Avatar Theory: LoK and Technology. Feel free to speculate more in the comments /channel/bendingtime/Book+3+Fire+Map/TmBTGGz/ Looking at my maps again, I realize

Avatar Theory: LoK and Technology

Avatar Theory: LoK and Technology. Feel free to speculate more in the comments /channel/bendingtime/Book+3+Fire+Map/TmBTGGz/ Looking at my maps again, I realize

Feel free to speculate more in the comments


Looking at my maps again, I realize that the route the team took during the finale was shorter than I remembered when compared to the other maps, but it still abused cinematic time a bit.

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#15 - faithrider (06/11/2013) [-]
what if amon is the son of a powerful water bender and he is using bloodbending to strip benders of their powers?
what if amon is the son of a powerful water bender and he is using bloodbending to strip benders of their powers?
User avatar #16 to #15 - toonlinktwentytwo (06/11/2013) [-]
no amon is bumi
User avatar #31 to #16 - ksmore (06/13/2013) [-]
no amon is momo
#2 - Tormound (06/10/2013) [-]
Also, look at our own history.
How different were we 70 years ago compared to now.
#36 to #2 - snowshark (06/16/2013) [-]
Ha ha. I don't see what you did there.
User avatar #5 to #2 - commanderbunbun (06/10/2013) [-]
or the 1920's compared to the 1850's
User avatar #19 to #5 - ColorfulPenguin (06/11/2013) [-]
Or year 0 compared to year 70. Oh wait, there wasn't much difference because people were busy focusing on doing their own stuff. There also was no internet.
#12 - Forfunaccount (06/10/2013) [-]
Who the hell would even try to make the argument that LoK is noncanon?
User avatar #21 to #12 - Furubatsu (06/11/2013) [-]
Aang purists?
#4 - restfullwicked ONLINE (06/10/2013) [-]
i dont know why people are bitching. A hundred years ago, the british empire still had household cavalry. you had people refusing to trade in their horses for tanks.
technology has advanced so much in 70 years in the real world. why is it so hard to think about a fake world changing so much?
#17 - Desdenne ONLINE (06/11/2013) [-]
They had vehicles and tanks and stuff in the 100 year war. in 100 years our world has made big strides in automible. communication, space travel, Etc. So im guessing people with magic, should probably be more advanced then they are now. All honestly.
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User avatar #22 - Lambda (06/11/2013) [-]
Also, look back at OUR world 70 years before the invention of the telephone. It seems that's where Republic City was at that point, right when the telephone and electric lighting was becoming popular. Let's say around 1875 or 1880. 70 years before that, we barely had a practical steam engine. A lot can happen in 70 years.
User avatar #27 - lazypaul (06/11/2013) [-]
Personally i thought it was unrealistic because people could throw fireballs and **** ...
User avatar #1 - smilingmountain (06/10/2013) [-]
I still hate the new series. Just a bunch of teenage ANGst and who loves who. Original Avatar will always be best.
#8 to #1 - anon (06/10/2013) [-]
I agree with you. ATLA will never be beaten by its predecessors.
However, I ask the following from you:
1) As it was the first, there was no previous canon. Therefore, the creators could do whatever they wanted.
2) LoK was originally written to be one season long. Thus, the creators had to wrap up the emotional arc, as well as kill off the bad guys.
3) ATLA was directed at being more kid-friendly. If you notice, the animation schemes got darker, as well as the storyline, as the seasons went on. With LoK, I think its more like Mike and Dante tried to keep with the more serious attitudes.

I hope this shed some light on why the first infinitely outshone LoK.
User avatar #10 to #8 - commanderbunbun (06/10/2013) [-]
none of those where questions, but i agree fully. LoK mirrors A:TLA enough so that it's a unique series but not too much that it has nothing in common with the original
#11 to #8 - anon (06/10/2013) [-]
I apologize. The original intent of my comment was to agree with smilingmountain, but also to say that LoK is awesome. Can't wait for Spirits!
User avatar #3 to #1 - lindi (06/10/2013) [-]
Dude, i'm 18 and I started watching LoK, I thought it was pretty damn good, admittedly I like the flash backs to Aang but it's good in it's own right
User avatar #6 to #3 - commanderbunbun (06/10/2013) [-]
it's because the creators didn't tailor the show for newcomers, they made it for people who loved the original series, which now are Korra's aged (roughly)

i was 12 when i saw aang burst from the iceburg, and i was 17 when i saw amon take korra's bending
User avatar #7 to #6 - lindi (06/10/2013) [-]
So surely as a series it is doing it's job? Catering to the wants of the original fans by bringing out more, it's very likely that now Korra can commune with Aang that we will see more of him. So LoK is win win?
User avatar #9 to #7 - commanderbunbun (06/10/2013) [-]
Lok is both win and win
#14 - anon (06/11/2013) [-]
The only person who thinks that LoK is noncanon is zomaru and he has no proof or evidence. He's trolling.
User avatar #35 - snowshark (06/16/2013) [-]
I'll point this out and forgive me if someone else already has.

The biggest drawback in terms of development of society was energy. We couldn't have had the industrial revolution without the steam engine and we couldn't have had that without coal to burn, as other fuels were harder and more expensive to acquire.

But in the Avatar world, the knowledge of how steam works and such has existed for ages and different kinds of energy from kinetic to heat to electrical can be produced via magical martial arts. It is perfectly reasonable that this kind of short-term evolution would happen when we didn't have to worry anywhere near as much about how it would all be powered.

However the car was invented before the drill was. The car was those metal tanks. 4 wheels powered by internal combustion. The groundwork for everyday conveniences has for ages been laid in warfare.

If someone brings up the non-canon thing again, don't worry about cinematic time or differing laws of physics or a different world. Plain and simple, it's the availability of power and the hundred years of war and innovation merging together with industry to create a big boom of technology over a short period of time. (Just like what happened after WWII.)
User avatar #34 - kevandre (06/16/2013) [-]
I have a problem with saying that it's not our world, yet simultaneously calling it Earth & Earthbending
#33 - anon (06/15/2013) [-]
I thought the original would have taken place in the 1850's during a time when the industrial revolution would have been taking place, considering the fire nation had trains and balloons and such, putting them in the imperialistic position where Biritain would have been or where Japan is now.

70 years later, the world entered its 1920's, a time when industrialisation had been spread about the vast majority of the world by nations like Britain colonizing the whole thing.

just my two cents.
#30 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
all i have to say is they had a hundred year war all there technology went to war. once the war ended people could do stuff besides make war machines or die in a war its not that hard to believe the increase in technology
User avatar #24 - redstonealchemist (06/11/2013) [-]
if someone in the real world were to learn all four martial arts associated with the elements on avatar, they would technically be avatar-like, however the avatar also BENDS SPIRITS. that's right: the avatar is the only person who can master spirit-bending.
User avatar #25 to #24 - commanderbunbun (06/11/2013) [-]
you mean energy
User avatar #26 to #25 - redstonealchemist (06/11/2013) [-]
depends on context
User avatar #29 to #26 - grimsho (06/12/2013) [-]
No, Aang met quite a few spirits along his journeys, I find it hard to imagine bending them would be possible. It's energybending, regardless of context.
User avatar #32 to #29 - redstonealchemist (06/13/2013) [-]
i was thinking about something slightly different, but i see your point.
what i meant by spirit bending is like how he found out katara and zuko were fighting, either way i treat the ability to conenct to the spiritual realm in LOA and LOK as a fifth element.
on a related note; aang fixed korra and i'm not sure how since he's basically her and shouldn't be able to directly affect her physical body
#23 - mrvoodoo (06/11/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure it's psychokinetic....
User avatar #18 - motherfuckingkenji (06/11/2013) [-]
>"plus the Air Acolytes"
Yes, we already knew Aang was there.
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