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Re: How and why did the land die during scars reign?

PostPosted: December 18th, 2018, 9:54 pm
by Outsider218
I always thought that it was the hyenas causing it because they ate everything!!

Re: How and why did the land die during scars reign?

PostPosted: December 19th, 2018, 5:20 am
by SimbasGuard
The Hyenas definitely were a factor in what happened.

Re: How and why did the land die during scars reign?

PostPosted: December 23rd, 2018, 2:42 pm
by gothprincesskiara
But If the Hyenas ate everything, then the vegetation would grow more cause there are no herbivores to eat the vegetation

Re: How and why did the land die during scars reign?

PostPosted: December 23rd, 2018, 2:59 pm
by Elton John
Its to show just how awful a leader Scar was.

And again this is is shown in The Lion Guard where he can’t even kill a few baby animals, albeit he’s now in spoopy ghost form.

Re: How and why did the land die during scars reign?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2019, 1:01 am
by SimbasGuard

Re: How and why did the land die during scars reign?

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2019, 6:43 am
by DGFone
Strictly speaking, while the Lion Guard is canon, the Pride Lands are shown to be dead in the original movie due to Scar's reign, about twenty years before The Lion Guard was a thing. Is it really applicable to use TLG in answering this question?

More properly on-topic, there is a way for a lack of herbivores to translate into the death of plantlife. While I am not sure how it will work on dry land, this has happened and is a real problem in the seas: When plantlife is able to grow without constraint, it is possible for the plants to use up all the nutrients in the soil, thus creating a period of rapid plant growth followed by a massive die off.

In oceans, this is known as a Dead Zone, where "plant" life, in the form of an algae bloom, leaves large areas devoid of other life because of a lack of food. For that matter, about it happening on dry land: the Dust Bowl and similar events are caused by mass farming leading to this very problem.

To debunk my own post now, as fare as I can tell, for dry land, it usually takes a rather long time, as in number of decades, for this effect to go into action. I don't see it as being the reason why the Pride Lands bought it under the very brief rule of Scar.