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Fanon Review: Avatar: The Sole Woodbender by Henryjh98

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Hey there, Mageddon725 here, reviewing Avatar: The Sole Woodbender by Henryjh98 on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad.

This story focuses on Mozukai, the first “Woodbender”, and his journey to help the Avatar stop a man name Chao Dao from bringing the world out of balance. In the Fire Nation, a young royal, Sozai, fights his apparent destiny. Their lives intertwine. They share a secret. Neither is who they seem to be. Only one person knows the truth. Paths will cross, destinies will collide.

This fanon, despite the odd bending style suggested by the title, is of good quality. I am impressed with the writing and story, but I would still like to know how Woodbending came into play.


Story – 8.5: Mozukai’s story has yet to intersect with that of Sozai, but both seem to be reaching toward that point. I only wish that Woodbending would have more of an explanation, but I suppose that will come in time.

Action – 8.4: There is a decent amount of action early on, but it is a tad repetitive.

Writing – 8.7: Henryjh98 writes well. It could use a little clean-up, but, for the most part, Woodbender is well written.

Creativity – 9.3: The idea of Woodbending set in the BG era is very creative indeed.

Believability – 8.0: Situations and character interaction are mostly believable, but I’m left wondering why Woodbending would exist in the BG era and then just disappear.

Character Development – 7.8: I’m having a little trouble seeing differentiation between characters, and with only two chapters each devoted to Mozukai and Sozai so far, there isn’t much in the way of actual development.

Average Score: 8.5

Note: All scores are out of ten

Advice for Henryjh98: Keep writing, much of the problem is that there isn’t much to go on yet, although I would suggest that you vary your action sequences.

Who should read Avatar: The Sole Woodbender? Those looking for a good BG era fanon should give this one a shot.

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