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The Last Airbender And Legend Of Korra Connection You Missed In Sleight

At first glance, there aren't too many things in common between the Nickelodeon animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and the 2016 live-action film "Sleight." The former, along with its sequel series, "The Legend of Korra," features a vibrant world in which people have the magical ability to control the four elements, being earth, water, fire, and air. The latter features a street magician who is able to control metal, not through metalbending but through clever use of electromagnets.

However, there's more of a connection between the two properties than just their characters' respective abilities to control the environment around them. In "Sleight," protagonist Bo Wolfe (Jacob Latimore) has a girlfriend named Holly, who runs away with him after his final confrontation with a gang that had kidnapped his younger sister. Holly is played by Seychelle Gabriel, who also played Lourdes Delgado in the 2011 series "Falling Skies" and has some surprising connections to the "Avatar" universe.

Seychelle Gabriel plays Princess Yue in The Last Airbender movie and Asami Sato in The Legend of Korra

The actress made her debut in the "Avatar" world through the much-maligned movie adaptation of the original series' first season as Princess Yue, Sokka's (Jackson Rathbone) girlfriend who has a unique connection to the Moon and its spirits. Sadly, Gabriel's talents went mostly wasted in the 2010 movie, which was ridiculed for its poor direction and got an abysmal 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fortunately, Gabriel was able to redeem herself to fans by playing a much more popular role in the 2012 sequel series "The Legend of Korra," voicing Asami Sato, the daughter of a powerful car manufacturer who uses an electrified glove in combat. One of Korra's (Janet Varney) closest friends and eventually her (implied) lover, Asami has become a fan favorite, for good reason.

If you're looking to check out any of the discussed works Seychelle Gabriel has been a part of, Netflix is the place for you. The platform is currently streaming "The Last Airbender" — animated and live-action — as well as "The Legend of Korra" and now "Sleight."