She's really beautiful! It's a pitty, Zira doesn't seem to have her parent's charakters Both of them, but especially her mother, look very friendly and kind-hearted. I wonder what happend to Zira that made her... herself...
Zira's parents are Kuzimu and Azola, Azola a lovely lioness with the tawny tan fur like Zira, and lovely blue eyes, don't forget the stripe on her forehead [ which is how Zira inherited it ]. Kuzimu was a bold male lion that had blood red eyes and cruel in them. He wanted a male, not a female, so, when Zira was born he later killed Azola, named the girl "Zira" which means hate, and he trained Zira to be as strong as a male, torturing her day by day. He made her claw at rocks until he saw sparks, until her paw was pain and numb, and bleeding. She couldn't even call him father or he'd say, "ZIRA, DO NOT TALK TO ME LIKE THAT!" Anyway, Zira fell in love with Taka when she met him, he was a teenager I believe, and her a cub. Anyway, they fell in love and the way he was treated filled her heart with more hate, and the way he treated her, even as mates and in expecting he wasn't the best. There. She had great reasons to be Zira.
Kuzimu was not friendly, and that's her real father. Azola was amazingly nice. Anyway,
Um, hi there, sorry to intrude. But actually, Kuzimu and Azola are not official Disney characters, I made them up. And you have their story wrong. I haven't really revealed how Kuzimu and Azola meet their ends (though I have told a select few, I have it written down, and planned out). And Zira never had a cub or cubs with Taka/ Scar.
Kuzimu did not kill Azola and raise Zira to be as strong as a male. He trained her harder as his own sick form of "punishment" to Zira and Azola. All whilst Azola was alive. I know that Zira means hate", but that is just her given name.
Zira loses her parents in her adulthood, violently and dramatically, at the same time... After she has Nuka (whom is a cub at the time), and before she arrives at the Pridelands and even meets Scar, During Scar's reign. She was also pregnant with Kovu and Vitani in my story before she reached the Pridelands.
And in all that, she still has no positive relationship with her father. He still always looked down on her because she is a female. He never loved her.
And yes Azola was a very nice lioness. But very tragic, and also brutal in her own ways. Another thing I haven't really revealed in my story.
In all reality. according to the films. Zira has no back-story. No parents, no cub-hood. Her son was chosen to be the next king, she had two other cubs, was obsessed with Scar, or just REALLY agreed with him...... and her and other lions were exiled to the Outlands. That is all the "cannon" story that we have on her and her family as far as back-stories goes.
Just felt I should hop in there and tell you how they actually are
Yes indeed, Puppy450 is quoting DJ88 Version of the story, not the canon one. We should credit her here. Please keep in mind that this charakter are fictional and even in the books of the lion king they are only appeared as vague description.
There are circulating several versions of the story.They are all fanmade since Disney or any other creator involved with TLK never stated anything concerning this character!