I don’t know if this has been done yet, but I’ve been
thinking in a Yuri on Ice/Avatar The Last Airbender AU and so far these are my ideas:
Just like in the anime, he’s very shy and unsure of himself. He’s an airbender,
the first bender born in his family in over a century. He doesn’t feel
comfortable being an airbender because everyone tells him that he should become
a monk and only live a spiritual life. Because in his hometown there aren’t any
airbenders, he doesn’t learn to bend properly; instead he just trains basic
defense moves with Minako (nonbender, chi blocker). Later he meets Celestino (a
nonbender rebel nomad monk) and Phichit (another air-bender) and even when he
tried to train with them, he felt like he was just trying to please everyone instead of just bending for the pleasure of it
or for the connection with his element. He meets Viktor by accident and is very
impressed by the perfection of Viktor’s bending. When Viktor tells him that he’s
going to train him, at first Yuuri doesn’t believe him and thinks that Viktor
is just making fun of him because how could a prodigy waterbender teach him to
airbend? But what he learns is to be confident and to love his element as well
as the people around him. That alone gives him the control of the air and even
a little glimpse of the Spirit World. He meets Yuri when the younger bender
goes to his house in search of Viktor. He likes Yuri, but he’s afraid of him…
until he gets to know his softer side.
Nikiforov: A waterbender prodigy, but not a fighter. He has the potential but
he prefers to perform ice skating mixed with some form of mist-bending and ice
sculpting to create dream-like scenarios. When he meets Yuuri he’s so excited
because he never met an airbender before and wants to know everything about his
bending type… until he discovers that Yuuri has very little knowledge of his
own bending… And Viktor takes as his personal quest to train Yuuri. How? He
doesn’t know. Maybe he can use some of the lessons his old master Yakov taught
him. He’s very patient with Yuuri, trying to show him that his bending is a
gift rather than a mistake. He wants to give Yuuri an engagement necklace, but
he knows airbenders aren’t supposed to be attached to mundane items. So instead
he gives him a coral mala (or prayer beads necklace).
Viktor’s cute sea-otter-dog… or a goat dog… or something like that.
Another waterbender prodigy, but unlike Viktor, he’s very enthusiastic about
fighting (pro-bending or something like that). He relies almost only in a very aggressive
type of icebending, and he uses some moves and kicks from firebending (he
learned from Lilia, who’s a firebender master. She also taught him the basic
moves to deflect a lightening, but of course he’s never tried). He has problems
trying to control water in liquid form because that needs him to be in total
control of his emotions… and of course he is not. Viktor promised him to teach
him waterbending but then Yuuri happened. At first he was jealous but while
training with him and Viktor he learns to deal better with his emotions and
feelings. He hasn’t told anybody but one time he accidentally bloodbent. His grandfather
was having a heart attack and he tried to use waterbending to heal him, instead
he stopped his heart for several seconds before making it beat again. His grandfather
healed after that and hasn’t had another attack since then, but Yuri was so
scared he has never tried to bloodbend again.
Altin: Born in a little town that used to be a colony under siege by the Fire
Nation. He discovered he was an earthbender just after his 17th
birthday, that’s why he’s still learning. He trains hard and even when he’s not
really naturally talented, it’s his hard work that makes him an excellent
bender in just a couple of years. He’s physically stronger than average and
that helps him controlling large amounts of rocks, also he’s an adept in
listening and waiting before making a move. Even with his strength and ability,
he doesn’t like to fight, he prefers using his newfound bending working with
blacksmiths and fixing satomobiles (?). He’s trying to learn metalbending but
as this day he hasn’t been able to do it. Has a pet Komodo rhino that rides
often. Yuri is an inspiration for him, because even when he has been a talented
bender since he was a child, he still trains hard every day to improve his
skills and does not rely only in his innate ability. Otabek carved a jade stone
and gave it to him in a “friendship” necklace. He has the vague idea that Water
Tribe people make and give necklaces as tokens of friendship or as good luck
charms. Yuri won’t tell him its real meaning even when he likes the idea of
being engaged to Otabek. Viktor is the one to tell the truth to Otabek… And he
doesn’t mind. He makes another necklace for Yuri, this time a real engagement
necklace. Yuri uses both.
Chulanont: He’s a carefree airbender who travels the world with Celestino as
his trainer and teacher. His goal is to form a group of players and performers
and that’s why he admires Viktor’s theatrical and dramatic dances on ice. Has
several southern Water Tribe white hamsters as pets. After training for some time with Yuuri and
Celestino, they part ways and while visiting the Earth Kingdom he gets lost near
the Si Wong Desert. Then he meets this handsome and mysterious sandbender who
helps him to get to the nearest town. He doesn’t leave his side after that even
when at first the sandbender doesn’t look very comfortable around him. He tries
to convince the sandbender to join his group (What group?) and the sandbender
hasn’t accepted yet. But hasn’t refused either.
Lee: A sandbender of the Si Wong desert. Serious and quiet; he loves the desert
because it’s a lonely place. One day, while hunting buzzard wasps he finds a
lost airbender and walks him to the town. It’s weird because this boy is the
complete opposite of him, not only in his element but in his personality.
However, he doesn’t find the boy’s constant talk annoying and actually
considers the idea of joining his future group of players.
Ji: He’s a nonbender, the only son of a famous weapon seller and swordsman in
the Earth Kingdom. He had to learn to use swords and daggers, and actually he’s
very skilled with a jian. He only trains because is a family tradition, but his
dream is to become a player and perform in Ember Island theatre. Otabek has
worked with his father and Guang Hong admires him because seems like he really
enjoys what he does.
Leo de la
Iglesia: He’s the eldest son of a Fire sage, and a firebender who doesn’t like
fire. That’s because when he was practicing some time ago he accidentally burned
his little sister in the leg. She isn’t afraid of him or the fire, but he still
blames himself and tries to avoid bending at all. He’s expected to become a
Fire sage, but all he wants is to be a musician. He meets Guang Ho when he went
to his father’s armory to get a ritual dagger. Since then they spend a lot of time talking
about joining the Ember Island players.
the main ones. The other headcanons I have are:
Babicheva: Firebender who trained with Yuri under Lilia’s guidance.
Crispino and Sara Crispino: From the Earth Kingdom. He’s an earthbender, she’s
Nekola: Artistic (?) metalbender
Nonbender. He’s the only one who actually works at the Ember Island theatre. Very
dramatic actor. Has lots of fans.
JJ LeRoy: Waterbender.
Comes from a family of well known Pro-Bending fighers. That’s why he’s so
arrogant and he’s always challenging Yuri to fight with him.
Giacometti: Firebender HOT DAMN. Too hot to handle. He turns every single pool
and bath into a sauna. Poledance with fireworks and sparks. Yeah.
Minami. Firebender chicken nugget. He’s from the same town as Yuuri and also
finds him interesting just because he’s an airbender.
I was kinda hard for some character, since is easy to imagine them all as water/ice benders… duh…