Amph The Legend of Korra: (spoilers from future seasons must be tagged)

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthDragon164, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I was looking forward to Zuko showing up all season. And then he didn't :(

    I'd love to see more of Admiral Iroh.
  2. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I'm looking forward to seeing a season with Korra being a complete and fully realized Avatar. Some more flashbacks of grown up Aang would be cool too.
  3. TiniTinyTony Force Ghost

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    Periodically I've been checking Wikipedia to see if there is an update for the next book and it still says "2013-14". If we are going to get an update, when would it be? This July at San Diego's Comic-Con? I hope so.

    Until then, should I get/read "The Promise"? I see there are three parts on Amazon. Should I grab those, or wait for one TPB that will contain all three? Thanks!
  4. Togruta Force Ghost

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    I think The Promise is pretty good. And there's a TPB out now.
  5. Everton Chosen One

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    Nah. Seeing Aang in Book One was great, but as cleverly situated within the narrative as he was, for me his presence was as much about about helping with the transition from A:TLA to TLOK as it was anything else. Sure, for new viewers it was a nice bit of storytelling, but for the bulk of the audience (the fans) it was about smoothing the way. Particularly after a few years with no new content. So whilst I think Bryke were wise to include Aang (and Katara and Sokka) in TLOK, they were wiser still to keep him in the background - secondary to Korra's antics. If Aang appears in Book Two, now the 'New Friends' are established, I think it would be counterproductive*. I'm not saying Aang should never appear again - after all the conclusion to Endgame was just magnificent and this is Avatar - but not for a while. Not until Korra has built something of her own legend.

    *although I'd probably still geek out if it happened :p
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  6. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    To each his own..
    I don't mind seeing Aang as long as it sticks to the plot.
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  7. Everton Chosen One

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    I think it's important that TLOK stands on its own now. And that Korra does, too. Adventures in the Avatarverse will always have one eye on history, but I think TLOK has done it's looking back and now needs to look forward. Just as previous Avatars only had minor involvement in (or influence upon) Aang's adventures, so should Aang in Korra's. She should be the Avatar we look forward to seeing, not Aang. Heck, he basically passed the baton at the end of Book One.
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  8. Ghost Chosen One

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    Still, Roku appeared to Aang a lot more than we ever saw Aang appear to Korra (once). It should be done rarely, but Aang should still have a presence.
  9. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    The show does stand on its own, but my point still stands, considering avatars can access their previous lives for insight.
  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Roku didn't have a (previous, highly successful) show of his own, though. ;)

    What I'd love to see is some new past Avatars, from before Yangchen's time.
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    And considering that Book 2 is supposed to explore how the Avatar began in the first place, I think we might get just that.

    (I wasn't sure whether this was common knowledge, so I hid it under spoiler tag just in case...)
  11. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    You just blew my mind Mar. You gotta put stuff like that in double spoiler tags at least, just to prepare me.
  12. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I think they mentioned it during SDCC 2012, but now I'm not 100% sure... [face_thinking] Let me find a link.

    EDIT: Ah, here's the interview. Now reading it again, my interpretation may have been exaggerated, but it seems to be what the interview implies...
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  13. Everton Chosen One

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    Exactly. Although I wouldn't say no to a 'Roku Special'. :cool:
  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    We kind of had a condensed version of that in "The Avatar and the Firelord". :p
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  15. Everton Chosen One

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    I was thinking about an adventure that Roku had. Untold... until now. :D I think he's got it in him.
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  16. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  18. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Steam bending? - a mix of fire, water and air bending.
    Fartbending? - speaks for itself
  19. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Cloudshaping and tornadoes aren't really that different from standard Airbending - just stronger. It's like saying that creating a tsunami is a subset of waterbending, when really it's not, it's just a more powerful "standard" waterbending. All subsets of the other three elements are very different to their standard bending (lightning vs. fire, metal vs. earth, healing vs. manipulating water).

    A possible subset to Airbending could be manipulation of sound - after all, sound is just waves in the air. Soundbending could involve stopping soundwaves, or creating sonic blasts...

    Steam is water, so a regular waterbender can control it (Katara in "The Awakening", Korra in "The Revelation").
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  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    Ah yes, sound! That makes sense.

    And I thought blood-bending was the subset of water-bending? Though I guess blood-bending is basically the same idea as healing, just used for a very different purpose.

    There's probably earth-benders who can bone-bend too, and fire-benders can take freeze or boil people [face_sick]
  21. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    No, I think that, in its essence, bloodbending is the same principle as waterbending - you're manipulating a liquid. Of course, you need to be a very powerful waterbender to do so, because you need to overcome the will of the person you're bloodbending.

    Whereas healing is something completely different - a waterbending healer has the ability to cure injuries or sickness, and that has nothing to do with manipulating and moving water.
  22. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I thought the difficulty of bloodbending was, first, an inability to see the water in the blood or the blood inside the person and, second, overcoming a deep-rooted taboo in the Avatar universe.
  23. Everton Chosen One

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    Sound is a good shout.

    What about the ability to create a vacuum... thereby starving the subject (if the ability is a nasty one) of air and killing them?
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Yeah, that one, too - I think that's what Gyatso used to kill all the firebenders near him in that building in "The Southern Air Temple" (possibly also killing himself in the process).
  25. Everton Chosen One

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    It would qualify as something that only the most powerful airbenders are capable of. Gyatso falling into that category, I'm sure.