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OK well maybe not weird, but especially oddly shaped.
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Tenzin: User Image ok so not thatttt weird, just scruffy
Ok well maybe just the dudes. Meelo's eyes/eyebrows freak me out in general.
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Meelo's eyebrows are actually typical of what the Heian/ancient Chinese aristocracy considered beautiful.


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This was the height of fashion - aristocracy often plucked their eyebrows entirely and painted in shapes like that - you can kind of tell from the Yoshitoshi print. Eyebrows were often painted much higher than where they originally grew it - I suppose it made the eyes look smaller, which was also a favored trait. Women were also expected to black out their teeth. I have no idea why any of this was considered attractive, but there you have it.


As for the others, their relatively thicker eyebrows might be a subtle nod to their lower standing in society, or the character designers may have just thought 'Man, a short barrel chested guy like Bolin would look SILLY with thin eyebrows, lets thicken them up' and similarly for Mako. It might also be a masculinity thing - The general consensus seems to be that Bolin is manlier than Mako [teehee], so his eyebrows are thicker.
There may ALSO be an aspect of what's considered attractive NOW. In today's society, the thinner, more shapely eyebrows are considered attractive, (hence nearly every person on 'Jersey Shore' waxing their eyebrows into oblivion.... not that they're attractive...) thus the main character's love interest has better shaped eyebrows than his brother, whom she never really saw as a potential mate. If you're referring to that odd little curve they do at the arch, that's just a typical exaggeration you see in animation, like gigantic eyes.
There's a lot of wiggle room when it comes to mako+bolin.


Tenzin's are just bushy.
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Meelo's eyebrows are actually typical of what the Heian/ancient Chinese aristocracy considered beautiful.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

This was the height of fashion - aristocracy often plucked their eyebrows entirely and painted in shapes like that - you can kind of tell from the Yoshitoshi print. Eyebrows were often painted much higher than where they originally grew it - I suppose it made the eyes look smaller, which was also a favored trait. Women were also expected to black out their teeth. I have no idea why any of this was considered attractive, but there you have it.


As for the others, their relatively thicker eyebrows might be a subtle nod to their lower standing in society, or the character designers may have just thought 'Man, a short barrel chested guy like Bolin would look SILLY with thin eyebrows, lets thicken them up' and similarly for Mako. It might also be a masculinity thing - The general consensus seems to be that Bolin is manlier than Mako [teehee], so his eyebrows are thicker.
There may ALSO be an aspect of what's considered attractive NOW. In today's society, the thinner, more shapely eyebrows are considered attractive, (hence nearly every person on 'Jersey Shore' waxing their eyebrows into oblivion.... not that they're attractive...) thus the main character's love interest has better shaped eyebrows than his brother, whom she never really saw as a potential mate. If you're referring to that odd little curve they do at the arch, that's just a typical exaggeration you see in animation, like gigantic eyes.
There's a lot of wiggle room when it comes to mako+bolin.


Tenzin's are just bushy.


Interesting, i did not know that. Interestingly enough, it seems that in the orginal series everyones eyebrows were pretty simple. I guess i dont mind, you know it adds more character 3nodding
*shrugs* Bolin's eyebrows just looked like thick, but groomed eyebrows to me.

...Mako just has ******** weird eyebrow hair.
Well I did notice Mako's eyebrows. They are pretty weird... but I still think he is hot! xd
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Bolin's are the sexiest. c;
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Meelo's eyebrows are actually typical of what the Heian/ancient Chinese aristocracy considered beautiful.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

This was the height of fashion - aristocracy often plucked their eyebrows entirely and painted in shapes like that - you can kind of tell from the Yoshitoshi print. Eyebrows were often painted much higher than where they originally grew it - I suppose it made the eyes look smaller, which was also a favored trait. Women were also expected to black out their teeth. I have no idea why any of this was considered attractive, but there you have it.


As for the others, their relatively thicker eyebrows might be a subtle nod to their lower standing in society, or the character designers may have just thought 'Man, a short barrel chested guy like Bolin would look SILLY with thin eyebrows, lets thicken them up' and similarly for Mako. It might also be a masculinity thing - The general consensus seems to be that Bolin is manlier than Mako [teehee], so his eyebrows are thicker.
There may ALSO be an aspect of what's considered attractive NOW. In today's society, the thinner, more shapely eyebrows are considered attractive, (hence nearly every person on 'Jersey Shore' waxing their eyebrows into oblivion.... not that they're attractive...) thus the main character's love interest has better shaped eyebrows than his brother, whom she never really saw as a potential mate. If you're referring to that odd little curve they do at the arch, that's just a typical exaggeration you see in animation, like gigantic eyes.
There's a lot of wiggle room when it comes to mako+bolin.


Tenzin's are just bushy.


Interesting, i did not know that. Interestingly enough, it seems that in the orginal series everyones eyebrows were pretty simple. I guess i dont mind, you know it adds more character 3nodding


They did get pretty odd in the new series, but by cartoon standards, these guys look pretty normal. XD
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avatar was based on asian cultures, trust me my sister have eyebrows like mako
The only ones that seem weird are Meelo's and Mako's since his kind of jut out onto his forehead and Meelo's are almost small balls.... LOL
I've noticed that too.
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The thinner and more arched your eyebrows are the older you look. The thicker and less arched your eyebrows are the younger you look. That's why Mako has arched eyebrows but they are still sort of thick. Meelo's eyebrows aren't thick at all because he's just a little kid. A person's eyebrows are very important for their looks because eyebrows to eyes are like frames to pictures. Eyebrows are very focused on in makeup and that's why I know a lot.
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Mako's eyebrows are sexy~
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Meelo's eyebrows are actually typical of what the Heian/ancient Chinese aristocracy considered beautiful.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

This was the height of fashion - aristocracy often plucked their eyebrows entirely and painted in shapes like that - you can kind of tell from the Yoshitoshi print. Eyebrows were often painted much higher than where they originally grew it - I suppose it made the eyes look smaller, which was also a favored trait. Women were also expected to black out their teeth. I have no idea why any of this was considered attractive, but there you have it.


As for the others, their relatively thicker eyebrows might be a subtle nod to their lower standing in society, or the character designers may have just thought 'Man, a short barrel chested guy like Bolin would look SILLY with thin eyebrows, lets thicken them up' and similarly for Mako. It might also be a masculinity thing - The general consensus seems to be that Bolin is manlier than Mako [teehee], so his eyebrows are thicker.
There may ALSO be an aspect of what's considered attractive NOW. In today's society, the thinner, more shapely eyebrows are considered attractive, (hence nearly every person on 'Jersey Shore' waxing their eyebrows into oblivion.... not that they're attractive...) thus the main character's love interest has better shaped eyebrows than his brother, whom she never really saw as a potential mate. If you're referring to that odd little curve they do at the arch, that's just a typical exaggeration you see in animation, like gigantic eyes.
There's a lot of wiggle room when it comes to mako+bolin.


Tenzin's are just bushy.


Interesting, i did not know that. Interestingly enough, it seems that in the orginal series everyones eyebrows were pretty simple. I guess i dont mind, you know it adds more character 3nodding



I think they had a little more freedom in Korra - Avatar wasn't a guaranteed success.


More accurately, Azula probably would have looked like this.
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Not exactly a popular look.
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Meelo's eyebrows are actually typical of what the Heian/ancient Chinese aristocracy considered beautiful.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

This was the height of fashion - aristocracy often plucked their eyebrows entirely and painted in shapes like that - you can kind of tell from the Yoshitoshi print. Eyebrows were often painted much higher than where they originally grew it - I suppose it made the eyes look smaller, which was also a favored trait. Women were also expected to black out their teeth. I have no idea why any of this was considered attractive, but there you have it.


As for the others, their relatively thicker eyebrows might be a subtle nod to their lower standing in society, or the character designers may have just thought 'Man, a short barrel chested guy like Bolin would look SILLY with thin eyebrows, lets thicken them up' and similarly for Mako. It might also be a masculinity thing - The general consensus seems to be that Bolin is manlier than Mako [teehee], so his eyebrows are thicker.
There may ALSO be an aspect of what's considered attractive NOW. In today's society, the thinner, more shapely eyebrows are considered attractive, (hence nearly every person on 'Jersey Shore' waxing their eyebrows into oblivion.... not that they're attractive...) thus the main character's love interest has better shaped eyebrows than his brother, whom she never really saw as a potential mate. If you're referring to that odd little curve they do at the arch, that's just a typical exaggeration you see in animation, like gigantic eyes.
There's a lot of wiggle room when it comes to mako+bolin.


Tenzin's are just bushy.


Interesting, i did not know that. Interestingly enough, it seems that in the orginal series everyones eyebrows were pretty simple. I guess i dont mind, you know it adds more character 3nodding



I think they had a little more freedom in Korra - Avatar wasn't a guaranteed success.


More accurately, Azula probably would have looked like this.
User Image

Not exactly a popular look.

Damn. Azula is rocking those eyebrows!

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