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.
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.
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
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. I’d cut out both of the embarrassing love triangles and allow the female characters to, you know, have conversations with each other. I don’t think it’s asking too much to want one genuine female friendship on this show. “The writers only had twelve episodes to work with and didn’t have the time” is not an excuse.
With the goofy romantic plotlines out of the way, there would be more room for the interesting issues, like the Equalist movement, Republic City’s seriously problematic government, and Korra’s airbending training. The book is called “Air,” yet we barely saw her working on it.
Amon and Tarrlok also wouldn’t be brothers. I always preferred the idea of Amon lying about his past at the rally, not because he was hiding his relation to Tarrlok but because he knew how effective an appeal to emotion can be in public speaking. He wouldn’t be a bender. And Korra would have to figure out a way to “defeat” him that didn’t involve sheer force. He wouldn’t say things like, “I told you I would destroy you.” He wouldn’t turn into a cheesy supervillain. Korra (and Lin, too) would be thrown far outside their comfort zone dealing with the Equalists, because eventually they would have to realize that nonbenders are legitimately oppressed, and they can’t keep pretending the Equalists are just some miscreants who joined Amon for the hell of it.
Also, Korra would learn to airbend because she worked hard and opened her mind to it, not because Amon helpfully removed her bending. And she wouldn’t magically get it back because Aang would rather play into her insecurities than let her cry it out and accept what happened on her own terms.
…and this is just a little detail. But when Korra finally achieved the Avatar State, I would have the LoK theme play instead of the ATLA theme. When we saw Aang fight Yakone in the flasbacks, that was a great time for the ATLA theme. When Aang finally shows up and all the previous Avatars appear behind him, that was a beautiful time for another ATLA theme. But Korra reaching the Avatar State should have felt like the single most triumphant moment in the series. She deserved to have a rendition of her own theme playing.
This is pretty much just turning into me complaining about the finale again XD I should stop doing that. There are a lot of smaller details I’d want to tweak, too, but these are some of the big issues I had with this season.
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.
They sit and talk for a while. He tells her that him coming to visit her like this is going to be a one-time thing. He’s trying to stay impassive, but he’s clearly sad. Korra asks him what’s wrong, what’s going to happen to her. He says that isn’t for him to decide. Slowly, Korra starts realizing that he isn’t going to be able to solve this problem for her. She eventually asks him flat-out what’s going to happen to her bending. Aang tells her she won’t be able to get it back.
Korra already felt despair over this idea, but hearing it from Aang himself shocks her. He goes on to say that while it isn’t a punishment for her actions, it is a consequence. It’s true that the spiritual connections don’t come easy to her, but it was her job to at least meet them halfway. She failed to do so. She spent all of her time throwing herself headfirst into dangerous situations, believing she could fight her way through life before learning about balance, the human experience, and acceptance. Because of her upbringing in the OWL compound, she relied on her fighting prowess and treated her life as a test run. She always assumed that the spiritual connection would happen at an abstract time in the future instead of striving to meet it every day. It wasn’t completely her fault, but it happened, and nothing can change that.
Korra is only half-listening, still stunned about her bending. Aang stands up. Korra finally snaps out of her shock and asks him to wait, to help her figure out a way to reverse what Amon has done to her. Aang tells her that everyone has an obstacle to overcome in life. Some are born with it, some encounter it later. While she has friends and family to support her, this is her journey. He apologizes and says that he has to go. The tears finally well up again as Korra asks him how she’s supposed to be the Avatar with control over only one element. Aang, as he starts to fade, says that it’s something she’ll have to learn to accept.
Essentially telling her in more polite terms: “You’re the Avatar. You gotta deal with it.”
So Bryke. If you could show suicide on Nick, why don’t you show lesbians and gays?
I’m just saying.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. The healthiest way to solve that love triangle fiasco would’ve been for Korra and Asami to realize that Mako was wasting their time and treating them disrespectfully.
And then for them to start dating each other.
And Bolin would be their best buddy.
And Mako could have his turn walking at the back of the group for a change.