History NightmareFuel / TheLegendOfKorra

25th Jun '16 7:27:13 AM IcyTheWitch
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** It's not quick, either. He leaves a ball of air to keep her on the brink of death while he gives another [[CreepyMonotone speech]] before finishing the job.

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** It's not quick, either. He leaves a ball of air to keep her on the brink of death while he gives another [[CreepyMonotone speech]] before finishing the job. On the other hand this also counts as a CrowningMomentOFAwesome given how twisted and horrible she is.
25th Jun '16 7:22:07 AM IcyTheWitch
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* The Earth Queen has a disturbing fondness for eating rare animals, supposedly including her father's beloved pet bear Busco.
24th Jun '16 1:21:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The sight of Tenzin and his children tied up on stage during the rally, about to be debended by Amon. Amon's earlier public debending was already shown as eerily similar to public executions. Now he's about to do it to a father [[WouldHurtAChild and his children.]] Making it worse? [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople There's a crowd cheering him on.]] Making it even worse? They're the very last airbenders in the entire world, making it [[FinalSolution complete genocide.]]

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* The sight of Tenzin and his children tied up on stage during the rally, about to be debended by Amon. Amon's earlier public debending was already shown as eerily similar to public executions. Now he's about to do it to a father [[WouldHurtAChild and his children.]] Making it worse? [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople There's a crowd cheering him on.]] on. Making it even worse? They're the very last airbenders in the entire world, making it [[FinalSolution complete genocide.]]
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.
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