BK: Noatak and Tarrlok at their different young ages. I was expecting the task of designing young Noatak at all of these ages to be a real challenge, but Il-Kwang and Jin-Sun hit the nail on the head from the get-go. I was so relieved that I happily approved the designs and moved on to the next task, never noticing until the animation came back that he had the exact same hairstyle as our hero, Korra! I decided it was a kind of interesting and unexpected connection between Korra and Noatak/Amon, showing that despite how different they are in the present, the come from very similar cultural backgrounds. Tarrlok apparently sprouted an additional ponytail every few years. Expressions by Ki-Hyun Ryu and Il-Kwang Kim. Designs by Il-Kwang Kim and Jin-Sun Kim. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf.
All her life, Kiana has deferred to the will of others.
How could she not?
She is weak, delicate and simple-minded.
How could she not have deferred to the will of her husband when he insisted on training their sons in waterbending? Even if he is a non-bender, he is so much older, so much wiser and so much more worldly than she.
What a fool she was.
Now, Kiana stands before her husband, the freezing winds turning the tears on her cheeks to ice.
She is not strong. She is not clever. She cannot fight.
But none of that seems to matter now.
Weak, delicate and simple she may be, but more than any of those things, she is a mother.
“You will never touch them again,” she snarls.
She is a mother, and for her children, she can be brave.
Yet another AU, this time one where Noatak and Tarrlok’s mum has an actual name and figures out what hubby has been teaching the kids during those “hunting trips”.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Tarrlok utilizes everything around him to his advantage in order to achieve his goals. There’s pretty much nothing he won’t use in order to get what he wants, and no one he won’t manipulate. He’s ruthless, efficient and direct; he’s quick to instruct and lecture, to control and dominate. He does what’s needed to accomplish what he wants or needs. Of course, this isn’t always aimed at nefarious purposes; he does try to use this manipulation and control to help make Republic City a better place and defeat the Equalists.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): He has a good sense of how things will play out, and frequently manipulates in order to turn things in the direction he wants them to go. He’s quick to sum people up, lay out a plan, and play on peoples’ weaknesses or wants in order to make them do what he wants them to do. He quickly realizes what’s really going on from a few disparate pieces of proof, and thinks a lot about the big picture.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): He utilizes his surroundings in battle, takes action in order to solve his problems, and uses physical items to achieve his own ends (i.e., giving Korra nice things to persuade her to join his task force.) He notices things; he’s highly observant, and quick to work out ways that others can be manipulated (using Korra’s friends to control her).
Introverted Feeling (Fi): He believes he’s doing the right thing, that he’s making Republic City a safer place for others. However, his morals are usually clouded by his determination to get what he wants. He holds his feelings inside; though he does care for his brother, he rarely expresses it. His emotions are restricted in general, but when he’s anxious he bursts out with rage.