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Fanon Review: Trials of Tahno by Swampbender55

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Hey there, Mageddon725 here, reviewing Trials of Tahno by Swampbender55 on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad.

Two months after the defeat of Amon, Tahno gets his life back together. But his journey through this world from this point on will be filled with love, danger, tragedy, and a little humor along the way in this set of tales chronicling the life and times of the Pro-bending champ.

The Trials of Tahno is a post-season one look into the life of that pro-bender everyone loves to hate, putting him in a rather sympathetic light this time around. It chronicles both his adventures on and off of the Pro-Bending arena and his budding relationship with the Avatar. Oh yeah, it’s a Tahnorra fanon, alright.


Story – 8.5: I was quite impressed with each little part of the story. At the same time, I felt that there needed to be more of a connecting element to each shift. I feel like things would change without much exposition.

Action – 9.2: There’s plenty of it, and it’s all fairly well done. It got a little bit repetitive at times, but nothing too distracting.

Writing – 9.0: The writing is pretty solid, and I noticed only a few minor spelling hiccups. That being said, I also feel like it was relatively basic at times, but overall pretty good.

Creativity – 9.5: I have never seen a Tahnorra fanon before, and this one is rather well-written. But some elements do feel a bit cliché.

Believability – 8.0: Honestly, if there was a bit more to the time skips, perhaps a decent connecting element, this score would be over a nine. But the time skips do kind of make it confusing at times.

Character Development – 9.0: Most of the characters are well-rounded; Swampbender does a good job. However, I was disappointed with the way Korra and Tahno’s relationship developed. For the first seven or so chapters, it progressed in a believable way, but then comes a four year time skip and BOOM! They’re married. I just would’ve liked to have seen more romantic development.

Average Score: 8.9

Note: All scores are out of ten

Advice for Swampbender55: Just be careful with how you handle time skips in the future (heh…sorry), and that solves most of your problems right there. Other than that, I would’ve liked to have seen more romantic development between Korra and Tahno.

Who should read Trials of Tahno? Looking for an interesting take on the adventures of Korra and Tahno? This is the fanon for you.

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