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How they end. The difference between The Legend of Aang and The Legend of Korra. THAT WAS A / WE BEACHED TWA y? I 'M SO {FEAT} WE' RE All Am) HERE HALE SOME HAT

The difference between The Legend of Aang and The Legend of Korra

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#15 - dingojohn (06/18/2012) [-]
LoK is definitely more dark and serious. Bolin is a good comic relief, but he is no Sokka. Also, they trashed the whole Anime thing, with exaggerated, comical caricatures when yelling at each other and stuff.

Then there's the whole political, bureaucratic side of the story, which wasn't really in TLA, except in the episodes in Ba Sing Sei.

And there's definitely a diferent way of handling each single episode: In TLA there was a theme for every episode, a single storyline, a problem between the main characters or a certain obstacle they needed to pass in that episode; IE. the whole thing with Kyoshi's murder, Lady in the Water, Sokka's sword mastership. And there was the always parallel storyline of Zuko and Iroh.

In LoK it is more of a Game of thrones approach (no, I'm not saying there's any connection, even inspirational) where all the episodes connect, and the episodes kind of finishes what started in the last one, and ends in a cliffhanger, with less of an individual story.
#21 to #15 - gamerase (06/18/2012) [-]
Maybe I'm the only one, but I can't shrug off the feeling that LoK dwells too much on teenage-y substories and plots. The whole love triangles and squares that don't seem to bring anything innovative r aren't particularly well done. I guess that's part of character development, but everitime they start those scenes I'm find myself waiting for them to drop the whole thing and get on with the episode.
As for the political aspect... I don't see what's so political about LoK. There's basically two views: Tenzen's and Tarrlok. Tenzen is the "good guy" and Tarrlok is the power-craving "bad guy", thile the other chairmen and women are just there to go along with Tarrlok and outvote Tenzen. They don't even seem to have personality themselves.
All in all, I can say I preferred the storytelling of TLA and I can't see how LoK is any darker than it (I'm not counting the filler episodes in TLA, but that's another matter). But I do love how Tenzen has his "flip out moments Anime style, like they used to have in the first series.
#30 to #21 - anon (06/19/2012) [-]
There's been one running teenager-y subplot. Those things happen in real life and are just under the surface.

As for politics, it's less about that and more about the abstract concept of politics: Definitions of justice and equality, methodology of rule, all that stuff.
#42 to #30 - anon (06/19/2012) [-]
It's just that i don't see what makes it about those 'methodology of rule'. Yes, they do bring a valid point of the 'benders vs non benders' where the benders are ruled by the 'superior' benders, but the equalists fail to make a case for the anti-bender faction since they are... well, terrorists. Exploding buildings and promoting violence and all that evil stuff. My point is that I don't see LoK challenging anyone's views or being remotely 'dark'.

And yes, there is pretty much only one or two teenager-y plots, but they tend to show up pretty often. I know these things happen in real life, I just wished they'd have gone about it in a more original manner or, if they're sticking to old formulas, try to do it a little better than just the plain love triangle / square with nothing new.
User avatar #105 to #21 - dingojohn (06/19/2012) [-]
I don't mind the teenager sub-stories, as they are an expected part of the series. There was quite a bit of love stories in TLA and now everyone is just a couple of years older, so of course there will be more of that kind. Furthermore, I think it's pretty well done.

As for the political aspect, I didn't mean it was political or controversial as a series, not at all, but the politics and the frustrations of the Avatar being undermined as an authority in this 'new age' is a pretty significant part of the story.

I preferred the storytelling of TLA as well, but on the other hand, I am glad they didn't just make a copy of that, but actually made a whole new series, a new style, and it is well done, even though it is different from what I would have expected.
#24 - thekirbs (06/18/2012) [-]
sometimes i miss
sometimes i miss
#25 to #24 - thekirbs (06/18/2012) [-]
the good ol days
the good ol days
User avatar #98 to #25 - dopoqob (06/19/2012) [-]
then just watch it again you retarded child...
#155 to #25 - amontoyou (06/19/2012) [-]
Someone should caption this with the Gaang as various parts of the internet, and Toph as /b/.
#47 - secretlywheatbread (06/19/2012) [-]
You're right of course
You're right of course
#53 to #47 - sockism (06/19/2012) [-]
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#39 - sinisterlion (06/19/2012) [-]
I think it's important to take into account the fact that ATLA had a much more expansive time-frame to fill (over 60 episodes) therefore they had time to further develop the characters through somewhat off course stories, I mean for the duration of the first season they were just traveling to the North Pole encountering different scenarios and problems along the way. However, this is what made these characters so memorable, fascinating and that's why we love them.

LoK on the other hand is somewhat different. The time-frame is much less (ONLY 26 episodes... ********* !) so there is a much tighter story line and the setup is appropriate, as it all occurs in Republic City, not as much freedom as ATLA had in terms of side stories. And the creators act accordingly, so they attempt to get right to the story and take less time to develop the characters, though they're so damn well written it's practically unnecessary and we love them anyway, and especially those that originated from our favourite characters, like Tenzin, Lin, Iroh (2 lines in the series so far and is already a badass), among others. That's also why we're hoping that Amon is somewhat related to the characters from ATLA because that would just be awesome, otherwise if he turns out to be some random character wouldnt be as epic (btw anyone know who's Sokka's and Suki's (two NON-benders) kids are? Meditate on that).

I'm writing a ******* novel here, but seeing the last episode of LoK had me distracted the whole week and I can't stop thinking and theorizing about it. Anyway, TL;DR: the shows ******* awesome, the characters are ******* awesome, what happened to Sokka and Suki, and did they have a child? Just sayan, and also can't wait for the season finale. Respect to whoever actually reads all that! Post theories, comments, question, I love to read fan made stuff.

Inb4 cool story bro
User avatar #44 to #39 - epicCUBONE (06/19/2012) [-]
my theory is that amon is a turtle named george
#49 to #44 - cranialpleasure (06/19/2012) [-]
If any part of that is true I will personally find and buy you an expensive whore.
User avatar #50 to #49 - epicCUBONE (06/19/2012) [-]
:D
#45 - jackalopesexist (06/19/2012) [-]
Just imagine how Kyoshi's episodes would end is she had a series.
Just imagine how Kyoshi's episodes would end is she had a series.
#13 - dawgfan (06/18/2012) [-]
Well besides Crossroads of Destiny where Aang dies, Ba Sing Se gets taken over, and everything goes to ****
User avatar #22 to #13 - newfalcon (06/18/2012) [-]
and the day of black sun....
User avatar #96 - kingbulbasaur (06/19/2012) [-]
I think it's 'cause LoK is catered to the audience that grew up watching TLA. I kinda like how TV programs are growing with their viewers, i.e. LoK, Toonami and that's all I can think of right now. If only Pokemon had taken a hint..
#99 to #96 - itsmepapaone (06/19/2012) [-]
Naruto did, too.
#31 - mitsutori (06/19/2012) [-]
its the difference between aiming it at preteens and then those same people half a dozen years later.
User avatar #63 to #31 - XbloodwolfX (06/19/2012) [-]
I think this man (or woman) gets it. lol.
#172 to #63 - mitsutori (06/20/2012) [-]
ITS A MAN BABY!

OH YEAH!
#18 - Blackdynasty (06/18/2012) [-]
also that music for a:tla was epic as 			****
also that music for a:tla was epic as ****
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#100 - fronoyoudidnt (06/19/2012) [-]
When Aang loses Appa=Feels.
When Aang loses Appa=Feels.
User avatar #125 to #100 - TheWayneAdams (06/19/2012) [-]
I read it as "When Aang loses, Appa feels"
User avatar #48 - therealslim ONLINE (06/19/2012) [-]
ok guys i have a serious problem my sister cancelled the legend of korra season finale from recording so she could some stupid 16 and a whore so where may i watch the season finale with a decent quality im desperate
User avatar #51 to #48 - ReapLight (06/19/2012) [-]
You could record the season finale anyway since it's not out till the 23rd.
User avatar #55 to #51 - therealslim ONLINE (06/19/2012) [-]
oh thank god she said she canceled my korra and i thought it was last sunday
User avatar #162 to #55 - ReapLight (06/20/2012) [-]
Yeah man, the last episode was good if you haven't seen it, but definitely make sure to see the finale.
User avatar #163 to #162 - therealslim ONLINE (06/20/2012) [-]
no ive seen it now i caught a replay after she canceled it and it was a good episode i hate how it ended though because someone of fj ruined it because most of our community is a bunch of assholes
User avatar #164 to #163 - ReapLight (06/20/2012) [-]
I'll have to agree with you there. It's worse than people running around saying Snape killed Dumbledore.
User avatar #165 to #164 - therealslim ONLINE (06/20/2012) [-]
yes agreed and on that topic Dumbledore was dieing anyway if i remember the movie correctly he had a curse or something on him and ill eventually read the books but i honestly just dont have the time im out of school but i work so much i cant do much of nothing on the short breaks i get and on weekends im on funnyjunk next year im going to rti where which is rolla technical college which means that ill go to high school my junior year but only for half a day ill go to the courses then ill get on a bus to go to rolla which is a town around 1/2 an hour away to learn HVACR which is heating and cooling but it gets me out of school ill read them on the bus rides there
#46 - anon (06/19/2012) [-]
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#152 - erst (06/19/2012) [-]
well, this isn't actually that wierd, you know. nickolodeon saw what kind of age group wached tla the most, and it turnes out that most of the watchers are adults. therefore they chose to make it a more grown-up program. i kind of like it!
#97 - anon (06/19/2012) [-]
The episode where Katara was forced to blood bend ended in her crying in a ball on the floor.

This does not always apply
#68 - dragginbref (06/19/2012) [-]
Oh really?
#57 - PedoBearFTW (06/19/2012) [-]
I watched like 18 episodes of The Last Airbender today, and I ended up crying in quite a few of them.
I watched like 18 episodes of The Last Airbender today, and I ended up crying in quite a few of them.
User avatar #94 to #57 - iliketires (06/19/2012) [-]
The episode where Aang is looking for Appa in the desert. Really tugged on my heartstrings.
User avatar #157 to #94 - PedoBearFTW (06/19/2012) [-]
**** , I know. And the one with Yue and where Toph tells her parents she doesn't have any friends.
#23 - reptarrawr (06/18/2012) [-]
there was one episode where General Iroh sang the "soldier boy" song about his son. totally left me wheeping.
User avatar #35 to #23 - inyourmind ONLINE (06/19/2012) [-]
Let me make it sadder. The song was actually about the voice actor who had just died. Mako from the legend of Korra is names after him.
User avatar #38 to #23 - kingrayne (06/19/2012) [-]
Was just Iroh. Not General Iroh.
User avatar #43 to #38 - vatra (06/19/2012) [-]
Both Irohs in the series are generals. Though, when Zuko's uncle was in Ba Sing Se he technically didn't have title anymore, he will always be general Iroh to me though.
User avatar #20 - Mahazama (06/18/2012) [-]
YES! I APPROVE
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