Agni Kai Triad
Triple Threat Triad
Weapon of Choice
Waterbending, Chi Blocking
Chronological & Political Information
Upper-class United Republic citizen (formerly)
Middle-class United Republic citizen
The Blue Spirit
Despite her innocent look, ZhenZhen doesn't rely on others for help. She strongly believes that one can only achieve their goals if they do it themselves and help is only needed when there doesn't seem like there's any other option. ZhenZhen is usually seen smiling and looking on the bright side, but it's only to keep others around her happy. In truth, she's a bit blue on the inside from her past. She's come a long way, but refuses to give into the sadness that resides in her heart. ZhenZhen has kept an open mind to understand others, but it goes away the moment someone threatens her father or her friends.
doing something productive
entertain children with water bending (usually to make animals or little ice pendant necklaces for them)
not having something to do
using her bending to entertain herself
Losing her father, giving up on her mother, losing everything that makes her happy, ending up like Amon
Eisoptrophobia (fears of mirrors)
ZhenZhen was born from a woman named Seiko, a non-bender, from the Fire Nation and a man named Kalil from the Northern Water Tribe. Seiko had moved to Republic City to expand her business from the Fire Nation. Her business, ZhenZhen still doesn't know the name, allowed for information to be passed on to someone else. It was an underground business that caused their family to enter the upper-class society.
Growing up, Seiko would bring ZhenZhen to play with Asami as Asami's father and ZhenZhen's mother were partners. Both children were friendly towards one another and became some-what like family. Even after Asami's mother's death, ZhenZhen would visit her friend for support and to show that she was still there for her.
When Avatar Korra arrived in Republic City, Seiko instantly taught her daughter how to use Chi Blocking. Not seeing anything wrong with it, ZhenZhen went with training not realizing that her mother worked along side with the Equalists. Her father Kalil didn't see anything wrong with it seeing it as a back up in case ZhenZhen's waterbending wasn't helping.
After Amon vanished, Seiko was arrested for helping the Equalists. Kalil and ZhenZhen were heartbroken to hear the news. With her mother in jail, they left high society and went to the middle class where they live in a one bedroom apartment. ZhenZhen lets her father sleep in the bedroom while she sleeps on the couch. To pay rent, she went to go work at The Blue Spirit as a waitress which not many people go to. Soon, her father became ill, so ZhenZhen does her best to support both of them while taking care of her father. Leaving high society, Asami and ZhenZhen stopped seeing each other. ZhenZhen even stopped going to Pro-Bending matches to see Bolin. She no longer sees anyone from Team Avatar. When she's not working and her father is sleeping, she would visit her mother in hopes to change her mother's mind about hating on benders. Seiko refused and even admited that she even hated ZhenZhen for being a bender when she couldn't bend as a child.
Now with the Civil War between both water tribes, ZhenZhen fears for her father's safety.
Kalil: Before the rebellion, her father was a professional photographer that worked for the local newspaper. He wasn't around much, but that didn't stop him from expressing his love towards his daughter. When she would come home from visits from Asami, he would teach her a new trick on waterbending. They have a close relationship where they stick up for each other. ZhenZhen, then, takes care of him despite his stubborn nature as he tells her to go have fun for once rather than to work.
Seiko: ZhenZhen still loves her mother even after what she had done. Her mother, though, hates her daughter out of jealousy. Seiko wanted to bend fire as a child, but when her child got to bend water, Seiko felt like she had given birth to a demon that took away her dreams. Her mother slowly lost sanity over time that led to her betrayal, but due to her love for her mother, ZhenZhen tries to change her mother's mind that it doesn't matter if people can bend or not.
Asami Sato: Both practically grew up together to be sisters. ZhenZhen always felt she had gained an older sister even if they weren't related by blood or law. Both share the burden of having their parent help the Equalists behind their backs, but ZhenZhen still believes there is a way to change that. Once the rebellion ended, they drifted apart as Asami tried to save her company and ZhenZhen started her new life in the middle-class community.
Mako: They never really had a chat with each other. Though, there was a time when ZhenZhen thought she had a crush on the fire bender, but it turned out to be false. The only thing they had in common really was that they work in order to support their family.
Bolin: ZhenZhen connected with Bolin easily with his fun-loving nature at hand. It was only a plus that they were the same age. She enjoyed watching some of the games the Fire Ferrets were in. Both had met on the streets when ZhenZhen went for a walk in town. Becoming quick fast, ZhenZhen developed a crush on him, but never said a thing seeing how he always chased after other girls that were never into him, but his brother Mako. It pained her even more when his heart broke when he found Korra kissing Mako. ZhenZhen could only watch from the sidelines when Bolin went after a girl, but comforted him when his heart was torn into two. When she saw Bolin go after Eska, ZhenZhen nearly had enough of waiting and headed home before the Civil War happened. Asami filled her in at what happened and ZhenZhen became furious once she got word about Bolin wanting to be with the actress Ginger. Now, ZhenZhen ignores Bolin.
Korra: They have a mutual frienship. Neither get in each other's hair, but they do have their moments when they argue. ZhenZhen understands that Korra has a lot of things to deal with since she's the Avatar.
Amon: When ZhenZhen learned that Amon was a waterbender, she started to be afraid of herself. She never told anyone about it, but ZhenZhen feels that she could end up like Amon. She could lose her mind and try to hurt others by making others believe that benders were the problem. It's an inner conflict she has with herself.
Eska: Eska was the ignition to ZhenZhen of giving up on Bolin. Neither girl have met personally, but ZhenZhen is well aware that Eska is Korra's cousin along with Bolin's ex-girlfriend.
Father: Kalil (alive)
Mother: Seiko (alive; imprisoned)