Years later, it's revealed that Kovu was manipulated by Zira into believing Simba was the enemy, which implies that he was at one point cruel and murderous, but this later changes when he befriends Simba and bonds deeper with his daughter, Kiara. The next day, he is present during the battle of the Lion Guards, in which Kion abdicates his position as leader of the Lion Guard to Vitani, who, in turn, gains the Roar of the Elders, much to Kovu's amazement. Another reason why the second-born child of the Lion King is the leader of the Lion Guard is because they possess the Roar of the Elders; an intensely powerful roar that is bestowed on them by the Great Lions of the Past. In a way, Zira's plan for Kovu to become King of the Pride Lands succeeds because he begins as Scar's heir to the throne, but ironically through his marriage to Kiara, Kovu ends up as Simba's heir. Zira frames Kovu, claiming that the ambush was part of the plan. He was apparently born at some point during Scar's reign, as Scar hand-picked him to be his successor. He is voiced by Jason Marsden, the same person, who voiced him in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. On his back, he has five short horizontal stripes that are several shades darker than his predominant color. Alignment When Nuka was young, Scar chose Kovu to be his heir despite Nuka being the eldest of Zira's cubs. Animators For generations, the second born child of the Lion King has always been the leader of the Lion Guard; a team of animals whose duty is to protect the Pride Lands and the Circle of Life. Being with Kiara, being accepted by Simba and Nala, his new family, having fun, romance If not, he would only be their adopted brother. Though Marsden did eventually reprise his role but as a cub in The Lion Guard. This is incorrect, however as Scar never became mates with Kovu's mother, Zira; she was only his follower. Dislikes Cub Kevin Schon is the voice of Timon,Chungu, and Thurston in The Lion Guard. Deleted: Diku • Baasho • Iggy • Herr Rhino • Kwashi • Bhati • Mheetu • Banagi • Daabi • Dwala • Naanda, Season One: "Boara Boara" • "Saskatchewan Catch" • "Kenya Be My Friend?" After rescuing Kiara, he asks Simba to allow him to join the Pride Landers. • "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" ALL; SHOWS (1) MOVIES (1) GAMES (1) NEW FEATURE - Click the Filter dropdown to view VAs grouped by reprisals. His mother tells him that Kion made his own choice to side with the hyenas and that it is his fault. He is shocked when he learns that Kion can conjure water from using his Roar on a nearby cloud. 3. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: He Lives in You • We Are One • My Lullaby • Upendi • One of Us • Love Will Find a Way Kovu quickly dives out of the way and shields himself, missing the impact entirely. Enemies SHOW COMMENTS (0) FRANCHISE RELATED. There is no reason to change her age. "Judge me now for who I am. The two briefly discuss running away to form their own pride, but Kiara convinces Kovu that they need to return to try and unite their prides. He was voiced by Andy Dick. Incarnations On BTVA: 5 Versions from 3 Titles. His dark eyeshades mirror those of his siblings, but his emerald green eyes match no member of his family's. Why is Kovu Voiced by His Adult Voice Actor in The Lion Guard | Land Before Time Wiki | Fandom As a result, he was referred to by the Outsiders as the Chosen One. Back home, Zira angrily scolds Kovu for trying to befriend an enemy but then realizes she may be able to use the friendship to allow Kovu to get close to Simba and kill him. Even as a cub, Kovu strives to please and takes no shame in showing off to the more innocent Kiara. This will Focus in Kion and Rani's children, their Daughter Nya and their son Kai.
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