This tumblr is a place to splurge my thoughts. Here, you will find anything from music, photosets, gifs, and videos... to thoughts about my favorite characters and stories of all time. A few primary fandoms: Harry Potter, Avatar: TLA/LOK, The Walking Dead, The X-Files, Dragon Age, Halo, and Final Fantasy VII.
Honestly, Korra’s biggest flaw (to me) is her overconfidence. Her boorish bravery. She’s a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ kind of person, a very stark difference to Aang, who was always ‘wait and see’ whenever possible. Korra dives headfirst into everything: Into getting her powers. Into facing Amon (gets her nearly killed). Into Pro-Bending (gets her nearly disqualified). Into Airbending (which fails. Badly.) Into relationships (She and Mako don’t have good chemistry, but he’s the first pretty boy that she couldn’t have). At the end of season 1, she lost her bending except airbending (which she uses aggressively, and completely unlike most other Airbenders) and utterly LOSES to Amon. He is taken out only because she got her airbending and that caught him by surprise. When she is defeated, she literally CONTEMPLATES JUMPING OFF A CLIFF so that the world will have a new Avatar. So that she won’t have to face Mako or Tenzin. People who have put so much faith into her. She values her bending (and her ability to be in control of what little she has) so, so much that she can’t imagine life without it. It is only the intervention of Aang that saves her. This, combined with the ability to enter the Avatar state at will (and undo Amon’s treachery) is no lesson to Korra—she doesn’t develop. She falls back into her old behaviors. She gets brash and reckless.
That leads to this episode: Abusing the Avatar state. Discovering her connections to the Spirit World. But her usual attitudes might not work for her against an enemy like this. Korra is very sharp, and learns quickly: She almost managed to affect one of those dark spirits, doing the same dance she saw only once. It isn’t as effective, but she is VERY talented.
Add onto this fact that she finds out a very harsh and difficult truth about her father and her family. She feels both betrayed and lied to. And I know a few things about when you lie to a woman: They can turn into a vicious bitch quickly. Hence why she turns against her father and Tenzin, two men who have been holding her back: She trusts her uncle, who was brave enough to tell the truth to her. And Mako has been very little help.
So right now, Korra is going into new territory, hurt, angry, and unprepared. This is a real opportunity for her to mature as an adult and learn to respect and appreciate her elders.
We have 12 more episodes left to explore this: I am hopeful for the future.
I was THINKING that due to her only slight develop in book one, she backtracked— and you really put things into even more perspective here! Thanks so much for that. C:
Now I’m excited, too!
Korra Book Two spoilers ahead:
My problem is it seems like her development is falling flat… I certainly hope it gets better, and I am not about to call her any names. :C Poor Korra. People are too harsh on her.
aren’t you all proud of me for not keyboard vomiting during those moments? no? well i was
my only really thought it blurgh. i appreciate them trying to give the relationship some sort of depth, but to be honest it just feels like papering over the cracks of two people who are destined to spend the rest of their lives arguing.
I hate that this is how I feel, too. :C
for the bosami shippers.
"I left the North Pole because… I was banished."
”..My father banished me from the Northern Water Tribe in shame.”
DID THEY REALLY THINK THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH THIS?