You should name the father Sefu. It means sword.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
That's a nice name :D.
Reply
:icontechnologylion12:
Technologylion12 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Thanks
Reply
:iconjustsomeguy420:
JustSomeGuy420 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
I'm glad you did do something different. I've never seen a head canon where Zira is the grandmother of Kovu and Vitani. It's new and fresh. I like it when people come up with unique ideas instead of tired out cliches.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Thanks :D.
Well, this is not my head canon.
But agree, I also prefer TLK stories that is not the ones we have seen a hundred times already.
Reply
:iconsrbarker:
srbarker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I like this concept!:D
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Thank you :D
Reply
:iconlegoocoolguy:
legoocoolguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Student General Artist
That looks very nice family that you made looks nice.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Thanks
Reply
:iconstormwolves:
stormwolves Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
A lovely piece of artwork.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Thank you :D.
Reply
:iconlegoocoolguy:
legoocoolguy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student General Artist
That look's really nice detail art with them it look's lovey and really amazing art
Reply
:iconkalexander12:
Kalexander12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
How did nuka and Vita dad die?
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
He was killed along with Vita's mate when a group of rouges invaded their territory.
They fought the rouges so Zira, Vita and the rest of their small pride would have enough time to escape with the cubs :(.  
Reply
:iconkalexander12:
Kalexander12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
I love your version of zira's family and theory. I never saw scar and zira as mates.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Thank you :D Neither did I.
Reply
:iconredgekkouga:
RedGekkouga Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
NUKAA!! >W<
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
:D
Reply
:iconredgekkouga:
RedGekkouga Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
I like Nuka more than Kovu in the movie. I hope he appears in Lion Guard!
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
I have heard he will make a cameo in TLG at some point.
Reply
:iconredgekkouga:
RedGekkouga Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
YAY! :D
Reply
:iconserulfen:
Serulfen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student General Artist
I love your version of Zira's family! Vita and her father have really nice designs.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like them. :)
Reply
:icontlk323:
TLK323 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Good Theory! :)
actually I do not think that the children of zira are children of Scar.

I love your drawings :D
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Thank you :D.
Reply
:iconwolf-chalk:
Wolf-Chalk Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just thinking about this theory myself the other day~ I was trying to find if you could also shorten grandmother to mother~ couldn't find one though~
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
I see :) I doubt it can be shorten that way since it normally would be confusing to call grandma and mother the same thing.
In this case, Zira has been the only mother Vitani and Kovu knew since they were too young to remember Vita.
Therefor they call Zira mother in this theory.
Reply
:iconlegendaryicebreaker:
legendaryicebreaker Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting theory. Wink/Razz 

I myself see Zira and Scar related, either as the sister of Scar and Mufasa, or the daughter of Scar and Sarabi. ;) (Wink) 
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Thank you. :D

Those are interesting theories as well ;).
I have seen a few where Zira is the daughter of Scar and Sarabi (or one of her sisters).
But not that many where Zira is Scar's and Mufasa's sister.
Reply
:iconlegendaryicebreaker:
legendaryicebreaker Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome. Heart 

Oh, it's quite rare. But they're there, there's also one on TLK Fan Art Archive done by Koraden TLK Artist. Nod 
Reply
:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
good job
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Thank you
Reply
:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
Reply
:iconbluemanewolf:
BlueManeWolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this theory! and your OCs!
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Thank you :D I'm glad you like them :).
Reply
:iconbluemanewolf:
BlueManeWolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes! I also agree that Vitani and Kovu could have very well have been adopted from one of Zira's family relations, or just simply found when they were infants.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Well, for the movie canon I believe Zira to be Kovu and Vitani's real mother. But I also like to be creative with different ideas and theories.
For example I know a lot of fans believe that Kovu was adopted by Zira and this is my version of that theory. :) 
Reply
:icontwoteasforagentleman:
TwoTeasForAGentleman Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
I love your stories. All of them are very original and interesting. I hope you will make more, good luck!
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you enjoy them :).
Reply
:iconteal-quil:
Teal-Quil Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
I l;ike this theory as it explains why Zira looks like Kovu but isn't the mother.
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Thanks :D I'm glad you like it.
Reply
:iconkyeronn:
Kyeronn Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this theory of Zira
Reply
:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Thanks :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
May 5, 2016
Image Size
5.4 MB
Resolution
3508×2480
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,156 (1 today)
Favourites
254 (who?)
Comments
43
Downloads
23
×