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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.
- Ascended Extra: In "Republic City Hustle" he's more important and we get a bit of his backstory.
- Badass Grandpa: 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.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Seen moving "Earth dumbbells" in a few of his scenes in the workout room.
- Glory Days: "Republic City Hustle" shows that he was actually quite famous back when he was still pro-bending.
- Grumpy Old Man: His meeting with Korra had him quite grouchy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be 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).
- Meaningful Name: The Tosa Inu is a Japanese dog used in dog fighting matches.
- The Mentor: To Mako and Bolin before the start of the series.
- Perpetual Frowner: In the main show; we do get to see him smile a bit in the end of "Republic City Hustle", though.
- Small Role, Big Impact: 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 post the first season at all. This was partly remedied by the Republic City Hustle shorts, though.
- Throwing the Fight: 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.
"You know...If you'd like to learn how a real pro bends, I could give you some private lessons."
A rival pro-bender of the Fire Ferrets. The captain of the Wolfbats.
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.
- Making a Splash: Was the team's waterbender before Korra.
- Meaningful Name: "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.
- The Pete Best: In-universe; he leaves the Fire Ferrets just in time for Korra's arrival to boost their popularity immensely.
- Small Role, Big Impact: 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).
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Is never seen again after he leaves the probending match in anger during "A Leaf in the Wind", until the very last episode of the entire show, as a clarinetist in Varrick's wedding band. According to the Book 1 commentary, he was originally intended to have left the team because his girlfriend had a baby. Sean Gantka has written a Facebook post explaining that Hasook left to pursue his true love, music.
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.
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.
Republic City Administration
"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."
Voiced by Spencer Garrett
The new president of the United Republic, elected after the events of Book 1.
- Celebrity Resemblance: The mustache and wireframe glasses make him look like a cross between Sun Yat-sen (founder of the Republic of China) and Teddy Roosevelt◊.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The infodump at the start of Book 2 has a quick shot of him and his wife waving to the cameras.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He banishes Korra from Republic City when she can't do anything about the spirit vine problem, despite her saving the entire city from a much worse fate. He ends up reversing it after she beats the Red Lotus, having gained a new appreciation for her role, and a concern for the current state of the Earth Kingdom following the death of the Earth Queen.
- The Ditherer: He's not really good at making tough decisions or handling crises very well.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Played with: President Raiko formally welcomes Korra back to Republic City and sounds sincere in his belief that the world needs her. Korra, however, is too drained to even acknowledge it and Asami politely insists that they should get moving to the ceremony. Meanwhile, Tonraq sounds a little sore at Raiko, if only because the latter doesn't fully appreciate what Korra's gone through.
- Happily Married: His wife shows up in "Night of a Thousand Stars".
- Hero Antagonist: 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.
- Heroic BSOD: Upon seeing the destructive capabilities of the Colossus, he reluctantly surrenders to Kuvira, seeing no way for his troops to fight it, let alone survive it.
- Jerkass Has a Point: 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. Entire neighborhoods are unfit for human habitation and parts of the city no longer have access to water service. After the timeskip in Book 4, the city has managed to work around the problem, and now the vines and the spirits that come with them are a tourist attraction. They even renamed Republic City Park after Korra and erected a statue there in her honor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The guy may have a huge chip on his shoulder, especially towards Korra, and becomes pretty antagonistic during a crisis, but there's no doubting the man genuinely does want to do good.
- Know When To Fold Them: His decision to at least temporarily surrender Republic City to Kuvira after seeing firsthand the sheer devastation unleashed by her Colossus if nothing else saved the lives of his military, Iroh, and Korra.
- Muggle: Implied in the first episode and confirmed by Word of God, he is a non-bender. He is the first leader in the world of Avatar who is not affiliated with any of the four elemental nations, at least not by bending. His actual nationality is never stated.
- Never My Fault: 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.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Hiring Kuvira. Because there's no way giving a woman with an army free reign to unite the Earth Kingdom could possibly backfire. This one's not totally on him, though; everyone else was ok with it, too, even if they started showing reservations near the end.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat/Reasonable Authority Figure: He starts out as the latter, but edges into the former as time goes on. When the Water Tribe civil war starts, he rightly characterizes it as an internal conflict and refuses to provide military aid to the South. Later on, when Korra offers him a valid, potentially world-threatening motive that should motivate him to help, he still refuses to send aid, deeming the protection of Republic City more important. Zaheer even indirectly references his poor decisions to justify why the world would be better off without such leaders.
- Odd Name Out: Not Raiko himself but his wife, who's named "Buttercup".
- OOC Is Serious Business: Once Kuvira seizes power and is developing a spirit vine weapon, he is the most outspoken about making a first strike. This is a staunch contrast to how he's regarded past international affairs, proving that he truly comprehends the threat Kuvira poses to the world. Deconstructed, however, when he tries to force Asami and Varrick into making spirit vine weapons to counter Kuvira's, which both Varrick and Korra refuse to do.
- Our Presidents Are Different: Raiko is, to put it bluntly, a pompous windbag that was only put in power to appease the masses. He folds like a wet napkin when a villain so much as sneezes at him and shifts any blame there is to be had onto others.
- Pet the Dog: He actually became concerned of the state of the Earth Kingdom after hearing of the Earth Queen's death at the hands of the Red Lotus. Never before has he ever shown such concern for what happened in other nations, so this is definitely a first. He even decides to revoke Korra's banishment and declares that the world, not just the United Republic, will need the Avatar more than ever.
- Sleazy Politician: He manipulates the media and public opinion against Korra, in an effort to save his bacon and stay in charge.
- Somebody Else's Problem: He ultimately refuses to take a side in the Water Tribe Civil War, thinking it's not his place to get involved.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: While he was always antagonistic towards Korra, he was never hostile or unreasonable about it. Come Book 3, he's trying to throw Korra under a bus to save his political career and is openly ungrateful for Korra's past heroics. Zaheer cites Korra's conflict with him as an example of why such leadership is better off being eliminated entirely.
- Ungrateful Bastard:
- 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 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.
- When the Earth Kingdom falls into chaos and the Avatar is crippled, the first thing he worries about is whether the Avatar will recover and be able to fix things, though at least he's apologetic about his previous behavior.
The captain of the Metalbender Corps working in Republic City under Chief Beifong.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Briefly to Tarrlok.
- The Captain: Of the Metalbending Corp. Second only to Lin.
- Chekhov's Gunman: In the first episode, he's the one that attempts to arrest Korra for property damage.
- Da Chief: After Lin resigns, Tarrlok promotes him. Lin gets her position back by the next Book.
- Dishing Out Dirt: As an earthbender.
- The Dragon: To Tarrlok, briefly, which ended when Tarrlok revealed himself as a bloodbender.
- Extra Ore Dinary: As a metalbender.
- Inspector Javert: Goes along with Tarrlok's more extreme policies, and answers directly to him, and thus opposes the heroes, despite being on the same side. When Tarrlok is revealed as evil, Saikhan turns against him.
- Oh, Crap: He gets one after seeing Councilman Tenzin in the lobby after he and Tarrlok detained dozens of non-benders and 3/4ths of the new Team Avatar when they tried to stop the detaining.
- Puppet King: May be chief, but answers directly to Tarrlok, who's head of the Council. Once Tarrlok's nature as a bloodbender is revealed, he sends the officers after him.
- Put on a Bus: Amon's men take him away in episode 10, and he hasn't appeared since. Granted he's probably fine, and the dialogue implies he stepped down and handed the position back to Lin.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Double Subverted. He's subordinate to Tarrlok, who probably had a hand in making him chief. After Tarrlok is revealed to be evil, he continues to function as chief and tries to regain control of the city, showing an earnest desire to help people and keep the peace while doing so. He works under Tenzin for a bit, before being taken away.
- Unwitting Pawn: Downplayed. Though he isn't aware of Tarrlok's true motives, he nevertheless aids Tarrlok in his morally dubious scheme to arrest of bunch of innocent people in the Dragon Flats District. When he does learn of Tarrlok's true nature, though, he turns on him and is a lot more reasonable.
- Younger Than He Looks: His baldness and wrinkles make him look nearly 60 years old compared to his actual age of 40. Although that's at least with his helmet off.
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.
- Back for the Finale: Can be seen playing the erhu and pipa in Varrick's wedding band.
- Badass Mustache: If nothing else about them, you gotta admit they do have very nice mustaches.
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: They're never seen doing anything related to their job except arresting Mako, and the evidence Mako finds is just tossed in their desk without consideration. This costs them their detective positions after their incompetence nearly gets the president kidnapped.
- Donut Mess with a Cop: They are seen eating snack cakes during several scenes in "Night of a Thousand Stars". This gets them ambushed because they're too busy paying attention to the snacks.
- Everyone Has Standards: They are among the many characters who silently express their distaste when Mako lies to an amnesiac Korra about them still being together, screwing over Asami.
- Fat and Skinny: Lu and Gang respectively.
- Hidden Depths: They may otherwise be a dunderhead duo, but they're actually quite good at playing the erhu and pipa at Varrick's and Zhu Li's wedding.
- Jerkass: All they ever do on screen is twirl their mustaches, eat snack cakes, and laugh at Mako.
- Laser-Guided Karma: They were demoted after nearly letting the president get kidnapped.
- Never Live It Down: They like to remind Mako of his ties with the Triple Threat Triad.
- Oh, Crap: Their response to Lin demoting them.
- Police Are Useless: 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 implicates Mako for the crimes. During the attempt to kidnap the president, they were easily knocked out because they were distracted eating snack cakes.
- Those Two Guys: They always seen together in any scene involving them.
- Underestimating Badassery: They look down on Mako even though they should know what he did last season.
Voiced by Jason Harris
A very unfortunate
- Butt Monkey: Very much.
- When Korra first runs afoul of the law, he grabs her ponytail with a metal cord. She retaliates by bending an ice wall for him to slam into.
- When Hiroshi's mansion is searched, he is left to stand guard over Mako, Bolin, and Asami. The two brothers quickly trick him, tackle him and tie him up. He actually lucked out on this one, as it spared him from being captured with the other officers.
- He's also one of several officers to find himself on the wrong end of a Equalist Mini-Mecha and their magnet arms in the Book 1 finale.
- Dishing Out Dirt/Extra Ore Dinary: Like all metalbenders.
- Grind Boots: Likely through the use of metalbending. 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.
- Mauve Shirt: He's the only named metalbender aside from Saihkan and Lin. He can be seen hanging around in shots with groups of police officers.
- Police Are Useless: Downplayed. Song is at least trying to do his job, and he and the metalbenders in general are reasonably good at it. They just keep getting upstaged.
- Punch Clock Villain: 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.
"You're confusing Ginger the actress with Ginger the character... Ginger loves Nuktuk, not Bolin."
Voiced by Amy Gross
The star of Varrick's new line of movers, whom he appeared to hire strictly because of her Fanservice
- Back for the Finale: Is one of the guests at Varrick's wedding.
- Bare Your Midriff: The water tribe outfit she was sporting for the propaganda film Verrick wanted to shoot.
- Beauty Mark: Near her mouth.
- The Cameo: In the finale, she is seen attending Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding.
- The Casanova: A female example. The Nick website calls her a heartbreaker.
- The Danza: In universe, she plays a character named Ginger in Varrick's movers.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite her dislike for Bolin, she still warns him when he's about to be attacked.
- Fake Nationality: 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.
- Jerkass Has a Point: 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. She does think better of him after he gets to be genuinely heroic.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is Ginger and she's a (dyed) ginger.
- Ms. Fanservice: Bolin was too intrigued in her than whatever Varrick had to say.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: In-universe, and 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 unusually annoying. However, she Took a Level in Kindness after watching Bolin save the president from Varrick's goons.
- Non-Standard Character Design: 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, which is more obvious when you notice her eyebrows are much darker.
- Pet the Dog: She became nicer towards Bolin after he saves the president.
- Sexophone: Gets a couple seconds of this in her introduction.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: An odd version as it applies only in-universe, where red hair isn't a natural color.
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.
- Captain Patriotic: He's a propaganda hero meant to represent the Southern Water Tribe.
- Exposed to the Elements: Nuktuk wears shorts and a fur vest that exposes his chest. The setting of his story is the South Pole!. His damsel is the same as she shows her midriff and wears a mini skirt.
Wouldn't I be cold
wearing this outfit in the snow
Ehh, Nuktuk is never
- Fake Nationality: In-universe. The character is a Waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe, but the actor Bolin is an Earthbender from Republic City.
- Race Lift: 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.
- Rated M for Manly: A Badass Exposed to the Elements who defeats evil. Varrick must have been invoking this.
The Evil Unalaq
The Evil Unalaq
Voiced by: Jason Harris (Book 2), Adrian LaTourelle (Book 4)
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.
- Evil Overlord: He is the diabolical leader of the Northern Water Tribe.
- Evil Plan: He plans to use a Doomsday device to freeze the entire world.
- 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.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: In Varrick's planned mover sequel about Nuktuk playing Bolin, when the Legion of Doom is being formed, he tries to force his way in onto the team and it's obvious none of the other villains (Zaheer, Vaatu, and Zombie Amon) want him there.
- Godwin's Law: Why is he so similar to Actor!Ozai? To make Unalaq more closely resemble Fire Lord Ozai, the "Hitler" of their world! Evil Unalaq's plan to freeze the world also parallels Ozai's plan to torch the entire Earth Kingdom using Sozin's Comet.
- Large Ham: He is constantly being over the top and theatrical.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His waterbending device reverses the polarity of the Earth, causing Nuktuk's animal buddy Jijou to come back to life.
- Spikes of Villainy: His costume bears no subtlety whatsoever in showing them off.
- Take Over the World: With his waterbending device, he plans to rule the world. Or destroy it. Does it really matter?
Earth Kingdom inhabitants
Mako & Bolin's Family
Grandma Yin voiced by: Susan Silo
Uncle Chow voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
Cousin Tu voiced by: Greg Cipes
The very extended family from the brothers' father's side. A whole family living in an apartment with Grandma Yin being their head of the household.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Or grandparents, in this case. Yin pulls the typical grandmotherly "why aren't you dating her" trick on Mako... around Korra and Asami.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: All of them have this trait.
- Cool Old Lady: Grandma Yin is very energetic for her age.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Tu, the cousin whom the boys met first, has been confirmed to be an earthbender (although he's never actually used said ability).
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Tu appears to have one with Prince Wu, which also doubles as an Odd Friendship.
- Hidden Depths: Tu can be quite insightful, which he shows when discussing Mako's flaws in his relationships with both Asami and Korra.
Mako: Well, me and Asami were never officially back together.
Tu: Really? That again? Ya' know, it seems like you're so afraid to disappoint anyone, that you end up disappointing everyone.
- Honor Before Reason: Even when her home was on fire, Yin still refuses to leave over the fact her house has been in her family for generations.
- I Choose to Stay: Yin tried to stay behind in "The Ultimatum" even though Ba Sing Se, and their slummy flat in particular, was going up in flames. Bolin forces her to leave.
- Informed Ability: Tu's earthbending.
- Massive Numbered Cousins: It's not 100% clear precisely how each of them is related to the others — i.e. who are siblings, who are cousins, who are married etc. — but there are a lot of them.
- Odd Friendship: Tu has one with Prince Wu, which they also as Heterosexual Life-Partners.
- Parental Substitute: Since Mako's parents are dead, his grandma more or less acts as one to him. Like a parent would, she sometimes nags him whenever he misbehaves.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Downplayed with Tu. He's insulted they don't want to steal his fruit, claims that he could have stolen an airship too, and the like. He's not treated seriously, though, instead coming off as humorous mild jealousy rather than a flaw, especially as he doesn't otherwise get much screentime.
- Spanner in the Works: Had Mako and Bolin had not met them, they would not have learned the Earth Queen was rounding up the new airbenders in the city to use for her army.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Bolin clearly inherited his looks from his father. Tu and his father Chow — San's brother — also have similar features. Directors for one of the episodes they were featured in have stated that they tried to add Bolin's big eyebrows to as many of them as possible.
- Too Dumb to Live: The entire family would have been burned alive by the riot fires that consumed much of Ba Sing Se on insistence of Grandma Yin if not for Bolin and Mako arriving with an airship and forcibly removing Yin from the building.
- Undying Loyalty: Despite how poorly the Earth Queen has treated commoners like her, Yin still holds her in high regard, even after the Queen's death. This extends to Prince Wu, as she faints upon meeting him.
- Your Cheating Heart: Yin's husband apparently, as she twice accuses Mako of being "just like your grandfather" when she learns how he strung Korra and Asami along in the first two Books.
The Grand Secretariat of Ba Sing Se under the Earth Queen.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns in Book 4 for Prince Wu's coronation ceremony.
- Foil: Similarly to how the Earth Queen was characterized to be as different from her father as possible, Gun seems to be built as a contrast to his predecessor as Grand Secretariat from the first series, Long Feng, to highlight the difference in Hou-Ting and Kuei's reigns. While Long Feng was a domineering, earthbending mastermind who conspired against his king and ran the Earth Kingdom behind his back, Gu is a snivelling Yes-Man eager to keep Hou-Ting happy at any costs, and is absolutely useless in any dangerous situation.
- Nervous Wreck: He's very timid and eager to avoid angering the Earth Queen in any way.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After seeing the Red Lotus effortlessly destroy the Dai Li, leaving only him and the Queen, Gun runs away shrieking despite the Queen's insistence to lay down his life for her.
- Yes-Man: Gun is spineless and goes along with whatever the Earth Queen orders him to do. This even extends to Wu (who Gun, by right of succession, is now serving), who isn't a very commanding person in the first place.
Voiced by: Steve Blum
An escapee from Kuvira's prison camps, where he was put for being a firebender.
- Playing with Fire: Simply being a firebender was enough for Kuvira to throw him in prison.
- Shout-Out: His lanky physique, wild hair and voice actor make him resemble Spike Spiegel.
- You Sound Familiar: Steve Blum had voiced Amon in Season 1, as well as Yao in "Beginnings" and Hundun in the video game. It's especially fun when Varrick tells the refugees his own take on the show's whole story, with Blum also getting new Amon lines in addition to Baraz ones.
Fire Lord Izumi
"I refuse to drag my nation into another war, unless there's no other choice."
The current reigning Fire Lord, daughter of Zuko and mother of General Iroh.
- Big Good: Of the Fire Nation.
- Death Glare: A downplayed example, but her stern look at Wu after his typical shenanigans during the world leaders' meeting clearly tells him to simply shut up.
- Family Theme Naming: Continues the tradition of members of her immediate family having a prominent "Z" sound in their names.
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny: She's got the Fire Lord topknot crown, also her glasses appear to have gold frames.
- Ironic Echo: President Raiko got a taste of his own medicine with her refusal to take part in an unprovoked offensive. Her reasons are different, however; the Fire Nation still has a bit of notoriety because of the Hundred Year War.
- Martial Pacifist: She keeps the Fire Nation a relatively pacifist state (due to a bad rep still lingering from the Hundred Year War), but considering she's of a lineage that has consisted of an Avatar, the previous show's Big Bad's and Zuko himself, not to mention the Fire Nation's technological prosperity, she and her nation are still not to be trifled with.
- Missing Mom: Who her mother is has not been outright confirmed.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Because of the Fire Nation's past of forcing the whole world into a pointless war, she refuses to take part in an unprovoked offensive against the Earth Empire unless there is absolutely no other choice. She does, however, agree to grant President Raiko her support in defending Republic City should the Earth Empire attack first.
- Her son has also described her as someone who would be willing to assist or at least hear out the Avatar. Though considering her later position regarding the Earth Empire, it's unlikely that she would've lent military support in the Water Tribe Civil War based solely on Korra's word at the time.
- She Is the King: As seen with Azula, the title "Fire Lord" is gender neutral.
- Spin-Offspring: She is the daughter of Zuko.