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Posted 1/2/15

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Aang.

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I find it odd that you say that while you claim to be female and chose that as your profile pic.

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Posted 1/2/15
I like them both but Korra has both grown more as a character and has gotten more accomplished. Whereas Aang still feels like the same kid from the beginning. Also Korra face FAR more powerful enemies than Aang did who only had the Fire Nation to deal with.
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Posted 1/3/15 , edited 1/3/15
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as a being of peace, korra has without a doubt accomplish more than aang in the terms of unity between spirit world and the living world.

in the ability to kick ass, aang since he has all the previous avatar to back him as korra only have raava.

in terms of who would win in a fight, korra can spirit bend and all and was subject to competitive bending, but aang actually can remove bending from anyperson meaning that he can remove bending from korra and he was trained under the best benders of his time. so aang should win.
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Posted 1/3/15
Aang cleaed up a mess that started from roku ending a 100 year war had to go against an entire nation plus the dai li from ba sing se and helped build republic city id say theyre about even on what they got done. Not to mention all the side stuff he did ( stopped the drill entering ba sin se and saving king bumi even though he gave himself up. PLUS he learned fire bending from the last dragons.
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Posted 1/3/15
I finally finished watching the entirety of The Legend of Korra so my below argument may not be new to people who may have followed the show as it aired and taken part in any discussions during that time. So, forgive me if you have read these before, I'm just happy to say my piece on it lol

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I think a lot of people are forgetting the Korra was practically raised in a secluded, isolated environment for most of her life. She is then unceremoniously dumped into Republic City where everyone expects big things from her based on the actions of the previous avatar. It's like if someone was raised in a remote cabin in the backwoods of Canada and then dropped off in New York City where everyone expect them to fix everything and be the beacon of good, positive things. It clearly shows. However, she grows and the series moved on from season to season where her naivety is slowly eroded and she begins figuring things out. The Rememberances episode clearly demonstrated how much she struggled with things but also how much good came of her actions as well when everytime she mentioned a failure, Asami was right there to tell her she also did some good (and later Tenzin as well). I think of a lot of Korra's troubles stem from this simple fact that she and everyone else has an idea of what the avatar should be and can be and reality clearly proved that wrong time and time again. This is also not mentioning the simple fact that The Last Airbender introduced us all to a completely new fictional universe and had a lot of things to educate us about. The Legend of Korra, imho, was more about what it means to be an avatar since the creators could now explore that universe more openly with us. Korra's entire series was basically her trying to find out what the relationship with the avatar was to her, to the world, what it meant to be the bridge to the spirit world and the physical, human world and what can be accomplished as the avatar. This is why I personally think that the ending of season 2 was the single most important event in the entire series.

However, Korra did try to understand the reasoning behind her enemies as much as she could and even agreed with them to certain extents but disapproved of their methods (as noted by Toph). Aang to me, seemed more like it should be done this way and this way only (iirc, memory is a bit fuzzy here). He was constantly having trouble because of this mindset and caused a lot of unnecessary friction that could have been resolved if he had just listened. You can say what you will about his age but I felt there were at least a few times where he should have been more understanding.

Another thing is that Korra seemed to be to be a naturally gifted bender as an avatar. Remember how she was already using all three at a very early age? Aang had to learn his one at a time. Korra was pretty much already there, while air bending I think, took longer because the philosophy behind it is the opposite of her personality. However if you look at their fighting styles, Korra was more of the overwhelming force type whereas Aang was very creative and technical, by the looks of it.

All of that isn't me saying Korra is better and Aang is not. I think that despite their age differences and clearly the time period in which they existed, both are good avatars for their time. The knowledge gained about avatars from Aang clearly affected Korra as an avatar and how people taught her, interacted with her, and what they expected of her is all there. Aang and the entire world really had no idea when he was thawed out because, let's face it, no one had seen an avatar for 100 years or so so they had no idea. I think both are good avatars and yes, they clearly made mistakes but so does everyone else. No avatar is perfect and every single time we met previous ones we saw them making mistakes as well but working hard to correct them. So saying Korra is worse than Aang and vice-versa is like saying the U.S. Army of WWII is better than the current U.S. Army or that the fledgling U.S. Army during the American Revolution was perfect in every way. It just has no bearing or sense to really compare both Aang and Korra.

Lastly, The Legend of Korra is 10 episodes shorter than The Last Airbender, and I feel like this really affected the show because there were plenty of things to explore or open up more in each season. Aang's series had a full compliment of 20 episodes per season and we got to explore more of the characters, the setting, and a myriad of other things. I feel like Korra didn't get a fair shake at things in the way The Last Airbender did and it suffered from this lack of support from Nickelodeon. To me, The Legend of Korra was more of a missed opportunity than a bad show. If we were to get new episodes for it, I think an OVA series detailing the events during the 3-year time skip would a great way to bring it back on as we can see so many things happening. Zuko traveling back to the Fire Nation to be with his daughter after the uncovering of the red lotus; Tenzin and the Air Nation rebuilding and simultaneously acting as the world's troubleshooters; Asami helping rebuild Republic City, Kuvira stabilizing Ba Sing Se and then reconquering the old Earth Nation and her slow decline into the tyrant we see in season 4; Mako being a bending cop and more of Lin being a police chief; and any other things I might have missed.
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Posted 1/3/15

HollowHokage wrote:


kdroberts wrote:

Aang.

#gayisnotokay

I find it odd that you say that while you claim to be female and chose that as your profile pic.



It's called irony, my good friend
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Posted 1/3/15 , edited 1/3/15
Aang, when he was on avatar state: Holy biscuits!
Korra Avatar State: buuuuuuu!
Aang was the true avatar
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Posted 1/3/15
I've gotta go with ang.

Korra made too many obvious mistakes and ended up costing everyone else more trouble. It's pretty bad when you figure in that ang is younger and still made much better choices and acted appropriately.

It's also really hard to take korra seriously after the second season (The second season starts the downslide though). The story becomes SO bad and cliche it isn't funny. I think season 3 of korra was the worst show I've ever watched.
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Posted 1/3/15 , edited 1/3/15
As avatars, I think Korra. I haven't watched the whole show but the fact that she goes looking for fights puts her above Aang in my book. All that 'namaste' bullshit Aang was on got on my nerves too often.
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Posted 1/3/15
i seebwhat your saying but aang was also thrown into a world he didnt understand and it was much more harsh than korras world. he was forced to become the avatar even though he didnt want to be. he was raised in a temple all his life and then all of a sudden became wanted by the fire nation, had his entire race wiped out and had to make choices for the entire world that was at war at the tender age of 12
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Posted 1/3/15

kdroberts wrote:

Aang.

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I like Aang more. Admittedly it, it's partly because of nostalgia. He was a happy-go-lucky kid, but also had ideals, and had dealt with some heavy stuff like guilt in the past. He was also pretty badass in the Avatar state.
Korra was too hotheaded and irrational. She's plenty realistic, but her character annoyed me until Seasons 3 and 4, where she was no longer in bs relationships and was doing her hardest to help.


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Posted 1/3/15
In terms of points: Korra. She did more world saving stuff than Aang.

In terms of raw power: Aang. He was connected to all the preceding avatars through his whole life, and thus was stronger than Korra once she had lost that.

Korra was the more interesting character, but Aang had the better story.
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Posted 1/3/15
LOL I forgot about Mako!
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Posted 1/3/15 , edited 1/3/15
Well they are completely different types of characters but personally I like Korra better.
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Posted 1/3/15
Aang.
Korra had a habit of making blunders. her habit of leaping before looking usually made conditions way worse than they actually were. Aang on the other hand used his wit.
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