Owned by Hydrocarbon1997

Basic Information

Bender type: Earthbender
Title: Rising Star
Current age: 19
General Status: Alive and well
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Height: 5'7
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Yellow
Relationship Status: Single
OOC Plans: With Pandy gonezo, no sister lovin for Kotaro I suppose. I'd rather really try to make a new story for him rather than send him away since I feel like I haven't really rped him enough. Plus I really need a char for probending.


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From an early age, Kotaro was taught that only through ambition and hard work would anyone be able to get anywhere in life. Making him determined and driven in everything he does, whether it is probending or his studies. Kotaro often reminds calm and level headed, seeming rather indifferent in most situations. Though this is not absolute, certain things such as his failures or serious threats to his goals can worry, frustrate or even enrage him.

Kotaro is especially not a people’s person, he has little to no interest in making friends of the sort. He tries to avoid dating since his past relationships have suffered since he couldn’t make time for his partner. His lack of experience with social matters also makes him speak in an abrupt or rude tone to most people, unless it’s someone he respects. He is also immensely stubborn and bossy, rarely swayed once he has made a decision on something and one to try to take control of the atmosphere since he’s used to looking after people.


Yao and Sakura had been married for a very long time. Though their marriage had been unstable for many reasons. It was the fact that the two didn’t really love each other any more and their marriage was based off of greed and lust. But their marriage did have meaning once. Which was a long time ago, their passion having long since faded. The couple lived in Ba Sing Se in the middle ring, having quite a decent life. But one day, it all changed when Yao was caught cheating on Sakura with another woman much more well known than her and much richer than her as well. But it has always been this way, meaning it was no surprise to Sakura. The man clearly slept with other women, though it was very clear that the airbender was much more beautiful than his little bed buddies. She was left angry, jealous and quite embarrassed. Sakura wanted nothing to do with him anymore and because of that she resolved to taking one of their children with her: Kaiya. The other twin they had, Kotaro, was left behind with Yao to take care of.

The poor twins were separated from the tender age of two, so remembering each other was near impossible. As his ex-wife fled back home to Zaofu, Yao was quick to move on. His lover Sayana was younger, richer and just a complete upgrade. The earthbender had opted for Kotaro to grow up to be successful, strong and disciplined. His life had many rules and trials, having been taught to do what he was told and that hard work was the only way to live well. Even while Yao was spending most of his time with his new wife Sayana, he had time to teach his son earthbending from the day he began causing pebbles to float when he was 6.

As Kotaro grew into his teenage years, he excelled in many areas. His bending was top notch and his grades were quite high. Kotaro was an avid reader, history buff and all around good student. He grew to be very level headed, determined and responsible. He didn’t have many friends growing up since so many of them were simply messing around while he wanted to work, work and work.

His relationship with his father was complicated. Neither of them had much time for each other. Kotaro was left with a few half siblings from his mother in law and Yao was more focused on his younger spawn. The earthbender had often babysat when his parents were out, another reason why he had to grow up quickly. But Yao was still very proud of his first born, having refused to think about the daughter he no longer had. Kotaro knew he had a sister, but he was far too young to remember her name, how she looked or anything. Yao wasn’t of much help since he refused to tell him much of anything and Sayana was ordered to remain tightlipped as well.

After some time, Kotaro completely gave up. His father had wiped all evidence of Kaiya’s existence. He hated her due to his petty grudge against her mother, Sakura had taken a large sum of Yao’s money when she left. At the age of 17, Kotaro got a scholarship to a well off school in Republic City and his family had no issues with letting him go. It had been a good two years since he moved. Upon arrival, Yao took an interest in the competitive sport known as Probending. While still getting checks from his father, Kotaro lives in the city as a probender and a college student.


Earth Citizen
Initial Powers
  • Earth Bomb

The user can send a small boulder flying in any direction once struck which breaks apart into many smaller projectiles when it hits something.

  • Earth Smash

The user is able to crush or even shatter anything made of stone without any force required.

  • Earth Shield

The user is able to create a small wall made of stone which can be used to defend or obstruct a path.

  • Earth Levitation (Passive)

The user is able to cause earth to levitate allowing them to use any earth they control as a moderate defense or even to allow time to prepare an attack.

  • Compression Control (Passive)

The user is able to compress earth into a much denser state allowing them to harden soil or stone for stronger offense or defense. The user must take time to compress the earth.

Basic Powers

(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)

  • Mudbending (Passive)

The user is able to manipulate the water in mud in order to move mud, add water to earth to make mud or even pull water from the mud leaving only dirt. (Achieved after 1 week)

  • Earth Shelter

The user is able to pull together many stones around them in order to form a makeshift shelter as a defense around them or something else. They can also use it to encase an enemy. (Achieved after 2 weeks)

Rock Breaker
(Achieved after 1 month)
Initial Powers
  • Earth Launch

The user is able to create jets of stone out of the ground which can be used to launch things into the air as well as a sort of spring to soften falls from high distances.

  • Earthquake

The user is able to strike the ground and create large tremors which can disorient or even topple others in a large area around them. The user is unable to differentiate friend from foe with this power.

  • Remote Earthbending (Passive; Exclusive to Rock Breaker)

The user is able to earthbend without touching the earth they are bending.

  • Avalanche (Exclusive to Rock Breaker)

The user can tear several large chunks of earth straight out of the ground and command them to float into the air before raining down around them. The user can ensure that themselves and nearby allies aren't harmed in the attack, but they are unable to move while using this power as it takes heavy concentration.

Advanced Powers

(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed. Also, Master level powers can only be achieved after 7 months and require 2 open power slots.)

  • Earth Wave

The user is able to manipulate the top soil of the ground into a sort of wave in order to move more quickly as well as topple others off their feet. (Achieved after 2 months)

  • Rock Shoes/Gloves

The user is able to create gloves and shoes out of stone to be used for enhanced melee attacks as well as used as projectiles to bind others. The user cannot use any other form of earthbending while controlling the gloves or shoes. (Achieved after 4 months)

Not yet achieved (Achieved after 6 months)