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The series centers on a young man (16 years of age) who was once imprisoned in Ba Sing Se. However, he breaks free of his imprisonment, and is determined to break free of his mental chains (Ba Sing Se). So, he runs away from the city, and tries to find a new place to live. Alone. And along the way, he encounters many adventures.
To start off, the writing style employed by the author is advanced, but it is understandable to all. This fanon piece is filled with intrigue and drama, and Azulazulazula pulls it off well. Rebel makes for an interesting expansion series, and I believe it is one that people will enjoy.
Story – 8.0: Rebel is a story that nobody, as far as I know, has explored. The journey that Jong and Partida take together is fleshed out through a series of good, but relatively short, chapters. The lack of a singular, visible antagonist is kind of distracting, but the Dai Li fill that role to a degree.
Action – 8.5: Azulazulazula tells the reader right off the bat, in big, bold letters that this fanon is not action-centered, and it’s true. That being said, I do not view that as a problem. Rather, the action we do get serves to move the plot forward. Not only that, it’s quite descriptive and very well done.
Writing – 9.2: The writing, as I stated previously, in Rebel is of an advanced nature, but it is not so advanced that a reader can’t understand it. It is obvious that Azulazulazula has a good grasp of the English language.
Creativity – 8.5: This story is one that has never been done (at least to my knowledge) on the wiki or on Fanfiction.net, and it pulls the elements of intrigue and drama together into a successful fanon.
Believability – 7.5: The travel seems to happen at a rapid rate, and several elements of the plot seem to clash, but all in all I could believe that this would actually occur in the AU.
Character Development – 7.0: I thought that the romance between Jong and Partida seemed contrived, and after eleven chapters, I’m still sort of confused. However, the characters also feel real, with their mannerisms, actions, and emotions.
Average Score: 8.2
Note: All scores are out of ten.
Advice for Azulazulazula: This is a good fanon that has quite a bit of potential. My advice: if you have a singular antagonist in mind, make him/her known soon, and if it is the Dai Li, make them more of a threat. Another suggestion would be that you begin answering some of the mysteries that you’ve set up. Not all of them, just enough so that people don’t feel that they’re being run through the ringer.
Who should read Rebel? Anyone who loves expansion series, drama, and intrigue will most certainly love Rebel.