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Are you a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender and/or The Legend of Korra? If so, you’re in for a treat! The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a new animated universe is being created to expand on the Avatar mythos! These two Avatar shows have had a resurgence lately since they became more accessible on Netflix a few years ago.

“Nickelodeon is reviving the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender in a big way. The ViacomCBS unit has launched Avatar Studios, a new division that will create series and movie projects based on the beloved animated show and its follow-up, The Legend of Korra. Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will serve as co-chief creative officers of the new venture”“  –

The first project on the list for the newly created Avatar Studios is an animated feature film. More details will be announced at a later date.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender debuted on Nickelodeon in 2005 and had a good first run, with the Legend of Korra debuting in 2012; these two animated series set the tone and created a good fanbase for the future .

The feature film, The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was released in 2010 and was a box office failure. As an Avatar fan, I did see this film and while there were some good moments, overall the film fell flat and didn’t deliver as they tried to fit a whole seasons worth of story into one 2 hour movie.

Recently, it was announced in 2018 that Netflix is developing a live action series adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender with initially the original show creators attached to the project. However, in August 2020 the show runners left the project due to “creative differences”, but the project is still in development there on Netflix.

So with a live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender in development at Netflix and now some animated projects in development with CBS/Viacom and Nickolodeon, the Avatar world will be making a big comeback within a year of two. I’m excited for these new announcements and an upcoming animated movie, as I’ve watched them since the beginning of Avatar: The Last Airbender all the way through The Legend of Korra and can’t wait to see what is created next for the fans!

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After All This Time - MyskY - Avatar: Legend of Korra [Archive of Our Own]
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how native american characters are treated in avatar the last airbender and the legend of korra:

i will be talking about sokka, pakku, yue, hama, katara, korra, noatak(amon), unalaq, varrick and ming-hua.


sokka: even though he was the older sibling, his sister had to took care of him, and he was constantly sexist towards her. this would be understandable if ATLA was a sexist world in general, but it was not. two people who show explicit sexism in the series were native men (sokka and pakku).

he was also being physically bullied by benders (including his friends), but not because he was being sexist, but because he was a non-bender.


pakku: he was sexist, racist and low-key pedophile.

he refused to teach katara (a 14 your old girl who is the last bender of her tribe) because she was a girl.

the reason he changed his sexist ways was because he was obsessed with the 16 year old girl he knew even after 60 years ago. he later engaged her off-screen.


yue: this native girl was controlled (a form of abuse) by patriarchy for her whole life, she was treated as a power tool by her father and fiance. she constantly had to make sacrifices so that her people would be happy.

and i thought katara could help her, who had faced the same abuse, but no. two native girls helping each other? no, we didn’t get that.

in the end of her story, if she didn’t sacrifice herself, the moon spirit would be dead and the world would fall out of balance. the balance of the world depending on the sacrifices of a 16 year old native girl? feels very problematic.


hama: she was captured during one of the raids that aimed to wipe out the benders in her tribe. she was imprisoned in enemy land. she developed a technique to break herself out of the prison. when she was out, she didn’t have anyone to trust. she was in the enemy land. she was stolen. she didn’t trust enemy nation’s citizens, she couldn’t. she couldn’t know that they were brainwashed people. she saw them as her enemy. so she kidnapped them. this is the way she thought she could help innocent people.

she wanted to teach her technique to another native girl so that she wouldn’t face the same horror she faced. but she attacked??? katara when she refused to learn.

in the end, she was imprisoned by katara, A NATIVE GIRL, by the very technique she invented. while a man who was happily committing war crimes a couple of years ago got to be praised as a hero, left his 16 year-old nephew in charge of the world and got to have fun in his tea shop.


katara: this native girl had to take care of her brother from such a young age, and later she had to take care of her friend group. you’d think that what this girl needs is to be taken care of & focusing on herself.

but no, they made her a stay-at-home-mom. but she was bad at that too! she let her husband traumatize all 3 of their kids.

she also didn’t do anything while native american colonizers were invading her tribe.

once a great fighter and a healer, she can’t heal now. and she most certainly can’t fight.

there was a scene in b1 finale where katara couldn’t heal korra, and aang showed up and gave korra her bending. (and this also went against the lore… we have never seen two avatars with their physical bodies in the same place, did we? roku and kyoshi possessed aang’s body or came as spirits before but they weren’t there together. but aang… he was literally there to give korra her bending…)

she was also kissed without her consent by the hero, twice, only to create a tension that ended on her kissing the hero who was obsessed with her.

(no, it wasn’t love. if it was, he would have learned the avatar state in the first place. because he’d know that he needed that to protect katara, sokka, toph, appa, everyone! he wasn’t blinded by love, love isn’t something that blinds you, obsession is.)

sexualization of native american girls is so normalised that people don’t even notice it.

EDIT: i wasn’t planning to get into how fandom treats native american characters, but i can’t stand fandom’s treatment of katara anymore.

  • the fact katara is constantly mocked for being able to open up about her trauma, “my mother used to…” turning into a meme is very very very disrespectful.
  • fans treating her as “the bad sibling” because she told sokka that he didn’t love kya the way katara did
  • sokka literally forgot kya’s face, and he replaced katara as his mother figure. but katara didn’t forget her mother’s face, she was the last one to see it, and she saw her dead body as a 8 year old. and it was not explicitly said in the show, but it’s not hard to figure out that katara was closer to kya. of course sokka didn’t love kya the way katara did.
  • as for aang, yes i know his entire nation was wiped out.
  • but it was just a couple of months ago that he found out. he was busy, he didn’t have much time to think about his trauma. but katara experienced her mother’s loss 6 years ago. she spent everyday in their house, filled with memories reminding her of kya.
  • it is very valid if katara thought aang wouldn’t understand.

katara: we are going to find the man who took my mother from me.

aang: and what exactly do you think this will accomplish?

how do you expect katara to respond? sit and explain why she wants to find her mother’s murderer (who is out there living a happy life)? oh sorry, his life wasn’t happy because he had a loud mother, gotta empathize with him!

shouldn’t aang understand katara?

instead, he said “you sound like jet”. i see. katara sounds like someone who attacked a civilian village. because she wants closure and justice for her mother’s death… i see…


korra: korra was a bisexual native girl. she was headstrong, tough, stubborn and hot-headed.

but the fact that korra had to go through so many physical&mental torture so that she could get rid of her traits and be more “mature and compassionate”

if you want her to be mature and compassionate, maybe,,,

don’t torture her? find other ways? i am sure there are better ways.


noatak(amon): he was raised by his father (who was a bloodbender criminal) to be a revenge tool (surprise! a form of abuse again). he had to leave his home at the age 14.

later in life, he wanted benders and non-benders to be equal. he hide his identity as a bender so that people would trust him.

but his way of bringing equality was… taking everyone’s bending away. it didn’t matter to him if they were innocent or not.

he had this idea that bending=evil.

when the lieutenant, a faithful follower of him, saw him bloodbend korra, amon threw him away with his bending. instead of, you know… explaining himself.

in the end he was suicide-murdered by his brother.


unalaq: he was a cold-hearted, power-hungry colonizer native american who was obsessed with spirits, abused his kids and plotted against his brother to gain the throne for himself. he tried to kill his niece. in the end, he was killed by her.


varrick: a capitalist native who abused his assistant and later married her.

he developed mass destruction weapons that took place in the damage of an entire city for a fascist ruler.

he fueled hatred between northern tribe and southern tribe so that he could profit from the war.

he also stole from the company of a teenage girl who was dealing with her father’s betrayal & burden of inheriting a company.


ming hua: ming hua was a disabled native woman. she was part of a terrorist group. she was also the one with most sadistic tendencies.

her group was down with assassinating a 4 year old native kid.

in the end, she was killed by lightning while she was in the water.

  • i didn’t talk about eska, tonraq, hakoda, tarrlok, kanna(gran gran), kya, kya II, bumi II and tenzin, i wanna talk about them in another post.
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Naga brings home a surprise.

Words: 1773, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 27 of My Works

from AO3 works tagged ‘Avatar: Legend of Korra’
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Some new Avatarverse OC commissions. 🔥💨🌊🪨

🌱 I am also very happy for the news last night that @bryankonietzko and @mike_dante_d shared! I am drawing and character designing for Avatarverse OCs passionately to be honest and I would really love to collaborate with these amazing writers! I also started to found a. Fan-based Avatarverse last year. So when I hear the happy news, I totally felt amazed! I am really curious what is going to be next from the Avatar Studios! Congratulations again! 🎉 🎊

#ocdesign #ocart #characterdesign #conceptartist #characterconcept #atla #avatarthelastairbender #korra #lok #digitalpainting #avatarstudios #korra #clipstudiopaint #legendofkorra #avatar #characterart #characterdrawing

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My Legend of Korra redraw of the single greatest piece of Seinfeld art: “What’s The Deal With Time” by @twylamae (Twyla Skeggs).

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Day 25 - Conceited - “You know, if you wanna learn how a real pro bends… I could give you some private lessons.”


Did you know that Rami Malek (Elliot from Mr.Robot) voiced Tahno?

High res image and psd file on my Patreon . com / carooliveira

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Okay so I obviously have so much work to do, so what I’m gonna do is rate ships from tLOK, feel free to add your opinion or comment on mine!

  • linzin (Lin x Tenzin), 10/10, I love those two so much, they have amazing dynamic and I feel they were such a power couple, definitely would like to see them together
  • pemzin (Tenzin x Pema), 3/10, so I personally don’t really like Pema cuz she doesn’t have much personality imo, basically her only trait is being a mother (which, I believe, is hard enough but shouldn’t be treated as a character trait) and being harsh to Lin. definitely loving linzin more.
  • masami (Mako x Asami), 9/10, yeah their relationship actually made a lot of sense, later on it was based on friendship and overall was very sweet and I think it had a lot potential but yeah, we got what we got and obviously love triangle had to be involved
  • kainora (Kai x Jinora), 10/10, hjwuagjd they were so sweet, I loved them together, too bad they didn’t get much screen time in s4 because they were perfect representation of first love and how it lasts, just fluff
  • makorra (mako x korra), 0/10, now wth happened there?? this was shitty, toxic and undeveloped thing added imo just to spice things up so as to have cOmPlIcAtEd ReLaTiOnShIpS, which, big surprise, didn’t work at all and only made people hate mako (if that was the goal, well done then). as it turned out tho, they worked much better as friends
  • bopal (Bolin x Opal), 6/10, kinda cute but nothing special, it was nice to see Bolin getting some love after his adventures with korra (1/10, they had fun together but getting him into this mess would just made him even more broken than he already was, thank goodness he got over korra quickly and just stayed friends with her), eska (2/10, i don’t even know what to rate here, this relationship was obviously introduced as comedic relief (which, tbh, worked)) and ginger (0/10, yeah, girl, he’s definitely gonna be your bf now that he’s famous, that’s so nice you see him! cmon). opal being a strong young woman certainly helped him overcome his insecurities and he didn’t have to worry about getting out of toxic relationship (again)
  • korrasami (korra x asami), 5/10, I honestly couldn’t care less
  • baayin (baatar x suyin), 4/10, not much to rate here either because baatar also didn’t have much personality but it was nice seeing him staying by her side always, no matter what (even standing up to kuvira for su)
  • zhurrick (zhu li x varrick), 6/10, I really liked that it was kinda hinted from the beginning, it also made sense they got married so quickly but zhu li changing out of nowhere to whole other person?? like, what??
  • baavira (baatar jr x kuvira), 6/10, I feel kuvira really did love baatar but was just blinded by possibilities of power (and, well, power itself), I think it’s just tragic history they built for years and then destroyed basically together, breaking each other’s hearts
  • pheer (p’li x zaheer), 8/10, I WANNA KNOW THEIR BACKSTORY!! what happened there? how did it happen? so many questions ygh! but they worked great together, good thing they didn’t make zaheer indifferent villain without feelings, his ship with p’li was so great.
  • mingzan (ghazan x ming-hua), 10/10, I consider this canon, sorry not sorry, they had amazing dynamic and it was so obvious they had a crush on each other (remember that scene with Bolin guessing three things about them? do you? huh??), I feel they’d be great together as their relationship is also built on a strong friendship

BONUS (non-canon ships):

  • wuko (wu x mako), 0/10, yeah, another ship ppl created out of nowhere just to have mlm ship with two handsome guys in the show, same story as with zukka (okay maybe wuko has a bit more basis than zukka but still). I think they’re great friends, learning from each other but would be terrible in romantic relationship (just imagine mako getting so frustrated and angry nearly every time they interact, please, just give him a rest)
  • kylin (kya x lin), 6/10, for me they have more sibling-like relationship and yeah, I’m a big linzin stan, but i think if I ignored this for a sec, they would be a couple I’d ship, just imagine the sass and power of those two being so badass
  • amorra (amon x korra), -1/10, why the hell this even exists
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My kids will be so excited about having more animated stories to watch in the #avaterverse since they loved ATLA (@avatarthelastairbender ) & LOK (Legend of Korra)! 👍👏😄

Reposted (via @regrann_app ) from:


BIG announcement! @bryankonietzko and I are returning to #Nickelodeon as co-chief creative officers of Avatar Studios to develop new animated projects in the #avatarverse and oversee the franchise. Couldn’t be more excited and inspired!

Here’s our quote from the annoucement:

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since we created Avatar: The Last Airbender. But even after all that time, there are still many stories and time periods in Aang’s world that we are eager to bring to life. We are fortunate to have an ever-growing community of passionate fans that enjoys exploring the Avatarverse as much as we do. And with this new Avatar Studios venture we have an unparalleled opportunity to develop our franchise and its storytelling on a vast scale, in myriad exciting ways and mediums. We are exceedingly grateful to Brian Robbins and Ramsey Naito for their enthusiasm and respect for the Avatar property and us as its stewards. From the start, they’ve supported our ambitious plans and created a positive, proactive environment for us. We’re excited to be back at Nickelodeon where Avatar began, doing what we do best in the biggest way possible. We can’t wait to build the great teams and productions to make all of this fantasy a reality.”

Click on link in bio for more information. 🌊⛰🔥🌪
#avatar #avatarthelastairbender #michaeldantedimartino #legendofKorra #avataraang #avatarkorra #avatarfandom #fantasytvseries #korra #bryke #avatarstudios #avatarfranchise

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Yeah I’m a bit skeptical of Avatar Studios and the oversaturation and commodification of modern media, but also I think it’s cool that another generation of kids gets to grow up watching new episodes/movies of avatar. Kids that were too young or missed out on Aang or Korra when they were first airing, now get something to have for themselves.

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Korra haters be like:

-We hate her because she is arrogant - Just Like Toph right? She is pretty arrogant and you guys love her

-We hate her because she had no development - She development actually mirrors Azula and Zuko development arc. So when you say things like this, you’re also talking shit about Azula and Zuko developments arc

- We hate her because she is weak, she always need help - Just like Aang right?! If it wasn’t for Katara, Aang would still be in the iceberg. If it wasn’t for her, Aang would have died in the end of book2. An if it wasn’t for her again Zuko would have died and Azula would be FireLord and the war would be far from over. If it wasn’t for Toph, Sokka and Suki, Aang may have had lost the battle since he would fight both the powerfull Ozai and his fleet.

-The characters in TLOK are to overpowered, they convenient discover new abilities - Just like how convenient it was for Toph, the new gaang member, be the one who invented metal bending? And how convenient was that Katara was able to bloodbend, a ability she have just discovered, the woman who pretty much mastered and spend most of her life developing and using this skill

-The Legend of Korra is terrible, to many god ex machina moments- Because that Lion Turtle convenient appearing just in time to give Aang the answer he was looking for since book1 and the power to do what he wanted since he had no intention to kill Ozai. Oh and how convenient it was that Aang hit his back scar in that pointed rock just in time to enter in Avatar State, and how dafuck that was able to restore his chakras?

Hate The Legend of Korra is hate The Last Airbender because even being two very different shows, they share so much, they mirrors and complete each other.

That’s why 90% of the haters are straight males, because the truth about why they hate her show and her character is way more simple : They hate Korra because she is a lgbt poc woman who doesn’t take any crap from any men.

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The reason I think we’re both excited and wary of new Avatar content is because WOW it’s AVATAR! And it’s gonna be ANIMATED! But on the other hand we’ve seen this before w companies like Disney. They take the things that made a lot of money and squeeze it dry, leaving bitter tastes in our mouths.

I’m excited, but I don’t want my love for the original ruined! As much as I love korra, they really pedaled the whole “Aang was a kind of bad dad to Bumi and Kya” thing and it kind of warped the way i rewatched ATLA for a long time, you know

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