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Do you remember Wan Shi Tong’s Library from Book 2 of The Last Airbender? If you don’t, let me refresh your memory: Wan Shi Tong’s Library appeared in an episode called ‘The Library’ in which Aang and the gang traveled to a partially underground library in order to find information on how to defeat the Fire Nation. Ultimately, the Library helped Aang and the gang learn about ‘the day of black sun’ in which an eclipse made Fire Benders bending-less. With this knowledge, Team Avatar helped device a plan known as the Invasion. Even though the plan ultimately failed in the end, it still showed just how useful the Library was to knowledge-seekers.
Something worth noting is that the Library didn’t just contain information on the Fire Nation. It also contained information on a vast variety of topics, one of them being Spirits.
As we all should know, Book 2 of The Legend of Korra is titled Spirit: we will learn all about The Spirit World, the Avatar State and even Spirits in general. I’ve already speculated that Aang could have a major role in guiding Korra on her journeys to The Spirit World, but he probably won’t have all the answers she’s looking for.
Fortunately, Wan Shi Tong’s Library will.
The Library is rich in information on the Spirits. In fact, it ‘s run by a Spirit by the name of Wan Shi Tong – as expected. Just as Aang and the gang were able to solve their problems by visiting the Library, I believe that Korra will also be able to solve her problems by utilizing the Library – especially since her problems will be Spirit-based.
The only issue with this theory is that in The Last Aibender, Wan Shi Tong’s Library was essentially buried underground upon Aang and the gang’s departure. My only argument would be that a lot can change in 70 years. We’ve already scene glimpses of how the Southern Watertribe has been vastly developed, maybe the Library is no longer buried? Maybe Korra and the gang will find a way to enter the Library, anyways?
Either way, Wan Shi Tong’s Library is Korra’s best bet to learn more about the Spirits. Seeing the Library again definitely seems far-fetched, but the idea of Korra visiting it to learn more about Spirits just seems so perfect. It’s like a puzzle piece that just doesn’t fit even though it looks right.
So what do you think: will we see Wan Shi Tong’s Library in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra?