Day 7: Favorite LoK character 〰 Bumi II 💛
If y'all don't know that my favorite character in LoK is Bumi II, then you don't know me at all ❤ I smile from ear to ear whenever I think of him because he is seriously the greatest character/person 😍 He's "the bravest Commander you'll ever meet," as well as a good brother, a loyal friend, a skilled fighter, and a quick thinker... and he had to have gone through HELL as a child, growing up not just as the ignored, nonbending firstborn son of the Avatar and the world's greatest waterbender, but as the only nonbender amongst the Gaang's children. And to add insult to injury, the successful, 60+-year-long life he built for himself as a [nonbending] military Commander was rendered insignificant after the Harmonic Convergence! 😔 Bumi's gone through hell, and yes, he's got a bitter/resentful side... but for the most part, he lives joyfully and unabashedly, much like his father 💛
He had so much potential as a character, and I wish Bryke would've delved deeper into Bumi's insecurities... but alas, they used him mainly as comic relief 😒 He had so much potential that Bryke never tapped into... but hey, that's what fanfiction is for! 😁 If you're interested in Bumi, click the link in my bio to read my fanfics ❤ They're all about Bumi!
Anyway, I'd like to give an honorable mention to Opal 💚 She's such an incredible, realistic role model for girls. She's gorgeous, sophisticated, and uber-talented (I reckon she's the fourth-best airbender in LoK, after Jinora, Tenzin, and Zaheer), and she will do ANYTHING for her family and friends. In addition, she doesn't take shit from ANYONE. I mean, so many girls, unaware or unconvinced that they deserve better, take their boyfriends back after they fuck up, but not Opal 💪 She required Bolin to EARN her again. He had to not just prove himself, but REDEEM himself. She could've just taken him back immediately because she still obviously loved him, but she chose to stand up for her family and her own self worth, which is what every girl should do! It's also something that every girl CAN do, unlike master all four elements and save the world 🙃