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** Her voice actress was supposedly named after a title character of a series that's [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda similarly named]] to this show. For added irony, said character is the BigGood [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]]. Virtually the exact opposite of Kuvira.


* TaughtByExperience: Kuvira is well aware that the one mistake would-be conquerors and overlords before her have made was forcibly take away people’s freedoms, which only encouraged them to fight for their freedoms. As a result, Kuvira believes the best way is for people to give up their freedoms willingly, and in a nation where people’s safety is threatened, people are willing to trade their freedom for safety.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: An older example; In Book 3, she was a kind, heroic person who even rescued Tonraq from Zaheer and left Zaofu with the legitimate intent of restoring the Earth Kingdom. Three years later, come Book 4, she's a ruthless, power-hungry dictator attempting to conquer the Earth Kingdom for herself.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: An older example; In Book 3, she was a kind, heroic person who even rescued Tonraq from Zaheer and left Zaofu with the legitimate intent of restoring the Earth Kingdom. Three years later, come Book 4, she's a ruthless, power-hungry dictator attempting to conquer the Earth Kingdom for herself. Of course, Suyin took her in when she was a child and Suyin remembers her being a sweet kid back then.



** She rightly points out how unfit Prince Wu is to be king and thus usurps power from him, while also noting that any foreign-installed leader would be a mere puppet beholden to their interests. Even more befitting is that Wu ''himself'' admits that he's going to leave the running of the Earth Kingdom to the advisers sent by the other nations while he enjoys the high life. [[spoiler:Ironically, Wu eventually decides to dissolve the monarchy and let the various Earth Kingdom states govern themselves. Plus, the fact that Wu has been put a lot of effort into this defied a lot of Kuvira's expectations]].

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** She rightly points out how unfit Prince Wu is to be king and thus usurps power from him, while also noting that any foreign-installed leader would be a mere puppet beholden to their interests. Even more befitting is that Wu ''himself'' admits that he's going to leave the running of the Earth Kingdom to the advisers sent by the other nations while he enjoys the high life. [[spoiler:Ironically, Wu eventually decides to dissolve the monarchy and let the various Earth Kingdom states govern themselves. Plus, the fact that Wu has been willing put a lot of effort into this defied a lot of Kuvira's expectations]].


* DecapitatedArmy: [[spoiler:After the Earth Queen's death, Ba Sing Se and the ''entire'' Earth Kingdom descend into total lawlessness within a matter of hours.]]

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* DecapitatedArmy: [[spoiler:After the Earth Queen's death, Ba Sing Se and the ''entire'' Earth Kingdom descend into total lawlessness within a matter of hours. One of them even offers to ''help'' some of the looters, claiming they know where the really lucrative targets are.]]

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* AbusiveParent: [[spoiler:Considering Wu had a vision of her talking him down, it's heavily implied she was emotionally and verbally abusive towards her great-nephew when she was alive]].


* UndyingLoyalty: To Kuvira. It's rather noticeable that he's the only member of the inner circle that doesn't jump ship. [[spoiler:...Until he finds himself in the Spirit Cannon's crosshairs when his capture and proximity to Our Heroes makes him expendable in Kuvira's eyes.]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Kuvira. It's rather noticeable that he's the only member of the inner circle that doesn't jump ship. [[spoiler:...Until he finds himself in the Spirit Cannon's crosshairs when his capture and proximity to Our Heroes makes him expendable in Kuvira's eyes. ''Ruins of the Empire'' Part 3 shows that he's pretty much done with her-- he was willing to let her speak her piece, but when she argued that he would have sacrificed her, too, he shut her down.]]


* KarmaHoudini: Despite being entirely complicit in all of Kuvira's crimes from the very beginning, he is basically immediately forgiven once Kuvira tries to blow up the building he was in in an attempt to kill Korra, and it's not suggested that he will have to answer for any of it. If anything, the worst punishment he ever gets is being captured by Team Avatar and facing everyone he's ever harmed.

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* KarmaHoudini: Despite being entirely complicit in all of Kuvira's crimes from the very beginning, he is basically immediately forgiven once Kuvira tries to blow up the building he was in in an attempt to kill Korra, Korra. He ''does'' express regret for his actions, once he realizes what kind of person Kuvira is, and it's not suggested that he will have attempts to answer for any use his knowledge of it. If anything, the worst punishment he ever gets is being captured by Team Avatar Colossus to help Korra and facing everyone the others target its weak points more effectively. ''Ruins of the Empire'' Part 3 shows he's ever harmed.confined to his mother's estate, basically living under house arrest.

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* FailedASpotCheck: He is staring right at Varrick's spirit vine device as [[spoiler:Varrick rigs it into a bomb]] and is smart enough to question what it's doing, even notices that the set up suggests that it's only going to cause the energy to be redirected into itself, and ''still'' doesn't realize that [[spoiler:Varrick built a bomb]] right under his nose without being told.


** She’s also one to Izumi as a ruling monarch child of one of the original series’s characters in an increasingly democratic world. Though we don’t see much of Izumi, she’s a calm, collected leader who’s a great friend of the Avatar. Hou-Ting is a an evil, childish tyrant. When Korra gets in trouble in Book 2, Iroh suggests going to talk to his mother to help her. Hou-Ting is the opposite of a friend to the avatar. Izumi loves her dad and wants to build upon the progress he and Aang made and Hou-Ting hated her dad and wants to unravel the progress he made. Also Hou-Ting is a MaidenAunt whereas Izumi has two kids and is presumably married.

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** She’s also one to Izumi as a ruling monarch child of one of the original series’s characters in an increasingly democratic world. Though we don’t see much of Izumi, she’s a calm, collected leader who’s a great friend of the Avatar. Hou-Ting is a an evil, childish tyrant. When Korra gets in trouble in Book 2, Iroh suggests going to talk to his mother to help her. Hou-Ting is the opposite of a friend to the avatar. Izumi loves her dad and wants to build upon the progress he and Aang made and Hou-Ting hated her dad and wants to unravel the progress he made. Also Hou-Ting is a MaidenAunt whereas Izumi has two kids and is presumably married. Izumi also comes from a line of great benders whereas her family are {{Muggles}}.


* ChekhovsGunman: He actually appears in "The Metal Clan" with the rest of the family, but has no lines, gets no special introduction like Huan with his art or the twins playing their sport as his ''[[NonActionGuy father]]'' gets more focus instead to the extent that not even his ''[[NoNameGiven name]]'' is said to instead be referred to as "my oldest" by Su then in almost a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall meta]] case of FromNobodyToNightmare, the fourth season properly introduces him as Kuvira's [[TheDragon right-hand]] with a [[FreudianExcuse Freudian]] chip on his shoulder to be his own man instead of an extension of/in the shadow of his identical father.

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* ChekhovsGunman: He actually appears in "The Metal Clan" with the rest of the family, but has no lines, gets no special introduction like Huan with his art or the twins playing their sport as his ''[[NonActionGuy father]]'' gets more focus instead to the extent that not even his ''[[NoNameGiven name]]'' is said to instead be referred to as "my oldest" oldest, who engineers his father's designs" by Su then in almost a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall meta]] case of FromNobodyToNightmare, the fourth season properly introduces him as Kuvira's [[TheDragon right-hand]] with a [[FreudianExcuse Freudian]] chip on his shoulder to be his own man instead of an extension of/in the shadow of his identical father.


* {{Foil}}: She is the exact opposite of her father: he was clueless and passive (in his early years), so she became a domineering control freak; he was used by the Dai Li, so she brought the Dai Li to heel and under her control; he "lost" Earth Kingdom territory, and it seems she wants to take it back, likely through force; she is hostile to the Avatar for Aang and Zuko's perceived exploitation of her father; and finally, she hates animals of all kinds, while her father loved them, but that's because she's allergic to them.

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She is the exact opposite of her father: he was clueless and passive (in his early years), so she became a domineering control freak; he was used by the Dai Li, so she brought the Dai Li to heel and under her control; he "lost" Earth Kingdom territory, and it seems she wants to take it back, likely through force; she is hostile to the Avatar for Aang and Zuko's perceived exploitation of her father; and finally, she hates animals of all kinds, while her father loved them, but that's because she's allergic to them.them.
** She’s also one to Izumi as a ruling monarch child of one of the original series’s characters in an increasingly democratic world. Though we don’t see much of Izumi, she’s a calm, collected leader who’s a great friend of the Avatar. Hou-Ting is a an evil, childish tyrant. When Korra gets in trouble in Book 2, Iroh suggests going to talk to his mother to help her. Hou-Ting is the opposite of a friend to the avatar. Izumi loves her dad and wants to build upon the progress he and Aang made and Hou-Ting hated her dad and wants to unravel the progress he made. Also Hou-Ting is a MaidenAunt whereas Izumi has two kids and is presumably married.

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* UnfortunateNames: "Hou-Ting" is a homophone for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Chinese_profanity#Anus hòutíng (后庭; 後庭), "back yard", a euphemism for "anus"]]. Doubles as a MeaningfulName given her personality.


* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: In addition to building swings, this is her other preferred fighting method.



* {{Goth}}: Dark clothing? Check. [[LeanAndMean Scrawny]], sallow, stringy-haired, and otherwise bearing a marked resemblance to an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]]? Check. [[DeadpanSnarker Snarky]]? Check. [[KubrickStare Glowers a lot]]? Check. (The Lone Psycho Goth Variant, as if there were any question.)

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* %%* {{Goth}}: Dark clothing? Check. [[LeanAndMean Scrawny]], sallow, stringy-haired, and otherwise bearing a marked resemblance to an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]]? Check. [[DeadpanSnarker Snarky]]? Check. [[KubrickStare Glowers a lot]]? Check. (The Lone Psycho Goth Variant, as if there were any question.))
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* SpectacularSpinning: In addition to building swings, this is her other preferred fighting method.


* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Kuvira also attributes the problems of the Earth Kingdom to this. The anarchy that ensued for three years was proof to her that the people of the Earth Kingdom couldn't be trusted with their own freedoms.

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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Downplayed. Kuvira also attributes the problems of the Earth Kingdom to this. The this, as the anarchy that ensued for three years was proof to her that the people of the Earth Kingdom couldn't be trusted with their own freedoms.freedoms, and thus she turned the nation into a repressive state. That said, she's disgusted by the idea of brainwashing, something that could arguably eliminate one's free will altogether.


* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of glasses, and is extremely ruthless.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears a pair of glasses, and is extremely ruthless. He even replaces his rounded glasses in season 3 for a more angular pair.


* LadyOfWar: An extremely composed fighter with a very refined bending style, using graceful and agile motions to shoot metal strips from her armor with great precision to blind opponents or bind their limbs to toss them around. During her fight with Korra she dodges all her attacks until she goes into the [[SuperMode Avatar State]] while maintaining an air of dignity and regality.

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* LadyOfWar: An extremely composed fighter with a very refined bending style, using graceful and agile motions to shoot metal strips from her armor with great precision to blind opponents or bind their limbs to toss them around. During her fight with Korra she dodges all her attacks until she goes into the [[SuperMode Avatar State]] while maintaining an air of dignity and regality.dignity.

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