There's no such thing as a painless lesson-they just don't exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can't gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you'll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah... a heart made Fullmetal.
I'm disturbed by the fact that Noatak AKA Amon just escaped immediately as soon as his supporters saw that he was a bender. I mean, how did that really change anything?
Sure, his story was a lie, but how does that really negate anything he was standing for? I mean, the non-benders should've reacted in the opposite way, admiring Amon, as a bender, for actually taking a look at life from a non-bender's perspective, realizing that it wasn't really a fair world they were living in. He was a bender, and just like other benders he could just have ignored the unfair natural advantages they had, and just go on with life. Instead, he actually cared for those poor people, and really wanted to change the world for their sake, trying to make life so much easier for them. That's more to admire than if he actually was a non-bender, which would automatically declare his actions understandable.
Amon was just like the benders that the equalists despised; using his powers to suppress others that didn't have the abilities that he did (as in, he was gifted with his bending abilities). The person they believed in was a complete sham. That's how I see it.
That was a sweet finale! I was expecting Amon's identity to be more shocking, but I was still pretty surprised. And Mako got Korra, it seems. Don't worry, Asami, you still have Bolin! You two kicked some major ass together, you know. ;D
Iroh is my new favorite character though! He's amazing! He can freaking FLY with his firebending! I don't remember even Zuko being able to do that. Only Ozai ever did it in TLA. Iroh took out a whole fleet of planes by himself too! That's some wicked stuff there. He's pretty cute too, on top of that. :D
Also, Iroh's grandfather definitely has to be Zuko. He referenced his respect for the avatar, and his name is the same as Zuko's uncle Iroh.
When we learned of Tarrlok and Noatak's past, I thought, "Some father they had!"
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Last edited by Lavender; 23rd June 2012 at 10:31 PM.
Still kinda wondering how exactly bloodbending equaled energybending. Hoping they elaborate on that in the next season.
I think the ending was great. Them telling each other they loved each other at the end absolutely ruined it though. Shut the fuck up, you're like 16. They could have easily said just like "I really care for you" not "I love you." It just struck me as way too forced. Sure there was a bit of tension shown with that love triangle-square thing they had going on, but to me it wasn't emphasized quite enough to warrant them confessing their love for one another.
It didn't bother me so much the first time that I watched (I think I was still really excited to see Korra in the Avatar state and then later know that there is a way to restore bending) but now that I've rewatched it a few times it does get on my nerves xD That and I think the "I love you" line was delivered really badly.
The Aang and Katara kiss did bother me more though in comparison, because that was the last thing we ever saw. At least with Korra the last bit we saw was her being recognised as a fully realised Avatar by Tenzin, which is what seemed to be her main obstacle to overcome.
DiMartino: Yeah, he’s in the finale. Just so we’re clear—he’s Zuko’s grandson, not his son. I think there was some speculation about whether he was his son or grandson. It is his grandson. He’s voiced by Dante Basco. The idea behind him was to have a swashbuckling hero-type guy. He’s the youngest general in the United Forces which is kind of the U.N. of the “Avatar” world now. We just thought it would be a fun way to tie in the legacy of Zuko without having Zuko be present there."
The Boiling Rock, pt. 2": Cut to Azula fists as she firebends a huge jet of blue fire. Cut to an over head shot of Azula as she propels herself from the ground into the air. Cut to the line as the handcuff locks around it. Cut to the side view of Azula as she places on arm and a leg behind her and firebends another huge jet of fire. The force slides her across the line.
anyone else think that Tarrlok was being sarcastic when he said "it will be just like the good old days"? Because he and Noatak never really had 'good old days' together. Hence the tear as Noatak also knew this.
at least that's my interpretation.
Tarrlok regretted all the harm he had done. He knew Noatak didn't share that sentiment and would try to restart his plans sometime down the line. At the same time, he still loved his brother.
I didn't see that line as sarcastic, more like resigned that this was the only path he thought he could take to both bring them together and prevent something like this from ever happening again.