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  • Tarrlok's task force
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  • The task force was conceived by Tarrlok in response to an Equalist event called "The Revelation", where Amon's ability to remove people's bending was revealed to a public audience, in which Avatar Korra was a spectator. The task force's creation was opposed by Tenzin, fearing that a move this aggressive would only further the division between benders and nonbenders. However, the proposal was supported by the remaining Council members, thus proclaiming Amon public enemy number one in Republic City.
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Founders
  • Tarrlok
Appearance
  • "The Voice in the Night"
Affiliation
  • * Tarrlok * United Republic of Nations
Headquarters
LastAppearance
  • "Skeletons in the Closet"
Purpose
  • * Law enforcement * To ensure the public security * To fight the Equalists and apprehend Amon
Leaders
  • Tarrlok
NotableMembers
  • Korra
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  • The task force was conceived by Tarrlok in response to an Equalist event called "The Revelation", where Amon's ability to remove people's bending was revealed to a public audience, in which Avatar Korra was a spectator. The task force's creation was opposed by Tenzin, fearing that a move this aggressive would only further the division between benders and nonbenders. However, the proposal was supported by the remaining Council members, thus proclaiming Amon public enemy number one in Republic City. Tarrlok made several attempts to persuade Korra to join the task force by sending a range of extravagant gifts to her, from a gift basket to a luxurious Satomobile. She was ultimately pressured into becoming a member when Tarrlok forced her into a public setting during a gala he had thrown in her honor, where the press asked her accusing questions about her apparent inaction against the Anti-bending Revolution. In City Hall, Tarrlok explained to the task force that their first mission was a raid on an underground chi blocker training facility located in a Dragon Flats borough bookstore cellar. Led by the Councilman, the group first flooded the camp and froze four Equalists, followed by earthbending attacks that broke through the wall, allowing the benders to storm in and quickly subdue the majority of the other chi blockers. One chi blocker threw a smoke grenade, but Korra intercepted and froze it, trapping the gas inside. She pursued the last two fleeing chi blockers and tripped on a wire just as an Equalist jumped down from above. She stopped him by kicking a rock into his chest, but when another one was about to ensnare her, Tarrlok froze him against the wall just in time. The flawless raid made the front page of the newspaper as Tarrlok called a press conference together and showcased the arrest of several Equalists to the journalists. After Korra challenged Amon to a duel on Aang Memorial Island, Tarrlok claimed to have prepared a fleet of police airships that would swoop down if something went wrong; however, these never came despite Korra's capture. Following these events, Korra took a leave of absence from the task force to prepare for the upcoming Pro-bending Tournament with her team, the Fire Ferrets. After the successful Equalist attack on the Pro-bending Arena, Tarrlok called a press conference, during which he placed blame for the arena's destruction on Lin Beifong. Throughout this speech, Tarrlok's task force stood behind him, acting as his personal bodyguards. After Lin Beifong resigned as Chief of Police, her replacement, Saikhan, stated that he would report to Councilman Tarrlok in all matters concerning the Equalists and agreed to lend any of the police force's available resources to Tarrlok and his task force; as a result, the Councilman's influence in the police force increased greatly. With the police on his side, the Chairman began to implement his idea of a "safe" Republic City. Later on, the task force aided Tarrlok when he commanded the police to mass-arrest innocent nonbenders of the Dragon Flats borough. During this event, task force members also arrested the opposing members of Team Avatar. Following Tarrlok's capture and the loss of his bending, the task force still remained active. After Amon secured Republic City for the Equalists, at least one member of the task force lost his bending to Amon.