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    19:17, October 25, 2014

    UPDATE: The live Q&A with co-creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino, has just ended! Big thank you to them for giving us this opportunity and thank you to everyone who joined in on submitting questions for this! Please continue supporting Bryke and the LoK team, Korranation!

    If you don't want to scroll through this looong thread to get to their answers, we've written a recap blog for you to read through here!
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    • Why at one D: I'm gonna miss them :( But still, it's awesome that they are gonna take a look at the wiki. I've always asked myself if they had actually seen this place before. I wonder if they'll tell us some names that "haven't been confirmed by official sources".

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    • Ok, my question is, is there anything Avatar related happening after Korra ends? I know this probably won't be asked because of contractual obligations, but is there anything after Korra at all? Comics, new avatar, video games, it doesn't matter. I don't expect Bryke to say anything specifically, but a simple "Yes" or "No" will suffice for me. I can't believe this is happening! It is so awesome that I get to, maybe, ask Bryke a question!

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    • my question is: can you please tell us how old kya & bumi are?

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    • My question; If you could go back to change something about Avatar: The Last Airbender or Legend of Korra, what would you change?

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    • What Aang and Korra personlity traits do you most reflect in your own personalities?

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    • How did Ming Hua lose her arms? Congenital or removed? 

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    • As of right now, it appears the plan is to release Book Four episodes every Friday. Given this would run into Thanksgiving and quite close to Christmas; are there plans for any breaks in the releases, or will it just go straight one episode every Friday, or will there be one week that features more than one episode?

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    • Did Amon truly beleive in his cause for equality, or was he only in it to destroy bending. Bottom line, did any of Amons motives come from wanting to help others or to make the world a better place?


      Thank you!

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    • What was your inspiration for the character design/devolpment for Kai?

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    • Question : Do you think Korra can win a fight against Aang?

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    • Does the term "UnaVaatu" refer only to the Dark Avatar's red giant transformation or does it also apply to the general fusion of Unalaq and Vaatu (i.e. when Unalaq is human too)? [This was the issue of a heated debate among some of our editors a few months ago, and clarification from the creators would be helpful for resolving the dispute.]

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    • did kya and bumi have any kids?

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    • It's easy to see complex political themes in Kuvira's storyline. How much is your narrative informed by real world politics? 

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    • Where did Zuko's dragon come from?

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    • Will we learn anything else about Zuko's daughter before LoK ends? Like her name or who the mother is?

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    • Which of Bolin's stories for Ghazan were actually true? :)

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    • Heya! Is bending passed down mostly hereditary, spiritually, or about 50/50?

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    • Is Zuko blind on his left side?

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    • WHO ARE TOPH'S BABY DADDIES

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    • Any places from ATLA that you wish you had time to revisit in LoK?

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    • What was the rationale behind writing old Katara as very passive and reserved, especially when compared to Zuko and Toph? Rather, how did the creative team decide on the portrayal of old characters in the new series?

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    • Are there any plans for #KorraGame being available for mac users?

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    • Any advise for animators? We've all heard the adage 'draw, draw, draw' but what else is there? There are many great artists out there, what is it that separates you from the pack? How can we get that?

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    • What was the point in giving P'Li a tragic backstory, only to have her killed within a matter of minutes? I don't mean to antagonize you, but it seemed to be a rushed attempt for last minute empathy for the villains.

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    • In The Legend of Korra, who has been your favorite villain to work with and design?

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    • Would you mind taking a look at this?

      I have enjoyed everything from you guys immensely. I wish you guys well in all of your other projects.

      - TackTheCobbler.

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    • How old is Kai? 

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    • will zuko and iroh ever meet?

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    • Plantbendind is a specialized art or any Waterbender is able to plantbending?

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    • Could you elborate on where the avatar state power comes from? In ATLA, Roku stated that the avatar state power was the combined knowldege of all the past avatars being focus through the avatar. However, we learn in 'beginnings' that the avatar state is a result of the avatar connecting with Raava as shown when Wan merged with Raava to defeat Vaatu.

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    • how old is general iroh 2?

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    • What is your favorite episode or episode that you've worked on? By the way, Avatar and The Legend of Korra have been more than just TV shows for me. They inspire me to stay strong and taught me so much. You guys inspire me to follow my dream of becoming an animator/artist. THANK YOU!

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    • My biggest question from Book Three was why exactly did Unalaq betray the Red Lotus 13 years ago, why didn't he show up that day, and to what extent did he agree/disagree with the Red Lotus' philosophy?

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    • What  the biggest disagreement you guys have had about what should happen in the series? I also want to thank you guys for all your work. This is the best series I have watched EVER!

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    • Is there any hope of getting a decent reboot of the live action film? One that isn't horrible?

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    • We haven't heard much about Sokka and Suki in LoK. Did anything interesting happen with them between ATLA and LoK?

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    • We've gotten to hear about what  Aang, Zuko, Toph, Sokka and Katara have done as adults but we've gotten no word or mention about Suki. What was she up to? 

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    • Do you guys feel that if you had been given the heads up on a 4 season series rather than just a single season, that the Legend of Korra would be very different from what it is today? For example, would we have gotten a longer arc with Amon and the Equalists? 

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    • How old are some of the characters like Zaheer, Kya, Bumi, Opal, Su, etc.?

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    • Will you be making any follow-up comics for Legend of Korra like you did for Last Airbender?

      EDIT: So, I just realized this question was already answered by Mike and Bryan in an interview...

      "Have there been any talks with Dark Horse about continuing ‘The Legend of Korra’ in comics, like you’ve done with the Aang gang? MDM: That’s always a possibility. They’re still mainly focused on Avatar Aang, and Zuko, and those characters, so there’s a few more volumes of stories coming out. But certainly if people keep reading those, I’m sure there’ll be some discussions about doing Korra ones too, I imagine. BK: Yeah, but there’s two additional full arcs of ‘Avatar’ coming up, with Gene Yang and Gurihiru doing the art, and us overseeing. There’s a lot going on in the comics, but nothing for Korra yet. Personally for me, when we finish the series, it’s done. it’s cool that people are still interested and wanna keep catching up with the characters, but I don’t want to think about it right now."

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    • Within the avatar world mythos, what is the relationship between the lion-turtles and the bending "animals" (badger-moles, dragons and air-bison)? Were these animals given bending by the lion turtles or were they initially indowed with these powers? Do lion-turtles perform bending themselves (we never saw them use bending but rather give it away to others)?

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    • At the end of book 2, Vaatu was "vanquished". Does this mean that he has receded within Raava? More importantly, is he technically within Korra at the moment?

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    • Question: How did Amon take away people's bending exactly?

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    • AvatarReiko wrote:
      Could you elborate on where the avatar state power comes from? In ATLA, Roku stated that the avatar state power was the combined knowldege of all the past avatars being focus through the avatar. However, we learn in 'beginnings' that the avatar state is a result of the avatar connecting with Raava as shown when Wan merged with Raava to defeat Vaatu.


      A good portion of the power comes from Raava, but she's also the tether that connects all the past Avatars to the current one. So basically any knowledge or techniques they get boosted by Raava's power. But that's just my theory.

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    • Makololpop wrote:
      Question: How did Amon take away people's bending exactly?

      They already answered that one.

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    • Makololpop wrote:
      Question: How did Amon take away people's bending exactly?


      He blocked their chi in a similar way the damage from Azula's lightning blocked Aang's. Accept he blocked a higher chi point to prevent bending.

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    • IronBloodAika wrote:
      AvatarReiko wrote:
      Could you elborate on where the avatar state power comes from? In ATLA, Roku stated that the avatar state power was the combined knowldege of all the past avatars being focus through the avatar. However, we learn in 'beginnings' that the avatar state is a result of the avatar connecting with Raava as shown when Wan merged with Raava to defeat Vaatu.

      A good portion of the power comes from Raava, but she's also the tether that connects all the past Avatars to the current one. So basically any knowledge or techniques they get boosted by Raava's power. But that's just my theory.

      This is also my theory. Its a subject that has been heavily debated on many forums. I am hoping that the creators finally elborate on it so it can put an end to all debates regarding the matter.

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    • Can the avatar bend all fout elements without Raava present. In Beginnings, this seemed to be the case as Raava had to pass through Wan to switch the elements for him. However, we see Korra air bending into the tree of time with Tenzin, after Raava was destroyed. 

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    • Does Bumi or Kya (LoK, not ATLA) have their own families? If so, can we get some details (significant others, children, are they benders, etc)?

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    • Question: Are there any episodes in Book 4 that made you cry when you were in the process of making them, watching them, etc.?

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    • Would it be far fetched to say Kuvira is not New Team Avatar's biggest threat this Book? And if she is, any small hints on how this'll tie into past Books?

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    • Forgot to read the OP. Heres an alternative question.

      Did you base the designs for any of your characters off of characters from other shows you like?

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    • Introducing Kuvira in such a blatant way in the finale of book 3 (her actually saying her name in a close-up shot of her that seemed to last an eternity) is very much unlike the usual Bryke storytelling prowess. Was this intentional? It certainly made everyone say that Kuvira was the big bad the next day. This is what makes me think that Kuvira is a red herring. Is Kuvira a red herring? **I know this question will never be answered but I'd like it to be asked to know their reaction**

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    • Will there be an animated film adaptation of Legend of Korra?

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    • Ashika.torikora wrote:
      Introducing Kuvira in such a blatant way in the finale of book 3 (her actually saying her name in a close-up shot of her that seemed to last an eternity) is very much unlike the usual Bryke storytelling prowess. Was this intentional? It certainly made everyone say that Kuvira was the big bad the next day. This is what makes me think that Kuvira is a red herring. Is Kuvira a red herring? **I know this question will never be answered but I'd like it to be asked to know their reaction**


      If she is why would they say so? Also it's similar to how they introduced Azula into the series all the way back in the Storm.

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    • Hey guys!

      So I guess my question is, what has happened to the Equalists and their supporters ever since the death of Amon? I hate to say it, but Amon made some really good points about benders (ones that Korra proved herself) before he got P'Li'd. Are there still believers out there, practicing chi blocking in hidden basements? And I know this is far more than one question, but did Ty Lee have anything to do with teaching them the art of chi blocking? 

      Thanks! 

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    • The Ty Lee things been answered. No.

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    • Explain how Jinora's "Spiritual Projection" and Unalaq's Purifying/Soul-Destroying stuff work.... I mean can any element do it or is it just those because you're biased towards water and air? (And you can't deny you weren't.)

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    • what are the possibilities of energybending? like what else can be done with it other than stripping someone's bending? is it logical for anyone who isn't the avatar to learn this skill at a lower extent?

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    • Were all four books of LoK planned out in advance? Book 1 seems very disconnected from the others.

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    • Hey Byrke, Love you guys and the whole avatar universe!!!

      My question is through out both series, what character has been your favorite to create and develop?

      Thanks!!!

      P.S Love the Legend Of Korra video game. 

      (http://oohhmakomakmako.tumblr.com/ )

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    • RaidenRadio wrote:
      The Ty Lee things been answered. No.

      Wow, where? I've been searching forever for that one. 

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    • Does Zuko's daughter have a name or will she be perpetually known as Honora?

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    • One thing that I never understood is how exactly the Avatar Spirit reincarnates. I know that Raava reincarnates as the next person right before the person is born, but does that person already have a living soul before this happens? Does Raava then merge with that already existing soul right he or she is born, like she did with Wan's soul when they started the Avatar cycle? I know that some fans would think that the answer is no, but in the instances that we've seen with other unborn babies, like Hope and Rohan, the characters talk as if the baby is already alive before he or she is born. So I would like to know your perspective on this so to dispel any confusion and end any debates on this.

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    • My question: Hey guys just wondering if all people reincarnate in avatar if not what is the avatar worlds version of an afterlife

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    • QUESTION: Ever since I've learned of the Avatar Cycle in the first chapter of Book Two: Earth, The Avatar State, I've wondered if you guys are willing to finish the Avatar Cycle? You have Aang (Air) and Korra (Water). Why not keep going? You guys have created a UNIVERSE. The ideas can never run out if you have a universe in your hands. Personally, I want to see the Avatar Cycle finished as to see 2 more Avatars before packing it up. 

      Your hero, Your SAVIOR, AMON! 

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    • Why did you make Amon a waterbender? Since none of the primary antagonists so far in the Avatar series have been nonbenders and the Equalist's message would have been more effective if it wasn't based on a "lie," wouldn't that have made him a more interesting and challenging foe for Korra to face?

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    • What do you plan on doing after the series has ended?

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    • One question? Raava, I'll have to hope that people ask more plot questions, especially since I won't be able to attend.

      I don't know, let's go with "What exactly is 10,000 years of darkness?"

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    • Will there be any more comics of the Gaang after the Rift or any LOK comics that take place after book 4?

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    • Both Avatar and Legend of Korra have done such a great job with representation—race, gender, disability, etc.—and in a lot of ways paved the way for more representation in children's media. But I feel like there's a block on LGBTQIA representation in animation, and I was wondering if you guys feel the same. Do you think you have an obligation to work on this, as leaders in the field, and has there been any discussion of it in the writers' room? 

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    • Dreyar wrote: Will there be any more comics of the Gaang after the Rift or any LOK comics that take place after book 4?

      Bryke said in this interview that there are two full arcs in the comics after "The Rift" and that there's even a possibility for discussion of Korra comics.

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    • how come we never had a non-bender villain? & why didn't we didn't have a non-bender villain?

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    • Something simple: How large is the Avatar world, in relation to our own?

      I'd have other questions about Kuvira, but I'll wait till book 4 is done.

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    • who is the creator of Pro-Bending?

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    • Teddybearlover wrote:
      who is the creator of Pro-Bending?

      Ask if airbending could be added to pro-bending!

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    • This is quite a specific question, so I'll think up a better alternative one later, but is there any connection between what the lion turtle told Aang in the episode Sozin's Comet Part 2:The Old Masters, and what Guru Laghima said about entering the void? The Lion Turtle told Aang that "Since beginning-less time darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light", and Guru Laghima wrote, "Let go of your earthly tether. Enter the void," and so I was wondering if this was a deliberate connection with the use of the word 'void'?

      Thanks heaps for this opportunity! :D I've loved this show for so long and I do hope you consider making more after your break from Avatar. 

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    • Teddybearlover wrote: how come we never had a non-bender villain? & why didn't we didn't have a non-bender villain?

      You mean non-bender main villain? 'Cause otherwise, we had a lot of those in Book 1 of LOK.

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    • Hello Bryke! First of all, God bless you and your amazing creative and writing skills. This show means so much to me and i will never stop being in love with it! My question is: In ATLA, Uncle Iroh is the ever present Jiminy Cricket of the show, imparting his vast wisdom on anyone he meets. However, in Legend of Korra, there seems to be an absence of a constant source of advise. Was that done on purpose as a way to make Korra find her own path as the avatar? (Kind of like how Zuko found his path once he parted ways with uncle)

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    • You all said that a big theme of a book 4 would be forgiveness. Can you elaborate on that? Such as... Will Asami be in a position to forgive her father? Will Korra have to forgive Zaheer for what he did to her? Will Korra’s friends have to forgive her for not writing to them?

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    • 1 on Thursday? I shall be there!

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    • Hi Bryke, my question is at what age did Amon/Noatak and Tarrlok arrive at Repubic City and the name of their mother? 

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    • I've been dying to ask since this LOK started: Why are the mechatanks made of platinum?  Unless this is different in the world of Avatar, platinum is relatively rare, heavy, and soft for a metal.  It's not unlike gold, in which it looks pretty but is terrible for making weapons, armor, or buildings.  And as far as purity goes, platinum doesn't seem to have any special qualities that couldn't be matched or exceeded by any other metal after sufficient refining.  Wouldn't using titanium have made a lot more sense?

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    • Question:Is there any chance of an animated movie involving the old avatars, Korra, Aang,or even a new avater? Or maybe something just in the avatar universe? Or do you guys just plan on leaving it with this and focusing more on comics and other projects?

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    • Son Goharotto wrote: I've been dying to ask since this LOK started: Why are the mechatanks made of platinum?  Unless this is different in the world of Avatar, platinum is relatively rare, heavy, and soft for a metal.  It's not unlike gold, in which it looks pretty but is terrible for making weapons, armor, or buildings.  And as far as purity goes, platinum doesn't seem to have any special qualities that couldn't be matched or exceeded by any other metal after sufficient refining.  Wouldn't using titanium have made a lot more sense?

      Now I'm kind of wondering if I should change my question to "what makes a metal pure?" or "what can't Earthbenders control?" or if they'll touch upon it when responding to this.

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    • After 21 long years, it took the Avatarverse (specifically Legend of Korra) to inspire me to finally start drawing humans, and bringing my stories to life on a more relate-able level.  So thanks for that Mike and Bryan!

      My Question:  Will we get to find out who Suyin and Lins' fathers' are?

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    • First off, I want to applaud you guys and your team for creating this maginificent series! The universe, the characters, the plot-just, everything! I cannot put into words how much I adore your unique and refreshing take on a television show, and sure, I have had my qualms with it it, but overall, it's super great, and I love to recommend both A:tla and LoK to friends and family members alike. Now, onto my one question(which I'm very curious of!) about one of my favourite characters:

      What happened in Noatak's life during the 26 years prior to the revolution?

      (also, in regards to Noatak/Amon- I want to thank you guys for giving life to such a brilliant and complex character :)

      Cheers,

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    • Okay, so, in the brief scenes where we've seen Kuvira engage in combat, particularly when she handled the bandits, a lot of us noticed that Kuvira exclusively fought using metalbending. Not once did we see her bend the earth thrown at her or earthbend to subdue her opponents; she wasn't even touching the ground when she confronted the bandits, something that completely contradicts Toph's own style of remaining connected to the earth. Was there a reason for separating Kuvira from the foundational element? We all know that metal is refined earth and Kuvira's fighting style is more polished, quick, and controlled than traditional earthbending. There is something cold and steely about Kuvira, almost like metal. Was it intentional to develop Kuvira's fighting style to emulate certain characteristics of metal as a sub-element and have her stray from the fundamentals of earthbending?

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    • Hi Mike and Bryan! You guys are amazing and this beautiful world you've created will always be a part of my childhood!

      My question is: Which villain in The Legend of Korra was personally the most frightening to write for and why?

      Thank you!

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    • Firstly I'd like to say thanks so much for creating awesome, relatable, complicated, diverse characters.  Honestly. Thankyou so much for that.


      My question is: will we ever find out what happened to Sokka's boomerang and space sword? In the comics or in lok?

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    • First of all, I must say for the short life I have lived, the Avatar universe has made up a little more than half my life, so thank you for that enjoyment.

      My question: When putting together the final season, did you guys find it difficult to fit all the things you wanted into those 13 episodes and if so, how did you guys decide what to put in or take out?

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    • Ok, so here is my slightly better question: How did Zuko and his dragon Druk first meet? Is he perhaps the offspring of Ran and Shaw, or maybe like the sky bison are there other dragons who survived being hunted for sport?

      I have so many more questions but I'll have to stick with these two (Unless I can think of a really good one) :) Again, thank you so much for creating this series and putting time and effort into it. Know that your work has inspired many of us and has been a big part of our childhood, and in my case, my adulthood ;P 

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    • First of all, I'd like to thank the entire staff involved in creating & producing Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra.

      My question is: What is the most enjoyable part about creating and designing characters & their backstories in the Avatar universe?

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    • 1) Is Buttercup Raiko's name in reference to the Princess Bride's kidnapping to start a war, or in reference to one of the Powerpuff Girls?

      JAlbor wrote:
      How much is your narrative informed by real world politics? 

      2) How much is it informed by corporate/office politics?

      Choose wisely.

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    • What is the interaction going to be like between Mako and Korra in Book 3 there was alot of awkardness and tension will the tension still be there in Book 4. What will their relationship be like? How will they act?

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    • Can your science explain why it rains?


      ...it was worth it.

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    • My question is: Is there any character in the Avatar universe that you (Mike and Bryan) particularly connect to personally?

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    • Merdok1993 wrote:
      You all said that a big theme of a book 4 would be forgiveness. Can you elaborate on that? Such as... Will Asami be in a position to forgive her father? Will Korra have to forgive Zaheer for what he did to her? Will Korra’s friends have to forgive her for not writing to them?

      You will obviously find that out in time. There is no reason to ask Bryke that. If they told you, wouldn't they be spoiling it for others?

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    • My best friend Jonathan and his fiancee Emily, who are huge Avatar fans, are getting married this spring and they were the ones that introduced me to your wonderful and captivating world of Avatar.

      If it isn't too much to ask, could you congratulate Jonathan and Emily on their engagement so I can send them the message? (It would be great if it could be a surprise, but I don't want to make it a burden for you)

      It would mean so much to them!

      I wish you the best on your future projects Bryke! Let the creativity flow like water!

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    • Were there any storyline and/or character development decisions that were based on how fans reacted to the first few seasons of Legend of Korra?

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    • Do we get a back story on the lives of the original team avatar from ATLA? I really want to know how all their lives played out before Korra. Did any of them marry? How they lived? How many kids they had? Other things they accomplished? Etc. Also, I am a really big fan of Makorra; will things heat up between them this season or are they officially and completely done? 

      I really love both of the Avatar series and I am sad that it is comming to an end, but I am happy that we got to expeirece a new world and a different way of living. I really enjoyed the deeper and darker happenings in LOK, and I am really looking forward to the rest of book 4!

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    • Many episodes in ATLA & LoK (ie "Korra Alone", "Tales of Ba Sing Se") have exceptional ways of storytelling. What is the key to good storytelling?

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    • What was the area called for Aang in book 1 when he exclaimed he was in the spirit world?  In Korra, and even later on in A:tla, we see that the spirit world has different terrain and landmarks, even inhabitants, than the material world so was Aang simply in a state of limbo?  Or was it simply too early to expand upon the spirit world at that time so you guys kept it simple at that point in time?  Can spiritual people, such as Iroh, also achieve this state if they wanted to?  And lastly, how does Wan Shi Tong fit into this area?  Is he just an anomaly among beings to where he can exist in both material and spiritual planes simultaneously or is he just a very powerful spirit?


      Thank you!  

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    • Hey Mike and Bryan! My brother and I loved watching the Avatar series since 2005! Would it be possible for an Avatar to reincarnate into another in a different universe at a different time? For example, an Avatar during the French Revolution?

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    • My question is about Bumi. His character is so interesting. Growing up in a home with two benders as parents (one considered a fantastic waterbender and the other the Avatar), he probably felt left out, like a dissapointment. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he forged a great life, becoming a leader of people and a peacekeeping force in the world without the ability to bend an element. I think that is admirable, and I love him for it. He also kind of acted as a balance to a generation full of benders since many of the characters in LoK are benders related to characters in AtLA. I was just wondering: Was he always intended to become an airbender, and if so why you gave him the ability in the way you did?

      Thank you for taking the time to do this. I loved AtLA when I was younger and LoK is just as amazing. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed watching/reading it!

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    • Hi Bryke! :D

      I've been an Avatar fan since 2005. :)

      Is a waterbender's ability to heal using water inspired at all by reiki ? :)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki

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    • Son Goharotto wrote:
      I've been dying to ask since this LOK started: Why are the mechatanks made of platinum?  Unless this is different in the world of Avatar, platinum is relatively rare, heavy, and soft for a metal.  It's not unlike gold, in which it looks pretty but is terrible for making weapons, armor, or buildings.  And as far as purity goes, platinum doesn't seem to have any special qualities that couldn't be matched or exceeded by any other metal after sufficient refining.  Wouldn't using titanium have made a lot more sense?


      Sato says that the metal is a very pure metal, meaning it lacks the necessary earthly impurities found in other metals for Earthbenders to manipulate to bend the metal around it.

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    • Cari1994 wrote:
      One thing that I never understood is how exactly the Avatar Spirit reincarnates. I know that Raava reincarnates as the next person right before the person is born, but does that person already have a living soul before this happens? Does Raava then merge with that already existing soul right he or she is born, like she did with Wan's soul when they started the Avatar cycle? I know that some fans would think that the answer is no, but in the instances that we've seen with other unborn babies, like Hope and Rohan, the characters talk as if the baby is already alive before he or she is born. So I would like to know your perspective on this so to dispel any confusion and end any debates on this.

      I'd imagine so. Wan and Korra both existed with Raava both before and after fusing/seperating with her.

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    • In case we don't learn more about the Fire Nation in Book 4, how do you imagine it has developed under the two Fire Lords who have ruled since Ozai's defeat? Legend of Korra has shown us the social, political and economic changes that have occured within every other nation. I would be interested to see how the Fire Nation has restructured its national identity, while doing away with policies of conquest and expansion.

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    • Greetings from Russian fans! Did you know that the Russian Avatar Wiki is the second in popularity after the English Avatar Wiki? Our questions:

      • Russian official audio dub of the TLA and LOK contains a lot of mistakes. Therefore, fans' audio dub is more popular in Russia. Why Nickelodeon do not control the quality of translation ​​of the series into other languages?
      • Avatar comics are published in English only. Thus, we use pirated scans of comics from the internet and do their own translation into Russian. What is your personal attitude to the internet pirates? After all, they really help your series and comics for those countries that do not interest Nickelodeon.

      Спасибо! Thank you!

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    • Bryke, I've been following Avatar since I was still a kid and now it's ending again. 

      I wanted to ask you about Sokka and Suki. Did they marry? If yes, where and when. Did they have children? If no, why not. How did they break up? 

      Thank you so much :')

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    • Hi Bryke!

      So my question is about if Korra is going to end up with anyone in the end of Book 4. Or is there no endgame at all and do we have to do it with our imagination? For me personally : Makorra doesn't make sense anymore since they've barely interacted in Book 3 and Mako didn't seem that sad or horrified when he heard that Korra is missing in the last episode... However I think Korrasami would be really great since there was heaps of chemistry in Book 3 and Asami seemed like a real support for Korra. But then again even though I would love for the last thing to happen.. LOK is still being aired on Nick online..  So i doubt if you guys will even go there. :(

      I understand that you guys can't answer my question specifically, I honestly wouldn't even want that but I really do hope you guys can tell us if there is an endgame! That would be great. 

      Thank you so much for this great show!

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    • This is surprising news.

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    • Where did Azula go when she ran away from Zuko (The Search Part 3)?

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    • My question: Will there be a DVD/Blu-Ray Collection Box of Korra? And with Korra's face in black and purple just like the ATLA DVD Collection Box?

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    • Will we ever find out how zuko got his dragon or if the dragons are no longer endangered and will the airbenders ever be restored to their former glory (Live in the temples, they are all spiritual etc) or will they change to fit the modern society

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    • Which of the characters have you grown most attched to excluding Aang and Korra? It can be as a whole over the two series, one character from each series, one hero one villian... entirely up to you. :)

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    • DarioEMeloD wrote:
      Can your science explain why it rains?


      That was fun, but now I have some real questions:

      How much were you involved in the creation of the Korra game (character design, writing, etc)? Does Hundun have any relation to the Red Lotus? Where or what was his kingdom? Who is the past Avatar he fought, and why did they fight? What exactly is the Chaotic Attack? Are we going to see anything related to the game in what's left of Book 4, or it'll be treated like some kind of spinoff?

      And lastly, have you played it, or at least watched it? What's your opinion about it?

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    • I have always thought bending to be a physical (genetic) and spiritual (physic) process. The Lion Turtles physically & spiritually changed someone to be able to bend an element, then it was passed down from those original peoples. Did Harmonic Convergence awake a spiritual (physic) connection in people who already had a genetic connection or did it change both like the Lion Turtles did. & why just air??

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    • My second question: Is there a reason why Katara didn't appear to be at her granddaughter's Airbending Tattoo Ceremony? I realise she lives far away from Republic City but such a minor obstacle surely wouldn't have deterred her. This is the girl who travelled across the world to train as a waterbender, got herself imprisoned to rescue earthbenders and set out to avenge her mother's death at the first sign of an opportunity. Her love of family is what drove this passion, it was the core of her character. What has changed?

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    • everyone take note: the chat is happening at 1pm PST, NOT 1pm eastern time... convert accordingly for your global time zone.

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    • Intelligence4 wrote: everyone take note: the chat is happening at 1pm PST, NOT 1pm eastern time... convert accordingly for your global time zone.

      It says that in the original post, the blog, and is converted to UTC on the community messages already.

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    • as far as my questions go, i think they've been mostly covered by others above, but i'll just summarize below:

      1. could you (B&M) talk a little bit about the specific metaphysics of the avatar's reincarnation? we know that korra, aang, wan, kyoshi, etc are all the same soul, but how does raava factor into it all? does she cause the reincarnation? does everyone reincarnate even if they aren't bound to a spirit? (if not, what happens when someone dies?) why does destroying her (raava) also "reboot" the avatar's "hard drive"?

      2. could you also talk about bending abilities? how is it that the lion turtles had to give people bending abilities, but after harmonic convergence, bending seemed to develop somewhat of a genetic component? why are all benders of a certain nation born only with the power of that nation's element? how did the bending animals originally get their bending? are their abilities genetic?

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    • Lady Lostris wrote:

      Intelligence4 wrote: everyone take note: the chat is happening at 1pm PST, NOT 1pm eastern time... convert accordingly for your global time zone.

      It says that in the original post, the blog, and is converted to UTC on the community messages already.

      i know, but i missed that the first time i read it... just trying to help anyone who made the same mistake :)

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    • here's a question i don't think anyone's asked yet:

      Could you talk about the ocean spirit's and moon spirit's role in waterbending? When did waterbenders become dependent on the spirits to power their bending? If the Moon Spirit had never been brought back to life, could waterbenders still eventually learn to bend again? It seems a little far fetched that waterbending is the only element that depends on the continued life of a mortal fish in order to still be bendable. (considering aang and the ocean spirit were still able to waterbend after the moon spirit was taken out, it seems that others would be able to do so as well... perhaps the death of the moon spirit just causes a regular eclipse, and after the eclipse is over, waterbenders can bend again?)

      also, does tui exist anymore? we know she (he?) was the original moon spirit, and that yue had some of her life force in her, which she returned, which caused her to become the moon spirit. so has yue totally replaced tui, is she fused with tui, or what?

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    • and another question that's come up several times since Beginnings, and i don't think's been asked yet:

      Can firebenders heal?

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    • A tiny question I'd like to ask:

      Will there be more comics/graphic novels after The Rift? If yes, how many (approximately)?

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    • Since we all clearly love your creations, what is the best way to support and follow your work to ensure you both have long and illustrious careers?

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    • This has been a huge topic on Tumblr, and I'm dying to know... 

      Were the frogs who got married in "A New Spiritual Age" meant to represent Mako and Korra?

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    • Is there a chance for another soundtrack after Book 4 is over? The music in Books 2, 3, and 4 (so far) have been amazing and I would love to have it! Jeremy Zuckerman is wonderful.  

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    • My question for Bryke is this; If we do not see anything/anyone of Sokka's family in Book 4 of LOK, could you please tell us if he married Suki and had any children? Please and Thank You :)

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    • Are the shaman (Beginnings) and the acupunctruist (Old Wounds) some kind of healers? Is it possible to heal with other bending styles?

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    • Everyone, please read the rules above before posting. Posts that do not follow the rules will be deleted.

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    • How did Aiwei get involved with the Red Lotus? Was he always a member or did Zaheer seek him out knowing Korra was at ZaoFu?

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    • In ATLA, are the dynamics of "A" story (Aang, the hunted) and "B" story (Zuko, the hunter) inspired by The Pretender TV series (1996 - 2000)?

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    • Where did Zuko obtain Druk, his dragon, and what is the current status of the dragons as a species, are they recovering from the brink of extinction, as are the sky bison, or are Ran, Shaw and Druk the last survivng dragons in the Avatar universe.

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    • How did Unavaatu turn into a giant & why can't Korra do that?

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    • Regarding Korra's spirit giant, how could it bend & can she still do that?

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    • Why did Harmonic Convergence specifically give specific people Airbending, specifically?

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    • Regarding Jinora's abilities, how was she able to draw Raava out, & is her spirit projection a form of airbending?

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    • Is Jinora's astral projection ability a subskill of airbending?

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    • Has Zuko mastered lightning generation?

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    • I don't know whether to ask about Kuvira or the final fight but seeing as its highly likely you won't say anything about the final fight, I will ask about Kuvira!


      Is Kuvira a master earth/metal bender and if so where is she compared to other earthbenders in the series like Toph, Ghazan, Bolin, Su, Lin etc...?

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    • Could you elborate on the dynamics of the avatar reincarnation. Does Raava transfer to another human when one avatar dies. Or do all the avatars share the same soul.

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    • When Book 3 was first released, Nick updated Mako’s profile to say that he still has, “Romantic feelings for Korra.” This wasn’t explored through Book 3. Because of this, my question is, does Asami have platonic feelings for Korra or something even greater? I ask this because Mako never said anything about still having feelings for Korra, whereas Asami said, “I want you to know that I’m here for you. If you ever want to talk or, anything…” The “anything” part gets me every time. Sorry, I had to ask a Korrasami question. Thank you.

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    • In Book 1 Air, Korra fought against Amon, who could take people’s bending away, previously, something only Avatars were able to do. Amon, subsequently, took her bending away. In Book 2, Korra fought against another Avatar, Unalaq, her uncle and Dark Avatar. He ripped Raava out of her, destroying her connections to her past lives. In Book 3, we had the Red Lotus who, like the previous two villains, tried to bring their own idea of balance to the world. They then poisoned Korra and made it impossible for her to do her job as the Avatar for three years.

      My question is, how did you guys come up with this reoccurring theme of Korra not being the Avatar and the world, possibly, not needing the Avatar anymore? It’s defiantly a crazy, awesome, and clever theme that I’ve really enjoyed in The Legend of Korra. Thank you so much for answering questions at the wiki!

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    • Do you have a name for the 'Unamed Fire Avatar' (The Avatar before Yangchen)?

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    • Does one of you parents have to be a firebender, and the other an earthbender in order for you to be a lava bender? How is lavabending possible?

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    • Question: Did Avatar Wan have any descendants to carry on his legacy like Aang did with Tenzin, Bumi and Kya?
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    • In episode 3, who designed the face Mako pulled when Bolin compared Kuvira to Korra? It's the most amazing thing I have seen.

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    • Will be after Korra new Avatar?

      And if yes, you could call him Max or something like that? please?

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    • How many years were Lin and Tenzin together?

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    • Does Raava remain as a separate entity after fusing with Wan/Korra. For instance, can she still talk to Korra, like she did when during Harmonic Convergence.

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    • Why did Korra’s avatar state seem underwhelming in her fight against Zaheer. Is it because she lost the connection to her past lives.

       

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    • will there be an animated movie of Avatar the last airbender? or the legend of Korra? i would like that.

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      In ATLA, are the dynamics of "A" story (Aang, the hunted) and "B" story (Zuko, the hunter) inspired by The Pretender TV series (1996 - 2000)?


      ATLA is its own thing, any similarities to other works of fiction are unintended

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    • Zaheer told Korra that his poison would force her body to call upon the Avatar State in an attempt to save her life.  If some other lethal poison were used, would the same thing happen?  Or did Zaheer's metallic poison (mercury?) have some sort of special property that ensured that Korra would be killed in the Avatar State?

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    • Will Korra be alone at the end of the series? P.S i'm a huge fan of Makorra ;)

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    • When did the initial concept of Raava (not just the name or design) come to be? Did she come into play because of Book 2 of Korra, or have you guys known explicitly what she was and how she played a role within the Avatar since ATLA?

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    • Question: Were there ever any times where you guys had some really fun ideas but couldn't incorporate them into the show because of time restraints or something similar? If so, are those things you would be still interested in exploring whether it was in the form of comics or another series?

      I'd also just like to say I started watching Avatar The Last Airbender when I was 6 and basically grew up with your guy's work. Thank you so much for so many wonderful memories!

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    • What was the idea for Lin's character (examples: was she always female or was there an idea of Toph having a son, was her being tough and abrasive always a part of her character, was her not wanting children or not being married always a part of her character, ect.) and were you surprised as to how well received she is by the audience?

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    • While in the Fog of Lost Souls, Kya insisted that she had no family and wasn't tied down. Was that just a random reaction to the fog, or was it something more? Kya isn't married and has no children, but has she had past relationships that may have gave her this "can't be tied down" way of thinking?

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    • Gcheung28 wrote:
      Join the co-creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino, THIS Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m. PST for an hour-long LIVE chat! Post your questions below and come back Thursday to talk with our idols as they try to answer all of the questions. Make sure you follow the rules below!

      Rules

      • One question per thread
      • Please make your questions about the series, storylines, and creative process
      • Staff will moderate out duplicates
      • Please be respectful of others’ contributions
      • Not all your questions will get answered and all decisions by staff are final


      Please Read: Again, please be respectful of others' contributions and let every fan have a chance to ask Bryan and Mike what they want! We've noticed some answering of questions or personal theories getting posted so far, and we do have fans coming from outside the community that might not have the same knowledge. The co-creators and staff will be combing through questions to see which ones will get asked and their answers will be on this forum. Thanks!

      Can you tell us anything about what Kuvira and Varrick are planning to do with spirit vines? Are they developing a new weapon?

      I also want to say thanks for creating a wonderful series Bryke :) I have been a fan of Avatar since I was a kid and I will continue to be a fan forever of this amazing show :)

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    • Was Ming Hua born with no arms, or did she lose them? When did she become part of the Red Lotus, and why?

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    • After the years spent on researching,  refining, and perfecting, what was the hardest part of building the Avatar universe?

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    • For my question, I'd like to ask for clarification on the Southern Water Tribe's government, and how it was run before it became an independent nation at the end of Book 2. 

      Last year on tumblr (http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/61619863383/ktempest-bryankonietzko-the-legend-of-korra) it was stated that Unalaq was the chief of both tribes. While it says that the South saw him as little more than a figurehead, officially they had no chief of their own, but rather they were governed by a "Council of Elders". 

      I thought this was pretty cool, but then came Book 3 wherein Sokka was referred to as a Chief. How does this work, given the above system? Was the Southern Water tribe governed by one Chief, or by a Council? If it's the latter, was calling Sokka "Chief" an unofficial title?  

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    • If children had not been an issue, would Lin and Tenzin have remained together? 

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    • Hi Bryke! Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions for us. This is mine:

      In the Book 2 finale, we see Korra and Tenzin both air bending to get into the Tree of Time after she and Raava have already been separated, and then we see Korra use water bending in her fight with UnaVaatu.  So my question is: does that mean Korra was able to bend all four elements even without her bond to Raava at the time? I was wondering how that worked, since Wan wasn't able to bend all four elements simultaneously until he and Raava had been bonded.

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    • Before the ATLA series finale, did Azula ever want to be/think she was going to become fire lord? Because she seems genuinely surprised by the idea when Ozai gives her the crown and so he can go be the phoenix king. She was also surprisingly okay with not only letting Zuko return to his position as heir, but also looking out for him when he began to compromise that position by visiting Iroh, when not long prior she was aiming to kill during their fights. 

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    • If Asami and Mako/Bolin's mothers do not have names could you please give them names?

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    • What was your insperation for Kuvira and her army?

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    • How did democracy develope in the United Republic when the only other instance of it existing is in the Southern Water Tribe? Who decided to put leadership to a vote? Who got to vote?

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    • How much does an Episode of ATLA and an Episode of LOK cost (Or how much does a Book cost in average)?

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    • One question - where. is. Azula?

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    • It would take too long for me to explain how much both ATLA and LOK have meant to me, and on how many occasions they have helped me through some pretty tough times. So please allow me just a minute to describe how much I adore your work instead. The continuity in both ATLA and LOK is unbelievable, not to mention the hidden messages. The character development (both heroes and villains alike) is by far the best I have ever seen on any T.V. shows and even most books. I'm at a loss of words (Anyone who knows me know just how uncommon an occurrence that is) of how to accurately describe the incredible world you two have created. It makes me wonder what sparked the idea, however I only get one question.

      Question: Ok so my friend and I adore Kya (Katara and Aang's daughter), her character is amazing. I would absolutely love to know more about her, whether it be her character inspiration or more about her past. Really anything you could tell me about her that isn't seen on screen would be incredible

      Thank you both so much for the inspiration, for everything. After spending 63% of my life as a fan of this show, I can honestly say I've never regretted a moment I've spent watching or discussing your work of genius.

      Flameo Hotmen.

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    • Will we get to see more of the Fire Nation and the Fire Lord this season? Or maybe even more Zuko, or even maybe Azula? 

      It doesn't really look like it but I'm still trying to have hope.

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    • hi, Bryan and Mike! I hope you get this and thanks so much for these beautiful pieces of art! Anyways, my question is, In Avatar: The Last Airbender did we meet more members of the White Lotus then were openly shown in the Finale? Like all these people who the Gaang met throughout their journey where more of them White Lotus than we know? (For Example, The Herbalist, Mother Superior of the Perfume Abbey, Huu, Guru Pathik, and few others.) Also was Cabbage Guy like a secret watcher of the Avatar... I mean come on guys! You can't really expect us to believe it was just  coincedence he was everywhere Aang went!

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    • Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Michael and Bryan! You are Master Storybenders and Ninjanerds.

      One of the reasons I love the Avatar verse so much is how unique it is, especially with the heavy influence of Eastern culture, philosophy, and mythology. My question is, do you have any plans to branch out of the Avatar world and create another show together, something unrelated but equally awesome?

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    • Was the 'Wall of Avatars' island Korra traveled to in Korra Alone the same island the kids traveled to in The Painted Lady in ATLA?

      Also thank you for giving us an amazing series!

      XO- Foaming Mouth Girl

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    • Is everyone reborn in the Avatar World but only the Avatar can remember their past lives(like in Hinduism/Buddhism) because of Raava or is it just the Avatar and Raava is forcing reincarnation? And if that's the case then would the Spirit World be like Nirvanna where the enlightened go or was that just an Iroh thing?

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    • So is Mai the mother of Zuko's daughter? Or do we have to wait for the comics to be finished to find out? :)

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    • Hello and thank you for doing this!

      I know you have a habit/history of putting subtle clues and foreshadowing about characters, connections between them, etc. In AtLA we saw that one of the White Lotus Grandmasters had a lot of Lion Turtle statues that foreshadowed the Lion Turtle giving Aang knowledge of Energy Bending. But with what we know now of Beginnings and how the While Lotus has held onto information about the Avatar that has been forgotten to the rest of the world (like knowledge of Raava's existance and Avatar Wan's name which Zaheer referenced and would have little other way of knowing save through his time with the White Lotus before defecting), it stands to reason (imo) that the While Lotus also had ties with the Lion Turtles before the Lion Turtles died out. With this in mind, what significance (if any) does the lotus on the base of Wan and Raava's statue have? Specifically, is it supposed to tie him to the While Lotus the way the lotus at the base of Avatar Aang's statue in Yue Bay does? And if yes, why and how was Wan related to them?

      And I know this is supposed to be one question, but I'd really like to know how old Wan was when he died, if possible.

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    • it's so awesome that you guys are taking the time to answer fan questions! my question is: are we ever going to find out what happened to azula after "the search"? 

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    • Hello,

      I have been a huge fan of these shows and the entire universe of Avatar.

      Question: I was wondering what your biggest regrets would be in terms of the story, design, dialouge, etc. in Avatar.

      Thank you so, so much for doing this. I won't be able to see the live chat but I hope that i can view it at a later date.

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    • When were Rina (daughter of Roku) and (her daughter and mother of Zuko and Azula) Ursa born?

      I can only assume that Rina was born before the hundred year war and before her father died, I've always wondered.

      Kind regards, CrimsonEbony

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    • What did Amon do between his escape from Yakone and reign over Republic City? How was he officially taking bending away with only waterbending? I'd love confirmation on all that. Amon was a very intriguing man and the fact that he used waterbending to remove bending is a huge deal that was never explained. Was he actually a spiritual man or did he just figure out how to bloodbend the chi paths to be blocked? Thanks guys you're the best.

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    • Hi! Big creators of the Avatar Series! What u have done is a magnificent piece of art from the plot to the soundtrack everything! And I know this all must came out of somewhere, because this story is so good that I feel it's true. My question is: Are there some hidden secrets that we must know about? If there are What are they about and Where they are (ATLA or Leyeng of Korra)? Thank u for caring I hope u answer my question. Greetings from Ecuador.

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    • How do you work through problems in your plot? Do you deliberate a lot with each other and other people for new ideas, or is there something specific you do to help get past those hang-ups? I don't really mean writer's block, but rather finding trouble getting from point A to Point B within the context of your story/characters.

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    • Gcheung28 wrote:
      Join the co-creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino, THIS Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m. PST for an hour-long LIVE chat! Post your questions below and come back Thursday to talk with our idols as they try to answer all of the questions. Make sure you follow the rules below!

      Rules

      • One question per thread
      • Please make your questions about the series, storylines, and creative process
      • Staff will moderate out duplicates
      • Please be respectful of others’ contributions
      • Not all your questions will get answered and all decisions by staff are final


      On Thursday, the answers to your questions will appear on this same thread.


      Please Read: Again, please be respectful of others' contributions and let every fan have a chance to ask Bryan and Mike what they want! We've noticed some answering of questions or personal theories getting posted so far, and we do have fans coming from outside the community that might not have the same knowledge. The co-creators and staff will be com bing through questions to see which ones will get asked and their answers will be on this forum. Thanks!

      My question is What are their favorite music tracks from the series?

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    • How long have Kai and Jinora been dating?

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    • Were Mako and Bolin’s parents benders? 

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    • Hey Bryke from Europe! :) That was an amazing show, thank you for your works soo much!

      My question: I follow Brian's tumblr and he posted a lot of avatar-related pictures of arts, cosplays, etc. since a long time. You ever been inspired by one of these? If you did, which manner? Use concrete details or just ispired them like a pale hint? Do you have a fix thing (character, name, place, design, event or something) which was based on the fan's ideas?

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    • First, thank you Bryke so much. This is the only show I watch now, so I really appreciate how well you've done it. My question is about Unalaq's spirit water bending technique. how does it work on the spirits and what happens when they turn gold and fade away, are they dead or transported? I really wanted to know how that worked please!

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    • IronBloodAika wrote:
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      I dont believe so in zuko alone we see the world from his perspective when hes all lightheaded and he sees clear out of both eyes.

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    • If you were given extra episodes at any point in the series, are there any specific characters or events you would have elaborated on?

      Also just wanted to say I love the series! It's been an incredible journey to be a part of and I can't wait to see how everything plays out in the rest of book four!

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    • Will we see any evidence of Zuko and Druk in the comics?

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    • Can a human fuse with any spirit to become the avatar and gain the incredible powers that come along it. Or was Raava a unique spirit?

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    • How are you guys?

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    • Why is it that some families have last names and others don't? Did you ever plan for any of our main characters to have last names? If so, what would they be? (Sorry I know that's technically more than one question)

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    • Is a Korra a princess and heiress to the SWT being the Avatar and everything?

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    • Hello there!!

      My question is:

      Knowing Toph is the greatest earthbender of all time, can she lavabend?

      Thank you for doing this q&a!!

      Im looking forward to you guys next project!!

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    • Was Wan meant to allude to the theft of fire motif common among mythology?

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    • Are we ever going to learn more about the Fire Nation Royal Family? 

      Specifically Ozai? :(> 

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    • Hi Bryan, hi Mike (I love you... unfortunately to me, you just got married  :D)

      My question is about the development character process... there's anyone character drawn based on their voice actor likeness? I mean, Korra, Bolin, and last Kuvira looks like their voice actors so much!

      Thank you for this amazing show and greetings from Italy,

      Alessandra.

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    • Hi Guys,

      You've talked a lot about giving the overseas animators greater creative infuence over the show, leading to things such as Ryu's foaming mouth guy. Are there any other notable, unexpected changes that were made by animators at studio MIR or during the last airbender? Also, the world needs Peanuts x Fooly Cooly.

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    • There's been an increasing movement in American animation towards storyboard-driven series, where episodes are simultaneously written and storyboarded. Korra certainly lends itself better to being a script-driven series, but what are your thoughts on the different methods? If you were to tackle a different genre in the future, what would you be most interested in? (Dear god please PeanutsxFLCL)

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    • Has Lin had any significant/insignificant relationships since splitting up with Tenzin? 

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    • I feel a lot of people assume your artistic sensibilities are defined by Avatar, but you've both been involved in some very different projects, for instance Atomic Love for Mike and Ginormous for Bryan. In what ways do you think the Avatar universe captures who you are as people, and in what ways do you feel you differ from it?

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    • will you be making a comic of the 'gaang's' kids once this is all over?

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    • Nearly every specialized bending technique has more or less been explained (metalbending, seismic sense, bloodbending, healing, lightning, and flight). The only three that still are still rather vague are lavabending, spiritual projection, and combustionbending.

      Since others have already asked about the first two, I guess my question is: How exactly does combustionbending work beyond the generic "channel chi through an intricate third-eye tattoo, superheating the surrounding air and producing a beam of explosive energy capable of immense damage"? How does a firebender realize/discovers that they can combustionbend and what is its relation to the third eye tattoo?

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    • How can Ming-Hua waterbend without using the complex body movements required of all bending arts?

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    • Hi Mike and Bryan! I value your creative genius and have a practice-related question. Creating the Avatar universe and writing seven seasons of television is no easy feat. A strenuous schedule for many people can often cause burnout and mindblock. As makers, what has helped you stay disciplined, original, and encouraged while working? 

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    • Now is probably my only time to get a chance to ask them a question but I can only ask one. This is going to be tough. Question: Everybody has a spirit but why is it that only a few are actually in the spirit world after death? 



      P.S. Avatar is one of the greatest things I've ever been able to experience. It connects to me perfectly, it really got me to start on my spiritual path and thus has changed my life.

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    • Hi Bryke! All the members of the new Air Nation in Korra so far were nonbenders from the Earth Kingdom like Opal Beifong. Are there any more new airbenders who were nonbenders from other nations?

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    • Since this is probably the only chance to ask this: As you created Hundun for the video game, do you know the name of his twin brother?

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    • If you could choose one episode of either series to best represent your work over the past decade, what would it be?

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    • Hi there! :D

      Did you purposely made Eska and Desna weird or was it the result of a sort of tease, a little bit like Toph in ATLA ?

      Thank you very much for this Q&A!

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    • what do you think of the legend of korra game personally i think its decent

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    • PrinceOfMay wrote: Hi there! :D

      Did you purposely made Eska and Desna weird or was it the result of a sort of tease, a little bit like Toph in ATLA ?

      Thank you very much for this Q&A!

      Good question: why does Desna sleep in the tub? ^^"

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    • I don't know if it's too late but I have a question too for the Avatar's esteemed creators:

      Can you confirm the presence of the Swamp Tribe in Book 4, since Korra, Toph and tenzin's kid are all known to be at some point in the Foggy Swamp ? And if not, can you tell us more about the Tribe current status in LOK (independent or not, recognized by the other nations or not, modernized like the Southern Tribe with a capital city like New Orleans or still isolated,...) ?

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    • So one question per a thread...

      Theres quite a number of stuff I want to ask but I guess everyone has ask the trivial stuff...

      My questions to Mike and Bryan is... "Have you considered on have someone succeed you in continuing the show/franchise?"

      My reason for this question is because the Avatar is the same person but at the same time they are different, like the Doctor from Doctor Who. That show has lasted for 50 years, perhaps one day someone can carry your creation into the future and write stories for Avatars we all wish to see. 

      Like the Unnamed Lava bending Fire Avatar proceeding Avatar Yang Cheng.

      The old short Earth Bender Avatar proceeding the unnamed fire Avatar.

      The immediate Successor to Avatar Wan and how the system started and of course the Avatar that defeated Bundun from Legend of Korra Game Book 2.5 Chaos

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    • I doubt that putting this question so low down will be anywhere near likely to get me an asnwer, but here it goes: Hello there! huge fan of the series- i was at SDCC in 2013 and this year, and i got your autpgraph in 2013.

      Anyways, my question is, are there any/any ideas for LGBT+ characters in the Avatar universe? If no- did you/have you ever had any ideas to write some in?

      Thank you so much for taking your time to do this!!

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    • Are there any story ideas or characters, big or small, that you came up with during the writing and development of The Legend of Korra that you really liked but ultimately ended up having to cut from the show?

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    • If you knew from the start that Korra would last longer than one season, what would you write differently?

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    • Question from a friend:

      "Do you think that you'll open up the avatar world for more independent things a la a star wars extended universe type of thing?"

      Also a simple question from me again, do you have any birhtdays planned out for the characters?

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    • How are Korra's family related to Princess Yue? 

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    • Something that I, and likely many people, are curious about:

      Do you know who the fathers of Lin and Suyin are, and will the audience find out? Also, what was the purpose behind making them only half-sisters?

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    • How many Avatars have there been since Wan?

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    • Was the armless avatar seen in the background with all the avatars at the end of book 1 in any way foreshadow or influence the creation of Ming-Hua?

      http://i.imgur.com/2guy0bD.jpg

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    • Bryke,

      First I'd like to thank you for creating and maintaining this wonderful universe. Avatar has allowed me to make friends by bonding with people that would normally seem too intimidating to talk to.

      My question: What is your least favorite season of Legend of Korra or Avatar: The Last Airbender, and why?

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    • Hi, Bryan and Mike!

      I'd like to know how old Aang was when he got his tatoos. It would be nice to get some clarification on whether Jinora is the youngest person to ever become an airbending master, or if that was Aang.

      Thank you for this wonderful show and for taking the time to answer these questions!

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    • The comics obviously bridge the gap between ATLA and LOK, but how much of the time between then will we be able to see through the comics or other platform? Avatar: The Last Airbender Legacy seems like it could have more connection between the two shows.

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    • Hi guys,

      My question is - Did Aang have a peaceful death or was there more to that story? for Korra to be the avatar, Aang must have passed early - my approximation is he was mid 50s/early 60s when it happened - it makes me sad to know Katara lost him so early. In any case, will we find out more about his life - and in fact, all of the gaangs life in their prime - before the show closes out?

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    • Can there be codominance in bending traits? For example, Bolin had a firebending parent and earthbending parent.. is this why he was able to lavabend?

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    • Thank you Mike and Bryan for creating such a fantastic universe where people can control the elements and drive diesel-punk power suits in the same scene.Its such amazing story which will keep my imagination go for years to come.Can't wait for your next project,set in this universe or not.

      Question 1:When  the Lion Turtles left, did they leave the elements with the surviving humans or did they take the elements with them and humans learned the bending arts from animals?

      Question 2:How far do you see the world of avatar developing in the terms of technology?

      Thank You.

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    • How were the Dai Li able to return to power in Ba Sing Se without changing their corrupt ways, and why haven't the remaining members of the original Team Avatar been able to prevent this? Will the organization still have a presence in Ba Sing Se without the Earth Queen?

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    • How did you come about creating the Avatar universe/series? Like where there certain things that inspired you?

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    • Did Toph ever marry? if so, who and what happened to them?

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    • In "The Search", when Ozai says that Ursa is forbidden from making contact with or even mentioning her past, is that a real rule for Fire Nation princesses by marriage or did Ozai make that up so that he could have more control over her? I can't imagine Iroh doing that to his wife.

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    • Question: Was it difficult to tell a complete story in only 12-14 episodes for the Legend of Korra, compared to over 20 episodes per season in Avatar the Last Airbender? I mean, each season in LOK has been resolved by the end and has had a different "bad guy"  that you had to introduce. In ATLA,  no giant conflict had to be resolved until the end of the third season.

      A Long Rant About My Love of Avatar: Oh and there is probably a negative three percent chance y'all will see this, but you are the most spectacularly amazing human beings that have ever walked this Earth. I can't think of anything else I've ever seen that has come close to the awesomeness of the Avatar series. Y'all are brilliant people, who I obviously admire, and no matter what you do after the conclusion of LOK (even if you take a break and disappear from the map for a while) I know we will all see great things from you again. Y'all are the best and I hope you have a wonderful day!



      ~ A girl who is not obsessed, but deeply attracted to the world of Avatar

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    • You guys are the best! I'd love to meet you some day :)

      So I was wondering if you were thinking about/are going to travel around the world, to other cons in other countries to meet your fans? Australia would be great! X)    ((Sorry it isn't about about the series, storylines, and creative process!!))

      Also, how do you come up with the names in the series? Do you just randomly think of them or do you look through name dictionaries? etc.

      Thanks for taking your time to do this! ^_^

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    • First of all you guys are amazing and thank you so much for making and sharing this universe with us!

      I had been thinking about Avatar and this thought came to my head: If there happens to be a female avatar, and she gets pregnant, and the person she is having the baby with has the genes of the next element in the cycle (ex earth for Korra), if that avatar dies during childbirth, could the child possibly become the next avatar and be like a reincarnation of their parent?

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    • Who/what kind of person do you see Korra ending up with (relationship-wise) post-Book Four?

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    • How did you decide that Wan was going to first "learn" fire? Or what made you want to have the first avatar be from a fire lion turtle?

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    • In your opinion, what are the most major ways that the Avatar universe connects to our world, especially regarding the changing time period on LoK? Thank you so much <3 !

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    • MakosSharkbrows wrote:
      First of all you guys are amazing and thank you so much for making and sharing this universe with us!

      I had been thinking about Avatar and this thought came to my head: If there happens to be a female avatar, and she gets pregnant, and the person she is having the baby with has the genes of the next element in the cycle (ex earth for Korra), if that avatar dies during childbirth, could the child possibly become the next avatar and be like a reincarnation of their parent?

      No, because the kid already exist haha 

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    • Did Appa and Momo have children too?

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    • The original Team Avatar had so much chemistry, they were so fun to watch together! The New Team Avatar is no different. How did you manage to create that same awesome chemistry with all the new personalities on Korra? Thanks so much, my whole family loves your work! 

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    • Will there another opportunity like this? Because I LOVE these kinds of threads. Please let be another one like this. Please let be another one, please let be another one, please let be another one.

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    • How do you create such a well thought out overarching narrative? I'm developing a series (for the first time) and I find the character work comes a lot easier to me than the big picture stuff.

      P.S. Your show(s) have got me through some rough times and I just want to say thank you.

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    • Hey guys! 

      Would you mind sharing one of your favorite moments while working with the cast of Korra? 

      Thanks :)

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    • I don't know if this question has already been asked, but will Katara, Zuko, and Toph have a sort of Old Team Avatar reunion some time during Book 4. I can't deny that not only would that be awesome but extremely emotional for me. lol

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    • Will Mako and Bolin meet their mother's family?

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    • Can you tell us the names and histories of the rest of the Avatars please?

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    • Will Korra be able to reconnect with the past avatars?

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    • My question for Mike and Bryan: how did the story of Guru Laghima spread throughout the world and to Zaheer; if any record of him was most likely destroyed during the Air Nomad genocide?

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    • It seems a lot of elements from Avatar are very similar to those found in Star Wars, was Star Wars' 3-part story an inspiration for the series? I also noticed that Avatar: The Last Airbender is more like a Fantasy-Quest movie similar to Lord of the Rings while The Legend of Korra is more like a Fantasy-Political Thriller, what inspired the shift and what would be the inspiration for Korra?

      Also, and I think a lot of the community would love to know, What do you think of James Cameron's Avatar?

      By the way, thank you for this wonderful series, it deeply inspired my writing and I wouldn't be half as good a writer I am today if it wasn't for this show!

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    • What was your reaction to all the Korrasami shipping? I know you've had some crazy shipping done before concerning two people of the same gender, but Korrasami is currently the biggest in the community, arguably bigger than even Zutara! Would you have gone done this if this was under different circumstances?

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    • Kuvira commands respect and authority. How old is she is Book 4, in light of what she's been able to achieve thus far?

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    • I can't be here when you're actually here live, so I hope I can leave this in advance and you see it. I'll say right now that if any of this sounds disrespectful or entitled or dissmissive of your career I don't mean it that way. I love your work: I've always loved Avatar: The Last Airbender and I certainly like The Legend of Korra. 

      With that out of the way, I thought Korra had a very rocky start and, frankly, suffered from some questionable writing decisions. Some disappointed in Book 2 blame this on you not knowing whether you'd get more than one season and other management decisions. However, you two have said you told Nick you had basic blueprints for future stories. So, it sounded to me like you had enough of a basic outline for future Books, even before the confirmation of more Books, that you weren't as rushed to write Book 2 as people believe. I've always thought of you, the creators, as great worldbuilders and visionaries rather than straight writers. I find it interesting a majority of the original series' fan favorite episodes were written by others working on the show rather than you two. Again, I don't mean any of this disrespectfully. Two of the fan favorite episodes were written by you after all and there is nothing wrong with being better at worldbuilding than at straight writing.

      For example, I remember reading how you two are a sucker for certain types of romantic sub-plots that led to the love triange (arguably quadrangle due to Bolin's minimal involvement) and I disliked that aspect of Book 1. I thought Book 1 would have benefitted from more in depth emphasis on the bending/non-bending conflict and less of a focus on the romance sub-plot and pro-bending. I still like it better overall than Book 2 though Wan's story, Tenzin's family trip, and more exploration into the spirit world were all good bits in my opinion.

      TL;DR if you are short on time to answer questions: I guess what I'm trying to get at in this overly long post is that you seem to have a lot fans surrounding the outlets you two spend much of your time around like tumblr and comic-cons. While I know some of the criticism gets out, like when you said people complaining about Korra were like people who complained about Zuko, I feel like a lot of it doesn't. It feels like you're surrounded by non-criticizing fans most of the time rather than those of us who love your work, but still have constructive criticism to throw out. I don't know if you actually are though: That's just what I've perceived from my limited interaction. Do you believe writers benefit from constructive criticism from fans, not just from more "professional outlets"? If so, do you ever worry being too insulated from criticism leads to lack of perspective, lack of evolution, lack of improvement when constructing stories? Again, don't like your work any less just because I have a theory of where your talents lie (And it is just a theory after all. It's not like I am in the writing room with you). 

      Keep up the good work. Book 4 is off to a FANTASTIC start and I'm excited to see where it heads.

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    • Okokok can't breathe because this is so exciting!!!

      Did Kya or Bumi have any kids? Do those kids have kids? If they do, then is Katara gonna die soon 😢?

      Heh I cheated and put three questions in one.

      But thank you Bryke for this amazing show(s). I hope you have something after Korra in the works right now, even if it's released like twenty years later or something. I can't tell you what this show means to me. Drawing fan art has gotten me into the high school of my choice and just given me something to do and be proud of. When Korra ends, I'm pretty sure I'll feel like part of me died. Like you said in NYCC, these characters are real to me in an emotional way. THANK YOU!!!!

      By the way, me and my friends are planning to cosplay as Avatar characters for Halloween next year😊

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    • What/who was avatar kyoshi's spirit animal?

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    • Will we see the kyoshi warriors in LoK? 

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    • Will you consider doing a series following the stories of avatars previous to Aang?

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    • If the Platinum game is considered canon, then why is it that Jinora's form that appears before Korra the "Harmonic Convergence 'light'" form rather than the blue one that she projects with during Book 3? Jinora claims it wasn't as strong as during the celestial event, but she still appears before Korra in Air Temple Island with the golden glow even though H.C. is over.

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    • Harmonic Convergence occurs in 10,000 year intervals. But how long does it last? Wan's episode had the energies converging for a fraction of the time that they were mixing compared to when Korra was facing the issue. Does Harmonic Convergence last until either Raava or Vaatu are victorious? That would seem weird since Unalaq+Vaatu extinguishing Raava would count as a victory since Raava is forced back into the winner.

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    • Is there a possibility of a legend of korra animated movie in the future?

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    • Did Ty Lee and the Kyoshi warriors teach other people chi-blocking?

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    • I believe there was an interview in the past that said Korra could restore and "take away" bending like Aang could. With the connection to the past lives gone, can she still do both (remove AND restore) or either of those two abilities? Korra tells Daw when he asks her to remove his newly acquired airbending (that everyone can apparently do off the bat compared to Korra - she just can't catch a break) that she "can't" make his airbending stop.

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    • QUESTION: After all the romance in Book 2, it was guaranteed that there would only be a hint of romance in Book 3. But now that we're into Book 4 and everyday that passes brings us closer to the finale of the entire show, will there be any romance in Book 4? No spoilers are needed but will there be ANY romance at all?

      Thankyou, I love LOK so much :)

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    • How come the Tree of Time didn't respond to Korra in Book 4's 'Korra Alone?' During Book 2's finale, despite going through a traumatic experience just a handful of minutes ago and a show of support from Tenzin, she was able to go Power Kosmic even though her spiritual state and mental state should have been in shambles. Yet despite actively seeking out ways to help herself and knowing she has the support of her friends and family, she was unable to get the Tree to respond to her. She didn't even have to try and it showed her (and us) her memories - it even showed Unavaatu dealing with the military and yet that wasn't a memory she could have since she wasn't in Republic Ciy experiencing that at the moment or from that perspective. She was at a lowest point in Book 1 too, and was able to call Aang/herself. I'm just having trouble understanding why she couldn't access the Tree's latent powers even though Book 2 showed she could do so.

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    • Could an Avatar after Korra (not saying there will be one, just if there was an Avatar be it earth, fire, air, or water eventually) could an Avatar after Korra have access to Korra's giant blue spirit form? Since that Avatar would be [Korra] but also their own self, would that Avatar be able to have access to that like how Korra could access Aang's energybending that she used to bend the energies in herself to achieve that Cosmic form.

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    • If the spirit vines that showed up after harmonic convergence all trace back to the swamp, does that mean the spirit wilds from Wan's time was mostly one big root system? Does Aang having a vision of Toph when he was in the swamp have anything to do with her living there in Korra's time? After all, time is an illusion.

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    • Will you make any movies related to Avatar after LOK has ended?

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    • Will we ever see Tahno again, outside of the video game, and if not, then what happens to him after the events of LoK?

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    • Bryan & Mike! would you guys consider a REBOOT!? If so, will you go to another network?    

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    • Hey Bryan and Mike! Another great work from you guys as always! But, are we going to get to see some Zutara or the old team avatar back in action? Oh and pleasee tell us what happened to Sokka.. :'( I need some explanation

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    • Are Ghazan and Ming Hua DEAD dead, or...?

      Cause I NEED to know which two things Bolin got right!

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    • Did Tenzin bloodline has a chance become waterbenders like Katara?

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    • Are you planning on a Fire Nation appearence in Book 4? It hasn't been seen yet and the trailer looked very Earth-Kingdomy. We've seen all the other nations so far and I was wondering if you didn't include the Fire Nation in Korra, how come? Thanks for answering some of our questions! :)

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    • can we have more game content pretty please, already finished the game in one day ^_^

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    • Among Suyin and Lin and his family remained in a good relationship between book 3 and 4?

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    • I'm gonna miss this show terribly, thank you, Bryke, for this awesome journey!

      I want to know: what has been the most rewarding part of working on Avatar and Korra for you two?

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    • Which characters were hardest to cast a voice actor/actress for? Was it because so many talented people read for the role, or something else?

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    • Will Southern Air Temple be ever rebuilded and will be Western air Temple showed?

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    • Mike and Bryan, if either one of you produced or directed an animated show in the future, be it Avatar or an unrelated project, would you consider switching to a different TV network? Or wholly abandon TV in exchange for online streaming? It just seems Nick has shafted you guys repeatedly, at least from a fan's perspective.

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    • Could Raava project energy beams, like Vaatu. If so, can Korra utilise this ability when she is in the avatar state?

       

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    • Greetings, Bryke! And thank you for this opportunity. For my question, I decided to ask about the little siblings who tend to get overlooked by fans: what would you say happened to characters like Tom-Tom (Mai's little brother) and Kiyi (Zuko's half-sister from The Search) as they grew older?

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    • Could you expand on Iroh and Azula's relationship, maybe what it was like before the start of the series? He always seemed very dismissive of her and her abusive upbringing considering how personally dedicated he was to Zuko and his past abuse, who was arguably equally violent and destructive (just less efficient) and equally capeable of 'restoring balance' because of they're both great-grandkids of Roku and Sozin. And Azula seemed capeable of killing nearly anyone in her family, so it doesn't seem like she ever singled him out unless it was convenient. 

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    • I can't believe that they are here :D My question is: What happened to the Equalists after Book I ?

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    • Hello, 

      Where were/are the Earth-Kingdom armies (both royal and standard) during the fall of ba sing se in ATLA, as well as after the death of the Earth-Queen in LOK? Why arent they able to maintain order or attempt to regain control? (given a few did join the chaos in LOK)

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    • Question: Did you guys intend to use Beyonce's dance move for Wu's dance?

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    • My question is about the coolest bending: airbending. In particular, I want to know more about the ability of flight. In the story of Wan we saw that airbenders could fly. Was that a permanent flight like Zaheer's or just a temporal ability? Those monks didn't seem as "empty" as flying airbenders are suposed to be according Guru Laghima. When did the airbenders lose the ability of flight? Why?

      PS: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING THESE AMAZING SHOWS!

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    • How come Korra's spirit bending didn't effect the spirit vines?

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    • What was the Avatar’s name that defeated Hundun?

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    • How much of a role did time constraints play while writing Korra, were there limitations on the lengths of each season? Do you feel this hindered your ability to fully develop each character and storyline the way you most wanted to?  Thanks and best regards,

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    •  What are the legal obligations to Nickelodeon in terms of continuing the series with another network/streaming service? More directly, what would you two have to do if you decided to continue an Avatar series with a place like Netflix?

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    • Greetings! Mr Bryan & Michael

      Im just a daily guy like everyone else with some nice idea's, but not just idea's! more to create a storyline, a serie! and if i tell the story to my friends they are hunger to hear more.

      My Question is! : that you guys can give me a chance to hear what i have to share i want to work for a bigger avatar universe, to share or to find more possible way's to inner peace, wisdom/philosophy, bending (like energy), Characters and there storylines!

      I hope this question fits on 'creative process' the series really helped me and i hope to repay the 'unknown favor'

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    • Goodafternoon Mike and Bryan. My question is regarding the security of the Northern and Southern spirit portals. Is anyone guarding the portals to ensure who and what is going in and out?

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    • You guys rock! I love A:TLA and LOK. I have not seen something like these two shows in... well, ever really. While it's far from perfect, it's pretty damn close.

      I want to become a writer in the future if it all goes well, and the two of you both helped me go onto this path. Indirectly, of course.

      My question is this: As somebody who wants to become a writer, how in the name of Rava do you write a long term story? The best I can do is about 100 pages, and that is with things that don't really fit in; to many details, too many descriptions, and I just cannot write action scenes! So how do you start and keep writing? What about the dialogues? What is your creative process?

      Hope you both have a good day, a nice life, and keep on creating. Hopefully a new series in the Avatarverse will be made sometime in the future. We can only hope.

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