The Legend of Korra (Spoilers ITT)

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Holy shit this episode. It's amazing what kind of emotional reaction and shock you can get out of people without even depicting blood. Shit has gotten real. Really amazing bending combat scenes too, Kya vs Zaheer a few episodes ago was just a sneak peek. Tenzin vs Zaheer iirc is the first airbender duel depicted in the series and definitely a treat.

From a comedic standpoint, Bolin and Mako's grandmother stole the show. Seeing Mako cringe from Yin being unaware of his relationship issues was golden.
I really appreciate the humor this season, even in the darkest moments there's a good joke thrown in or two. Mako and Bolin's grandma is a treasure trove of general awkward grandma moments.

Some other funny moments I liked:
- Tenzin advertising the Air Nomad way of life
- "Can someone answer this question other than Otaku?"
- the mean looking thugs in the oasis who only wanted Nuktuk's autograph
- Varrick
- Bolin not being obnoxious and being good comic relief

I was hoping kai was gonna unlock weightlessness or even better die, I don't think I've seen an adult murder a child in cold blood on children's television before
 

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Speaking of masterclass, with Amon and Unalaq dead, and his position as the only person to beat a Red Lotus Member 1 on 1, is Tenzin (assuming he's still alive) now the second strongest bender alive?
You're not counting the other three benders with Zaheer? He's only a recent bender, he was never the group leader because of combat ability.
 

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IDK what Zaheer's backstory is, but from the way he's been depicted in the current season, he was easily just as important as a member of the group as anyone else before his bending (which goes along way towards him not being completely useless when he first got it, he might not be a master bender, but he is very clearly a master warrior, though I suppose that's on me for saying strongest bender alive as opposed to strongest fighter).


Also (bar Combustion Lady) Tenzin was depicted as countering a move from each of the three benders back to back before the 4th hit took him out, though that's hardly a fair means of gauging prowess (which also happens to be why I didn't bring up Su and Lin, since they had the element of surprise and half a city supporting them when they kicked the shit out of the Red Lotus).
 

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IDK what Zaheer's backstory is, but from the way he's been depicted in the current season, he was easily just as important as a member of the group as anyone else before his bending (which goes along way towards him not being completely useless when he first got it, he might not be a master bender, but he is very clearly a master warrior, though I suppose that's on me for saying strongest bender alive as opposed to strongest fighter).
He's quite clearly the leader because of his beliefs and force of personality. Now he was dangerous before he was a bender, but it's the others who were the major muscle.
 

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ok wow yeah that fight was so intense, they pretty much did everything perfectly. Honestly I had no idea who was gonna win (well, I kinda figured Tenzin would eventually lose but I wasn't sure if Kya and Bumi would make it out ok), the tension was seriously there. I thought Kya was gonna own that waterbending bitch but I guess octopus form is too strong. With Bumi, I knew he was not a strong airbender so that "comedic fighting" scene was perfect for him, but I don't know if I am happy or not with him losing. A lot of people disliked the first season comedic fight where the airbender kids save Lin (with farting...) and of course this fight had way more emotional weight so you could say it might be cheapened to have the fight end with a joke. I'm not sure if it would though, the bit of comic relief was appreciated in the tense scene, and it didn't feel out of place considering Bumi's personality and the fact he isn't really an experienced airbender.

Speaking of inexperienced airbenders, I'm also glad that they showed Zaheer was totally outclassed by Tenzin and wasn't stronger just because he's the villain. It would definitely be silly for Zaheer to win that fight on his own. More than that, it's the first time we've seen Tenzin as a real bad ass airbending master since season 1, when he blew away Amon.
 

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They... Just gang-beat Tenzin. Like, fucking street style. Cornered him to a wall, and beat him. Except it was using rocks and water and shit. That was probably the most on-edge of my seat moment in either series. Wow. That happened. Can't wait for the finale.
 
I only watched the trailer for the second season so I wanna know, did asami gain the ability to bend air like some other people did? I'm a big fan of avatar but it bummed me out that some people could bend and some couldn't. It gives off the vibe that some people are born superior than others.
 

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Just watched the two part finale.

This may be Korra's greatest episode and in terms of raising the stakes and action it may be the best of the whole Avatar series, right up there with Book Earth/Fire finale, it does everything completely opposite of the Spirit finale. There is no great deus ex, the premise is very simple and the plan doesn't disappoint. We had some record number of deaths this time, and Zaheer fell hard. The ending with a recovering Korra seems to echo what Air finale ought to have done, there are no more perfect endings, and there is still more to be done, even if she cannot be the one at the moment to do it. Zaheer unlocking flying was basically perfect, although they set up the fact it was his girls death as his release quite well, and had me as this oh shit moment, too bad we will probably never see that one ever happen again.

I love that the Air Nation is taking a different step, peacekeepers of the world. Jinora's ceremony was very touching and they had the good sense not to include Kai in some flashy affection of love. The Bolin learning lavabending was cool and unexpected, since we were all waiting on edge to see him do some metalbending I don't think anyone saw that one coming.

That metalbending guard though, something is up with her, I'm sure we will see more of her in the future...
 

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i'll post more in-depth later but man that was an amazing finale. i'm completely satisfied with it, and I can't wait for book 4

Did tanroq die?
 
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i'll post more in-depth later but man that was an amazing finale. i'm completely satisfied with it, and I can't wait for book 4

Did tanroq die?
He is clearly there at the end and they even show him hanging on the cliffside at the end, and you know holding Korra after the big fight....
 

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He is clearly there at the end and they even show him hanging on the cliffside at the end, and you know holding Korra after the big fight....
Yeah, that's what I thought. I saw his name on a death counter thread on reddit (yes i know reddit), and I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going crazy.
 

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New episode that I haven't watched? And I can't until tonight?

Fuck you all, I'm going to my bunker.
 

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That was incredible..
yo Jinora looks just like Aang @_@


dat korrasami at the end
YESS TO BOTH omgg

I'm so excited for Book 4 now. It doesn't even look like she can raise her hands too well (although she did slightly when Meelo sat in her lap.
 
best avatar season yet

excited for all the future stuff, mainly red lotus plot continuation, chaos in earth kingdom, dealing with republic city's spirit issue

they also only gathered air benders in the earth nation and republic city right?

we've been to and spent significant time in all of republic city / earth nation / air nation / water nation, so hopefully season 4 has some zuko + fire nation stuff
 

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Wow, that was good. The only thing I find wrong is

How every time there is a main villain, they must get a new one the next season. Seriously. I know it's not A;TLA, yet at least they had one common enemy, this is just every villain is worthless at the end of the season, and only there for that season. Only to show up and torment Korra. At least one thing stuck this time, and how the earth kingdom is still in chaos.


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No Toph
 

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