History Characters / TheLegendOfKorraAllies

13th Jan '18 5:56:43 AM IdumeanPatriot
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Well, suppose I were to take the fleet South on some ''routine'' training maneuvers. And let's say we were to ''accidentally'' run into a hostile Northern blockade. We'd have no choice but to defend ourselves, wouldn't we? "]]
9th Jan '18 5:14:33 AM H2SO4
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* AdultFear: His little girl is the '''[[PhysicalGod Avatar]]'''. A distinction that brings all kinds of physical peril to that person's life. It's a testament to his fortitude that he isn't a perpetual wreck because of it. In the Book 3 finale [[spoiler: he has to watch helplessly (as he is dangling off the edge of a cliff after being thrown off it) as his daughter is overpowered and captured by Zaheer, who poisons her to bring her into the Avatar State so he can permanently kill her, and next sees her fighting for her life with no one able to help her. Then although Korra ultimately wins the fight and Zaheer is taken into custody, the poison has already almost killed her, and she would have died in his arms for sure if Suyin had not metalbended the poison out of her. For the few moments before Jinora's realisation, Tonraq holds Korra believing that she is going to die. And even though she lives, she is just a faded, empty shell of herself with major psychological and physical trauma.]]

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* AdultFear: His little girl is the '''[[PhysicalGod Avatar]]'''.Avatar]]''', not helped by the fact that she's ratherUnskilledButStrong. A distinction that brings all kinds of physical peril to that person's life. It's a testament to his fortitude that he isn't a perpetual wreck because of it. In the Book 3 finale [[spoiler: he has to watch helplessly (as he is dangling off the edge of a cliff after being thrown off it) as his daughter is overpowered and captured by Zaheer, who poisons her to bring her into the Avatar State so he can permanently kill her, and next sees her fighting for her life with no one able to help her. Then although Korra ultimately wins the fight and Zaheer is taken into custody, the poison has already almost killed her, and she would have died in his arms for sure if Suyin had not metalbended the poison out of her. For the few moments before Jinora's realisation, Tonraq holds Korra believing that she is going to die. And even though she lives, she is just a faded, empty shell of herself with major psychological and physical trauma.]]



* OpenMindedParent: ''[[ComicBook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals he's fully supportive of Korra [[spoiler: and Asami's relationship, though he warns the two that not everyone might not be as accepting of their relationship.]]

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* OpenMindedParent: ''[[ComicBook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals he's fully supportive of Korra [[spoiler: and Asami's relationship, though he warns the two that to tread carefully, as.not everyone might not be as accepting of their relationship.]]
25th Dec '17 1:27:20 AM creader
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--> '''Varrick:''' Now let's go attach these barely functioning rust buckets to a giant killer smashing machine!
--> '''Zhu Li:''' It's exactly how I always pictured our engagement!

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--> '''Varrick:''' -->'''Varrick:''' Now let's go attach these barely functioning rust buckets to a giant killer smashing machine!
--> '''Zhu -->'''Zhu Li:''' It's exactly how I always pictured our engagement!



* BigBadWannabe: [[DownplayedTrope To an extent]]. Like Tarrlok in season 1, Varrick is a credible threat but ultimately lower down the ladder to the true BigBad of the second season, Vaatu. Unlike Tarrlok, he and Unalaq are never truly at odds--Varrick only wanted to go after Unalaq for petty reasons, and he didn't know about Vaatu until after his plan failed -- Varrick's arc is confined to Republic City, serving as a B-plot that's ultimately resolved before the final battle with Unalaq. He also has the distinction of surviving his stint as a villain and even getting away scot-free, which can't be said for the others. Of course, he is an extremely popular character, such that killing him off wouldn't make sense.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Downplayed, Varrick doesn't [[DevilInPlainSight even bother hiding his greed and shiftiness]], noting most of his actions are out of self-interest, as well as happily inflaming tempers for an uprising, and asking the heroes to pay off the authorities. His charisma and eccentricities allow one to look past his more questionable dealings and see him as appealing and likable, which makes it that much easier for him to manipulate them. Even his line after TheReveal of his status as BigBadFriend about helping the little guy is full of charm despite being obviously self-serving, and not dissimilar to what he would normally say.

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* BigBadWannabe: [[DownplayedTrope To an extent]].{{Downplayed|Trope}}. Like Tarrlok in season 1, Varrick is a credible threat but ultimately lower down the ladder to the true BigBad of the second season, Vaatu. Unlike Tarrlok, he and Unalaq are never truly at odds--Varrick only wanted to go after Unalaq for petty reasons, and he didn't know about Vaatu until after his plan failed -- Varrick's arc is confined to Republic City, serving as a B-plot that's ultimately resolved before the final battle with Unalaq. He also has the distinction of surviving his stint as a villain and even getting away scot-free, which can't be said for the others. Of course, he is an extremely popular character, such that killing him off wouldn't make sense.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Downplayed, {{Downplayed|Trope}} Varrick doesn't [[DevilInPlainSight even bother hiding his greed and shiftiness]], noting most of his actions are out of self-interest, as well as happily inflaming tempers for an uprising, and asking the heroes to pay off the authorities. His charisma and eccentricities allow one to look past his more questionable dealings and see him as appealing and likable, which makes it that much easier for him to manipulate them. Even his line after TheReveal of his status as BigBadFriend about helping the little guy is full of charm despite being obviously self-serving, and not dissimilar to what he would normally say.



* {{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.
** 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.

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* {{Foil}}:
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{{Foil}}: To Asami. 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.
** 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.
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--> '''Varrick:''' Now let's go attach these barely functioning rust buckets to a giant killer smashing machine!
--> '''Zhu Li:''' It's exactly how I always pictured our engagement!

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--> '''Varrick:''' -->'''Varrick:''' Now let's go attach these barely functioning rust buckets to a giant killer smashing machine!
--> '''Zhu -->'''Zhu Li:''' It's exactly how I always pictured our engagement!
25th Dec '17 1:24:56 AM creader
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Varrick announced in book 3 that the future of Zaofu was "magnets", and shows off a prototype magnet metal suit. He also claimed he was working on a high-powered transportation system using magnets. In book 4, we see a high-powered military train complete with powerful military armor suits under the control of [[IronLady Kuvira]].
6th Dec '17 6:10:44 PM H2SO4
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* ProperlyParanoid: Varrick understands very well what moves the villains will make--he knew Unalaq was trying to ruin their people, and knew Unalaq was going to put his men through a KangarooCourt. Varrick also knew the evidence to identify the inside man in Zaofu fell into place all too quickly, and that made it fishy.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Varrick understands very well what moves the villains will make--he make (well, because he's an evil mastermind himself)--he knew Unalaq was trying to ruin their people, and knew Unalaq was going to put his men through a KangarooCourt. Varrick also knew the evidence to identify the inside man in Zaofu fell into place all too quickly, and that made it fishy.
16th Nov '17 10:42:32 PM Rissis
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* SatelliteCharacter: She started out as[[TheWonka Varrick]]'s quiet assistant, though she did have [[BeleagueredAssistant her]] [[TheComicallySerious own]] [[ServileSnarker characterizations]]. In Book 4, however, she gets more development separately from him.

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* SatelliteCharacter: She started out as[[TheWonka as [[TheWonka Varrick]]'s quiet assistant, though she did have [[BeleagueredAssistant her]] [[TheComicallySerious own]] [[ServileSnarker characterizations]]. In Book 4, however, she gets more development separately from him.
3rd Nov '17 8:23:32 PM creader
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* BattleCouple: With Zhu Li, briefly. Though they've mostly worked [[TheSmartGuy on the tech side of things]], they go into the field against [[spoiler:Kuvira's giant mech]] right after he proposes to her.
--> '''Varrick:''' Now let's go attach these barely functioning rust buckets to a giant killer smashing machine!
--> '''Zhu Li:''' It's exactly how I always pictured our engagement!



* LadykillerInLove: During Book 4, Varrick [[spoiler:realizes his feelings for Zhu Li and marries by the series finale.]]

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* LadykillerInLove: Although, the "ladykiller" part is more of an InformedAttribute. During Book 4, Varrick [[spoiler:realizes his feelings for Zhu Li and marries by the series finale.]]



* BattleCouple: With Varrick, briefly. Though they've mostly worked [[TheSmartGuy on the tech side of things]], they go into the field against [[spoiler:Kuvira's giant mech]] right after he proposes to her.
--> '''Varrick:''' Now let's go attach these barely functioning rust buckets to a giant killer smashing machine!
--> '''Zhu Li:''' It's exactly how I always pictured our engagement!



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In ''Day of the Colossus'':
--> '''Varrick:''' Zhu Li, do the thing!
--> '''Zhu Li:''' [[spoiler: I'm afraid there are no more things left to do.]]

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In ''Day "Day of the Colossus'':
--> '''Varrick:'''
Colossus":
-->'''Varrick:'''
Zhu Li, do the thing!
--> '''Zhu -->'''Zhu Li:''' [[spoiler: I'm afraid there are no more things left to do.]]



* SugarAndIcePersonality: She comes off as cold and blunt, but she's also very loving and loyal towards Varrick.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: She comes off as cold and blunt, but she's also very loving and loyal towards Varrick.Varrick, and once someone gets to know her, they realize she's actually quite friendly.
3rd Nov '17 8:13:58 PM creader
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* DysfunctionalFamily: One side fights for good while the other fights for evil.



* KnightTemplarParent: Remember the compound Korra spent most of her life in? Turns out that was partly Tonraq's idea. Granted, there ''was'' a group of extremely skilled benders who has just tried to kidnap her, so he had good reason to want her well guarded.



* OverprotectiveDad: Remember the compound Korra spent most of her life in? Turns out that was partly Tonraq's idea. Granted, there ''was'' a group of extremely skilled benders who has just tried to kidnap her, so he had good reason to want her well guarded.

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* OverprotectiveDad: Remember {{Subverted|Trope}}. When Tonraq is introduced to Mako as Korra's boyfriend, he sternly tells the compound young man that he hopes Mako isn't getting Korra spent most of her life in? Turns out that was partly Tonraq's idea. Granted, there ''was'' a group of extremely skilled benders who has just tried into any trouble. Once Korra tells him to kidnap her, cut the joke, Tonraq does so he had good reason to want her well guarded.and immediately welcomes Mako.



* ShipperOnDeck: After [[spoiler:Korra reveals to him and Senna, that she is in a relationship with Asami, Tonraq is nothing but supportive.]]



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Tonraq.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Tonraq.Tonraq, compared to her, he ''dwarfs'' her due to hiss height and body build.



* ShipperOnDeck: After [[spoiler:Korra reveals to her and Tonraq, that she is in a relationship with Asami, Senna is nothing but supportive.]]



* {{All Loving Hero}}es: The New Air Nation seeks to help maintain peace in the world and took an oath not to instigate violence.

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* {{All Loving Hero}}es: AllLovingHero: The New Air Nation seeks to help maintain peace in the world and took an oath not to instigate violence.



* TheAce: Downplayed. Though not nearly as trained and skilled as Jinora or Tenzin, he is probably the most intuitive of all the new airbenders with the power, save perhaps Opal.

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* TheAce: Downplayed.{{Downplayed|Trope}}. Though not nearly as trained and skilled as Jinora or Tenzin, he is probably the most intuitive of all the new airbenders with the power, save perhaps Opal.



* BadassAdorable: {{Averted}}, initially given his backstabbing ways. Played straight after his brief imprisonment.

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* BadassAdorable: {{Averted}}, {{Averted|Trope}}, initially given his backstabbing ways. Played straight after his brief imprisonment.imprisonment, where he shows his more nobler side and apologizes to Mako and Bolin for his actions.
* BattleCouple: {{Downplayed|Trope}} with Jinora. They become a couple by Book 4 and have proven to be competent airbenders, but rarely fight together. The one time they worked together, it was a covert mission, and they didn't have to engage in violence once.



* HappilyAdopted: Zigzagged. While the family he was taken into were decent people, Kai repaid them back by stealing their money. He tried again with the Krew and screwed them over, but after tangling with the Dai Li he truly turned over a new leaf.

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* HappilyAdopted: Zigzagged.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. While the family he was taken into were decent people, Kai repaid them back by stealing their money. He tried again with the Krew and screwed them over, but after tangling with the Dai Li he truly turned over a new leaf.



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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: In particular his overbearing mother, especially after he finally does join the Air Nomads.



* TookALevelInIdealism: Ryu became more serious about his Air Nomad work.

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* TookALevelInIdealism: When he was first introduced, he had zero goals and found doing something with his life to be meaningless. His appearance at Jinora's ceremony and subsequent appearance in Book 4, shows that Ryu became more serious about his Air Nomad work.



* EleventhHourRanger: In the Book One finale. Royalty of the Fire Nation joining Team Avatar just in time for the final showdown? Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.



* EleventhHourRanger: In the Book One finale. Royalty of the Fire Nation joining Team Avatar just in time for the final showdown? Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.



* SignificantDoubleCasting: He shares the same voice actor as his grandfather.



* ISurrenderSuckers: He offers to be taken prisoner so the other refugees don't have to go with Kuvira's goons, but it turns out to be a trick, as he uses a last request to sing, which was really a means to secretly direct the badgermoles to attack.
* IdiotHero: Played with. Wu is no doubt a ditzy, ManChild, but he has also shown to be [[HiddenDepths surprisingly crafty]].

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* ISurrenderSuckers: He offers to be taken prisoner so the other refugees don't have to go with Kuvira's goons, but it turns out to be a trick, as he uses a last request to sing, which was really a means to secretly direct the badgermoles to attack.
* IdiotHero: Played with.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Wu is no doubt a ditzy, ManChild, but he has also shown to be [[HiddenDepths surprisingly crafty]].



* {{Irony}}: Kuvira's reason for usurping power from him was that she felt that a monarchy was an archaic system. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, Wu echoes her sentiment and dissolves the monarchy, allowing the various Earth Kingdom states to elect their own leaders in a way similar to the republic. As an added layer, by this stage Wu has proven he would be more than mature enough to actually be a good ruler. ]]

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* {{Irony}}: Kuvira's reason for usurping power from him was that she felt that a monarchy was an archaic system. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, Wu echoes her sentiment and dissolves the monarchy, allowing the various Earth Kingdom states to elect their own leaders in a way similar to the republic. As an added layer, by this stage Wu has proven he would be more than mature enough to actually be a good ruler. ]]]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: He offers to be taken prisoner so the other refugees don't have to go with Kuvira's goons, but it turns out to be a trick, as he uses a last request to sing, which was really a means to secretly direct the badgermoles to attack.



* TookALevelInBadass: In "Day of the Colossus", [[spoiler: Prince Wu manages to get the remaining evacuees out of Republic City and protect them from Kuvira's troops by using his singing to tame the local Badgermoles and have them dig a tunnel out of the city as well as attack the troops.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: In the beginning, Wu was just a lazy, ManChild, who expected everything he wanted to come to him. By "Day of the Colossus", [[spoiler: Prince Wu manages to get the remaining evacuees out of Republic City and protect them from Kuvira's troops by using his singing to tame the local Badgermoles and have them dig a tunnel out of the city as well as attack the troops.]]



* WeakButSkilled: {{Zig Zagged}}. Wu has no bending, is not a fighter, and can't last two seconds in a training match without cowering in fear. But when the chips are down, he shows he's surprisingly clever and creative and can think on his feet in a pinch.

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* WeakButSkilled: {{Zig Zagged}}.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Wu has no bending, is not a fighter, and can't last two seconds in a training match without cowering in fear. But when the chips are down, he shows he's surprisingly clever and creative and can think on his feet in a pinch.
7th Oct '17 12:50:07 AM TheRoguePenguin
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[[center: [- [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorra Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraAvatarKorra Avatar Korra]] |[[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraNewTeamAvatar New Team Avatar]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraTenzinsFamily Tenzin's Family]] |[[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraBeifongFamily Beifong Family]] | '''Allies''' | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraEnemiesSeasons1And2 Seasons 1 & 2 Enemies]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraEnemiesSeasons3And4 Seasons 3 & 4 Enemies]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraPastCharacters Past Characters]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraOtherCharacters Other Characters]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraComicCharacters Comic Characters]] -] ]]

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[[center: [- [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorra Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraAvatarKorra Avatar Korra]] |[[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraNewTeamAvatar | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraNewTeamAvatar New Team Avatar]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraTenzinsFamily Tenzin's Family]] |[[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraBeifongFamily | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraBeifongFamily Beifong Family]] | '''Allies''' | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraEnemiesSeasons1And2 Seasons 1 & 2 Enemies]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraEnemiesSeasons3And4 Seasons 3 & 4 Enemies]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraPastCharacters Past Characters]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraOtherCharacters Other Characters]] | [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorraComicCharacters Comic Characters]] -] ]]
2nd Oct '17 1:28:17 PM Arawn999
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* OpenMindedParent: ''[[ComicBook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals he's fully supportive of Korra [[spoiler: and Asami's relationship though warn the two that not everyone might not be as accepting of their relationship.]]

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* OpenMindedParent: ''[[ComicBook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals he's fully supportive of Korra [[spoiler: and Asami's relationship relationship, though warn he warns the two that not everyone might not be as accepting of their relationship.]]



* OpenMindedParent: ''[[ComicBook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals she's fully supportive of Korra [[spoiler: and Asami's relationship though warn the two that not everyone might not be as accepting of their relationship.]]

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* OpenMindedParent: ''[[ComicBook/TheLegendOfKorraTurfWars Turf Wars]]'' reveals she's fully supportive of Korra [[spoiler: and Asami's relationship relationship, though warn she warns the two that not everyone might not be as accepting of their relationship.]]
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