Name and Image of the First Avatar Released, Episode Titles for Origin Story Also Discovered

A few months back, IGN did an interview with Mike and Bryan in which we learned that a specific Book 2 episode would deal with the origin of the Avatar. Many people, including myself, speculated that we’d probably get a look at the first Avatar – the one who started it all. Bryan recently teased that we’d get more information on the topic at Comic-Con, but that didn’t stop him and Mike from releasing a few teasers regarding the topic themselves. This is the ultimate of teases, in my opinion.

Mike and Bryan have officially released the name of the very first Avatar as well as a picture of his face. On top of that, they released the episode titles of the two episodes the first Avatar will be in.

The name of the first Avatar is Wan and a picture of him can be seen below:

Sometime during the course of Book 2, Wan will appear in two episodes titled Beginning 1 and Beginning 2. Wan’s story will take place 10,000 years before Korra’s time and it will depict him as he attempts to make peace between Spirits and Humans. His journey ultimately results in him becoming the first Avatar.

It has been noted that in order to create Wan’s world in Book 2, Mike and Bryan drew inspiration from ancient and traditional East Asian ink wash paintings and woodblock prints to create the environments, color palettes, and stylizations of the elements.

Mike and Bryan have also stated that we’ll get more information on this at Comic-Con tomorrow. This panel just keeps getting better and better.

  • Req

    *fangasm*
    *fangasm*

    This is the best week of my life.
    EVA.

  • Korra4EVA

    I cant wait for tomorrow and thx keval that you will live update the news tomorrow!!!! I hope that pro bending will be in book 2. Oh and i really dont know why nickelodeon didnt wanted to make the new avatar a girl only while she is a girl. As a girl she is even better because she is really… you know wath i mean… ^^ sry if my english isnt good im german

    • Coleman

      Bryan and Mike have actually already said that Pro-bending won’t be a central part of Book 2.

  • Korrafan81516

    OMG I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chuck

    I have a boner just from reading this. Then I jizzed when I saw the picture.

    • Wan

      I jizzed all over my laptop screen, and it has now dried up.

      Crap.

      • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

        Nice conversation, guys.

        • Korra4EVA

          Sry that i ask but wath is “jizzed”? I never had this vocable in the school. Sry if my english is bad again :D

          • KorraFan41541414511

            i’m not even going to….

          • Korrafan81516

            I don’t know what it is either, don’t worry about it. All I know is that it’s very inappropriate!

          • Dictionary

            “The expulsion of seminal fluid from the urethra of the penis during orgasm”

          • Korra4EVA

            Now i wish i never had asked.

          • PerformerFX

            Here is a pretty good explanation: giyf.com ;)

      • Katie

        “And now I’m posed in an awkward stance because I JIZZED. IN MY PANTS.”

        -.- look it up.

        • Wan

          But…you’re a girl…

          • korrafan81516

            Shes refering to a wong!

          • Wan

            what’s a wong?

          • korralicious

            I think he meant ‘song’ ->The Lonely Island- Jizz In My Pants

          • DunbansBiggestFanForever

            A WONG. LMAO

          • Katie

            Yup. That song is weird.

          • Katie

            SHE.

          • Katie

            a homosexual chinese man who usually has trouble with the english language. This individual preferes to have sexual relations with multiple guys at a time. wong’s have also been known to be frequent stalkers.

          • Katie

            Perv

          • Katie

            K someone read this entire string of comments… It’s so funny!

          • Katie

            it’s a song

  • Fling

    Oh, and Bryan also says that they’re currently recording Book 4, and it’s storyboards.

  • MitchGunner

    I hate to admit this, but the first thing that came to my mind after I thought, “Awesome!” was, “I can already see this being a flaw of Book 2.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m just as excited about seeing these two episodes as anyone else, but I’m afraid that “Beginning 1″ and “Beginning 2″ are going to concentrate too heavily on Wan’s story and not Korra’s (unless they treat it like the episode “Out of the Past,” which was excellent). This is obviously a speculation and I really want to hear more about Wan… ONE MORE DAY!!!

    • KevalRocksx100,000,000,000

      IK. Im afraid that they’ll lose the main character of the show.

      • Korra4EVA

        He will only be shown in two episodes of fourteen episodes! So i think they dont lose korra as a main character. And we dont even saw these two episodes so we cant even say if the two episodes are too focused on wan. Maybe the two episodes are like out of the past.

        • MitchGunner

          That’s exactly what I was saying and, actually, two episodes out of 14 is kind of a big deal. If the show were granted around 20 episodes, then it wouldn’t be as big of a deal. As we’ve seen from Book 1, Mike and Bryan have to cover a lot of important material in each episode and focusing too heavily on Wan could be problematic. However, I have high hopes for these episodes. Also, am I the only one who really digs the names of these two episodes? I think it’s cool that, instead of refering to them as a Part 1 and a Part 2, they are titled “Beginning 1″ and “Beginning 2.” So fitting…

          • Joshua

            Beginning, Part 1 and 2 sounds better IMO

        • KevalRocksx100,000,000,000

          I know imjust saying if we focuse to much on the onecharacter, we couodbe losing ver crucial emotian from korra if we only see wans flashbacks.

          • KevalRocks100,000,000,000

            sorry my computer was lagging. My words scrambled.

        • AvatarRishi

          they are called beginnings 1 and beginnings 2

      • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

        I’m liking the name.

        • KevalRocksx100,000,000,000

          Thanks!

    • Jason

      probably not i think unalaq or somebody is going to tell korra this story

    • Amonster

      I don’t think they would tell this story if it was pointless to the plot. I think it will tie into the story much like the episode The Avatar and the Firelord did to ATLA. In fact it might be crucial because Wan brought peace between humans and spirits and that is what it sounds like Korra is going to have to do.

      • MitchGunner

        Yes, if it is used to advance the plot or relate to Korra’s dilemma in a prominent manner, which I’m sure it will, then it will be an excellent episode pair.

  • SpiritsofOld

    This is the basis of the entire Avatar lineage. This is simply incredible.

  • nico

    sooooo epic

    • Korra4EVA

      It isnt epic. Its so amazing that you cant describe it. You have to make a new word for it.

      • MitchGunner

        How about “WANderful?”

        • daniel yefru

          lmao

  • Jonas

    Wan is also the name of the spirit librarian we saw in book two of atla.

    • Owl

      Wan-Shi-Tong to be exact. And his voice was AWESOME!

      • Jonas

        Bonus Info: Glenn from the walking dead will be volcing Wan.

      • AvatarGuy

        Yeah it’s funny the owl is the bodyguard Joe from the Princess diaries! And the leader of the dai li also voices mr. krabs! HA!

  • Jason

    maybe the new form of airbending is actually the old form and thats what the humans used to fight the spirits during wan’s time

    • Swerve

      You’re a genius

  • Jason

    btw it looks like wan was originally a firebender

  • SLOCKRY23

    Wan………One……I see what they did there.

    • Aang

      In Chinese, “Wan” is an allegory to “eternity” and can mean “ten thousand”, which is the number of years he lived before Avatar Korra.

      • swaggy1000

        teach my wise one

        • PᴇᴀᴄʜʏPᴀɴᴅᴀ

          Teach me, wise wan.

      • Rod

        Just like Wan Shi Tong, the spirit ow from the library, meant “he who knows 10,000 things”

        • daniel yefru

          to bad for him i know 10,001 things ha

    • Jason

      Yup

  • queendaltyy

    So When Does Book 2 Even Start ?

  • Amonster

    He’s also voiced by the guy who plays Glenn in The Walking Dead. That’s just awesome.

  • MitchGunner

    Does anyone know where I can find a live stream of the Korra panel tomorrow? I was hoping IGN would do something like that, but they’re just going to be interviewing the cast afterwards :/

  • Derrick

    I think its unique that Bryke are changing up the animation a little bit to fit with the time period they will be showing. Its so unique. LOK present day looks like it was created with new modern animation techniques so when they show the time period 10,000 years ago, they are going back and using ancient and traditional ink washes to match the time period. I love it!

  • Jim

    Hey just wondering do you know if your “go to” live tweeter/ blogger of sdcc will post spoilers of the first episode? I want to wait until it airs

    • daniel yefru

      we have waited long enough I PERSONAL HAVE WAITED FOR A TRAILER EVER SINCE COMIC CON 2012

      • Jim

        I totally understand. I just want to see it in the quality a tv would give rather than a camcorder in a room full of hundreds of people :P. If it is posted online in decent quality I will no doubt watch it.

        • daniel yefru

          well yea i doubt there will be quilty and some scenes will be bad so its that bad il wait for the air

  • Sibis
  • mastermike890

    i can’t wait to see if the first avatar was aligned to a specific nation. I always assumed it was either an air nomad (because they are so spiritual) or some kind of neutral hermit (the the guru in TLA) either way im SO excited!!!

  • Nico

    I heard that Steven Yeun is voicing the first Avatar. Sweet, I love the walking dead! Great casting decisions

  • DunbansBiggestFanForever

    Wan’s World.

  • Jasmine

    I am literally about to cry. We are just so blessed to have this series.

  • KA

    I think the Airbending Sub-Element will be Breath. Like removing Breath from other People.. and stuff..

  • Jason

    I hope we will still be seeing aang in book 2

  • joe

    The legend of korra’s official FB group stated that those who won’t be able to go to Comic on will receive many “goodies” online. I hope It’s an episode or a trailer :D

  • daniel yefru

    TODAY IS A HISTROICAL DAY FOR THE FANDOM

    but if they dont give wat we want this is wat i will do to nickelodeon

    • daniel yefru

      WHY DOES THE PICUTRE NEVER COME

  • Kyle Edgecomb

    This season is going to change the feel to the series……really looking forward to it

  • Poet Tree

    HERE’S A REAL GOOD NEWS : The first episode of the legend of korra book 2 will be shown at comic-con.

    Ballroom 20 at 11:15 am to 12:15 PST ( 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. EST)

    Livestream links

    http://ultimatekorra.blogspot.in/p/blog-page_18.html?utm_source=logo&campaign=sdcc

    • Poet Tree

      My bad, after further research i found that IGN isnt covering the panel…no one is but we shall see.

      • daniel yefru

        oh really? i thought they were?

  • Lauren

    I am really mad. I have been waiting all night to get information and finally 11:15 rolls around and no one is posting anything. It takes 30 minutes to realize I’m in a different time zone… So now I have to wait another 3 hours!!!

  • ColdBlitz

    Where’s Keval…I am literally spazzing out right now ??? I need information in my cranium !!!

    • Lauren

      you are probably in a different time zone

      • ColdBlitz

        Thank you so much !!! Sorry for the late reply…I was eating Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwhich, which seemed to calm down my excited temper !!! I live in Pennslyvania, so I guess I get information around 2 and 3 o’ clock…But thanks again !!

        • Lauren

          Your welcome, I live in Ohio and I was really upset

    • Lauren

      I have to wait until 2:15 :(

    • REWAS

      Keval’s live (sort of) on twitter:
      https://twitter.com/LegendofKorraWp

  • http://www.korranewstoday.blogspot.com/ Filmeditor16

    TODAY IS THE DAY

  • MitchGunner

    ALRIGHT GUYS, WE NEED TO MAKE A COLLABERATE EFFORT TO FIND A PLACE TO WATCH THE LEGEND OF KORRA PANEL VIA LIVE STREAMING… WE CAN DO THIS… AMERICA!!! and or other countries if you’re from somewhere else!

    • ColdBlitz

      I’m live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania !!! I’ll try my best to make a effort and I’ll comment it here on this post !!! EVERYBODY !!!! MitchGunner is the 2nd Keval…YOU HEARD THE COMMANDER : MOVE OUT AND FIND A WAY TO WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE OF BOOK 2 !!! MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE !!! NO BACKTALK !!!!

    • daniel yefru

      im from tennese usa AND U ARE RIGHT WE MUST UNITE THE FANDOM 19 MINUTES UNTIL THE HOUR OF TRUTH COMES THIS WILLL BE A HISTROIC DAY

  • ColdBlitz

    I’m sorry to report Commander Gunner that there are no live sreams of this event…The only thing we can do is wait !!!

  • daniel yefru

    COMMANDER GUNNERI HAVE FOUND A LIVE STREAM
    ON ULTIMATE KORRA BLOG

    • ColdBlitz

      Admiral Yefru, I believe that site is a fake…It was reported by Lord Keval that there is Ultimate Korra will not be posting a live blog !!!

      • daniel yefru

        hmm it seems we may need to look the possiblites to youtubers or most likely ign good solieder MOVE OUT!

        • ColdBlitz

          Affirmative !!! MOVING OUT !!!

  • daniel yefru

    PEPOLE LIKE ME HAVE WAITED EVER SINCE COMIC CON 2012 FANDOM UNITE!

  • ColdBlitz

    Lmfao !!! My name is Admiral Lorenzo if anyone wanted to give me a cool name…

    • daniel yefru

      Admiral Lorenzo spread out your troops! scower the internat

      • ColdBlitz

        YOU HEARD HIM MEN…MOVE OUT IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!!

  • daniel yefru

    ADMIRALS AND COMMANDERS GOOD NEWS IGN IS LIVE STREAMING THE COMIC CON

    • daniel yefru

      or i think

  • daniel yefru

    FANDOM THERE IS A MESSAGE FROM LORD KEVAL HE SAYS GO TO HIS TWITTER FOR COVERAGE ON THE COMIC CON

    • Admiral Lorenzo

      This is true…Admiral Lorenzo is a witness of the Lord’s Word…

  • Admiral Lorenzo

    Admiral Yefru…I’ll verify your message !!!

    • daniel yefru

      excellent ^^

  • daniel yefru

    I REPEAT TO TALL KEVAL IS DOING A COVERAGE AND IGN IS DOING A LIVE STREAM IM NEW TO IGN SO IF THERE IS A EXPERT ABOUT WHERE ARE THERE LVIE STREAMS FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC CON PLZ TELL ME ADMIRAL YEFRU OUT

  • Admiral Lorenzo

    The revelation, my brothers and sisters…is about to begin !!

    • daniel yefru

      YES INDEED

  • Admiral Lorenzo

    Lord Keval has finally posted the Live Blog Post !!! WE ARE LIVE !!! I REPEAT, WE ARE LIVE !!!

    • daniel yefru

      REPORT TO THE LIVE BLOG AND NEWS FROM LORD KEVAL THERE IS ABSOULTY NO LVIE STREAMS IGN ARE DOING INTREVIEWS AND ULTIAMTE KORRA IS FAKE LORD KEVAL IS OUR ONLY HOPE I REAPEAT ALL FANDOM REPORT TO THE LIVE BLOG SPORT

  • Hannah

    I saw the trailer for season 2 and saw that Wan Shi Tong will return. Avatar Wan…Wan Shi Tong…So many questions….

  • Millind Verma

    my too