The more I look at Asami's background and resources, the more I realise that she could be the Avatar-verse's version of Tony Stark.
Her father's betrayal and madness tore the world from under her but also provided her with the tools she needed to restore the family's name and honour. She would no longer be the glamorous daughter of the inventor, she would become an inventor herself. She would show the world what a non-bender could do if they focussed their mind and efforts. She would clothe herself with armour and soar alongside her friends in the defence of their cities.
She would become the mother of the art of machine-bending.