Thread: Avatar: The legend of Korra
May 2nd, 2012, 06:34 PM #11
Ooh, fun fact for episode three in spoilers
Now what does that mean? I have no idea. Just a fun fact.
June 24th, 2012, 12:48 PM #12
MC and I just remembered we had an actual forum rather than just a chat.
Anyway, I liked the series overall, but I do have more than a few issues with the finale:
1) Am I the only one who thought that the twist was going to be that Amon wasn't really going to be Yakone's brother? Amon obviously has a very different skin-colour than the kid, we clearly see him fire-bend (look how he is pushing aside the flaming wall) when following Korra and there is absolutely no explanation for how the hell Amon was taking away bending. I'd accept blood-bending as an explanation, except that Korra clearly needs to use energy-bending to return it. We might get an explanation for this next season, but I still feel that one of the characters should have noticed it.
2) How the hell did Mako and Korra both break free of blood-bending? Yakone was easily able to control an entire courtroom with his eyeballs, yet Amon can't control two people.
3) Naga is suddenly able to throw around mecha-tanks and break through iron bars.
4) How did Korra get in contact with her spiritual side? We never see anything in the episodes to indicate that she has become spiritual. It honestly felt like a deus ex machina.
5) How did Amon catch Tenzin and the kids? We spend a portion of the previous episode on them getting away, we saw the zeppelin break off pursuit... and suddenly they are captured.
6) Given Tarrlok's backstory, why was he trying to take over the city through the oppression of non-benders?
June 24th, 2012, 01:02 PM #13
June 24th, 2012, 01:20 PM #14
He's also a bit of an idiot for waterbending after he was thrown outside. You'd think he'd have realized everyone could see him. He could easily grab his mask while remaining out of sight so no one would have seen that the scar disappeared.
Also, did the main character actually ever defeat an equalist force?
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June 24th, 2012, 01:32 PM #15
I guess you're right, and i don't think so if Korra and co. ever defeat an equalist force. But at least they did on the finale and it was complete victory.
On the other hand, I quite liked the tragic ending for Noatok and Tarlokk. It was...quite a tragic story and it certainly made this series to be much more serious than the first one.
June 24th, 2012, 01:40 PM #16
I'm still surprised they actually got away with a murder-suicide in a children's show.
June 24th, 2012, 01:55 PM #17
I think it's fine, ignoring it as a children's show, story for the season was certainly an epic. Also, the series itself will only last for 26 episodes...12 and 14 episodes respectively. To be honest, I think it should last longer than that, the series has potential to show them adventuring around the world and see how it has all changed.
Other than that, great story nonetheless and a very tragic end for those two guys.
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