"You'll never hurt Kiara or Simba, not while I'm here!"-Kovu
Kovu is stated to be the youngest son of Zira, a follower of Scar; his two older siblings are Nuka and Vitani. He was apparently born at some point during Scar's reign, as Scar hand-picked him to be his successor. As a result, he was referred to by the Outsiders as the Chosen One. However, Scar merely adopted him, and Kovu is explicitly stated to be of no relation to Scar. His chosen path was put to a halt after Simba took back the throne from Scar and exiled the Outsiders. As a result of Scar's death, Kovu was expected to one day avenge Scar by killing Simba and ursurping the throne. As a cub, he was put through harsh training by Zira to prepare him for his task.
Role in the tournamentEdit
Kovu has a major role as the deuteragonist of The Lion King II Simba's Pride in the Disney Heroes vs Disney Villains tournament as he will be fighting villains such as Maugrim and The Jabberwocky as well as teaming up with Bambi to take on Nuru and Sheeta and Monstro.