|"If you focus on giving all those people a place to put down roots again, they'll forget about the whole Kuvira debacle. Crowds will be lining up to thank you—with their votes."|
|— Wenyan advising Raiko to begin housing refugees.|
Concerned with President Raiko's bad image with the people of Republic City, Wenyan ordered several campaign posters that depicted a heroic Raiko punching Kuvira's enormous mecha suit while sporting the slogan "Vote Raiko—He'll wallop tyranny with a knockout blow!" To convince a skeptical Raiko, who was concerned that the poster sent the misleading message that he was the one defeating Kuvira rather than the Avatar, Wenyan pointed out that Raiko needed to project an image of strength and fearlessness to offset the people's belief that their president was a coward who abandoned them in their time of need.
Their conversation was interrupted by Avatar Korra, Asami Sato, and Zhu Li, who came to discuss the poor housing accommodations of the people left homeless after the invasion of the United Republic of Nations. When Raiko refused to fund their project, reasoning that the city had no additional money to spare, Wenyan took the president aside and pointed out that the three women might have been on to something. With Raiko's approving rate at a negative three percent despite running unopposed, he reasoned that, if the president managed to give all the refugees a home again, the people's hate for him would shift to appreciation, which would translate in them voting for him for a second term in office. Wenyan's theory resonated with Raiko, and the president gave the green light for the housing project.
In order to further improve Raiko's approval ratings, Wenyan and Raiko visited Asami and Zhu Li's construction site with a group of refugees, usurping Asami and Zhu Li's housing project to serve their own political agenda. When the evacuees asked when the construction would be completed, Wenyan took over from Raiko to promise the crowd that they would be able to enjoy a life of safety and security at the "Raiko Residencies" by the end of the month. He deflected the attention away from Asami and Zhu Li, who desired to have a conversation with the president, by inviting the press to take a picture of them all. Since the two women continued to confront Raiko about his usurpation of their housing project, Wenyan led the president away while thanking the crowd for their attendance and reminding them that "a vote for Raiko [was] a vote for the future."
When Korra and Tenzin arrived on Oogi before they could leave the construction site, asking for an audience, Wenyan told the president that he would deal with the Avatar. Approaching her, he told Korra that Raiko was extremely busy and that, if she desired to speak with him, she needed to make an appointment with him like everyone else. Before he could truly finish his sentence, however, Korra shut him up by bending a metal slap over his mouth and left him to struggle to remove it.
Graphic novel trilogies Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer), Koh, Irene (artist), Nate Piekos; Blambot (letterer), Heather Campbell, Jane Bak (cover). Turf Wars Part One (July 26, 2016), Dark Horse Comics.
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer), Koh, Irene (artist), Nate Piekos; Blambot (letterer), Heather Campbell, Vivian Ng (cover). Turf Wars Part Two (January 17, 2018), Dark Horse Comics.