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Where's your pretty daughter, Nala? by Kitchiki Where's your pretty daughter, Nala? by Kitchiki
I've been wanting to draw this for like, a year xDDD But never got round to it.
This is my NUMBER ONE favourite fan theory!

Here's my take on it:

During Scar's reign, Nala gives birth to Vitani (Probably with Scar, like the deleted scene where he tries to seduce her), and knowing that Scar would kill her (She would not be important in his 'host of little Scars') she takes her to Zira (I always liked the idea they were friends at this point), knowing that Scar is in good terms with her, and would spare the cub, and begs her to hide Vitani until she (Zira) gives birth to the cub she is expecting (Kovu), then claim that Vitani is Kovu's twin! After Zira reluctantly accepts, Nala heads back to claim to Scar that the cub did not make the birth.

After the battle between Simba and Scar, as Nala chooses to stay in the Pridelands instead of go with Zira, Zira grows a hatred towards Nala and feels betrayed.

As an adolescent, Vitani learns of her real past and grows a bitter anger towards Nala (after being fed lies by Zira that Scar would have spared her and Nala just didn't want her as she was weak at birth), knowing that she could have lived a healthy life in the Pridelands, rather than rot away in the Outlands-hence her bitterness towards Nala in the final battle scene, and the the hint of a deeper meaning in the above quote~
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wolvenlied1989 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting theory ^_^
WhitePedal25 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
This is an interesting theory and the picture is touching:) Though I believe Vitani is Zira's daughter.

To me when she says "Where's your pretty daughter Nala?" she is basically mocking Nala for her losing a daughter (which is Simba's fault) and Nala must have found out Vitani was part of the fields being burnt that day and almost killed Kiara.
Lycanamu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student
......This pic... So many feels.... That's exactly what I thought about the battle scene... ;_; It's just so... Ouchy.

Awesome work. The expressions and the emotion in it are so strong.
budzai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Very nice picture,
this is my favorite fan theory about Lion king but I like the version where Nala leaves Vitani to herself, cuz she was the result of Scar's rape...  Yeah I know it shows Nala as a bitch but heys she can't be perfect... =P (Razz) 
bubblegun98 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that theory :o
SilverLi0n1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But then vitani and kopa would be
GaaraLeeSandNinja Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
*shrugs* Not everyone, myself included, ships Vitani and Kopa. I love this fan theory and that line gets me every single time I watch the movie.
SilverLi0n1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, but I ship tani and kopa ^^
i love that pairing, I've actually have a bond with kopa (if you know what I mean I don't mean to sounds insane) In my version I created him with a smart alecky personally, and a boaster, so  yeah, but I agree with you, that line just...gah!
but what if vita I killed one of nala's daughters :O
GaaraLeeSandNinja Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
meh... I personally think it's overkill to have both the Prince and Princess of the Outlands marry the Princess and Prince of the Pridelands (technically, Kovu and Vitani are a Prince and a Princess as their mother rules over a territory) but that's just me. On top of that, in the canon/semi-canon universe, Kopa and Vitani have absolutely zero interaction and it's speculated that Kopa is murdered by Zira as revenge for the death of (in my mind) her mate, King, and father of her first born cub (I'm all for Nuka being the son of Scar.). 

I know there will always be supporters of Kopa and Vitani being together but I just don't see it nor do I like it. I picture Vitani simply hooking up with a rogue if or when she has cubs.
SilverLi0n1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, also if you think about it the time-lap (is that even a thing??) doesn't work, vita I would be way older than kopa, if she met scar.
but she had to since Kovu and vita I are the same age, or kovu's younger.
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