When you realize that the characters of Infinity Train are actually in age order with season.
Season 1 we had Tulip, who was 12/13 (pilot has her at 12, but I think she’s a tad older in the series). In season 2, we have Lake and Jesse. Since Lake has been on the train since Tulip left, we can assume that she’s 13/14 at least, and Jesse is canonically 15. In season 3, we focus on Grace and Simon, who are 17/18. Finally, in season 4, we have Ryan and Min-Gi at 18/19. Should we have gotten a season 5, we would have focused on Amelia’s journey and her take over of the train, which would have taken place in her 20s by the math.
It’s interesting because we also go through their stories and seemingly grow with them. Tulip goes through her parents’ divorce at a crux in her life where it’s already tough. Jesse’s story is about becoming more responsible, specifically to his brother, while Lake is seeking a sense of identity - both things that teenagers experience. Simon and Grace face consequences and changing world views, with two approaches to them - Grace facing up to her mistakes while Simon lets them drag him down. Growing with new information comes big at the end of school. With Ryan and Min-Gi, drifting friendships, miscommunications, and trying to find their ways in life are big things that often first hit by the time that a young person reaches college age/their early 20s. Amelia’s story likely would have gone through loss and grief.
While many of these things can happen at any point in a person’s life, they frame the characters when these problems often hit hardest. A 13 year old isn’t going to worry as much about consequences of a changing world view as much as someone older. A 20-something would also likely be in a mental and emotional place to better deal with their parent’s separation.
It feels like we grow with the characters and see the problems that they face to change with the age at which the season introduces them as. Makes me curious to see what kind of characters we’d see in later seasons. A graduate student dealing with Imposter Syndrome? What about that mom we saw in season 2? Would we see a parent dealing with their own insecurities and faults of raising a child? Jeremy seemed to be a 30-something. Would we follow someone’s story working through grief and loss like him?
The untold stories will forever leave me wondering (unless that hope of a return comes true).
a //possibly// Avatar Salai theory
(Cuz idk if I worded the dialogue right💀)
Ok. So, buckle up I have a few theories regarding the central avatar from the earth avatar mural.
One of our first theories was that this could have been one of the first avatars native to the earth kingdom, but since their statue is one of the latest 25 that has been shown in the LoK artbook that seemed unlikely…
Our next theorie was that since the mural all 5 of these avatars were depicted on was in a palace and we know how corrupt the elite of the earth kingdom was this avatar didn’t necessarily have to be an especially powerful avatar, but was probably especially wealthy.
Another theory was that they could have been a beifong ancestor and someone in their lineage could have capitalized on that, it’s far fetched, but I like it ’-’.
Either way. The answer is capitalism…