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Shinobu: The Armless Waterbender by illeity Shinobu: The Armless Waterbender by illeity
2012.08.10: VOTING HAS STARTED! Vote HERE.
How about helping out this artist with a vote? I'd appreciate it a lot!

Sai, PS

Japanese for "Endurance"

A contest piece for :iconavatar-fan:
The theme was: What if Korra never met the Fire Ferrets? Create a waterbender for the team.

Now, I never intended on joining, however, when my bro pitched me the idea of an armless Waterbender, I knew it was too good to pass up uncreated.
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Now this is an awesome concept. Someone who lacks arms, but uses Hydrokinesis abilities to replace them. It's a good thing she isn't too crippled now, though I can see how easily she can lose them.

Reminds me of one of my Sonic Fan-characters, Polyphemus, who also lacks arms, but has something to partially replace them.
Farseer-Lolotea Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
They actually put a character like this (waterbender with diamelia who uses water whips as prosthetic arms) on The Legend of Korra proper.  Unfortunately, she was a one-season secondary antagonist.
grandpagohan1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Damn... Nailed the concept. Nice job. Cool character, too.
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, TV Tropes links!  I'm pretty sure the show creators draw from lots of fan ideas when writing LoK.  It especially shows in Book 3, when they whip out the lethal airbending.
Plutonian-Frostmonky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Writer
So did the show give any credit for your idea or no. Frankly it could be just a coincidence. The characters themselves are obviously very different and many people say that Suzanne Collins stole the idea for the hunger games form Danganronpa but her flipping throw channels story also sounds credible.

Still, If the creators did "borrow" the idea it would be nice if they at least asked permission
illeity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Heh, there's really no proof that they got the idea from me :) Plenty of people come up with variations of the same idea given that we all draw from the same source of Creativity. It's still pretty exciting seeing your concept appear; I mean, plenty of fans have their headcanons, but how many of those headcanons actually become true?

If I meet the creators, I'll be sure to shake their hands :)
CheeseXCrackers Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
It looks like they stole your idea.
illeity Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Digital Artist
"Stole" is such a strong word. "Borrowed" is nicer :)
DarkIceXMK Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I realy loooooved the character. It exists the possibility that I use her in an Avatar fanfic that I'm working on? Maybe one of the new main characters....
illeity Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Go ahead! The character sheet is there to describe her personality and all :)
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