The tribesmen are descendants of individuals who migrated from the South Pole to the Foggy Swamp in the Earth Kingdom, where they established a separate faction that eventually developed a distinct culture and bending style separate from those of the two polar tribes.
The Northern and Southern Water Tribes located at the world’s poles are based on Inuit Tribes, while the Foggy Swamp Tribe, located in the Earth Kingdom, is based on the people of the Mississippi River Delta.
The original creator confirmed that and confirmed the direct locations. The Fire Nation is Japanese, the Earth Kingdom is chinese, the air nomads are tibetan, and the water tribes are inuit.
Toph eventually set out to roam the world in search of enlightenment before settling down in the Foggy Swamp.
Korra is from the Avatar Universe’s Southern Water Tribe which takes inspiration from Inuit and Sireniki culture. The Legend of Korra was met with significant pushback from the original series’ fans but was also welcomed and gained acclaim through its mature themes and late-teens characters.
Because sand is sediment which travels in flows, their style resembles air and waterbending more than earthbending. It is implied that most, if not all, earthbenders are capable of easily bending sand, but because of the loose shifty nature of sand, it is not an easy transition for the average earthbender.
An important distinction to make is that the Water Tribes in Avatar aren’t Inuit. Comparing the show to say, Moana: in Moana, the people are clearly a Polynesian nation. It’s a fictionalized Polynesian nation, but they are definitely Polynesian.
By 99 AG, the Southern Water Tribe was on the brink of extinction, with its culture shattered, its main city largely abandoned, and its unique waterbending style effectively erased.
The Water Tribe is based on Inuit, Yupik, and Sirenik Eskimos cultures; the Fire Nation on Imperial Japan with Chinese and Korean cultural influences; the Air Nomads on Tibetan and Nepali Buddhist monks, the Tibetan culture, Buddhism and Hinduism; and the Earth Kingdom on Imperial China with Korean cultural influences.
Male airbenders occupied the Northern and Southern Air Temples, while females lived in the Eastern and Western Air Temples. So Aang presumably didn’t see them often. Airbenders, although not without permanent temples, were mostly nomadic, traveling the world. Hence, the term ‘Air Nomads’.
As frustrating as it is, the general consensus is that Sokka died of old age and natural causes between age 70 and 85. We first even learn about Sokka’s fate in the series sequel, The Legend of Korra (which you can watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Google Play), when Katara says that he’s passed away.
Being frozen in an iceberg for 100 years while in the Avatar State drained much of Aang’s life energy. Ultimately, it resulted in Aang dying at the relatively young biological age of 66 since he was in the ice for 100 years, in 153 AG.
|Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Korra character|
|First appearance||“The Swamp” (Aang’s vision) “The Blind Bandit” (actual appearance; 2006)|
|Created by||Aaron Ehasz Michael Dante DiMartino Bryan Konietzko|
|Voiced by||Jessie Flower (child) Kate Higgins (adult) Philece Sampler (senior)|
He married Pema – a non-bender – and had four children with her from which all were air-benders – Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, Rohan. This guy is puzzling case. You would think that he married Sukki, right?
At some point before 120 AG, Toph became romantically involved with a man named Kanto, with whom she had a daughter, Lin.