Metalbender92 wrote:I think of all the series I have ever watched, the ending of Avatar was the most disappointing.
1. Aishiteruze Baby - After Kippei takes care of his 5-year-old niece for about a year her no-good mother shows up and asks for her daughter back in a wishy-washy way. It is clearly obvious that she is not ready to take her daughter back and be a good mother, but for some unknown reason Kippei decides to allow Yuzuyu to go back with her mother.
2. Gad Guard - After traveling for 26 episodes looking for the MacGuffins known as the Gads and where they came from, what they are, and a side thing about where his father is... the main character discovers none of the above and returns home empty handed none the wiser for his journey.
3. Canvas 2 - Shrugging off about 5 other obvious romance choices the main character decides to get engaged to his cousin whom he has raised from childhood and who is basically a little sister to him. Also he's her high school teacher.
4. E's Otherwise - After the series builds up to a final confrontation between the two main characters they decide to skip over the final battle without letting you know the result. The last scene shows a big destructive aftermath but fails to let you even know if either of the main characters is still alive.
5. Honey and Clover 2 - After injuring her hand and thus losing her future as an artist Hagu decides to not decide on either boy she is in love with but instead moves away with her uncle never to return.
6. Alice in Wonderland (the new one) - After a life-changing adventure and falling in love with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter Alice returns to Earth for some unknown reason (as she was asked to stay in Wonderland and declines). The people back on Earth have done a complete 180 and now find her outgoing and tomboyish nature charming and are completely willing to accept her despite having rejected and hated on her about 10 minutes earlier.
7. Lost - Nothing is explained.
8. The Cat Who Walked Through Walls - After spending an entire book building up to a single moment of espionage the author decides to skip over the event, adding instead a epilogue which says that the team failed and the eponymous cat who walks through walls is dead.
9. Harry Potter - After sacrificing himself valiantly for his friends Harry decides to come back to life for some reason right in the middle of a touching speech from Neville about how they don't actually NEED Harry there to be brave and win the fight. Nope, apparently they did.
10. That one Wolverine Movie - Wolverine forgets everything thus negating the purpose of the story existing in the first place. Also Deadpool looks like a mute emo freak with katanas in his arms (how does he bend his elbows?)
11. Saki - The girls move on toward the national finals, which by itself isn't bad but in the ending credits it shows clips from the 'next season' that never happened. Great, way to stop halfway through the story guys.
12. Star Ocean EX - After deciding to stay and help protect his friends from the impending planetary disaster instead of going home, Claude activates the teleporter to take them to the next planet and continue the story. Too bad that's as far as the show got. Yep. Halfway point in the story. Resolved nothing.
13. Every crappy horror movie ever that sets up for a stupid sequel despite the first one having sucked
14. Interview with a Vampire - The only interesting character dies (and is about the only character in the book who does die) thus sealing the fate of the entire series as boring and lacking interesting characters.
15. A Serbian Film - Ha. Yeah.
I'm just pulling names out of a hat here. I realize you said 'of the things I've seen' but seriously man I must then assume that Avatar is the ONLY SHOW YOU'VE EVER SEEN IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.
You've been asking for people to give actual feedback on your idea, so here's some:
The demographic for Avatar was the 'younger than teen' audience, for which the ending was perfect. Okay not perfect as nothing is perfect but it was as good as anyone could possibly expect. I don't know if you just skipped over all the delibrating Aang did before the battle about whether or not to kill the Firelord or what it meant to end the battle, but there's a ton of build up to whether or not he's going to do it and OF COURSE he takes the route of nonviolence because he's meant to represent a being in a state of balance, not chaos. He's meant to equalize the forces of the Earth, not destroy.
All your ending does is add teen angst to a show that doesn't need any as it's not meant for the teen angst crowd. Actually they had Mai, so they can't complain either.
Aang should have killed Ozai? Are we talking about the same character? I can't believe you'd throw away all of what Aang was developed to be, all that innocence in the face of huge and important world-changing tasks and decisions, just so you can add a little 'mature angst' to the story.
I'm a story writer too, and when I saw this thread I thought a little bit about what I'd do to change the ending and I honestly can't think of anything. Not with Aang at least, I have my own ideas of post-ending Toph but I've got my own fanfic going on that front.
You're a teenager, I understand where you're coming from. You think there needs to be more 'emotion' in things and by emotion I mean 'angst' cuz' apparently the only emotion in the world is depression and moral ambiguity. I'm sorry to say but there are saints in the world and there can be saints and saintly acts in cartoons as well. Aang took the better path after a LONG and ARDUOUS journey both in the physical world and in the world of emotion where he wrestled with the reality of the war and his duty to 'defeat' Ozai. The fact that he found a nonlethal route to do that is a victory for those who have hope for peaceful victories in the real world.
Please slather your teen drama on some other series and leave Aang as the peaceful young monk child he was ALWAYS DEVELOPED TO BE.