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AtlA: Zhao's Winter Campaign by alciha AtlA: Zhao's Winter Campaign by alciha
It's a little known but understandable fact that as an expert firebender, Zhao is capable of maintaining a constant, personal climate of approximately 73 degrees regardless of outside environment. As long as he's breathing, he's bending. This makes winter military campaigns perfectly acceptable; the only difference is a marked increase in troop grousing.
Choose Your Own Uniform Day usually goes great lengths in improving general morale, however. (:

Not shown: the hapless Water/ Earth village Zhao just toasted to the ground.

Also, if you don't hear from me for a while, it's because undead George Washington and the Sons of the American Revolution have come after me for my historical blasphemy.

Finally, this is for the seasonal contest over at *NoSelfControl. Cheers, everyone. Let's see some more entries! D:

lol okay I'm done.

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:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it's not like Zhao is completely un-historical. He actually has quite a bit in common with Aaron Burr. Mutton chops, no clear stand on anything except wanting to make a name for himself, gets thoroughly humiliated and remembered in history as a jerk and an idiot...about the only real difference is that Burr wasn't as pompous and impatient as Zhao.

I wonder if Burr liked cake?
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you survive from General Washington and all his patriotic sons but in my opinion, I think General might understand as John Adams said that this it did not actually happen. The real life didn't look like in the most portrait shown in the congress. But beware of the sons, this is so unamerican. Great art after all.
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlovelywtt:
lovelywtt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
EPIC! 
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:iconjames-washburn:
James-Washburn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Crossing the Dei-Lai-Wa.
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:iconjacknelson01:
JackNelson01 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Imediatley I recongnised this from the american revolution and having an avatar cross over makes it look epic
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bluesnark Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
epic idea!
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AvatarCat09 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
You better hope the Ocean Spirit gets you there, Zhao! XD But seriously, great job with the work! It's like George Washington crossing the Delaware River!
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:iconmk456:
mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
hah! lolz nice xD
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:iconkpo134:
kpo134 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconlovinthemedia:
lovinthemedia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My textbook is wrong. Can you fix it?
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DanceInTheRain23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Writer
when A:TLA and history come together, beautiful things happen (like this). Amazing!
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Swanee327 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
THAT IS AWESOME!!!! well done!!! :)
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ExilesHonour Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Writer
I love this to no end. :D
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:iconbe7-chan:
BE7-chan Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Lawl. You're epic.
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:iconsonicxl:
SonicXL Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Hahaha, this is awesome!
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:iconstrawberries9625:
Strawberries9625 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This is simply amazing :)
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:icongogglegirl92:
GoggleGirl92 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
WIN! XD
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:iconrussiaaddict:
RussiaAddict Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
pfft...YES!!!
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:iconfrauleinninja:
FrauleinNinja Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Fuck yes.
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:iconmaevegeneva:
maevegeneva Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Freaking awesome. I especially love the troops warming their hands in Zhao's aura.

Yessss.
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:iconaxxaxxin:
Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
LOL! this is a WIN~~
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twimoonclips Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
totally! haha
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pimpHO87 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
this is pretty funny.
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:iconthestoryneverends:
TheStoryNeverEnds Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkyrocon:
kyrocon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
zhao crossing the meekong
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:iconforeversonu:
ForeverSonu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, one of the best AVATAR:TLA fanart I've ever seen!!!!!
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GaelissFelin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
FALL OVER ZHAO FALL OVER *has been to thousands of canoeing/kayaking related activities*

Every time I see this pic, with Washington and all them, I'm always reminded that, if one stands up in a boat, the boat will dump you in the river...LOL
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Kitty-Caesar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG great mashup here!
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Vya-T Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
good lord I would have sworn everything on this being a watercolour piece, until I clicked it bigger and saw your little 'photoshop' note. bravo!
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lunarmage9 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I just about died laughing.
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creepella Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I really like the dichotomy of Zhao standing so proud surrounded by his personal warmth while the soldiers around him struggle to get them through the ice. Also clever use of the historical image, it translated well into this.
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zfiledh Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Admiral Zhao Crosses the North Pole.

Awesome!
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PepperChoco Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Funny as hell!
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sekiria-azael Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, excellent! Very clever indeed.
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
:rofl: Classic!
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:iconmisssababa:
MissSababa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
very nice illustration, gives a real feeling of a story behind the picture, quite editorial! thanks!
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Nightscream452 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I applaud your Historical Blasphemy....its awesome!
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:iconthoralmir:
Thoralmir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
You know, with him standing up in the boatwith absolutly no cover, NOW is the perfect time to shoot him...
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:iconeli-hinze:
Eli-Hinze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Parodies = Fantastic
Avatar = Fabulous
This = Fantabulous~!
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forever-girl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
That is freaking brilliant. Please please do more ATLA classics interpretations!
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butterfly-wings102 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Technically, the picture of George Washington and the soldiers of the American Revolution wasn't painted until much later after the fact. XD But ah well, I wish you luck for the zombies should they come after you anyways.

Love the picture.
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murr-ma-ing Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude! Neeeaaat!

...Wow, just, awesome! :D
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EndlessRainbow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Damn that is one hell of a painting ! It's beautiful !
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This is absolutely hilarious! I have the sudden urge to steal elementary schoolbooks and paste this photo inside them :D
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SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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NightWolfKelly Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
To be fair this is at least as accurate as the one with George Washington, though I do believe this is over 9000 times more awesome.
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:iconazvolrien:
Azvolrien Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
A wonderful spoof you've done here - it fits his personality surprisingly well.
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:iconjoemerl:
JoeMerl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Writer
While I have to sort of agree with zombie!George about mimicking his campaign with villains, I also can't help but smirk at how clever and well-executed this is. :nod: Nice work!
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sarakoty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I enjoy your humor
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