#8, RE: The Avatar and the Rose Prince|
Posted by Vehrec on Sep-17-13 at 05:30 PM
In response to message #6
>>Korra raised Naga from a puppy, and she is, as far as I know, the only
>>extant tamed member of her species.
> What's more, she's had to find homes for the rest of the
>puppies, so some of her relatives, friends back in Senna Village, and
>so forth have adopted them over the years. By 2410, the extended clan
>represents a fairly well-domesticated branch of the species, even if
>everybody else at the South Pole does think the kids in Senna are
Ehhhn, I would be leery of this too-they are large and probably dangerous animals-domestication doesn't happen overnight, and unless there has been a concerted effort to shrink their flight-distance, it's more a subject of random walks and who has or hasn't been put down for chewing off the neighbor kid's head. It's like having a tiger for a pet-even if it was bred from captive stock for five generations, that's still a tiger, and still fundamentally a wild animal. I'm not ruling out something like the Siberian fox program, I just don't think that's terribly in character for Korra.
Even if they don't intend to, they could do a lot of damage, especially to children and the elderly. And then there is the cost of feeding them-nothing to sneeze at since they may weigh more than the rest of the igloo combined and likely turn up their noses at stewed sea-prunes. I'm not saying it can't be done. I'm just saying that it sounds like a lot of trouble.