Kiara stopping/attacking Zira

Kiara stopping/attacking Zira

Postby PrincessKiara » September 21st, 2015, 6:38 pm

What do you think of Kiara being the one to stop Zira at the end of SP, when she`s lunging at Simba?
Would have have preferred it if Kovu was the one to stop her, or Simba himself?

I personally like that Kiara gets this heroic, badass moment. Some people complain about Kovu saying how he won`t let his mother hurt Kiara or Simba, yet he does nothing when Zira actually makes her move. (This does happen very quickly, though so he didn`t have much time to react). I think it`s nice that the writers made Kiara protect her father, as the movie focuses heavily on their father-daughter relationship which is a bit strained by the end of the movie.
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Re: Kiara stopping/attacking Zira

Postby Hatari05 » September 21st, 2015, 8:07 pm

I liked it first Zira is Kovu's mother he would probably be hesitant to attack her but more importantly Kiara is the protagonist so it makes sense she's the one to intercept her also the climax's ending hinges on not a big fight but Kiara's efforts to save Zira this could've gone to Kovu but Kiara is the pacifist so the scene is more powerful with it being Kiara this also drives home how much Kiara believes her ideals she is willing to risk her life to save someone who wants her dead because in her eyes there are no enemies there are just people just like her who she wants to help, the ending really shows this and shows how noble selfless and compassionate Kiara is.

I really liked it and felt it worked great for the character and like you said it also bookends the whole father and daughter relationship add in the attempt to save Zira's life and you have one of her best scenes that really defines her.
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Re: Kiara stopping/attacking Zira

Postby SimbasGuard » October 20th, 2015, 9:20 pm

For all the reasons mentioned above, Kiara was the best choice to stop Zira. It also demonstrates that she will be able to make the tough decisions and do what she has to when She is Queen.
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Re: Kiara stopping/attacking Zira

Postby Kiana » October 25th, 2015, 12:43 am

I think another reason is because they came to them to show them they are one, and Zira was not about to accept that. Kiara probably had a fight or flight moment and lunged at her out of a last second thought right before Zira attacked him, And of course kiara loves her father, and why would Kovu attack his own mother? I mean, that would be pretty tough to do! I wouldn't! He probably couldn't help it. those are my thoughts!
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Re: Kiara stopping/attacking Zira

Postby MeerkatOnTheMoon » December 2nd, 2020, 7:32 am

Kiara definitely was the right character to do it. The scene took me by surprise the first time I saw it, and it still has a lot of impact today. I have read reviews and comments about her being weak but she had a lot of strength in her - this was a very difficult scene but when she decided to save Zira still, that really showed the audience who she is.
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