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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


ATLA - Book 1: Water


Opening Credits Bender Identities



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In the show's opening credits, Katara recites the four elements with each one showing a silhouetted person bending the said element. But during the seasons, the identities of those benders has been revealed.

WATER: Master Pakku of the Northern Water Tribe. First seen in Book 1: Water ep 18. Also confirmed at the 2005 San Diego Comic Con.
EARTH: Toph's original design, but also looks like Avatar Roku's Earthbending teacher from Book 3: Fire ep 6.
FIRE: Princess Azula of the Fire Nation. First seen in Book 1: Water ep 20 (sneak peak in ep 12), and real introduction in Book 2: Earth ep 1.
AIR: Unknown. Is not present Aang because the Airbender looks much older and has a mustache & goatee, and doesn't look like Monk Gyatso.


Avatar Roku & Dragon in clouds of ep. 1x03


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In the episode "The Southern Air Temple", one of Aang's new objectives was to find a way to talk to Avatar Roku who could help him better understand this Avatar business. However Avatar Roku died over 100 years ago, so Aang, Katara, and Sokka solemnly leave the Southern Air Temple at the end of the episode. But once the trio goes outside on the temple grounds, a strangely-shaped cloud can always be seen in the sky for the duration of the episode. Even as Aang watches the other clouds obscure his view of the temple while flying away, this strange cloud can be seen floating above the rest.

This significant cloud appears to be split in two: the left side is thin and serpentine-like, and the right side is wider, and almost looks like a person. 4-5 episodes later Aang meets a Dragon that was Avatar Roku's spirit guide, and then an episode later meets Avatar Roku himself. In my opinion, it's clear who this cloud represents. :)


Sokka's sewed-up pants continuity in ep. 1x04


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Near the beginning of "The Warriors of Kyoshi" episode, Katara is sewing Sokka's pants that had apparently ripped sometime earlier. Later in the episode, Sokka is stretching at Suki's dojo and you can actually see the area on Sokka's pants that she sewed. (Thanks Melospiza!)


Dragon-shape in Firebending attack in ep. 1x08


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In the episode "Avatar Roku (Winter Solstice pt. 2)", Commander Zhao and his men await to attack Aang once he leaves the sanctuary in Avatar Roku's temple. As soon as the sanctuary doors open all nine firebenders unleash a fire blast that grows into a giant fireball, and in one frame you can see a dragon-shape in it. It has eyes, an open mouth, long neck, body, and even wings on the right side.


Avatar Roku/Indiana Jones visual reference in ep. 1x08



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Near the end of the episode "Avatar Roku (Winter Solstice pt.2)" Avatar Roku emerges from the inner sanctuary after a blaze of blue light and sends a wave of fire back towards the Firebenders, while also burning the chains that bind Katara, Sokka, Zuko, and Shyu without harming them. Soon after Avatar Roku causes the magma under the temple to rise up through building and burst through the ceiling.

A similar scene plays out in the climax of the first Indiana Jones movie, "Raiders of the Lost Arc." Just replace Roku with the Arc of the Covenant, the Firebenders with Nazis, and Aang's friends (+Zuko) with Indiana and Marion. Although the fire rising into the sky scene is different in the movie, the visual is still kinda similar in that one part. Also interestingly, both "good guy" parties look away from the bright blue light while the "bad guy" parties do not! Of course the major difference is that the bad guys don't die horrible deaths in the Avatar version, but that's with good reason. ^^;; (Thanks to TheRaider.net for the Indy screens!)


Aang co. do Charlie's Angels pose in ep. 1x10


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In the episode "Jet" Aang, Katara, and Sokka accidentally walk into a Fire Nation camp and when they try to escape, the Captain sets the bushes behind them on fire, blocking their escape. As the Firebenders walk towards them, Aang, Katara, and Sokka hold up their arms Kung Fu-style, mimicking one of the Charlie's Angels' stances. (Thanks Sean!)


Sokka's foreshadowing in ep. 1x11 & 1x12



In what would usually be nothing significant, Sokka said some things that ended up coming true in the following episode. In the beginning of the episode "The Great Divide", Katara and Sokka get into an argument over not putting a tarp over the tent because it doesn't look like it will rain. In the next episode, "The Storm", there is a huge rainstorm that eventually turns into a typhoon and they all get caught in the middle of it.

Then in the beginning of "The Storm" episode Sokka is woken up by Momo when Aang has a bad dream, and mutters "What happened? Did we get captured again?" No they didn't, but in the next episode, "The Blue Spirit", Aang does get captured by the Yuyan Archers that were hired by and brought him to Admiral Zhao.


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.


Fire Nation drill design sneak peek in ep. 1x17


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Half-way through the episode "The Northern Air Temple," the Mechanic is in his workshop working on draft papers with a large machine part on it. That machine is later seen being used by the Fire Nation in season 2 ep. 12 & 13, as the large drill to break into Ba Sing Se. The machine part seen on the draft paper is the drill's segmented middle which helps the drill move forward. (Thanks picklelova!)


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.


Sokka+Yue/Haku+Chihiro visual reference in ep. 1x20



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The top row of pictures are from the Avatar episode "Siege of the North (part 2)", and the bottom row is from the Miyazaki film, "Spirited Away." Look similar? ^^ The special focus on the two involved characters "letting go" of each other both happen near the end of their respective episode or movie. For Avatar, Sokka was letting go of Princess Yue so that she could fulfill her destiny; while in Spirited Away, Haku was letting go of Chihiro so that she could return to her world. Though their reasons were different, Sokka and Haku share a similar heartbreaking moment. ...Well, it's heartbreaking in my opinion. ;__;


Iroh & Zuko dialogue revisited in ep. 1x20


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In the first season episode, "The Boy in the Iceberg," Iroh comments that Zuko should get some sleep, that "a man needs his rest." Zuko deflects it though, putting the Avatar's capture first because his honor depends on it. At the end of that season's finale episode, "The Siege of the North part 2," that conversation is revisited when Iroh comments that he is surprised that Zuko isn't trying to capture the Avatar. Zuko says that he's tired, and Iroh replies that he should rest then; "a man needs his rest." :)


The Legend of Korra
Book 1: Air
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Book 1: Water   ||   Book 2: Earth   ||   Book 3: Fire


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

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