After I saw this post that showed the red lotus members as teenagers, it really sunk in for me that they had to have done pretty nasty things and seen some shit to become such jaded and vengeful adults. What really struck me was how much they reminded me of the gaang, just all their smiles and bright young eyes that hoped for a future full of promise.
We know that Sokka outlived Aang because he knew Korra when she was little, but we don’t know when or how he died. I think it was Zaheer and the Red Lotus. If you think about how much work went it to those prisoner specific cells that were spread around the world (P'li in the ice cave, Ming Hua in the volcano) and to have White Lotus guards on them all the time. Ozai didn’t even have that much security, granted he didn’t have his bending but still. What did they have to do in order to have that steep a punishment?
I think it was Tonraq that told about the Red Lotus trying to kidnap Korra when she was little, that Chief Sokka had a part in saving her. That’s when he died. The Red Lotus killed him during the attack, Korra and Tonraq got away. He died fighting. He died a hero.
I was thinking about it the other day I realized Zuko had the greatest connection with Sokka out of all the members of Team Avatar. It amazed me in “The Boiling Rock” episodes how well they worked together and what a great team they made. They were both skilled fighters without using bending; both being excellent swordsmen. They each became leaders of their respective lands, Zuko becoming Firelord and Sokka becoming Chief of the Southern Water Tribe.
When Tenzin said that Zuko and Sokka were part of the team that stopped the Red Lotus initially from abducting Korra, it made me think about how great it would of been to see them work together in their old age.
Villains Of Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend Of Korra
Fire Lord Ozai(FireBender)
Long Feng(Leader of the Dai Li)
Joaquim Dos Santos: It has survived a uniquely perilous journey as far as cartoons go and never did quite fit in with the things that came before it. And I truly believe that in the end, much like Korra the character, the show will be celebrated for the chances it took and the things it did differently.
BK: Villains are always fun to create and write for, so Book Three was a blast in this regard. Mike, Tim, Josh and I got to dream up a team of baddies who represented each of the four elements, but with rare and deadly skills. The designers and I hastily cranked out concept designs so the storyboard artists would have at least rough materials to work with at the start of the new season.
Designs by Bryan Konietzko, Christie Tseng, Angela Song Mueller, and Ki-Hyun Ryu. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf.