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Old October 22 2013, 12:48 AM   #256
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Re: The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits

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Seeing a younger Wan made me think that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good live-action version of the character.
Except that he's 32 and not really suitable to play "younger" anymore. Plus he's white....
Like Heimdall.

Oh please.
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Old October 22 2013, 02:59 AM   #257
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I saw episode 2x06 again. I didn't like it the first time around but like the other episodes, it comes off a lot better in a rewatch once you've seen "Beginnings". I appreciate Unalaq's visit to the spirit world most of all, but I also enjoyed Bolin's movie where he plays a Korra knockoff and Varrick's talk of propaganda films. They're a sign of the changing times.

I still think Book 2 is a weak entry but I'm taking things a little better now.

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Seeing a younger Wan made me think that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good live-action version of the character.
Except that he's 32 and not really suitable to play "younger" anymore. Plus he's white....
Like Heimdall.

Oh please.
He does have an Asiatic look and would probably fit well in a project with an eastern esthetic that was slightly westernized, something that Avatar already does anyway. As for the age thing, I think he still looks youthful enough look to play a part similar to what we saw in "Beginnings".

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I hope we get a dark avatar, but it should be a young person, not Unaloq.
Eska?
Her character seems underdeveloped for the task but I can see it as more of a possibility now.

And here's something interesting... Vaatu is pretty much Raava with the color pallet inverted. Click here.
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Old October 22 2013, 02:50 PM   #258
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Re: The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits

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- With all the technological advances and the nations uniting, it makes me wonder if the age of the avatar is coming to a close.
I wouldn't object to this possibility. I just hope we see more of Wan before the close of the season.
The nations are uniting and the tech is advancing, but does that mean future generations have no need for the Avatar?
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Old October 22 2013, 04:42 PM   #259
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Re: The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits

Peach Wookiee wrote: View Post
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- With all the technological advances and the nations uniting, it makes me wonder if the age of the avatar is coming to a close.
I wouldn't object to this possibility. I just hope we see more of Wan before the close of the season.
The nations are uniting and the tech is advancing, but does that mean future generations have no need for the Avatar?
Human political and economic unity does not equate to balance. They're increasingly at odds with the spirit world which was the cause of the problem in the first place. In a way they're regressing to the state things were in during to age of the lion turtles.

I think if anything the job of the Avatar is only becoming more difficult.

Also, random thought: if Vaatu is fed by war and conflict, the 100 years war must have been a feast. Doubly so given that Raava was dormant for almost the whole time while Aang was in the iceberg. Maybe that's why he's been able to regain his strength?
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Old October 23 2013, 12:35 AM   #260
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That's a good theory.
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Old October 24 2013, 03:23 AM   #261
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My son and I just finished the origin story episodes.

We both thought they were terrific. They did a good job of bringing everything together, and tying back to the present.

Looking forward to the rest.

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Old October 24 2013, 06:39 AM   #262
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I loved the Wan two-parter. I wish they'd done a full season (or series) based around that story.
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Old October 24 2013, 02:12 PM   #263
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Am I the only one that now wants to hear the story of the second Avatar? In a way I find that more interesting because it's the first re-incarnation. There would be no system set-up to identify and train the Avatar. He or she would have had to have discovered their true nature on their own, retrain in all the elements and convince the world that they are Wan reborn. This is probably the same incarnation that set up the temples and the statues.

Actually, now that I think about it, why do those statues glow? Are they tied to Raava somehow, or is it the site those temples are built on that has the connection?
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Old October 25 2013, 01:02 AM   #264
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Am I the only one that now wants to hear the story of the second Avatar? In a way I find that more interesting because it's the first re-incarnation. There would be no system set-up to identify and train the Avatar. He or she would have had to have discovered their true nature on their own, retrain in all the elements and convince the world that they are Wan reborn. This is probably the same incarnation that set up the temples and the statues.

Actually, now that I think about it, why do those statues glow? Are they tied to Raava somehow, or is it the site those temples are built on that has the connection?
youre a genius.
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Old October 25 2013, 02:10 AM   #265
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I'd love to hear more about Wan and his direct successor. Obviously he or she will be an airbender.
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Old October 25 2013, 02:18 AM   #266
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^Hmm... Avatar: The First Airbender?
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Old October 25 2013, 05:42 PM   #267
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I'd love to hear more about Wan and his direct successor. Obviously he or she will be an airbender.
Dumb as it sounds, that actually didn't occur to me! What do you think the odds are than this is the person that founded the Southern Air Temple? Maybe even carved that wooden sculpture of Wan themselves? The style is drastically different from all the others.
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Old October 25 2013, 09:36 PM   #268
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really depressed their is no new episode tonight.
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Old October 25 2013, 09:47 PM   #269
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I see that viewership has dropped. I hope this doesn't affect books 3 and 4.

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Old October 25 2013, 11:38 PM   #270
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really depressed their is no new episode tonight.
Ah, so I didn't simply "overlook" it when reading the schedule.

Thanks for the clarification to an unspoken question.

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