Once, I was an Avatar fan; now I’m into Homestuck. And man, Homestuck has a marvelous way of making all shipwars look even more stupid and pointless in hindsight. Why fight over Kataang and Zutara when you can have both? Avafandom really could have benefited from a more trollish approach to shipping.
So here’s the Avatar cast as seen through my Karkat-goggles:
Katara/Aang: Obviously redrom, but also very diamondy, what with Aang always hulking out and Katara having to hug him back to normal. Kind of double-dipping in the quadrants there. Karkat would be scandalized!
Katara/Zuko: Classic blackrom. I mean look at Katara’s face! That is the look of a woman who wants to see some blood. Actually Katara always seemed more invested in this hatemance than Zuko, probably because he was too busy hatecrushing on…
Aang/Zuko: Unrequited blackrom. Zuko’s crush was doomed from the start because, like John and Tavros, Aang is just too damn nice. Except for when he goes into the Avatar state, but that’s only temporary, and he’d be all mopey and guilt-ridden afterwards. Come on Zuko, you know he’d make a lousy kismesis. Katara’s much more promising. That girl knows how to hold a grudge.
Katara/Aang/Zuko: Ashenrom, with Aang as the middle leaf. His role as Mr. Love and Peace makes him an ideal auspistice, especially between his favorite dude and lady who need to stop fighting and just get along, darn it!
George: Redrom, natch. Though those two are way too stable to be trolls, lol.
Toph/Sokka: Unrequited redrom. Poor Toph. :(
Mai/Ty Lee: Palerom. Ty Lee prevents Mai from getting too gloomy, and they complement each other nicely.
Azula/Ty Lee: Failed palerom, in the vein of Vriska/Kanaya. Azula proved too murderous for Ty Lee to restrain, and Ty Lee eventually realized she wasn’t getting anything out of the relationship and it was time to bail.
Azula/Aang: Blackrom LOLOLOLOL jk that’s just my pet crackship. :3
Katara/Toph: Flipping black and red. Yay, mudfights!
Katara/Aang/Toph: Ashenrom. Aang is the village bicycle when it comes to auspisticizing. It goes with his whole messiah schtick.
Aang/Toph: Just bros, really. Though if they hooked up it’d be redrom.
Mai/Zuko: Red, as much as they’d like to be black. Oh, dorky goth teenagers.