The Beginnings, Part 1 wiki last edited by Transmetal on 11/21/14 09:56AM View full history

Korra learns about the epic and mythic origins of the first Avatar.

While being healed by the Fire Sages, Korra explores her past lives and meets Wan, the first Avatar, who lived 10,000 years ago. Living in a time where humans lived on the shells of lion turtles to protect themselves from the spirits, Wan and his friends live in poverty and hunger. One day, Wan steals the power of firebending, but is banished for it after stealing food from the local tyrant to feed his friends. After learning to survive in the treacherous jungles, Wan befriends the spirits living there. Two years later, when Wan begins traveling the mainland, he encounters two powerful spirits battling each other. After being tricked by one of the spirits, Wan separates the two. While one spirit escapes, the other spirit, Raava, explains that she is the spirit of light and peace and that the spirit Wan had freed is Vaatu, the spirit of darkness and chaos. By freeing Vaatu, Wan has unwittingly let destruction and chaos into the world.

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For the first 6 episodes of Korra, the titular character and the rest of Team Avatar were made out to be unlikeable and foolishly naive. Almost like they had all didn’t realize they’d been pulled into a story where the stakes are the fate of the world (Damon Lindelof would be proud). Korra has been made out rightly as an egotistical sheltered schoolgirl who has been told she is the Muhammad Ali all the time and only knows how to problem solve with brutish action. The rest of Team Avatar has bee...

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