Name: Neliah (Nay-Lee-ah)
Meaning: Storng willed and a vigrous spirit with a leveled mind.
Siblings: Lani (deceased)
Crush: Shere Khan
Crushers: Shere Khan
Mate: Shere Khan
Cubs: adopts Meelo (her nephew) Shira (her daughter also deceased) Alegro (boy) and Suri (girl)
Personality: I based her off of the female version of Bagheera, she's very cunning, clever strong willed and bodied, she can also be quite the trickster, she's witty, sarcastic and highly skilled in speed and agility.
History: Neliah and her younger sister Lani grew up with all of the jungle cubs after they'd met when Neliah and her sister moved to that part of the jungle to live with their grandfather after their parents were killed by poachers. After a patchy introduction the cubs easily excepted the new females into the gang, their time in the gang was amazing, Neliah grew close to both Bagheera and Shere Khan (Lani just chilled with everyone EXCEPT Shere Khan) Bagheera, though he often scolded her reckless behavior was like a brother to her, Shere Khan (amazing everyone) took her under his paw, protecting her, she did develop a crush on him (and they often shared soft moments) never confessed, but neither did he, they didn't need to. Tragedy struck though when Neliah was captured and taken to a man village, she went through much abuse and was forced to fight animals of every kind (even a bear at one point). She went through for years, the ridecule only sending fuel into her fire, one day she'd had enough, she attacked one of her keepers (who had dumbly just grabbed her by her collar, a fine peice of jewelery I might add). She killed him and escaped back to the jungle, back home. The first thing she did was seek out her sister, it was a tearful reunion, both sisters couldn't have been happier, Neliah was an aunt to three adorable cubs,Nayellie(the only black furred cub, and also named after her aunt) and Aruka and Meelo. Life seemed to be taking a better turn for Neliah as she bonded with her family and got to see her old friends again, but just as she was sure things would be ok again, Man came into the jungle. As soon as Neliah caught sight of them, she raced to Lani, her fears being awoken all over again when she found the lair empty. She panicked, then she heard the cry of her nephew, Meelo, distressed and scared. She sped for the cub and came on the scene in time for a man to grab little Meelo who was qwaking with fear, rage, unimaginable, swept over Neliah and she lunged for the man, with a snarl, she killed him and tore at his carcass in fury and utter hatred. Once finnished she turned to Meelo, scooping him up and fleeing for the cover of the trees, she settled on one of the higher branches and caught sight of some men taking her sister's body away, she shivered and a single tear slipped down her cheek, from then on, she took Meelo in as her own, which ofbullet course slighty complicated things when Shere Khan decided to show up again. At neither of them wanted the other's company, but slowly, the feelings they used to have for each other came back and they became mates. She gave birth to one cub, Shira. Trouble seems to never end for Neliah as her homris attacked by hunters and Shira is shot dying almost instantly from the bullet, both parents were devistated yo find there only daughter dead, Shere Khan swore quick revenge and left Neliah alone for a while, feeling abandoned in her time of need, she found comfort in Bagheera, living with himand he cared for her like a younger sister, but one day Neliah dtumble upon a baby girl, her first instinct wad to kill her, but she found that harsh, so she, Bagheera, and Baloo set off on adventure to take the infant back, but things go a lityle askew when thry meet a leopardess who has instruction to kill the baby, but dhe ends up falling for Bagheera and offerd her help when it cameright down to it. Janora was not the only after the baby, Shere Khan was also hunting her, it took alot oftime, wofk and energy on everyones part, but after reaching the man village and being forced to stay there due to injuries, everyone returns home happy. Neliah and Shere Khsn patched up their relationship snd eventually had two more cubs Alegro and Suri.
I don't own the head lines gruvu does!!!
Note: I DID lable her a leopard I didn't see panther on the list, but I didn't think it was a big deal because panthers ARE Leopards and/or Jaguars born with the recesive black furred gene! and her sister is a leopard (ya know has the rossete patterens on her fur) so as stated no biggie, she was born to leopards, she just got the recesive genes!