I kind of agree with the amount of parachutes, but what about all of those sailors? I'd have to watch the scene again, but I can't remember seeing a single sailor splashing around except for General Iroh.
--oh wait, there was that one part where two guys jumped into the ocean before the thing blew up their ship. But otherwise...?
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Darryl - Nope! Although I think I only spotted him once this time, but yeah, usually he shows up a handful of times per episode. When Korra is running through the city in the first episode (...or was it second?), he appears practically around every corner. There's actually a handful of other characters (like the guy in brown that says 'Hey, Makooo- oh.' in the Shipping episode when Mako and Korra storm into the Probending arena , and a lady in a blue dress, and I think a guy in green...) that usually appear around Feathered Hat Man in the background too.
I don't know if it's some kind of background character conspiracy or just a massive overuse of cloning character designs to fill the background with people, but it's... definitely something. I can't remember which episode it is, the one where Korra and Bolin go on a date, but during the whole date, all of these specific repeating characters are with each other in the background, but swap partners in each location. It's creepy. xD
I agree that Roku could have been harsher but I kind of wonder what Aang could have done to prevent this revolution. To me, it looks like it's honestly been a long time coming. In a way, I think the revolution isn't over - or it shouldn't be. Personally, I think Korra's main goal next season should be yes dealing with an antagonist, but also doing something about the nonbenders feelings. They didn't really ever answer or resolve anything with respect to that, and if, "Oh, well Amon was a bender after all, okay let's all go home," is the ~resolution~ I'm gonna write Bryke a long email with all my feels.
I agree. I really hope they don't just shove the non-benders under the rug so to speak. They had some very real concerns about how they were treated by benders, and none of those concerns were really addressed. They ended this season by not only loosing their attempt at a revolution, but also being duped by their leader. I'm sure the Equalist will mostly fall apart now that Amon is gone, but they are still highly trained and organized fighters and could certainly pose a threat to Republic City. I hope Korra spends some time next season making sure that the non-benders feel like they are equal citizens. Honestly, I wouldn't be too upset if the "villan" next season isn't as all encompassing and there can be some resolution to this arc and some strong character development.
One more thing; parachutes everywhere. I get it if you can't show death on screen at nick, but can we at least leave a few ambiguous deaths? How 'bout a little compromise?
Because dying from a burning and exploding plane isn't ambiguous enough for you? Parachutes aren't the problem; the planes went off screen (the one we know for sure died) such as the guy who took Iroh's fire straight to his missle drop.
I was hoping the finale would have been a cliffhanger, but I suppose, given the circumstances, it was designed to have ended there. I think it's more disappointing because we're actually expecting a season 2. I can accept the other Avatars coming back and undoing the damage, because it's the Avatar's authentic ability and not some cheap bloodbending knockoff, but I felt that Korra's spiritual development was lackluster, as we hardly saw her do much past meditating and finding Aang for that one specific purpose.
The fight scenes were amazing though. For a nick show, seeing sea-air-land war of this caliber makes it even more delectable. I was impressed by Mako's innovative use of his firebending to surprise Amon and Iroh's hilarious flying (though his fire jets were a little too much for me).
I was disappointed that Asami couldn't have more development with the plot (or Bolin for that matter). But for a 12-episode series, I think it's as fitting as can be. I was a little mortified by Amon's capture of Tenzin and his children, and the fact that he would debend them for a cheering audience.
As for Amon's backstory, I'm indifferent. I guess, given the mechanics, it's plausible, but it didn't captivate me. His and Tarlokk's death were cool though.
Oh and apparently I was wrong, Korra did have communication with Iroh via Hobo's signal. Still, part of my point stands, seeing as how his messages were intercepted.
Edit: Really though the hero of the show is Naga. I think it should be renamed, "The Legend of Naga"
I honestly didn't even notice the parachutes until I rewatched it after having read that on here. I guess I was too involved in the main action. It does make sense since it is on Nick. But those pilots sure were able to release those parachutes with a moments notice even after being fire blasted out of their planes, quite the handy trick there.
Did the lieutenant die though..? Just before he got thrown aside Amon did some finger tightening and said "I have no more use of you" (I think?). Seems as ambiguous/obvious as Long Feng/Jet... I'd like to think that was ambiguous enough.
Looking at the finale again I thought that Amon/Tarrlok's end was beautiful and that it should be left as just that. Korra being able to airbend/break free from bloodbending out of nowhere really pisses me off though.
Also, in regards to Amon's bloodbending/taking away bending, I like to think that Amon spent a good 20-odd years studying the human body and practicing chi-blocking. This knowledge (with his bloodbending) allows him to do some sort of lobotomy that cuts off access to the "bending potential" part of the brain.
Just a Water Tribe unisex hairstyle is all I can figure. Or Bryke just took the easy way out, like it seems they did for a lot of things this season by just copying hers. Assuming most of us wouldn't notice nor care about that detail.
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Amon's ability doesn't make any sense at all. Like... I just don't get it. Every single other bending ability was explained and made since. I wish uncle Iroh was here to explain to it to us.
Well if I shifted all your blood vessels or nervous tissue in your body by moving the water in your cells, you wouldn't be able to move your arms and they would undergo necrosis and die.
Also, Amon's bloodbending probably did something to seal Korra's chakras. In the Guru, if one pool of chakra is blocked, then their abilities are limited. Aang just ex deus machina'd in and released it for her.
Remember guys, they probably finished production thinking it was a one series gig.