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#1 Jul 23 2011 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
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Watched it on Nick.com. Should be taking pony's place until season 2. Which isn't such a bad thing, considering Avatar was a good show. Element Bending + Steam Punk = License for Awesome.

Edit: Huh, was the same site after all.

Edited, Jul 24th 2011 12:11am by lolgaxe
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#3 Jul 23 2011 at 10:22 PM Rating: Good
Seeing the modern looking cities makes me wonder how much time has passed.

I saw a single picture rumoring this sometime last year, but a video of a Water Tribe member bending fire is awesome lol. I just hope it'll be of the quality of the original series and not the crap that the live-action movie was.
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The setting for the story is approximately 80 years since the end of The Last Airbender. I'll put some of the rest in spoilers since I'm not sure how early it will be introduced in the show, though I expect fairly early since they've told people already.

The story takes place primarily in one city, which is the major metropolis of the world. Aang is obviously dead, and it is assumed he will help guide Korra from the spirit world as others guided Aang. Aang and Katara ended up marrying and had a child who will be possibly a mentor for Korra and he is likely an airbender and the one who will teach her airbending. Korra has so far learned all the elements except airbending.
#5 Jul 24 2011 at 7:24 AM Rating: Good
Yea I've been waiting for this series for a while now (I think it was last year when they [Nick] teased with photos and what not).

There is a wiki page for anyone who wants more info Smiley: grin
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#6 Jul 24 2011 at 2:10 PM Rating: Good
Woot! Love this series. Hopefully it's as good or better than the first. That's cool that they are tying in offspring of the first shows characters.



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#7 Jul 24 2011 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
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Is it just me, or is 80 years not quite enough time for so many huge cities to be built. Granted, I'm only like 20 episodes into the first series, but last I knew only the Fire Nation and Earth Nation had any real cities left at this point. Weren't the Water tribes down to like 6 people, collectively?
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The Water Benders were split between a Northern Water Tribe and a Southern Water Tribe, and only the Air Benders were really gone. The Fire Nation was already using steam technology before Aang was even iced, and by the end of the series Toph had discovered Metal Bending, which according to the info out there she goes around teaching other people. The end of the war and with resource sharing between all the nations it wouldn't be difficult to advance technology leaps and bounds.

Also, just a cartoon.

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#9 Jul 24 2011 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
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Well, I dunno who Toph is.

But is the avatar supposed to know metal bending now as well?
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Can't really explain what it is without major spoilers, but the long and short of it is no, an avatar doesn't need to learn it, but it certainly couldn't hurt either.

And Toph is awesome personified.
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Also, as I stated before in my spoiler section, The setting for the new series is in primarily a single city, which is the largest metropolis of the world. That explains why it looks so developed compared to the countryside we mostly saw 80 years ago.

As for metal bending, it isn't really a separate bending skill. It is a subset of earth bending just as lightning redirection can be accomplished with firebending and waterbending can do healing.
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Who is stronger, Toph or King Bumi?
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Is King Burmi the one that's actually his old friend?
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#14 Jul 24 2011 at 7:45 PM Rating: Good
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Is King Burmi the one that's actually his old friend?


Yes. Which makes him like 112 in the cartoon.

Toph vs B. Toph. Chicks blind, and sees with her feet. Everything King B would do would give off some kind of ground wave and she would totally feel it Smiley: tongue
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Is King Burmi the one that's actually his old friend?


Yes. Which makes him like 112 in the cartoon.

Toph vs B. Toph. Chicks blind, and sees with her feet. Everything King B would do would give off some kind of ground wave and she would totally feel it Smiley: tongue


Except when he throws chicken wings.
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#16 Jul 25 2011 at 8:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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And Toph is awesome personified.


This.

I think she's as badass as the rest of Team Avatar combined in most situations.

I was actually thinking about earthbending today and a lot of the techniques seem very similar to steel pushing and iron pulling.
#17 Jul 25 2011 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
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It's not really the same. Steel pushing and iron pulling are really just that. Pushing and pulling. Nothing like the full control and shaping ability you see in Avatar.

(massive bonus points for the Mistborn reference though)
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So I watched a few more episodes of the first series. On the one hand, the characters are likable and the animation is decent. On the other hand, this story is moving waaaay too slowly. It's a bunch of largely unrelated segments that barely manage to actually progress anything.

It's getting tiring--I wanna see some interesting bending, dammit. Kitara's slow water bending progress isn't cutting it, and Aang hasn't used any new airbending tricks in a while. I'm surviving on a supply of cute jokes and adorable animals. Which, while enjoyable, is really holding me back from finding this show as being something particularly special. Though I'll HAPPILY grant that it's one of the best american animes available. Actually, it might be the only thing American made that I'd be willing to even call an anime.

On another note. Koala otters are awesome.
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You need more Toph.
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This waterbending teacher is an a$$hole. Sexist pig.
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Yes.
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#22 Jul 30 2011 at 12:41 PM Rating: Good
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I find it somewhat depressing that the character I always relate to is the one who is always beat up. :(

C'mon, it's not Sokka's fault he's a realist!
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#23 Jul 30 2011 at 11:49 PM Rating: Good
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So Toph is pretty cool, yeah.
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#25 Feb 25 2012 at 10:34 PM Rating: Good
Watched this last night. I want a Polar Dog.
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Yeah. You'd think they could give us at least an approximate release date by now.
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#30 Mar 24 2012 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
http://www.korranation.com/

Episode 1 & 2 are online. Smiley: grin
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#31 Mar 24 2012 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
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Wait, I can watch these online from Nickelodeon? AWESOME. Figured I'd need to pirate them, because I don't have cable.

And I thought it did have a release date. Yup, it does.

Saturday, April 14, 11 AM.
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#32 Mar 24 2012 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
I just watched 1 & 2. Cool good stuff.
My thoughts:
-The sport that is made up out of the 3 big bending schools is cool ( because as of right now, there are only 4 Air benders, with Tenzen being the master and his children being his students)
-Tenzen's son..yea I think he is going to make a nice comic relief character.

It looks to be a good series. The only question is how many seasons (or books as they are using again) because Korra already knows and has master 3 of the 4 bending styles (in a physical form, but the new Sport looks to help teach her more).
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-The sport that is made up out of the 3 big bending schools is cool ( because as of right now, there are only 4 Air benders, with Tenzen being the master and his children being his students)


When Korra and Tenzen were sitting in the temple, there were maybe half a dozen young men dressed in air bender robes. I wonder if they were air bending students as well, or just people learning the ways of the monks.
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Well, I imagine she'll be learning metalbending as well. And you never know if they introduce energybending again (which you can figure would be difficult for her to learn. Aang was more talented at the spritual stuff than Korra is).

Plus, remember that the main opponent this time around is a group of non-benders. In order to make them a believable threat, they'll likely have come up with some decent anti-bending techniques, so Korra may need to train with weapons, too.

And the whole plot is taking part in Republic City, so there aren't really safe havens anymore. Aang generally learned his bending arts when in a safe harbor. The air temple is relatively safe, I suppose, but I suspect we won't see her mastering air-bending any time soon; not when she keeps interrupting her training to go do something in the city.

Y'never know.
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Plus, remember that the main opponent this time around is a group of non-benders. In order to make them a believable threat, they'll likely have come up with some decent anti-bending techniques, so Korra may need to train with weapons, too.


The previews showed them using many technology based weapons. Gloves and batons using electricity.
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#36 Mar 24 2012 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
I'm wondering if the Energybending is what the main opponent group actually uses. In the 1st 2min intro video one looks to have a glowing hand. Looked like it was similar to what Aang learned.

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When Korra and Tenzen were sitting in the temple, there were maybe half a dozen young men dressed in air bender robes. I wonder if they were air bending students as well, or just people learning the ways of the monks.


I wondered that too. Were all the Air Nomads actual Air benders? I mean take his (Tenzen's) wife. She is clearly not a bender, but would seem to be following the nomad/monk way of life (or whatever life style Aang was able to pass along).
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I just watched 1 & 2. Cool good stuff.
My thoughts:
-The sport that is made up out of the 3 big bending schools is cool ( because as of right now, there are only 4 Air benders, with Tenzen being the master and his children being his students)
-Tenzen's son..yea I think he is going to make a nice comic relief character.

It looks to be a good series. The only question is how many seasons (or books as they are using again) because Korra already knows and has master 3 of the 4 bending styles (in a physical form, but the new Sport looks to help teach her more).


So far it looks to be two season of 13 episodes each.

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The Legend of Korra is an upcoming American animated television series, set to premiere on the Nickelodeon television network on April 14, 2012. The series is a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on the same network from 2005 to 2008, and is currently set to run for 26 episodes.


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And I think there is definitely something not quite right with Tenzen's son. Maybe he was dropped on his head, and that explains the lumps?

But he is pretty funny, as he mimics Korra "You're a bad teacher daddy!" and storms off throwing debris everywhere. Or gnawing on Tenzen's head. Tenzen's children seem to be heavily inspired by Japanese animation, especially the boy. The two girls kind of remind me of Azula and Ty Lee. Even Tenzen's animation seems different than the other characters. The way his face moves.

The leader of the anti-bender movement seems to have a familiar mannerism. Reminds me of Jet maybe. I'm expecting a relative of Azula may appear as an antagonist, yet I doubt someone from Azula would be anti-bender (unless the leader of the anti-benders is really a bender himself...)

Also, I wonder who ended up getting with Toph.

I'm a bit saddened that Sokka is gone, I think Sokka as an old man would have been pretty good. But I'm sure he has children/grandchildren that have yet to appear.
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I refuse to believe it was anyone but Sokka.
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I dunno. I didn't get the idea that Suki was the sharing type.
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I dunno. I didn't get the idea that Suki was the sharing type.


And that would be why Toph killed her. Smiley: nod
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IT CAN'T BE SOKKA BECAUSE HE CAN'T ROCK HER WORLD LOLOLOL.
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#44 Mar 26 2012 at 1:04 AM Rating: Good
So, this is late, I know. But in the original series, Koh: coolest character ever, or coolest character ever?
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So, this is late, I know. But in the original series, Koh: coolest character ever, or coolest character ever?


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Surprise! Amon is an Energy Bender.

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And they have motorcycles.

Wait, what!?!
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And they have motorcycles.

Wait, what!?!


70 years ago they had steam engines. Not too big of a leap to assume they would improve upon their technologies in that time frame.
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Wait, what!?!


70 years ago they had steam engines. Not too big of a leap to assume they would improve upon their technologies in that time frame.



True, but compared to the Satomobiles that level of tech shouldn't exist yet. The bikes look like WWII/Post WWII Indian models.
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True, but compared to the Satomobiles that level of tech shouldn't exist yet.

Well first, development and usage of technology is a contrivance to the degree that it makes the show interesting. That's why no one uses guns.

And second, any time you ha e an alternate world there is a different environment technological advances are made in. In a hypothetical world where people have the magic power to teleport, travel technology and every related development would be highly unnecessary. So it wouldn't be weird for them to have color televisions before automobiles. Additionally our own technological advances have come out not just from the nature of our world, but partly random chance, and so there is innate variance.
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