So I just watched book 2 “spirit” of the Legend of Korra. And..
Avatar Wan story is for sure the best thing in this season. It is made like a real old legend in an innocent old world where everything was still small and simple. First of all the people were small-minded, nature and spirits were much stronger. On this background a big personality appears, the one who brought the human race on an entirely new level of existence. Existence in a world where humans are the lords of the nature and their own destiny (in science philosophy we call it anthropocene and noosphere). This metamorphosis happened because humans have grown their own internal spirit that we could afford to possess such responsibility. The very first who made this breakthrough was Wan. He also become the first avatar to protect the balance in the world and protect us from ourselves.
This is why I expected from the book final that avatar spirit should actually go away for a new era to begin. Look, Vaatu was imprisoned for so many years but the world was still full of evil, injustice and wars. Avatar was defeating this evil inside humans from generation to generation, Raava was the only spirit to remain free in the world, so theoretically there shouldn’t be any evil at all. Apparently the system wasn’t working because every human being can decide for good or evil. The final I would like to see was that Raava and Vaatu engage the fight between them and then either imprison themselves inside the tree of time or dissolve in the world or go to heaven or something. And then humans are only remain to rule the world but now we are taught how to decide for the good. Not because of the spiritual domination of Raava but because we proved our good nature. At least for the period of a new age for the next 10,000 years. May be Avatar even remains to watch after humans as a separate spirit but Raava should go away together with Vaatu as personalized powers.
Instead the final was completely unacceptable. Raava remained in Avatar and Vaatu simply disappeared. How am I supposed to understand this even?