Well... At least he seems to have regained some control over his temper... I think he realized he can't just take the whole pride and they seem willing to defend Zira even if he calls the hyenas (and I don't think he can/wants to rely on them all the time. Yes, he is using them, but his pride probably doesn't want to have to resort to their strength 24/7 in order to be obeyed. At least for now).
No longer welcome in the pride den? I take this means Zira has to sleep outside from now on, like Kovu? This is basically saying she is "in" the pride, but is not "part" of it?
I would say this is harsh and all, but I don't think we should be surprised.
Sarafina: I was only using you, you murderer! You're not the Taka I once knew... you're.. horrible.
Scar: How dare you... you are not queen any longer! And I don't need you any more...
Zira: ...Traitor. We cannot allow such treasonous blood to stay in the royal family... it MUST be punished... and her brat will only grow up and overthrow you, Scar!
Mheetu: Daddy? sister? Did I do something wrong?
Zira: Yes... you were BORN! **ROARS**
Well... all things considered, part of me thinks that things could have turned out worse... but another part of me can't help but think that saying such a thing is pretty much an invitation for things to somehow get even worse soon, even if I don't know exactly how that's going to happen.
I'm guessing they somehow will become even worse, given how twisted Zira ends up becoming later, but I honestly have no idea how that's going to happen.
At any rate, they certainly are bad enough now, what with Scar essentially casting her out of the family after he destroyed the new one she had found. Poor Zira just looks so broken there... it actually makes me want to give her a hug, or pet her, or... well, whatever would be appropriate for a lioness. Supposedly, given that these are sapient, it would be safe enough... but then again, given how humans have been stated to exist in this universe and actually did damage, maybe not.
Either way, I feel for her. Whatever else may happen in the future, I feel for her, at least for now.
And once again, props for the incredible art! The characters' expressions in particular look great!
Zira deserves more sympathy than Scar. I think we all know she is completely messed up when she sees Scar dead and eventually goes mad and wants to kill Simba and his family. He has already done enough psychological damage to everyone like manipulating Zira, making everyone else turn against him, and is showing no sympathy toward others.
Well... at least for now, I agree with you. But for what it's worth, it's possible she will do something that will squander any sympathy one might have for her. Scar himself was quite worthy of sympathy at first, especially earlier on, but as time went on, he became less and less sympathetic until he ended up as the monster he currently is. For all we know, Zira will head down the same path.
Zira will definitely head down a similar path her father went, and with how sadistic and unstable she was in the film, it's possible she'll do worse things, and harm Nala's family. And she clearly did something to earn her exile which betrayed the trust of the pride. Perhaps Simba welcomed her with open arms but she went behind his back and took a loved one from him?
Tbh if I were Zira, after hearing these words and being beaten by my father, I would have left Pridelands for good, I would have ran far far away, forget everyone and everything that has happened in the Pridelands and join some far away pride, like really, that's probably the only way Zira could get happiness and unconditional love, tho I gotta admit doing so could be very dangerous but also rewarding if she would have succeeded.
Honestly if Zira tried running away again I think Scar would just have the hyenas eat her. But it's true she was better off with the Southlanders, she got a taste of freedom and love and she'll never have it again. And she has to watch her little brother get the love and attention she's desperate for? there's just so many ways this could end, and we still don't know how the Outsiders, Kovu and Vitani enter the picture.
She did that already, and he chased her and killed that pride off, and had the nerve to blame her for it. If she tried that again, he would repeat the exact same thing, and she's terrified of that happening again.
I mean, very far away, where Scar and his hyenas couldn't find her, I think Endesha's pride wasn't extremely far from the Pridelands, but yeah, a lot of things could have gone wrong this time too, tho I would have done anything to get rid of a dad like Scar and a past like Zira's.
When you think about it. Zira's situation is kinda like what Simba went through. Trying to run away from a traumatic past and such, though Simba manages to put his past behind him and move forward, but Zira held onto her past and treated everyone like the lion that killed her mother.
Yea, but there is a chance she might encounter a dangerous far away pride if she chooses to leave the Pridelands forever. If she leaves the Pridelands forever, then there will be no Kovu, Vitani, or the Outsiders.