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This is a project I have been working on for the last 3 months. I've been meaning to draw my own interpretation of an older Team Avatar, and also wanted to explore the world of character design.

I probably mentioned this before, but ever since I got into the ATLA fandom, I started working on an AU fan comic which takes place 5 years after the end of the 100 year war. The main plot is still in the making, but as for now, I can only disclose the following details:

1. Sokka and Suki are newlyweds :)
2. Aang and Katara have been dating for 5 years are facing a critical phase, that causes both of them to question the essence of their relationship.
3. Toph has become the most renowned earthbender throughout the Earth Kingdom. Her metalbending school is now the most desirable institution for those who wish to master the art.
4. As for Zuko - he's still busy running his nation and is secretly trying to find his long lost mother (yes, I don't consider The Search canon at all = ).
5. There are going to be lots of spiritual shenanigans :XD: (that also revolve around previous Avatars).

I'll be posting the full character sheets+bios once I'm done editing the basic plotline.

Till then, I hope you all like it :D
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Characters Bryke/Nickelodeon
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:iconnightmarethegardivor:
NightmaretheGardivor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
Toph is just


amazing

they all are I love this ^^
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
(sorry about the belated reply <_>)
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:iconazmodan0210:
Azmodan0210 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That Zuko you made right hereis the defenition of badass and hot-blooded manliness!
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :D
(Also - terribly sorry about the belated reply <_>)
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:iconazmodan0210:
Azmodan0210 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's hella cool!
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:iconmystyrnile:
MystyrNile Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Suki!
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:iconwhitelynx57:
WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
jdafjifeo;ajf *grabs Zuko and runs for it*
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
:D
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:iconwhitelynx57:
WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
XFD You know what I'm talkin' about!
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:iconjonna99:
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Damn, this design is AMAZING!! Katara looks so sexy yet not too much, I simply adore everything about her in this picture!! All the details are great too, such as Toph's bracelets and Sokka's tattoo XD Amazing, wonderfully well done work on this one!!
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BisexualZuko Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the designs on tumblr, but not together like this. It's beautiful. My favorite thing? Suki. Both that you included her and her design. She's left out soo often in Gaang fanart, it makes me sad.
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:icontheonewithbluehair:
TheOneWithBlueHair Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
AWESOME!!!
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:iconbluerosethehedgehog:
Bluerosethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love  how you drew this good job!! :D
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:iconpinklemonade435:
pinklemonade435 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Love it
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:icontoshiro-hitsugaya-31:
Toshiro-Hitsugaya-31 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i love it! i grew up with these guys! brought tears to my eyes...
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:iconharukainlove:
HarukaInLove Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love their designs and outfits! *____* ♥
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! :love:
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:iconinginuyasha:
inginuyasha Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
They look awesome ^_^
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xadako Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Toph, Katara, and Suki are all pretty
Sokka has become very handsome too! :love:
I don't have any comment for Aand and Zuko lol :p
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iLSNerd Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   General Artist
I must say, your style is 10x better than the canon style. You gave each character a 'upgrade' that which the actual older characters designs are just flat out boring.
Anyways awesome job!!! Llama Emoji-62 (Rawr I'll get you) [V3] 
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Whoa...I'm quite speechless, I have no idea what to say :XD:
This is merely my take on the characters and I'm glad you like it. Thank you so much :heart:
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cherudim90 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
The one thing I don't like are the....the.... doughnuts on Toph's wrists. I mean what are they?
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wrist bangles/weight bracelets. You can view her extended character sheet here 25.media.tumblr.com/5516ad1bf6…
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cherudim90 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013

Oh ok now I get it.

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Darantha Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous designs, I particularly like Sokka and Toph's. :)
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconhanoko:
Hanoko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Your vision of them as adults is so cool :D

They all look so awesome and handsome! Though they rather look like ten years grown-up rather than only 5 years ;o

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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, I'm aware of that. I tried not to rely on the Old Friends poster that much, but I guess it didn't work ^^;
Thank you :heart:
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Cathlena Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
OMG I love Toph's hair :horny: revamp 
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:iconjan6-2000:
jan6-2000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Toph reminds me of Haley Williams from paramore in the picture
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:iconmidnight4568:
Midnight4568 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Wow, this is amazing!
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:iconideenkotze:
Ideenkotze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Photographer
soo I heard you have a fancomic .... when/where can I find it? *-*

also, it's all right to ignore those stupid comics they call canon now. Bryke was just too lazy to think of somehting themselves, so we can pretend the comics dont exist (:
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Heheh to be honest, I hate to ignore the comics. It's a shame because I used to look forward to them, and they kept disappointing me, one after the other. And they just get worse :(
Despite that, I really adore team Gurihiru's art, and it's a great reference source for me. You can't say that they didn't put an effort, but even so - a new series would have been so much better (then, again, I don't trust Bryke at all. So far I'm not very pleased with their writing in Book 2 of Korra, but we'll just have to see).

And it's not ready yet XD
It's still under heavy development. Once in a while I write more scenes and headcanons, but if I were to draw some of them (or even previews and short comic strips) I'll post them either here or on my tumblr.
So don't worry about that, you'll know when it happens :)

Thank you for showing interest in my silly stuff :heart:
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Ideenkotze Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh, don't misunderstand it, I used to be super excited about the comics, but once they were released, I was badly disappointed.
Sadly, I also don't like the style the comics are drawn in... not because it's bad or anything, but to me it's rather unpleasant.
I don't know how much effort Bryke put in those comics, but even in AtLA it's sometimes clearly visible that many things aren't thought through well enough. It's more than unacceptable to introduce the plot with Ursa and then just leave it for the comics to be explored....
but despite the flaws, I love AtLA anyway. (:

your stuff is not silly, its beautiful :heart:
I'll be looking forward to it (:
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
everyone's outfits are really awesome <3 great pic
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :heart:
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Flying3agle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you.. I don't even...

You, madam, are my hero.
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:iconmatereya:
Matereya Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:blushes: thank you :heart:
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:iconbeaktastic:
beaktastic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, they all look totally badass.
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:iconnerinablackfire:
NerinaBlackfire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:woohoo: they're look better than the original. aww, those clothes and tophs hair:la: amazing...:happybounce:
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Writers-411 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!
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tae- Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS. Their designs are flawless!! I especially love Toph and Katara's clothes! :heart: :heart:

BTW...I love Katara's height compared to Zuko's. I'm just saying :love:
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WandererAtHeart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I love these designs so much. Like so so so much it's about to overflow!
Just love!
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sirlashexelius Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
wow thats great art!!

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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
wow this is great :3
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:iconkataang-crazy:
Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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Jessica3green Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
VERY cool!^^ esp love the outfit of katara and zuko^^
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:iconmr-redx:
mr-redx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I would love to see you do Ty Lee and Azula!!
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LPDisney Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great work! I always enjoy your avatar fanart!
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Kimicat1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesomeee!!
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