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#77 May 13 2012 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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This week's episode was more on track with what I expected. Not that I don't like character development, I just think last weeks lovey-dovey triangle was a bit much, and they had to make Bolin so immature. From what I remember at the beginning of the series, Bolin was a set to be a player, always bringing fan girls into their dug out, showing them a good time. Doesn't seem to be the picture they were painting when he turns into a sniveling cry baby as Korra tries to kiss his brother. (He did get over it quickly though).

Amon must be related somehow to one of people Korra keeps seeing in the Aang memory flashbacks while she gets KO'd. This last one showed a flash of a guy that seemed to be arguing with Aang and the gang. I didn't recognize him as anyone from Avatar, but he may be someone from the Promise comics. I'm sure he's important to Amon.

Also, Aang looks strange with facial hair. At least, I'm pretty sure that is Aang in the flashes. The statue of Aang must be from when he was younger, probably right after the end of the War? He doesn't have facial hair there.
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#78 May 13 2012 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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Bet you that Amon is the kid of that Airbender that Aang had to fight 47 years prior. He's rallying the opposed to use as an army to attack the government responsible for his father's defeat/banishment. It's a classic plot twist and easy to use for a kid's show.
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Bet you that Amon is the kid of that Airbender that Aang had to fight 47 years prior. He's rallying the opposed to use as an army to attack the government responsible for his father's defeat/banishment. It's a classic plot twist and easy to use for a kid's show.


Aang fought an Airbender?
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#80 May 13 2012 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
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TirithRR wrote:
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Bet you that Amon is the kid of that Airbender that Aang had to fight 47 years prior. He's rallying the opposed to use as an army to attack the government responsible for his father's defeat/banishment. It's a classic plot twist and easy to use for a kid's show.


Aang fought an Airbender?


My bad, I remembered it as an Airbender but playing the episode again there was no mention of bender status or type. I was talking about that "Yaako?" guy mentioned in last week's episode, and it was 42 years not 47.
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#81 May 13 2012 at 8:22 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/legend-of-korra-104-the-voice-in-the-night-full-episode.html

About 2 minutes in during the council meeting, just before Tenzin gets ****** off.
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#83 May 19 2012 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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My question now is: Where is the Avatar State?

I really expected her to go uncontrolled release in today's episode, but she didn't. The Avatar state is supposed to be a subconscious protection for an unrealized avatar. It would have been interesting to see what it would take to calm her down.
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#84 May 21 2012 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
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Well, the start of the series states that Korra doesn't have the spiritual side of bending down at all, so maybe she can't channel it even subconsciously? Or maybe she just hasn't been pushed far enough for it to activate. I've really got nothing as far as that, though I don't doubt that at some point she'll be pushed over the edge and it will activate in some way.

I don't know if I've stated it yet, but I can't get enough of the music. The big band swing sound is awesome, like when she's running from the police just after fighting the Triple Threat Triad in the first episode. Granted, I think that's the only song like that on the soundtrack thus far, and I hope there are going to be more tracks similar to it in the future.

Also, was good to see the metalbenders and Lin both use some earthbending. I was afraid for a moment that they were going to just metalbend, which would have been mildly annoying. Not to mention that apparently metalbending lets you be Wolverine*. We're all in agreement that Earthbending is best bending, right?

* Rather Spider-Man when he still had Spider Stingers, or currently Kaine as the Scarlet Spider who does have them. Went with Wolverine since claws are easily recognizable.

Edited, May 21st 2012 2:30pm by lolgaxe
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#85 May 21 2012 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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Huh, for some reason my DVR missed this week's episode. I am most saddened.
#86 May 21 2012 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
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NOT MY CABBAGE CARTCORP!!

I literally had to pause the video for a good five minutes to recover from how hard that set up made me laugh, because it triggered a mental montage of every time that happened to the guy in the original series. Way to keep the running gags going, guys, I love you so much Smiley: laugh

Amon and Tarrlok are either working together, or ******* know each other and are playing off of each other to accomplish their evil schemes. I can't say for certain which yet, but this is something I'm absolutely certain of. That said, was anyone else not surprised by Hiroshi working with/for Amon? I knew the poor cabbage guy had been framed because he's the ******* cabbage guy, but honestly I was kind of suspicious of hiroshi even when he was introduced, the whole "firebenders killed my wife, but I'll totally support you and let you date my daughter, firebender kid" thing just did not sit well with me, given the propensity for "Fire benders killed my family" in this series' characters' backstories... lol
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
#87 May 22 2012 at 6:58 AM Rating: Good
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I literally had to pause the video for a good five minutes to recover from how hard that set up made me laugh, because it triggered a mental montage of every time that happened to the guy in the original series. Way to keep the running gags going, guys, I love you so much Smiley: laugh
I loved the reference and had the same image flash through my head. Smiley: laugh
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#88 May 22 2012 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
I am most saddened.
You should be, considering your previous image link.
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I am most saddened.
You should be, considering your previous image link.
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#90 May 22 2012 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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Yup.
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#92 May 22 2012 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
Was anyone else excited to see Tenzin finally get some real action? I was sad when it got cut short.
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#93 May 22 2012 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
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Figured out why it didn't record. Apparently Comcast is too lazy to give episode descriptions, so our "Record New Episodes" setting didn't see any new episodes to record. Smiley: disappointed
#94 May 22 2012 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
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Sounds like Mr. TiVo needs to go for a swim in the toilet.
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All that the mechs need now are Equalist chicks to ride on it's shoulder, and it's Bioshock ala Avatar.
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#96 May 23 2012 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Well, the start of the series states that Korra doesn't have the spiritual side of bending down at all, so maybe she can't channel it even subconsciously? Or maybe she just hasn't been pushed far enough for it to activate. I've really got nothing as far as that, though I don't doubt that at some point she'll be pushed over the edge and it will activate in some way.


Ya, the Avatar shouldn't need any spiritual control to enter it in a purely defensive, uncontrolled mode. Like when Aang released the Avatar state during the storm as he fled the air temples out of fear of being seperated from Giazo.(sp?) Or when he found Giazo's bones at the air temple, or when the earth kingdom general threatened Katara's life, or when the sand benders stole Appa.

It really didn't take much to trigger Aang, he was a bit more of an emotional youngster. But given how much fear Amon has been putting into Korra, and how every time he touches her she gets flashes from Aang's memories, I'm really expecting that to be a rush of Aang's spirit into hers, like the beginnings of the Avatar state. Since that's pretty much what the Avatar state is, every spirit of the past Avatars inhabiting the current Avatar.

The unrealized release is there just to protect the Avatar before they learn to control it. Otherwise the Avatar would be a sitting duck.
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Well, the start of the series states that Korra doesn't have the spiritual side of bending down at all, so maybe she can't channel it even subconsciously? Or maybe she just hasn't been pushed far enough for it to activate. I've really got nothing as far as that, though I don't doubt that at some point she'll be pushed over the edge and it will activate in some way.


Ya, the Avatar shouldn't need any spiritual control to enter it in a purely defensive, uncontrolled mode. Like when Aang released the Avatar state during the storm as he fled the air temples out of fear of being seperated from Giazo.(sp?) Or when he found Giazo's bones at the air temple, or when the earth kingdom general threatened Katara's life, or when the sand benders stole Appa.

It really didn't take much to trigger Aang, he was a bit more of an emotional youngster. But given how much fear Amon has been putting into Korra, and how every time he touches her she gets flashes from Aang's memories, I'm really expecting that to be a rush of Aang's spirit into hers, like the beginnings of the Avatar state. Since that's pretty much what the Avatar state is, every spirit of the past Avatars inhabiting the current Avatar.

The unrealized release is there just to protect the Avatar before they learn to control it. Otherwise the Avatar would be a sitting duck.


Honestly, I think part of it may be due to the fact that, if you remember, Aang did spend a century suspended in the avatar state, and because of that, it could well have been that he was simply very attuned to it, even without mastering it, so he could almost subconsciously will it out. It may not normally be as easy to trigger for the avatar as Aang made it out to be. Beyond that, even though Amon has managed to scare the **** out of Korra a few times now, he hasn't yet attacked her with serious malicious intent, the likes of which you would think would trigger the "Oh ****, avatar's gonna die, superdefenseberserkmodego" reaction the unmastered avatar state is supposed to be. Korra hasn't really gotten herself into ANY situation where that would really be remotely necessary.

Alternatively, (spoilered for people who haven't finished season 2 of the first show) the damage Aang took from Azula while in the avatar state may be having some sort of influence on Korra's ability to access it, due to reincarnative hijinks and what not.
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#98 May 26 2012 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm of the opinion that she just hasn't been pushed far enough yet. She's come close to danger quite a few times, but never was she mere seconds away from certain doom.

I'm expecting her to enter the avatar state within the next few episodes when in a really bad situation against Amon, prefaced by a completion of the flashback memories from Aang. And lots of airbending. Assuming good pacing that is.

Also apparently no episode today? D:

Edited, May 26th 2012 3:12pm by Deadgye
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#99 May 26 2012 at 1:51 PM Rating: Good
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My cable box stated it was new, but said it was the first episode. Scrolling to next week it says it's a repeat, and just gives a general description of the show and not the episode it will be airing.

I was a little bummed.
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Today was a new episode, and Tarrlok is Evil.

And he can bloodbend, without a full moon. Of course, Katara used blood bending without a full moon when she caught who she though was her mother's killer with Zuko. If I'm not mistaken the flashbacks showed someone that looked a lot like Tarrlok (probably that Yakone guy they mentioned previously who had a struggle with Aang), in court with Toph (guard) and Aang (at either the Defendant or Prosecutions table) and possibly Sokka. The person appeared to be using bloodbending on Toph and Aang. I wonder how Tarrlok and Yakone are related.

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Edited, Jun 2nd 2012 4:18pm by TirithRR
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#101 Jun 04 2012 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
TirithRR wrote:
Today was a new episode, and Tarrlok is Evil.

And he can bloodbend, without a full moon. Of course, Katara used blood bending without a full moon when she caught who she though was her mother's killer with Zuko. If I'm not mistaken the flashbacks showed someone that looked a lot like Tarrlok (probably that Yakone guy they mentioned previously who had a struggle with Aang), in court with Toph (guard) and Aang (at either the Defendant or Prosecutions table) and possibly Sokka. The person appeared to be using bloodbending on Toph and Aang. I wonder how Tarrlok and Yakone are related.

Flashback sequence spoiler
http://i.imgur.com/iLm3v.gif

Tarrlok:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5044wTQ6C1qlg334.png

Assumed to be Yakone:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m500lrVRrS1rp574a.png




Edited, Jun 2nd 2012 4:18pm by TirithRR
I'm still not clear on Tarrlok's exact motives (part of me suspects he might actually be on Amon's side and is using this martial law crap to drive more people to Amon's cause, but that is kind of a stretch). I'm pretty sure that was Sokka in the flashback. I really just want to know what the deal with the flashback is.
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