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« Reply #225 on: Nov 01, 2015 12:33 pm »

It's actually kind of ironic the villains with no kills (confirmed at least) are killed off, but the ones who did kill (Zaheer and Kuvira) end up living.
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« Reply #226 on: Nov 01, 2015 02:01 pm »

Korra feared Zaheer more than Amon? Wasn't he the reason for the dark Korra hallucinations too?

What I'm saying is that throughout Season 1, Korra was scared of Amon, to the point of having nightmares about him and running away from him in 'Out of the Past'. Whereas with Zaheer, Korra was never really scared of him until after he broke her legs and nearly kileld her.

In an alternate universe, Korra could have had something like her Book 4 recovery arc in Book 2, where she tries to deal with the trauma of having her bending taken away.
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« Reply #227 on: Nov 01, 2015 11:01 pm »

It's actually kind of ironic the villains with no kills (confirmed at least) are killed off, but the ones who did kill (Zaheer and Kuvira) end up living.

Amon might not have had confirmed kills, but it's highly unlikely that he didn't rack up a body count, given that a) it would make no sense for him to have left the Lieutenant alive, b) he ordered the bombings of both a populated city and a fleet of warships, and c) there's no way he could have both kept his powers secret and tested them on live subjects without disposing of the victims.

Tarrlok, of course, had two confirmed kills -- himself and Noatak.  =P

Meanwhile, Unalaq and Vaatu were both unrepentant killers who were, themselves, killed.  The same goes for all major members of the Red Lotus not named Zaheer, as long as you count their participation in the Earth Queen's death/the destruction of the Earth Kingdom.  Zaheer got really lucky in the way Tarrlok got really unlucky, but everyone else basically got what they deserved (with Kuvira buying her survival by recognizing that she'd gone wrong and turning herself in).
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« Reply #228 on: Nov 03, 2015 12:21 pm »

I was going to make that point as well.  Amon and Tarrlok could have served the purpose of Zaheer's "guidance".  

The blood brothers are a good choice. Korra doesn't feel she can escape the trauma past villains left her with, much like the brothers felt trapped in their father's shadow and doomed to repeat the cycle. Yeah, Tarrlok would empathized with Korra there.  

Plus imagine Korra seeing Amon again, the voice in the night that haunted her nightmares for so long... to see him as Noatak, without the iconic mask and knocked down several pegs since they last fought. *Sigh* So much potential...  Undecided
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« Reply #229 on: Nov 14, 2015 06:36 pm »

Korra feared Zaheer more than Amon? Wasn't he the reason for the dark Korra hallucinations too?

What I'm saying is that throughout Season 1, Korra was scared of Amon, to the point of having nightmares about him and running away from him in 'Out of the Past'. Whereas with Zaheer, Korra was never really scared of him until after he broke her legs and nearly kileld her.

In an alternate universe, Korra could have had something like her Book 4 recovery arc in Book 2, where she tries to deal with the trauma of having her bending taken away.


That would have been a stronger series. Korra the Airbender just would go with the entire premise of spiritual enlightenment that season was trying to go for. By having Korra actually fight her own worth in the world in an element that isn't her own, as she is trying desperately to prove her worthiness.

That and Tarrlok and Noatak both surviving, in prison or Noatak ditches him for some place to die, would with discontented Equalist soldiers forming their own gangs and becoming a bulwark against the Red Lotus, with some a part of that organization, would make the series a little more grounded in reality and have the events of Book 1 feel more connected to the rest.

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« Reply #230 on: Dec 12, 2015 11:48 pm »

Gene Yang had mentioned in interviews wanting to bring Jet back in the comics and his death had been confirmed multiple times over the years. Maybe we'll be lucky and The Universe will let the bloodbender brothers survive in the Korra comics for one reason or another.

And yeah, I realize the chances of that happening are slim to none, but hey, fans can dream, right? Smiley
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