“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed, and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang, and although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.”– Katara
Ah yes, the world of people that can bend the main elements of the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that fantastic world? This is a series centered around the journey of 12-year-old Aang, the current Avatar and last survivor of his nation, the Air Nomads. Along with his friends Sokka, Katara, and later Toph, they strive to end the Fire Nation’s oppression against the other nations of the world.
I searched for some people who found the show rather appealing or, as many put it; “Their favorite childhood show.” The ones interviewed for this article are the lovable, yet strong willed, Abby Kim and the equally lovable, yet firm Wyatt Cooper.
When asked about her opinions on the show, she replied, “It’s my fav show ever. [My favorite character is] Probably Uncle Iroh!” Replying to, “Could there have been a better movie adaptation?” She said: “No cuz a madman would try to fit a whole season in a movie.” She then added the following; “It’s always been my favorite show because it had so much diversity with Asian and inuit culture! I think it was amazing how each element’s nation had different subcultures that they were accurately based on. Seeing that representation on screen just made me love it even more. Topics like sexism, mass genocide, abuse, and the amazing development that all the characters went through was just amazing to watch!”
Wyatt Cooper said; “ The show was always a part of my childhood.” As for his favorite character he said, “Zuko had to be my favorite because even though he was put down by the Fire Lord, he stayed strong while trying to catch the Avatar.” With all that being said, we come to the ending of this article about the classic Nickelodeon original. This is Soundwave, signing off.
Conner Akins, Staff Writer
Conner Akins is currently an alumni of the Rock Academy.