As the daughter of Simba and Nala, she is the future queen of the Pride Lands, a role which she finds hard to accept as a young cub. Nala, however, watches them from the bushes and comments that they are now truly on the Trail to Udugu. When the Outsiders attack Simba, and Zira falsely congratulates Kovu, practically anyone is going to immediately think this was a planned ambush. Its implied his own morals also played a role in his defection, given that even as a cub, he showed signs of regret. The Blu-ray edition for the film was released as a separate version on March 6, 2012. Even as a cub he's far kinder and more tender-hearted than the tough Vitani and bitter Nuka, defends his older brother despite getting in trouble, eagerly befriends Kiara and is uncomfortable with his mother's plan to make him a killer. Whereas played the trope straight Scar and the hyenas are evil; everyone else is good , the sequel sets itself up the same way lions in the Pridelands are good; lions in the Outlands are bad , then subverts the trope see below.
Kiara's and Nala's mother-daughter relationship is observed to be affectionate and supportive, Unlike Simba, Nala isn't overprotective of her daughter, and shows trust in Kiara's abilities. As Zira demands to her son to admit his responsibility for killing his brother, Kovu's stands up to his mother for the first time and runs back to the Pride Lands, where he is promptly exiled by Simba. He reaches the lowest end when he banishes Kovu for a crime we know he hadn't done at all. The series takes place during the years in-between Kiara's first meeting with Kovu as a cub and her first hunt as a young adult. Kiara knocks her aside and the two tumble into a gorge where Zira refuses to take Kiara's paw and falls into the river and drowns. Kiara promises to think the offer over, and Mzingo flies away. When Kovu and Kiara stood between their parents, Kiara convinced Simba to stop the feud and listen to reason, After Simba rescues Kiara from a ravine, Simba and Nala later watched proudly as Rafiki blessed the union between Kovu and Kiara, and Nala roared alongside her daughter on the peak of Pride Rock.
The lionesses who were loyal to Scar, all of whom were banished from the Pride Lands when Simba took over. And later she threatens to kill Vitani for deciding to no longer take part in their war and turning to the Pridelanders. With their argument settled, the siblings return home. Even more so in the deleted extended version where Nuka bitterly points out that he was only able to get his mother's attention in death. She is first seen atop Pride Rock, ready to embark on an adventure.
They are both shocked and dismayed at this turn of events and fall over in dead faints. He proves it when he refuses to attack Simba in the ambush, and when he stands up to his mother when she orders him to stand down. The Lion Guard rushes after their friend, but when they arrive at Pride Rock, Kiara is given a royal announcement by her friends, and. However, they also said it was best that it went to video, citing that the music was lacking and not remotely equal to the original's soundtrack. During the final confrontation, Zira says that Kovu is even weaker than she thought, indicating that the two of them have argued in the past over morality. Kovu attempts to save Simba, but his sister Vitani knocks him into a rock, rendering him unconscious. Kiara begs her father to end the war between the Pride Landers and Outsiders Zira tries to get her pride to attack, but Kiara's words have hit a soft spot.
The cub immediately bares his teeth at her and begins backing her up against the log. Suddenly, Rafiki appears out of the grass and asks Kovu where he thinks he's going. Disappointed, Kiara begins to plot a way to get away from her babysitters so she can go to the western canyon herself. Kion simply retorts that she had been lucky and playfully pounces on her, instigating a wrestling match between the two. While the rest of rescues Kiara, Janja tricks by getting him to use the out of anger, causing the volcano to erupt. Even though her menace is somewhat downplayed in The Lion Guard, she's still very clearly a danger to Kion.
Noticing how Simba is protective over Kiara, Nala laughs and teasingly asks her mate who Kiara reminds him of. Both couples make their way to the tip of Pride Rock. Once there, he asked Simba to join his pride, and Simba begrudgingly obliged, though he reserved judgment on Kovu's character. As she grows older, the princess becomes rebellious towards her father's rules and falls in love with Kovu, a lion from a banished pride called the Outsiders. Simba and Nala watch them from a nearby hillside, and Simba seeks counsel with his father. After a huge fright, Kiara falls off the rock and lands in the pool below.
Kovu smiles smoothly as she walks away and mutters that he will be looking forward to it. He becomes ruthless, savage and merciless as a result of his forced training into becoming an assassin, even though it's implied he's naturally opposed to such a mindset. Kovu approaches down the narrow aisle between the congregated animals gathered around the base of Pride Rock. She is then trapped in the midst of a gazelle stampede, and it is up to Kion and the Lion Guard to save her. Because of this, Zira sets a trap for her son and Simba.
They laugh together and lie down next to a pool. Kiara shows him what Timon means by roaring at the birds, scattering them into the sky. They all laugh uncontrollably, and even Kovu seems to be having fun. Once again, Simba is exposed to the mature teachings of his daughter, who is willing to endanger herself in order to bring her enemies to the light. Tiifu and Zuri soon begin to sunbathe, but Kiara orders them to help her make a path of stepping stones across the floodwaters. Kovu leaps away from the pool and announces that they should run away together and start a pride of their own. Kiara doesn't answer but puts her paw on Kovu's, and they nuzzle.
After Kion deals with the problem, he returns to Pride Rock, where Kiara informs him that the baboons have taken over Pride Rock. Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin this fearful date With this night's revels and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. She expresses annoyance at the antics of the baboons and chastises for sweeping Bunga's stink toward her. Lianne Hughes served as the supervising animator for Kiara. Kiara starts to protest, but Simba interrupts and tells her that he loves her and doesn't want to lose her. She yearned to prove to her father that she was responsible and mature, and despairs when Simba breaks a promise to her. Unlike the North American release, Simba's Pride was theatrically released in European and Latin American countries in spring 1999.