Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. There are three seasons in The Last Airbender and four in The Legend of Korra. There was also an Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, which I’m sure most would like to forget, and there is an upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix TV show, which I just hope will be better than the movie. In the cartoon, anyway, there are a lot of great episodes. Both The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are now on Netflix, at the time of writing this. The Legend of Korra, in particular, features a great cast in my opinion. But really, all of the Last Airbender characters and Legend of Korra characters are great.
Q #1: Who is the best villain of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra?
A: There are so many good villains it’s hard to choose. Haha. You know, I’d say Azula is probably the best villain. She’s certainly the most talked about villain, maybe even more talked about than Fire Lord Ozai. Combustion Man was pretty hot too though. And in Legend of Korra, you’ve got Amon, the season one villain, and Zaheer, the season three villain who’s a first of his kind. Those are some of my favorite villains; there are lots of good villains though.
Q #2: Is Iroh the best character in Avatar, the Last Airbender?
A: It’s debatable whether he’s the best. But he’s certainly one of the best. He’s very kindhearted, and funny, and I think that’s what makes him so lovable. Aang is also very kindhearted, and funny. I think Zuko might be my favorite character, though. He has a terrific character arc.
Q #3: Is the new Netflix show The Dragon Prince a rip-off of Avatar?
A: No, absolutely not. It’s made by some of the same people behind Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, and it has a similar feel to those shows, but it’s unique and very different. The show is set in a completely different world, with elves, dragons, and a medieval feel. It does feature strange creatures, such as the glow toad, but I don’t think there are enough similarities to even consider it a rip-off. A lot of fantasy, after the popularity of The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, takes inspiration from it and that’s not a crime. I’m actually an author, and my book Sand and Smoke takes some inspiration, especially in the action scenes and with the fact that one of the main characters can control the wind. But my main character is not an air bender, he’s something different.
Q #4: Who would win Princess Azula Firebending Master Lightning generation from Avatar The Last Airbender or Fire Lord Zuko Dancing Dragon Firebending Lightning redirection from Avatar The Last Airbender?
A: This is a hard one! First off, it might depend on whether Azula is still alive in Fire Lord Zuko’s time, and if so, how her skills have grown. I think that Azula can beat Zuko at the ages and the time of when they were both in The Last Airbender series. By Legend of Korra, Zuko’s skills have obviously grown. I’d say he is probably powerful enough in Legend of Korra to defeat Azula as she was in The Last Airbender, but if he’s fighting Azula as an older, more skilled warrior in his own time during The Legend of Korra, I think she might be able to beat him, depending on if she got more powerful.
Q #5: What is your review of each season of Legend of Korra? I thought season one was amazing.
A: Season one was amazing. Season two wasn’t so great for me. Mainly, I didn’t like the changes to Bolin’s character, he seemed to get really stupid in season two. The villain of season two wasn’t very good either. There were a lot of plotholes, and it didn’t make sense why Korra could become a giant energy monster. I’m watching season three right now and it’s great so far. Can’t comment past that.
Q #6: If they did another sequel to Avatar The Last Airbender what would your idea be?
A: There are a lot of ways they could go with it. Personally, I think a sequel that focuses on a secondary or tertiary character could be really good. For example, Suki was a really great character, I think it’d be great to see a show with her as the main character. Or, it might be interesting to see a show with Tenzin as a little kid. Another thing they could do is make a prequel series. I actually really liked the story in The Legend of Korra about how the benders got their abilities. I’d love to see more from that point in time. Another thing is that the Avatar shows all focus on the Avatar’s journey as they learn to master all four elements. I’d love to see a show set in a time when the Avatar has already mastered all of the elements, and everything related to being the Avatar, yet that’s not enough and they have to overcome other obstacles, just to mix things up. This could have an older Avatar too, on their last legs, that’d be cool to see. Also, the idea of the four elements is something that goes back to alchemy. Before chemistry existed, people used to believe there were four elements, but when chemistry came along we discovered the whole periodic table. I’d love to see a series that throws everything on its head by revealing that there are more than just four elements.
Q #7: If you could bend any element from Avatar: The Last Airbender what element would it be?
A: I’d probably bend water. Firebending sounds like a cool ability, but in practice I think it’s probably one of the least useful elements to bend, because it can only be used to attack. Earthbending is probably more useful than firebending, and airbending is a wildcard. Waterbending I like because it can be used to heal. Waterbenders can also freeze the water; it’s a very versatile skill. Some waterbenders can even bloodbend, which is probably the most powerful form of bending, period.
Q #8: Am I the only one who wanted Zuko and Katara to end up together in Avatar The Last Airbender?
A: No. I think there’s plenty of others who wanted them to end up together. I think Zuko and Katara could have been a good match, too. Mainly because Aang seemed too young and naive in the series to me to have any interest in a relationship, and Katara and Zuko did strike me as older, at least in terms of their personalities.
Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which also is fantasy, with lots of action, lovable characters, and a main character who can control the wind, kinda like Aang and Tenzin…but he’s not an air bender, he’s something different (I can’t tell you what, because that would spoil the book!)
By the way, if you’re wondering about who I am, I’m an author from Portland, OR. I write epic fantasy and have dabbled in children’s science fiction.