Origin of firebending mural Zuko, something happened to Avatar: The Shattered Cycle in the last hundred years.

This fanon has been discontinued, but is still available to read for your enjoyment.

Aang struck
Avatar: The Shattered Cycle
The death of one will be the death of all
General information

Action/adventure, suspense, political thriller




1 written,? planned



Original run

July, 2011-present






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Avatar: The Last Airbender (after chapter 40)

Avatar: The Shattered Cycle is a fanon story written by Kilo99, which is set in an alternate universe in which Azula did end up killing Aang while he was in the Avatar State, ending the Avatar Cycle and starting years of turmoil.


Azula killed Aang while he was in the Avatar State at Ba Sing Se, ending the Avatar Cycle. However, Ba Sing Se didn't fall, as Zuko was incapacitated by Katara and the Dai Li were largely damaged by Aang, and the coup ended up in a failure. Soldiers loyal to the Earth King tortured and interrogated Azula into giving up information that would let the Earth Kingdom expunge almost all of the Fire Nation forces in the Earth Kingdom. It took only a matter of weeks to kick them out. The Earth Kingdom's army was now stronger than ever, so they effectively made an alliance with the Northern Water Tribe and took the Fire Nation Capital during the Day of Black Sun.

Although many Fire Nation rebellions existed throughout the Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom was able to find designs for the Fire Nation's "Ultimate Weapon," a bomb that would split recently discovered atoms to create a chain reaction that would cause an explosion large enough to destroy Ba Sing Se. The Earth Kingdom then captured Fire Nation scientists and forced them to continue the project, and used the Atom Bomb to end the Fire Nation Rebellions.

During the end of the War, Earth Kingdom commoners were angered by all of the corruption and problems the established government caused. In Ba Sing Se, they led another revolution that led the Earth King into exile and overthrew the government. They then sought to reorganize the Earth Kingdom into a collection of provinces that would make all of the citizens economically equal, and not to overtax them as the previous government did. They renamed themselves the Union of Socialist Earth Provinces, or the Earth Union for short. The Water Tribes didn't agree with the Earth Union's brutal tactics to punish the Fire Nation, as well as it's form of socialistic government, as the Water Tribe was highly capitalist. The Water Tribes eventually got their hands on atomic bombs as well, and they went into an arms race with the Earth Union, and both super powers are constantly threatening all out war with each other.

Worst of all, without the Avatar to keep the nations in balance, both countries are gaining more power and colonies as the Air Nomads are officially extinct and the Fire Nation is in ruins. The Avatar was the bridge between the physical world and the Spirit World, so now, the Spirit World is slowly fading away from the physical world, and spirits aren't in the world anymore, so now a lot of the animal life and a few spiritually connected people are dying.


I had this idea for a fanon like this for a long time. I was thinking of either making Aang die at Ba Sing Se or at Wulong Forest, I eventually ended with making him die at Ba Sing Se at the hand of Azula. I also was recently interested in the Cold War and the Soviet Union, and I wished to incorporate the political and economic struggles during the Cold War into the Avatar universe. I decided that the Earth Kingdom was in a bad state of government, and I figured that if the Da Li is gone, then they would finally go up against the government and reestablish a more democratic, yet socialist, government.


  • This fanon's characters will soon be released after the prologue.

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