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Avatar: The Last Airbender intro gets an epic Game of Thrones twist

Published: 3/Jul/2020 19:20

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar fan recreated The Last Airbender’s intro in the style of Game of Thrones’ iconic opening sequence. The epic VFX project re-imagines the Nickelodeon animation like you’ve never seen before.

The Last Airbender made its groundbreaking debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. Viewers from around the world connected with its story about a monk named Aang who, as the Avatar, can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire.

The show’s intro has become iconic in its own right, and is a staple of pop culture. A talented VFX artist took the segment and brought it to life using Game of Thrones’ mind-blowing opening sequence.

Avatar re-imagined in the style of Game of Thrones

The video was posted on Reddit, and went viral with over 4.1k likes at the time of writing. While the project was re-discovered on June 2, the jaw-dropping creation was originally made back in 2015 by creator ‘Ramsey VFX Shows.’

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The 2015 creation recently went viral after Avatar fans re-discovered it in July.

The artist meticulously re-imagined Avatar’s 2D animated intro into the style of Game of Thrones iconic opening which made its debut in 2011 on HBO. The YouTube video opens up showing the Southern Water Tribe, before panning to the Air Temples and the Nomads’ spiraling towers in the sky.

In the story, the massive city of Ba Sing Se is the center of the Earth Kingdom. The incredible clip brings the massive location to life by showing its lower, middle, and upper rings rising up from the ground. The fan intro then pans to the great Northern Water Tribe, and their ice wall defenses.

Finally, the epic recreation moves to the Fire Nation, which is tucked away between mountains and surrounded by volcanic islands in the West. The video truly brings the animation’s map to life, and gives viewers a true scale and scope of how detailed the world actually is.

Despite ending in 2008, Avatar has found a renewed explosion in popularity after Netflix added the HD version of the show in June. Old fans and newcomers have been re-discovering the Nickelodeon animation all over again.

Those in love with Aang’s adventure are in luck, as the streaming service also announced they have plans to bring The Last Airbender to life in the form of a live-action drama. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer steals the spotlight as colossal Mt. Lady

Published: 23/Jan/2021 6:39

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mt. Lady loves being the center of attention in My Hero Academia, but a talented cosplayer has stolen the spotlight from her with a colossal transformation that popped off hard on social media.

Yu Takeyama, better known as Mt. Lady, isn’t one of the central characters in My Hero Academia. She isn’t even in the top ten professional hero rankings. However, she is still ranked highly, coming in at Number 23.

But what she lacks in rank, she makes up for in size. Mt. Lady’s quirk, Gigantification, allows her to become 20 meters tall. It makes her stick out like a sore thumb, which she loves since she’s obsessed with the idea of fame and money.

Still, despite her materialistic ambitions and imperfections, she’s a true hero at heart. Her strength and size have come in handy multiple times, and she’s helped saved countless lives.

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Mt. Lady’s quirk makes her as tall as some buildings.

If Mt. Lady existed in real life, there’s no doubt she’d spend a lot of time posing in her hero outfit on social media. However, if that was her game, she’d definitely lose to a cosplayer named Sara Mei Kasai.

Sara has a little less than a million followers on Instagram, which is insane. But her cosplays are so good, every time she posts one, the numbers keep on climbing. Now, she’s outdone herself with a phenomenal Mt. Lady cosplay, and her fans love it.

“A NEW COSPLAY? YES! IT’S MT LADY!” she wrote. “Do you prefer pic 1 or 2? I couldn’t choose.”

 

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Sara stole the spotlight in the outfit. She captured every detail, from the purple, white, and orange skintight bodysuit with three diamond-shaped dots, to the purple gloves, mask, and horns. And let’s not forget about the blonde hair. Mt. Lady herself would be impressed.

But while fans were busy trying to decide which of the two pictures they preferred, she posted another one. It was a before-and-after shot of the transformation and provided a more zoomed out perspective.

 

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The two posts have almost 80,000 likes between them, which is impressive. However, it seems like just another day’s work for the talented cosplayer.

Sara has set the bar high for other Mt. Lady cosplayers to follow. She deserves to be in the spotlight for making this piece look so good, and she’ll undoubtedly remain there for quite some time.