History Characters / TheStalkingZukoSeries

24th Nov '16 8:36:13 AM Valiona
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* AdaptationalWimp: Implied, since the author does not consider him a master of all four elements, and implies that he only won against Ozai because he got lucky.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He, possibly unintentionally, comes off as a mix of Necessity(since he's [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]]) and Pity(since, for all his flaws, he's such a NiceGuy that he's hard to hate). The Gaang keep him around, but they, particularly Katara, seem to feel bad for him more often than actually enjoying his company or respecting him, and can be fairly harsh on him when he makes a decision they don't agree with him, even if they don't say it to his face."




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* ToughLove: On the receiving end of this from the author, who believes that canon should have been harsher with him.



* EveryoneHasStandards: On the receiving end of this, according to Mai. Even the "twin-fish," fish that eat each other by the time they're juveniles, would find Zuko and Azula's sibling relationship incredibly dysfunctional.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one that didn't knew her previously likes her and barely tolerate because she's Zuko's girlfriend, making her a Dating example.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one that didn't knew her previously likes her and barely tolerate because she's Zuko's girlfriend, making her a Dating example. Surprisingly enough, though, she starts getting along better with the others after (albeit not ''as a result of'') her final breakup with Zuko.
1st Nov '16 6:23:25 PM Valiona
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* LastDisrespects: His taking the crown during his father's funeral is said to be an extreme violation of Fire Nation traditions.




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* SecretRelationship: He keeps his relationship with Ming secret at first, although Katara finds out about it, and it eventually becomes known to the rest of her tribe.



* EntitledToHaveYou: Thinks because he's going to to chief that he should have Katara. Since he's one of two people that Pakku believes to be worthy of Katara (the other being [[TheChosenOne Aang]]), it's not entirely baseless... except for [[SarcasmMode the small bit]] about his personality

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* EntitledToHaveYou: Thinks because he's going to to chief that he should have Katara. Since he's one of two people that Pakku believes to be worthy of Katara (the other being [[TheChosenOne Aang]]), it's not entirely baseless... except for [[SarcasmMode the small bit]] about his personalitypersonality.
22nd Oct '16 5:42:10 PM Valiona
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-->''"Ming said she knew that her dad was alive because of that man, and she'd never be able to thank him properly. She decided that if she couldn't thank him properly, she could at least emulate his example and be decent to people, regardless of where they were from."''
-->--Katara, regarding Ming[[note]]"That man" is the Earth Kingdom healer who saved her father's life[[/note]]




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* StatuesqueStunner: She's said to be as tall as Bato, one of the tallest men from Katara's tribe, and very pretty, to boot.




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-->''"Bato said that he loved Ming with all his heart and there was nothing lewd or immoral about their relationship. Love was Love. It was a gift from the spirits and sprung up in the most unlikely of places. Bato was not one to deny the will of the spirits and they had obviously meant for him to love Ming, for she was his other half. More importantly, she was kind and smart and good. To dismiss her out of hand for being firenation was to do her a great disservice."''
-->--Katara, regarding Bato.




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* KirkSummation: He says the above quote in defense of interracial marriages, specifically his own love of Ming. This gets him a ShutUpKirk from Han in response.




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-->''"Yugoda said simply, that she had been treated unequally her whole life and she had learnt various ways around it. I said that just because she had been treated unequally her whole life didn't make unequal treatment right it just meant that she was used to it. Yugoda said you do just get so used to it simply."''
-->--Katara, regarding Yugoda.

* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Downplayed, but she's "used to" the patriarchal society of the Northern Water Tribe, even if she doesn't like it.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, he's portrayed as a wise and benevolent leader, while here, he [[MoralMyopia only really cares about his family and tribe]].



* EntitledToHaveYou: Thinks because he's going to to chief that he should have Katara

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* EntitledToHaveYou: Thinks because he's going to to chief that he should have KataraKatara. Since he's one of two people that Pakku believes to be worthy of Katara (the other being [[TheChosenOne Aang]]), it's not entirely baseless... except for [[SarcasmMode the small bit]] about his personality
* HateSink: He's one of the few characters without any sympathetic or redeeming qualities, and essentially serves this role now that the major villains have been dealt with.
7th Oct '16 9:55:30 PM Valiona
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* FirstPersonSmartass: Katara has a great deal of snark in her narration, particularly many times when she can't or doesn't want to say it out loud.



* BehindEveryGreatMan: While "Great" is stretching it as far as Kuei goes, the Dowager is the power behind the throne.



* NotWorthKilling: Katara realizes that part of the reason why she can't kill him is because doing so would make her a murderer without bringing her mother back, and part of it is because it would give her no satisfaction to kill someone like him.

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* NotWorthKilling: Katara realizes that part of the reason why she can't kill him is because doing so would make her a murderer without bringing her mother back, and part of it is because it would give her no satisfaction to kill someone like him. That said, when Zuko proposes putting Yon Rha on trial for war crimes, Katara's receptive to the possibility.



* TheMedic

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* TheMedicTheMedic: One who primarily works with more scientific and medicine-based methods, instead of bending.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood:

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood:EvilCannotComprehendGood: He mocks Aang for sparing him. Aang, who'd held out hope of Ozai being changed for the better by his mercy, doesn't take it well.




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-->''"It was the one thing that my Dad hated, us keeping secrets from him. That's why he always wanted to be the cool dad, because he wanted us to always feel comfortable enough to tell him everything."''
-->--Katara, regarding Hakoda.



* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: During an argument with Kataa, he says he thinks of himself as a good parent by Water Tribe standards because he doesn't [[DomesticAbuser beat his wife]] or [[AbusiveParents kids]]. Katara is not amused when she hears this.

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* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: During an argument with Kataa, Katara, he says he thinks of himself as a good parent by Water Tribe standards because he doesn't [[DomesticAbuser beat his wife]] or [[AbusiveParents kids]]. Katara is not amused when she hears this.



-->--Katara, regardig Pakku.

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-->--Katara, regardig regarding Pakku.
23rd Aug '16 5:44:19 PM Valiona
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* {{Flanderization}}: In canon, Aang is a somewhat naive and childish but highly compassionate boy who gradually embraces his destiny as [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] while balancing it with his desire to preserve his all but extinct culture, and his love for Katara. In this fic, Aang is practically obsessed with Air Nomad teachings to the point of forcing them on others, is almost a stalker towards Katara, and acts even less mature than in canon.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite her tumultuous relationships with Zuko, she warns him about a planned coup, and gives him the time he needs to deal with the conspirators and negate Ozai's claim to the throne.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite her tumultuous relationships with Zuko, she warns him about a planned coup, and which gives him the time he needs to deal with the conspirators and negate Ozai's claim to the throne.



* {{Flanderization}}: In canon, Mai, despite being forced to repress her emotions for the sake of her family's social status, does often find that Zuko brings them out (which include her negative emotions), and also possesses a dry, snarky wit. In this fic, Mai's a snarky jerk whose relationship with Zuko is dysfunctional at best.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Her style of teaching, mentioned above, is shown to be quite brutal and risks injuring Zuko, so Katara understandably thinks it's not necessarily good for him, much less Aang.



* TheCaligula: More prominent than canon, he had dissenters disappeared

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* AdaptationalWimp: In a sense. He's portrayed as a more or less incompetent Fire Lord, who's only really good at manipulating people, and is considered an UnskilledButStrong bender.
* TheCaligula: More prominent He's shown as significantly more mentally unbalanced than in canon, he had dissenters disappearedsuch as by having dissidents killed.
30th Jul '16 3:47:28 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: The author considers her Avatar's version of {{Daria}}.

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* {{Expy}}: The author considers her Avatar's version of {{Daria}}.WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.
28th Jun '16 7:59:33 AM Valiona
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* DontCallMeSir: He does this to Zuko as part of his desire to be "a cool dad," but Zuko doesn't really accept.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Sir Hakoda" from Zuko, although it's indicated that he comes to accept it over time.




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* WhatTheHellHero: He gets on Katara's case for keeping secrets from him (Bato and Ming's relationship and her own apprenticeship with Dr. Yang, among others), while she points out that, among other things, she's worried about how he'll respond.



-->''"Pakku got a bit defensive, because in his mind, he was just doing the grandfatherly thing and trying to make sure that I would be taken care of. I said women didn't need to be taken care of, they needed to be seen as equals. Pakku said that wasn't reality right now."''
-->--Katara, regardig Pakku.

* BluntYes:When arguing about inter-nation marriages with Katara.
-->'''Katara''': Are you saying that their love doesn't count just because the two people involved are from different nations?
-->'''Pakku''': Of course it doesn't count! It is merely lust that is allowed to run rampant.




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* WorthyOpponent: He references this trope when telling Katara that "An enemy worth the conquering is a joy to fight."



* TheMentor: Is Katara's healing mentor

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* TheMentor: Is Katara's healing mentormentor.




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-->''"Coexistence and cooperation are two very different things to Arnook. He is willing to embrace the former but the devastating loss of Yue meant that he could never countenance the latter. The fact that Dad could cooperate with the firenation meant that he must not feel the losses from the war as keenly as the North did."''
-->--Katara, regarding Arnook.

* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He doesn't realize until it's too late that Aang does not like hearing about what he inflicted on the Fire Nation.



-->''"Pakku wants me to marry Han! Han the jerk who made Yue endlessly miserable! Who ignored her feelings and talked over her constantly. She always talked about her upcoming marriage to Han like it was something she was dutifully resigned to. It was part of her role as a princess, but oh how she loathed the thought of being married to him. And now Pakku thinks I should be the wife of that snivelling little leech!"''
-->-- Katara, regarding Hahn.



* {{Jerkass}}: He makes blatantly misogynistic and racist remarks. Katara had chosen to sit in the seat of honor next to him so that she could address the tribes about their view of women, ends up hitting him with a snack tray and losing that spot, simply because she can't tolerate him long enough.

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* {{Jerkass}}: He makes blatantly misogynistic and racist remarks. Katara had chosen to sit in the seat of honor next to him so that she could address the tribes about their view of women, ends up hitting him with a snack tray and losing that spot, simply because she can't tolerate him long enough. Even [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Arnook]] eventually realizes that he's not fit to be his successor.
4th Jun '16 4:18:08 PM Valiona
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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: When the Dowager essentially tries to bribe her to leave Kuei, she refuss.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: When the Dowager essentially tries to bribe her to leave Kuei, she refuss.refuses.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While she's against Kuei's love for Song, once she sees that he will not budge on the issue she decides to help out. She teaches Song how to act like a proper queen and moves to fake a noble lineage for Song to hush nay-sayers. That said, she does harbor the hope that being forced to keep their relationship secret will tear Kuei and Song apart,

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While she's against Kuei's love for Song, once she sees that he will not budge on the issue she decides to help out. She teaches Song how to act like a proper queen and moves to fake a noble lineage for Song to hush nay-sayers. That said, she does harbor the hope that being forced to keep their relationship secret will tear Kuei and Song apart, and even tries to bribe Song to break up with Kuei.



* SexSlave: [[spoiler: The Dai Li used sexually abuse many of them]]

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* SexSlave: [[spoiler: The Dai Li used to sexually abuse many of them]]



-->''"She sighed in a long suffering tone and said perhaps I wasn't as good a healer as General Iroh thought. Oi! I was good! I snatched the vial from her and did it. Gently. I am a gentle healer after all, with a great bedside manner. Unlike Dr Yang who is a brisk, bossy know-it-all! "''
-->-- Katara, regarding Dr. Yang



* IronLady: Described as such by Hakoda

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* IronLady: Described as such by HakodaHakoda, who goes on to say that Katara ''is not'' like her on that regard.



* BrutalHonesty

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-->''"She looked like she was made of fierceness, coated in ferocity, with intense filling. She looked like she was ready to '''break someone in half'''. I don't wonder that Zuko used to say that his firebending teacher before Iroh ''drilled him really hard''. I am beginning to think that 'drilled him really hard' is one of Zuko's little euphemisms [[UnderStatement in the same manner that]] he says that his father is ''not a nice man'' or that Azula is ''a little unwell''."''
-->--Katara, regarding Za Jei

* BrutalHonestyBrutalHonesty: She doesn't mince words, especially regarding Aang's shortcomings as an Avatar.




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* ShutUpKirk: She delivers one to Aang after he insists that sparing Ozai was right, but that he wishes that Ozai weren't plotting a coup.
-->'''Za Jei''': Listen Avatar, I don't know if anyone in the land of fairy floss, fruit pies and rainbows ever told you, but this is the real world. Here you cannot just wish away your problems.
3rd Jun '16 4:02:21 PM Valiona
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* ClusterFBomb: Lets off one while complaining about Aang sparing Ozai and the rest of the Gaang treating him like a child.



* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: During an argument with Kataa, he says he thinks of himself as a good parent by Water Tribe standards because he doesn't [[DometicAbuser beat his wife]] or [[AbusiveParents kids]]. Katara is not amused when she hears this.

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* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: During an argument with Kataa, he says he thinks of himself as a good parent by Water Tribe standards because he doesn't [[DometicAbuser [[DomesticAbuser beat his wife]] or [[AbusiveParents kids]]. Katara is not amused when she hears this.



* TheMatchmaker: tries to set Katara up with Hahn in an ArrangedMarriage to set an alliance with the Northern Water Tribe and the increasingly resentful Southern Water Tribe. Katara refuses and Hakoda respects her decision.

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* TheMatchmaker: He tries to set Katara up with Hahn in an ArrangedMarriage to set an alliance with the Northern Water Tribe and the increasingly resentful Southern Water Tribe. Katara refuses and Hakoda respects her decision.







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* StayInTheKitchen: Downplayed, but she doesn't see much hope in the Water Tribe's views on women changing any time soon, and believes that Katara would be best off marrying well.







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* {{Jerkass}}: He has reason to hate the Fire Nation, but his gleefully rejoicing over the loss of life and his callous remarks about the personal losses that Sokka and his family suffered cause him to come off as a jerk.
* MoralMyopia: When hearing about General Fong's misdeeds, he's only upset at what he did to Katara, not his torture of Fire Nation prisoners. He also has relatively little empathy for others, dismissing other people's losses and emotional pain.
* TookALevelInKindness: After seeing Yue's spirit, he becomes somewhat nicer and more reasonable.



* {{Jerkass}}

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* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: He makes blatantly misogynistic and racist remarks. Katara had chosen to sit in the seat of honor next to him so that she could address the tribes about their view of women, ends up hitting him with a snack tray and losing that spot, simply because she can't tolerate him long enough.


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* ShutUpKirk: After Bato passionately talks about his love for Ming while defending inter-nation marriages.
-->'''Hahn''': I get that you have urges. But you know you don't have to marry her right? They aren't like us. All firebenders are such sluts. You can fuck her and leave her. You don't have to debase yourself by having a relationship with one of those firebitches.
3rd Jun '16 3:42:51 PM Valiona
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*HypocrisyNod: She does this from time to time.
**When she runs away after kissing Aang, she realizes that she's imitating the same thing he did that got on her nerves so often.
**When she finds out that Jet was also stalking Zuko back in Ba Sing Se, she judges him as being creepy for doing the same thing she'd done for much of the series.



* WhatTheHellHero
** He gives one to Aang when he reminds Zuko that he's the Avatar during a meeting on what to do with Ozai.
-->'''Zuko''': Yes, you're the Avatar! And if you had done your duty in the first place I wouldn't even be in this position and I wouldn't even have to make this choice ''(takes a deep breath)'' Look Aang, I'm not trying to freeze you out, but we don't have much time right now and if you have nothing to offer us but empty sanctimony then you are no help what-so-ever and it would be better if you left so that the adults can get on with handling this.
** Near the end, he gives one to Katara when she admits to spying on him while he met with Sung, as he's furious about the lack of trust on her part.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When Katara kisses him, as she does at the end of Book 3, he's disgusted, and realizes that it's not what he wanted, with this being [[ShipSinking the last straw that ends his crush on her]].
* BrokenPedestal: Katara idealized him as the Avatar until he disappeared just before the GrandFinale. Part of the development in their relationship is that she stops idealizing him.



* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: He often falls into this regarding his decision to spare Ozai, particularly when he doesn't understand that Ozai isn't grateful that Aang spared him.



* JustAKid: due to Aang choosing his own spiritual needs over his duties as Avatar, it causes people to treat him like one since he won't take responsibility for his actions.

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* JustAKid: due to Aang choosing his own spiritual needs over his duties as Avatar, it causes people to treat him is often treated like one since he won't take responsibility a kid for many of his actions.decisions, such as running away and sparing Ozai. Katara realizes that she has been doing the same by sheltering him from things, such as the human toll of his destroying the Fire Nation fleet at the Siege of the North.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: When the Dowager essentially tries to bribe her to leave Kuei, she refuss.



-->''"Perhaps he's just better at being a figurehead than he is an actual King."''
-->-- Katara, regarding Kuei



-->''"I'm not sure, because I don't know them very well, but the dowager seems much more forceful than her son. I think she might be the real power behind the throne."''
-->-- Katara, regarding the Dowager.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While she's against Kuei's love for Song, once she sees that he will not budge on the issue she decides to help out. She teaches Song how to act like a proper queen and moves to fake a noble lineage for Song to hush nay-sayers.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While she's against Kuei's love for Song, once she sees that he will not budge on the issue she decides to help out. She teaches Song how to act like a proper queen and moves to fake a noble lineage for Song to hush nay-sayers. That said, she does harbor the hope that being forced to keep their relationship secret will tear Kuei and Song apart,



-->''"I wanted to see this one back with her family, but for today I would have just settled for her real name. I tried my very best, but she still looked blank and smiled at me eerily. I gave up in defeat after having no progress with her for over an hour. I walked her back to her ward and made her comfortable. I told her that I was so so sorry thought it meant little to her. There was a flicker of something in her eyes and she said don't be sad dear. Be happy that you are in Ba Sing Se. There is no war in Ba Sing Se."''
-->-- Katara, regarding one of the Joo Dees.



* [[spoiler: SexSlave:]] [[spoiler: The Dai Li used sexually abuse many of them]]

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* [[spoiler: SexSlave:]] SexSlave: [[spoiler: The Dai Li used sexually abuse many of them]]



* DumbassHasAPoint: Despite being stupid, he accurately points out that Aang's defensive attitude regarding sparing Ozai means that he's starting to regret his decision.




* BetaCouple: With Bato.



* TheMedic

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* TheMedic DrJerk: She's quite harsh with her apprentices, and rarely gives Katara any praise. Hakoda calls her out on this.
* IronLady: Described as such by Hakoda
* TheMedic




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* TookALevelInKindness: She becomes a little nicer to Katara after Hakoda calls her out on how her IronLady attitude isn't necessarily doing Katara any favors.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: saved Zuko by revealing plans of a coup.
* DeadpanSnarker: Deconstucted, her snarkiness seems rude and mean to everyone else and tests everyone's patience

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: saved Zuko by revealing plans of Despite her tumultuous relationships with Zuko, she warns him about a coup.
planned coup, and gives him the time he needs to deal with the conspirators and negate Ozai's claim to the throne.
* DeadpanSnarker: Deconstucted, her snarkiness seems rude and mean to everyone else and tests everyone's patiencepatience. That said, the author finds it to be her most endearing character trait.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Changes to a ponytail later on in Not Stalking Firelord Zuko.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one that didn't knew her previously likes her and barely tolerate because she's Zuko's girlfriend, making her a Dating example.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one that didn't knew her previously likes her and barely tolerate because she's Zuko's girlfriend




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* YouJustToldMe: When Katara asks Mai about how she resolved her disputes with Zuko, Mai says that her preferred method- the silent treatment-is unsuitable for Katara. Katara asks how Mai knew that she and Zuko were an item, and Mai quotes the trope verbatim.






* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Hakoda, to Katara. He tried to give TheTalk to Haru when he found out they kissed once.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Hakoda, Hakoda often makes many ill-fated attempts to Katara. He tried to give TheTalk to Haru be "a cool dad," which involve spending a great amount of time with their kids.
* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: During an argument with Kataa, he says he thinks of himself as a good parent by Water Tribe standards because he doesn't [[DometicAbuser beat his wife]] or [[AbusiveParents kids]]. Katara is not amused
when he found out they kissed once.
she hears this.



* BetaCouple: With Ming.




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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The author spells his name as "Han," and after realizing the correct spelling, continued to spell it "Han" for the sake of consistency.
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