Hey there,here, reviewing by on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad.
Only a naive fool would honestly believe that Ba Sing Se simply reinstalled Kuei as their leader and moved on peacefully. No, that would be possible in the most politically corrupt and morally bankrupt city in the world. Immediately after Ozai's defeat, cries for a change in government shot throughout the entire Earth Kingdom. While a few did favor Kuei to remain as ruler, most became addicted to the concept of holding a free Democratic election to determine who would become the President of the Earth Nation. Avatar Aang, believing it was not his role to use his influence to elect his preferred President, declared that candidates with similar ideas would form parties and a clear platform that the people could use to make their decision.
This fanon is all about politics, as we on the Avatar Wiki have come to expect from Omashu Rocks, and it is very creative and well-written. However, many of the elements seem very…un-Avatar, if you know what I mean. Perhaps I can better explain that statement with individual scores.
Story – 8.9: Political strife in Ba Sing Se with major Earth Kingdom players involved? This is certainly unique!
Action – N/A: Due to the fact that this fanon is not an action focused one, at all, I’m foregoing this category.
Writing – 9.3: There was very little grammar-wise to sneeze at in this fanon, and spelling seemed on point, as well.
Creativity – 9.6: No one that I am aware of has done a politically focused fanon like this before. OR has taken the strife in Ba Sing Se to a new level.
Believability – 7.5: This is where it gets dicey…as you all know, I am a fan of all things canon, and that (fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) even moves into the realm of Avatar fan fiction. In my readings, I still like to see canonicity applied, and I feel like a lot of the political jargon and procedure is not believable for the world of Avatar.
Character Development – 9.0: OR does a great job of maintaining existing character personalities, although the only one that I see any growth or development in is How.
Average Score: 8.9
Note: All scores are out of ten
Advice for Omashu Rocks: I realize that my biggest complaint is the one thing you can’t change with this fanon, so instead I’ll just say this: keep writing and maintain your current level of grammar proficiency.
Who should read Political Animals? I’ve seen that this fanon already has quite the fanbase, so if you like Ba Sing Se and politics, check this one out.