On Ahadi, Uru and other SNA characters

On Ahadi, Uru and other SNA characters

When and when not to use them in your fanstories.

Ahadi, Kopa, Uru, Zuzu... People seem to think about those semi-canon characters as a completely must-use in every fan story they write, regardless if they actually follow SNA events or not. Let me explain where it went wrong.

Six New Adventures is a series of short TLK/SP prequel stories. Here we have characters like Mohatu, past king of Pridelands, Ahadi and Uru - Mufasa and Scar's parents, Zuzu, mother of Zazu, Kopa, son of Simba and Nala, and some more characters connected to TLK characters somehow. We also learn about Scar's original name - Taka. But they are not Disney's creations, means they are not fully official to The Lion King universe. They are all creations of Alex Simmons, writer of SNA books. This means that all of these characters apply only to stories written in Six New Adventures books. They don't appear in any other official material.



Now what's my point? I often, very often, see fan stories including those characters, but not including SNA events. For example Taka, son of Ahadi, originally (according to Simons' books) get his scar where he was attacked by the buffalo named Boma and his herd. There are tons on theories how Scar get his Scar, but in almost all of them he is still Ahadi's son, Taka. And this is where it's all WRONG! Ahadi, Taka etc. are strongly connected to SNA stories. They are only official to the events written in SNA. So if your fanstory denies SNA events, you could as well use any other fan charater to be Scar's father.



Getting to (pretty obvious) conclusion - any story that does change SNA's events, but still uses it's characters is an alternate universe.



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October 20, 2019
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there's just something about the name "taka" that I really hate. not the meaning, rather the way it sounds

March 22, 2014
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You're right, infact, anything in our theories that isn't shown in the movies is purely our own fan universe.

I think people tend to use those characters because most of us know who they are- people generally aren't attracted much to stories that include canon characters but have OCs with an important role (except for the "next generation" ideas, in which you really can't go any other way) so they use characters that everyone knows already, with their own twist

March 07, 2014
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Interesting article! I understand that the SNA books weren't related to the Lion King universe and I am inspired to create a father for Taka!

March 07, 2014
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I seem to have the same view on this. I really annoys me when I see the theory 'Ahadi gave Taka his Scar!' - because thats obliviously not true, although we all like our own ideas, we know the Alex Simmons Story!
Like this article.. been waiting for something like this for a awhile.

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