History YMMV / TheLegendOfKorra

19th Apr '18 2:45:59 PM Agronac919
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** Another example: who the ''hell'' is Lin's father?

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** Another example: who the ''hell'' is Lin's father? This was later answered but it left a whole 'nother can of worms opened when it turned out she had a half-sister with a ''different'' father.
15th Apr '18 9:07:40 AM Animeking1108
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** The episode ''Rebel Spirit'' sounds an awful lot like ''Literature/RebelGenius,'' a novel that Michael Dante [=DiMartino=] would write after ''Legend of Korra.''
11th Apr '18 1:58:18 PM jaydude
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* Instead of a LoveTriangle completely eclipsing her sub-plot, this time Asami clearly ''has'' one in saving her company yet it's instead hijacked by [[SpotlightStealingSquad Mako]] while she's Chickified into taking a backseat in agency, only drives/pilots vehicles and is his rebound girl while he's broken up with Korra and even ''spectates'' Bolin's fight instead of, y'know, ''joining in.'' There's even wasted sub-plot that she could've bonded with Korra over their shared Daddy Issues, but no, let's focus on Mako again.

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* ** Instead of a LoveTriangle completely eclipsing her sub-plot, this time Asami clearly ''has'' one in saving her company yet company. Yet it's instead hijacked by [[SpotlightStealingSquad Mako]] while she's Chickified into taking a backseat in agency, only drives/pilots vehicles and is his vehicles, becomes Mako's rebound girl while he's broken up with Korra and even ''spectates'' Bolin's fight instead of, y'know, ''joining in.'' There's even a wasted sub-plot that she could've bonded with Korra over their shared Daddy Issues, daddy issues, but no, let's focus on Mako again.
11th Apr '18 1:52:53 PM jaydude
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Suyin for the first two episodes she appears in. For all her talk about being a changed person and wanting to fix things between herself and Lin, she shows no remorse over what she did in the past, effectively pretends that none of it ever happened, and makes no attempt to apologize or talk things over with Lin for a long time. And then she feels insulted that Lin would harbor ill feelings towards her.
10th Apr '18 5:55:28 PM FateStayWho
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* CrossoverShip: Korra being paired with [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto]] is extremely popular thanks to the dislike of Mako or Bolin as Korra's LoveInterest, and Naruto fans' dislike of the LoveTriangle from its early chapters.
10th Apr '18 4:45:31 AM jaydude
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* DesignatedVillain: Humanity in general. Spirits moved in on their turf (essentially an alien invasion), forcibly separated all of mankind and then killed and mutated them with capricious spite. How are they not justified in their anger?

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* DesignatedVillain: DesignatedVillain:
** While they arenít exactly nice, the Chous are presented as oppressors when they punish Wan for trying to steal their food.
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Humanity in general. Spirits moved in on their turf (essentially an alien invasion), forcibly separated all of mankind and then killed and mutated them with capricious spite. How are they not justified in their anger?
7th Apr '18 11:56:48 AM jaydude
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* DesignatedHero: Wan is introduced as an Aladdin type, i.e a savvy StreetUrchin who has no qualms about stealing from others to feed himself. The problem with this is that food is a very scarce resource something Wan either doesnít understand or care given that he immediately gave the food away leaving others to go hungry. Adding to his misunderstanding of scarce resources once banished he began actively hindering the hunters trying to obtain food going so far as to kill two and maim a third. The show itself seems to lampshade this as the spirits referred to Wanís act of murdering two people who were merely trying to get food to feed themselves and their village as selfless and this is the reason they accept him. So Wan once again allowed another person to starve to save himself. Finally Wan never actually claimed responsibility for his actions when he met up with his villiage again after hearing that they attack any spirit they see he asks when did they become so violent convieniently forgetting that he was the one who taught them that ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer but also by aiding the spirits in preventing the hunters from hunting he made leaving the turtle and killing any spirit they saw as the only viable means of survival.
** Furthermore the story tries to present Wanís actions as the result of the Chouís oppression. The problem with this is that no one in the lion turtle city is shown to be discontent or hurting unfairly under the Chou regime.
** Even the idea of hunters risking there lives in the spirit wilderness to gather food isnít shown to be for the Chous; in fact, itís for the common people. In fact, the only people shown to be suffering under the Chous are Wan, Jaya, and Yao, who live in a tree house on the outskirts of the turtle and the handful of people who end up leaving the city with no resistance from the Chous at all. The only clue that Wan and his friends have ever done anything to earn a living was his friend being disfigured, hinting that he might have been a hunter. This means that Wanís approach to getting fire comes across as incredibly disrespectful.
** He was only able to keep the fire because no one before him had tried to harness the fire for their own gain so the hunters besides being disgusted at his cowardice fully expected him to give it back.
** Finally, Wan never lives up to the title of the Avatar. He keeps making impulsive decisions that puts other people in danger, freeing Vaatu based only on the spirit's word being the biggest and typically putting the needs of spirits over the needs of humans. Despite being the first Avatar, Wan never manages to peacefully reconcile any conflict with words, only through fighting, and even then, he separates the spirits from the humans so the two sides never learn to get along. All in all, Wan comes across as a hypocritical entitled bastard and murderer who repeatedly endangers other peoples lives for his on selfish whims yet never takes responsibility for his actions.
* DesignatedVillain:
** On the opposite end, the Chous are presented as oppressors. While they arenít exactly nice, [[JerkassHasAPoint they have a point]] in that food is a scarce resource and the Chous have to protect it.
** The hunters are killed and maimed simply for trying to get food to survive.
** Humanity in general. Spirits moved in on their turf (essentially an alien invasion), forcibly separated all of mankind and then killed and mutated them with capricious spite. How are they not justified in their anger?

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* DesignatedHero: Wan is introduced as an Aladdin type, i.e a savvy StreetUrchin who has no qualms about stealing from others to feed himself. The problem with this is that food is a very scarce resource something Wan either doesnít understand or care given that he immediately gave the food away leaving others to go hungry. Adding to his misunderstanding of scarce resources once banished he began actively hindering the hunters trying to obtain food going so far as to kill two and maim a third. The show itself seems to lampshade this as the spirits referred to Wanís act of murdering two people who were merely trying to get food to feed themselves and their village as selfless and this is the reason they accept him. So Wan once again allowed another person to starve to save himself. Finally Wan never actually claimed responsibility for his actions when he met up with his villiage again after hearing that they attack any spirit they see he asks when did they become so violent convieniently forgetting that he was the one who taught them that ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer but also by aiding the spirits in preventing the hunters from hunting he made leaving the turtle and killing any spirit they saw as the only viable means of survival.
** Furthermore the story tries to present Wanís actions as the result of the Chouís oppression. The problem with this is that no one in the lion turtle city is shown to be discontent or hurting unfairly under the Chou regime.
** Even the idea of hunters risking there lives in the spirit wilderness to gather food isnít shown to be for the Chous; in fact, itís for the common people. In fact, the only people shown to be suffering under the Chous are Wan, Jaya, and Yao, who live in a tree house on the outskirts of the turtle and the handful of people who end up leaving the city with no resistance from the Chous at all. The only clue that Wan and his friends have ever done anything to earn a living was his friend being disfigured, hinting that he might have been a hunter. This means that Wanís approach to getting fire comes across as incredibly disrespectful.
** He was only able to keep the fire because no one before him had tried to harness the fire for their own gain so the hunters besides being disgusted at his cowardice fully expected him to give it back.
** Finally, Wan never lives up to the title of the Avatar. He keeps making impulsive decisions that puts other people in danger, freeing Vaatu based only on the spirit's word being the biggest and typically putting the needs of spirits over the needs of humans. Despite being the first Avatar, Wan never manages to peacefully reconcile any conflict with words, only through fighting, and even then, he separates the spirits from the humans so the two sides never learn to get along. All in all, Wan comes across as a hypocritical entitled bastard and murderer who repeatedly endangers other peoples lives for his on selfish whims yet never takes responsibility for his actions.
* DesignatedVillain:
** On the opposite end, the Chous are presented as oppressors. While they arenít exactly nice, [[JerkassHasAPoint they have a point]] in that food is a scarce resource and the Chous have to protect it.
** The hunters are killed and maimed simply for trying to get food to survive.
**
DesignatedVillain: Humanity in general. Spirits moved in on their turf (essentially an alien invasion), forcibly separated all of mankind and then killed and mutated them with capricious spite. How are they not justified in their anger?
5th Apr '18 5:35:13 AM K2Misfit
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** Ironically, for a canonically [[BoobsOfSteel busty]] character, Korra is frequently drawn both flatter and shorter to play up the contrast with Asami as a Butch/Femme dynamic.
** During the summer of 2015 when the first preview pic of the comic was announced, [[FanNickname "MuscleSami"]] was a random fad where the normally-willowy Asami was drawn as a giant female bodybuilder dressed in her swimsuit from "The Aftermath" big enough to carry an also bodybuilder-style Korra in her arms like a baby.



** A common criticism of Asami Sato is that despite being a part of the main Krew, she doesn't receive any development or storylines of her own beyond Book One, and largely remains an accessory SatelliteLoveInterest throughout the series [[spoiler:regardless of whether she's with Mako or Korra]]. Most of the qualities that make her stand out, such as her business skills and technological prowess, are subsumed by other more proactive characters such as Varrick or relegated to the background.

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** A common criticism of Asami Sato is that despite being a part of the main Krew, she doesn't receive any development or storylines of her own beyond Book One, and largely remains an accessory SatelliteLoveInterest throughout the series [[spoiler:regardless of whether she's with Mako or Korra]]. Most of the qualities that make her stand out, such as her business skills and technological prowess, are subsumed by other more proactive characters such as Varrick or relegated to the background. To be more specific:
*** Book 1: The social issue is about [[FantasticRacism bender/non-bender relations]] where good, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen evil]] or Zuko-like AntiVillain, Asami ''would'' have made a natural deuteragonist to touch on life as a non-bender in Republic City that a bender ''especially'' like Korra naturally wouldn't understand, how/why her being born from wealth affects her differently than someone like Gommu, how/why she doesn't hold anything against benders to the extent of being a pro-bending fangirl ''and'' dating [[spoiler: two,]] etc. but ''noooo'' there's the LoveTriangle and prematurely expecting Mako to be the new [[BreakoutCharacter Zuko]] while she just awkwardly waits for Mako to break up with her.
*** Book 2: She's the only one with a [[RealityEnsues natural]] sub-plot of having to save the tainted company she inherited and aligning with Korra that was only briefly touched on when both talked to Varrick as she obviously could also relate to Korra's issues with her father, but ''nooooo'' Mako hijacks that and Chickifies her to "Other Girl" that doesn't even ''fight'' in this season to instead either pilot/drive something while the benders do their thing or cheerlead Bolin instead of ''joining in'' to the real fight.
*** Book 3: A lesser case since the LoveTriangle has been done away with and her friendship/teamwork with Korra's emphasized (ex. "Long Live The Queen") and the following season (see below) had the problem of juggling too many plots, but she only gives a brief mention of how her company being back in the black after Varrick was caught, but there are still episodes where she [[LivingProp doesn't talk or do anything besides stand there]] while Mako gets more lines and focus despite this season being about ''de''emphasizing his character after the first two seasons made him a SpotlightStealingSquad.
*** And Book 4: She ''is'' doing more than ever before in rebuilding the city when Korra couldn't, designing the hummingbird mechs to fight the Earth Empire, reconcile with her father ''and'' [[ShipTease growing closer to Korra]], ''but'' the season was both overloaded with too many subplots in general ''and'' Mako ''still'' somehow got more lines and screentime despite only babysitting the prince. So overall, it felt like the writers both accidentally made a character too potentially awesome to know what to do with ''and'' aren't willing to fully go out of their comfort zones of familiar male characters like Mako and Bolin.
5th Apr '18 3:48:16 AM K2Misfit
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* GeniusBonus: Astute viewers may recognize [[spoiler: the Venom of the Red Lotus]] as mercury. Therefore, since mercury is a liquid metal, it can be bended in and out of a person's body.
5th Apr '18 3:40:12 AM K2Misfit
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** The Lion Turtles on the grounds as besides being a reminder of the [[DeusExMachina last one,]] their presence is a VoodooShark given the former implied energybending was the original bending form and the elemental styles were safer derivatives yet here not only is energybending nowhere to be seen or heard of beyond opening/closing the portals, but ''all'' the turtles are as solidly element-themed as a Pokémon, which [[BrokenAesop breaks the Aesop]] of unity.



* Instead of a LoveTriangle completely eclipsing her sub-plot, this time Asami clearly ''has'' one in saving her company yet it's instead hijacked by [[SpotlightStealingSquad Mako]] while she's Chickified into taking a backseat in agency, only drives/pilots vehicles and is his rebound girl while he's broken up with Korra and even ''spectates'' Bolin's fight instead of, y'know, ''joining in.'' There's even wasted sub-plot that she could've bonded with Korra over their shared Daddy Issues, but no, let's focus on Mako again.



** Kya. While Aang was wrong to exhibit ParentalFavourism towards Tenzin at her expense, and the extent to which she was a BigSisterBully is never clearly shown, hearing her joke about beating Tenzin up when they were children, and him being afraid of her in the present day, does not win her sympathy points.

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** Kya. While Aang was wrong to exhibit ParentalFavourism ParentalFavouritism towards Tenzin at her expense, and the extent to which she was a BigSisterBully is never clearly shown, hearing her joke about beating Tenzin up when they were children, and him being afraid of her in the present day, does not win her sympathy points.points.
** While ''this'' time Mako looks conflicted, his behavior from the first break-up onwards still makes him look like a tool so the final break-up with Korra feels less TearJerker and more an exasperating MercyKill to finally just ''end'' it already and hopefully not dredge it up for the next season.


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** Mako decides to lie ''again'' when an amnesiac Korra asks him if they had a bad fight. Yes, it was on the spot, but the pause is long enough to think/look around the room and he still does it anyway and Korra, herself is naïve enough to believe it.
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