History DieForOurShip / AvatarTheLastAirbender

18th Apr '16 11:11:01 AM Willbyr
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** Since they can't kill off the KidHero, many [[PortmanteauCoupleName Zutara]] shippers make Aang so childish that he makes [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Honey-sempai]] look like a man of deep ''gravitas''. The most rabid of these shippers go so far as to call him "Bryke's special little [[CanonSue Gary Stu]]" or "self-insert golden boy" for daring to get his happy ending with the girl he likes; deviantART and Livejournal are ''littered'' with angry rants and "intelligent" essays ''blasting'' the Aang/Katara pairing, taking AlternativeCharacterInterpretation to extremes by twisting Aang into a selfish little bastard who "only won Katara as a prize for being the Special Hero", accusing Kataang of being "creepy" or "sexist" and clinging to the rejected kiss scene in "The Ember Island Players" as "evidence" of this, ''completely'' discounting two and a half seasons of friendship and development.

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** Since they can't kill off the KidHero, many [[PortmanteauCoupleName Zutara]] shippers make Aang so childish that he makes [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Honey-sempai]] look like a man of deep ''gravitas''. The most rabid of these shippers go so far as to call him "Bryke's special little [[CanonSue Gary Stu]]" or "self-insert golden boy" for daring to get his happy ending with the girl he likes; deviantART and Livejournal are ''littered'' with angry rants and "intelligent" essays ''blasting'' the Aang/Katara pairing, taking AlternativeCharacterInterpretation to extremes by twisting Aang into a selfish little bastard who "only won Katara as a prize for being the Special Hero", accusing Kataang of being "creepy" or "sexist" and clinging to the rejected kiss scene in "The Ember Island Players" as "evidence" of this, ''completely'' discounting two and a half seasons of friendship and development.
12th Mar '16 10:04:39 PM MissKitten
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** Asami's getting another dose of this at the end of the series. She's still getting in the way of Makorra, although for a change, it's not by getting back together with Mako. It's due to what happened in the GrandFinale: [[spoiler:her RelationshipUpgrade with ''[[BiTheWay Korra]]''. With four whole seasons of loyalty behind Asami, most of the accusations are now of PanderingToTheBase and PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.]]
12th Oct '15 12:55:46 PM MelancholyUtopia
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** Some Zutara shippers go yo such ridiculous lengths with their accusations by saying Aang is a pedophile for crushing on Katara, since he's technically a 100 years older than her, completely disregarding the solid fact that Aang was frozen in an ice berg ''unconsciously'' the whole time, thus unable to mentally mature (unlike a certain [[{{Literature/Twilight}} vampire]] we all know and hate). This is easily proven in the first episode where he's oblivious to this fact at first and acts very much like a kid, and although this childish behaviour gradually drops as the series goes on, it's still noticeable that he's mentally a 12-year old and nothing more or less.

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** Some Zutara shippers go yo to such ridiculous lengths with their accusations by saying Aang is a pedophile ''pedophile'' for crushing on Katara, since he's technically a 100 years older than her, completely disregarding the solid fact that Aang was frozen in an ice berg ''unconsciously'' the whole time, thus unable to mentally mature (unlike a certain [[{{Literature/Twilight}} vampire]] we all know and hate). This is easily proven in the first episode where he's oblivious to this fact at first and acts very much like a kid, and although this childish behaviour gradually drops as the series goes on, it's still noticeable that he's mentally a 12-year old and nothing more or less.
12th Oct '15 12:54:30 PM MelancholyUtopia
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** Some Zutara shippers go yo such ridiculous lengths with their accusations by saying Aang is a pedophile for crushing on Katara, since he's technically a 100 years older than her, completely disregarding the solid fact that Aang was frozen in an ice berg ''unconsciously'' the whole time, thus unable to mentally mature (unlike a certain [[{{Literature/Twilight}} vampire]] we all know and hate). This is easily proven in the first episode where he's oblivious to this fact at first and acts very much like a kid, and although this childish behaviour gradually drops as the series goes on, it's still noticeable that he's mentally a 12-year old and nothing more or less.
21st May '15 11:21:52 PM Scabbard
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** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. (Coveniently [[DoubleStandard handwaving or excusing]] [[HumansAreFlawed Korra's own part in the hook-up]] because she's a girl) He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with them, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to insisting that they got together as a way to stick it to that horrible and heartless MAN known as Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross men" type.]]
** And we're not even counting how ''Korra'' also took massive heat for daring to freely choose Mako instead of rejecting him in favor of other ships. Borra rabid fans who swear that "[[EntitledToHaveYou Bolin deserves Korra's affections because he's ~the nice one~]]" are specially bad in these regards.

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** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. (Coveniently [[DoubleStandard handwaving or excusing]] [[HumansAreFlawed Korra's own part in the hook-up]] because she's a girl) girl.) He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with them, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to insisting that they got together as a way to stick it to that horrible and heartless MAN known as Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross men" type.]]
** * And we're not even counting how ''Korra'' also took massive heat for daring to freely choose Mako instead of rejecting him in favor of other ships. Borra rabid fans who swear that "[[EntitledToHaveYou Bolin deserves Korra's affections because he's ~the nice one~]]" are specially bad in these regards.
17th Apr '15 12:14:27 PM nighttrainfm
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** Others assume Avatars must either be {{Celibate Hero}}es or else rapidly [[LoveMakesYouEvil became villainous]]. Until WordOfGod and a ''canon'' episode discredited this idea implicitly, this was one of the primary means of pushing Aang to the side; due to [[AllThereInTheManual ancillary material]], it was fiercely contested by [[PortmanteauCoupleName Kataang]] shippers during the long drought of new TV eps of 2007. Of course, the "celibate" angle has now become HilariousInHindsight, as the live-action ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' film actually does portray the idea that Avatars can never have families as a plot-point (namely, it was why Aang fled his responsibility as the Avatar in the film, as opposed to being afraid his life would change for the worse, and that he would be taken away from his mentor/father figure, Gyatso). Certain fans have noted this, and have used it to try and support this angle (despite it being canon to the film, and ''only'' the film), but on the other hand, most fans would rather [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore the film entirely]].

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** Others assume Avatars must either be {{Celibate Hero}}es or else rapidly [[LoveMakesYouEvil became villainous]]. Until WordOfGod and a ''canon'' episode discredited this idea implicitly, this was one of the primary means of pushing Aang to the side; due to [[AllThereInTheManual ancillary material]], it was fiercely contested by [[PortmanteauCoupleName Kataang]] shippers during the long drought of new TV eps of 2007. Of course, the "celibate" angle has now become HilariousInHindsight, as the live-action ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' film actually does portray the idea that Avatars can never have families as a plot-point (namely, it was why Aang fled his responsibility as the Avatar in the film, as opposed to being afraid his life would change for the worse, and that he would be taken away from his mentor/father figure, Gyatso). Certain fans have noted this, and have used it to try and support this angle (despite it being canon to the film, and ''only'' the film), but on the other hand, most fans would rather [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore the film entirely]]. entirely.]]



** Asami's getting another dose of this at the end of the series. She's still getting in the way of Makorra, although for a change, it's not by getting back together with Mako. It's due to what happened in the GrandFinale: [[spoiler:her RelationshipUpgrade with ''[[BiTheWay Korra]]''. With four whole seasons of loyalty behind Asami, most of the accusations are now of PanderingToTheBase and PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad]].

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** Asami's getting another dose of this at the end of the series. She's still getting in the way of Makorra, although for a change, it's not by getting back together with Mako. It's due to what happened in the GrandFinale: [[spoiler:her RelationshipUpgrade with ''[[BiTheWay Korra]]''. With four whole seasons of loyalty behind Asami, most of the accusations are now of PanderingToTheBase and PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad]].PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.]]
21st Feb '15 7:48:55 PM RaustBD
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* Surprisingly, there are actually a great many fans out there who despise Opal, considering her a bland RelationshipSue for Bolin or making a gargantuan deal about how slow she was to forgive Bolin (which was admittedly arguably unfair considering the shit he already went through to get back to her and help) to portray her as a vindictive bitch. Of course, one would ''have'' to exaggerate Opal's flaws to insane levels in order to justify one's preferred ship if that ship happens to be the nightmarishly abusive and UnfortunateImplications-ridden [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Boleska]].
21st Jan '15 12:30:05 PM bobwolf
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** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. (Coveniently [[DoubleStandard handwaving or excusing]] [[HumansAreFlawed Korra's own part in the hook-up]] because she's a girl) He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with them, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to insisting that they got together as a way to stick it to that horrible ad heartless MAN knwon as Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross men" type.]]

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** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. (Coveniently [[DoubleStandard handwaving or excusing]] [[HumansAreFlawed Korra's own part in the hook-up]] because she's a girl) He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with them, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to insisting that they got together as a way to stick it to that horrible ad and heartless MAN knwon known as Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross men" type.]]
19th Jan '15 5:26:09 PM RainFairy
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** Makorra shippers, now ArmedWithCanon, declared war on anyone that could be potentially seen as an obstacle to their ship ''even though they got what they wanted anyway''. And then *** Book 2's ending then rolled out some new canon for the opposition.
** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with her, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to treat Korra as a "prize" for their PuritySue version of Asami and insisting that they got together to stick it to Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross and evil men" type.]]

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** Makorra shippers, now ArmedWithCanon, declared war on anyone that could be potentially seen as an obstacle to their ship ''even though they got what they wanted anyway''. And then *** Book 2's ending then rolled out some new canon for the opposition.
** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. (Coveniently [[DoubleStandard handwaving or excusing]] [[HumansAreFlawed Korra's own part in the hook-up]] because she's a girl) He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with her, them, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to treat Korra as a "prize" for their PuritySue version of Asami and insisting that they got together as a way to stick it to that horrible ad heartless MAN knwon as Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross and evil men" type.]]
19th Jan '15 5:23:36 PM RainFairy
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** This girl may never get a reprieve. Even after proving her loyalty to the Krew and her personal ideals by [[spoiler: going against her own beloved father]], some of the crazier sections of the Makorra fanbase complain about how "slutty" she is and even through the Book 1 finale kept insisting she would turn out to be an Equalist spy. Even though Asami has proven herself a good ally to Korra time and time again by fighting against her father and even though Asami stuck by her convictions despite Mako and Korra's generally bad treatment of her, there are still people who insist that Asami will "turn evil" in Book 2 because they're still upset that she anchored Makorra for a good portion of Book 1.

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** This girl may never get a reprieve. Even after proving her loyalty to the Krew and her personal ideals by [[spoiler: going against her own beloved father]], some of the crazier sections of the Makorra fanbase complain about how "slutty" she is and even through the Book 1 finale kept insisting she would turn out to be an Equalist spy. Even though Asami has proven herself a good ally to Korra time and time again by fighting against her father and even though Asami stuck by her convictions despite Mako and Korra's generally bad ''aaaaaawkward'' treatment of her, there are still people who insist that Asami will "turn evil" in Book 2 because they're still upset that she anchored Makorra for a good portion of Book 1.



** Makorra shippers, now ArmedWithCanon, declared war on anyone that could be potentially seen as an obstacle to their ship ''even though they got what they wanted anyway''.
*** Book 2's ending then rolled out some new canon for the opposition.
** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra.

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** Makorra shippers, now ArmedWithCanon, declared war on anyone that could be potentially seen as an obstacle to their ship ''even though they got what they wanted anyway''.
anyway''. And then *** Book 2's ending then rolled out some new canon for the opposition.
** Mako almost instantly elevated to RonTheDeathEater status over the hook-up, as he was accused of being a jerk who two-times Asami and when taken to even further extremes, portrayed as an abusive monster. He's also been accused of being a MarySue or a CreatorsPet simply because...he hooked up with Korra ''after'' breaking up with Asami. Not shockingly, some of the most vocal of these were Borra and Korrasami shippers, though really, anyone that wasn't shipping Makorra went into shipping seizures. Not helping was that Mako and Asami's breakup was done in a very "blink and you'll miss it" fashion, meaning that it can easily come off like Mako didn't bother to break up with her before making a move on Korra. [[spoiler: And now that the series has finished with Asami and Korra getting together and Mako as JustFriends with her, the rabid Korrasami fans have taken to treat Korra as a "prize" for their PuritySue version of Asami and insisting that they got together to stick it to Mako, bringing massive UnfortunateImplications of the "being hurt by the evil men is a pre-requisite for women to become sexually/romantically involved" or "lesbian/lesbian-leaning bi women are purer and inherently better than these gross and evil men" type.]]
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