Worst thing Zira could say. Not that she wanted love, but to call Scar "father". I get that she's so scared she let it slip, but man, Scar's expression... He was already furious at her, but her calling him that just... Was the last straw.
God, seeing him hit her like that...
(Hey, Raven, any chance -when the comic is over, I guess, to avoid spoilers and all - you could write about how you see and how you planned the relationship between Scar and Zira? Like how he sees her and all that? I would love to see something like that!!!)
He looks like he just burst a blood vessel. That rage, it reminds me too much of when Zira lost her temper at Nuka. That kind of shit is scarring... and he's a piece of shit for doing it while knowing she's more vulnerable and not strong enough to stand up for herself.
F you Taka, you are your namesake, dirt. I'm glad he got ripped apart by his henchmen after all this, you NEVER hurt your own child, Naanda would have skinned him alive...
I so agree! The dynamic she developed for them really works weirdly well, even more so than them being lovers, it also parallels strongly with Mufasa and Simba's relationship, and how both Simba and Zira were just loyal and desperate to follow their fathers, and how the PTSD and loss of family screwed them up in different ways, and how that transfers through their children, especially Nuka and Kiara, naïve, arguably stunted and loyal children.
Imagine if that comes true. Like the hyenas find a cub on the borders but Scar forces Zira to look after him(as punishment) and it is Nuka. It would explain why Zira dislikes Nuka because her dad forced her to look after him. He would be about Mheetu’s age. Sarafina in the mean time would either die or be abused, forcing Nala to find Simba and make Kiara or Kopa. Also during Zira’s pregnancy and at the same time as Scar’s death she either:
A. Be raped by Mnyama while patrolling the borders.
B. Find Mnyama with his new mate on the borders, telling the hyenas she and the hyenas will attack Mnyama(Zira will kill him) but Mnyama’s wife will ask Zira(on her deathbed) to look after their new son Kovu.
That would be a twist.
Very interesting ideas though I doubt Nuka would just be a random cub Zira adopted, he's a perfect blend of her and Endesha's features, and has her eyes, and a bit of grandpa Scar's likeness, and of course has a lot of issues, no doubt because of Zira and Scar, suffering neglect and abuse and not being loved and maybe starved of food.
But I do like the idea of Zira getting caught off guard by Mnyama on patrol, or maybe even Zira was assaulted by Mnyama when she tried to chase after Nala when she ran away? or another scenario, the Outsiders and their king, Mnyama stumble upon the Pridelands and want to claim the territory so Scar tries to calm down tensions and Zira gets betrothed to him, Zira mates Mnyama as an order from Scar who is desperate for a heir, after all, Scar did say that he wanted to pick out a suitable male for Zira just in case something happened to Sarafina and Mheetu.
Gotta admit, Kovu looks a lot like Chumvi, Kula and Mtoto, he just has Scar's sharper outsider features, and green eyes, and Vitani has her grandmother's (Mnyama's mother Chuma) eyes and Mtoto's freckles, as well as Scar's outsider features and Naanda's hair tuft, the ingredients for K and V are there, and of course, it would be disturbing and explain Zira's madness if such a thing happened to her, then Scar forces her to raise Kovu... as punishment for betraying him.
Still not sure about that theory, it's interesting, but If Endesha had any brothers, the hyenas under Scar's orders likely killed them, as far as we know Zira is the only survivor of the Southlands massacre. I thought Malka would have made it, but it seems not the case?
I think Nuka and Zira are mother and son, and having an unstable mother and grandfather for family would explain his mental problems in the film, plus I commented about Endesha's dad's appearance previously and Raven corrected me saying they're just dark Outsider looking lions with no relation to Scar at all, and she said in regards to people suspecting he's Vitani's father, she said that there's a hint for an alternative lion of where Tani' gets the blue-violet eye color from, it's implied this is the hint she's referring to.
Kovu and Vitani are most likely from the same litter as they're similar sized cubs in the beginning of the film and Nuka is an adolescent with growing mane. And with Endesha dead, it does beg the question, who could possibly father them?
Maybe a drought? The water had also dried up when Simba returned, so I'm pretty sure its a drought. Also, have you heard about the theory that was circulating around for a while? XD It said Mufasa can actually control the weather XD
I wonder if Scar would ever reach a scary level like that, murder is murder but he hasn't tried to force the lionesses to bear his cubs, though when Mheetu dies, he's gonna be desperate for a heir.