rough concept for the avatar after korra. not sure of the name (maya?)
ANYWAY. korra, due to damage from the poison, passes away young around age 50. this places maya at around age 19, in a world mirroring the late 60s.
although zaheer didn’t destroy the avatar cycle, raava is permanently damaged, leaving maya weakened and struggling to learn all the elements. she already feels like an unworthy avatar due to her difficulty in training. the repopulation of the air nation and relatively stable politics leave little need for the avatar’s peacekeeping—and, to top it off, maya’s studious professor-parents are staunchly against her leaving studies (and risking her health) to pursue avatar training. with a stifled life and little room for expression, maya struggles to find relevancy of her role as the avatar. however, she discovers that under the surface of the rule-oriented world lies a counterculture—the Neo-Red Lotus. instead of following zaheer’s goal to bring the world to chaos, the NRL strives to reform still-overbearing political structures as well as infuse their traditional-minded world with new ideas and policies. after befriending a prominent member of the NRL, maya runs away from her home in omashu to join a living collective in the outer ring of ba sing se. she lets her coiffed and straightened hair be natural, she wears what she wants, and she finally starts to feel free. however, once there, she learns that ba sing se is far from a city of freedom—and the propaganda and censorship that begin to fill the community hint at more drastic troubles to come…
lol idk anything about history or how this stuff works i just wanted to draw a hispanic/latina avatar who joins a group of hippies.
I really like this! Much better concept than what mine was!