This page is comprised of Hiroshi Sato's relationships with other characters in the Avatar World. Hiroshi was a businessman and industrialist who had a very high position in society because of the wealth he gained from his invention of the Satomobile.
Asami Sato Edit
Aside from being a diligent businessman, Hiroshi made sure that his daughter Asami always had everything she needed. He sent her to self-defense classes at a young age to ensure she was capable of defending herself. Living as a single parent, Hiroshi and his daughter always had a close relationship with each other following the death of his wife. When he was told by his daughter of Mako's monetary issues, he sponsored the Fire Ferrets and allowed Asami's friends to stay at his estate despite secretly despising them for being benders.
When he revealed his ties with the Equalists, Asami, stating that she loved him, electroshocked Hiroshi with an Equalist glove. All that Hiroshi did for his daughter was to cover his true status and he placed his revenge over her happiness, causing Asami to be greatly disappointed. Later, Asami became a member of the new Team Avatar, displaying an ambitious desire to oppose the Equalists.
While talking with Amon, Hiroshi expressed disgust at his daughter fighting alongside the benders, to which Amon replied that he would have his daughter back soon.
As the Battle for Republic City reached its climax, Asami teamed up with Bolin and General Iroh of the United Republic Forces to destroy the Equalists' air superiority, which was granted through a fleet of biplanes provided by Hiroshi. In their attempt to destroy the airbase, they were electroshocked and subsequently imprisoned. Hiroshi confronted his daughter in her cell, saying he was sorry for hurting her and insisting once more that she join him in avenging her mother's death. When Asami retorted by saying that her mother would hate Hiroshi for the monster he had become, he furiously shot her down, berating Asami for her continued defiance. He then left her alone in her cell to lead the attack on the incoming fleet of reinforcements.
Hiroshi confronted his daughter once more as the two of them met face-to-face in mecha tanks. Hiroshi once more insisted that he was doing this out of love for his wife, but Asami said that Hiroshi's love for her mother was no more, as he was too overcome by his own hatred of benders. Infuriated, Hiroshi proceeded to attack her, calling her an ungrateful, insolent child and completely lost in his quest for revenge. Finally deciding that she was a lost cause, he repeatedly attacked Asami, severing any familial affection he held for her. Just as he attempted to kill her, Bolin intervened, giving Asami time to pin him down and disarm him. Ultimately, however, she could not bring herself to kill him; Hiroshi attacked again, but was forced to flee on foot as Asami had overpowered his tank. At this point, Asami captured her father by electroshocking him one last time, having finally realized that Hiroshi was no longer the father she loved.
Love interests Edit
Mrs. Sato Edit
Not much is known about Hiroshi's relationship with his wife, but he seemed to love her deeply. Her death at the hands of an Agni Kai Triad member during the break-in and robbery of his mansion instilled in him a deep hatred toward all benders, prompting him to join the Equalists and develop advanced weapons for them. He also expresses anger whenever somebody says that his wife would despise him for his actions, as he lost his temper when Asami stated this during his unsuccessful attempt to recruit her. Later on, in the hangar, Hiroshi told Asami that she was aiding the very same people who took her mother. Asami retorted that he did not love his wife anymore as he was filled with hatred.
Hiroshi first joined the Anti-bending Revolution sometime after his wife was killed by a group of firebenders during a robbery of his estate. Fueled by anger and a desire for revenge against the benders, Hiroshi aided the Equalists by supplying them with new weapons. Hiroshi had a secret Equalist factory under his workshop, to cover his Equalist ties, and was experienced in the creation of weapons, as he had the Satomobile factory. He later revealed his status as an Equalist to his daughter and the council. He held a high position in the Equalist ranks, having been seen with other leaders, including Amon and the Lieutenant, and was a staunch believer in Amon's direction and ideals.
Agni Kai Triad Edit
Years ago, the Agni Kai Triad broke into and robbed the Sato estate. One of the members murdered his wife. As result of this incident and the loss of his wife, Hiroshi grew to hate all benders. Hiroshi had Asami take self-defense classes for her own protection in the future.
Hiroshi Sato had offered to personally sponsor the Fire Ferrets in the Pro-bending Tournament, after the team incurred financial issues. Following the team's invite to the Sato mansion, however, Korra began to suspect Hiroshi of working for the Equalists. She overheard a phone call he had with an unknown individual after the shutdown of Cabbage Corp. The businessman ignored the speculation, saying that it was all a misunderstanding. However, Korra, Lin, several metalbending officers, and Tenzin began to investigate Future Industries and the mansion at the former's urging. Their investigation turned up a secret factory where Hiroshi was producing weapons for the Equalists, including the electrified gloves and mecha tanks, proving Korra's suspicions to be correct. The invading party then encountered Hiroshi and the Equalists, sparking a fight, in which Hiroshi was successful in stunning them with electric ropes. Following the attack, Hiroshi expressed great distress at seeing his daughter affiliated with a group of benders.
Lin Beifong Edit
After Korra told Lin about her suspicion of Hiroshi, Lin declared that he did have a motive to do so. Tenzin and Korra accompanied Lin in investigating the case further; however, Hiroshi had a trap set up for them. After being given a tip by a warehouse worker regarding a secret Equalist factory underneath the Sato mansion, they set out to bring it down. When Lin, Tenzin, Korra, and several police officers found the factory, however, Hiroshi ambushed them with mecha tanks.
Hiroshi first met Mako in his factory when Asami introduced him and explained his background. Initially Hiroshi appeared to believe in the Fire Ferrets' potential and after Asami told her father about Mako's financial situation, he agreed to sponsor the Fire Ferrets, giving them the thirty-thousand yuans the team needed to compete in the tournament. Hiroshi had planned this beforehand, using the sponsorship to cover his status as an Equalist. Later, he fought against Mako in the Equalists' secret factory. After the battle, Hiroshi continued to express his disdain at seeing Asami with Mako.
Hiroshi was smart enough to cover his true status, even from a councilman. When Korra told Tenzin and Lin Beifong about Hiroshi's phone conversation she had overheard, he concurred with Lin that Sato had the means and a motive for working with the Equalists. However, Hiroshi calmly dismissed these accusations. Tenzin continued to harbor suspicions and decided to inspect Future Industries' factories. That night, Tenzin, Korra, Lin, and several metalbending officers found Hiroshi's secret factory, where they were ambushed by the businessman and several other Equalists.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "The Aftermath". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. May 19, 2012. No. 7, Book One: Air
- ↑ "The Voice in the Night". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. April 28, 2012. No. 4, Book One: Air
- ↑ "Turning the Tides". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. June 16, 2012. No. 10, Book One: Air