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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011, 08:18:40 AM »
Yea in just one or two generations you won't have many airbenders. We know Korra is going to be learning airbending from Aang's son, so there's at least one. Will there possibly be more? Maybe. It wouldn't be too hard to have a few others around. They could just say their (great)grandparents were airbenders and were away from the temples when the fire nation attacked. So they just went into hiding after that.

And I didn't even think about the avatar state type talks with previous lives. You would think they would have him show up a few times yea for backstory and just to see him as an old man.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2011, 04:38:45 PM »
I think they'll use the Old ways meets the new world "cliche?" of slowly removing martial arts/magic (I think they used it in a Merlin movie) when the human race slowly gets more hmm... civilized (I dunno what factors they actually say that rules out the old ways). Evethough people still practice bending, most of society probably doesn't give a damn. All of that resulting into Airbenders being forgotten anyway. Just a thought.
 
Im kinda disappointed they went with Aang having a relationship with (and I'm guessing) Katara. Him being a monk and all. It would have been better if they went with "You're the most powerful being on this planet... but you can't be happy" storyline, atleast it makes sense.

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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 08:45:55 PM »
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One thing that erked me with this show is that Kids (I can accept that the all mighty being that can use all of the different disciplines can take on armies) can beat up trained and experienced specialists. Atleast I like what happened in the episodes and the writing.
 
Well to be fair, you can sort of follow their growth (combat-wise) throughout the series. During the first season, it's mostly Aang doing most of the fighting with Katara and Sokka just on the sidelines. It wasn't until she learned from a waterbending master that Katara started to really kick some ass. Then with Toph, well we can consider her as an earthbending prodigy and she did participate in an underground earthbending tournament.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011, 02:39:07 AM »
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One thing that erked me with this show is that Kids (I can accept that the all mighty being that can use all of the different disciplines can take on armies) can beat up trained and experienced specialists. Atleast I like what happened in the episodes and the writing.
Students in the martial arts have a knack for surpassing their teachers and masters. Just sayin'.
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And I doubt if the air monks have come back much. I always assumed that bending was transferred down through parents(not all the time) or through blood. So if you didn't have an airbender somewhere in your direct family over the generations chances of the talent developing are slim.
Airbenders are extinct, as far as the first series told us. I think the Fire Nation would've been pretty thorough to wipe them out during the 100 years Aang went dormant. Or they must be REALLY good at hiding.
 
Come to think of it, they were known as nomads, weren't they? Fire Nation, Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Air Nomads... I guess there could be a chance for a tiny group of Airbenders to be around aside from Aang's son. And so far, the only Airbenders we were shown were the monks that Aang lived with. We weren't really given any details on there being other kinds of Airbenders.
 
I think it was established that bending is hereditary, yes. But there's always exceptions somehow.
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Im kinda disappointed they went with Aang having a relationship with (and I'm guessing) Katara. Him being a monk and all. It would have been better if they went with "You're the most powerful being on this planet... but you can't be happy" storyline, atleast it makes sense.
Yeah, I was hoping for a bittersweet ending, but I guess they've got to have an Airbender in the second series somehow.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2011, 07:48:00 AM »
^ The whole reason why I'm not angry* about kids beating experts is that this is a kid's show. :/ aww well. It's not a point of view that I'll defend.
 
Aang and co. just zipped through the planet. Either way, it's not suprising if there were more Airbenders considering that the might behemoth that was the fire kingdom got a down-sizing.
 
*I'm more... I'll use erked because I notice it but it's not so distracting
 
What was Korra's ride? My brother said it had a face of a polar bear. While polar bear faced wolves are slightly cool, Appa seems to be cooler only because of his personality. And flying bisons with tail movement for propulsion + 6 legs probably originated from some crazy nights.

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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2011, 04:28:35 PM »
Looks pretty awesome :)
Since the vid was removed from Op's post, here's another I came across.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2011, 08:02:21 PM »
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Airbenders are extinct, as far as the first series told us. I think the Fire Nation would've been pretty thorough to wipe them out during the 100 years Aang went dormant. Or they must be REALLY good at hiding.
 
Come to think of it, they were known as nomads, weren't they? Fire Nation, Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Air Nomads... I guess there could be a chance for a tiny group of Airbenders to be around aside from Aang's son.
Well, there's the sun people who've supposedly been around since before the time of the Fire Nation and they've managed to stay hidden so far.

Going off on a tangent, there. . . the Swamp benders. . . technically, they're not part of the Water Tribes, yet they are Water benders nonetheless (even Katara commented that she didn't know that there were Water benders outside of the Water Tribes, and those Swamp people didn't know about the Water Tribes as well). So going off of that, it's possible for some Air benders to be around even though the Air Nomads have been wiped out. They'd just be some part of backwards, in the middle of nowhere, people.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2011, 05:54:30 AM »
I was slightly having fun with speculating the world 70 yrs later then I saw the wiki page (admittedly one of the first things any nerd would do on reflex). :/. This whole No-bending-people thing having martial arts to fight benders is kind of weird. It's usually, in movies, martial arts being more and more specialised then a man pulls out a gun and no more martial arts champion. I wouldn't mind getting a better idea on how would anyone want to kill off MAGIC... come on! :/ I don't think you can bend something into a computer mouse though. lol the ability to manipulate specific segments of matter being defeated by WoW.
 
:/ What's up with a waterbender and an avatar having a metalbending kid?

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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2011, 08:38:15 AM »
Metalbending is just a sub category of earth bending. Just like blood bending is sub category of water bending.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2011, 03:38:18 AM »
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Aang and co. just zipped through the planet. Either way, it's not suprising if there were more Airbenders considering that the might behemoth that was the fire kingdom got a down-sizing.
Fire Nation wasn't all that big, really. They just had the upper hand over everyone with their technology. And there was also that thing with Sozin's Comet. So they're only lucky they caught everyone off-guard and a joint effort from the other nations wasn't made until their forces dwindled from the Fire Nation's imprisonment of their benders.

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What was Korra's ride? My brother said it had a face of a polar bear.  While polar bear faced wolves are slightly cool, Appa seems to be cooler  only because of his personality. And flying bisons with tail movement  for propulsion + 6 legs probably originated from some crazy  nights.
From what I could tell in the trailer, her ride's a lion-bear thing. (Tail had a little fluff at the end and the back end looked feral-like.)

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This whole No-bending-people thing having  martial arts to fight benders is kind of weird. It's usually, in movies,  martial arts being more and more specialised then a man pulls out a gun  and no more martial arts champion.
Don't believe everything you see in movies. A person can learn various techniques from different martial arts and apply them as he/she sees fit. It is much better to specialize in one style, though.

Martial arts was initially developed to defend against armed opponents so it doesn't surprise me to see a non-bender be able to go up against a bender. Since bending involves using one's qi (chi) energy to manipulate the elements, something like acupressure that Tai Lee uses is a pretty effective means to fight back.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2011, 04:59:14 AM »
^ I was just pointing out the classic martial arts movie story (or Indiana Jones) of fisty cuffs < a revolver. Just weird that they're using martial arts to nullify martial arts + magic. Just an observation.
 
Too bad there weren't more neutralising characters from the original series. One of the more pestering styles was Ty Lee's. I really liked her and her style + acrobatics.

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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2011, 03:12:57 AM »
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^ I was just pointing out the classic martial arts movie story (or Indiana Jones) of fisty cuffs < a revolver. Just weird that they're using martial arts to nullify martial arts + magic. Just an observation.
Because having a weapon (or magical advantage, in this case) doesn't automatically mean you win. What you may perceive to be a handicap could be your greatest strength. It's all about mind over matter.
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2011, 05:25:02 AM »
Apparently there was a panel on SDCC 2011. Just follow the rest of the videos. :/ it's going to be much if I put all of them here. I read on part 2 that part 3 was blocked but I can see it. :/.
 
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Re: Avatar the Legend of Korra
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2011, 07:29:25 PM »
i hope it turns out being more than 1 season.  It'll be tough to get as attached to the characters in just one season.  

Aang's story had a lot of really emotional moments because you got to stay with the characters for so long, like the whole appa arc, and zuko and iroh's moment in the finale ):  And of course Azula's finale..