Vitani cared a lot about her family. Before Zira and Simba can face off in what will inevitably be a blood-soaked skirmish, Kovu and Kiara intervene, stopping their respective parents from killing the other, to which she and Simba tell them to step aside. 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. Zira is the leader of the Outsiders and the mate of Scar. Allies He said that he tried to help and passes away. • Prance With Me • Tujiinue • Height and Sight • We Will Defend • A New Way to Go • On the Last Night • When I Led the Guard • The Tree of Life • A Snow Monkey's Home • Ghost of the Mountain • Anything • That's the Dolphin Way • As You Move Forward • Flamingo Dance Party • You Best Not Mess With Mama • Friends to the End • Kion's Reckoning • Welcome to the Tree of Life • Who is Better Than Who • Poa the Destroyer • Long Live the Queen • Remember What Makes You You • The Power of the Roar • Of the Same Pride • As You Move On Zira-Lightingfire me and Scar can handle this! Nuka. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. She was the mother of Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu, the mother-in-law of Kiara and the leader of the Outsiders along with the hyenas Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, and the mate of Scar. Zira and her three children named Nuka, Vitani and Kovu lived in the Pride Lands's pride during the reign of Scar, who had a close relationship with Zira and told her about the Roar of the Elders (a power that he previously had before losing it due to using it to destroy his fellow Lion Guard members after they refused to help him overthrow his brother Mufasa as King). Zira joined the Pridelands when she was a young adult, she forced Scar to kill his guard and fight Mufasa. Her grief turns to pure wrath and she slashes Kovu across the eye, giving him a wound identical to Scar. ""This is for you, Scar. Zira was depressed when she was banished again, with her father dying shortly after the exile and her mother dying months later. This of course would make Zira Scar's partner and Nuka and Vitani Kovu's siblings. ""These lands belong to Scar! Zira was the mother of Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu and the leader of Scar's followers The Outsiders. • "I Don't Bolivia" • "Shopping Mauled" • "Library Brouhaha" • "Catch Me if You Kenya" • "Scent of the South" • "Monster Massachusetts" • "Handle with Caribbean" • "Forbidden Pumbaa" • "Washington Applesauce" • "Alcatraz Mataz" • "Oahu Wahoo" • "I Think I Canada" • "Zazu's Off Day Off" • "Beast of Eden" • "Sense & Senegambia" • "Timon on the Range" • "The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E." Television programs Not long after she died, Kiara married Kovu thus making Zira her posthumous mother-in-law. Vitani sees the truth of Kiara's words and joins Simba, convincing the other Outsiders that enough is enough, though Zira tells her daughter that she will die as well if she won't fight. Goal The Lion King 1½: Digga Tunnah • That's All I Need • Sunrise, Sunset • Grazing in the Grass However, after Simba returned, Zira was exiled along with her followers for their continued loyalty to Scar. 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Zira does seem to care for her family and her Pride, despite her vindictive nature, showing depression when Nuka dies, and pride when Nuka and Vitani say or do things that appeal to her plan. There. Scar-Yup! If it weren't for your father, he'd still be king of the Pridelands. https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Zira?oldid=4332316, It was originally planned for Zira to deliberately let go of the cliff rather than simply reject Kiara's help, but her fall was instead depicted as her simply slipping while rejecting Kiara's aid, as it was felt that the villain committing suicide was too 'adult' for a Disney movie. 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When she protested Simba's rule. • "Oregon Astray" • "New Guinea Pig" • "Isle of Manhood" • "Puttin' on the Brits" • "Klondike Con" • "Isle Find Out" • "Beetle Romania" • "Rumble in the Jungle" • "Wide Awake in Wonderland" • "Zazu's Off-by-One Day" • "Animal Barn" • "Roach Hotel" • "Africa-Dabra!" With Simba dead, the pridelands under Scar's order and the hienas revolte disolved.There is nothing stoping Kovu for beeing the king and nothing keeping Nuka to stay. Simba urges Zira to let go of the past, but she refuses and leaps at him, still intent on killing him to avenge Scar. When Zira and Simba encounter each other onscreen for the first time, Zira's line "If you need your pound of flesh..." as she pushes Kovu forward is actually a reference to the Shakespearian play "The Merchant of Venice", even though "Simba's Pride" is based on "Romeo and Juliet". Zira gave Kovu his scar because she thought Kovu killed Nuka. Suzanne Pleshette (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride)Nika Futterman (The Lion Guard) Since then Simba and Zira shared an intense and unrelenting hatred for one another. In "Return to the Pride Lands", it is later found out that Zira has completed her journey through the Circle of Life, leaving Kovu and Vitani behind to fulfill her dying wish, but not as she intended as Kion names Vitani the new leader of the Lion Guard while Kovu becomes Simba's heir. After Simba shows up and roars at Kovu, Zira puts herself protectively in front of Kovu and makes bitter conversation with Simba (and to Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, and the lionesses who followed). Scar was surprised to see Zira again and they mated. In early production, Zira was originally going to be Scar's mate and the mother of his cub Nunka (who would later become Kovu), who would seduce Aisha (Kiara's original name). Nuka’s death only intensified Zira’s hatred for Simba and thus she leads an attack on the Pride Lands deciding to wage war while Simba was injured. A son … However, she accused Simba for his uncle's later death, disputed this and fought him as she was very cl… • "Sitting Pretty Awful" • "He's a Bad, Bad, Bad Sport" • "Dapper Duck Burgers" • "It Runs Good" • "Hot Air Buffoons" • "Timon in Love" • "Kahuna Potato" • "Mook Island" • "Cliphangers", The Lion Guard Of all the lions who were conceptualized, Zira doesn't seem to change in the slightest. In the end, while Kovu was named Simba's successor to becoming King with Kiara as his Queen, Vitani is named the new leader of the Lion Guard, entrusted with the Roar of the Elders, while Kion and his Lion Guard return to defend the Tree of Life with the Night Pride. • "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" Boomstick: But that proved to be a big mistake as the Circle of Life was thrown out of balanced, as the hyena kept eating everything in their path. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Prior to The Lion Guard Zira lived in the Pride Lands during the reign of Scar, who selected her son, Kovu, to become the next ruler of Pride Rock. Zira hates Jasiri's Clan and took over their family's watering hole. Personality Gira, Vitani and Kovu were surprised to see that Zira returned from heaven and that she had a new mate, so they all hugged her and Kuchoka and the Pridelanders and Outlanders roared. Zira, however, refused to let go of her hate, causing Kiara to be visibly saddened, wanting the mother of the one she loved to join and live amongst her pride once again. "Good morning," he growled softly. Many years later, Zira trespasses into the Pride Landsan… Zira is the main antagonist of Disney's 1998 animated film, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, (the sequel to Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King), and a guest character in its 2016 midquel series, The Lion Guard. However, Kovu falls in love with Kiara and changes sides. After that, Zira holds Simba responsible for Scar's death (unaware or ignoring the true cause of Scar's death), and plots to both avenge Scar and take back the throne, using Kovu as a puppet ruler. Kovu left the Outlands and was exiled. Zira is a character of The Lion King: Scar's Reign by user ScarsReign. Zira, however, still refused, as she was too consumed with hate and made one last attempt on Simba’s life only to be thwarted by Kiara, ultimately resulting in her death. Because this would be incest, due to Nunka and Aisha being first cousins once removed, the relationship was obscured to make Zira "a follower" of Scar, and Nunka became Kovu and was instead Scar's adopted son. Scar chose Ziza as heir because Ziza looked like Scar's queen Zira. Kovu betraying the Outsiders, all Pridelanders, any and all forms of betrayal against Scar, failure, the Circle of Life, hyenas, Nuka's death, Kion's Lion Guard ""This is for you, Scar. She is also the main villain in The Lion King 2 Simba's Pride. Having witnessed this, Kovu then sighs in deep pain at her demise. Wiz: Scar is one of Disney's cruelest, and at the same time, comedic villains. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Lion King 1½: Ma • Uncle Max • Iron Joe • Meerkat Colony Zira also tried to convince Simba's son and leader of the Lion Guard Kion to be her apprentice and join her side to make lions reach the top of the Pride Lands in order to prove them superior. Iselin from The Manchurian Candidate She eventually decided to use the friendship between her son Kovu and Simba’s daughter Kiara as a way for Kovu to infiltrate the Pride Lands and assassinate Simba. Scar nudged Zira forward and grinned slyly back at Sarabi. Fate This only angered Zira more, causing her to attack Simba in an attempt to avenge Scar. Contents[show] Story Role The Return of the Chasers Before Simba overthrew his uncle Scar, Zira was one of his mates. Zira lets users add and remove roles from themselves by simply reacting to a message. Zira feels betrayed by this and threatens to kill her as well, leading to the rest of her lionesses to side with Vitani and join Simba's pride as Zira died by falling into a river and crushed by a log, ending the feud. After her initial shock at this, Zira scolds Kovu for causing the death of Nuka by not lifting a paw to kill Simba and therefore having a part in Nuka's demise. She attacked Kopa because Kopa looked like Simba, Simba exiled Zira, Nuka, Vitani, Kovu, Gira and Scar's most loyal followers to the Outlands, Kopa ran away and joined them in the Outlands. Falls off a cliff into rushing rapids and drowns In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride it is revealed that Scar's protege were exiled from Pride Rock by Simba in the wake of Scar's death, with Scar's most loyal follower, Zira, being the leader. Scar, power, her dreams and goals of revenge, war, her children, breaking the Circle of Life, revenge Zira's second son Nuka fell off the logs. It also fulfills Mufasa's wish and hopes that both the Pridelanders and Outsiders got rejoined through Kovu and Kiara, while presumably taking into account Scar's dying wish (despite his murder of him). • Starehe • Raha • Sumu • Kongwe • Kinyonga • Kuchimba • Shujaa • Anga • Strange Lion • Strange Cobra • The Fastest • The Strongest • The Bravest • The Keenest of Sight • Yuki • Hitashi • Kimyo and Nabasu • Domog • Dughi • Bogino • Chuluun • Pãgala • Krud'dha • Lumba-Lumba • Old Civet • Ora • Komodo Dragon • Fikiri • Kitendo • Tupp • Azaad • Flamingo Girls • Flamingo Girls' Flamboyance • Tenuk • Tompok • Seisou • Mama Binturong • Smun • Yun Mibu • Nirmala • Rani • Baliyo • Surak • Janna • Ullu • Sãhasí • Ãnanda • Binga • Tangaagim • Pinguino • Cek and Rama • Tsah and Sasem • Astuto • Varya • Feliks, Pasha, and Polina • Heng Heng • Kely • Kely's Troop • Askari • Shabaha • Kasi • Imara • Tazama The only thing she seems to be missing on her ref sheets and concept art are her ear stripes. Nuka † (eldest son)Vitani (daughter)Kovu (youngest son)Kiara (daughter-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 She also told him that he "killed his own brother", which, again, is exactly what Scar did. 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! Paraphernalia Remake: Life's Not Fair • Rafiki's Fireflies • Scar Takes the Throne • Simba is Alive! Simba tried to reason that his uncle was never the true king but Zira would not listen to reason and fought him in battle. Annie Award nomination for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Suzanne Pleshette) In "Journey to the Pride Lands" after hearing that Zira is back to take over Simba's place, Kion decides to go home and stop her. She is recruited by Ushari to Join the Army to replace Janja as Scar's top General, an offer she did not hesitate to accept. Kovu is Zira's youngest son. However, Vitani reports that Kovu had the chance to murder Simba but didn't take it. After the water flooded out, Zira was surprised to know Nuka was still there, so she told Nuka to wake up, but Nuka didn't listen because he was deceased, so Zira ate Nuka to impress Simba, and after she ate Nuka, she met an old lion named Kuchoka and was welcomed back to the Pridelands. He was also the Leader of the Lion Guard. Two versions of Scar's backstory exist. Zira named them Ziza and Gira because her son looked like her and her daughter looked like Giza. Kiara managed to convince her father to end the fighting and accept the Outsiders back into his pride, while Zira was too overcome with her hatred for him to accept any compromise, even after the rest of her pride, including her own daughter Vitani, abandoned her she still hung on to her hatred. • "Pig-Malion" • "Why No Rhino" • "War Hogs" • "The Big No Sleep" • "Common Scents" • "Mister Twister" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "Lights, Camera, Traction" • "The Running of the Bullies" • "Special Defects" • "Wishy Washy" • "Ice Escapades" • "Guru-Some" • "Jailhouse Shock" • "Nearly Departed" • "Early Bird Watchers" • "The Spy's the Limit" • "Ready, Aim, Fire" • "Timoncchio" • "Ghost Boosters" • "Stay Away from my Honey!"