1. #1741
    Quote Originally Posted by Madeupfriend View Post
    So, I have a question.

    Just finished watching the first Avatar series with the girlfriend and we loved it. Thinking about watching the new series but the question I have is if the new Avatar series dwarfs the character of the old series. Is the new Avatar so unbelievably strong that it makes Aang look like a chump? Do her companions out skill Aangs old companions by a very large amount?

    I'd like to start watching this series but idk if I could enjoy it if it tries to one up the old character and make them irrelevant.
    I suggest you watch it, definitely no "one upping" going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeupfriend View Post
    So, I have a question.

    Just finished watching the first Avatar series with the girlfriend and we loved it. Thinking about watching the new series but the question I have is if the new Avatar series dwarfs the character of the old series. Is the new Avatar so unbelievably strong that it makes Aang look like a chump? Do her companions out skill Aangs old companions by a very large amount?

    I'd like to start watching this series but idk if I could enjoy it if it tries to one up the old character and make them irrelevant.
    Make Aang look like a chump? Ahahahaha not even close. But the situations for both Avatars have been very different, their lives and personalities in extreme contrast to each other so it would be unfair and difficult to compare. Lets just say the new characters are both stronger and weaker in their own ways and I'll leave it at that. Yes the new show is definitely worth keeping up with. The overall "feel" is definitely darker (as it was most likely intended) since we're dealing with an older main cast.

    One of the reasons this thread is so active is because the new series will literally FLOOD your mind with hundreds of questions especially if you're a huge fan of the first series, due to skipping forward 70 years and introducing interesting/strange new characters - and as the show progresses we find more of our questions are answered about out what happened in the past and what is happening in the present.
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  3. #1743
    Quote Originally Posted by Madeupfriend View Post
    So, I have a question.

    Just finished watching the first Avatar series with the girlfriend and we loved it. Thinking about watching the new series but the question I have is if the new Avatar series dwarfs the character of the old series. Is the new Avatar so unbelievably strong that it makes Aang look like a chump? Do her companions out skill Aangs old companions by a very large amount?

    I'd like to start watching this series but idk if I could enjoy it if it tries to one up the old character and make them irrelevant.
    The new series is a great transition from the old one.

    Also, offtopic, but I couldn't help but think of this picture when you said "with the girlfriend"


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    This show makes us ask more questions than an actual mystery crime show does. It's really well done though a bit rushed, partly because I heard Nick didn't want filler (I view filler as important to character progression but hey), but I think that will branch out in the end and maybe see a bit more of the characters mature (not older but character wise) as a whole.

    The creators are fantastic writers. The show kind of had 2 episodes that were just making us ask to many questions but it's done well as a whole... Very well.
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  5. #1745
    Quote Originally Posted by Duronos View Post
    This show makes us ask more questions than an actual mystery crime show does. It's really well done though a bit rushed, partly because I heard Nick didn't want filler (I view filler as important to character progression but hey), but I think that will branch out in the end and maybe see a bit more of the characters mature (not older but character wise) as a whole.

    The creators are fantastic writers. The show kind of had 2 episodes that were just making us ask to many questions but it's done well as a whole... Very well.
    Nick, didn't want less filler, the creators wanted less filler, so in their mini-series which is almost over, sadly, they wanted it to be super story driven.

    Also I heard that Korra does not learn air this season and season 2 will be called "Air 2: Air Harder."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    season 2 will be called "Air 2: Air Harder."
    .......wat

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    That's a fake Book 2 name, people have been coming out with those things all over the place. I think the creators might be realizing the less filler mistake. We shall see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    .......wat
    Its a joke, don't worry. Its really Air 2: Electric Bugaloo

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    What exactly defines a filler? Is it when the episode has no relevance to the main plot? But if that was a case atleast half of ATLA's episodes would be deemed fillers and you would have to throw out a lot of character development as well. Those episodes gave us a deep understand and attached us to the characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    What exactly defines a filler? Is it when the episode has no relevance to the main plot? But if that was a case atleast half of ATLA's episodes would be deemed fillers and you would have to throw out a lot of character development as well. Those episodes gave us a deep understand and attached us to the characters.
    Yeah, but episodes like the great divide did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    Yeah, but episodes like the great divide did not.
    ...true. Still, fillers help with pacing and ATLA had genius pacing.

    Since we're watching Korra in 1 week gaps, it makes sense to get our 25 minute dose of meth because we've been waiting that long. But if someone was to watch a whole season of episodes in one sitting they would overdose on the meth!

    Hmm I like this analogy >_<
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  12. #1752
    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    What exactly defines a filler? Is it when the episode has no relevance to the main plot? But if that was a case atleast half of ATLA's episodes would be deemed fillers and you would have to throw out a lot of character development as well. Those episodes gave us a deep understand and attached us to the characters.
    Filler episodes/arcs have either none-existent or tangential links to the overarching story (so they can contain a single scene that is connected to the main plot, but not a main story). If the character development from a story is linked to the overarching story (like with the headband and the painted lady), it is not true filler.

    That makes the full list of true filler episodes: the great divide, the fortuneteller, avatar day, tales of ba sing se, the runaway and the ember island players (notice the gradual increase in quality :P)
    A look at the warcraft novels, RPG books, games and magical french space soccer.

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    Actually the fortune teller connects to Korra kind of and I actually really liked all those episodes except the great divide.

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    I thought fillers (even The Great Divide) necessary. The reason for this is it shows their travel and experiences, I'm pretty sure we haven't seen enough of Republic City or the United Republic itself. See for me this show should have been based around Republic City with things around it as well.

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    For example, The Great Divide showed us Aang using his problem solving as the Avatar to be useful since he solved the problem at the end. Avatar Day was useful in the fact that it showed one of Aang's past lives Kyoshi. I even that as a proper episode. Filler I personally think is like side quests in Skyrim, there is so much to see or know, why not see it or know it.
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    All I have to say is Avatar the last airbender > The legend of Korra

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex9121 View Post
    All I have to say is Avatar the last airbender > The legend of Korra
    My issue with this saying is that Korra is still in the works and not fully released yet, ATLA is. Korra is a tad bit rushed and I hope the creators see this mistake... Overall still fantastic.
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  17. #1757
    Quote Originally Posted by Duronos View Post
    I thought fillers (even The Great Divide) necessary. The reason for this is it shows their travel and experiences, I'm pretty sure we haven't seen enough of Republic City or the United Republic itself. See for me this show should have been based around Republic City with things around it as well.

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    For example, The Great Divide showed us Aang using his problem solving as the Avatar to be useful since he solved the problem at the end. Avatar Day was useful in the fact that it showed one of Aang's past lives Kyoshi. I even that as a proper episode. Filler I personally think is like side quests in Skyrim, there is so much to see or know, why not see it or know it.
    Well I think we might see more filler since after Korra deals with Amon this weekend, there will be more time for her to do shit around the world and in republic city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    Well I think we might see more filler since after Korra deals with Amon this weekend, there will be more time for her to do shit around the world and in republic city.
    I hope so, I sure hope so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeupfriend View Post
    So, I have a question.

    Just finished watching the first Avatar series with the girlfriend and we loved it. Thinking about watching the new series but the question I have is if the new Avatar series dwarfs the character of the old series. Is the new Avatar so unbelievably strong that it makes Aang look like a chump? Do her companions out skill Aangs old companions by a very large amount?

    I'd like to start watching this series but idk if I could enjoy it if it tries to one up the old character and make them irrelevant.
    Different personalities. Aang was a pacifist, his fighting methods involved him dodging and keeping the baddies occupied long enough for someone else to finish them off. (Usually Katara or Boomerang).

    Korra is a lot stronger, but she lacks the ability to access situations. Shes sort of like a bull in a china shop, she deals a lot of damage but just doesnt think.

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    Just making sure i didnt miss anything
    the latest released episode up to this point is still the one with the "general" at the end, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickles View Post
    Different personalities. Aang was a pacifist, his fighting methods involved him dodging and keeping the baddies occupied long enough for someone else to finish them off. (Usually Katara or Boomerang).

    Korra is a lot stronger, but she lacks the ability to access situations. Shes sort of like a bull in a china shop, she deals a lot of damage but just doesnt think.
    When the little pacifist entered avatar state, he was freaking Hulk.

    I cant wait to see what Korra will be like when she enters hers


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