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25th Nov '17 3:22:06 PM jaydude1992
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'''Instead:''' Zuko publicly withdraws his support for the Harmony Restoration Movement, orders the departing colonials to return to the colonies and fortifies Yu Dao, not letting anyone in or out. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people see this as Zuko refusing to give up his colonies, and another war nearly starts.

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'''Instead:''' Zuko publicly withdraws his support for the Harmony Restoration Movement, orders the departing colonials to return to the colonies and fortifies Yu Dao, not letting anyone in or out. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people see this as Zuko refusing to give up his colonies, and another war nearly starts.\\
'''Bonus Idiocy:''' Much like Zuko himself, Kuei turns out to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure once he's made aware of the true nature of Yu Dao. Zuko made the exact same mistake Kori did.
25th Nov '17 3:18:53 PM jaydude1992
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'''Result:''' This explanation completely fails to satisfy Toph, who assumes that Aang is once again putting his people's traditions over the rest of the world, and the two of them get into a battle that could have ended in one of them getting killed if Old Iron hadn't shown up when he did.

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'''Result:''' This explanation completely fails to satisfy Toph, who assumes that Aang is once again putting his people's traditions over the rest of the world, and the two of them get into a battle that could have ended in one of them getting killed if Old Iron hadn't shown up when he did.did.
* ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSmokeAndShadow Smoke and Shadow:]]''
** Spirits known as the Kemurikage are going around kidnapping children in the Fire Nation. Ukano, who is seeking to overthrow Zuko, urges him to declare a curfew and set up a task force to fight the spirits, while Aang tells him that such things won't work, and that they should investigate things more closely before they take any action.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Both Aang and Ukano have good ideas - albeit unintentionally on Ukano's part. Zuko can have a task force set up or perhaps assign more guards to watch out for the Kemurikage while he investigates the kidnappings and tries to find a better solution. Even if they're unlikely to be of use, the move will at least reassure the people that Zuko's watching out for them. And who knows, the task force or guards might get lucky and stop one of the spirits.\\
'''Instead:''' Zuko only takes Aang's advice, and as far as we can tell, leaves his people completely unprotected from the Kemurikage. As a result, Ukano is subsequently able to undermine Zuko by producing his own task force, the Safe Nation Society, and having them "fight off" the Kemurikage.
** After an investigation and subsequent fight with the Kemurikage, Zuko discovers that the "spirits" are in fact fakes. The next morning he learns from Mai, Ukano's daughter, that Ukano is the leader of the New Ozai Society, and deduces that he might be behind the fake Kemurikage.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Zuko to spread the news that the Kemurikage are fakes, as well as Mai's testimony against Ukano. While that's happening, he can have his guards search for Ukano and/or allow Aang to go and try to talk to him.\\
'''Instead:''' While Zuko does have his men look for Ukano, he also has the Capital City sealed off, an unnecessary move that does nothing but drive up fears among his people. Then to add insult to injury, his soldiers try to arrest the members of the Safe Nation Society - who by this point are regarded as heroes by the people - and anyone else remotely connected to Ukano, despite there being no proof that these people are involved with Ukano's conspiracy. Cue massive unrest and disorder.\\
'''Bonus Idiocy:''' Zuko's rationale for doing the above is that Aang's more moderate approach didn't work - except that the main purpose of said approach was to gather information and nothing more, something ''it quite clearly did''. Fittingly, one of the last scenes in the comic is Zuko apologizing to his people for all his recent screwups.
12th Nov '17 1:11:56 AM jaydude1992
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'''Instead:''' The guards attack Aang and Katara, and keep doing so even when Aang insists that he only wants to talk. Then, when Zuko shows up, rather than ordering his guards to stop attacking, he tries to restrain Katara. This causes Aang to go into an out of control Avatar State, and the only thing stopping Zuko from becoming a smear on the street is Katara talking Aang out of it. And after all the above, Zuko has the gall to tell Aang that they both need to calm down and talk, even though, as Aang rightly pointed out, that was what he was trying to do in the first place.

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'''You'd Also Expect:''' Zuko, who has known Aang and Katara for over a year by this point, to know that they're not going to attack his troops for no good reason.\\
'''Instead:''' The guards attack Aang and Katara, and keep doing so even when Aang insists that he only wants to talk. Then, Then when Zuko shows up, rather than ordering his guards to stop attacking, he tries to restrain Katara. This causes Aang to go into an out of control Avatar State, and the only thing stopping Zuko from becoming a smear on the street is Katara talking Aang out of it. And after all the above, Zuko has the gall to tell Aang that they both need to calm down and talk, even though, as Aang rightly pointed out, that was what he was trying to do in the first place.
12th Nov '17 1:08:29 AM jaydude1992
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** Shortly after Zuko does this, Aang and Katara show up in Yu Dao hoping to talk to him. A Fire Nation soldier orders them to leave, and Aang explains that he just wants to talk with Zuko.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Zuko would have anticipated Aang showing up, and given his guards sensible instructions on what to do if and when he arrived. Even if Zuko didn't, there is nothing stopping the guard from simply asking Aang to just wait at the gates while he goes to find Zuko.\\
'''Instead:''' The guards attack Aang and Katara, and keep doing so even when Aang insists that he only wants to talk. Then, when Zuko shows up, rather than ordering his guards to stop attacking, he tries to restrain Katara. This causes Aang to go into an out of control Avatar State, and the only thing stopping Zuko from becoming a smear on the street is Katara talking Aang out of it. And after all the above, Zuko has the gall to tell Aang that they both need to calm down and talk, even though, as Aang rightly pointed out, that was what he was trying to do in the first place.



'''You'd Expect:''' That he consults his uncle, whom always gives the best advice he needs or better yet, someone from the Gaang surely could give him a useful advice regarding the whole Harmonious issue.\\
'''Instead:''' He consults the {{Jerkass}} and manipulative Ozai. While he does give Zuko advice regarding leadership, it makes Zuko acting more his father and makes the people believe that he is starting to become one.

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'''You'd Expect:''' That he consults would consult his uncle, whom who has always gives the best advice he needs given him good advice, or better yet, perhaps someone from the Gaang Gaang, who could surely could give help him a useful advice regarding with the whole Harmonious Harmony issue.\\
'''Instead:''' He consults the {{Jerkass}} and manipulative Ozai. While he Ozai does give Zuko advice regarding leadership, the way he gives it makes Zuko reluctant to take it, for fear that he'll be acting more just like his father and makes the people believe that he is starting to become one.father.
9th Nov '17 12:27:18 AM jaydude1992
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* ''[[Comicbook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise The Promise:]]'' Following Ozai's defeat and the subsequent end of the Hundred Year War, the Harmony Restoration Movement is established to remove the Fire Nation's colonies in the Earth Kingdom. One year later, Zuko travels to the colony of Yu Dao, where he learns that the Fire Nation colonists and the Earth Kingdom citizens have integrated deeply with one another over the last century, to the point that forcibly relocating the colonists would cause more problems than it would solve. Because of this, Zuko decides to end his support for the Harmony Restoration Movement.\\

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* ''[[Comicbook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise The Promise:]]'' Promise:]]''
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Following Ozai's defeat and the subsequent end of the Hundred Year War, the Harmony Restoration Movement is established to remove the Fire Nation's colonies in the Earth Kingdom. One year later, Zuko travels It hits a snag when it comes to the older colony of Yu Dao, where he learns that the Fire Nation colonists and the Earth Kingdom citizens have intermarried and integrated deeply with one another over the last century, to the point that forcibly relocating the colonists would cause more problems than it would solve. Because solve.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The city mayor and his family to contact Zuko and explain Yu Dao's situation to him, and try and persuade him to leave Yu Dao alone. It also wouldn't hurt to remain polite and respectful during any negotiations, considering that Zuko is their ''freaking head
of this, state''.\\
'''Instead:''' Kori Morishita, the mayor's daughter, attempts to assassinate Zuko, which results in her arrest, and Zuko storming over to Yu Dao to personally enforce the Harmony Restoration Movement there. While he's there, Kori and Mayor Morishita frequently belittle him, even comparing him negatively to Fire Lord Ozai, the genocidal and maniacal tyrant who abused Zuko for most of his childhood.\\
'''Result:''' The only thing that stops Zuko from imprisoning Kori and her father for the rest of their lives is Mrs Morishita - practically the OnlySaneMan in the family at this point - diffusing the situation, after which Zuko proves to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who would have been perfectly willing to help Yu Dao, if only he'd been made aware of what was going on beforehand.
** As a result of the above,
Zuko decides to end his support for the Harmony Restoration Movement.\\
6th Nov '17 9:29:10 PM infernape612
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17th Aug '17 1:51:27 PM Scabbard
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'''You'd Expect''': Aang, spiritual being as he is. to remember that messing with gods for their knowledge can lead to bad things happening. You'd expect he would warn Sokka about this. Also, given a spirit kidnapped Sokka a season ago that he would remember DoNotTauntCthulhu.\\

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'''You'd Expect''': Aang, spiritual being as he is. is, to remember that messing with gods spirits for their knowledge can lead to bad things happening. You'd expect he would warn Sokka about this. Also, given a spirit kidnapped Sokka a season ago that he would remember DoNotTauntCthulhu.\\
18th May '17 4:57:50 PM N.Harmonik
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'''Instead:''' She starts talking shit right back, challenges him to a duel and then attacks him with he refuses, any of which would ensure he'll never agree to teach Aang again.

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'''Instead:''' She starts talking shit right back, challenges him to a duel and then attacks him with when he refuses, any of which would ensure he'll never agree to teach Aang again.
24th Apr '17 6:53:45 PM Jayalaw
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* During one of their trips through the Earth Kingdom, we had a crazy general trying to force Aang into the Avatar State.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The General would NOT try to piss off the AVATAR. Or to just realize that you ''CANNOT'' control a supernatural force.\\
'''Instead:''' He has his men attack Aang for twenty minutes of the episode, and when he finally does go into the Avatar State, the crazy bastard doesn't seem to mind that he and his men are getting their ASSES WHOOPED. Even when Aang's finally finished his mad rampage, he wonders out loud how to control him when he's in that state. Thank you for interfering, Sokka.

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* During one of their trips through the Earth Kingdom, we had a crazy war-weary general trying to force Aang into the Avatar State.State, to end the war with the Fire Nation early. After a FailureMontage, which includes [[HilarityEnsues giving Aang caffeinated tea and pouring mud on him]], Aang admits that he thinks the state can only be activated when he is in danger.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The General would KnowWhenToFoldEm and NOT try to piss off the AVATAR. Or to just realize that you ''CANNOT'' control a supernatural force.force if it needs a violent trigger.\\
'''Instead:''' He has his men attack Aang for twenty minutes of in the episode, climax, and when he Aang finally does go into the Avatar State, the crazy bastard doesn't seem to mind that he and his men are getting their ASSES WHOOPED. Even when Aang's finally finished his mad rampage, he wonders out loud how to control him when he's in that state. Thank you for interfering, Sokka.



* Wan Shi Tong has let the team into his library, one of the most sacred things he has. He is incredibly suspicious of them and all humans, due to his belief that humans only seek knowledge to compete with other humans, and the fact that the last human visitor burnt down a section of his library and used his knowledge for destruction and violence. He tells them not to do the same as him, however Sokka finds some partly destroyed information which he can use to find a fire-nation weakness.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' They'd use the utmost discretion, continue to check for his presence, not only out of respect for abusing the library, but also because Wan Shi Tong is a spirit (who dwarfs them), and the last angered spirit took on an entire armada with the help of the Avatar.\\
'''Instead:''' Sokka quite loudly announces that with the information they can finally destroy the Fire Nation, and Wan Shi Tong is obviously right behind him. Wan Shi Tong subsequently tries to kill the Gaang and bury the library for good, with the lot of them still inside it.

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* While the Gaang is taking mini-vacations, Sokka is determined to use his for war intel to beat the Fire Nation. He finds out from a scholar that there's a great library in the desert, run by spirits. When they get there, the Librarian Wan Shi Tong asks if they are looking for war knowledge. Wan Shi Tong is incredibly suspicious of them and all humans, due to his belief that humans only seek knowledge to compete with other humans, and the fact that the last human visitor burnt down a section of his library and used his knowledge for destruction and violence. He tells them not to do the same as him, however\\
'''You'd Expect''': Aang, spiritual being as he is. to remember that messing with gods for their knowledge can lead to bad things happening. You'd expect he would warn Sokka about this. Also, given a spirit kidnapped Sokka a season ago that he would remember DoNotTauntCthulhu.\\
'''Instead''': Aang rapidly vouches for Sokka when the latter asks and doesn't warn him about the danger of messing with spirits. He also doesn't remonstrate Sokka for slipping various scrolls into his sack. This means that when Wan Shi Tong catches them, Aang can only give a weak apology that they're trying to do the right thing. Wan Shi Tong then points out that ''all'' humans believe that they are doing the right thing, and he's not going to let them abuse his knowledge anymore.
* Wan Shi Tong has let the team into his library, one of the most sacred things he has. He is incredibly suspicious of them and all humans, due to his belief that humans only seek knowledge to compete with other humans, and the fact that the last human visitor burnt down a section of his library and used his knowledge for destruction and violence. He tells them not to do the same as him, however Sokka finds some partly destroyed information which he can use to find a fire-nation weakness.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' They'd Having gone this far, they'd DoWrongRight and use the utmost discretion, continue to check for his presence, not only out of respect for abusing the library, but also because Wan Shi Tong is a spirit (who dwarfs them), and the last angered spirit took on an entire armada with the help of the Avatar.\\
'''Instead:''' Sokka quite loudly announces that with the information they can finally destroy the Fire Nation, and Wan Shi Tong is obviously right behind him. Wan Shi Tong subsequently tries to kill the Gaang and bury the library for good, with the lot of them still inside it. Karma later hits the Gaang: the intel about the solar eclipse leads to a failed coup in season three, with most of the misfit army captured.
* While talking to the scholar, he warns them about desert Sandbenders. The Sandbenders notice the Gaang at the dried up tavern, along with their flying bison.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The Sandbenders to realize that flying bison are rare, and thus it must belong to the ''Avatar'', who is the Earth Kingdom's only hope of ending the war. Also that they must not reinforce the stereotypes that they are petty bandits, which the scholar mentions.\\
'''Instead''': The Sandbenders don't consider these ramifications. They follow the Gaang into the desert and steal Appa while they're all in the Library, stranding the Avatar in a hostile environment. If Aang had died in the desert, the Fire Nation would have won then and there. Then when the Gaang miraculously makes it out, the ringleader of the thieving Sandbenders accuses ''them'' of stealing the abandoned sandcraft, while his father points out if the Gaang survived the desert they are guests and deserve SacredHospitality. Toph, who witnessed Appa's kidnapping, recognizes the voices, and Aang goes into the Avatar State on hearing Appa was muzzled, destroying everything in sight. The son's weak apology that [[NotHelpingYourCase he didn't know it was the Avatar's bison]] does not placate Aang, and his father shouts, "[[OhCrap What have you done]]?!" If not for Katara, the Sandbenders would have died by sandstorm.


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* Jet on realizing Iroh is a firebender decides to get proof. He finds that Iroh is more resourceful thanks to Zuko chiding him, and thus Jet gets no evidence.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Jet to just let it go, as his friends advise him. They're starting a new life, and so far Iroh and Zuko aren't posing a threat to anyone by making tea. He can act if he sees anything suspicious.\\
'''Instead''': Jet storms into the tea shop and threatens Iroh at swordpoint, gambling that Iroh and Zuko can only firebend. To the patrons, he looks like a lunatic threatening a harmless tea maker. Zuko then defends his uncle with his swords, and fights Jet long enough for the police to arrest him and take him away.
8th Apr '17 10:06:19 PM NumberFortyFour
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* When Katara goes after the Fire Nation General that killed her mother, we learn that he did so during a raid to find a rumored waterbender in hiding. It turns out Katara's mother lied to the general about being the waterbender to protect Katara.
'''You'd Expect:''' That the general would demand proof to ensure that they had found the right person.

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* When Katara goes after the Fire Nation General that killed her mother, we learn that he did so during a raid to find a rumored waterbender in hiding. It turns out Katara's mother lied to the general about being the waterbender to protect Katara.
Katara.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That the general would demand proof to ensure that they had found the right person.\\
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