Will Korra Visit Wan Shi Tong’s Library in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra?

Credit for this idea goes exclusively to a site commentor by the  name of Jason. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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?

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  • Ashes

    As always, post of excellence!!

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Thank you!

      This is the first time that I brought up a possibility and rejected it in the end. It was different.

  • tim

    i don't think underground, but back to the spirit world. but yeah korra might need to get a libary card? :P

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Oh wow. Thanks for reminding me, it must have slipped my memory – haven't scene the episode in a while. Sorry about that.

      • Amon

        He is right, the library was buried to transport it to the spirit world again, I still think this is intresting

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

          Yeah it was my mistake.

          Thanks for reading and commenting, though! :)

          • Katie

            Wait… If the library went back to the Spirit World, does that mean Professor Zay did too?!?!

          • tylee

            Yeah, on Avatar Extras, it hinted that Zei went to the Spirit World with Wan Shi Tong.

  • Ashes

    Ok so why do you think te avatar is traveling all over the world and where do you think the final battle of the book will take place?

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      - Maybe to learn about the Spirits?
      - Maybe in the Spirit World?

  • tim

    I not entirely sure, but the owl was saying i taking it back to wherever he was from. i don't know how they are going to do this but korra has to lose alot and learn to stop being such an no thinking avatar. Please let her learn how to plan her action.

  • Ashes

    Hey I've got it!!!! I think I know what the final episode of Legend of Korra will be!! Well anyone remember at the end of season three the last episode was entitled Avatar Aang?Well at the end of season four to conclude this series maybe it will be called
    AVATAR KORRA!!
    I can't believe I just thought of that…

  • Avatar Edwin

    Well we all remeber in book 2 in the last airbender that the libery was sent back to the spirtworld or the underworld what ever. Wan shi Ton will not be happy to see the new avater and I think not even Korra.

  • Jason

    knew it!

    • James

      Well look at that, haha

  • Josh

    I know lots can change in 70 years, but Wan Shi Tong was pretty angry at Aang for disobeying his rules. I think Wan Shi Tong will help eventually but he may not be too happy at first, judging by how he tried to kill team avatar the first time

  • Melissa

    Jinora is the one who goes to see wan shi tong, thats what it shows in the clip or preview whatever.