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What's on your mind?
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What should the plot be?
They are literally the same
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Season 4 of ATLA what replaced in favour of the live action movie
Why aren't we rioting?!!
I just finished Legend of Korra and its really good! I really enjoyed it. In my opinion ATLA was basically perfect the only thing I would have added was a bookish and studious girl, and LOK had that. Jinora! I absolutely love Jinora she is a lot like me. My favorite characters are Jinora, Ikki, and Tenzin. I liked most thing about TLOK but the new Team Avatar just did not really hit it for me. I could not feel the bond that a could with the OG Gang. But individually I liked all the characters. I think my least favorite character is Korra. Now by least favorite that actually is really good because there is not much I can say I disliked so it is still pretty high on the spectrum. I like Korra but I feel like she is just so selfish. I mean that changed at the end, but to me it seemed like she wanted to be the avatar for glory. But I liked her character development by season 4. It is probably my second favorite show! After ATLA.
I've seen people saying in social media that Katara should have a statue/shrine in Legend of Korra as well like others in the Gaang. Well I think there is a good reason why she does not have one.
Despite being called "the best healer in the whole world", Katara does not have a statue because Katara is not an attention seeker (or the center of attention) unlike the other members of the team Avatar. (I am not saying seeking attention is a bad thing). Such as: Aang with being Avatar, Sokka with his witty mind, Toph being Toph, Zuko being the Firelord...
Therefore, Katara always looks for the ways to help others but she does not look for attention and even evades it when she could. Most clearly we see this in the Painted Lady episode. So yeah I think this is the reason why we don't see a shrine or statue of Katara in TLOK. She probably didn't want a statue despite people insisting to make one for her
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I dont know why I just luv Sokka x Toph, does anyone else?
Team 1: Bolin, Mako, Old Toph
Team 2: Korra, Kuvira, Jinora
Team 3: Meelo, Opal, Ikki
Team 4: Old Zuko, Tenzin, Old Katara
Team 5: Lin, Suyin, Iroh II
Team 6: Bumi, Kya, Kai
Team 7: Wei, Wing, Amon
Team 8: Unalaq, Eska, Desna
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Uhhhh so as in the title, my sister wants to be on the fandom. She's 11 years old aaaand she's pretty mature. Can anyone explain to me why nobody younger than 13 can be on the fandom when ATLA and TLOK are rated ages 7 and up??? This makes no sense to me *~*
Here are the names I found of the bison in lok
Tenzins bison : Oogi
Jinoras bison: Pepper
Kais bison : Lefty
Opals bison: Juicy (they always have like a runny nose )
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The Last Airbender is a movie that gets a lot of hate, most of which is entirely justified. But instead of saying it shouldn't exist, why not attempt to fix it?
I would have an idea.I also add the plot of my ideas for the daptation of season 2 and 3.
First of all, a movie so great in scope needs to be 3 hours long, like each LOTR movie. Time is the most important thing ever in a medium like movies.
Second, I want to mention is that Season 1 is really filler-heavy, and most of it needs to be cut. For instance, characters such as Jet, Jeong-Jeong, King Bumi, Theo, the Mechanic, Bato, June, etc. who only appear for one episode in that season, need to be cut and moved to Movie 2 or 3, as they become more important in later seasons. Haru makes a cameo alongside the imprisoned Earthbenders, but he's a minor character with one line of dialogue and the name never mentioned onscreen.
Third, the characters need to be closer to the series portrayal: Sokka needs to be more sarcastic and goofy (but at the same time a rather competent fighter), while Iroh needs to be less serious, and Zuko without his big scar and obsession with reclaiming lost honor isn't Zuko. Some things, however, need to be changed, for instance Sokka's weapon: boomerangs are used for stealth kills in hunting, but are next to useless in man-to-man combat.
Fourth, Yue's sacrifice is the climax of season 1, so her character, and her relationship with Sokka, needs more screentime to feel more impactful. As a creative liberty, we should have her join Team Avatar from the start.
Fifth, the pronunciations: Aang is Ah-ng (the double A isn't just for show), Iroh is Ee-roh (it's a Japanese name), Zhao is "Jiao".
Sixth, erase all that bullshit that plagued the movie, such as the Avatar being forced to not have family (which would have hurt Zuko's characterization a lot, since Zuko is a descendant of Roku), and have the firebenders actually be able to create flames from the heat in the air, instead of being forced to use preexisting flames. And that prison, it needs to be metal, not earth.
The movie starts with Sokka and Katara finding Aang. Zuko and Iroh see them in the distance, and Iroh notes that Aang is airbending, confirming he's the Avatar, so Zuko orders the troops to blockade the South Pole, waiting for Aang to return. This way, we skip the sequence where Aang lets himself be discovered by flying from a ship.
When Aang returns, Zuko shows the Water tribe a hostage he caught, a princess from the Northern Water Tribe that had come as an ambassador to the South: he publicly outs Aang as the Avatar and says he'll release her if he agrees to come with him. Aang refuses and attacks Zuko. A battle ensues, where Aang fights by dodging and doing acrobatics, without any direct strikes except in self-defense, while Zuko attacks relentlessly, showing his impulsivity and obsession. Meanwhile, Sokka and Katara fight the normal soldiers. Katara shows her Waterbending, attacking from a distance (which fits her character), while Sokka uses a spear (not a boomerang) to fend off some men directly.
Aang gets trapped by Zuko and attempts to escape and rescue Yue. He succeeds, but Zuko sees him. Aang lets himself be shot by Zuko's fire to protect Yue. Sokka and Katara come to save them on Appa. When they have taken flight, Yue reveals her ability to heal through Waterbending, and Sokka is impressed. Yue then proposes to go to the North Pole to return her to her tribe, and mentions the best Waterbending master in the world, Pakku. Aang and Katara decide that they should go there to master Waterbending.
They reach the Southern Air Temple, which is almost unchanged from the series: Aang sees Gyatso's corpse and the ruined state of the temple and realizes he's the Last Airbender. In the room with the Avatar statues, he finds out about the Avatar cycle. They meet Momo.
The backstory from The Storm could be anticipated here, with Zuko hounding the Gaang.
Meanwhile, Zuko has his Agni Kai with Zhao, who sees him as weak and decides to take control of the mission.
Team Avatar reach Kyoshi Island, where they meet the Kyoshi Warriors. Sokka asks Suki to train him, without any romantic attraction (as he's starting to fall for Yue). Suki then mentions that Earthbenders from the whole Earth Kingdom are captured in a maximum security prison made of metal which floats in the sea. Suki joins team Avatar for that mission: Sokka and Katara distract the guards, while Aang and Suki enter. They meet the Blue Spirit, who helps them in finding the Earthbenders. It seems to be all fine until they set off a sleeping gas trap, which knocks Aang unconscious.
Aang has a dream where he sees Avatar Roku, that tells him about the spirit realm and about Sozin's comet (this way we skip Aang having to go to the Fire Nation).
The Blue Spirit frees him (his mask is, in fact, a gas mask made from Fire Nation tech). They free the Earthbenders and give them the coal, as Katara had planned before, then Katara (who has been caught alongside Sokka and Suki) makes a speech about freedom and hope. Zhao stops them and the Blue Spirit stays behind to fight him. His mask falls, revealing Zuko's face. Aang sees him when he's already taking flight.
They go to the North Pole, with Suki (who in the movie series is a full member of the Gaang). Sokka reveals he fell in love with Yue, but she mentions Han (the man she had been promised to) and says she can't reciprocate Sokka's feelings.
Meanwhile Zuko hounds the Gaang, and his backstory from The Storm is revealed.
Team Avatar meet Pakku, who teaches Aang waterbending but refuses to teach Katara, explaining that women have to serve as healers.
Then there's the Siege of the North, almost unchanged from the show. Aang goes to the Spirit Realm for the first time, and Zuko kidnaps him. Zhao kills the Moon Spirit, so Yue sacrifices herself to revive it. The Ocean Spirit comes into contact with Aang, who goes into Avatar State for the first time and controls a water monster that hits Zhao and drags him into the Spirit Realm.
Ozai (who is never seen by face, nor is the actor who plays him credited, to avoid people deducing his face from the actor) gives Azula the mission to find the Avatar.
Last time, we had had Suki stay in the Gaang, unlike the tv show. She is a full-fledged member of the Gaang in this series, and needs to stay with them. Like last time, it needs to be 3 hours long, so that it doesn't rush anything. Especially seeing that season 2 is the one with the most plot-relevant episodes in it.
Since Jet is important in season 2, and his death is a highlight of the season, it would be perfect to have him debut and die in the same movie, so he never risks to go "out of focus" for long periods of time. King Bumi also needs to debut here instead of movie 1, as he now has a more important role.
To condense the plot, we could also have Toph met by the Gaang alongside Jet instead of in the arena: while she was running from her home, she met him and joined him in his fight against the Fire Nation, unknown to her parents. This would make her more "proactive" in the plot even before the Gaang met her, and would fit her love for combat, and it would give Jet a sidekick who actually stays relevant after his death, unlike Jet's group from the series which is never seen again after his death.We could make Jet a "guest for the Gaang" like Yue in movie 1: he joins the group for the whole movie, until he dies.
Another thing which I propose is to have Long Feng be a "ghost", AKA a character who is mentioned many times but never seen onscreen, thus never played by an actor. This fits his hidden, manipulative nature, and the fact that he makes his Dai Li reinforcements do all the dirty work for him. Long Feng doesn't die in the adaptation, and is instead made puppet ruler of Ba Sing Se by Azula, staying that way until Ba Sing Se is liberated by Iroh.
Since there's a lot to condense, I'm sorry but many events have to be cut or reduced, for instance the swamp episode, the avatar day episode and the Wan Shi Tong episode. Guru Pathik is moved to Movie 3, paralleling Aang's training as the Avatar with Sokka's training with Piandao. The finale will make up for that.
Before showing what the Gaang has been doing, there needs to be an "intro section" where Zuko and Iroh are met by Azula, who brands them as traitors and attacks Zuko with blue fire. After being defeated, the former prince cuts his ponytail and throws his fire nation armor into a river.
After the intro we come to Aang: he has already reached the gates of Omashu (removing the filler of the Cave of Two Lovers) and sees the Fire Nation soldiers occupying it with their machines. They fight against the occupying force to try and save King Bumi. During the rescue operation, Aang tells the Gaang that he knew King Bumi in the past (moving here the only plot relevant thing that happened in the first visit to Omashu which was cut from movie 1) and mentions that he would be the perfect Earthbending master for him.
They are ambushed by Azula, Mai and Ty Lee, and Katara, Sokka and Suki try to fight back, while Aang goes to save Bumi. Toph makes her first appearance here, helping them hold their own against Azula's group, while Aang meets Jet when trying to save Bumi.
The trio is defeated by Azula, forcing them to escape the city. Bumi decides to stay behind to protect the Gaang (and the city) from Azula. While Aang runs off with Sokka, Suki and Katara, Bumi shows him the White Lotus Pai Sho piece (hinting at the White Lotus Order). Jet and Toph follow them. Toph tells the Gaang her story while they fly on Appa to reach Ba Sing Se, and Aang asks her to be his Earthbending teacher. Aang takes Earthbending lessons from Toph and reveals that he finds it hard to learn.
In the meantime, Zuko continues his redemption quest, showing the events of Zuko Alone almost unchanged (if a bit accelerated) and part of his backstory and growth.
Appa doesn't get captured in this movie, so the Gaang reach Ba Sing Se by flying. They destroy the Fire Nation's drill, and Aang puts his recently-learnt Earthbending to the test.
The events in Ba Sing Se are almost unchanged from the source, with Joo Dee acting as a tourguide for the gaang in the upper ring, and the Gaang meeting the Earth King Kuei and hearing about Long Feng (who is unseen for the whole movie).
The Gaang, with Jet and Toph, meet Zuko and Iroh in the Jasmine Dragon tea shop of Ba Sing Se, where Iroh tells them his story (from The Tales of Ba Sing Se). He also tells them of the upcoming eclipse, instead of the cut Wan Shi Tong. Jet and Zuko have a dramatic conversation where they learn of each other's past and become friends, a conversation which is cut short by Jet seeing Iroh use Firebending to boil tea. Jet reveals his hatred for firebenders there and attempt to kill Iroh, but Zuko fights him in a sword duel. Jet, Zuko and Iroh get caught by the Dai Li, who brainwash Jet. Zuko escapes as the Blue Spirit and frees Iroh, who tells him to be himself. He then throws the blue spirit mask into a lake, having failed to save Jet.
Meanwhile, the Fire Nation has penetrated into Ba Sing Se. The fall of Ba Sing Se happens similar to the tv show, but with Aang still in the city. Toph starts metalbending after being caught by Jet himself, who has been conscripted into the Dai Li after brainwashing. The brainwashing is stronger than in the TV Show, so Jet tries to kill Toph after she gets out. They fight until the brainwashing starts wearing off, when Jet asks Toph to kill him so that he doesn't end up killing his friends. She complies.
Jet's death marks a turning point in Toph's character that didn't exist in the TV show, where they weren't connected.
Azula takes Ba Sing Se, with Long Feng as a puppet ruler. Zuko sides with her, and they beat the Gaang. The movie ends with Azula killing Aang with a jolt of lightning in the back, and the Gaang leaving the now conquered Ba Sing Se.
When adapting season 2, I decided to cut Guru Pathik to create a parallel with Sokka's training. In fact, the movie starts with Aang, Katara, Toph and Sokka all training for something: the chakras for Aang, swordsmanship for Sokka and Bloodbending for Katara. Images of the three training are intercut with each other.
I would also rewrite part of some characters' backstory to connect them with each other, so that I could make them more relevant to the main plot. I would also join the Day of the Black Sun attack and the final battle in a single epic-scale battle sequence, without skipping anything. This is the grand finale, so it has to be filled with battles, deaths and fire.
The movie starts with an intro sequence featuring Zuko and Azula, Ozai congratulates with Zuko for having killed the Avatar, which Zuko dismisses as a lie by Azula. He knows the Avatar is alive somewhere, and sends the Combustion Man (named Homura in the movie, as in the Japanese word for "flame", and still non-speaking) to the Air Temple where Aang is (the fight is moved from the Western to the Eastern Air Temple). Before switching perspective to Aang, the movie shows Ozai's face for the first time.
Aang has been brought back by Guru Pathik (instead of Katara having the spiritual water that brought back Aang, Guru Pathik is the one who has it in his air temple).
As George RR Martin said, "death is a transformative experience, when you die you're no longer yourself". Aang's resurrection should be handled in a Martin-esque way, which means that a resurrected Aang shouldn't be fully himself again, unlike the TV show. While this would make it less suited for kids, it would also improve Aang's character development as he struggles to return Aang despite his death.
For Aang, it shows both physically (he now appears pale-skinned, with straight, unkempt brown hair that have grown long and various scars on the face, and the tattoos have faded. On the back, he still shows the wound from Azula's lightning) and psychologically (he has grown darker, more filled with grudge against the Fire Nation, has stopped caring about his vow of nonviolence and he can't shake the image of Azula out of his head). Unlike the tv show, Aang spends most of the third movie trying to recover from his state, until the final battle. He never shaves his head and never returns to his normal look until before Sozin's comet, when he manages to completely return himself.
He participates willingly in the Day of the Black Sun battle, having lost sight of his spirituality and purity and being only willing to seek revenge on Azula and Zuko.
Meanwhile, Sokka is training with Piandao. he has forged himself a sword made of iridium (that black metal coming from a meteor) and he's showing prowess in swordsmanship. Piandao tells Sokka the story of Hakoda, revealing he's alive (which didn't happen in movie 1 nor 2). Piandao also explains Sokka that he worked under Iroh in the White Lotus Order and had trained Zuko in twin swords. He also mentions that he knew Sokka's father Hakoda, because they (and Jeong-Jeong) were members of White Lotus (unlike the TV show where Hakoda had nothing to do with it). Jeong-Jeong had helped the army of the Water Tribes, that contained Hakoda and Hama.
Meanwhile Hama tells Katara her story: she was a Waterbender who had participated in the attack of the Water Tribes (and some fire deserters led by Jeong Jeong) against a stronghold of the Fire Nation: both she and Hakoda were captured and put in the Boiling Rock so that they could suffer until their natural death: since the Fire Nation believes Harakiri suicide is a way to preserve freedom when defeated, Ozai wants to deprive the Water Tribe chiefs and most powerful warriors even of their right to die, so he left Hakoda in the Boiling Rock for years to be tortured until his body and mind naturally degenerated (unlike the TV series where Hakoda was met regularly by the cast and was perfectly healthy). Hama had managed to escape through bloodbending, which, like in Korra, is already shown to be done without the full moon and can take away enemies' bending.
In the meantime, Zuko is at the beach with Mai, Azula and Ty Lee, and some of the exposition from The Beach episode happens.
While Aang is busy opening the chakras (he can't open the seventh due to his remaining grudge against the Fire Nation), Homura reaches the temple and kills Pathik with a Combustionbending blast and blows up the temple. Aang fights much more aggressively now, to show how his psyche has degraded, and in the end he kills Homura by suffocating him (as Zaheer did with the Earth Queen in Korra). He, err, aangsts (!) over it, knowing that it's not what he himself would have done if he were truly himself.
While awaiting execution, Iroh tells Zuko about him being descendant of Roku, which makes Zuko decide to redeem himself. He frees Iroh, tells Ozai that he decided to stop serving him, and goes to Jeong-Jeong's hideout to meet him. Zuko doesn't take part to the Boiling Rock mission because he
The day of the Black Sun comes, and Sokka plans the attack. The whole Gaang, aside from Zuko, is there to listen to him. He, Katara and Suki go rescue Hakoda (they'll only meet Zuko there, instead of being the reverse) while Toph and Aang participate in the main attack. Sokka tells Aang about Jeong-Jeong, who would be a good teacher for Firebending, and Aang decides to go there after taking the Fire Nation capital.
Sokka, Katara and Suki find Hakoda in the Boiling Rock (without Zuko). Hakoda is emaciated, mentally unstable, delusional and the exact opposite of the healthy warrior he was in the TV show. He doesn't recognize Sokka (because the movie Hakoda had been separated from Sokka and Katara since they were very young) and attempts to attack him in self-defense. Katara bloodbends Hakoda to take away his bending, so that he can't attack, and attempts to heal him.
The eclipse dissipates, and the Fire Nation gains the upper hand, forcing the troops to retreat.
Sokka, Suki and Katara are in a dire situation against Azula, Mai and Ty Lee, even if Katara can bloodbend. Mai and Ty Lee, however, betray Azula and force her to retreat. The gaang transport Hakoda to safety, and Katara stays behind to tend to him, hoping for him to recover his sanity.
Aang and Zuko meet each other at Jeong-Jeong's hideout and both learn to master Firebending (Jeong-Jeong replaces the Sun Warriors, who are extinct in the movie continuity, though he does hide in an ancient Sun Warrior temple and does have a dragon with him).
Azula's psychotic breakdown is less cartoonish. She doesn't fire the Dai Li or other stuff, in fact she manages to maintain control while on the throne, though she can't sleep. In her bed, she convulses and swears, and repeats: "Mai, Mai, Mai, Mai! My love, my love, my love! Why? Why? Why? I love you so much, and you repay me with this!? Those puny sub-humans! And my fucking brother Zuko! I'll kill them all!" .
When Sozin's comet passes, the final battle ensues. Ozai crowns himself Phoenix King and gives Azula the Firelord title.
The final battle is split into parts: Zuko and Katara attack the fire palace, where Zuko fights an Agni Kai against Azula, while Suki and Sokka defeat the blimp fleet. Toph meets Iroh and the White Lotus Order and helps them in freeing Ba Sing Se (having gotten over Jet's death and wanting to avenge it) and Aang handles Ozai. Long Feng (appearing onscreen for the first time the moment he gets killed) is murdered by Toph when she frees the Earth Palace from the Dai Li, screaming: "This is for Jet!".
Aang has awoken his seventh Chakra and learned Energybending (instead of from a Lion Turtle, he learns Energybending on his own, by combining all four elements in Avatar State). His character development reaches the peak, and he cuts his hair and repaints his tattoos as a sign that he's now himself again.
The Agni Kai and the Aang vs Ozai fight happen simultaneously.
Zuko and Azula fight the Agni Kai, until Azula loses and attempts to shoot Katara with lightning. Zuko redirects it, telling Katara that Iroh had taught him that skill specifically to counter Azula, and the lightning hits the fire princess. Katara finishes her off by taking off her bending with Bloodbending, and she's stripped naked and thrown by Zuko in the same prison Iroh was put in.
Aang holds his own against Ozai, then, as soon as he finds an opening, activates the Avatar State and uses energybending to de-power him, mirroring Azula's fate. He doesn't kill him.
In the end, the Gaang reunites in the Jasmine Dragon, and Iroh offers tea to all of them for free.
"For the Avatar!" Zuko says, now crowned as firelord.
"And the Firelord!" Aang concludes.
Im underage, I can't be in the fandom. I didn't know you had to be 13. ill be back next year :(