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Last posted Aug 18, 2014 at 06:28PM EDT. Added Mar 20, 2012 at 11:11PM EDT
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The first episode of the new Avatar series has been leaked. Obviously, spoilers abound. (It is quite awesome though.) Thoughts?

Mar 20, 2012 at 11:11PM EDT
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I really, really, really loved it. Almost as much as I did the original series. It really expanded upon what I thought was underplayed by the original series such as sub-powers and hatred towards benders. I thought it was great that they had metal bending be a major part instead of just being forgotten.

It was pretty depressing when you found out that all of the major group had passed away bar Katara, so hopefully they’ll introduce some new characters to assist Korra. I liked her as a character but it would be neat if they introduced some companions for her. Lots of the light-hearted fun of the original series was the interaction between the characters so it’s a little disappointing that this time they only have Korra and her pet with most of her interactions being between her and unfriendly strangers.

The references to the past were awesome as well. The statues of Aang and Toph as well as that reference to Zuko’s quest to find his mother. Speaking of Zuko, it’ll be interesting to learn about he and Aang did together aside from build republic city. As well as who is the new firelord.

All in all, very entertaining and I’m looking forward to future episodes with high anticipation.

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Mar 20, 2012 at 11:36PM EDT
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Omomon wrote:

Sokka is dead?

Yah, and they only spent three words telling us. That was depressing.

Also, Toph’s daughter scares me – though I love what they’ve done with metalbending.

Mar 20, 2012 at 11:40PM EDT
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I honestly need to re-watch the entire first series and I’d suggest everyone who hasn’t seen it already to watch the first series as soon as possible to understand the context of Legend of Korra.


MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


I really loved the first episode (the leaked one of course). Meeting the descendants of Aang/Katara and Toph (no one knows who did it with Toph; not yet anyway) is really one of the main things that made the episode good. So far we know Aang and Katara had three children, Tenzin (the youngest and a airbender), Bumi (named after Aang’s earthbending friend), and Kya (I’m guessing Katara named her daughter after her own mother who died).

In the first series, Toph developed metalbending, a subset of earthbending. In this series it seems Toph’s daughter, Lin Beifong, picked that up from her and really took that idea of metalbending and advanced it by the second series. I really love how the creators didn’t just forget about Toph’s discovery of metalbending and actually went further with that idea.

I can’t just leave out the setting of the whole series either. This series takes place a century or so after the first series (the time era is based off of the 1920’s; both American and Chinese cultures). When all of the nations united, Aang founded Republic City, the main region that Legend of Korra takes place in, to unite all the nations and benders into one main area. When Aang passed away, it was his son’s (Tenzin) job to take care of Republic City. However, what I find interesting is the time span and world development within those 100 years.

The rapid urbanization and technological advances of the World of Avatar mirrors that of the past hundred years in the real world, in which automobiles, towering buildings, and other great engineering feats have come to be.

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Mar 21, 2012 at 01:06AM EDT
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“Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Successfully blocked access to a potentially dangerous website”

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Mar 21, 2012 at 01:43AM EDT
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Iced Hot Chocolate wrote:

“Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Successfully blocked access to a potentially dangerous website”

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I stitched together both parts and uploaded the whole episode onto my Google+.

You can view it here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102482510918125267297/posts/EhcCyf86FLZ

Just click the thumbnail with the play button.

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Mar 21, 2012 at 01:49AM EDT
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Omomon wrote:

Sokka is dead?

No…no…….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Mar 21, 2012 at 03:00AM EDT

Anako wrote:

n the first series, Toph developed metalbending, a subset of earthbending. In this series it seems Toph’s daughter, Lin Beifong, picked that up from her and really took that idea of metalbending and advanced it by the second series. I really love how the creators didn’t just forget about Toph’s discovery of metalbending and actually went further with that idea.

Actually, Toph went around teaching people Metalbending. It seems to be a bit of a widespread skill now.

It’s actually about 70 years.

When all of the nations united, Aang founded Republic City, the main region that Legend of Korra takes place in, to unite all the nations and benders into one main area.

Wait….all the nations united? I thought Republic city was a sort of new nation in between all the other ones?

Mar 22, 2012 at 10:24AM EDT
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Wait, this is an Anime? This was here on the Kids channel, trough was a normal Cartoon for kids. I’m confused right now :I

Mar 22, 2012 at 06:51PM EDT
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Guh, that was fantastic. It felt a tad rushed, but that makes sense, considering what they have to cover to get everyone caught up. The writing was phenomenal, and I enjoyed seeing the development that has happened in the last 100 or so years.

@MisterMustache While the “Avatar” series premiered on Nickelodeon, it’s developed a huge fanbase in the teens and young adults demographic.

Mar 23, 2012 at 02:36PM EDT
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It was a bit rushed, but I like where it’s all going for now. I can’t wait to see what the anti-benders are up to, and how Korra’s gonna deal with it. Obviously it’s not going to be a black and white issue like it was with the last generation, since it’s easy to understand why people who can’t bend would rise against benders, especially considering how the society is currently structured. I’m hoping this won’t set me up for disappointment, but if the writers are just as fantastic as they were before, I have a feeling that shouldn’t be a problem.

Korra is badass. End of discussion. And I want a polarbeardog.

Mar 23, 2012 at 02:44PM EDT
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burning_phoneix wrote:

Anako wrote:

n the first series, Toph developed metalbending, a subset of earthbending. In this series it seems Toph’s daughter, Lin Beifong, picked that up from her and really took that idea of metalbending and advanced it by the second series. I really love how the creators didn’t just forget about Toph’s discovery of metalbending and actually went further with that idea.

Actually, Toph went around teaching people Metalbending. It seems to be a bit of a widespread skill now.

It’s actually about 70 years.

When all of the nations united, Aang founded Republic City, the main region that Legend of Korra takes place in, to unite all the nations and benders into one main area.

Wait….all the nations united? I thought Republic city was a sort of new nation in between all the other ones?

Toph indeed discovered “Metalbending.” She taught people Metalbending after the war.

Most earthbenders are unable to manipulate processed metals with their bending. This inability was first demonstrated by earthbender prisoners, taken captive by the Fire Nation, who were brought to a completely metal rig in the middle of the ocean to exploit this weakness. The earthbenders’ helplessness due to their situation was stressed several times. Earthbenders’ inability to bend metal was also expressed when Xin Fu and the other Earth Rumble VI fighters captured Toph and Aang in metal cages suspended in the air. Toph only escaped this cage by means of a ransom, and Aang was released when his cage fell to the ground, where Sokka and Katara broke it open.

Toph was later captured in a metal cage by Xin Fu and her former teacher, Master Yu again, when they lured her away from the group with a false letter from her mother. While she was transported back to Gaoling by her two captors, she tried desperately to break the cage until Master Yu chided that, even if she was the best earthbender alive, it was impossible to bend the metal. At this point, Toph realized that metal was only purified earth, just as Guru Pathik was explaining this to Aang many miles away at the Eastern Air Temple. Toph started to meditate in her cage until she was able to feel the vibrations of the trace amounts of earth in the metal. By using these remaining fragments, Toph used metalbending for the first time, tearing a hole in her cage so that she could escape.

After the War, Toph traveled extensively to teach metalbending. Metalbending is mostly used to subdue criminals by the Republic City police, who are led by Toph’s daughter, by bending metal cables from cylindrical spool devices on their backs.

Though, you are correct, it may have been 70 years rather than 100; considering Katara is now about 84-85 years old in Legend of Korra. She was 14 in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and 15-16 in The Promise Trilogy and 84-85 in The Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra takes place in 170 ASC, Katara was born in 85 ASC. So 170-85=85 (years old).

As far as all the nations being united, it clearly says that in the intro to the first episode of Legend of Korra.

Earth, Fire, Air, Water.

When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War. Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land “Republic City.” Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly, his time in this world came to an end; and like the circle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.
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Mar 23, 2012 at 06:39PM EDT
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OH HEY A THREAD ABOUT AVATAR
THANKS FOR INVITING ME YOU GUYS
IT’S NOT LIKE I LOVE AVATAR OR ANYTHING

Mar 23, 2012 at 07:04PM EDT
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Doc wrote:

OH HEY A THREAD ABOUT AVATAR
THANKS FOR INVITING ME YOU GUYS
IT’S NOT LIKE I LOVE AVATAR OR ANYTHING

That’s exactly what I said!

Mar 23, 2012 at 10:27PM EDT
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Doc wrote:

OH HEY A THREAD ABOUT AVATAR
THANKS FOR INVITING ME YOU GUYS
IT’S NOT LIKE I LOVE AVATAR OR ANYTHING

WHEN ARE YOU EVER ON DOC

I MEAN REALLY

Mar 23, 2012 at 10:58PM EDT
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Anako wrote:

As far as all the nations being united, it clearly says that in the intro to the first episode of Legend of Korra.

Well, it says the Fire Nation colonies and while the Fire nation did conquer a whole bunch, I don’t think they got the whole Earth Kingdom or the Northern Water Tribe, amongst other areas.

Mar 23, 2012 at 11:03PM EDT
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Oh yeah I saw this like 2 days ago.
Pretty awesome. Seeing Katara so old makes me feel fhsdabgilsfh though.
She’s old.

Mar 23, 2012 at 11:37PM EDT
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Iced Hot Chocolate wrote:

Oh yeah I saw this like 2 days ago.
Pretty awesome. Seeing Katara so old makes me feel fhsdabgilsfh though.
She’s old.

She looks almost identical to Gran Gran from season one of the original series.

Mar 23, 2012 at 11:46PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

She looks almost identical to Gran Gran from season one of the original series.

Well considering they are related that probably isn’t too far stretched of a theory.

Mar 24, 2012 at 12:18AM EDT
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Teh Brawler wrote:

WHEN ARE YOU EVER ON DOC

I MEAN REALLY

Mar 24, 2012 at 06:54PM EDT
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>mfw I’m torrenting episode 1 and 2 in 720p.


You can watch episode 1 and 2 consecutively on Korranation.com

Just click the thumbnail that says “46:37.”

Last edited Mar 25, 2012 at 12:53AM EDT
Mar 25, 2012 at 12:53AM EDT
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I really liked it, I loved the combining of both Eastern & Western cultures, the city in particular was very reminiscent of 1920’s/1930’s New York & Chicago.

Mar 25, 2012 at 06:13AM EDT
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My reaction to the second episode

Epic MSPaint skills right here

Also that little kid scares me. Those facial expressions…

Mar 25, 2012 at 05:56PM EDT
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Iced Hot Chocolate wrote:

My reaction to the second episode

Epic MSPaint skills right here

Also that little kid scares me. Those facial expressions…

Mark my words: the older brother is bad news, and the Fire Ferrets are involved (or will be) in the anti-bending controversy.

Mar 25, 2012 at 07:05PM EDT
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burning_phoneix wrote:

Did anyone notice this?

Amon has pictures of Mechs on his wall…..

Mar 28, 2012 at 11:02AM EDT
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I almost thought that Mako was going to be emotionless the whole show. I’m glad he showed some expressions at the end. We have too many of those types

Mar 28, 2012 at 02:10PM EDT
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^Best part of the whole damn show right there.

I have to say, the first episode alone made me remember why I loved The Last Airbender so much. It’s such a great world, and I think it’s been updated in the best possible way

BUT WHAT ABOUT ZUKO’S MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!?1

Mar 28, 2012 at 03:03PM EDT
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BUT WHAT ABOUT ZUKO’S MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!?1”

Jinora trolled us. That’s all.

Mar 29, 2012 at 12:58PM EDT
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> me watching tv kind of like a boss
> Nick has commercial for the ‘premier’ of Korra
> people I know go ‘oh hey Korra is coming out in April’
> I tell them I have already seen the first two episodes
> they don’t believe me
> mfw

Mar 30, 2012 at 01:39AM EDT
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Anako wrote:

>mfw I’m torrenting episode 1 and 2 in 720p.


You can watch episode 1 and 2 consecutively on Korranation.com

Just click the thumbnail that says “46:37.”

YES! Im so happy! I was bummed I could only see the first one. Avatar is easily one of my favorite shows of all time, better than MLP and up there with Dexter.
I thought it was really funny how that Katara couldn’t explain what happened to Zukos Mom.

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Mar 30, 2012 at 10:40AM EDT
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Its beautiful.

I just got done rewatching the entire Avatar series on Netflix, too.

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Mar 30, 2012 at 04:13PM EDT

I come to America in 2 days. I suppose they dont air Korra episodes at 8/9 p.m.?

Apr 14, 2012 at 07:41PM EDT
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My god, that was amazing. Let the fandom rise again!

Apr 16, 2012 at 04:02PM EDT

>mfw I realized on my own that Tenzen is voiced by J. K. Simmons

If that name doesn’t ring any bells to you, watch this video.

Also, HOW DARE YOU PEOPLE NOT LIKE MAKO HE IS KORRA’S SUGAR BUCKET OF LOVE AND BABIES

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Apr 16, 2012 at 09:21PM EDT
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…..They……brought it back….and..i didn’t know about this….WHERE THE HELL HAVE I BEEN, GOD I NEED TO GET OUT MORE

Apr 17, 2012 at 03:25PM EDT

What did you guys think about Amon and the chi blockers? Also, how do you think he learned to energy bend?

Apr 22, 2012 at 06:44PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

What did you guys think about Amon and the chi blockers? Also, how do you think he learned to energy bend?

Actually, i didn’t see the new episode. Anyone know where I can watch it?

Apr 22, 2012 at 06:54PM EDT
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Fridge wrote:

Actually, i didn’t see the new episode. Anyone know where I can watch it?

Basically, episode 3 was where shit suddenly got real.

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:17PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

Basically, episode 3 was where shit suddenly got real.

So I hear. I MUST SEE IT.

BUT DIRECTV HAS WEIRD PROGRAMMING SLIDES FOR NICKELODEON, AND YOU CAN NEVER KNOW WHEN A SHOW WILL AIR. THE FIRST TIME I WATCHED KORRA ON TELEVISION WAS WHEN SPONGEBOB WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SHOWING.

CAPS LOCK.

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:34PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

So I hear. I MUST SEE IT.

BUT DIRECTV HAS WEIRD PROGRAMMING SLIDES FOR NICKELODEON, AND YOU CAN NEVER KNOW WHEN A SHOW WILL AIR. THE FIRST TIME I WATCHED KORRA ON TELEVISION WAS WHEN SPONGEBOB WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SHOWING.

CAPS LOCK.

Shazam:

http://dubhappy.com/the-legend-of-korra-episode-3/
http://www.watchcartoononline.com/avatar-the-legend-of-korra-episode-3-the-revelation
http://www.goodanime.net/avatar-the-legend-of-korra-episode-3

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:37PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

Shazam:

http://dubhappy.com/the-legend-of-korra-episode-3/
http://www.watchcartoononline.com/avatar-the-legend-of-korra-episode-3-the-revelation
http://www.goodanime.net/avatar-the-legend-of-korra-episode-3

And you can… Legally watch those, right?

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:46PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

And you can… Legally watch those, right?

Probably, totally, I don’t know.

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:48PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

Probably, totally, I don’t know.

Are those words in respect to each link, or just an unsure sentence?

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:50PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

Are those words in respect to each link, or just an unsure sentence?

Maybe, yes, I’ll get back to you.

Apr 22, 2012 at 07:51PM EDT
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If they make a 3rd series, this will be my face.

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Apr 22, 2012 at 08:02PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

So I hear. I MUST SEE IT.

BUT DIRECTV HAS WEIRD PROGRAMMING SLIDES FOR NICKELODEON, AND YOU CAN NEVER KNOW WHEN A SHOW WILL AIR. THE FIRST TIME I WATCHED KORRA ON TELEVISION WAS WHEN SPONGEBOB WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SHOWING.

CAPS LOCK.

Nick.com has all the episodes, with ads though. Buy who cares, at least you are supporting the show.

Apr 22, 2012 at 08:09PM EDT
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