History FanFic / TheStalkingZukoSeries

1st Nov '16 5:52:44 PM Valiona
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* AdaptationExpansion: The fanfic expands on what happens between episodes, in part to allow for more interaction between Zuko and Katara.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The fanfic expands on what happens between episodes, in part to allow for more interaction between Zuko and Katara. Certain canon scenes are expanded on, as during the leadup to the Agni Kai between Zuko and Azula, Zuko and Katara go to find a place to leave Appa, and there's additional dialogue between Zuko and Azula beore the fight.



** Zig-zagged with the Southern Water Tribe.

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** Zig-zagged with the Southern Water Tribe. On the one hand, they're shown as more misogynistic than they are in canon. On the other, they don't seem to have any extremists like Gilak, and the North is primarily the one causing problems during their talks.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: More on the cynical side compared to canon. Aang's ideals are frequently deconstructed and shown to be immpractical, while [[AntiHero Zuko]] has more of a point in most discussions. For much of the later story, many people make arguments against Zuko and Katara getting together, without giving Katara much of an opportunity for a rebuttal.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: More on the cynical side compared to canon. Aang's ideals are frequently deconstructed and shown to be immpractical, impractical, while [[AntiHero Zuko]] has more of a point in most discussions. For much of the later story, many people make arguments against Zuko and Katara getting together, without giving Katara much of an opportunity for a rebuttal.
23rd Oct '16 8:46:44 AM Valiona
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* DraftDodging: The only way for Fire Nation women to dodge conscription is to be mother of five or more children or be a prison guard

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* DraftDodging: The only way for Fire Nation women to dodge conscription is to be mother of five or more children or be a prison guardguard, which is why [[OriginalCharacter Ming]] chose the latter.



* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In "Not Stalking Zuko," the fic uses this, such as "puck" instead of "fuck." It's dropped in the M-rated "Not Stalking Firelord Zuko," in which profanity is uncensored.



* NoodleIncident: Sozin's third Agni Kai rule.

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* NoodleIncident: The event that led to Sozin's third Agni Kai rule.rule, which forbids [[{{Squick}} using koala sheep dung against one's opponent]].



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: More on the cynical side compared to canon. Aang's ideals are frequently deconstructed and shown to be immpractical, while [[AntiHero Zuko]] has more of a point in most discussions. For much of the later story, many people make arguments against Zuko and Katara getting together, without giving Katara much of an opportunity for a rebuttal.



* TheStationsOfTheCanon: The fic follows most of the canon evens, frequently using scenes to justify or explain characters' actions in certain scenes. The author hopes that this can show that Zutara and canon can "be friends."

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* TheStationsOfTheCanon: The fic follows most of the canon evens, frequently using scenes to justify or explain characters' actions in certain scenes.scenes, up to and including the kiss between Katara and ''Aang'' at the end of the series. The author hopes that this can show that Zutara and canon can "be friends."



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Katara and Sokka are not even home yet, but already feel like outsiders to their tribe.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Katara and Sokka are not even home yet, but already feel like outsiders to their tribe. Katara especially feels this way because of the tribe's attitude on women, and this is one reason why she requests an apprenticeship with Dr. Yang.
22nd Oct '16 5:24:33 PM Valiona
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. This continues in "Smoke and Shadow," [[spoiler:and while he does a HeelFaceTurn in the end, he's committed enough crimes to go to prison for a long time]]. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's factory, while high-paying is not as pretigious, in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. This continues in "Smoke and Shadow," [[spoiler:and while he does a HeelFaceTurn in the end, he's committed enough crimes to go to prison for a long time]]. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's factory, while high-paying is not as pretigious, prestigious, in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]]]
** Zig-zagged with the Southern Water Tribe.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, Arnook is a good man who makes the mistake of arranging a marriage between his daughter and a total jerk. In here, he has a chronic and severe case of MoralMyopia. He's deeply hurt by Yue's passing, but actually ''rejoices'' when Fire Nation soldiers perish, and only cares about what General Fong did because he almost killed Katara, not because he tortured Fire Nation prisoners. To a lesser degree, the North is significantly more overt about their disdain for the South, while in "North and South," Malina and Maliq occasionally make condescending remarks about the South, but at least appear to want to help.



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Except Aang, although the author points out that he does eventually not only notice, but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy approve]] once he takes off his "crush blinders."

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Except Aang, although Everyone except Aang(although the author points out that he does eventually not only notice, but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy approve]] once he takes off his "crush blinders."") is aware about how Zuko and Katara feel about each other, as Katara finds out when she decides to come forward at the end of the fic.



* ExcaliburInTheStone: Sokka is said to have gotten his "space sword" this way, as well as becoming king of a Fire Nation town.

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* ExcaliburInTheStone: In "Boy in the Iceberg," Sokka is said to have gotten his "space sword" this way, as well as becoming king of a Fire Nation town.


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* GrayingMorality: In the first half of the series, before the war ends, the Fire Nation is a clear antagonist, but several Fire Nation [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] are introduced and portrayed sympathetically. After the end of the war, the peace process begins, which involves Zuko trying to rebuild his nation, put it on the right track and make amends for what it did. Meanwhile, the victorious protagonists are hardly saints, as the Earth Kingdom has some war criminals in its midst (the Dai Li and General Fong), while the Northern Water Tribe treats its Southern "sister tribe" poorly.
30th Jun '16 4:50:26 PM Valiona
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* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: A variant comes into play with Kataang and Maiko, given that the only people who ship those two do so for reasons that are suspect at best. The former is presented to Katara as the only viable marriage option for her if she doesn't want to marry Hahn, and Zuko resumes his relationship with Mai largely for the sake of honor.



* DoubleStandard: Called out by Katara to the Southern Water Tribe



* EstablishingSeriesMoment: Katara's first entry, in which she details her reasons for the diary and her first observations, shows that for all she doesn't trust Zuko and finds him annoying at times, she sympathizes with and is attracted to him more than she'd like to admit. This goes to show that the fic is colored by Katara's perceptions and influenced by her biases, regardless of whether she's aware of them.



* KeepingSecretsSucks: The Dowager states this would be the reason secret relationships will ultimately fail in the end.

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* KeepingSecretsSucks: The Dowager states this would be the reason believes that secret relationships are doomed to failure, and because of this, hopes that the secrecy will ultimately fail in the end.tear Kuei and Song apart.



* ReluctantRuler: Zuko

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* ReluctantRuler: ZukoZuko isn't happy about being Fire Lord, since he feels unprepared for the job, and would rather have his uncle take over.



* SecretDiary: Katara's stalker log. Naturally Sokka ends up reading it.

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* SecretDiary: Katara's stalker log. Naturally Naturally, Sokka ends up reading it.



* SecretRelationship: There are a few in the series- Katara and Zuko, Bato and Ming, and Kuei and Song. The various challenges of keeping one going are explored, and, late in the series, this inspires Zuko and Katara to come forward about theirs.



* ShipperOnDeck: Iroh, Toph, Sokka and Suki ship Katara/Zuko

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* ShipperOnDeck: Iroh, Toph, Sokka and Suki ship Katara/ZukoKatara/Zuko.
** Pakku and Yugoda ship Katara/Aang, but not for the best of reasons. While having good intentions, they believe that the Water Tribe's patriarchal traditions won't change any time soon, and Katara's best bet is to find a good husband- if she can't stand the son of the Northern Water Tribe's leader, then [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] would be the best alternative.



** WordOfGod wondered where Appa went during the Agni Kai, but justified that Katara and Zuko must have put him somewhere far away from the site since he's afraid of fire.

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** WordOfGod wondered where Appa went during the Agni Kai, but justified that Katara and Zuko must have put him somewhere far away from the site since he's afraid of fire. They spend a good portion of the chapter going to Zuko's old villa and dropping him off there.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Chapter 28 of Not Stalking Firelord Zuko is essentially an author's note that reveals what happens to every major character once the story ends.
3rd Jun '16 9:34:39 PM Valiona
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's factory, while high-paying is not as pretigious, in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. This continues in "Smoke and Shadow," [[spoiler:and while he does a HeelFaceTurn in the end, he's committed enough crimes to go to prison for a long time]]. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's factory, while high-paying is not as pretigious, in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]



* AuthorTract: The reactions to Aang not killing Ozai read like this at times. The exceptionally long authors' notes on everything that happened each chapter and why can also feel this way.

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* AuthorTract: The reactions to Aang not killing Ozai read like this at times.times, particularly since the entire point of Aang's character arc is for him to learn the lessons the author thinks he should have learned in canon. The exceptionally long authors' notes on everything that happened each chapter and why can also feel this way.



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Katara to Zuko



** [[spoiler: Hakoda tried to invoke this trope on Zuko to tell him the possible consequences of hooking up with Katara. It doesn't work because Zuko takes him literally.]]

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** [[spoiler: Hakoda tried Hakoda, while talking with Zuko, discusses Bato and Ming, another Water Tribe and Fire Nation couple, indirectly using them to invoke this trope on Zuko argue that it wouldn't work out, and saying that he'd go so far as to tell him the possible consequences of hooking talk Ming into breaking up with Katara. It doesn't work because Zuko takes him literally.]]Bato so as to spare Bato's feelings. Katara confronts him, and they get into an argument over Katara keeping Bato and Ming's relationship secret from him, and of Hakoda trying to meddle in Bato's life. Of course, Katara realizes that this is all a thinly veiled facade for talking about her and Zuko.
-->'''Katara narrating''': I felt like we were no longer talking about Bato and Ming right now. Perhaps we never had been.



* ObligatorySwearing: The fic occasionally falls into this in Not Stalking Firelord Zuko. Since it's rated M, you can see characters use profanity that they wouldn't have used on the show, or even in previous installments, and the change from the latter can be somewhat jarring.



** The author believes that [[TheFourLoves Katara's feelings for Aang are maternal]]. Various incidents, such as Katara (and the author) believing that Aang does not understand her desire for revenge, and Katara's reaction to Aang sparing Ozai, help sink the ship.
** Maiko is sunk by [[spoiler: Azula revealing that Mai was her spy]]

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** The author believes that [[TheFourLoves Katara's feelings for Aang are maternal]]. Various incidents, such as Katara (and the author) believing that Aang does not understand her desire for revenge, and Katara's reaction to Aang sparing Ozai, help sink the ship.
ship. The last nail in the coffin comes when Katara kisses Aang in an attempt to get over Zuko, which essentially causes him to realize that it's not what he wanted and get over his crush on Katara.
** Maiko is sunk by [[spoiler: Azula revealing that Mai was her spy]]spy]], although it takes a few chapters for them to finally break up.
28th Nov '15 4:03:04 AM morenohijazo
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* TherapyBackfire: Zuko and Smellerbee try to get Jet into therapy to for his obsession. Doctor Wang pushes Jet into a revelation, but not one they want.

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* TherapyBackfire: Zuko and Smellerbee try to get Jet into therapy to for his obsession. Doctor Wang pushes Jet into a revelation, but not one they want. While the therapist Dr.Wang agrees with them that Jet has a problem, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it's because of the therapy]] that Jet realizes that he [[RightForTheWrongReasons had evidence that he found a firebender.]]
4th Oct '15 8:19:55 PM konekootome
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Added DiffLines:

* PrisonRape: Implied with the threat of cooler fever. Since its noted that cooler fevers makes one so weak that they can't defend themselves from the guards or fellow prisoners.
29th Apr '15 10:38:30 PM Micah
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-->"I have decided to record everything I know about Subject. To know your enemy is to have a great advantage on the battle field. I have decided not to name Subject for confidentiality's sake as well as because calling things by their name eventually endears them to you. [[TemptingFate Subject will not endear himself to me again!]]"

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-->"I ->"I have decided to record everything I know about Subject. To know your enemy is to have a great advantage on the battle field. I have decided not to name Subject for confidentiality's sake as well as because calling things by their name eventually endears them to you. [[TemptingFate Subject will not endear himself to me again!]]"



* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Sokka gets dreams of being a penguin and laying on a bag of fireflakes given to him by penguin Suki. Katara gets dreams of Master Pakku in Ba Sing Se showgirl outfit.
25th Feb '15 7:20:57 PM konekootome
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* AbandonedArea: There are a lot of abandoned soldier homes all over the Fire Nation. After "The Southern Raiders", the Gaang hides at one before going to Ember Island.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's father in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]

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* AdaptationExpansion: The fanfic expands on what happens between episodes, in part to allow for more interaction between Zuko and Katara.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's father factory, while high-paying is not as pretigious, in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]



* AbandonedArea: There are a lot of abandoned soldier homes all over the Fire Nation. After "The Southern Raiders", the Gaang hides at one before going to Ember Island.
* AdaptationExpansion: The fanfic expands on what happens between episodes, in part to allow for more interaction between Zuko and Katara.
5th Jan '15 7:50:27 PM konekootome
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mai's parents, especially their father. In the "Rebound" comic, Mai's father is completely loyal to Ozai and is trying to get his children to join him in the New Ozai Society, angry at having lost his job. In here, it's indicated that his job is the reason why he couldn't be as close to Mai as he'd hoped. [[spoiler: He flats out quits his job to work in his brother's father in the hopes that he would more time to rekindle his relationships with his family.]]
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