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In what is tantamount to a breadcrumb of information (though no less welcome for that) news has appeared on Alyson Stoner’s website that the young actress has – or will – provide the voice for a character called “Opal” in The Legend of Korra.
Stoner’s website includes the character in her 2013 projects, which could mean that the character may not appear in The Legend of Korra season 2. Stoner is an accomplished actress with quite a few voice acting credits, so it seems likely that her role will be significant, even if it is a small one. Recording has already likely wrapped up for season 3 however, so it’s possible that “Opal” may not debut until further down the line.
Still, it’s encouraging to receive a piece of casting information during this protracted Avatar news drought. And as a character called Opal has not been publicly discussed or mentioned by the Mike DiMartino or Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of The Legend of Korra, fans can only speculate on her identity. If the character does appear in season 2, a decent possibility is that “Opal” is the name of one of Korra’s young twin cousins who are set to be introduced in The Legend of Korra season 2; the male twin has been named Desna , but no name was given for the female twin. Opal would be something of an unusual name for a member of the Water Tribe, however, and in the Avatar-verse in general – could it be possible that the character is a spirit, or otherworldly being, perhaps?
Barring official confirmation (or the show actually airing) there is no way to know for certain, but fans can at least add another new voice to the list of scant information for The Legend of Korra. Stoner joins Grey DeLisle (the voice of Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender) who will appear as the voice of “The Dark Spirit” in season 2 and an unknown character in season 3, as well as April Stewart in a currently-unnamed role unofficially confirmed for season 2.
The premiere date of The Legend of Korra season 2 is still under wraps, but Hypable will keep you updated on any Avatar news that becomes available!