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Fanfic / Unstable Equilibrium

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Asami Sato's father, Hiroshi Sato, was murdered by firebenders when she was only six. Years later, Asami has since grown and has taken over her father's business, "Future Industries", with the help of her mother, Yasuko. Asami is a young woman with a devotion to help downtrodden people, which draws her into the Equalist movement of non-bender equality. However, the movement soon proves itself to be more than simple peaceful protests.


Everything in Asami's life gets muddled up when she falls head-over-heels for Korra, the Avatar.

Unstable Equilibrium is a The Legend of Korra fanfic by jtav. It was completed at 43 chapters in 2015. The author deleted the story.

Unstable Equilibrium provides examples of:

  • Alternate Universe Fic: Hiroshi died instead of Yasuko. This led to Asami ultimately joining the Equalist movement behind her mother's back. Korra also meets Asami on her first day instead of meeting Mako and Lin first.
  • Ascended Extra: The Triads go from a background element to major characters.
  • Death by Adaptation: Hiroshi was killed years ago by firebenders.
  • Disappeared Dad: Asami's father Hiroshi was killed by firebenders when she was a child.
  • For Want of a Nail: The "nail" is Hiroshi dying in the fire, not Yasuko.
  • Improbable Age: Asami took over her father's business at only fifteen.
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  • Love at First Sight: Korra instantly falls for Asami when they meet.
  • Meet Cute: Korra and Asami first meet when Asami helps the moneyless Korra pay for her meal.
  • Older Than They Look: Asami's mother isn't much older than forty but she looks a decade older due to stress.
  • Slash Fic: The story's main ship is Korra and Asami, but the writer doesn't view it as a Korrasami story; it's instead a political fic with Korrasami elements.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Hiroshi was the one who was murdered, not his wife, leaving Yasuko to raise Asami on her own.