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Of all the wasted potential in this show the lack of friendship

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Of all the wasted potential in this show the lack of friendship between the main cast(Bolin and Korra especially) hurts the most. How much better would B1 be if the relationship drama was replaced with more of these two paling around?
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>>77956913
oh man, agreed. friends being friends was part of what made ATLA so good
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>>77956913
This. I Always felt like Korra shouldn't have been interested in Romance at all. She'd never had friends her own age and it would've been cool to see her having some and interacting with them and just being bros.
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I've wondered about this, too. But it's sort of impossible to know, because Bolin's character for most of the series is predicated on the fact that Korra never considers him as a serious partner. In the end, Bolin was just "the comic-relief guy," as we all feared (with a dash of "Hey, I have special bending abilities now" thrown in for good measure).

The track of Bolin's character arc would be fairly different if he had a romantic interest, for the duration of the series, who was as gritty, practical, and forthright as he.
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>>77957185
That image makes me want to ship them. Too bad they made him a manchild.
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So are Korra threads just dead now unless they start with a bait post? Or is it that ALL threads are dead now unless they start with a bait post?
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>>77956913
I think it would have been better by quite a lot. It might even have made up for how boring pro-bending was.
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It's been over a fucking year. Stop making these circlejerk threads if you've got nothing new to put out.
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>>77960571
And yet Batfags still discuss The Killing Joke and BTAS despite them being older than dirt.

What you're really saying is "Stop talking about what I don't like!"
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>>77960655
No you get the fuck off it, these are always the same damn thing: Manchildren discussing their passionate hatred for a so-so sequel. Defending this is like defending baneposting.
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>>77956913

Honestly, the character of Bolin was damaged beyond good in season 2. They just kept making him more retarded with every "book", the guy just never achieved his full potential and was delegated to be nothing but comic relief.

Bryke fucked up with everything in this show... and it somehow makes me feel bad. I wanted to like this, i wanted to enjoy it.
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>>77956913
Writing a girl and a boy that are just bros is extremely difficult, even in live-action. Now that shipping-obssesed fanbases with access to the internet, it's basically impossible.
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>>77960738
Maybe you spend too much time on /co/, bro.
There are other boards on 4chan, you know?
Or you could always just go outside and kill some time.
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>>77960738
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>>77960999
People misinterpreting character interaction doesn't make that character interaction bad, nor does it mean you can't have said character interaction because idiots will read it wrong and think shipping.
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>>77957185
No, shipping is bad. Shame on you.
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>>77961311
Shipping isn't bad. Rabid shippers are bad. I love shipping. It's fun! But if the ship I like doesn't pan out, I don't freak out. I don't live and breathe that ship 24/7.
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>>77961179
I agree, but again it has never been easy for writers to do it well, unless the characters are literally kids. And since these loud fanbases want shipping and show-runners want to please them they often cave in and pair them up.

I hear that's what's happening to Arrow and it's a horrible disaster
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>>77961421
I haven't watched Arrow. Think you can give me the lowdown?
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Bolin was pretty boring and one note as far as characters go.

This would only be worth it if he had gotten some better writing.

The only thing that really needed more screentime were Korra's abs.
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LoK should have focused more on Korra adjusting to life in the outside world, how the rest of the world has become less dependent on the Avatar and her just trying to fit in with people her age.
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>>77961522
They took a character who was cute and charming in season 1 and made her into a love interest by season 3 and absolutely ruined her as a character. She is easily the least likable most annoying character in the show.
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>>77961745
Now that I actually agree with. Season 1 was already way more down to Earth, take that extra step.
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>>77961810
Interesting. Does her being a woman at all effect your opinion of the character?
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>>77961522
I don't watch tvcape shows, Smallville burned be pretty bad. From what my friends tell me they had this fun girl being a sidekick/bro to the main character during last season. The fanbase wanted them shipped and the showrunners caved in, in the proccess they drastically changed her character for the worse, added a lot of relationships, and they main plot now focuses much more on them instead of cool shit like Deathstroke.
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>>77961846
Not really. She was awesome in season 1. She was basically written as a normal person who is suddenly plunged into a "superhero" world and has to learn to cope. But as a LI she's always bitching at the MC and generally being stupid about it. He doesn't tell her something and she's like "If you really loved me you'd tell me!" Not to mention making her a love interest detracts from her character because she's not defined by who she is, she's defined by her romance with the MC.
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>>77961819
Like all the seeds were there, she had never left the White Lotus temple, was oblivious to the non benders feeling oppressed, she started making friends with Bolin and Mako.

We just needed a few episodes of them showing Korra visiting places she has heard about, but never seen, how the non benders of other cities and villages felt and her awkwardly trying to make friends in new activities she has never tried before.
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>>77956913
definitely.

maybe if they were kids or pre-teens maybe they'd be bros instead of shitty relationship melodrama.
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>>77956913
Nah, Korra's journey was a solo one. The whole show was about her overcoming her problems.

Unfortunately the writers forgot everyone except her and Bolin; Mako and Asami were driftwood; the three of them should've been a fun trio. Mako and Asami weren't bad for each other either, but any characters who need a relationship to define them are generally weak.
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>>77962152
I halfway agree with you there. But I think they should have never left Republic City
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>>77962191
RC was terrible. The show was instantly better the moment they left.
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>>77962212
No it wasn't, they left at the start of season 2, and that was by far the worst season.
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>>77960999
My favorite example of that
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>>77962191
Not leaving Republic City hurt the show quite a bit, they could have introduced new places like a Las Vegas type city or one of the Fire nation settlements that was built during the 100 year war and they could have showed off places from the original like the fishing village which was being polluted and how the original Team Avatar stopping the pollution affected it or how Korra would react to Kyoshi Island being a female Avatar herself.
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>>77962386
A big problem in LoK was how it bit off more than it could chew. New locations, new characters, new lore, it ended up being spread too thin, and it hurt the quality.

I for one think that focusing on RC would have been better.
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>>77962310
1 was the worst, what's wrong with you?
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>>77962461
What? One wasn't stellar but at least it was focused, and it had the absolute best episode of the show, The Voice in the Night.
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>>77962498
>it had the absolute best episode of the show, The Voice in the Night.
Yknow, I'd put that the first episode is at least on par, but otherwise yeah, that WAS the best.
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>>77962191
I agree with you to a point. Having all of S1 take place in one city made the city feel alive, like it was an organic place full of people that matter. But at the same time, they can't pretend the rest of the world didn't exist.
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>>77962461
Season 2 even by people who genuinely think this show is on par with the original is considered vastly inferior except for the Wan stuff because it was something different.

There was almost nothing redeamable about season 2, dues ex machina's out the ass, Korra being the worst she's ever been, spirits being cunts, shitty villain. The only good things about season 2 were what all the side characters were doing outside of the main plot.
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>>77963539
This, the Wan storyline was the only good thing about season 2, and even it sucked because it retconned the whole Avatar lore.
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>>77960999
>You will never have a purely platonic relationship with a girl like Frida and be content with that
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>>77970712
Zoe was better
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>>77961527
>The only thing that really needed more screentime were Korra's abs.

Agreed.
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>>77970712
speak for yourself.
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>>77973854
>you will never lick the sweat off of Korra's delicious chocolate abs
JUST
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>>77973861
You should bang her
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>>77974410
gross, she's like my sister
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>>77956913
If there's anything Season 4 did right is give Bolin more kickass time with another great character Varrick.
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>>77956913
> these two paling around
there is no such a thing as friendship between a man and a woman.
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>>77960999
I don't think anyone ships Ravi and Liv from Izombie though I don't actively go seek out its fanbase just the occasional thread on /co/.
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>>77957185
>who was as gritty, practical, and forthright as he.

Forthright I'll go in for, but when is Bolin ever gritty except when people's lives are in immediate danger? Or practical, he always thinks with his heart.
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>>77973854
Korra abs thread?
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>>77974034
>you will never lick the sweat off of Korra's delicious chocolate abs
Maybe not, but there are some 3d girls like her out there.

>>77977250
Why not?
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>>77974652
It's entirely possible, provided that one of them or both of them are gay
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>>77960738
That's a pretty big generalization
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>>77977250
Keep them coming
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There are people who actually give a rat's ass about this show?

It blundered everything. The characters were unlikable and didn't form any meaningful relationships. The main character, worst of all, was immediately the master of everything yet got her ass handed to her constantly, making a huge, glaring contrast between her day-by-day 'tough girl' persona and when she'd break down and cry because Amon called her a faggot. They didn't travel to interesting lands or meet interesting people. Nobody learned anything. There were never any high stakes, even during the most tense moments in the show. They retroactively made the good characters from the original series a cast of miserable, antisocial losers who hate their lives. And to put the cherry on top, the hackneyed dyke kiss at the end served to do nothing but try and dissuade all forms of criticism under the veil of "well it was shit, but look at how progressive it was!" Quite possibly the most hamfisted, cynical means possible to ensure anyone who looks back on this show can't find any memories of it, save for how they were manipulated in the end.

I mean sure, discussion of this crappy show would probably pass on tumblr, but I'd never expect it to get any serious attention on 4chan. What's wrong with you people?
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I think if it had just been them hooking up, being flirty and maybe having some moments without it going anywhere as far as Aang and Katara or Zuko and Mei, it'd have been perfect.

The romance was the literal tipping point of the entire series, by far.
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>>77960655

That's literally not the same thing
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>>77961527
>Bolin was pretty boring and one note as far as characters go

True, but compared to the other main characters he was pretty decent, barring that one glorious motherfucker whose name eludes me for some reason.
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>>77979561
>she'd break down and cry because Amon called her a faggot
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>>77979561
>being this new
Korra has been discussed daily on /co/ for almost four years.
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>>77956913
I have to agree that this was one of the underlying problems,specifically in season one. Bolin is essentially a poor mans Sokka. Atempting to fill the role of funny guy, and failing. The rest of Sokka's traits and responsibilities are kind of half assedly thrown at Asami, who is a boring blank slate and none of it really sticks after season 2. So Bolin doesnt eve have that going on for him. So if Bolin cant be an effective funny guy, cant be integral to the group like Sokka was, and on top of that the show lacks the camaraderie that last airbender had it really starts to suffer as a whole.
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>>77980139

It really was the moment the series tripped over its own feet. First episode was practically perfect, setting up Korra as a different breed of avatar compared to Aang. Second one had a bit of a hurdle with the whole "I forbid you to do something that might help you find the proper channels/outlet for learning that skill you suck at", but worked overall. Third was pretty good at establishing how dangerous Amon and his equalists are, while the fourth established him as a villain who could see potential drawbacks if he killed/depowered his foes recklessly.

Then the fifth throws in Asami, AND Korra suddenly having feelings for Mako out of the blue and it turns into one big shitpile of intertwined romances
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>>77979950
Why does Toph have cowtits?
Disgusting.
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>>77980510

Well, she is the Melon Lord, remember?
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Asami would've been better as a Suki.
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>>77973854
>>77974034

I wanna lick Korra's sweety feet.
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>>77970712
I have a lesbro
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>>77979631
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>>77982118
I honestly thought he was gay in most of the series . . . and was kinda disappointed when he and Zhu Li were official.
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I was actually stupid enough to believe that they would pull a swerve in season 1. They teased Mako and Korra being a thing in the pilot, but then Mako meets Asami and they start dating and I was actually a little pleased that the avoided the 'Main character dates main male/girl' trope. However they just had to add the damned love triangle and it's just pissed me off. It did all of the characters a big disservice and it made Korra and Mako look like assholes. (Yet Mako got the burnt of it.)
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out of all the things that this show did wrong the thing that bothered me the most was season 1 bolin and korra, i mean respect to you korrasami shippers but fuck borra had so much potential
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>>77956913
I prefer a LoK AU in which Masami and Borra happen and there's NO extra drama in their relationships. No wishy-washyness, no on-and-off, no love triangles/squares/polygons/whatevers, just them being right together and knowing it and moving on with life. I hate all the unnecessary clutter that seems to permeate relationships in fiction these days.
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>>77982507
Jesus.
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>>77977403
>>77973854
Why is porn of Korra much better than the actual show?
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Sandra Prikker abs = Korra abs?
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>>77986357
Korra was modeled after Allison Stokke, so it's more like pic.
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>>77986357
Bryke said she was supposed to look more toned than the animators drew her most of the time.
>we could have had four seasons of
>>77982507
>>77977403
>>77977250
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>>77962461

Season 2 was the worst because MC was a shit-head. That's why season 3 and 4 are fucking amazing, because she goes through all this shit and comes out on top.
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>>77979561

Might want to re-watch the show Anon, half the shit in your argument can be proven wrong.
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>>77982481

Mako wound up being one of the fucking saviours in the end though.

Both Korra and Mako WERE areseholes, but at least Mako owned up to it. For Korra, it took longer.

Also Bolin is fucking awesome. If there was one good scene from season 2 which i fucking loved, it was when he went full Alex Armstrong and took down the water benders on the pro-bending arena.
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>>77986707
That's interesting. Kinda lean and wispy for my taste. Not to say that super-lean people can't be great fighters . . . but me, I prefer some definition and bulk.
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>>77982698

True, but it might as well have been a re-hash of Kataang.
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>>77956913

Romantic attraction is fine, the problem was they went full on shipping drama shit.
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>>77979631
>>77982118
Bolin is what made Varrick work. He was the heart and the straight man.
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>>77987004
Bolin saving the president is one of the best scenes in the series.
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>>77987012
You must not know much about fighters then.

Fighters aren't generally super defined or bulky.
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>>77987026
it would of been better than all the added teen love triangle angst
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>>77989358
Never said they weren't. Just not my aesthetic preference.
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I want a non avatar story in this universe. Maybe like a miniseries of events that happened during the 100 years aang was gone. A failed revolution, the life of an rouge firebender, the failed defense of the air temples. Like a matrix revolutions style. Would be cool. Could feature various characters from the shows but I think it'd be better if they could make it work without them.
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>>77992215
I'd give up my firstborn for a tale of how Iroh went from being the commander of the Fire Nation army to a key member of the White Lotus. Sadly after LoK I have zero faith in the producers ability to do anything other than a half decent fight scene.
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