|"I know, you're right. As long as I'm confident with who I am, it doesn't matter what other people think. Thanks, Longshot."|
|— Smellerbee understanding Longshot without him talking|
The smellershot ship mainly surfaced during Book 2 when we got to see more of Longshot and Smellerbee. It might have started back in Book 1 but we really didn't get to see them interact. But Book 2 we got to see them interact and it is even possible that they might have been romantically involved. Granted, the rumor came from Avatar Extras so that should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the context of some of the scenes also imply the possibility. When Iroh mistakes Smellerbee for a male, she storms off and Longshot follows her. All he does is put his hands on her shoulders and she remembers that she just needs to be confident in herself, to which Longshot nods. They are also seen comforting each others when Jet goes crazy about exposing Zuko as a firebender.
I did not support Smellershot right away. I never disliked it but I found it to be slightly overrated. But I've recently been re-watching A:TLA with my boyfriend and now I ship it. How could I not notice all of these moments from before? Maybe I just didn't pay attention as much because they are minor characters and I was being exposed to the plot for the very first time. I'm honestly not sure. But now I love this ship and will go down with it.
- Both have such a huge understanding and respect for each other that Smellerbee can understand Longshot without him even speaking.
- Longshot always reminds Smellerbee to be confident in herself and likes her for who she is.
- We don't know for sure if they actually are a couple or not.
So what are your thoughts on Smellershot? Please feel free to comment and thank you for reading this. While it is okay to compare ships, please try to keep discussion centered around Smellershot. Also, let me know what you would like to see next.