Avatar: The Real Cost of War

9 oct. 2020
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Avatar: How to talk about war on a kids' show.
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You know Avatar as one of the best kids' shows ever to grace Nickelodeon. But as delightful as it is to watch, there's actually a lot of emotional depth to the way it deals with the very real consequences of war. We'll explain in this Wisecrack Edition on Avatar: The Real Cost of War.
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Written by: Ross McIndoe
Hosted by: Michael Burns
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Video Title Card Design: Amanda Murphy
Motion Graphics by: Jackson Maher
Editing by: Henry Camacho
Produced by: Evan Yee

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  • More than 10 years later and this show still rocks. Which episode(s) of Avatar have stuck with you?

    WisecrackWisecrackIl y a 20 jours
    • Wisecrack’s Gundam Wing episode should be called what went wrong?

      Bryce RunsaboveBryce RunsaboveIl y a 7 jours
    • I don't remember the names of the episodes that well since I haven't seen Avatar since I was like 9 years old. But these were the ones that stuck out with me from each season: S1: The Blue Spirit - it showed that initially Zuko was the type of person to fight tooth and nail to redeem himself, even if it meant fighting his countrymen to do it as when he busted Aang out of jail so he could hand him over to Ozai in person then let his rival in Zhao do it for him. S1: The Storm (I think) - it showed the shadow of war looming over Aang's life in the Air Temple and his relationship to Gyatso as well as Zuko's moments before being scarred and banished by his own father, suggesting one had conflicted feelings about their upcoming duty and the other's desire to impress literally backfiring on them (no pun intended) S2: The Swamp - technically filler of sorts, but the time it used gives a very insightful lesson: don't let the borders, culture and languages fool you; we're not as divided as we say and hope we are. Everything has a connection, whether large or small. It can also be interpreted as: why fight each other when we can unite as one people? S2: Zuko Alone - we learn further about Zuko's childhood and the bizarre expectations he had to live up to as the heir to the throne. Being the first-born son has fragile perks that can crumble if you fail. While his mother doted on him, she ignored it scolded her daughter which drove her into her father's arms. Despite Zuko's brutality in combat he's not completely merciless. Azula is and like her father, she would try to crush her enemies under heel. Zuko grieved and when his cousin died in the 600 day Siege on Ba Sing Se, but Azula couldn't care less. S2: The Crossroads (I think) - Zuko and Iroh as deserters from the Fire Nation are cornered by Azula whom they were most worried about finding them for obvious reasons. Here, Zuko makes a tough decision: side with Iroh and abandon his country or take a chance at glory and earn praise from his father, the one thing he's wanted for years. Since Azula was there to egg him on, he betrayed Iroh for glory and recognition. And he's been shown to regret it since. S3: Fire Lord Sozin and Avatar Roku - a break from our protagonists and some clever foreshadowing, we learn more about the famous Roku and notorious Sozin and find that they were best friends who grew apart as they got older. One's goals and ambitions upset the balance the other was meant to protect and the results of this initial conflict can be said to be the reason the Avatar world is the way it is when Aang is discovered by Sokka and Katara. S3: The Day of Black Sun (I think) - the Siege of the fire nation during a solar eclipse while exciting showed past actions' consequences, such as spilling the details to the enemy in plain sight last season but also Zuko really comes into his own and realizes that the Fire Nation is the most scorned and vilified of the four nations. Abandoning his country he set out to aid the heroes in fighting the real enemy, but we also learn that Zuko's mother may still be alive (though the nature of her fate is a debated mystery to this day) S3: Sozin's Comet Trilogy - needing no introduction, it did what most finales couldn't get right: it ended the show with a bang and have everyone a fitting ending while also giving the villains fitting punishments (Azula's collapse into madness revealed a creature that Zuko had dealt with for years while Ozai's punishment is fittingly worse than death.) It also rewarded the patience by giving us one hell of a fight scene. Although I didn't really rewatch it, Avatar's resurgence meant that I didn't really need to since there was so much to think about with all the talk going on about it. It's as if the writers disguised an anti-war commentary as a children's TV show and if that's the case, kudos. Or if not, still kudos for an excellent show

      David TaylorDavid TaylorIl y a 8 jours
    • The Agni Kai where Zuko & Azula fight! The episode with the guru teaching ang about chakras & every scene with Uncle Iroh!🔥

      Dark-Boson369Dark-Boson369Il y a 9 jours
    • Reliving Roku and Sozin's story of lifelong friendship and eventual betrayal was pretty interesting/sad

      Morris SmithMorris SmithIl y a 9 jours
    • Tales of BahSinSe (?) (Dont remeber how to write the name)

      Luccas LouzãoLuccas LouzãoIl y a 12 jours
  • You mention Zuko but I think another more vicious and realistic take on indoctrinated children is Azula... Zuko had someone to guide him out of that mentality into the light... But most of the kids are so deep into the belly of hatred and manipulations that they ended up doing the most horrific crimes and losing their minds if not their lives.

    Paula PorrasPaula PorrasIl y a 7 heures
  • Do one on meruem from hunter hunter

    Hannibal ApexHannibal ApexIl y a 7 heures
  • free hong kong

    MR. POPOMR. POPOIl y a 22 heures
  • I wouldn't necessarily say that it's unique. I feel that these themes are explored pretty well in FullMetal Alchemist. I also sense some of the same themes in MGS4.

    Wesley HudsonWesley HudsonIl y a 2 jours
  • Does harry potter do it better? What the hell? 🤣🤣

    Nigel HenryNigel HenryIl y a 2 jours
  • While this video was very interesting, as a Jewish person who's grandparents were Partizan fighting Nazi in the forests and a decorated nazi killer in the Soviet Army. I think showing the Jewish kids fighting for their survival (as they were systematically hunted due to being Jewish) in the same breath as the Japanese children (which obviously is sad they had to fight and the whole thing is messed up, but they were being brainwashed to fight, they were not hunted in an attempt to make them exist) is a bit problematic.

    nir ainbindernir ainbinderIl y a 2 jours
  • Not to be a troll but to be a troll, he mispronounced Haru which makes me think he hasn’t seen the dang show and is narrating something someone else write which is probably how this channel works now that I think about it arggg idk why I’m leaving an angry FRworld comment that no one will ever see. Great video tho. This is the best show in the universe

    Robin F.Robin F.Il y a 2 jours
  • Well explored analysis of an amazing series

    AniseedAniseedIl y a 2 jours
  • Yo, yall need to be a lot more specific about the Residential schools here in Canada. It wasn't just a bunch of us native kids getting put in, and made to abandon our traditions. It was a genocidal abuse factory, that had worse odds of survival for a native child, than WW1 or WW2 did for grown adult soldiers. The mortality rate for children was over 58%. That's not a conversion center, it's a genocide camp. And the last one closed in 1996, only 24 years ago. I know you mentioned it as a small blip here, but the horrors of what it was cannot be understated.

    Lady OmniLady OmniIl y a 3 jours
  • Thank you for mentioning the indigenous genocide in Canada, it really helps to dismantle the "oooh canadians can do no wrong" mentality many other countries believe us to be. Our indigenous friends deserved so much better.

    Ally FioridoAlly FioridoIl y a 3 jours
  • Great take on the war torn world of Avatar, the reason why it was a kid show was due to Aang and his perspective along with his friends and the magical bending ability, otherwise it wouldve been a depressing more adult themed story on how nobody wins during wars

    Lit ELit EIl y a 4 jours
  • The story I found the most interesting in Avatar was the story of Zuko. It should a path to redemption. Most stories leave a foil as a villain, there are few that have a foil become an ally to the main character. The complexity of Avatar is just good.

    Mason RMason RIl y a 4 jours
  • You should’ve mentioned the Library episode, where Wan Shi Tong shut down Sokka’s entire argument for gaining an advantage over the Fire Nation: “You think you’re the first person to believe their war was justified?” Such a brilliant illustration of how there is no black-and-white to war; only moral gray areas.

    Jameson ChildressJameson ChildressIl y a 5 jours
  • You should look at the book series Animorphs. Maybe make a video about it.

    Marx The EnigmaMarx The EnigmaIl y a 7 jours
  • Based, atla is the GOAT

    RamphRamphIl y a 7 jours
  • Can someone tell Michael sounds like he’s trying to push a deuce occasionally?

    eli broideeli broideIl y a 7 jours
  • My peanut brain saw WAP and clicked

    mystique vuemystique vueIl y a 7 jours
  • When you got to the part where katara and choosing not to take revenge But feeling like you let the villain get away unexpectedly hit me to the core and I started crying. No idea why.

    Kimberly DavenportKimberly DavenportIl y a 8 jours
  • actually i would like to see you talk about gundam wing

    007kingifrit007kingifritIl y a 8 jours
  • I'm glad someone else pointed all this out. Here's a thing I wrote on the same topic: The militarization of families and communities and devaluing of play and healing. Though, this is more a facet of prolonged and/or major war, families and communities become less interested in each other as people and more interested in each other as soldiers. Fire Lord Ozai devalues Zuko and clearly favors the more promising and sociopathic Azula, and the children are repressed and fed daily propoganda. But its not just reserved for the bad guys. Aang is forced to mature at a hurried rate, he is told he is the Avatar when he is 12 rather than 16. In every flashback scene of Aang in The Storm after discovering he is the Avatar he is distraught or is finding something changing for the worse. His elders want him to focus on training to the point that they try to separate him from his father figure. Meanwhile, everything that is not improving as a soldier is devalued. Aang's elders discourage Gyatso from playing games with Aang. The Fire Nation children are discouraged from free thought and expression. Zuko, the less soldier-like of Ozai's children, is the reject and these attitudes have rubbed off on him once he's banished. When Iroh tells him he needs time for healing and rest, Zuko snaps at him. “What else would I expect from the laziest man in the Fire Nation?” His life has taken on a more serious, battle-focused tone. “You can't fight fire benders with fun!” Says Sokka, objecting to the return of fun to the South Pole in a long time and focused on being a soldier to please his own father, albeit in a less extreme or abusive example. The children of the fire nation are reduced to soldiers in training rather than being treated as kids. And the soldiers are reduced to fodder for the war, as is seen in the war room scene preceding Zuko's banishment. Everyone is dehumanied, not just enemies but one's own people. “I wasted the remainder of my life searching . . . ” A less tangible or talked about consequence of war is just the neglect and interruption of other things in life or societies; governments may focus less on domestic issues as it's distracted by the war effort, lives and relationships are interrupted by foreign matters, etc. Other madness of war portrayed in A:TLA Genocide/raids Breaking up of families from both members becoming casualties or just leaving to war Cycle of hatred/demonization Polarization of chaos and control - on the latter side, governments wishing to stay secure go overboard Glorification of fighting encouraging bloodsports (wiping out the dragons) Environmental destruction

    CrocosharkCrocosharkIl y a 8 jours
  • Finally someone suggested we watch GW!

    NonjaNonjaIl y a 9 jours
  • This show is nothing but a masterpiece. Thank you for this high quality review!

    TarnbarTarnbarIl y a 9 jours
  • Here in Greece when they dubbed avatar they changed the name of Katara to Tamara because Katara means curse in Greek , I didn't knew her name actually was Katara until years after I watched the series

    Greek GeekGreek GeekIl y a 9 jours
  • Touching the subject of war makes me hope you guys cover Fire Emblem Three Houses on moral grey areas and the war that took place.

    farrens_akfarrens_akIl y a 9 jours
  • Greatest show ever made!

    Advitiya ShettyAdvitiya ShettyIl y a 9 jours
  • 14:00 there is an error here. He didnt "enter avatar state to save the water tribe". I think that was the ocean spirit. After the moon dies, remains only the "push" of that "push and pull" thing.. Aang didnt had avatar state control yet

    Marcelo CarboneraMarcelo CarboneraIl y a 9 jours
  • You did videos on Star Wars movies: maybe now, you could do a video on The Clone Wars, and its interpretation of war.

    Finn InamaFinn InamaIl y a 9 jours
  • What do you think of the theory that the Fire Nation didn’t actually kill all of the air nomads?

    Just SomebodyJust SomebodyIl y a 9 jours
  • Lol, blood bending as a moral issue is such a ridiculous and silly concept. Like fire Nation soldiers were willingly flung through the air by air and earth bending or something...

    clydefroschclydefroschIl y a 10 jours
  • there is no gay in bah sing sa

    TRDJ YTTRDJ YTIl y a 10 jours
    • idk how to spell the city

      TRDJ YTTRDJ YTIl y a 10 jours
  • I'm just gonna go ahead and say it; yes, go watch Gundam Wing instead.

    ArimanaguchiArimanaguchiIl y a 10 jours
  • I was literally just thinking about this an FRworld put this on my recommended! STOP READING MY MIND!

    Unwanted CommentaryUnwanted CommentaryIl y a 10 jours
  • About Katara, I can say I experienced something similar. when I finally stood up and backed my school bully into a corner I was so angry that I wanted to rip off his head off his shoulders but I realized that he was nothing but miserable and pathetic, I didn't forgive him for what the things he did but I chose to not to engage with him as it was pathetic to do so

    Sebastian FeuersteinSebastian FeuersteinIl y a 11 jours
  • War is HELL.

    srami004srami004Il y a 11 jours
  • :o when I hear the word sponsor followed by anything else but Raid Shadowlegends

    Alexandru UlesanAlexandru UlesanIl y a 11 jours
  • Should spend more videos on Avatar universe. Its so much realism disguised as so much great animated storyline. Smh

    Noah Jefferson HoeNoah Jefferson HoeIl y a 12 jours
  • Fire ass video

    Son GokuSon GokuIl y a 12 jours
  • Ah ATLA video without Iroh? Impossible...

    Entropy's Best FriendEntropy's Best FriendIl y a 12 jours
  • Naruto and naruto shipuden did it in a larger scale, taking the show through events of two great wars, international politics, war torn lands, small lands' acts to get recognition and security, and many effects of war, on personal and global scale.

    Jeemon JoseJeemon JoseIl y a 12 jours
  • Well done_ though, I wish the avatar Korea was put in spotlight swing how foolishly stubbornly dumb she was,and cost many lives_even of spirits hehe

    King SUCCESS KEVINKing SUCCESS KEVINIl y a 12 jours
  • I love how the example of educational propaganda is pulled out of wwii Japan, when really all you have to do is look right here in America at things like Columbus Day

    Liri RonenLiri RonenIl y a 13 jours
  • This is the only show which makes me envy millenials...

    PD ZombiePD ZombieIl y a 13 jours
  • Well done

    Apocalyptica916Apocalyptica916Il y a 13 jours
  • AVATAR is a Sanskrit word

    lakshlakshIl y a 13 jours
  • If you want to go into a really old school American sci-fi cartoon with a very mature take on the cost of war, the effects of segregation/racism, the cost of expansionism, and a comparison to real life wars look no further to the criminally underrated EXO-Squad. Considering the time period it was released and in comparison to today's issues, it was far ahead of it's time. It approached genocide, super weapons, sacrificial heroism, the struggle between classes, the WW2 relationship between allied forces and the resistance, and even interracial relationships?!

    Paul PetersenPaul PetersenIl y a 13 jours
  • This series needs to be preserved in the National Archives and Smithsonian Museum for future generations to view and learn to be better adults to minimize or better yet prevent war from ever happening.

    artfire28artfire28Il y a 13 jours
  • Can't wait for my kids to get old enough so I can introduce this series to them. They will grow wiser than our current generation.

    artfire28artfire28Il y a 13 jours
  • I know they did Origins in Anime with Gundam included. Please do solely on Gundam Wing as well. If not, there are other series far more interesting like First Gundam, Zeta, and Iron Blooded Orphans.

    artfire28artfire28Il y a 13 jours
  • I love this show.

    Brad MillerBrad MillerIl y a 13 jours
  • Didn't. Mention. Iroh. ONCE

    Yannick Cukierman YannickYannick Cukierman YannickIl y a 13 jours
  • 8:04 Sokka pog

    Alpha AlbenoAlpha AlbenoIl y a 13 jours
  • You gotta do Korra..

    SpeechAN GonzalesSpeechAN GonzalesIl y a 13 jours
  • The monsters live inside all of us. They are buried deep down in the collective unconscious, into what is deemed the worst parts that are unacceptable in order to live in society. Carl Jung explored these inner landscapes, and such, set the foot in yet unknown territory for the western man.

    Houba HopHouba HopIl y a 14 jours
  • Still can't believe this was a show from the 2000's. There were things that just flew over my head as a kid and it wasn't until years later did I really understand what the show was truly about. It's the perfect kid's show that handles adult topics masterfully. Cannot recommend this show and LoK enough 🥰🥰🥰

    Julissa VillatoroJulissa VillatoroIl y a 14 jours
  • I'm surprised to didn't speak on how the events of Avatar correlate with Chinas attack on Tibet

    Denneil DunbarDenneil DunbarIl y a 14 jours
  • Air Bending culture is based on Tibetan culture and many aspects of the Avatar are based on the Dalai Lama

    Denneil DunbarDenneil DunbarIl y a 14 jours
  • Everyone read this peer reviewed study on Covid and share it along! www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/BLT.20.265892.pdf

    The TruthThe TruthIl y a 14 jours
  • I personally think avatar and fullmetal alchemist have the best depiction of war. funny enough I read that the creators made people who worked on the show watch fullmetal alchemist.

    Maria Isabel AlmeidaMaria Isabel AlmeidaIl y a 14 jours
  • Fuck Harry Potter

    Thomas BixlerThomas BixlerIl y a 14 jours
  • I am honestly so glad I watched this. It brings a whole new light to a generationally acclaimed show. Also, I feel like Harry Potter could have had the same thematic prevalence and strength as Avatar by making the war and its effects more complex. Some of it is explored such as the Deatheaters, the Slytherin Hogwarts house, and people in the grey area like Snape, but I feel like Avatar for me translates better because it’s more consistent plot and character wise. It also has great world building without being too confusing which was some issues I had with HP, which is a shame because both franchises are close to my heart.

    Ysabel Maria Cartago-GarciaYsabel Maria Cartago-GarciaIl y a 14 jours
  • Lol. This would be much better if it was told by Jared.

    Derek MoserDerek MoserIl y a 14 jours
  • Grave of the fireflies

    ColinDurrColinDurrIl y a 14 jours
  • "Over 100,000 formerly enslaved people fought for the Union and over 500,000 fled their plantations for Union lines." -Slavery During the American Civil War; Wikipedia Something which Wisecrack left out is how the enslavement of African peoples in the Americas had cut off generations from their cultural heritage. The effects of which can still be felt today

    Malcolm HarrisMalcolm HarrisIl y a 14 jours
  • I say people should watch Gundam iron blood orphans. the development of the main heroine is a good reflection to all the goody-good shoes who just say they want to help the poor downtrodden.

    OrsonfoeOrsonfoeIl y a 14 jours
  • Yes, you should be watching Gundam and telling us which one is a better representation of the ravages of war.

    Kawone WilliamsKawone WilliamsIl y a 14 jours
  • 10/10

    Penfry7Penfry7Il y a 14 jours
  • Avatar the last airbender is not just a kid's cartoon show, it's a master class about life. Harry potter doesn't have 9,879 videos about life. Aang does though.

    pvanganimarepvanganimareIl y a 14 jours
  • I believe that Star Wars The Clone Wars explores war just as well as Avatar, but the shows focus on different aspects.

    Thel VadamThel VadamIl y a 14 jours
  • Look at what Indoctrination has done to Azula's Mental Health, she's constantly breaking down underneathe that fascade or goal for ultimate domination.

    Luke HickfordLuke HickfordIl y a 14 jours
  • One note: I think you guys may have mixed up Tibetan traditional clothing with Korean hanbok.

    Alexander AhnAlexander AhnIl y a 15 jours
  • Yes this show was perfect for introducing so many different aspects of war to children. Watching again with my son made me realize how deep and emotional it really is when you realize what you missed as a kid

    HermzHermzIl y a 15 jours
  • You mean cultural genocide like tearing down the statues of people's ancestors because a 50 year old junkie overdosed on Fentanyl?

    D.M. WayneD.M. WayneIl y a 15 jours
  • Harry Potter doesn't even come close to the depiction of war. The conflict if very binary and polarized.

    Nick De MarcoNick De MarcoIl y a 15 jours
  • Essentially if the question is "Did Avatar: The Last Airbender" do (A) better than (X)?", the default answer is "Yes. Yes it did."

    That Other GuyThat Other GuyIl y a 15 jours
  • i think the fire nation should have been like germany after world war one. by that I mean an economical crisis, paying damages to the other nations for the years of genocide and oppressions.

    Red reaperRed reaperIl y a 15 jours
  • City of Walls and Secrets might be my favourite episode in the entire show. The refugees were flocking to Ba Sing Se for a better life, but in Joo Dee's tour she says the outer ring is inhabited by the newest citizens who "work with their hands". She uses political language to dress it up. They weren't accommodating refugees out of the goodness of their hearts but they wanted the extra labour. That's why the outer ring had so much crime. Long Feng used the war to his advantage...there's more gems like that throughout the episode.

    Mellow MarshMellow MarshIl y a 15 jours
  • Fantastic analysis and insight into the series. A lot of thoughts I had, but taken deeper and fleshed out much more. Might be one of my favourite Wisecrack episodes to date.

    yjinkscrawleryjinkscrawlerIl y a 15 jours
  • I really loved Zuko's monologue when he confronts Ozai during the eclipse

    Antonio CarnieroAntonio CarnieroIl y a 15 jours
  • The show is awesome

    SapienSapienIl y a 15 jours
  • Going in LoK, you also learn that Aang’s family was deeply affected by his drive to rebuild the Air Nomads, and obviously for good reason. When Bumi and Kya open up to Tenzin about how Aang neglected them, you see that trauma usually begets more trauma.

    Alex TekleAlex TekleIl y a 15 jours
  • Him : "Avatar might be the best exploration of war in a cartoon" *Full metal alchemist brotherhood would lime to know your location.*

    Dank posterDank posterIl y a 15 jours
  • "SECREEEETTT TUNEEEEEEEEEEEEL!"

    DongkiDongkiIl y a 15 jours
  • Yeah I'm just going to say movies always have these messages of forgiveness. But I will never forgive to monster who killed my best friend. And you should not. Never forget and never forgive.

    Conor Aspie-Anarchist SartreConor Aspie-Anarchist SartreIl y a 15 jours
  • Amazing analysis

    Paul T SjordalPaul T SjordalIl y a 15 jours
  • *The Real Cost of War:* 1. Destruction of Cabbages

    ꧁༒Duchi༒꧂꧁༒Duchi༒꧂Il y a 15 jours
  • Harry Potter? Where the world is split between good, evil, and political, and there are a bunch of cheap deaths thrown in at the end where we don't have any time to care because we're too busy celebrating. It wasn't a 'consequences of war' thing because the villain was pure evil, and not generations of brainwashed fire benders that you can feel sympathy for.

    Steph EnglanderSteph EnglanderIl y a 15 jours
  • Avatar >>>>>>> GoT

    Victor FroesVictor FroesIl y a 15 jours
  • Great take on a really fun show (that i did not watch until a couple weeks ago, finally). Lately, I've been a noticing a trend among recent movies and TV shows that brings up the topic of balance. I've noticed this in Avatar: the Last Airbender, Cobra Kai, Star Wars (naturally), Avengers Infinity War, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Can Wisecrack take a video to investigate this recurring trend?

    FilippiniProductionsFilippiniProductionsIl y a 15 jours
  • Indigenous folx are still being subject to cultural genocide. Look up wet'suwet'en conflict.

    NightthoughtNightthoughtIl y a 15 jours
  • Bones and stones of an age gone by

    NightthoughtNightthoughtIl y a 15 jours
  • Yes, AthA is special. It's one of those stories that transcends its medium to become something universal. Also, growing up in small town America with 9/11 happening right as I entered high school, Zuko became a character I could deeply identify with. Particularly in relation to his slow acceptance that his homeland is doing something horrific that he must fight against and that the people he believed were important in his life were far more self-serving and abusive than he ever allowed himself to accept.

    Derek BarnettDerek BarnettIl y a 15 jours
  • Aang didn't flee his air temple because he was terrified of his responsibility, he went for a quick flight because he didn't want to be shipped away to another temple away from his friends.

    Catty CattingtonCatty CattingtonIl y a 16 jours
  • This is one of the best video essays I've ever seen. Somehow, I already knew everything in it, but had not considered the content in such clear terms. I found your analysis deeply profound because it reveals real war in all its atrocities (your words here) in a kid-friendly way. If a child learns the lessons in this show, then goes on to be the next Oscar Schindler or Stanislav Petrov or Abraham Lincoln to do something that prevents or ends a war, by God would it be worth it. I showed the whole damn cartoon to my children last year (

    Sean DixonSean DixonIl y a 16 jours
  • Probably the only avatar video in the entire internet that doesn't mention Iroh.

    rvharklessrvharklessIl y a 16 jours
  • Ngl I miss Jared and I'd rather have him cover Avatar

    Mr NigzMr NigzIl y a 16 jours
  • Please do Korra!

    ZARA ARMANIZARA ARMANIIl y a 16 jours
  • My heart aches

    Stephy juarezStephy juarezIl y a 16 jours
  • As a huge fan of both Avatar and Harry Potter, I can safely say that no...Harry Potter does not hold a candle to the depiction of war that Avatar has.

    FelicityFelicityIl y a 16 jours
  • I always felt that Katara did forgive Yon Rha, but just needed a different understanding of how forgiveness works. Forgiveness doesn't require sincere contrition or anything from the other party. It's releasing them from their debt. Katara was owed a life for the life he took, but rather than collecting that debt and the unintended consequences that would have come along with it, she forgave him, and now requires nothing from him for closure. Forgiveness is generally not for their benefit, but for our own, and forgiving someone doesn't need to mean anything other than you no longer carry the burden of collecting that debt.

    Daniel O'ConnellDaniel O'ConnellIl y a 16 jours
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