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Scar's Reign: Chapter 3: Page 22

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Oh look, Scar can look somewhat content! And look at lil' Mheetu...

Is there trouble on the horizon?!?!

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I can’t wait to see lil Meehtu as an older cub, (if it happens)

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I think that's the only time we've seen Scar sort of smile. Really smile, not give that grin of his.

And Mheetu is so adorable!!! Look at him, he is so cute!!!
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We need some big sister little brother Zira and Mheetu interaction. XD Okay, not gonna happen, i know. Sadly. The X3 emoticon 

But how can she hate that face? well, if it weren't for Scar's meddling, they could have grown fonder in their distance, maybe Zira could have 'healed' and given her little brother a chance, once she knew life was going to be okay from then on and that she had no reason to be envious of her family, but because of what Scar's about to do, she'll hate him even more, and it's pretty unfair when you think about it... Zira loses her King and mother and father in law, has to birth Nuka without the comfort of Endesha or loving in laws being there, and she has to be tormented by Scar again and forced to watch Scar give Mheetu the love and attention she always wanted from him.... she'll lose her chance to be a Queen, and Mheetu gets to become the King, this situation is SO unstable, i think it's actually even WORSE than what happened between Scar and Mufasa, it's gonna blow up in everyone's faces soon! Nuu 
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I would be quite adorable... Not going to happen, but we can hope for a cute Nala and Mheetu interaction, then. Nala clearly loves her brother (and I'm hoping he will take after his mom, rather than his dad).

I don't think she even hates "Mheetu", she hates "her brother". It's a sad irony... Mufasa and Taka grew up and were close once, but Viccha's manipulation and Scar's ultimate choice destroyed everything. Zira, on the other hand, doesn't even know (Or want to) her baby brother, she already sees him as being favoured by her dad (and he is) and hates what he represents. Meanwhile, Scar is doing exactly what he BELIEVED his parents did, neglecting a child in favour of another. It's really twisted.

I'm unsure if she would be fond of Mheetu... Those things are complicated. If she had stayed with Endesha, she might have healed from her past (but boy, would it take time). Considering how many years she had to deal with Scar's crap, I'm not sure she would be able to think of Mheetu without thinking also of Scar. She might have been able to love him or she might have decided she couldn't meet him without the old wounds opening again. Not because of Mheetu, but because of how much Scar hurt her.

It's way worse than what happened between Scar and Muffy. Taka might have been manipulated, but there was a point when he actively chose to be Scar. Zira was manipulated since cubhood but not by a stranger: By her own freaking father. And when she is not being manipulated, she is being broken.
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Yeah. Scar isn't even trying to repair (in his eyes) his family's mistakes, he's only repeating them, 10x worse, which makes sense, Zira turns out a lot scarier than Scar in a lot of ways, as we all know. It takes a scary trajectory to get to a scary destination. XD

Zira certainly doesn't want to get to know her little brother, and considers him a half spawn, and probably resents the fact that Scar replaced Naanda with Sarafina, and this awkward connection to Moyo's family, all the while knowing what happened to Nala's father. It makes sense she's emotionally unavailable, she's a ticking time bomb, and after this awful storm has passed, she'll be reminded of Mheetu and how Scar replaced her, and because Zira ends up losing so much, this reminds her of what she's lost and what she doesn't have, she'll plot Mheetu's death, like her father plotted his brother's death, like father like daughter, as they say.  Wink/Razz And yeah, if this didn't happen, she probably would have healed and moved on... :( (Sad) 

It's kinda like what Simba told Kovu in SP, sometimes what comes after can be better than the generation before, if given a chance to heal, but Zira's wounds keep being filled with salt, and more and more it gets further impossible for her to turn out a better lion than those that have hurt her in her life, she's fated to become as bad as Mnyama, Kuendesha, Viccha, Scar, and though there's no excuse for her actions, it makes sense she lost her mind, all of this is too much. I think I've fainted.  

I bet after all this, Zira will raise Nuka to outdo Mheetu, a rivalry of the heirs, and considering Kovu ends up becoming the future king, Mheetu ends up losing this battle. We don't know how this happens though. 
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His family didn't even make mistakes big enough to warrant what he became. Viccha lied through and through, his family loved him and wanted him to make sure he wouldn't feel as less than Mufasa. Worst is, when he found out, he had already become too much of a monster to even try to come back. By that point, he truly chose to become Scar. I do pity him, yes, but only to a certain degree and by now, the lines have all been crossed.

I don't think she minds Sarafina being Scar's mate. I mean, remember when she talked with Akina about it? Zira herself said she didn't care about that, but was hurt that he didn't even consider her for an heir and told her that IF he deemed it necessary, HE would seek an "appropriate mate" for her. Maybe if she hadn't struck Nala and behaved like such a... Witch, to the rest of the pride, Sarafina would've even tried to be a mother for her (though Scar probably wouldn't have allowed that).

There might not be an excuse for her actions, but she is still far more sympathetic than them. Scar, well, I already said it, there came a time when he chose to be Scar and kill his brother. And as if that wasn't enough, due to this narcissistic mindset of "I AM the best King ever because I say so", he doesn't see -let alone care- about the abuse he is inflicting on the pride (or worse, his own daughter). Mnyama, yes, he was raped, terrible, there are no words for how horrible his mother was, but wait a moment! Someone who was raped should be protective of others who were raped. Don't come to me with that "abusers become abusers. Studies have shown that this only happens with one-third of the cases, at most. Abused people more than often become neurotic, depressed, suicidal, but they are often not the kind of person to go around hurting others.

He should have looked at Dwala/Diku crying and be disgusted with himself, realizing he had become like the lion who hurt him. But no, he enjoyed that. Line crossed, pity goes to hell, he is NOT a victim anymore. He was absolutely aware of what he was doing. There is a limit for everything in life. Just because something horrible happened in his life does not mean he isn't a monster.

Zira, however, is being hurt and hurt and hurt again. Mnyama had a pride and they seemed to be in good terms with each other. Scar, again, no need to talk about it. Zira is being abused and hurt and neglected and now will have to see her mate and the pride who had accepted her being slaughtered. The limit being crossed here is of her sanity. No wonder she will eventually snap and become a monster! But she has been pushed a lot more than Mnyama or Scar (for what we know of Mnyama and no, I'm not saying rape can't make someone become unstable but that was not what I got from his behaviour). Not only that, but she will eventually try to kill Simba, who killed her dad and the pride who, in her eyes, most likely was an accomplice to that. She was not planning to go around killing other lions who had nothing to do with her.

People can heal (or at least learn how to deal with the pain) of trauma and other terrible things. The scars can remain and hurt, but they can still find hope and happiness, but the most important thing for this to happen is to be in a healthy environment, with love and care (and I'm not being saccharine, I've heard that when talking to a psychiatrist. We were talking about a story of a girl who spent years in involuntary hospitalization and he mentioned he had actually worked in a similar case. The patient had spent years in a mental hospital with no real need, suffering horrific abuse - he didn't go into details, but he said he considered it "torture"- He didn't even prescribe any sort of medicine because there were not enough reports of what people there could've injected in the patient and he said "in order for someone to heal from wounds deeper than the flesh, love is often more necessary than medicine").

Zira COULD have healed. Or if not, at least the pain would become a bit duller and she would be able to find happiness. Now, even this possibility will be taken away from her. By her father.

It's sad. There was hope for her up until now, but I think this will be the moment when all is lost for her mind.
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Awww Mheetu he so cute!
Assheton's avatar
Wait if the hyenas left to find Zira during Mheetu’s birth and now they come back and he is a walking cub. The hyenas had to take a while for Mheetu to get that big.
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He's still quite small compared to the age Simba and Nala were in the movie. And I imagine the hyenas were gone a couple weeks or more
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Zira:  Why do I hear boss music?
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Is that Nala or Sarafina?
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I thought so, but I've been a bit out of touch with the comic for a while, so I wasn't 100% sure. Thank you!
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Np :)
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Sarafina
KiaraVega's avatar
What happen with uru?? 
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She must be very very old
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Uru can either die from old age or at the battle of pride rock, well she might be too weak to fight against the hyenas. 
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holyshit! the level of assholery decreased by 50% in the second panel!
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It's about to go back up 100% in the next pages! lol
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yeah i can smell it
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Scar looks like he's so ready to play being surprised by Mheetu before a certain trio comes to ruin his day...! (second panel)
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Hmmmmm.  Oo.  
Bergicz's avatar
I hope that Scar truly loves Mheetu.
TotalDramaFan16's avatar
So does Scar still love Sarafina or is he just using her for a symbol and a lineage?
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