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1. Pre-Lion King

Before the first movie takes place...

July 8, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
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Characters from the right to the left:

Uru, a semi-canon character (my version of her). She'll become King Ahadi's mate and Mufasa and Scar's mother. But here she's not married to Ahadi yet.

Angu, my original character. Uru's littermate. He'll become Hasara's mate and Deni's father later. Right now he's happily single.

Kiume, my original character. Uru's other littermate. He's Hasidi's mate and will become Uma's father later.

Hasidi, my original character. She's Kiume's mate and will become Uma's mother later.

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July 2, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
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These are my OCs Ubuhle and Falsafa, my version of Uru's parents.

Other lions thought Ubuhle and Falsafa were silly and irresponsible because they didn't want to live in a pride. But they just enjoyed freedom and not having to please anyone. The only time they had to join a pride was when Ubuhle was expecting their first litter. But after the cubs grew up, the little family returned to their carefree travelling lifestyle. Ubuhle and Falsafa had several litters over the years and most of their cubs either joined already existing prides or started their own. Uru and her littermates, Kiume and Angu, were Ubuhle and Falsafa's last cubs.
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July 1, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
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A few people have asked me to make a family tree for my comic characters. I understand it can be a bit difficult to remember the names and relations.

So, here it is. :)

Mirembe and Amara's fathers are brothers. Their mothers are also related in some way, maybe half-sisters or cousins or something...

And yes, Lia is Nia and Tau's half-sister, even though they're littermates. Lionesses ovulate multiple eggs, so different fathers can fertilize different eggs. Simple. XD
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Feb. 5, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
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The lion on the left is my character Shaka, son of Thando and Xolo. The lion on the right is "King Joe"/"Great-Fighter", a character from a comic called "A Gift from the Heavens" (and by the way, that comic inspired me to start my own comic, "The First King"). For a long time I've been thinking of making "Joe" Thando's son with an unknown mother. But now I've decided he looks enough like Xolo to be her son. So now Shaka and "Joe" are full brothers. I've also decided that "Joe"'s real name in my headcanon is Joka, because many people use that name for him, and because it sounds good with Shaka. Shaka, Joka... See? Sounds good. :D
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Jan. 29, 2018, 6:31 a.m.
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Thando and Xolo. :)
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Nov. 4, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
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"You have nothing to fear from us."

My version of Askari, the leader of the first Lion Guard. He was mentioned in the episode called "The Ukumbusho Tradition", and it was said that he made peace between the lions and the elephants.

I might include him in my 'First King' comic... when I finally get around to continuing it again.
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May 18, 2017, 5:39 a.m.
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"Oh, I just can't wait... to kill the king!"
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May 18, 2017, 5:36 a.m.
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The Lion Guard of Ahadi's reign. The pale lion in the middle is Makali, Ahadi's cousin, the leader and fiercest member of the Guard. The big lion hugging him is his best friend Imari, the strongest member. Next to Imari, there's Angalifu, the keenest of sight. The short, scarred lion is Ushujaa, the bravest member. And next to him, there's Zahur, the fastest member.

They'll all appear in my comic, 'Decades of Denial'. :)
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Oct. 28, 2016, 6:24 a.m.
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My old fan character Thema - the sister of Mufasa and Scar and the childhood best friend of Zira. As a young adult, she accidentally almost causes a war between the Pride Lands and the neighboring land, which leads to her family pretty much disowning her. She finds a new life in a faraway land and becomes a mother to many cubs.

And one of those cubs is Ni. The reason why I created Thema in the first place was because I wanted Ni to be Simba's cousin. In my fan theory, when Ni leaves his birth pride as a young adult, he decides to visit his uncles Mufasa and Taka whom he has heard much about from his mother. But when he reaches the Pride Lands, he learns that Mufasa and Taka are gone and the land is ruled by a new king called Scar...
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Oct. 23, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
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In my fan theory, Scar was a selfish, boastful and bossy brat as a cub. His mother spoiled him so much that he was used to getting whatever he wanted. But when sometimes, on rare occasions, he couldn't get what he wanted, he felt betrayed and mistreated. Because how dare the world not revolve around him?

While Scar was being spoiled and pampered by their mother, Mufasa was being trained by their father to be king. He was obedient, responsible, thoughtful and caring. In Scar's opinion, Mufasa was just trying to be the perfect little prince so that he could "steal" all the attention. Scar believed he himself was much more deserving of the attention than his brother was. After all, he was much smarter (=manipulative) than Mufasa was.
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Oct. 22, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
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In my fan theory, Scar started out as a spoiled little brat who was used to getting everything he wanted (his mother felt bad for him for not being the crown prince, so she spoiled him). The other cubs didn't like playing with him and preferred his brother Mufasa who was kind and funny. Scar tried desperately to prove that he was just as good as Mufasa, but he always ended up looking arrogant and bratty.

Scar was being trained to be the leader of the next Lion Guard, but he didn't seem to have the qualities required. But one day he got a chance to prove his worth. He got the scar while doing some heroic deed, and named himself "Scar" to remind everybody what a special and important lion he was. :P
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Oct. 22, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
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Umm... Yeah.
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Aug. 17, 2016, 7:28 a.m.
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My version of Scar's Lion Guard.

From left to right:

Scar - the fiercest, and the leader of the Lion Guard.
Aheri - the strongest. Sarabi's twin brother.
Jasiri - the bravest. Zira's twin brother, and Nala's father.
Kimbia - the fastest. Tiifu's grandfather. He rushes into situations and gets things stuck in his mane. =P
Aibu - the keenest of sight. Zuri's grandfather. He's socially clueless and awkward, which is why he spends most the time observing his surroundings.

I didn't draw the Lion Guard marking because 1) I just don't like the idea of markings appearing on animals out of nowhere, and 2) I suck at drawing it.
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Aug. 17, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
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In my fan theory, Taka/Scar was a bossy, power-hungry, manipulative drama qu... king from the start. He wasn't downright evil, but selfish and arrogant. While Mufasa was being trained by Ahadi to be king, Uru tried to make sure Taka felt just as important as Mufasa, if not more. She pampered and spoiled him rotten and fulfilled all his wishes. Other lion cubs began to avoid Taka, because if they didn't do what he wanted, he would tell on them to his mother. Eventually, Taka would have to start looking for friends outside of his species...
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Aug. 17, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
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I felt like drawing Scar, Mufasa and Sarabi as young(ish) adults. The boys are discussing some "great" ideas. Sarabi is clearly not impressed.
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Aug. 17, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
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Sarafina and my version of Nala and Mheetu's father, Jasiri. Nala doesn't really take after her dad much, but Mheetu does. And Nala's sons (Kopa and Kion) get some of their traits from Jasiri...
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Aug. 17, 2016, 6:49 a.m.
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Young adult Sarabi chatting with her sisters Naanda, Dwala and Diku. My versions of Naanda, Dwala and Diku are just generic looking lionesses, nothing too special...
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Aug. 17, 2016, 6:40 a.m.
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The six oldest lion cubs from my comic "The First King".
From left to right:

Tau is the only boy of the bunch. He's proud and competitive, and he wants to be best in everything.

Nia is Tau and Lia's sister. She and Lia are the main troublemakers of the group. She loves teasing her brother.

Lia is (or at least she thinks she is) the smart one of the group, but her ideas often get the cubs into trouble.

Zalira is the youngest cub. She follows her cousins around and tries to prove she's just as good in everything as they are.

Kulwa is calm and thoughtful. She prefers to stay in the background.

Doto is Kulwa's sister. She's quiet and timid but clever.
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Nov. 7, 2014, 7:50 a.m.
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My new version of Ahadi and Uru. :)
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Aug. 28, 2014, 8:02 a.m.
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"Hey, who are you?" he asked.
She turned around, frightened.
"My... my name is Uru. Please, don't hurt me!"
"Hurt you? Why would I hurt you? Do I look that scary?" he chuckled.
"My name is Ahadi. I'm the prince of this land."

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Aug. 24, 2014, 12:33 p.m.
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Yay, new characters!
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Aug. 11, 2014, 10:48 a.m.
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Family tree for the hyenas of my fan comic, "The First King". Many of the hyenas in the clan are Najah's relatives, but they're not important and they don't have names...

As you know, Amali is dead. But she has been and will be mentioned many times in the comic.
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May 24, 2014, 11:24 a.m.
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Aleela (left) and Amali (right).

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Oct. 27, 2013, 5:59 p.m.
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King Mohatu and Queen Asali taking a walk in their kingdom...

I'm surprised how many people have named their version of Mohatu's queen Asali. Some YouTube video makers even seem to think that Asali is an official character.

The funniest thing is that I've had a couple of people blame me for unoriginality for naming my version of Mohatu's queen Asali. That amuses me, because when I uploaded my first picture of Asali on TLKFAA (in 2008), there were no Mohatu's queens with that name... Or at least I couldn't find any. So... how am I unoriginal if I was the first one who named their version of Mohatu's queen Asali? Am I supposed to change the name just because it has suddenly become so popular? XD
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Oct. 27, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
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"You see, we had come near a small forest, and there I saw something so wonderful that I couldn't do anything but stare."

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Feb. 17, 2013, 4 p.m.
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Nkosi's three daughters: Zalira (the oldest one), Kiziah (the green-eyed one) and Ayo (the red-eyed one).
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July 9, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
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King Ahadi, Queen Uru and their three cubs: Mufasa, Thema (my OC) and Taka.

With shading and background:
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May 26, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
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No one is born evil..?
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May 7, 2012, 2:07 p.m.
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Young Sarabi with her twin brother Aheri and their three little sisters Dwala, Naanda and Diku.

Aheri is the father of Simba's two cousins in a comic called "An Unusual Choir". His name is not mentioned in the comic, but I call him Aheri.

Dwala, Naanda and Diku were Sarabi's sisters during the early production of The Lion King. I just took three lionesses from the movie, and named them Dwala, Naanda and Diku. (I used to call them Angalia, Sura and Jicho but I decided to change their names).
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May 1, 2012, 12:33 p.m.
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Mohatu and Thando ("the selfish lion") as cubs.
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Jan. 21, 2012, 12:58 p.m.
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I felt I needed to upload something, just to show that I’m still alive. Here’s a picture of Miti as a cub. She is a lioness in Mufasa’s pride. Her design is © Disney, I just named her. She appears in the very beginning of the bath scene, and she’s one of the three lionesses lying on the rock. I used to call her “Laza” but I changed her name after I noticed she had green eyes (Miti means “trees”).

You might have noticed that I’m not very active here. My network is sooo slow that I can rarely come to this site… and when I can, guess what happens..?

”Closed for Maintenance”.

Yeah… School is keeping me busy, so I wouldn’t be uploading much anyway.
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Dec. 8, 2011, 12:04 p.m.
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Just a quick pic of cubbie Ni. I don't think I've ever drawn him before...
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Dec. 6, 2011, 9:10 a.m.
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Jasiri: "Aheri, did you hear that?"
Aheri: "Yes, I did! Is someone following us?"

The blue-eyed cub is Jasiri, Zira's twin brother, and the other one is Aheri, Sarabi's twin brother. They all share the same father.

Jasiri (c) Nadra
Aheri (c) Disney (he appears in the comic "An Unusual Choir")
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Sept. 8, 2011, 1:36 p.m.
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Jasiri: "Oh, what are my eyes seeing? A pretty girl is following me!"
Sarafina: "Following you? Hah! In your dreams."
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Sept. 4, 2011, 8:46 a.m.
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Mufasa and Sarabi's first two cubs who died soon after they were born.
I was just wondering what they would have looked like if they survived.
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Sept. 4, 2011, 8:43 a.m.
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"No... No! My babies! My poor little ones... You can't do this to me. I waited for you so long..."

The bigger version and full description can be found here:
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June 19, 2011, 1:14 p.m.
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Ahadi and Uru? Just wanted to change their colors and see what they would look like.

Nah, I still prefer the green-eyed brownish-furred Uru... But this Ahadi looks pretty cool. :D
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June 19, 2011, 12:58 p.m.
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Baby Sarafina and Zingela in their mother Safura's arms. :)
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June 2, 2011, 3:58 p.m.
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Mohatu, Asali, Ahadi and Safura. A happy family picture. ^^

A big thanks to Brian for auto-approval! Yay! This makes things easier. :D
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May 29, 2011, 1:28 p.m.
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Ahadi: "I'm gonna be the best king ever! I'm gonna be just like father!"
Safura: "Ha, you still have a lot of growing to do..."
Ahadi: "Just wait, Safura! You'll see. One day I'll be big and strong... and everyone will fear me! They'll do whatever I tell them to do!"
Safura: "And you will do what I tell you to do, little brother."
Ahadi: "Did you forget that I'll be your King?"
Safura: "No, I didn't. You'll always be my baby brother, and I'll protect you from the big bad world."
Ahadi: "You were born five minutes before me! Five minutes!"
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Feb. 3, 2011, 3:20 p.m.
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Zira: "Mom, do we have to stay in the Pride Lands?"
Hasara: "Yes, darling. You know we can't go back where we came from. We must be thankful to King Ahadi for letting us live here."
Zira: "But I don't wanna stay here..."
Hasara: "Why? What's wrong, Zira?"
Zira: "No one wants to play with me."
Hasara: "You should go ask Sarabi. I'm sure she would..."
Zira: "She's found new friends! They're stupid, I don't like them."

I'm taking a break from drawing for a while. I realized today that I do have life outside TLKFAA... o_O
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Jan. 29, 2011, 10:19 a.m.
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Zira: "Hey, Sarabi! Wanna fight?"
Sarabi: "Nah, I never win..."
Zira: "That's why it is so much fun! I'm the best!"
Sarabi: "Ziiiraaa!"
Zira: "Hahaha! C'mon sis, let's go find the boys..."

Little Sarabi and Zira... going to tease their brothers.
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Jan. 17, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
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Name suggestions?
I'm thinking of making her somehow related to this lioness:
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Sept. 6, 2010, 1:10 p.m.
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I think I like this design. I'll name her later... What do you think her personality is like?
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Sept. 5, 2010, 3:26 p.m.
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Mufasa, Taka and Thema as cubs. The boys have normal eyes; Thema has BIG eyes. O_O
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July 23, 2010, 6:51 a.m.
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I just felt like drawing Midra, a character that SaraniCub123 created for me ages ago. As you hopefully can see, she's a cub in this pic.
I love her colors and everything... She's so cute!
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Aug. 2, 2009, 3:21 p.m.
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Sarafina and Sarabi as cubs.
I made these two for a collab in MLKFAA.
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Nov. 23, 2008, 8:37 a.m.
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A quick pic of Kiwa's head.
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