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Skoochy is a clever young street urchin who frequently roams Central City Station in Republic City, looking to pick the pockets of unsuspecting tourists. On the side, he provides inside information in exchange for bribes. He is an orphan and has lived on the street ever since escaping from his second orphanage, vowing never to go back. He met Mako and Bolin during the brothers' days as fellow street urchins.[2] In 174 AG, he worked for Tokuga as a messenger for the Triple Threat Triad.[3]

History

170 AG

Skoochy was hanging out in Central City Station with other children when they were approached by Mako and Avatar Korra, who were looking for Bolin. Mako entreated him about the whereabouts of Bolin, but Skoochy stated that his memory was a little foggy, and suggested that he would need money to remember. Mako obliged his request, and in return, Skoochy explained that Bolin had been doing some sort of "monkey-rat circus" at about noon, but held out from revealing any more. Mako gave Skoochy another yuan and the orphan continued, informing Mako that Bolin had left with Shady Shin after Shin offered him a great deal of money, giving Mako and Korra a lead on finding Bolin.[1]

174 AG

After Kuvira's invasion of the United Republic of Nations, Mako and Bolin searched for Skoochy in hopes of finding the Triple Threat Triad's new headquarters. However, when they found him, he attempted to escape. Mako managed to catch him, however, and subsequently asked Skoochy how he was. Skoochy said he had been living "on the straight and narrow". The firebender did not believe him, and also noticed Skoochy's nice clothes, though when he asked him how he managed to get them, Skoochy brushed the inquiry off by saying he had found them. Skoochy also tried brushing off working for the Triple Threat Triad, but was grabbed by an angered Bolin, who demanded him to not lie. Skoochy and Mako asked him to calm down, and after Mako sympathized with Skoochy, also explaining that the latter had a responsibility to help the people of the city, Skoochy revealed that the Triple Threats were hiding in an abandoned warehouse near the pier. He subsequently ran off, telling them that they had not heard it from him.[3]

Appearances

The Legend of Korra

Book One: Air (气)

Graphic novel trilogies

Trivia

  • "Scooch" is a debased Italian-American word meaning "pest", and derives from the Italian verb "scocciare", which means "to annoy". The term arose in New York during the early 1900s as more and more Italian immigrants drifted away from proper Italian, and the word itself is still a slang term for any irritating or misbehaved person.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Dos Santos, Joaquim, Ryu, Ki Hyun (directors). (April 21, 2012). "The Revelation". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 3. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Welcome to Republic City. Nickelodeon (April 20, 2012). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer), Koh, Irene (artist), Nate Piekos; Blambot (letterer), Heather Campbell, Vivian Ng (cover). Turf Wars Part Two (January 17, 2018), Dark Horse Comics.

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