Also, in one of said father's (being Vader, not Hamill) more famous roles, he is a king who is killed by his own brother in his lust for power. Also, in this movies sequel, one of two protagonists is a "Well Done, Son" Guy who dose a HeelFace Turn and acquires a scar on his eye, given by his own parent, and was conditioned into the way his acts by said parent. Also, this boys have similar names.
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- A "conscious choice"? As opposed to what? Casting it by picking a name out of a hat? Of course it was a conscious choice. The cast of a TV show doesn't happen by accident and serendipity.
- I think the idea is that it was an intentional Actor Allusion, not just a matter of who was best at the role (although Hamill clearly fit that criteria too).
- Then again, perhaps they were inspired by his equally awesome performance as the animated version of another crazy.. the Joker?
- Alternatively, due to the prevalence of Mix-and-Match Critters, and the tendency to treat the impossible as a mild inconvenience, the Avatar world is actually the world of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and all bending is produced by Spiral Energy. The giant drill at Ba Sing Se was the second thing in history to pirece its walls and was only stopped by a spinning air nomad.
- Second alternative, the Avatar world is a realm in the Mortal Kombat cosmology. We have the super-duper chi kung-fu, and the Asian culture which is known to extend beyond Earthrealm (seen in Outworld in particular, probably implying Asian culture isn't native to Earth). The Avatar, then, is that realm's protector god, much as Raiden is to Earth.
- Third alternative, the past Gaia, from Final Fantasy VII. Both worlds use elements such as Fire, Water, and Wind. Not only that but the Air Nomads are nomadic, just as the Cetra from Final Fantasy VII. Not only that, but the Earth Kingdom is similar to a younger form of Midgar, with the Dai Li being similar to the Turks, and the centralized transportation seen in both worlds, with a lower ring and upper ring. Moreover, that could be why some people's bodies are not seen, they just disappeared, as in Final Fantasy VII. The strange looking animals are the proto form of Monsters, do to not being infected by JENOVA. Ostrach Horse=Chocobo? Cosmic Power? Avatar State=Limitbreak? Fire Nation=Wutai and Earth Kingdom=Midgar?
- Fourth alternative; It could be the world of The Twelve Kingdoms before the Gods decided to separate the four lands in twelve kingdoms and an island in the center. Just look at the mix-n-match creatures, how they can be similar to some youkai.
- Sixth alternative; It could be Star Wars in the distant past, before humans managed to travel the stars, and bending is merely a primitive version of the Force. The Fire Nation are simply early Sith (letting their emotions control their bending) while the Avatar is the original Jedi.
- This implies the Jedi are more powerful than the Sith, which they are not. In the movies, Palpatine beat Yoda in the Senate Chamber, Vader beat Obi-Wan on the Death Star, Kylo Ren wiped out the New Jedi Order. The Sith are either as powerful as or more powerful than the Jedi. Also, we already have canon that denies this. The first force-users lived on Tython as warring factions who used the Dark and Light. Neither were Sith or Jedi. They used crystal-swords made of lightsaber crystal material to fight. They could channel the Force through these swords.
- Season 1 will feature cartoon Zuko as described above. In Season 2, he'll be played by the actor cast in the Shyamalan film and Crossover into every by-then-current live-action Nickelodeon series.
- Also, Toph will keep showing up to try to get a refund field trip and constantly get shot down. And the universe will implode at a show turning a Memetic Badass into a Butt-Monkey.
- Toph would have become a literal Iron Toph.
- Azula would have gotten a Death Star. It would be the greatest day of her life.
- A major aspect of the Avatar's job would be to make sure people don't get so advanced they forget the spirits.
- Also, Zhao will be the man Zuko speaks out against in the war room. Since Zuko won't yet be man enough to face his father, he'll take his anger and frustration out on the man he was prepared to fight. ("Zuko? I thought you were dead?" "Half.")
- Um, Zuko has his scar in the pictures that have been released. It's just way more subtle.
- They can size it up or shrink it down in post production. Stops the poor lad from having to sit through an hour of make up each morning.
- He gains his scar before the beginning of the film. This troper has seen the film in the theatres
- A tribe of Whedons will direct, script, and produce it as a musical. The song over the end credits will be 'Nobody's Asian In The Movies'
- There will be no third installation because too many of the main characters die at the end.
- Aang turns into a magical koi fish tidal wave!
- What a twist!
- Yue turns into the moon!
- What a twist!
- Dev Patel has a totally hot yet psycotic sister who's the real antagonist!
- What a twist!
- Said psycho-hot sister (or one of her assistants) is Latika!
- What a twist!
- Zhao gets beaten by Zuko! Again!
- Aang and Zuko are brothers! even if that means explaining how can a 100 year old frozen kid is your brother...
- The avatar's world coexist with our world, we just don't notice it...
- The boy Katara finds in the iceberg turns out to be the long-lost Avatar.
- The movie turns out to be good!
- The fans stop complaining about the moive and like it!
- Every character played by white will be bad guy, doesn't matter his role in series
- Everyone is actually Adrian Brody.
- Or, you know, it's supposed to be a Western with magic kung fu.
- Those same attributes are true of a great many regimes throughout history, not just the Nazis specifically. The Romans did it, the Soviets did it, Shelbyville tried to do it to Springfield, etc.
- This troper always saw the Fire Nation as based on early 20th century Japan.
- This troper thought the Fire Nation had a few, somewhat unfortunate ties to China. The Airbenders are TIBETANS MONKS (especially since the monks [and Dalai Lama, or in here, the avatar] were exiled and now struggle to keep their culture alive which is similar to how the air nomads end up, or leading down that path). China and Fire Nation have a lot in common: higher population, technologically advanced, strict law enforcement, ect. Not all people who are Chinese, or all places in China apply. But it'd be mighty tough to miss the similarities.
- The Earth Kingdom seems to share more similarities with China than the Fire Nation. What with all the secret police, brainwashing, and figurehead king, not to mention it is quite poor and is barely industrialized compared to the Fire Nation. Or maybe both nations were based on China, only in different time periods. In that case, there really isn't much of a political agenda behind the show at all.
- Tibetan monks aren't exiled...
- Wait, so Pu On Tim took an adaptation of all three seasons and turned it into an adaptation of only the first season? How did that happen?
- The first movie was Act I.
- They never got to act to because the stage was to covered in tomatos and the audience was threatening to burn the entire stage to the ground.
- The first movie was Act I.
- It will be Sokka.
- Alternatly, it will involve a special ink that allows both waterbenders and earthbenders to "read"- waterbenders by microscopic water capsules in the ink, and earthbenders by the earth "shell" around the water capsules. Somehow...
- If you wear the mask, you will slowly be corrupted and will become the person whose face Koh stole. "Oh, a cute monkey mask!" Body Horror ensues.
- ...Majora's Mask crossover time!
- You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?
- If that had been true, Avatar Kuruk would have not hesitated to kill Koh and force the Ummi mask on some random female passer-by.
- ...Majora's Mask crossover time!
- Alternatively if you put on the mask you will completely assume the appearance of whoever's face it was until you remove the mask, at which point you would return to your true look.
- This happens quite often in Real Life dictatorships. The Berlin cabaret remained popular in the east because it was one of the few institutions permited to (gently) mock the state.
- The opposite could be argued, however. While the action focuses on Team Avatar, they are horribly miss cast, written to be extreme versions of a few character tics, and for the most part made them look like morons. It is closer to Soviet era cartoons lampooning capitalism.
- Jossed by the commentary. Byrke calls Toph/The Duke "Doph", and they ship it.
- Also Jossed by the fact that Bryke calls the Mai/Zuko pairing "Maizu"
- I am honored to accept his invitation.
- We are safe here.
- My name is Joo Dee. Welcome to our wonderful city.
- The Earth King invites anyone who says otherwise to Lake Laogai...
- This makes perfect sense. Of the five avatars we get to know, only Kuruk and Aang wear pants. Aang is still learning how to be an Avatar, and Kuruk wasn't the best Avatar since he was more of a "go with the flow" kinda guy and as he put it, "everyone solved their own problems." Roku, Kyoshi, and Yangchen wear robes, because they understood the importance of pantslessness. HOWEVER, Yangchen explains that the Avatar must sacrifice his spiritual needs (i.e., not wearing pants) to fulfill his duty to the world. while all of the Avatars lived in a world where pants were required, Yangchen, Kyoshi and Roku could get away with not wearing them. However, pants are needed at the frozen poles where Kuruk comes from, and they're also required for male Airbenders like Aang. Because Aang and Kuruk needed to wear pants due to climate and/or culture, they are less competent Avatars- though in Aang's defense, he's 12 and inexperienced anyway with or without pants, but Kuruk did not get rid of his pants, preferring to "go with the flow".
- Korra wears pants in the next series, but she's also a new Avatar, and there's nothing so far saying that she won't wear a dress at one point.
- Or pants are an illusion in the non-mortal realm. Seriously, what use do spirits have for pants?
- This theory could add a whole new meaning to Aang's pantsless dreams... He was subconsciously realizing that Avatars shouldn't wear pants, but was still too inexperienced to accept it, maybe?
- Does someone have a gif or jpg of it?
I mean come on, having the Avatar on your side is a good thing. All the Fire Lords had to do was kill off every Earth/Water/Airbender in existence, wait for a new Fire Avatar to come along, then indoctrinate him and make him a Fire Nation supersoldier.
It is possible that, in the Avatar Universe, sometime in our future timeline, spirits become broadly able to enter our world. And their interaction with our world resulted in mass hybridization of animals and the eventual rise of the avatar cycle and the creation of the four nations.
Water Tribes = Inuits and Eskimos, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Fire Nation = Japanese, Chinese, South Asians, and Southeast Asians.
Earth Kingdoms = Chinese and KoreanAir Nomads = Tibetans, Shaolin Monks, and Sri Lanka Buddists.
Gyatso will be played by an Indian.
Sun Warriors = Latinos and Philippines.Swampbenders = Cajun and Creole