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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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Pangar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this theory. It makes sense to me.
PortysPride Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
oh I must say I like this theory! and it would explain Vitanis beautiful blue eyes :D
Avatardpegasister Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
This Is so great and it makes so much sense! ;)
Yomo3000 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad :(
rabidnanook5776 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Lovely art Amazing theory 
kittencradle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I always thought what Vitani said had something implying Kiara. And that tone when Nala said, "Vitani!" with that 'we meet again' voice...
DahDahCaNNibal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
baby vitani must have outlander nose but itīs ok
YurikoSchneide Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing theory, never heard anything like this before =) 
Noratcat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I love this theory! It can fit with work and I like your variation on things. I read one fanfic variation where she found out this information after the movie, and one variation where Zira sort of stole her from Nala, or Nala gave her up for some reason with regret of course.

One of the fics ended with Vitani joining another pride and marrying the future king there, and had a daughter with him.

Overall I like this theory and am glad I am not the only one.
TanookiPants Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god yes
I thought I was the only person with this headcanon :'D
It just makes so much sense to me. They look similar, Vitani's words to Nala during the fight, the look on Vitani's face when Kiara says "Look at them, they ARE us", and the fact that after that, Vitani did not want to fight.
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