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Zutara Week 2010 Day Two - Change

What if the Water Tribe were the ones who attacked?
What if Katara was sent to hunt down Aang?

Okay. After you spend three hours failing at bakcgrounds and watertribe colour schemes you tend to get lazy and fuck the whole idea of including Zuko altogether.
I was gonna have big innocent peasant face Zuko lookin' all worried. But honestly, my quality of art is seriously slipping.
I did and redid that background like eight times, and I still hate it.

Yes I realise this would probably fit better with 'Altenate Universe' but I already have an idea for that one so eh.

An idea me and Nicole came up with today in Science.
We basically figured out this entire universe where it was the Water Tribe that started the war, so basically the Water Tribe got turned into the Fire Nation, so there was no discrimination against women, and waterbenders were like.. way revered.
So we decided that because Katara is the waterbender, despite being a girl and the second born, would be next in line for Chief of the Southern Tribe.
And that the Northern Tribe were dominant and Pakku was the Chief and he sent Katara and Sokka on the Avatar quest as repentance for the insult of Kanna turning him down etc etc.
IDK. But we totally had it all worked out.. sort of.

Question, do you think Azula would be evil or not? Cos we figured it was a nature over nurture thing, if Azula was born into a peasant family, had to work, wasn't constantly told she was brilliant and had her mother to love her, would she still be fucked?
I thought not, still ambitious, but not evil. We were discussing it in class today and I wanted to know what you thought?

So there. an 'evil' Katara on her hunt to find the Avatar, arriving in Zuko and Azula's village to claim Aang.
Yuh. Fucked. I know.

..maybe I just wanted to draw Katara in warrior makeup and clothes.
Dude. I love the concept so much. I think I'll do more of it.

..just pretend there are some water tribe henchmen behind her looking threatening.. hmmkay?

I might add Zuko.. if I finish my english essay.. and I feel up to it.

Katara (c) Bryke and Nickelodeon
Art (c) Me
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Jonna99 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
This is amazing! She's really a warrior! Love her clothes :D
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Aletheia3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I don't know if it's too late to comment, but I liked how Katara seems so powerful and confident. 
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batcii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Never too late to comment! :D 

Thanks so much sweetheart!
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cherudim90 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
My only question is why is Katara holding the spear if she's a waterbender? I mean is it really necessary for anything other than show?
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batcii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
We decided it would be for ceremonial purposes, so yes, essentially for looks. We also thought it'd be cool if water benders had tools like airbenders to manipulate their elements, and played with the idea that the spear could be useful in this way. It's a wide blade, but we talked about it potentially being wider, almost like a (sharp) paddle. We never came to a conclusion regarding it, I must admit, but the spear stuck because it looked cool and threatening, but we did question its purpose.
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LadyofLegends Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Writer
I would love to read a fanfiction about this... I would write one myself, but I'm already writing two other fanfictions, and they're keeping me pretty busy.
Maybe when I'm done with them all... maybe.
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batcii Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
That would be cool! Let me know if you do!

Thanks!
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wervelende Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Love this picture and love your theory. Has anyone wrote a fanfic on it?
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batcii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Not that I know of, sadly.

Thanks!
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KiriMaka94 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I love your pic!!! The only thing that i don't agree with is the necklace, i thing that if Katara was sent to hunt the Avatar, because her gran mother turned Pakku down, then she wont wear the necklace, cause it represents her misfortune.
I agree with ~ForeverTiki about Azula and Sokka
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batcii Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
We had it in our heads when we kept her necklace that it would still be first and foremost a representation of Katara's mother, not of Pakku or Kanna. I feel like the avatar quest would be something Pakku sentenced Katara and Sokka to do as a challenge to prove their mettle rather than to earn redemption. Sort of like, "your family is weak, you shirk your duties just like your grandmother, the avatar hasn't even been found yet look how pathetic you are" etc etc. But like I said, that necklace is representative of Katara's mother in the show, and I feel it would be the same case here.

Thank you!
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ForeverTiki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I think Azula wouldn't be evil, but she wouldn't really fall into the 'Katara' role. I could almost see Zuko falling into the 'Katara' role more which would result in a bromance. Which would cause more Zukaang fans in this storyline. Azula would be a more snarky and manipulative then Sokka but would fit in their more.
(I could almost see Sokka being in the 'Azula' place. Pretending to be stupid and (because of being spoiled in the sexist water northern water tribe) not exactly liking Katara. :/ I can almost see the finale with him being all angry and hurt about everyone always thinking he's stupid. And eventually going crazy? Or thinking he didn't think far enough ahead and thinking that he's stupid.
And with Sokka in the 'Azula' place, I could see GranGran being the Iroh.
Seriously this is such an amazing idea it cause many ideas. I'm almost wish I had time to write the fic:)
Your art is amazing btw:)
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batcii Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yes, I think she'd be a lot more practical and detatched, a more serious Toph, maybe.

I dunno, I think Sokka has a resounding morality about him, and he's actually relatively understanding and open minded, more so than Katara almost, so I think he'd actually turn good before Katara did; I find an evil Sokka very difficult to imagine, but I suppose you could be right, if he was brought up in a different way, possibly.

Oh same, I wish I had the time and patience to write it, unfortunately I'm terrible at sustaining a story and I don't have time.

Thankyou! :heart:
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ForeverTiki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Oh goodness. I did not even think of the dangers that would be Toph and Azula plotting together. No offense to the water tribe but with those two antics, they're in trouble.

I think Sokka in the actual universe is, but he was raised in the Southern Water tribe in that universe. I suppose though where he was raised in your changed universe may change who he was. But he definitely honors where he's from, and craves attention from his father. Change a few key elements, and he has the making for evil.

Haha. Maybe if I could steal some of your ideas I could write it:)

You're welcome :heart:
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batcii Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
They'd be effed. Particularly if Katara and Sokka then joined them.

Feel free to write what you wish, this was just a whim me and a friend were pondering, you sound like you have a half-fleshed idea there that could actually go somewhere. :)
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NeonAnimePrincess Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! well done! i love seeing her in the battle dress type outfit!
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batcii Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :heart::hug:
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LadyOni Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I honestly LOVE this design and the whole idea. It would be amazing to see more of this idea.

About Azula, I think she'd still be crazy and evil, just not in the same way. I think she would be quieter and the more underhanded/manipulative side of her personality would come to the forefront due to her not being 'entitled' and the smaller size of the tribe.
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batcii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wee, thankyou! I was doodling some the other day, the concept still really interests me. Hm.

I think she would be more likely to direct her.. issues? At her enemies, most of the jealousy with Zuko stemmed from Ursa favoring him and 'disliking' her.
I'm not sure, I'd like to think Azula was capable of redemtion if her circumstance had been different.
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dzsora Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Hey there Finncat! Fancy that! I had the same idea for Change! Great thinking! :D
My Change is rather funny... I was playing with the situation. But your warrior Katara is awesome!!! I really like the makeup and everything! You need to draw the peasant Zuko some day! I'd love to see it :)
(Here's my version, if you want to see it: [link] )
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batcii Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh! Ahah, great minds think alike!
Yours is brilliant, you went into far greater detail than I did, me and my friend were mostly just musing over possibilities.
I see from yours you think Sokka, Hakoda, etc. would be evil, I'm still on the fence about that, why do you think they would be? Just curious. c:
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dzsora Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Ouch... Am I thinking on a reply since october? xD No, sorry, I totally forgot to answer. Sometimes I'm so lazy to write in english O.o I'm really sorry.
So I made "Change" a while ago... I remember, that I totally swapped the personalities and fates. It was just a crazy idea, that the water tribe is the enemy... I didn't figured out the details. You know, the power makes people crazy. Like Ozai.
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batcii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
No no that's fine.

Its an awesome concept, I wish I had the time to look into it properly. D:
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NelmaThyria Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
whoa that's such an interesting concept! I like how you have it all figured out. Katara totally could be a good villain, huh.
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batcii Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
She'd be such a badass villian I think. She could totally be coniving.

Thankyou! :heart:
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JoPoGirlsKickAss Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
So badass! I love it! She rocks that look. Awesome job.
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batcii Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Kagome-Miko-207 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
This design is wicked, an the idea for the reversed roles is awesome. :iconbigheartplz:
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batcii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thankyou so much! :heart:
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BlueEyedQueen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I love this universe!!!:iconyayzplz::iconlove::iconhrtplz:

Maybe latter you could just do a fadded/gohstish image of Zuko's worried passent head?:)
Just an idea.

You're right, I think Azula wouldn't be evil but at the same time more tuchy then Katara, ( if you know what I mean...)

:o WHAOW, that freaking incest ship Kataang would be EVEN MORE messed up then!!!!
:puke:Sorry, that word makes me feel ill.....

I would so love it if you drew more sences!:love::love::love:

Okay, I'm done.:)
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batcii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much, I've done other sketches and I'll probably do more. :heart:
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BlueEyedQueen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
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And...YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!
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kryptocow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome idea! Love her warrior costume.
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batcii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thankyou! :heart:
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Youkai-Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Ironically I had a similar idea only mine was a parallel universe in which all characters were their opposite nation except for earth kingdom where it is only the benders since all air nomads are airbenders. Consequently the war's cause is different and the airnomad aren't wiped completely off the face of the Earth. However as the Water Tribe discovered Aang and they are evil since it has Souzen, Azulon and Ozai and the Fire Nation is trying to stop him from being used as their pawn, Sokka and Katara are trying to capture him. When it comes to nature vs. nurture I'm inbetween. Some people are just born bad while others were raised to be.
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah I'd have been surprised if no one had thought of this before.
Some I'm just not sure about, Azula for one, but I think she could have good intentions, I mean, she'd never be outright nice, I think she'd be a more elengant version of Toph actually.
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Youkai-Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Azula I think is more of a product of her upbringing. No she's never been outright nice but in the Beach it seemed like she didn't really want to be a monster, that it was just what she was expected to be and she didn't know how to be anything else.
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah exactly.
On the inside she was really just a very insecure confused person. :C
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Wolf-runner Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
awww damn she looks badass. She could have taken over the world no problem.
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lol I know right? Katara would be a kickass warlord. XD
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Spleef Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Oh wow, Katara looks good!
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :heart:
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hmm... It's an interesting concept.... Personally I think Azula would still be evil... and I think Katara would turn good faster than Zuko did..... She has no motive for hunting the avatar really....
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Except if you put her in a situation where she'd been brought up believing that she and her nation were right in everything that they did. Though I must admit I think she'd figure it out faster than Zuko did.
And with Azula, I think in a different circumstance she would'nt be nearly as evil as she was in the show.
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:icondifferentkindagirl13:
Well then what about Sokka? Wouldn't that make Sokka the bad sibling? hmmm.... Azula might still be as evil, I think it's just her nature :) Besides, a nice Azula would be weirder than the angry one... o_O
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Nah, even with a bad upbringing I think Sokka would be good.
That's the difference with Azula, theres potential, but it doesn't necessairly have to come out.
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:icondifferentkindagirl13:
Still, an evil sokka would be interesting.... I wonder if he would still be such a goof! ^_^
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batcii Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
..Hum. Probably, I mean Ty Lee was still a complete airhead. XD
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differentkindagirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
lol, she may be an airhead, but ya gotta love her :) She reminds me of my friend, lol
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batcii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
Sigh, I love Ty Lee. :)
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