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Lindsay Ellis says Avatar was extremely influential and fantasy and animation. She says Zuko kick-started the trend of animated villians getting season long redemption arcs.
Is she right?
The only other pre-Avatar animation I remember doing long term redemption arcs were Beast Wars/Beast Machines.
Now to think of it, Jackie Chan Adventures did the "Let's travel to all the nations to find the mystical Asian Macguffins" too. But I do think Avatar popularized the trend.