Alright people, I would like to clarify something that keeps popping up around the internet.
Just because Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are set in a fictional world doesn’t mean that the creators of the series did not envision their characters as multiracial. The creators have said in multiple interviews that the Water Tribes are based on Inuit cultures, that the Fire Nation is based on Japan, that the Air Nomads are based on Tibetan Buddhist monks and the Earth Nation is based on an amalgamation of Chinese and Korean cultures.
So what does that translate to? Asian and Inuit. Inuit, for those of you who are unaware, is a type of indigenous people, which if you want to use the shorthand I do, means brown.
Brown people (I use this as a catch-all adjective for people of color, including Black, Asian, Latino and Indigenous) make up the ATLA/LOK universe.
Why is this important, you ask?
Because pop culture in general does a great job of making brown people invisible. Movies, books, television - any visual medium that is popular in the West has an abundance of white people in it. So when ATLA came out and there were brown faces, that shit was really, really important. When The Last Airbender movie cast all white actors as the protagonists and cast brown people as the bad guys, that shit was not only super fucking racist, it was also the opposite of what the ATLA/LOK creators were trying to do.
So no, Katara is not white. Just because she doesn’t exist in our universe doesn’t suddenly erase her color. Look at her damn face. She’s brown. So is Korra. Get the fuck over it.
“Luther has always been unashamedly cinematic. Its stories are already feature-length and – aside from the necessary cliffhangers written in to divide up episodes – have a beat pattern much more attuned to film than television. Take the first episode of the most recent series, for example. Its climax was a drawn-out sequence so unbelievably tense that it caused me to visibly age by about three decades. It was the stuff of first-rate horror movies, not down-at-heel BBC1 police dramas.”—
Whoah … I feel a swoon coming on. Luther, the movie?? Okay, but I agree: not without Alice …
Second, a Luther film wouldn’t be a Luther film without Alice Morgan. As a character, Luther is never better than when he’s caught up in her psychotic web. He’s intrigued with her, he’s appalled by her and he’s possibly in love with her. She’s leagues more interesting than last year’s stage-school prostitute or that weird trash-talking Pam Ferris gangster – plus Ruth Wilson’s star is on a similar ascent – so she desperately needs a spot alongside Luther on the big screen.
Monica Rambeau, a police officer from New Orleans, gains light based super-powers and becomes a super hero who the public calls, Captain Marvel.
She eventually joins The Avengers, over time becoming the leader of the team (I wonder if she will show up on the big screen, it’s not like Sanaa Latham is doing much except showing up at red carpet events, eating free food and shit, make this happen Marvel, motherfuckers)
She gives up the name Captain Marvel because the punk bitch son of the original Captain Marvel
Not THAT original Captain Marvel…
shows up and just because he’s the son, he thinks his bitch ass deserves the title.
After showing him that he really doesn’t deserve the name, because, she is one of the most powerful superheroes, ever:
Stats don’t lie! (most of the time!)
Monica falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book, the “Oh you take the name because I respect your father’s legacy” and that punk bitch son of his pretty much says “Okey doky, bitch! See ya!”
Then Monica becomes Photon
Until the crazy ass who she gave the Captain Marvel title to decided that he wanted to be Photon, too.
Now he’s dead. Fuck him.
Anyway, now Monica goes by Pulsar…
and was the leader of a group called Nextwave (that may or may not have existed)…
and now when she’s not saving the world
Or in an adult relationship with Brother/Doctor Voodoo
(sorry ladies, he’s dead, too. you know what they say, the best black men are either married, gay or dead.)…she hangs out with a superhero version of Sex & The City
…okay, you’re have God-like powers and you kick it with your girls like you a fashion model or something? Alright.