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The Legend of Korra (Personal Blog Post)

Legend of Korra Television Trailer (2012)

“The Legend of Korra” (LoK) is the critically-acclaimed follow-up series to “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (ATLA). For those who are unfamiliar with the original series, The Last Airbender (not the movie) takes place in a heavily Asian-influenced world and is divided into four nations, each pertaining to the four basic elements—fire, earth, air, and water. Some of the population of each of these nations possess the innate ability to manipulate one of these four elements (depending on their ancestry) through the use of chi. Chi refers to the concept metaphysical energy which flows throughout the human body; the term itself was coined in ancient Chinese philosophy, around 5th century BCE. In this series, they refer to this manipulation of matter as “bending”. Aang, a young air temple monk discovers he is the reincarnation of the Avatar, a master of all four elements who is put on this earth to maintain balance between the four nations. He basically freaks out and encases himself in ice for 100 years before being discovered by two waterbenders from the Southern Water Tribe. He discovers that the Fire Nation has thrown off the world’s balance by trying to take over the other nations, and only he, the Avatar, can stop him. However, he must master all four elements in order to do so, as he only knows airbending. They then go on for about a two-year long trip that lasts for about 61 episodes, travelling to each nation to find a master in each form of bending to teach him and defeat the Fire Lord.

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A visual representation of the four nations.

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December 11, 2012 at 7:55 am Leave a comment


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