Yeah. Kopa didn’t do anything yet people always portray him like he’s the smartest, strongest, bravest, purest, most talented god in the universe while Kiara is demonized.
I don’t hate Kopa (I’m neutral/indifferent towards him) but he didn’t do anything but sit on his butt all day listening to stories (and the few times he actually did something, he was actually showed to be a poorly and bland character) and had little to no personality. He can’t even be called a character; he was literally just a plot devise but people love him just for the fact that he’s a boy/Simba clone.
Yeah, the Kopa fanbase it’s intolerable (and I’m referring to just the psycho fans). Not to mention that they get all touchy when you say that Kopa was never canon. Heck, just now, I saw a Kopa-worshipper saying how to him/her Kopa will always be the true canon child and how Kiara will never be and when I explained to him/her that Kopa wasn’t the cub at the end of the first movie, that he wasn’t made by Disney and that both the creators of TLK and the creators of Kopa and the books said that he wasn’t canon, he/she maturely replied by saying “Well, who the fuck cares Einstein?” It was both sad and hilarious XD
Ugh, I’m glad I’m not the only one that noticed that the Kopa fans love to accuse Kiara of being a Mary Sue while they always make Kopa the father of all Gary Stu’s.
The only version of Kopa I’ve ever liked is ’s. Funny thing is, she doesn’t even like Kopa and is a Kiara fan but she doesn’t demonize Kopa nor did she turned Kiara into a goddess. Here’s a page from one of the comics she’s working right now tc-96.deviantart.com/art/The-H…
I recommend her gallery since her TLK art work is awesome and she’s one of the few artists that show Kiara and other characters from the sequels some love as opposed to how most other TLK fans that focus only on the first movie and books (I like most of the fanart about Uru, Ahadi and Mohatu but it’s creepy how 99% of the fanbase treats those books like they were the bible and the characters like gods).
Yeah, her art is pretty good. I haven't really read her comic, though. I can definitely tell just from looking at that page that her Kopa isn't horrible. In a normal comic with Kopa in it, Kopa would save the day or he would almost die to evoke sympathy from the viewers. Like he wouldn't almost die for plot reasons. It would solely be to try to evoke sympathy.
SNA is pretty much just fanfiction with Disney approval, tbh. I do like to use some of the characters in it, since there's plenty of story potential to be had with them. I don't like the stories themselves very much though. The whole thing with Scar getting his eye scratched by a buffalo horn is pretty dumb. (And it doesn't make much sense either.)
It's pretty silly how Kopa's cult thinks everything about SNA is totally canon and that Kiara replaced Kopa. Kopa was never going to be used in the movies at any point. I personally like to think of the cub at the end of the first movie ("Fluffy") as Kopa but I know very well that the cub isn't really Kopa and just a generic cub.