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Water Tribe 096 by NoSelfControl Water Tribe 096 by NoSelfControl
The beginning of Part 3.

Even after months in the Fire Nation, part of him is still very much influenced by the Water Tribe, especially in their beliefs.

Page original size 5,5" X 8".
Rough pencils. Grey shading, lettering and word ballons done in Photoshop
These pages done for fun, and also as a good exercise in storytelling and planning on such a long scale, which I had not really done before.
I am not planning on inking, cleaning more or coloring them. I simply do not have the time.

The Avatar universe belongs to Mike, Bryan, Nickelodeon-Viacom-MTV.
All the characters belong to them, but a few of the extras are my own creation.
Art by :iconrufftoon:

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:iconnyerguds:
Well, I guess this is more than just water tribe customs... he knows he owes that spirit his life quite directly.
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:iconlolipopgirl2002:
lolipopgirl2002 Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, it's kind of moving to see Zhao, who tried to kill the spirits give them an offering.A very well done comic. Great job!
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:iconthorirpp1619:
You know, first when I started to read this, all I could see was Zhao and how he stood out from the Water Tribe. But now, all I can see is an Water Tribe warrior, and how he stands out from the Fire Nation.
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:icontrueimmortality:
Oh, no, trust me, guys, it's not superstition.
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:icontreena-ivy-carter:
I can understand the offering. I mean they gave him a second chance, they are his spirits now.
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:icontwimoonclips:
meh. T_T not caring so much for Zhao's attachment to the Water Tribe. T_T
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:iconrosiegurrl:
Oh, good. Good boy Zhao. Well, not boy. ;)

And definitely not always good.
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:icondeityofshadows:
DeityofShadows Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the scene you depicted here. Seeing how Zhao now actually makes prayers to the Ocean and Moon spirit is not only ironic but also very neat; he definitely has some water tribe qualities rubbed off on him and it shows how much he's changed.
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:iconrufftoon:
(late reply is late again)
The Water Tribe did have a big influence on him, more than he'd care to admit.
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:iconwolvenfire86:
I just found this story today and, let me tell you, it is epic! By far the best canon fanficiton I have ever read or seen. It is well drawn, not predictable, and wonderfully entertaining.

My only complaint is that I have only discovered it now and not sooner.

Honestly, I cannot wait to read the rest. With the show over, my love for Avatar has slowly subsided. This story is bringing it back.
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