You know I really hate that statue of Aang.
They shouldn’t be deifying the Avatars.
I mean, the Avatar spirit I get, but not the people it lives as, it just seems to go against the whole idea of the Avatar.
Republic city you’re doing it wrong.
But there was also a statue of Avatar Kyoshi onKyoshi island. No one ever had a problem with that. Both of them had the same avatar spirit, but they were different people who did great heroic things.
And wait didn’t they have a statue of every past life before Aang at his air temple? It’s not like it’s the first one…
The intent of the statue isn’t the same as there being a statue.
The statues in the southern Air Temple weren’t meant to lionise or deify the other avatars, the whole room was symbolic of the Avatar cycle. Plus they were the same size as they actually were.
The statue of Kyoshi on Kyoshi island is about the same size, but raised over the village, as a mark of respect to the person who helped keep them safe.
Where as the statue of Aang is this huge 30 story tall monstrosity, placing Aang over the Avatar’s role, like they’re making Aang bigger than the Avatar. A Point that seems to come back in episode 4 when the press is hounding Korra, and they ask “What do you think Aang would of done?”. They don’t view Aang as a great man they view him as some sort of God head which isn’t the point of the Avatar.