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Old April 25 2012, 10:47 PM   #151
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Well, that's my cue to leave this thread. See you guys when the show ends.
I doubt that you have too. Whenever we've talked about spoilers before an episode airs we've always kept it tagged.
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Old April 25 2012, 11:13 PM   #152
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Just for some additional context, the scene is in the Spirit World.

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Old April 25 2012, 11:15 PM   #153
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Just for some additional context, the scene is in the Spirit World.

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Old April 26 2012, 10:10 PM   #154
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Just for some additional context, the scene is in the Spirit World.

I hope this part is true. Because if not I think alot of people will be really pissed, understandably.
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Old April 26 2012, 10:39 PM   #155
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Well, aside from Ozai, the main villains from the original show were pretty well rounded; Zuko, Azula, Ty Lee, Mai...
I'll give you the other three, but Azula was a fucking whackjob.
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Old April 26 2012, 10:53 PM   #156
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Azula was a sociopath, to be sure, but she was given nuance and dimension, and a backstory that helped explain why she went so wrong. And when she was finally defeated and broken in the finale, it evoked more pity for her than triumph, in spite of everything.
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Old April 27 2012, 03:26 PM   #157
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My son and I watched the first three episodes last night.

Very good show so far.

I like the conflict between Benders and Equalists. That seems like a realistic set-up.

Korra is now on Season Pass.

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Old April 27 2012, 04:03 PM   #158
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Old April 27 2012, 08:38 PM   #159
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I think we know now what happened to Toph and why her daughter dislikes Korra.
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Old April 28 2012, 07:37 PM   #160
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1x04: "The Voice in the Night"

- The world they created for Korra is very nice. I especially liked the view of Republic City from Air Temple Island.

- I like Mako's new lady friend. Beautiful and sophisticated. I couldn't help but think that something is up though.

- At the end of the episode, I got to thinking that Tenzin is Amon. Even if he isn't, I suspect that Amon is someone we know or have already seen. I haven't read the spoilers a few posts up.
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Old April 28 2012, 10:47 PM   #161
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Uh-oh... the opening credits this week used the title The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra instead of just The Legend of Korra. I hope that was a mistake. The Nickelodeon preview for next week still used TLoK, but that's not conclusive.

This was an interesting examination of Korra's fears, and it was good to see her show new facets -- not instantly reacting brashly and aggressively as we'd expect, but showing a more vulnerable side. And when she did let herself get provoked into rashness (as Tarrlok knew she would once the press confronted her), she overcompensated for her fear and got reckless, and it was almost disastrous.

I'm a little ticked off that they went for the villain cliche of "I won't kill you yet because the time is not right," which is often a cheesy and contrived way to make sure the hero survives. But I guess being concerned about her becoming a martyr is a plausible interpretation. Though if he's smart, he'll wait a while and then try to arrange an "accident" that won't be linked to him. Of course, in that case there'd still be a new Avatar born into the Earth Kingdom, but it would be another 17-18 years before that Avatar would pose a challenge, and Amon could accomplish a great deal in that time.


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- I like Mako's new lady friend. Beautiful and sophisticated. I couldn't help but think that something is up though.
Yeah, Asami is gorgeous -- almost as gorgeous as the actress who plays her, Seychelle Gabriel (who was also Princess Yueh in the Shyamalan movie). And it's good to hear Daniel Dae Kim as her father.

Although Korra cleans up real nice herself. She looked lovely in her party outfit.

As for something being up, I wondered that myself. I'm concerned about the Avatar wearing a team uniform with the Future Industries logo on it. It might create the appearance of favoritism. And I'm wondering if that's the whole reason Mr. Sato wants to sponsor the team the Avatar is on.

Then again, Hiroshi Sato is already the most successful businessman in the Republic, so I'm not sure why he'd need to try to grab onto the Avatar's coattails. But if Councillor Tarrlok wanted a piece of Korra for his own purposes, I'm sure others do as well.


- At the end of the episode, I got to thinking that Tenzin is Amon.
Impossible. At the end of episode 1, we saw Tenzin standing next to Korra at her press conference, and then cut to Amon listening to the conference live on the radio.

Also, how could Tenzin change his voice to sound like Steve Blum? Although I guess if anyone could disguise their voice that well, an airbender could.
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Old April 28 2012, 10:48 PM   #162
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Damn. The first series was so much easier to watch. I marathoned the whole thing on DVD!

This "one episode a week" thing is killing me! I want to watch the next one, dammit!
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Old April 28 2012, 10:53 PM   #163
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Oh, and I'm intrigued by that vision Korra had after Amon knocked her out. According to the Avatar Wiki, the people she saw in the vision were the adult Aang, Toph, and Sokka. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of that event, and I'm assuming it's the battle with Yukone that Councillor Tarrlok referenced earlier in the episode (otherwise why would that have been mentioned?). There's probably a connection to Amon.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:00 PM   #164
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I found 1X4 to be not quite as exciting as the first three, but maybe the initial thrill of new Avatar is just wearing off.

Seems to me that Sato is in league with Tarrlok, he was at his party, that's why he sponsored the team Korra is on. He sent his daughter to "accidentally" run into Mako to set the whole thing up.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:05 PM   #165
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Seems to me that Sato is in league with Tarrlok, he was at his party, that's why he sponsored the team Korra is on. He sent his daughter to "accidentally" run into Mako to set the whole thing up.
I personally hope this isn't the case. Seems like too obvious a twist. I'd rather there be no twist at all and for Sato's offer to the Fire Ferrets to be genuine.

Tarrlok is kind of a douche, but I also hope he doesn't turn out to be a bad guy.

Korra's vision at the end of the episode is the most intriguing thing to me. I can't wait to learn more about everything that has been going on in Republic City.
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