aang is my favorite character in lok

tagged ages ago, both by @gulltown​ and @eggpuffs​ to name 10 of my favorite characters ~ here we go ~
tagging: take it if you want it!

1. usagi tsukino, sailor moon
2. newt scamander, fantastic beasts and where to find them
3. hermione, harry potter
4. scarlett o’hara, gone with the wind
5. padme amidala / anakin skywalker, star wars 
6. anastasia from the ‘97 film
7. genji / reinhardt / mccree / ana, overwatch
8. tiana, princess and the frog
9. aang / sokka / tenzin, atla & lok
10. armand, the vampire chronicles


MD: It was fun, and also a little surreal, to imagine the characters from the old series all grown up. Everyone always assumes my bald head was the inspiration for young Aang, so when it came time to draw forty-year-old Aang, Bryan took one look at my beard and worked it into the design. Maybe someday I’ll look as tall and buff as Aang. 
JDS: Sokka and Toph were my absolute two favorite characters in the
Avatar universe, and while i had nothing to do with their older redesigns, as a fan I was super excited to see what Il-Kwang and Jin-Sun came up with. You’ll notice Toph wearing the early version of the Metalbenders’ cable harness. I think the designers really knocked it out of the park. How cool was it to see all these characters you know and love as adults?!
Designs by Ki-Hyun Ryu, Il-Kwang Kim, and Jin-Sun Kim. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf. 


Katara, Consumed by Destiny: Comics Edition!

Following our Katara: Consumed by Destiny  posts for The Legend of Korra, we will now take a look at the Avatar comics. Yes, the comics that claim to be the “definitive” continuation of Katara’s character. Remember that we are working backward from Legend of Korra towards A:TLA, and that LOK Katara can be summarized as follows:

  • Katara never says anything specific about herself.
  • Katara has not one memorable line.
  • Katara never once accomplishes anything on-screen.
  • Katara’s statues are nowhere to be found, even though Zuko, Aang, Toph, and Sokka all have at least one.
  • Katara wasn’t there at Yakone’s bloodbending trial, even though Aang, Toph, and Sokka all were and she was the one who outlawed bloodbending.
  • Katara wasn’t anywhere in the political arena when her own tribe and homeland got invaded.
  • Katara was a silent spectator in the family favoritism drama among her husband and three children.
  • Katara wasn’t there when her family was in mortal danger from the Red Lotus, even though Toph and Zuko both demonstrated that they (as fellow old people) would still protect their own.
  • Katara wasn’t there for her granddaughter’s air mastery ceremony, even though Zuko and the entire rest of the world was present—including Korra, who was wheelchair bound at the time.
  • Katara failed to give Korra back her bending, failed to bring Jinora back from the brink of death, and failed to heal Korra’s psyche.

Legend of Korra’s Katara is silent, sad, passive, and helpless.

Let’s see what the comics hold for no one’s favorite LOK character, starting with Smoke and Shadow, Part 2.

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tomoliverduncan  asked:

I am so on board with your angry tags about Aang's parenting, are we supposed to believe that the boy who grew up making friends with everyone he met all over the world just got completely blindsided by duty and ignored two of his children to the point where they were that bitter? and don't even get me started on the level to which Katara would have left his sorry ass for zuko if he insisted on acting so completely out of character.

haha, I appreciate you throwing some zutara into the midst of this. (;

Anyway, just to be clear for others who are just tuning in, I think Aang showing some form of favoritism towards Tenzin was expected. In fact, if it hadn’t been mentioned or at least hinted at I would’ve been suspicious. However, the degree to which this favoritism was depicted felt a bit much and somewhat out of character for Aang. 

I have considered that Kya’s and Bumi’s childhood accounts may be exaggerated because that’s simply how people can be. But my real question is why Bryke hasn’t said anything about it? If Aang being a “not so great father” was truly some exaggerated, completely blown out of proportion ordeal, how come nothing has been said? I mean, they’ve commented on literally every other detail in LOK except that. And if they have said something, I doubt it’s anything defending Aang or diminishing Kya and Bumi’s claim, which leads me to believe that perhaps their accounts may not be as exaggerated as we think. And that’s where people have a problem. There’s really nothing in LOK (and nothing has been said by the creators/team) that completely refutes this claim. 

Complete Bryke Live Q&A

Ok, my question is, is there anything Avatar related happening after Korra ends? I know this probably won’t be asked because of contractual obligations, but is there anything after Korra at all? Comics, new avatar, video games, it doesn’t matter. I don’t expect Bryke to say anything specifically, but a simple “Yes” or “No” will suffice for me. I can’t believe this is happening! It is so awesome that I get to, maybe, ask Bryke a question!

Bryan: OK, here goes nothing! There are more ATLA comics in the works with Gene Yang writing, Gurihiru illustrating, and Dark Horse publishing. There are also the third and fourth Korra art books coming out. There may be some other little things, some products here and there, but other than that, nothing major in the works, and there probably won’t be for a long time. We’re moving on to other projects. But we thank you for your continued interest and enthusiasm in ATLA/LOK!

Is combustion bending genetic, or can the ability be learned by any fire bender?

Mike: It’s a pretty rare ability. I don’t think most Firebenders could learn it. Plus training is pretty dangerous! 

Will we learn anything else about Zuko’s daughter before LoK ends? Like her name or who the mother is?

Mike: You will get to meet her briefly in an upcoming episode. Her name is Firelord Izumi. Mother ????

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I love thinking about how Katara sees Korra. Katara is so good-natured that I am sure she tries to see Korra as her own person. But knowing that Korra is the reincarnation of Aang, I think Katara can’t help but think of Aang when she speaks to Korra.

This episode subtly confirmed that, and has cemented Katara as one of my favorite characters from TLA well into LoK. I love that Katara doesn’t let Korra’s earlier rudeness offend her. She understands the kind of person Korra is and the difficulty that she’s facing. I love that Katara, instead of being angry that Korra doesn’t seem to appreciate her efforts, tries to intrinsically motivate Korra to learn from what has happened to her. Korra has lost her connection to her past lives, but Katara knew Aang’s soul and helped him to achieve a mission he thought was impossible for him. Katara is doing the same for Korra.

“I knew that someday, Aang would change the world.”

“I promise you [Korra], if you dedicate yourself to getting better, you’ll recover, stronger than ever.”

  • Person: so who's your favorite atla character?
  • Me: well, I love Katara and her characterization and her struggle as the "mom friend" but I also live the juxtaposition of sokka being a nonbender but the most strategically minded, and tophs insecurities which she buries beneath her twelve year old bravado and Suki and zuko and aang...
  • Person: so who's your favorite lok character?
  • Me: Asami
  • random person: *posts a pro-korra post that focuses on solely korra*
  • lok fandom: ok but you know that blonde dude from dragon ball Z? so much better than her. here's a 10 page analysis on why my favorite characters are toph and aang uwu
  • different random person: *posts a pro-korra post that pretty much ignores her and highlights on asami*
  • lok fandom: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit
Iruka's Top 30 Favorite Moments from LoK Book 2

#1: Cosmic Korra (K214, “Light in the Dark”)

[With all its breaks and its sheer length, I don’t think there’s anything else in my Top 30 that stretches the definition of a “moment” quite as much as this does. But, hey—my list, my rules. ;P]

Our writers have done it again–the entire central section of “Light in the Dark” seems made to remind me why Korra is, appropriately enough, my favorite character in LoK. In both this scene and the corresponding scene from the Book 1 finale, it’s Korra’s unselfish determination to protect the people she cares most about that gives her the strength to come back from what looks like irremediable defeat. (And again she manages to do it in public, with an even bigger audience than last time!) 

To begin at the beginning, though… maybe I should call this my favorite AtLA callback, because here, as in so many other places, Korra gets to pick up the story where Aang left off.

Aang once spent an entire episode opening his chakras with Guru Pathik, only to fall short of Cosmic status. Korra has been overcoming spiritual blocks with less fanfare since Book 1, and so she’s the one who finally gets to show us, onscreen, what happens when a chakra-opener actually reaches the giant glowing version of him/herself on the astral plane. 

What happens is this:

Cosmic Korra is no wimpy astral projection, either, as Unavaatu quickly finds out. 

The details are great, of course–Ikki and Meelo summing up the scene as only they can (“Korra’s back!” “And she’s a blue giant!”), Pema being a mom, Jinora being a eucatastrophe, and Korra using Unalaq’s signature technique against him, then sending him off with his own tag line, “Go in peace.”  Not to mention, once again, the lack of dialogue–especially on Korra’s part–until she gets her second wind from her determination to save Raava. 

But if I were going to pick out one actual moment  as a favorite from this all-around-amazing sequence, it would be the one shown in the picture below, for being a perfect encapsulation of the entire fight. 

This scene takes the top spot on my list because Avatar has always been about characters, especially its title characters, and this whole episode–from the Tree of Time to the Korra’s decision to leave the Spirit Portals open–is the epitome of character development. Unalaq schemes throughout the season to gain the power of an Avatar… only to be beaten by Korra, whose Avatar powers are mere appendages to her own incredible strength and conviction, and who’s more than a match for Unavaatu even after losing Raava and the Harmonic Convergence battle. This final fight isn’t just about Korra developing some new power; it’s about her becoming more fully the person she always was. 

And that’s why I love this show and this character so much, and why I maintain that every season of Avatar has been better than the one that preceded it. I can’t wait to see how this trend continues in Book 3. ^__^