If you’re an avid fan of the world of Avatar, then you know that the universe created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko is rich, complex, and full of fascinating characters and lore. From the epic journey of Aang, Katara, Sokka, and the rest of Team Avatar to the adventures of the next Avatar, Korra, the series has captured the hearts of millions.
But even the most die-hard fans might not know some of the intriguing details hidden within the show’s vast universe. That’s why we’ve put together this list of five lesser-known facts about Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra that only superfans would know. So, grab your glider or water skin, and let’s dive deep into the world of bending to uncover these gems!
The Cabbage Merchant’s Legacy
Ah, the Cabbage Merchant – his eternal struggle with cabbages never ceases to amuse. But did you know that his legacy lives on in the Legend of Korra? That’s right! His family went on to build Cabbage Corp, a major company in Republic City. Talk about turning cabbages into cold, hard cash! So, next time you have a bad day, just remember: there’s always hope for your cabbages.
Aang’s Tattoo Tradition
Aang’s tattoos are not just a fashion statement – they hold a deeper meaning. Only Airbending masters get to sport these cool ink jobs. Aang became a master at the tender age of 12, which is pretty impressive considering most of us were just mastering tying our shoelaces at that age. But then again, he was the Avatar, so no pressure, right?
Avatar Kyoshi’s Age
Avatar Kyoshi, known for her no-nonsense approach and gigantic fans, lived to be 230 years old. That’s right, she had more than three Aang lifetimes to kick butt and take names! Her impressive age is said to be due to her strong connection to the Spirit World, which makes us wonder: what’s the secret to eternal youth? Seriously, Kyoshi, spill the tea!
The Science Of Bending
Ever wondered what your bending element would be if you lived in the world of Avatar? Well, it turns out that bending abilities are hereditary! Firebenders are born to Fire Nation families, Earthbenders to Earth Kingdom families, and so on. As for Airbenders, well, Aang was the last one – but fear not, more popped up in the Legend of Korra to keep the airbending dream alive!
Although Aang’s early demise did allow for the crossover of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender characters, his death, of course, was still sad and untimely. And many fans don’t realize it, but he never even got to meet his grandchildren before his passing at 66.
Jinora, the oldest of Tenzin’s children, was 10 when season 1 first aired, and Korra was 17. The new Avatar was born the moment that Aang died, so logically, there never could have been any overlap between him and his grandkids. It hurts to think about, but at least Katara got to be deeply involved. And hey, you can’t say Aang didn’t leave his mark on the world – or should we say ‘air?’
A Deeper Dive Into The Avatar World
So, there you have it, Avatar superfans! Five lesser-known facts that prove there’s always more to learn about our favorite characters and their incredible world. Now, go forth and spread the wisdom – and remember, there’s always more cabbages to save!