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Changing the profile quote (the colored box at the top of a large majority of articles) is something people can often debate about. For that reason, Avatar Wiki centralizes these changes on this page.

Procedures

  1. The proposer posts their suggestion(s) here. The proposer must support their suggestion(s) with a sensible reason for replacement ("it is an accurate representation of the character/his or her role in the series").
  2. An administrator will announce the proposal on the community corner (this can be found below Hot Spots on Special:WikiActivity) if it is believed a grounded reason to initiate the quote change process has been given in the original proposal.
  3. Discussion about the proposal can begin. If a discussion ensues and:
    1. no general consensus appears to develop between involved users, then a ballot will be placed forward;
    2. the people involved are all in agreement, and after five days no one else voices their objections, then the quote can be replaced without voting.
  4. If #3 does not apply and, after five days, no one replies, then the quote can be replaced without discussion or voting.

In order to speed up the process, it can be beneficial to withhold your comments when you agree with the majority. Adding your own comment will reset the "five days without comment" waiting period for consensus.

Current proposals

Mai

Current
"You broke my heart, Zuko! Twice! And the stupid thing is, I let you! Like a complete moron, I let you. Kei Lo likes me. A lot. Probably more than I like him. And that's exactly how I need it to be, because I won't ever let myself get hurt like that again"
— Mai To Zuko
Proposed replacement #1
"I guess you just don't know people as well as you think you do. You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you."
— Mai to Azula
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Proposing because I feel this more properly encapsulates who Mai is; with Smoke and Shadow being extremely divisive, particularly for fans of Mai herself, and her relationship to Zuko, I do not think it is wrong to suggest this quote replace the current one, as even though it is of course far older, it is both more beloved by fans of her, and more iconic; and that should always be taken into account. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hawkbit13 (wallcontribs) 18:24, November 5, 2018 (UTC)

I disagree: while the proposed quote may be more known, it does not describe her character and is possibly outdated due to her unknown relationship status with Zuko. She, as a character, is defined by so much more than just her love for Zuko. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 18:37, November 5, 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for responding. The current quote defines her by her love for Zuko also; she readily admits that she is dating Kei Lo so she won't get her heart broken again, and is still in love with Zuko. So by your argument, a third quote should be proposed. Feel free to do so if you feel that there's something better that suits her; I just feel the current quote is unsuitable due to the dislike many fans have for her portrayal in S and S, and I won't pretend I am unbiased in that regard. Whilst my proposal is old, it is still far more iconic, which I think should be taken into account as well considering its the first thing a person sees at the top of the page. If possible, it should always be one of their more famous lines.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Hawkbit13 (wallcontribs) 18:42, November 5, 2018 (UTC)
Disagree, per Lostris. I don't think Smoke and Shadow being divisive is a compelling argument against the current quote or in favour of yours. It doesn't matter how fans responded, it matters that it's the most updated reference on her headspace and feelings, which as Lostris pointed out deprecates her statement in the proposal, and as a longer quote, informs more things about her than the one you proposed. A third proposal isn't required because there's no subsequent quote about her that gives any particular insight on her that would in turn deprecate the current one. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 19:02, November 5, 2018 (UTC)
That's a fair argument to make; I disagree of course, because I feel that the earlier quote is more true to the character, regardless of recent developments. That however, is always going to be a subjective matter, and I understand if you feel that all recent developments should be taken as priority; its a fair position to take, even if it does run counter to mine. If I get no support on this, I will of course graciously accept my loss, but I'll hope to get it changed until that point. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hawkbit13 (wallcontribs) 19:10, November 5, 2018 (UTC)
How long is it polite to wait before submitting a profile quote change again? Because I really think the current quote needs to go, and I don't really want to give up on it. It said not to edit this post further, but I can't find any information on the matter, so what's a good length of time to leave it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hawkbit13 (wallcontribs) 06:03, November 18, 2018 (UTC)

Jargala

Current
"I don't take kindly to people barging in on me, especially the Avatar."
— Jargala to Korra in "Turf Wars Part Two".
Proposed replacement #1
"Do you know how my Triad first got its name? From jennamite-- the creeping crystal. When it comes into contact with organic matter jennamite starts to grow and grow until there is no escape. Tokuga's about to discover why the Creeping Crystals were once the most feared Triad in Republic City"
— Jargala to Korra about her triad's history in "Turf Wars Part 3".
Proposed replacement #2
"It's time you learned-- don't mess with a Creeping Crystal."
— Jargala to Tokuga in "Turf Wars Part 3".

Proposed replacement #3
"I'm not leaving my turf in the hands of these goons."
— Jargala, refusing to retreat with Korra in Turf Wars Part Three.
This discussion is closed. The result of this discussion was:

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I feel like the current doesn't really suit Jargala's character or explain her motivations, so I've brought up two proposals. I know not everybody has access to Turf Wars 3 yet so if you don't like either of these quotes I can try and dig to find more but I feel like these are better suited for her and describe her defensiveness over her triad and her confidence as a character. I slightly prefer the first one but it's pretty long so I included the second one, I'd also be okay with a trimmed down version of the first but I couldn't figure out a way to trim it and still have it make sense. Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 21:35, August 12, 2018 (UTC)

It's tough, because while there is some merit to your argument, I disagree with both, particularly the first proposal. That's much more about the Creeping Crystal triad rather than Jargala herself, and I kind of feel the same way about the second one, though less so. And yes, I have read TW Part 3, but I haven't gone over it with a microscope yet to see if there's a better quote in there, which I might do when I have some more time. For now though, I'm voting to keep the current. Aang Cosmic AvatarAang7 (My wall - My fanon)​​ 21:32, September 7, 2018 (UTC)
Those are definitely fair criticisms of the proposals. I don't like the current since it actually goes against what she does in TW3, where she actively makes an agreement with Korra after she barges in on her. I added another quote that might be better to describe her character?Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 03:25, September 8, 2018 (UTC)

Raiko

Current
"I'm very concerned by what's happening down there. But I don't think it's the Republic's place to interfere with internal Water Tribe matters."
— Raiko speaks his mind about the Water Tribe Civil War to Korra and Varrick.
Proposed replacement #1
"I backed down against Kuvira and I'm still paying the price. I'm not about to make the same mistake again."
Raiko to Iroh and Wenyan on his decision to take a stance against Tokuga in Turf Wars Part Three.
This discussion is closed. The result of this discussion was:

Proposal #1 will be the new profile quote.

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Raiko's character has changed significantly over the course of Turf Wars, he is no longer President and suffered greatly as a result of his decision making in Book Four, and it wound up costing him the election, the current shows that he took no interest in doing much outside of his office, but I think that the proposal shows that he was willing to take more extreme measures at risk of not being able to be President anymore. I do think I could probably word the bottom part better, but alas I can't think of a way to that still includes context. Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 14:37, August 16, 2018 (UTC)

Depends on what you value more, since Raiko from the show and Raiko from the comics are pretty much two entirely different characters. It does really feel like show-Raiko leans more towards Obama, while comics-Raiko more towards Trump, so again, a tough one, but since he's never shown to be particularly competent, I'm gonna agree with this proposal. Aang Cosmic AvatarAang7 (My wall - My fanon)​​ 21:36, September 7, 2018 (UTC)

Iroh (United Forces general)

Current
"Tell her we will be arriving in three days' time and that I look forward to winning back Republic City, together."
— Iroh relaying a message to Korra.
Proposed replacement #1
"Mister President, do I have your order to engage? "
— Iroh, desperately asking Raiko for orders to engage Kuvira in "Kuvira's Gambit".

Proposed replacement #2
"I'm sorry. My hands are officially tied."
— Iroh, upon receiving orders preventing him from assisting Korra in "Peacekeepers".
Proposed replacement #3
"What are your orders sir?"
— Iroh, waiting for orders before acting in Turf Wars Part Three.
Proposed replacement #4
"No, sir."
— Iroh, upon being questioned if he was disobeying Raiko's orders on multiple instances.
Proposed replacement #5
"My grandfather would respect the Avatar's instinct. So will I. "
— Iroh to Korra in "Skeletons in the Closet".
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I don't think the proposal is ideal, but I cannot stand the current. It tells us nothing about his character that we don't already know from him being in the war, and it's literally just the first thing he happened to say on screen and we haven't changed it since. The proposal at least displays the fact that he only acts with orders, even if he personally knows otherwise. I would also fully endorse a different proposal if a different, better one were to come along.Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 14:55, August 16, 2018 (UTC)

Disagree, because I think there's actually quite a lot of his character in the current. The confidence he has in his men, the fact that he commands authority, and even his humble side, because of that 'together'. There's none of the 'step aside, little girl, let the grown men handle this' that you usually get when the military shows up in fiction, but not here. So I say we keep the current. Aang Cosmic AvatarAang7 (My wall - My fanon)​​ 21:41, September 7, 2018 (UTC)
Respectfully disagree. Iroh not being sexist or relying on his men has no role in what he does in the narrative. In the narrative, one of his main role and personality is fundamentally tied to his obedience to Raiko, authority, even if it contradicts his own beliefs or what he knows best, so that was what I intended to display with the chosen quote. I added some new additions that reflect these character features (although I do admit they are not great infobox quotes either), as well as another addition that also shows his willingness to defer to the Avatar's intuition which plays a role in an action he almost took in Book 2, (which admittedly reads nicer as a profile quote than any of the others I've selected) but ultimately decided not to take because of his willingness to defer to authority. I'll admit I would prefer one of the previous quotes but I added it to the discussion as well.Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 03:22, September 8, 2018 (UTC)