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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
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.
They fought the rouges so Zira, Vita and the rest of their small pride would have enough time to escape with the cubs .
actually I do not think that the children of zira are children of Scar.
I love your drawings
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.
I myself see Zira and Scar related, either as the sister of Scar and Mufasa, or the daughter of Scar and Sarabi.
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.
For example I know a lot of fans believe that Kovu was adopted by Zira and this is my version of that theory.