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    Kiara (The Lion Guard)

    "I DON'T TALK LIKE THAT!!!" — Tori Vega

    This page is a candidate for deletion.

    The following reason has been specified: Biased page, the same reason the page about Simba in The Lion Guard was removed from this wiki.

    "At least I have my life figured out! What are you going to grow up to be, little brother?"
    Gender: Female
    Type: Bratty Sibling
    The Dark Side of Kiara
    Species: Lioness
    Portrayed by: Eden Riegel
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Lion Guard

    Kiara is a major character in the 2015 Disney Junior TV film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and a supporting character in its 2016-2019 follow-up series The Lion Guard, both of which are sequels to the 1994 Disney film The Lion King.

    Sadly, despite being a likable character in The Lion King's 1998 sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, the same can't really be said for her in The Lion Guard, where she was badly flanderized.

    Why She Should Now Run Away and Never Return

    NOTE: This article only applies to the character as depicted in The Lion Guard since the original Kiara is likable.

    1. The main problem with Kiara in The Lion Guard is, she suffers from the atrocious flanderization that Simba also suffers from. In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, she was pretty happy and cheerful, not bratty. She never really cared about the fact that she was the future queen. She just wanted to play and have fun, but here, she's a huge brat, just like Simba was as a cub in the original film, except with none of the charm and likability that the younger Simba had. So, basically, the whole situation here is, The Lion Guard turned Simba into Scar and Kiara into a much worse version of Young Simba.
      • Just like Simba's flanderization in that show, since The Lion Guard is a midquel set in-between (and shortly after, in the case of the show's series finale " Return to the Pride Lands") the events of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Kiara's flanderization in this show creates all kinds of plot holes throughout the entire events of Simba's Pride, resulting her personality to frequently shift back-and-forth inconsistently between her cheerful characterization as displayed in Simba's Pride and her bratty characterization as displayed in this show throughout the entire timeline of both Simba's Pride/The Lion Guard with no proper explanation whatsoever.
    2. In earlier episodes of the series, she gets into a sibling rivalry with her younger brother, Kion, and while this is obviously a common thing with siblings, it can get pretty annoying after a while.
    3. She was at her absolute worst in the first series episode "Can't Wait to be Queen" as when Simba leaves her in charge while he and Nala are out of the Pride Lands, her rivalry with Kion results in Janja taking advantage of her inexperience and hatching a plot to take over the Pride Lands.
    4. Ironically, like a lot of the original Lion King characters in The Lion Guard, her voice, thanks to Eden Riegel, is very annoying. It doesn't help that not only does it sound absolutely nothing like her original voice, but Riegel voiced another annoying character who also has an irritating voice, which is wasted talent.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. She was a better character in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
    2. Despite her rivalry with her brother, it is shown that she still does love and care about him, as well as the rest of her family and her friends.
    3. Over the course of the series, her rivalry with Kion and her bratty personality appear to have faded, and she gradually becomes a lot kinder.
    4. Although her design and voice aren't completely accurate to what they were like in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, they still do make her look and sound pretty cute.
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