Do you have any thoughts on Katara basically getting shafted in the comics? In AtLA, she's everything a strong female character should be, but in the comics and to a lesser extent in LoK, she's basically reduced to Aang's girlfriend/wife.
Yeah, I don’t feel very positive about it. I think in LoK a lot of her scripting had to do with someone as stately as Eva Marie Saint being the VA. It’s a complete guess on my end, but I’d just think her availability wasn’t quite so open. I also assume Bryke planned her to be the only Gaang member still alive (“my friends are gone”), so it really didn’t become a major major issue until Zuko and Toph were super active. It’s not unthinkable that a woman her age would have wanted to retire to her home, especially given its economic development and new position in the world.
Plus, her Book 4 conversation with Korra kind of framed everything, so it’s hard being too indignant. I think they could have been a bit more inventive with her story after Aang died, and it’s disappointing, but I also love the whole flawed parenting aspect, though I know that’s a little divisive.
With regards to the comics, I just think Yang never had a handle on her character at all. And I have my own thoughts too about why she feels so…desaturated. Like, she does stuff at times, but none of it feels right at all.
However, my thoughts would be viewed as ship war material. And. Idk, can we still be friends? Below the cut is going to be some stuff that is not positive when it comes to the match of Aang and Katara. I’m not interested in yelling at anyone who ships it or saying much more beyond this, but I just want to lay out my own subjective opinion, which I’ve mostly held in because like…Tenzin/Kya/Bumi are everything and I also don’t want to be a butt. But it’s been flippin’ 9 years at this point.