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Asami will play a very important role in giving Korra the advantage over Amon. Maybe she'll be the one to ultimately take him downKorra will probably be outmatched as Amon fights dirty. At the very least, she'll probably get her break only by Asami's intervention. Besides even in the last series the only thing that worked against Chi Blockers in close combat is Muggle Martial arts and I mean look at Sokka and Suki. To add to that, she'll probably use the Equalists' own weapons and maybe even a Mecha against them (she has tried the gloves already). It would also be a serious blow to Amon's agenda that he really represents the interests of all non-benders.
Hiroshi will die sooner or later in the series. At the very least he goes to prison for a long long time.Because Redemption Equals Death is the typical fate of the Avatar-verse's Well-Intentioned Extremist, or in the case of Hama, captured and imprisoned again. For details, I'm guessing that his desire for vengeance will overrule his love for his daughter and he probably will knock her away when she pleads for him to stop. That is, until the Equalists decide to start attacking anyone, including non-benders in their way. He realizes his mistake, possibly with a My God, What Have I Done? moment and dies in the end by Taking the Bullet to save her from the attack of a mecha. Tearjerker bonus if he dies or goes to prison with a Final Speech telling her he's sorry for all he did and if she'll forgive him. Additional bonus points if he has a Last Request to Mako to take care of Asami for him. Asami's already among the Biggest Woobies as of Episode 7 and what better way to pour more Angst and Tearjerkers into the show?
Asami looks like Lust because...Someone's evil. Either Asami, 'cause that's obvious, or Mike and Bryan, because seriously, you can't trust that girl when all you're thinking of is poor Havoc...
Asami is related to June on her mothers sideIt may just be me but the two look very similar.
Hiroshi Sato knew Sokka.Specifically, Sokka was the one who gave him the loan that helped Hiroshi's satomoblies take off. After all, we know Sokka has a thing for gadgets and inventions and might have even seen a bit of himself in Hiroshi.
Asami having an ulterior motive?This troper predicts that she only wants the fame of being a probender's lover, and will ditch Mako when he voluntarily leaves probending to help Korra with the Equalists or the Fire Ferrets will lose by a major margin in the finals. Once Mako has no tie to probending, she'll move on to a 'better' probender. Just a theory, but does anyone care to add their two cents?
Asami paid off the referees in 'And the Winner is...'.Mako said that someone wants the Fire Ferrets to lose. That isn't necessarily Tahno and the Wolfbats, who may just tend to fight dirty anyway. If Asami has connections to the Equalists (given the Equalists' technology, a connection to Future Industries seems plausible), but does care for Mako or the Ferrets, she might have wanted to ensure that it was the Wolfbats, not the Ferrets, that got unbent by Amon.
Asami will eventually join the fight against the Equalists and start wearing spy catsuits.Because despite her being Spoiled Sweet, a major pro-bending fan, and able to draw out Mako's Adorkable side, most vocal viewers still think that either she and/or her father will be shown having some connection to the Equalists or she's a Mary Sue. This is way too convenient a theory, and it's probably popular due to four factors none of which are more than loosely if at all relevant to the main plot of the story: the fact that she looks like Lust, The Last Airbender movie's Yue actress being her VA, the threat she presents to Makorra, and the fact that she's rich. Now let's put these all in a different context.
Asami will become an Air Acolyte or hone herself into being a Badass Normal for the teamShe is moving in with Tenzin along with Mako and Bolin, and she likely will find the lifestyle more appealing than the one she had as a Spoiled Sweet girl. Otherwise, she will learn from them to become a true Badass Normal for the Krew against the Equalists, being the much-needed The Team Normal that is unfilled.
Asami can't be an Equalist by sheer fact that it creates a big, gaping plothole.Hiroshi Sato had the Avatar, the most powerful Airbender in the world (the only current Airbending master alive, actually), and the chief of metalbending police unconscious. Why would he give that all up just so he can have his daughter hang out with the brothers again? It makes no sense. He had everyone important captured, there was no need for Asami to go undercover. Even if we're to take into account Amon saying he would save Korra for last, there's still no reason for him to let Tenzin and Lin go. Especially since taking them out would further his plan AND hurt Korra. Plus, it would leave everyone on Airbender Island open for attack, where the only known Airbenders being Tenzin's kids. He gave up all that just to make Asami a double agent? No.
Hiroshi Sato will have a Heel-Face Turn after the shock of his daughter's clear disapproval truly sinks in.
The Satos' dynamic with Hiroshi being for the Equalists and Asami against them will lead to a revelation about the true nature of Amon's end objectives.
Asami and Mako's Crash into Hello was a ploy on Asami's part......to get into Mako's pants.
Mrs. Sato's death was arranged by Amon.The man's a criminal mastermind playing the long game. He arranged for a firebending triad to loot the Sato mansion and kill Hiroshi's wife, with the aim of cultivating a useful ally in his crusade against benders. Even if Hiroshi didn't come to blame benders, Amon would still have generated some bad press for firebenders with such a high profile crime.
Hiroshi's involvement will come back to bit equalists in the assSure they got away, but they left behind thick walls made out of pure platinum. If Republic City can't find a way to use that to their advantage, it deserves to lose.
An Equalist/Amon helped Hiroshi start up his companyAmon recognized Hiroshi's genius potential and cultivated it, hoping to turn Hiroshi into an ally. He had one of his most loyal followers help Hiroshi and win his trust, and used that trust to influence Hiroshi's opinions against benders. The efforts were largely unsuccessful until the death of Mrs. Sato; Amon's agent took advantage of the tragedy to convince Hiroshi that all benders were evil. The agent also advised Hiroshi not to overtly change his stance on benders to avoid suspicion.
Asami will glom on to the sweet ride that Tarrlok tried to bribe Korra with.And the vehicle will become the team's official ride/getaway car.
Asami will become Bumi's pupil in the same way that Sokka was to Piandao(See Gaang's Descendants page) Although she likes/knows Satomobiles/machines to be The Smart Guy in that field compared to Mako being one in general leadership, learning under Bumi, who has his own style/tech while giving a better edge than simply "Rest of the Krew cover me while I sabotage this factory/machine's weak spot." Said upgrades will provide a one-off Giant Mecha to counter Hiroshi's Super Mecha-Tank in an emotional battle near the end that chips away at Hiroshi's resolve and makes him what the hell kind of world the Equalists are fighting for if she's not around to live in it.
Zuko and Asami will have a heart to heart about their fathersAt some point, Zuko will visit the island, and he and Asami will bond. He'll give her some advice about turning against family to do what's right, and they'll have tea.
Hiroshi Sato will have a Villainous Breakdown, Azula-style.First a firebending gangster took his wife. Now, he's going to blame a firebending street rat for taking his daughter from him. He's going to get a whole lot worse before he gets better (assuming he ever does). Confirmed, sort of. In the last episode he tried to kill his daughter in anger, but it wasn't anywhere close to Captain Crazypants Azula's breakdown.
Hiroshi will break the non-benders out of prison using his battle mechasA bunch of innocent non-benders, including Asami, have been arrested and are being held prisoner by Tarrlok. Hiroshi seems to be sincere in his Equalist views and he probably still cares about Asami even after her betrayal. And he has the necessary machinery and resources to stage a massive prison break.
Hiroshi encouraged the budding Asami/Mako relationship to distract Asami from his Equalist activitiesIn the first episode, Amon talks about them moving up their plans due to the Avatar's presence. Their plans probably required significant development and manufacturing from Hiroshi. He was still trying to hide his involvement with the Equalists from Asami when the instructions to speed up development came, so he needed some way to hide how much more he was working from her so she wouldn't ask questions. When he found out she had met a guy, he was probably ecstatic, seeing it as the perfect solution. He wasn't quite as pleased when he found out the boy was a firebender, but continued to pretend to give his full support to the pairing, to avoid raising Asami's suspicions.
Asami will become Korra’s Cool Big SisterBecause Korra was sheltered all her life she has little to no experience with so called “wide world”, she is immature and awkward when it comes to any sort of relationship (situation with Mako), she is also a bit naïve and generally is not a people person (Tarrlok’s party). She still shows interest in a romance and being more feminine, she wants to learn. Asami as a daughter of the richest guy in the city probably was on many parties and met many people from the high social circles. She also seems to be a Spoiled Sweet, really wanting to help her friends. I think that at some moment these two will get a bonding moment when Asami will help Korra with her social issues. Their relationship will develop in a similar way as these of Toph and Katara, only not with a “mother substitute” but a Cool Big Sister instead.
Asami is going to become a Clingy Jealous Girl so Mako will have a reason to leave her and go for KorraThis troper personally perfers Asami/Mako to Makorra, but given the way she was eyeing the two in "When Extremes Meet", it looks like she's on her way to becoming a Green-Eyed Monster.
Asami's going to end up as Daddy's Little VillainWell, Love Makes You Evil and after the events of the most recent episodes, Asami does not look very happy about the fact that Mako still seems to have feelings for Korra. She's going to join up with the equalists because she feels that Mako prefers Korra over her because she's a bender, going bit mad in the process because bending seems to have taken away everything she's loved. Her mum was killed by a firebender (along with everyone else's) Her boyfriend prefers a bender over her and her dad went over to the dark side because of the first reason.
If Asami and Mako break up she'll go for Bolin insteadThere isn't any evidence for it but why not?
Hiroshi Sato will manipulate the Love Triangle situation to get Asami to turn sides.
Asami will remain good throughout the series despite angst over her father and Mako.She chose her side because she genuinely believes it's right, not because she was siding with her new boyfriend over her father. Even if Mako does break her heart, she won't defect.
Asami and Mako will split up and Makorra will become canon for a while but then Mako will go back to Asami.Heavy Ship Tease indicates that Makorra will become canon soon. But maybe Mako and Korra will find out that while their personalities work well as friends they clash too often as a couple. They're both very strong personalities, which might not work in romance. They will break up mutually, and Mako will become a couple with Asami again.
Linking to the above WMG...Korra and Asami will both just grow sick of Mako's indecision and jerkishness and become better friends (with Les Yay subtext) just to spite him.
The Satos are descended from Lian the Maker or linked to her in some other way.
Asami will become a Fake Defector
After all is said and done, Asami will shock MakoHe has been unfaithful and while she understands the heart wants what it wants she'll still be heartbroken. After they break up, she'll turn her glove on Mako and after shocking him she'll say something along the lines of "Now I forgive you"
Hiroshi will have a Heel-Face TurnThink about it. Amon and the Equalists have shown no problem with attacking non-benders who he considers Category Traitors such as the non-bending memebers of the police force and Shiro Shinobi. And you get much more Category Traitor than Asami. Equalists will try to attack her but Hiroshi will go all Papa Wolf and pull a Heel-Face Turn.
Asami is a descendant from June of A:TLAThink about it. The look VERY similar and they are Badass Normal to their own extent.
Asami will end up marrying MeeloCome on, that would be HILARIOUS, especially if Meelo grew up to be a very attractive man.
Hiroshi and the Cabbage Corp. Man will eventually reconcile with a hug and become best friends.Because that would just be really heartwarming.
Asami will learn a bit of history about her father, about how destitute he really was before his fortune.We see the Krew get taken in by Gommu and his fellow underground hobos in the season 1 finale teaser. Asami casually drops her last name, and another hobo recognizes it and has some choice words about Mr. Sato. Cue shocking revelation for Asami.
Hiroshi will go to prison, but escape and become the new villain of Season 2.Hey, Yakone managed to break out and turn his sons into villains using years of abuse. Hiroshi will break out with the help of some remaining Equalists, repair the mechas or upgrade them, or begin to build new weapons nobody knows about. However, thanks to Amon accidentally revealing his true identity, the Equalists will have to hide in the shadows because otherwise they won't be taken seriously. Hiroshi or someone else will also don Amon's mask in an effort to pretend that Amon is neither dead nor a waterbender.
Another reason why Asami couldn't be an Equalist.
Lust from FMA is Asami's motherAsami looks like her and Lust was killed by Roy Mustang who is a firebender.
Hiroshi himself is responsible for his wife's death.No, I'm not suggesting he outright murdered her himself, but rather that he simply caused her death. The Agni Kai raid on the Sato mansion was actually arranged by Hiroshi himself as an insurance scam: Get the triad to mess up the place, pretend some antiques have been stolen, ect, and collect the insurance money. Hiroshi, knowing that his wife and daughter wouldn't approve, doesn't tell them that the raid is just a scam, but instructs the Agni Kais not to hurt them. However, Mrs. Sato attempts to call the authorities and gets burned to death for her trouble. At this point, the fake raid becomes a real one and the Sato mansion is ruined. In present day, Hiroshi is unable to cope with the knowledge that he himself is to blame, and instead decides to not merely put the blame solely on the Agni Kais, but on all benders in general. He may even have blocked out the memory of arranging the raid himself to avoid facing his guilt.
Asami will arrange a merger between Future Industries and Verick's unnamed company in Book 2.She specifically mentions "someone in the Southern Water Tribe" who can help Future Industries with their financial crisis in the SDCC animatic, and given what we know about Verick, he's obviously the one she means. With his own charisma and "captain of industry" status, he'll join forces with Future Industries and help them by getting their finances in order and persuading their customers that Hiroshi's ill intent is well and truly gone.
Asami Sato suffers so much because she's Fire Lord Sozin's reincarnation.And boy does she have debts to pay. Think about it. Asami is basically a modern day Prince Sozin. She's the daughter of a hyper-rich plutocrat, modern royalty. She's described as coming from a long line of colonists that trace their ancestry back to the first Fire Nation colonies, and her family's worldwide success represents the embodiment of Sozin's "expand the empire" talk. Future Industries is a global company that transcends borders, a financial empire whose product ("Satomobile") is so ubiquitous as to become the default name for the technology. In fact, having the world's most advanced technology is what makes the Sato empire possible, just as it did with the Fire Nation. Like Sozin, Asami inherits that empire at a young age. Except it all goes wrong for Asami at every possible stage, because the universe is punishing her for transgressions in a past life. Hiroshi Sato's bid for world conquest flounders, despite his edge in military tech. We know in the next season that Future Industries is collapsing. The Sato fortune is presumably going with it. Asami loses her first romance... to the Avatar. It's like the universe is replaying the Fire Nation's history up to a certain point, and then demolishing it around Asami.
Asami will design her own Powered Armor
Asami will visit her father in prisonHiroshi fares better than Amon and (presumably) the Lieutenant, in that he survives the demise of the Equalist uprising, and ends up in prison. Asami visits him at some point to try and talk some sense into him. The teary-eyed Asami we saw in the Season 2 Preview was Asami torn up inside because she failed to do so and he's still lost in his hatred.
Asami will wind up in jail for selling mecha-tanks to the South.Probably a Northern Water Tribe jail, but President Raiko is pretty determined to stay out of the civil war and threatens to have Korra arrested for insurrection for going to Iroh behind his back. Selling weapons to one side would undoubtedly piss him off.
By the end of the season, Asami will gain bending.Asami is the only member of Team Avatar without bending, and bending has been shown to pop up in random folks in situations of extreme duress. Both of the people we see or hear about gaining their bending for the very first time gain it in stressful situations (Bumi falls off a cliff, and Da was arguing with his brother heatedly). As a member of Team Avatar against the very dangerous Irregular Benders, she's going to be in a number of stressful and dangerous situations, conditions ripe for her to gain bending. It may not even be airbending, given Asami's extremely graceful style and motions, waterbending might occur, given Kya seems to be sitting this book out.
Asami will get a space swordSuyin said she's a collector or meteorites, among her other talents. Either she found Sokka's sword or can forge one for Asami to use later in the series. That, in addition to her electric glove, will mean that Asami will be the closest thing to a Jedi in the series.
The man who killed Hiroshi's wife and Asami's mother was named Roy MustangJust for Fun