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I was recently reminded that the Avatar Legends RPG has an intro, much like the two series. Since the RPG is an officially licensed product, shouldn't the intro made for it also be featured in the opening sequence article? It is very short, but has the same beats. There's Iroh's narrating the elements, and shots of the four bending arts, performed by Zaheer, Katara, Bolin, and Zuko. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 20:47, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

I've not really been keeping up with the RPG, but is the information from there considered canon? Cause if so, yah, it can be noted on the Opening sequence page. Otherwise we can just list it on the page about the RPG itself. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20210808202057 SOAP 08:27, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Avatar Legends is an RPG that is considered canon. But I don't think that the intro should be included in the opening sequence article. There are several reasons to back my motive. Here are the following -
  • This opening consists of shots that were taken from ATLA and TLOK. In the intro, the four shots were most probably copied from scenes where they (Zaheer, Katara, Bolin and Zuko) performed their respective featured bending techniques, easily convinced by Zuko's firebending (this one was shown during the final Agni Kai).
  • The opening sequence in each series showed the Avatars performing bending, not the other main characters. This is mostly because, as per my thoughts, the Avatar lives on through reincarnation while normal people die due to old age. But, the RPG's intro shows the two characters from each series, but neither of them are Avatars. But, the RPG is mostly based on characters other than the Avatar. So, this point can be dismissed if not convincing.
  • The RPG takes place during four different eras, not one. The opening sequences of ATLA and TLOK provide a brief idea of the events that involve the Avatar in their respective series. Also, this is an RPG, not an animated series. But, this point can be dismissed, if not convincing, just like the second point.

I have no problem, if the intro is included in the opening sequence. But I have several doubts to adding this intro. But, we will have to wait for others to give their opinion. Yohan Mavely talkAppa Face (Signature Use).png 12:15, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Yes, the video is canon even though it doesn't add anything to the lore. Either way, it's an official video of the game made in an Avatar opening style. So yes, I think we could consider it an opening sequence just like the others. Dcasawang1wall 13:02, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
To Yohan Mavely's second point, I disagree. The opening sequence for ATLA did not have Avatars in the opening sequence. Sure, both series opening sequences had original content that was made JUST for the opening sequence, but that doesn't really mean anything in my opinion.
Also, ATLA's opening sequence isn't really... canonical in any way right? I mean hell we don't know what the Air Nomad at the end even is, and we know that the Earthbender was an early design for Toph. So it's not like the existing opening sequences are perfect. I see no issue including this in that article. Zacatero • (Wall) • 15  15 16:03, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
I am extremely sorry, I totally forgot about that. I remembered seeing Roku in the ATLA sequence. And you know me, I easily get excited when some discussion occurs. So please forgive me! Ok, that reminds me, there were characters in the intro who did appear. First, Pakku (waterbending), then concept Toph (or should I say The Boulder?) and then Azula, while we don't exactly know who is the airbender (or maybe it's left ambiguous since Air Nomads was an extinct race by the time Aang awoke from the 100-years he spent frozen, so surely it's done to represent the race). But what about the fact, that the ones we saw in the intro will appear in the RPG? Can't we wait until the game actually releases? Yohan Mavely talkAppa Face (Signature Use).png 16:35, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Stuff being released has never been an impediment for adding new information. Whenever there are previews for new graphic novels, info on them always gets added. When the Welcome to Republic City game was released, we added information released there on subjects that had not yet been introduced in episodes, like Tarrlok. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 17:01, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

I just want to clarify a couple terms here so that everyone is on the same page. In this wiki, we generally refer to anything that belongs on a canon article, as part of the canon. This will include OOU information and contradictory information. In general, as long as it's published by Nickelodeon and meant to be part of the ATLA universe (i.e. not the film) it's canon. In this forum, some of us are using canon to refer to the main continuity. This refers to the storyline shared by all materials in this universe. The opening sequences of both shows have never been part of this main continuity but they are part of the canon. With that quickly cleared up, I fully support adding the RPG intro to the article. – TechFilmer🍍 04:11, 12 October 2021 (UTC)