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  • Who would you like to have seen more of during ATLA/LOK? Who do you think deserved more screentime? Here's mine:

    1. Suki

    2. Koh

    3. Ursa

    4.  Fire lord Azulon

    5. Fire Lord Ozai

    6. Jun, the bounty hunter

    7. Long Feng

    8. Adul Aang

    9. Old Katara

    10 Old Zuko

    11. Ikki

    12. Senna

    13. The Red Lotus members that weren't Zaheer.

    14. Korra herself in Book 4

    15. Avatar Kyoshi

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    • Would have enjoyed seeing more of Jeong Jeong, Haru, Guru Pathik, Suki and Tylee from the first series! Also just the Freedom Fighters in general.

      As for LoK I was hoping for more time with Asami, and Kya. And would have loved more backstory on Kuvira, Baatar Jr., Guru Laghima and the Red Lotus group in general.

      Some more info on the Lionturtles and Raava/Vaatu could have been fun to explore. Although we really need some more time with the Spirit World. They should of built on it more in LoK. 

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    • Kai in book 4

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    • Most underused character goes to ... Raava. She's the Avatar spirit for crying out loud ... you'd think they'd give her more dialogue, but nope, even Vaatu speaks more.

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    • Well, I wanted to see the red lotus sentries as side villains, just like AIM and HYDRA. I think the triads are underused as enemies of the Avatar. I mean, why not have them as recurring enemies who menace Korra every now and then?

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    • I could see the triads presence working if the current plot was taking place in Republic City.

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    • In Last Airbender I wish we could have seen more of Suki. She's so cool, she was my idol 'cause she's a non-bender and yet so cool.

      I guess technically Wan isn't "underused" because he's served his purpose in the story, but I really wish they didn't sever Korra's connection with him so soon after we learned about him. He was a really cool Avatar and I'd like to have seen more interaction between him and Korra.

      Definitely would've liked to see more of Zuko in Legend of Korra, as well as his grandson Iroh. I was expecting Iroh to join Team Avatar, such dissappointment that the whole series went by and it never happened.

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    • 1 Iroh 2

      2 Kai

      3 Suki (both series, if dead whereabouts)

      4 Koh (both series)

      5 Guru Lageema (both series)

      6 That pro-bending guy who has the wierd hair, is a waterbender and plays the horn

      7 The White Lotus

      8 Iroh 1

      9 The Fire Nation

      10 Pro-bending

      11 Kya and Bumi

      12 Bolin

      13 Lieutenant of equalists

      If you dig deep enough there are so many characters with so much potential.

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    • 1- Iroh

      And that's it.

      About Haru, what happened to him and Tom(was his name Tom?) in the air temple?

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    • Conzpirazy wrote:

      13 Lieutenant of equalists

      Ooohhh I forgot about him. I really liked him too, I would like to know what happened to him when the Equalists disbanded.

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    • SaitamaBro wrote: 1- Iroh

      And that's it.

      About Haru, what happened to him and Tom(was his name Tom?) in the air temple?

      You mean Teo?

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    • Yes, that's his name.

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    • On Senna's page, it says that she's a waterbender, but this surprised me, seeing that I don't think we ever saw her bend water on any level.

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    • Wan had the most potential, If korra had kept her connection to the past avatars I always felt that Wan should have been korra's Go to avatar like how roku was for aang. It would be intresting what wan would say about Zaheer and Kuvira.

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    • I have to disagree. Aang is far more suited to be Korra's go-to past live. I regret that he wasn't around to mentor Korra in any way.

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    • Meelo and Jinora get much more attention than Ikki. We don't know much about her. They showed the enemy an abundant amount of times in book 4. That means they were focusing less on Korra. Jun was in only what 2 or 3 episodes? She had potential, and could've easily been added. 

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    • 81cheney wrote:
      Meelo and Jinora get much more attention than Ikki. We don't know much about her. They showed the enemy an abundant amount of times in book 4. That means they were focusing less on Korra. Jun was in only what 2 or 3 episodes? She had potential, and could've easily been added. 

      Agreed. Ikki was my favorite of Tenzin's kids yet Jinora was constantly in the spotlight for nearly three seasons. Book 4 barely had Korra at all,one reason it sucked IMO, and Jun was entertaining.

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    • Avatar Beta wrote:
      81cheney wrote:
      Meelo and Jinora get much more attention than Ikki. We don't know much about her. They showed the enemy an abundant amount of times in book 4. That means they were focusing less on Korra. Jun was in only what 2 or 3 episodes? She had potential, and could've easily been added. 
      Agreed. Ikki was my favorite of Tenzin's kids yet Jinora was constantly in the spotlight for nearly three seasons. Book 4 barely had Korra at all,one reason it sucked IMO, and Jun was entertaining.

      Welp, she's the middle child. :/ Seriously though Jinora kinda annoyed me

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    • Agreeing with most of those, especially Korra in Book 4, Grandma!Katara, Senna, and the Red Lotus minibosses. I'd also add Pema, Huan, and Fire Lord Izumi to that list.

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    • Izumi especially. Three seasons of build-up and she did nothing!

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    • Koh, the Face Stealer. He had so much potential as a villain. 

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    • Rafe62 wrote:
      Koh, the Face Stealer. He had so much potential as a villain. 

      YES! Gene Yang totally ruined that though.

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    • Avatar Beta wrote:
      Izumi especially. Three seasons of build-up and she did nothing!

      To be quite honest, I'm kind of annoyed that they teased at a Fire Nation plotline and never went through with it.

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    • Deist Zealot wrote:
      Avatar Beta wrote:
      Izumi especially. Three seasons of build-up and she did nothing!
      To be quite honest, I'm kind of annoyed that they teased at a Fire Nation plotline and never went through with it.

      Yeah, but like others have said, the FN was a major focus point in the original series so it sort of makes sense that they'd shy away from it for a sequel. Not saying I wouldn't have liked to see it though. I mean, are there more dragons now?

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    • Deist Zealot wrote:

      Avatar Beta wrote:
      Izumi especially. Three seasons of build-up and she did nothing!

      To be quite honest, I'm kind of annoyed that they teased at a Fire Nation plotline and never went through with it.

      Did they really? The only thing I recall them saying is that Izumi would speak in Book 4.

      I'd have to say Asami & maybe Senna.

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    • baraz is another he was badass being in a reducation camp plus he is voiced by steve bloom would have liked to seem join team avatar to defeat kuvira.

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    • I think the original Iroh got enough screentime.

      Maybe more of firelord Izumi, because I would have loved to see what she was like, other than the stoic responsible leader. More Senna backstory. More Suki/Sokka and adult Toph.

      And just because she is my favorite avatar, more Kyoshi screentime.

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    • I like Aang the best. Also Jinora thinks she's so much better. Meelo got attention as the funny child, and Jinora as the responsible/spiritual one. Ikki only has outgoing, which the creators barely ever expressed.

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    • Know what I would like to've seen? In LoK post-Book 1, the police incorporating chi blockers. But of course, the police force - other than Mako, Beifong, and the occasional appearances by Saikhan in Book 2 - were by and large marginalized after Book 1, and even then barely played a part to begin with.

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    • Gyasto, Kya 1st, Usra, Lu Ten, Izumi, Iorh 2nd, Tu, Senna, Air actlyes, and Kai are a few of the characters I would've liked to have seen more of.

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    • I would have liked to see more of General Iroh.

      Or all of Zuko's family, for that matter.

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    • Asami had SO much potential as a genuinely good character, but it was just thrown in the garbage. 

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    • Y'know, I'm always torn between saying that Asami wasn't used enough or pointing out all of the things she did, like her adventures with Korra in the desert, or her major role in the Book 1 finale.

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    • She did a lot of things, yes. But she was mostly overshadowed by the other members of the group, mostly because of her personality. While it's a good personality for someone in the real world, it's just not entertaining enough.

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    • SaitamaBro wrote:
      She did a lot of things, yes. But she was mostly overshadowed by the other members of the group, mostly because of her personality. While it's a good personality for someone in the real world, it's just not entertaining enough.

      Yes, they really didn't use Asami to her maximum potential. The same can be said of many different characters in LoK. Jinora in book 4 is a prime example of a character becoming a shadow of their former selves.

      Asami is rather shallow for a character if you think about it too. What you see in book 1 is pretty much what you get in the other books. In addition, there's also a complete lack of negative traits to her character as well to try to balance her out.  Well, there might be one potential negative trait with her and that's when she's at her lowest. However, that just cheapens the finale.

      In place of development, we often just saw the writers add skills to Asami to keep her relevant. This was also a problem with several other characters. Almost every nonbender seemed to have to be a scientist or inventor of some sort to really matter.

      No, nonbender is not a negative character trait.

      Back to the original idea, there's quite a number of characters that didn't get utilized like they could have. I've already mentioned Jinora and Asami, but there's also Bumi (book 4), Kya, Korra's mother (can't recall the name at the moment), Koh, LoK spirits, Kuvira (book 3), Red Lotus, Ikki, and the two animals Naga and Pabu.

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    • Honestly, I think that's biggest issue when it comes to characters like Asami and Mako. They're so boring. Why did they have to be part of the main cast >_<

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    • I don't find Asami boring at all, nor do I think it's quite accurate that she has "no negative traits." She has no big, dramatic negative traits, but so what? Ostensibly, the point of including negative traits is to make the character more believable, not to have something to check off.

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    • Well, i wouldn't watch a solo tv show of her. Not even one episode where she is the only character from the main group[an Asami Alone kinda episode]. A Mako alone where we get to see more of him as a gangster? A Bolin special? Those i would watch, even if Mako is kind of bland, getting some light on his backstory would be really good. And while i hate Korra as a character, her attitude is entertaining, like when she treatened to kill the judge in the SWT. Let's be honest, everyone loves a comeuppance.

      But i agree, Korra could do without some of the negative traits she has and still be a believable character. Maybe Asami would be better as a villain? As a good "guy" she is kind of too perfect. Not perfect as in no flaws, but she forgives everyone too easily and she always has that good girl attitude, like when someone does something that should make her angry, she's just like "well, can't do anything about it, right?" and goes back to being a productive member of society. If this was all an act, then it would make more sense.

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    • SaitamaBro wrote:
      Well, i wouldn't watch a solo tv show of her. Not even one episode where she is the only character from the main group[an Asami Alone kinda episode]. A Mako alone where we get to see more of him as a gangster? A Bolin special? Those i would watch, even if Mako is kind of bland, getting some light on his backstory would be really good. And while i hate Korra as a character, her attitude is entertaining, like when she treatened to kill the judge in the SWT. Let's be honest, everyone loves a comeuppance.

      But i agree, Korra could do without some of the negative traits she has and still be a believable character. Maybe Asami would be better as a villain? As a good "guy" she is kind of too perfect. Not perfect as in no flaws, but she forgives everyone too easily and she always has that good girl attitude, like when someone does something that should make her angry, she's just like "well, can't do anything about it, right?" and goes back to being a productive member of society. If this was all an act, then it would make more sense.

      While I don't really agree with Asami as villian, I wouldn't really mind if she was an antagonist. Or I guess I mean a better antagonist (because she was technically an antagonist for some time in Book 1, right?) .

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    • She could've been considered an antagonist by virtue of being an obstacle for Korra when it came to Mako, but only very briefly before joining the crew.

      I don't like the idea, dusting off that trope all these years after they decided to not do it would just be a transparent ratings stunt.

      Now, I'm with you on Asami not really being able to carry her own show, but "Asami Alone" could be very interesting, provided they pull from the right point.

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    • Whatever happened to Long Feng? He was defeated by Azula when she took the Dai Li, but that was the last we ever saw of him.

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    • Asami by far, she was shown to be a very capable fighter, and then had less than 4 fights over the next three seasons. The entire point of Season 1 was about equality between benders and non-benders. Looks like Bryke and Co. weren't lying when they said the equalists were done.

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    • She just seemed to be a glorified chauffeur for large parts of the show.

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    • Other underused characters include Song from Book 2: Earth, Hope and her family, etc.

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    • Asami, the fire nation, zuko, katara, toph and koh, the face stealer

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    • Ryu, Yung, Otaku, Daw, Chow, Tu, and Yin.

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    • ATLA

      Iroh, Suki and Jun.

      TLOK

      Iroh II, Izumi, Huan, Kuvira and Asami.                                                                                                                       Aaang, Sokka, Toph, Zuko and Katara, but since its about Korra, i think this would be better for the comics.

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    • Dragonbrood wrote:
      ATLA

      Iroh, Suki and Jun.

      TLOK

      Iroh II, Izumi, Huan, Kuvira and Asami.                                                                                                                       Aaang, Sokka, Toph, Zuko and Katara, but since its about Korra, i think this would be better for the comics.

      For LoK, I'd agree that Aang and Sokka could have used more references. Aang, in particular, was really just a footnote unlike say Roku for Aang in ATLA. Not saying that we needed the same amount of appearances but more than just that exchange in book 1 would have been nice. Then again, Korra didn't really talk to any of the previous Avatars. I'm including Wan too.

      Now that I think about it, Raava was very underused in LoK. The usual Korra advertising post book 2 really loved putting Raava's symbol on everything with Korra. It's even on the blu ray collection.

      I'd be fine if the two actually did more together besides that one line of dialogue in book 4. I know that Wan and Raava shared enough screen time. However, Wan and Korra are two different characters.

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    • Maybe they do a special comic about adult Aang and his friends, would be nice.

      I like Wan, yes he had enough screentime, but still his era and story is interesting. Since Korra is the new "first" Avatar, i wouldnt mind to see more of Raava.

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    • Dragonbrood wrote:
      Maybe they do a special comic about adult Aang and his friends, would be nice.

      I like Wan, yes he had enough screentime, but still his era and story is interesting. Since Korra is the new "first" Avatar, i wouldnt mind to see more of Raava.


      It'll be tight to see more of Raavas's backstory. How she came into being and such.

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    • The art book suggests she & Vaatu just sort of popped out of the Tree of Time.

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:
      The art book suggests she & Vaatu just sort of popped out of the Tree of Time.

      Wish I knew where to find the avatar books.

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    • You can buy the books on Amazon and any other site which sells books.

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    • Asami

      Ikki

      Bumi II

      Iroh II

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    • How come more people haven't mentioned Tahno? He became such a cool character by the end of book 1... And as everyone else said White Lotus, other Red Lotus, Zuko's family, and Toph's grandkids. Oh, or what about Blueberry Spice Head? :)

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    • Because I have no idea how Tahno got so popular. He's Discount Draco Malfoy. Literally his only traits are being a jerk & having exceptionally well styled hair.

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    • If there's one rule of fandom, it's that they'll always find a pale prettyboy to adore beyond all reason.  While most of that in the Avatar fandom has been focused on Mako—who is, after all, one of the pale dudes closest to the forefront; and Bolin has the wrong character design and is too much of a naïve puppy to garner that kind of attention—not even a one-note ring heel with an unusual character design is going to be exempt. 

      Also, I think people speculate that he'd have become less of a jerk after getting beat down and depowered.  (In their defense, his behavior towards Korra in the game—he appears in the probending minigame—does seem a bit more towards the "friendly rivalry" end of things.)

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    • I object more to the assertion that he is a cool, likeable, or interesting character already, I don't think it's unreasonable that he could become one.

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    • I would have liked to se Senna showcase her bending abilities. After all she is confirmed to be a waterbender and a healer.

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    • Most Underused? 

      I'd say Mai and Ty Lee were entitled to much more screentime than they were given. Especially Ty Lee who was AWOL for far too much of Book 3. Just like Mai's connection to Zuko was plot critical, so was Ty Lee's to Azula, being the foolish friend who was too obedient and yet her only real friend on any level. 

      Would've been awesome to see more of Haru in action, he and both The Duke and Teo were sidelined too much at the Western Air Temple and they were given nothing of importance to do after Black Sun. But Haru's was especially unfair as he's a good bender in his own right now. 

      We got to see a lot of Roku and Kyoshi. We should've seen more of Yangchen and Kuruk before them so that Aang had the input of four previous Avatars all throughout, and with that the full cycle.

      We don't even see Aang or any of his allies crush the Dai Li for what they did. That was disappointing. We had to wait for the Red Lotus to do it long after the fact. 

      If Senna's a waterbender, I'm sorry we didn't see more of that. 

      Also sucks that the Avatar Cycle was severed meaning we'll never get to see more of Aang and his past lives in any practical way. 

      Amon was a big disappointment, he was a much better villain before the waterbender reveal, and if not for that I'd have wanted him to stick around. The Equalists on a whole feel more like a footnote now given how that was handled. Non-benders who hate feeling overpowered by benders? All the meaning behind that became moot when we found out Amon was a fake. 

      The entire Fire Nation in The Legend of Korra. We never even got to see the damn place. 

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    • In The Last AIrbender, I would say Suki, she was so badass but had barely any screen time.

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    • For being the Big Bad of ATLA, Orzai got surprisingly little airtime. Then again, that conception kinda worked, so maybe "underused" would be the wrong term here.

      Hm. Somewhat strange to say, but the Dai Li, maybe. Azula just dismissing them shows how she descends into madness, and it is fitting that in the end the perfectionist character is sabotaging herself and yet - how cool would it be if, at the end, Azula had a team of crack *Earth*benders to defend her role in the *Fire* Nation?

      June gets a good amount of airtime, but her character is cool enough that, like Mai ad Ty Lee, she could be give more.

      And in Korra, there's Aiwei. His story just... kinda abruptly ends, with no explanation or background given.

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    • Who is orzai?

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    • An anonymous contributor
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