I have a strong feeling the Galra pilot Keith rescued will turn out to be Lotor. If for no other reason than the (modified) color scheme with purple, red and blue. Also to have a nameless, voiceless character appear and not come back later is too big of a mystery to not come back to. It would also bring back the Keith/Lotor rivalry from the original but with a twist, that being Lotor owes Keith his life.
I thought about it on my way home and so I’ve basically jumped off the turtle!Nino bandwagon and jumped on the peacock!Nino bandwagon.
I have a lot of reasons for doing so.
One, as was stated in my previous post, Nino shares a color scheme with Duusu–that being red and blue–as well as the eye print theme -
This is important because a majority of the other miraculous holders share color schemes and themes with their kwami -
Pinks and blacks (cuz Tikki seems more like a deep pink than red), plus, Tikki has freckles like Mari if you look closely enough at the image above. Additionally, Marinette has spots on her clothes.
Adrien only has a black shirt, but his eyes are green like Plagg’s and his shirt stripes, while also having yellow, are variations of green and purple (the inside of Plagg’s mouth is purple).
Alya has oranges in her shirt and has a general warm color theme in her hair and eyes. Also, depending on Trixx’s final design, the kwami will either have matching yellow eyes to Alya’s (as it looks like it does above) or purple eyes as was in what was initially announced of the fox design. Either one works as Alya has purple accents in her shirt. Also, she has that beauty spot and Trixx has little spots above their eyes.
Yellow and black, stripes, blue eyes. Pretty obvious I think.
Furthermore, I had previously argued that Nino looks more like a turtle than a peacock as far as his facial features, but I’m not so sure anymore. Nino’s nose has always been rather exaggerated and I presumed to think he looked like a turtle because of how his smile turned out, but I think it would be silly not to admit that Nino’s nose is rather beak-ish.
And while his hair could look rather shellish–in reference to a turtle–it could also be flat like a peacock’s. With the symbolic adornment of Nino’s hat in place of the sticky-up feathers.
The other miraculous users look respectively like their “animals” too, as I’ve pointed out before. I don’t have comparison pictures of Mari and Chloe, because they don’t look like actual bugs, but their features are small and “buggy,” so that’s worth considering. Also -
Cat. So much cat.
Wide smile beneath a cute nose. Fox, fox, fox (I called this one WAY before the spoiler, just fyi. It’s so obvious).
So yeah, anyway. Peacock!Nino. I know the peacock we’ve seen is clearly feminine, but if it is Mama Agreste, I don’t see her as being the active peacock miraculous holder. She doesn’t fit the age demographic for being a hero and the kids already have their teacher/guide in Master Fu. I would imagine that scan is of the past or a short time period of use, or is symbolic. Whether it’s through Adrien or Mama Agreste, I think Nino has a good chance of eventually getting the peacock, especially with that eye shirt he has as well as being Adrien’s best friend.
Like usual, this is all speculation and really holds no basis in canon. It’s all based on my observations, as usual, which change depending on the info released, but as of now, this is just an idea I had floating around in my head. I also think it would be really cool to see Nino sporting something as flamboyant as the peacock. He’s so chill, I assume he would pull it off swimmingly, especially since he’s already a performer :D
Oh, also, since we were talking about color and design connections, I’d like to show you this guy -
Next to this guy -
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Next to this cutie -
Next to this guy -
Colors and designs sure are interesting, huh (and scarves sure do a good job of covering things up, hmm?)
Do you think it's possible Katara and Zuko could have been Oma and Shu's reincarnations?
I think that was most likely the intention, given that Zutara is based on the concept of Twin Flame relationships and the Cave of Two Lovers was a parallel to the crystal catacombs. Here is a quote about Twin Flames:
When Soul Mates first meet they sometimes feel as if they already know each other. They may feel very familiar to each other. Soul Mates can have a beautiful relationship together, but it will take work. Soul Mate relationships may last a lifetime and others may only be for a particular purpose and be temporary. You can have more than one Soul Mate in a lifetime. Twin Flames are very different and very rare. Twin Flames are two people in two separate bodies that share the same Soul. Twin Flames meet each other in their first incarnation so that they remember the soul frequency of the other being. They are then usually reunited on their last time to this planet. If Twin Flames meet before they are ready they can be the total opposite and not at all compatible. When Twin Flames meet and are ready for each other, it is the most enjoyable experience possible on Earth.
Twin Flames also reincarnate many times until they can achieve balance of their own masculine and feminine energies. In order to do this, they reincarnate many times as the opposite sex than they did originally. And given the red and blue color scheme, there is a very good chance that not only are Zuko and Katara the reincarnations of Oma and Shu. But that Zuko is Oma, and Katara is Shu. :-)
One of the most important things about making fiction is
having characters. Your audience needs something to relate to so you must give
them a cast that they can love or hate. For those not working with live action,
creating appealing character designs is necessary. Character designs can be the
line where someone decides not to look at your content.
Which movie would you rather see if you didn’t know anything about the two? personality, color, and shapes are important for you and your audience when looking at fiction.
With Captain America: Civil War set to hit shelves soon, news broke this week that one of the film’s deleted scenes showed Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) taking up Captain America’s shield. Unsurprisinglly, the clip has riled up comic books fans who’ve been impatient to learn whether the character will one day inherit Captain America’s moniker. And, now, the artist BossLogic is hyping fans even more with some new art that shows us what Sebastian Stan could look like as Captain America.
The artist’s work looks stunning as ever as BossLogic nails how Bucky Barnes’ mechanical arm might be altered to fit Captain America’s patriotic colors. Surely, the red-white-blue color scheme fits the hero’s aesthetic better than a giant red star. As for Bucky’s uniform, the character is seen sporting a tactical style as Captain America’s look has several notable changes. The outfit’s lower half is decidedly more stealthy and loose-fitting, but the uniform’s torso still showcases Captain America’s iconic white star. BossLogic also depicts ‘Bucky-Cap’ with long hair, but the artist did mock-up two pictures which have the character in Captain America’s helmet. One looks more traditional than Steve’s most recent helmets as the headgear features a pair of prominent wings, and the other leans heavily on The Winter Soldier’s usual face mask. The mask’s black muzzle looks identical to the one Bucky used to wear, but now, a large white ‘A’ has been added above the mask’s googles.
Okay, so I just noticed this. Nile is wearing a pendant like Erwin but it’s red instead of blue. and this color conflict isn’t the first time we see this. Levi and Erwin also appear in the red and blue color scheme.
I see this a lot in anime and other animation: the Blue vs Red parallels. Some people might think it’s supposed to represent good and evil, but that’s not really the case. Pairs highlighted in red and blue often do appear at odds but are not necessarily enemies. The colors represent duality, both in personality and ideology. The blue is often more calm, logical, and level headed. While the red is more wild, untamed, and emotional.
Red will often act in the moment, not always thinking ahead long term, and the blue will often be more ambitious and plan multiple steps in advance. Despite the differences, Blue and Red often attract and form long lasting friendships or bonds. This is probably because they conflict each other in such a way that they compliment one another. They balance each other.
This is very evident in Erwin’s friendships with both Levi and Nile. Levi tried to kill Erwin when they first meet and Nile held Erwin at gunpoint and opposed him in court because of differing opinions. Despite this, Erwin maintains strong friendships with both Nile and Levi. I think it’s interesting to see that Erwin’s closest friends have been so conflicted with him.
Can you explain how the Oma Shu story from the Cave of Two lovers episode was foreshadowing Zutara?
Well, I think the point of The Cave of Two Lovers was to tie in to the Book 2 finale. I wrote a more in-depth meta here. The plot was being set up for Aang to learn the difference between love and attachment. Aang needed to learn what real love is to be a good Avatar. So his “love” for Katara is teased in the episode. He is infatuated with Katara and wants to kiss her and he thinks he is in love. It seemed like a Kataang episode, but it wasn’t.
In this episode, Katara and Aang happen upon the story of Oma and Shu, two lovers who were separated by a war and who could not be together. But their love was strong and they found a way. This sounds far more like Zuko and Katara than Aang and Katara. Especially with the red and blue color scheme.
During this time, Zuko is also struggling with his attachment to what he thinks is his destiny. Capturing the Avatar, going home and restoring his honor. He rejects Song’s kindness and will not let her touch his scar. He is not ready to let other people love him. Once they find a way out of the cave, Katara says that the lovers found each other by following the crystals and she leaves Aang. Katara does not share Aang’s romantic feelings.
In the Book 2 finale, Aang is struggling to let go of his attachment. He assumes Katara will be there “waiting for him” and he is upset when he is asked to let go of her. Katara is thrown in a cave with her enemy and they are surrounded by crystals. Zuko lets her touch his scar after he tells her that he is free to choose a new destiny for himself. He has let go of his attachments. Katara and Zuko were originally going to fall in love. Aang was going to need to learn that love is wanting happiness for another person without expecting anything in return. His love for Katara would grow into a more profound love by letting go of his attachment.