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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Xian
    July 13, 2012 at 9:47 am — Reply

    I really appreciate how the creators endeavored to give us something new and different when it would have been so easy to retread Aang’s comfortable and successful story.

    Not only do we get a new setting, new attitude, new approach, and female Avatar, but I’m looking forwards to story arcs involving a “fully realized” Avatar which, by all rights, ought to be the norm in their world. We’ve had four seasons of Avatars-in-training and, of course, training arc are inherently compelling because they have built-in obstacles and resolutions… but Aang was prematurely told he was the Avatar, his training was interrupted by war and a century-long hibernation, but otherwise he would have simply learned all the elements and went about his duties as Avatar. Likewise, Korra- had Republic City matters not taken Tenzin away- would have simply learnt the last element then been an equipped Avatar setting about to do the work an Avatar does.

    Despite that being a harder story to tell, I’m excited to see it told rather than coming up with more contrivances for why all of the Avatar’s adventures happen before they actually become proper Avatars.

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