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In anticipation of the premier of Korra tomorrow morning, I bring you the Official Discussion Thread!
If the trailers are any indication, this series will be just as good as the original. I for one look forward to it, for since the original concluded I have had to settle for less than satisfactory actions 'toons and ponderous anime for my fix of cartoon drama and violence.
Eh, I understand waning less kiddie, but without the more childish sensibilities and sense of adventure it kind of reminds me of a slightly dull fantasy-tinged action show you might see on the CW.
Animation looks better than cheap TV SFX though, so that's a plus.
I noticed they haven't yet incorporated some mythos stuff (for example: the spirit realm / Avatar state). Perhaps a LoK's subtext concerns the "rise" of 20th-century man coming, inevitably, at the expense of the transcendent?
No, probably not. Back to /eh/.
Korra is very much Aang's opposite. Spiritual things come to her far slower than they did for him, so tapping into previous avatars is a lot more difficult.
Kinda how she doesn't get airbending; it's against her nature.
I so far like The Legend of Korra.
However, I find it somewhat silly that benders seem to have a have trouble fighting the Equalists. Sure, the Equalist troopers might be agile and able to disable chi pathways, but benders control the elements, for God's sake.
Maybe the benders just became full of themselves.
Benders were frequently beaten without other benders fighting them in the original series too. Zuko has won fights without bending, Azula took on most of the gang without access to her bending, Ty Lee and Mai do well against benders without bending of their own, as did Suki. Even Sokka, to a lesser extent, has fought benders and done ok.
Don't forget about that swordsman who kicked all sorts of fire bender ass in the finale.
Giant Mechs, hmm...
I wonder if anyone saw this coming.
Further up the thread, yeah.
I'm actually kind of tiffed that they used platinum. Doesn't it take some advanced (from their perception) chemistry to purify it?
not incredibly complex from what I can find on wikipedia, you can melt away impurities, use magnetism, or it can be found as a byproduct of electrolysis, depending on the compounds used.
A lot of that is pretty simple if you have the technology to make electric gloves.
I understand, that makes sense. Now I'm left wondering how their world became so enriched with platinum and why they used such a malleable metal to make mechs.
>>22929 They kinda tell you why they would be building mechs out of it, hell, the line that explains it, is in the episode. As for how they got so much in general, it is a large world, and republic city is just a small place (comparatively).
And we don't really have a lot of explanation about the geological makeup of the world, so they could just have a random abundance in the area, or all over. Or it could be for plot convenience.
>They kinda tell you why they would be building mechs out of it, hell, the line that explains it, is in the episode.
Yeah, I saw the episode. The motivating thought for my question was that since platinum is weak, it doesn't seem like it would be suited for making mechanical structures or weapons in general.
If my choice was between making mechs out of glass that my opponents could shatter with a single blow, and adamantium that they can TAKE CONTROL OF, i'd choose the glass.
Platinum is a less extreme example, so therefore a more valid choice.
I think you'd have to worry more about the mechs getting damaged from their own force rather than that of your enemy. Weak metals tend to warp, you know.
I like the idea of Tarrlok and Amon both being antagonists, each representing completely different flavors of evil. Having the good guys fighting both an oppressive police state and revolution-minded terrorists keeps it interesting.
i think that amon and tarllok are the same person
Yes! /co/ here is now for cartoons.
I've been waiting for so long so we can have Avatar discussions.
Just so I can contribute a little something something to this thread.
Now with Cabbage Corp. and Future Tech Industries shut down, who is the leading provider of automobiles for Republic City?
companys have directive boards that keep working even if the director gets detained. and the cabbage corp guy should have been released after the future corp director got missing.
in any case thats the least concern to the city, the faggot of tarrlok is a fascist that will lead to a huge civil war
Amon is Jet
Jet is an old motherfucker.
Doesn't matter, King boomy was old a shit and he could still kick ass bend earth like it wasn't a thing.
Yeah but Boomy sounded old.
I believe that word of god confirmed Jet was dead.
As of today I can quite confidently say to that little theory "lolno."
I sure hope Korra gets her bending taken away and she has to learn to function without it for most of the second season.
Also, the blatant shipteasing is pissing me right the fuck off. The romantic subplots come across as an afterthought tossed in just so the fanfic writers and fanartists can masturbate.
i think that amon is a second avatar
They go through pretty grand lengths in their folklore and the previous series that there can only be one per lifetime. unless chi bending "steals" bending rather than removing I hardly see how THAT'S possible.
they also go that humans where able to learn bendings from animals, like the flying bisons or those giant mole rats.
and have you noticed how things that where actually really hard and dangerous on previous seasons seems easier now, like bloodbending, or like firelightnings?
it seems industrialization and specialization has made some sort of bending learning easier, so maybe someone very smart teached himself several bendings.
Or maybe its an experiment by Ang, maybe he found a guy who wanted to learn bendings and he tried to inverse the energy bending to give him an ability and he ended giving him his avatarshis powers
I think it's pretty obvious that bending is a gift you either have or don't have, not JUST a learned talent. You have to learn to master it, yes, but things such as Katara "accidently" waterbending while angry imply it's something that is at least somewhat physical(though not wholly genetic, as we've seen twins where one could bend and one couldn't, and siblings with different elements.)
It is not implied to be the kind of thing you can learn if you don't have the ability.
The chi-blockers and chi bending also match this theory.
Though there is ton merit to the bending entomology, I think there's enough benders(save for air benders) who can simply continue the bending legacy or whatnot through blood so to speak
Though this follows up the idea it doesn't account so much for chi bending/blocking as it was a technique given/revealed (whatever you prefer) exclusively to the Avatar as he does have the advantage of understanding all elements of bending and spirit world connections. While the simple implication can be made that chi blocking be have been an martial art style with aristocratic origins which would make a lot of since since how would your rich ass protect yourself from the bending proletariat? While it does seem a bit far fetched but it does give some merit to Ty Lee's knowledge (either that or its a circus style DERP) and the conclusion could be made that she taught it to the Kyoshi Warriors or that by becoming so well known for her association with the 100 years war that others asked for lessons. Like some circus dojo.
Fuck if i know maaaaan.
what i meant about the chi-blockers and chi-bending matching that theory is that it proves it is possible for a person to not be physically capable of bending even if they have learned it. If your chi is not right(blocked or whatever), you can't bend.
I expect that natural non-benders don't have the proper chi to bend, and there may well be different "configurations" of chi that different kinds of benders have.
I can't help but feel a bit disappointed that Tarlock was neutered so early after his reveal, but I am left wondering wondering what sort of bad ass Amon must be if he can withstand a form of bending that not even the Avatar could face without activating God-mode... whatever it may be, the damage has already been done, and I can't imagine many non-benders would be willing to support the government of Republic City after Tarlock's extremist actions.
Well I don't think he is lying about his past. Plus, he seems like a sercetive man. So that means that there is more to his backstory than what he just briefly gave out to his supporters.
That's because they're athletes NOT soldiers. And that's because they weren't trained to fight without using their bending. Hell I doubt even half of the world knows how to fight without using their bending now that the war has been over for 70 years.
Only a handful of the benders we've seen fight are athletes. While it's true that most of the rest aren't "soldiers" they ARE usually capable of fighting: police, masters of their art, gang members, and so on. The main characters are the only athletes we see fighting on a regular basis, and they do fairly well.
The point was that he expected the benders to do better and win the fight BEFORE they could be disabled by chi blocking, but it's perfectly reasonable for the benders to be outmatched by agility and skill.
ofcourse, but i think that where amon's points stick up is that even fat old firebenders can beat a normal, not trained, person just by setting them in fire from the distance, it doesnt requiere much to do an if you are not trained there isnt much you can do.
Damn, that finale felt severely rushed and leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I really, really wish they had not wrapped up the story arc in those two episodes, it easily could have carried into the next season.
We know that but that last point is wrong cause he KNEW that there weren't much benders who are trained to fight without using their bending whatsoever. So he actually had a obvious advantage once the equalists can nullify the effectiveness of the opponent's bending in a fight. And there's a difference between fighting gangs and cops and fighting against real fighters or warriors as they used to be called. It's like when Japan was finally unified all the martial arts and samurai/ninja arts lost their drive and purpose as peace came to change all of society. After that those war-purpose skills got restrutured and specialized during peace time.
Also wasn't Amon using his powers to redirect attacks? I'm pretty sure they say that.
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The pacing seem well enough since the atmosphere already projected that countdown feeling, especially since they were trying to prepare an ambush on both fronts as fast as possible. It just seems a bit sloppy and children heavy that "Amon" didn't kill them on the spot for their information or that he would so foolishly use avater bending when he knows his followers might still be in the area.
The Book finale seemed pretty good despite that, well in my opinion anyways. Though the real bitch move was Mako, whose one real defining charterer trait towards the end was "stoic strong guy who had feelings for Korra" HOOK UP WITH KORRA, and he didn't even have the decency to break up WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND first!! Fucking tool.
I see you very much wanted Bolin to get something.
Personally I think if Mako's ex ends up wanting to betray them in Book 2, she could try to start things with Bolin as the start of some sinister plan.
But let's not get too focused on this sort of stuff.
Well he clearly had more interest and character to him, actually working to prove his worth to Korra and such. And all Mako had to do was stand there basically.
But I agree, nothing to be gained from that kind of discussion.
Though godforbid the second book bases it's arc more on that kind of plot.
Wellp, guess this thread's gonna be dead for a while 'till book two airs. Oh well
Then why not talking about this comic that's coming out. You know, the last book of that Promise trilogy thing related to the Avatar series...
Sure, why not. We can also discuss why they thought it was a good idea to make a comic book that specifically tied in with the movie.
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This board's otherwise pretty dead and I have nothing better to do so I'll leave this here.
It wouldn't be so dead if this thread was in /pco/
pls explain that picture
so it is comic based on a (bad) movie that was based on a good cartoon show
pro bending is pro dodgeball
Yeah, you pretty much already described it.