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Avatar the Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

Avatar the Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

by Rocket Axxonu
[AU set after Book 2.] Aang, embittered after the fall of Ba Sing Se and the following years of war, is sent to another world, in which he has to relive the the same events of his life again. Only this time he must fight alongside the downtrodden Fire Nation with siblings Zuko and Azula, against the warlike Water Tribes.

[A series of scenes adapted from Ogro's fanfiction Distorted Reality.]

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Avatar the Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

[AU set after Book 2.] Aang, embittered after the fall of Ba Sing Se and the following years of war, is sent to another world, in which he has to relive the the same events of his life again. Only this time he must fight alongside the downtrodden Fire Nation with siblings Zuko and Azula, against the warlike Water Tribes.

[A series of scenes adapted from Ogro's fanfiction Distorted Reality.]

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Miranell
February 15th, 2018
@Rocket Axxonu: Awwww sad face!
Rocket Axxonu
February 15th, 2018
@Miranell: Lol, unfortunately, no. It would have been way too much to commit to doing the entire story all the way straight through. (It's an incredibly long fanfiction, and many parts parallel the original series fairly closely anyway.) I just picked out a few of my favorite parts to go ahead and adapt into comics. Aside from a couple short scenes from
Book 1, most of them are actually from Book 2.
Miranell
February 15th, 2018
So we won't get Chapter 2?
I already liked this Azula.
Rocket Axxonu
February 14th, 2018
And, this is the last page of this one. This is probably my favorite page of the comic, I felt like I had improved a bit on the art by this point, and I think the lighting here just gives it a more interesting atmosphere.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have any thoughts or comments!
Rocket Axxonu
February 14th, 2018
<p alight=“left”>This is one of the earliest scenes I storyboarded, and now looking back I'll admit I think the flow is a bit choppy.

(The fact it begins in the middle of a scene is bound to make it feel a bit awkward, but no matter how I tried to make up for that with summaries in between, I don't think I ever really fixed it.) Also, I think it ended up feeling a bit anticlimactic in the end—my intent when I was in the storyboarding phase was that it would be a short, almost humorous scene (kind of fitting of the early episodes of Avatar, as opposed to the longer, more developed and dramatic things later), but it was difficult to capture that the way I wanted to.

Anyway, I see these comics as a way to learn and get a chance to see what works and what doesn't, so I hope to get better over time.</p>
Rocket Axxonu
February 14th, 2018
Scenes from chapters 2, 3, and 4 of Book 1
<p alight=“left”>For the introduction pages I worked on for the deviantArt version of the comic, I decided to have an assortment of scenes from intervening chapters in the background for something fun, and to add visual interest. Since I decided to go with longer, more complete summaries here on this site, I decided to leave the introduction pages as simple as possible, but I figured I would put the art here as an extra.

This is one the earliest background pages I did as a kind of test, to see how it worked with the introductory pages I'd designed, and I feel now like it's a bit lackluster—but since I never ended up putting this one up on deviantArt, I figured I might as well put it up here.</p>
Rocket Axxonu
February 14th, 2018
Because this comic is a series of scenes from the original fanfiction, rather than a continuous adaptation of the story, I felt like it was important to have summaries in between to orient people a bit as to what's going on.

On deviantArt, I opted to make these introductions as brief as possible, but here I decided to try something longer, a brief line or two for each intervening chapter, to create more context for what's going on. I'm going to try to see if this works a little better.
Rocket Axxonu
February 12th, 2018
@Mouse Potato: Hey there! Thanks so much, I'm glad you've liked it so far!

I know what you mean, sometimes AUs can be a little strange, especially when you get into high school-setting type of stuff and other craziness, lol. I think what sold me on this story (original fanfiction written by Ogro on ffnet) is that it's technically only a partial AU, set in the canon world, and the AU part comes from the fact the author began writing before Season 3 aired, and so the events diverge starting from the end of Book 2. We skip ahead two years after Ba Sing Se has fallen, and the world is basically in shambles. (Of course, there's not really a basis for the idea of there being parallel dimensions in the canon, but...I'm too much of a sucker for parallel dimension stories to care too much about that, lol.)
Smiffy SMF <3
February 11th, 2018
woah interesting
Captain Ghost
February 8th, 2018
This is really cool!
Makes me want to go and rewatch the series, refresh myself on all the parallels drawn, heh~

Looking forward to more!
niikocomic
February 8th, 2018
Wow, this comic actually brought back some excitement for Atla that I haven't had in years!
I'm really into what you've produced so far and I can't wait to see how much the Avatar world differs from the source material.
Mouse Potato
February 7th, 2018
I was a little worried about jumping into an AU for a story that I love so much but your art is great and I think the characters could be really interesting. thumbs up.
NikuComics
February 5th, 2018
Really interesting.
Rocket Axxonu
February 5th, 2018
<p align="left">A series of partial comic scenes adapted from Ogro's fanfiction Distorted Reality on fanfiction.net. In between each segment will be a text page briefly explaining the intervening events between adapted scenes, and possibly an accompanying page of art with a few moments that won't appear in the comics.

Credit for Azula's clothing design goes to StasySolitude on deviantArt.com, based on this fanart.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or thoughts. </p>
Moonshine
February 4th, 2018
Nice!
Nice artwork and resources! Also I like the new take on the series :)