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The Promise

     Yu Dao Resistance 

In General

Kori Morishita

Kori is a citizen of Yu Dao, and despite being a Earthbender she is Fire Nation citizen and considers herself loyal to it.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Played with. Kori wears both red and green, as she's an Earthbender yet also legally a Fire Nation citizen and thinks of herself as such.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Defied. She is an Earthbender and a Fire Nation citizen, is proud of being both, and is sick and tired of being told that her loyalties between the two have to conflict.
  • Epic Flail: Wields a meteor hammer. Because the ball is made of stone, she can manipulate it with her earthbending for easy retrieval and trick moves.
  • Karma Houdini: She tries to kill the Fire Lord twice and she only recieves barely a slap in the wrist.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Despite being both an Earthbender and of mixed nationality in a country that was until recently Fire-supremacist, Kori is legally a Fire Nation citizen because her father is one.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Kori's attempts to keep the Fire Nation colony in place always involve violence. Including picking fights with people much stronger than her, such as the Avatar and the Fire Lord. Her Establishing Character Moment is her attempt to assassinate Zuko, instead of trying to talk to him first.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend: With Sneers. A Running Gag in Part 3 is that everyone who finds out about them first confusedly confirms that they're together, then enthusiastically congratulates him.


Not a comic only character, but has a much bigger role. Once a member of the Freedom Fighter, he later joins the Yu Dao Resistance.
  • An Axe to Grind: Uses throwing axes.
  • The Bus Came Back: Makes his first appearance since "Jet".
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend: With Kori, and many people enthusiastically congratulate him for it.
  • With Us or Against Us:
    • Kori does this to him, after he lets it slip that he's part of the protest looking to evict the Fire Nation from Yu Dao. Although rather than frame it as an issue of nations, as she had done to Zuko in the first volume, Kori presents it as protecting the city of Yu Dao itself.
    • Uses a guilt-trip version of this on Aang.
    Sneers: This is it, Aang! You choose to either defend Yu Dao with us... or doom us.

    Toph's Metalbending Students 
A group of kids Toph noticed had metalbending potential, and brought them in to train.

All of them:

  • Berserk Button: Toph and Sokka try to press them to get them to metalbend, but it backfires and they faint instead.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Ho-Tun, The Dark One, and Penga respectively.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Spinning helmets is very helpful in subduing soldiers without killing them.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Toph is this to them. A typical communication goes like this, "Stop slacking off, lily livers!"
  • Extra Ore Dinary: What Toph tries to teach them.
  • Power Born of Madness: Played for laughs. Toph finds them when they demonstrate extreme emotion, which can ever-so-slightly affect nearby metal....But the only people who get extremely emotional in public are, in Sokka and Toph's words, "crazy people."
  • Rival Dojos: They stage a duel with Master Kunyo's firebending school over the property rights to a training dojo. The metalbenders win.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After learning metalbending.

"The Dark One"



The Search

Ursa's former lover. Was ready to marry her, when Ozai came and made her marry him.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Grows one after Ursa is forced to accept Ozai's proposal.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Ursa tells him that she "joyfully accepted" Ozai's proposal to stop his attempts to resist, which would almost certainly get him killed.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Hey, remember that nice family from part 2, Noren, Noriko and Kiyi? Noriko is actually Ursa with a new face and no memory of her Royal Life, and Noren is Ikem with a new face. Kiyi? Meet Zuko's half-sister he never knew about.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Was her Ursa's childhood friend.
  • Cowardly Lion: Is said to be a coward, but when Ursa is about to be taken away, he grabs a prop sword and stands up to some Fire Nation soldiers armed with real weapons and Firebending.
  • The Hermit: Becomes one after losing Ursa.
  • Love at First Punch: Ikem fell in love with Ursa after she punched him in the stomach and kicked dirt in his face when they were six.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Zuko seemingly finds out via letter that his real father was not Ozai, but a man named Ikem. But the letter ends up being a lie.
  • Meaningful Name: Noren. The name is also of a character in "Love Amongst the Dragons" and has meaning to him. It's the name Ikem chose after gaining a new face, to maintain a connection to the acting troupe and by extension, Ursa.
  • Satellite Love Interest: His complete character is about his relationship with Ursa.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Ursa who is forced to be engaged to Ozai.

     Rafa and Misu 
  • Action Girl: Misu. She even developed her own offensive waterbending technique, since being a woman in the North Tribe she couldn't learn regular offensive waterbending.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Misu spent decades trying to heal Rafa's face.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Rafa with his sister, Misu, who wants to heal his face.
  • Determinator: Misu in finding a way to heal her brother's face.
  • Facial Horror: Rafa badly disfigured his face in an accident and hides it behind a wooden mask. Until we learn in Part 3 that he's been suffering an even worse fate living without a face after Koh stole it
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The two of them.
  • Making a Splash: Misu as a waterbender

     The Mother of Faces 
  • Eldritch Abomination: She may be a somewhat benign example when she feels like it, but she definitely looks the part. She is the source of all human faces, being the one that gave humans individual identity to begin with.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Is revealed to be Koh the Face Stealer's mother. He steals faces because his mother crafts them, a fact that she wasn't aware of that leads her to fashion a new face to Rafa anyway as it is her form of atonement for her son's crimes.
  • Reality Warper: when the Mother of Faces visits her forest, face-like patterns appear on the animals and plants living in it. Aang, as the bridge between humans and spirits, is affected too, his face starting to wear expressions mimicking some of the patterns around him without being able to control it.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gives two of these, though one in a flashback.
    • She only grants one wish per season but Team Avatar had two favors that needed addressing thus the choice. Either ask for her help in finding Ursa, or address Rafa's face disfigurement. They INTENDED to do the latter, but Azula being Azula, cut in and yelled for the former, and it took some unforeseen circumstances to get the Mother of Faces to help Rafa. Ironically, had Azula not done so they likely would've NEVER found Ursa.
    • Noren/ Ikem had taken Ursa to her for a new identity to keep her safe from Ozai but the Mother of Faces sensed that her pain lied deeper from her past life so she also gave a choice. She could take the memories of her Royal Life away however it would mean forgetting her children completely, or she could abstain and Ursa keep those memories but she would be under constant emotional pain from being separated from them. She chose to lose her memories, only being restored thanks to the first Sadistic Choice making the Mother of Faces a bit more agreeable.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She hates it when people ask for a new face when she put so much work into crafting the one they already have, which is why she only does it sparingly.


     New Ozai Soceity 

After Omashu was taken back by the Earth Kingdom, a group gathered to bring it back to Fire Nation hands.

In General

Mai's Father

  • Believing Their Own Lies/Twisting the Words: Tries to claim Zuko threw her out. Mai tells him he knows it wasn't like that.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When Mai rejects his offer and decides to leave, he makes it clear that he doesn't want either of his children harmed in the ensuing fight.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: This seems to be a running theme for Mai, as her father felt confident enough that she would join his side to lead her right to their secret meeting place and tell her everything about their intentions. Clearly, it never crossed his mind that she would turn him down. He miscalculated her about as badly as Azula did.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Has become this since his loss of Omashu. Now, he leads a faction of Ozai-Loyalists, becoming a potential threat for Zuko.
  • Tykebomb: Plans to do this with Tom-Tom, but Mai nips it in the bud.
  • Unknown Rival: Mai's father is basically this to Zuko.
  • We Can Rule Together: This works about as well for Mai's father as it does for most evil parents with heroic children.

Kei Lo

  • Innocent Innuendo/Getting Crap Past the Radar: Mai protests when Kei Lo begins leading her down a dark alley, telling him he's crazy if he thinks she's "going down a dark, deserted stairwell with a guy I just met." Of course, he has something different in mind.
  • It Meant Something to Me: Kei Lo insists to Mai that he enjoyed this assignment because he really is attracted to her. However, Mai doesn't buy it, because she feels like he set her up.

The Rift

The current supervisor of a joint Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom mining operation.
  • Adorkable: A Twilight Sparkle-level fanboy of the Gaang, especially Toph.
  • Call Forward:
    • Satoru has invented an assembly line process based entirely on machines that non-benders can use, clearly the beginning of the more mechanized world seen in Korra.
    • His name also has a suspiciously similar resemblance to Asami and Hiroshi Sato, making him a likely ancestor.
  • Freudian Slip: Toph to Satoru, and lampshaded by Katara and Sokka right away:
    Toph: I would love to be in a partnership with you — I mean, the refinery.
    Sokka: Is it just me, or is there some serious oogie-osity going on over there?
    Katara: I think it's sweet. We almost never get to see Toph's softer side.
  • Implausible Deniability: Satoru insists that the river pollution is from natural causes and not the fault of the factory. Toph confirms that he's telling the truth, or at least thinks he is.
  • Ship Tease: Toph quickly gets a crush on him.
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