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  • In Ba Sing Se, Jet is captured by the Dai Li and is brain-washed to betray the Avatar. Jet overcomes the mind-control after being ordered to attack Aang and his friends and is killed by Long Feng in the "Lake Laogai" episode. Jet actually dies off-screen; his fate has been confirmed by the show's creators.

  • Currently there is one Live Action Film The Last Airbender (2010), written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan . The film was produced at Paramount. The movie was titled "The Last Airbender" to avoid confusion with James Cameron's unrelated film "Avatar." The movie was released in theaters on July 2, 2010. Shooting took place on stages in Philadelphia, as well as locations including Greenland. Series creators Michael DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko served as executive producers. As to casting, the roles of Aang went to karate-trained Texan Noah Ringer; Sokka to Jackson Rathbone; Katara to Nicola Peltz and Dev Patel as Zuko.

    Originally, the plan was for three live-action films. The showbiz magazine Variety announced on January 8th, 2007 that filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan had signed a 3-picture deal with Paramount's MTV Films and Nick Movies to write, direct and produce the live-action film adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

    Despite a lack of popularity with USA cinema-goers, The Last Airbender film continued to be tremendously financially successful around the world and was therefore quite popular. IMDB reports that as of the 23rd of September 2010, the worldwide gross figures for the film was $319,731,881. From a financial standpoint, this figure suggests that all of the costs of making the film were recouped plus an additional 100% profit. The gross in USA cinemas up until the 19th of September 2010 (IMDB) was $131,564,731, meaning that more than 50% of the gross was from outside USA. In sum, the first film was had average success in USA and big success around the world.

    In April 2013, rumours were building quickly that M. Night Shyamalan is preparing for the the sequel: The Last Airbender: Book 2 Earth. As of September 2017 there are no information regarding any sequel.

  • No. 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the spin-off series titled The Legend of Korra reveals that there is at least one new airbender, Tenzin, the son of Aang and Katara. Tenzin is the airbending teacher to Korra, the new Avatar. His 3 children, Aang's grandchildren, are also Airbenders.

  • No, but there will be a follow-up comic-book series and a sequel set decades after the original show. The creators confirmed that at San Diego Comic Con in July, 2007. Other stories will be told in the Avatar world and there is the live-action movie, but the animated series ends with Book 3: Fire. The further adventures of Aang and his friends will be continued in an ongoing comic-book series to be published by Dark Horse Comics.

    Nickelodeon has announced that there will be a new series titled [link]

  • The incomplete line of Avatar toys, produced by Mattel, can be found online and in most major toy stores.

  • Yes all three seasons are availible on DVD, however no blu ray set has been anounced yet

  • Yes. The follow-up series called [link]

  • The arrow tattoos are thought to have originated as a sign of respect for the original Airbenders, the Sky Bison. An Airbender earns his or her arrow tattoos by mastering all 36 tiers of Airbending, or by mastering 35 and creating a new Airbending technique. Aang earned his by inventing the technique he calls the "Air Scooter".

  • Yes In the commentary of the DVD of the last episode of the series the creators stated that after he defeated the Fire Lord and his eyes flashed the avatar state for only second he had become a fully realized Avatar


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  • Fire Lord Ozai confirmed that he banished Zuko's mother and that she may still be alive, but it is unsure. In the series finale, Fire Lord Zuko questions his father on the whereabouts of his mother, but the series ends before it is confirmed that she was found. Zuko finding Ursa was actually storyboarded for the finale by Avatar Director Joaquim Dos Santos, but was nixed by Mike DiMartino - not really sure why but this implies that Ursa most likely is alive. In 'The Legend of Korra' the children of Tenzin asks their grandmother, Katara, to tell the story about Zuko's mother, although she was willing to tell the full story, she got interrupted before telling the story.

    However, a comic titled 'The Search' was released by Nickelodeon in 3 parts in 2013. The events take place between the end of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and 'The Legend of Korra'. We learn that Ursa, Zuko's mother, returned to her home village of Hira'a after being banished by Ozai. There she found the man whom she was engaged to, Ikem, before being taken away to become Ozai's wife. She then learns of a spirit named The Mother of All Faces, and searches for her to receive a new face, and the spirit also removes almost all memories of her past life. When Zuko learns who his mother is now and finds her, The Mother of All Faces returns Ursa's original face and memories.

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