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Avatar the Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

Avatar the Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

by Rocket Axxonu
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 Avatar The Last Airbender fanfiction, Distorted Reality.]

Updates are sporadic. I like to work on pages in batches, so once I've finished a set, I'll post a page a day until the scene is complete.

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Avatar the Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

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 Avatar The Last Airbender fanfiction, Distorted Reality.]

Updates are sporadic. I like to work on pages in batches, so once I've finished a set, I'll post a page a day until the scene is complete.

Recent Comments

Guest
July 27th, 2019
This I sooooooo goood Come back I need this comic in my lifeeeee
Rocket Axxonu
May 27th, 2019
@Guest: Thanks so much for the feedback! Yeah, I always struggle with backgrounds/environments, but I had a particularly hard time in this first comic. (And this is probably one of my least favorite pages of the scene for a lot of reasons.) Part of the issue with backgrounds in this comic is that I didn’t really have much in the way of reference (I did look up pictures from google and environments from the show, but I just couldn’t get them to be helpful for what I specifically needed, and I always have such trouble getting my mind around the proper sense of space without something to look at directly).

On the emotion, you’re right, it feels pretty plain and low intensity for being the page leading up to the key moment of the first meeting. I did want Azula’s face to have a bit of a slack/openly curious look, but sometimes coloring/shading alone can make a big difference as far as the tone of the scene, so I think doing something more intense there would better suit the atmosphere of this kind of buildup to a key moment. Though of course, there’s always room for more subtlety, and sometimes I go back and forth on how different distorted Azula’s personality and expressions should look from her canon self. (I’m wondering if a bit of fear or caution would have felt more natural. Definitely with Zuko, looking back now I think the sweatdrop a bit anticlimactic, and a more serious look of wariness or nerves would have been more appropriate.)

Anyway, thanks again! I keep trying to learn from each of these comics as far as what works and what doesn’t work, but often it seems that in the course of actually making them I just get so overwhelmed that a lot of things don’t seem to turn out as well as I’d like. x3
Guest
May 19th, 2019
Your facial expressions need more emotion. This scene should be dynamic. Also, have you mapped out your backgrounds? They seem very closed in.

An excellent effort, nonetheless.
Killar&Syd
March 20th, 2019
@Rocket Axxonu: Fascinating! So does this mean Azula will meet a Hama character the same way Katara meet Hama in the Avatar series? And if Azula does, will it mean that she will side with distorted reaity Hama rather than find her evil?
Rocket Axxonu
March 12th, 2019
@dishuel: Oh yeah, that might have been something I forgot to explain for the comic version. But yeah, basically, most of the characters have bending based on whether their equivalent counterpart had bending, meaning that since Zuko had bending in the canon world, Sokka has it in the distorted world, and distorted Zuko doesn't have bending, just like canon Sokka. I don't even think Ozai or Iroh have bending (just like canon Hakoda and Gran-Gran), though I'm not one hundred percent sure on that.

There are some exceptions, like distorted Hama (the counterpart to Azula's advisors Lo and Li) has bending, but for the most part the switch is across the board.
Killar&Syd
March 12th, 2019
My. That page is so beautifully tragic! I love how you drew this.
dishuel
March 12th, 2019
i know all the roles are switched but does this mean that zuko isn't a firebender since sokka wasn't a waterbender? sorry for asking i just can't remember if that was addressed before
Rocket Axxonu
March 11th, 2019
@Hyper Shadow: I actually reread the entire fanfiction not too long ago, and it's briefly mentioned in the end summary [since the fanfiction was never fully finished] who it was--and I honestly couldn't believe I hadn't picked up on it before. It's actually worse than that. (I don't know if it would have played much of a role in the story or not, but I was like...wow.)
Hyper Shadow
March 11th, 2019
Huh...I wonder if Bato was the one that killed Ursa. That would be a Hell of a twist.
Rocket Axxonu
March 7th, 2019
@Killar&Syd:
Yeah, it really didn’t make sense, it just felt unclear what the purpose of the flashback was without at least some interaction between Aang and distorted Toph. Back when I was in the early stages of storyboarding, I tended to want to do as few pages as possible (even though I tend to spread out my frames in such a way that not a lot of story happens on each individual page x3), so coming back to these storyboards months after creating them, I could see where they need fixing.

Of course, this one initially had some other issues in Aang’s interaction with Azula on pages 7-8. (Another instance where character’s expressions weren’t taking into account the full context of the story at that particular moment. And I already found more in the seventh comic, lol.)
Rocket Axxonu
March 5th, 2019
@Hyper Shadow:
Lol, it’s true, canon Azula looks so much older than she’s really supposed to be. (In my mind, I’ve always thought of it being at least partially a result of the way she applies her makeup. She would have reason to try to make herself look older, and therefore more intimidating.) Though in distorted Azula’s case, I imagine her looking more her age even when she does get onto wearing makeup (introduced to her by Ty Lee toward the end of book 1), as her expressions are just a bit less nasty, so I’m glad if the art reflects that.

But yeah, I do think Azula has good genetics, lol.
Hyper Shadow
March 2nd, 2019
I find it interesting how you make Azula look younger than she did in the series. For someone whom was supposed to be 14, the artists had a weird way of making her look close to 17 throughout the series. I guess she had good genetics?
Killar&Syd
March 2nd, 2019
Wow! You've captured Jet perfectly!
Killar&Syd
March 2nd, 2019
I think you made the right decision in adding these pages and not showing it from Azula's perspective up in the tree. Otherwise we may have felt more alienated from Aang and closer with Azula which I imagine, wasn't really the feel you were going for. Good call.
malektorche
February 28th, 2019
uh ohhhhh
Hyper Shadow
February 26th, 2019
This ought to be good. Can't wait to see if he accidentally lets slip he's from another timeline.
Killar&Syd
February 25th, 2019
Loving this! Your art is capturing the Avatar feeling so well while still being uniquely your own! I love seeing Azula in this role. Plus, I can feel the awkward friendship and deep care Aang still holds for Toph even though he is having to meet her anew in this changed reality. Great stuff!
Raff (Guest)
February 25th, 2019
Ooh, i'm really loving this comic! I'll definitely read the fic too, but i must say it works very well in comic medium, and the art is great too!!
Raff (Guest)
February 25th, 2019
Her hands looks really good!!
Raff (Guest)
February 25th, 2019
She! Is! Awesome!