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* {{Patricide}}: Tarrlok is revealed to have killed his father in this fic.

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* {{Patricide}}: Tarrlok is revealed implied to have killed his father in this fic.


* MaritalRapeLicense: To Tarrlok's credit, he explicitly averts this. He doesn't have sex with Korra until their relationship significantly improves and Korra clearly gives him her definite consent, which he constantly checks for.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDoneMyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once Tarrlok sees the desperation that he's driven Korra to during captivity, he's horrified at how he's turned out so much like his father and tries to improve his treatment of her. He gets a second instance of this when he finally understands [[spoiler:thanks to a verbal dressing-down from Yue]] that forcing Korra to stay with him in hiding will never result in a healthy relationship.



* {{Patricide}}: See SelfMadeOrphan

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* {{Patricide}}: See SelfMadeOrphanTarrlok is revealed to have killed his father in this fic.



* QuestionableConsent: Even though their relationship had drastically improved and already developed into a romantic one by this point, when Tarrlok and Korra sleep together it is still essentially an older man sleeping with a seventeen-year-old girl that he's been holding prisoner for months, and whom he'd previously bloodbended into submission multiple times beforehand when they were still hostile to each other. Korra is herself only going through with it, despite not being ready for such a step, because she hopes the closer intimacy that results will help convince Tarrlok to let her go. Tarrlok, who isn't aware that this is Korra's true intention, does at least try to make sure that this is really what Korra wants and makes clear that she doesn't have to sleep with him if she doesn't want to.



* StockholmSyndrome: Korra is developing this.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Korra is developing this.develops this over the course of the fic. Although she never stops desiring to escape, she becomes sympathetic to Tarrlok after learning about his backstory of abuse and sharing more civil moments with him.


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* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: Early on Tarrlok is continually frustrated and angry about how rebellious Korra is in captivity, trying to make a point about how he hasn't treated her ''that badly'' as a captor. In one particular instance, he briefly tortures her with bloodbending--including implying that he could use his bloodbending to make her [[ImpliedRape sleep with him]] if he wanted--to make the point that since he ''doesn't'' do those things, she should be grateful to him.

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* AffablyEvil: Tarrlok shifts into this over time, becoming a genuinely motivated teacher and [[spoiler: loving husband]].


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* TheChainOfHarm: Tarrlok goes from being an abused son to an abusive husband, and has to take steps on his own to change.


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* PlotIrrelevantVillain: While Amon is still responsible for what happened in Republic City and still has to be stopped, the story focuses mostly on Tarrlok and Korra.


* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: It wasn't outright stated by Tarrlok but it's heavily implied that he killed Patricide his father, Yakone, with bloodbending after his mother committed suicide due to Yakone's abuse.]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: It wasn't outright stated by Tarrlok but it's heavily implied that he [[{{Patricide}} killed Patricide his father, father]], Yakone, with bloodbending after his mother committed suicide due to Yakone's abuse.]]


* {{Patricide}}: See SelfMadeOrphan



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: It wasn't outright stated by Tarrlok but it's heavily implied that he killed his father, Yakone, with bloodbending after his mother committed suicide due to Yakone's abuse.]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: It wasn't outright stated by Tarrlok but it's heavily implied that he killed Patricide his father, Yakone, with bloodbending after his mother committed suicide due to Yakone's abuse.]]


* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Tarrlok and Korra kept their relationship secret when they return to Republic City. Justified since Tarrlok kidnapped Korra and is a fugitive.]]

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* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Tarrlok and Korra kept their relationship secret when they return to Republic City. Justified since Tarrlok kidnapped Korra and he is still a fugitive.]]]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: It wasn't outright stated by Tarrlok but it's heavily implied that he killed his father, Yakone, with bloodbending after his mother committed suicide due to Yakone's abuse.]]


* CharacterDevelopment
* CompletedFic

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* CharacterDevelopment
CharacterDevelopment: Both Korra and Tarrlok go through this.
* CompletedFicCompletedFic: Completed as of May 5, 2015.


* ADateWithRosiePalms: Korra does this while have a dream about [[spoiler: Tarrlok]].



* DomesticAbuse: Tarrlok's mother was killed[[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide indirectly]]]] by Yakone, what Korra's initial interactions with Tarrlok read as early in their "marriage".
* DomesticAbuse: Yakone to his wife. Tarrlok to Korra, but [[HeelRealization he stopped when he realized it make just like his father]].

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Tarrlok, which is a given since he's Yakone's son.
* DomesticAbuse: Tarrlok's mother was killed[[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide indirectly]]]] [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]] by Yakone, what Korra's initial interactions with Tarrlok read as early in their "marriage".
* DomesticAbuse: Yakone to his wife. Tarrlok to Korra,
"marriage" but [[HeelRealization he stopped when he realized it make just like his father]].father]].
* DownerBeginning: The story starts with Korra being [[ForWantOfANail successfully]] kidnapped by Tarrlok.

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* BittersweetEnding: Amon is defeated,Republic City is saved[[spoiler: and even Tarrlok is still alive but Korra didn't regain her bending and therefore no one else regains their bending. Korra decides to go on a break with Tarrlok because of their emotional baggage and along with the fact that they lost their bending. Things do get better though. Korra still acts as the Avatar and it's implied that her loss of her bending maybe temporary. Tarrlok opens a women and children's shelter. Korra and Asami became best friends and are now roommates in their new apartment. Korra still keeps in contact with Emi and Roumei. Korra then calls Tarrlok and [[MaybeEverAfter asks if he wants to go out for some tea.]]]]


* Completed Fic

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* Completed FicCompletedFic

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* Completed Fic


* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Tarrlok's backstory in canon was already a [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]] [[spoiler: but in the fic his mother committed suicide after Noatok's disappearance and Yakone's increased abuse and it also went into more detail of Yakone's abuse. It also revealed that Tarrlok had issues with alcohol due to his past.]]

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Tarrlok's canon backstory in canon was already a [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]] [[spoiler: but in the fic his mother committed suicide after due to Noatok's disappearance and Yakone's increased abuse and it abuse. The fic also went into added more detail details of Yakone's abuse. It also revealed that Tarrlok had issues with alcohol due to his past.]]



* DomesticAbuse: Tarrlok's mother was killed by Yakone, what Korra's initial interactions with Tarrlok read as early in their "marriage".

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* DomesticAbuse: Tarrlok's mother was killed killed[[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide indirectly]]]] by Yakone, what Korra's initial interactions with Tarrlok read as early in their "marriage".



* FishOutOfWater: Korra and Tarrlok have to adapt to living in a backwater Earth Kingdom town.

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* FishOutOfWater: Korra and Tarrlok have to adapt to living in a backwater Earth Kingdom town.town pretending to be non-benders.



* InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler:Tarrlok still imprisoned after he got his bending taken away by Amon but it was during a raid on an Equalist factory. Korra also loses her bending like in the canon series but she doesn't get bending at end of the fic but it said to be temporary. Amon still dies from a gas explosion on his getaway boat except he went alone and explosion was presumably an accident.]]

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* InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler:Tarrlok was still imprisoned after he got and his bending was taken away by Amon but it was during a raid on an Equalist factory. Korra also loses her bending like in the canon series but she doesn't get bending at end of the fic but it is said to be temporary. Amon still dies from a gas explosion on his getaway boat except he went alone and the explosion was presumably an accident.]]



* [[spoiler: SecretRelationship: Tarrlok and Korra kept their relationship secret when they return to Republic City. Justified since Tarrlok kidnapped Korra and is a fugitive.]]

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* [[spoiler: SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Tarrlok and Korra kept their relationship secret when they return to Republic City. Justified since Tarrlok kidnapped Korra and is a fugitive.]]



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Tarrlok and Korra can't go back to Republic City or Tarrlok will be executed.

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Tarrlok and Korra can't go back to Republic City or Tarrlok will be executed.[[spoiler: They go back anyway.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:by Eva-Black]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:by [[caption-width-right:350:Art by Eva-Black]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:by Eva-Black]]

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