I just remembered that in the original concept Asami was supposed to be a minor villain.
Was she supposed to be to the Equalists, what the Baroness was to Cobra.
Might have improved Season 1 by a small margin. But further down the line, it'd mean that Korra doesn't have a sole female friend ever.
Plus Makorra might have actually lasted for the entire show...
she'd somehow end up being Zuko 2.0, but it'd at least be more interesting than what we got.
if only i could find that /co/ thread where everyone talked about how they would improve book 1. Some anon brought up a great way to intro Asami as accidentally helping Korra run away from the cops.
It was actually all about how Asami and Korra's relationship should have been the focus of the series from the beginning and how they started off as friends from the get go.
Yes as the show is now, but if Asami had stayed a minor antagonist and had been imprisoned or whatever, they could have made a permanent female member to join the Krew who would be related to the plot. They could also have chosen to write Opal differently so she would care more about other things etc.
My point only was that you don't need Asami specificly for Korra to have a female friend, if Korra needed one there were other options.
That sounds nice actually. Although i would still hope that they wouldn't be romanticly involved. Personally i think that was one of the huge mistakes the show did, actually most of the romances were mistakes.
Asami and Korra was the only romance Korra had where she actually had chemistry with her partner. I'm sorry to say the ones with the guys felt FAR more forced than shacking up with a girlfriend for comfort after everything went to shit.
Or different benders go in to different gangs, and a similar clash happens.
>water is flowy so the water benders are all glam androgynous
And the Avatar has to unite the gangs against an oppressive institution.
Like The Warriors, only without the uniter dying at the start.
Think the general consensus is the best result would've been her being an equalist, but Korra winning her over.
Or Korra throwing in with the equalists, around the time when Tarlock abducted her.
Here's what i think
Amon lies that his farmer family was killed by a fire bender
Asami's father claims her mother was killed by a firebender
he also says he built himself from nothing
being a farmer seems like a pretty big "nothing" to me
So i though Amon was supposed to be Asami's long lost brother, which would give an even better explanation why Papa-san would work for him
It could also fit with the original concept, as she might've felt impelled to join the family business of being a jerk
I honestly believe that was the original story, but it was changed because they didn't know how to give Amon magic debending powers without actually making him a bloodbender
If Asami had stayed a villain, I think Korra would have improved
If Asami and Mako started dating, I don't think that Korra would have been able to steal Mako away from the villain Asami
They would probably break up, but as long as they kept fighting, I don't think that Mako would have the heart to keep dating Korra
I mean, he straight up abandoned his brother for what he thought was right, imagine if the person he thought was right turned out to be evil
Asami would probably been a better constant villain for Korra, always making inventions for Korra to battle, Korra would eventually have to get better at bending
This is all assuming that someone who can write better than Bryke and/or me is making the series
I agree. I think what Korra really lacked, was a consistent foe.
Not even the big bad guy, just a constant thorn in her side. During S1 I thought it might be Tarrlok. Later on it could have been Varrik.
Asami would have been pretty fun for something like that.
At the end of S1 Korra can't prove that she was involved with the Equalists and she inherits a multimillion dollar company.
In S2 she basically freely cooperates with Varrik to sell weapons and heighten the tension between the Watertribes. Could be pretty fun if Varrik tried to fuck her over only to find out that she's planning to throw him under the bus too.
The idea would be too give Korra her own Lex Luther or Xanatos.
I think vatu hinted at from the beginning being a foe whos influence is felt worldwide until hes fully fried and then korra fights him would have been better then him getting the shaft in season 2
Just started Season 4, and I think Zaheer and now Kuvira are definitely saving this show for me. Hated the first half and last episode of Season1, Season 2 a shit. Season 3 I liked, and would have liked an Aang style adventure with Zaheer and friends.
>Can you COUNT, SUCKAS?! I say the world will be balanced... IF you can count!
>Now, look what we have here before us. We got the Fire Nation sitting next to the Southern Water Tribe. We've got the Sandbenders right by the Ba Sing Se Earthbenders. Nobody is wasting nobody. That... is balance. And balance is the way things ought to be. Can you dig it?
>Can you DIG IT?
>CAAAN YOOOOU DIIIG IIIIIT?!?!
Vaatu was just so boring.
And I generally prefer the foe to be somebody who is in close vicinity to the hero but he just can't touch him and has to deal with his constant trolling.
That's why Tarrlok or Varrick or Asami would be fine. Because they're prestigious people that Korra can't legally touch and usually smart enough to stay ahead of her.
I'd cast Asami as a slightly sinister corporate executive that still maintains the Equalist Movement but in a much smaller and stealthier way, concentrating on infiltration instead of direct hostile takeover like Amon.
You could also have a gradual heel-face turn that way, with Asami and Korra eventually burring the hatchet to go up against Zaheer or Kuvira.
>Asami is a minor villain using her money to gain power
>She is constantly teasing a sexually confused Korra while she performs her wrongdoings
>She eventually falls for Korra and becomes Korra's bad little girl.
She might affect an accent, but I'd think it'd be more like a posh one, not a slav one.
Both are sexy.
Imagine LoK if the Equalists were kept for the entire run of the show just like Cobra...
Not necessarily as the main villains or the focus of every season, but a recurring threat.
Asami and Korra wouldn't last more than a week if even that. Their chemistry as a relationship is less than any other in the show.
Korra had great chemistry with Bolin however that wasn't in the plans so they made a joke of it instead.
Just because they both have single digit IQs an can make each other laugh, doesn't mean they're meant to be.
Asami spent a lot more quality time with Korra than Bolin did. Hell, she spent a lot more time with Bolin than Korra did.
In fact it's easier to imagine Asami and Bolin in a relationship.
No, but they were the only people who seemed to genuinly enjoy eachothers company in season 1. After that they were just really good friends throughout the show.
Asami barely spend quality time with Korra at all. They were just in the same scenes for most of their shared screen time. Whereas Bolin and Korra always interacted in some way that was usually positive.
What are you even talking about? Bolin was one of the most supportive people Korra had in the show. Asami barely did anything compared to any other supportive character that Korra had. The only thing i can think of would be the letters, and that was Korras choice to not let the other be supportive.
Besides, i know that Borra died in book 1, because as i said, it wasn't in the original plan. But they still had more chemistry in those first 2-3 episodes than Korra and Asami had throughout the show.
Bolin doesn't really interact with people often, he acts at them, doing his unfunny shtick.
If you think that's chemistry, you probably got an F.
The entire ship is based on a fucking montage set to sappy music that got burned the very same episode.
Meanwhile Asami and Bolin's interaction in Book 2 was actually based on an interesting back and forth, with both serious and comedic notes.
Their scenes together are and the ones where he has to babysit Varrick, are the few moments where Bolin became more than a one-note character.
As i said, i don't consider his jokes chemistry. But he is supportive even when some of that is played for laughs, like his letters.
Pretty much yes, but is still showed more chemistry between them than anyone else ever had since. I get that you like Korrasami, but it was a shit pairing from the get go, and it didn't get any better.
Borra had the needed chemistry but it wasn't pursued, and that is why you can't really talk about chemistry beyond season 1, as it is just friendly support.
Bosami is fine. However you would notice that people in general just blindly accept whatever Korra says or does, so you don't really get that Back and Forth between Korra and anyone else.
Is the next Avatar series supposed to be cyberpunk or something?
Assuming it ever gets made.
to save a LoK
>>let asami be a minor villain
>>early in the first season where korra goes out with bolin as friends and has a great time, let that be a great friendship that sits for awhile
>>this makes mako the straight guy of team avatar
>>actually develop the three protagonists as a team, strengthen their bonds over time
>>travel the lands helping folk on your fucking polar dog
>>have Korra and bolin have the greatest bromance of all time, still let bolin fall for korras creepy cousin
fuck I cant keep going...just rewrite the ENTIRE series...the whole thing