Reasons as to why Kovu cannot be Scar's son.
"Scar must be Kovu's father!!"
Wait. What? How does that even work?
Well, before I start, I'm sorry for my miss-leading title. I had to grab your attention somehow, right?
On lots of fan-art, articles, videos, and much, much more, everyday I see people saying how Scar has to be Kovu's father.
Well, I personally wish that Disney did make Kovu, Scar's son. So don't think that I'm hater, before anyone starts waving torches and pitch-forks at me. So here I'm going to explain how Kovu couldn't possibly be Scar's son, starting with the main reason as to why it is true, and is considered cannon.
"Kovu, Kovu, Kovu..Scar wasn't even his father..He just took him in.." ~ Nuka (Not long after "We are One", at the very beginning of the introduction to Vitani and Nuka.)
"But he wasn't my father.." ~ Kovu (Deleted Scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxVo_0LTaPw )
"Y'think Scar's up there?......He wasn't my father, but he was still...part of me..." ~Kovu (On the hill watching the stars with Kiara, just before Rafiki appears)
Those quotes alone, should honestly be enough, but people must have heard them clearly enough in the film, and of course there are people who still deny it.
So now allow me to address the most common reason as to why people believe that (Despite the fact that the film itself states otherwise very clearly) Scar is Kovu's father; They look just like eachother.
Wait. What? Sure they look alike!
Nope. They actually don't. They look almost nothing alike.
And now I shall show you why.
Raise your hands! Who can see the difference? Of course the 'Scar and Kovu = Father and Son' fans don't. So Let me explain.
1) Their body types are nothing alike. Scar has the skinny looks of an outlander. Whereas Kovu has the stocky build of a Pridelander. Now, assuming that Zira is Kovu's biological mother...
Wait. Hold the phone a sec. Zira also has a skinny build. So where has Kovu gotton his Pridelander build from?..hm.. Obvious answer is obvious. His actual biological father.
2) "Their colours are pretty much the exact same!!"
Again. Whut? Well, this is an easy mistake to make, considering we only see Scar's actual colours in the Wildebeast Scene from the first film, as in every other scene his colours are muffled by shading. So lets put the both in the same lighting, and then compare.
There. They aren't in the exact same lighting, as its later in the day in Kovu's picture, but you get the idea. Hrm... Well....if you turn your head and squint a little, they sorta look the same...
Lol, just kidding. Scar has a reddish-orange pelt with a dark reddish/black mane. What about Kovu? Brownish-maroon with dark brown mane. 'yup. They look exactly like eachother. /sarcasm.
Huh. Hang on. They have the same nose, the same eye colour, that could still prove that their related, right?
Well, the creators had to make him look somewhat like Scar, so it would scare Simba. Well, thats only the half of it. Kovu most probably got his nose from Zira. His eyes, which aren't even the same shade of green as Scar's, are most probably from his actual father.
Just because Both Scar and Kovu are dark lions, does not prove that they are related.
Kula and Chumvi are also dark lions, just like Kovu! They must also be related to Scar!
Hrm. Sarabi could also be considered dark, seeing as she's a lot darker than most other lionesses seen, so she must also be related to Scar!
Wait! I have ginger hair! I must be related to every other ginger person in the world!....
Look, people. Just because a lion or lioness is dark, does not mean that scar is related to them. Scar isn't the only dark lion in existance, he also isn't the only lion with green eyes, or a pointed nose.
So that concludes that, But if you still think they look like each other, well, thats your opinion. Moving on.
Another reason why people believe Scar is Kovu's father, is the simple fact that in the original draft, Scar was intended to be Kovu's father.
Well, this concept art also supports this fact:
Kovu has Scar's pelt and mane colour, so obviously at one point it was planned.
But of course, if Disney stuck to this, Kovu and Kiara would be blood related. And I don't care what people say, I know Lions mate with their daughters and cousins or whatever in the wild. But this is a childrens' film. If they went through with this, Disney would have gotten a lot of backlash for it.
Cause, y'know, incest in a childrens film is A-okay!! :D
So Disney decided to change it. It wasn't worth getting hate over it, so Kovu became Scar's adpoted son, and was obviously re-designed. Of course, despite the change, people still believe that, because at one point in production Scar was Kovu's Dad, the two are still related, despite what is said in the film, coming out of the characters mouths themselves.
But this was changed. Altered. Its not the same anymore. Therefor this fact becomes a 'was' not a 'is'. The situation doessn't exist anymore. Therefor its no longer valid. Therefor, Scar being Kovu's father is not canon. No matter what you say against this, it won't change this fact. The creators and owners of these characters have changed this, therefor they are not related by their say so.
For example, its just like one of my characters in my stories. My character, Juan, was originally going to be the son of another character of mine, Rudo. But since this had complications to the plot of the story, I changed him from being the Son of Rudo, to being his brother instead. From the very second that I decide that he's Rudo's brother and not his son, it should be recognised.
Just because you don't agree with the creator's decision, does not change the fact that the character was altered.
Again, they make the fact clear in the film: Scar is not Kovu's father. This fact is cannon. And no matter how much you hate this fact, it will always remain canon.
And if you still can't belive that this fact is true, then I suggest you research the differences between 'fanon' and 'canon'.
Thankyou for taking the time to read my article, and if anyone has any questions, I'll be happy to answer them fully.