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Credited as 'the first Naruto/Korra crossover,' The Tides Change Once More is written by Engineer4Ever. Naruto Beifong is the 17-year-old son of Lin Beifong and a Lieutenant in Republic City's Metalbending Police Force under his mother, Chief Lin Beifong. Then he meets the newest Avatar, Korra, and things take off from there.

Sadly a Dead Fic as of April 1, 2015.


The fanfic has the following tropes:

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: 17-year-old Naruto Beifong is chosen by his mother to lead the Metalbending Police Force.
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  • Action Mom: Lin Beifong, of course.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Naruto calls Toph 'GT' (Grandma Toph for short), and Korra 'Water Princess,' while Korra calls Naruto 'Earth Prince.'
  • Back from the Dead: Naruto, after Korra rescues him from the Spirit World
  • Badass Crew: The Band of Seven Swordsmen. Even Yuki thinks that they're nuts.
  • Badass Normal: Itachi, following Amon removing his firebending. And there's his wife, Yuki, who is the leader of the Kyoshi Warriors.
  • Benevolent Boss: Lin and Naruto, for the most part.
  • Battle Couple: Naruto and Korra, natch. We also have Itachi and Yuki, and Mako and Asami.
  • Bow Chicka Wow Wow: Bumi says this after he and Tenzin's kids catch Naruto and Korra making out. He also says this to irritate Tenzin.
  • Boy Meets Girl: Naruto meets Korra while his mother is interrogating her.
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  • Chef of Iron: The ramen chef, Teuchi Ichiraku, who is a waterbender. He's a good cook and a great fighter. When 3 Equalists storm into his ramen restaurant, he uses the water-soaked ramen to beat down all three of them before resuming his lunch.
  • Children Forced to Kill: As a child, Naruto is forced to kill in self-defense when firebenders attempt to kidnap Asami and murdered Asami's mother.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Korra delivers one to Amon/Noatak that would make even Bi-Han and Kuai Liang proud by encasing Amon in a water bubble, freezes it, and shatters it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Several.
    • A young Naruto vs Grandma Toph. Toph wins...in 5 seconds.
    Toph: (while sitting on Naruto's back) I've said it once and I'll say it again. Toph Rules!
    Naruto: You're heavy.
    Toph: (grinding into his back) What's that? You say Grandma Toph can stay in this spot as long as she wants? Why you're such a good little munchkin aren't you?
    • Teuchi vs 3 Equalists. Teuchi wins.
    • Korra vs Amon...after the latter kills Naruto.
  • Da Chief: Lin Beifong, the Chief of Republic City's Metalbending Police Force. Naruto takes over the role for a while before Lin returns to the post.
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  • Dating What Momma Hates: Lin does not think highly of Korra and Naruto dating, but she tolerates her...for the most part.
  • Do Not Taunt Kurama: We have this exchange between Naruto and Kurama when he is unconscious in the hospital...
    Naruto: (to Kurama, who is in his small, one-tailed form, off-handedly) You know...that deep voice of yours just doesn't go with your tiny body.
    Kurama: That's it! (goes into full Nine-Tailed Fox mode) Who's tiny now?
    Naruto: Um...me?
  • The Dreaded: Kurama is this to Tenzin.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • Lin Beifong, who is childless in canon, is mother to Naruto.
    • Councilman Tarrlok, who dies with his brother in canon, survives and is in prison.
  • General Badass: General Iroh.
  • Happily Married: Itachi and Yuki, although Naurto mentally notes that Itachi 'has the patience of a saint' when he refuses to argue with his wife.
  • Mama Bear: Lin is this especially when Naruto is involved.
  • Meaningful Name: Itachi's last name is Maboroshi, which in Japanese, means 'illusion.'
  • Majorly Awesome: Naruto's rank following the Equalist uprising.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Naruto played a prank on General Iroh by dyeing his hair pink. It also didn't help that Iroh had to address his graduation ceremony the following day.
  • Reincarnation: A good number from the Naruto universe find themselves here. Naruto Uzumaki (as Naruto Beifong), Itachi Uchiha (as Itachi Maboroshi) just to name a few.
  • Where Did We Go Wrong?: Lin asks herself this after finding out that Naruto and Korra had slept together.
  • You Are Grounded!: Lin invokes this twice with Naruto.
    • First, after surviving the bombing at his office...
    Naruto: (after Lin smacks him on the head) Ah, the hell? I have a concussion!
    Lin: You're grounded...until the end of time.
    • Second, after Korra rescues him from the Spirit World...
    Lin: You are so grounded for scaring me like that, you know that, right?
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