That last frame is just before he leaps, mind. I left it incomplete cause it seemed redundant. It was just the same shot they’d already made.
I liked the scene as it was originally shown, don’t get me wrong. I just felt it’d have been a little better if they made it clearer why he was able to begin flying and also add a little more sympathy to the guy.
If you really stop to the think about it, this is a season where the bad guys were the underdogs. It was interesting, because they were the one’s struggling and fighting the big fight, yet that still made them threatening through simple desperation. If I ever want to rebuke someone who says a ‘weak’ bad guy can’t be threatening, Imma just point to Legend of Korra Book 3.
The venom of the Red Lotus isn’t the mercury that they put into Korra, it’s the notion that the world no longer needs her.
Nope going to bed.
Wrong. It wasn’t that she wasn’t needed, but that she shouldn’t be.
Anonymous Explains TLoK Ending
Oddly enough, this exactly what I wanted Book 1 to be about. After what we were given was over, I immediately started into ‘what would I have done…’ and the very first thing that popped into my head was that it should have been her journey of self discovery.
Like the pic says, Korra’s entire identity revolves around her role as the Avatar…and that’s not a good thing. She needed to realize she was a person, not a title, not a responsibility. People forget that Aang wasn’t actually the Avatar until the very last episode of the show. That was when he became the title that was thrust upon him, but he knew who he was as a person first. And as the audience watching him, so did we.
I wanted the whole Book to revolve around Korra learning that she had to acknowledge herself as a individual human being before she could unlock her ability to airbend and become the Avatar. Everything would have revolved around this theme, culminating in this moment where she realizes that her personality, her decisions, wants, hates, needs, etc. are hers and not the result of being the Avatar.
Course, I also would have made Tenzin absolutely livid about how the OWL trained her rather than being an accomplice…but I already wrote about that…
No explanation for this. Just got it in my head to give it a try. Took ‘bout a half hour I think.
UPDATE: Did some minor clean up after I got home from work.
UPDATE PART DUEX: Did some more minor tweaking…because reasons.