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The Chairman of the Republic City Council

  • Adaptational Villainy: While he was certainly not a nice guy in canon, Tarrlok here is an insensitive Jerkass to Tonraq about his missing daughter. Also unlike his canon counterpart who used bloodbending as a last resort and took no visual pleasure in doing so, here he starts off with it and clearly enjoys it.
  • Jerkass: His dialogue with Tonraq during Chapter Three would be more than enough to categorize him as this.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He has made a few valid points despite his less than tactful way of stating things.
    • While he could have been less abrasive about it, the other world leaders such as Suyin and Izumi, agree that the search for the Avatar must take a backseat to other world affairs.
    • Due to Korra's rather sketchy background and the fact she was manipulated by the Red Lotus, he has a point that Korra might not be trustworthy.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He nearly blood-bends Ming Hua to death before being stopped by Ghazan.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: Capitalizes on the Equalist attacks and the financial downfall of Future Industries in order to make a profit for himself.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: When Iroh begins purchasing shares of Future Industries in order to protect Asami and the workers, Tarrlok uses his authority to send Iroh on a mission away from Republic City.



  • Deader Than Dead: P'Li hits her with a full powered combustion bolt. Chiyo's body is described to have "vanished in a blast of fire."
  • Death by Adaptation: Type I. None of the other councilmen are seen to be killed onscreen in canon even after the Equalist Revolution.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Originally a nameless councilmen who was named in this story.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:Her death at the hands of the Red Lotus along with Kim has been used to propel parts of the plot during the end of Book One and Book Two. Justified since he was one of the leaders of Republic City.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed off before the end of Book One, and she only had a few appearances that did not give us a lot of insight into her character.


  • Death by Adaptation: Type I. None of the other councilmen are seen to be killed onscreen in canon even after the Equalist Revolution.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Originally a nameless councilmen who was named in this story.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His death along with Chiyo's at the hands of the Red Lotus have been used to propel parts of the plot during the end of Book One and Book Two. Justified since he was one of the leaders of Republic City.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye

Tenzin's Family

    In General 


He is a member of the Republic City Council. He along with Tonraq have supported the efforts to find Korra after she was kidnapped fourteen years earlier.

  • Adult Fear: When a Red Lotus member holds his daughter hostage in Chapter Fourteen.
  • Amicable Exes: With Lin Beifong.
  • First Love: He was this to his childhood friend Lin Beifong.
  • Happily Married: To Pema.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He accidentally hits Korra's Berserk Button when he accidentally reminds her of Zaheer.
  • The Mentor:
    • He has been this to his children in regards to their airbending training, and he hoped to become Korra's mentor as well even long after her kidnapping.
    • Starting in Book Two, he has officially taken on the role of Korra's airbending teacher and mentor.
  • Nice Guy: He is a kind man who wishes to help others.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He proves to be one several times.
    • After receiving word that Korra might be in the city and has engaged in some criminal activities, he wants to find her rather than having her be imprisoned. He recognizes the fact that being kidnapped by the Red Lotus would have significantly affected her, and he wants to help her.
    • When he finally meets Korra during Chapter Sixteen, he makes it clear he wants to hear her side of the story, and he will try to prevent her from being arrested. Korra was surprised by the fact he was willing to offer her shelter despite everything that happened.
    • In the aftermath of the battle with the Red Lotus, he is doing his best to shield Korra from the public and try to help her image when she is eventually revealed to the public.
    • Unlike canon, he does not appear to give Korra a hard time for wanting to continue playing pro-bending, and is happy to welcome her friends to Air Temple Island.
  • Sacred Hospitality: He offers this to Korra and her family.




  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass in Distress: She is held hostage by Manu during Chapter Fourteen of Book One.
  • Child Prodigy: She not only is intelligent, but she has great Air Bending skills as well.
  • Nice Girl: Korra considers her to be this. She tells Tenzin that Jinora is a wonderful daughter. She also appears to be the first of her siblings to accept Korra as her grandfather's reincarnation.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Her vast knowledge of Air Nation culture impresses Korra.




Republic City Police Department

    Lin Beifong 

Daughter of Toph Beifong and chief of police.

  • 24-Hour Armor: She always wears armor like her canon counterpart.
  • Action Girl: That is putting it lightly.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: She appears to be somewhat nicer from the start of the story than she is at the beginning of the canon storyline. She is far nicer and respectful to Korra during their first actual conversation in Chapter One of Book Two than her canon counterpart is with Korra who wanted to arrest Korra and throw her out of Republic City. Likewise, Korra is much nicer to Lin, and apologizes for her actions.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In canon, there's no other indication to her sexuality besides her previous relationship with Tenzin. In Saga, Lin is bisexual as she started dating Kya after breaking up with Tenzin.
  • Amicable Exes: Unlike canon, she starts off like this with Tenzin. Rather than there being tension between her and Tenzin, things are much more amicable between the two of them despite their break up.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She is not the Chief of police for nothing.
  • Badass Bisexual: She is not the chief of police for nothing and she happens to have dated the son and the daughter of the previous Avatar.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She and other metal-bender police officers arrive and restrain Korra before she can finish off Kuvira.
  • Bi the Way: Previously dated Tenzin and is currently in a relationship with General Kya.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She and Tenzin had this prior to their break up. She is currently in one with Kya.
  • First Love: Similar to canon, she is this to her childhood friend Tenzin.
  • Heroic Bastard: Similar to canon, Lin is Toph's illegitimate daughter.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After finding out from one of her subordinates that Korra might be in the city, she tries to find the Avatar discreetly and understands that her circumstances of living were far from ideal. This is highlighted during their first real interactions at the beginning of Book Two.
    Lin: It is a honor to meet you, Avatar Korra. The police will offer you as much assistance as they are able. (winks) Just stay on the right side of the law, okay?
    Korra: T-thank you. I'm... sorry I attacked you.
    Lin: The situation was unstable. We could have handled it better ourselves. Please believe me; I am not holding it against you.
  • Scars Are Forever: She has the same scar from canon.


See Team Avatar


An officer that works under Lin Beifong and had two chance encounters with Korra.

  • Original Character: She is exclusive to the Saga storyline.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She witnessed the aftermath of Korra using waterbending to incapacitate other police officers and then she is defeated by Korra who used firebending. This leads her to realizing that Korra's the Avatar, and she informs Tenzin and Lin Beifong of her discovery.


An officer that works under Lin Beifong and had two chance encounters with Korra.

Republic City United Forces

    General Iroh 

He is the grandson of former Fire Lord Zuko and the son of the current Fire Lord Izumi. He is currently a general of Republic City's United Forces.

  • Age Lift: Is quite a bit younger than his canon counterpart.
  • Ascended Extra: He plays a more important role throughout the story in contrast to how his canon counterpart's importance dropped significantly after Book One.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He isn't the general for nothing.
  • Child Prodigy: Even as a young boy he was an incredibly skilled and powerful fire-bender, enough to pin down P'Li and help his great aunt fight off the Red Lotus. The authors have confirmed that if Iroh had been any older at the time, the Red Lotus would not have survived the encounter.
  • Guile Hero: Instead of using his considerable fire-bending abilities, Iroh uses his intelligence and position to accomplish his goals.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His comment in the meeting with Katara is supposed to confirm that the dart that hit Korra was nothing harmful. Didn't stop the speculation.
    Iroh: I hurried analysis through since the dart seems to be all that some care about. (sigh)
  • Nerves of Steel: Unsurprising, given his occupation. He always keeps a cool head and keeps his patience even in difficult times. Perhaps best seen in "Escape from Republic City" where his level-headed disposition contrasts with Korra's anger and frustration.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Uses his wealth to protect the workers of Future Industries.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: He has both the demeanor and the high class background.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He along with Lin and Bumi are willing to help Tenzin try to keep Korra's existence a secret from the public for as long as possible.
    • In Book Two after Hiroshi Sato's complicity with the Equalists has been revealed and his company suffers for it, Iroh begins to buy shares of the Sato company in order to protect the jobs of the workers.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He is a prince and a general.
  • Running Gag: Being asked about Zaheer's dart.
  • Warrior Prince: He is the prince of the Fire Nation, and he is a great fighter.

    General Kya 

She is the second child and only daughter of Avatar Aang and Katara.

  • Adaptational Badass: Her canon counterpart was a hippie, in this story she is a United Forces General. Even outranking her older brother.
  • Badass Gay: Is a United Forces General and is romantically involved with the Republic City Chief of Police.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She is in one with Lin Beifong.
  • The Ghost: She was mentioned a few times in Book One, but she did not make any appearances. She finally makes her debut during Book Two's prologue.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: She is in a romantic relationship with Lin in this story while there was never an indication of such in canon.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She along with Tenzin, Bumi, and Iroh seems to understand Korra's rather unfortunate circumstances were less than desirable.
  • Second Love: She started dating Lin after the latter broke up with her brother Tenzin.

    Commander Bumi 

The first child and son of Avatar Aang and Katara.

Sato Household & Future Industries

    Hiroshi Sato 

Asami Sato's father and CEO of Future Industries.

  • Fantastic Racism: He does make it clear he is not a fan of benders. Later leading him to support the Equalists.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: It has yet to be made clear if he will follow his canon counterparts footsteps, but he appears to be this. Is Subverted later when he is revealed to be as intolerant as his canon counterpart.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he may have come off as a jerk for what he says about Korra, Mako, and Bolin, he did have a point about them potentially being dangerous. When he later sees his daughter was right about them, he apologizes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he is affable to his daughter, he does make it clear he does not approve of his daughter befriending benders, and insults them without even trying to get to know them. Despite his negative traits, he clearly cares for his daughter, and he is willing to admit when he is wrong.
  • Muggle: Similar to canon, he is a non-bender.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He appears to treat his employees and servants well.
  • Overprotective Dad: A deconstruction. After his wife died, he did many things to protect his daughter which resulted in her having a Friendless Background. Asami even lampshades the negative impacts it had on her.
  • Pet the Dog: He allows Asami to throw a party with her friends after they win their first Pro-bending match. He admits that he misjudged them.
  • Properly Paranoid: While he misjudged Korra, Bolin, and Mako, he was right that Asami having self-defense classes was a necessity as proven on several occasions in the story so far.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Zig-zagged. He never actually thanks Korra for saving Asami's life and thinks rather poorly of her at first, but he does let Korra live in the mansion with them at Asami's request.

    Yasuko Sato 

Asami Sato's mother who was killed years ago.

  • Ascended Extra: Makes an actual appearance during the first chapter of this story.
  • Nice Girl: From what little we knew of her.
  • Posthumous Character: She is killed between the events of the first and second chapter.

    Asami Sato 

See Team Avatar


One of the Sato's families loyal servants.


One of the Sato's families loyal servants.


One of the Sato's families loyal servants. She is murdered by the Red Lotus during Chapter Fourteen.

  • Sacrificial Lion: Her death shows how ruthless the Red Lotus are.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: During her early appearances, she is a Nice Girl and loyal servant to the Sato family. After she is murdered by the Red Lotus, it sets off a chain of events that ultimately leads to their demise.


One of the Sato's families loyal servants.


One of the Sato's families loyal servants. He is killed by the Red Lotus after they invade the Sato Estate and kidnap Korra.

  • Red Shirt: He is killed by the Red Lotus trying while trying to help Asami and the others stop them from kidnapping Korra.


One of the Sato's families loyal servants.


An employee of Future Industries. Mako works under him.

Republic City Criminals

    Shady Shin 

  • Composite Character: He is Shady Shin with Lightning Bolt Zolt's abilities. This was done by accident by the authors of the story.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and his thugs are delivering one to Mako before Korra, Bolin, and Asami arrive and put Shin on the receiving end of this trope.
  • Dirty Coward
  • Starter Villain: He is the first named villain that Korra and her new friends in Republic City have to contend with.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: It was due to his actions that Korra and Asami reunite along with Mako and Bolin losing their home which causes Asami to help them.

    Yang and Li 

  • Dirty Coward: They both left Bolin and Korra behind to save themselves.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: If it wasn't for their betrayal, Korra would not have needed to save Bolin. If she did not need to save Bolin, Chang would not have seen her nor trigger White Lotus' or Red Lotus' search for Korra in Republic City.

Other Republic City Residents


The waterbender member of the Fire Ferrets.



    Doctor Love 

  • The Mentor: He offers Bolin some advice about love and his dreams.


A worker for Xiaozhu's Collection


The granddaughter of Sokka and Suki as well as General Iroh's accountant and best friend.


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