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To Fight With Purpose by Isaia To Fight With Purpose by Isaia
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I was in an odd mood when I started making this (post viewage of Lake Laogai) and in an even ODDER mood when I completed it.

Technically, there are things I'm happy with, things I'm unhappy with...but that's another story.
My coloring/paneling/text/dialogue is teh uwa in ways,...but I felt the impulse to release this before the feeling of it hitting me would disappear or before I became far too busy and distracted to remember again.

Personally, even thoug it is just fanart of Jet from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and YES some people could care less of what happened with him in the ep (and maybe even going "Poo, good riddance > O ) ...
and that perhaps, he may very well may not stay in this sorry state, as such resulting canon would come to bite me in the blubber later. D: and that really....I have no real idea of what's really going to happen to the character in the show for real. and, being a canon character, there's always this awkward worry that I didn't do justice to him, portraying him in this.

Just really wanted to make this, not just out of connection to the character/s...or feeling the rush after watchng the ep.. using him almost as a vessel for expressing but..out of personal emotions as well... though it's choppy lookin in places...it became more than just a fancomic for me.

of knowing and questioning the feeling of if...whatever anything we do has a ';purpose', if that purpose is true, how some of us lead ways of simply following feelings and loyalties to people we are unsure of whether or not they will see the worth of that purpose towards them...to the very end...how in questioning such...just seeing it ...for what it is...whether it is a purpose that some people view as silly/pointless/stupid/selfish ... but seeing it in the end...why we just...do what we do and hoping that it has some worth or even at least...that even the weakest, or vain attempt to help someone....has some positive effect on others outside ourselves...the beauty in that. To hope that nothing is ever pointless.

I'm not sure what I'm tryin to say..I feel kinda dumb now for sayin all that... .. : /

But I really did...
enjoy working on this... : )

AHA, but Jet's tough, I don't think he'll get knocked dedz just from a rock in the gut XD

EDIT: 3/22/07 In an article regarding an interview with Mike and Bryan, they stated that Long Feng "Brainwashes Jet and eventually.. Kills him"

Aw maaaaan. D:
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:iconkankuro707:
kankuro707 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
my love </3
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:iconcandyaxe:
CandyAxe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
*sniffle* I'm gonna need a new keyboard at this rate, sobbing all over it...
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Puremomo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Spirits....(starts crying) I didn't like Jet after what he did to Katara and Aang but I never wished for this to happen
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Flurrin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jet was always my favorite character, I should have known that he was gonna die at some point D': They always do.

This is beautiful. :Faves:
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Garowyn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Great work.
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JailBreakFiend Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw man. You almost made cry... gah. I <3 ATLA.
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crazed-anime-lover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Ah fooey with mike and bryan! (Sorry oh great creators of avatar) I think you're right when you say Jet's not dead! I'm with sioute on this one.
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crazed-anime-lover Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Ugh! That almost made me ball!
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Nick2802 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that was touching
and any avatar fan with a hart should care. he canged and he died trying to prove it
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Spleef Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I felt so sad when he died.
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KiteoftheAzureFlame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
This fucking make me cry.. ;-;
It's so.. awwww....

;______;
I love Jet.
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iPWNX-dreams Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
If you had to know, I started tearing when I read this.

Would've told him that he was fighting with a purpose.
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CaptainRabbitEars Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I was bawling when Jet died. But like Mike and Brian said, "He's in Hot Guy Heaven."
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vampirebat38 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
omg this made me cry!! omg! so sad! So happy...*sobs*
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VeniceGirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student General Artist
*sniff*... I love this, but it's so sad... :(
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Jagged-Edge-Tears Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
This is so beautiful, so amazing.
I remember looking at this long before I got a deviant account, so I'm glad I can finally express my words on how much I love it.
You know, beforehand, I never had much feeling for Jet. There was no hatred, no, no, never---I found him extremely interesting, and loved the way they began to develop him in Ba Sing Se, but I never had any sort of extreme emotional attachment to him, like with Zuko.
And yet, when he died---well, it was so unclear that for a long time I didn't know whether to believe he was dead or not---I was fairly sad, because he had so recently discovered that he was misguided and was finally following the right path.
But this piece totally made me respect and appreciate his character so much more. I feel you really, really hit home on him here. All his anger, bitterness, resentment, they all give away to the sort of memories you have crafted here. His innermost core, his desire to fight for whats right, to protect.
Seeing this, his dream...how he lost his way...when I first saw it, I was left with this chill and breathlessness. It was amazing. The emotion in this piece is so thick you can FEEL it, SEE it. I think you had an excellent grasp on his character. You totally made me appreciate him more!
Uh...sorry if I rambled on a bit. o.O
I have this tendency to rant on and on about feeling and characters whenever I see something that really excites me.
Of course, the artwork in here is divine. There is so much talent and beauty in every image.
I left this piece surreal, almost wanting to cry. I made my sister look at it too, it was so good!
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Ronin-chan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Jet was awesome, and this was a fitting end for him.
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vampirebat38 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
JET!!!!!! omg! *sobs*
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zutararocksmysocks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
I got so mad when they said Jet was dead, and he's not a bad guy, just was really misunderstood. I wish Katara had used the spirit water on him, so that way he might have lived in the series...
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DigitalDreamer0 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
when jet died, i burst into tears and every time i watch avatar i grumble "Jet shouldn't have died..." but believe it or not, if he died saying something like that then i think i would accept it a bit better~ ^_^ nice work!
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SeraphOfMortality Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
so sad...so they officially said he died, huh? well at least it was cleared up
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zanessa4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
*tear trickles down* ....DARN YOU!!!
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YakuKikyo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
It's so sad.:( Why did Jet have to die ?
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godricshollow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
omg that was so sad! and to think i was one of those people who thought "good riddance"...*sobs*
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talliesynn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow this almost made me cry. Jets my favourite character and this ..was really moving ):

poor Jet, i think he fought with a purpose (: to avenge his family.

well i absolutely loved this, i love your scratchy style of it as well.
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fallentsuki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
I HATE how they just left Jet there...and didn't even say he died! Poor Jet...this is beautiful, and very true. <3 Good job.
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Lifejump Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Just like how Yue didn't Technically die, she just "became" the moon spirit, and how they don't show Zhao dying, and how they show no death in the episode "Zuko Alone"... Where am I going with all of this? Well, it's because it's on Nick and it's meant for ages 7-11. Which basically means it's suppose to be Spongebob happy.
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fallentsuki Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I guess so. But it still doesn't say if he's "gone" for good, or not. He's just "not alright". That's pretty vague.
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KataangandZutara Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
don't worry, JET IS JUST SLEEPING I TELLZ YOU!!!!
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meechan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
aw... this is good. i love it.
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avatar-leeloo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
:cries:
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PhantomWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
:tears: Oh man... this is without a doubt the saddest, most touching Avatar peice I've ever seen... *faves and fetches tissues*
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vectorsmash Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Student
Then again, I'm sure the rocks probably crushed several of his organs..

Anyways, when I saw that episode, I thought it was really great how Smellerbee and Longshot stayed behind. Such loyalty! But the thing is.. if Jet died... then they also probably died...

Isaia, you are incredible. You're not stupid, you're the farthest thing from being an idiot. If anyone says that you're making a dig deal out of nothing (and means it) then they are blind. They cannot see that your work, your feelings have pretty much made you a great modern philospher.

My idol. : ) :worship: Hope to see more of your art soon.
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Bush-he-he Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
This comic fits the characters so well. It would have made a perfect final speech for Jet. If they ever make a "too much for little kiddies to handle" version for DVD (REALLY doubtful as it might be), I'd love to see something like this for Jet's death scene.
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ItoMaki Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Student General Artist
Uwaaaa this almost made me cry.... T_T I like your version of what happened after the gaang left Jet in Lake Laogai. I especially like the young Jet flashback scene. Well done! You made my day1 *sniff*

You probably already know this but it was written somewhere (I can't remember where) that Longshot was supposed to end Jet's suffering by shooting him with one of his arrows... :O_o: But they thought it was too violent and changed it?
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kirlews Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
omg how sad this almost made me cry it was so sad!
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Very touching and beautiful, you conveyed a lot of emotion here....you have a knack for nailing the show right on. Incredible, really.
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inconvient Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
this made me cry lol well done, its a very emotional peice of art to those who know what its about.....brilliant!
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inconvient Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
this made me cry lol well done, its a very emotional peice of art to those who know what its about.....brilliant!
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Lord44 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay!
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melimsah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
JET IS IMMORTAL!!!

I'm saying that in reply to the interview, not your work. I think your work is awesome and I would've done the same...
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Kaeshi-theManiac Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I just got all mushy over Jet all over again ;0;

:+favlove:
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ekf501 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Sniffle.Snort Oh.sorry. So sentimental. so SAD!!!!
S-sincerely
A-adding
D-depth

I like it!
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Student General Artist
This is fricking awsome, I don't know what to say. Jet can't be dead, he just can't!How can Jet be dead? I mean in the episode "Zuko alone" Zuko get's hit the same way, by that "soldier" and he's still alive. Not that that's a good thing at the moment but still. If Zuko lived threw it, with barely a scratch why didn't Jet? I wonder if the creators even realize they did the same thing to Jet that they did to Zuko. I don't think they did, or Jet wouldn't be dead.
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fynomiko Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
So beautiful. Like all your work. ;_;
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Student General Artist
This is awsome! I looooooooooooooooooooove it. Personaly I think he's fighting with purpose right now, the purpose to live, plus he helped in the fight against long fang.*spelling horible, i know* Hey can you email me the link to the interview or whatever about long fang kiling jet? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?
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Isaia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Student General Artist
it should be the fourth entry on this page:
[link]
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baka-murasaki-neko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
dont ask me why but this makes me happy! not the fact that he died, but deep and moving things make me happy!
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baka-murasaki-neko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
I thought that was really good. Its deep and less kiddish and i like it. That would be a good way to have jet die

of course like you said in your comment on the picture, i also find it hard to belive that jet would die by getting hit by a rock! lol! naw he will probably make an apearense in the upcomming episodes when the stupid tv ppl decide to finnaly move on to the next season. Its already march ppl! Lets get with the program here!
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baka-murasaki-neko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Gah i am so upset. I thought that was really nice though.
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