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Nuka is the son and eldest child of Zira, the older brother of Kovu and Vitani and the tertiary antagonist in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He is voiced by Andy Dick.

Appearence and Personality[]

In some ways Nuka is similar to Scar but has a serious lack of mane and is very mangy and infested with termites due to him living near a termite mound. As for his personality he is the older and slightly neurotic older brother of Kovu and Vitani. He is an attention seeker possibly caused by Zira focusing on Kovu and has a range of various mental instabilities including Pryomania and he is also very boisterous seeing himself as being superior calliung Kovu a "little termite" during an interval in the villain song and also telling his sister that he should have been the chosen one seeing himself as being the oldest (whioch he is), the strongest and the smartest.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride[]

He is first seen as a teenager with his sister Vitani making fun of his younger brother Kovu sarcastically calling him "the chosen one" but Vitani tells him that Zira isn't going to be happy with him as she told him to watch Kovu to which Nuka replies "Oh who cares? I should have been the chosen one. I'm the oldest, I'm the strongest, I'm the smartest. Oooooooooooooooggggggggghhhhhh these termites," and starts biting himself. Although Zira is angry with Nuka, Kovu takes the blame. He appears in the song "My Lullaby" for a few minutes.

He is next seen years later as an adult going with Vitani to the Elephant Graveyard to collect fire to set The Pride Lands on fire during Kiara's hunt so Kovu can save her and get let into the Pridelander pride by Kiara's father Simba. He is later seen that night with Zira spying on Kovu and Kiara. He is later seen during a fight between the Outsiders and Simba and Kovu and ultimately Nuka's attention seeking leads to his undoing. After Simba escapes Nuka decides to kill him and he succeeds in just grabbing his ankle, but he slips, falls down the slope and gets crushed by logs. As he dies Zira cradles him, the only occasion where he gets his mother's attention and for the first time Zira turns on the killer she had trained. She lashes out at him and makes a scar on his left eye alomst like Scar's.