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« Reply #25 on: Jun 10, 2018 08:47 pm »

There is something in the comic that has been nagging me for a long time that no one has addressed, how on earth is the ambush that the police walk into supposed to work?
I mean, in theory it’s okay, but the artistic depiction leaves a couple of logical problems.
Depending on how much time was spent on the part when they were determining the order of events, they probably skipped over the "how" and concentrated on the "who."

Lin's team goes in for a mission -> It's a trap -> Mako saves everyone yet again

If the artist doesn't press the issue and the writer doesn't elaborate then a bare bones result comes about.

I actually didn't mind Bolin being a cop since they're probably understaffed (Mako did say temporary) after Kuvira murdered their forces in a discrete-cutaway shot/off-screen, so I can buy Bolin, a pretty competent bender for this series and jobless, having a go at it, so he was pretty in character.

This gives me an idea. Instead of Korra's further Avatar drama, they should do an ongoing series centered on Bolin.
I'm digging the idea of Donald Duck comics. But I wouldn't have Bolin as the star, support, background, or even mentioned. If possible we can just have Donald Duck comics because I like and enjoy and can care about Donald Duck.
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« Reply #26 on: Jun 13, 2018 12:59 pm »

There is something in the comic that has been nagging me for a long time that no one has addressed, how on earth is the ambush that the police walk into supposed to work?
I mean, in theory it’s okay, but the artistic depiction leaves a couple of logical problems.
Lin uses her seismic sense to estimate how many people are in the room, and she says there are at least a dozen. But there is one rather serious problem with the illustrations of the dummies that tricked her, they don’t have any proper feet! How do you mistake something that has the foot of a coat stand for a human being? I know Toph complained about her daughters bending being imperfect, but usually its better than this.
Also, why do the dummies, which by the way quite heavily outnumber Lin’s estimate, explode? We never see anything triggering or fueling the explosion. In the past we have always had some indication of how an explosive ambush happens, but not here. And please don’t say that it’s because the dummies are covered in explosive postit notes. That would not fit very well with what we have seen in the series in the past. I know enchanted pieces of paper can do all sorts of things in various anime series, but that sort of mumbo jumbo has never been used in Avatar as far as I can recall. The fact that explosive paper also reminds me of the running gag from Inspector Gadget doesn’t help either.



Great point about the coat foot vs. human feet. But I assumed they were rigged by a fuse on the floor. I'm sure the details don't matter as much. Haha Worth it for that epic shot of Mako though, reminiscent of his sacrifice in the Book Four finale. So I'm all about it! The creators never did think everything through...
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« Reply #27 on: Aug 23, 2018 10:14 pm »

Why are the forces that be so bad at guarding extremely powerful weapons? The same thing happened with Asami keeping all of her planes and mecha tanks in a warehouse. At the very least they should have been placing Kuvira’s weapons of war with their own military as opposed to just putting it into a poorly guarded warehouse. Does nobody learn anything in this world?
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« Reply #28 on: Aug 24, 2018 07:14 pm »

Well, isn't this just like a few days after Kuvira's defeat? The military is still probably scrounging up a cargo train to take them away.

They should have just shoved them into the Spirit Portal and let the Spirits keep people away.
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« Reply #29 on: Aug 25, 2018 08:54 am »

Well, isn't this just like a few days after Kuvira's defeat?

They actually don't specify the time, but it must be substantial according to the evacuee plot.
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 25, 2018 09:00 am »

Well, isn't this just like a few days after Kuvira's defeat? The military is still probably scrounging up a cargo train to take them away.

They should have just shoved them into the Spirit Portal and let the Spirits keep people away.
They’re so horribly disorganized that they can’t properly secure weapons that make their own look like tinker toys? It looked like they started implementing her tanks as they never had them and suddenly were using them to secure the Spirit Portal. Also it’s so annoying how Republic City is treated more like it is the whole nation as opposed to the capital of one. They say Republic Ciry has no resources, no budget, but considering that the United Republic is roughly the size of the Fire Nation there must be taxes and funds being pulled elsewhere.
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 25, 2018 09:52 am »

They’re so horribly disorganized that they can’t properly secure weapons that make their own look like tinker toys?

This is actually a lot harder than it sounds. Mothballing military equipment is an art.
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« Reply #32 on: Aug 26, 2018 10:35 pm »

Going back to the whole seismic sense thing, yeah that is super annoying. Lin was able to deduce in season 1 that the Equalists didn’t have Korra when she used her seismic sense, but apparently she can now be tricked by some mannequins? They also fell into the same trap, again. I may criticize a bit, but that is because they have set the bar so high that I kind of expect it and to be frank this new comic isn’t exactly cutting it in my opinion.
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« Reply #33 on: Aug 27, 2018 06:28 pm »

Maybe the mannequins were lying about being mannequins.
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« Reply #34 on: Aug 28, 2018 10:12 am »

Another issue I have is that once again Republic City is synonymous with the entire country. Okay Zhu Li is taking charge of the crisis in the city, but the city occupies a very small part of the United Republic. Even Ba Sing Se wasn’t treated as being the entire sum of the Earth Kingdom. I feel like they should have just made Republic City be a city-state if they aren’t going to show what is happening outside of the capital.
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« Reply #35 on: Aug 28, 2018 05:41 pm »

I've decided that the United Republic is largely made up of tenant-farmers, with the voting gentry all living in Republic City. There are no other cities, no towns, and any attempting at organizing and uniting is illegal. Forty years ago, some of the farmers tried to a co-op, but Aang attacked their gathering, crippled the Qi of the organizers, took their lands away, and declared that their descendants shall all be called "Nameless" so that future generations will remember their shame.

Things were very nice in Republic City until Tarrlok got the council to repeal the immigration limits. Now there are people living in the city who work for a living, like sports that don't involve hitting balls with mallets while riding ostrich-horses, and sometimes become do work for gangsters when there's no other gainful employment available.
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« Reply #36 on: Sep 10, 2018 01:50 pm »

I feel like they should have just made Republic City be a city-state if they aren’t going to show what is happening outside of the capital.
At this point, they might as well call Republic "City" "The World." It's the only place that seems to matter anymore.
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