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114691 No. 114691
aka "Tension - The Episode"

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>> No. 114693
It was great. Really liked that they got into war-profiteering. It's the kinda slightly-dodgy not-really-good thing everyone was wanting LoK to delve into a little more. Should be nice to see the outcome.

Plus, Mako was totally right to tell the president.
>> No. 114694
yea knew that was coming his allegiance is to his city and the force and that would put a strain on things.
>> No. 114695
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Mako really jerkbent his way out of a relationship, again.
>> No. 114696
I liked that Eska had to be told not to kill Korra by her dad.

Also, while I liked the episode a lot as a whole, the Tenzin and family subplot somehow...didn't mesh as well here? They've always felt like they could have been episodes on their own rather than be in the middle of the main plot, but it stuck out like a sore thumb here. Likely will carry some significance later on (Meelo's totally going to send those lemurs on someone), but still.
>> No. 114698
Probably my favorite episode thus far. Is it just me, or did about twice as much happen in this episode compared to previous episodes? It felt like we were always moving and every scene was relevant to the main plot in some way. It was good.

Codfish that I am, I can't help but focus on the few gripes I had. First off, are the Aangs going to be relevant to the main plot anytime soon? The Air Temple scenes were the filleriest of filler (although I did chuckle at Meelo's demonstration).

Also, did Mako and Korra have to break up now? It feels like we haven't gotten any time to actually see their relationship develop that much. It's gotten a nod in almost every episode, but they just haven't done anything that makes me think of them as a "couple." I think they should have spent more time getting us used to them being together before they drove this wedge of duty between them, or they just shouldn't have done it at all because some relationships actually become more interesting when they just commit to it. Then again, if this really is such a big issue with them, it's probably for the best that they broke up early like they did. Doesn't make for very good TV though.

One last gripe: I would have liked the 2v1 fight at the end to have gone on a bit longer. Three master waterbenders in the open ocean? That's just begging for an extended, high-speed fight scene.

On the plus side, the plot is moving, and moving fast. Many of the main characters are not where they were at the start of the episode, which is great. I like that we actually see Mako being a competent cop in all aspects of the job and not just by crashing cars (and, may I just say, looking mighty spiff in that trench coat). Bolin and Varrick had some good funny moments, and we get to look at Ginger some more! Lin is still gruff and awesome! Asami is... uh, still here. We might see Zuko's daughter soon! And that cliffhanger ending!

Overall, really good episode.
>> No. 114699

Tenzin's arc here is totally a parallel to his relationship with Korra and her upbringing. His under-the-breath criticism of Meelo trying to train Pokey can be half-aimed at his own lessons with Korra. Also, right now he's isolated up in the Southern Air Temple while the world is going to hell in a handbasket, blissfully unaware of what's happening. Just like Korra in the White Lotus compound. He's gonna be in for a shock.
>> No. 114700
Tenzin needs to get in a serious fight where he gets to demonstrate his mad airbending skillz.
>> No. 114701
Oooh, excellent analysis.
>> No. 114703
>How dare you try to get to the truth behind the Water Tribe Center's bombing instead of enabling my blind anger and blame-slinging! I'm going to destroy your desk like a five year old!

Korra's the master-level jerkbender here.
>> No. 114706
A lot better than the first few episodes. The animation quality is shit but that's Pierrot for you. Apparently Mir is doing the end of the season.
>> No. 114707
They're both right. The SWT is going to be destroyed without help, and who knows what Unalaq will do once he's in power -- he could even take advantage of the chaos to kill Tonraq, or use him and Senna as hostages to control Korra. It's surprising a lot of people don't seem to get why Korra is acting this way -- even though she says it in the episode herself: her family and tribe's safety is at stake. Of course, this doesn't mean Korra's plan of sneaking the armada to the South Pole is right, but she's obviously in a really tense situation. It seems like her paranoia is going off the charts after the whole thing with Unalaq too, which definitely isn't helping things.

And on Mako's end, he really can't just bend over and ignore this sort of thing. Sneaking the fucking united forces to another country and conveniently getting them involved in a war can have some really nasty repercussions, especially... considering Korra this season doesn't have a track record of making good decisions. Of course, there's a difference between giving Korra room to make her own decisions and picking herself back up and letting her steal a country's naval system.
>> No. 114708
yea starting around episode 7 through all but 9 I think. Hop they are doing the next book or at least a different company than Pierrot
>> No. 114709
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Eh, they're both pretty good jerkbenders this episode. Understandable jerkbenders when you look at where they're coming from. Mako's trying to be a good cop and look out for his City. Korra's trying to desperately rustle up some reinforcements to save her tribe and her family.


>Water Tribe Center bombing
>WTC bombing
>> No. 114710
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>Water Tribe Center bombing
>WTC bombing
>> No. 114711

The President of Studio Mir, Yoo Jae Myung, is on record in an interview that they're on board for the rest of Korra after Pierrot was let go midway through Book 2.
>> No. 114712
Lotta pressure building with her since her people are on borrowed time. Don't know what uncle has up his sleeve with the spirits or if he's going to start up some kinda campaign of disinformation among the villagers that her fathers resistant actions are causing the Spirits to attack.
>> No. 114713
Obligatory link http://www.4shared.com/get/4dyHQdJ_/TheLegendOfKorraS02E05Peacekee.html
>> No. 114714
Iron Man OST - Merchant Of Deathyoutube thumb

Asami finds her calling. Needs some shades for touring the carnage.
>> No. 114718
You know, I disagreed with that whole "You need to set aside personal attachments" thing that Aang was confronted with at the end of his Book 2, so this kind of makes for a nice symmetry of the other extreme. Korra's so concerned with her family and how the stuff affects her life personally that she's lost all objectivity.

It's perfectly understandable, but still the other extreme.
>> No. 114719

>One last gripe: I would have liked the 2v1 fight at the end to have gone on a bit longer. Three master waterbenders in the open ocean? That's just begging for an extended, high-speed fight scene.
The fights are suffering from the animation, and the new directors are less experienced than Joaquim Dos Santos (he probably directed the incoming Studio Mir episodes).
I liked how Korra was getting the upper hand against the twins and summoned that huge water tornado without even entering the avatar state.

Season one, episode ten, he did some neat stuff there.

Thank goodness.
>> No. 114720
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Overall, I really enjoyed this episode, and felt that it was the strongest of Season 2 so far. All the characters felt like they had something to do. Mako AND Bolin both got character development, Republic City got some worldbuilding, and the fans finally got the morally grey antagonist they've been insisting Unalaq is -- in President Raiko aka Tom Selleck. While he's up against the heroes, he's got very valid reasons for doing what he's done. And I loved Mako and Lin living out 80s cop movie cliches, and then Lin bro'ing out over breakups.

Also, the best bit had to be when Bolin discovers the secrets of politics. I don't have a transcript, but it was basically, "Whenever I lose the crowd, I just say buzzwords and they start cheering!"

>Is it just me, or did about twice as much happen in this episode compared to previous episodes? It felt like we were always moving and every scene was relevant to the main plot in some way. It was good.

That's because all the subplots (bar Tenzin's) fed back into a single main plot: trying to whip the URN into a war against the North. Because they were all talking about the same thing, and branched off each other only to merge back into the main trunk in different ways, the overall episode was strengthened. The pace zips along because of that, as every character feels like they're contributing.
>> No. 114721
Anyone else notice that there was a statue of Sokka outside the building that got blown up?
>> No. 114722
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What Korra did was totally uncalled for, but that doesn’t mean that Mako had to break it off with her at that very moment. Now Korra, in her emotional state, is going to pretend to be with Bolin to spite Mako, and that’s going to give Eska even more of a reason to kill them both.

Anyway, am I the only one who noticed that Mako’s name was pronounced as “meɪ·koʊ” instead of the usual “mɑ·koʊ”?
>> No. 114723
As another person who was less than enthusiastic with the show so far, I fucking loved this episode.

Mako developing more of a personality than supportive boyfriend! Even if he did kinda rat out his girlfriend and doom the SWT, he totally wants to be a "super cop" and that's great!

Bolin floundering to find his place, but kind of finding it? More than just an idiot this time around! He's an idiot with a character arc!

Asami doing something actually important! Even if that only lasted for less than 2 minutes total screen time!

Korra being crazy, but in an actually justifiable way! She is either on her way to growing up and calming down or becoming the Dirty Harry of Avatars! Either option would be awesome!

Tenzin's bits were forced. Like everyone else said, they didn't mesh well with the rest of the episode. And pretty much right away, you understand the message they're trying to get across, so having to watch through it is a chore and distraction compared to everything else in the episode. Not that the Tenzin bits took up a lot of time, but it felt like wasted time when they did show up because I already knew what they wanted to say.
>> No. 114724
>Anyway, am I the only one who noticed that Mako’s name was pronounced as “meɪ·koʊ” instead of the usual “mɑ·koʊ”?

Shyamalan Han got reincarnated.
>> No. 114727
>Asami doing something actually important! Even if that only lasted for less than 2 minutes total screen time!
Actually, coming back to it, it's not actually Asami doing something, it's just her providing for another person's idea, the same way she has been this whole series. She really hasn't had a single novel thought of her own so far, she's just been the gang's car throughout the series.

Varrick as the genius mad scientist seems to be taking all the moments that Asami otherwise would have had. He can pretty much do all she can except he has a WACKY personality.

And he's probably the secondary bad guy and is gonna try to blow up the spirit portals
>> No. 114728
As this episode shows that Unalaq isn't evil and that Korra isn't good it's possible that Bryke are trying to add more depth to the characters. It will be interesting to see whether the Agnai Kai were paid by one side to make the other look bad or whether it was a coincidence.

I was surprised that there was so many people from the North and South Water Tribes in Republic City given that it was originally composed of Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom people, is nowhere near the north or south pole, and both Water Tribes have very small populations (especially the South due to the devastation caused by the war).

Happy that Eska and Denske will are going to start playing a large role in the plot. I wonder if they'll inflame tensions in Republic City?

Also happy that we may see what's happened to the Fire Nation since ATLA.

Not really sure what purpose the Tenzin side stories have. They're nice but if they're not related to the plot then you may as well cover them in one of the comics.
>> No. 114729
I wouldn't describe the Southern Water Tribe as the world. Also there isn't even any fighting going on at the moment.
>> No. 114730

If my significant other barges into my workplace and KICKS MY DESK OVER, I am going to break up with them. Korra is acting like a complete psycho, and everything Mako did was completely justified. She's being irrational and getting shitty advice from Varrick. You do not just SCOOP UP A NATION'S ARMY and use it for your own ends, even if you DO desperately need help. You go through fucking official channels.

Luckily, she's heading to the Fire Nation, who will probably help out. I've also seen some interesting comments drawing parallels between Korra and Zuko suggesting that Zuko will be her Iroh, and help her calm down and think things through. How cool would that be?!

It looks like there's some police corruption going on. I wonder if Varrick paid them off?
>> No. 114731
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Neat little Jet Ski they have. Looks to be Varrick brand.
>> No. 114732
I think part of showing how Tenzin directed Pokey to be trained showed where he messed up in the advisement of Korra's training and her actual training.
>> No. 114733

With drama and powder-keg situations being in Republic City, as well as the South, the Spirit World, and now the Fire Nation getting involved, it's kinda quickly becoming a world issue.
>> No. 114734
You keep a relationship with her, but talk her down. Mako can be Serpico and a boyfriend at the same time.

Also, here’s an official link to watch the episode: http://at.nick.com/1f84GwZ
>> No. 114735
Favorite episode. My only complaint is the pacing, specifically when Korra rides her boat after the breakup and the twins arrive. It happened so suddenly, I thought it was a dream sequence for a second.
>> No. 114737
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Nah its just the same police dudes you see in all fiction ragging on the rookie. Though it could be more seeing the picture in the guys desk under the Bruce Lee book who looks like she could be SWT and maybe his daughter.
>> No. 114739
This is frankly the first episode I've really, really liked. Now if only they can keep it up. S1 also had the problem of very good episodes sprinkled in between not-so-good.

As for the Makorra thing, the best way to handle it for both the show and the fans would be to have them get back on friendly terms but remain broken up. It's how teen romances usually go anyway.
>> No. 114742
>As for the Makorra thing, the best way to handle it for both the show and the fans would be to have them get back on friendly terms but remain broken up. It's how teen romances usually go anyway.

Man, that isn't happening, especially since Korra's basically going to be reported as missing when they don't hear from the Fire Nation and the last time Mako saw her he broke up with her. And as Bryan has said, they're made for each other -- they're going to get back together, it's obvious.
>> No. 114746
Sadly, this is very true.

Still boggles the mind why they made that statement if they're going to frontload the story with all this drama.
I mean, I know it's basically a given, but it kills the last bit of intrigue the couple has. Just watching them go through the motions of relationship issues 101 is not really stimulating television.
>> No. 114747
>Still boggles the mind why they made that statement if they're going to frontload the story with all this drama.

Because even if two people are meant for each other it doesn't mean they aren't going to have problems. Given how delicate this fandom is, I wonder how it would react if it was revealed Kataang had a nasty fight and broke up once too.

>but it kills the last bit of intrigue the couple has

Well I imagine for the tweens watching the show they're pretty interesting. Remember that kid last season who broke down crying over the Makorra kiss? You really have to remember this was NOT written for us older people. Just because we can recognize the stereotypes in storytelling doesn't necessarily make it bad.
>> No. 114748
I just realized that Korra planned on driving a speed boat all the way to the Fire Nation.
>> No. 114749
She needed someone to keep her company for the long ride.

Someone fun, like Tarrlok.
>> No. 114750
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Ok, ladies got their fanservice with this and Korra's dad.
When's our turn?
>> No. 114751
I like how Eska is pretty torn up over Bolin and is under the impression that Korra stole him. Wonder if she becomes more civil if she'll purr when content. Wonder if next will show corruption inside the police and if Mako will seek to clean it out or decide to work around it. Hopefully with Lin in command they'll clean it out or find the bottom to the conspiracy.
>> No. 114752
Are you implying that TLOK might serve as relationship advice?

That's a scary thought, buddy.

In all honesty, since there's not a single person on the internet who seems to be invested in this couple, it might have given me a warped perspective on things. Still, I kinda doubt the intended audience will find these tidbits anything but intrusive.
Even if you're in age where you can relate to that sort of thing, it's not something you tune into a magical kung-fu cartoon for.
Maybe if I was under the impression that it was done well.
But this isn't Sallinger, so to speak.
>> No. 114753
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Anybody else a little impressed with the not-so-subtle historical reference the Nuktuk of the South movie is?
>> No. 114754
Now god damn it why couldn't Mako have been plot-critical like this from the beginning? I actually hate him significantly less now.
>> No. 114756
Not his nation city so not his problem. If he continues to hold to being a good cop then he'll be interesting with Lin but as far as the rest of the team he'll be a snitch.
>> No. 114757
And Eska and Desna apparently managed to jetski half he length of the world in the few days it took for shit to go down in Republic City. Nevermind the fact that they're returning under their own bending power.
>> No. 114759
that is just an assumption and more than likely a widely held one since they've never really give clear indicators to time passage unless its dialog. More plausible they took their own ship soon after Korra left judging from Eska being in full wedding attire when they met their father and jumped on the skis when they saw Korra heading out of port and likely they are returning to Republic City rather than the SWT. As for Korra she hopped on the quickest transport out of the city and that just happened to by a speedy and to get to the outlying islands of the Fire nation it isn't that far from Republic city say about a few days and from there she could hop an airship to get a lift to the capital.

I hope Eska and Desna starts spy/stalking Bolin and the others around the city doing the whole retro spy cliche bit.
>> No. 114761
That one shot we got of Ginger was such a tease...
>> No. 114764
>Are you implying that TLOK might serve as relationship advice?
Uh, no, I was just trying to point out that 'happily ever after' doesn't mean no fighting ever, because it's silly.

> since there's not a single person on the internet who seems to be invested in this couple
There are a LOT of people, but they're in our age group so they can recognize that they're going to get back together.
>> No. 114767
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I just realized Mako doesn't wear his scarf when he's in his police uniform, what the hell! No wonder he looked so weird. (Probably keeps it in his pocket or something.)
>> No. 114769
he's a very straight laced cop. If he makes Detective then he'd break it back out. Course then that progression would make Korra seem less and less a thing.
>> No. 114772
I may go gay for Scarf Detectives.
>> No. 114774
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can't wait to see a battle break out and the North shat themselves when Mecha take the field.

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>> No. 114782
>Given how delicate this fandom is, I wonder how it would react if it was revealed Kataang had a nasty fight and broke up once too.

Are you kidding me? I'd LOVE to see that! Why? Because it's realistic. Most fictional alpha couples are the types that meet when they're young and stay together forever. This sort of thing doesn't happen too often in real life (not saying that it doesn't happen at all) and it's certainly part of the fantasy. But it's refreshing to see an alpha couple break up because of the very realistic challenges of maintaining a career and being on opposite sides of an issue. The believability of it makes it that much more interesting to watch.
>> No. 114785
Yes, but the Zutaran's second wind would be a terrifying thing to behold. It's hardly as though the fandom needs more stories about how Zuko and Katara had a passionate and forbidden relationship following the breakup of their previous ones.
>> No. 114786
Uh...nowhere in my original post did I mention anything about Zutara. I have no idea where you're coming from on that. To me, a Kataang break-up does not automatically result in Zutara, that shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
>> No. 114788
I know you didn't mention anything about Zutara. I was just commenting on the inevitable reaction that the fandom would have if such a thing were to be revealed.
>> No. 114789
Oh yeah, I'd be up for that, I was more than pleased to hear that Aang actually wasn't an amazing father, especially because it made sense since the guy didn't have a traditional upbringing. But remember how much people freaked out over that shocking revelation and started saying Bryke ruined their own character? A lot of the fandom can't seem to handle reality seeping into their cartoons.

Also during the protest at the cultural center did the guy in the crowd yell "get a real dog" or "get a real job"?
>> No. 114790

I chuckled. Who says Bryke can't into good dialogue.
>> No. 114791
A platypus dog?
An armadillo dog?
A skunk dog?
Nope, just a dog...
>> No. 114792
Well there was just A BEAR in the Earth Kingdom. Bet those things are super rare.
>> No. 114794
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The bears of Republic City. Ezka is going to be drooling and keeping woman away from him. I really want background bit about some creature stalking the rising star Bolin.
>> No. 114795
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Eska’s going to kill Ginger and whoever plays Bolin’s other wife.
>> No. 114796

How tight are those goddamn leather hide shorts?
>> No. 114797
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Tight enough so Varrick can look at Bolin’s package.
>> No. 114799

24 inch pythons, brother. Bolin is ready, jack.
>> No. 114801
Varrick adds Vince McMahon to people that he's emulating.

"You gotta make it look real Bolin, but also fake to keep the people entertained."


"It only sells when they think its all fake but pretend its real, understand."

"I think so."

"Good, now go smack that big guy with this chair."

And Lin gets to reclaim her mothers title.
>> No. 114802
Hey yeah, why haven't I seen any pictures of Eska reacting to Bolin's movie career? Maybe she wants a role as the bad guy who's supposed to attack Bolin but drags him off instead. She can have some kind of sexy goth outfit too. Fanartists, get on it!
>> No. 114803
I'm expecting Varrick to cut in some of the footage where Korra and Bolin wee talkign together, since if you changed the dialogue, it would be pretty easy to put an entirely new spin on the scene. And then Eska sees this 'mover' which seems to imply Korra and Bolin are a thing...
>> No. 114805
wait are these talkie yet? If not this could be really great for just cutting them with the cards declaring their love or something and then Eska goes Victor all over the place. Or worse snow just starts falling in the theater and she just cries.
>> No. 114843
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>> No. 114850
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>Why didn't you.... DODGE!
>> No. 114853
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>>Korra's thought processes in regards to any challenge or encounter
>> No. 114855
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It's a shoop.

Nice to see all of you completely forgot that Korra tried Unalaq's little magic spirit water trick. In fact, I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned it. I was wondering if the Avatar State itself knew how and was attempting to do it or if Korra was trying to imitate her uncle but couldn't quite get it right.
>> No. 114858
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>the gaang 2.0 returns to Republic City
>no sign of the fallout from the Equalist movement anywhere
>Amon left zero impact on the world of Avatar despite having an army of followers and leaving propoganda everywhere
>Amon was just a seasonal villain, nothing more, his movement had no effect at all
>the entire idea that benders persecute non-benders has been dropped and will never be resolved

>> No. 114859
The Avatar State SHOULD know how to do it or something better, since it has the combined knowledge of all Avatars... I kinda doubt none of them knew how to deal with unruly spirits
>> No. 114860
Tell me, what exactly did you expect to see?
>> No. 114864

So the dismantling of the council and the election of a president came out of some spirit's ass?
>> No. 114867
Also its been six months that's a pretty big window to clean out all the holdouts and rabble. Especially with Lin back on the force.
>> No. 114869
>the entire idea that benders persecute non-benders has been dropped and will never be resolved

Well maybe they could have gotten somewhere if Amon and the movement actually had some valid points besides, "bloo bloo benders can hurt non-benders", which doesn't take a terrorist movement to point out or at least a solid goal that didn't involve wiping out an entire group of people.

Let's be real, if there WAS non-bender oppression on a wide scale (there wasn't) that was so bad that it called for change (and it's ridiculous because the rest of LOK would basically be about Korra traveling the world with her masked terrorist buddy so she could hold everyone's hands and tell them to check their privilege, never mind how messed up that would be coming from a bender and therefore part of the oppressing class) the Equalists would NOT have done the non-benders any favors.

And like others have pointed out, the council was disbanded and a president was elected as a result of the movement, though I'm more inclined to believe it was more because they realized it was an outdated and ineffective way of governing than it was about "omg, delicate non-benders need representation too!" because seriously, all they would have needed to do is have some bender council members step down and put in a few non-benders.

BASICALLY, it was dropped because the only legs the Equalists had to stand on were Amon and his charisma and Hiroshi and his money and they were both horribly shattered with a sledgehammer. And the fact that, you know, there is not an epidemic of non-bender oppression going on though I wouldn't have been surprised to hear there was in the months following the end of book 1, THANKS to the Equalists. Good job, guys.
>> No. 114870
The only evidence anyone can ever seem to bring up that nonbenders are horribly oppressed and live every day crushed under the heel of those dirty benders is that the Equalists exist so it must be true!

Just like how Stormfront proves whites are being oppressed
>> No. 114872
Still can't believe people thought probending was a form of oppression.
>> No. 114873
Personally, I'm just justifying the new and never before mentioned president is the direct result of the Equalist movement, with the President being instated to ensure that the Republic's people actually have a say in their government and thus reduce the likelihood of another violent revolution.
>> No. 114874
They made a sport some people couldn't participate in due to their lack of ability thereby oppressing them because that word has lost any and all meaning to Americans and other peoples of the first world since world war II and the civil rights movement and gets applied to anything that might remind men that they're valuable for something.
>> No. 114875

...that's a very oddly specific complaint to make...
>> No. 114878
Fucking Social Justice Warriors, man. They're just trying to emasculate us all.
>> No. 114887

I think that was actually the case, somewhere (either a writer QnA or that trivia thing on the Nick website) they said Tenzin realised that the current ruling council wasn't exactly representative of the people of the city, so they held democratic elections for the first time. Which lead to a nonbending president being elected.

Make of this what you will.
>> No. 114888
Well, Varrick sort of implied in the last episode the election was bought. Republic City can't win, man.

I took the "unfair representation" bit as the city is becoming so blended there is no longer segregated populations that need representation, personally. Like who on the council was supposed to represent people like Mako and Bolin?
>> No. 114892
I thought it was more that he donated to both campaigns so he'd be in their good graces regardless of the outcome.
>> No. 114893

It'd have been nice to know about that stuff in-universe, given it would have been important to questions about the Equalists, but apparently that's too Trade Federation-y.
>> No. 114900

Clip from Wan's episode.
>> No. 114902
Avatar Wan confirmed for Avatar Aladdin
>> No. 114903
Who was Korra asking for?
>> No. 114904

Sounds like....Rava? Rama? The 2spooky reverb is making it hard to decipher. New theory, Korra is asking about the Avatar Spirit and that's its name, or more precisely HER name.
>> No. 114905
Rava seems like some kind of food from India. Rama is a figure in Hinduism, an Avatar of Vishnu.

If it is Rama I guess it's about time they actually started getting to the Hindu side of the Avatar mythos, and I guess it's a bit more subtle than just calling whoever Korra's looking for 'Vishnu'.

>Along with Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, Rama is considered to be the most important avatar of Vishnu. He is also one of the most popular gods in Hinduism and is widely worshipped throughout Nepal and India. In a few Rama-centric sects, Rama is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar.
>> No. 114906
well it looks like we'll be getting some definite answers to the reasons for the avatar being who they are and their purpose instead of everyone attempting to shoehorn some shit that's not been stated but just "implied" by the one they've seen before Korra.
>> No. 114910
The Legend of Korra: The Sting…youtube thumb

New clip from The Sting.

Varrick's kind of getting close to eccentric Howard Hughes territory.
>> No. 114911
It’s “Rava”.
>> No. 114913
Soooo is that red haired chick a robot? Because she wasn't moving at ALL. Like... damn. Not even a blink? Are we still on the "bad" studio?
>> No. 114914
Yeah, MIR doesn't come back until the episode after Friday's.
>> No. 114916
Yes, we're still on the bad studio.

I'm not sure if its been talked about here, but does anyone think that President Raiko might be a bad guy? I hope he isn't but he does give off some Tarlokk vibes to me.
>> No. 114921
I don't think he'll necessarily be a bad guy (or else a running trend with LOK is going to be the leaders of republic city being constantly replaced) but I think to an extent he might be corrupt. It depends on if he genuinely feels it isn't RC's place to get involved in the war or if say, someone who would benefit from the war lasting so long is paying him to stay out of it.
>> No. 114923
Heh that sounds like a Asami season 3 move if it turns that war is indeed profitable for her. Fleet is supposed to show and doesn't keeping the war going. She hands off a case full of yuan and walks out.
>> No. 114924
I think he's just hesitant to throw his army at the NWT and get a war going so shortly after the Equalist mess + barely a few months into his presidency
>> No. 114928
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I know Mir is clearly superior and that Pierrot has had some QUALITY issues, but I think people are too quick to bash them. There have been some really pretty scenes, particularly in the first two episodes.
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>> No. 114934

I'm afraid Pierrot can't take much credit for most of those screenshots. The backgrounds are produced in Burbank.

Pierrot's been pretty ok so far. The biggest issues in their episodes are main characters rarely blinking during dialog scenes, their tweens in action scenes, and their tendency to draw background characters sloppy. It'll be nice to have Mir back.
>> No. 114937

I like Varrick, but he does seem to be telegraphing that he's manipulating Bolin for his own ends right? Or does he have such a forceful personality than Bolin just gets swept along with him?
>> No. 114938
Well, I was just grabbing some of the best scenes off the top of my head, but there's more than that. Still, I agree with you, Mir is definitely the better of the two over all.
>> No. 114942

Varrick is a wild card. He can wind up the eccentric Water Tribe Richie Rich he's been portraying or he can pull a wicked diabolical heel turn. If anything he's spot on about Bolin being a charismatic, muscly, cheesy mouthpiece that people just eat up.


I didn't mean to downplay the awesome visuals you posted. Sorry about that. FWIW, the only public criticism shared by anyone in the production about Pierrot's work was that Korra was waifu-skinny during the scene in the premiere where she tries Golden Shower Bending for the first time.
>> No. 114943
I think Bolin is just swept up in it and there's nothing inherently special that drew Varrick to him. I mean, not to downplay Bolin or anything but I really can't think of what Varrick could gain from manipulating him outside of getting to be in on the Avatar's circle.
>> No. 114944

Well he is a popular athelete, even after a season of sucky matches. He gets a lot of fans from that even before he became a movie star/propaganda bloke.
>> No. 115117
"no woman wants BOLIN" lol
>> No. 115121
At this point, I'd say it's a mixture of the two. Bolin gives Varric leverage against Mako, who until they're break up, would have been a kind of leverage against Korra. Bolin just so happens to be relatively easy to string along, since he's not one to look at a gift with suspicion.
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Except for one.
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