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The Legend of Genji is a web comic series done by volunteers who are fans of the Avatar series.

Fire. Air. Water. Earth.

The next Earth Avatar, a sandbender named Genji, is born into a world of political instability, social revolution, and looming war. When the White Lotus is unable to locate the next Avatar, they begin to fear the cycle may have ended forever. Watching the world fall into disarray, certain individuals decide to take matters into their own hands, creating their own perfect Avatar to bring light and hope back to the world. Genji will discover the truth about his own identity and embark on a journey to understand who he is and what it means to be a modern Avatar.

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The page contains the following tropes:

  • Anti-Hero: Genji's a cynical hothead but he is devoted to those he cares about.
  • Canon Foreigner: In addition to the four nations and United Republic, there is a sixth people in the form of the Ocean Tribes. They are based on African and Polynesian people, an ethnic and cultural group not displayed in the original series, and were formed from Earth Kingdom and Water Tribe intermingling.
  • Closet Geek: Maya, Luan's personal Dai Li bodyguard, is secretly a fan of the same sci-fi series as Kalsang, even writing fanfiction about it.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Some individuals went behind everyone's backs and tries to create an Avatar of their own in hopes to restore peace to the world.
  • Democracy Is Flawed: The Earth Kingdom has reformed into the democratic Earth Fedeartion. However corruption, expansionist politics, social inequality and poverty are still a problem. Fringe cultures like the Sandbenders are frequently subject to racism and forced off their land so the government can harvest resources.
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  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Luan, the false Avatar, though he isn't aware of this and genuinely wants to be the best Avatar he can be.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sandbenders and other fringe cultures face this from the "main" Earth Federation ethnic group.
  • Happy Ending Override: Downplayed. Korra's accomplishments aren't negated but she does die whilst only being middle-aged, causing global distress at her premature passing.
  • Heroic Lineage: Kalsang, one of Genji's friends, is the son of Jinora and thus the grandson of Tenzin and great-grandson of Aang and Katara.
  • History Repeats: The Water Tribe Avatar dies young, prompting people to seek out a successor and pick the wrong one. According to the team, this wasn’t intentional as this part of the plot was planned before the Kyoshi novels.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Aiko is the adopted daughter of a Fire Nation ambassador and thus, had a very wealthy upbringing. She comes off as a bossy perfectionist at first glance but if you can bear through that, she'll open up.
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  • Outliving One's Offspring: Tonraq and Sena are still alive, having outlived Korra due to her tragic early passing.
  • Street Urchin: Genji was born as a Sandbender who moves a lot which is why the White Lotus are unable to find him.
  • There Can Be Only One: This would be part of the premise of the comic.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: The world thinks the Avatar has died for good but in actuality, the Avatar did survive.
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