Oh, thank god, the help has arrived...
Just... I'm kinda speechless now, because... Just what... I mean... Fuck! Seeing him hitting her was bad enough, but to have him cornering her like that, basically growling at her? Just look at her, it's impossible to not feel sorry for Zira. At the moment, she is a scared, hurt girl who has just lost the love of her life, the ones who treated her as a family AND is being hit by her father! Just... I feel so sorry for her now.
I wonder how on Earth she will be so loyal to him, but I think it's like... She sees no other option. At first, her loyalty might be out of fear, but then he pretends to be a little nicer, and she falls for it, believing that the only way for her to be happy is to always do what he tells her. I don't know, I'm just guessing here...
I honestly feel like her loyalty is the result of her mind basically snapping altogether, forgoing all sense and being constricted, squeezed and strangulated to the point where she lost empathy and sanity, true psychosis and psychopathy beginning to set in for good.
All it takes is a push, right? well, she's been battered, physically beaten mercilessly without rest, I firmly believe that this is when she makes the permanent shift in personality and will start to antagonize and bully the pride, she'll be so miserable, spiteful and try to bring others down, and she'll probably make Akina feel like shit.
"Oh you're pathetic, you're so weak, I can't believe my mother died instead of you! LEAVE me ALONE and give love to your precious Tama and Tojo.."
And it'll push her into seeing Sarafina and Mheetu as undeserving of life, just as Scar made her think her mate and new family didn't deserve to live. Only Scar will be the thing that keeps her from falling to pieces, but when he dies, she'll murder Simba's mother so that he knows what losing your only parent is like.
And be exiled along with her pride, having to live with the choices she made in life, and realize she pushed everyone away and only has the memory of Scar to keep her alive.
I wonder how Zira could be that loyal to him when he treated her like that. What was wrong with her? Scar is mean and unfair to her and all she does is taking revenge for his death by war with Simba and his pride, she always talks good about him in the second movie, like there would be no other one for her than Scar, I can't understand that
I thought that Stockholm syndrome includes only people who are abused by their partner
Damn, then she's like REALLY messed up. It would be more understandable if Scar acted like a real kind father to Zira but this...
That's actually a misconception. Although Stockholm syndrome is usually romantic, it's not always. If any kind of positive feelings at all are developed for a captor be it, romance, care, trust or just feelings of friendship, it is Stockholm syndrome. Yeah and that's really heavy to think about when it comes to Zira. Scar has put her through hell, never showing her any kind of love and killing her new family alongside her mate. And it will only get worse from here.
Yeah Kiara was not thinking, I know she wanted to help, but Zira already made it clear that she had no interest in joining the pride and still stuck with wanting . So Kiara nearly did an oopsie XD
When you think about it, though it wasn't smart, but maybe Kiara was hoping to reverse what Scar did to her grandfather? Scar threw Mufasa to his death, so she tried to right that wrong and pull Zira up to safety, but of course Zira was too far gone and had nothing else to live for, if she didn't try to kill Simba again, she'd probably take her own life...
Plus, I feel like Kiara felt a bit bad for Zira, she saw her own pride and children leave her side, she possibly hoped she could save Kovu's mother and help her move on from the trauma Scar inflicted upon her. Watching Zira fall is definitely gonna give Kiara some nightmares that's for sure.
Yea, he will eventually get killed off. He had it coming for trying to hurt and kill innocent ones. The hyenas clearly show empathy for Zira as we can see that Shenzi seems to regret obeying Scar, but also to avoid being killed by Scar for disobeying him. Sarafina, Mheetu, and Akina will get killed off anytime soon, probably when Nuka gets a little older, mostly when he is a young cub, but not yet older.
Speaking of the hyenas, I have a feeling that they'll get harmed in a future altercation with Zira, eating Scar alive is bound to have consequences later on, especially since the hyenas forced Zira back into her father's net of abuse, they are partially responsible for her going crazy, it wouldn't be surprising if karma bit them back 10 fold.
I really love your comic!!! All of the lion series. There are amazing! Great drawing and a very exciting story! I only always get a bit confused at the order of Scars Regin series because at the gallery it's not really in order. Otherwise, I am super hyped with it