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Mako and Bolin's Parents: What Really Happened by siquia Mako and Bolin's Parents: What Really Happened by siquia
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A FAN THEORY

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So far we know Mako (and only Mako, Bolin's whereabouts at the time are unknown) witnessed their mom and dad being mugged and killed by a firebender when he was 8, but that may not be how it really went down.

Let’s look at this logically. I’m with the idea that their parents were benders. They were also prolly pretty boss at it, judging from the boys. Now, with two excellent and varied benders against one measly firebender (a desperate one at that to be mugging a family), would their parents really have lost and died?
:iconorlyowlplz:

I'm thinking their parents got involved with a gang (the boys did it, why not them), only a more dangerous one than The Triple Threats. They met while they were both members, fell in love, wanted to leave to raise a family, but were forbidden from exiting. They escaped instead, went into hiding, and lived a happy life until one night several years later when they were hunted down and ambushed.

Dunno about you but it just doesn’t sit well with me that in a world where 14-yo amateurs can beat seasoned masters, two capable benders just get murdered.

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:iconallamericanchic:
allamericanchic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Sad. :,( 
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:icontmnthighschoolfamily:
w-where did bolin go where is he what happened next please continue.............:worries: Pikachu Crying Plz Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] Really Sad Hatsune Miku-07 (Cries) 
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LOOPIEGIRL Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! causing a flood
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:iconkaytlynn101:
Kaytlynn101 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
really. really?!
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:icon1999marvelteen:
1999MarvelTeen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Heart breaking. Tear ducts flowing
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:iconscarecrow113:
Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why did everybody lose their parents to a fire bender?
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:iconbbb35:
bbb35 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
:iconcryforeverplz: So sad, but such beautiful art!
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:iconshiranawolfgirl:
ShiranaWolfGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
This teaches everyone a lession, go down a dark ally with family, you become a batman kid.
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:iconhbomba:
Hbomba Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad.
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:iconthe-littlebird:
the-littlebird Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist
oh my heart oh the feels T_T
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:iconnarutoandkhfan:
NarutoandKHfan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:o
THE FEELZ
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:iconlionkingluvuh:
LionKingLuvuh Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
The counting thing made it even sadder than it already was. I really am about to cry.
*breathes in and out*
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:iconzame328:
zame328 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
FLYNN RIDER LEFT DISNEY AND JOINED LOK. XD

Joking aside, I love this comic! So full of feels! :iconsadplz:
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:iconthebabblingbrooke:
TheBabblingBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013

MAJOR FEELS! And I think this just became my headcanon. Thank you!

 

I even think it CAN fit into canon, after all in your comic it looked like Mako only saw the ONE firebender and it isn't like his parents would be like "Hey son, did your mother and I ever tell you about the time we were in a gang?"

 

Anyway, beautiful piece, I love the the way you captured the lighting/shading and I really loved the colors you choose and the designs for Mako and Bolin's parents. Fabulous!

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:iconmakorrafangirl123:
MakorraFangirl123 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
........AHHHHHHHGHHHHHHHHHGGGG!!!!!!!!
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:iconivain7:
Ivain7 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Interface Designer
somehow this reminds me of batman...
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
That's the running joke for Mako, mate, BatMako ;)
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:iconivain7:
Ivain7 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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:iconmsfluffykins:
msfluffykins Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Writer
oh the feels!!! 26 
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:icondisneythorn92:
DisneyThorn92 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
:cries: Who put these invisible onions here? I can't stop Tearbending!
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:iconangelfreddy:
AngelFreddy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
And then he became fireman.... Wait firedude yeah
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:iconmakorra-and-zutara:
makorra-and-zutara Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
wow you did a great job.
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:iconkatniss-jean-pines:
Katniss-Jean-Pines Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the FEELS!
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:iconvannaskywalker:
VannaSkywalker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Its so sad! :tears: But very well done :clap: and nice theory.
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:iconmm151:
mm151 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sad but awesome
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:iconannamae411:
annamae411 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how Mako and Bolin's dad is Flyn Ryder (sorry Eugene Fitzherbert) ^^ There awesomness = explained!
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:iconamygdalus:
amygdalus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Someone completely stole your idea: [link]
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I saw that thanks! I actually already alerted FFN and messaged the thief, still awaiting response >.>
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:iconamygdalus:
amygdalus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
No problem!
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:iconyourmom10:
yourmom10 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You're really off the mark, Bolin and Mako's parents were obviously very weak benders. They were killed by one single, run-of-the-mill fire bender. There was just one mugger, that's it. And they couldn't even handle that. Mako and Bolin's skill level is irrelevant since weak fighters can give birth to skilled ones -- happens all the time in fiction, not every character needs a pedigree.

Anyway, a nice piece here. Takes artistic liberties, but well done.
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Nothing is "obvious" until the canon is released so until then, you stick to your theories and I stick to mine.
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:iconyourmom10:
yourmom10 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
There is no theories, you genius. Mako explained what happened -- his parents were murdered by a mugger -- "mugger" is singular, not plural. There isn't nothing else to say.

Lay off the fanfiction.
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siquia Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I don't know who stuck a rod up your bum but fans are allowed to theorize and speculate. True that Mako saw that his parents were attacked by a singular (omg singular not plural!) firebender, but he was 8, he could have misconstrued details and pieced things together because he was 8. If you're allowed to think his parents were weak benders, I'm allowed to think they're strong; if they were benders they'd have had at least some sense to practice, and they were two people against one firebender. You can have your own beliefs about what happened but don't go lunging at my throat if I choose to play around with my imagination. And that's that.

Lay off the asshole pills.
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:iconyourmom10:
yourmom10 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Wow, you are dense. I'm done.
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:iconamygdalus:
amygdalus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
My favorite part is where you call the artist "dense" despite her providing more proof to back up her theory, while you're the one being all GARH U STOOPID BECAUSE U DON'T THINK THE SAME WAY I DOOO. You said it yourself, that she took artistic liberties (which she, and every other fan/ fan artist, often do) and that she did a good job. If she ends up being wrong in the end, then she's wrong, but you're not making things better by being a jerk.
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:iconyourmom10:
yourmom10 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
So nothing intelligent to add, okay.
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:iconamygdalus:
amygdalus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Gimp response, GJ.
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Wow, you're still an asshole. Tah-tah!
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:iconyourmom10:
yourmom10 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I guess so. :lmao:
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Lol "I'm done" LOL.
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aer-dna Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
omg im dying. this is so beautifully sad<3

oh btw you were probably one of the only people that guessed which bender each parent is correctly xD
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Are you kidding I am the ONLY person loljk

I am sometimes psychic in my ways ^.^
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:iconyooci:
yooci Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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flirtygirl96 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
if both of his parents died, how'd he get out without earthbending?
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:iconsiquia:
siquia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
There's a hole on the other side of the tunnel.
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:iconkopa1997mheetu:
kopa1997mheetu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'waaahh.... too sad D:
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:iconmaditokka:
maditokka Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Writer
wh- what but who i-i ....
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:iconbrittjuhh:
Brittjuhh Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
It's so sad :'(
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:icon30185:
30185 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Mako should be the Wolf-Batman. Seriously.
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:iconannamae411:
annamae411 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you did there
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