I have a lot of NOTPs, many of them being some pretty popular pairs (and no, I don't dislike them to be contrarian, I just genuinely don't like them), but right now most of my NOTPs are from ATLA. Maiko being one of the top ones because it's an awfully written romance and I would've preferred Zuko stay single than end up with a person who treated him so poorly. Their interactions are hard to watch because of how forced and dysfunctional they are together; they had no real chemistry and I still don't know why they're even together when all they seem to do is bicker and make each other miserable. That, "I love Zuko more than I fear you" felt so unearned because of how shallow their whole relationship was. It had no substance. I would've settled for a more ambiguous ending.
Apart from that and Kataang, most of my ATLA NOTPs are non-canon: Zukka, Tyzula, Jetko, etc. And before anyone asks, no, I'm not a Zutara fan. I find the over-abundance of Zutara obnoxious, but I feel pretty neutral toward it otherwise.>>122079255
Agreed. Never got the appeal of this. It sort of feels like people only pair them together because they're both black. Cyborg worked better with Jinx or Sarah Simms.