History YMMV / TheLegendOfKorra

30th May '16 8:26:52 AM CoCage
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The title character was seen by some fans as more of a JerkJock than the well meaning but naive CuteBruiser the show's writers intended, due to her boisterous and sometimes belligerent nature. Thankfully, CharacterDevelopment kicks in and she gets better.


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** While not disliked enough to be TheScrappy, a number of fans never warmed up to Suyin Beifong, the long lost half-sister of Lin Beifong introduced in season 3. Due to her rather unapologetic attitude about her criminal past, which included disfiguring Lin and getting away with it, a number of fans saw Suyin as a smug KarmaHoudini instead of the cool, complex older lady that the show's writers obviously wanted them to see her as being, and for some her less than sincere apology to Lin at the end of ''Old Wounds'' came off as unintentionally funny.
*** This has only gotten worse in Season 4, where it's rather sharply debated if Suyin's decision not to get involved with reuniting the Earth Kingdom was a principled attempt to not force her ideals on others or selfishly abandoning everyone outside her city to the mercy of bandits and warlords and refusing to lift a finger to help the barely-trained Airbenders doing their best to assist the situation. The season's BigBad Kuvira can have her ascendency at least partially blamed on Suyin's BystanderSyndrome, although her exact culpability is a very divisive point among fans.
** Mako remains one of the most divisive characters in the series because of this. He spends the first season in a LoveTriangle between himself, Korra, and Asami, and while things often don't work out for him, fans often wonder if his rather stupid behavior toward one or the other is the reason for it. His problems being seen as his own fault and the way the LoveTriangle was poorly received in general made him this. This is eventually lampshaded in Season 4.
-->'''Mako:''' Well, me and Asami were never officially back together.
-->'''Tu:''' Really? That again? Ya' know, it seems like you're so afraid to disappoint anyone, that you end up disappointing everyone.
** Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that grumpy old granny Toph Bei Fong also has some of this going for her. We're supposed to feel bad for her when she and Lin are finally together again for the first time in thirty years and things don't exactly go smoothly. Although Toph does admit she was a bad mother and says she's proud of Lin, it does not change the fact that Toph still acts like a nasty, arrogant old woman who is generally disrespectful towards people because she thinks it's funny. And it is still her fault that the estrangement happened in the first place due to her insensitive hypocrisy.
** Much of the spirits of the Spirit World also become this in "Operation Bei Fong", refusing to ally themselves with Korra to protect Republic City from Kuvira's super weapon because they don't want to involve themselves in humans' wars. From how it's pointed out that Korra is attempting to exploit the spirits for human purposes just like Kuvira has been, we're clearly meant to see their point, but seeing as we were told that humans and spirits and their respective worlds are now "harmoniously co-existing" and thus are now expected to help one another in their lives, the spirits instead come off as self-centered jerks who think little of the humans they co-exist with and feel they're not worth risking their necks for under any circumstance.
** Tenzin regularly wanders into this territory. While he is positioned as the TheObiWan and the voice of reason, his actual views are often extremely regressive and to favor a non-egalitarian status quo; even when the audience knows the other side of the argument is a WellIntentionedExtremist being set up to be a season's BigBad, Tenzin has a tendency to reject their valid complaints for the wrong reasons well before any direct evidence of their villainy comes to light.
25th May '16 6:55:24 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* VindicatedByHistory: A number of people have seen this in a better light after ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: Mutants in Manhattan'' took it's title as ''Creator/PlatinumGames's'' Parvum Opus.

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* VindicatedByHistory: A number of people have seen this in a better light after ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: Mutants in Manhattan'' took it's its title as ''Creator/PlatinumGames's'' Parvum Opus.
25th May '16 5:16:33 PM Kytseo
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* VindicatedByHistory: A number of people have seen this in a better light after ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: Mutants in Manhattan'' took it's title as ''Creator/PlatinumGames's'' Parvum Opus.
23rd May '16 1:10:49 AM Lanthorn
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** Kuvira and [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]]: Pale-skinned brunettes with a black/green/metal motif, parental issues, and a desire to conquer said parent's territory, though unlike Loki Kuvira is an agent of [[LawfulEvil order]], can actually fight, and her takeover attempt mostly succeeds: the people see her as a hero, she constantly outwits her enemies, and her KneelBeforeZod scene is one of triumph when the defiant ones [[spoiler: the Beifongs, her adopted family/future in-laws]] are taken away without incident.

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** Kuvira and [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]]: Pale-skinned brunettes with a black/green/metal motif, parental issues, issues (both biological and adoptive), and a desire to conquer said parent's territory, though unlike Loki Kuvira is an agent of [[LawfulEvil order]], can actually fight, and her takeover attempt mostly succeeds: the people see her as a hero, she constantly outwits her enemies, and her KneelBeforeZod scene is one of triumph when the defiant ones [[spoiler: the Beifongs, her adopted family/future in-laws]] are taken away without incident.incident.
** Kuvira and SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom (minus the [[EvilIsHammy histrionics]] and royal pedigree): Also an orphan who wears gray/silver armor with green fabric, is seen as a hero in their own country and a despot to everyone else (our four heroes in particular) for bringing order after the death of a much worse ruler (though Kuvira didn't kill the Earth Queen), and is one of the more competent and intelligent bad guys.
22nd May '16 9:41:36 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ShipSinking:
** Advance press revealed Korra's mentor Tenzin as Aang and Katara's son, canonically quashing persistant fan theories that OfficialCouple Katara and Aang's relationship dissolved in the timeframe between series.
** The reveal that [[spoiler: Tenzin and Lin used to date]] put a dent in Tokka shipping, and killed off the popular theory that Sokka was Lin's father. Even leaving aside the potential squick factor, [[KissingCousins first-cousins dating]] doesn't fly on American television.
** That was until the reveal in Book Three that Lin [[spoiler: has a younger half-sister, with noticeable darker skin like Sokka, whose father was never revealed on the show,]] and Tokka was reborn!
22nd May '16 10:02:54 AM Immortalbear
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* CrazyAwesome: Varrick, the loud-mouthed EccentricMillionaire, cemented this when he escaped past the Northern Water Tribe's blockade by disguising himself as a platypus-bear ''that pooped money'', and maintaining this disguise (with the addition of a NiceHat) while piloting his yacht. [[spoiler: His outing as a villain did nothing to dampen this.]]



* CrazyAwesome: Varrick, the loud-mouthed EccentricMillionaire, cemented this when he escaped past the Northern Water Tribe's blockade by disguising himself as a platypus-bear ''that pooped money'', and maintaining this disguise (with the addition of a NiceHat) while piloting his yacht. [[spoiler: His outing as a villain did nothing to dampen this.]]

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* CrazyAwesome: Varrick, * DesignatedHero: One of the loud-mouthed EccentricMillionaire, cemented this when he escaped past the Northern Water Tribe's blockade by disguising himself as a platypus-bear ''that pooped money'', biggest problems of Book 2 is that Team Avatar is very divided and maintaining this disguise (with the addition have varying degrees of a NiceHat) while piloting his yacht. unsympathetic qualities. [[spoiler: His outing Korra ignores her mentor, again, in favor of a new teacher, loses fights constantly, and maintains a mopey demeanor throughout the second half of the season. Mako prioritizes his job over Korra's tribe's safety and quickly rebounds with Asami after they break up. He later lies by omitting the truth that they broke up when Korra has amnesia. Asami as established before, disregards Korra's feelings and hooks up with Mako when she realizes she can take advantage of their fractured relationship. Not that it matters because she later falls for Varric's lies and has Mako arrested. Bolin loses any interest out any of his friends when he becomes a villain did nothing movie star and stupidly attaches himself to dampen this.a woman that's just using him for publicity. In this season, many viewers were left wondering how these people could be friends at all.]]
21st May '16 9:11:47 AM DivineDeath
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* DesignatedHero: One of the biggest problems of Book 2 is that Team Avatar is very divided and have varying degrees of unsympathetic qualities. [[spoiler: Korra ignores her mentor, again, in favor of a new teacher, loses fights constantly, and maintains a mopey demeanor throughout the second half of the season. Mako prioritizes his job over Korra's tribe's safety and cheats on her with Asami. He later lies by omitting the truth that they broke up when Korra has amnesia. Asami as extablished before, betrays Korra by trying get back together with Mako. She later falls for Varric's lies and has Mako arrested. Bolin loses any interest out any of his friends when he becomes a movie star and stupidly attaches himself to a woman that's just using him for publicity. In this season, many viewers were left wondering how these people could be friends at all.]]
20th May '16 11:22:28 PM Immortalbear
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* DramaBomb: There has been some contention over whether the series overused this trope. The show cuts down on action and comedy significantly compared to ATLA and the Korra's group is much more divisive and conflicted compared to the original Team Avatar.



* {{Creepy Awesome}}: [[CreepyTwins Desna and Eska]].



* {{Creepy Awesome}}: [[CreepyTwins Desna and Eska]].

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* {{Creepy Awesome}}: [[CreepyTwins Desna DesignatedHero: One of the biggest problems of Book 2 is that Team Avatar is very divided and Eska]].have varying degrees of unsympathetic qualities. [[spoiler: Korra ignores her mentor, again, in favor of a new teacher, loses fights constantly, and maintains a mopey demeanor throughout the second half of the season. Mako prioritizes his job over Korra's tribe's safety and cheats on her with Asami. He later lies by omitting the truth that they broke up when Korra has amnesia. Asami as extablished before, betrays Korra by trying get back together with Mako. She later falls for Varric's lies and has Mako arrested. Bolin loses any interest out any of his friends when he becomes a movie star and stupidly attaches himself to a woman that's just using him for publicity. In this season, many viewers were left wondering how these people could be friends at all.]]
16th May '16 4:43:38 PM nighttrainfm
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Bryan and Mike in regards [[spoiler: to Korrasami becoming canon]]. As explained by Bryan [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/105916338157/korrasami-is-canon-you-can-celebrate-it-embrace at his Tumbler account]] [[spoiler: it would have been considered just as much pandering to one side of the fandom if Mako had ended up with Korra in the end]] and that they didn't make [[spoiler: Korrasami canon because it was the most [[FanPreferredCouple popular ship]]]] but because [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming it was the one that they felt was the right decision]].

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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Bryan and Mike in regards [[spoiler: to Korrasami becoming canon]]. As explained by Bryan [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/105916338157/korrasami-is-canon-you-can-celebrate-it-embrace at his Tumbler Tumblr account]] [[spoiler: it would have been considered just as much pandering to one side of the fandom if Mako had ended up with Korra in the end]] and that they didn't make [[spoiler: Korrasami canon because it was the most [[FanPreferredCouple popular ship]]]] but because [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming it was the one that they felt was the right decision]].decision.]]
10th May '16 2:37:34 PM Ninja857142
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** Asami. While most people appreciate her for being a NiceGirl and BadassNormal without sacrificing her femininity, the fandom is divided in how her character is used after Book 1. Some appreciate her for being Korra's emotional support [[spoiler: and for being a positive example of BiTheWay]], while others resent that [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter she gets almost no character development or plot relevance]] compared to Mako and Bolin and is made redundant by Varrick (possibly justified as WordOfGod stated she was not originally meant to last past Book 1) and that as a result her role basically amounts to that of a SatelliteLoveInterest.

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** Asami. While most people appreciate her for being a NiceGirl and BadassNormal without sacrificing her femininity, the fandom is divided in how her character is used after Book 1. Some appreciate her for being Korra's emotional support [[spoiler: and for being a positive example of BiTheWay]], while others resent that [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter she gets almost no character development or plot relevance]] compared to Mako and Bolin and is made redundant by Varrick (possibly justified as because WordOfGod stated she was not originally meant to last past Book 1) and that as a result her role basically amounts to that of a SatelliteLoveInterest.
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