History Characters / AvatarTheLastAirbender

19th Sep '17 12:35:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: While the political situation of the Earth Kingdom (particularly in the capital of Ba Sing Se) parallels that of the Qing Dynasty's last days, its culture draws from every Chinese dynasty; Toph's family wears Tang-era clothing, Aunt Wu's usage of oracle bones for divination comes from the Shang Dynasty, etc. It also has areas influenced by Vietnamese tribal cultures (the Foggy Swamp Tribe, despite their Mississippi Delta accent), pre-Meiji Japan (Kyoshi Island), the Gobi Desert (the Shi Wong desert), and Korea (as seen with the hanbok worn by Song in the episode "Cave of Two Lovers"), each paralleling a real-life tributary held by Imperial China. [[spoiler:After the Earth Kingdom falls, the parallels extend to early 20th-century China, with warlords and bandits running loose until a revolutionary nationalist despot is finally able to reunite the country.]]

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: While the political situation of the Earth Kingdom (particularly in the capital of Ba Sing Se) parallels that of the Qing Dynasty's last days, its culture draws from every Chinese dynasty; Toph's family wears Tang-era clothing, Aunt Wu's usage of oracle bones for divination comes from the Shang Dynasty, etc. It also has areas influenced by Vietnamese tribal cultures (the Foggy Swamp Tribe, despite their Mississippi Delta accent), pre-Meiji Japan (Kyoshi Island), the Gobi Desert (the Shi Wong desert), and Korea (as seen with the hanbok worn by Song in the episode "Cave of Two Lovers"), each paralleling a real-life tributary held by Imperial China. [[spoiler:After the Earth Kingdom falls, falls for good in ''Korra'', the parallels extend to early 20th-century China, with warlords and bandits running loose until a revolutionary nationalist despot is finally able to reunite the country.]]
19th Sep '17 12:35:00 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: While the political situation of the Earth Kingdom (particularly in the capital of Ba Sing Se) parallels that of the Qing Dynasty's last days, its culture draws from every Chinese dynasty; Toph's family wears Tang-era clothing, Aunt Wu's usage of oracle bones for divination comes from the Shang Dynasty, etc. It also has areas influenced by Vietnamese tribal cultures (the Foggy Swamp Tribe, despite their Mississippi Delta accent), pre-Meiji Japan (Kyoshi Island), the Gobi Desert (the Shi Wong desert), and Korea (as seen with the hanbok worn by Song in the episode "Cave of Two Lovers"), each paralleling a real-life tributary held by Imperial China. And finally, in the sequel series The Legend of Korra, we meet an Earth Kingdom villain clearly based off the Chinese communist revolutionary Chairman Mao Zedong.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: While the political situation of the Earth Kingdom (particularly in the capital of Ba Sing Se) parallels that of the Qing Dynasty's last days, its culture draws from every Chinese dynasty; Toph's family wears Tang-era clothing, Aunt Wu's usage of oracle bones for divination comes from the Shang Dynasty, etc. It also has areas influenced by Vietnamese tribal cultures (the Foggy Swamp Tribe, despite their Mississippi Delta accent), pre-Meiji Japan (Kyoshi Island), the Gobi Desert (the Shi Wong desert), and Korea (as seen with the hanbok worn by Song in the episode "Cave of Two Lovers"), each paralleling a real-life tributary held by Imperial China. And finally, in [[spoiler:After the sequel series The Legend of Korra, we meet an Earth Kingdom villain clearly based off falls, the Chinese communist parallels extend to early 20th-century China, with warlords and bandits running loose until a revolutionary Chairman Mao Zedong.
nationalist despot is finally able to reunite the country.]]
19th Sep '17 12:24:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Northern Tribe is more of a city, with a more structured outlook on life and has more waterbending tutors available, due to not being as involved in the war.
** The Southern Tribe is more of a hut village, has a more loose outlook on life and has lost more people to the war by the start of the series.

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** The In the original series, the Northern Tribe is more of centered around a city, with major city and has a more structured outlook on life life, with its relative isolation from the war allowing it to maintain both its population and its traditions. In contrast, the Southern Tribe has a significantly looser and more egalitarian outlook on life, and has more waterbending tutors available, due to not being as involved in been reduced by the war.
war to a handful of sparsely populated villages that have lost many of their traditions.
** The By the time of ''The Legend of Korra'', both tribes are now centered around a large modern capital city. However, the Southern Tribe is more of a hut village, has a progressive and business-minded, while the Northern Tribe is more loose outlook on life traditional and has lost more people to the war by the start of the series. spiritual.



* SlobsVersusSnobs: There are elements of this existing in the series between members of the Northern and Southern Water Tribes where Northerners view the Southerners to be low-class slobs and peasants while the Southerners view the Northerners as elitist snobs and oppressive aristocrats. This boils into a civil war between the two tribes in the Legend of Korra storyline.

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* SlobsVersusSnobs: There are elements of this existing in the series between members of the Northern and Southern Water Tribes where Northerners view the Southerners to be low-class slobs and peasants while the Southerners view the Northerners as elitist snobs and oppressive aristocrats. This boils into a civil war between the two tribes in the ''The Legend of Korra storyline.Korra''.
6th Sep '17 7:36:39 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* ElementalPowers: One of the main advantages of being bonded with Raava is that the Avatar can use all four of the elements, air-, water-, earth- and firebending, instead of just the one like everyone else. Even then the Avatar can mostly only use one at a time. With the Avatar State active they can use all four at the same and with a tremendous power boost.

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* ElementalPowers: One of the main advantages of being bonded with Raava is that the Avatar can use all four of the elements, air-, water-, earth- and firebending, instead of just the one like everyone else. Even then the Avatar can mostly only use one at a time. With the Avatar State active they can use all four at the same and with a tremendous power boost. Their ability to use multiple elements also makes it easier for the Avatar than other benders to apply bending techniques across elements, such as redirecting lightning by applying Waterbending principles to Firebending.


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* MasterOfAll: The purpose of each Avatar's training is to turn them into one of these, mastering all four elements to an even greater degree than normal benders who have been training for decades.
30th Aug '17 1:04:49 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Southern Water Tribe borrows from various Polynesian and Native American cultures, specifically the Inuit culture, while the architecture of the Northern Water Tribe capital also adds a heavy dose of Chinese and bits of Nordic influence.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Southern Water Tribe borrows from various Polynesian and Native American cultures, specifically cultures --specifically the Inuit culture, culture-- while the architecture of the Northern Water Tribe capital also adds a heavy dose of Chinese and bits of Nordic influence.
30th Aug '17 1:03:59 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

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9th Aug '17 12:12:38 PM K2Misfit
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: They were friendly, easy-going monks that'll [[SacredHospitality never turn away a hungry guest,]] had no military and according to ''Turf Wars,'' accepted people of all sexual orientations without judgment, ''but'' Gyatso's remains prove they took ''plenty'' of [[TakingYouWithMe Fire Nation soldiers down with them]] during the genocide and Aang implied it could only be due to an ambush they went down or they'd still be around.
9th Aug '17 11:16:25 AM K2Misfit
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** Sublty deconstructed as Aang is initially treated as the sole person capable of saving the world and his word is treated as law, while Korra is met with resistance such as [[spoiler: the World leaders not including her in war strategies against Kuvira due to her not being fully recovered. Only when the situation became so bad that they had to defer to her wisdom]]. ''However,'' the deconstruction [[OlderThanTheyThink actually began in Aang's era]] as while he was still respected and word treated as law, people, such as the [[JerkHasAPoint fisherman]] weren't afraid to [[WhatTheHellHero call him out on his absence]] compared to ''only'' the most audacious/evil challenging The Avatar, so this was on the eve of society getting increasingly modern/secular enough to not be so in awe of one.

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** Sublty deconstructed as Aang is initially treated as the sole person capable of saving the world and his word is treated as law, while Korra is met with resistance such as [[spoiler: the World leaders not including her in war strategies against Kuvira due to her not being fully recovered. Only when the situation became so bad that they had to defer to her wisdom]]. ''However,'' the deconstruction [[OlderThanTheyThink actually began in Aang's era]] as while he was still respected and word treated as law, people, such as the [[JerkHasAPoint [[JerkassHasAPoint fisherman]] weren't afraid to [[WhatTheHellHero call him out on his absence]] compared to ''only'' the most audacious/evil challenging The Avatar, so this was on the eve of society getting increasingly modern/secular enough to not be so in awe of one.
9th Aug '17 10:57:15 AM K2Misfit
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** Sublty deconstructed as Aang is initially treated as the sole person capable of saving the world and his word is treated as law, while Korra is met with resistance such as [[spoiler: the World leaders not including her in war strategies against Kuvira due to her not being fully recovered. Only when the situation became so bad that they had to defer to her wisdom]].

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** Sublty deconstructed as Aang is initially treated as the sole person capable of saving the world and his word is treated as law, while Korra is met with resistance such as [[spoiler: the World leaders not including her in war strategies against Kuvira due to her not being fully recovered. Only when the situation became so bad that they had to defer to her wisdom]]. ''However,'' the deconstruction [[OlderThanTheyThink actually began in Aang's era]] as while he was still respected and word treated as law, people, such as the [[JerkHasAPoint fisherman]] weren't afraid to [[WhatTheHellHero call him out on his absence]] compared to ''only'' the most audacious/evil challenging The Avatar, so this was on the eve of society getting increasingly modern/secular enough to not be so in awe of one.
28th Jul '17 4:13:08 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Like Imperial Japan, the Fire Nation is an authoritarian volcanic archipelago state technologically superior to its neighbors, with a coal-based military-industrial complex that justifies its conquests with the premise of "sharing prosperity" and uses methods like Emperor worship (the Fire Lord in their case) and schoolbook propaganda to control its people. However, its material culture is primarily Chinese. The Fire Nation also utilizes elements of Thai architecture, most noticeably in the roofing. The geology of the Fire Nation capital was based on Iceland, which may seem a little weird until you remember that Iceland is one of the most tectonically active places on the planet.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Fire Nation prides itself on its militarism and use of martial force. This dates back to their ancestors in Avatar Wan's era who often ventured out to conquer territory after harnessing firebending from Lion Turtles.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Like Imperial Japan, the Fire Nation is an authoritarian volcanic archipelago state technologically superior to its neighbors, with a coal-based military-industrial complex that justifies its conquests with the premise of "sharing prosperity" and uses methods like Emperor worship (the Fire Lord in their case) and schoolbook propaganda to control its people. However, its material culture is primarily Chinese. The Fire Nation also utilizes elements of Thai architecture, most noticeably in the roofing. The geology of the Fire Nation capital was based on Iceland, which may seem a little weird until you remember that Iceland is one of the most tectonically active places on the planet.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Fire Nation prides itself on its militarism and use of martial force. This dates back to their ancestors in Avatar Wan's era who often ventured out to conquer territory after harnessing firebending from Lion Turtles.
See [[Characters/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFireNation here]]
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