Why The Legend of Korra Was Made into a More Mature Series than The Last Airbender

Mike and Bryan said from the start that The Legend of Korra would be a much more mature series than The Last Airbender. The Last Airbender had a lot of comical, and sometimes childish, moments that made the series charming and fun. There is no doubt that The Legend of Korra was humorous at times, mostly thanks to Bolin’s character, but the series definitely lacked the charm that The Last Airbender had.

The strange thing about that, however, is that’s not necessarily a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s a good thing because it shows that Mike and Bryan succeeded in making the show what they wanted it to be: more mature.

After browsing through some Avatar Forums, I noticed that a lot of fans actually missed the fun that The Last Airbender was so famous for. They missed the humor that the show as a whole provided. A lot of people even questioned why Mike and Bryan wanted to change the culture of Avatar by making The Legend of Korra so much more mature in the first place.

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Republic City Needs to be Explored More in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra

One thing I have learned over the years is that there’s no such thing as a perfect show. The Last Airbender was probably one of the best series’ of television I have ever seen, yet the show did have its fair share of flaws. The same thing can be said for The Legend of Korra.

One thing I noticed in Book 1 of The Legend of Korra was that Mike and Bryan really shied away from showing off Republic City. With the invention of the Satomobile and the constant use of Naga (who can walk through a city much easier than Appa would have been able to), we never really had the chance to see Republic City for the awesome city it supposedly is.

Instead, we saw the same parts of Republic City over and over again in different episodes. Personally, I never felt as attached to Republic City as I felt towards Ba Sing Se mostly because I have yet to see the city as a whole. I’ve seen Air Temple Island and the Pro Bending arena loads of times, but what about the shops and merchants on the sides of the streets? Or the towering sky scrapers that Mike and Bryan talked so much about?

We saw parts of Republic City that were meant to continue the story line, but there was very little exploration that was actually done.

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Merry Christmas Legend of Korra Fans – Let’s Chat About the Holidays!


Merry Christmas, everyone!

Christmas is finally upon us and that means that the time of giving has now begun. The goal for today should be to spend time with our family and give back to as many people as you can. You may not have realized it, but most of you are giving right now. By reading this blog, you are giving it more success than I ever dreamed of it receiving.

When I started this blog back in January of this year, I had no idea it would develop into what it is now. It has developed into a fantastic community for Legend of Korra fans and I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for supporting me and this blog by simply reading it and commenting.

My family and I already had our Christmas party yesterday (today is Christmas Eve) which consisted of Flip-Cup, Beer Pong and watching Ted. But that doesn’t mean we won’t celebrate on Christmas Day. I think I’m feeling a trip to the movie theatres to check out The Hobbit with the family. Then I’ll probably start getting back on track by actually blogging about The Legend of Korra, something I have really been slacking on as of late.

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How to Easily Help The Legend of Korra Beat My Little Pony in Best Animated Series Award

[Update:] Please understand that this is more or less just for fun. It’s realistically impossible for us to catch up with My Little Pony because they are ahead of us by 2 million votes.

That being said, this is more of a test to see how The Legend of Korra community would respond to this kind of event. It’ll be interesting to see how much we can increase our total votes by. Do it if you feel like it, don’t feel like you’re forced to. It’s all fun and games.

As many of us know, the animated show known as My Little Pony is currently beating The Legend of Korra for the best Animated Series of the year. As I have stated, I am not mad that My Little Pony is beating The Legend of Korra, I am mad that the show is beating The Legend of Korra by millions of votes. I have now learned that the reason for this is My Little Pony fans are using Scripts to help auto vote My Little Pony.

Luckily for us, an anonymous source has sent me a script to help up vote The Legend of Korra as well. The only problem is that one man can’t do it alone. To help The Legend of Korra surpass My Little Pony and their band of cheaters, you can run the script and help the Legend of Korra get more votes!

The script is really easy to use. Instructions after the jump.

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Legend of Korra Currently behind My Little Pony for the Best Animated Series of the Year – by A Lot

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know how baffled I am at the fact that The Legend of Korra trails My Little Pony in the Best Animated Series award. Let me be clear that I’m not angry at the fact that My Little Pony is leading The Legend of Korra. Obviously, that show must have some pretty dedicated fans and they deserve the support that they have claimed.

What surprises me is the margin of victory My Little Pony is about to have over The Legend of Korra. Currently, The Legend of Korra is in second place with about 263,000 votes. My Little Pony is in first place with over 2,000,000 votes. That’s not a typo; My Little Pony literally has over 2 million votes to Legend of Korra’s mere 263 thousand.

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Fan-Made Legend of Korra YouTube Series Talks About the Aftermath of Book 1

The Republic

The biggest problem I’ve always had with Book 2 is the fact that it takes place 6 months after the events of Book 1. At the end of Book 1, the big picture of Amon and his tyranny were cleared up, but there were still a lot of loose ends in terms of the overall plot line.

The biggest loose end has to be whether or not the Equalist Regime ended completely or not. You can’t expect such a large rebellion to simply die out once their leader has been killed. But since Book 2 contains its own separate plot line, it’s doubtful that the regime will even be mentioned.

Thankfully for us, we have the creative minds of the fan base to help fill in the gaps that Mike and Bryan left for us. So what really did happen directly after Korra ended Amon’s wrath? Obviously, we all probably have our own theory, and we can probably tell it to as many people as we please. But the YouTube group known as The Republic Online has the unique ability to show it to us, and show it to us well.

The Republic Online has created a live-action YouTube show that essentially portrays their vision of what really happened after Amon and Tarrlock were killed (yes, they were killed). I don’t want to spoil anything because the shows are extremely well done and the special effects are surprisingly good, but I will say that they’re well worth watching.

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Will we ever see a Subset to Air Bending in The Legend of Korra?

Out of the four elements in the Avatar World, we have seen the Subsets of Earth, Water and Fire Bending. Earth Benders have the ability to bend metal, Water Benders have the ability to blood bend and heal, and Fire Benders have the ability to produce and re-direct lightning.

All of these Subsets have proved to be extremely valuable assets for the bender who possesses them. Toph was able to bend metal and escape captivity, Katara was able to heal Aang with the water from the Spirit Oasis, and Zuko was able to redirect the lightening Fire Lord Ozai directed at him once the Eclipse ended on The Day of Black Sun.

Unfortunately, Aang never had the luxury of utilizing a Subset from his natural form of bending: Air Bending. He was constrained to utilizing what Air Bending could accomplish itself rather than utilizing a possible Subset.

But despite the fact that we still have yet to see a Subset to Air Bending after all these years, it’s still valid to question its existence. Just because we haven’t seen it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In fact, I’m fairly confident that a Subset to Air Bending does indeed exist, but I don’t think we’ll ever see it or learn what it is.

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Book 1 of The Legend of Korra’s DVD to Have Commentary from the Voice Actors

A couple of weeks ago, we found out that the DVD for Book 1 of The Legend of Korra was reportedly “coming soon”. We still don’t know exactly how “soon” it will be out by, but if you ask me, I’d expect it to hit stores just before Christmas.

Anyways, Bryan Konietzko used his Tumblr a few days ago to break some more news in regards to the DVD. According to Konietzko, the DVD will have a special commentary section in which the voice actors/actresses talk about Book 1 of The Legend of Korra.

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Support the Development of a Legend of Korra Lego Set

With Christmas right around the corner, the time of giving is now (NOT getting). If you’re a Legend of Korra fan or a fan of Legos, you currently have the opportunity to make dreams come true. Someone by the alias of GlenBricker has recently started a Lego Project in which he or she has created a Legend of Korra Lego set that contains Korra, Amon and the Mecha Tank that we saw Hiroshi Sato use to attack Team Avatar.

Unfortunately, the project will only stay an idea until Lego decides to begin production. And the only way for Lego to begin production is if the idea gets 10,000 supporters.

That’s why I have come to you, my readers, for help. This project currently only has 231 supports so it obviously has a long way to go. But with your help, maybe we can get this project jump started. Besides, choosing to support this project is entirely free of charge and extremely easy. Why wouldn’t you do it? (Don’t be a Grinch!)

Here’s what you have to do:

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Community Opinion: Who was the Better Villain Between Fire Lord Ozai and Amon?

Christmas Korra

December has finally arrived in 2012 and even though the world is supposed to end pretty soon, the future is still packed with loads of fun for Legend of Korra fans. December 25th is rapidly approaching and Old Saint Nick is currently busy preparing tons of Legend of Korra merchandise for us avid ‘Korra’ fans.

That means games, posters, action figures and quite possibly DVD’s.

My cousins and I actually plan on tracking Santa Claus this year on the popular satellite tracking website Norad Santa. It’s loads of fun for the older ones that love the Christmas season, and perfect for the younger ones that still believe in the jolly-old man with the big red coat (he IS real).

Anyways, with Legend of Korra news slow once again, I thought it would be a good idea to launch another Community Opinion post. The last one was a great success and I wanted to thank all of you who commented and shared your opinion with us. The general idea for this particular Community Opinion post is the same: Use the comment section below to interact with other fans and talk about the discussion topic at hand. Don’t forget to state your opinion!

Now for the topic:

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