History Characters / TheLegendOfKorraAllies

27th Feb '17 10:38:23 AM H2SO4
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** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villains who are out for themselves alone and deceive the heroes for their own ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq keeps his treachery almost well-hidden, whereas Varrick is pretty open about his selfishness, yet far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, while Unalaq's perceived help only seeks to benefit himself at the expense of others, Varrick's actions have a touch of sincerity that he's willing to go out of his way to help the heroes get what they want in spite of ulterior motives.

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** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villains who are out for themselves alone and deceive the heroes for their own ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq keeps his treachery almost well-hidden, whereas Varrick is pretty open about his selfishness, yet it goes far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, while Unalaq's perceived help only seeks to benefit himself at the expense of others, Varrick's actions have a touch of sincerity that he's willing to go out of his way to help the heroes get what they want in spite of ulterior motives.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He supports the Southern Water Tribe and Team Avatar, but he's only helping out of self-interest and then it is shown he is still a shrewd and ruthless businessman by essentially scamming Asami out of her business.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He However, while he supports the Southern Water Tribe and Team Avatar, but he's only helping out of self-interest and then it is shown he is still a shrewd and ruthless businessman by essentially scamming Asami out of her business.
27th Jan '17 9:22:55 PM H2SO4
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* LoopholeAbuse: Varrick ''tries'' perform questionable acts within legal boundaries, but he still commits other crimes in the process of said abuse:
** Varrick blew up the Southern Water Tribe Cultural Center, which he owns during a peaceful demonstration. While Varrick does own the building and had every right to blow up his own property, he did it without warning.
** Varrick was never given a trial to confirm his complicity in his crimes, but he still escaped prison and avoided trial, which are still pretty serious offenses themselves.



** He accidentally created an artificial version of Vaatu's energy beam attack while trying to harness spirit-vine energy to create an unlimited clean power source. While Varrick realized this was a huge mistake and immediately tries to shut the experment down, Kuvira forced him to weaponize it.

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** He accidentally created an artificial version of Vaatu's energy beam attack while trying to harness spirit-vine energy to create an unlimited clean power source. While Varrick realized this was a huge mistake and immediately tries to shut the experment experiment down, Kuvira forced him to weaponize it.



* NotHelpingYourCase: He tries to remind the Krew of everything he's done for them after they have a falling out.

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Also counts as ExplainExplainOhCrap. He tries to remind the Krew of everything he's done for them after they have a falling out.
20th Jan '17 8:34:20 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Jinora leads them in a combined effort to force Zaheer to the ground when he was about to win, allowing Korra to take him down.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Jinora leads them in a combined effort to force Zaheer to the ground when he was about to win, allowing Korra to take him down.]]



* OneRiotOneRanger: Once they take on their watchman-like duties, their low numbers constrain them to invoke this trope. It's not precisely one "ranger", but they send less than you'd expect to handle a crisis. Deconstructed when the governor of Yi points out that it's not nearly enough to fight the hundreds of bandits in the countryside.

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* OneRiotOneRanger: Once they take on their watchman-like duties, their low numbers constrain them to invoke this trope. It's not precisely one "ranger", but they send less than you'd expect to handle a crisis. Deconstructed It's deconstructed when the governor of Yi points out that it's not nearly enough to fight the hundreds of bandits in the countryside.



* {{Hikikomori}}: He's not a very outgoing person.

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* {{Hikikomori}}: He's not a very outgoing person.person, to say the least. His mom was desperate to get him out of the house and interact with living people for a change.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: His general physical form.

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* AesopAmnesia: Averted. Wu almost always learns his lesson, bad experience after bad experience, and by the end, it's clear he took these morals seriously.

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* AesopAmnesia: Averted. Wu almost always learns his lesson, bad experience after bad experience, and by the end, it's clear he took these morals seriously.



** And in "Day of the Colossus", he again shows that he's surprisingly clever when [[spoiler: He uses his singing to convince the Badgermoles to dig a tunnel out of the city and even fakes a TakeMeInstead moment to distract three of Kuvira's goons when they corner them.]]

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** And in In "Day of the Colossus", he again shows that he's surprisingly clever when [[spoiler: He uses his singing to convince the Badgermoles to dig a tunnel out of the city and even fakes a TakeMeInstead moment to distract three of Kuvira's goons when they corner them.]]



* BrilliantButLazy: Eventually revealed to be this as he undergoes CharacterDevelopment. Wu is actually a talented public speaker and can be quite clever when he puts his mind to it, but his carefree and rather flighty attitude tends to overshadow these traits.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Eventually revealed to be this as he undergoes CharacterDevelopment. Wu is actually a talented public speaker and can be quite clever when he puts his mind to it, but his carefree and rather flighty attitude tends to overshadow these traits.



* GoodFeelsGood: Originally, he's concerned about doing good things to get ladies, wants to date Korra as a reward, and is mostly focused getting his throne back. While helping the citizens evacuate, he discovered on his own that doing good for others is rewarding in itself. In addition, he makes the decision to [[spoiler:abolish the monarchy altogether, because he truly feels it is for the best.]]

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* GoodFeelsGood: Originally, he's concerned about doing good things to get ladies, wants to date Korra as a reward, and is mostly focused on getting his throne back. While helping the citizens evacuate, he discovered on his own that doing good for others is rewarding in itself. In addition, he makes the decision to [[spoiler:abolish the monarchy altogether, because he truly feels it is for the best.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Forms this relationship with Tu, Mako's cousin. And eventually becomes this to Mako himself.

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* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Forms this relationship with Tu, Mako's cousin. And eventually becomes this to Mako himself.



* OddFriendship: With Mako and Bolin's cousin Tu.

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* %%* OddFriendship: With Mako and Bolin's cousin Tu.



** In "The Coronation", after hearing Mako and Bolin's fall out, he decides the best way to cheer him up is to take him to Little Ba Sing Se shopping mall. Note that during said fall out, Bolin actually insulted Wu, but Wu makes no mention of it and is more focused on cheering Mako up.

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** In "The Coronation", after hearing Mako and Bolin's fall out, he decides the best way to cheer him up is to take him to Little Ba Sing Se shopping mall. Note that during said fall out, Bolin actually insulted Wu, but Wu makes no mention of it and is more focused on cheering Mako up.



* ProperlyParanoid: As much as a goofball he might be, he's very paranoid about going back to the Earth Kingdom and potentially ending up just like his great-aunt. Considering that the Earth Kingdom is filled with pillaging bandits as well as an upstart warlord attempting to build her own power base, he does have a point to be nervous. And those fears are validated in "Reunion" where [[spoiler: he nearly ends up kidnapped by Kuvira's agents]].

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* ProperlyParanoid: As much as a goofball he might be, he's very paranoid about going back to the Earth Kingdom and potentially ending up just like his great-aunt. Considering that the Earth Kingdom is filled with pillaging bandits as well as an upstart warlord attempting to build her own power base, he does have a point to be nervous. And those Those fears are validated in "Reunion" where [[spoiler: he nearly ends up kidnapped by Kuvira's agents]].



* RoyalBrat: He's not particularly mean, just self-centered and hedonistic. He slowly grows out of it as the season progresses.

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* RoyalBrat: He's not particularly mean, just self-centered and hedonistic.hedonistic because of his royal title. He slowly grows out of it as the season progresses.
20th Jan '17 8:15:47 AM ChaoticNovelist
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%%%% What does "Varrick is a pretty excitable and off-center man." have to do with mentoring?

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** He shows he does have [[EvenEvilHasStandards some lines he won't cross]] after all. After he gets caught, he apologizes and lets the protagonists use his battleship. And he points out that he ''did'' help them out at some points (such as warning Korra about Unalaq and getting Bolin into acting). He does get stuck in this line of thinking, saying how he saved Asami's company, but he's part of the reason it was in trouble in the first place. The only true act of generosity without any monetary motivation was giving Team Avatar his battleship.

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** ** He shows he does have [[EvenEvilHasStandards some lines he won't cross]] after all. After he gets caught, he apologizes and lets the protagonists use his battleship. And he points out that he ''did'' help them out at some points (such as warning Korra about Unalaq and getting Bolin into acting). He does get stuck in this line of thinking, saying how he saved Asami's company, but he's part of the reason it was in trouble in the first place. The only true act of generosity without any monetary motivation was giving Team Avatar his battleship.
20th Jan '17 8:15:46 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* EccentricMentor: Varrick is a pretty excitable and off-center man.
* EccentricMillionaire: An extremely rich businessman and a pretty weird guy.
* EnemyMine: Double Subverted. Varrick convinces the Krew to work with him after Unalaq's occupation of the Southern Water Tribe gets too extreme for either of their tastes, then ends up manipulating them into intensifying the conflict so he can profit off it. However, when he's caught and thrown in prison, he still aids them by giving them his fully-loaded battleship. In Book 3, despite some lingering animosity from Asami and Mako, he gladly aids them in finding the mole in Zaofu.

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* EccentricMillionaire: An extremely rich businessman and who uses his wealth for strange things like a pretty weird guy.
platybus-bear costume that poops money.
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Double Subverted. Varrick convinces the Krew to work with him after Unalaq's occupation of the Southern Water Tribe gets too extreme for either of their tastes, then ends up manipulating them into intensifying the conflict so he can profit off it. However, when he's caught and thrown in prison, he still aids them by giving them his fully-loaded battleship. In Book 3, despite some lingering animosity from Asami and Mako, he gladly aids them in finding the mole in Zaofu.



* GadgeteerGenius: [[ImpliedTrope Implied.]] In "Old Wounds", he appears testing a magnetized suit of armor, implied to be his own invention. It comes as no surprise, considering he is at the forefront of technological advancements. In Book 4, he serves as Kuvira's chief scientist and was responsible for her army of mecha. [[spoiler:He's also capable of rewiring the spirit vines into a FantasticNuke.]]

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* GadgeteerGenius: GadgeteerGenius:
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[[ImpliedTrope Implied.]] In "Old Wounds", he appears testing a magnetized suit of armor, implied to be his own invention. It comes as no surprise, considering he is at the forefront of technological advancements. In Book 4, he serves as Kuvira's chief scientist and was responsible for her army of mecha. [[spoiler:He's also capable of rewiring the spirit vines into a FantasticNuke.]]



* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Varrick had been interested in using the spirit vines as a clean source of energy. After running a test however, it produced a giant spirit ray, and [[spoiler:concluded it was too unstable and too powerful for anyone, especially him, to handle. When he learned what Kuvira was going to use it for, he had to shut down the project because it was even more dangerous to let someone like her have access to that kind of power.]]

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* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Varrick had been interested in using the spirit vines as a clean source of energy. After running a test however, it produced a giant spirit ray, and he [[spoiler:concluded it was too unstable and too powerful for anyone, especially him, to handle. When he learned what Kuvira was going to use it for, he had to shut down the project because it was even more dangerous to let someone like her have access to that kind of power.]]



* PetTheDog: He shows he does have [[EvenEvilHasStandards some lines he won't cross]] after all. After he gets caught, he apologizes and lets the protagonists use his battleship. And he points out that he ''did'' help them out at some points (such as warning Korra about Unalaq and getting Bolin into acting). He does get stuck in this line of thinking, saying how he saved Asami's company, but he's part of the reason it was in trouble in the first place. The only true act of generosity without any monetary motivation was giving Team Avatar his battleship.

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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He shows he does have [[EvenEvilHasStandards some lines he won't cross]] after all. After he gets caught, he apologizes and lets the protagonists use his battleship. And he points out that he ''did'' help them out at some points (such as warning Korra about Unalaq and getting Bolin into acting). He does get stuck in this line of thinking, saying how he saved Asami's company, but he's part of the reason it was in trouble in the first place. The only true act of generosity without any monetary motivation was giving Team Avatar his battleship.



** Supported both candidates in the presidential election, just to hedge his bets.

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** Supported both candidates in the Republic City presidential election, just to hedge his bets.



* TalkingInYourSleep: Does this after [[spoiler:Zhu Li betrays him.]]

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* TalkingInYourSleep: Does this after [[spoiler:Zhu Li betrays him.]] He's talking to her]]



** To Team Avatar and the Rebels. Morally dubious, anyway. He's not ''that'' evil, just has self-interests which he prioritizes above all-else. His reasons for fighting against Unalaq were rather petty.

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** To Team Avatar and the Rebels. Morally dubious, Rebels, or at least "Morally dubious", anyway. He's not ''that'' evil, just has self-interests which he prioritizes above all-else. His reasons for fighting against Unalaq were rather petty.



* WackyMarriageProposal: [[spoiler: Proposes to Zhu Li in this way.]]

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* WackyMarriageProposal: [[spoiler: Proposes to Zhu Li in this way.with "will you do the thing for the rest of our lives?".]]



* WickedCultured: He has good taste in luxury and clothing.

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* WickedCultured: He has good taste in luxury and clothing.clothing and affords all of it with dirty schemes in business.



* BattleButler: [[spoiler:When she, Varrick, and Bolin are escaping in MiniMecha, she holds her own very well.]]

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* BattleButler: [[spoiler:When While she typically performs tasks such as making tea or starting a film projector, [[spoiler:when she, Varrick, and Bolin are escaping in MiniMecha, she holds her own very well.]]



* HumanPackMule: She's forced to carry all the luggage.

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* HumanPackMule: HumanPackMule:
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She's forced to carry all the luggage.



* {{Meganekko}}: A very cute one too.

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* {{Meganekko}}: A very cute one too.woman in glasses.



* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She's the sane, practical one.

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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She's wears glasses and is the sane, practical one.
9th Jan '17 10:30:04 AM H2SO4
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%%** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villains who are out for themselves alone and try to use the heroes for their own ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq keeps his treachery almost well-hidden, whereas Varrick is pretty open about his selfishness, yet far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, Unalaq

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%%** ** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villains who are out for themselves alone and try to use deceive the heroes for their own ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq keeps his treachery almost well-hidden, whereas Varrick is pretty open about his selfishness, yet far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, Unalaq while Unalaq's perceived help only seeks to benefit himself at the expense of others, Varrick's actions have a touch of sincerity that he's willing to go out of his way to help the heroes get what they want in spite of ulterior motives.
9th Jan '17 10:21:36 AM H2SO4
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* EasilyForgiven: When they meet again in Book 3, Bolin holds no hard feelings. Everyone else, not so much.

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* EasilyForgiven: When they meet again in Book 3, Bolin holds no hard feelings. Everyone else, not so much. Later on, he's still not forgiven, but he's only accepted back because they need him. Even President Raiko makes it clear he doesn't like him.



%%** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villians who try to use the heroes for their own selfish ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq acts on pretenses of caring for others with his treachery well-hidden, whereas Varrick genuinely enjoys the heroes' company at the same time being pretty open about his selfishness, yet far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, everything Unalaq does for everyone is only meant to benefit him only, while Varrick is willing to go out of his way to help others

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%%** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villians villains who are out for themselves alone and try to use the heroes for their own selfish ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq acts on pretenses of caring for others with keeps his treachery almost well-hidden, whereas Varrick genuinely enjoys the heroes' company at the same time being is pretty open about his selfishness, yet far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, everything Unalaq does for everyone is only meant to benefit him only, while Varrick is willing to go out of his way to help others
9th Jan '17 10:02:45 AM H2SO4
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* {{Foil}}: To Asami. Both are fabulously rich industrialists, brilliant [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist multi-discipline]] [[GadgeteerGenius engineers]] as well as savvy in the boardroom, and have a flexible interpretation of legality in order to get things done. Asami, however, is of a far stronger moral caliber than Varrick, and is less... flamboyant. Varrick also has an insufferable way of brushing off losses, while Asami keenly feels the sting of such losses personally.

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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To Asami. Both are fabulously rich industrialists, brilliant [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist multi-discipline]] [[GadgeteerGenius engineers]] as well as savvy in the boardroom, and have a flexible interpretation of legality in order to get things done. Asami, however, is of a far stronger moral caliber than Varrick, and is less... flamboyant. Varrick also has an insufferable way of brushing off losses, while Asami keenly feels the sting of such losses personally.personally.
%%** Also one to Unalaq in Book 2. Both are callous, untrustworthy villians who try to use the heroes for their own selfish ends, only to betray them later on. However, Unalaq acts on pretenses of caring for others with his treachery well-hidden, whereas Varrick genuinely enjoys the heroes' company at the same time being pretty open about his selfishness, yet far beyond anyone's notice. Additionally, everything Unalaq does for everyone is only meant to benefit him only, while Varrick is willing to go out of his way to help others



** Later on in the series however, he's gained a touch of sincerity.



* NominalHero: Though he's on the heroes' side, his participation is out of self-interest. He's not helping the good guys for the independence of the Southern Water Tribe, he's only rebelling just to get back at Unalaq for threatening his business. And to [[WarForFunAndProfit make money, of course]].
* NonActionBigBad: He is a very skilled tactician and can plan successful false flag operations, but he wouldn't be useful in the field of combat.

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* NominalHero: Though he's on the heroes' side, his participation is out of self-interest. He's not helping the good guys for the independence of the Southern Water Tribe, he's only rebelling just to get back at Unalaq for threatening his business. And to [[WarForFunAndProfit make money, of course]]. \n Later on, it became evident that he's no hero and that he was only playing everyone else.
* NonActionBigBad: He is a very skilled tactician and can plan successful false flag operations, but he wouldn't be useful in the field of combat.
1st Jan '17 12:41:50 AM H2SO4
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His over-protectiveness of Korra caused the creation of the compound that ended up hindering her spirituality, which was one of the main issues in Book One, and he almost got the Northern Tribe wiped out for going overboard on dealing with invaders twenty years prior, which resulted in his banishment. Both were somewhat justified. For the former, the Red Lotus had attempted to kidnap Korra after she was revealed as the Avatar. For the latter, his brother Unalaq set him up.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His over-protectiveness of Korra caused the creation of the compound that ended up hindering her spirituality, which was one of the main issues in Book One, and he almost got the Northern Tribe wiped out for going overboard on dealing with invaders twenty years prior, which resulted in his banishment. Both were somewhat justified. For the former, the Red Lotus had attempted to kidnap Korra after she was revealed as the Avatar. For the latter, his brother Unalaq set him up.up, but even if he didn't deal with the invaders, he'd still get banished for failing to protect his homeland's sacred forests.



* DidntSeeThatComing: Varrick's whole plan to escalate the Civil War worked up until he discovered Vaatu was involved. Imprisonment aside, it was at that point where he had to concede that his plan to create a huge war just for the sake of profit would be far from salvageable.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: In book 4, as a result of both Kuvira's actions and Zhu Li's betrayal. [[InterruptedSuicide He survives.]]]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: In book 4, as a result of both Kuvira's actions and Zhu Li's betrayal. [[InterruptedSuicide He survives.survives because of Bolin.]]]]
29th Dec '16 12:55:29 PM DustSnitch
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* NervesOfSteel: In "Operation Beifong", she really proves how {{Badass}} she is as [[spoiler:her betrayal of Varrick was an act in order to get closer to Kuvira's superweapon and sabotage it.]] She nearly succeeds, [[spoiler: until Kuvira finds a missing part of the superweapon on her person with her metalbending. But even then, she [[DefiantToTheEnd stands up to Kuvira]] and straight up calls her a monster.]]

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* NervesOfSteel: In "Operation Beifong", she really proves how {{Badass}} badass she is as [[spoiler:her betrayal of Varrick was an act in order to get closer to Kuvira's superweapon and sabotage it.]] She nearly succeeds, [[spoiler: until Kuvira finds a missing part of the superweapon on her person with her metalbending. But even then, she [[DefiantToTheEnd stands up to Kuvira]] and straight up calls her a monster.]]



* NiceGuy: A courageous, loyal military {{Badass}} who's always willing to help.

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* NiceGuy: A courageous, loyal military {{Badass}} badass who's always willing to help.
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