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#1 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@renchamp: Makes sense, Otherwise the majority of people in the world would have it.

#2 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes

#3 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

If two people never had mono and they kissed could they get it?

#4 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@jnr6lil:

All of those took time to master. She wasn't that skilled with Metalbending, and it took her a season to master Airbending.

She was stated to pick up metalbending incredibly quickly, airbending is not comparable as it's not something you can physically learn.

None of the elements can be physically learned

And she still struggled with metalbending as shown when she followed Aiwei.

#5 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

It's implied Sokka died fighting against the Red Lotus

#6 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Zuko Alone. However that's not a good comparison as Zuko easily has to be most developed character in the Avatar universe. Though this episode drew inspiration from both Zuko Alone & The Awakening which made it so great.

Season 4 isn't bad so far. It's going at a nice pace, and I think the next episode is going to be Toph's version of Bitter Work with Korra. Everyone's taking the nice route with Korra and Toph is going to be the one to be like "stop acting all weak and going around in self pity, the world needs you".

1) Asami goes from badass heiress to gullible businesswoman to Korra's personal handmaid/"friend". Also, trying to equate Korra cheating with a taken guy, with Asami kissing a broken-up guy. No, just no.

2) The Red Lotus are piss-poor villains, and their motivations don't make sense no matter which way you spin it. Kind of like Unalaq's, really. Also, killing the Avatar? Might have been more emotional if they didn't already kill all of Korra's past lives. Also, they start off as uber-powerful, and end-up getting taken out by average guys like Mako and Bolin, or having the entire group struggling to take down Tenzin. Their Badass Decay is only slightly better than that inflicted on the poor Lieutenant.

3) Also, retconning how the Avatar State works. Used to be the combined power and knowledge of all past Avatars, now it's basically a power-boost from Raava.

4) Airbenders popping-up, Deus-Ex-Machina-style, basically nullifies the horrific lesson of the Air Nomad genocide. Considering how the Equalists were handled, I'm not sure I should find this surprising.

5) Speaking of which, absolutely no explanation of the Harmonic Convergence/Spirit Portals.

6) Korra is still a dumbass, and impulsive. She gets through having her bending taken, and getting her past lives destroyed with little trauma to show for it. Red Lotus poisons her, now she's a psychological wreck? Bullshit.

7) Zuko exists purely for fanservice, and to continue the previous series' gag of having him get pwned. This also extends to his dragon.

8) Zero explanation for how Zaheer managed to become so gifted with airbending, while stuck in prison.

9) Lin's feud with her sister is solved via convenient Magic Sleep Ex Machina. I was hoping this would turn out to have more deeper origins that would tie into the plot - heh, what was I thinking, this IS Legend of Korra, after all.

10) Characters that exist purely as blatant plot devices and nothing else - P'Li and the Earth Queen are the two most obvious ones. Pretty much every single rule of good writing says you should not do this.

11) As with Books 1 and 2, two completely separate plots that do nothing to tie into each other, the Ba Sing Se plot, and the Red Lotus plot. In Book 2, we had the Civil War plot and the Dark Spirits plot, in Book 1 we had the Pro-Bending plot and the Revolution plot.

12) Korra still masters everything she needs with very little difficulty. Spirit-bending, metal-bending, air-bending...shit, can we have her fail or struggle with learning something she wants to learn for once?

Think you're being too hard on the series

1) Asami has never hard hard feelings towards Korra

2) They want an end to world governments and a return to how it was in Wan's time. Much different from Unalaq's whole unite the spirits with humans.

3) It's both

4) They popped up because the spiritual energy reawakened the Airbending gene in a bunch of families.

5) They did explain that.

6) She's always going to be impulsive, that's just her personality. Also when Korra got her bending taken, let's not act as if she wasn't depressed. She was just able to get it back so there was nothing to be sad over. Not to mention her past lives being destroyed didn't cause much trauma as it wasn't something she had a deep connection with emotionally. Korra was literally on the brink of death more than she's ever been.

7) What's wrong with fanservice

8) It's been said he was skilled martial arts, and we can easily infer that he studied a lot of Airbending forms based off his obsession with Guru Laghima

9) Probably because their feud was just a grudge that needed to be aired out, happens all the time in real life.

10) There's always characters that exist as plot devices. ATLA had many of this too.

11) How does the Ba Sing Se plot & the Red Lotus plot have nothing to do with each other when the Red Lotus are the ones who made Ba Sing Se what it is

12) All of those took time to master. She wasn't that skilled with Metalbending, and it took her a season to master Airbending.

#7 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde said:

@jnr6lil said:

@lunacyde: I'm just not going to be blindly excited for this show because it's Season 4. They'res nothing in this trailer that interested me like Book 3 did.

3. Okay I'll give you that

4. Not as skilled as the Dai Li (who were much more powerful in Aang's time), Long Feng (killed someone with a single strike), Kori, or The Boulder.

I never said you had to be, considering it's completely subjective. My point was merely that your comment did not surprise me at all. Glad we agree that book 3 was very good though. There's some positivity shining through.

4. I don't know if I will be able to see eye to eye with you here. Long Feng never did anything special in the show. Landing a mortal blow on Jet wasn't really that impressive, it should be something any higher level Earthbender is capable of if they wanted to. The Boulder never did anything that impressive from what I recall offhand either. I've never seen either of them do anything Bolin could not do as well given time and practice, and I think he would beat either of them in a fight. I never really read more than a tiny bit of The Rift so i won't comment on Kori.

Landing a mortal blow is impressive when no one else has done it.

His Earthbending in the Invasion/Earth Rumble was impressive. If Bolin hasn't done it you can't say "I haven't see anything they've done, Bolin couldn't do...that's just speculation"

Kori almost assassinated Zuko.

#8 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde: I'm just not going to be blindly excited for this show because it's Season 4. They'res nothing in this trailer that interested me like Book 3 did.

3. Okay I'll give you that

4. Not as skilled as the Dai Li (who were much more powerful in Aang's time), Long Feng (killed someone with a single strike), Kori, or The Boulder.

#9 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

Book 4 doesn't have me excited. I didn't really believe they would make Kuvira the villain but it's a bad idea. From Amon/Unavaatu/The Red Lotus to a metalbending cop...wow.

Zuko wasn't nerfed in LOK. They had to make him look weaker to build up the Red Lotus as villains, and even than he's like 80 years old fighting at night in polar conditions against a master Earthbender he hasn't fought in 12 years.. Not much he could do.

Mako is not better than Book 1 Zuko.

Nor is Bolin that better than the Earthbenders in ATLA.

#10 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@wbr17 said:

That's crazy. I think this is going to be the most serious season in both series.