Follow TV Tropes


Fanfic / Avatar: The Legend of Arata

Go To

Avatar: The Legend of Arata is a The Legend of Korra sequel fic.

Arata is the next Avatar, and he lives in a world where the Order of the White Lotus has gone corrupt. Its leader Arashi plans to create a new world where benders rule over non benders. Can Arata hone his knowledge of the four elements to defeat Arashi and his ruthless metalbending assassin, Tsume.

Avatar: The Legend of Arata contain examples of:


  • Archnemesis Dad: Arashi is this to his son Kinto and his daughter Visola, being the root of there conflict with each other by banishing them to the Southern Water Tribe. Visola proves to be even worse then he is by the way she rules the water tribe and her attack on Republic City.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Visola towards Arashi when she leads an attack on Republic City due that the fact he rules over it, and tries to kill his innocent citizens out of spite.
  • Bad Boss: Visola hurts and kills her minions for failure, bringing bad news, or even just interrupting her. Even her highest rank advisers risk easy demotion for petty reasons.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work:
    • Arashi ends up killing Visola.
    • Averted with Tsume as Arata and Kinto don't care that they might have killed him, and he ends up dying for real at the hands of a innocent woman he victimized.
  • Advertisement:
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Visola is a bloodbender and she uses her abilities to domineer the people around her, seeing them as "toys".
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Kinto is a decent person despite using bloodbending and acknowledging it's evil potential.
  • Bald of Awesome:
    • Kaze like most Air Nomads
    • Tetsu who is a powerful Earthbender.
  • Bald of Evil: Any airbending villain like Noboru and Hibiki.
  • Bald Woman: Kaze who cut of all her hair, unlike most Air Nomad women who only shave off the front of their hair.
  • Big Bad: Arashi, leader of the Order of the White Lotus.
  • Blow You Away: Kaze, Naoki, and Noboru are Airbenders.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Nao thinks that a top adviser to Visola means he can boss around Psycho for Hire Tsume, who threatens to kill him. He calls for Visola to help him, only for her to casually let Tsume kill him before claiming to be kidding.
  • But Now I Must Go:
    • Gansu helps Arata's group escape Omashu, but then leaves them, considering his debt to them repaid.
    • Downplayed in the epilogue where all of Arata's friends are living together, except for Kinto who is only visiting as a guest.
  • Cain and Abel: When Visola and Kinto are sent to the Southern Water Tribe, the former sets up a tyrannical regime and the latter sets up a resistance movement to oppose her.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Why Arashi stops Tsume and Noboru from fighting.
  • Censored Child Death: Tsume kidnaps several pregnant women, killing there families in the process. The only onpage death is one of the women's husband, the rest are merely implied.
  • Child Prodigy: Kaze who earned her Airbending tattoos at age eight.
  • The Chosen One: Arata as the next Avatar.
  • Da Chief: Kuma Beifong is the chief of the Metalbending Police like her ancestors Toph and Lin.
  • The Dragon:
    • Tsume the leader of the Iron Assasins, whose main client is Arashi. In Chapter Twenty Two Tsume turns on Arashi after the latter finds out about how Tsume was kidnapping pregnant women. In Chapter Thirty Tsume joins up Visola having a mutual goal to kill Arashi.
    • Visola has Nao to lead her troops and delegate orders for her she later gets a second dragon, Arashi's former dragon.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Kuma is this to Arata, when teaching him Earth and Metal bending.
  • Disability Superpower: Invoked by Tsume who put nails in his eyes and in the eyes of his Iron Assassins, so they would all have to rely on their earthbending to see.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Earthbenders such as Tetsu and Tsume.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Tsume is drowned by a pregnant women who he abducted and killed her family.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Arashi is not happy when he finds out about Tsume kidnapping pregnant women.
  • Evil Can Not Comprehend Good: Visola expresses digust and confusion as to why Kinto does not see everyone as toys like she does.
  • Evil vs. Evil:
    • After Tsume turns on Arashi, there forces clash in the city of Omashu. The heroes have to battle both sides while escaping the city.
    • Once Visola finds out Arashi is in charge of Republic City she plans an invasion. The heroes plan to stop her, knowing how many lives she will takes in the process. Once she meets Tsume, they two team up over there mutual hatred of Arashi.
  • Extra-ore-dinary:
    • The Metalbending Police and their Chief, Kuma Beifong, as usual.
    • Tsume and his Iron Assassins.
  • Eye Scream: Tsume and his Iron Assassins have nails in their eyes.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Arashi and his followers have this toward non-benders, and plan to start a bending-ruled regime. The one kind of bending he does not tolerate is bloodbending, as he suppressed the abilities of his children as well as his own.
    • Visola as a bloodbender sees everyone around her as "toys", and at one point wonders why her brother Kinto, with similar abilities, does not see things this way.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: Fire Nation characters use the "Agni" in place of "God" in phrases like "Agni knows where" and "thank Agni".
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Tsume threatens to kill Nao who calls for Visola to help him. Visola for casually lets Tsume kill him before claiming to be kidding. Nao is not happy about this, but is unable to do anything.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Kuma Beifong wields one to great effect. Given she is a metalbender, making one would not be that hard.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: One of Visola's favorite kill methods is a large icicle to the gut, both on enemies and her minions.
  • In the Back:
    • During the fight with Arashi and the mob heads, Arata has this done to him by Yao.
    • One of the Iron Assassins threatens to kill one of the hostages, only to be stabbed in back of the head by Gansu, a recent assassin who rebelled after feeling the body of his friend.
  • La Résistance:
    • After Arashi takes over Republic City, Lin Beifong and the police still loyal to her form this with the New Equalists.
    • The Southern Water Tribe has Kinto's resistance group opposing the regime of Visola.
  • Logical Weakness: Tsume's senses have the same weakness to water as Toph, as he needs to be on solid ground to feel. A woman sets fire to a wooden dock and he is helpless as she drowns him.
  • The Magocracy: Arashi makes Republic City into one, and plans to spread it throughout the whole world.
  • Making a Splash: Arashi as a Waterbender.
  • Matricide: Visola killed her mother with her bloodbending.
  • The Mole: In Chapter Eight, Yao is revealed to be this when he betrays the team.
  • Mugging the Monster:
    • Three muggers with knives make the mistake of attacking Kaze, a prodigy airbender.
    • They learn their lesson when they encounter Hibiki, a mob lieutenant who is also an airbender, and immediately give up their loot. Hibiki sets up a protection racket with them.
  • Noodle Incident: What exactly Nao did to be demoted to Visola's top adviser to manning a small outpost is never made clear. Given that Visola casually demotes an important adviser to the same post simply for pointing out that Nao abandoned the post, it can be assumed that is was a petty reason.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: The unnamed President of Republic City, in Chapter Ten, is a President Target and is killed by Tsume.
  • The Paralyzer: Sela, a Chi-Blocker, can paralyze people with punches. Other New-Equalists are able to do this too.
  • People Puppets: Visola and Kinto can control people's limbs with bloodbending.
  • Playing with Fire: Firebenders like Yao and Kosuke.
  • Pregnant Badass: Tsume is able to re-abduct one of the pregnant women only for her to turn the tables on him by setting the dock on fire and drowning him.
  • Pregnant Hostage: Tsume kidnaps a number of pregnant women from the Fire Nation, hoping to birth the new Avatar.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Downplayed when Arata briefly mistakes Kaze for a boy because of her bald head.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • Tsume retreats when faced with Arata in the Avatar state. He does later return to recover his men who have been imprisoned by the White Lotus.
    • Tsume later wakes up from unconsciousness and decides to flee Republic City with one of the women he held hostage, but doesn't get far when the woman drowns him.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: When Sela and Arata are arguing, Kaze calls it a "lover's quarrel", which they respond to with indigence.
  • Shout-Out: The Iron Assassins are based of the Steel Inquisitors from Mistborn.
  • Spin-Offspring:
    • Tetsu and Kuma Beifong are descendants of Toph and Lin.
    • Kaze is a descendant of Aang.
  • The Starscream: Habiki the lieutenant of the Triple Threat Triads helps kill his Boss, Chikao, when he learns Chikao does not want to join Arsahi's alliance.
  • The Triads and the Tongs: Like The Legend of Korra there are three bending gangs. The Triple Threats runs by Chikao and later Hibiki, the Agni Kais ran by Kosuke, and the Red Monsoons ran by Jiang.
  • Training from Hell: Being trained to be an Iron Assassin involves beatings and deadly obstacle courses.
  • Tsundere: Sela, mostly to Arata.
  • You Have Failed Me:
    • Tsume tries to do this to Noboru but he fights back and Arashi stops them before anything else can happen.
    • Tsume later does this to Micho, a metalbending officer when lets Kuma get away.
    • After Arata escapes from Visola's prison, she kills the warden by impaling him with a spike of ice.
  • We Are Everywhere: A criminal gives this speech to Police Chief Kuma telling her that even though she easily arrested him, there are to many of him for her to arrest herself.
  • Would Hurt a Child
    • Tsume abducts pregnant women and kills their families, children included.
    • One of Visola's men threatens to strangle a boy if Arata does not give up. Sela makes a point of paralyzing him quite painfully.
    • Visola tries to force a man to strangle his young son.

Spinoff Republic City Resistance includes examples of:

  • Fantastic Racism: Waterbending member of the Red Monsoon gang Isuel has deep contempt for firebenders, referring to the as the mocking slur "flamers". Despite the fact that the gangs are supposed to work together, he betrays the Agni Kai Triad at the first opportunity, and causes a war between the gangs.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: The former Future Industries CEO is distraught when he sees how the White Lotus regime is using his stolen assets and seeks out the Resistance.
  • Mini-Mecha: After the prison break, Arashi cracks down on the resistance using mecha as shock troops, created with assets appropriated from Future Industries and the Cabbage Corporation, as well as slave labor from prisoners. They are specially designed with hand vents so the operator can use there bending while protected.
  • Prison Break: The Resistance does a large scale one at Broad Bend prison, breaking out both normal and political offenders. This adds to there ranks and let's them expand there territory.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: During the prison break, Fai hopes that he can find his father, but is unable to find him. We find out he was moved out of the prison and to the labor camp.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: