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Yu Dao Resistance

A group trying to prevent Yu Dao from being taken back by the Earth Kingdom.

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    Kori Morishita 
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Kori is a citizen of Yu Dao, and despite being a Earthbender she is Fire Nation citizen and considers herself loyal to it.


  • The Cameo: She appears at the beginning of The Rift introducing the new diverse governing counsel of Yu Dao, two fire nation citizens, two earth nation citizens, also for added diversity two men, two women.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Played with. Kori wears both red and green, as she's an Earthbender yet also legally a Fire Nation citizen and thinks of herself as such.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Defied. She is an Earthbender and a Fire Nation citizen, is proud of being both, and is sick and tired of being told that her loyalties between the two have to conflict.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She's an Earthbender.
  • Epic Flail: Wields a meteor hammer. Because the ball is made of stone, she can manipulate it with her earthbending for easy retrieval and trick moves.
  • Karma Houdini: She tries to kill the Fire Lord twice and receives no kind of punishment for it.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Despite being both an Earthbender and of mixed nationality in a country that was until recently Fire-supremacist, Kori is legally a Fire Nation citizen because her father is one.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She's the first true example of this in the franchise, having both Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom ancestry.note 
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Her Establishing Character Moment is her attempt to assassinate Zuko for his support of the dissolution of the Fire Nation colonies, instead of trying to talk to him first.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Kori's attempts to keep her hometown Fire Nation colony in place always involve violence. Including picking fights with people much stronger than her, such as the Avatar and the Fire Lord.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Non-married example with Sneers. A Running Gag in Part 3 is that everyone who finds out about them first confusedly confirms that they're together, then enthusiastically congratulates him.

    Sneers 
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Once a member of the Freedom Fighters, he later joins the Yu Dao Resistance.


  • An Axe to Grind: Uses throwing axes.
  • The Bus Came Back: Makes his first appearance since "Jet".
  • Conflicting Loyalties: His old life and hatred for the fire nation vs. his new life and love who happens to be proud of her fire nation heritage.
  • Running Gag: People congratulating him on his relationship with Kori, it happens so much that he starts to take offence.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Non-married example with Kori, and many people enthusiastically congratulate him for it.
  • With Us or Against Us:
    • Kori does this to him, after he lets it slip that he's part of the protest looking to evict the Fire Nation from Yu Dao. Although rather than frame it as an issue of nations, as she had done to Zuko in the first volume, Kori presents it as protecting the city of Yu Dao itself.
    • Uses a guilt-trip version of this on Aang.
    Sneers: This is it, Aang! You choose to either defend Yu Dao with us... or doom us.

Toph's Metalbending Students

A group of kids Toph noticed had metalbending potential, and brought them in to train.

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  • Berserk Button: Toph and Sokka try to press them to get them to metalbend, but it backfires and they faint instead.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Ho-Tun, The Dark One, and Penga respectively.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Spinning helmets is very helpful in subduing soldiers without killing them.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Obviously, in order for them to be potential metalbenders.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Toph is this to them. A typical communication goes like this, "Stop slacking off, lily livers!"
  • Extra-ore-dinary: What Toph tries to teach them.
  • Power Born of Madness: Played for laughs. Toph finds them when they demonstrate extreme emotion, which can ever-so-slightly affect nearby metal....But the only people who get extremely emotional in public are, in Sokka and Toph's words, "crazy people."
  • Rival Dojos: They stage a duel with Master Kunyo's firebending school over the property rights to a training dojo. The metalbenders win.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After learning metalbending.

    "The Dark One" 

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    Penga 

    Ho-Tun 

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