History TearJerker / TheLegendOfKorra

14th Oct '17 12:38:57 AM Rissis
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* Yakone's wife. She has no lines and is never given a name, but her situation is potentially just as sad as the rest of her family. She started a family with whom she thought was a good man, and probably saw it as a perfect life. But little did she know, she was married to one of Republic City's most notorious and dangerous criminals, and that he was teaching their children how to bloodbend. Then one of her children runs away, and she never knows the real reason, thinking he simply perished in the snow, and she is never the same again. It is unknown if she is still alive during the events of The Legend of Korra, but if she were, learning of her sons' fates as enemies and their tragic deaths would be even more unbearable. Imagine having a seemingly perfect life, never knowing that its all a lie.

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* Yakone's wife. She has no lines and is never given a name, but her situation is potentially just as sad as the rest of her family. She started a family with whom she thought was a good man, and probably saw it as a perfect life. But little did she know, she was married to one of Republic City's most notorious and dangerous criminals, and that he was teaching their children how to bloodbend. Then one of her children runs away, and she never knows the real reason, thinking he simply perished in the snow, and she is never the same again. It is unknown if she is still alive during the events of The Legend of Korra, but if she were, learning of her sons' fates as enemies and their tragic deaths would be even more unbearable. Imagine having a seemingly perfect life, never knowing that its it's all a lie.
11th Oct '17 6:48:44 PM H2SO4
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** Zaheer is in NeverMyFault for poisoning Korra and destroying the Avatar. Technically TheBadGuyWins because while he didn't kill Korra, he destroyed her ability to enter the spirit world and the Avatar State, as well as her reputation. The Avatar is no longer considered important or useful.
** Zaheer seems genuinely sad that his attempts at bringing freedom to the world only led to the rise of a powerful dictator. Even sadder is that he is probably realizing that his friends died, hurt for nothing. Or worse, died for helping create the very thing they were all fighting against.
** Zaheer offers to help Korra return to the spirit world. She says she can't trust him. He agrees, but points out she has no other options. When Korra accepts his help, he forces her to relive her near-death experience.

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** Zaheer is in NeverMyFault for poisoning Korra and destroying the Avatar. Technically TheBadGuyWins because while he didn't kill Korra, he destroyed her ability to enter the spirit world and the Avatar State, as well as her reputation. The Avatar is no longer considered important or useful.
useful. On top of it all, he ''broke'' her.
** Zaheer seems genuinely sad that his attempts at bringing freedom to the world only led to the rise of a powerful dictator. Even sadder is that he is probably realizing that his friends died, hurt for nothing. Or worse, died for helping create the very thing they were all fighting against. \n Even Zaheer admits he's not the same man he used to be.
** Zaheer offers to help Korra return to the spirit world. She says she can't trust him. He agrees, but points out she has no other options. When Korra accepts his help, he forces her to relive her near-death experience. experience, but at least properly guides her through it.
17th Sep '17 3:51:30 AM SorPepita
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** Even worse Amon probably did want to live a peaceful life with his brother, and even somewhat regretted what has happened between them, even shedding a SingleTear right before they both died. There's a good chance Tarrlok had considered starting over and changing for the better as well, but probably believed that [[MoralEventHorizon the two of them had done so much harm that they were beyond redemption]]. Even more importantly, escaping and starting over with a better life was ''exactly'' what their father Yakone did, and we all know what came out of THAT. Tarrlok wanted no further generations to have to suffer from Yakone's hateful legacy. The tear also implies that Amon knew what Tarrlok was about to do. The whole affair is actually quite similar to the ending of ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.

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** Even worse worse: Amon probably did want to live a peaceful life with his brother, and even somewhat regretted what has happened between them, even shedding a SingleTear right before they both died. There's a good chance Tarrlok had considered starting over and changing for the better as well, but probably believed that [[MoralEventHorizon the two of them had done so much harm that they were beyond redemption]]. Even more importantly, escaping and starting over with a better life was ''exactly'' what their father Yakone did, and we all know what came out of THAT. Tarrlok wanted no further generations to have to suffer from Yakone's hateful legacy. The tear also implies that Amon knew what Tarrlok was about to do. The whole affair is actually quite similar to the ending of ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.



** What is particularly impressive about this is that both Tarrlok and Amon had committed their share of heinous deeds in previous episodes, and both well over the MoralEventHorizon, and yet this scene and their whole story was the most tragic and heartbreaking moments in the series.

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** What is particularly impressive about this is that both Tarrlok and Amon had committed their share of heinous deeds in previous episodes, and both well over the MoralEventHorizon, and yet this scene and their whole story was were the most tragic and heartbreaking moments in the series.
17th Jul '17 8:28:50 PM crazysamaritan
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5th Jul '17 11:22:56 PM jaydude1992
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* Also the fact that as far as we see onscreen, Suyin never apologized to Lin for the scarring or the arrest, or took any responsibility for her actions. Suyin as an adult just acts like an entitled {{Jerkass}} who thinks that because she had all her character growth after being exiled from Republic City, that she and Lin can be cool. While Lin is supposed to be painted in the wrong, she comes off as UnintentionallySympathetic in how unrepentant Su is for being a juvenile delinquent. It also makes things sadly cathartic when Suyin, like Toph, finds her son and adoptive daughter turn against her later when she offered them all that she could.
17th Jun '17 10:11:16 AM Jayalaw
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** Zaheer is in NeverMyFault for poisoning Korra and destroying the Avatar. Technically TheBadGuysWins because while he didn't kill Korra, he destroyed her ability to enter the spirit world and the Avatar State, as well as her reputation.

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** Korra thinks that if she just looks him in the eye and affirms she's no longer afraid then she can overcome her block. Things don't go according to plan. Zaheer pulls a JumpScare on her, revealing that the fear won't go away that easily.
** Zaheer in the PetTheDog moment ''calls back'' Korra when she tries to walk away after the JumpScare. At this point he has no reason to: he's in prison, and she's no longer considered important as the Avatar. He knows something is wrong, however, because Korra hasn't been in the spirit world for three years, and she must be desperate if she's come to see ''him''. He has to tell her that she shouldn't have survived having that much poison in her body, and that he can sense how much power she has.
** Zaheer is in NeverMyFault for poisoning Korra and destroying the Avatar. Technically TheBadGuysWins TheBadGuyWins because while he didn't kill Korra, he destroyed her ability to enter the spirit world and the Avatar State, as well as her reputation. The Avatar is no longer considered important or useful.


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** Zaheer offers to help Korra return to the spirit world. She says she can't trust him. He agrees, but points out she has no other options. When Korra accepts his help, he forces her to relive her near-death experience.


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* RealityEnsues: Toph's stubbornness and {{Jerkass}} attitude was cute when she was a kid and her friends were able to handle it, but to her children it just comes off as plain brusqueness. Toph would never admit it, but she knows that she comes close to driving Lin away again, after being estranged from her for decades.
10th Jun '17 10:35:42 PM Jayalaw
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** Lin also still has the scar as an adult, though her mother was friends with one of the most powerful Waterbenders and Healers. It's highly likely that Lin refused to let the scar be healed, as a reminder of what happened that day.
* Toph's reaction to Lin arresting Suyin is to yell at both of them, while Lin has bandages on her scar. Lin calmly points out that she was just doing her job, and that Suyin put her in an impossible situation. Toph then decides to tear up the arrest warrant and exile Suyin to her parents. To Lin, this looks like Suyin is a KarmaHoudini, especially since Toph's reasons are that as a police chief she can't have a daughter in jail. Suyin also spends the whole time glaring at Lin, totally in NeverMyFault mode.
* Also the fact that as far as we see onscreen, Suyin never apologized to Lin for the scarring or the arrest, or took any responsibility for her actions. Suyin as an adult just acts like an entitled {{Jerkass}} who thinks that because she had all her character growth after being exiled from Republic City, that she and Lin can be cool. While Lin is supposed to be painted in the wrong, she comes off as UnintentionallySympathetic in how unrepentant Su is for being a juvenile delinquent. It also makes things sadly cathartic when Suyin, like Toph, finds her son and adoptive daughter turn against her later when she offered them all that she could.



* Zaheer seems genuinely sad that his attempts at bringing freedom to the world only led to the rise of a powerful dictator.
** Even sadder is that he is probably realizing that his friends died, hurt for nothing. Or worse, died for helping create the very thing they were all fighting against.

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* Zaheer seems genuinely sad that his attempts at bringing freedom to Korra feels so desperate and underestimated by the world only led leaders that she goes to confront Zaheer, the rise of a powerful dictator.man that poisoned her, to shake off her block. Their encounter has many moments:
** Zaheer is in NeverMyFault for poisoning Korra and destroying the Avatar. Technically TheBadGuysWins because while he didn't kill Korra, he destroyed her ability to enter the spirit world and the Avatar State, as well as her reputation.

** Zaheer seems genuinely sad that his attempts at bringing freedom to the world only led to the rise of a powerful dictator. Even sadder is that he is probably realizing that his friends died, hurt for nothing. Or worse, died for helping create the very thing they were all fighting against.
24th May '17 8:04:53 PM Gamermaster
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** The so far unnamed soundtrack that plays in Mako's redirection of the spirit vine energy is easily one of the most beautiful in the entire frnachise.

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** The so far unnamed soundtrack that plays in Mako's redirection of the spirit vine energy is easily one of the most beautiful in the entire frnachise.franchise.
23rd Mar '17 10:08:16 AM countmall
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* The death of Robin Williams occurred around the same time Kuvira, voiced by his daughter Zelda, was introduced to the series.
23rd Jan '17 11:30:44 AM lakingsif
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* A Meta-example. Kuvira is voiced by Zelda Williams, the daughter of Creator/RobinWilliams, who tragically committed suicide less than two weeks before this episode was released. We see Kuvira introduced as she helps someone's father (Tonraq). It's truly a heartbreaking moment when you think about the grief Zelda was going through at the time of the episode's release.

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* A Meta-example. Kuvira is voiced by Zelda Williams, Creator/ZeldaWilliams, the daughter of Creator/RobinWilliams, who tragically committed suicide less than two weeks before this episode was released. We see Kuvira introduced as she helps someone's father (Tonraq). It's truly a heartbreaking moment when you think about the grief Zelda was going through at the time of the episode's release.
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