Avatar: The Last Airbender and now The Legend of Korra are two series set in the same universe created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with the former title airing from 2005 to 2008. Since its debut, the series has captivated fans young and old with its broad sense of humor and compelling characters.
The premise of the Avatar world revolves around the art of “bending,” where certain people are capable of controlling the 4 natural elements - earth, water, fire, and air. One person is born into every generation who can control all 4 - the avatar, whose cosmic duty is to bring balance to a world constantly at odds with itself.
In Last Airbender, that avatar was Aang but in the new series which debuted in March 2012, it’s Korra.
The Avatar world continues now with Korra in this new show, the newest episodes of which you can watch at http://www.nick.com/videos/legend-of-korra-videos?navid=showNav if you’re in America. You’ll have to wait for your local stations to broadcast it elsewhere, otherwise. iTunes has had the first two episodes available for free for a while, but that deal may go away soon.
So here be a thread for us all to enjoy this new series and discuss it in relation to the old. Spoilers should be tagged, but only items from the newest episodes constitute as spoilers. Anything pertaining to the old series is old enough to discuss freely.
Note: Some of the information discussed here was discovered on this site: http://www.nick.com/games/legend-of-korra-welcome-to-republic-city.html
It's a bit like Pottermore if you're familiar with that. It reveals information about the city and world through scenes you can click and explore.
***RULE #1: Do not post any information gained from leaked episodes. Do not even watch them. Butthead.***
edited by Joshura on April 28, 2012 at 2:33 AM