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15th Feb '16 2:22:00 PM ilovehirohamada
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** [[We get to see through Mako's point of view, while Amon is bloodbending him, holding him to the floor. Imagine what he was going through at that moment: his best friend, the girl he loves is about to have her bending taken away by a psycho villain, and he's powerless to do anything but watch.]]

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** [[We [[spoiler: We get to see through Mako's point of view, while Amon is bloodbending him, holding him to the floor. Imagine what he was going through at that moment: his best friend, the girl he loves is about to have her bending taken away by a psycho villain, and he's powerless to do anything but watch.]]
15th Feb '16 2:20:59 PM ilovehirohamada
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** [[We get to see through Mako's point of view, while Amon is bloodbending him, holding him to the floor. Imagine what he was going through at that moment: his best friend, the girl he loves is about to have her bending taken away by a psycho villain, and he's powerless to do anything but watch.]]
* [[spoiler: When Amon is about to take away Mako's bending, we get a good look at Mako's face. He's showing ''pure fear''. This has to be the first time on the show that Mako is genuinely afraid.]]
13th Feb '16 5:59:58 AM Pseudoname
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** To make things worse, [[spoiler: because he's now fused with a human soul, when he's eventually freed he ''will'' create a new Dark Avatar. If he refuses to go into the avatar state when he dies, he would be free to reincarnate and begin his work again. Picture the Avatar and how much good it's done over the centuries, then imagine if that same immortal omni-bending being was devoted to chaos and destruction. Due to the nature of the spirits, this isn't a matter of if but when.]]
10th Feb '16 7:13:44 AM SantosLHalper
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8th Feb '16 1:34:06 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The jump scare that [[spoiler:Zaheer]] makes.

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* The jump scare that [[spoiler:Zaheer]] makes. No wonder Korra stepped back.



** TheReveal that the Earth Empire is going to attack Republic City in two weeks.


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** * TheReveal that the Earth Empire is going to attack Republic City in two weeks.




** What is especially telling is the looks on everyone's faces when she marches into Republic City [[spoiler:on that monstrosity.]] The whole cast looks on in sheer horror, especially and notably General Iroh, who is one of the closest ones to it and is seen visibly sweating. And then she starts shooting the naval ships...

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** What is especially telling is the looks on everyone's faces when she marches into Republic City [[spoiler:on that monstrosity.]] The whole cast looks on in sheer horror, especially and notably General Iroh, who is one of the closest ones to it and is seen visibly sweating. And then Then she starts shooting the naval ships...



** Also, when she finally reaches Republic City, [[spoiler:her first act is to bully Raiko into surrendering by firing on some battleships.]] While the air benders managed to evacuate some of them safely, how many others were killed by the blast?
** Going back to the outpost, there's a shot of everyone just before Kuvira fires, that of shock and subdued horror. But it's no longer at the sudden appearance of this mechanical monster; it's at the fact they '''know''' ''they're likely about to die, and there's nothing they can do about it.''
* Korra's threat is pretty damn terrifying. No wonder [[spoiler: Baatar Jr.]] cracked so easily. [[spoiler: She says if he doesn't stop Kuvira's attack that even if Kuvira wins, Korra will flee the city and take Baatar with her. She will spend her entire life keeping him prisoner away from Kuvira, since she is the thing he truly loves in life.]] After several episodes of being a BrokenBird, Korra gets to frighteningly remind the viewers why she's not to be trifled with. The best part is this is eerily similar to Tarrlok's threat to Korra in "Out of the Past" back in Book One, where he intended to keep Korra as a hostage.
* Kuvira really [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line]] when she [[spoiler:destroys the factory where her beloved, Baatar Jr, is being held, after he tries to convince her to leave Republic City. No longer is she a WellIntentionedExtremist if you ever thought she still was one. No, this one action showed the audience that this is a woman who has thrown away her humanity and compassion with her lover, as she values her plans of conquest above Baatar Jr's life. Even the fact that she does seem to love him doesn't change the fact that she still did that]].
** Not just [[spoiler:Baatar Jr., but virtually every one of the main cast was in that building. It's also very briefly shown that the Hummingbird mechs were destroyed as well.]]
** Or, on the contrary, she's such a WellIntentionedExtremist that her cause is above personal attachments. Which makes it arguably more terrifying, since she thinks that's the genuinely moral course of action. This last interpretation is all but confirmed in the final episode, by the way.

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** Also, when There's a shot of everyone just before Kuvira fires; that of shock and subdued horror. It's no longer at the sudden appearance of this mechanical monster; it's at the fact they '''know''' ''they're likely about to die, and there's nothing they can do about it.''
** When
she finally reaches Republic City, [[spoiler:her first act is to bully Raiko into surrendering by firing on some battleships.]] While the air benders managed to evacuate some of them safely, how many others were killed by the blast?
** Going back to the outpost, there's a shot of everyone just before Kuvira fires, that of shock and subdued horror. But it's no longer at the sudden appearance of this mechanical monster; it's at the fact they '''know''' ''they're likely about to die, and there's nothing they can do about it.''
* Korra's threat is pretty damn terrifying. No wonder [[spoiler: Baatar Jr.]] cracked so easily. [[spoiler: She says if he doesn't stop Kuvira's attack that then even if Kuvira wins, Korra will flee the city and take Baatar Jr with her. She will spend her entire life keeping him prisoner away from Kuvira, since she is the one thing he truly loves in life.]] After several episodes of being a BrokenBird, Korra gets to frighteningly remind the viewers why she's not to be trifled with. The best part is this is eerily similar to Tarrlok's threat to Korra in "Out of the Past" back in Book One, where he intended to keep Korra as a hostage.
* Kuvira really [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line]] when she [[spoiler:destroys the factory where her beloved, beloved Baatar Jr, Jr is being held, and after he tries to convince her to leave Republic City. No longer is she a WellIntentionedExtremist if you ever thought she still was one. No, this one action showed the audience that this is a woman who has thrown away her humanity and compassion with her lover, as she values her plans of conquest above Baatar Jr's life. Even the fact that she does seem to love him doesn't change the fact that she still did that]].
** Not just [[spoiler:Baatar Jr., but virtually every one of
that]]. She has become the main cast was in that building. It's also very briefly shown that the Hummingbird mechs were destroyed as well.]]
** Or, on the contrary, she's such a WellIntentionedExtremist that
Unfettered by placing her cause is goals above personal attachments. Which makes it arguably more terrifying, since she thinks that's the genuinely moral course of action. This last interpretation is all but confirmed in the final episode, by the way.
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* The Colossus in general is the Avatar verse's equivalent of a nuclear bomb in terms of sheer destructive capability and it shows throughout this episode. The thing practically levels half of the city in one shot, [[ImplacableMan all the while shrugging off anything Team Avatar and its allies throw at it.]]

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* The Colossus in general is the Avatar verse's equivalent of a nuclear bomb in terms of sheer destructive capability and it shows throughout this episode. The thing practically levels half of the city in one shot, [[ImplacableMan [[TheJuggernaut all the while shrugging off anything Team Avatar and its allies throw at it.]]



* [[spoiler:Hiroshi Sato]] being crushed to death by the mecha. They don't shy away from the scene, either ([[GoryDiscretionShot save for not actually showing his body]]). The flattened hummingbird mech slides down the side of the Colossus like a swatted bug. It doesn't help that [[spoiler:we see Asami's reaction in horror and heartbreak at his HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* [[spoiler:Hiroshi Sato]] being crushed to death by the mecha. They don't shy away from the scene, either ([[GoryDiscretionShot save for not actually showing his body]]). The flattened hummingbird mech slides down the side of the Colossus like a swatted bug. It doesn't help that definitely helps the scare factor when [[spoiler:we see Asami's reaction in horror and heartbreak at his HeroicSacrifice.]]



* The Spirit Vine core of the Colossus is quite a sight, but also very, very dangerous. It is a huge jumble of Spirit Vines radiating a purple glow, with electricity coursing through it to power up the mech. It just looks very supernatural, and should not be messed with. [[spoiler:Mako sadly finds this out, with his arm getting burned after he uses his lightningbending to make the core explode. The electrical feedback causes his sleeve to burst away, and his arm is still in a cast at the wedding.]]
* Kuvira's subtle but noticeable VillainousBreakdown throughout the episode. As Korra gets the upper hand in their fight, her usual calm and stoic demeanor even in battle descends into a frantic desperation as she finds herself outclassed by the woman she had bested previously. [[spoiler: When the Colossus is destroyed, Kuvira rejects Korra's offer to surrender and retreats into the Spirit Wilds, her hair unkempt and in an almost-crazed state as she absolutely ''refuses'' to consider giving up. It culminates in a last-ditch attempt to kill Korra through using the Spirit Vine Cannon, and nearly destroying her and the entire city in the process.]]
* After Kuvira and Korra get out of the mech, Korra chases her into the Spirit Wilds. [[spoiler:Kuvira is seen on the cannon that she threw away and attempted to fire one more shot directly at Korra. But it overloads, being entangled by all the Spirit Vines, causing a chain reaction and it continues firing, causing a gigantic explosion that nearly engulfed the entire city. If it had not been for Korra bending the energy itself, everyone would have died. It's pretty scary to come face to face with what is essentially a nuclear bomb, with its sheer city-leveling destruction. The horror of everyone running away for cover is essentially tantamount to a [[FantasticNuke nuclear disaster]]. And, it essentially had enough energy to ''rip a permanent hole in space-time itself'', creating a new spirit portal.]]
* The sight of the [[spoiler:new spirit portal]] is beautiful. The fact that it's in the middle of a crater and surrounded by ruined skyscrapers puts a damper on it, though. [[NoEndorHolocaust Thankfully, they were empty due to the evacuation]].

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* The Spirit Vine core of the Colossus is quite a sight, but also very, very dangerous. It is a huge jumble of Spirit Vines radiating a purple glow, with electricity coursing through it to power up the mech. It just looks very supernatural, and should not be messed with. [[spoiler:Mako sadly finds this out, with his arm getting burned after he uses his lightningbending to make the core explode. The electrical feedback causes his sleeve to burst away, and his arm is still in a cast at the wedding.]]
* Kuvira's subtle but noticeable VillainousBreakdown throughout the episode. As Korra gets the upper hand in their fight, her usual calm and stoic demeanor even in battle descends into a frantic desperation as she finds herself outclassed by the woman she had bested previously. [[spoiler: When the Colossus is destroyed, Kuvira rejects Korra's offer to surrender and retreats into the Spirit Wilds, her hair unkempt and in an almost-crazed a crazed state as she absolutely ''refuses'' to consider giving up. It culminates in a last-ditch attempt to kill Korra through using the Spirit Vine Cannon, and nearly possibility destroying her and the entire city in the process.]]
* After Kuvira and Korra get out of the mech, Korra chases her into the Spirit Wilds. [[spoiler:Kuvira is seen on the cannon that she threw away and attempted to fire one more shot directly at Korra. But it It overloads, being entangled by all the Spirit Vines, causing Vines and causes a chain reaction and it reaction. It continues firing, causing a gigantic explosion that nearly engulfed all of the entire downtown area of the city. If it had not been for Korra bending the energy itself, everyone would have died. It's pretty scary to come face to face with what is essentially a nuclear bomb, with its sheer city-leveling destruction. The horror of everyone running away for cover is essentially tantamount to a [[FantasticNuke nuclear disaster]]. And, it essentially It had enough energy to ''rip a permanent hole in space-time itself'', creating a new spirit portal.]]
* The sight of the [[spoiler:new spirit portal]] is beautiful. The fact that it's in the middle of a crater and surrounded by ruined skyscrapers puts a damper on it, though.it. [[NoEndorHolocaust Thankfully, they were empty due to the evacuation]].
26th Jan '16 11:27:32 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Most terrifying, however, is how [[TheChessmaster Kuvira managed to play]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy everyone]] [[CrazyPrepared for fools]]. She knew full well Suyin would strike first and attempt to stop her, so she set up a BatmanGambit to capture her, thus maintaining her VillainWithGoodPublicity status while making Suyin and Zaofu the aggressors and giving her a PretextForWar. That forced Korra to challenge Kuvira to a one-on-one duel for the fate of Zaofu, which she loses badly. Kuvira then attempted to murder Korra, an act that would benefit her either way as she would either be rid of an enemy or it would force Opal and Jinora to interfere and break the terms of their agreement, thus giving Kuvira the excuse she needs to invade Zaofu. To sum it up: Using some Amon-level cunning, she managed to conquer the entire city of Zaofu in a matter of two days! And if the end of the episode is any indication, she doesn't plan to stop there.
* Baatar forces Varrick to continue work on the spirit vine project. Varrick, knowing how dangerous this is, sets up a bomb so that it'll explode and destroy the train and everyone on it. He wasn't bluffing. Baatar and the train crew evacuate onto another train while essentially sentencing Bolin and Varrick to their own demise as they blow themselves up with the bomb. It explodes and creates a [[http://i.imgur.com/JVF6tCN.jpg huge crater]], blowing off the tracks as well. Thankfully, Bolin and Varrick escape in time. The blast was so severe that Baatar had to shield his eyes for a bit, with the blast looking very much like a [[CodeGeass FLEIJA]] detonation.
** The worst is yet to come; as Baatar Jr. is going to be taking over the research. It's not so much that he's more willing than Varrick to proceed onwards; but that he really doesn't know what he's doing! Varrick clowned Baatar Jr. during the scene and proved that he didn't understand what Varrick even did during explanation or even through observation. Imagine a clown taking over work that a professional (loony as he was) won't touch with a ten thousand yard pole! The consequences can be far more dire!

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** Most terrifying, however, is how [[TheChessmaster Kuvira managed to play]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy everyone]] [[CrazyPrepared *Kuvira [[ChessMaster played everyone for fools]]. a fool.]] She knew full well Suyin would strike first and attempt to stop her, so she set up a BatmanGambit to capture her, thus maintaining her VillainWithGoodPublicity status while making Suyin and Zaofu the aggressors and giving her a PretextForWar. That forced Korra to challenge Kuvira to a one-on-one duel for the fate of Zaofu, which she loses badly. Kuvira then attempted to murder Korra, an act that would benefit her either way as she would either be rid of an enemy or it would force Opal and Jinora to interfere and break the terms of their agreement, thus giving Kuvira the excuse she needs to invade Zaofu. To sum it up: Using some Amon-level cunning, she managed to conquer conquered the entire city of Zaofu in a matter of two days! And if the end of the episode is any indication, she doesn't plan to stop there.
days!
* Baatar forces Varrick to continue work on the spirit vine project. Varrick, knowing how dangerous this is, sets up a bomb so that it'll explode and destroy the train and everyone on it. He wasn't bluffing. Baatar and the train crew evacuate onto another train while essentially sentencing Bolin and Varrick to their own demise as they blow themselves up with the bomb. It explodes and creates a [[http://i.imgur.com/JVF6tCN.jpg huge crater]], blowing off the tracks as well. Thankfully, Bolin and Varrick escape in time. The blast was so severe that Baatar had to shield his eyes for a bit, with the blast looking very much like a [[CodeGeass FLEIJA]] detonation.
** The worst is yet to come; as * Baatar Jr. is going to be taking over the research. It's not so much that he's more willing than Varrick to proceed onwards; onwards but that he really doesn't know what he's doing! Varrick clowned Baatar Jr. during the scene and proved that he didn't understand what Varrick even did during explanation or even through observation. Imagine a clown taking over work that a professional (loony as he was) won't wouldn't touch with a ten thousand yard pole! The consequences can be far more dire!



* Prince Wu goes to the bathroom and a steward offers to spray some cologne onto him. Instead, he gasses Wu, knocking him out, and kidnaps him. He had planned to send him to Kuvira, and what makes it all the more creepy is his PsychoticSmirk when apprehended and his devoted proclamation to Kuvira.
* Baatar inspects some Spirit Vines at the end of the episode. ''From the Swamp.'' That's right, if some Spirit Vines from Republic City can be used to make a bomb so strong that it can blow off train tracks and make a big crater, then the power that these vines could hold could very well destroy entire nations. Only time will tell, but the fact that Kuvira wants this immense power, to the point that she orders her troops to harvest the entire swamp until there's no more vines, is pretty frightening.
* Kuvira sends not only her opponents to "reeducation camps", but also all foreigners.
** For a little bit of Fridge Horror, [[spoiler: one must wonder if any of the other Airbenders out there have met this fate, including Kai who has been absent since the first episode.]] Refer back to "The Calling" Where Ikki was captured by two of Kuvira's soldiers. It's possible she very nearly met this same fate.
* We never find out just why Kuvira wanted her hands on Wu, giving the impression it was something the show could never get away with actually saying, like she wanted to publicly execute him.

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* Prince Wu goes to the bathroom and a steward offers to spray some cologne onto him. Instead, he gasses Wu, knocking him out, and kidnaps him. He had planned to send him to Kuvira, and what Kuvira. What makes it all the more creepy is his PsychoticSmirk when apprehended and his devoted proclamation to Kuvira.
* Baatar inspects some Spirit Vines at the end of the episode. ''From episode ''from the Swamp.'' That's right, if some Spirit Vines from Republic City can be used to make a bomb so strong that it can blow off train tracks and make a big crater, then the power that these vines could hold could very well destroy entire nations. Only time will tell, but the fact that Kuvira wants this immense power, to the point that she orders her troops to harvest the entire swamp until there's no more vines, is pretty frightening.
* Kuvira sends not only her opponents to "reeducation camps", but also all foreigners.
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foreigners. For a little bit of Fridge Horror, [[spoiler: one must wonder if any of the other Airbenders out there have met this fate, including Kai who has been absent since the first episode.]] Refer back to "The Calling" Where Ikki was captured by two of Kuvira's soldiers. It's possible she very nearly met this same fate.
* We never find out just why Kuvira wanted her hands on Wu, giving Wu but given his heritage, the impression it was something the show could never get away with actually saying, like she wanted to publicly execute him.
most likely outcome is public execution.
25th Jan '16 7:23:47 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** [[GodOfEvil Vaatu]] is in charge of all of the dark Spirits, and while he resembles a giant flatworm, something just looks... [[EldritchAbomination very wrong]] about him, nothing natural. He [[TheCorruption corrupts spirits]] and as the [[ChaosIsEvil god of chaos]], he is essentially the BiggerBad of the whole series, and the BigBad of this Book. He has existed before man was born and will exist forever. [[spoiler:He also makes a [[OneSceneWonder surprise reappearance]] at the end of Book 3, being another one of Korra's deepest ingrained fears, hallucinating him. Ming Hua dissolves and morphs into Vaatu, flying up to Korra, taunting and tormenting her. It's even speculated that it could have actually been him...]]

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** [[GodOfEvil Vaatu]] is in charge of all of the dark Spirits, and while he resembles a giant flatworm, something just looks... [[EldritchAbomination very wrong]] about him, nothing natural. He [[TheCorruption corrupts spirits]] and as the [[ChaosIsEvil god of chaos]], he is essentially the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain of the whole series, and the BigBad of this Book. He has existed before man was born and will exist forever. [[spoiler:He also makes a [[OneSceneWonder surprise reappearance]] at the end of Book 3, being another one of Korra's deepest ingrained fears, hallucinating him. Ming Hua dissolves and morphs into Vaatu, flying up to Korra, taunting and tormenting her. It's even speculated that it could have actually been him...]]



** Notice the energy's colour and the sound it produces when the blast goes off. Yeah, [[BiggerBad Vaatu's]] essence is clearly still in those vines.

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** Notice the energy's colour and the sound it produces when the blast goes off. Yeah, [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Vaatu's]] essence is clearly still in those vines.



* Suyin's ruthless tendencies has reached [[UpToEleven new heights]]: after revealing what led to the rift between her and Kuvira, Korra asks what could she do to fix the situation. Suyin's request: for Korra to enter the Avatar State, demolish Kuvira's army, and "remove" Kuvira from power once and for all. Granted, she's on the verge to losing her home to the Earth Empire, but considering that she's seen how much damage Korra can do in the Avatar State, this is actually unsettling. Ultimately in the end, since Suyin knows Kuvira won't listen or reason with Korra, she sets out to assassinate Kuvira.

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* Suyin's ruthless tendencies has reached [[UpToEleven new heights]]: after revealing what led to the rift between her and Kuvira, Korra asks what could she do to fix the situation. Suyin's request: request is for Korra to enter the Avatar State, demolish Kuvira's army, and "remove" Kuvira from power once and for all. Granted, she's on the verge to of losing her home to the Earth Empire, but considering that she's seen how much damage Korra can do in the Avatar State, this is actually unsettling. Ultimately in the end, Ultimately, since Suyin knows Kuvira won't listen or reason with Korra, reason, she sets out to assassinate Kuvira.
Kuvira with her twin sons.
18th Jan '16 8:44:49 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Before this Korra yells that the apparition is "not real." Its response? To knock her back and attack relentlessly and ever silently.
** Also, if you look closely, its eyes seem to widen slightly as though it had been insulted by the assumption it is an illusion.
** What about when it snaps the chains on its arms before dragging Korra down? The music and sound, when the apparition does it, only adds to the scariness.
** One other point to remember about the apparition of Korra. The leaf spirit, in puppy form at the time, could see the apparition, as it had growled at it and put itself between it and the real Korra when it attacked for the second-to-last time in the episode. It's entirely possible that this threat may actually be spiritual in nature.

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** Before this Korra yells that the apparition is "not real." Its response? To knock her back and attack relentlessly and ever silently.
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silently. Also, if you look closely, its eyes seem to widen slightly as though it had been insulted by the assumption it is an illusion.
** What about when When it snaps the chains on its arms before dragging Korra down? down. The music and sound, when the apparition does it, only adds to the scariness.
** One other point to remember about the apparition of Korra. The leaf spirit, in puppy form at the time, could see the apparition, as it had growled at it and put itself between it and the real Korra when it attacked for the second-to-last time in the episode. It's entirely possible that this threat may actually be spiritual in nature.nature. Korra was being attacked by the Avatar State ''itself''.



* The poison and the battle with Zaheer didn't leave Korra too weak to move: she was paralyzed from the waist down. And that's just the physical wounds. It took her parents three weeks to convince her to visit Katara and, even then, the process was slowed by [[ShellShockedVeteran her memories of Zaheer]]. The whole recovery took two years, when it is implied it should have taken only a few months. The next year had her trying to deal with her PTSD and failing.

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* The poison and the battle with Zaheer didn't leave Korra too weak to move: she was paralyzed from the waist down. And that's That's just the physical wounds. It took her parents three weeks to convince her to visit Katara and, even then, the process was slowed by [[ShellShockedVeteran her memories of Zaheer]]. The whole recovery took two years, when it is implied it should have taken only a few months. The next year had her trying to deal with her PTSD and failing.



** Also the implication that Kuvira has prison camps for dissenters.

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** Also the * The implication that Kuvira has prison camps for dissenters.



* The pair of Earth Empire soldiers the Airbabies meet confirm that Zaofu is the last independent state in the former Earth Kingdom, and that Kuvira is already moving against it. Zaofu is going to have practically the full might of the massive Earth Empire army aimed towards it. Not good, especially with the new spirit vine technology.

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* The pair of Earth Empire soldiers the Airbabies meet confirm that Zaofu is the last independent state in the former Earth Kingdom, and that Kuvira is already moving against it. Zaofu is going to have practically the full might of the massive Earth Empire army aimed towards it. Not good, especially with the new spirit vine technology.
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18th Dec '15 7:46:53 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The entire Air Temple gets destroyed at the hands of Ghazan, trying to melt it all with lava in an attempt to get rid of Mako, Asmai, Tenzin, and Bolin as he escapes.

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* The entire Air Temple gets destroyed at the hands of Ghazan, Ghazan trying to melt it all with lava in an attempt to get rid of Mako, Asmai, Tenzin, and Bolin as he escapes.



* The horrifying death of [[spoiler:P'Li. To save Lin, Suyin bends her armor over P'Li's head [[YourHeadASplode in mid-blast]].]] And if you know a little about physics, [[FridgeHorror it gets worse]]. [[spoiler:The metal shell over her head would focus the force of the blast into a tiny area, while the opening around her neck would direct the force down like a shaped charge. It's very likely that her own skull fragments ripped the rest of her body apart.]] If it's any comfort, she probably died instantly.

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* The horrifying death of [[spoiler:P'Li. To save Lin, Suyin bends her armor over P'Li's head [[YourHeadASplode in mid-blast]].]] And if If you know a little about physics, [[FridgeHorror it gets worse]]. [[spoiler:The metal shell over her head would focus the force of the blast into a tiny area, while the opening around her neck would direct the force down like a shaped charge. It's very likely that her own skull fragments ripped the rest of her body apart.]] If it's any comfort, she probably died instantly.



** [[spoiler:While facing off against Mako in an underground water cavern, Ming-Hua is horrifically electrocuted onscreen, falling lifelessly into the water below. If she wasn't killed by the electricity or drowning, Ghazan inadvertently took care of her few minutes later.]]
** [[spoiler:Ghazan, normally the friendliest and most mild-mannered of the Red Lotus, completely loses his cool when faced with the prospect of going back to prison and brings the cavern down on himself in an unsuccessful attempt to kill Mako and Bolin. That's right, a bad guy on a nominal kids' show completely intentionally killed himself with lava. And while his TakingYouWithMe attempt failed, he did remove any ambiguity from Ming-Hua's fate.]]
* At one point, Korra is apprehended and chained up, and then Red Lotus members administer some poison to her. Her body contorts and twists in the most unsettling and unnatural manner, but then, it gets even more disturbing as she [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness starts hallucinating]]. Zaheer's face cracks off and the mask of Amon is underneath, Ghazan's head twists around and he becomes Unalaq, and Ming Hua suddenly becomes Vaatu, all previous BigBad villains taunting Korra that she's too weak.
** Notably, [[http://i.imgur.com/bFOdeQ0.png her facial expressions are pretty scary]] (And now provide the page image). The animators did a good job at conveying her suffering, through the use of wide angled views to make her look all bug eyed. The angle of the shot and the overall style of the image comes straight out of the psychological horror genre of manga and anime.
--> ''[[VoiceOfTheLegion Let go... let go...]] [[MadnessMantra let go... let go!]]''
** Not to mention the poison itself, and how it's administered. It's a liquid metal, and it's administered by metalbending several pounds of it [[BodyHorror through the pores of her skin]]. This is shown to be exactly as painful as it sounds.
** Then to top it off we see her recovering from all of this. She is in a wheelchair and looking very weak. She has bags under her eyes and she barely speaks. Seeing this badass, boisterous amazonian beauty look this sick and worn down is both frightening and utterly heartrending. It blows her previous breakdown at the end of Book One (which arguably bordered on DrivenToSuicide) right out of the water. This is truly her lowest point.
* Just the thought of the Red Lotus wanting to kidnap young Korra poisoning her, forcing her into the avatar state, and killing her after she was no longer useful to them is a pretty frightening one.
* Korra enters the "berserk" version of the Avatar State for the first time, and she puts Aang's version to shame. It's not pretty at all. She is so angry and rage-fueled that she ends up breaking the chains holding her captive through brute force alone, smashes Ming-Hua with a giant rock, airbends Ghazan's lava back at him, then frees herself and starts chucking rocks in every direction. Then she pauses to just breathe fire in abject rage. Once she's free, all that rage is focused on Zaheer, who she chases down like a She-Hulk on a rampage, and the resulting fight has her bending ''mountains'' at him with a murderous expression, clearly intent on killing him, before she eventually collapses from the poison in her body.
** The soundtrack throughout her chain breakaway and Zaheer chase powerfully conveys the desperateness to survive. Not only she has a limited time before the poison reaches its lethal effect, she has to defeat Zaheer before he defeats her or else, because of the fact that the poison forces her into the Avatar state, he would have succeeded in not only killing Korra but also permanently ending the Avatar cycle.
** There's actually a good reason Korra's "berserk Avatar" is so much more murderous than Aang's ever was. Aang had all his past lives moderating his behavior, ten thousand years of Avatars coming together for a single goal: survival. Korra's version is just all of Korra's negative emotions balled into one of the universe's two gods. Congratulations, Zaheer, you just put yourself on the bad side of a PhysicalGod who is convinced you're responsible for her father's death. He really should be grateful for that poison.
* Zaheer flat out laughing when it appears that Korra [[spoiler:had died in Tonraq's arms, complete with the poor man grieving over his daughter's supposed death.]] In that small action, nearly all traces of humanity that Zaheer might have had just disappeared for good.

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** [[spoiler:While facing off against Mako in an underground water cavern, Ming-Hua is horrifically electrocuted onscreen, falling lifelessly into the water below. If she wasn't killed by the electricity or drowning, Ghazan inadvertently took care of her a few minutes later.]]
** [[spoiler:Ghazan, normally the friendliest and most mild-mannered of the Red Lotus, completely loses his cool when faced with the prospect of going back to prison and brings the cavern down on himself in an unsuccessful attempt to kill Mako and Bolin. That's right, right; a bad guy on a nominal kids' show completely intentionally killed himself with lava. And while While his TakingYouWithMe attempt failed, he did remove removed any ambiguity from Ming-Hua's fate.]]
* At one point, Korra *Korra is apprehended and chained up, and then Red Lotus members administer some poison to her. Her body contorts and twists in the most unsettling and unnatural manner, but then, it gets even more disturbing as she [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness starts hallucinating]]. Zaheer's face cracks off and the mask of Amon is underneath, Ghazan's head twists around and he becomes Unalaq, and Ming Hua suddenly becomes Vaatu, all previous BigBad villains {{Arc Villain}}s taunting Korra that she's too weak.
** Notably, [[http://i.imgur.com/bFOdeQ0.png her Her facial expressions are pretty scary]] (And scary]]. That's why it now provide the page image).image. The animators did a good job at conveying her suffering, through the use of wide angled views to make her look all bug eyed. The angle of the shot and the overall style of the image comes straight out of the psychological horror genre of manga and anime.
--> ''[[VoiceOfTheLegion Let go... let go...]] [[MadnessMantra let go... let go!]]''
** Not to mention the The poison itself, itself is scary and how it's administered. It's a liquid metal, and it's administered by metalbending several pounds of it [[BodyHorror through the pores of her skin]]. This is shown to be exactly as painful as it sounds.
** Then to top it off we see her recovering from all of this. She is in a wheelchair and looking very weak. She has bags under her eyes and she barely speaks. Seeing this badass, boisterous amazonian beauty look this sick and worn down is both frightening and utterly heartrending. It blows her previous breakdown at the end of Book One (which arguably bordered on DrivenToSuicide) right out of the water. This is truly her lowest point.
* Just the thought of the Red Lotus wanting to kidnap young Korra Korra, poisoning her, forcing her into the avatar state, and killing her after she was no longer useful to them is a pretty frightening one.
* Korra enters the "berserk" version of the Avatar State for the first time, and she puts Aang's version to shame. It's not pretty at all. She is so angry and rage-fueled that she ends up breaking the chains holding her captive through brute force alone, smashes Ming-Hua with a giant rock, airbends Ghazan's lava back at him, then frees herself and starts chucking rocks in every direction. Then she pauses to just breathe fire in abject rage. Once she's free, all that rage is focused on Zaheer, who she chases down like a She-Hulk on a rampage, and the resulting fight has her bending ''mountains'' at him with a murderous expression, clearly intent on killing him, before him. The only reason she doesn't is that she eventually collapses from the poison in her body.
** The soundtrack throughout her chain breakaway and Zaheer chase powerfully conveys the desperateness to survive. Not only does she has have a limited time before the poison reaches its lethal effect, she has to defeat Zaheer before he defeats her or else, because of the fact that the poison forces her into the Avatar state, he would have succeeded in not only killing Korra but also permanently ending the Avatar cycle.
** There's actually a good reason Korra's "berserk Avatar" is so much more murderous than Aang's ever was. Aang had all his past lives moderating his behavior, ten thousand years of Avatars coming together for a single goal: survival. Korra's version is just all of Korra's negative emotions balled into one of the universe's two gods. Congratulations, Zaheer, you just put yourself on the bad side of a PhysicalGod who is convinced you're responsible for her father's death. He really should be grateful for that poison.
* Zaheer flat out laughing when it appears that Korra [[spoiler:had died in Tonraq's arms, complete with the poor man grieving over his daughter's supposed death.]] In that small action, nearly all traces of humanity that Zaheer might have had just disappeared for good.
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* The episode shows that the radio announcement from the last episode wasn't exaggerating. Ba Sing Se has descended into total chaos and the city is in flames. A chilling preview of the "freedom" Zaheer wants to unleash on the world.
** It's not just the upper ring, either. The entire city is in flames, and Mako and Bolin's family were just stuck in their home while the flames continued to grow.
*** Also, had Mako and Bolin not come when they did, it was extremely likely that their entire family would have burned to death.
*** And think about this: How long has it been since the Earth Queen died and the wall fell, anyway? Did all of Ba Sing Se, a very huge city mind you, just descend into such madness in just one night?
* Kya, Bumi, and Tenzin try to hold off the Red Lotus, but by the end, they're all very visibly beaten up. Kya and Bumi in particular were completely outmatched during their battles, facing off against Ming Hua and Ghazan. However, Tenzin had it much worse. While he did fine against Zaheer on his own, eventually the other three all start ganging up on Tenzin, leaving Tenzin on the verge of death. The camera panning away from his beatdown is very unsettling, leaving the episode on a very chilling cliffhanger. It's almost a shout out to Gyatso's death, being surrounded by enemies and being killed off.
* Ming Hua gets knocked off a cliff and comes back up with multiple water arms, [[http://i.imgur.com/tvka2id.png giving off another]] SlasherSmile. The cinematography in that scene is particularly effective, clearly showcasing her to be an almost [[http://i.imgur.com/ShRcyi3.png inhuman monster]].
** The look in her dark eyes when she holds Opal hostage is practically demonic.
* The Red Lotus doesn't mess around and threatens to wipe out an entire nation, a newly reborn one at that, just to get to Korra. They actually WouldHurtAChild, a newly born one at that, the child's mother, and other children.

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* The episode shows that the radio announcement from the last episode wasn't exaggerating. Ba Sing Se has descended into total chaos and the city is in flames. A It's a chilling preview of the "freedom" Zaheer wants to unleash on the world.
** It's not just the upper ring, either. The entire city is in flames, and Mako and Bolin's family were just stuck in their home while the flames continued to grow. \n*** Also, had Had Mako and Bolin not come when they did, it was extremely likely that their entire family would have burned to death.
*** And think about this: How **How long has it been since the Earth Queen died and the wall fell, anyway? Did all of Ba Sing Se, a very huge city mind you, just descend into such madness in just one night?
* Kya, Bumi, and Tenzin try to hold off the Red Lotus, but by the end, they're all very visibly beaten up. Kya and Bumi in particular were completely outmatched during their battles, facing off against Ming Hua and Ghazan. However, Tenzin had it much worse. While he did fine against Zaheer on his own, eventually the other three all start ganging up on Tenzin, leaving Tenzin on the verge of death. The camera panning away from his beatdown is very unsettling, leaving the episode on a very chilling cliffhanger. It's almost a shout out to eerily similar Gyatso's death, death; being surrounded by enemies and being killed off.
* Ming Hua gets knocked off a cliff and comes back up with multiple water arms, [[http://i.imgur.com/tvka2id.png giving off another]] SlasherSmile. The cinematography in that scene is particularly effective, clearly showcasing her to be an almost [[http://i.a comparable to an[[http://i.imgur.com/ShRcyi3.png inhuman monster]].
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monster]]. The look in her dark eyes when she holds Opal hostage is practically demonic.
* The Red Lotus doesn't mess around and threatens to wipe out an entire nation, a newly reborn one at that, just to get to Korra. They actually WouldHurtAChild, a newly born one at that, the child's mother, and other children.
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