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Water Tribe 447 by NoSelfControl Water Tribe 447 by NoSelfControl
This is it.
The end.

It is an open ending- Zhao's misadventures with spirits could continue, but I'll end it there. It's a good place to stop.

Thank you everyone, for reading this long, very long, too long exercise in storytelling (now if I can make as many pages for my personal projects...).

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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Start of Chapter 2: [link]
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Start of Chapter 4: [link]
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Artist
Welp. Zhao is my favorite character now. I am not denying this. 

This was amazing! This "exercise" in storytelling is so amazing, it might as well be one of the official printed comics from the avatar peoples!! The story and pages and artwork flowed so brilliantly and perfectly that I want to own my own hard copy!! 
Thank you so much for spending your time and effort on this, it was well worth it.
VeronaSwift Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
It's 11 pm. I haven't had sleep in 30 hours. I have a debate paper due tomorrow on conspiracies based around 9/11. I'm not even half way done. I have to print out twenty copies of my speech for my class for Wednesday, using color ink that I don't actually have.

And I spent my entire afternoon reading this comic on a character I was never particularly fond of from one of my favorite cartoons. Five years after it was finished.

Time well spent, obviously. Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 

Though, to be a bit more serious, your work is absolutely fantastic. Your humor, your storytelling, your artwork, and especially your dialogue are top notch. You tell a damn good story, and I'm honestly a bit awed by it. You inserted original characters and wove them seamlessly into the story to the point that they feel just as fleshed out and real as the characters that we all have come to know and love. I was legitimately concerned for Arluk, and was relieved to find out that he'd survived. You also had a mastery over the characters from A:tLA, which isn't always easy. This was great insight into what makes Zhao tick, and it never felt like he had truly changed, even though he had adapted enough to survive in a new context. It wasn't until the very end that I realized that yes, he really did. It was really subtle that way. 

Your artwork is beautiful. That cannot be said enough. 

I loved the open ending you gave us. It was satisfying enough to tie up most of the loose ends presented in your story, and still left us something to decide on our own. 

What more can I say? Your comic was awesome. A+ material!

Thank you so much for devoting your time and energy into this comic, and I hope to see more from you again soon.
SophieNewman21 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is so awesome! I have truly enjoyed reading this work! I love the art, and the plot too! This is a very intriguing piece, and I absolutely adore it! Keep it up. :D
Bubbly026 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Welp, I read all of it! 2 - 3 hours later… I wish there was more, nicely done!
ForbiddenAttraction Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Sad this is over. Wishing there was more, but content with the magic that was offered. Thank you for this amazing story.
NAH223445566 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Más, por fa.
MoonWolfDragonFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
so its going to continue or not, if not,  ''BIG CLIFFHANGER THANKS I LOVE CLIFFHANGERS''
A-Hippocampus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Wow. You know how to tell a great story. You didn't 180 Zhao, you didn't make him something he's not, but you did make him grow outside what we thought we all knew of him. I have enjoyed reading through this and the skill in the drawing and movement of the characters made this something really special. I know I will return to read through again. And thank you, for making me root for the very small good part of Zhao. 
Phoenix-of-Athena Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014 brilliant and beautiful.  I never would have thought that I could like a character like Zhao, but you obviously changed that.  :D
Truly, this is perfect.  You embody the character of the show, with your odd bits of humor, and every characterization (of characters) is spot on.  And that's not even mentioning your gorgeous artwork!  I absolutely loved this. 
xXYukixYvonneXx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I am angry . . . but thoroughly satisfied all at the same time. I commend your art and fantastic story writing abilities (Lord knows I couldn't write a sizable story to save my life).
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