History YMMV / HowIBecameYours

25th Sep '17 3:34:59 PM N8han11
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** Except for the fact that most bloodbenders still ''cannot'' bloodbend during the day (which is why [[spoiler:Yakone]] only did it during the day, so that people would not suspect that bloodbending was taking place). [[spoiler:Yakone's family]] had a unique special bending ability, much like Combustion Man.
21st Sep '17 8:19:42 AM Otacon
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* DesignatedHero: Katara. She's presented as vain ("I'm sure that Kuzon will come out quite charming, with me as his mom."), self-absorbed ("[Kuzon] died years ago, ''a day before my birthday...''" emphasis ''not'' added), and murderous (do we even really need to mention [[spoiler: Mai's horrifying death]] again?). Yet she's somehow always right and no one ever questions her.

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* DesignatedHero: DesignatedHero:
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Katara. She's presented as vain ("I'm sure that Kuzon will come out quite charming, with me as his mom."), self-absorbed ("[Kuzon] died years ago, ''a day before my birthday...''" emphasis ''not'' added), and murderous (do we even really need to mention [[spoiler: Mai's horrifying death]] again?). Yet she's somehow always right and no one ever questions her.



* DesignatedVillain: Mai. She gets mad at her husband- whom she's genuinely in love with- for having an affair, whereupon he strikes her. We're supposed to hate her, why?
** Not only that, but the fact she hid the letters telling Zuko about his child is apparently hideous treason. It's not a nice thing to do, sure, but she had good reasons to do so and it's certainly not ''treason''. Particularly when Katara had every intention of hiding the child from Zuko anyway, and the only reason the letter came anywhere close to Mai or Zuko is a clerical error.
* DieForOurShip: Mai is evil because if she wasn't, then Zuko wouldn't be justified in leaving her for a girl he met a few years ago.

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* DesignatedVillain: Mai. She gets mad at her husband- whom she's genuinely in love with- for having an affair, whereupon he strikes her. We're supposed to hate her, why?
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Not only that, but the fact she hid the letters telling Zuko about his child is apparently hideous treason. It's not a nice thing to do, sure, but she had good reasons to do so and it's certainly not ''treason''. Particularly when Katara had every intention of hiding the child from Zuko anyway, and the only reason the letter came anywhere close to Mai or Zuko is a clerical error.
* DieForOurShip: DieForOurShip:
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Mai is evil because if she wasn't, then Zuko wouldn't be justified in leaving her for a girl he met a few years ago.



* FridgeHorror: Toph has sex with Aang, who starts glowing Avatar-state style. This is [[GlowingEyesOfDoom probably]] [[PhysicalGod not a]] [[SuperMode good]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction sign]] [[SphereOfPower in]] [[OneManArmy the]] [[OhCrap bedroom]]. That's right, folks. Toph is being subjected to a potential ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex situation.

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* FridgeHorror: FridgeHorror:
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Toph has sex with Aang, who starts glowing Avatar-state style. This is [[GlowingEyesOfDoom probably]] [[PhysicalGod not a]] [[SuperMode good]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction sign]] [[SphereOfPower in]] [[OneManArmy the]] [[OhCrap bedroom]]. That's right, folks. Toph is being subjected to a potential ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex situation.



* IKnewIt: [[spoiler:Daytime bloodbending]] is canon now. [[spoiler:Yakone, Amon, and Tarrlok]] pulled it off in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[spoiler:not only without a full moon, but Yakone did it at every point in time without a full moon]]. ''[[TheCuckoolanderWasRight Jackie Diaz]]'' [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight managed to make a halfway correct guess about Avatar metaphysics]].

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* IKnewIt: IKnewIt:
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[[spoiler:Daytime bloodbending]] is canon now. [[spoiler:Yakone, Amon, and Tarrlok]] pulled it off in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[spoiler:not only without a full moon, but Yakone did it at every point in time without a full moon]]. ''[[TheCuckoolanderWasRight Jackie Diaz]]'' [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight managed to make a halfway correct guess about Avatar metaphysics]].



* MemeticMutation: '''''CHARD MONSTER!!!'''''

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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'''''CHARD MONSTER!!!'''''



* TheissTitillationTheory: How on ''earth'' has Azula's epilogue dress not suffered some kind of catastrophic malfunction?

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* TheissTitillationTheory: TheissTitillationTheory:
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How on ''earth'' has Azula's epilogue dress not suffered some kind of catastrophic malfunction?



* 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 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.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
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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 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.



* {{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.

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* {{Wangst}}: {{Wangst}}:
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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.
5th Sep '17 8:30:23 PM Scabbard
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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]] {{m|emeticMutation}}onster").

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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 "hero" cheats on his devoted wife and sires a bastard, his wife secretly has the child out of wedlock is aborted to avoid any backlash from the sympathetic character), scandal, and her husband physically assaults her for it), and writing (two words: "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin chard]] {{m|emeticMutation}}onster").{{m|emeticMutation}}onster").
5th Sep '17 8:11:06 PM Scabbard
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* DesignatedVillain: Mai. She gets mad at the husband whom she's genuinely in love with for having an affair, whereupon he strikes her. We're supposed to hate her, why?

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* DesignatedVillain: Mai. She gets mad at the husband her husband- whom she's genuinely in love with with- for having an affair, whereupon he strikes her. We're supposed to hate her, why?
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!
all]].
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).
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