|"I don't take kindly to people barging in on me, especially the Avatar."|
|— Jargala to Korra.|
Jargala Omo is an earthbending mobster and leader of the Creeping Crystal Triad. In 174 AG, the turf of her triad was challenged by Tokuga and his Triple Threats, though she managed to hold on to her territory due to the timely intervention of the Republic City police.
Following the destruction of downtown Republic City during the invasion of the United Republic of Nations, the triads lost their territory and scattered, engaging each other in a turf wars over the land that was not ravaged by Kuvira and her troops.
It was during this chaotic time that Jargala led her Creeping Crystals in the defense of their turf against the Triple Threat Triad. Outnumbering their opponents, they managed to push them into a corner. When Tokuga entered the fight, she told him the Triple Threats should give up. Tokuga rose to the challenge, however, and quickly chi blocked all the Creeping Crystals surrounding him, Jargala included. Although incapacitated, Jargala refused to surrender her turf. Just as Tokuga intended to kill her, however, the Republic City police intervened, and Jargala ordered her Creeping Crystals to retreat, while warning Tokuga that the fight was not over.
One night, Jargala, alongside two members of the Creeping Crystal Triad, visited Asami at her temporary office. When Asami asked her if she could help her, the leader of the triad replied that, in fact, the situation was totally backward. Jargala seemed interested in Asami's construction project, adding that it would be a pity if she would not be able to finish it. In turn, Asami, with an angry face, warned her not to threaten her or call her "sweetheart". The industrialist's response provoked the anger of a member of the triad, who came out in defense of her boss. Jargala ordered him to stop, as she understood that Asami did not want to offend her and instead continued persuading Asami to work with her as, if she accepted, the Creeping Crystal Triad could ensure Asami's protection from Tokuga and his turf. However, once more, Asami denied the petition and showed the earthbender her Electrified glove. Unamused, Jargala asked Asami if she knew how to use that "cute weapon" to which she answered that she would be happy to give her a demonstration. Jargala postponed it for later and left the place, much to the surprise of her partners. However, she told them that, as Asami was not thinking straight, it would be better to leave a couple of days that allow the nonbender to reconsider her offer.
The next night, Jargala was playing pool when Korra, followed by Mako and Bolin, burst into the triad's hideout, looking for Jargala. After seeing how the Avatar easily defeated two of her partners, Jargala told her that she did not like that people barging in on her, least of all the Avatar. Enraged, Korra ignored her warning and asked her where was Asami. Jargala answered her that she was not there, although Korra did not believe her. Jargala encouraged her and her friends to search her in the Creeping Crystal Triad's hideout, and when they did not find her, Jargala reaffirmed herself before warning Korra to disappear from her sight.
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- Jargala is inspired from South Asian culture, mostly influenced by Bangladeshi and Indian culture.
- Jargala is one of the few characters in the Avatar world to have a known last name, the others being the members of the Beifong and Sato family, Shiro Shinobi, Iknik Blackstone Varrick, Zhu Li Moon, and Wonyong Keum.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer), Koh, Irene (artist), Nate Piekos; Blambot (letterer), Heather Campbell, Vivian Ng (cover). Turf Wars Part Two (January 17, 2018), Dark Horse Comics.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer), Koh, Irene (artist), Nate Piekos; Blambot (letterer), Heather Campbell, Jane Bak (cover). Turf Wars Part One (July 26, 2016), Dark Horse Comics.
- ↑ Lee, Otter (October 8, 2017). NYCC Interview with Irene Koh, Artist Of THE LEGEND OF KORRA Comic. AsianCrush. Retrieved on October 9, 2017.