Left to right: Chen, Mina, and Kaila.
"This isn't who we are. We aren't slaves, we are warriors, warriors of Kyoshi! People of Kyoshi Island, not Zula Island, Kyoshi Island, are you with me?!"
— Mina, "The World Like It Shouldn't Be"
is an Avatar: The Last Airbender Dark Fic
written by Waterkai and Vaznock on Avatar Wiki
. The story is set in an Alternate Reality
in which the Fire Nation won the war and Princess Azula is Supreme Fire Lord of the entire world. People of separate nations are now enslaved, while the only rebels live in a secluded Utopia
known tentatively as Rebel City
. Team Avatar, including The Avatar himself
, have all died tragic deaths. In general, the world is a craptastic, dystopian nightmare
The fic focuses on Mina, a former slave from Kyoshi Island, as she rebels against the Fire Nation and attempts to defeat Azula's reign once and for all. Along the way, she is joined by fellow rebel Kaila, the former Heir to the Fire Nation throne Chen (who is later revealed to be the Avatar
), and eventually three rebels
from Rebel City: Giu (a womanizer), Ray (a skilled, deaf
Waterbender), and Kambi (leader of the city). A Character Sheet
expected to be up soon.
The story has been widely lauded on Avatar Wiki for its careful treatment of its complex characters and smart reimagining of the original series. It's divided into 3 "Books," and is halfway through Book 2. It can be read on Avatar Wiki