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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    I don't care that they haven't done a significant jump. You gotta keep them close to their marketable designs. I'm bothered they try to cram in a lifetime of achievements and worldbuilding from...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    This was the most recent story.
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    I think they did but they copped out on the actual result. I forget how, I haven't re-read any of the comics since they've been mostly bad, kind of fanficcy versions of the show.

    Like how the...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    What, in series? Post-series? Just an earthbending match? Air vs earth? On something made of metal? You gotta be more specific.

    Any straight earth match Toph wins, hands down. If Aang can fly...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Sure, it's easy to see where, had they known up front they were getting 60 episodes, they would have paced things out differently and had a different flow, likely not returning Korra's bending at the...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    And that just further makes the point.

    Seasons three and four are when they brought in new directors, producers, and writers. Season 1 Mike and Bryan wrote all of, season 2 they wrote the first...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Maybe it'll end up like Series of Unfortunate Events. Terrible movie, tv show seen as a chance to patch up things the books didn't quite nail the first time.



    It's less about "Nick treated it...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Netflix.... and not Nickelodeon?

    That's... odd.

    But hey, I'm willing to give it a shot. It doesn't start production till next year so it'll be a whiiiiile before we get anything. As long...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    So, I just rewatched the whole series recently. And while it holds up, man, the ending annoyed me more than ever.

    Like, I remembered how bs the Gamera ex Machina was about giving Aang a power to...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    On top of being joyless it's also a really weird mix and match of character designs from all over the place.

    Aang and Zuko are in their late season 3 design, while Sokka's hair is shaved which...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    That was 100% Nick fucking with them. Near the end of production they randomly slashed their budget so it was either do a clip show or fire some people and do one less episode entirely.

    Ember...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    You went in right after season 1, forewarned that it had problems, and also knowing that there are two stronger seasons about to follow it up... and that there will be follow up at all.

    Also, you...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Nick only ordered a partial first season of the original series initially, not even the entire season of 20, and the show didn't then try to cram its entire story into 12 episodes regardless and tie...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Like, I can't blame Nick for only ordering the initial set of episodes in a small ammount. Even with Avatar's success, there were no guarantees the spinoff would work.

    But after the first season...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    He's mostly just an easter egg so they could get Ruffio back, but he does show up a few more times.

    But a lot of the characters are kind of like that.
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    NOWHERE prior to that point was it established that "a previously dead avatar can use their powers ON the current Avatar." In previous instances, they always were either just talked to as a spirit,...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    As always, the TRUE ending of Korra season 1.

    https://i.imgur.com/5L5VrEp.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/5L5VrEp.jpg



    The craziest part about that dues ex machina is they somehow managed the...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Those are pretty much the complaints everyone has about season 1.

    The general consensus is season 2 is awful, (except for two episodes in the middle) and again, shows signs they had no idea they...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Aang I think completely gave way to the Avatar state and let it control him... making it stronger but more dangerous and less controlled. While Korra had a pretty solid grasp of it and controlled it...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    The ending was actually really good. What they did with the villains was pretty ballsy, and Korra contemplating suicide and being depressed was strong stuff.

    Then they ruined it all in the last...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Aang very clearly creates fire in the first season without any teaching whatsoever. He has zero control over it, but he does it. It's when he burns Katara and then becomes afraid of ever doing it...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    It has to do with their personalities and what works naturally for them. The avatar naturally comes to working all the elements, it IS part of being the avatar. Even Aang was able to do some...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    I don't think it was rage so much as a desperate reaching that went past all her mental blocks. Surrendering to it, to anything, rather than trying to force it.
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    They might or might not have, but it absolutely would have worked better structurally. Would have explained her desperate need for approval and a new mentor and spirit world stuff in season 2 and...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Korra then follows up with similar dues ex machinas that somehow also manage to be out of nowhere while also supposedly being a part of the series' history. Its a real weakness of the creators to...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    And so the ending of Avatar dissapoints yet another shipper who feels like all the writers had different pairings working than the show creators did.
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Pretty much everyone agrees season two sucked. (And came after season 1 completely rushed and deus ex machinaed its ending)

    But three was really good and four was decent.

    Varrick was amazing,...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Great characters, great ideas, super iconic, and a handful of good eps in all of them.

    But for the most part, they have NOT aged well. At all.

    I can like a thing and still admit its got...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    No I don't. 80's cartoons, while iconic and toy friendly, generally sucked and don't hold up well at all.

    The early 90's was a REALLY good period for cartoons. Both on tv and theatrical.
    Some...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    Yes, those were animated series that came out in that decade. I enjoyed several of them. But they're nowhere in the running for "best."

    Animation, design, storytelling, music, characterization,...
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