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The Makorra in this absolutely threw me off blah. Like I was trying to look past it the whole time but it bugged the shit out of me.
Going up to tell how special Korra is to him in private. Saying he "has to" go with Korra to face Amon (why? he never gave a reason..). The "I love you" crap. Then Tenzin tells Mako she needs time alone, and conveniently he goes anyway to witness her going into the Avatar State. :I
Aaaand the kiss. Yeah, great. Most rushed relationship. There was no resolution with Asami. There was an apology, and he said he cared for her, but it just wasn't enough for me to say, "Ok, now his actions are more justified." After all that, "Sorry, but I still care for you," doesn't cut it.
The Avatar State scene (while I do like how Korra thought Aang was Tenzin) was so predictable. My brother literally said right before Aang appeared (and I was thinking this too), "It's so obvious, she's going to finally connect her spirit, meet Aang, go into the Avatar State, and get her bending back." Not joking. And then, cue Aang. Except I figured this would be something she would do next season (I do realize, yeah, the developers didn't know this would go to a season 2, and that it's understandable that they had to squeeze this in, but that doesn't make it feel any less rushed).
Amon. Amon, Amon, Amon. Not sure what I think. I did like his back story. And the boat scene was great. But as I've said before, the fact that it's bloodbending just feels underwhelming, like it's not as threatening as Amon was made out to be. I know other people like this, and that's fine, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. Like, I thought at least maybe he'd have something (eg a spirit) backing him up. Remember how in the promos he said he'd "rid the world of bending forever" (and they conveniently removed "air" from that sentence lol)? Like, I thought there would be at least something more substantial, because it's clear now that, even just logistic wise, Amon's goal would have never been realized, no matter what. On the note of the airbenders, it's funny how they were captured, and it was even said, "I thought they got away" but never explained how they were captured. Pretty clear they were just there for dramatic effect. I think I've said this before, but I'd have even preferred it to have just been some advanced chi blocking if his energybending was fake. And it's funny because, yeah while we can obviously assume how it's done, it isn't even really stated outright how Amon uses bloodbending to take away bending. I thought that was an odd choice.
This is a nitpick, but throughout the show, the 3D has bothered me a bit. I don't like it over traditional animation. And between the boats, the planes, and the robots, these episodes were pretty heavy in the 3D department, and that kind of threw me out of the mood.
I just... wah. D:
Like I don't want to be a negative nancy here, glad other people liked it so much and that's not to say there weren't things I didn't really like about it but. I just, meh.
And there was no legitimate, one-on-one battle between Korra and Amon. That's kind of the issue when it's bloodbending, because immediately you can't approach it the same. So the fight was a tad underwhelming too.
I also missed how Lieutenant figured out that Amon was lying (didn't hear one of his lines and I'm assuming he explained).
The only thing that irked me about the finale is that the ending felt rushed. And why wasn't the North Pole an ice fortress? What happened in the past 70 years? But other than that, the finale was fantastic.
Next season, I'm going to not be posting in this thread much because the theories really ruined the element of surprise (with Amon being a waterbender/bloodbender and his relations to Tarrlock and Yackone).
Sorta looks like the old bumi, just a lot younger.Bumi is my forever man.
How come Korra’s energybending, a spiritual power, can restore bending that’s lost if Amon used bloodbending to take people bending away, a physical power?
So my point from before still stands, thinking about it.
Since Amon was a bloodbender, why didn't he just bloodbend Korra when she was trying to escape from Tarrlok's house? He missed the perfect opportunity when everyone else was inside the house.
If he was worried that the other Equalists might see, I don't think that's justifiable. You could just bloodbend them too if they saw and dispose of them (what's more important? capturing the Avatar or keeping a few Equalists alive? and you'd have the perfect alibi by saying that they were either killed by Tarrlok or Korra). In any case, he'd have probably saved himself a lot of trouble by getting rid of the Lieutenant earlier lol.
And come to think of it, what role was Korra supposed to serve in Amon's plans? What good came of him saying that he would save her for last? eh
As I said, with no ace in the hole, if Amon honestly was planning on stripping the bending away from each and every bender, do you know how long it would have taken before he got to Korra? He should have taken it away when he had the chance earlier on, instead he seems to randomly take it away in private (where no one else knows about it, thus rendering it devoid of any meaning in terms of being the ultimate representation of the downfall of bending) moreso out of necessity.
I think he should have predicted that letting her go would come back to bite him in the ass. I mean, seriously, what if she had found out how to unlock the Avatar state before that and just wrecked his shit? There would be so many ways for her to interfere and ruin his plans. He said it himself as a child, the Avatar is stronger than bloodbending. He had his chance, he knew the stakes, and he blew it. Thought he was more meticulous than that, but apparently not. Oh well.