For the Bloodbender, Death is meaningless.
Spirit-Amon was just asking for Zombie-Lieu. Happy early Halloween :>
/throws tablet out of the window
/throws computer out of the window
/throws self out of the window
a rebloggable version that absolutely no one asked for
thats an honest lie i was actually about to ask for it so i could use it later for a drabble
Oh my god I
And that is one of the major reasons for my disappointment in the show. My Forever Girl was like canonically ruined. So much potential, utterly wasted at this moment.
AU Fix-It fic for Korra too, where she actually grows to be the hero I know she can be.
Korra was the protagonist. She was the main character, the titular character, her name literally in the show title! She was a she! She was a female woman of color as the main character/protagonist of an animated series aimed for children/young people! How many shows have that? And yet her inner character is absolutely butchered, and it just really really sucks. Korra was conceptually making a lot of bold statements, but I can’t stand her canon personality.
Emphasis mine because that’s such a good way to sum it up.
Favorite Korra Scenes → Korra & the Airbender Kids
I really wanted more scenes of this dynamic.
Aww, I never noticed that Jinora waited until Korra waved her over in the first gif. That’s an adorable detail.
I’ve seen a lot of comparison between these two villains on Tumblr. Amon is the masked antagonist creating an antibender revolution in The Legend of Korra, while Slade is the mysterious villain out to destroy the heroes in Teen Titans. With The Legend of Korra being a new series, not much else is known about Amon, however the character of Slade appears in all five seasons of Teen Titans, fitting into every story arc. The identity of Slade was never revealed on the show, leaving fans guessing at who was behind the mask. However in the DC comics universe, this character’s real name is Slade Wilson. He fights under the alias of Deathstroke the Terminator.
I suddenly want to see Amon try and take Slade’s “firebending” away. Does advanced chi-blocking work on hellfire?
I forgot I wrote this XD
After seeing all of LoK and rewatching Teen Titans, I have to say…Slade beats Amon in pretty much every way. Including his voice.
…especially his voice.
Amon and Tarrlok are not the same person.
Do some people seriously think Amon and Tarrlok are the same person? Where did they get that theory from?
Yeah, I’ve seen the theory quite a bit in the “tarrlok” tag. At first I thought people were just parodying all the “I figured out who Amon is!” theories, but it keeps showing up, and they seem genuine about it. It’s like the show can only have one antagonist.
The “evidence” is that Tarrlok has a bunch of Equalist gear in next episode’s promo clip, and people assume this means he has to be working with them.
Or people point out that his eyes widen when Korra compares him to Amon, like she’s giving his secret identity away.
People are even saying that when Amon removes people’s bending, it’s really Tarrlok bloodbending them into submission.
And even if I pretend these ideas make sense, it doesn’t account for the fact that Tarrlok has brown skin. I don’t usually bother with these identity theories, but this detail is a little too important to ignore.
BECAUSE TARRLOK AND AMON DON’T HAVE THE SAME SKIN COLOR, SHE SAID.
BECAUSE USING BLOODBENDING TO REMOVE BENDING JUST WOULDN’T WORK, SHE SAID.
I’m so sorry, past-me.
I’m sorry you said these completely logical things only to have the show piss all over them specifically.
I’m sorry that every little comment you made before the finale ended up being totally wrong for no good reason.
Made this because it’s relevant.
While I haven’t seen any fan art whitewashing Tarrlok so far, the “Tarrlok is Amon” theory is showing up a little too frequently.
This is too ridiculous in hindsight. My main argument against Tarrlok and Amon being the same person was that Tarrlok had brown skin and Amon did not.
Whatever, LoK. I don’t even know what to do with you anymore.
You can’t knock me down!
I will never, ever get tired of watching this scene: waterbending fights are my favorite. They always require such grace and astonishing creativity.
And it was such a fantastic turning point for Katara’s character, of course…I occasionally forget that we watched her progress from the girl who could hardly scoop a fish out of the water to the one who took down Azula.
Don’t complain. Don’t complain. Don’t complain.
…Korra, you stupid, stupid girl. This is your teacher, pretty much the greatest waterbender ever, at age fourteen. Self-taught. And after a lifetime of perfecting these skills, she passed her knowledge down to you.
And what do you have to show for it? Was that spiraling pillar of water literally the only move you learned?
The more I think about LoK, the angrier I get. Having Korra solve all her problems by fighting was a horrible decision, but if that’s what the writers wanted, the least they could’ve done was made her good at it.
Kinda sad I can only like Korra when I imagine her from the start, the hints of her, and do my own expansion (attempt to have that expansion be rational/natural) of that character and have her actually develop into the person she had the potential to be.
It would’ve been interesting if they followed up and say Korra wasn’t that great at waterbending, similar to Zuko and his firebending issues. That was one of the interesting things about him, and it would’ve been interesting for Korra.
But yeah, from Katara to to Korra’s waterbending…like from great to actually kinda meh. Tarrlok was the more interesting/tougher waterbender. Hell, his waterbending was more worthy of Katara’s.
BTW, pteropus717, I love all your LoK rants.~
No, don’t encourage me XD I could rant forever. (Thank you, though.)
But yeah, I loved Korra’s flaws at the beginning of the series, and I wish they’d been resolved by the finale (or even acknowledged). I could see her struggling with waterbending, because her personality seems to click more with firebending and earthbending. Even when she was showing off her abilities at age five, she seemed to rely on those two more.
On the other hand, she was supposed to be gifted with the physical aspect of bending, and I don’t think we ever saw her bend in a way that was particularly impressive. Again, if they wanted her to be this naturally talented bender, that’s awesome, but they should have committed to it and shown us with more creative fights.
Or bring up the fact that she has to restrict her power because she’s in a heavily populated city, not the wide, open landscape of ATLA. I don’t know. Some legitimate explanation in-universe would have been nice.
And really, thank goodness for Tarrlok. His fight with Korra was brief, but at least we got proof that some benders do practice forms and techniques and learn how to apply them in battle, rather than just shooting fire or throwing rocks and hoping you hit your target.
So imagine Korra doesn’t get her bending back at the end of the season. Imagine Aang does show up at the cliff, and Korra’s thrilled to see him, but she quickly senses that something isn’t right. He isn’t smiling. She’s not actually in the Spirit World. This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be…
And I want to see your thoughts on a season rewrite.~
I don’t think I could come up with anything substantial XD I’d have to go all the way back to…probably Episode 4 and start rewriting things. It’s mostly the general complaints I’ve seen from other people…
Exactly. This is kind of what I’ve been saying. I think we would have rewritten it similarly.
I agree. Especially the part about getting rid of deus ex machinas.
And it would be really interesting to watch Korra’s view of herself and the world around her change. It definitely wouldn’t be easy, but she’d learn that being able to bend doesn’t determine your worth.
Because if it did, then why was Asami the most amazing member of their team?
Honestly, I’d love to see her return to Republic City and help clean up alongside volunteers, since there were bombs and airplane parts all over the place. Tenzin and Lin wouldn’t be able to help her out or even give her much guidance; they’d be too busy trying to repair the now nonexistent government and police force. And Korra could witness firsthand how difficult it is to be a nonbender in this city.
This is turning into a rewrite for a season that hasn’t even aired yet XD