Race Lion
Age 3 (when scar died) 11 ( when he met kiara) 18
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Outlands (formerly), Pride Rock
Base of Operations Pride Rock
Personal Status
Relatives Mufasa, Sarabi, Simba, Kiara, Zira
First Appearance
English Voice Ryan O'Donohue (cub)

Jason Marsden (adult)

Japanese Voice N/A

Kovu is Scar's chosen disciple who was meant to carry on his legacy.


Kovu as a cub

Kovu as a cub.

Despite discrepancies with their personalities, Kovu shares many physical similarities with Scar. Kovu has a thick dark brown mane and auburn fur, with emerald green eyes. Later on in the film, Kovu acquires a deep gash across his eye from Zira, similar to that of Scar's. When Kovu was younger, he only had a small tuft of black hair protruding from his head.


When Kovu was younger, he had a fierce and angry personality, due to his upbringing at the hands of Zira. However, when he meets Kiara, he shows his playful side. When Kofu becomes an adult lion and assumes the mantle of Scar, his ideals are twisted by Zira's own, resulting in him becoming conflicted as to whose side he is on. However, when he falls in love with Kiara, he finds his true place in society. To this length, he even considers genuinely joining the Pride Lands for good.

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