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Question: Is Azula capable of redemption and if so, will it happen?
Yes, but won't change - 63 (25.1%)
Yes and will do something good - 105 (41.8%)
No - 83 (33.1%)
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Tamerlan Pahlavi
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« Reply #6100 on: Sep 27, 2018 03:38 pm »

Haven't tried to gauge the trend barometer in years but ever since The Beach there has been a sizeable part of the fandom that felt sympathetic to her as a person and not just finding her cool as a villain. Though, I'm sure many jumped on the woobie wagon in order to feel less guilty for being attracted to her, at least I did, at first.

As for fanfics, I've seen a few, three to be precise where she was executed and one I even finished called Broken Dragon where she was almost hanged. The continuation has her somehow back on the throne despite not being able to bend but I never went deep into it, not sure if it really ends that way.

Also, thank you for reminding me of your past atrocities Loopy. I never finished reading it, the fact that it's longer than most novels kinda scared me off but the ten or so chapters I read were really enjoyable. One day perhaps I'll cross that from my list as well.

So, since I'm always up for suggestions, what is the best fic you've read? The ending doesn't matter, redemption, death, anything in between as long as the quality is good.
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« Reply #6101 on: Sep 27, 2018 06:53 pm »

Haven't tried to gauge the trend barometer in years but ever since The Beach there has been a sizeable part of the fandom that felt sympathetic to her as a person and not just finding her cool as a villain. Though, I'm sure many jumped on the woobie wagon in order to feel less guilty for being attracted to her, at least I did, at first.

A great deal of it definitely started with The Beach. I’m on the Avatar subreddit and just about every discussion regarding her character devolves into an argument. It’s somewhat amusing for me since I’ve always had a firmly “middle of the road” approach to her so I end up disagreeing with most people who chime in. Regarding the attraction thing, let’s be real-it’s pretty much inevitable with any remotely attractive female villain.

So, since I’m always up for suggestions, what is the best fic you’ve read? The ending doesn’t matter, redemption, death, anything in between as long as the quality is good.


https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12996096/1/Shadows-Part-1-The-Fear

This one is not finished yet, but it’s going in an intriguing direction.

https://m.fanfiction.net/s/11918411/1/The-Real-Subject

Same with this one, has interesting parts with Ozai and Zuko as well.

https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2991017/1/Azula-Always-Lies

This is a blatant hatefic, but frankly I find it oddly amusing for some reason. Some of the comments on it are pretty golden.



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« Reply #6102 on: Oct 07, 2018 03:56 pm »

I've seen some that kill her. Before the finale actually aired, it was usually portrayed in a triumphant manner, but after the finale, the stories that actually killed her tended to make it a tragic, self-destructive moment.

Mostly, any stories these days that try to use her as an unsympathetic villain don't finish, so we don't know her fate.

I arguably killed her at the end of a fanfic, once. But it's also arguable that I didn't, and I refuse to clarify matters, so I'm not sure it counts.
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« Reply #6103 on: Oct 08, 2018 02:14 am »

Mostly, any stories these days that try to use her as an unsympathetic villain don't finish, so we don't know her fate

I haven’t seen one of those even started in quite a while. It makes sense that said stories don’t get very far. It kinda seems like portraying Azula as thoroughly unsympathetic is (for lack of a better word) “outdated” and many people are immediately so turned off when it shows up in a fanfic that they either ignore its existence or possibly even flame the author into quitting.
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« Reply #6104 on: Oct 08, 2018 03:17 am »

^mostly, it just doesn't work, the writer just quits as the plot bunny runs out of steam, it's out of the writer's system, and the story plan didn't have much beyond "let's kill Azula" she's ded, now what? often characters are specifically written as cardboard unlikable to justify killing them, ignoring inconvenient canon personality traits
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« Reply #6105 on: Oct 08, 2018 11:28 am »

^mostly, it just doesn't work, the writer just quits as the plot bunny runs out of steam, it's out of the writer's system, and the story plan didn't have much beyond "let's kill Azula" she's ded, now what? often characters are specifically written as cardboard unlikable to justify killing them, ignoring inconvenient canon personality traits

Nowadays for sure. But writing her like that in say 2006 wouldn’t be totally unjustified frankly
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