Contemplating the character’s hanging oddity, Wan Shi Tong, the owl spirit, was certain to make a return to the franchise come what may.
The sensible, knowledgable, and horrifying owl from Avatar: The Last Airbender made his second look in The Legend of Korra, alongside together with his huge Spirit Library. The creature, Wan Shi Tong, has one of many franchise’s most hanging designs and it’s subsequently unsurprising that present creators discovered a spot for him within the extra mature sequel sequence.
Voiced by Héctor Elizondo, Wan Shi Tong’s type is that of a white and black barn owl, though when angered or when hoping to intimidate his enemies, his form morphs right into a extra monstrous model of himself. Obsessive about buying and amassing information for hundreds of years, the traditional being served because the caretaker of the Spirit Library, which he introduced into the bodily world earlier than the occasions of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, and an eccentric scholar named Professor Zei discovered the library, and a suspicious Wan Shi Tong admitted them with the situation that any information gained on their go to wouldn’t be used for violence. Nevertheless, when Sokka by chance reveals that the Aang Gang is certainly searching for methods to defeat the Fireplace Nation, the owl reacts harshly, chasing the adventurers from the library as he buries it (with Professor Zei nonetheless inside), and returning to the Spirit World.
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Although it was assumed that Wan Shi Tong and his Spirit Library had been misplaced perpetually, each returned in The Legend of Korra season 2, episode 10 “A New Religious Age.” After a century since his final interplay with people (poor Professor Zei is revealed to have died after the edifice sank), the owl-librarian nonetheless inhabits the Spirit World, having apparently grown more and more uneasy round people since his final interplay. When Aang’s granddaughter Jinora, searching for methods to find current spirit portals on Earth, finds her option to the place and, regardless of his preliminary reluctance, Wan Shi Tong permits her to remain and look by means of his assortment.
By the tip of the episode, its is revealed that Wan Shi Tong — apparently nonetheless upset over his expertise along with her grandfather — has solely allowed Jinora to remain as a way to flip her over to Unalaq, who seeks to unlock the evil spirit Vaatu. As soon as the plot turns into clear to her, the owl publicizes to Jinora that he has no extra want of humanity nor its frivolous innovations, and declares his previously-formed allegiance to Unalaq. In keeping with Wan Shi Tong, the waterbender was a “true good friend” to spirits, however simply what he is aware of of Unalaq’s “Dark Avatar” plan and it’s Spirit World ramifications is unclear.
The owl — an animal that symbolizes knowledge in lots of cultures — has entry to seemingly infinite information, but his personal paranoia and incapacity to see the nuance of the human expertise has been proven to result in merciless motion (i.e. Professor Zei’s dying and Jinora’s betrayal). Moreover, his alignment with Unalaq in The Legend of Korra looks like a miscalculation on his half, as Unalaq, a human, manages to deprave his religious brethren by turning them darkish — an final result that actually goes towards the spirit’s desired isolation from humanity. Even with all of the information on the earth, one can nonetheless make the unsuitable selections when failing to empathize with others and see their bigger image.
Each Avatar: The Final Airbender and The Legend of Korra are famous for his or her inclusion of quite heavy and darkish subject material into what are ostensibly a kids’s cartoons. Contemplating the character’s hanging oddity and his unresolved plot from the unique sequence, Wan Shi Tong was certain to make a return to the franchise come what may. Maybe he’ll discover a new method of antagonizing the following Avatar on their quest of bringing stability to the world.
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