After watching the last few weeks episodes, seeing Jinora utilizing spirit powers and the way she gets played by even Tenzen (during the tattoo scenes) make me think she is getting too powerful.
Anytime something important needs to happens, Jinora can handle it. She Mine as well replace Korra.
maybe i havent been watching very carefully but is her airbending really all that spectacular? it seems to me no single airbender so far in this show has even once approached what Aang did on a regular basis.
As for her spirit powers, nah that's cool. think of her like scarlet witch. is she op? well technically.
Her only power is to get the plot moving. Unless they have her summon an army of spirits to fight for her, she's not very powerful. Meelo kicks more ass than she does, and he's only 6.
Her spirit powers just seem to be made up on the spot for whatever situation she's facing.
Need to search underground?
>Oh by the way, I can still astrally project my spirit.
Need to find Kai specifically?
Oh, and I can locate him because of our special connection.
Need to send a message to Lassie because the baby bisons fell down a well?
>Oh, I can summon spirit critters who can relay messages to other spirits that only Bumi can understand, even though spirits have been regularly shown to be capable of speaking with regular humans just fine but I chose to summon one who can't for some reason.
There is no way Nick will let a preteen get tattoo's. I imagine they only let it slide with aang because he already had them. If they show Jinora getting them of have gotten them then every soccer mom in the country will cry "muh imitable acts".
>Oh by the way I can astrally project my spirit
>Like I did in the last season's finale
>Oh I can locate him because special connection
>Like I located Korra even though I was in the spirit world while he was a big blue colossus
>Oh I can summon spirit critters to send messsages
>Just like I did last season with the butterflies
All of this was totally made up on the spot
1 year ago.
female air nomads that have master tatttos only leave their front half of their head shaved.
>bald women are fugly
Let's not say things we can't take back now.
They're doing a good job (imo) of balancing her being talented for her age with her still being a kid who still has room to grow. It's better than how they handled the Gaang's "we flawlessly win every fight until the plot demands we lose" thing anyway.
Right but they never showed him with out them. Nick could of thought kids were to stupid to make the connection but with Jinora that's not the case. Kids could she her without them and then with them. Not saying I agree with them but showing a kid getting tattoos with the course of the actual story will get to many people angry and crying about imitable acts.
>Right but they never showed him with out them
IIRC they do in a couple of flashbacks. I remember he didn't have them when he first met Appa.
Nick will probably allow it because it's a cultural thing, Jinora's not getting the tattoos for shits and giggles. At the most we'll probably just see her shaved with bandages on her head and then her hair will start to grow back.
>At the most we'll probably just see her shaved with bandages on her head and then her hair will start to grow back.
Not even. If they do it at all, I'd say it will happen during a slight time skip between seasons.
>Jinora has shorter hair and tatoos
it's strongly implied that he has studied air nomad culture for quite a while before HERPDERPSPIRITS were giving air bending away like candy. It's entirely likely he went out and learned some air bender stances and forms just as a way of becoming a more agile fighter. If that were the case, he would really only need a short amount of practice once he actually gained the abilities.
Also, he really doesn't seem to be that good at bending. Sure, he is powerful, but he hasn't been shown to have that much control over it. He doesn't do any fancy techniques, like the air scooter, air sickles, or anything like that. He kinda just uses it as brute force to slap shit around, or dampen his falls.
has she shown anything good in a fight? all she has done is the spirit stuff which is apparently advanced airbending. it made more sense when she was just more spiritually aware then tenzin for no reason
We still don't know who he even is, you can't call BS just yet
Yes, let's take a kid's powerlevel assessment of the girl he's macking on seriously
Yes, he's done more cool fighting shit than Jinora
Because Raava fused with Korra again
Can you even imagine if it'd gone to Jinora instead, that shit would be hilarious
Jinora becomes the main character and Korra is relegated to bitter b-tier
the show improves tenfold
Lin's backstory, character development, Korra learned to Metalbend, Zaheer showed off a new skill, Kai and Jinora's budding romance, training of the new airbenders, learned of the death of an important character from the old show...
I guess that's fucking nothing.
Don't listen to him, he's just an idiot
The plot's centered around the aftermath of Korra's decisions in the Harmonic Convergence, specifically the return of the airbending and the resultant escape of a really fucking dangerous and knowledgeable criminals. They're being built up in the background while the efforts to rebuild the Air Nomads take center stage, which has gone from finding them to freeing them to training them. Also Mako/Bolin's, Lin's/her family's and some more of Tenzin and his family's issues all play out in surprisingly interesting and well executed ways.
I'm actually pretty impressed so far. I dropped Season 2 after Wan, but I'm back on board with this season now. Except for the first episode, Korra's been relegated mostly to the background, which I think has actually made a huge difference. She's still one of the weakest parts of her own show, so it's nice to have the rest of the cast fill in so nicely.
Anon, are we watching the same thing? The last two episodes were some of the best in the show so far. If you think "nothing" happened you either need to rewatch or reevaluate what you think "things happening" means.
>She's still one of the weakest parts of her own show
I fully disagree, but I agree, Mako and Bolin and Lin getting development has been great. I no longer hate Mako, and while Bolin hasn't been useful or anything, he seems more likeable and developed this time around. I especially liked the little scene between Bumi and Tenzin at the end of Ep. 7.
You're a fucking idiot.
I'm sorry, but there's really no other way to put it. That's wrong.
There are two romantic sub-plots, both of which have have some character development and are nicely tied into the plot without being obtrusive. They're even brand new characters with smooth and logical introductions, and story reasons to exist outside of being shipped.
I don't even fucking know where you're getting teen angst from. The only one with angst so far is Lin, and she's not a teen. Jinora wanting her tattoos, maybe, but no-one made a particularly big deal out of it and it was resolved in an episode. Barely qualifies.
Look, I hate the shitty parts of LoK as much as the next guy, but this season is legitimately good so far, if still rough around the edges. Don't let previous disappointment wreck what good there is to pull out of this thing.
>both of which have have some character development
What character is developing Bolin? besides girl likes him because reasons?
Lin is not a teen but she is surely acting like one.
Toph was one of the few things I didn't like about that episode, actually, although really my only reason is she doesn't at all line up with her previous portrayal. It makes sense, even, I can see the character going that route, it just threw me off. If I hadn't seen the original I probably would have barely noticed her.
Tenzin said that was optional, so maybe Jinora will grow back her normal hair after getting the tattoos.
Like father, like daughter.
I'm really surprised I did. I didn't really like him in season 1 or 2. Thank goodness they dropped the fartbending. I hope the gook that thought that was a good idea dies painfully.
>Jinora new Avatar
Who would her team be?
Even though it doesn't make that much sense, I think Jinora, Lin, Varrick (w/ iron man suit), and Eska would be a cool team.
Jinora's the brainiac, Varrick's the idea guy, Lin's the muscle, and Eska is the delicious brown.
I'm still upset that Vatu didn't possess Jinora. It would have worked quite well.
Unalaq wants to fuse with Vatu, only to be rejected because of Jinora has a superior connection that makes her a more suitable vessel
Soccer moms care way less about this stuff than this board thinks they do. Especially now compared to 15 years ago, since Gen Xers don't want to be like their uptight Baby Boomer parents.
The thing is, they taught a lot of the history through word of mouth before the fire nation fucked everything up, Jinora had to get all her information from books about air society.
I just saw E3 Episode 7 and while she is skilled, she isn't that powerful nor could she sense an attack. I'm not familiar with female airbenders, but do they shave their heads too? Bald airbending men could sense an oncoming attack with a clean shaven head, but what about women?
Opal decided to begin living for herself and doing what makes her happy instead of constantly worrying about her mother, a realization which Lin helped her reach after she herself came to terms with her feelings/anger toward her sister and mother, reconciled with/forgave them for their past wrongs, and entered back into her sister's life.
Although it was mostly retroactive, we saw/heard of how Lin's sister when from shithead Toph 2.0 to the matriarch is today.
Jinora's beginning to mature and chafe at her father's restrictions, and seek more freedom and responsibility (dating Kai, breaking rules, wanting her tattoos).
Like >>63770655 said, Bolin's beginning to learn that he doesn't need to keep a goofy facade up at all times and it's ok/beneficial to let his real self/desires show more
Tenzin realized that he's a crappy teacher and needs to pay more attention to his student's needs
Bumi realized he's a crappy lazy student and that what Tenzin is trying to teach him is worthwhile and has value, not to mention the whole can be/quit being/return to being an airbender, which I hope gets explored more because Bumi's awfully one-dimensional and this is a really interesting direction for him.
Kai is maybe? learning to be less of a little shit, there's not been of much of that yet
Korra is (wrongly) learning to have more faith in her abilities and decisions as an Avatar to bring about change, maybe, not too sure about that
That's all that comes to mind, there's undoubtedly more I'm not seeing/thinking of
eh I don't think she is. she's always been built up as a studious prodigy, it just so happens that she has a greater spiritual potential than even her father. i feel like the show is calling her a master a little too soon, but it's not that big a deal.
kai, on the other hand, is a complete sue. he's had about as much training as the other recruits (all of who were kidnapped by the Earth Queen) yet he seems to be able to beat everyone in combat already with very little build-up behind it. if the show is overpowering anyone it's him.
went from shithead-Toph 2.0*
I actually really enjoyed how well and how much of the Metal Clan they managed to set up in such a short time, one of the highlights of the show so far
In Aang's time, the Air Nomad culture seemed pretty uniform. Water benders have foggy swamp tribe, Northern Water Tribe, and Southern Watertribe. Earth Kingdom have their various minor kings, Sandbenders, Kyoshi Island warriors, etc. Even Fire Nation had those Aztec looking firebenders.
But with the air nomads, I got the impression that whether you go to North, South, East, or West temple, the people there would generally be the same.
Tenzin did his best to make the air acolytes a carbon copy of Aang's culture, but it could be interesting to see Tenzin's kids each run in their own different direction for how to be air acolytes, and have their followers reflect their beliefs too.
Aang got the master's tattoo at age 12, Jinora is at the age where it is expected. Kai lived his life as a rouge thief, his fighting style (quick, avoidant, good balance and coordination) suits airbending compared to the others who have no combat experience or are unbalanced.
Kai is corrupting her, trying to turn her into a little shit like him.
>learned of the death of an important character from the old show
Nobody's calling her a master except her and the kid trying to get into her pants
They've shown him to be the most talented new recruit a few times, but so far his notable exploits in combat have involved taking down a guy who was distracted with a hostage and beating up a poacher who was trying to surrender
Also suckerpunching Mako on a train, if you want to count that
He nearly got killed by a fucking Bison, for crying out loud, and he's a bit of a shithead of a kid besides. Why is everyone so eager to call Sue these days?
I think the tattoos is more of a thing for adults, and Aang got his early because he was an air nomad Avatar and thus naturally good at airbending.
She wants tattoos and piercings like a good little slut
>Korra is (wrongly) learning to have more faith in her abilities and decisions as an Avatar to bring about change, maybe, not too sure about that
No kidding. Hey Tenzin, how wise do you think Korra is now?
Aang can run so fast he creates tornadoes, blow on the ground to create massive instant dust clouds for escape, fly like a helicopter carrying a person heavier than him using his feet all by only twirling a stick, and ice breath so cold it instantly freezes metal.
Jinora needs her non-master boyfriend to save her and has a bullshit Astral Projection power that Zaheer already taught himself.
>Aang can run so fast he creates tornadoes
Only used once.
>blow on the ground to create massive instant dust clouds for escape
This isn't fucking advanced.
>fly like a helicopter carrying a person heavier than him using his feet all by only twirling a stick
She can do that.
>and ice breath so cold it instantly freezes metal.
Only used once.
>I especially liked the little scene between Bumi and Tenzin at the end of Ep. 7.
That was good but for the most part Tenzin and Bumi seem like immature manchildren. I can't point exactly what it is. I think the Lin/Suyin conflict could've been done a little better but those two, despite their flaws, still act and seem like adults to me. Tenzin and Bumi don't.
It's odd how different she is this season. She was supposed to be the meek, understanding type which fits the whole spiritual thing she has. You'd think she wouldn't lash out over tats and sulk over it.
Airbenders probably invented it but there's nothing stopping someone else from letting go of their earthly attachments. I wouldn't be surprised if Korra learns how to do it at one point.
>But with the air nomads, I got the impression that whether you go to North, South, East, or West temple, the people there would generally be the same.
What about those Indian Gurus? They're Air Nomads aren't they?
>I wouldn't be surprised if Korra learns how to do it at one point.
fucking hell did the trauma of how bad season 2 was erase the final episodes from your brain? remember, inside the tree?
That was just one guy. He said he wasn't an airbender, but he was a friend to them. He was more or less an air acolyte before air acolytes were a thing.
He used it on Ozai and Amon's dad, I wouldn't be surprised if he did give like a really devout acolyte airbending in the hopes that he could restart the nation that way but became dismayed when he started fucking shit up as an airbender.
Then again, I'm a little tired of every other villain being created through spiritbending.
>Behaving out of personality entirely
She wasn't, though. If she said something like screw the rules, I'm gonna hijack a bison and run away with Kai, THAT would be out of character.
She didn't say, "I want my tattoos NOW" she said, "according to our rules and traditions I'm more than qualified for my tattoos". There's a difference between the two.
Here's your answer.
Actually you're right, Tenzin was an idiot about the whole ting. The thing that surprises me most about Tenzin is how much he lacks empathy. For a guy who's a monk and worked in politics he sure is self centered and clueless about other people's feelings and motivations.
"Conflict resolution is what I do"
My sides were in orbit, I can't think of a single conflict she's "resolved" that didn't involve one side beating the other
I got a bit of that too. I think Bryke and co. just have a hard time into adult personal drama/characters, honestly
I mean, it is ostensibly a kid's show, so I can't get too upset about the level of personal drama/maturity of characters,
At least they're consistently manchildren
Actually it makes decent sense. Tenzin truly believes in his lifestyle, so much he doesn't understand people want to eat meat and don't care for long, boring stories about guys that don't eat.
not taking advantage of the opportunity of being able to commune with her past avatars is going to screw over Korra somehow in the future, as well as all future airbenders because their lineage will only date back to her and she won't even be able to pass on their knowledge (save spiritbending from aang and wan's story)
>For a guy who's a monk and worked in politics he sure is self centered and clueless about other people's feelings and motivations.
He didn't exactly have any competition for his position in the council, since he was the only adult air bender at the time.
Probably explains why Tarlockk was about to talk circles around Tenzin and always get the other councilmen to support what he wanted instead of what Tenzin wanted.
>I'm a little tired of every other villain being created through spiritbending.
I'm actually convinced they had Korra break her ties from all her past lives so they could get rid of spirit bending. Aang was the only one who actually knew it.
Guru Lahima was an airbender though and Kya said that there were so many she can't remember them all.
So far there's Guru Pathik, Lahima, and the guy Tenzin was talking about who fasted for 97 days.
>meets a boy and instantly wants to cover herself in tats and piercings
She'll make a good little Tumblrslut
Since when could spirit bending give people bending? And if Zaheer had airbending at one point we probably would've known by now.. He didn't say he got his airbending back, he said he got it from Harmonic Convergence.
I don't see any reason to believe Zaheer could airbed at any time before Harmonic Convergence
Aang was able to use it to give Korra her bending back. Thing is we don't know if it can give a non-bender (like Asami for example) bending.
My stance has always been it can't give what was never there but I don't know.
Jinora by the end of this season
Piercings on her clit and tats on her eyebrows will be included
M-maybe Kai will be likeable by then, r-right?
To be fair, they're nets and they're tiny. Aang's lucky he didn't wind up rotting like a papaya.
It's because they're brothers. If you've ever had to put up with family drama, even a grandpa/ma can act like a big baby when dealing with their family members.
If Bumi was just another random air guy like the rest of the new recruits, they'd have interacted differently.
>Kya said that there were so many she can't remember them all.
If there were only 5, Kya probably still wouldn't have given enough of a fuck to remember them all.
It's a bad feel.
You find a tree, I'll find the rope.
See, I could understand if Aang thought because he grew up with airbenders that but Tenzin has two siblings and a parent who don't live as Air Nomads and he was a politician in Republic City. You would think he would have enough experience with different people to see that not everyone sees the good in the Air Nomad lifestyle.
Hell, he's ex-girlfriend and Korra(initially at least) are good examples of that. After that how can he be surprised when other people aren't as excited about it as he is?
Even if he wasn't the best councilmen the fact that his decisions affected other people should've had forced him to try and think about things from a different perspective.
why would they
without raava the avatar is no more or less human than anyone else, since she was the vessel for their spirits after they passed from this world, and she was destroyed, their spirits all died too.
THE PAST AVATARS ARE DEAD
What will little Jinora's tramp stamp look like? You know she wants one, to get back at daddy and make Kai happy.
>My sides were in orbit, I can't think of a single conflict she's "resolved" that didn't involve one side beating the other
She couldn't even mediate the conflict that was happening right in front of her. Also, did that line bother anyone else? It was just so...obvious. I get that its a kids show but does it have to
be spelled out that clearly?
>I got a bit of that too. I think Bryke and co. just have a hard time into adult personal drama/characters, honestly
>I mean, it is ostensibly a kid's show, so I can't get too upset about the level of personal drama/maturity of characters,
>At least they're consistently manchildren
Idk, I thought they did a good job with Lin and Suyin. It wasn't perfect but they acted like adults. Flawed adults clearly but still as adults.
>It's because they're brothers. If you've ever had to put up with family drama, even a grandpa/ma can act like a big baby when dealing with their family members.
>If Bumi was just another random air guy like the rest of the new recruits, they'd have interacted differently.
But like I said beofre, the Lin/Suyin conflict was handled much better and neither looked like manchildren. Lin came off as too bitter and I think Suyin is a haughty slef centered diva but I could see people they're age acting like. I have a harder time imagining adults acting like Tenzin and Bumi, especially given the former is a monk and a person of influence in his city and the latter was an Admiral.
>If there were only 5, Kya probably still wouldn't have given enough of a fuck to remember them all.
That's true but clearly there is more than one. Plus Lahima lived 4000 years ago so the gurus have likely bee around for a long time. I think they're not unlike the avatar in that they're particularly rare individuals but across 4000 years there's got to be a few dozen of them at least.
I don't know about that anon. Even re joining with Raava wasn't the same as it was with Wan.
I think her connection was still there and that's what allowed her to become Mega Korra.
>My stance has always been it can't give what was never there but I don't know.
That's what I figured
I forgot that they used spirit bending. I still don't think Zaheer was given airbending. Lin didn't say Zaheer got his bending back, she just said he's now and airbender. Zuko said something similar.
I distinctly remember the scene being about how Korra had a power and strength all her own that had nothing to do with her being the Avatar.
> Even re joining with Raava wasn't the same as it was with Wan
Raava and Wan joined in the heat of battle, Raava and Korra joined after the big fight and it was essentially the same thing, just with the latter they were more poetic about it.
>Tenzin or his kids a boost.
I always thought her giant blue self was so powerful because her soul had gone through so many reincarnations and lifetimes where she was connected to Raava eventually made her soul just as powerful
It's been awhile since I saw those eps but I'm pretty sure Tenzin explains what the purpose of the tree is.
How/why Korra manifests her spiritual energy as a giant blue version of herself, I have no idea, but it's pretty in-character for Korra.
They're at least there for each other. Remember when Desna got injured towards the end of Book 2 and Eska was right there by his side?
I think one of the main problems I have with Bolin Mako is that we were told Mako was protective of Bolin but never really saw it. However, I did like that he tried to push Bolin towards Opal. Regardless of how that relationship turns out it was a bro move to tell him to try and settle down with a nice girl.
>I have no idea, but it's pretty in-character for Korra.
In character in that Korra always has an asspull. Honestly I try and forget those episodes ever happened. Maybe I'm overreacting but I remember just flat out hating the S2 finale aside from "Zhu Lee, do the thing"
anon how could you hate this face?
look at this adorable little faaaaace.
Bolin wasn't even interested in starting anything or even aware until Mako told him.
Mako is a catalyst for romance shit.
Also despite being so protective of Bolin, Mako brushes off Eska's treatment of Bolin.
So what the fuck was Kyoshi's deal? We know she lived absurdly long but all the avatars look like they did when they died, not like they did in their prime.
So even when she was over 200 years old she still looked like that?
I seriously doubt it. If any of the airbenders is going to turn its going to be that little shit Kai. Opal is too pure. Opal will likely become more assertive but I doubt she'll turn, she doesn't really have any reason to at this point and we've seen that she doesn't like conflict. Kai has been shown to be more violent and we know he's easily tempted by material gain.
If Bolin doesn't screw this up and actually ends up with a qt Airfu it'll almost be worth it to sit through the relationshit.
>Bolin wasn't even interested in starting anything or even aware until Mako told him.
Exactly, Mako showed that he wants his brother to actually have a stable relationship with someone who isn't crazy or shallow.
>Mako is a catalyst for romance shit.
>Also despite being so protective of Bolin, Mako brushes off Eska's treatment of Bolin.
See that's what I was talking about. We're told he's protective of Bolin but we rarely, if ever, saw it. Wasn't he more upset when Korra went missing than when Bolin went missing in S2? Serious question here, its been a while.
Either way he basically told Bolin to fuck off in S2 and he did a terrible job of protecting him in S1. Maybe know since he lost both Asami and Korra he'll actually give a shit about his own brother.
Mako flipped his shit like a light switch and immediately dropped everyone and everything else in his life (including his karmic past lives) once he heard that Korra went missing.
He took Bolin's disappearance in Book 1 like it was Sunday in the park and Bolin's relationshit in Book 2 with similar stride.
Mako, Bolin, and Asami are just there because Aang had a group of people close to his age around him.
>Mako flipped his shit like a light switch and immediately dropped everyone and everything else in his life (including his karmic past lives) once he heard that Korra went missing.
>He took Bolin's disappearance in Book 1 like it was Sunday in the park and Bolin's relationshit in Book 2 with similar stride.
That's how I remembered it. Fuck S1 Mako.
>Mako, Bolin, and Asami are just there because Aang had a group of people close to his age around him.
True. I know the relationshit has been more miss than hit so far but I'm cautiously optimistic that Opal injects new life into team Avatar.
In Mako's defense the situations were pretty different.
Bollin's kidnapping wasn't even assumed a kidnapping until it became obvious. Whereas Korra was in the middle of this huge thing.
The first is "my fuck up brother is gone for the night after saying he's off to run some dumb scheme. He's probably in no real danger just being stupid somewhere" whereas the second is "VIP (who I also want to fuck) goes missing after antagonizing brutally effective enemy with an MO for kidnapping people they don't like".
Not that Mako isn't a bad brother for not being more attentive or worried but one situation had much more obvious stakes.
Can somebody please link me the download, I've had an incredibly shitty day that was self inflicted the moment I decided to clean the fridge
Clean your fridges regularly people, it'll be worth it.
dont be an ass
Would it have been good if we had a possessed evil Jinora in season 2?
I'd link to it directly, but his website sets off the spam filter.
I think there was a way to make it work if Book 2 had been longer so as to devote more time to her character. And it would've made sense with Jinora's spiritual connection.
At this point, Opal seems like she could be a prime candidate for Zaheer's own nation of Airbenders.
>Opal seems like she could be a prime candidate for Zaheer's own nation of Airbenders.
Are you saying what I think you're saying?
>At this point, Opal seems like she could be a prime candidate for Zaheer's own nation of Airbenders.
Zaheer could intercept Opal on her way to the temple, it's a long shot though.
My prediction has been that Zaheer will kidnap Opal and that's why the Krew goes to Si Wong. At least that's the way it kinda felt from the trailers. Depends on who Ghazan was carrying on his back, some say it looks like Korra, others say it looks like Opal.
>others say it looks like Opal
Like nobody has said it's Opal, it's obvious it's Korra.
But I have read some in the threads speculate it could be Opal. Both she and Korra practically have the same build.
The thing is they only have 6 episodes left. Are they really going to have another Korra gets captured plotline that'll waste two episodes? At first I thought Zaheer and the Red Lotus would kidnap Korra and take her to Si Wong, but the trailer has Korra looking out at the desert town during the sunset before it shows Asami carrying her away. So obviously Korra isn't a prisoner when the Si Wong episodes start, which will probably be after the next episode. So either they catch Korra in her pajamas just to fail and run away while Korra and friends go to the desert for whatever fucking reason, or Korra has to follow them to the desert.
>Are they really going to have another Korra gets captured plotline that'll waste two episodes?
She doesn't get captured.
>or Korra has to follow them to the desert.
Pretty obvious that's what happens, but she probably does it because they found her and she wants to put an end to things.
They COULD kidnap Opal as a hostage situation (none of this corruption bullshit) when they fail to grab Korra but it's obvious in that one cap it's her, not Opal.
>Utility power. 8/10
>Overall strength, 2/10
Her powers are really useful, but aren't all that powerful. Sure, its annoying for the entire party to know where location of plot B is, but they did a pretty good job restricting it.
>Need to actually know the person personally to locate them.
>Sending a message would have take considerable time and only worked because it was near by.
>The more OP stuff happened because end game plot power up buff occurred.
yeah, i get that, but once they had a lead, Mako knew Bolin was getting mixed up in gang stuff. He knew Bolin was in a bad situation, especially since he knew Bolin fucked Shady Shin over in the past. And shortly after, he literlly sees Bolin bounds and gagged by a terrorist group. And yet he was still completely calm.
I remember when Aang used an airblade here
This season is better than the last one and quickly becoming contender to overthrow the first.
All they have to do is not fuck up Zaheer's reason to take out Korra and it'll actually be... good.
>Air Benders killing people.
Some how, I think when the first created this series, they just out right realized how OP wind really was, and thought this was a good way to limit them.
It's blown 2 out of the fucking water already, and all it needs to beat 1 is not botch the ending.
It's iffy, but it was kind of inevitable for the universe and the execution's actually been not bad so far
>lin's sister is a cunt
In flashbacks that we're done with? As of now she's one of the least cunty characters on the show, certainly less so than Lin
>waterbender with water arms
Don't even try and pretend the physics of this series has ever made sense. It's not a terrible concept.
>super unstoppable villains from all 4 elements
Fuck you, exbendables is the funnest thing to come out of this show in a long time
No they're not. they're korra.
Rava has NOTHING to do with the reincarnation. she says herself that she would "stay with you through your reincarnations"
Reincarnation is a thing in avatarverse, everyone does it. just most people can't remember their past lives. the avatar can because Rava acts like a library for them all.
The other avatars were never "spirits" inside korra, they literally ARE korra. the avatar is 1 person.
They themselves speak of it as such. When Roku took over aang's body to make him teach firebending, he said "I have mastered the elements a thousand times, and I shall do so again"
He makes no distinction between himself and aang.
At this point of time in 2 everyone was saying it was the best season evar too. /co/ is easily entertained by shiny things.
When Aang returned to the temple, his master's corpse was surrounded by fire nation soldiers bodies.
COMET POWERED fire nation soldiers(so like, a dozen times stronger than normal).
I'd say Airbender lethality was thought of before.
Part of achieving some forms of enlightenment is sort of nihilism, I'm sure some air nomad who acheived this sort of nirvana and questioned methods of air bending required to kill.
No, I thought S2 was trash pretty much from the get-go
Really? I didn't get that at all
I mean there was that one swipe at Lin's teaching ability while Lin was in full bitch-fit mode and that was pretty much it
>Preachy liberal anti authority bitch
>Says the queen should be overthrown
>Married an accupuncturer
>Son is an unemployed artist
>Everything is always about her, attention whore
-10/10 would trash
The queen is an evil bear-eating bitch, to be fair
Also her husband was the architect who designed the crazy-ass seal-able metal flower city
I want to say you're wrong, but
I still see Kai as being part of the "not fucking up the ending" thing. His entire character seems to be leading up to something. He was introduced for a reason, and that reason wasn't shipping with Tenzin's daughter.
I'm currently sitting at a "this better be good"
>He was introduced for a reason, and that reason wasn't shipping with Tenzin's daughter.
Does this look like the face of good ideas?
I don't mind that asspull on account of >>63766981 but I do think it's bullshit that he exists in the first place. I find the "super powerful bad guys!! from all 4 elements!" thing very cringeworthy.
The "THEY COULD DESTROY THE WORLD" thing was fucking retarded, but the idea of really powerful/unique benders isn't even new, we had Sparky and the bloodbender in ATLA. I think making an Elite Four out of them is fucking great, assuming the whole thing just doesn't fall apart later. That they have some sort of larger significant goal/purpose also helps.
>Team Avatar from ATLA except adult, evil, a little weirder, and no non-bender that we know of.
How are they like team Avatar aside from being multi-elemental? Armless isn't really anything like Katara, Lavaguy isn't like Toph, Combustion Lady isn't like Zuko, etc.
I think Zahir need Jinora to get into the spirit world and find Lahima. Or at least Korra.
How has this not been posted yet?
I hope it'll be like this.
The issue is that they don't actually know that many airbender techniques to teach. Aang only got taught until he was 12 so he only really had 12 years worth of techniques to pass onto Tenzin who in turn only had those techniques to pass onto Jinora
Isn't it that you only receive your tattoos when you invent a new technique? Aang got his from inventing the air scooter. Does Jinora's new "hurr spirit mode is high level airbending" count as a new invention? Cuz it seems implied that Guru Latema (don't know spelling) was able to do it, and that Zaheer can now as well.
Still, Tenzin was far smarter in the first season, where he was actually an intelligent mentor that despite some flaws, you could see being a son of Aang.
Now they've just been turning him into ineffectual father who can't spiritually connect, is arrogant, self-centered, and stupid. His character descent is actually pretty annoying.
Mako is supposed to be protective though and he has virtually nothing interesting going on. No one cares about his life as a cop and he fucked up both his relationships with Asami and Korra.
True at first but he still dropped the ball later when he knew Bolin was in trouble.
Zaheer and his gang show up in Zaofu right after Korra and the gang leaves. They fuck up Zaofu real hard and probably hurt Opal's family, maybe even using them as hostages to try to get Korra to give herself up.
Jinora is one year.
Her eyebrows will be drawn on like those MexiRican chicks
Well, Aang was an airbender genius who got his master status when he was younger than Jinora and was trained by a monastery of fully intact airbender teachers and wisdom.
Jinora has third-hand information from her father, who learned it from Aang, who learned it from the full society.
>As of now she's one of the least cunty characters on the show, certainly less so than Lin
Its easy to not be a cunt when you end up like Suyin has. Its hard not to be when you're alone like Lin, especially after you devoted your life to saving others and doing the right thing.
>I mean there was that one swipe at Lin's teaching ability while Lin was in full bitch-fit mode and that was pretty much it
And the line about Tenzin.
Suyin isn't a terrible person but she's one of those people who got more than she deserved while Lin got less.
Time has not been nice to any people we've seen from Aang's generation.
- Aang and Katara were shitty parents, plus one of them is dead.
- Toph was a shitty mom, probably dead in a dump somewhere right now.
- Even decades later, Zuko is still jobbing.
- Sokka is dead, and we don't even know if he got any tail.
- Earth King gave birth to a sociopath cunt of a daughter who probably ate his best friend bear.
The only one who seems to have had it made was Iroh, becoming a spiritual Jesus or some shit.
>- Aang and Katara were shitty parents, plus one of them is dead.
I thought Katara was supposed to have been a good mum. Also didn't she die in season one or am I remembering wrong?
>The only one who seems to have had it made was Iroh, becoming a spiritual Jesus or some shit.
This is the worst possible thing!
>another episode where Tenzin has to learn something instead of everyone else
For a so-called master, he sure has to learn a load of self-evident life lessons.
Unlike the kids, who can do no wrong as it seems.
I especially liked the part where Kai used two twigs to pick a lock. Now I'm no locksmith, but I'm pretty sure you need something sturdier.
Except not really. Korra can still energybend, which is why she did that astral projection in HC and fought Unavaatu.
Most likely, she'll learn more about energybending in the finale.
But don't you get it anon! Kai is an experienced street rat who knows all about picking locks! There's no way a bunch of mean old poachers are gonna keep a kid with a can-do attitude down for long!
I don't care about that.
I care about the fact that a 50 year old masterbender and politician, who's supposed to have enlightenment coming out of his ass, can't figure out how to teach his students properly.
Granted the only person he really taught before was Korra and "taught" isn't really the right word. More like "tamed" or "domesticated".
Why didn't he treat all the nomads like his kids, they turned into okay benders.
>She gets captured effortlessly by some thugs who, excpet for the leader, are not even benders
>Is Jinora overpowered?
If you watched the show you'd be able to answer that question.
>She gets captured effortlessly by some thugs who, excpet for the leader, are not even benders
I remember at least two earthbenders. In fact I think they were mostly earthbenders.
Squad of 4 uber-powerful and talented benders, all friends, with at least one romantic relationship, banter, working around the goals of their airbender leader, and with unique tricks or disfigurements for the setting (avatar state, metal-bending, bloodbending, Zuko's scar)
He's human. Besides, I'll take dumb flaws over none any day.
Tenzin did an okay job of "containing" Korra, at least in season 1.
Because that's what the Avatar is now.
A natural disaster.
And not in the charming way like Vash the Stampede.
>mfw Zaheer only went to Air Island to steal the Guru Lahima necklace
On that note does anyone else wish Tenzin would've talked at least a little bit about who Guru Lahima and possible reasons why Zaheer admires him so much? Maybe Kya could've mentioned his comment about Lahima being the wisest airbender who ever lived and then Tenzin elaborates on who Lahima was.
>Also the glider staff.
Yeah that...makes a lot more sense.
Plus he was planning on assassinating the President so it makes sense for him to go to Republic City before he hunts down Korra.
>Granted the only person he really taught before was Korra and "taught" isn't really the right word. More like "tamed" or "domesticated".
Plus the air acolytes, but they were probably a lot easier because they actually wanted to do all the airbender stuff. Prospective air acolytes were probably excited to go vegetarian and shave their heads and shit.
Plus, the airbenders are new and stuff, not diamond dozen non-bender windaboos like Tenzin usually gets. So it was probably a combination of Tenzin getting too excited about getting new airbender air nomads and pushing them too hard, with having students who weren't as motivated as the students he is used to having (for most of them their main alternate choice was going back to the Earth Kingdom to get conscripted again.)
>Jinora has third-hand information from her father, who learned it from Aang, who learned it from the full society.
Everything that Tenzin probably couldn't teach her, I'm sure she read about in one of her books.
>Why didn't he treat all the nomads like his kids, they turned into okay benders.
Who says he didn't?
Why do you think they are so good at bending? He's a tough teacher and his kids adapted to it because it's what they had to grow up with.
Tenzin just needs to learn how to transition these new air benders into a monk life style, which pema made clear wasn't easy at first. Of course he's going to have issues when his new students don't really understand what it means to be a monk.
Legendof Korra? more like Legend of Shit, am I right?
It's not as good as TLAB however it still has it's moments.
The first 2 seasons could have been dragged out longer for character development but they were still enjoyable to watch.
Season 3 so far has been just great, the only issue I have is being too secretive about the villains or anti-heroes.
something to consider is that he was put in a super jail for being one of the most dangerous people on the planet. Before he could air bend. He had a high interest in air nomad philosophy and style beforehand. It is more than likely he could fight high level benders before just via martial arts badassery. He doesn't need to do a lot of advanced air bending, he just needs to use it to supliment his already (presumably) dangerous martial ability.
>Season 3 so far has been just great, the only issue I have is being too secretive about the villains or anti-heroes.
They're dropping hints at least. Amon was a hue secret up until the massive info dump that is episode 11.
>Plus the air acolytes, but they were probably a lot easier because they actually wanted to do all the airbender stuff. Prospective air acolytes were probably excited to go vegetarian and shave their heads and shit.
Also they couldn't actually bend so Tenzin had no way to tell whether the things he was teaching them would actually work
Someone is confused about the difference between parenting and teaching. There are great similarities, but you can parent quite well and teach on person very similar to you without a hell of a lot of enlightenment.
If Zaheer was one of Aang's pupils on the island, he may have also just wanted to visit the old stomping grounds, but I think he was also waiting for Korra and Tenzin to show up. When he realized that wasn't gonna happen, he just took that necklace and bounced.
Agree that Tenzin should have dropped some exposition when Kya mentioned the necklace
It's not like she didn't have character growth before.
The show just tends to forget about it after a couple of episodes.
Granted season 3 had the longest stretch of Korra not being a nuisance.
Hopefully it will finally stick.
Although she still loves taking credit for things that were beyond her control and just happened to work out okay. But whatever.
She's a nuisance by butting into Lin's personal life and acting like she knows everything about it, and then fo course taking credit for their reconciliation when talking to Tenzin
The funny thing is that she's actually part of the reason the situation escalated in the first place.
But hey, she's done far worse. Far, far worse.
To the point where I've grown used to the fact that she's basically the brown, unfunny Sterling Archer of Avatars.
>If Zaheer was one of Aang's pupils on the island, he may have also just wanted to visit the old stomping grounds
He doesn't strike as the sentimental type.
>I think he was also waiting for Korra and Tenzin to show up.
I think he went to Republic City to assassinate the President and was just hoping Korra and Tenzin would arrive so he could kill two birds with one stone
>When he realized that wasn't gonna happen, he just took that necklace and bounced.
I think he was there for the glider and the necklace was a bonus.
>She's a nuisance by butting into Lin's personal life and acting like she knows everything about it, and then fo course taking credit for their reconciliation when talking to Tenzin
he was awful with Lin. Btw, I don't remember her taking credit for how that turned out. What did she say exactly?
Episode 5 was one of the most cringeinducing things I've watched in a long time.
Why the fuck is Mike allowed to write scripts? He is going toforce in his daddy issues and PETA propaganda in painful ways.
>He doesn't strike me as the sentimental type
the guy blew his cover for a necklace with some mystical poetry written on it. Wouldn't be surprised if after 13 years he wanted to visit the place where his master taught him everything he knows...assuming the Air Acolyte theory is true.
I'm absolutely dreading the shadbase response to this
he gains wisdom from the old airbenders, that's how he could pinpoint korra by just meditating, their little lessons are very powerful to him because he's actually smart.
>the guy blew his cover for a necklace with some mystical poetry written on it.
Personally I think he was there to get a glider and only stole the necklace because he happened to notice it and get distracted, which is why Ikki could sneak up on him. He seems to have an obsession with Lahima but I don't think he's the type to come back to visit for fun.
Still, at this point either of us could be right. Event though I wish they would give us more hints I do like that they aren't spoon feeding us these villains motivations and thoughts at every turn like they are with the rest of the cast. I can't be the only one who feels most of the characters keep stating the obvious. That Korra line about conflict resolution was cringe worthy IMO.
>He seems to have an obsession with Lahima but I don't think he's the type to come back to visit for fun.
Well, I'm not saying he just came to visit for fun, but it'd make sense for a lot of reasons unrelated to his trying to catch Korra for him to want to return to Air Temple Island if he's an old acolyte. He admires Air Nomad culture and the wisdom of the past masters and if Aang was his actual master, he'd probably want to look around the temple Aang built where he may have been trained himself. His main reason for being there I think was that he was waiting for Korra and Tenzin to show up though.
>steal bison just to eat them, isntead of train and use them as powerful tools/transportation devices/weapons
>throw in another jab about killing confession bear and eating him
Mike HAS to have his meat is murder bullshit forced into every fucking story doesn't he?
These pouchers are just thugs. It's quicker to just cash them into right away to someone who wants to eat them on the black market instead of investing time and money to train them, which they might not even know how to do.
Honestly Jinora is WAY too overpowered. Anytime someone is missing/kidnapped/in trouble and they are close to Jinora(so every main character) she can just meditate and find them, and if it's HER that's in trouble she can do that or send spirit animals to get help.
So at this point any time a character is seemingly fucked you know Jinora will get them out with medication
Heck, you're lucky he didn't throw in a line about people in the Earth Kingdom wanting to eat their powdered bison wang for traditional medicine.
I was implying that no one would do that, especially not the queen, you idiot. She kidnaps children to train as soldiers, those bison can be highly useful in war. It makes no sense for her character. It was literally just written that way to make meat eaters look like monsters
>Mike didn't write Original Airbenders though, it was Tim
That's why the dialogue wasn't horrifying like it was in the oen Mike wrote(episode 5)
Mike still contributes to the overall plot, so he probably decided the queen wanted bison just to eat them instead of using them for something she'd actually care more about
At this point we don't know and it could be any number of things. Honestly I like it like that, though I do want to eventually know more about Zaheer, his motivations, and his personality and thought process. With the way some of the dialogue has been written this season I'm worried it'll come out off though.
Wasn't Sokka a meat lover? I can't remember if they ever portrayed that as a flaw.
>I was implying that no one would do that,
Except it actually does happen in real life. Lots of species have been endangered by people killing them just to sell ivory, fur or meat to rich faggots or the superstitious middle class who believes they'll get sexual powers.
>It was literally just written that way to make meat eaters look like monsters
No, you're just being an overly sensitive and insecure /pol/-tard.
>Wasn't Sokka a meat lover? I can't remember if they ever portrayed that as a flaw.
Mike didn't force his daddy issues the way he does now back during TLA. What's your point? That he was better back then because they had a huge team of people contributing and hadn't lost their minds? I agree.
Don't forget Korra's little cook out at the park.
Mike & Bryan certainly favor vegetarianism, but they've never had any problem with characters from other nations besides their nation of Mary Sue Nomads being meat eaters, which is why the point was stressed about Earth Kingdom nobles just wanting rare meat to look fancy rather than eating meat. Heck, the Water Tribes have a shit ton of pelts from animals they've hunted and killed.
I meant that Sokka was a good guy who was unapologetic about eating meat so its not like meat eating is shown as bad across the board, though to be fair its been a really long time since I've seen ATLA so I could be remembering this wrong.
Also there was plenty of daddy issues in ATLA. Toph's dad was overprotective, Zuko's dad was abusive, and didn't Sokka and/or Katara give their dad shit for abandoning them to fight against the Fire Nation
>Lots of species have been endangered by people killing them just to sell ivory, fur or meat to rich faggots or the superstitious middle class who believes they'll get sexual powers.
but they aren't fucking SKY BISON
They don't have the uses that sky bison have espeically to a fucking queen who wants more weapons for war
It's more meant to villianize the Earth Queen. In real life poachers don't kidnap elephants or rhinos to train them or anything, they just kill them and take what's profitable because they give zero fucks.
In real life, these poachers tend to be desperately poor, but this never seems to be brought up in any media with poachers, not just Avatar.
It'd be interesting to see what would happen if some Earth Kingdom or Fire Nation people actually did find a herd of air bison, managed to tame them, and then started using them as beasts of burden or ranching them for meat (or maybe milk?) since I'm sure Tenzin and Jinora would get butthurt about it, but I think would have to wind up accepting it.
I guess it is possible that the poachers just kill the bison and sell the meat and the Earth Queen's just like "hey, good eats."
For all we know, she actually does have plans to catch live air bison, but was waiting until she finished training her Airbender regiment.
I'm not sure that'd be too practical. Let's say she gets an air bison.
Absolutely no one in the earth kingdom knows how to train one. Or how to fly one.
It's like if you stole an airplane, but had no one to teach you to ride it or a book on how to fly it. Plus, you're a villain and maltreating the plane, so it hates the fuck out of you.
Do you really want to try to fly it using trial and error?
All the kids in The Last Airbender were pretty over powered.
So it's only natural that Jinora be overpowered, especially since she's the granddaughter of the Avatar.
Azula and Zuko also had genes from an Avatar and they were very powerful too.
>so it hates the fuck out of you.
They kidnapped the babies that were able to be tamed. It's like training animals in a zoo, you train elephants when they're babbies, chain them up, and when they're strong enough to break the chains and gain freedom they don't because it's been ingrained into them that they can't. the poachers were kidnapping baby bison because it's not like they could fuck with the adult ones, or they'd just kill those because it's way more meat and fur anyway. So it only shows how powerful the bison could be to someone who wants weapons like the queen. get them when they're babies and have loyal adults
Yeah, when Jinora was chewing out the pouchers, she was made because the bison were endangered. If they were just some deer or some common animal, they'd just be hunters, not pouchers and there wouldn't be anything wrong with what they were doing.
Maybe. The pouchers probably don't butcher them, they just sell it to whoever is buying, who happens to be cooks who want to please an evil queen.
True enough. But the Queen isn't a great thinker or a military mastermind, she's just a bully. If anyone in the Earth Kingdom does think of using the bison as war weapons, it'll be one of her generals, not that overgrown brat on the throne.
>Also there was plenty of daddy issues in ATLA. Toph's dad was overprotective, Zuko's dad was abusive, and didn't Sokka and/or Katara give their dad shit for abandoning them to fight against the Fire Nation
True but it didn't feel shoehorned in like it does in Korra, it was well written and made sense in the sotry and for their character developmetnt
>It could take a long time for them to get to the Earth Kingdom capital.
>Maybe the cooks have some sort of weird feeding ritual they'd want to do before slaughter, like how they make goose pate.
>True but it didn't feel shoehorned in like it does in Korra, it was well written and made sense in the sotry and for their character developmetnt
I liked the Lin/Suyin story line. It was a perfect reversal of Toph's issues with her parents and even though I wish Lin didn't get screwed over the way she did I still thought it was entertaining and I was satisfied with it.
I just think the problem was Su's voice actress made her sound more smug than they probably wanted her to come across. The Spanish VA was better and helped get across that Su is just a really forgiving person.
Definitely agree with that but I still didn't like the story, at least teh way Lin was portrayed as the bad guy. I mean she definitely was for talking to her niece like that but a lot of it was horribly done, like the scene with her at the dinner table. Jesus it waws painful to watch. But yeah the spanish dub ingeneral is surprisingly good
I thought the way she sounded was fitting. Its not uncommon for people who are as progressive as she is to turn out a little smug.
I thought they were in the Northern Air Temple? I'm sure its close to the Earth Kingdom given how big it is but you would think they could find one water bender to make things a little easier. If they don't kill them they would have to keep them alive until they arrived in Ba Sing Se.
>I thought the way she sounded was fitting. Its not uncommon for people who are as progressive as she is to turn out a little smug.
It's just things like the scene where Lin confronts Su, Sterling's voice made her sound like she was almost scoffing at Lin's feelings. The Spanish VA didn't give me that impression.
In fact, I liked a lot of the voices better or just as much in Spanish, except for Korra's.
I thought it was said that they were in prison for like 10 years. According to Tenzin and Korras father saying how Zaheer was looking for her and the reason why she was sheltered so much in the first place.
It's gonna be Kai. But then in a dramatic turn of events he'll turn on Zaheer at the last moment to save Jinora or something
Kai's too balanced. He may be a little thieving dick, but it's because of that that he is likely not to be seduced by strangers to the darkside. Plus, he's got Jinora who offers extra protections against evil influences.
Opal's naive, knows nothing of the world outside her home, wants to become a better airbender and wants adventure. And she's too adorable and pure for the show to not ruin her life.
>It's just things like the scene where Lin confronts Su, Sterling's voice made her sound like she was almost scoffing at Lin's feelings.
I think that's in character for Suyin. Lin's problem is that she has a hard time letting things go and moving on but Suyin's is that she does so too easily so from her perspective Lin is being unreasonable.
13 I think. P'Li mentioned it twice and you have to figure the other three were imprisoned around the same time
That's how I was using it
No, it would fit perfectly. If something bad happened to Jinora I could see Kai's rage sending him to the dark side. Jinora would then try to bring him back to the good side and may or may not succeed.