Serena Williams, One of the Greatest Athletes of All Time, Is Out Here Debating the Avatar: The Last Airbender Mythos

Serena Williams plays tennis at the 2017 Australian Open. Source: Shutterstock

Sometimes, for a few shining moments, Twitter isn’t a nightmarescape, and it actually fulfills its best purpose: bringing everyone a little closer together. Tennis superstar Serena Williams recently posted one of her pressing questions about the mythology and world-building of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, and she was ended up actively discussing it with her followers.

Users quickly chimed in with their own theories as to how the two origin stories from Last Airbender and Korra could be reconciled. And Williams, delightfully, answered back with her own counterpoints.

As The AV Club noted, Williams has been a longtime fan of both series, and actually had a small guest appearance as the prison guard Ming on Avatar: The Last Airbender and a female sage on The Legend of Korra. 

Here at TMS, we often point out that nerds, fans, and geeks don’t just look one way, or have one type of personality. Fandom is wonderfully diverse and strange, and it includes thousands of people who don’t fit the media’s “nerd” archetype. And one of those people, a big ol’ Avatar nerd, just happens to be a historically talented professional tennis player.

(via The AV Club; image: Shutterstock)

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