katrani asked: Okay SO. Zuko does have a statue in a big open square area of the city so he does have representation. But ahhh Aang's statue. I feel like it is representative of how RC gets things muddled but also he was the LAST airbender for a while so people would find a ~mystique~ to that and there's a widely-accepted headcanon that the statue was made after his death so it was probs a bunch of people who didn't really get what they were doing for the Avatar but for Aang... if that makes sense.
Oh clearly the statue was made after his death, I don’t think Aang would of stood for it while he was alive honestly.
And I think it’s less the idea that Aang was the last airbender until he and Katara had children, and more that there was no Avatar for a hundred years before Katara and Sokka found Aang. Considering the world’s pre-industrialism the Avatar only really survived in stories passed from father to son to grandson, so Aang would seem like this mysterious figure rather than the constant that the Avatar was until Aang disappeared in the first place.