Holy Wow! First Picture and More Details on Avatar The Legend of Korra, The new Avatar Series

First Legend of Korra Picture

Certainly an exciting time for Avatar The Last Airbender fans, reports of the new series Avatar The Legend of Korra are starting to stream in.

First Legend of Korra Picture

The first official picture for Avatar The Legend of Korra and boy does it look freaking Awesome!

It’s now official! Reports are streaming in about the new Avatar Series, Avatar The Legend of Korra.

The show will premiere sometime next year in 2011

Here is what Nickelodeon said about the new series:

Nickelodeon said in a release that -The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra.”

Korra’s quest eventually leads her to Republic City-the epicenter of the world of -Avatar.” A metropolis powered by steampunk-type technology, the city is inhabited by people from all nations. Korra finds that Republic City suffers from rampant crime and is also dealing with an anti-bender revolt. Korra is tutored by Aang’s son, Tenzin, in the ways of airbending.

Executives of the show explained Korras’ personality as “hot headed, independent, and ready to take on the world”

Sources:
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Comments - 134 Posts

  1. Shah Said: Comment by Shah on July 21, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink
     

    NICE!!!!

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    nick Reply:

    WOOOOO finally, i can’t wait for this to air. AND AANG HAS A SON!!!!!! more airbending people. I hope tenzin is as funny as aang was in ATLA

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    Kiri Reply:

    You know what would fix everything in my mind? If ATLOK was placed sooner than 70 years ahead. Like, maybe 50 years?

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  2. Megan Said: Comment by Megan on July 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
     

    I’M SO EXCITED!!! Thanks for the awesome site.

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  3. Shah Said: Comment by Shah on July 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
     

    for some reason i have a feeling that tenzin is gonna be like an old grandpa looking guy cus if he is aangs SON and theres been like a 70 year gap between the last series and now he might be like 50 years old or something. or maybe tenzin is aangs grandson or something

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah, it all would depend on when exactly Aang had his son, Tenzin is a pretty cool name. My guess is Tenzin will be somewhere in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties.

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    knoodelhed Reply:

    It is. ^^ IIRC, Tenzin is the current Dalai Lama’s given name. I really like the saga for being so topical–and at the same time, so timeless.

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    Jake Reply:

    I think that there will be a love connection between the two. Like Aang and Kathara. Also, they will have to explain how the Element is inherited. Is it a Father thing, Mother thing, or a random thing? It kills me. Like nobody ever, in the history of that world, had a child with someone from another nation. Really. Are we supposed to believe that? I mean before the war. Just look at all the Avatars BEFORE Aang. That’s a lotta old guys and gals.

  4. Shawn45 Said: Comment by Shawn45 on July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Permalink
     

    I know I will get flamed for saying this, but I am actually very disappointed.

    I wish they’d continue with the origial Gaang, instead of having a new… Avatar plus Aang’s son from what little information we know. I know there’s undoubtably going to be more characters, and cameos from old characters as well, but I am just… disappointed really. There’s so many things they could show us with the old series still, but they opt to go in with a clean slate, and… le sigh.

    I just don’t think they can hit again like they did with this cast of characters. The reason Sokka was so amazing was because of his voice actor in my opinion, and even if they have another comic relief guy, it just won’t be the same. The group composition at the end of Avatar the last airbender was perfect, with the six kids that saved the world, but now they’re going to have a hard time topping it, and I just hope that the initial group involves more than 2-3 kids, because more characters, as AltA has shown us, the better.

    Aang is roughly only 70 years old before he died apparently, maybe even younger. I wonder what happened to make him die so young, and if the series will revolve around the mystery of that. If it does, it could be interesting… Though from how they handled Zuko’s mother, I doubt we’ll ever be told what happens.

    Am I being overly critical, or am I justified in my disappointment?

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah it will be tough to forget about the original crew, but with the creativity and imagination of the original creators, i’m confident the show will be something very worthwhile.

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    Shadow Reply:

    I think you are entited to your oppinion. And I agree with some statements,like myself,I want to know more about Zuko,and his mother. But I also really wanted to know what will happen after the war with Sozin was finished. So,in my oppinion,this looks like a good new cartoon to me,but they could have moved on later,and added some things about the former characters now. That’s what I think would be good.
    -Shadow

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah I think both would be good, this doesn’t rule out the possibility that they will ever go back to the original characters ever again. I’m just way glad that they are starting a new Avatar series in general.

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  5. Ben Said: Comment by Ben on July 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
     

    I really think that this is for the best, starting fresh.
    ATLA went out with a bang, for sure. The build-up and climax was perfect. There’s no arguing that. The characters were developed amazingly, and we all came to love them. I know I was drawn into the world so much that at times I had to remind myself “I can’t bend…I can’t bend…”

    That being said, how do you expand on perfection? The goal is to build UP. ATLA had climaxed. It was as perfect as a show could get. There was nowhere for it to go but down. That’s not a knock on the show, or on the creators. I think it’s a compliment. They had been just that successful.

    Sure, they could take the Gaang and throw them in some more crazy situations, have more plots, more conflicts. But what would it all amount to? They saved the world. Anything after that just seems so…trivial.
    We all wanted to find out the end relationships (of course Aang and Katara, Sokka and Suki, Toph and…who?), we were dying to finally reach the conclusion with Zuko’s mom, and we would have loved to see the new bad-ass Dragon Uncle’s Tea Shop (which I’m sure is what he would have called it).

    But the conflict would never be the same. The intensity of the show would be lost. Instead, the fans would be spending their time reminiscing, always comparing the new conflict with the dire situation of the Fire invasion. And any new conflict after that would just…fall short.

    This type of dying out occurs across all truly great works, from books to movies to tv shows. I know that at the end of the Ender’s Game series, I was completely infuriated at the cliff hangers. But the main conflict was resolved. The rest would just be mop-up story telling, tying up the loose ends.

    So I think this is for the best. Continue this wonderful universe they’ve created. Continue these mysterious and fantastic powers. But let the original characters have the rest they so rightly deserve.

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    Shawn45 Reply:

    You’re right of course, I was being way too overly critical, and now that I have had time to think about it I have come to like the idea more and more. I’m still disappointed that we won’t follow the same kids this time around, but a whole new cast of interesting characters will be fine I suppose, just as long as they are interesting.

    On an unrelated note, I really hope they don’t tease with shippers this time around. I hated how every forum was devoted to the ships for to show like this, where that is one of the least important things to worry about.

    On a more related note, something you said is what concerns me the most:

    “But the conflict would never be the same. The intensity of the show would be lost. Instead, the fans would be spending their time reminiscing, always comparing the new conflict with the dire situation of the Fire invasion. And any new conflict after that would just…fall short.”

    How in the world are they going to top the threat of the Fire Nation? I don’t think it’ll be possible to be completely honest, but I’m holding my breath still.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Quick Question, what do you mean by “Shippers”?

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    Shawn45 Reply:

    People who obsess with the relationships in the show to the point of insanity.

    Ok, that’s a harsh definition. Basically it’s people who watch the show for the romance and want a specific pairing to happen. For example, one of the biggest ships of the first series was Zutara, aka ZukoxKatara, and a lot of fans of this ship would argue on forums why it’s the only true pairing in the entire show and blah blah blah.

    It brings about huge flame wars, and is generally not very fun to get involved in.

    Jake Reply:

    I may come off as a “shipper,” but, I’m not. Really. I think relationships really show that a character is more than a generic, “I saved the world! Woo-hoo!” Kinda person, but that they have earthly desires too. The Avatar is not a God. It has earthly wants and desires just like us. Also, I would have loved to see what Zhuko did afterwards. His whole life seemed to be “the war” the war, the war… is he lost? Does he seek guidance? If so, where’d he get it from? Iro? Taugh? (sorry, bad speller of Chinese names) Aang? WHAT THE FREAKING HECK IS GOING ON! I’M SO CONFUSED!

  6. Axel Cruz Said: Comment by Axel Cruz on July 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
     

    I really would like to know if they are holding open auditions… I am very interested in auditioning for this show!!!! If there are any auditions spots please let me know how I can get one!!! My email is ACruz121390 at Gmail.com ..

    And I just gotta say that this is one of the best shows in the world… The characters, the story line, the creative ideas for different animals, the different places… Its a whole different world created by amazing masterminds… and the movie didnt help out at all… Arg!!!!

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  7. Shah Said: Comment by Shah on July 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
     

    i just had like a brain blast what if its like a zuko iroh relationship!!! where tenzin is like iroh (old, full of wisdom, babbles about tea) and korra is like zuko(hot headed, always wanting to do things the easy way, gets angry fast,… zuko-ish) and tenzin travels with korra giving iroh types of advice cus he is gonna be like 50 years old or something

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    black dude Reply:

    psh…you babble about tea

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  8. Thalia in Jamaica Said: Comment by Thalia in Jamaica on July 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
     

    I don’t know if I can wait until 2011!!
    🙁

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  9. matthew dunn Said: Comment by matthew dunn on July 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Permalink
     

    I think m night messed him self out of making 2nd movie second live action movie and frankly i dont blame the creators of the avatar the last airbender of making a new series cuzz what ive been hearing is the creators had no say and i do not think that m night saw animation sries so thats why and he left out so many key parts its not even funny and way too short and i do not blame the creators for startin a new series cuzz if i was them id be shamed that m night even did the first live action movie and id like to know if they gave cartoon rhights too i hope to god the didnt but i was the creators id start a new series too anyway the creators just try to please the adiance witch i like m night probly try please himself but creators please dont let us views down on the nbew series and if any aculy nickoldeon exsecutives are reading this the live action should be made a series that my friends would skyrocket ur ratings

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  10. David Said: Comment by David on July 21, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink
     

    The thing i cant wait for is to see if they include places from ATLA like basinsang i spelt that wrong srry. And I hope they release some trailers and more concept art soon im getting axious and im spelling everything wrong lol

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  11. baraip Said: Comment by baraip on July 22, 2010 at 7:17 am | Permalink
     

    wow, this would be a great movie on 2011
    GO AVATAR

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  12. ophyjgjhnfn Said: Comment by ophyjgjhnfn on July 22, 2010 at 9:41 am | Permalink
     

    I think it’s cool that Korra is totally rocking new-wave Water Tribe gear. Very slick stuff there. City-scape, awesome. And I mean that in the original sense of the word. Full of awe. Awe inspiring.

    Can’t wait for the new forums and some new pictures to discuss. These are exciting times, folks! It’s not usual to get a return to a world we love like this (unless that world is owned by George Lucas…) and to get the creators telling us that it will be connected to the old world? I’m really jonesing for the old voice actors to be brought back for the inevitable flashbacks. Or some actors who can pull off older sounding versions of the same.

    Exciting times…

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah, I love the new Water-Tribe Gear as well.

    Keep checking back, and definitely subscribe because the new Forum and Community is going to be launching very soon!

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  13. Toraof theSouthernWaterTribe Said: Comment by Toraof theSouthernWaterTribe on July 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Permalink
     

    OHHHHHH MY GOSHH!!! THIS IS SOOOOO AWESOME!!! AANG HAS A SON!!! WHOOOOOOO!!!! THE PICTURE LOOKS AWESOME!!!! I’M SOOOO EXCITED!!!!

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  14. Mina Said: Comment by Mina on July 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
     

    Itll be interesting to see the creators and animators set the bar even higher in the worlds of television and animation. I hope the track team will continue to provide engaging music and the animators will provide art similar to ATLA so not to throw ATLA fans off balance. I hope they intend for the new show to come out really soon in 2011, instead of making avatards wait for next summer!

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    ophyjgjhnfn Reply:

    You know what, Mina? I think you just hit the nail on the head.

    I really want to see the same style as the last series.
    I really want to hear the same kind of music by the Track Team.

    -But- I really want to watch as these guys raise the bar -again- for worldwide animation. Storytelling, art, soundtrack, voices actors… I am anxious to see if they will do this. I… don’t want them to repeat what went on before. I want them to exceed it. And you know? I think they have the capacity to do so.

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  15. worldstraveller Said: Comment by worldstraveller on July 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
     

    I’m one of those who are excited. the plot, character, concept are really cool!!
    is true there is possible negative points like Shawn45 and Ben mentioned.
    however, it depends from the interview and since are the creators creating the new series and from HD image, is with the same animators, and the co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (he was the one who directed third seazon and sozin comet and did some episodes in the other 2 seasons), I trust them very heartly.
    usually what screws up when comes this stuff, when is made by a whole new people, team and the story created by other team, then would happen mess up.

    but since the creators said they gonna connect with the original that they themselfs did, this means they aren’t gonna mess up and from what I can tell, I’m sure the new series will be alright and other part…
    if you noticed in the other seasons, Water, Earth and Fire, were the seasons when Aang learns and missed to master, so I think this new series will sort represents Air, because since Aang already mastered Air when series started on Water, and this new character named Korra misses only the Airbending to master, and will be teached by Tenzin, Aang’s son (since Aang was the only airbender in his time before have a child (or children) in the whole world.
    so the creators thought over this, and didn’t want to look on the movie but focus only in the new series.
    I trust them, after all they are the Creators of Avatar World. =)

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  16. knoodelhed Said: Comment by knoodelhed on July 23, 2010 at 10:44 am | Permalink
     

    Ah, the archetypical “wretched hive of scum and villainy” – makes for good turning point for epic tale. 🙂

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  17. K Said: Comment by K on July 23, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink
     

    i am so excited for this new series, though i’m sad to see the original gAang go. i love the series to death and i never get bored of any of the episodes. all the concepts, the characters, the music, the development, and sooo much more. i got on the ATLA train really late- i started watching it in May of 2009. i used to think ‘oh great just another dumb kids cartoon’ but now i cant stop watching it, ever since my dad got the first four episodes of avatar from blockbuster. we watched them and i was immediately hooked.

    a few weeks later, i saw the whole season three finale and i saw zuko with his totally awesome floppy hair totally kicking azula’s butt WITH KATARA, and i was like what the heck when did he join the gAang, and my mouth felt like it would never close! i scoured the web for ages, trying to find a website where i could catch up on the episodes. FINALLY i found avatarchapters, with links to megavideo, so I watched them all within a week.

    Ever since then I’ve been trying to catch all the episodes on nicktoons when they come on, but sometimes my siblings insist an watching other things, even though they love the show.

    Avatar has become my lifeline through the bad times and the good, and I constantly fantasize about becoming part of their world. I know that CAN’T be healthy, but at this point I really don’t care. I watch Avatar, I draw Avatar, I fantasize about Avatar, I read Avatar, I dream about Avatar, and I listen to Avatar. I love the show and I’ll never stop watching it.

    WEEELLLLLL, now that I’ve told you my whole life story, i guess i’ll share why I LOVE THE IDEA OF LEGEND OF KORRA!!! I think it would be AWESOME to see the next Avatar in action. And I think it’s BEAST that the next Avatar is a girl, because we haven’t had one since Kyoshi. ATLoK should be AMAZING, and I hope to see the original characters sometime in the show. I can’t wait for 2011. I really hope they tie up the loose ends from the original series, like how the Airbenders repopulated, and Zuko’s journey to find his mother. ORRR when she comes back. If they’re not gonna do that in the original series, they should show a flashback or backstory or SOMETHING. OOORRRR they could make an animated movie that bridges between ATLA and ATLoK.

    Well, that’s all I have to say. I just had a random spaz, i guess. i guess i just needed to let it all out or somethin. OH WELLZ!!!!

    peace!

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    K Reply:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH AND KEEP M. NIGHT AWAY FROM ANYTHING AVATAR!!!!! I HATED THE LIVE CRAPTION MOVIE!!

    wooooooww. another spaz. this cant be healthy. oh well. btw, WHERE IS ZUKO’S MOMMY????????????? woooooooww.another spaz. oh well.

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    L Reply:

    I love avatar also
    I wish they would have let aang live a longer life though
    it is going to be an amazing series

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    Kiri Reply:

    omigosh! what is your email?!?! i sooo completly agree with you!

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    It would be best to join our community, http://avatarthelastairbenderonline.com/register/

    In order to communicate with other avatar the last airbender fans.

  18. Dylan J Said: Comment by Dylan J on July 25, 2010 at 12:07 am | Permalink
     

    I am so hyped for this show I have been a fan of the series since then very begining and even went to see the the last air bender twice just to watch the live action bender, I’m sure the creators will do fine with many of th fans questions and I honestly believe there’s a possibility of zuko own a tea shop in this new city in which we may hear the story about his mother and how everything went down when he went to look for her, honestly that cliff hanger was the only thing I have ever hated about the series, but. With this I have hope I also think the a bridge movie in highly possibe, and also believ this mini series will grow into more from the success of the name story and the fact we don’t have a certain Indian director ruin the iconic image of something great and turning it into a hollywood abmoination, like what happened to DB evoultion, I just hope before we have another green lit movie I has a good name attached. Revamp th only way. Anyway totally pyched to return to the avatar universe and am completely ready for it.

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  19. Jaydee Said: Comment by Jaydee on July 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Permalink
     

    Guys, Aang might be in this series!! Remember how avatar Roku, the avatar before aang, played a big part in A:TLA?! AANG MIGHT MAKE A FEW APPERANCES!! And Zuko’s desendents probably will too!! Because think about it, who did he pass on fire lord too? HIS KIDS!!

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  20. Joane Said: Comment by Joane on July 27, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink
     

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I dont want Aang to be dead!!!! Aang is the best Avatar there ever was and the best there ever will be!! I don’t want him to be left out of series. It’s…..really sad

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  21. John Said: Comment by John on July 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
     

    I guess I’ll have to edit my day dream to put the world in a more late 20th century state. With powerful business forces taking hold of the world and screwing up nature like never before. With the spirits a pale shadow of their former selves, and benders scarce enough for people to think they no longer exist, if they ever did. Into this world, an Avatar would be like Luke Skywalker. He used a lightsaber and the force, but never did stop carrying a blaster, just in case. His powers were revealed through trial and error.

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    The Cabbage Merchant Reply:

    Actually, dang, I’d love to see an eventual update like that. Kind of a reverse of the Jim Butcher Codex Alera series (check it out! it’s great and very like Avatar’s benders) where all people have abilities to tap and only one boy does not, but uses his head and his will to overcome such “handicaps”. It would be great to have just a group of outcast benders one day.

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    John Reply:

    Gotta avoid the X-Men parallel though. Not too hard. Since Benders look normal, and they could keep it a secret, well for a while anyway. Like Zuko and Ang, the benders would have to have good hand to hand or weapons skills. Maybe they could use the styles their bending moves are based on.

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  22. Frank Said: Comment by Frank on July 28, 2010 at 9:52 am | Permalink
     

    Those skyscrapers are unnecessary, I can’t believe they traded the beauty of traditional Asian culture for a murky modern metropolis. And what is that new avatar wearing?…

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    John Reply:

    I bet that this is supposed to be just that. A series of bad trade offs by society, moving the Avatar to action.

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    worldstraveller Reply:

    what’s the new avatar wearing? clothes, I still see remains of tradional clothes from water tribe…
    I don’t see why make you think like that, if wasn’t the same team and the original creators I would understand.
    but since is the original creators, same team animation and soundtrack, I don’t see why the pessimism…
    I understand that people reaction is all excited and maybe annoy you being way too optimistic and stuff but are nervous about the relation to the plot with original series, but since creators said it gonna have relation (they didn’t mention how much, but I guess what must be enough being around 12 episodes in mini-series) and guess it gonna have explaination on the metropolis, and from plot summary, is only 1 place is like this in avatar world and that’s Republic City, so therefore it won’t have much change, it didn’t said in WHOLE AVATAR WORLD, just a city, you’re saying as if is in the whole world, when isn’t, besides as far I remember, in the original series, a guy was developing this kind of technology for the fire nation, right? in episode 17 Northern Air Temple Book 1: Water. so isn’t really that suprising to make that sort of reaction.

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  23. Nicole Said: Comment by Nicole on August 1, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink
     

    I just really hope that Zuko has a badass firebeding grandson who looks almost exactly like him from when he was 16 *fans face*. If so,….*faint*.

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  24. Kiri Said: Comment by Kiri on August 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
     

    I can’t believe it! They’re taking away AANG??? and KATARA????? WHAT?????? NOOOOOOOOOO!

    I tottaly except the idea of Korra and stuff, but could they at least have like, Aang and Katara and stuff?

    Who here has ever seen Ember Island Players? (book 3, chapter 17 i think)

    Katara said she didnt know when the right time was for a relationship. What about an episode to confirm her and Aang’s relationship?

    I say they should have a whole episode or two to tie up loose ends and show some stuff before Korra stuff comes along.

    What happened to Toph? did she ever get to see her parents? and what about Aang dying (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! ;( !!!!)?

    overall, I can’t be complaining. At least they ARE making a sort of sequal. So, yea.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Aang and Katara did marry, Mike and Bryan confirmed that in an interview, the also said they never meant for it to be a mystery.

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  25. kursd-soul Said: Comment by kursd-soul on August 3, 2010 at 11:09 am | Permalink
     

    I think it would have been better if they had just contiuned from the end of book three or just a few years after, because I doubt that the world would just suddenly become peaceful, as I think there would be people in the fire nation that would still think that ozai was right.

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  26. AvatarFreak Said: Comment by AvatarFreak on August 6, 2010 at 12:40 am | Permalink
     

    WOW

    i never knew they would make another version, but to be honest. i think it will be boring. if she was a kid it would be cool. but it’s still nice. i wonder what will happen in it. will the earth kingdom attack this time xD.

    but still Aang rocks.

    But i cant believe that aang is gonna grow up. that ruins me -_-

    lets hope korra is like 12 years old or something. because its more cute when they are kids xD

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