One thing I’ve noticed around the fandom lately is that a lot of people seem to think that Katara will be die sometime during the course of Book 2. This suggestion is partly due to an inference taken from the Book 2 trailer along with some misinterpreted information from Avatar: The Last Airbender. In order to ensure that this theory does not spread further across the fandom, I will debunk it so that fans are no longer misguided by this information. Surly none of you will be upset with my findings since I doubt anyone actually wants to see Katara die during the course of this season.
One scene from the trailer shows Korra riding Naga through a hall with people hold candles following close behind. Initially you’d think that this scene depicts a funeral. I suppose the slow music and somber mood paints that picture – but I’m not sure that’s the case.
If you look closely, you’ll notice something that throws off this theory.
In the background, you’ll notice many people holding their fists up in more of an energetic way. It just doesn’t seem like something people would do during a funeral. That said, I’m convinced that this scene is depicting something else entirely.
But just because that scene isn’t a funeral, doesn’t mean Katara won’t die – right?
Theoretically, yes, but if you recall the episode ‘The Fortuneteller’ from Avatar: The Last Airbender, you’ll notice that Katara’s death probably won’t even be shown in The Legend of Korra. Aunt Wu predicted that Katara would die peacefully in her sleep upon the birth of her 3rd great grandchild.
As of now, Katara only has 4 grand children. Assuming Aunt Wu’s prediction was correct, Jinora, Ikki, Meelo and Rohan would have to have 3 children in total before Katara passes away. Needless to say, Katara still has quite a long time to live. Assuming the next two Books won’t cover a time span of 30 years, we likely won’t even see the death of Katara during the course of The Legend of Korra.
But what if Aunt Wu was wrong about Katara’s prediction?
In that case, this theory about Katara’s death would be wrong too – but I don’t that that will be the case. I feel like Mike and Bryan used ‘The Fortuneteller’ to give fans hints about what the future of these characters would entail. It would be sort of purposeless for them to use Aunt Wu in order to spread false information about the characters.
Aunt Wu may have been wrong about the volcano, but she was right about plenty of other things. Besides, Katara did end up marrying a powerful bender – right?