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Aang and Korra

Posted 7 Months ago by Tek Shmansen

I'm _way_ late to the party bfi.

My household watched both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra during quaranteaming times. We ended up watching Avatar again afterwards, and I'll tell ya why:

Me/us: "HOLY CRAP Korra does get on one's nerves. Aang wasn't this bad. What are they trying to say? *rewatch ATLA* ....Oh. He's just as bad. Huh..."

So one of my thoughts after all that was "are we just conditioned to accept shitty behavior from men way more quickly than from women?"

What are y'all's thoughts?

There are 4 Replies

It may have nothing to do with gender and more to do with age. Aang is shown as a younger child than Korra (not sure of their actual ages but I understand Korra is late teens?).

I think we're more accepting that a young child is going to behave a certain way Vs someone entering adulthood.

I watched both shows during lockdown in 2020 and I wouldn't say I found either of the two characters got on my nerves. The only thing that bugged me about Korra was that she suddenly ended up with Asami at the end with almost no prior setup or chemistry between the two. But I've since learned that this is because the show was basically forbidden from having same sex relationships so they had to avoid actually doing it properly. Apparently they had to fight the bosses/broadcaster to have it end the way it did.

7 Months ago

yeah a precocious kids is a lot easier to like than a moody teenager. though that didn't help Jake Lloyd any.

7 Months ago

Aang is 12 and Korra is 16 in season one and I think she's like 18 or 19 by the end of the show. Both characters definitely grew over the course of their shows, but korra's personality wasn't as tolerable as Aang's was because of her age. However, I would argue that being isolated from the majority of people for over a decade of her life didn't really help Korra's social skills. That being said, I almost hate book 2 korra because of how insufferable she can be. As for the KorrAsami thing, there were definitely hints and scenes throughout book four that subtlety told you they had feelings for each other, but I could also see others passing those scenes off as just two really good friends getting along. Blame the network executives for their gay hating

7 Months ago

"are we just conditioned to accept shitty behavior from men way more quickly than from women?"

First of all, Aang isn't a man, and Korra isn't a woman. They're kids. Not that it matters. I'm just pointing that out.

Secondly, look at the statistics of Prison and how many men are in prison vs how many women are in prison.
Women face way more leniency from cops, security guards, and judges than men do.

Thirdly: I don't think that Aang OR Korra really did anything all that egregious.

7 Months ago
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