History Characters / TheLegendOfKorraNewTeamAvatar

17th Oct '17 9:10:48 AM creader
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* MeaningfulName:
** He is named after the late actor who voiced General Iroh in the first series.
** His name means "child of truth" and [[IronicName despite the occasional irony with his name]], Mako isn't one to hide the hard truths (''after'' learning what lying to his girlfriends got him) to someone (see his BrutalHonesty section).

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* MeaningfulName:
** He is named after the late actor who voiced General Iroh in the first series.
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MeaningfulName: His name means "child of truth" and [[IronicName despite the occasional irony with his name]], Mako isn't one to hide the hard truths (''after'' learning what lying to his girlfriends got him) to someone (see his BrutalHonesty section).



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: He's named after {{Creator/Mako}}, prominent Japanese-American actor who performed the original series' role of Iroh until his death.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: He's named after {{Creator/Mako}}, Creator/{{Mako}}, prominent Japanese-American actor who performed the original series' role of Iroh until his death.death.
* NeverMyFault: Another main recurring flaw with Mako. He tends to shift more blame others so he won't get it.
** When he and Korra shared their first kiss and Bolin catches them and runs away heartbroken, Mako puts all the blame on Korra. Yes, she did initiate it through a ShutUpKiss, Mako reciprocated it, making them both equally at fault. Plus, he spent most of the episode before the kiss trying to subtly sabotage Bolin and Korra growing closer even though he said he had no feelings for her.
** And when Asami finds about their kiss, Mako's first reaction is to get angry at Bolin for spilling the truth, Asami immediately tells hims off -- saying he shouldn't blame Bolin and that Mako, himself, should've told her.
** This is brought up in "Remembrances" by his cousin Tu and Prince Wu, as when Mako attempts to divert responsibility for his bad actions toward both Korra and Asami, the two rightfully call him out on it.
16th Oct '17 5:14:44 PM creader
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* {{The Ace}}s: All four of them are incredibly skilled prodigies in their various fields and can rival anybody with their prowess (as explained in detail in their character pages). Even Bolin, who initially [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] this trend, becomes this in Book 4 [[spoiler: after fully mastering [[StoryBreakerPower Lavabending]]]].
* {{All Loving Hero}}es: By the series finale, all of them have proven to go to any lengths to help those in need.

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* {{The Ace}}s: TheAce: All four of them are incredibly skilled prodigies in their various fields and can rival anybody with their prowess (as explained in detail in their character pages). Even Bolin, who initially [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] this trend, becomes this in Book 4 [[spoiler: after fully mastering [[StoryBreakerPower Lavabending]]]].
* {{All Loving Hero}}es: AllLovingHero: By the series finale, all of them have proven to go to any lengths to help those in need.



* {{Break The Cutie}}s: Each member has gone through moments that have personally damaged them and some part of their innocence, even Bolin's moments that are mostly PlayedForLaughs (i.e.running in tears after seeing Mako and Korra kiss), are hard to watch.
* {{Broken Ace}}s: They all suffer a lot of personal [[HeartBrokenBadass heartbreaks]] and tragedies, both in the past and over the course of all four books, that change them as characters.

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* {{Break The Cutie}}s: BreakTheCutie: Each member has gone through moments that have personally damaged them and some part of their innocence, even Bolin's moments that are mostly PlayedForLaughs (i.e.running in tears after seeing Mako and Korra kiss), are hard to watch.
* {{Broken Ace}}s: BrokenAce: They all suffer a lot of personal [[HeartBrokenBadass heartbreaks]] and tragedies, both in the past and over the course of all four books, that change them as characters.



* TookALevelInBadass: They each level up in skill.

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* TookALevelInBadass: They each level up in skill. See their specific character folders for more detail.



* {{All Loving Hero}}ine: Asami is one of the most kind-hearted individuals in the series. She doesn't have one mean bone in her body and is always willing to help those in need.

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* {{All Loving Hero}}ine: AllLovingHero: Asami is one of the most kind-hearted individuals in the series. She doesn't have one mean bone in her body and is always willing to help those in need.



* LonelyRichKid: [[DownPlayedTrope Downplayed,]] but despite her being as even nicer than she's rich, she's never seen with actual friend, only employees and businessmen she patrons to, in other words, people reliant on her money as well, which also could explain how quickly she bonds to Mako and the rest of the team.

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* LonelyRichKid: [[DownPlayedTrope Downplayed,]] {{Downplayed|Trope}}, but despite her being as even nicer than she's rich, she's never seen with actual friend, only employees and businessmen she patrons to, in other words, people reliant on her money as well, which also could explain how quickly she bonds to Mako and the rest of the team.



** {{Inverted}}. [[spoiler:Asami, a woman, falls in love with [[TheHero Korra]], another woman. The person who has constantly shown Asami she is brave, caring, and selfless individual.]]

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** {{Inverted}}.{{Gender Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:Asami, a woman, falls in love with [[TheHero Korra]], another woman. The person who has constantly shown Asami she is brave, caring, and selfless individual.]]



** With Mako during the episode "Turning The Tides".

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** With Mako during the episode "Turning The Tides".Tides" as she is now aware of Mako's kiss with Korra.



* WorkingWithTheEx: With Mako.

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* WorkingWithTheEx: With Mako.Mako as of the Book 1 finale after he realizes his feelings for Korra. They briefly get back together during Book 2 after his break up with Korra, but after Mako refuses to tell an amnesiac Korra of their break up, his and Asami's romance ends for good. Come Book 3, they are now friends, but he is still awkward around her because of their past history. He gets over it.



* UptightLovesWild: {{Deconstructed}}. When the reserved and stoic Mako was dating the HotBlooded and energetic Korra, their personalities didnít work out. The problems that happen in Book 2 (Korra finding out her father and Tenzin lying to her about why she was kept at the compound, her uncle manipulating, the war between the Southern and Northern Water Tribes) has them both on opposing ways to deal with it Ė Mako remains objective and gives Korra the best answer he can think of, but Korra acts rash and impulsive, even willing to use a Republic City military vessel to carry out her plans. [[RealityEnsues Unsurprisingly,]] they get into a heated argument over how the other one is handling the situation, leading to their break-up.

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* UptightLovesWild: {{Deconstructed}}.{{Deconstructed|Trope}}. When the reserved and stoic Mako was dating the HotBlooded and energetic Korra, their personalities didnít work out. The problems that happen in Book 2 (Korra finding out her father and Tenzin lying to her about why she was kept at the compound, her uncle manipulating, the war between the Southern and Northern Water Tribes) has them both on opposing ways to deal with it Ė Mako remains objective and gives Korra the best answer he can think of, but Korra acts rash and impulsive, even willing to use a Republic City military vessel to carry out her plans. [[RealityEnsues Unsurprisingly,]] they get into a heated argument over how the other one is handling the situation, leading to their break-up.



* WorkingWithTheEx: With Asami and later Korra.

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* WorkingWithTheEx: WorkingWithTheEx:
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With Asami as of the Book 1 finale after he realizes his feelings for Korra. They briefly get back together during Book 2 after his break up with Korra, but after he refuses to tell an amnesiac Korra of their break up, his and later Korra.Asami's romance ends for good. Come Book 3, they are now friends, but he is still awkward around her because of their past history. He gets over it.
** With Korra after their official break up in the Book 2 finale. Like Asami, Mako acts awkward around Korra for the same reasons but gets over it.
2nd Oct '17 8:17:12 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* PairTheSuitors: [[spoiler: Her romantic rivalry with Korra over Mako eventually ends with Korra and Asami becoming a couple in the show's finale.]]
4th Sep '17 11:12:31 AM H2SO4
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* FamilyOfChoice: Mako and Bolin lost their parents at a young age, and Asami broke ties with her father because he wasn't the good man she believed him to be, so they have settled on Team Avatar being their true family. While the former two do discover the rest of their extended family, and Asami [[spoiler:forgives her father before his death]], this team will always remain their primary family.
16th Aug '17 7:48:13 PM creader
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** The "Betty" to Korra's "Veronica" for Mako's "Archie".

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** The "Betty" (SpoiledSweet nonbender) to Korra's "Veronica" (HotBlooded Avatar) for Mako's "Archie".



* BettyAndVeronica: Bolin is the Betty to Mako's Veronica in a SiblingTriangle for Korra.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Bolin is the Betty "Betty" (the sweet-hearted, BigFun) to Mako's Veronica "Veronica" (the aloof, GrumpyBear) in a SiblingTriangle for Korra.



** He's the "Archie" conflicted between Asami and Korra, respectively.
** He can also be seen as the "Veronica" to Bolin's "Betty" with Korra as "Archie". [[LoveDodecahedron Yes, two connected love triangles.]]

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** He's the "Archie" conflicted between Asami for Asami's "Betty" (SpoiledSweet nonbender) and Korra, respectively.
Korra's "Veronica" (HotBlooded Avatar).
** He can also be seen as the "Veronica" (the aloof, GrumpyBear) to Bolin's "Betty" (the sweet-hearted, BigFun) with Korra as "Archie". [[LoveDodecahedron Yes, two connected love triangles.]]
16th Aug '17 5:52:58 PM creader
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** The Betty to Korra's Veronica for Mako's Archie.
** Also the Betty to [[spoiler:Mako]]'s Veronica for [[spoiler:[[BiTheWay Korra]]]]'s Archie.

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** The Betty "Betty" to Korra's Veronica "Veronica" for Mako's Archie.
"Archie".
** Also the Betty "Betty" to [[spoiler:Mako]]'s Veronica "Veronica" for [[spoiler:[[BiTheWay Korra]]]]'s Archie."Archie".



* BrainyBrunette: She has her father's brains.

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* BrainyBrunette: She has raven hair and her father's brains.



* OddNameOut: Of the group, Asami is the only one with a family name.



* FairCop: This ChickMagnet joins the police force by ''Turf Wars''.



* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: {{Invoked}} Bolin seems to genuinely believe in the movers he's making, even when other people think they're hilarious. When Varrick is telling his AbridgedSeries-style recap mover of Bolin's life, he's the only one upset about how it doesn't make any sense.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} Bolin seems to genuinely believe in the movers he's making, even when other people think they're hilarious. When Varrick is telling his AbridgedSeries-style recap mover of Bolin's life, he's the only one upset about how it doesn't make any sense.



* AllLovingHero: [[CharacterDevelopment Mako grows into one]] by Book 4, stating to Wu in "Remembrances" that he now dedicates his life to helping others just for the sake of doing so.

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* AllLovingHero: Mako [[CharacterDevelopment Mako grows grows]] into one]] one by Book 4, stating to Wu in "Remembrances" that he now dedicates his life to helping others just for the sake of doing so.



** He's the Archie conflicted between Asami and Korra, respectively.
** He can also be seen as the Veronica to Bolin's Betty with Korra as Archie. [[LoveDodecahedron Yes, two connected love triangles.]]
** He finally ends up as the Veronica to [[spoiler:[[BiTheWay Asami]]]]'s Betty, with Korra as the Archie.

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** He's the Archie "Archie" conflicted between Asami and Korra, respectively.
** He can also be seen as the Veronica "Veronica" to Bolin's Betty "Betty" with Korra as Archie."Archie". [[LoveDodecahedron Yes, two connected love triangles.]]
** He finally ends up as the Veronica "Veronica" to [[spoiler:[[BiTheWay Asami]]]]'s Betty, "Betty", with Korra as the Archie."Archie".



* BondingOverMissingParents: With Asami.

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* BondingOverMissingParents: With Asami.During his romance with Asami, they bond over both of them losing a parent (or, in Mako's case, ''parents'').



* FairCop: As of Book 2.

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* FairCop: As of Book 2.2, the resident ChickMagnet became a cop.



* {{Shoutout}}: He was named after Iroh's original voice actor.


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* {{Tuckerization}}: Mako is named after [[Creator/{{Mako}} Mako Iwamatsu]], the original voice actor of Iroh in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original series]] who died near the end of production for Book 2.
16th Aug '17 1:23:37 AM Kalaong
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* LoveMartyr: There isn't much he won't do for someone he loves. Unfortunately, one of those things is ''asking them for help or comfort''. The only way he knows ''how'' to express his love is by [[MartyrWithoutACause getting the crap kicked out of him on their behalf]]. Being unable to actually ''participate'' in a relationship results in breakdowns in communication, and [[spoiler:ultimately repeated break-''ups''. He ends the series single]].

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* LoveMartyr: There isn't much he won't do for someone he loves. Unfortunately, one of those things is ''asking them for help or comfort''. The only way he knows ''how'' to express his love is by waiting on them hand-and-foot or [[MartyrWithoutACause getting the crap kicked out of him on their behalf]]. Being unable to actually ''participate'' in a relationship results in breakdowns in communication, and [[spoiler:ultimately repeated break-''ups''. He ends the series single]].
16th Aug '17 1:19:41 AM Kalaong
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* LoveMartyr: There isn't much he won't do for someone he loves. Unfortunately, one of those things is ''asking them for help or comfort''. The only way he knows ''how'' to express his love is by [[MartyrWithoutACause getting the crap kicked out of him on their behalf]]. Being unable to actually ''participate'' in a relationship results in breakdowns in communication, and [[spoiler:ultimately repeated break-''ups''. He ends the series single]].
15th Aug '17 2:01:09 PM nighttrainfm
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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Each hairstyle of the members of Team Avatar changes at the start of Book 4. Korra dispenses with the tomboyish pony/pigtails and lops off much of her hair up to neck length to go incognito during her lonesome wanderings, Asami ties it up for a power businesswoman look, and Mako and Bolin tame the pompador look for some more professional hairdos.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Each hairstyle of the members of Team Avatar changes member gets one at the start of Book 4. Korra dispenses with the tomboyish pony/pigtails and lops off much of her hair up to neck length to go incognito during her lonesome wanderings, Asami ties it up for a power businesswoman look, and Mako and Bolin tame the pompador look for some more professional hairdos.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Like Bolin, in Book 4 he now has a hairstyle that is more restrained and kempt than what he wore previously, as befits his role as a bodyguard to royalty.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: ExpositoryHairstyleChange:
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Like Bolin, in Book 4 he now has a hairstyle that is more restrained and kempt than what he wore previously, as befits his role as a bodyguard to royalty.royalty.
** In ''Turf Wars'', he switches back to his old look after resuming his duties as a cop.



* FatalFlaw: {{Downplayed}}. While it hasn't led to serious injury or the ultimate destruction of his relationships, Mako has often put a strain on them with his inability to properly express his feelings.

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* FatalFlaw: FatalFlaw:
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{{Downplayed}}. While it hasn't led to serious injury or the ultimate destruction of his relationships, Mako has often put a strain on them with his inability to properly express his feelings.
9th Aug '17 4:40:36 AM K2Misfit
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* TheCareTaker: [[spoiler: For Korra during the first two weeks of being poisoned and was ready and willing to continue doing so at the South Pole though Korra politely declined.]]



* ConsummateLiar: Aside from dealing with a LivingLieDetector, is the ''only'' reason why it's not a general trope among the team to be a BadLiar as she's suckered her father, an Earth Kingdom guard and Tenzin at one point or another.



* StatuesqueStunner: Already pretty tall in Books 1-3, by Book 4 she is the same height as Mako. This makes her one of the tallest women in either series - ''the'' tallest apart from P'Li and Avatar Kyoshi.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Already pretty tall in Books 1-3, by Book 4 she is the same height as Mako. Mako when in heels. This makes her one of the tallest women in either series - ''the'' tallest apart from P'Li and Avatar Kyoshi.Kyoshi, making her the tallest non-bender woman.


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* UnbrokenVigil: Twice. She voluntarily watched over Korra's unconscious body while meditating into the spirit world in "The Ultimatum" and like Mako, took care of her [[spoiler: for two weeks while Korra was poisoned.]]
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