has a real name, but nobody seems to care enough to learn it. He is a lonely Earth Federation official with an insatiable appetite for power, and is using the appearance of the new Avatar
as an opportunity to climb through the ranks of the Earth Federation.
Stationed at an Earth Federation outpost in the middle of nowhere (the Si Wong desert), Taxman was a lonely, pathetic man who’s never amounted to much. He had resigned himself to serve the Earth Federation in obscurity for the rest of his days, until he got the call that a Fire Nation official was spotted in his area. Investigating this oddity, Taxman found that the Avatar had been reborn among the Sandbenders, and that the Fire Nation was trying to recruit him. But his superiors get flooded with “Avatar sightings” every day, and so Taxman became determined to get proof of his discovery and to finally make a name for himself.
The Taxman continually gives up every chance at happiness he gets for the sake of more power, deluded into thinking that enough power will eventually satisfy him.
"What the fuck is this, Rocko?"
I'm glad you asked!
It's been a long time since I've been on DeviantArt, largely because I haven't really had time to sit down and make any art. But recently, I've gotten motivated again, and it's thanks to a thread that started on 4chan back in mid-December.
Despite its faults, I've enjoyed the Avatar franchise a lot and always thought it had a lot of untapped potential. Shortly after The Legend of Korra ended, a thread on /co/ was made, where Anons pitching their ideas for a new story set in the Avatar universe (the one with bending, not giant smurfs) started to put together a single story. The project has come a long way since then, with fleshed-out characters and an increasingly detailed plot outline that can be viewed here: pastebin.com/kgpNpitu
We also have a chatroom, where most of the discussion takes place: chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23Sa…
If you have your own ideas and want to get involved, feel free to join us. Suggestions and criticism are equally welcome; we don’t want an echo chamber.