Essentially, it’s an alternate universe version of ATLA with a lot of character/plot/nationality differences. There will be a few OCs [some of which might have recognizable names], and there will be shipping. With the way the prologue is written, it seems to almost imply that there has been a 100-year-war where the Fire Nation once nearly wiped out the Air Nomads, and that this takes place a few hundred years later. But, don’t think too hard about it. This isn’t canon or anything. =B
So fasten your seat belts, and be prepared to be blown away by the greatness of studly Aang, schmexy Zhao, manly Zuko, redemption of Azula’s character, Suki with a real personality, and much, much more.
Long ago, the Four Nations lived in harmony together—but that all changed with the rise of the Air Warriors. Ferocious fighters from the Eastern and Western Air Temples, the Air Warriors were relentless marauders who sought revenge on the world for the damage done to the Air Nomad society years ago. Their first target was the Fire Nation—the same land that, in times past had nearly wiped out the Air Nomads in their entirety. If nothing else, it seemed simply like a display of power.
The Air Warriors were unmistakably opportunists. Using the moments of several eclipses over a course of many years, they continued to cripple the Fire Nation’s abilities, and their domination of the skies was their main advantage. The Earth Kingdom remained neutral, but only as long as the Air Warriors did not tread into Earth Kingdom lands.
The attacks from these malevolent sky raiders continued, and they gained favor in the eyes of the powerful Northern Water Tribe. The latest chief was as opportunistic and resourceful as the Air Warriors in his nature, and so he added his forces to the already growing power of these airbenders.
So how did the mighty Fire Nation fall? It technically has still not fallen to this day. The Air Warriors have simply exterminated the firebenders, and keep a close watch on the other citizens. Other than the skies on their side, the Air Warriors had mastered the art of compressing air, only to have it combust at the right moment. They essentially went on bombing raids.
Only the Avatar, Master of all four elements, would be able to stop them, but then the world needed him most—he was gone, allowing the Air Warriors to spread across the world uninhibited. By the time the Earth Kingdom and the Southern Water Tribe got involved, the power of the Air Warriors was too great, and so it prevented them from gaining the offensive on these marauders. So far, the only total loss is at the Southern Air Temple, where the Air Warriors tried to assimilate or annihilate the Avatar. Even the Fire Nation still stands today—it is devoid of benders, however. Whatever the case, we are at war, and the Eastern and Western Air Temple Axis is not the only string of enemies fighting us.
Hope was not to be lost so soon though, as my Uncle and I soon discovered the new Avatar—an Airbender named Aang. Surprised that he was not an Air Warrior, we learned that he had little knowledge of the other elements either, let alone firebending. Hopefully he can help turn the tide of this war. While the Water Tribes are in no immediate danger of being exterminated, our strength wanes with each passing day.
We will hold out though. The Water Tribes never go down without a fight.
AVATAR: THE LAST FIREBENDER
Chapters will be much longer.