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Avatar Korra and Naga were brought here when they were arrested following an altercation with the Triple Threat Triad. Korra had an interrogation session with Chief of Police, Lin Beifong, in one of the building's many cells before Tenzin arrived to bail her out. Naga was kept in a different part of the building with other animals and was released after Korra and Tenzin came to claim her.
After Lin Beifong's resignation, Saikhan officially became Chief of Police in a press conference in front of the headquarters. Korra and Tenzin returned here later, demanding that Saikhan release Team Avatar, but were only directed to Tarrlok, which prompted the Avatar and the airbender to each call him the "worst chief ever" before leaving.
During the Battle for Republic City, Tenzin came to the police headquarters to talk to Saikhan in the communications room. The chief expressed his relief to see the Councilman, for Saikhan had been under the impression that he had also been captured by the Equalists. Tenzin informed him that while he had escaped, the other Council members had indeed been abducted. Tenzin then asked for one of the operators to send a wire to General Iroh of the United Forces. As soon as the wire was sent, the power in the building went off and nerve gas began to spread in all corners of the headquarters, knocking out many people within the building. The communications room was also affected due to the nerve gas seeping out from the vents. Tenzin ordered Saikhan to shut the vents, and the latter obeyed, using his metalbending. Tenzin told everyone to stay close to him while they evacuated and proceeded to lead everyone out by using airbending to create a spherical shield around them.
Once the group escaped the building, they were surrounded by mecha tanks. However, unlike the first encounter with the tanks, the Equalist weapons had large magnets attached to their arms. These magnets allowed for the capture of several metalbending officers via their metal uniforms. Tenzin tried to save Saikhan with his airbending, but the magnets were stronger, capturing the police chief and the remaining officers. This left Tenzin with only the operators; the airbending master put up a fight against the tanks, but was knocked into the side of the headquarters. He used his airbending to cushion his fall, but was still rendered unconscious, only able to see an Equalist vehicle drive away with Saikhan. Team Avatar arrived at the scene before the Equalists were able to capture him, where Asami Sato fought and defeated several chi blockers, letting him free. Team Avatar, together with Tenzin, defeated all of the attacking mecha tanks. The group then left the headquarters after airships began approaching Air Temple Island.
Layout and description Edit
The architecture of the police headquarters is comparable to that of standard Earth Kingdom buildings, as the design of both the exterior and the interior are largely comprised of geometric shapes. Located in downtown Republic City, the Metalbending Police Force's base of operations is a monumental building, with numerous entrances and windows lining the exterior.
A metal statue of Toph Beifong, the first earthbender to employ metalbending and a former chief of the police force, can be seen on a pedestal high above the building's front entrance. Domes and steeples adorn the top of the structure and numerous large pillars support the roof. A platform on the highest dome seems to double as a landing pad for the police airships that monitor Republic City.
The front courtyard and streets surrounding the headquarters are lined with interconnecting metal cables supported by tall wooden poles. These cables are used by the police to zip easily around the city, as shown when they pursued Korra and Naga.
Interrogation room Edit
The interior of the holding cells are constructed entirely of metal. A large metal table for interrogation sits in the center of each room with handcuffs on the surface to restrain prisoners during questioning. Metal panels surrounding the walls of the cell can be opened like sliding doors with the use of metalbending.
The main lobby is located near the entrance of the building. Desks for clerks line the back of the spacious room and a rack of keys for the police vehicles hangs on the far wall. Along the sides of the room are benches for people waiting for various services from the police. In the center of the lobby floor is a slab of earth with the Republic City police emblem that is movable only by a strong stomp of earthbending.
Communications room Edit
The communications room is a room filled with phones and other communication devices. Operators are able to contact people and get updates on activity within the city. The communications room also has metal vents hanging from the ceiling.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Welcome to Republic City. Nickelodeon (May 4, 2012). Retrieved on May 4, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Welcome to Republic City". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. April 14, 2012. No. 1, Book One: Air
- ↑ "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
- ↑ "When Extremes Meet". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. June 2, 2012. No. 8, Book One: Air
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "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