History Headscratchers / TheLegendOfKorraTechnologyAndMedicine

28th May '16 9:23:20 AM brolaf
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** Four reasons: 1) [[MedievalStasis It's a fantasy world]], 2) It's heavily based on the FarEast, 3) A fully realized [[TheChosenOne Avatar]] can stop an army in its tracks and deliberately kept the four nations separate, and 4) The world of Avatar seems to have little in the way of large scale trade networks like the Silk Road or the Indian Ocean trade network. So basically, Katara was right: Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
28th Dec '15 1:32:02 AM Tuomas
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** But the question wasn't about repopulating of the planet, rather than the level of technology, which doesn't change that much from Wan's era to the [=AtlA=] era. Compare that to the changes in technology in our world in the last 10,000 years, and the discrepancy is massive, especially if you consider that the Avatar world has an incredibly efficient power source (bending) that our world doesn't have. So why was there 10,000 years of stagnation followed by 70 years of fast changes?
30th Sep '15 2:32:17 AM Unityd3v
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** Batteries also make sense in tandem with lightning benders. This way, any excess electricity harnessed from the lightning benders can be stored for future use.
** Mecha tanks, at least in Book 1, seem to at least run on some sort of internal combustion.
30th Sep '15 2:20:36 AM Unityd3v
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** Compared to the over 10,000 years from the beginning of real life recorded history to where we are now, this isn't as slow as you think it is.

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** Compared to the over 10,000 years from the beginning of civilization in real life recorded history to where we are now, this isn't as slow as you think it is.is. The people in Wan's time were basically TheRemnant who were left over after some apocalypse that had them living solely on the lion turtles, basically 4 small cities worth of humans. Taking centuries and even millennia to repolulate the planet to the levels we see in both series (especially taking major wars into consideration) isn't that far fetched.
30th Sep '15 2:17:19 AM Unityd3v
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** Compared to the over 10,000 years from the beginning of real life recorded history to where we are now, this isn't as slow as you think it is.
28th Sep '15 5:44:39 PM Squirtle802
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* Common complaint when it comes to robots, but why the hell was it bipedal? It'd be a lot more stable, a lot easier to control, and presumably easier to build if it were on treads like the mecha tanks were. The smaller mecha suits were bipedal too, which is also a little silly, but it seems like not being able to lose your balance would be relatively high on your list of priorities when designing a 25-story colossus.
23rd Jul '15 12:42:01 AM Tuomas
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* In [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne "Beginnings Part 1"]] we see what human societies looked like ten thousand years ago, and they don't look all that different from the societies we see in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. For example, Wan's home city doesn't look that different from Omashu. All that seems to have changed in the following 10,000 years is that the Fire Nation has developed some steampunk technology, and the Earth Kingdom has come up with a few creative ways to use earthbending, such as moving trains with it. So, basically, in 10,000 years the Avatar world went from pseudo-Medieval to pseudo-Medieval with some steampunk elements, but in the following 70 years it became fully modern with skyscapers, electricity, cars, movies, radio, etc. If we compare this to our world, 10,000 years ago people were still living in the Stone Age, and agriculture had barely began. Now, obviously the Hundred Year War was a major catalyst for technological and societal changes, but it still doesn't make sense that no big changes happened in the thousands of years that preceded it.

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* In [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne "Beginnings Part 1"]] 1"]], we see what human societies looked like ten thousand years ago, and they don't look all that different from the societies we see in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. For example, Wan's home city doesn't look that different from Omashu. All that seems to have changed in the following 10,000 years is that the Fire Nation has developed some steampunk technology, and the Earth Kingdom has come up with a few creative ways to use earthbending, such as moving trains with it. So, basically, in 10,000 years the Avatar world went from pseudo-Medieval to pseudo-Medieval with some steampunk elements, but in the following 70 years it became fully modern with skyscapers, electricity, cars, movies, radio, etc. If we compare this to our world, 10,000 years ago people were still living in the Stone Age, and agriculture had barely began. Now, obviously the Hundred Year War was a major catalyst for technological and societal changes, but it still doesn't make sense that no big changes happened in the thousands of years that preceded it.
23rd Jul '15 12:39:53 AM Tuomas
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* In [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne "Beginnings Part 1"]] we see what human societies looked like ten thousand years ago, and they don't look all that different from the societies we see in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Fro example, Wan's home city doesn't look that different from Omashu. All that seems to have changed in the following 10,000 years is that the Fire Nation has developed some steampunk technology and the Earth Kingdom has come up with a few creative ways to use earthbending, such as moving trains with it. So, basically, in 10,000 years the Avatar world went from pseudo-Medieval to pseudo-Medieval with some steampunk elements, but in the following 70 years it became fully modern with skyscapers, electricity, cars, movies, etc. If we compare it to our world, 10,000 years ago people were still living in the Stone Age, and agriculture had barely began.

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years after Wan?]]
* In [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne "Beginnings Part 1"]] we see what human societies looked like ten thousand years ago, and they don't look all that different from the societies we see in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Fro For example, Wan's home city doesn't look that different from Omashu. All that seems to have changed in the following 10,000 years is that the Fire Nation has developed some steampunk technology technology, and the Earth Kingdom has come up with a few creative ways to use earthbending, such as moving trains with it. So, basically, in 10,000 years the Avatar world went from pseudo-Medieval to pseudo-Medieval with some steampunk elements, but in the following 70 years it became fully modern with skyscapers, electricity, cars, movies, radio, etc. If we compare it this to our world, 10,000 years ago people were still living in the Stone Age, and agriculture had barely began.
began. Now, obviously the Hundred Year War was a major catalyst for technological and societal changes, but it still doesn't make sense that no big changes happened in the thousands of years that preceded it.
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23rd Jul '15 12:33:33 AM Tuomas
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* In [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne "Beginnings Part 1"]] we see what human societies looked like ten thousand years ago, and they don't look all that different from the societies we see in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Fro example, Wan's home city doesn't look that different from Omashu. All that seems to have changed in the following 10,000 years is that the Fire Nation has developed some steampunk technology and the Earth Kingdom has come up with a few creative ways to use earthbending, such as moving trains with it. So, basically, in 10,000 years the Avatar world went from pseudo-Medieval to pseudo-Medieval with some steampunk elements, but in the following 70 years it became fully modern with skyscapers, electricity, cars, movies, etc. If we compare it to our world, 10,000 years ago people were still living in the Stone Age, and agriculture had barely began.
9th Feb '15 12:12:51 PM Tuomas
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* Because the feeling. The writers wanted to show us a Steampunk society with benders, not a Dungeonpunk where benders=wizards. Also, pyrotechnics can be even more awesome than just a vanilla flame

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* ** Because the feeling. The writers wanted to show us a Steampunk society with benders, not a Dungeonpunk where benders=wizards. Also, pyrotechnics can be even more awesome than just a vanilla flame









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[[/folder]]* When the airbenders are attacking the colossus with paint bombs, they're able to get quite close to the windows in it head, and Meelo actually squashes against one. Why then, instead of the paint attack that would at best only slow the mecha down, didn't they try to break the windows and attack Kuvira? There's absolutely no hint in the series that anyone has come up with armored glass strong enough to withstand a master bender. And if airbending is not enought to break the windows, why not have Korra fly there and firebend or earthbend (glass is made of sand, so earthbending should work on it) a hole to the glass? Sure, they would be vulnerable to the colossus swatting them with its hands, but they had the same problem with their ultimate plan, and they still carried it out. (Also, presumably Kuvira would've been more wary of swatting them while they're attached to the colossus' head, since she might've accidentally broken the windows herself while trying to hit the airbenders.) Of course it's still possible this tactic might've failed for one reason or another, but it's weird they didn't even think of trying to exploit such and obvious weak spot in the colossus.
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