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Lion King Family Tree (No Fanart-Characters!) by KaineHill Lion King Family Tree (No Fanart-Characters!) by KaineHill
This is a family tree with all the lion king characters I could find. Lately I've been seeing quite some of these around, but they either miss book characters or have relations in them that I find confusing if not wrong. (e.g. Mheetu as Nalas son, Kion as Kiaras son and so on)
I mainly used the books and movies to find them, but also original sketches and interviews/scripts from the making of the lion king.

If you have any questions, please let me know! :)

I did not make up any relations, I tried to portait them just as in the movies & books. If I did something wrong you're welcome to tell me~ ^_^

----EDIT:

Fluffy: I know some people say he's Kiara, but in interviews the filmmakers refer to him as "he", so he has to be male. He cannot be Kion because he's supposed to be older than Kiara and Kion is younger than her. As a result he can only either be Kopa or a fourth cub. ^^

Mheeto: He is not a white lion cub! :D This is just an original black and white sketch.
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Adventure-14 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Student
What about Mtoto? Wasn't he Sarabi's sister's cub? (just ask)
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migrannoche Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sarafina's sister is an OC.
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jeana1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
I'm surprised how you mentioned about Fluffy, saying that everyone kept saying Fluffy's Kiara.

It gets me MAD, trying to explain the differences of the presentations from the end of the 1st film and the sequel.
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spyrofuckingcynder Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
I forget, what does OC mean ???  Oo.  
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N0-oB213 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
I like this one you made
data.whicdn.com/images/1087274…
so bright
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DragonGamer264 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
THANKK YOU IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS EVERYWHERE!!! YOU'RE AMAZING I WANT TO HUG YOU
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. ^^'' Glad I could help you!
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is zero canon evidence that Nuka is Scar's son, and lots of evidence suggesting that he is not.  The most compelling of which is that such a connection is distinctly absent from Nuka's list of "qualifications" for kingship.
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually in the movie Nuka complains about Kovu being king instead of him because "kovu is not even scars real son" (''Kovu, Kovu, Kovu. Scar wasn't even his father. He just took him in.'') which suggests that Nuka is his son. I know it doesn't PROVE anything but also in the deleted scenes of TLK2 Zira refers to scar as her "beloved" which suggests she had a sexual relationship and/or a cub with him at one point.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, no, it does not suggest that Scar is Nuka's father.  If that were the case, it would have been the FIRST qualification Nuka would have listed for why he should be king.
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DragonGamer264 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
By his bitter tone about someone Scar didn't give birth to being the heir to the throne, it does imply that he should be heir because he was his son. No need to be a sarcastic jerk about it.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How does that imply anything?  Nuka is saying that Kovu is no more qualified to be king than he is.  Like I said, if Nuka were really Scar's son, it would have been the first qualification he listed.  Furthermore, he wouldn't have shut up about it.
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SpinnyCoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mtoto was also supposed to be the son of one of Sarabi's sisters as well. Mentioned here lionking.wikia.com/wiki/Mtoto
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd just like to point out that that "Mheetu" concept art is not Mheetu. It is in fact early Simba concept art. With the release of the Disney Diamond Edition of TLK, we learned that that particular concept art is early Simba and not Mheetu. 

It's because of a certain rabid fanbrat that new fans often mistake that concept art for Mheetu. 
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really? Thanks for the information, where did you get it? I'd like to have a source for every information I present here. So before I change it I'd love to get the one you know that from. :)
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here you go 

oi53.tinypic.com/2115ru8.jpg

As you can see it has the name SIMBA on the bottom of it, not Mheetu c: 
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^ I changed it just now. If there is something else wrong, please let me know.
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I just wanted to make sure you knew what was going on c: 
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice of you! <3 I'm always glad when people are able to bring out critique without instantly hating. 
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Curiously what would you define as hating? Because sometimes people mistake good critiques for hating. 
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really? Then I guess it's not only the people who criticise that should be careful?
I sometimes got comments like "OH MY GOSH, that hand is so ugly, didn't you look at real hands like.. ever?" or such as. I just can't take those comments seriously. Even if they are true.
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hey101hey Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2014
 To me, the movies are canon above all else. Kopa is like fara phoenix from star fox, created for a comic but never recognized as canon in any official works.

I know I might sound mean, i'm in the same boat as them. I'd love for sega to recognize sally acorn as an official sonic game character but I know that's never ever going to happen.
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't sound mean. :) No problem. 
I understand what you mean. Of course the movie characters are the most important, that's why I seperated them in color. I know the other characters will not be officially recognizes, except for Kion. ^^

I didn't do this as a "this is the perfect family tree and no one may say something else", but just because I saw a lot of family trees with that I personally didn't agree. 
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hey101hey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
it's okay. I like Kion. He's a canon character whether some like it or not. he's also been referred to officially as the secondborn cub of nala and simba, and since kiara is in the upcoming movie and show..

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yeah, sorry kopa fans 
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Kopa is really cute too, but to be honest I kind of think Kion is the Disney-Version of Kopa. Kopa was not originally made by the filmmakers of TLK, so they probably wanted a new character for "The Lion Guard" that did not have a backstory yet, especially as the possabilities with a cub BETWEEN the two movies are highly limited for the upcoming series. With Kion they can pretty much do anything they want without having to worry about destroying the Kopa-fanbase nor worrying about messing things up when it comes to the second movie. 
Besides Kion and Kopa really look similar. Maybe the makers of the series hope he will be as popular with an "official re-design" of Kopa.

I hope you get my point. ^^;; I'm not a native speaker... 

But just so you know, I like both - Kion and Kopa, even though I don't know much about Kion yet plus I fear the series will be rediculous. 
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hey101hey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I understand. I grew up with the movies only, discovering Kopa when I created my account here.

I was surprised to learn that there were a lot of comics and books that had characters I never knew of. 

I quickly warmed up to Kion, it has been very long since the lion king 2 and I have been wanting a lion king animated series that was a little more serious. My problem with the timon and pumbaa show and tlk 1.5 is that they were pure comedies, while the lion king does have a lot of humor its mixed with a lot of good serious moments.

I know the new show is being made for a very young audience, that only gives me an excuse to watch disneyjr with my young nephews in the mornin :)
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't like the Timon and Pumba show either, same goes for TLK 1.5! :( I hope the new series will be better. But as in all animated series from Disney I fear the plot will be extremely flat and boring. Probably it's all about Kion meetin new animals every episode and learning new life lessons over and over without any of the previous lion king events leaving their tracks. I mean.. Kovu for example is not even listed as a supporting character for the series. ^^;

But maybe it won't be that bad. We will see. :)

Plus that excuse indeed is a reason to look forward to the show! :D Even though I don't have a TV here during my stay abroad since my flat here in China doesn't have one.
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hey101hey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I think the tv movie will have possibly a decent plot, possibly, as its not being exclusively made for disney jr. as far as the animated series goes, it has been described as "the lion king meets the avengers"

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I think that's hella awesome. I'm a huge comic geek, along with my love for the lion king. I loved avengers movie, and I love most of the marvel cinematic universe. I'm really excited for age of ultron.

It has been rumored that Moira Kelly {aka original nala actress} is joining the show.

The voice actor for Kion is nathaniel semsen

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TRMpl…

that's him singing, without autotune. and he can sing.
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KaineHill Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear you are that excited. ^_^ I only believe it when I see it, so I have to wait and hopefully will be impressed! :D

Thanks for the video, but there's no youtube working in China.
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