May. 6th, 2014

attackfish: Jet and Zuko fighting in the teashop, text "Obviously this is the place to come if you want to get murdered by lunatics" (Jet Juko TDL quote)
It struck me a while back that I accidentally made Hufflepuff!Zuko and Azula white, which is to say if their father is Voldemort, and their mother is Bellatrix, they have two white parents, and crap, I screwed that up.  I also made Mai half white for the sake of a silly pun, and connecting her to an old pureblood family.  So in the interests of not doing that with any of the other characters, here are my universe notes for race, ethnicity, and family in the Hufflepuff!Zuko verse

Uncle Iroh and Aunt Wu, who run the Wizarding orphanage where Zuko and Azula grow up are both some of the earliest Korean adoptees.  Iroh was very close to his adoptive parents, who were Ashkenazi Jewish and both a witch and wizard themselves and took him in after his first adoptive parents, their neighbors, were terrified by his accidental magic when he was still a baby.   His adoptive family raised him Ashkenazi Jewish, and did not attempt to help him forge a connection to his Korean heritage.  Since growing up, he has visited South Korea, and attempted to reclaim that part of his identity, and he had a few difficult years with his adoptive parents while they struggled to come to terms this.  He is still a practicing Jew.  While Iroh's relationship with his adoptive parents was good, though flawed, Wu's relationship with hers was not.  Her father was emotionally abusive to her mother, and her mother leaned on her emotionally, using her as a reassurance and human security blanket.  As she got older, her father became more and more sexually creepy with her, and began to molest her when she was ten.  After she blasted him off her in a burst of accidental magic a few months later, he mostly avoided her.  Then her Hogwarts letter came, and like Harry, she avoided telling her Muggle adoptive family that she couldn't do magic over the summer.  She left home as soon as she graduated, and later went to South Korea, and managed to track down her birth mother, who was a witch too.  They exchanged letters, floo conversations, and occasional visits until her mother's death from old age.

Mai' Nott's father is Theodore Nott's first cousin, and her mother is a Japanese pureblood woman that he met and married while abroad between the Voldemort wars.  She and her mother came to England with him when Mai was four, at the end of the second Voldemort war.  While her father was never a Death Eater, he is a pureblood supremacist.  Her mother, while more interested in social status more generally has her own pureblood biases as well.  Mai thinks they're both idiots.

Ty Lee is half Vietnamese, half Japanese, which is something she and Mai bonded over on the train to Hogwarts.  Unlike Mai, however, both Ty Lee's parents were born in the UK, and are Muggles.  Her family is very well off.  Her father owns a shipping company, and her mother is an investment banker.  Ty is actually her surname, and in primary school, she sometimes went by Leah.  Azula is the one who started calling her Ty Lee instead of Lee Ty, but now everyone t Hogwarts does, including her teachers.

Toph Bei Fong is Chinese by way of Hong Kong, and her family is a very old, very wealthy pureblood family.  She would have been sorted into Slytherin, but she found out Hufflepuff's mascott is a badger, and had a three minute fight with the hat before it gave in and sorted her into Hufflepuff.  She's extremely glad for this, as otherwise she would have shared a dorm with Azula.

Aang is 2nd generation Tibetan, and lives with his grandfather Gyatso.  Magic skipped a generation in his family, as his mother was a muggle and his father was a squib.  He has a cat named Momo as his familiar.

Sokka and Katara are in flux.  I can't decide whether to try to keep them as close to canon as possible and make them Candian Inuit and figure out a reason for them to be going to a British Wizarding school that didn't appear to have any non-british students, or draw inspiration from Katara's name and make them subcontinental Indian, which would make more sense witht he location.  Oy.

Jin, Song, and Teo are siblings in this fic, and they're third generation Chinese.  Their mother was muggleborn and their father was a half-blood, and both were killed in the war.

Haru Teo, Jet, Yue, Hahn, Hide, and On Ji round out the rest of the war orphans, and I haven't decided anything for them yet.

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