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Kovu and his sons by Catgirl08 Kovu and his sons by Catgirl08
In this picture, Zuri and Nafari are arguing as usual. Kovu is highly annoyed. Zuri is the darker cub and Nafari is the lighter cub.

I'm still working on Kovu's personality for this story.
This is what I have:(long description)


Kovu still has some hurt inside him from his mother, Zira, and does grieve for her supposedly death. He Honors his mom by keeping her survival training methods which he wants to past down to his sons. Kovu wants his sons to be trained to protect the Pridelands from any outsiders like hyenas. Also to develop the vicious fighting technique that Zira taught him.

As a father, Kovu loves both is sons equally and hates to choose just one to be King. Because Nafari is the eldest, he was chosen future King. In a way Kovu felt like he owed that to Nuka. He didn’t want to do what his mom did and choose the younger to become king and cause jealousy with the elder.

Relationship with his sons as cubs:
Kovu doesn’t love one cub more than another, but he just doesn’t get Zuri. He seems to go against his Kovu's wishes. He yells and disrespectfully talks back to Kovu. Zuri just seems to have a very bad attitude, which angers his Father. Yes Kovu isn’t fond of Zuri’s oddness for he only befriends insects and prey. Kovu was furious when he found out that Zuri almost got himself and Tamar killed trying to save a bunny from hyenas. But part of his resentment is Nafari’s fault. He often taunts Zuri by saying “Daddy likes me better than you” “Dad chose me to be king because I’m not a wimp like you.” Also it seems like Kovu always takes Nafari side. Zuri avoids the lessons with his father because Nafari is there. Kovu has no clue what’s going in Zuri’s mind.
The relationship is a miscommunication.
At one point Kovu feels like he only has one son because Nafari seems to be the only one that respects him and wants to spend time with him. All Zuri want was his Father’s approval as being worthy.

Kovu’s relationship with Nafari as a cub is pretty good. In a way Nafari is very much like his aunt Vitani. Always shows the highest respect for his father and mother too. He defends his father when Zuri is rude to him. Nafari really admires his father for being a former outsider who can be a vicious fighter. Kovu enjoys teaching Nafari and telling him stories about the outlands.
But Sadly Kovu wishes Zuri would be just like Nafari. It hurts him that Zuri is not respectful of him.


I'm still trying to develop these characters more. I just have the basic background of them.
I think I made Nafari look smaller. He's suppose to be the same size as Zuri but slightly taller.

Kovu and Lion King ©Disney
Zuri and Nafari @ me
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WhitePedal25 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I hope the brothers won't become like Mufasa and Scar in the future, we all know what jealousy and resentment did to Scar and what it did to Mufasa and hm in the end.
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Catgirl08 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Artist
They won't. However, they might not have a normal brotherly relationship. 
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WhitePedal25 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Hopefully it won't be toxic.
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Avatardpegasister Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww the cubs are so cute! And you know, kovu looks a lot like scar is the picture .....hmmm...
anyway, great job! ;)
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Kimba-417 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Nafari kinda looks like a male Vitani
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Catgirl08 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Artist
yea I can see that. Nafari has more of his father's genes that's why he resembles more of his aunt Vitani
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TC-96 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks great :D
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Catgirl08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you :-)
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TC-96 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Gmajloran12 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013

Said before, I'll say it again. Even if you're a parent, respect isn't just given. It has to be earned and if Kovu never accepts Zuri for who he is, then he doesn't really deserve any respect. At least that's my take on things.

 

Side note, I am loving the design that you took on these guys.

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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
*sigh*

:(
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Catgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Artist
aw why the sad face? is it because of the story?
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Yes.:iconsadnod:
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missydanced2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I love how you drew Kovu here c:
He looks awesome <3
His cubs are cuties, but I fear that things won't be as 'peaceful' when they are full grown ._.
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Catgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Artist
aww thank you :D
Yea it does seem that way with those two. We shall see what happens. I'm still developing the story concept.
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kourukon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I love the cubs! Such a great design and story too :) I'm curious what will happen when they get older.
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Catgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you :-)
It seems like these cubs might end up like Scar and Mufasa but it might not be the case. I have an idea though ;-)
I sort of already develop the concept of their story but I'm still working on it.
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