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Yes, that's correct. According to Michael Dante Dimartino's Tumblr (who's one of the main creators of the series), it was confirmed that Korra + Asami is a thing. Our intention with the last scene was to make it as clear as possible that yes, Korra and Asami have romantic feelings for each other. The moment where they enter the spirit portal symbolizes ...


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Anime basically translates to animation, so the Japanese don't really have a distinction. Claymation for example could qualify as 'anime' in the East. From a Western perspective, 'anime' is a looser term, generally meaning animations from Japan, but sometimes it's applied to Western shows with the anime 'look', like RWBY or Avatar. There's no strict ...


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The other answers are being unnecessarily noncommittal. The meaning of the word anime has different connotations in the West and in Japan. No, Avatar is not an anime, speaking in English. In the West - more specifically, in English - animation is a general term that means all animated media, yes including claymation and cartoons. In Japanese, anime is a ...


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The key I think is 'to master'. Both Aang and Korra knew how to bend all four basic elements from since they were born, but required training to get control over such powers (that's why they are avatars; they know how to bend all elements). She was born in the water tribe, so, isn't she supposed to know only how to bend water? So, I would answer no to ...


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Avatar Wan was the first Avatar, and he lived about 10 thousand years before Korra. He was succeeded by a firebender, implying that he was an earthbender originally, but as far as I know, it hasn't been specifically said if the cycle followed perfectly from the first Avatar to the second.


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In the Avatar universe, much like in the Futurama, Frozen or Once Upon a Time universes, some people who are frozen under certain conditions have their metabolisms pause. In A:TLA, Aang, after freezing himself and Appa, is sustained through the Avatar State according to this currently unsourced portion of Aang's page in Avatar Wikia: The Avatar State kept ...


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Each sub-skill is a relatively rare skill compared to the population of that type of bending that requires special training (with one exception) to learn. As the population of air benders has been tiny and many nuanced details of the form have been lost over the centuries. Aang was a good airbender but likely didn't know everything as he was a child. From ...


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With the exception of some aspects in fire bending. All bending abilities in avatar work under the premise of manipulating the {%insert element here} that already exists. An example of this is in the water benders drawing moisture from the air, or better yet, the way blood bending was explained. It is said to be possible because a persons blood contains ...


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So I'm going to get all physics-y here, but bear with me. Thinking in terms of real world physics, some flames will burn blue depending in what it is that you're burning. Certain elements burn blue, other burn green, etc. The reason for this is a little bit long, so I won't write it here. This wouldn't be the case with Azula, since we can almost definitely ...


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Breathbending (or something of the sort; taking the air from someone's breath/lungs). As seen on The Legend of Korra, Season 3 Episode 10: Long Live the Queen


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More than likely we will see more continuations of both The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra but these won't be animated. In regard to The Last Airbender, there have been a number of comics that have been released since the end of the original series such as The Promise The Search The Rift Smoke and Shadow all of these were released in 3 parts by ...


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This was answered in the Avatar comics, as you suspect. In particular, it was the second graphic novel released, The Search. The title refers to Zuko's search for his mother. In the comic, everything about Fire Lord Azulon's death is revealed, as well as what happened to Zuko's mother, Ursa. I'll summarize here based on the wikipedia article and my own hazy ...


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As the wiki suggests Aang also effected. An Avatar-level firebender can produce fire whips, the most being five at once. They are capable of reaching across long distances, displayed when Aang used the technique hundreds of feet above Ozai. This may have been a result of his firebending being augmented by Sozin's Comet or because he was in the ...


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If we analyse the episode, Hama isn't actually fighting but rather forcing Katara to willingly use bloodbending. Hama only attacked Katara because Katara refused to learn the art of Bloodbending. She was horrified to learn the technique and by the idea of controlling another person's body. In Avatar Wikia, Bloodbending is stated as: a sub-skill of ...


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in Avatar: The Legend of Korra - Book 2: Spirits Episodes 7 and 8 (Beginnings Part 1 and 2) detail the story of the first Avatar Wan. in his time humans lived cities which were on the Lion Turtles who would gift people the power of the elements (what is currently known as Bending) when they venture into the Spirit Wilds. the Lion Turtle that Wan's home was ...


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Actual Avatar reincarnation means Raava accepts part of current Avatar soul, leaves its body, and finds new Avatar. Communication with previous Avatar incarnations was exactly communication with parts of their souls inside Raava. Since Raava got itself destroyed, and then resurrected, it is in "clear" state, without souls of previous incarnations. But while ...


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It's impossible to say whether the other avatars had Animal Guides. The only ones we see are Korra's, Aang's, and Roku's. Kyoshi, Kuruk, Yangchen, and Wan were never seen with one. Of those, Wan was the only one we really got a lot of backstory for and he was never seen with an animal guide, though it seemed Ravaa may have been the equivalent for him. While ...


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This is semi-good source for Combustion Man. This is a good source for special bending techniques in general. It states that his tattoo is a focal point for him to trigger explosions by focusing his chi. Seeing as it's a unique use of bending, I wouldn't be surprised if he can only bend from that spot simply due to complexity and a necessity for accuracy. ...


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The term comes from Japanese, and in that language, yes: Avatar is anime. As used in Japanese, the term simply refers to animation, and does not distinguish it by nation of origin. But as a loanword in other languages, however, Avatar usually doesn't qualify. Most languages other than Japanese have borrowed the term anime to refer specifically to animation ...


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Korra was designed to be Aangs polar opposite. He is calm, peaceful, and prefers to solve things without a fight, he prefers to avoid the enemy rather than counter or bide. Korra on the other hand, is hot-headed, a fighter, prefers to pulverize an enemy rather than avoid a battle. Airbending is considered to be a very "spiritual" type of bending, it ...


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The episode you seem to be referencing is Book 2 Chapter 1: The Avatar State, when Avatar Roku's spirit gives Aang a crash course in the meaning of the avatar state. We get a quick demonstration of the power of the avatar state when we see it invoked by Avatar Kuruk to bend a gigantic wave, Avatar YangChen to cause a gale force gust, the fire nation avatar ...


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"You can purchase the the hardcover versions here and here, respectively" - Krazer After you purchase the comics and they have been delivered to you, you can then read the comics.


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I don't think there's a canonical explanation of how bending works, but the way Earthbenders fight suggests that they have much more control over soil that's near them, and that they work best with sudden, abrupt movements. For instance, it's common for earthbenders to stop large slabs of rock, but they always wait for it to get close rather than slowing it ...


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With Raava and Vaatu, light and dark cannot exist without the other. They can defeat each other, yet the vanquished will arise from the victor. Harmonic Convergence is where spiritual energy is amplified and, as mentioned by the Lion Turtle that talked to Aang, "before the time of the Avatar we bent not the elements but the energy within ourselves" which ...


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Harmonic convergence led to great change that did more than provide a pathway between the two worlds. Since the fire nation had previously wiped out most air benders, there was a great imbalance among the four nations. There was a natural rebalancing that occurred as a result of harmonic convergence which led to an awakening for air benders only. Since Korra ...


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They don't, but Avatar Kyoshi was an Avatar and therefore did not just Earthbend. She is shown using the fans to enhance her Airbending. This is seen when she creates Kyoshi Island and when she defeats the Earth King's guards. The fans themselves are merely instruments that were used by Kyoshi herself, and later adopted by the Kyoshi warriors. As Suki says ...


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Unlike water and fire, air and earth have different properties, thus different objects or attributes can boost or decrease their bending. Airbending relies on feeling the air current, and airbenders use the flow as a booster to their bending. This can be done by an airbender staff or similar items. This is why most airbenders can't fly without a staff. ...


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Such powers are not been mentioned in the Comics or in Avatar or Korra Series. That said, the powers from the Sun and the moon can be seen in the negative sense. Because Night leaves the Firebenders vulnerable a lot (the reason why General Iroh asked Admiral Zhao to wait until daybreak for attack again at Northern Tribe in Episode 19) as WaterBenders becomes ...


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No, Korra will be the last installment. There are currently no plans for continuation. Both TLA & TLoK ended. At the end of Korra, you'll see something like "The End" in Chinese. But, if you haven't read them, The Last Airbender comics are a continuation of the original The Last Airbender series.


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