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!!This is a partial character sheet for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. Visit [[Characters/TheLegendOfKorra here]] for the main character index. Subjective trope and audience reactions should go on the [[YMMV/TheLegendOfKorra YMMV page]].


!Pro-bending Affiliated

->Voiced by George Coe

A former pro-bender who captained the championship-winning Black Quarry Boar-q-pines, Toza is an elderly man who trains Mako and Bolin and gave them a place to stay when they left the triads.
* AscendedExtra: In "Republic City Hustle" he's more important and we get a bit of his backstory.
* BadassGrandpa: The web serial "Republic City Hustle" shows that even past his prime, he can more than handle himself in both the arena and in a fight.
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* DishingOutDirt: Seen moving "Earth dumbbells" in a few of his scenes in the workout room.
* GloryDays: "Republic City Hustle" shows that he was actually quite famous back when he was still pro-bending.
* GrumpyOldMan: His meeting with Korra had him quite grouchy.
%%* HotBloodedSideburns
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be [[GrumpyOldMan a grump]], but he gave Mako and Bolin a place to stay, and trained them in pro-bending, which qualifies him for "Heart of Gold" status.
** In fact, he took Mako and Bolin under his wing in part to save them from a life of crime (after jumping in to help them fight against their triad employers, at that).
* MeaningfulName: The Tosa Inu is a Japanese dog used in dog fighting matches.
* TheMentor: To Mako and Bolin before the start of the series.
* PerpetualFrowner: In the main show; we do get to see him smile a bit in the end of "Republic City Hustle", though.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He plays a fairly significant part in the backstory of Mako and Bolin, being the person who inducted them into the sport of pro-bending and gave them lodging in his gym (arguably making him the closest thing they currently have to a substitute parent). However, his role in the series is very small and he makes no appearance in season two at all. This was partly remedied by the ''Republic City Hustle'' shorts, though.
* ThrowingTheFight: Used to do this for the Triads once he grew past his prime, until a young Bolin inspired him to take pro-bending seriously again.

[[caption-width-right:350:"You know...If you'd like to learn how a ''real'' pro bends, I could give you some ''private lessons''."]]
->Voiced by RamiMalek

A rival pro-bender of the Fire Ferrets. The captain of the Wolfbats.
* AgentPeacock: He looks like TheDandy, but he actually is a powerful and quite brutal waterbending champion.
* AlasPoorVillain: After he [[spoiler:[[DePower loses his bending]]]]. Even Korra takes pity on him.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Proficient Pro-bender, and willing to rub that in everyone's face.
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* BadassBaritone: His thin, refined, effeminate appearance clashes with his deep voice.
* BreakTheHaughty: He ends up [[spoiler: being attacked and [[DePower de-bended]] by Amon]]. The next time Korra sees him, he's a broken man.
%%* BrokenSmile
* TheCasanova: He is already with two women before he hits on Korra.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Played with. [[spoiler: They win the tournament through cheating, but get their [[DePower bending taken away]] because they were cheating.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Makes a brief appearance in a newspaper photo in "A Leaf in the Wind".
* DanceBattler: He and his teammates have an especially extravagant fighting style with a lot of flips and mid-air twirls, to go along with their status as high grade show fighters.
* TheDandy: Close-up shots of his face make him look like he's wearing eye-liner, he has a minor [[SomethingAboutARose rose]] [[FlowerMotifs motif]], and his fashion choices and way of carrying himself have a rather effeminate swank.
* DontCreateAMartyr: Inverted. As a professional bender who obviously cheats to win his matches and gets away with it, [[spoiler:he's a perfect example for Amon to use as why the Equalists are de-powering benders, and Amon does so to demonstrate why such benders deserve to be punished.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Especially notable because those features aren't generally associated with waterbenders.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: After Amon takes his bending]], his hair becomes "floppy" to emphasize how broken he is about it.
* {{Expy}}: According to WordOfGod, Tahno's design is based on top Japanese kickboxer Kizaemon Saiga, known for his flamboyant appearance and "ridiculous antics".
* TheFightingNarcissist: Like you wouldn't ''believe''.
* {{Foil}}: To Korra. Both are arrogant & skilled athletes with a certain amount of entitlement. They're set up as rivals right from the start, being waterbenders on opposing teams. They see their bending as a huge part of their identity. [[spoiler:Ultimately, both have their [[DePower bending taken]] by Amon and become depressed over it.]]
%%* {{Guyliner}}
* HeelFaceTurn: After [[spoiler:being [[DePower de-bended]]]], he becomes a lot nicer to Korra.
%%* HellishPupils
* AnIcePerson[=/=]MakingASplash: [[spoiler: [[DePower Formerly]].]]
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%** JerkJock
* LaserGuidedKarma: Bribes the referee so his team can cheat to win the tournament, [[spoiler: gets his bending taken away by Amon precisely because he's a cheater.]]
* MeaningfulName: Tahno refers to the river Tano in Africa. It also means fame and glory in the Slavonic languages. No name could be more appropriate for him.
* OpposingSportsTeam: Part of one.
%%* PeekABangs
* PhenotypeStereotype: Averted. Tahno is a good representation of Republic City's multicultural nature in that he is a waterbender who, much like Hama from the previous series, doesn't have any of the traditional Water Tribe features. Instead, his pale complexion and black hair suggest Fire Nation heritage, or even Earth Kingdom blood considering the Foggy Swamp Tribe, which was paler than the more isolated Northern and Southern tribes.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything:
-->'''Tahno:''' ''[to Amon]'' Wait, please don't do this! I'll give you the championship pot, I-I'll give you everything just please [[spoiler: don't take my bending!]]
* PrettyBoy: Called such by Korra herself, in "The Spirit of Competition".
%%* PrincelyYoungMan
* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler: By rigging the match in his favor, he manages to beat the Fire Ferrets and win the pro-bending tournament. Minutes later, he's beaten and [[DePower de-bended]] by Amon, who singled him out specifically because he's a cheating jerk.]]
* TheRival: He and his fellow Wolfbats are this to Korra and the Fire Ferrets.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Despite his deep, baritone voice, he does let out a high-pitched shriek when Naga scares him.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He bribes the referee so his team can use illegal moves in pro-bending.
* SheFu: Male example; his fighting style has a large number of high jumps and flashy acrobatics.
* SissyVillain: Seems like this due to his shriek when confronted with Naga, but is actually a subversion. See AgentPeacock above.
%%* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake: Until his BreakTheHaughty experience.
* TemptingFate: Not a bright idea to flaunt your cheated victory by declaring if anyone else would like the chance to challenge your team.
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler: After being de-bended by Amon]]. If he gets over his depression over being [[spoiler:[[DePower de-powered]], Amon]] may actually have done him some good.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Twice. First, when Korra humiliates him in a tie-breaker fight by beating him in one shot. Later and more seriously, [[spoiler: when Amon takes his bending.]]

-> Voiced by Sean Gantka

Hasook is the original waterbender on the Fire Ferrets pro-bending team. He became incompetent during the match with the Tigerdillos, nearly caused the Fire Ferrets to lose, and then almost got them disqualified by not showing up to the match. Korra replaces him and joins Mako and Bolin on the Fire Ferrets.

%%* EmoTeen
%%* JerkAss
* MakingASplash: Was the team's waterbender before Korra.
* MeaningfulName: "Hasook" is Korean for "lodging" or "boarding house," both types of temporary accommodation. This alludes to his being only a short-term member of the Fire Ferrets.
* ThePeteBest: In-universe; he leaves the Fire Ferrets just in time for Korra's arrival to boost their popularity immensely.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Though it is perhaps telling that the big impact he has is entirely through ''inaction'': His no-showing at the Fire Ferrets' pro-bending match is what allows Korra to join the team and get acquainted with Mako and Bolin (as well as the Satos by extension).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is never seen again after he leaves the probending match in anger during "A Leaf in the Wind".
** According to the Book 1 commentary, he was [[WhatMightHaveBeen originally intended to have left the team because his girlfriend had a baby]].

[[folder:Shiro Shinobi]]
!Shiro Shinobi
[[caption-width-right:350:"They're bending my mind!"]]
-> Voiced by Creator/JeffBennett

The non-bender radio commentator for pro-bending broadcasts, with a stereotypical [[LargeHam overexcited "newsreel" tone of voice]].
%%* AlliterativeName
* AwesomeMcCoolname: It translates as "''White Ninja''".
* BringMyBrownPants: In "And the Winner Is...", as he is [[spoiler: attacked by Equalists]]. On live radio.
-->'''Shiro:''' I am currently wetting my pants.
* BusmansHoliday: In ''Night of A Thousand Stars'', Shiro provides enthusiastic commentary, despite the lack of a microphone.
* CombatCommentator: Professional; he's the pro-bender announcer.
* DeadlineNews: Even as [[spoiler:the Pro-bending Arena is being attacked, and an enemy comes storming into the announcer's room]], Shinobi continues commenting on the attack for all the listeners at home. He was just knocked unconscious, not killed.
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing short of unconsciousness will stop him from describing everything going on in the arena. [[spoiler: Even if the area is in chaos, and he's about to be electrified.]]
* DissonantSerenity: When [[spoiler: the Equalists attack the arena]] in episode 6, he continues narrating in the same tone of voice right up to the point where he's knocked out.
* IntrepidReporter: Was one according to the ''Welcome To Republic City'' game before becoming the announcer for the Pro-bending Arena, but gave it up after too many years covering the Triads' crimes.
* LargeHamAnnouncer: Comes hand-in-hand with commenting on Pro Bending matches.
* MeaningfulName: "Shiro" meaning white, which makes him a good character. And "Shinobi," translates to ninja, who were gatherers of information and known for their determination.
* {{Muggle}}: He is a non-bender [[spoiler:and still attacked by the Equalists during the raid on the Pro-Bending Arena.]]
* OpeningNarration: Provides the narration for the show's PreviouslyOn segments -- except in "The Aftermath" where he's replaced with a speech from Tarrlok. He's back in the following episode.
* RetiredBadass: Was an IntrepidReporter before becoming a commentator.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He'll stay on the broadcast to the bitter end when dealing with any relatively normal threat, but [[spoiler:a Dark Avatar Kaiju]]? "This is Shiro Shinobi, signing off."
* ShooOutTheClowns: Briefly, when the series hits its midpoint and WhamEpisode.
* ShoutOut: The character is a shout out to muckraking reporter and radio broadcasting legend Walter Winchell.

!Homeless People

-> Voiced by Creator/StephenRoot

Gommu is a vagabond living in a bush in Republic City Park. He spies Korra eating fish, and asks her for one. He then explains to Korra that Republic City is worse than it seems, before diving back into his bush when a policeman sees them. Before living as a vagabond, he traveled and saw the world working for the United Forces as a telegraph operator.
* AllThereInTheManual: The "Welcome To Republic City" internet infodump reveals that he was a Republic Forces telegraph operator, explaining why he knew what to do when warning Commander Bumi's fleet about the disaster with General Iroh's fleet.
* BackForTheFinale: He returns in the season 1 finale, as part of a community of hobos who live under the city and shelter the heroes.
* CoolOldGuy
-->'''Bolin''': Truly, you are a wise and noble hobo.
%%* IncomingHam
* ManlyTears: When Team Avatar splits up in the finale.
* PerpetualPoverty[=/=]TheTramp: Since he returned to Republic City after he was a telegraph operator for the United Forces.
%%* WildHair

-> Voiced by Zach Callison

Skoochy is a crafty and cunning homeless kid who has his ears to the street and is happy to give anyone information, as long as his price is paid. He met Mako and Bolin a few years ago, when they were living on the street as well, soon after he had just escaped from his second orphanage and vowed never to go back. He usually hangs around the Central City Station and picks the pockets of unsuspecting tourists.
%%* TheArtfulDodger
* DishingOutDirt: WordOfGod is he's an earth bender.
%%* FiveFingerDiscount
* TheInformant: Willing to give Mako info, for some money.
%%* StreetUrchin

!Republic City Administration

[[folder:President Raiko]]
[[caption-width-right:210:"I'm very concerned by what's happening down there. But I don't think it's the Republic's place to interfere with internal Water Tribe matters."]]
!President Raiko
->Voiced by Spencer Garrett

The new president of the United Republic, elected after the events of season one.
* CelebrityResemblance: The mustache and wireframe glasses make him look like a cross between [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen Sun Yat-sen]] ([[NoMoreEmperors founder of the Republic of China]]) and [[TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy]] [[http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2008/02/theodore-roosevelt.JPG Roosevelt]].
* ChekhovsGunman: The infodump at the start of Book Two has a quick shot of him and his wife waving to the cameras.
* TheDitherer: He's not really good at making tough decesions or handling crisis' very well.
* GenreSavvy: He was basically the only person who acknowledged Mako's talents and skills and considers him to be one of Lin's best men unlike most people. He also took advantage of Mako's connection with the Avatar at one point. He also shows that he's fully aware that Varrick is trying to sucker him into backing the South.
* HappilyMarried: His wife shows up in "Night of a Thousand Stars".
* HeroAntagonist: He is very suspicious of Korra's actions after she did not get the answer she needs. He has to make sure Korra doesn't go behind his back in this matter. He's very much this after Korra saved the world from Vaatu, and he's not going to guarantee a hero's welcome the next time she sets foot in Republic City.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While she did save Republic City and indeed the world, Korra made the decision to keep the portals to the Spirit World open on her own, without consulting with the President. As a result, the city is completely overrun with mystic, indestructible vines. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Entire neighborhoods are unfit for human habitation and parts of the city no longer have access to water service.]]
* {{Muggle}}: Implied in the first episode and confirmed by WordOfGod, he is a non-bender. He is the first leader in the world of Avatar who is not affiliated with any of the four [[ElementalNation elemental nations]].
* NeverMyFault: He blames Korra for the mystic vine problem, even though if he had just given her the help she wanted during the Water Tribe Civil War, the whole mess could've been avoided.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat[=/=]ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Oddly enough, he's both. From the perspective of Korra, he's the first, refusing to aid the militarily-weaker South against the Northern invasion, but he's also presented in a politically sympathetic light, as he does have a point about it being an internal Water Tribe affair and that just hurling troops into the matter could have significant unintended consequences for multiple parties. After being told that [[spoiler:Unalaq plans to release Vaatu]], he still manages to be this. Though he makes a good point about protecting his citizens from the coming danger, [[spoiler:he could prevent the whole thing if he'd just dedicate some help]].
* SleazyPolitician: He manipulates the media and public opinion against Korra, in an effort to save his bacon and stay in charge.
* SomebodyElsesProblem: He ultimately refuses to take a side in the Water Tribe Civil War, thinking it's not his place to get involved.
* TookALevelInJerkass: While he was always antagonistic towards Korra, he was never hostile or unreasonable about it. Come Book Three, he's trying to throw Korra under a bus to save his political career and is openly ungrateful for Korra's past heroics.
* UngratefulBastard: He's more concerned about the trouble Korra caused with Harmonic Convergence than the fact that ''she saved the entire city''. Korra points this out. Though, given how thick he's laying it on, he may [[SleazyPolitician just be doing it to gain voter support]] by publicly denouncing the extremely unpopular Korra rather than because he actually is ungrateful. Plus, leaving the spirit portals open was ''not'' necessary for saving Republic City or the world, and that created a huge slew of problems.

[[folder:Lu and Gang]]
!Lu and Gang

A pair of detectives on the police force investigating the various crimes related to Future Industries and the Water Tribe civil war.
* BadassMustache: If nothing else about them, you gotta admit they ''do'' have very nice mustaches.
* BadCopIncompetentCop:
** They're never seen doing anything related to their job [[spoiler:minus arresting Mako]], and the evidence Mako finds is just tossed in their desk without consideration.
** [[spoiler: Costs them their detective positions after their incompetence nearly gets the president kidnapped.]]
* DonutMessWithACop: Are seen eating snack cakes during several scenes in "Night of a Thousand Stars." [[spoiler:Including right before they get ambushed.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: They are among the many characters who silently express their distaste when [[spoiler: Mako lies to Korra about them still being together, screwing over Asami.]]
* FatAndSkinny: Lu and Gang respectively.
* {{Jerkass}}: Literally, all they ever do on screen is twirl their mustaches, [[DonutMessWithACop eat snack cakes]], and laugh at Mako.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:They were demoted after nearly letting the president get kidnapped.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: [[invoked]] They invoke this by bringing up Mako's ties with the Triple Threat Triad.
* OhCrap: Their response to Lin [[spoiler: basically demoting them]].
* PoliceAreUseless: They dismiss Mako's claims and evidence (then again, so does Lin), and their only act of police work is to investigate a tip that [[spoiler:implicates Mako for the crimes]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: They always seen together in any scene involving them.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They look down on Mako even though they should know what he did last season.

->Voiced by Jason Harris

A very [[ButtMonkey unfortunate]] Metalbending Officer.
* ButtMonkey:
** Very much. When Korra first runs affoul of the law he pursues her, and grabs her ponytail with a metal cord, she then brings up a wall of ice and slams him into it. When [[spoiler: Hiroshi's mansion]] is invaded, he stands guard of Mako, Bolin, and Asami. The two brothers quickly trick him, tackle him and tie him up. [[spoiler: This actually turned out for the best, as the rest of the metalbenders at the mansion, save Lin, lost their bending.]]
** His luck does run out in the Season 1 finale [[spoiler: where he's captured alongside Saihkan and another officer and taken to Amon.]]
* DishingOutDirt[=/=]ExtraOreDinary: Like all Metalbenders.
* GrindBoots: Likely through the use of Metal Bending. Song's shoes are made of metal, and so are several cables, he and other officers slide along them when trying to catch Korra. Song also demonstrated the ability to do it on roof shingles.
* MauveShirt: He's the only named Metalbender aside from Saihkan and Lin. He can be seen hanging around in shots with groups of Metal-Benders.
* PoliceAreUseless: Downplayed, Song and the metalbenders do their jobs okay, but the Equalists and heroes upstage them at every turn. Song at least tries to do his job compared to Lu and Gang.
* PunchClockVillain: When guarding the brothers, he insists on them not going anywhere, so they knock him out. Lampshaded when Mako apologizes to him, as he's just doing his job.

!Varrick Industries

[[caption-width-right:333: "If you can't make money during a war, then you just plain can't make money!"]]
->Voiced by John Michael Higgins

A resident of the Southern Water Tribe and one of the world's leading businessmen, introduced in Book 2.
* AffablyEvil: He is a rather polite, friendly and genuinely kind man. On the other hand, most of his actions and businesses are of very suspicious morality. [[spoiler: And even when he's finally outed and arrested]], Varrick doesn't take it personal, apologizes for his actions, and even helps Team Avatar out by lending them his battleship.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Not to Unalaq's extent, but he can go from nice and quirky to unsettling and quirky, sometimes in the same scene. Further clouding the waters is his possible dealings with the gangs, and part in trying to overthrow Unalaq. When they bring up the idea of going to war, he's ecstatic about it, knowing they can make money off the whole thing. He takes a shine to Bolin and puts him in all of his movies and gives him dating advice [[spoiler: and then of course he bankrupts Asami so he can absorb her company, and endangers several lives in the process]]. His plan to profit off the war still stands. [[spoiler:Even when his villainy is revealed, at least in comparison to Unalaq, he is evil in a lighthearted way.]]
* BaitTheDog: For someone who deals in Triad business is known to do anything for cash, Varrick comes off as an affable and decent guy. [[spoiler: Then comes "The Sting" and he basically screwed over and conned Asami out of Future Industries without a care in the world]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler:He admitted he wanted to start a bigger war, and profit from it, yet it never really occurred to him that said war eventually became one that no one would win.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He seems like a lovable and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} quirky]] businessman, but come "The Sting", [[spoiler: he basically cons almost ''everybody'' without any effort]].
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With Unalaq and Vaatu as of "The Sting". He has an interest in exploiting the civil war so he can profit off it, and scapegoats the North for attack on shipments of Future Industries weapons to gain public support for the South while bankrupting Asami's company so he can buy a controlling interest.]]
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:To Bolin, not that he realized it at the time]].
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Like Tarrlok in season 1, Varrick is a credible threat but ultimately lower down the ladder to the true BigBad of the second season, Vaatu. Unlike Vaatu, this is due to lesser aims -- [[CorruptCorporateExecutive profit]] instead of [[OmnicidalManiac omnicide]] -- not a lack of competence. Unlike Amon and Tarrlok before him however, Varrick is the first BigBad in this series to survive past one book, whereas Unalaq and Vaatu didn't, even though they were more dangerous than him.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Downplayed, Varrick doesn't [[DevilInPlainSight even bother hiding his greed and shiftiness]], noting most of his actions are out of self-interest, as well as happily inflaming tempers for an uprising, and asking the heroes to pay off the authorities. His charisma and eccentricities allow one to look past his more questionable dealings and see him as appealing and likable [[spoiler: allowing him to take advantage of their problems behind the scenes]]. Even his line [[spoiler: after TheReveal of his status as BigBadFriend]] about helping the little guy, is full of charm despite being obviously self-serving, and not dissimilar to what he would normally say.
* TheCasanova: He was described as a "Howard Hughes playboy kind of character".
* CatchPhrase: "Zhu Li, do the thing!"
* TheChessmaster: First shown in "The Sting" and he only becomes more magnificent from there.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: First, he is a traitor to the Water Tribe, then he worked behind Team Avatar's back on his own agenda, such as by [[spoiler:selling Mako and Asami out to the Triple Threat Triad and in the process, stealing Asami's shipments to force her to give him controlling interest]]. Finally, he [[spoiler:orders his goons to attack the President, the very candidate he endorsed during the elections]]. He is not loyal to any flag or ideology, just money.
* ClassicVillain: He represents unlimited Ambition and Greed.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In his debut scene he believed he could levitate, runs around the room erratically and switches topics on the fly.
** TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight: He also seems to be a pretty good judge of character. He had Unalaq pegged from the start and prepared accordingly.
* CoolShip: His battleship. The first of its type ever constructed, bought solely in case he might need it one day. He named it [[spoiler:''Zhu Li'']].
-->'''Bolin:''' ...you named your battleship after [[spoiler:your assistant]]?\\
'''Varrick:''' Why not? They're both cold, heartless, war machines!
* CorruptCorporateExecutive[=/=]HonestCorporateExecutive: It's unclear which. He's proven an ally to Korra and her friends, but he's willing to do anything to make a buck and he's rumored to work with gangsters. He also shows no qualms about bribing judges/jurors to get a favorable outcome (for him, that is), though he was convinced the trial was a show (and was right). Unlike a certain man from a season prior, however, he does seem to be a nice guy in public and private. It leans closer to the former following "Peacekeepers", where he's revealed to have [[PlayingBothSides played both sides]] during the presidential election to hedge his bets and engages in war profiteering. [[spoiler:Firmly tips into corrupt at the end of "The Sting", where it's revealed that he bankrupted Asami's company using the Northern Water Tribe as a scapegoat, allowing him to buy controlling interest.]]
* TheCorrupter: Maybe unwittingly, but the Krew's morals have taken a bit of a dip after he joins the team and Korra begins to listen to his ideas. Notably, he advises Asami to engage in war profiteering by selling her father's mecha-tanks to the Southern Water Tribe. [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong It was intentional.]]]]
* CrazyPrepared: Quite.
** He mentions he once royally pissed off a WomanScorned. And he ensured his ship was fast enough to escape her, even if she used waterbending to catch up.
** His ship also has a ''plane'' on board ("In case the boat sinks!"). Alas, he [[DidntThinkThisThrough neglected to include a runway.]]
** He donated a lot of money to President Raiko's election campaign so that he could get a meeting if he ever needed one. He also donated to his opponent. "Gotta hedge your bets!"
** [[spoiler:He is more than prepared every time Mako tries to stop him]].
** His company ''built the local prison'', and he had a luxury cell made because he figured he'd end up in there eventually.
** He owns a battleship. Apparently the very first one ever built. Because why not?
** [[spoiler:Has a ''hang-glider'' on hand for him to make an aerial escape from his high-story jail cell with.]]
* TheDandy: He's known for his flamboyant fashion choices.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** [[spoiler:Varrick just easily knows that Mako is on his trail, foiling Mako at every attempt to expose him. When Mako ignores his threat, he frames Mako by planting the explosives in his apartment.]]
** [[spoiler: Unlike most villains, Varrick is completely aware that him losing is a possibility, so he ''built his own prison'' just in case he lost so he could continue to live in the lap of luxury.]]
* DevilInPlainSight: Has a tendency to state fairly amoral things openly, which most people seem to ignore as simply Varrick being Varrick. [[spoiler: After "The Sting" this seems less like [[TheWonka eccentricity]] and more like [[EvilGloating gloating]].]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: He practically owns this trope. [[spoiler:Varrick has no allegiance but to himself: he genuinely hates Unalaq, but his struggle against him was for his own personal gain. His alliance with the Rebels, Team Avatar, as well as his first attack on Unalaq, were all just to speed up his agenda to start a war, and escalate it to make huge profit. In addition, he mostly relies on his men to do the dirty work.]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Mostly averted with Mako and Asami, as they clearly do not forgive him for his betrayal. However, played straight with Bolin, who still greatly respects him in spite of his treachery.]]
* EccentricMillionaire: An extremely rich businessman and a pretty weird guy.
* EnemyMine:
** With Korra after she discovers her Uncle's treachery. He WAS obsessed with pushing for war, he DID deliberately make things worse by having his rebels attack Unalaq, as it almost sent Tonraq to his grave. But this is nothing compared to what Unalaq had done, so the heroes choose to side with him out of necessity.
** [[spoiler:Subverted. As of The Sting, it seems like this was probably a big mistake on Team Avatar's part, as Varrick is still manipulating them to his own ends and deliberately escalating the conflict so he can profit from it.]]
** [[spoiler:Double Subverted after he ends up in prison. Learning that Unalaq was working for Vaatu to destroy the world, he decided to cut his losses and survive by helping the heroes knowing that he had no profit to gain by trying to continue manipulating the war in this dire situation. He decides to make it up to them by returning Asami's stolen equipment and giving Team Avatar his battleship]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Played with. Varrick will do whatever it takes to get rich, but there are certain lines that he won't cross, not even blatant murder. For example in ''The Guide'', [[spoiler: He seemingly threatens Mako about something bad happening to Bolin and Asami]], but he never follows through with it, instead opting to [[spoiler: frame Mako]]. And later in the episode ''Night of a Thousand Stars'', When Asami chews him out over his [[spoiler:attempted kidnapping of President Raiko]], Varrick immediately states that he wasn't going to hurt him.
* EvilAllAlong: Or at least Amoral All Along. [[DevilInPlainSight He never tried to hide it]].
* EvilDuo: With Zhu Li. An odd case where the id is the dominant, scheming one in the relationship.
* EvilVersusOblivion: [[spoiler:At first it started out as EvilVsEvil with Unalaq, as Varrick's whole agenda was to start a war against him, and escalate it by planning false flag operations that blame the Northern Water Tribe, so that planned war could increase his profits. However, once it was revealed that Unalaq was working for Vaatu, he had no idea that the war he tried to escalate would bring Republic City up against the spirit of darkness that seeks to bring about an apocalypse. As a result, Team Avatar was almost desperate for help from Varrick against Unalaq, even if Varrick used them for his own ends.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** For [[TheAviator Howard Hughes]], a highly eccentric transportation businessman who's also into movies.
** Also a bit for [[TheGreatGatsby Jay Gatsby]]. Affable but mysterious, incredibly rich thanks largely to his shady connections with possible gangsters, makes fast friends with the series' resident wide-eyes everyman... He even offers Bolin a friendly ride on his fancy plane.
** And after the [[spoiler:TheReveal during "The Sting", you can add [[Film/WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] to the list. He makes a deal with Asami to help save her failing company, only lead it to the brink of destruction through sabotage, so Asami won't have a choice but to make a deal that gives him complete control to save it.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Hiroshi Sato. Both are (or were) influential businessmen, are well acquainted with the Krew, and are nonbenders. But while Hiroshi has hereditary traits of the Fire Nation and was a decent and sane guy [[spoiler: who later turned out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing that went nuts]] and had children, Varrick is from the Southern Water Tribe, is a [[TheWonka very quirky]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold that is part of LaResistance, but legitimately supports the Krew (albeit for his own reasons).
* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler:He presents himself as this to everyone. However, Mako doesn't return the sentiment.]]
* GenreSavvy:
** He was correct in assuming the court that Korra's parents and the rebels would be rigged, but should have had someone else do the bribing.
** He also uses past experience to help Bolin get away from [[{{Yandere}} Eska]], explaining that Bolin should act like everything's normal before running like the wind.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: Takes his arrest in stride and still helps Team Avatar out.]]
* {{Greed}}: One of his main faults is that he will do anything to get a quick buck. Case in point, one of his main concerns with the Civil War is how it will affect how much he can make.
* [[GuileHero Guile]] AntiHero: He aids Team Avatar by providing them his boat and an airplane and uses a [[ItMakesSenseInContext Platypus Bear disguise that can poop money to use the crowds as an escape method]]. Morally questionable, maybe. Downright effective? ''Yes''.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:After several episodes of being a KarmaHoudini, Varrick is finally exposed by Bolin, the one he took under his wing and made the star of his big movie.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's selfish, greedy and manipulative, but he's shown to be genuinely caring and kind to the Krew and has good intentions, even if it's partly to make a profit.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He supports the Southern Water Tribe and Team Avatar, but he's only helping out of self-interest and then it is shown he is still a shrewd and ruthless businessman by [[spoiler:essentially scamming Asami out of her business]].
-->'''Varrick:''' [[BaitTheDog I like to think I'm always there to stand up for the little guy.]] [[ItsAllAboutMe Especially if that little guy can help]] ''[[ItsAllAboutMe this guy]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe become a bigger guy!]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:During Vaatu's attack on Republic City, Varrick took the opportunity to escape, taking refuge in Zaofu as a guest of Suyin Beifong]].
* {{Keet}}: An odd adult example. His energy level is about the same as ''Meelo'' most of the time.
* LaughablyEvil: [[spoiler:Despite all the less than legal, morally questionable things he has done, it's very hard to hate him, even as a villain]].
* LesserOfTwoEvils: In comparison to Vaatu.
* LovableCoward: He continuously hid from Unalaq's men after a failed assassination attempt on the Chief, but he did this because he was sure the trial would be rigged. Being a non-bender and general non-combatant, he wouldn't be able to do much in the field.
* LovableTraitor: He's got it down pat. [[spoiler: While Mako and Asami are mad at him for his betrayal, they had to accept his help due to the situation having crossed the GodzillaThreshold. Bolin, however can't even stay mad at him after he attempted to kidnap President Raiko and his wife, among other things.]]
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: He had a cell in the prison built into this because he felt he would end up in it. [[spoiler: He was right.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Plays Asami to buy out Future Industries, while acting as if he was helping to save it. Even before that, he managed to start off the Civil War sooner as opposed to letting tensions unravel by themselves. Once all this happens, his plan to escalate the war for personal gain is set in motion.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Hides in a platypus-bear suit with Zhu Li to evade being arrested.
* MentorArchetype: Seems to take up this role with Bolin, giving him tips on dealing with Eska and getting him into a career as a movie star.
** EccentricMentor: Given he is also TheWonka, he is this by proxy.
** EvilMentor: [[spoiler:Evil, but in an [[AffablyEvil affable, lighthearted way]]]].
* MotorMouth: When forging a deal or showing off a product it's hard to keep up with him.
* {{Muggle}}: A non-bender.
* NiceHat: Wears one while [[CrazyAwesome driving a boat in a platypus-bear suit]]... on the bear's head, not his own.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When he sent his men to attack Unalaq, it almost got Tonraq killed, and caused a chain of events that led to a civil war. In hindsight, though, he had Unalaq accurately pegged from the start. If anything, he merely sped up a confrontation that would have happened anyway, and in doing so kept Unalaq from consolidating his plans first. The worst part, though, is that Tonraq would've ended up in prison at the North Pole had it not been for Korra's intervention, and Unalaq's plans to unleashing apocalypse have been accelerated. [[spoiler:It turns out that failing works out for him, anyway, as Varrick still got his war, and his escape allows him to profit off it. On the other hand, if he ''had'' successfully captured or killed Unalaq, it would have diffused the plan to release Vaatu at a very early stage in the plot, but it would still provoke a war he can profit from.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Varrick unknowingly does this to Unalaq. Had it not been for Varrick's [[spoiler:plan to attack Unalaq and start a civil war and exploit it for profit]], it would've taken Korra even longer to find out what a traitor her Uncle really is.
* NominalHero: Though he's on the heroes' side, his participation is out of self-interest. He's not helping the good guys for the independence of the Southern Water Tribe, he's only rebelling just to get back at Unalaq for threatening his business. And to [[WarForFunAndProfit make money, of course]].
* NonActionBigBad: He is a very skilled tactician and can plan successful [[spoiler:false flag operations]], but he wouldn't be any useful in the field of combat.
* NotHelpingYourCase: He tries to remind the Krew of everything he's done for them after they have a falling out.
-->'''Varrick''': Korra, who warned you about Unalaq? I did! Bolin, who got you into the movers? ''I'' did! Asasmi, who saved your company? ''I did!'' Mako, who [[spoiler:got you thrown in jail]]?! '''I did!''' [[CloudcuckooLander Oh yeah, I guess that was a bad thing]].
* NoodleIncident: Apparently once had similar relationship-issues-with-crazy-waterbender as Bolin is now having.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Acts like an eccentric to hide a rather devious mind. When [[spoiler: Mako was convincing Lin to hear his idea that could lead investigation into Verrick's direction, Varrick immediately acted obnoxious making Lin stop wanting to hear them out.]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: In his mind, he felt his actions were doing a service to others, and felt he was doing good by starting a war. However, for a while, it never occurred to him that he caused more harm than good. [[spoiler:It wasn't until he gets imprisoned that he realizes he did bad things.]]
* OddFriendship: With Bolin, after Bolin [[HonestyIsTheBestPolicy notes he wasn't actually levitating]]. He even gives Bolin tips on how to deal with a crazy girlfriend (put simply: ditch the chick). [[spoiler:After he's arrested, Bolin is the only one who still likes him, though it helps that Varrick has done nothing but make him famous.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: This becomes more clear after [[spoiler:TheReveal during "The Sting". Varrick was serious about wanting to defeat Unalaq, but he wanted to kill two birds with one stone; not only would he defeat Unalaq, but he would make money doing so.]]
* PetTheDog: He shows he does have [[EvenEvilHasStandards some lines he won't cross]] after all. [[spoiler:After he gets caught, he apologizes and lets the protagonists use his battleship. And he points out that he ''did'' help them out at some points (such as warning Korra about Unalaq and getting Bolin into acting). He does get stuck in this line of thinking, saying how he saved Asami's company, but he's part of the reason it was in trouble in the first place. The only true act of generosity without any monetary motivation was giving Team Avatar his battleship.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: Despite his reputation as TheCasanova this is his relationship with Zhu Li. They are always together, [[ItMakesSenseInContext lived in the same platypus-bear costume for a few days]], [[spoiler: and shared the same prison cell]], yet there are no romantic undertones to their relationship.
* PlayingBothSides: Supported both candidates in the presidential election, just to hedge his bets.
** [[spoiler:To an extent he tried to do this in order to create a huge war he can profit from, by antagonizing both sides into the conflict. First, he sent his rebels to attack Unalaq, and it led to a civil war regardless of whether or not the attack failed. Then to add more fuel to the fire, he antagonized Republic City by planning a series of false flag operations that implicate the Northern Water Tribe. He even had his goons dressed in Northern military uniforms attack the president, but that failed.]]
* PluckyComicRelief: Shares this role with Bolin in the second season. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end of "The Sting," where he is potentially far from comedic by any means]].
* RagsToRiches: Born a poor seal-hunter's son, he built his shipping business from a single canoe into a global powerhouse.
* RebelLeader: He organizes a resistance against Unalaq. However, he is more concerned with the effect Unalaq's blockade is having on his business rather than the continued independence of the Southern Tribe.
* RedOniBlueOni: He is the red oni to Zhu Li.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: He knew all along that Unalaq was up to no good. However, he doesn't know the full extent of Unalaq's true agenda, which was to [[spoiler:free Vaatu]]. Instead, he made the assumption that Unalaq is threatening his businesses, an assumption he used to rally people behind him. The only thing he got right was that Unalaq was rigging a trial he failed to appear in.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He's not above bribery or just tossing out money to get his way.
* SelfMadeMan: As noted in the above trope, Varrick had to work from literally a single canoe to where he is today. Needless to say, that is rather impressive.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: [[spoiler: To Mako about Asami and Bolin]]. This was a bluff though, instead opting [[spoiler:to frame Mako.]]
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:As of "The Sting". He wants control of any business which will profit off the Water Tribe civil war, and has no problem manipulating or betraying his supposed friends to do it. Even after they get him arrested, he still considers them friends for the most part and states that he's done good things for each of them (save for Mako, who he had framed and arrested).]]
* StaringContest: Engages one with Asami as a means to see her worth as a good business partner. It seems to his way of reading her character.
* ThisMeansWar: His happy go lucky persona only goes so far. When his business is threatened, he's willing to go to extremes to protect his interests. He was behind Unalaq's assassination attempt after the latter closed the Southern Water Tribe harbours from traffic, and he still got his war. [[spoiler:However, this became a huge mistake on his part. Unalaq's arrival gave him the opportunity to instigate a war make even more profit from it, yet he did not expect that Unalaq would release an evil that will destroy everything, which ultimately compromises his agenda.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Morally dubious, anyway. He's not ''that'' evil, just has self-interests. [[spoiler:Until "The Sting" reveals him as the SixthRangerTraitor.]]
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Agrees to help Team Avatar resolve the conflict with Unalaq and the Northern Water Tribe. A couple of episodes later, they're helping ''him'' smuggle weapons and manufacture racist, exploitative propaganda movies in order to further his elaborate war-profiteering scam. [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime It's remarkable how logical the progression between these two points seems at the time...]]
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Rumored to deal with underworld characters and gangsters if he thinks it will turn a profit, according to his official character promo. [[spoiler:Proven to be true in "The Sting".]]
* {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:He fits this trope to the letter. He only rebelled against Unalaq and the Water Tribe because he believed it will benefit him personally, which in this case, is profit. Unalaq's arrival gave him the opening he needed, and was the only one who could help the heroes escape Unalaq's wrath. As helpful as he was at first, he was merely a traitor and nothing more. He then turns from Team Avatar to continue his own agenda.]]
* VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler:Even though Team Avatar ended up {{Unwitting Pawn}}s to Varrick's scheme, everyone, save for Mako, got something that benefitted them in the process. You can't really argue with him when he states that his less than altruistic actions helped them. In Korra's case, Unalaq proved to be such a great threat, that she couldn't really pick and choose her allies at that point, even if Varrick was really trying to escalate the war. In Asami's case, her company was near failure, that even if Varrick was trying to steal her profits, it was better than the alternative.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite rumors of connections with organized crime, Varrick is well-respected and very influential. [[spoiler:Then comes the reveal that he is pretty sinister behind closed doors. He was behind the attacks on Future Industries shipments in order to take control of Asami's company. He finally loses the Good Publicity part in Night of a Thousand Stars.]]
* WarForFunAndProfit: [[spoiler:Sets up a string of false-flag operations to escalate the Water Tribe civil war whilst conning Team Avatar into helping him make a buck by selling them weapons, all the while driving Future Industries into bankruptcy so he can buy a controlling interest and earn more money off the sales.]]
-->'''Varrick:''' If you can't make money during a war, then you just plain can't make money!
* WhiteCollarCrime: [[spoiler:Varrick basically defrauded Asami into selling him controlling interest by stealing Future Industries merchandise while she was distracted]].
* WhoNeedsEnemies: Varrick wanted to stop Unalaq as much Korra did, but he only wanted to help them because he felt Unalaq was threatening his business. Varrick wanted more from fighting against Unalaq. [[spoiler:He masterminded an attack on Unalaq which would result in a civil war, regardless of whether or not Korra intervened. Then, he exploits the heroes' need for military support to advance his scheme of bringing the United Republic to war so that he can make a profit from it. Varrick betrays them by secretly plotting terrorist attacks and defrauding Asami, and only Mako knew of this betrayal.]]
* WildCard: Ultimately, Varrick is loyal to himself above all else and will use anyone as long as he can profit from them, even people that he seems to honestly like such as Team Avatar.
* TheWonka: Despite being a rather manic character, he is evidently a very influential businessman. For instance, his idea of testing Asami of how good she'd be as a business partner involved a brief StaringContest.
* XanatosGambit: He's constantly setting things up so he'll come out ahead regardless of the outcome. "You gotta hedge your bets!"
** [[spoiler:Whether or not Korra foiled his attempted kidnapping/assassination of Unalaq would've yielded the same result anyway--a pretext for war.]]
** [[spoiler: Making money off the civil war; does he care who wins? No. Ironically, ''he'' was on the losing end in the first place the moment we find out that Vaatu was involved in this whole conflict. Vaatu sought to destroy the world, and as a result, there would be no profit to be made. As long as Vaatu was in the picture, he wouldn't last a week to achieve his goal. ]]
** [[spoiler: Donating heavily to both sides of an election so he has influence with the eventual winner.]]
** [[spoiler: Creating a luxury prison suite in case he was caught ''and'' a hang-glider to escape from it if he wanted too.]]

[[folder:Zhu Li]]
!!Zhu Li
[[caption-width-right:333: "Zhu Li, do the thing!!"]]

->Voiced by Creator/StephanieSheh

Varrick's personal assistant.

* BeleagueredAssistant:
** Poor girl has to constantly be on the move with a boss like Varrick barking orders every two minutes.
** The worst part? She spends an entire episode inside a platypus bear costume with her boss.
** She even ends up [[spoiler:in the same LuxuryPrisonSuite because of this]].
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Again, she's ''Varrick's'' personal assistant.
* TheComicallySerious: Though she can be pretty snarky on occasions. The fact she never changes her tone of voice in spite of sharing a Platypus Bear suit with her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} boss]] for what was implied for over a day, she being the one carrying him, and staying there even while on the boat just puts her on par with Tenzin.
* TheDragon: To Varrick.
* EvilDuo: With Varrick. She's the superego, always calm, cool, and stoic, no matter what insane situation Varrick drags her into.
* GirlFriday: Her job description is simply "Zhu Li, do ___"
%%* HimeCut
* HumanPackMule: She's forced to carry all the luggage.
* HypercompetentSidekick: She is ''way'' more level-headed than her boss, and she seems to be able to keep up with her boss's commands.
* InformedAttribute: [[PlayedForLaughs Apparently]], she is a cold heartless war machine.
* {{Meganekko}}: A very cute one too.
* OneSteveLimit: Has the same name as one of Varrick's ships. It's a battleship. He named it after her specifically; as Varrick says, "They're both cold, heartless war machines!"
* PhraseCatcher: "Zhu Li! Do the thing!"
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Varrick. Seriously, they lived in the same platypus bear suit and it never went anywhere!
* PunnyName: Her name sounds like Julie, one of the most common secretary/assistant names in fiction.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Varrick's red.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is mostly known for being [[TheWonka Varrick's]] assistant, but Zhu Li does have her own characterization.
* ServileSnarker: When Varrick mentions how long it would be before they would be ordered around on eating their cookies, she replied "In a few days" with a deadpan tone.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Varrick, obviously. Seriously is she his personal assistant, or his {{familiar}}? She's evidently so loyal that [[spoiler:she's willing to go to jail alongside him. Though considering that as Varrick's assistant, she'd probably be complicit in all of his crimes, so she's in as deep as he is.]]

[[folder: Ginger]]
[[caption-width-right:333:"You're confusing Ginger the actress with Ginger the character... Ginger loves Nuktuk, not Bolin."]]
!! Ginger
->Voiced by Amy Gross

The star of Varrick's new line of movers, whom he appeared to hire strictly because of her {{Fanservice}} potential.

* BareYourMidriff: The water tribe outfit she was sporting for the propaganda film Verrick wanted to shoot.
* BeautyMark: Near her mouth.
* TheCasanova: A female example. The Nick website calls her a heartbreaker.
* TheDanza: In universe, she plays a character named Ginger in Varrick's movers.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Despite her dislike for Bolin, she doesn't want him to get hurt as she [[spoiler:told him to watch out for Varrick's henchmen.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** She's MarilynMonroe with a bit of [[WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] thrown in.
** Given her shrill voice and being a star of silent films, she's got a little [[SinginInTheRain Lina Lamont]] in her for good measure too.
* FakeNationality: Unconfirmed but likely, in-universe; she plays a Southern Water Tribe girl in the Nuktuk serials but doesn't seem to have any Water Tribe racial traits.
* {{Jerkass}}: Her only salient character trait so far seems to be disliking Bolin.
** JerkassHasAPoint: While she's very dismissive of Bolin and somewhat rude, she appears to do so because she's not interested in him and he can't take the hint, even going as far as forcibly kissing her on screen without it being in the script. While Ginger could have been much angrier for this, she just tells him he's confusing her character with her real self and acting like his love interest on screen doesn't mean she actually likes Bolin in real life. [[spoiler:On the other hand though, she realizes she clearly misjudged Bolin, and was more than impressed when she saw him save the President]].
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Ginger and she's a (dyed) ginger.
* MsFanservice: [[DistractedByTheSexy Bolin was too intrigued in her than whatever Varrick had to say]].
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Played with. She's the {{ingenue}} in the Nuktuk films where she co-stars alongside Bolin. Off the set though, her characterization so far consists of "dislikes co-star," which might be because Bolin is being [[TookALevelInJerkass unusually annoying]]. [[spoiler:However, she TookALevelInKindness, and was not ungrateful of Bolin's feat of saving the president from Varrick's men.]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: One of a ''very'' few characters in the franchise with a hair color that isn't black or brown. It's been since confirmed as being dyed.
* PetTheDog: She became [[TookALevelInKindness nicer]] [[spoiler: towards Bolin after saving the president.]]
* {{Sexophone}}: Gets a couple seconds of this in her introduction.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: An odd version as it applies ''only'' in-universe, where red hair isn't a natural color.

!Movers Characters

!!Nuktuk, Hero of the South

A character played by Bolin in Varrick's ''Nuktuk, Hero of the South'' movers. He is the hero of the Southern Water Tribe and seeks to defeat the evil Unalaq.
* CaptainPatriotic: He's a propaganda hero meant to represent the Southern Water Tribe.
* ExposedToTheElements: Nuktuk wears shorts and a fur vest that exposes his chest. The setting of his story is the ''South Pole!''. His [[DistressedDamsel damsel]] is the same as she shows her midriff and wears a mini skirt.
-->'''Bolin:''' Wouldn't I be ''[[LampshadeHanging cold]]'' wearing this outfit in the ''snow''?
-->'''Varrick:''' Ehh, Nuktuk is ''never'' cold!
* FakeNationality: In-universe. The character is a Waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe, but the actor Bolin is an Earthbender from Republic City.
** RaceLift: Earthbenders like Bolin are based on East Asians while Waterbenders are based on Inuit. Although it's not impossible for a Waterbender to be fair-skinned (as shown by Tahno), all native Southern Water Tribesmen are shown to be brown-skinned.
* RatedMForManly: A {{Badass}} ExposedToTheElements who defeats evil. Varrick must have been invoking this.

[[folder:Evil Unalaq]]
!!Evil Unalaq
->Voiced by: Jason Harris

The version of Unalaq appearing in Varrick's ''Nuktuk, Hero of the South'' propaganda films. He is the arch enemy of Nuktuk, and with his waterbending device he plans to destroy the world.
* AccidentallyAccurate: In-Universe. [[spoiler: It turned out the real Unalaq really was trying to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, but in a far more dangerous way.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Unlike his real counterpart, Evil Unalaq sports a goatee.
* BigBad: He is the main villain of the Nuktuk movers. This is mostly because the Nuktuk movers are a smear campaign against Unalaq.
* CardCarryingVillain: He proudly refers to his plans agains Nuktuk as evil, in classic villain fashion.
* CharacterExaggeration: An in-universe example in regards to his depiction of the "real" Unalaq. [[spoiler:Or more accurately an AccidentallyAccurate subversion on Varrick's part, since it later becomes pretty evident that the real Unalaq is just as egomaniacal as his fictional counterpart. The only thing exaggerated about him is his [[LargeHam theatricality]].]]
* EvilOverlord: He is the diabolical leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
* {{Expy}}: He looks very similar to the Ember Island Players version of Ozai from ''Avatar: The Last Airbender''. He's also quite obviously a reference to him, as both are incredibly hammy stage versions of the main villains.
* LargeHam: He is over the top and theatrical all the time.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His waterbending device reverses the polarity of the Earth, causing Nuktuk's animal buddy Jijou to come back to life.
* SpikesOfVillainy: His costume bears no subtlety of showing them off.
* TakeOverTheWorld: With his waterbending device, he plans to rule the world. Or destroy it. Really, does it matter?

!Zaofu inhabitants

[[folder:Suyin Beifong]]
!!Suyin Beifong

->Voiced by: Anne Heche

Toph's second daughter and Lin's half-sister. She is the leader of Zaofu.
* BlackSheep: Played with. Suyin admits that while her life went in the opposite direction of Lin's, Toph wasn't entirely happy with how either of them turned out.
* DishingOutDirt: She's an earthbender.
** ExtraOreDinary: And a metalbender.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Lin believes that she is Responsible and Suyin is Foolish. Suyin herself admits that she was sort of a rebel in her younger years.
* FormerTeenRebel: While Lin followed their mother's footsteps, Suyin went in the opposite direction. She's now a mature, kind person, however.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She and Lin used to fight for their mother's attention and have an antagonistic relationship to this day for reasons that are not yet clear. Though while Lin still holds antagonistic feelings towards her, she has moved on and genuinely wants her sister to be part of her life again.
* HappilyMarried: She and her husband obviously love each other very much.
* InSeriesNickname: Prefers to be called Su.
* SelfMadeWoman: [[spoiler: She's the founder of the Metal Clan and the builder of its city of Zaofu.]]
* SiblingYinYang: She's carefree, philosophical and family-oriented, while Lin is serious, blunt and a loner.
* WalkingTheEarth: She traveled the world for many years before settling down and founding Zaofu.


->Voiced by: JimMeskimen

Suyin's husband and the city architect.
* HappilyMarried: Despite his {{Workaholic}} tendencies, his marriage to Su genuinely appears to be a very loving one.
* {{Workaholic}}: He skips dinner along with his eldest son because he made a breakthrough on the new rail system.


->Voiced by: Alyson Stoner

Suyin's daughter. She gained airbending through Harmonic Convergence.
* BlowYouAway: Gained airbending thanks to Harmonic Convergence.
* MuggleBornOfMages: Though her father may or may not be a bender, her mother is, and since Opal was empowered with airbending she must have not been a bender prior.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Right off the bat she's proven herself to be an incredibly kind person to pretty much everyone she's talked to.
* OutnumberedSibling: She's the only girl out of her other four brothers. She was also the only non-bender, now an Airbender, where all her brothers are Earth/Metalbenders.
* SpoiledSweet: Opal is one of the sweetest people yet to be seen, but it's obvious that she knows little about how the real world works.
* VocalDissonance: She sounds much younger than she looks, probably to emphasise her shy, kind personality.

[[folder:Wei and Wing]]
!!Wei and Wing

->Voiced by: Marcus Toji (both)

Suyin's twin youngest sons.
* DishingOutDirt: They're earthbenders.
** ExtraOreDinary: And metalbenders.
* SpiritedCompetitor: They invented a metalbending game called Powerdisc (a sort of pinball/soccer combo) which they love to play.


->Voiced by: JasonMarsden

Suyin's artistic son.
* DishingOutDirt: He's an earthbender.
** ExtraOreDinary: And a metalbender.
* TrueArtIsAngsty: In-universe. His art actually isn't angsty, but he is since no one appreciates it. Bolin took his bizarre metal amalgam representing Harmonic Convergence as a banana.


->Voiced by: MauriceLaMarche

Suyin's assistant.
* DishingOutDirt: He's an earthbender.
* LivingLieDetector: Like Toph, he can use earthbending to tell if a person is lying.