Avatar: The Last Airbender thread. No Korra discussion allowed.
Lets take a moment to appreciate how near-perfect the show was. I can't wait until I have children so I can sit down with them and marathon this show with them.
>Who was your favorite male character?
>Who was your favorite female character?
>What was your favorite episode?
>Which season was your favorite?
>Which element did you like the most?
I like the sentiment, but i don't see how this would turn into a discussion since it's just listing personal preferences. Anyway here goes.
>Iroh, I liked that he wasn't really a good guy or bad guy per se, he was mainly just looking out for his nephew.
>Katara, she seemed nice enough even with some bitchy episodes. And her personality appeals more to me than the others.
>The Guru, i'm a sucker for spiritual things.
>Fire, because it was the climax to a great story
>Water, i like the motions, the colour and theme of waterbenders. It also happens to be very usefull.
The Southern Raiders is the most overrated episode in the entire series, just for how much it shits on Aang and Sokka, forces the one-on-one 'roadtrip' character development and how Zuko is left off the hook.
Iroh is definitely a second contender for me, it hurts everytime Zuko opposes him. I would almost say the Old Masters is my favourite simply for their reunion scene.
And the guru was a brilliant episode.
Ty Lee is the best girl. She is perfect. You can't prove me wrong.
I used to love it when I was a *cough* Zutara shipper *cough* but now it's really not up there. It does have some great scenes though. And Mae Whitman's voice acting was on point.
It's funny that even though people see it as the quintessential Zutara episode, it demonstrates more clearly than any other point in the series why they wouldn't work as a couple. They bring the absolute worst out in each other. All the parallels in their past suffering only serve to remind each other of how much they've lost and how poorly life has treated them and it makes them dwell on those losses and become self-pitying and vengeful.
It really is. Although I can always say Zuko because he was such a refreshing character at the time for me and has always left such a huge impression.
Yeah, I don't mind the final confrontation but it does lose it towards the end. If Katara didn't bloodbend in that episode (and if Zutara hadn't been so huge) it probably wouldn't have been propped up as much.
>all these plebs thinking book 3 is the best
I think season 2 is best.
Avatar season 2 to Avatar season 3 is like
Empire strikes back to Return of the Jedi. They carry over the goodwill from the previous seasons, but do less in creating their own.
I don't think it's nearly as cohesive well written as Book 2, but I can see why people prefer it. The fact that it's the most character driven season means that it has a lot of episodes which are fan favourites. By this point in the series, viewers had already grown to love a lot of the main and supporting cast, so the fact that so many Book 3 episodes have a huge focus on interesting character interactions and dynamics makes those episodes individually more enjoyable than their Book 2 counterparts, even if collectively it isn't as strong a season as Book 2.
Fair enough, I think ATLA was just a show that kept getting better season by season. I do think season 2 had consistently good episodes whereas season 3 flip flops a bit but imo s03 had more great episodes and has the bonus of giving ATLA the best ending it could.
You know what is a giant missed opportunity?
There was never a situation where waterbenders fought in the rain. (except that brief moment with Katara) They would wreck everyone, it would be awesome.
Oooh this is true. Besides Katara's 'fight with Yon Rha, which was really cool they never did utilise it did they?
Damn that could have been awesome. Imagine just increasing the speed of the rains fall so it pelts your opponent or turning it to hail.
I will NEVER understand how anybody can think Crossroads of Destiny was good in any way, shape or form. From top to bottom it's just amateurishly written, uses ridiculous plot-contrivances to get to the conclusion it wants, and completely pisses away all the character-development it built up during the entiresecond season. Yet I still see Avatar fans sucking its cock everywhere.
Azula messing up with lightning at the end of the series.
With how much they emphasized being in control of emotions you need to be in order to lightningbend and how off the rails she becomes in the finale, seeing her basically self-destruct in her attempt to kill Zuko was a missed opportunity.
That and Katara being the final fight with her. Really anti-climactic, especially compared to the Aang fight at the same time. The Azula/Zuko fight and Aang/Ozai fights were equal in importance to the characters participating.
Azula VS Katara doesn't really have stakes compared to the other conflicts, or even Toph and Sokka's survival on the crashing airships.
Zuko. I'm not a huge fan of his personality but I love his arc and how maturely it is handled.
Toph. Pushes all the right buttons.
Ember Island Players. It's the perfect prelude to the finale. Every show should have a similar episode, it's brilliant.
Almost everything. It's funny, cool, has great action, interesting setting, compelling characters. It's all good. There are a few deus ex machina and plotholes but it's so good they didn't even bother me until after the fact when I was looking for things to complain about.
>Lets take a moment to appreciate how near-perfect the show was. I can't wait until I have children so I can sit down with them and marathon this show with them.
Wow, that is Youtube level nostalgiafagging
>The Ember Island Players
>3, although 2 was also seriously great
>fire because of lightning
Just finished rewatching atla last night. Brought back so many good memories.
Cried like a bitch though
Should I move on to Korra? Didn't really enjoy the first episode.
Is there literally any disagreement on this?
I have a thing for people who turn their disabilities into advantages, owing to my own
>Crossroads of Destiny. Literally the Empire Strikes Back of Animation
>Season 3 It had the most individualised episodes that still had a running plot
>Fire is always the best for drama
1. The old man
2. Toph, of course
3. All toph episodes are godly
5. Earth (lava)
>Torn between Suki, Ty Lee and Toph
>Tales of Ba Sing Se
>3, seeing Zuko redeemed was satisfying
The thing I really liked from Atla is the setting, the handling of the colors all through the series was GOAT, when Fire Nation was in scene, you could feel warm and heat, Earth kingdom was handled greatly, contrasting deserts and barren wastelands with lush gardens, Water tribes were always cold, always with a lot of clothes.
This is something Korra lacked