QiBreezy wrote:But ultimately, I don't see the same struggle Aang had to go through. Aang was younger, with a heavier burden. He had a war to stop. Korra has a political party to combat. But the depth of that has yet to be revealed. I'm sure the plot thickens.
I think this is important to note. Keep in mind that Korra hasn't had any real interaction with the Equalists besides megaphone guy. And thinking back to Aang, his character had pretty much no depth at all until he had some real interaction with the Fire Nation, particularly, not until he say Gyatso's bones. Until Korra has a real grasp on her enemy, we shouldn't expect much sorrow or typical "my life sucks" cliche that you guys seem to want. I'm sure that once she finds herself utterly helpless against Amon, or even just the Equalist militants in general, we'll see the useless angry/sad side of her. Besides, we haven't even seen the Avatar state with her, as opposed to Aang which we've seen had it earlier on in his series.
QiBreezy wrote:is why...
I'm not saying it'll be worse because of it, just smaller in scope.
I wonder about this though. The worst enemy to fight is an intellectual one. And intellectual warfare is what fuels epic fights. If Avatar goes the direction of major cultural revolution, you'll see a scale of "epic" that would be impossible to create in TLA. If the direction is an intellectual warfare, the severity of the task will be hardest for Korra to combat, and the way I think they're going with Amon, it will be epic to a level of depth, rather than with "Im gonna punch you!", and give the final battle against Amon much better impact than Aang's final battle with the Fire Lord (which ended very, very, strangely).
I think they can make a very big revolution happen, and have it in a scale much deeper than TLA's. Or they can go intellectually and have a grand cultural revolution that spreads across globally like wildfire. I'm not sure how familiar you are with modern events, but things like the Arab Spring, cultural revolutions in Africa and revolutions in Asia (tianamen square) are all things I can see LoK exploring into. Just having a scene with these revolutions breaking out all over the world with Korra unable to prevent it all is already much more epic that TLA.
If the show goes that route, we'll have a much more epic show than TLA. Because Aang had a set enemy just to fight. Korra will have an insurgent force popping up out of the common man around the globe. Aang missed the start of his war. Korra will, unfortunately, be forced to witness it. Again, I don't know if they're going that route with LoK, but if they do, I can see it being much more epic that in TLA.