Avatar (the cartoon, not the 3D Movie tech demo) and real world politics, minor spoilers for legend of korra
I just finished reading the shadow of Kyoshi and one thing I noticed is that all nations are the manifestation of different parts of fascism.
The earth kingdom is bureaucracy (and corruption.)
The fire kingdom is authoritarianism.
The water tribes are incredibly sexist.
The air nomads are religious fundamentalists.
All nations are.. well, filled with nationalism. (The air nomads aren’t as much as the rest but they still make up some pseudo elite that is distinct from everyone else)
If that’s the normal order that the avatar is supposed to uphold or rebuild, it makes sense that the antagonists in Legend of Korra are caricatures of different leftist ideas.
The world is inherently fascist.
Avatar (the cartoon, not the 3D Movie tech demo) and real world politics, minor spoilers for the kyoshi books, larger spoilers for legend of Korra
I‘m still really sad that there apparently won’t be another kyoshi book.
The bisexual subplot in this series really makes a part of me melt.
I loved the Korra comics for the same reason and kind of wish there were longer extended universe books featuring her and Asami as well.