I rewatched the series and finished it today, and now I want to watch legend of Korra, I just love the series that much
I just watched this series this year, even though my friends have been asking me to watch it forever, but I chose not to because I really, really hate anime. I finally just watched it and loved it. I think it’s one of the best shows ever made. Yes, there is some silly humor and pandering, but it works because there is a balance of hidden meaning, and you can start to appreciate the humor. Being a religious nerd, and Muslim, here are some points I found watching the show:
- the whole avatar concept seems to stem from the biblical prophets, from Adam all the way to Moses. And I could see some Buddhist influence as well, with incarnation and all.
-Speaking of Moses, there seems to be a correlation between him and avatar Roku. There is a specific scene where Roku makes a pathway in the lava, which strikes a resemblance to the story of Moses splitting the sea. The relationship between Roku and the fire lord can also be compared to Moses and the Pharaoh. Being close at first but eventually becoming enemies.
- The relationship between the fire nation and the rest of the world can be compared to Ancient Egypt and the Jews of the time, and a more specific comparison is The fire nation’s complete genocide of the air nomads. (WWII)
- The most obvious point I can make is that Aang is Jesus, the Messiah: a long awaited savior for the world. Aang is a special case though. There isn’t much comparison to the life of Jesus. He was reluctant to have the role of the avatar at a young age, and ran away. There seems to be influence from Buddhist ideas, not so much the Abrahamic faiths. He’s definitely unique.
Both have a mostly hard magic system, not even considered magic by its users, with notable exceptions to the rules established early on.
The main character is a young boy who is himself one of those notable exceptions.
Child characters witness some really disturbing stuff, for kids! They're also child soldiers! Yay!
The main character has a sidekick who feels insecure about not being as good at magic as him.
Surprisingly thoughtful disability representation
The main character's love interest is a femme with an unstereotypical specialty in mechanical engineering.
A fire specialist appears to be the villain at first, but later he's on the same side as the good guys.
Cute hybrid animals! :D
It's going to be a long series of threads. So if you want me to ruin your day grab some popcorns.
I wished to share my progress, maybe at the best to give you some ideas. Anyways I might be abandoning my work its been far too long since I had started it and I didn't do enough justice.
Actually I have a lot say but it's just an abstract summary of what I had intended and the starting somewhat closely mirrors The Search.
From what we've seen in the show, bending is genetic. Every bender we see seems to have at least one bender parent. But could Aang, the Avatar, have a child who was an earthbender or firebender? If he and Katara could only have children based on their ethnic background, then no. But could it be possible that Aang passes earthbending or firebending to one of his children, even though he was born an airbender?
Something I've only recently noticed, is that Aang plays no real role in the outcome of the Siege of the North. If he wasn't there, and Zhao killed the Moon Spirit, Yue would have still sacrificed herself, the Ocean spirit would go into a rampage to win the day, and only stop with the resurrection of the Moon Spirit. It's just like how without Indiana Jones, the Nazi's would have still found the ark, open it up, and all die. And don't tell me the kid merged with the Ocean Spirit, the Ocean Spirit is powerful enough to not need the Avatar.
How would you deal with this problem if you were the writer for the Netflix reboot?
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