As a former quite active Lion King fan, I am skeptical about the most recent edit by SpazKitty, which I have reverted for the time being. I encourage anyone to review both and offer your opinions on whether to restore it. I think perhaps some of the material added would be worthy of including in the article Kiara in the section entitled "Who was the cub?". --mwalimu 03:00, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
- References for my edits: Kopa on Wikipedia, TLK Character Guide, and Vulture Shock, the book where Kopa is referred to as Simba and Nala's cub. Kopa is more canon than Tanabi, as Kopa was written into a TLK book, while Tanabi is fan-made. I think Kopa being specifically mentioned as Simba and Nala's cub in Vulture Shock is enough evidence to restore my version. Spaz Kitty 03:14, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
- Tanabi is of course not canonical. It seems to me that Kopa and Tanabi are really separete entities who should each have their own articles rather than trying to somehow fit the information about both of them into one. --mwalimu 03:38, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
He is a fan-created character to explain who the cub was at the end of the first movie, as Kiara looked different than the cub featured there when presented in Simba's Pride.
- This needs to be substantially re-worded, as The Tales of Tanabi is from 1995 (or perhaps even 1994?) and Simba's Pride wasn't released until 1998. -- Sine 17:58, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
- I had a discussion with Spaz Kitty about some of these issues over the last couple of days - see his or my user talk pages if you're interested. I've already agreed to break out the "Who was the cub?" section of Kiara into a separate article (probably later tonight) where we can go into more detail about theories and evolution of the identity of the cub at the end of "The Lion King". I'll probably do some other minor tweaking to Tanabi, as well as Kopa, Kiara, The Lion King and Simba's Pride in the process to make everything consistent. --mwalimu 19:15, 25 July 2006 (UTC)