History YMMV / HowIBecameYours

20th Apr '17 7:46:23 PM TheJayman49
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* AssPull: [[spoiler:Ursa's return; we never get any explanation about where she's been or why Iroh waited until that moment to bring her around and no one seems to address it in story at all.]]
* BadassDecay[=/=]{{Chickification}}: Azula, we hardly knew ye.
** Toph gets this treatment as well, going from a devil-may-care fighter to a soft-spoken, nervous flower of a girl who willingly bottoms to a guy she calls "twinkle-toes".
** Katara, too. The things she does the most in this fic? Whining. Being self-centered. Making even her unborn child's death all about her. Only caring about being Zuko's love interest. Wearing pretty dresses (which isn't bad in and of itself, but considering the canon setting, they're very out of place). The only scene in which she's ever seen ''using'' the ActionGirl skills that she worked so far for in the series? When she [[spoiler:bloodbends Mai to death]].
** Actually lampshaded in [[http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/ReneeLuvsZutara/HIBY%20Chapter%202/?action=view¤t=056.jpg Chapter 2.]]
--->'''Toph''': Look Katara what happened to that fearless sugar queen I know? I know she's in there!

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* AssPull: [[spoiler:Ursa's return; we never get any explanation about where she's been or why Iroh waited until that moment to bring her around and no one seems to address it in story at all.]]
* BadassDecay[=/=]{{Chickification}}: Azula, we hardly knew ye.
** Toph gets this treatment as well, going from a devil-may-care fighter to a soft-spoken, nervous flower of a girl who willingly bottoms to a guy she calls "twinkle-toes".
** Katara, too. The things she does the most in this fic? Whining. Being self-centered. Making even her unborn child's death all about her. Only caring about being Zuko's love interest. Wearing pretty dresses (which isn't bad in and of itself, but considering the canon setting, they're very out of place). The only scene in which she's ever seen ''using'' the ActionGirl skills that she worked so far for in the series? When she [[spoiler:bloodbends Mai to death]].
** Actually lampshaded in [[http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/ReneeLuvsZutara/HIBY%20Chapter%202/?action=view¤t=056.jpg Chapter 2.]]
--->'''Toph''': Look Katara what happened to that fearless sugar queen I know? I know she's in there!
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20th Apr '17 7:27:35 PM TheJayman49
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* {{Narm}}: Some of the "romantic" or "sad" scenes are absolutely ''hysterical''. Such as Aang glowing avatar-style when having sex with Toph, Azula asking the badly photoshopped turtleduck to be her friend, the photoshop talking panda, etc.

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* {{Narm}}: Some A lot of the "romantic" or "sad" scenes are absolutely ''hysterical''. Such as Aang glowing avatar-style when having sex with Toph, Azula asking the badly photoshopped turtleduck to be her friend, the photoshop talking panda, etc.



* UncannyValley: Good ''lord'', Aang. He's usually drawn with a preteen's head, an adult's body, and grotesquely extended limbs.
** Katara also falls into this a couple times because of Diaz's lazy artwork.

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* UncannyValley: Virtually ''everybody'', due to the very blatantly traced artwork. Specific examples include:
** Aang.
Good ''lord'', Aang. He's usually drawn with a preteen's head, an adult's body, and grotesquely extended limbs.
** Katara also falls into this a couple times because Katara, due to her skinny limbs and weird fish lips. Not helping is the fact that she keeps that same exact face for about 90 percent of Diaz's lazy artwork.the comic.
** Toph at several points in the comic sports perhaps one of the most (unintentionally) ''frightening'' SlasherSmile[=s=] ever...



* {{Wangst}}: Most of the couples - particularly Aang and Toph, wangst over how they can't be with the one their love, despite having no real reason why they can't. While Katara's angst over losing her unborn son is understandable, mourning for three years and building a giant tombstone for him is a bit extreme.
** It's not just about Katara's extreme mourning, it's about how she makes it [[ItsAllAboutMe all about her]]. "Kuzon" died ''a day before her birthday'', after all. The dead child is treated as just an extension of Katara's derailed personality and a plot device to have her [[spoiler:''murdering'' Mai in the worst way possible]].

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* {{Wangst}}: Most of the couples - couples, particularly Aang and Toph, wangst over how they can't be with the one their love, despite having no real reason why they can't. can't.
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While Katara's angst over losing her unborn son is understandable, mourning for three years and building a giant tombstone for him is a bit extreme.
** *** It's not just about Katara's extreme mourning, it's about how she makes it [[ItsAllAboutMe all about her]]. "Kuzon" died ''a day before her birthday'', after all. The dead child is treated as just an extension of Katara's derailed personality and a plot device to have her [[spoiler:''murdering'' Mai in the worst way possible]].
15th Apr '17 11:34:32 PM TheJayman49
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The plot gets so increasingly bizarre and confusing (especially by chapter 5) that you gotta wonder if Diaz was high while writing certain parts of it.
25th Oct '16 9:23:08 AM dlchen145
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sho, to an extent. Probably because (a) he's an original character, and therefore does not bastardize any Avatar characters simply by his presence, (b) his "evil" alignment means he's generally trying to kill off said bastardizations of Avatar characters, and (c) he's pretty much the only {{badass}} and good-looking character in the comic.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sho, to an extent. Probably because (a) he's an original character, and therefore does not bastardize any Avatar characters simply by his presence, (b) his "evil" alignment means he's generally trying to kill off said bastardizations of Avatar characters, and (c) he's pretty much the only {{badass}} badass and good-looking character in the comic.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Given how our "heroes" are more or less [[DesignatedHero complete assholes]], it's no surprise that most of the comics detractors root for Mai and Sho due to Mai being a lot more sympathetic than Katara and Sho being a {{Badass}}.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Given how our "heroes" are more or less [[DesignatedHero complete assholes]], it's no surprise that most of the comics detractors root for Mai and Sho due to Mai being a lot more sympathetic than Katara and Sho being a {{Badass}}.badass.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[{{Badass}} Sho]] is far and away the best thing about this story. Unfortunately, he barely appears in it.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[{{Badass}} Sho]] Sho is far and away the best thing about this story. Unfortunately, he barely appears in it.
10th Oct '16 6:18:17 AM N8han11
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* * UncannyValley: Good ''lord'', Aang. He's usually drawn with a preteen's head, an adult's body, and grotesquely extended limbs.

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* * UncannyValley: Good ''lord'', Aang. He's usually drawn with a preteen's head, an adult's body, and grotesquely extended limbs.
17th Aug '16 7:09:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: "Chard monster" was probably supposed to be ''charred'' monster, years after Zuko's scar has stopped being such a sore point for him.
** And then there's Diaz's copy-pasting antics. She's copied things from ''photographs'' with absolutely no effort made to make them fit into the cartoony world around them (see the basket of fruit).
7th Jul '16 8:51:52 PM Angeldeb82
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* AssPull: [[spoiler:Ursa's return; we never get any explanation about where she's been or why Iroh waited until that moment to bring her around and no one seems to address it in story at all]].

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* AssPull: [[spoiler:Ursa's return; we never get any explanation about where she's been or why Iroh waited until that moment to bring her around and no one seems to address it in story at all]].all.]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]HarsherInHindsight: Toph, after hearing that Sokka revealed Kuzon's existence by sending a letter to Zuko, says "Katara is going to kill you... I can only imagine what Mai will do to Zuko...". A [[DieForOurShip demonized]], OutOfCharacter, {{Yandere}} Mai poisons Katara, causing her to miscarry [[note]]it had happened at the time, but Katara was unaware of Mai's involvement at this point in the story[[/note]], and later tries to kill her herself.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]HarsherInHindsight: Toph, after hearing that Sokka revealed Kuzon's existence by sending a letter to Zuko, says "Katara is going to kill you... I can only imagine what Mai will do to Zuko...". A [[DieForOurShip demonized]], {{d|ieForOurShip}}emonized, OutOfCharacter, {{Yandere}} Mai poisons Katara, causing her to miscarry [[note]]it had happened at the time, but Katara was unaware of Mai's involvement at this point in the story[[/note]], and later tries to kill her herself.



* GodModeSue: Katara. It's {{Downplayed}}, but still there: She's a bloodbender who isn't restricted by the full moon. There's no way Mai could be a real threat, as Katara could easily incapacitate her at any time, and as ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' shows, she could even use it to take away bending. The only way to resist it is to be the Avatar (who's on her side), or to be a more powerful waterbender than she is (neither Mai nor Sho are waterbenders).



* LesYay:

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* LesYay: [[HoYay Les Yay]]:



* MarySue: Let's face it, there's a lot of this going around.
** PossessionSue: All of the main heroes.
** JerkSue: Katara and Zuko.
** MarySueClassic: Azula.
** VillainSue: Sho. But people forgive it because he's [[EvilIsCool the coolest thing the comic has to offer.]]



** '''Mai:''' [[RemixComic Oh bitch best believe it is Hammertime]]. [[SpeedEchoes Wanananana]]

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** '''Mai:''' [[RemixComic Oh bitch best believe it is Hammertime]]. Hammertime.]] [[SpeedEchoes Wanananana]]



** Mai's TearsOfBlood [[spoiler:as Katara murders her.]]

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** Mai's TearsOfBlood [[spoiler:as Katara murders her.]]her]].



** Zuko confronting Mai about her actions regarding his love child with Katara. It's memorable partly because it's a good indicator of the comic's sense of morality (the guy who had a child out of wedlock is the sympathetic character), and writing (two words: "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin chard]] [[MemeticMutation monster]]").

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** Zuko confronting Mai about her actions regarding his love child with Katara. It's memorable partly because it's a good indicator of the comic's sense of morality (the guy who had a child out of wedlock is the sympathetic character), and writing (two words: "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin chard]] [[MemeticMutation monster]]").{{m|emeticMutation}}onster").
26th Jun '16 4:07:03 PM wildmacaroni
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Katara is supposed to be seen as the [[StarCrossedLovers torn heroine who has to fight to be with the man she loves even with the stigma]]. However, the story portrays her as being very shallow and self-centered,who does not care about the fact that she is a homewrecker. Her miscarriage was supposed to give her sympathy, but all it showed that she would make even her dead child all about her.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Katara is supposed to be seen as the [[StarCrossedLovers torn heroine who has to fight to be with the man she loves even with the stigma]]. However, the story portrays her as being very shallow and self-centered,who does not care about the fact that she is a homewrecker.homewrecker whose actions could affect an entire nation. Her miscarriage was supposed to give her sympathy, but all it showed that she would make even her dead child all about her.
21st Jun '16 9:46:19 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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*GodModeSue: Katara. It's {{Downplayed}}, but still there: She's a bloodbender who isn't restricted by the full moon. There's no way Mai could be a real threat, as Katara could easily incapacitate her at any time, and as ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' shows, she could even use it to take away bending. The only way to resist it is to be the Avatar (who's on her side), or to be a more powerful waterbender than she is (neither Mai nor Sho are waterbenders).
30th May '16 12:15:25 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* FanNickname: Lobozula (Lobotomized Azula) for the comic's [[InNameOnly version]] of Azula.
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