I’ve had the Korra universe in my mind since the premiere, so figured that I’d draw two of my OCs.
Not going to lie, I really loved the Equalists in season 1. I have my opinions about how their arc was handled and really wish there was MORE of them.
Meh, anyway. Shizue was born in Republic City to a couple from the Fire Nation. Her father’s a firebender and found it a little disappointing that his daughter turned out to be a non-bender. They run a restaurant in a not so great part of town. Unfortunately, her father still sports some of the prejudices that his own father, a soldier in the 100 Year War, taught him. He would like for her to keep the “blood clean” by wedding someone from the Fire Nation or of fire nation origins. Double points if they’re a firebender themselves. She’s often left to apologize to her friends who aren’t of the Fire Nation and any patrons who might be a victim of her father’s snide remarks when he has a bad day. She lets him do the bookkeeping in the back office so he stays out of people’s way. For the most part, he’s not that much of a pleasant guy, but he is her father.
Shizue’s father has made it a point to try and stay on the good side of the fire bending triad members; however, that doesn’t mean that he and Shizue haven’t been pressured to pay the triads for protection. She generally has a dislike for any gang member, but maintains a pleasant attitude for the most part. In contrast, Shizue’s father has his favorite members, including this guy who Shizue is about to electrocute.
Shizue joins as an Equalist because she believes in some messages of the movement although not to the extremity of some members. Her main focus is to help free the community from the triads. As her father is a fire bender, she has to keep her involvement a secret and does have some conflict with this. She helps train the children in her neighborhood, and every now and then places on her uniform and goes on missions. Once the movement ends, she still works in helping non-benders learn to protect themselves. This guy never really finds out that she was responsible for injuring him that night and it’s something that she keeps in her mind whenever she has to deal with in. Currently, she’s likely to trying to make a more positive effort in helping the community. How? Still have to think about that.
I don’t know what the fire bending dude’s name is just yet, but I really like the facial hair |’D and he was quite fun to draw with it. I think he needs some sort of nickname like, I don’t know like… uhhh…. like … hmm… maybe… Fifty Fist Zheng, named because of his ability to throw very quick punches or I dunno
There’s also a water bending triad member named Hook Eyed Kasai (there’s an interesting story in that one, too).
It’s late and I should be asleep … gonna schedule this for tomorrow morning