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  • After "Smoke and Shadow", what story are you hoping for? I personally would love a story that fleshes out Iroh's past.

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    • - Iroh's journy through the Spirit World after the death of Lu Ten

      - The Red Lotus' initial attempt at kidnapping Korra + backstories on the Red Lotus and its members

      - Toph Republic City crime/noir drama

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    • A story about survivors of the Air Nomad Genocide conspiring to kill Sozin, and ultimately failing.

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    • Wow! That would honestly be a great story. And that failure comes not because they can't use their bending to kill, but their morals hold them back.

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    • Would be nice to see some water tribe stuff, what goes on with Sokka and his becoming chief. 

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    • Aang meeting Raava, Wan, and the first air Avatar (or, the Second Avatar).

      Also, at some point more in the future, Sokka proposing to Suki, and later Aang to Katara.

      Also, Zuko and Mai getting back together.

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    • I would like to see in more details the transition from the technology of the last airbender to technology seen in the legend of korra, especially in the Republic City. 

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    • I want to see more of Azula's dealings in trying to sabotage Zuko's reign as the Fire Lord, and more of the conflict that definitely remains in keeping the colonies around. There's sure to be more conflict even with the war itself done, and people like Azula are eager to make sure that's exactly what happens. We need more of that, because the Fire Nation is still getting out of its imperialist phase. It did not end with Zuko's coronation. 

      I'd also really like to see more of Mai and Ty Lee, more of the former trying to make right her mistakes from the last comic and more of the latter in her new life as a Kyoshi Warrior, with both still facing Azula as a threat to them, she's not done with them either. And perhaps more of the rivalry between Katara and Azula, as it was hinted at in the show but never became quite full-blown. I'd think Azula has a bit of a grudge against the one person who has been able to completely overpower her in battle to the point where she could offer no further resistance. 

      I don't care to see any more of the technology. Seeing this 20th century stuff is simply out of place in the world of Aang. Avatar has its own unique flavor that should not be tampered with to resemble Korra's, which really is too drastic a departure from the original allure of the Avatarverse. 

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    • How is seeing the technology from the Legend of Korra out of place, and seeing the fire nation drill not? What about jet ski, tundra tank, their enourmous airships, and normal ships they had in the Legend of Aang? 

      Unity between all nations after the war meant open trading of technologies, which fire nation was developing very fast, well.... not really very fast but very succesfully. Newly discovered metal bending, coupled with fire nation technology and widespread use of lightning bending techniqies gave rise to the industrial age. Keep in mind, these advancements are most prominent in Republic City, the 'capital of the world'. It can be expected most work would be put into that relarively small section of the world. The rest of the world is still catching up a little, as we see when the new team avatar flew to Ba Sing Se, but it would be inevitable anyway so, sorry to dissapoint.

      A similar thing happened in Japan in the late 1800s. They went from feudal system to an industrial nation with a market economy in more or less 50 years, and this led to the tech boom in the 1980s, so it would be possible. This was called the Meiji restoration. 

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    • Dude, Avatar is getting buried under the 20th century nonsense. Steampunk, okay I'm cool with it, what the Fire Nation had was kind of cool. But do I want that to be the dominating look of the universe in question? No. It's complicated man, but I am not interested in the Avatarverse being transformed into something that lacks the identity of the world we were first introduced to. 

      Sorry but it's just stupid, okay? It's overkill. It just isn't cool, it's really kind of just tacky looking. 

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    • First of all, okay. I won't answer anything to this except one thing, because I don't want this to convert into a really long discussion again. 

      The second thing I wanted to say is about 'Steampunk, okay I'm cool with it, what the Fire Nation had was kind of cool. But do I want that to be the dominating look of the universe in question?' Legend of Korra is not steampunk, it's dieselpunk. The Legend of Aang is. Steampunk can be an escapist genre. It can make the past seem all perfect even if it’s a huge deception. Few of us would probably be better off living in the nineteenth century, but it’s nice reminiscing about the beauties of a past that wasn’t, especially if the present is so depressing. Dieselpunk, on the other hand, confronts the depression, problems, injustice and all the miseries of its era head on, whether it’s totalitarianism, mysticism or the brutal technologies of war or weapons that are actively used.

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    • Okay, then I hate "dieselpunk". How's that then? 

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    • Speaking of the approximately 87 different kinds of genrepunks, I'm going to take this time to recommend a completely unrelated musical series for those interested. Mostly as an excuse to plug something I think should be more well known, but I do have a reason related to the topic: If you listen to them, they're really illustrative of the differences & similarities between the genres.

      Steampunk started out more upbeat, until dieselpunk gradually evolved out of it, & now most works take elements from both. They also draw from slightly different time periods, steampunk being more 1800s, & dieselpunk more early 20th century. This goes a long way toward explaining the thematic differences, because you're going from enlightenment-inspired stuff, to stuff drawing from the great depression era. If you know what you're listening for, you should be able to notice the transitions between themes & time periods, or at least that's my hope.

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    • I've got a few ideas:

      1. A mini-series focusing on Iroh's past.

      2. A story where Aang sees alternate paths his life might have taken{I.E.What if he didn't escape the Genocide and what if he did, but wasn't frozen and eventually faced either Fire Lord Sozin or Fire Lord Azulon?}

      3. A story that features an individual from each nation relating what they believe to be the story of the first Avatar, only for Aang to come in and relate the story of Wan.

      4.Stories that tie into LOK for real, like an arc featuring Xai Bau and the first Red Lotus members, or a young Yakone. 

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    • Avatar Beta wrote:
      I've got a few ideas:

      3. A story that features an individual from each nation relating what they believe to be the story of the first Avatar, only for Aang to come in and relate the story of Wan.

      We already know the story of Wan though... wouldn't Aang just be repeating what was shown in LOK?

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    • Said it before, and I'll say it again: I want the backstories for a certain quartet of evocative anarchist jerkbenders.

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    • Aang would come in at the very end of the hypothethetical comic and it would end before he began telling it.

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    • Fire Eater wrote:
      Okay, then I hate "dieselpunk". How's that then? 

      Then nothing. 

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    • LanguageVaulter wrote:
      Fire Eater wrote:
      Okay, then I hate "dieselpunk". How's that then? 
      Then nothing. 

      I would say , that everybody has different opinions and it is the right way. It should not be that way where everybody agrees, that would be dull.

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    • Hunprincess wrote: I would say , that everybody has different opinions and it is the right way. It should not be that way where everybody agrees, that would be dull.

      I know, right.

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:
      Speaking of the approximately 87 different kinds of genrepunks, I'm going to take this time to recommend a completely unrelated musical series for those interested. Mostly as an excuse to plug something I think should be more well known, but I do have a reason related to the topic: If you listen to them, they're really illustrative of the differences & similarities between the genres.

      Steampunk started out more upbeat, until dieselpunk gradually evolved out of it, & now most works take elements from both. They also draw from slightly different time periods, steampunk being more 1800s, & dieselpunk more early 20th century. This goes a long way toward explaining the thematic differences, because you're going from enlightenment-inspired stuff, to stuff drawing from the great depression era. If you know what you're listening for, you should be able to notice the transitions between themes & time periods, or at least that's my hope.

      I think I've heard some of this before.



      As for Comics I'd like to read, I'd just want some new, original characters that have their own adventures in the universe of Avatar, so we could explore the world from as many perspectives as possible.

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    • Anything as long as it's interesting really. I just want it to continue up until Aang's death, filling the gap between Legend of Aang and Legend of Korra. Though I would like to see Zuko and Aang working on building Republic City, an official confirmation that Momo is the reincarnation of Gyatso, character development for Suki, Mai and Zuko's marriage and more sandbenders.

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    • You're not going to get an official confirmation of that, because it's clearly a dropped idea.

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    • Avatar Alpha wrote:
      After "Smoke and Shadow", what story are you hoping for? I personally would love a story that fleshes out Iroh's past.

      Well, considering where the comics are headed, I think we can rule out an Iroh-backstory for the time being. Sure, they could cover that anyway, just outside of the main trilogy-series, but I don't think it will happen anytime soon. I understand why many are so bent on this idea and while it's a nice thought, I don't think it's necessary. Part of why I like Iroh is because of all the mystery that is surrounding him and I think if we got all the answers, some of his charm would disappear. His character would get a little 'boring', for a lack of a better word. That's why I'm also not too fond of the idea of getting all those revelations that people are craving for (e.g.: identity of Suyin's father, Izumi's mother etc.)

      The only unanswered thing I actually really wanted to know was the whole story about Ursa's banishment, and we got that, so I'm fine for now.

      Other than the resolving of mysteries, a lot of people want a engagement/marriage, which is another thing I can deal without. In case of Katara and Aang, we know that those two will get married at some point and have children together. We even know some things about their children and their grand-children, as well as their future life. While their marriage surely is an important point in their life, I don't feel the need to have it told. Again, the more you know about a character or an established universe, the less interesting it gets.

      If we should get that, however, I won't complain either. It'd be nice, sure, but not a neccessity.

      All right, on to what I actually would like to see in the future installments. Well, not a lot, actually. I don't have any specific wishes, so I'm open for things. I expect them to cover Azula's story, but do I want that? I'm curious about it, but not very excited about it. Personally, I would like to get away from the Fire Nation a bit because I feel like we've spent so much time there. I'm not a fan of politics in real life nor in the Avatarverse, but I know it's inevitable, so I suppose we'll get to see more of that one way or another. I am, however, curious about the alliance of the different nations and the eventual formation of the United Republic of Nations.

      Regarding this one, I'm biased, but I really want to see more of Suki or the Kyoshi Warriors in general. It was nice that we got to see them in two Free Comic Books, but that's too little. I don't even remember their last appearance in the comics. Was it in The Search? Not sure, but if so, then it shows that it's been a really long time since we've last seen them, considering The Search is the mere second comic trilogy out of five (soon to be six). Maybe we'll get to see them in the next trilogy because, hey, you never know and I assume it will take place in the Earth Kingdom. On that note, while I get why the focus lies on the EK and FN, I'd welcome more Water Tribe. What about the Northern tribe? I do wonder how things were going there after Zhao's invasion and ... Wait, when was the last time we saw the Northern Water Tribe? ... Oh, right, in Book One: Water, not counting the brief appearance in TLoK. So yeah, that's another thing I would like to see.

      Well, I can't think of any more I'd like to see, but here we go.

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    • Just what you said Korra.

      I have realised that telling things we already know, like the Kataang proposal and marriage, wouldn't be necessary.

      But, is there anything that needs no be told at this point? Apart from the Kyoshi Warriors, who I really want to see as well since Suki is my #2 AtLA fav, I can't really think of more ideas of what might happen in between the two series.

      But let's recap a bit, there are events in between the two series we are SURE they happened (shown in chronilogical order):

      1. Maiko getting back together, not sure how much will they last again
      2. Kataang proposal and marriage.
      3. Forming the United Republic plus globalisation
      4. Building of Republic City and Air Temple Island.
      5. Sukka moving to the suburbs
      6. Metalbending Police formed
      7. Bumi, Kya, and Tenzin's birth
      8. Toph + Kanto = Lin; Toph + Suyin's father = Suyin
      9. Yakone incident (this was fully shown in Book One: Air, as we all know)

      We know those events happened, now, except the Yakone incident, there are plenty of things that might have happened in between. However, all these events have never been shown (except 9, obviously), so I think it would be cool to see them even if we know they happened.

      About Kataang's proposal. Will it give anything to the story? Umm, no, I have to agree with that. But, as a hardcore Kataang shipper (well, I don't think I would really call myself that much of a shipper to be honest), as well as a fan of good stories, I have to say it would be REALLY nice, and beautiful, to have a trilogy, at least the last one to be published (which, let's face it, no one wants it to be over), they end it with the mythical proposal. A bit cliché? Maybe, but to be honest, I personally like this type of clichés, and I don't really see any harm in it.

      About stories themselves. As a fan of the Red Lotus (who's not), I want to see their rise and the story of that Xai Bau guy. Also, I already said this, but I'll say it again to make myself clear: MORE. AVATAR. BACKSTORIES.

      We lost the connections with the past Avatars in Book Two: Spirits, and Korra and future Avatars won't get to see their experiences. However, we have the comics, in which Aang still has this connection. We saw in The Rift a cool Yangchen backstory, I loved it, and many people did as well. Ever since that, S&S and N&S lost that impact to me; though I still enjoyed them, it didn't feel much cool than in The Rift.

      "'WRITERS, YOU HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY! USE IT MORE!! FOR KORRA'S SAKE.'"
      MetalbenderParker to the new comic book writers.

      That said, I have no complaints if the story takes another turn an that doesn't get to happen, but I hope the writers of comics realize how much of a GREAT source of inspiration and storilines are the past lives of the Avatars, specially Kyoshi, Kuruk, or, like I said in other threads (sorry if it becomes repetitive but I want to highlight it), the Second Avatar, or the third even. Here I'm going to list a series of events Aang could learn of from the past:

      1. The First Avatar, Wan, and Raava vs Vaatu. Basically "Beginnings", but he can just learn about it, with showing us what we already know, or show us a short summary like a recap.
      2. The instalment of the Avatar Cycle with the Second and Third Avatars (maybe the third is not needed, but who knows).
      3. Guru Laghima, maybe Aang could see an Avatar backstory about it.
      4. The instalment of the Earth Royal family. I think no ons has realized, but in another thread, if Kuei was the 54th king, and Kyoshi was during the reign of the 42nd King, by doing maths, the first Earh Knig would more or less have started his reign aroung 3860 BG or something like that (I might have said another date, but the thread is around there somewhere).


      Okay, this reply is getting too long, so I'm goint to cut it here. I hope I made clear something. I agree with many of your points as well.

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    • I also want to see more of the past, before the events of ATLA. And some other aftermath of the war, but in different perspectives than before.

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    • I would love to see everything everyone else has mentioned! And would especially like to see more of Iroh's past. His relationship with his father (he was obviously the favored son), his courtship and relationship with his wife, his childhood growing up with Ozai... I imagine their relationship mirrored Zuko and Azula's. On the other hand, I always got the impression that Iroh was a bit more vicious before Lu Ten died (fully willing to burn Ba Sing Se to the ground, and to commit troops to a 600 day siege...) Maybe Iroh was more like Azula, being confident and favored, and Ozai was more like Zuko. Who knows? A backstory could shed some light on this ;)

      I also want to know who Zuko ended up with, damn it. More stories about the previous avatars - maybe an anthology, a different writer for each avatar...

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