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Fanon Review: Phantoms by Aritiane

This review was conducted by the Fanon Review Squad and reflects our best judgment of writing and fanon authorship quality. Please don't take offense if the review wasn't positive. We always give advice!

Hey there, Mageddon725 here, reviewing Phantoms by Aritiane on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad.

The fanon describes repercussions of the anti-bender revolution and a follow-up of Korra's adventures. Republic City heals its wounds after Amon's death, but even now it is not at peace: the Equalists' philosophy has thrived as new movements and their various leaders continue to demand an equal treatment to non-benders. The Council is under a continuous political siege and it seems that the current status quo will not last any longer. And new dangers — phantoms from the past — await Korra who is trying to adapt to the new reality.

Well, I must say that this is a most interesting fanon. It occurs as a sort of Season Two of LoK, and it is incredibly well-written. I imagine it will serve as quite an adequate replacement for Season Two, even after it has aired.


Story – 9.2: The plot follows the unrest and problems following Amon’s revolution, and it is all very well put. Events play out as one might imagine they would.

Action – 8.8: The only problem I had with the action in this story is that there isn’t as much of it as I would like…yet. I think that more will most certainly arise as the story kicks up.

Writing – 10.0: The writing is absolutely beautiful, almost poetic at points.

Creativity – 9.5: I’m not sure that I’ve seen too many ‘Season Two’ fanons yet, so that aspect speaks for itself.

Believability – 8.7: Most of it is fine, but some conversations and phrases don’t quite feel right; some of the characters say things that I don’t think would come out of their mouths.

Character Development – 9.1: Aritiane has taken established characters and not only kept them in-character, but also developed them realistically.

Average Score: 9.2

Note: All scores are out of ten

Advice for Aritiane: Just add a few more action sequences (that don’t involve training or Pro-Bending), and make sure that the characters speak like we expect them to.

Who should read Phantoms? Anyone looking to scratch that LoK itch should read Phantoms. Trust me, it’ll rival Season Two.

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