Decided to take a video while flying this morning.
Best. Idea. Ever.
Youth and the connotations of hope are the engine of Last Airbender, but Legend of Korra is downright dark. Azula is a terrifying opponent with the “power of Thor,” but Amon and Zaheer have the ability to strike fear with just their words. An ending with a cheery Korra would’ve been fine for a cartoon, but LoK instead shows a young woman utterly drained and defeated. The final frame is a tear trailing down her unsmiling face. It doesn’t have to end like that, but this is the best way to wrap up an incredibly engaging season. It’s great change. If the writers plan to really make the story about the legend of Korra, about remembering how important of an Avatar she is, I’d be fine with that. She’s brash and reckless, but she’s grown to become more responsible, a perfect way to illustrate one’s teenage years. I never want this series to go away, but all good things have to come to an end, and I’ll be completely okay with Korra being the last on-screen Avatar, as she’s a finely-built heroine.
The Elements, by appeltaart.