Author has written 27 stories for Legend of Korra, Revolution, Ninja Turtles, Breaking Bad, Master and Commander, Rat Patrol, and Emergency.
Congratulations. You've successfully made your way onto my profile. And if you're selling raffle tickets, go away. Readers and reviewers only. But if you are a reader or reviewer, I suppose I might as well give you the details about myself. I've written twenty-seven stories. The Emergency!, Rat Patrol, Master and Commander, TMNT, Breaking Bad, LOK and the Revolution ones are pretty good, if I do say so myself, but "Departure of a Brother" and "The Legend of Korra: Bolin's Team Avatar" are fics I wrote when I was first getting into Fanfiction, so they aren't that good. I only keep them on here for posterity's sake. But I won't stop you from checking them out if you want to. Read away.
Name: Boasamishipper (call me Boa)
Age: Wouldn't you like to know? Hehe, older than one but younger than a hundred.
Favorite Fan Fiction Reads: The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokémon, Terra Nova, Primeval, House of Anubis, Hunger Games, Revolution, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Star Wars, Sherlock BBC, NCIS, Breaking Bad, White Collar, Rat Patrol, The Walking Dead, CHAOS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Hawaii Five-O, I Dream of Jeannie, Starsky and Hutch, Star Trek 2009, Star Trek: TOS, Emergency!, The Streets of San Francisco, The Professionals, Wild Wild West, Hogan's Heroes, Combat!, Warehouse 13, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Avengers, Firefly, Frozen, Tangled, Thor, Maleficent, M*A*S*H, Agent Carter, Night at the Museum, Alias Smith and Jones, CSI, NCIS: LA, Pacific Rim, Inspector Lewis, Inspector Morse, Big Hero 6, The A-Team (TV), and Harry Potter.
A Bit About Me: My real name is Emily, and ever since I was seven years old, I knew that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. I wrote all the time and read as many books as I could get my hands on. I created characters and worlds that I loved and hated and some that would never see the light of day. When I was a bit older, I started to get more into the form of novels, mostly in the category of realistic fiction before expanding onto science fiction, post-apocalyptic dystopian, screenplays, and murder mysteries. My vocabulary grew, and I learned the motto of "quality over quantity" when it came to my writing--I toned down the dialogue and added more description. I fleshed out my characters to the point that I could tell you what their children's middle names will be. And now, here I am, in 2015, with twenty-two published fanfics, an original novel in the works, an exposure to awesome fandoms and even more awesome people, and a total of 319,603 words archived on this site.
I discovered fan fiction in 2012, right after The Legend of Korra came out. (For those of you not in the know, The Legend of Korra is the sequel series to the much coveted show Avatar: The Last Airbender.) I discovered Wikia, which is like Wikipedia for kids, and its many forums and chat groups. I joined them all and enjoyed talking about fan theories and gushing about my favorite couples, like Boasami. After a while of being shot down by everyone and being told that this wasn't fan fiction, I decided to find out just what fan fiction was. So I looked up my favorite pairing and it directed me to the Korra fandom--which, at the time, had only about three hundred or so fanfics in it. Excited by this new site that was seemingly created for people like me, I published my first two stories "Departure of a Brother" and "Bolin's Team Avatar", and eagerly awaited for the awesome reviews and favorites to come pouring in.
As my time on this site grew and I became wiser, I realized that my first two fics absolutely sucked. (I keep them on here now only for posterity to remind me how far I've come--seriously, don't read them: they are THAT BAD.) And then I wrote more, in more and more fandoms, learned new skills in grammar, began to integrate myself with the writers that I'm proud to call my good friends, and have never looked back.
I love all of you guys, and appreciate all the support I've been getting with my stories. Keep up your writing and I'll keep up mine. :)
Waiting (I have hardly any patience when it comes to waiting for awesome fics to be updates), my math homework, spelling and grammar errors, people biting their fingernails, Twilight, Fifty Shades of Grey (and its fans), and Justin Bieber. God, don't even get me started on him.
Three Ways to Tell if You're Obsessed With Something:
1. Your stomach is in knots whenever you think about it.
2. You can't stop thinking about whatever you're obsessed with for more than fifteen minutes.
3. You're reading on how to tell if you're obsessed with something. :) Gotcha!
Favorite Quotes from the Fandoms:
Dean: "Hey, it's not even that bad. It's not even that bad, alright? Sammy? Sam. Hey, we're gonna patch you up. You'll be as good as new. I'm gonna take care of you - I'm gonna take care of you ... that's my job, right? Watch out for my pain-in-the-ass little brother? Sam? Sam? Sam. Sammy?!"
Sam: Okay, well... I'm really sorry to have to break this to you, but... your bear is sick. Yeah, he's -- he's got...
Sam: You seem pretty cheery.
The Legend of Korra:
Bolin: Who needs metalbending? We've got Naga! *whoops*
Raphael: I've got a new show for you. It's called "Does Mikey Bend That Way?"
Katniss: I thought you said he hates me.
Peeta: Haymitch hates everyone. I don't think people in general are his thing.
Danny: You're Uncle Miles?
Miles: And you're the kid who got us into this pile of shit.
Favorite Quotes from FanFiction Authors:
I write with the freedom I cannot speak- Simone Robinson.
I look down on misguided, self-righteous people. It's amusing- Simone Robinson.
If life's a bowl of cereal (and I'm quite certain it is) Then I'm a yellow fruity loop. Not being racist or anything, because I'm sure some pink trix is gonna come complaining- Simone Robinson
Nothing is sweeter than writing a sentient mind into the slow, decaying decent to insanity- Simone Robinson
One day you'll look back and ask: What have I done? But no one will be there to answer- Simone Robinson
If I throw away your computer and tell you that you must now write on scraps of paper and serviettes that you find lying around. That you have to type everything out using only your phone and then sit for hours and hours to send anything through, would you still write? If you say yes, then you have the soul of a true writer, if not, go home- Simone Robinson
I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing- i-am-turk-fear-me
Heck is the place for people who don't believe in Gosh.- i-am-turk-fear-me
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon- i-am-turk-fear-me
'I love you' is eight letters. And so is 'bullshit'- i-am-turk-fear-me
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it- i-am-turk-fear-me
I shall update as the plot bunnies bite me!- Muse2488 (Musey)
I'm afraid that it will be consigned to writer's-block hell for all eternity.- IronAmerica
Whatever you aspire to write, write it. If you quit something halfway, you don't have the makings of a true writer.- Boasamishipper
You only live once? Prove it.- Boasamishipper
Love is like water… You can fall in it, you can drown in it, but we can’t live without it :)- Boasamishipper
Writing is my way of releasing pent-up emotions. You have a bad day? A good one? A semi-interesting one? Let the description flow out through your fingers and onto your screen. -Boasamishipper
It's nice to see everyone hooking up. (Well, mostly everyone, but you know what I mean.) -Boasamishipper
There are four stages in life:
That was not skiing. That was walking a mile with twenty pounds strapped to your feet. -Boasamishipper
Just love life and it will love you back. -Boasamishipper
"For me, starting out so young, fanfic became my English teacher, my sex-ed class, my favorite hobby, and the source of some of my dearest friends. It also provided me with a crash course in social justice and how to respect and celebrate diversity, both of characters and fic writers." -- Kelli Joyce.
"Sarcasm is just wisdom for the hyper-aware." -- David Collison.
"Writing is the soul's escape door. Don't be afraid to walk through it :)." -- Becky Oakey.
"I like this character. I wonder what they'd look like beat up and crying." -- Tumblr post
You say Twilight. I say Harry Potter.
You say Vampires. I say Wizards.
You say Renesmee, the Half-Blood vampire. I say Professor Severus Snape, the Half-Blood Prince.
You say Jacob Black. I say Sirius Black.
You say Team Edward. I say Team Weasley.
You say Edward Cullen. I say Cedric Diggory.
You say Bella & Edward. I say Ron & Hermione.
You say Bella. I say Bellatrix.
You say the Volturis. I say the Malfoys.
You say Stephanie Meyer, the joker. I say J. K. Rowling, the Queen.
You say shape shifters who change when they're pissed. I say werewolves who contort in the moonlight.
You say "romance". I say adventure.
You say emo girl who can't fight her own battles. I say feisty ginger who packs a mean punch.
You say Washington. I say Scotland.
You say American. I say British.
You say divorce. I say death by evil leader.
You say Victoria. I say Voldemort.
You say Charlie. I say James.
You say 'Oh my gosh they're making the final part into 2 movies'. I say 'Yeah, they're copying a series they can never live up to'.
You say 7 amazing years worth of emo girls and I-had-spicy-tuna vampires. I say 14 PHENOMENAL years worth of suspense, adventure, drama AND humor.
You're in a phase that will blow over in a year or two. I'm in an era that will never not see the light(:
Because Twilight is just a phase...Harry Potter is a way of life
Our Charlie works with dragons - yours is a bad parent.
Our Bella was a psychotic fighter - yours couldn't fight her way out of a paper bag.
Our James was a Marauder - yours was a creepy guy.
Our Alice still loves her son even though she lost her mind - yours is an irritating, overly preppy child.
Our Blacks are a complicated ancient family warring between them over the rights of good and evil - yours are two idiots who think they know everything.
Our Robert Pattinson is good, loyal man who died fighting Voldemort - yours sparkled in the sun.
Our werewolf died trying to create a better world for his son to live in - yours fought over a girl who was already taken and then fell in love with her daughter.
Harry was here first.
LAW OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Here, as one brilliantly gifted user (check out minnichi on this site) so beautifully put it in an "official" review (this is from another site, mind you). The sections emboldened are the parts that you should pay attention to.
"I tried my best to be fair in this section, and I've examined each of your characters closely. As of now, they have...little to no development. Development starts with a personality, which grows into unique flaws in each individual that they must learn from as the story progresses. Your story consists of so much dialogue that I can't sense much of a personality from anyone at the moment. There's a complete lack of inner reflection, one of the keys of personality. That can sometimes be fixed within the dialogue, but what they say as of now still doesn't contribute much to character. I know that [omit] does start to change later on regarding her views about [omit], but character development is much more than just stating that it happens. We're not shown these actual changes, nor are there any traces of emotion to pick up from. Your characters are hindered most by the simplistic, sometimes unrelated dialogue, and you have to gear the story to show us what goes on in their heads. I see great effort in some areas, but they lack basis. You must develop the personality before you can believably tell us why someone is sad, for instance.Naming emotions right now doesn't create the connection it needs to the characters, and as of now this [fanfiction] really needs to pick up on that. They are great characters waiting to be heard! I know you can do it."
The 21 Fanfiction Commandments
1. Thou shalt not intentionally write crappy fanfiction.
2. Thou shalt not publish fanfiction unless thy or thine beta knows the difference between their, they’re, there, and the air.
3. Thou shalt not review thine own fanfiction, whether thou dost so anonymously or logged in to thine account. If thou wish to speak to a reviewer, send thine reviewer a PM.
4. Thou shalt not behave like a brat if thine fanfic receives constructive criticism, even if it be harsh.
5. Thou shalt not write a self-insert character who becomes the love interest of the main character in the series for which thou art writing.
6. Thou shalt learn to be humble while receiving both praise and critique
7. Thou shalt not create false profiles to review thine own stories for the sake of raising the review count.
8. Thou shalt not place thy fanfiction up for public viewing whilst demanding that only positive reviews be left.
9. Thou shalt not plagiarize any author’s work.
10. Thy lemons shall be properly grown, being both anatomically accurate and physically possible.
11. Thou shalt not withhold a chapter from thy story because thy story is not getting reviews.
12. Thou shalt not try to start a flame war with people who leave constructive criticism.
13. Thou shalt take flames with a grain of salt.
14. Thou shalt know the difference between a flame and a review full of constructive criticism.
15. Thou shalt permanently remove any plagiarized stories the first time after thou hast been caught posting them.
16. Thou shall spell the names of canon characters correctly. If thou dost not know how to spell the name of a canon character, thou shalt consult Google, Wikipedia, or the character selection bar in the filter tab for thy fandom’s fanfiction.
17. Thou shalt not change the names of canon characters if thou country’s dub did not change them.
18. If thou must write a story involving pregnancy that is not a parody, thou must depict pregnancy accurately.
19. Thou must understand the meaning of parody and satire.
20. If writing a fanfiction that is not in thine native language, thou shalt get help from a beta who is fluent in that language.
21. If thou shalt break any of these commandments, may thine payoff be worth it, for there art no rules in art but that thou art be good.
However, AlmightyGodAbove and Satan of Hell may leave thou some interesting reviews if thou break more than five of these commandments.
Created by a crazy group of writers: the Underground Fanfictioners, whom I am proud to be a part of. :)
The Twelve Days of Ficmas
by the writers of the Underground Fanfictioners
On the first day of Ficmas, my gift to readers is: a weird cliffhanger ending and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the second day of Ficmas, my readers gave to me: two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the third day of Ficmas, I woke up just to see: three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the fourth day of Ficmas, my imagination gave to me: four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the fifth day of Ficmas, my reviewers gave to me: five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the sixth day of Ficmas, the UF gave to me: six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the seventh day of Ficmas, my Muses gave to me: seven awkward ideas, six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the eighth day of Ficmas, my characters gave to me: eight OOC moments, seven awkward ideas, six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the ninth day of Ficmas, the OCs gave to me: nine awesome plotlines, eight OOC moments, seven awkward ideas, six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the tenth day of Ficmas, my OCs gave to me: ten trolls-a-flaming, nine awesome plotlines, eight OOC moments, seven awkward ideas, six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the eleventh day of Ficmas, my mind did give to me: eleven pairs-a-shipping, ten trolls-a-flaming, nine awesome plotlines, eight OOC moments, seven awkward ideas, six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
On the twelfth day of Ficmas, the fandom gave to me: twelve romantic subplots, eleven pairs-a-shipping, ten trolls-a-flaming, nine awesome plotlines, eight OOC moments, seven awkward ideas, six straitjackets, five story favorites, four new story ideas, three updated fics, two glowing reviews and a wolfmunk in a pear tree.
Some of My Favorite Characters of All Time (in no particular order):
AND MANY MORE!
What I Am Done Working On:
Sometimes, Bolin feels about as useful as a white crayon. Set during the Equalist Revolution. Written for Round 2 of the Probending Circuit.
A Turtle-tastic Road Trip! (Complete)
ONESHOT DEDICATION: Even ninjas need a day off! As April and her dad take our favorite ninjas out to a special spot, stories are told, thoughts are revealed, and friendships are shared. Birthday fic to Muse2488. Hope you like it, Musey! Read and review!
Am I Needed? (Complete)
Aaron's wondering how his life went down the toilet in the last fifteen years. Sorry for the lame summary. Rated T unless someone else has a better idea. :)
Apology Accepted (Complete)
Tenzin is clueless when it comes to relationships. Kya takes pity on him. Preseries. Linzin. Written for Round 1 of the Probending Circuit.
As I Recall (Complete)
One thing Tully knows for sure was that you couldn't miss what you couldn't even remember.
Bang, Bang (Complete)
Moffitt does not appreciate it when Tully takes a bullet for him.
Breath of Life (Complete)
Logic had it wrong. Apparently it was possible to drown in the desert.
Doped Up (Complete)
"They got him doped up big-time." Walt thinks, on a subconscious level, that Jesse is "doped up big-time" probably more than half the day, but this time, he's not doped up on crack, pot or meth. He's doped up on life-saving medicine. Oh, the irony. Mild language. Spoilers for 1.06.
Explain Why My Life Turned Sour (Complete)
Aaron doesn't have to wonder why his life went wrong anymore. The woman who caused it sits three feet away from him. Second in my 'Am I Needed' verse, and will write more when I get some reviews.
First Impressions Are Key (Complete)
Prequel to 'Am I Needed?' You never have a second chance to make a first impression, and Aaron has never hated that quote more.
Johnny's two floors up in a burning house with an injured woman slung over his shoulder when Roy's heart ceases to beat. Spoilers for The Indirect Method.
Irony's a Bitch (Complete)
Three bullet shots echoed in the still air, and Danny felt pure, undiluted agony. Spoilers for the last few awful, sad, agonizing minutes of 1.11 'The Stand.' Please R&R!
Keep a Spur Handy (Complete)
[That cowboy had heartbreak written all over him and she'd be damned if she knew why every time he blew into town she ended up naked before he ended up gone. Kai Wen always ended up gone.] Or, the Kainora Western!AU.
Left Behind (Complete)
Five times Miles left Ben, and one time Ben left Miles. No spoilers.
Like a Horror Movie (Complete)
Jesse chokes back a laugh. "What's so funny?" Walt asks, adding pressure to the wound. "I've been in the business for seven years, haven't gotten hurt once. Seven months with you and I'm bleeding out in a fucking warehouse." He takes a harsh breath. "Yo, man, what kind of world is this?" Language. Possible spoilers for seasons one and the beginning of two.
Love is a Four Letter Word (Complete)
Lightning Bolt Zolt knew that this was a business deal and a business deal only. Gainika was an annoying, ruthless, backstabbing, manipulative bitch…but he loved her anyway. Part of 'The Other Side of Me' 'verse.
The Other Side of Me (Complete)
Mako had believed that his brother was gone for nearly half a decade until Asami had come to his door in the middle of the night. "Asami, what're you on about?" Mako asked in disbelief, as if Asami had turned into a platypus bear. "Bolin's dead." AU. Chaos, violence, swearing within. Borderline T/M rating. Makorra relationship, Boasami friendship. R&R!
The Weighted Life (Complete)
Joining the Agni Kais had been his downfall, Xin knew. But he wouldn't have had it any other way. Part of The Other Side of Me 'verse. Rated T for language and intense situations.
Aaron had a new entry on the list of how many times he felt useless. At this rate he was going to run out of paper. Part Four in the ‘Am I Needed?’ verse. Aaron’s thoughts during 1.15. You guys know the drill.
What I Am Working On Currently:
Eternal Affections (Discontinued)
AU. After the Blackout, Maggie Foster thought she was alone in the world. But she wasn't. Kelly, her estranged older sister, was all she had left. And Maggie wasn't about to let her go. Alternating between the past and the present. My first multi-chap story! Please review! ON PERMANANT HIATUS.
Age of Innocence (In Progress)
"There are things in my life I don't want to talk about." At nine, Bolin had been arrested and dragged into an orphanage, whose grimy walls held greasy smiles and curious hands, where the children lost all sense of virtue. Preseries AU.
Avatar Who? (In Progress)
["Listen up," Korra says, leaning in closer, "before we go anywhere, before we do anything, there's something you ought to know about me. This is important, now, and one day your life may depend on it." Her serious expression abruptly dissolves into a wild grin. "I am definitely just a madwoman with a polar bear dog."] Or, the Doctor Who!AU of Legend of Korra.
Illogically Logical (In Progress)
Sherlock Holmes AU of Legend of Korra, with Sherlock!Asami and Watson!Bolin. Cases they solve are either concurrent with the show, Conan Doyle's original ones, or my own. May contain triggering content. Cover Credits go to Hopiamanipopcorn from deviantART.
Those in Peril on the Sea (In Progress)
"The Ship of Dreams, they called it. And it was. It really was…" Over five days, the lives of Kai Wen and Jinora Gyatso became irreversibly entwined. But their adventure was not the typical love story, for the ship they met on was the RMS Titanic. From the moment the ship set sail from the Earth Kingdom in 177 AG, it was destined for disaster. [Kai/Jinora] Titanic!AU.
Hopefully Coming Up Sooner Rather than Later:
Battle Scars and Broken Stars (Multi-Chapter) -- The Legend of Korra
AU. Two years after the events in The Other Side of Me, the resurgence of a deadly enemy and a girl believed to be dead forces Team Avatar to make tough choices. With the street gangs of Republic City in a turf war, will the Krew be able to rebuild their lives and support a friend in need...along with her daughter? Boasami, Makorra, OC pairings. Rated M for violence and implied sexual abuse.
The Ties That Bind (Multi-Chapter) -- Rat Patrol/Hogan's Heroes Crossover
In a strange turn of events, Private Tully Pettigrew is captured on a mission and sent to Stalag 13, rumored to be one of the toughest POW camps in Germany. The guards are fierce, the punishments are ruthless, and no prisoner has ever escaped. But is everything what it seems?
Spiral (Multi-Chapter) -- Warehouse 13
For Connor. After Pete Lattimer's death in the field, Myka Bering is assigned a new partner in the form of the posh and seriously infuriating Helena G. Wells. Series!AU, eventual BW.
Friendly Fire (Oneshot) -- Combat!
It only takes one terrible mistake for Kirby's world to cave in around him.
Ballistic Trauma (Oneshot) -- House, MD
"You're an idiot, Wilson," House says, if not growls, and you think that since the bullet meant for him is currently resting in your gut, a little thanks wouldn't go amiss.
Nobody's Fault but Mine (Oneshot) -- Musketeers BBC
[Aramis presses harder on the bullet wound in Porthos' chest, ignoring the sweat and tears intermingling on his cheeks and the blood staining the palms of his hands. "You fool," he says, barely heard over the sounds of the battle raging around them. "Damn it, Porthos, what were you thinking?"] Or, Porthos risks his life for Aramis. Aramis is livid.
A Long Walk Off a Short Pier (Oneshot) -- Musketeers BBC
"Well, Porthos," Aramis said, "what happened is that you managed to get shot and nearly drown in that river over there--the one you've spent the last few minutes coughing up. So as soon as you recover, rest assured, I am teaching you how to swim."
Till Death Do They Part (Oneshot) -- Time Tunnel
Four times Doug thought Tony was dead, and one time he really was.
Original Characters in The TOSOM 'verse.
Midori Sato: Adopted by Asami Sato when she was twelve, she considers Asami and Bolin her older brother and sister. Before she was adopted, Midori was a street orphan whose entire family was killed by the Agni Kais (but they only left her alone because she is a non-bender). Bolin visited her weekly and gave her food and water and occasional shelter at his and Mako's apartment above the pro-bending arena. She was absolutely heartbroken by Bolin's "demise" and attended his funeral, which was where she met Asami. In the present day, she is sixteen years old, an easy-going, happy, and loving teenager. It is revealed in the final chapter of The Other Side of Me that she survived and is being held captive by Lightning Bolt Zolt.
Gainika: The Section Leader of the Agni Kais. Ruthless and absolutely deadly, none of the battle-hardened warriors underneath her are willing to challenge her authority. She struck a deal with Lightning Bolt Zolt and the Triple Threat Triads, saying that in exchange for their gangs working together, she would spy on Bolin and pretended to be his loving girlfriend for almost a year and a half. Gainika is a master of manipulation and deceit, who knows exactly how to use everyone around her for her own personal benefit. (Definitely the best villain in this fic with Lightning Bolt Zolt being a close second.)
Liao: A Recruit of the Agni Kais and the Junior Recruit out of him and Liao. He has been a Recruit for almost three years, and has been Xin's partner for most of that time. He joined the Agni Kais in order to provide money to help his father, who currently suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He's smart, an excellent firebender, and considers himself to be something of a ladies man (always flirting with pretty girls that he sees). He and Xin have a little brother/big brother friendship with one another. He was required to torture Bolin in Chapter 10, and after Xin got hurt protecting Liao from a CID, Liao made the decision to try and help break Bolin out of prison. His partner, Xin, was brutally murdered by his Section Leader, fuelling his resolve to help Bolin break out in any way. He is also in love with Asami Sato, and almost had a one night stand with her in Ba Sing Se, but backed off upon realizing that she loved Bolin. Liao got his revenge for Xin's death by killing Jiktun, Chan's partner.
Xin: The Senior Recruit out of him and Liao, he was always looking out for his younger partner and even took a beating for him in Chapter 12. He was raised by his single mother in Capital City, and they moved to Republic City to escape his abusive alcoholic father. When he was seventeen, Xin's father, Karu, murdered his mother, YinLi, and Xin got revenge for his mother by killing his father. With this act, he got the attention of Gainika, who forced him to join the Agni Kais otherwise she'd turn him in to the police. When he turned twenty-six, he met Liao, and they became partners almost immediately. He liked to joke around, mainly focusing on the relationship between Gainika and Lightning Bolt Zolt, but was very serious when it comes down to spying, his firebending, and doing Agni Kai work. According to Liao, he was good with children, and Midori had a small crush on him. He was murdered by Gainika in chapter twenty-one when Liao was forced to choose between saving him or Bolin.
Satoshi (Ash) Daichi: The seventeen-year-old sarcastic teenager first appeared in chapter six, then proceeded to make several cameo appearances in the following chapters. The Agni Kais and the Triple Threat Triads kidnapped him off the sidewalk in front of Satoshi's brother, Hikaru, and his brother's girlfriend, Mai Zhen. Gainika stuck him into the same cell as Bolin, and the two became fast friends. He took a bullet intended for Bolin and died in Bolin's arms, making Bolin promise that once he got out, he'd have to tell Mai that Satoshi loved her. Bolin saw a lot of himself in Ash, and he has survivor's guilt expressed in nightmares and frequent flashbacks that he survived while Ash didn't. He and Hikaru had a brotherly bond like no other, as said by Mako. He normally went by Ash, a nickname that Hikaru came up with, and was extremely sarcastic, kind and brave.
Hikaru Daichi: He appeared for the first time in Chapter 11, when Mako showed up at his house to interview his family about Satoshi's disappearance. Mako learned in their talk that Hikaru blamed himself for Ash's kidnapping and wished it had been him, and that Hikaru loved his brother more than life itself. Mako gave the distraught twenty-year-old his card and told him to call anytime. Ash had had a crush on Hikaru's girlfriend, Mai, but that didn't affect his and Ash's relationship in the slightest. He and his girlfriend Mai talk with Bolin in Chapter 26, and he doesn't blame Bolin for Ash's death--even though his mother does. He's described as having short, dark curly hair, pale skin, blue eyes, and has an affinity for black shirts and khakis.
Mai Zhen: Hikaru's girlfriend, and the daughter of Dr. Toshio Zhen. She has no alliance with the Triple Threat Triads despite her father working with them. She is an only child, and is eighteen years old. She, Hikaru and Ash were the best of friends, and Ash's disappearance and eventual demise affected and Hikaru deeply. She knew that Ash had had a crush on her, but didn't let it affect their friendship or her relationship with Hikaru. Reviewers have noted the Hikaru-Mai-Ash love triangle is similar to the Mako-Korra-Bolin love triangle, which is done with intention. She's described as having long brown hair in pigtails, blue eyes, and dark skin that symbolized her Earth Kingdom descent.
Chan: One of the Agni Kai Recruits. He was described as a boulder of a man with a rumbly voice, and is the Senior Recruit of him and Jiktun. He and Jiktun got introduced to each other through Xin. Little is known on Chan's backstory, although he had teamed up with Gainika and betrayed Xin and Liao, an event that led to both Xin and Jiktun's demises. He was shot in the shoulder by Asami and kicked in the nuts by Mako, and his current status is presumed dead.
Jiktun: One of the Agni Kai Recruits. He was described as thin, with short black hair and amber eyes and wore glasses occasionally. He was being commissioned to become a Liaison Standard Practitioner by Gainika before his demise, and was referred to as a "fucking genius on the side" by the other Recruits, namely Xin. He and Chan teamed up with Gainika and betrayed Xin and Liao when they were trying to break out Bolin. When Gainika kills Xin, Liao retaliates and shoots Jiktun in the gut, killing him instantly.
Vanek: Vanek is one of Bolin's friends from college in Ba Sing Se and is also a psychology major. He does stand-up comedy acts at a student bar and, according to Bolin, is always good for a laugh. He was one of the first people that Bolin met when he came to Ba Sing Se, and is currently dating Akari.
Tukka: Tukka is one of Bolin's friends from college in Ba Sing Se and is also a psychology major. He always beat Bolin in Pai Sho, and is the more serious one out of him and Vanek. He's currently dating Madoka and wanted to propose to her when Bolin saw him last. In Chapter 24, it's revealed that he proposed to her some time during Bolin's disappearance.
Akari: Vanek's girlfriend, and is a nurse practitioner in training. She met Vanek, Bolin and Tukka when Vanek broke his leg, and she was his nurse the entire time and even helped him with physical therapy. One month after Vanek was discharged, they got together and have been dating ever since. She's described as having red hair and piercing green eyes.
Madoka: Tukka's girlfriend, and is also a psychology major, although she's a year younger than the boys. She's kind, caring and supportive of the boy's accomplishments, especially their near-perfect scores on their final exam, and is described as having dark, raven-colored hair and blue eyes.
Kaito: The doorman at Bolin's apartment in Ba Sing Se, and a pretty good friend of Bolin's. He likes to sing along to songs on the radio, especially the song The Varsity Drag, which he and Bolin dance to in the lobby, something that makes Vahni very uncomfortable. He's described as having dark brown hair, green eyes and a burly frame.
Vahni: The building manager of Bolin's apartment building in Ba Sing Se. While she appears to be stuck-up, she has a small crush on Kaito and enjoys his and Bolin's shenanigans. She is described as looking almost exactly like Eska, with unexpressive blue eyes, raven-colored hair, and a body so skinny that she looked like a toothpick.
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