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.
There are three tribes: the Northern Water Tribe, centered in the North Pole; the Southern Water Tribe, centered in the South Pole; and the Foggy Swamp Tribe, located in the Earth Kingdom’s Foggy Swamp. Both the Northern and Southern Water Tribes are chiefdoms led by a tribal chief.
The Water Tribe is one of the original four nations and its citizens primarily inhabit the northern and southernmost regions of the globe, near both poles. It is also a collective term for the nation of people who practice the art of waterbending.
Water Tribes. The culture of the Water Tribes, as well as their location in the polar regions of the world, is primarily based on the real -life Arctic cultures such as the Inuit and Yupik. Its cultural elements also borrowed that of Chinese and East Asian tradition.
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?
So even at age 13, Aang is definitely the most skilled Avatar in history. Potentially. He has abilities no other Avatar has ever had: seismic sense (taught to him by Toph), lightning redirection (taught to him by Zuko), and energy-bending/spirit-bending (taught to him by the last lion turtle).
The water tribe originally descended from a lion turtle that was in a tropical area. That is why they are dark. They must have lived close and used the portal to travel prior to the first harmonic convergence we see. They did not realize that avatar Juan was going to close the portal.
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.
Hope I made you proud. Bumi is Avatar Aang and Katara’s first child and eldest son, as well as the only one to be born a nonbender among the couple’s three children; he later developed airbending abilities after the Harmonic Convergence of 171 AG.
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.
For instance, Katara and Sokka have darker skin than Aang. Typically, members of the water tribes had darker skin. Some of the citizens of the Earth Kingdom also were of a darker complexion. If you’re looking for dark skinned characters you will have to settle for the Eskimos living in the North and South Pole.
Once again acting dutifully to her tribe, Yue sacrificed herself to give back the life that the Moon had given her. This was against Sokka’s wishes, but the young warrior did not stop her in the end. She placed her hands onto the fish, closed her eyes, and died in Sokka’s arms.
The Air Nomads are particularly based off of Tibetan Buddhism, which is a popular form of Buddhism in North America as well, with many celebrities and different Hollywood movies celebrating it. The head monk of the Southern Air Temple, Monk Gyatso, even shares his name with the 14th Dalai Llama, Tenzin Gyatso.
Azula’s fire was made blue to denote both her mastery in both firebending and lightning-creation. Azula’s fire burns hotter than most due to her lightning-mastery, but will turn orange as it cools. Second in raw power only to the Fire Lord Ozai, she was a force to be reckoned with.
Avatar: The Last Airbender, commonly referred to as ATLA, takes place in a world of four nations: the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads, which are based on Inuit, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan cultures respectively.