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Why Do You Have Three Ponytails? by xcgirl08 Why Do You Have Three Ponytails? by xcgirl08
WELL HERE’S ONE SUPER UNLIKELY THEORY I’VE LATCHED ON TO.

….My own foolish imaginings lead me to believe that Tarrlok’s mother was from a family of middling criminals who thought marrying off their beautiful, recently-come-of-age daughter to Republic City’s most powerful and vicious crime lord was a smart move in terms of social status. And once Yakone fell from power, they cut themselves off from her for more or less the same reason: which is why she had to flee the city with her husband.

She probably died when Tarrlok was fairly young, but she would sit down every morning and fix her son’s hair into the traditional Northern Water Tribe style. Maybe it was just force of habit for him after that, which came in handy later when he traveled there to remake his identity.

/stupid head-canon to be later and violently jossed.
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SoulKorra146 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very lovely I have to admit!:heart:
I really :heart: how this turned out and Tarrlock's mommy looks beauiful.:iconusmileplz:
Although this is what Tarrlock's mommy REALLY looks like: [link]

I know you probably made this before the finale but that's okay dear because I really :heart: it!:iconyea-plz:
We all know how Tarrlock REALLY got his hairstyle!:XD:
I was wondering if I could use the woman to be my OCs mother. I'll just say I got the base part from you:) I'm in :heart: with this woman I mean the feels!:iconimcryingsomuchplz:
You can just send me a note if it's okay to use the woman or not, thanks!~:heart:
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TheAnonymousPen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
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Vaz1201 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
You know, when they did finally showed Tarrlok's mother in the show, I WAS LIKE SO TRYING TO FIND the back of her head because of this amazing drawing you did. I wanted you to be so right, in as he got his hairstyle from his mother...but well we all know who he gets it from XD Either way I love this. And who knows, maybe she did do his hair a lot because daddy Yakone was an a-hole.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I WAS SORT OF HOPING FOR IT, I GOTTA ADMIT.

Hahaha, thank you so much! I'll bet his mother was the one who did his hair, too, and usually said something along the lines of "Well, it looks very handsome on your father, why don't you want to wear it this way?"
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Vaz1201 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Awwwww, in the end he probably does his father's hairstyle after deciding to go and try and take over Republic City...=/ I guess in a small honor or pride of his father? Ugh the story of Tarrlok and Amon makes me sad ;_;
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KyuuVixenCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
If you notice in the flash back, when Yakone changed his identity, he had three ponytails. :)
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psykopsy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
MY FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLSSSS! This is so lovely! i.i
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
FEELS ATTACK!

(Thank you!)
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HunterGhor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I love this idea! A shame it didn't turn out that way, even if the real backstory for them was cool too...

And you DID at least manage to guess that one of Tarrlok's parents had this haircut before he did-- just the opposite one from canon, lol...
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iamsotasty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tarrlok yo momma's hair is pretty but yo hair is just weird!
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A-young-soul Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Wonderful artwork
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tobase Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
That is heartbreaking.
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Niladhevan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, really. It even makes me feel a bit sorry for Tarrlok ^^;
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brainysmurf97 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The theory is great!
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ellygirl12 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow beautiful :O
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Potatosalad5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Why do you have one
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Amaltheren Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea is excellent *0 And the choice of composition is wonderful !
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pinkyapple Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh the feels~ :iconfeelsplz:
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Supersonic-Gabi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your headcanon is remarkably plausible and thought out...
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HisokaIshi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so nice :)
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Hazel-face Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I don't normally bother with my hair too much, but for some reason, i really want to do it like this :D
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KiraMizuno Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artist
I just love the idea ♥
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gour-design Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
i like it!!
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Awww, this is so sad but makes a lot of sense :)
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AmandaCarbine Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
pretty :)
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Whyte-Tyger Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
BEAUTIFUL THEORY TT_TT and sweet and sad...
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RebArc Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awww, baby Tarlock looks so cute! :la:
I also love the hairstyle of his mother's, their something about tribal hairstyles that really intrigue me.
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nightcrawlerfan136 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it though. I hate Tarlokk but I love baby him.
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jordygirl9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I'm in love with that head cannon! And the art's beautiful too!
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iamsamm1222 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
beautiful; i love the way you draw
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Metalarc09 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
this is beautiful. I love the style.
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The-Devil-Butterfly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww brb tears everywhere :iconsadplz:

beautiful drawing
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twilightkat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I accept your head-canon because how it tuggs at my heartstrings! Your story makes Tarrlok seem more tragic than evil -- it makes him human.

Her hair is absolutely stunning and I like how her back is turned to us -- I wonder what her expression is?
Secondly, look at that itty bitty baby Tarrlok hand! Who would ever expect those hands to cause so much trouble?
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Kianara-Titan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It probably won't be jossed, just not addressed. Nice drawing. I like the muted tone you picked for it. It fits with the mood she would have been in at the time.
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phoenixkh93 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Aw stop making me feel bad for the evil guy :( I actually feel very sorry for him now, I mean I doubt Yakone would have won Father of the Year award. This is so sweet :3
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Jyukai-Koudan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wow, I like that story :)
You drew it greatly as well! I love it :heart:
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Jack-Inqu13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, I could definitely see this being true.
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StickeyWolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Artist
I'm not sure what it is, but great drawing!
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