Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Google Gives Funny 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Easter Egg When You Search 'War in Ba Sing Se'

Is Google part of the Ba Sing Se conspiracy?

Many netizens have recently found out that if you Google "war in Ba Sing Se," the search engine answers with "Did you mean: There is no war in Ba Sing Se?"

Credit: GMA News Online.

A recent TikTok video also uncovered this Google easter egg and the post has so far garnered over 30,000 likes.

 Google seems to have been hiding this Avatar: The Last Airbender reference in plain sight for quite some time, and fans of the show are always amused to discover it.

The line "There is no war in Ba Sing Se" became prevalent in the second season, when Team Avatar travels to the Earth Kingdom's capital, Ba Sing Se, only to discover that the ongoing war has been covered up by some members of the government.

For those who are unfamiliar, Avatar: The Last Airbender was originally created by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko for Nickelodeon in 2005. The series is set in world people can manipulate the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, and they lived peacefully in different regions until one of the regions started a world war.

One master who can manipulate all four elements, dubbed the "Avatar," had been able to prevent this war, but disappeared soon after. 100 years later, a new Avatar named Aang awakens and sets out on a journey to master all the elements in order to bring peace to the land once more. The Legend of Korra takes place takes place 70 years after the events of its predecessor, following the next Avatar, a young girl named Korra from the Southern Water Tribe.

Both series continue in success ongoing graphic novel series published by Dark Horse.

Avatar has seen a resurgence in popularity in the past few months after both Last Airbender and Legend of Korra hit Paramount+ and Netflix. It turns out that nostalgic millennials, a global quarantine, and a light-hearted binge are a perfect combination. Nickelodeon took notice, announcing the formation of Avatar Studios, a new creative endeavor focused solely on putting out new Avatar content. The original creators are on board, but exactly what characters or stories we can expect to see was left unsaid. Netflix is also developing a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series, without the show's original creators.

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Original source: GMA News Online.

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