Kovu is the secondary tritagonist of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He is the son of Zira, the younger brother of Nuka and Vitani, the adoptive son of Scar, the mate of Kiara, and the son-in-law of Simba and Nala.
Kovu is sneaky and arrogant as a cub, but as he grows, his personality changes, and softens in to love for Kiara. He first wanted to come to Simba's Pride as an assassin, but changes after teaching Kiara how to hunt, and learning the meaning of "fun."
Kovu is brown with a black mane and a black Outlander nose.
- Kovu is constantly believed to be the deuteragonist and tritagonist of the film.