History Fanfic / TheStalkingZukoSeries

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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* 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.]]
31st Dec '14 10:32:54 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: "Love Among The Dragons" is described by the author as "[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare]] meets JaneAusten", if both of them were drunk, on a sugar high, and had watched a lot of trashy soap operas.

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* XMeetsY: "Love Among The Dragons" is described by the author as "[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare]] meets JaneAusten", Creator/JaneAusten", if both of them were drunk, on a sugar high, and had watched a lot of trashy soap operas.
11th Nov '14 8:28:46 AM Kereea
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** In a lesser version, Mai calls Toph out for acting like Mai doesn't have feelings because she doesn't show them. Katara realizes she's been doing the same in a HeelRealization.
11th Nov '14 8:12:33 AM Kereea
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* ThePowerOfLove: Ty Lee gives a very good and coherent explanation of what people will do for "the fuzzies" like Mai saving Zuko at Boiling Rock, Suki hijacking the airship to save Sokka, and Oma flattening two cities when Shu died. They hope to invoke this power to get Kuei to grow a spine by [[spoiler: bringing Song back to him.]]
** On the other hand, Pakku tries to deconstruct this in his talk against inter-nation marriage by feeling that love is not enough of a reason to do things like that when the world is already so out of balance. Katara disagrees with him, but admits he had some points.
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