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He had to do this.
If Noatak was the expert, Tarrlok wouldn’t have to be.
If Noatak was the prodigy, Tarrlok wouldn’t have to be.
Noatak had to protect his brother from the expectations of their father. And if it meant he had to be the cold, unfeeling prodigy that their father wanted, then he would do it … No matter how much it hurt.