Q:What happened to you guys? You took down the site? I can't reach The Avatar Portal anymore.
Holiday Season coming up
With the holiday season coming up, and me being Jewish, I was wondering if there were any ATLA/LOK related Chanuka (Hannukah) pics out there. I’ve seen plenty of Christmass ones, but hardly any Chanuka ones.
So who knows of any? And perhaps if you’re an artist maybe you’d like to draw some to make your fellow ATLA/LOK fans happy during this years’ holiday season. :)
These are the ones I did find:
So I was just wondering… did we see different Equalist uniforms in LOK? Aside from Amon, The Lieutenant and the normal chi blockers I mean.
Perhaps for the differences in ranks, etc? And if so, where did we see it?
…with a title like that, you’re probably going to want some explanation, aren’t you?
Let’s start with the initial premise: Noatak may have become Amon, but Amon is not Noatak. Amon is an identity constructed by Noatak that is essentially a different person — think Darth Vader and Anakin.
So I just realized…
I totally love teenage Noatok (Amon).
He was such a cute kid.
I’m just not so sure if I like him being Amon… or Amon being him… dunno?
General Fong’s Profound Wisdom
He might’ve been a douche but he was right after all. The ATLA/LOK history books will describe him as the Sun Tzu of their world.
“Just glow it up.” Were the words of wisdom of the legendary General Fong. At first, the young Avatar Aang and his brave companions refused to heed to Fong’s advise, but in the final battle against the tyrannical Firelord Ozai it was proven that the Avatar just had to ‘glow it up.’
Contrary to common belief, mastering of all four elements wasn’t a necessity. All the Avatar had to do was to get hit in the back by a sharp stone, in order to get into the Avatar State. To… ‘glow it up.’
Likewise we see about seventy years later in the annals of Avatar Korra. After the evil Amon had taken away people’s bending, including the Avatar’s, all she had to do was to ‘glow it up’ in order to set all things straight.
Now we see, and understand, the profound wisdom of General Fong The Wise.”
Hiroshi vs Asami: Kuddos to Bryke
Even though there were things I didn’t like in the finale - things that really disappointed me - this scene actually made me tear up.
Never ever did anything in an animated series make me tear up in real life.
So… kuddos to Bryke for this!
Sooo… how was LOK a kids’ show again?
So let us sum up what kind of kid-friendly things we’ve seen in LOK.
- Children and adults alike are being tortured (bloodbended) by twisting (possibly) breaking their limbs.
- Animals being tortured on screen, clearly showing the pain those animals suffered.
- Children being forced to torture (bloodbend) each other on screen.
- A father physically/violently abusing his children.
- Two of the main characters live on the street because, when they were just little kids, their parents were killed in front of their eyes.
- Another main character’s mother was killed by a firebender.
- Men dumping their girlfriends for others.
- A father trying to kill his own daughter for disagreeing with him and being on the ‘wrong’ side.
- Daughter actually fights back against her own father (even electrocuting him).
- Probably hundreds of people being killed when a fleet of battleships (of the ‘good guys’) is being destroyed (read: blown up).
- People’s bending being taken away in a rather ‘public execution-like’ manner.
- Parents AND children being targeted.
- Someone who dedicated his whole life to his leader being killed on-screen by this very same person he was following so loyally, with the words, “You’ve served me well…” clearly implying he just used him and was going to kill him.
- A suicide and murder on screen.
- Children running away from parents’ homes.
- Alcoholism. One of the main characters who got drunk on screen (on… noodles!) even his pet got drunk.
- Violent kidnapping of teenage girls.
If you know of more LOK examples I’ll gladly add them to this list. So did I forget anything?