Nala is Simba's best friend while growing up. Though not much is shown of her when Simba is growing up, she makes an entrance when he is grown up. After staying and talking with Simba, she convinces him to return to the pridelands and defeat Scar. Also, they fall in love while Timon and Pumba watch on from the trees. Finally, after defeating Scar, Simba and Nala become King and Queen, and give birth to the future Queen, Kiara.