In the movie Moana, Moana is the daughter of the chief, and she's spent her whole life being trained for leadership.
The thing is, her grandmother (her fathers mother) is still alive and well, and an active, respected member of the tribe. I can't work out why the grandmother isn't chief, the father is.
Here's some known facts:
- Moana's tribe has no problem being lead by a woman (Moana is marked for leadership, and there's no resistance to this)
- It seems they wouldn't choose a male child to be chief (Moana will be chief, there's no "unless you have a younger brother").
- The chief is the child of a chief, the leadership runs in families.
- The grandmother we meet is her fathers mother, so she's in the same blood line.
Why isn't Moana's grandmother the chief?