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Hero 68-100 by Kimba616 Hero 68-100 by Kimba616
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The original version of this picture was actually drawn several months ago and discarded because I couldn't get Sokka's head right and Suki's body looked weird... I tried it again about a week ago because I liked the concept, and it actually came out better than I expected! His head is still a bit weird, but I think it looks okay.

There was a lot of time put into this picture. I actually posted it on Flaming Knives a few days ago asking for pointers and critiques. The picture has changed a LOT since I posted it there, so you can thank those guys for making it better. :)

Explanation:
most would think this is pretty straight forward: He saved her; he's her hero! But it's so much more than that. (I had this idea before Sokka's Master showed, but it pretty much explains it.) It seems like Sokka has always been the odd man out in the series. I mean, who is he surrounded by? Some of the most powerful benders in the world. He's come a long way as a warrior through the season, and it's pretty amazing, hasn't it? Along side that, we've seen him mature greatly and even develop the dreaded overprotective-ness that we girls hate oh-so-much.
The thing that got me, though, was that all through s3, Sokka didn't seem to be showing much concern for Suki's whereabouts. At first, I just brushed it off because it was so early in the season, but as it kept going and I saw no progress, I got to thinking about why it was that he was showing so little concern. I didn't have to wait long, though, because DoBS showed me flat out why he seemed to have forgotten the whole thing. He was repressing it all and putting aside his own feelings for the greater good. When Azula spoke of Suki giving up on him, it pretty much broke the dam for him. It confirmed the worst and he cracked. At least, that's what it seemed like to me.
This ship is so much more than fluff. It's about the two of them, their like(love?) for each other, and how much they want to protect the other from the dangers they will face.
Sokka may be a hero in the aspect of war and fighting and smarts and skills and blah blah! But all of that is worth nothing if you feel you are a failure to the people you love.
In my opinion, all Sokka needs to do is get more confidence in himself. He needs to prove it to himself that he's not, well, a failure. Once he does that, then he'll finally feel like a hero.

[/long rant]

I'm crossing my fingers that that all makes sense and doesn't sound like total crack. ^^;

SUKI IS HAPPY. :333


PS.
Don't point out the remaining mistakes, I know where they are.

Sokka and Suki (c) Nick


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ivydawn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Sokka saves the day. Yay!!!!
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Firelord-Lionheart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I completely agree with your sentiment. Are those burn scars on her arm? Wouldn't put it past Azula to do that. But I think the mental torture she went through was a lot worse than the physical and it's something that nobody can fully recover from. I really feel sorry for her.
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Ninfadora Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Student Filmographer
:damphyr:awwww....they're so CUUUUUUTEEEEEEEE
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revankorr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
thats adorable i dont see why you discarded it
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superdoglac Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
One word, DAWWWWWW!
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BentClothespin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
This is one of my favorite pictures that I've seen. It's really awesome. Would it be ok with you if I use it in an avatar amv I'm making for youtube? Full credit to you of course. Let me know please, thanx.
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Er, sure? Yeah, as long as you credit me. :D
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BentClothespin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
yup, yup, I will, thank you, I'll post a link when I'm done.
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RageTH Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have commented on this earlier, but my mind kept drawing a blank. Effectively rendered speechless.

Honestly, I still can't say anything, really.

The story and the picture put together, All I can say right now is Amazing.
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Looks like you found something more than "Amazing" to say. :XD: Thanks. :3
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RageTH Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh, You're welcome!
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oOSukiOo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
this pic is amazing and the "story" is in my mind the whole truth... i love it! fav+
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oOSukiOo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
your pics are really the best of all...=) i´m also a good drawer but not as good as you... i´m thinking about uploading some pictures... (sorry about weiting mistakes... i usually speak german) fav+
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Aw, thank you! :thanks: Upload some of your stuff soon so we can all see it! :D

(It's alright. You write better English than a lot of people on this site!)
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oOSukiOo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
that´s funny, thanks, but all of my stuff is on checkered paper, so it doesn´t look as good as it would on uncheckered ones
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Why don't you try finding some plain white paper? Printing paper is what I use. :D
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oOSukiOo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
i think i´ll try something tonight or tomorrow... how do you colour them?
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Well, I have a program called Paint Shop Pro X. Anything like paint shop, photo shop, even gimp or ms paint can be used for coloring. You have to buy Paint Shop and Photo Shop, but MSPaint comes on every computer, and I think gimp does, too.. Whatever you use, though, it'll take time getting used to.
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oOSukiOo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
maybe i can use adobe photoshop... on tuesday i have to go to vienna... from school *suck* i will be there 4 days, i think there is no internet so i won´t answer your mails... have you ever thought about how late it is here? now near 11 am, i think that´s later than in your country
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Adobe photoshop would work, I think! But, as I said, it'll take some getting ussed to. :)

When you sent this message, it was about 2:48am. Now it's 11:32am. xD
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Doxeh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
EEP, Sukka!
:love:
And you did such an amazing job, too!
I didn't know her hair was /red/
Unless that's brown, and I'm just an idiot.

Now we know Suki's alive, but just what is she doing in this prison..:iconiseewhatyoudidthere:

Damn, this inspired me to make yet another deviation.
-rushes off to draw-
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Nah, her hair is reddish brown. :P Most people don't notice, but it is. :D

Draaaaaaww!!!!
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Doxeh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
I did not know that.
I learned something to day :iconhappytimeplz:

exscelcior!
-runs off to draw-
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PinayAnimerican Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Even after being imprisoned and scarred, Suki still looks so pretty ^^
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aquabreeze87 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is gorgeous!! :jawdrop:
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Leila-Dinthalion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I like the picture, it looks magnificent! Sokka's head doesn't look weird at all. I like how you showed Suki's burns, it seems to be a common theme, but yours look better somehow.
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frandom16 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
she does look very happy. i dont blame her :) nicely done
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pinksy456 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that is astonishingly beautiful. i ship sukka too. they just belong together. how much time did this take u?
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
The original sketch took a few hours all together, but the second one(this one) took only about one hour since I already had the idea drawn. The coloring, though, took about.... four, five hours? Depends on if you count the extra time it took to restart the computer when it froze. O_O
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pinksy456 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
so the original sketch was different than this one?
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
A little bit... it wasn't that it was different so much as I gave up on it and decided to just redo the whole thing. ^^;
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pinksy456 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well practice makes perfect :D
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SuperSilkie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this pic even though I don't like Sukka :)
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RandomHydra Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I demand you draw an Sailor hat on Sokka's head. For the lulz. You just made me think of that movie and the song...
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
What movie and song? :?
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RandomHydra Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Damn it... The really famous movie scene. guy in a navy uniform picks up a girl from work, all the women workers cheer, girl nicks the hat and it's a really happy ending. Quite famous. If only I could remember the film...
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I can honestly say that I've never seen that movie, whatever it's called. ^^;
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RandomHydra Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Quite an old one... Perhaps google can help...

An Officer and An Gentleman. Search it on Youtube or google you can see why I thought of it upon looking at your picture.
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Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Adorable....I love it.
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Spootay Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist
oh...my.....god....it's beautiful.
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Thanks. :3
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milkstache Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
You color very well! Nice job! :D
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NuclearKitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Wow this is beautiful :) I love the detail of Suki's scar and also the glow coming off of their skin-
Suki looks so content ^_^
Its such a coincidence that I'm working on a Sukka piece as well (similar setting too *coincidence?*)
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
A while ago someone said that every Sukka fan at one point has to draw a rescue scene. Whether it be jumping on the band wagon or just to get their own idea of it out there.
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NuclearKitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
so true-It's the part of the series we Sukka fans have been waiting for- its the magic of this ship
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Bubbles-FT Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
*raises hand*

I believe Suki didn't give up on Sokka! Azula always lies!

*hisses* Liiieeeeessss....!

This picture is so B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
I don't know if she gave up on him, either. But Azula doesn't always lie, so we can't know until we see Suki again, unfortunately. T_T

Thanks! :D
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Bubbles-FT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Aw. You don't have to worry :comforts:

Maybe Iroh had been so kind to free Suki in the meanwhile (and the other kyoshi warriors...) Heck, she could even have freed herself! Suki means girlpower after all in the avatar dictionary...;)

Well. Azula does always lie to make others miserable, right? :whisper:
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DragonDancer11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
This is so sweet!!!!!!! SUKI LIVES!!!!
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DS-Hina Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
YES, OTP :heart:

Amazing <3! I so love the colouring and the scars on Suki's arm D: . Azula, you'll pay for that >_>
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