Snowy; ENTP; they/them
I should come with a warning label.
Currently watching: Soul Eater (#soul eater lb), Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan (#snk lb)
IF KORRA ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE PULLED FROM THE AVATAR STATE
I WANT LIN BEI FONG TO BE THE ONE TO PULL KORRA OUT OF THE AVATAR STATE.
…. AND NOT JUST BECAUSE I SHIP THEM.
Okay I’d be lying if I said that played NO factor but I honestly do want that to happen for a MYRIAD OF OTHER REASONS.
One of the things I REALLY LIKED about Out Of The Past is how Korra escaped largely due to her own quick thinking. It wasn’t anyone on Team Avatar who saved her, it was Korra, with some help from Amon and, of course, Naga. So I’d like to say that first and foremost, if Korra could pull her damn self out of the Avatar state, I’d like to see that happen. But if it caaaaaan’t…
Lin. Or Tenzin. But LIN.
I think the reasoning behind why it would be so great for Tenzin to pull her out is self-evident. He’s the son of the Avatar. He has a deep link to Korra whether he likes it or not, and I feel like he’d be a good person to pull her out.
I would prefer Lin BECAUSE!
She has a link not unlike Tenzin’s. She was v close with Aang, so she already has that built in history with Korra. The reason I think I’d prefer her to be the one to pull Korra is because of their history in-series.
Their relationship has been building and developing consistently since the beginning and I love it. In canon I honestly think it’s second only to the development of Korra’s relationship with Tenzin, which has more development than.. any of them tbh. And the development of Lin’s relationship HAS been slow, but it’s there. We’ve watched it grow from contempt to grudging respect, and from grudging respect to trust and, dare I say it, Lin and Korra caring for each other to a degree as friends??
IT’S GREAT. It’s great and I like it and if we see a bit more development (ahaha that’s funny) I think that her pulling Korra out of the Avatar State would be a really good climax for their relationship, although I’d be equally happy with Tenzin doing it.
Or, god, what if Katara shows up for the finale and pulls Korra out?
Probably won’t happen but a person can dream.
I answered a question about this and I’m going to reiterate what I said publically and hopefully more articulately. This is also hopefully going to be my last word on it because tbqh I’m sick to death of Mako.
No, I am not happy with Mako, but that is not because I think he’s an awful person as much as it is I think that the narrative is handling him very badly.
We see the same problem with Bolin and, to an extent, Asami, but it was most ostentatious with Mako in the last episode. As I said yesterday, I think his reaction of running around in a panic in search of someone close to him is a reasonable reaction. I know there’s a little bit of contention there, but even if you compare it to when Bolin was captured, I still think it makes sense. When Bolin was captured, Mako did not know that Amon could take people’s bending away. It was worrying that the Equalists had his brother, but the extent of the situation was not known. He is also presumably level-headed enough to know not to freak out in the middle of a damn rally.
All that said, I do think we are seeing inconsistent characterization with him! Because ultimately, last Saturday, we saw him in more of a panic over the girl he had known for a matter of months than he was over the person who is in all likelihood his last living relative, who Mako cares for deeply, who he would evidently give his life to protect. Makes no damn sense. You can justify it more or less how I did above, but that justification feels a bit shaky for me even though it makes sense in my head, and I would have liked to see something more consistent with regards to Mako and his characterization.
Where I really take issue is the fact that it was basically being used as a Makorra plot device, and not a very good one at that. That really clears up my previous point of “but why is your characterization so inconsistent, good sir?!” and the answer to that question is at this point in the story, Mako serves almost no actual purpose to the plot outside of being Korra’s love interest. As such, his actions and characterization seem to pivot around that, and it makes him look like a god awful person.
Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way, shape, or form trying to absolve Mako of the wrong he has done. He was unfaithful to Asami, and she deserves better than that. She deserves the one person she has left in the world being honest with her. And Mako, for whatever reason, was not upfront with her.
I can’t wager a guess as to how he will react when she confronts her. I hope to god he’d apologize, but we haven’t seen enough of his character to actually figure out what the hell he’s going to do.
(And yes, Korra needs to apologize to Asami also, but we at least have enough consistent characterization to make an educated guess as to how she would react to a confrontation.)
My point being:
Mako is not my favorite character. Not by a long shot. But the blame for that lies as much with how he is being written and how the narrative is handling him as it does with how much of an asshole he actually is, if not more.
makes as much sense as a lot of the other theories i’ve heard
That’s not really the issue though. The thing is the show is very obviously trying to tell us that Mako has “special” feelings for Korra and that his disproportionate worry for her reflects their very special otp status on the show. What he would or wouldn’t do if it’d been Bolin or Asami, who knows but all we see is the show shoving his “special” worry for Korra down out throats.
as annoyed as I am with Mako right now, is anyone talking about how he probably would have reacted similarly if Asami or Bolin were captured at this point in the story, especially since now he KNOWS they could take Bolins bending away
Yeah I’m not. Trying to absolve Mako of his mistakes and I’m not saying I’m okay with how the show presented it. I am not. It was obnoxious and annoying and a little bit painful to watch, on a personal level, in part because I don’t care for Makorra and in part because I was so damn annoyed with Mako. All I was trying to convey was that as far as Makos character goes, there are so many other things he’s done wrong that I don’t much see the point in giving him shit for something that was both reasonable and IC? That is an acknolwedgent separate from my own distaste for makorras heavy-handed treatment and my issues with how Mako is handling this wrt Asami.