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This is a partial character sheet for The Legend of Korra. Visit here for the main character index. Subjective trope and audience reactions should go on the YMMV page.
Introduced in Turf Wars
The leader of the Creeping Crystal triad, and an apparent rival of Tokuga's.
- Ambiguously Brown: She, alongside Guru Pathik and the sham at Varrick's court, remains one of the three Avatar characters with Indian apparence and cultural sensibilities in spite of the lack of an India analogue.
- Big Beautiful Woman: About Korra's height (5'8) yet thick all over instead of muscular and busty like the former.
- Bullying a Dragon: Treats Korra like someone she can just push around.
- Call-Back: Her triad is named for Jennemite, the creeping crystal used to imprison people until the crystal overtakes them. It's the same crystal King Bumi used to trap Sokka and Katara in the previous series. Wonder if they know that Jennemite is made of rock candy?
- Dark Action Girl: She heads up a criminal gang, and fights alongside them in gang wars.
- Defiant to the End: Subverted as Tokuga had her dead to rights in Part 1 and was courageous enough to Face Death with Dignity though the police broke up the fight, but the key thing is she did not flinch at potential head-losing.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She and the rest of her triad are earthbenders.
- Faux Affably Evil: In typical mobster fashion, she's amused by Asami's "moxie" and allowed Ms. Sato to insult her, but still broke in to threaten a protection racket, has intentions of returning in a few days to do so again as well as letting the rest of Team Avatar search her headquarters to find their missing teammate while doing nothing more than casually trash talking Korra on the team's way out.
- Not Me This Time: Considering both a previous "visit" to Asami and the rocks thrown around the office, Korra understandably suspects the Creeping Crystals of kidnapping Asami, but they had nothing to do with it.
- Shame If Something Happened: Waits until Asami's alone one night to "offer" protection and intends to return in a few days to let Asami "think about it."
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The last time we see her in Part 3 of Turf Wars, she's fighting off members of the Triple Threat Triad as Korra, Mako and Bolin head off to stop Tokuga and rescue Asami.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A white boots.
The new leader of the Triple Threat Triad after Kuvira's attack on Republic City.
- Badass Normal: He isn't a bender, just good with swords, knives, and has chi-blocking training. He still managed to depose Viper and take over the Triple Threats.
- Empowered Badass Normal: After getting mutated by the Dragon-Eel spirit he gains a powerful tentacle arm.
- Big Bad: He spends all of one fight scene working for Keum, then takes over his operation as retribution for Keum's ill-planned attempt to get the airbenders away from the portal.
- Body Horror: Thanks to brief contact with a spirit, Tokuga's face is part fish and his right arm has turned into a tentacle.
- Combat Pragmatist: Nothing's off the table with him. Hookswords and Chi blocking are the starting course, then hostage-taking and choking are on the next course; followed up with a poisonous gas attack on an entire city with no means of self defense is arguably Scorched Earth. He makes it clear that if he doesn't get his way, you're getting killed or hurt very badly.
- Composite Character: Strictly regarding his abilities he's a mix of Jet and Ty Lee with Azula's charisma and negotiating tactics.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To the animated series villains as a whole. Unlike Amon, Unalaq, Zaheer and Kuvira, he's a nonbender with no deeper purpose or meaning other than wanting to rule Republic City.
- Dual Wielding: He fights with a pair of hook swords.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Nobody knows where the hell this guy came from. According to Two-Toed Ping, Tokuga shows up out of nowhere, kills Viper and assumes control of the triad; and unlike the triads pre-comics, Tokuga is aserious threat.
- I Control My Minions Through...: fear. Two-Toed Ping considers himself a dead man in jail for talking to the cops and in volume 2, he outright killed Viper off-screen for failing him, chokes Zhen into compliance to not end up the same way and makes the whole triad declare loyalty to him or die.
- It's Personal: Tokuga blames Korra for his transformation into a spirit hybrid, assuming she deliberately called the spirits and ordered them to attack him.
- Mysterious Past: He came from somewhere outside Republic City with only Viper vouching for him, otherwise nothing else is known of him even by the Triple Threats after taking over.
- No-Sell: His mutation has rendered him immune to poison gas.
- Pressure Point: He knows chi-blocking, using it to take out some rival gang members.
- Smoke Out: He carries smoke grenades on him in case he needs a quick distraction.
- The Starscream: Viper brought Tokuga into the triad and he eventually took over leadership then killed Viper at some point during volume 2.
- Took a Level in Badass: He claims to have become stronger, faster and smarter after his mutation. And having a long tentacle for an arm can certainly be handy.
- Two-Faced: He gets this inflicted on him by an angry spirit, with the right half of his entire body becoming fish-like.
- Visionary Villain: Post-mutation, he states the experience made his mind clearer and that wanting a few blocks was thinking small compared to taking over the entire city.
A businessman trying to profit off the new spirit portal. When Avatar Korra interferes, he gets involved with the Triple Threat Triads in an attempt to get his way.
- Bullying a Dragon: Persists in his plans to make money off the spirit portal even though the airbenders, the Avatar, and even the spirits make it abundantly clear it won't be tolerated.
- Demoted to Dragon: He's the driving force behind the first part of Turf Wars, but Tokuga takes over his operations after being mutated by a spirit.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Part 3 of Turf Wars reveals that he balked at the idea of helping Hiroshi Sato develop weapons for the Equalists.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Hires an extremely dangerous criminal to clear the airbenders away from the portal, which he knows is under the protection of the spirits and the Avatar. Tokuga comes back mutated and very angry, and proceeds to take over Keum's whole operation.
- HeelFace Turn: Works with Asami to escape from Tokuga's airship. If it wasn't played straight then, it is when he ends the conflict with the spirits by relinquishing his claim to the lands around the spirit portal, and admits that he wants to help Korra keep balance after she and Asami saved his life.
- Hostage Situation: The end result of him hiring Tokuga, as he's Bound and Gagged by the very people he hired to do his dirty work and has been AWOL for days.
- Jerkass: Tries to bully the airbenders away from the spirit portal and thinks he can order Korra around. When that fails, he hires the Triple Threats to do it for him.
- Asami still hates his guts over welching on a deal with her father eight years ago. To put that into perspective, Varrick and her father have done worse to her for a shorter amount of time yet forgave both of them by the end of the TV show. If a person who's forgiven men that tried to kill her or steal her company thinks you're a dick then you must be a dick.
- Yet part 3 reveals that Jerkass Has a Point: as Asami's father was creating chemical weapons that would've killed hundreds if not thousands of benders and any non-bender as collateral due to being an Equalist at the time. Wonyong may have been an asshole regarding the spirits, but he's more greedy than outright violent and he could not stomach such a heinous plan, which is why he welched out of any current dealings and refused future dealings with Hiroshi.
- Pet the Dog: He shows concern for Asami's wellbeing when the two of them are imprisoned by Tokuga. He later agrees to give up the land around the spirit portal when she and Korra save him, not wanting to cause any further conflict in Republic City.
President Raiko's campaign manager, helping run his reelection campaign after Raiko's handling of Kuvira's invasion has made him immensely unpopular.
Introduced in Ruins of the Empire
Commander of the Earth Empire's southern forces. When Kuvira surrendered in Republic City, he refused to lay down arms, and seeks to use the Earth Kingdom's elections to legitimize the Empire under his rule.
- Foil: To Kuvira. While she was a Villain with Good Publicity who made most of her gains through superior power while hiding her real agenda, Guan is fully upfront about his intentions yet chooses more subtle methods that will nevertheless give him what he wants.
- The Strategist: Simply fielding himself and other candidates into positions of power grant him an ability to quickly gain power, but protection. He knows that if Korra and Wu were to simply stop him or the election; the Earth Kingdom inhabitants will feel like their votes have no real power. Considering that the change from monarchic rule hasn't been received very well alone, undermining what power the people think they have will sour the process for them. In addition, should he or his candidates win, they're protected politically from the Avatar and are free to legitimize the Earth Empire.
- Villain Has a Point: As usual per Korra's standards. He may be a fascist, but he lays out exactly why rash implementation of democracy can allow people like him to ascend.