Community Opinion: Avatar The Legend Of Korra, a year away, What we know and expectations

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Hello Avatar Fans, Airspeed Prime here to start up a new monthly feature to this Site, Community Opinion. Every month there will be one of these posts, each on a different Avatar Topic, In these posts Myself, our Site Admin(Admin/Jordash) and about 8 Active members will give our opinions on the topic. This is to inspire discussion and get a general overall opinion on Topics from the Avatar Fanbase.

Now on to the First Topic.

Avatar The Legend Of Korra, a year away, What we know and expectations.

Avatar The Legend of Korra HD Photo

The First image we have gotten from Avatar The Legend Of Korra.

This topic is to get the communities opinion on the upcoming new series of Avatar. What we think about the information we have so far and what we expect from the final product.

Here are the opinions from our Community.

Airspeed Prime(Moderator/Popular Post Writer)

When I first Heard Rumors of new Avatar I was extremely excited,Why ? because Avatar The Last Airbender is my favorite show ever possibly THE best show ever, about a month later Nick announced Avatar The Legend Of Korra. Once I got over the Shock that all the characters we grew to love from Avatar The Last Airbender would not play any significant roles(Probably only in flashbacks), I was even more excited as we get to see the life of another Avatar, But not just any Avatar the one After Aang. We will see if his influence on the World remained and the creators(Mike and Bryan) have hinted we will see flashbacks or links to Team Avatar’s lives after the end of the series, what many fans have always wanted to know.

Now on to the information, ” it will be a 12 episode Mini series(planned so far), at first I was wondering “Why only 12 episodes when the first series was so popular and well received ?”, while I still sort of think this I believe that the crew working on Korra can deliver to us an Amazing Mini series, That said they have quite a task to accomplish: Introduce us to all new characters, develop romances, some information on the ATLA gaang and give us an interesting Plot. I have full faith that every Avatar fan will be happy with what we eventually get. Other things that stood out to me were: Aang and Katara’s son Tenzin is going to teach Korra Airbending because KATAANG has produced a cloud baby and kept the Air Nomads alive, the return of many who worked on Avatar The Last Airbender (Sifu Kisu,The Track Team, JM animation etc) and The basic plot we have got is really intriguing because I really want to know why the non-benders are rebelling against the Benders. I am very interested to see what all the new supporting characters are like since Avatar The Last Airbender had such brilliant ones.

We are about a year away from the premiere of Avatar The Legend Of Korra, but already the amount of excitement surrounding it even from casual fans of the show is tremendous. I am looking forward to discussing the build up to Korra almost as much as The show itself(Almost). I really hope that their is a constant stream of information as we have had so far, even if it is only small things as it is keeping everyone super excited for the show. In conclusion, I am confident that the show will be brilliant even if it is only 12 episodes as from everything I have seen so far suggests a superb series. I just can’t wait until fall 2011.

Christopher(Moderator)

I have to say, I am already quite excited to be watching Korra on my television set a year from now. And although the original Team Avatar is gone, the team behind the scenes of the original series will remain. So we can expect the same great quality of the series prior, right?

In my opinion: YES! Avatar: The Legend of Korra already promises us the same fun and adventure from The Last Airbender. This time around, we will have a new story, and new characters to follow. We are also promised ties to the original series, yet not The Last Airbender all over again.

Even though the Avatar world has changed, I expect Avatar: The Legend of Korra to be just as amazing as Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s first creation. I cannot wait!

Coyote01

Well it sounds pretty solid. So, so far, I have good expectations on the Legend of Korra. I like how they are going to make it even more realistic on the conflicts of benders and the anti-bendersbecause that’s somethin fairly new that wasn’t in ATLA much.

I also like how they are mixing it up with the main character being female and in a new kind of plot that is a bit more mature and not so black and white.

It will be interesting to see how they go about this new Avatar’s attitude in relation to her environment and friends and enemies she meetsI’m sure there will be plenty of surprises in store for us.

Zoeeeee

I think Avatar The Legend of Korra will be five stars out of five. Why? Well are my top 5 reasons why

1. Finally us females get to watch a t.v show that’s leading role is a female!

2. We get to watch a girl kick butt! Even Male butt!

3. We can watch Tenzin (Aang & Katara’s child) and Katara. Well, Katara will dead by then. Oh well! She’ll probably be refered to though.

4. We get to see the people who will teach Korra her elements.

Finally! All you guys have been waiting for my 5th reason. Here it is:

5. We get to see how the ATLA world has developed over a supposedley “70 years.” We get to meet new people, new places You get the point, right? ETC.

Those are my thoughts on Avatar The Legend of Korra.

<P.S- Airspeed Prime told me not to just say “OMG IT’S AWESOME” but I can’t help myself! OMG IT’S AWESOME!!!!!” :) !!!!

[I had a feeling Zoeeeee would do this]

Toph Bei Fong

My opinion on Legends of Korra is that some people will have some trouble watching this, the reason why I say this is because Avatar fans are going to miss watching Avatar:TLA. But I think Mike and Bryan will redeem themselves by getting that fanbase back and hopefully bring in some new ones.

I think the setting and what has been shown so far is overall my favorite, they are bringing some of the original actors back, for example Dante Basco and I hope they bring back more, and show some more teasers, I think that will please everyone. Overall I think its going to look great, just wish it was sooner.

Kelly

Avatar the Legend of Korra was announced on July 22 and caused a stir of excitment for many Avatar Fans. Even with so little information and its long awaiting release, Korra has become very popular among fans of all kind.

Personally I think the show will go very well, considering it’s by Mike and Bryan and that they are writing all the episodes. This may lead to a dialogue that stays consistent and similar, which i think is good so the show stays on track. I also think it’s good that the show has one main setting, Republic city. It may not be like the original show we all know and love, but its only a mini-series so far and this is good for it. To me the City seems to be very mixed in culture and more steampunk type technology, which could make the story appear dark. They had said the show will have a darker tone to it and this could be why

When It comes to characters I’m personaly excited that Korra, the new avatar, is a female. Not because I am one, but that the creators acknowledge the strong female characters as well a male, including katara, Toph and plenty others. Although I think this may lead to a more female audience, hopefully the guys will think its cool too. Korra seems like a great avatar, already mastering 3 elements by the age range of 16-19 about. Also I’m intested to see more news on Tenzin, Meelo, and the possible character Wei Bei because you cant have a good show without really supportive minor characters. It builds up the realism and makes it more appealing.

The fighting style seems cool, with the info we have from the line test of Korra fighting. It looks very creative, very strong, and appealing to watch. It seems as if the show will also acknowledge regular fighting styles other than bending itself, for the bending revolt may cause an upstir and have fights with non-benders.

To sum up I have high hopes and expectations for this show to go very well and be very appealing. Since its not coming out until next year they should have some time to perfect mistakes and to work hard on it. I’m not a animator though so i wouldnt know how long it really takes to do this. Still I can’t wait and I am happy to see that the A:TLA series will live on!

Donna

Avatar the Legend of Korra – I’m really exited but also nervous about seeing ATLK – we know it will NOT be ATLA and we know that it’s a completely new cast one of my concerns is how fans will react to the huge changes that the crew have done, will fans be open minded enough to appreciate the new direction that the ATLA franchise crew are taking or will it be an uproar of negativity like the TLA movie created? Will fans be able to keep their expectations from blocking the opportunities that the Korra storyline/experience can take us too?

What do I expect from ATLK – perhaps the emotions and experiences that I got from ATLA or similar or even better though not sure how it could be any better, but one never knows! I love plot twists and character developments on all levels, not just the main players but some of the lesser characters too. Amazing scenery, sound and background music, and all the other yummy things that make up the ATLA/ATLAK world and keen to know how different the Steampunk hinted world will dominate this if at all. Thoughts of the Northern Air Temple episode offered us a glimpse of this perhaps?

We are getting little snippets of info on Korra and her world and with endless storylines to go from or work with it creates for me a more intense wanting to have it now rather than waiting a year But know that if it takes longer then it will be worth the wait!

(Airspeed Prime) might Private Message you asking for your Opinion for the next Post. I will be sending out the PM’s” asking for Opinions” around the 10th of December so keep a look out.

Jordan (Site Administrator)

ATLA is really the only TV Show i’ve ever watched from beginning to end, every other show I just lost interest after 2-3 episodes.”  So the main reason I’m excited for Korra is that more or less the same team that created ATLA is back in action with something new, fresh, exciting, and it’s a story from the Avatar world!”  I was worried there would never ever be a show of similar quality to ATLA, but now with ATLK there is hope for an amazing show on the horizon.

I can’t wait to see what the creative team behind ATLA comes up with next, suffice to say, if ATLK is half as enjoyable as ATLA it will be very worthwhile.”  It’ll probably be hard for them working in the shadow of ATLA which was such a great accomplishment, with ATLA Mike, Bryan, and the rest of the team we’re on a mission to prove something.”  When I interviewed Jeremy Zuckerman (composer) he mentioned they were being “thrown into the fire” so to speak.”  With ATLK they’ve already proven their amazing talent, now it’s up to them to do it again and hopefully make something as good or even better.

So to sum up, anticipation for ATLK for me is huge, it’s going to be way exciting to see the Avatar world at a different point in the timeline.


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  1. Toph Bei Fong Said: Comment by Toph Bei Fong on December 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
     

    Great Post.

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    Nuriko Reply:

    Yea I agree and I love your thoughts! Well written. *CLAP*! That was da BOMB! We should have another one of those!

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    There will be another post next month(so late December) and every Month, I will contact People for Opinions on the 10th December.

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  2. Nuriko Said: Comment by Nuriko on December 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Permalink
     

    As always, fan-tas-tic job Airspeed! I love your posts! Can’t wait for another one!

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  3. LightningSpeed-Zuko Said: Comment by LightningSpeed-Zuko on December 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink
     

    Airspeed, fine points on what’s to come :)…and just one year…will feel like forever tho lol.

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  4. Inferno320 (formerly known as Avatar320) Said: Comment by Inferno320 (formerly known as Avatar320) on December 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
     

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! I am also looking forward to the new, slightly steampunk, version of the Avatar world. I know I’m gonna love this show no matter what. I’ve got all three seasons of Avatar on DVD and I intend to buy the box set of Korra when it releases in early 2012. The only thing that I was disappointed about when Korra was announced, although I’ve gotten over it now, is the time frame. Ever since “Sozin’s Comet–Part Two: The Old Masters” I’ve been wanting to see the Avatar world before the Avatar existed, like what the lion turtle was talking about. I had this hope that Korra would be the very first Avatar who created the four different Bending arts, and therefore separated the world into the Four Nations we know it as today. I’m still gonna love Korra, but if (for some strange bizarre reason) Bryke decide to do a third show (which, as much as I love Avatar, that’s just too much), I would go with that. I don’t know, maybe they can glimpse at it in the new intro for Korra.

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    Donna Reply:

    Would love this too Inferno320, and this is one of the great things about the ATLA world, there is soo many options and storylines that can bounce off into any direction and still give us the ooooo or woah factor! 😀 I can’t wait and really do hope that like the orginal, began set for 12 episodes and finally concluded at 61 for the series, then had some wonderful offshoots, like the online comic and the cute little bending battle and school shipping….

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  5. Kelly Said: Comment by Kelly on December 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Permalink
     

    This is a great post! Its awsome to hear other fans opinions 🙂 And dont worry Coyote01 It’ll be here before you know it. We just have to wait.

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  6. KoO Said: Comment by KoO on December 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Permalink
     

    Interesting read.

    One thing I don’t understand, and maybe it’s because I am a guy, is the excitement that the main character is female. In ATLA, Katara had pretty much an equally prominent role in the show as Aang did so I don’t see it as being much different. Yes, Aang was the Avatar and Katara was the friend but now we just have Korra as the Avatar and Tenzin as the friend. I suspect that Tenzin will be just as prominent (or almost nearly as prominent) a character as Korra.

    I’m not against having a female lead character, I’m just saying I don’t think it will be much different from ATLA.

    Definitely CANNOT wait a year for this.

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  7. Mark Said: Comment by Mark on December 2, 2010 at 3:29 am | Permalink
     

    The movie was trash!!! Tell us why you hate the Last Airbender movie!

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Thats your Opinion, Some of us here actually enjoyed the movie. Just please keep the discussion On Topic, if you want to say that the Movie was bad tell us why In Our Movie Section.

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    rocky Reply:

    Besides the movie wasn’t trash, it just wasn’t what everyone was expecting (especially fans of the show). MNS had a lot of work in the first one because he had to introduce all the characters and what bending of the elements were and the war all in a short amount of time so people who didn’t watch the show would know what was going on. He only had so much time so that’s why the movie felt rushed, he didn’t have nearly as long as the show did to do all of the things he had to put cram it all in an hour and half (granit it could have been longer). I think the next movie will be much better once noah has a little more acting training. Overall, good movie.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Completely agree, EXPECTATIONS that is the key word people were expecting way too much from the movie. It did have a lot o live up to do, but i think it did a good Job, Book 1 was always going to be the problem one as it is all over the place, If Book 2 gets made it should make for a much better movie.

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  8. Donna Said: Comment by Donna on December 2, 2010 at 3:38 am | Permalink
     

    Wow! It’s so awesome to see heaps of like minded folk offering their view on what we all agree on, something extremely exciting and wayyy overdue! A year, seems so long, yet it’s not, hey, we’re already in December and before we know it…. ATLK will be airing and we’ll be wayyyy to busy watching and rewatching to be chatting… unless you can multi-task?!?!?! lol…..

    hmmmmm…. Korra is a woman – ponders how they are going to show her wicked multi-tasking skills as the Avatar! lol….

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  9. rebelbender Said: Comment by rebelbender on December 2, 2010 at 9:06 am | Permalink
     

    This is a great post and I like the idea of doing this every month. It really gets me thinking about ATLK and even more impatient as I think we all are. I think we’ll get some good teasers at the ComiCons prior to the big premier.Good job on posting the little tid bits here and there. Keep em’ coming you guys are doing a great job.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Thank you!

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Yes, That is why I came up with this idea, to Inspire discussion and get more Community Involvement, I’m quite surprised that people like it so much.

    I better get thinking about the next Topic and Whose opinion i want.

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    Inferno320 (formerly known as Avatar320) Reply:

    I’m also looking forward to ComiCon 2011! There better be a trailer for Korra, like how they did it for the first and second halves of season three.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    I am nearly 100% certain that there will be a trailer for Korra at San Diego Comic Con 2011.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    That would be awesome!

  10. Darnell Said: Comment by Darnell on December 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Permalink
     

    do we have any insight to what hybrid animal maybe following korra? or will there even be animals following her?

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    Inferno320 (formerly known as Avatar320) Reply:

    In The Art of the Animated Series book, Bryke reveal Aang’s original pet, a polar bear dog type thing. They say how it never got into the show, but they’ve always wanted to find a place for it. My guess is that this will be Korra’s pet, if she even has one. And she should have one, because I think that was one of the ways the show brought us back into our own world, where we have and love pets.

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  11. LightningSpeed-Zuko Said: Comment by LightningSpeed-Zuko on December 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
     

    Another thing I wonder about is…will dragons have breeded back into masses? In ATLA, there were two dragons left in all the world…it was never 100% clear whether one was female and the other male…otherwise they could not have bred lol…unless of course that golden egg in the Firebending Masters was to be a baby dragon lol. If they bred..in Legend of Korra..will be interesting to see how they may play a role in that generation.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah, I hope the dragons made a comeback.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Ah yes the Purple Dragon Theory, Hopefully it comes true.

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    rocky Reply:

    Purple dragon theory haha that’s funny never heard that before.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    It does make sense, Ran and Shao are Red and Blue, the golden Egg according to Zuko is alive and has a heartbeat, so its is reasonable to presume it is a dragon egg, and mix red and blue=purple, and The Sun Warriors laid many traps to protect it so is must be very important.

    I would not be surprised if there was a Purple Dragon In Korra

    rocky Reply:

    Yea I understand why you called it that it was just funny

  12. a_girl Said: Comment by a_girl on December 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
     

    i absoulty cant wait for A:TLK! I’m deffinatly sad that we wont be seeing are fellow avaters charactors as much as i wanted but im exited for this show and hopefully it brings lots of audience and many opertonities for the series.

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  13. rocky Said: Comment by rocky on December 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
     

    I have been dying to see the new season ever since I first heard about it. I wonder what will happen to the sky bisons and flying lemurs after appa and momo died because as far as I could tell from the last airbender there were no clues or hints as to whether there were any other sky bisons or lemurs around. I assume the firenation wiped them all out to but I was always curious as to how momo was still alive because we never saw any other lemurs at the air temples throughout the show and I’m almost posotive appa was the last sky bison because in “appa’s lost days” when he was at the circus the head of the circus introduced appa as the flying buffalo which he said hasn’t been seen by the human eye in 100 years. I think that the sun stone that the sun warriors had was a dragon egg because zuko said himself that it felt almost alive and there were two dragons left (possibly male and female). That would be cool to see the dragons make a comeback and if they did maybe zuko and mai’s son/daughter (if we see him/her because wouldn’t he/she be the new firelord) could pick a dragon to be a life partner like how aang had appa or avatar roku had fang. I’m also curious is to see how technological advances have been made in the 70 years since a:tla. Keep the awesome posts going!

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    Inferno320 (formerly known as Avatar320) Reply:

    In the commentary for “The Western Air Temple” episode, Bryke said how they had this idea that one of the times Haru, The Duke, and Teo went off, they found a bunch of lemur-bats (aka “momos”). So I’m sure there are still other lemur-bats around each temple. Also, Momo is actually Gyatso’s reincarnation. That’s why he appeared before Aang in the Southern Temple. As for Appa, he really was the last of his kind. So once Appa dies, no more sky bison.

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    rocky Reply:

    Oh never knew momo was the reincarnation of monk gyatso but we never saw another lemur at any of the temples throughout the show but I guess there are more because I remember that in “the waterbinding scroll” the captian of the pirates said to aang that he’s never seen such a fine specimen of lemur before(referring to momo), which leads me to believe that he has seen them before. I really need to get the seasons on dvd with commentaries because all I have are some copies I got from a friend which look like some were recorded right off of the tv set somehow. Sad about the sky bison though.

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  14. KingBumi Said: Comment by KingBumi on December 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Permalink
     

    I am so happy that ATLA is making A comeback!!! Who knows maybe they will do a season with all the different nations through the avatar cycle.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Yeah, i have heard alot of people think that This Korra Miniseries is going to be the building blocks for a regular series about another Avatar. Probably Earth as we don’t know much about Earth Avatar’s accept Kyoshi and even her we don’t know alot.

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    rocky Reply:

    That would be awesome!

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  15. rocky Said: Comment by rocky on December 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
     

    I have a question, is it confirmed that there will only be 12 episodes made for atlok or will there be more because I thought I read somewhere that atla was only paid for one season but due to its tremendous popularity that nickelodeon bought two more seasons, but I’m probably wrong.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah right now atlok is scheduled to be 12 but hopefully they can make more.

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    rocky Reply:

    Cool thanks

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  16. rocky Said: Comment by rocky on December 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink
     

    @zoe in line 4 of your statement you said that your excited that you will get to see all of the people thatwill teach korra her bending. I thought that korra had already mastered the other three elements and that all she has left to master is air bending from tenzin (I could be wrong). I’m sure we will see her other teachers though.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    No you are correct, only Air Left, I think Zoeeeee/Lola meant that we may see her other teachers in flashbacks.

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    rocky Reply:

    Oh alright, maybe they will be traveling with her but I doubt it. We’ll probably just see them in flashbacks like you and zoe said

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  17. LightningSpeed-Zuko Said: Comment by LightningSpeed-Zuko on December 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Permalink
     

    Yea after the Legend of Korra…I don’t wanna get too ahead here lol..but they may have opportunities for doing that, a series for each kind of avatar..they did Air, now soon-to-be Water, then maybe Earth and finally Fire, altho we got a good glimpse into Avatar Roku’s life..but would be a fine dynasty of a series 😀

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  18. The Boulder Said: Comment by The Boulder on December 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
     

    The Boulder thinks the Cabbage Merchant should have a son and have him sell eggplants or gourds in a cart and have Korra use it as a weapon to take out anti benders.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Haha yeah a descendent of the cabbage man. That would be a good way to do it. And they did say the spirit of the cabbage man would live on in some form.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    It could just be that there will be a character who makes random appearances a la The Cabbage Merchant.

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  19. rocky Said: Comment by rocky on December 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink
     

    I don’t think that the male fans are dissapointed about the main character being female, it doesn’t really matter to me (a male) either way. Most of the fans are just extatic to see the new miniseries. I felt like in atla that katara and toph were just as important to the series as aang was so tenzin should have as much importance to the series as korra will. I’m sure there will be other strong male and female roles throughout the series other than korra and tenzin just as atla did with toph and sokka. I mean come on atla would have not been nearly as good without the personality those characters brought to the show.

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  20. Darnell Said: Comment by Darnell on December 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
     

    what will happen to the white lotus? i know it couldn’t be over after conquering ba sing sai

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah that’s a good question, I wonder if we’ll see the future of the White Lotus in Korra.

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  21. rebelbender Said: Comment by rebelbender on December 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink
     

    The Order of the White Lotus will still be around. We may just see hints of it though like we did at first in ATLA. Remember we didn’t really even know what it was until “The Old Masters”. Remember it’s a “secret society”, so even if you don’t see them that doesn’t mean they’re not around.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Yeah it would be cool if they just mention it the same sort of ways it was in ATLA , keep it secret but give us little pieces of info about it, maybe mention Sokka as a high ranking member

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