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Hey, Mister! - Kiara and Kovu by EmilyJayOwens Hey, Mister! - Kiara and Kovu by EmilyJayOwens
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- Hey, mister! Wait, wait, don't go away! Wooow, i've never seen you in the Pridelands before! Are you from another pride? From the Outlands, right? My daddy told me that…
- You'd better leave me alone, little furball.
- …that you, outlanders, shouldn't be here, but you guys come here pretty often, don't you?…
- And you won't stop chattering, will you?!

Come on, Kovu, we all know you can't resist Kiara's naive cuteness ^^

A what if scene with Kiara and Kovu. What if Kovu was a little bit older than Kiara? That would explain some plot holes.. and change the whole SP plot xD Also, i recolored Kiara a bit. Mixed some Simba and Nala's colours and gave her uncoloured paws 'cause i can. I like her much better this way! And i darkened Kovu's pelt a bit, as it darkens with age. The SP artists didn't pay attention to that, however.
And oh, i modeled the bg from the first film. I just wanted to show the Pridelands, not a random land.

EDIT: Decided to copy that here. It's something about the plot holes.
Actually, do you remember the first film, when Scar's reign ended? Zira said that Kovu was born right before that, so Scar chose him as his heir. Okay, even if we imagine that he was born one day and then next day Scar died... well. Then there was the scene when Simba and Nala had a cub - and we see a flourishing land. It couldn't become that green in a few days. I guess it needed at least a few months. So imagine - Kovu had months to grow up. And Kiara was born only then, or maybe even later, but let's ignore all those differences in cubs at the end of the 1st film and at the beginning of the 2nd. So, okay, let this cub be Kiara - but anyways, Kovu would be older than her, and look older. But they look like they're just the same age. Now that's the point - he should look older.

Kiara, Kovu, TLK, SP, bg © Disney
Kiara's fixed design © me
Artwork © me
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celestialstar92 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Student General Artist
I love this! This has never crossed my mind before but thinking about it it does make sense that Kovu should look older than kiara. I'v read a few comments that said that the reason Kovu looks younger as a cub than he is suppose to is because he is malnourished, but if you compare him to vitani and nuka he looks much healthier. My theory is that zira paid more attention to kovu's health and growth by giving him more food and water then the rest of the group so he would  be healthy and strong enough take on simba. This explains why Nuka despite being the oldest is skinny and has a thinning mane compared to kovu who is much muscular and has a fuller mane.
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Redqueenswrath Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think his growth was stunted due to poor nutrition, so as a cub he's smaller than he would have been if he'd had more to eat, but it evens out as he gets older and starts stealing prey from the pridelands.
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Vitani should also be much older than Kovu in the film
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How? Her and Kovu are litter mates
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kopakiarakion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
no actually vitani is older than kovu because she fell in love with kopa
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fanon. Kopa does not exist in the same universe as Vitani, only in fan theories. Please don't use Fanon for a legit answer from the movies. And again, you can be older than someone and still be littermates. Look at Kiara and Kion. Born at the same time, but Kiara came first thus being the oldest. People who think Vitani and Nuka are about the same age are so wrong it hurts to reply. There is no way they (Vitani and kovu) would have so much age difference and still be the same size and grow at the same rate. And then you have the issue with the scene. She tells simba that Kovu is the last born, but why would she bring her daughter into the conversation when she wasn't there, simba doesn't know about her, and it is irrelevant to the plot. "Kovu and Vitani were the last born ---" and yet we don't meet Vitani until later, so it makes no sense to say such things. 
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kopakiarakion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
technically kiara should be an adult in the lion guard series because when lion king two ended she was an adult. so their really not the same age.
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But this takes place after her presentation and before she goes on her hunt. They've made it clear by the cub sizes that they're the same age at this point. This is a midquel, it's like Bambi. Bambi 2 doesn't take place after he's an adult, it takes place after they kill his mother. The little mermaid 3 takes place when Ariel's younger than the first movie. It's fine if people don't like how they made the lion guard, but it's what Disney decided to go with so it makes it official/ 
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kopakiarakion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
but even in the movie kiara was a teenager or so when she went on her first hunt. and all of this couldn't have happened in the middle of the movie before she went on her hunt because zira and kovu would have to be in the show then
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
not really. If it takes place after she meets Kovu then that's that. She's a cub for a single day, and there are many months and possibly years before she goes on her hunt. I can't believe how hard it is for people to slip a character into a section of a movie that is completely skipped over and not shown at all. 
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Zira said that Kovu had been the last born, not Vitani and Kovu
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, you can be twins and still be born first and second. That just means vitani popped out first. Besides, why in the world would she bring up vitani when only Kovu was there? She didn't mention nuka either, and clearly he also lived in the pridelands for a time. Simba told her to take her son and get out, then she went into details. For all you know, vitani is younger than him, but because she wasn't there, she wasn't brought up. It's really just common sense
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
I get you, but most theories say that she is older, also, that would mean that neither Zira nor Scar are her parents, that she was adopted from an unknown couple, just like Kovu.
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Theories are fan citations and are not official by any means. I never use theories in an argument 
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
You're right, but then again, what do we have? Nothing, we have the word of Disney changing opinions once and again, from Zira beig Scar's sister to NOT being his mate to the draft of Vitani and Nuka showing up just after the presentation of Kiara and saying that they "saw Simba's cub". We have nearly nothing.
Still, if Kovu is not Zira's nor Scar's then neither would be Vitani, if they are litter mates.
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Anyahs Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, for one thing, 99% of the people who watched TLK 2 never knew about deleted and altered content, so you can't use that in an argument because it was deleted for a reason - to not be in the movie. IF we took the previous role of mate or sister into account for Zira, WHY would they need to change her relationship with Scar if Kovu was adopted? The whole point to remove Scar and Zira's relationship was so Kovu and Kovu alone wouldn't have any blood ties to Scar and thus Kiara. If he was adopted, it would not have mattered if Scar and Zira were mates, now would it. 
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Darthmaul1999 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
So I take it you aren't a fan of Kovu/Kiara's pairing?

In all seriousness: I have a theory for this situation, actually. I believe that Zira was straight-up lying when she said Scar chose Kovu to be his heir. I believe that around the time of her exile, she kidnapped Kovu and Vitani from their real parents when they were young, and passed them off as her own. Then she made up a BS story about Scar choosing Kovu just so she can claim that she has a right to the throne against Simba. Then shortly after her exile, Kiara was born. Zira certainly seems like someone crazy enough to try something like that, after all.
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K-O-T-E Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
My thoughts exactly!
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Truewhovian82 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that the Lions in the tlk universe age like humans and that's why they're roughly the same size/age a few months wouldn't make enough of a difference
But you're totally right, kovu should be older and bigger
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tyyrson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
kiara looks so dang cute
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SilverLi0n1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Nova-Lioness Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Writer
Ooh I love this picture. I kinda wished SP was like this. 
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rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
kiara is so pretty!! I like how u incorporated wreck it ralph lines...
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daydreambeliever88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Hahahahaha this is so cute! :D
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks <3
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BenDaImmortal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Great art. :)
But technically Kovu was 3 to 5 months older than Kiara, in the film too. He had to be, as lionesses carry their cubs for 3-4 months and as Scar hand-picked Kovu he had to be born some time before Simba returned.
Just for some reason Kovu wasn't any bigger than her, (I personally explain that away with lack of quality food for all his childhood.)
Even the voice actor's were a few years apart, (Kiara's 10-years old, Kovu's 13-years old) which I take as another indication that Kovu was supposed to be a bit older than her. :)
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African-S3rval Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015   General Artist
Well Kovu did have more hair as a cub than Simba did so that could suggest he was older...

And while I do believe Kovu is older than Kiara, I don't think that the age difference is that big.
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BenDaImmortal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Well, according to the facts that form the movies' timeline, Kovu is at least 3-4 months older than Kiara, hence what I already wrote.
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kittencradle Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought Kovu was older too. Here's my theory.
It took 4 months for the pridelands to fully recover. Nuka had been 2 weeks old when Scat died, and Kovu was born on the 3rd month. I say this not for your reason, but because of his huge hair tuft. It would have taken a while to grow all that hair, no? So I think he's just a shortie. Same goes for Kopa and Malka.
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Darthmaul1999 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
So I take it you're not a fan of Kiara or The Lion King II, right?
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Avatardpegasister Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing drawing! If you do the math, kovu should probably be a lot older than kiara. Plus, a scene like this in the movie would be so cute!
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lionkingP Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
why is he so old?
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DigitalIguana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like your idea about the story and I totally agree with it :D I also thought Kovu should be bigger than Kiara... Great picture, by the way :)
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NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cute lil' Kiara<3
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Moonlight1920 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO Cool! want to ask you how do you make them so real to the loin king, do you look at the lion king photo (or yours)

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Dandinofthebluefire Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh what a theory. I always thought the same thing too.
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great minds think alike C:
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Dandinofthebluefire Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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CatwalkOoo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good!!I like kiara~~^w^
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yue-luv-art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
he is probaly thinking "i am to perfect to talk to you "
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely! :D
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Emberguard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   General Artist
Yeah, that was the thing that I was always wondering about, Kovu should have been born already as he was the 'last born' and 'hand chosen by scar' (unless that happened after he died? But then Vitani would have already been born or maybe born first but in the same litter) but Simba would have still had to make Nala pregnant so that would have been a few months at least of Kovu already being born before Kiara could have been born. 
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, all those plotholes D: 
Well, i'm pretty sure they _tried_ to make Kovu look older (hair tuft, nose shade, hair on elbows, etc. - i bet it was supposed to show that he was older), but well, why is he not bigger than Kiara, then? They're the same size so it makes me think they're the same age. Because really, there's a difference between a young cub and an "older" cub, and the main difference is SIZE, not the amount of fur or something :)
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Emberguard Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   General Artist
that and who's the dad to kovu and the others. It would have made sense for scar to be the dad seeing as kovu is the heir. But that would have been too close of a bloodline to kiara so they settled on Zira being a crazy follower of scar instead. Wonder where that other male was when the hyenas were being chased away...
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TrufflePopElectric Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cute! I don't see how this wouldn't be possible either; in Sleeping Beauty, Phillip is shown to already be a a child when Aurora is an infant, making him older by at least a few years.
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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pinkiepieooo0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome :D
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^_^
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Lilion-Bayl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Kovu isveri cute with this hair ^^
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EmilyJayOwens Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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