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* Varrick, on the other hand, is a fairly obvious {{Expy}} of Howard Hughes and a myriad of eccentric fictional inventors/entrepreneurs based on his persona, most notably [[IronMan Tony Stark]]. The similarity is acknowledged further when he develops suits of PoweredArmor for Kuvira and is being forced to work for her at gunpoint to create a superweapon.

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* Varrick, on the other hand, is a fairly obvious {{Expy}} of Howard Hughes and a myriad of eccentric fictional inventors/entrepreneurs based on his persona, most notably [[IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]. The similarity is acknowledged further when he develops suits of PoweredArmor for Kuvira and is being forced to work for her at gunpoint to create a superweapon.



* Varrick's [[http://i.imgur.com/igz7S5K.png Mecha suits]] built for Kuvira's army in Book 4, have more of a resemblance to a generic [[IronMan Hulkbuster]], with the domed helmet and the Earth Empire sigil replacing Stark's arc reactor light.

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* Varrick's [[http://i.imgur.com/igz7S5K.png Mecha suits]] built for Kuvira's army in Book 4, have more of a resemblance to a generic [[IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan Hulkbuster]], with the domed helmet and the Earth Empire sigil replacing Stark's arc reactor light.

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* When Asami is first revealed to be Hiroshi's daughter, she is introduced as "[[StealthPun Miss]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Sato]]", though this reference could just be coincidental.


* Wan is introduced like [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}]]: a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.

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* Wan is introduced like [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}]]: WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}: a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.


* Tonraq saying he had been running from the past for so long in "Civil Wars part 2" is similar to what Simba from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'' said.
* Wan is introduced like ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'': a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.

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* Tonraq saying he had been running from the past for so long in "Civil Wars part 2" is similar to what Simba from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'' [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994 Simba]] said.
* Wan is introduced like ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'': [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}]]: a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.


* Tonraq saying he had been running from the past for so long in "Civil Wars part 2" is similar to what Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' said.
* Wan is introduced like ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.

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* Tonraq saying he had been running from the past for so long in "Civil Wars part 2" is similar to what Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'' said.
* Wan is introduced like ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'': a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.



* Immediately following this scene we have Mako being released from prison, greeted by a crowd of admirers, and told by his boss that he has been promoted to detective, while Lu and Gang have been fired. The dialogue in this scene is very similar to the ending of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.

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* Immediately following this scene we have Mako being released from prison, greeted by a crowd of admirers, and told by his boss that he has been promoted to detective, while Lu and Gang have been fired. The dialogue in this scene is very similar to the ending of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}}''.



** She's also [[Disney/TheLionKing surrounded by idiots.]]

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** She's also [[Disney/TheLionKing [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994 surrounded by idiots.]]

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[[WMG:[[center: [- '''Tropes for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''''\\
TheLegendOfKorra/TropesAToF | TheLegendOfKorra/TropesGToL | TheLegendOfKorra/TropesMToR | TheLegendOfKorra/TropesSToZ ([[ShipTease/TheLegendOfKorra Ship Tease]], '''Shout-Out''', [[WhamEpisode/TheLegendOfKorra Wham Episode]])]]]]-]


* The shot of the giant, spirit Korra traveling through the spirit portal was inspired by the "Star Gate" scene in ''Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey''.

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* The shot of the giant, spirit Korra traveling through the spirit portal was inspired by the "Star Gate" scene in ''Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey''.
''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.


* The shot of the giant, spirit Korra traveling through the spirit portal was inspired by the "Star Gate" scene in ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.

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* The shot of the giant, spirit Korra traveling through the spirit portal was inspired by the "Star Gate" scene in ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.
''Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey''.


* The {{kaiju}}-style battle between [[spoiler: Korra's spirit and "Vaatuunalaq"]] is like a cross between ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[spoiler: Vaatu/Unalaq looking really angel/Eva-y vs. a giant blue woman]] and ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'' [[spoiler: the heroine's dream-self becomes huge to battle her mentor-turned-evil before he can throw the world into chaos]].

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* The {{kaiju}}-style battle between [[spoiler: Korra's spirit and "Vaatuunalaq"]] "[=UnaVaatu=]"]] is like a cross between ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with [[spoiler: Vaatu/Unalaq [=UnaVaatu=] looking really angel/Eva-y vs. a giant blue woman]] and ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'' [[spoiler: the heroine's dream-self becomes huge to battle her mentor-turned-evil before he can throw the world into chaos]].




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* The shot of the giant, spirit Korra traveling through the spirit portal was inspired by the "Star Gate" scene in ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.


** Varrick later creates the Avatar-verse version of Film/NanookOfTheNorth, "Nuktuk, the Hero of the South", with Bolin in the lead role. It's remiscent of 30s sci-fi serials like Flash Gordon while doubling as pro-South propaganda. Further, its title puns on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanook_of_the_North Nanook of the North]], a classic "documentary" on the Inuit (of whom the Water Tribe are a partial FantasyCounterpartCulture).
* Tonraq saying he had been running from the past for so long in ''Civil Wars part 2'' is similar to what Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' said.
* Wan is introduced like Disney/{{Aladdin}}: a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.
* There are a number in the Beginnings episodes towards Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's films. Spirits have a procession towards a hot spring and the disguised human is found out by smell. Wan rides a deer-like creature while trying to stop humans and spirits from killing each other. Remind you of anything?

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** Varrick later creates the Avatar-verse version of Film/NanookOfTheNorth, a film serial titled "Nuktuk, the Hero of the South", with Bolin in the lead role. It's remiscent reminiscent of 30s sci-fi serials like Flash Gordon ''Flash Gordon'' while doubling as pro-South propaganda. Further, its title puns on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanook_of_the_North Nanook of the North]], references ''Film/NanookOfTheNorth, a classic "documentary" on the Inuit (of whom the Water Tribe are a partial FantasyCounterpartCulture).
* Tonraq saying he had been running from the past for so long in ''Civil "Civil Wars part 2'' 2" is similar to what Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' said.
* Wan is introduced like Disney/{{Aladdin}}: ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': a thin young man, having just stolen a loaf of bread, is running through the city streets chased by well-armed fat men.
* There are a number in the Beginnings "Beginnings" episodes towards Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's films. Spirits have a procession towards a hot spring and the disguised human is found out by smell. Wan rides a deer-like creature while trying to stop humans and spirits from killing each other. Remind you of anything?



* Zaheer's speech in the finale of book three, about ending the avatar cycle, is [[ShoutOutToShakespeare rather reminiscent of the Bard's]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Crispin%27s_Day_Speech Saint Crispin's Day Speech]] from ''Theatre/HenryV''.
-->So we lucky[[note]][[ShownTheirWork which is what the original's "happy" meant in Shakespeare's time]][[/note]] few, this BandOfBrothers and sisters [...]

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* Zaheer's speech in the finale of book three, about ending the avatar Avatar cycle, is [[ShoutOutToShakespeare rather reminiscent of the Bard's]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Crispin%27s_Day_Speech Saint Crispin's Day Speech]] from ''Theatre/HenryV''.
-->So we lucky[[note]][[ShownTheirWork which is what the original's "happy" meant in Shakespeare's time]][[/note]] few, this BandOfBrothers [[BandOfBrothers band of brothers]] and sisters [...]


* Asami Sato is '''[[AvertedTrope not]]''' a visual ShoutOut to Lust from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Their similarities were completely unintentional, but Creator/BryanKonietzko embraced it in a [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/18387976331/just-a-quick-study-i-did-a-few-months-back-of-lust Tumblr]] post after having it pointed out to him, since he thinks Lust has a beautiful character design. He did, however, [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/25409026851/sorry-guys-i-wish-i-had-something-more give her Lusts' lipstick color]]. Asami's general design was inspired by 1940's film actresses, with her hair based on Rita Hayworth.

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* Asami Sato is '''[[AvertedTrope not]]''' a visual ShoutOut to Lust from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Their similarities were completely unintentional, but Creator/BryanKonietzko embraced it in a [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/18387976331/just-a-quick-study-i-did-a-few-months-back-of-lust Tumblr]] post after having it pointed out to him, since he thinks Lust has a beautiful character design. He did, however, [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/25409026851/sorry-guys-i-wish-i-had-something-more give her Lusts' lipstick color]]. Asami's general design was inspired by 1940's film actresses, with her hair based on Rita Hayworth.Creator/RitaHayworth's.


* To the other ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': The [[ArmiesAreEvil evil army]] with flying ships and PoweredArmor closes in on [[TheWorldTree a giant tree infused with spiritual power]] in order to harvest its [[{{Unobtanium}} untapped natural resources]], which causes the rest of spiritually-infused flora and fauna to attack other humans.

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* %%* To the other ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': The [[ArmiesAreEvil evil army]] with flying ships and PoweredArmor closes in on [[TheWorldTree a giant tree infused with spiritual power]] in order to harvest its [[{{Unobtanium}} untapped natural resources]], which causes the rest of spiritually-infused flora and fauna to attack other humans.


* The main villains of the first 3 seasons' {{Story Arc}}s all bear a different but strong resemblance to Slade of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', as if [[DecompositeCharacter the character was taken apart and different pieces used to make each of them]]:
** Amon [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen always wears a mask]], has a [[EvilSoundsDeep very similar voice]] and style of speech, and has a tendency to treat his targets in a way that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything strongly reminds viewers]] of symbolic rape or sexual assault, turning him into a MemeticMolester.
** Unalaq's goal is to force the heroine to open a portal to allow his master -- the [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black]] [[UltimateEvil embodiment of evil, darkness, and chaos]] -- to come to Earth.
** The BadassNormal Zaheer shocks everyone when he suddenly gains the ability to Bend (Air for him, Fire for Slade) and fly, puts the heroine through a brutal, graphic, symbolic rape, and later enters into a very tense EnemyMine-situation where he helps save her by leading someone into another world.

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* The main villains of the first 3 seasons' {{Story Arc}}s all bear a different but strong resemblance to Slade of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', as if [[DecompositeCharacter the character was taken apart and different pieces used to make each of them]]:
** Amon [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen always wears a mask]], has a [[EvilSoundsDeep very similar voice]] and style of speech, and has a tendency to treat his targets in a way that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything strongly reminds viewers]] of symbolic rape or sexual assault, turning him into a MemeticMolester.
** Unalaq's goal is to force the heroine to open a portal to allow his master -- the [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black]] [[UltimateEvil embodiment of evil, darkness, and chaos]] -- to come to Earth.
** The BadassNormal Zaheer shocks everyone when he suddenly gains the ability to Bend (Air for him, Fire for Slade) and fly, puts the heroine through a brutal, graphic, symbolic rape, and later enters into a very tense EnemyMine-situation where he helps save her by leading someone into another world.

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* When Bolin tries to radio the northern Air Temple, Meelo picks up and starts doing a version of Cheech and Chongs "Dave's not here" bit.

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