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Republic City - Qiao by tintenfuchs Republic City - Qiao by tintenfuchs
EDIT: Holy smokes, I got accepted! I can barely believe it! :D

Well, here goes. This is an application for :iconrepubliccity:

I've worked on her design a few days and I'm quite satisfied with it, though most of the sketches came out better than the finished product. Her right leg especially didn't turn out right, so please ignore it :)
I'm really nervous as this is my first deviation ever; I wanted to join dA for a while now and this group finally made me do it. I sure hope I get accepted!

Name: Qiao [Chinese for 'proud, aspiring']
Age: 21
Nationality: Fire Nation
Affinity: Water
Job: Currently a part-time employee at a flower shop

Skills:
- Chi-blocking: As part of the Equalists, Qiao knows how to effectively fight against benders by targeting their pressure points and relying on speed and precision.
- Racing: Since coming to Republic City, Qiao has acquired an odd fascination with Satomobiles and motorbikes. Despite not owning either, she can get any kind of vehicle to maximum speed quickly.
- Quick learner: If she is interested in something, Qiao will learn fast and easily. She also unconsciously picks up many things displayed around her, making her a jack of all trades unaware of her capabilities.

Personality:
+ focused
+ true to her words
+ reasonable
+ sympathetic
+ embraces change

- easily frightened
- prone to jealousy
- trust issues
- indecisive / doubtful
- socially dependent / needs praise and reassurance

RP sample:
Qiao sat on a bench silently, holding the last of her dumplings in her hands. Around her, the people were busy with their daily lives; vendors praised their goods, restaurant staff cleaned the establishments before lunch hour rush and street performers showed their tricks and talents to astonished audiences while children’s laughter and cries could be heard in the background. Despite this, for Qiao the world seemed to stand still. She sighed and took a bite.
“Unemployed once again.” She said to no-one in particular and continued to stare blankly at the ground. She had uttered these words often enough for them to stop leaving a bitter taste in her mouth, but still, she was feeling slightly down. She had actually liked this job. Honestly, who would have thought the incredibly rude person who would not pay for his food had been a bender and a regular? Naturally, Qiao had kicked him out not-so-gently.
“Seriously, though, causing such a scene and destroying half of the furniture was rather over the top.” She grumbled to herself and finished off her dumpling. She stood up, then, wiped her hands off on her pants and mingled into the crowd. It was time to find a new job, after all.

Additional Information:
- She came to Republic City alone to find opportunities for non-benders when she was 17. She has been changing jobs frequently ever since.
- Her father and younger brother are both firebenders and run a renowned workshop in their hometown. Her family sends her some money every few months to support her usually low income although she has left her surname behind as to make a new beginning and to be recognized for herself.
- She is equally infatuated with animals as she is hopeless with them.
- Her Fire Nation cooking is fairly decent, but she is hopeless with any other dishes.
- She hates having her hair down.
- She does not hate benders per se; she just had one too many bad encounters with them and tries to find her place in a society which, in her experience, often prefers benders over nonbenders.
- She's quickly cold, but still always wears sleeveless clothing. It's a habit from before she came to Republic City she is unable to lose.
- Loves jewelry made from pearls.
- Has got a [buddhist] prayer bracelet. She usually holds on to it when she's scared, nervous or simply bored. She often asks the spirits for help or guidance in dire situations, despite being from the Fire Nation. The habit has formed in her first months in Republic City.
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Sapphyriah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
(If she's unemployed... Kasha's looking for a help in her tavern)
Really cool character! She's so lovely I wanna hug her *hugs the screen*
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks very much for the offer, but as you can see I'm kind of (totally) inactive right now, so...
And thanks a lot for your nice words! : )
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Sapphyriah Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem ^^
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ElladorixBlack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
in the republic or legend of korra
 can you make a red haired 13 year old character with green eyes and have the hair be long and braided to her feet. have her skills be fire bending and water bending and flexible.
her name can be Nalitha she is of the southern water tribe yet she as a baby was blessed by the sun so she was able to firebend and lavabend. have her be in a outfit like ty-lee exept to have it be blue/green. please can you do this i now it would be a challenge but i cant find one een remotly close to what i want
your talented i think you can do it

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Sapphyriah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
(Sorry if I am answering when I shouldn't)
Actually, the group doesn't allow such characters, not even the series itself- you're suggesting firebending, waterbending AND earthbending (to lavabend it is required to be an earthbender) so she would be almost as powerful as the Avatar? You can have a character like this, for sure, but do not try to fit her in the group nor the logic of the series... 'cause it is not possible :c
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Cyanwings Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:iconohmyglobplz: Not only is your character mega waffle awesome, but she also works as a part time flower shop too?! Our characters should totally RP sometime since they work in the same field! :iconedyeahplz:
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Oh my gosh, I'm flattered you would think she's mega waffle awesome *v* No-one has called her mega waffle awesome yet. Thank you very much~!

And sure, I'd love to RP with you. Your character looks really cute, too. Feel free to drop me a note whenever, if you'd like!

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Cyanwings Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Awww anytime!! I honestly that she's that great as a character!! Just everything about her is just so exciting and amazingly well done!!! :iconchitandaahplz: I'm sure many others would agree with me also! Trust me, you have one epic character! :iconkyutsmileplz:

Really?!! OH my glob!!! Thank you so much!!! :icondoushioplz: And also, I'm so sorry but could you possibly send a starter if its not too much trouble? I tend to be tongue tied when doing starters for Rps :iconuhuhuhuplz: But after that, it'll be smooth sailing from there! I promise! :iconexcitedsmileplz:
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I'll take your word on that, then. Thanks again C:

You're welcome! And sure, I'll send a starter your way sometime soon. I'm a little bit busy at the moment, but you can expect it today or tomorrow, if that's fine with you.

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Cyanwings Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Awww anytime!! :iconchitandaneplz:

And Alrighty! That's fine! Take as much time as you need to! I'm sure it'll be very wonderful either way! :iconmoesmileplz:
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LegendaryClover Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
she reminds me of Katniss.....
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I haven't watched the movie or read the books yet, so I can't relate to that. Still, thanks for your comment!
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AkaneAkaee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student
Just wanna say the first moment I saw this my eyes just
went OH MY GAWD BEAUTIFUL *STAAARE WIDELY XD
AWESOME XD
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you very much!
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AkaneAkaee Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student
Let's be friends you and I
*_* XD
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Tsukiyoumi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
www she looks cute!
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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ChelseaDanger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely character! I love that she's a racer as well. c:
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Niladhevan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her clothing and her dynamic pose =D She looks gorgeous !
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
I had some trouble with which pose to choose and I worked a lot on her clothing design, so this means a lot to me. :)
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taiwonton Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wowww this looks great! *A* <3 Love her boots~<3
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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RK-d Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Her design is so simple but beautiful
and she looks like a great character
Congrats on getting in!
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tintenfuchs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
I'm happy to hear I succeeded at making her design simple and pretty, that was what I was striving for. Your comment is much appreciated :)
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