Webcomic How I Became Yours Discussion

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12:45:07 PM Jun 3rd 2012
Did Not Do The Research is an index, not a trope. I'll let people who have a better idea on which these apply to sort them, except for the ones that have been vindicated by history (i.e.: the bloodbending thing, since if bloodbending can be done without a full moon, doing it in daylight is merely an extension of that, though it shouldn't be done without comment)

  • Toph says she knew Azula was pregnant because she could sense its heartbeat, despite Azula probably only being a few weeks along at best. (For the people not familiar with human reproductive biology - the embryo doesn't even have a heart yet at that stage.)
    • You can't even hear the baby's "heart" until around week 12 and with an amplified doppler device, or you can wait around week 20 with a regular stethoscope.
    • There is an attempted Hand Wave with this by Toph claiming Azula was around three months along, but even then there's still the Fridge Logic as to how Toph could've known just how far along exactly Azula was.
    • Also, wouldn't Azula get some kind of a bulge starting from two months? Sure, prior to the fourth month mark it can be hidden with proper dressing, but was Diaz aware of that?
  • Sho has multiple knives that are probably meant to be throwing knives, probably to highlight his relationship with Mai. However, the knives are placed in such a way that he'd have to be double-jointed in order to retrieve them from their holsters, and even then his effectiveness in battle would be vastly decreased. No wonder he opted for a sword fight with Sokka instead of assassinating him from a safe distance.
  • Azula is dosed with a deadly poison that specifically targets firebenders, giving her Easy Amnesia. This poison at first named "Ginseng Lotus Poison." In the cartoon, Uncle Iroh's favorite tea is ginseng. That probably explains why he's acting so violently out of character...he started taking a drug that targets the memory processes to cope with his son's death, overused it a little, and ended up as the addled old man who can't remember not to call his nephew "My Lord." The problem with this name was probably pointed out to Diaz at one point, so she alters the name to "Gin Sing Extracts," which is just as bad.
    Iroh: Delicious tea? Or deadly poison?
  • Iroh explains to Azula that blue fire is called "Cold-blooded Fire" when in the series, that describes lightning due to the serenity needed to use it. Her fire is blue because it's extremely hot.
  • Hilariously, Diaz says she reads a lot and claims most people these days don't have a clue what they're talking about these days (pot, kettle. Kettle, pot), and that too many people don't know what's important in their lives (see Moral Dissonance and related tropes below). It'd be Hypocritical Humor if she wasn't dead serious.
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