Avatar (Nickelodeon) Fandom
Note: not to be confused with the 2009 epic science fiction film created by James Cameron.
Avatar is a series of American animated television series created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. They had been aired on Nickelodeon in the form of The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Avatar is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people can manipulate the classical elements with psychokinetic variants of the Chinese martial arts known as "bending". The series is presented in a style that combines anime with American cartoons and relies on the imagery of East/South Asian, Inuit, and New World societies. The Last Airbender tells the narrative of Aang and his friends, who must bring peace and harmony to the world by ending the Fire Nation's war with the rest of the Four Nations. Another show titled The Legend of Korra follows the female reincarnation of Aang who faces political and spiritual unrest in a modernizing world. Both shows have been praised for its concept, writing, art-style, themes, and many more. As time flew by, the franchise did spawned a toxic fandom.
Why We Believe Aang Can Save The Fandom
- To start things off, there are too many shipping debates that it feels like the Fire Nation's war all over again.
- On the topic of shipping, they do some incest ships related to the franchise that includes Zuko, Azula, Ozai, and the Fire Nation Family. This also includes Katara, Sokka, and other family members.
- There are a lot of pedophiles present in this fandom just because of how many of the characters are teenagers. Holy moly! Even though some characters aged such as Korra at age 17 who fully becomes an adult in Books two, three, and four (She's 18 in the former two, but is 21 in the latter).
- Due to the art style being anime influenced, the weeaboos somehow treat this show like it was purely Japanese when it's an American animated franchise. Just because the art style looks reminiscent of anime, does not mean that it should be seen as one.
- When both shows ended, they constantly beg the crew behind the franchise to continue the show in some form when they can't just tell the workers what to do. They would go as far as making these petitions.
- Even though they enjoy this show, there were moments when they complained about the writing or the character development. Oh come on! You are not in charge of the show.
- When it comes to some hatred towards the franchise, they cannot tolerate different positions on both series. How typical for the cartoon community.
- When Netflix announced that a "reimagined" live-action remake of The Last Airbender would start in production, they went nuts to the point they would say random mumbo jumbo such as wanting certain things to appear in the reimagined show. With that said, they would start to get ungrateful when they don't get what they want. Look at this example if you please.
- Also this.
- A portion of this fandom are nostalgia purists who loathe on Legend of Korra just because Aang and company are no longer the lead characters and for other bad reasons.
- With that said, they and the Korra fans would start warfare with each other in a different way, shape, or form.
- The Zutara (Zuko x Katara) shippers lost their minds about Kataang (Katara x Aang) being canon at the end instead of the former. With that said, they would try to force the crew to make Zutara true. Ironically enough, Zuko and Katara hate each other in the first season before they became allies near the end of Book 3.
- They take their hatred towards Mako way too seriously just because he started the love triangle situation in The Legend of Korra.
- The Korrasami (Korra x Asami) shippers wanted the ship to be real until the end of Book 4 which already happened. After the ship existed, they started to treat the ship like The Great Depression ended and will look down at people who maturely prefer another ship.
- This seems to have "inflicted" Voltron: Legendary Defender as well. Voltron has the staff that worked on Korra and Studio Mir worked on both shows.
- They somehow treat the Cabbage Merchant from Avatar: The Last Airbender like he was the Jesus Christ of Earth Kingdom. The reason behind this is because of how he says "My cabbages!" in several occasions. Few would only watch Last Airbender just for that line.
- When Avatar: The Last Airbender (the animated series) got removed on Netflix, they started to get salty. Another thing they did is this to Netflix.
- Sometimes, they take their hatred towards the live action Last Airbender movie way too seriously. To the point that they think that it was a permanent stain to Avatar when it's not since they need to move on. No wonder they tend to take Shyamalan way to extreme.
- A portion of this fandom starts warfare with the Fullmetal Alchemist Fandom due to Edward getting killed by Aang in a Death Battle.
- They also start conflict with the Naruto Fandom simply because of Gaara getting killed by Toph in another Death Battle.
- They do have legit judgement about AMW being bad such as poor acting, unintentionally racist casting choices, names being mispronounced, flanderization towards the cast, etc.
- Some people are nice and get along with others.
- Some are fine with both shows ending and what kind of development the show has gone through.
- Some are willing to give the Netflix series a chance.
- Some could have honest reasons to why they dislike Mako and can tolerate those that like him and see Mako's good qualities. In fact, some may like him
- Dive deeper, and you can find a lot of nice artwork.