Korra will Likely Travel to the Southern Air Temple in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra, Possibly to see Aang?

[Editors Note:] Before I get into the post, I just wanted to say I decided to change my profile name from my alias, AdminAvatar, to my real name, Keval. If you ever want to mention me in the comment section, you can refer to me as Keval or, if you REALLY want to, AdminAvatar.

When Comic-Con rolled around last year during the summer, we were given many different screen shots of Book 2. One of my favorite screen shots had to be the narrow image of the Southern Air Temple. It had the look of mystery and took me back to the many classic moments of The Last Airbender.

Mike and Bryan have already mentioned that approximately half of Book 2 will be in Republic City and the rest would be set throughout the rest of the Avatar world. This image pretty much confirms that the Southern Air Temple will be one of the many settings of Book 2, but the question of why Team Avatar would even journey to the Air Temple still remains.

Why would Korra and the rest of Team Avatar even spend their time at the Southern Air Temple? Aang often visited the Air Temples since it was his first home, but Korra has almost no connection to any of the Air Temples in her current life time.

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Hear me Talk about The Legend of Korra on Avatar: The Last Airbender Online’s Podcast

Earlier this morning, 6 AM to be exact, I guest-stared on Avatar: The Last Airbender Online’s official Podcast. Morgan Bannon, also known as Airspeed Prime on their hugely popular fan site, interviewed me and asked some questions about my take on running an Avatar Fan Site or blog. We then went into some Book 1 discussion as well as Book 2 speculation. If you want to hear more about my thoughts on The Legend of Korra, be sure to check out the Podcast.

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Here’s a brief rundown of the overall Podcast from start to finish:

  1. Introduction
  2. My thoughts on what it’s like to run this blog
  3. Thoughts on the Avatar Community
  4. Discussion of Book 1
  5. Speculation of Book 2, 3 & 4
  6. Discussion of Avatar Comics (I forgot the title of ‘The Promise’ in this segment)
  7. Closing

The Podcast is a little over an hour long, but I highly recommend that you listen to it in your spare time and be sure to let me know what you think. My voice was a little groggy since I had just woken up, but I think I pulled through OK for my first Podcast.

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Was Amon and Yacone Related to Hama from The Last Airbender?

One of the most mysterious episodes in The Last Airbender happened to introduce one of the most frightening characters in the entire series: Hama. When Hama was younger, she resided in the Southern Watertribe along with Katara’s grandmother Kanna. She lived the life of a normal water bender until the Fire Nation attacked her small tribe. Slowly, the Fire Nation soldiers picked off each waterbender one by one until Hama was finally captured.

From there she remained imprisoned, with no plans of remaining captive for long. She invented and perfected her skill of Bloodbending and used it to escape. From there she became the insane Inn Keeper that we all know her to be. Her reign of Bloodbending ultimately ended with her in handcuffs while she crackled with laughter, reiterating the fact that her job was done.

So her role in the series is done, right? Her legacy stops right there? Not necessarily. I think her insanity might have been hereditary.

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Potential Role for Zuko in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra

Zuko’s character arguably underwent the most character development out of any character in the Avatar series thus far. He went from a whiny, teenage brat who narrowly viewed life to a mature young-adult who put others before himself.

Fortunately for just about every Avatar fan, Zuko has been alive and well during the course of The Legend of Korra thus far. He stepped down as Fire Lord and began to travel the world as an unofficial ambassador for peace.

The mere fact that Zuko was kept alive strongly suggests that we’ll see him at some point during The Legend of Korra. Katara was kept alive and we saw her in the first episode. Aang, Sokka and Toph were deceased but Mike and Bryan still managed to show us their adult counterparts in flashback form. Leaving Zuko out would be a major mistake for Mike and Bryan simply because his character was loved so much. But like I have said multiple times, Mike and Bryan are not dumb: they know what they’re doing.

That being said, I fully expect Zuko to make some sort of appearance during Book 2 of The Legend of Korra, and I think I know a potential role that could suit him well.

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Is Bolin Severely Lacking Character Development in The Legend of Korra?

One of my favorite characters so far in The Legend of Korra has to be Bolin. He’s funny, entertaining and he’s fairly a talented Earth Bender. Unfortunately for him, that’s all he really has going for him so far, which makes him the very definition of a one-sided character.

Like Sokka, Bolin is responsible for a good chunk of the humor in the series. But if you recall the character development Sokka underwent in The Last Airbender, he was much more than the “funny guy” by the end of the series. He became dynamic: he was funny, intelligent, skilled with a blade and a natural born leader.

Bolin currently lacks the traits that would make him a dynamic character mostly because his character lacks character development. But like I have constantly reiterated, this should be expected as we’ve technically only scene him in 11 episodes. Nonetheless, I still expect Mike and Bryan to develop Bolin’s character significantly by the end of Book 2.

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Descendants of Sokka in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra?

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Sokka of the Southern Watertribe: easily one of the most beloved characters in The Last Airbender. Older brother of Katara and good friend of Toph Beifong, Firelord Zuko, and past Avatar Aang. Sarcastically funny and goofy. A man who fought with his trusty boomerang.

These were the aspects of Sokka that we were introduced to throughout The Last Airbender. But one aspect that we are still oblivious to is his possible children.

Where are his children? Did Sokka and Suki even have children? Did their children have their parents’ grandchildren? In my opinion they did. But where they are now is a mystery to me. Maybe Korra and the gang will run into them during Book 2?

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Will the Death of Bolin and Mako’s Parents be Talked About in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra?

Towards the beginning of Book 1 of The Legend of Korra, we were informed that Mako and Bolin had lost their parents to a firebending mugger at very young ages. But after this was mentioned, it was never really touched upon again throughout the course of Book 1. Mike and Bryan kind of set that story to the side and continued with the main focus: the Equalist Regime. But I can understand why they chose not to talk about the death of Mako and Bolin’s parent in Book 1. Fitting so many dynamic storylines in 12 episodes is a nearly impossible task. But either way, this is still no excuses to completely scrap the idea all together.

At some point in the series, I expect Mike and Bryan to at least revisit the death again. In reality, it’s actually an extremely important scene in the series as a whole, and by not revisiting it, Mike and Bryan could severally delay the character development of Mako and Bolin. But I have faith in Mike and Bryan to talk about the death at some point. In fact, I’m expecting a flashback of the death sometime during the course of Book 2.

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Character Development of Asami Sato in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra [Update]

When Book 2 finally roles around, the character I expect to be the most developed is undoubtedly Asami Sato. Asami’s role in Book 1 was mainly focused around the whole aspect of shipping: she was with Mako in the beginning, and then dumped for Korra in the end. Asami just seemed like the character that could take the hits, but never deliver the blows. But that was Asami then. The Asami that we’ll see in Book 2 will be much different.

If you think back to Asami’s character in the beginning of the series, you’ll remember an average girl who just happened to be filthy rich since her father, Hiroshi Sato, developed the Satomobile. She lost her mother by the hands of the Agni Kai Triad, but her quality of life still seemed rather fine – for the most part.

Unfortunately for Asami, her life will never be the same after the events of Book 1. According to Mike and Bryan, she’ll face even more hardship and responsibility at the beginning of Book 2. Luckily for us, hardship almost always means character development.

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Will Korra Visit Wan Shi Tong’s Library in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra?

Credit for this idea goes exclusively to a site commentor by the  name of Jason. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Do you remember Wan Shi Tong’s Library from Book 2 of The Last Airbender? If you don’t, let me refresh your memory: Wan Shi Tong’s Library appeared in an episode called ‘The Library’ in which Aang and the gang traveled to a partially underground library in order to find information on how to defeat the Fire Nation. Ultimately, the Library helped Aang and the gang learn about ‘the day of black sun’ in which an eclipse made Fire Benders bending-less. With this knowledge, Team Avatar helped device a plan known as the Invasion. Even though the plan ultimately failed in the end, it still showed just how useful the Library was to knowledge-seekers.

Something worth noting is that the Library didn’t just contain information on the Fire Nation. It also contained information on a vast variety of topics, one of them being Spirits.

As we all should know, Book 2 of The Legend of Korra is titled Spirit: we will learn all about The Spirit World, the Avatar State and even Spirits in general. I’ve already speculated that Aang could have a major role in guiding Korra on her journeys to The Spirit World, but he probably won’t have all the answers she’s looking for.

Fortunately, Wan Shi Tong’s Library will.

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Legend of Korra Book 2 Episode Speculation: The Festival

This is a series in which I speculate episodes of Book 2 of The Legend of Korra based on the Comic-Con pictures. I will do separate articles that intertwine chronologically to create my own, speculative story.

It’s already been confirmed that Book 2 of The Legend of Korra will open up with a festival scene in the Southern Watertribe. But when you first lay eyes on the Watertibe, you’ll notice that it’ll look exceptionally different from when we last fully saw it in The Last Airbender. The fact is that the Avatar World has changed quite a bit in the last 70 years, and the Southern Watertribe isn’t an exception.

On with the speculation:

In the first picture, we see some sort of carnival game-booth that basically confirms the event to be some sort of festival or celebration. Book 2 takes place 6 months after the conclusion of Book 1, and Avatar Korra has likely returned to the Southern Watertribe for the first time in a while provided that her new home is indeed Republic City. This leads me to believe that the festival will most likely be something of a “welcome home” party for Korra.

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