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Somewhere between bloopers and conspiracy theories lies the place for interesting finds and easter eggs hidden in the show. Have you found something that could be listed? Tell me! ^_^

In-Show Easter Eggs  -  Avatar Cameos in Other Shows/Etc.

The Legend of Korra
Book 1: Air

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Book 1: Water   ||   Book 2: Earth   ||   Book 3: Fire

A full list of what is currently posted and links to the entries is below.

The Legend of Korra

Book 1: Air
1x01 : Gran Gran's farewell
1x01 : Legacy ATLA statues
1x02 : Newspaper sneak peeks (Tahno and Tarrlok)
1x01 & 02 : Similarities to Disney's Aladdin

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book 1: Water
0x00 : Opening Credits Bender Identities
1x03 : Avatar Roku & Dragon shaped clouds
1x04 : Sokka's sewed-up pants continuity
[-] 1x08 : Fire Nation Soldier's mask squints
1x08 : Dragon-shape in Firebending attack
1x08 : Avatar Roku/Indiana Jones visual reference
1x10 : Aang co. do Charlie's Angels pose
1x11 & 12 : Sokka's foreshadowing
1x12 : Princess Azula's sneak appearance
1x17 : Fire Nation drill design sneak peek
1x19 : Pakku makes a reference to SpongeBob
1x20 : Sokka+Yue/Haku+Chihiro visual reference
1x20: Iroh & Zuko dialogue revisited (1x01)

Book 2: Earth
2x04 : Blue Spirit mask on cart
2x04 : Katara's crown (1x13) returns
2x05 : More of Sokka's foreshadowing
2x07 : Zuko almost steals food from Hope family (2x12)
2x07 : Azula's doll and Toph share hair/headband style
[-] 2x07 : Fire Lord Azulon/Gendou visual reference
[-] 2x07 : Episode is like the Western movie "Shane"
2x10 : Library statue looks like Spirit Crane (1x20)
2x10 : Lion Turtle (3x19) first seen in Library scroll
2x14 : Sneak peek of mugger from Iroh's Tale (2x15)
[-] 2x20 : Cosmic Avatar/Cosmic Rei visual reference
2x20 : Katara+Aang/Pietà statue visual reference
2x20 : Aang & Katara's first meeting visual parallel

Book 3: Fire
3x01 : Jin and Hope family shown in Ba Sing Se scene
3x04 : Lion Turtle statues seen in Piandao's castle
3x04 : Toph makes Nickelodeon logo in space earth
3x07 : Background lady wears same Toph outfit
3x07 : Ember Island Players' dragon poster
3x07 : Monkey statue (1x09, 1x13) returns
3x08 : Old woman's face on cabbage
3x08 : Fire Navy prisoner (1x02) visual parallel
3x09 : Toph's fashion twin (3x07) returns
[-] 3x13 : Sun Temple door and Katara's Crown connection
3x13 : Dance statues are like in 1st Avatar video game
3x13 : More Indiana Jones references
3x16 : Inside joke regarding Katara's mother's name
3x17 : Avatar play poster uses Book 1: Water boxset cover
3x17 : Aang's hat is like Dock/Xu's hat (3x03)
3x17 : Fem!Aang nod to women VAs and Peter Pan plays
3x17 : Buff guy!Toph nod to original character design
3x17 : Nod to "unclear" Jet death scene (2x17)
3x17 : EIP!Ty Lee and Mai do Charlie's Angels pose
3x17 : Nod to Jack DeSena's Sokka characterization
3x18 : Avatar Opening credits/Captain Planet reference
3x18 : General Shinu (1x13) returns
3x20 : Ozai firebends like city statue (3x07)
3x20 : Aang uses Gaara's sand sphere move?
3x21 : Avatar energy light beam redux (1x01)
3x21 : Love and Peace?
3x21 : Sokka's painting mirrors EIP!Zuko & Toph poster




Gran Gran's farewell in ep. 1x01


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This entry plays two parts; one: a return of a character from ATLA, and two: a parallel to a pre-adventure goodbye scene. Katara was one of the main young heroes in ATLA, and when she and her brother were preparing to sneak out of the Southern Water Tribe to save Avatar Aang (and eventually travel with him), it was their Gran Gran (Kanna) who caught them. But rather than being angry, Gran Gran gave them a hug and her blessing, saying that their destiny was intertwined with his.

Now in this new series, it is Katara who has become Gran Gran, and when she finds Korra preparing to sneak out of the Southern Water Tribe compound, she too gives a hug and her blessing, saying that it is Korra's destiny to leave.   /sobs forever



Legacy ATLA Statues in ep. 1x01


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Avatar Aang and his friends helped end the 100-year war as well as accomplish other great things during their lifetime, and in this first episode we see memorial statues for two of them.

Avatar Aang's statue (left) is located in the Yue Bay by Republic City, and is based on the real-life Statue of Liberty, complete with a museum in the pedestal. According to Nick.com, it was a gift from the Fire Nation as a symbol of peace and goodwill.

Toph's statue (right) is located in front of the Republic Police Headquarters, as she taught Earthbenders how to Metalbend and the police force makes full use of it.



Newspaper Sneak Peeks (Tahno and Tarrlok) in ep. 1x02


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Republic City has a thriving print media, which is perfect for easter eggs and sneak peeks of upcoming characters. ♥ At the beginning of episode 2, Korra is reading a newspaper and we can see a photo of Tahno on the back page. Tahno is a member of the Wolfbats Pro-Bending team, and will be properly introduced in episode 3. Also on the newspaper is a front-page spread of the Pro-Bending arena, and at the bottom of the back page is a picture of Amon.

Later that night, Korra is trying to airbend at a newspaper featuring a photo of Police Chief Lin Beifong. When she fails she sets it on fire, but before she does you can see the other side of the paper which has a (blurry) photo of Councilman Tarrlok of the Northern Water Tribe.



Similarities to Disney's Aladdin in ep. 1x01 & 02



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This is circumstantial and probably just coincidence, but I'm adding it anyway. ^^; During these first two episodes, there are a few scenes that are reminiscent to ones in Disney's 1992 movie Aladdin.

  1. The girl fresh out of captivity goes to a food vendor, only to find it requires money, which she doesn't have. (Korra and Jasmine, left)
  2. The boy(s) live in a place that "doesn't look like much/is nothing fancy but has a great view," which of course includes the girl's home. (Bolin/Mako and Aladdin, center)
  3. Characters being referred to as a "Diamond in the Rough." (Mako, Bolin, potentially Korra, and Aladdin, right)
It's thin, I know, but all together....   *shrugs*



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Legend of Zelda Reference in ep. 2x06?


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Take this as you will, but this scene of ___ practicing in the sunflower field has hit a nostalgic nerve with those who have played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (or any of the Zelda games that followed it). The Zelda games typically feature a boy named Link, who aside from saving the world, can cut grass and other small shrubbery with his sword and is accompanied by shouts like "Haa!" "Hiya!" Huu!" and so forth. In episode 2x06? "Zuko Alone," ____ sneaks out with Zuko's broadswords and practices fighting with them while shouting such syllables.

It's probably just a reference to the real behavior (like in Karate), but hey, who am I to deny Zelda fans their reference? While we're at it, the sunflower field reminds me of a scene in Samurai Champloo. w00t.



Princess Azula's sneak appearance in ep. 1x12


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During one of Iroh's flashbacks in the episode "The Storm", it briefly shows the crowd watching the Agni Kai in which Zuko receives his facial scar. As Iroh narrated; he looked away when it happened, but next to him is then-Captain Zhao, and a then-unknown girl. Online speculation on who she was erupted as soon as the episode aired, and it was revealed a month later at the 2005 San Diego Comic Con who she really was.



Pakku makes a reference to SpongeBob in ep. 1x19

In the beginning of the episode "The Siege of the North (part 1)", Katara defeats a fellow waterbending student in Master Pakku's class. Afterwards Pakku says to the boy, "Nice try, Pupil Sangok. A couple of more years and you might be ready to fight a sea sponge." The sea sponge of course being SpongeBob Squarepants, an incredibly popular character/show on Nickelodeon.


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