|You Poor Unfortunate Soul, this "Nuka,"|
has been found to need Ursula’s Touch.
IT MUST BE REWRITTEN OR ADDED, TOO!!
So says Ursula:
the true queen of Atlantica.
Nuka was the secondary antagonist of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He was the oldest (and slightly neurotic) son of Zira and the older brother of Vitani and Kovu (to the latter, he is a half-brother).
The film hints (but doesn't explicitly state) that Nuka was Scar's son by how resentful he is of Kovu's position as Scar's heir, despite not being related (Although according to the director of Simba's Pride, Nuka is actually unrelated to Scar as well). It was Scar's wish that Kovu be the next king, although Nuka believes that as the eldest, he should be king. He constantly tries to please his mother and carries out what Zira commands along with his sister Vitani. He eventually dies after being crushed to death by some logs while pursuing Simba up a log dam in an attempt to get Zira's attention. Zira pushes away some logs and is shown to be more sympathetic and kind to Nuka for the first time in the movie before he dies. Zira blames Kovu for Nuka's death and slashes Kovu across the face, leaving him with a facial wound identical to Scar's. Before his death, Nuka serves primarily as a comic relief character. An example is when he and Vitani were supposed to light a fire in Kiara's hunting area; he accidentally surrounds himself with fire. In a similar manner to Scar and Mufasa, Nuka is jealous of his brother and his position as heir.
Nuka's death sceneEdit
The scene where Nuka dies was originally longer, and survives as a pencil test. As Nuka lies crushed underneath the logs, Zira cradles his head gently with a paw. Pleased with her affection towards him, Nuka manages to say, "Well, I finally got your attention, didn't I?" before he finally dies. It is thought that Nuka's last words about getting Zira's attention was cut out to avoid suggesting to children that hurting themselves is the ultimate way to get a parent's attention.
- In Swahili, Nuka means "stink," "smell," or "stench."