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Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Fourteen: Light in the Dark

"Monster attack!"

Location: Yue Bay, Republic City, United Republic; Aang Memorial Island, Yue Bay, Republic City; Air Temple Island, Yue Bay, Republic City; Prison, Police Headquarters, Downtown Republic City

longer posts means fewer posts…but is it more obnoxious?

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Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Thirteen: Darkness Falls

The Lineage: Forever No More

Location: Avatar Spirit Consciousness

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Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Thirteen: Darkness Falls

Destruction Nigh

Location: Southern Spirit Portal, South Pole, Southern Water Tribe

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Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Thirteen: Darkness Falls

Deliverance in The Fog

Location: The Fog of Lost Souls, Spirit World

This scene was flawless. Chills every time.

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relive the epic finale of Book Two: Spirits in style:

by scrolling endlessly through HD screenshots of basically every moment

hey, maybe you’ll see a pic you want as your desktop or screensaver?

feel free to download and use

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element-of-change:

The Rift, Part 1

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Hope this works! I scanned it all…so the quality might suck!

I don’t own this, obviously! Just trying to share the comic with some people who asked. It is an awesome read! I quite enjoyed it, to be honest.

Please buy it if you can!

I suppose I’ll share this here…why not right?

Well I guess there’s a very specific reason why not: people who read these scans likely won’t buy the comic itself…yet I think it is much more important to disseminate this material to those who cannot possibly purchase the comic. Yeah, yeah, breakin’ the rules, but you know…

Again, please purchase if you are able!

This graphic novel is going to be great, I just know it.

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element-of-change:

Gates of The Four Nations

Gates, doors, walls…barriers, tempered or manipulated by each of the four elements, designed to protect.

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element-of-change:

Ozai & Unalaq

"You’re right, I do have the power. I have all the power in the world!”

"Now a new era for Spirits and humans will begin, and I will lead them all as the New Avatar.”

There is much in common between the two super villains of the Avatar universe. It isn’t just presentation that sets them apart from all others. (Megamind anyone?) Notably, each seeks to dominate the world. This is textbook. What interests me in the analysis of these villains is how they go about enacting their plans. What are their methods to madness?

Firelord Ozai and Chief Unalaq represent perversions of their native elements.

I take it readers and viewers won’t have much difficulty swallowing what I have to say. After all, when the writers grant these characters lines such as those quoted above, an audience gathers impressions of these characters and their respective dogmas.

Firelord Ozai avows to reap from The Great Comet every ounce of power it may hold. As his grandfather before him, Ozai abuses the Spiritual gift of the Comet. By Ozai’s time, however, the mantle of Sozin’s dream for a new world order has been erected, insofar that Ozai’s plan to annihilate the Earth Kingdom is for the sole purpose of indulgence in power. And his power is consummate. In its consummation, Ozai’s power is impure, out of balance, disfigured from its beautiful, celestial form.

Chief Unalaq hopes for revolution. Learned and sage as he is, Unalaq is also blinded by the alluring promise of change. Drinking from the spring of sacred knowledge in his Tribe, his vision clouds. Spirits are all that he sees. He poisons himself with dark energy, in which he steeps waiting for his moment to effect change unlike ever before. He becomes a Dark Avatar. This becoming signifies the singular, greatest cosmological shift since the dawn of The Age of The Avatar. So enamored with history and philosophy and change, Unalaq divests himself of concern for his body, yet in doing so he loses himself, consumed by Vaatu.

Point being, these two are markedly different, opposites even! In their abuse of the elements power and change, Ozai and Unalaq embody one of Avatar's fundamental premises. No one element is inherently predisposed to villainy; misfortune befalls all who disregard the philosophy of balance.

I was going to go into how I think it’s interesting that these two are opposed by Avatars connected to the opposite elements. Essentially, Aang has weathered the change of 100 years of war, and this is what directs him, quite fatalistically, to his confrontation with Ozai. Aang must change the course of the Fire Nation if he hopes to restore balance. He must welcome the restorative capacity of the element of change. So, Ozai stands for distorted power, Aang stands for restoring change.

Conversely, Korra’s nature centers on the element of power. She is unshakable in her ownership of the Avatar’s unique endowments. Fond as she is of her identity, she is leery of change. She must oppose Unalaq by upholding the power she holds as the Avatar, sole manipulator of all four elements and vessel of the Spirit of Light. So, Unalaq symbolizes revolutionary, drastic change, Korra symbolizes hallowed, revered power.

Whoops I guess I went there…anyway, enjoy the comparison! And the text of this text post liek wow it is a lot sorry not sorry…

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Look at how the Water dances

Look at how the Water dances

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