While similar in certain respects, both Nickelodeon shows are vastly different, as many fans are well aware. In Avatar: The Last Airbender, we follow a 12-year-old Avatar Aang who wakes up after 100 years trapped in an iceberg. Naive and unassuming, he sets out to master the remaining three elements – water, earth, and fire – in order to defeat the Fire Lord. Along the way, he befriends siblings, Katara and Sokka, who act as his friends and sole family. Together, they travel the world in search of bending masters and anything they can use to bring the tyrannical Fire Nation down, once and for all.
A few years after ATLA was cancelled, Byran Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (the creators of both shows), brought us out of the darkness with The Legend of Korra – a sequel series to end all sequel series. When the show begins, we’re introduced to a strong-headed and determined teenaged Avatar Korra. While she has already mastered three elements, she finds mastering the element of air to be the most challenging. Thankfully, her circle of friends and family is vast, and she soon learns that she can overcome any obstacle.
Perhaps the greatest difference between both shows is that while Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s three seasons were all in pursuit of one final objective, The Legend of Korra‘s four seasons were all relatively separate stories. They each carried over details of the one before, but Korra’s mission was constantly changing. Aang’s purpose was singularly focused.
Each show is great for different reasons. Each show has done so much for its fans. Despite the fact that The Legend of Korra ended over a year ago, the fandom on the Internet continues to remain strong and steadfast in our devotion to the series.
But, there comes a time when, for argument’s sake, we have to put it to a vote. This challenge isn’t meant to divide the legions of fan and it isn’t meant to spark a heated debate over whether Naga could beat up Appa. Instead, we can all agree going into the vote, that we love each show immensely. But, why not find out which show is preferred amongst fans?