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** His fight also makes sense in the most spectacular of ways: chi-blockers were trained to combat Earth, Fire, Water, and Metal benders because those were the most widespread bending methods. They had no training against Airbenders because ''no one knew anything about them''. Well, aside from the Air acolytes, who undoubtedly would never join the Equalists base day in their loyalty to preserving the Air Nomad culture.

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** His fight also makes sense in the most spectacular of ways: chi-blockers were trained to combat Earth, Fire, Water, and Metal benders because those were the most widespread bending methods. They had no training against Airbenders because ''no one knew anything about them''. Well, aside from the Air acolytes, who undoubtedly would never join the Equalists base day in due to their loyalty to preserving the Air Nomad culture.

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** His fight also makes sense in the most spectacular of ways: chi-blockers were trained to combat Earth, Fire, Water, and Metal benders because those were the most widespread bending methods. They had no training against Airbenders because ''no one knew anything about them''. Well, aside from the Air acolytes, who undoubtedly would never join the Equalists base day in their loyalty to preserving the Air Nomad culture.


** Amon reacting as casually as if he were picking up the morning paper to fireballs flying all around him. Fireballs that knock the rest of his mooks completely off their feet.


** In the same scene, as Amon and his henchmen re-board their airship, Korra launches a fire blast into its cargo bay that knocks everyone inside off of their feet. [[ImplacableMan Except for Amon, who simply turns around and watches, standing perfectly still.]]

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** In the same scene, as Amon and his henchmen re-board their airship, Korra launches a fire blast into its cargo bay that knocks everyone all of the chi-blockers inside off of their feet. [[ImplacableMan Except for Amon, who simply turns around and watches, standing perfectly still.]]

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** In the same scene, as Amon and his henchmen re-board their airship, Korra launches a fire blast into its cargo bay that knocks everyone inside off of their feet. [[ImplacableMan Except for Amon, who simply turns around and watches, standing perfectly still.]]


* Shiro Shinobi's ''refusal'' to stop reporting, which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny since he's [[BringMyBrownPants wetting himself.]] [[BadassBystander Now that is being dedicated to your job.]]

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* Shiro Shinobi's ''refusal'' to stop reporting, which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} since he's [[BringMyBrownPants wetting himself.]] [[BadassBystander Now that is being dedicated to your job.]]



** Even better, this ties in with CrowningMomentOfFunny and FreezeFrameBonus if you are fast enough. Tenzin has his back turned to the Equalists, and his only warning that they are about to attack is his ''beard'' shivering with the electricity. He promptly dodges '''three''' electrified disks and mops the floor with them. [[ActorAllusion Beard senses tingling!]]

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** Even better, this ties in with CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} and FreezeFrameBonus if you are fast enough. Tenzin has his back turned to the Equalists, and his only warning that they are about to attack is his ''beard'' shivering with the electricity. He promptly dodges '''three''' electrified disks and mops the floor with them. [[ActorAllusion Beard senses tingling!]]


** [[BadassBureaucrat Tarrlok]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking deserves some credit]]: He gave ''Korra'' the fight of her life with his [[MakingASplash master waterbending]], including using the waterfall in his office to hold up a persistent circular watershield around himself while simultaneously launching a literal [[FlechetteStorm hail of]] [[AnIcePerson sharp icicles]], which besides being arguably the most [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome-looking move in the entire Avatar franchise]], connected several times and drew blood. Oh, and he can also ''[[BeyondTheImpossible bloodbend without the full moon]].'' The man showed his true colors in less than ten minutes, and basically brought himself up to Amon's level in villainy.

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** [[BadassBureaucrat Tarrlok]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking deserves some credit]]: He gave ''Korra'' the fight of her life with his [[MakingASplash master waterbending]], including using the waterfall in his office to hold up a persistent circular watershield around himself while simultaneously launching a literal [[FlechetteStorm hail of]] [[AnIcePerson sharp icicles]], which besides being arguably the most [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome-looking move in the entire Avatar franchise]], connected several times and drew blood. Oh, and he can also ''[[BeyondTheImpossible bloodbend without the full moon]].'' The man showed his true colors in less than ten minutes, and basically brought himself up to Amon's level in villainy.



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** Before that, calling out the bribed referees and telling the whole city about the Wolfbat's cheating. This guy has never heard the expression ''"[[AFewGoodMen You can't handle the truth!]]"''

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** Before that, calling out the bribed referees and telling the whole city about the Wolfbat's cheating. This guy has never heard the expression ''"[[AFewGoodMen ''"[[Film/AFewGoodMen You can't handle the truth!]]"''


[[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorra Main]] | [[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorraBookTwo Book Two]] | [[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorraBookThree Book Three]] | [[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorraBookFour Book Four]]

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[[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorra Main]] | '''Book One''' | [[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorraBookTwo Book Two]] | [[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorraBookThree Book Three]] | [[Awesome/TheLegendOfKorraBookFour Book Four]]



* "I'M THE AVATAR! YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT!" the words might as well be directed at Nick; who were skeptical about a female lead in the show. The tiny Korra then proceeds to prove it beyond a shadow of doubt; by demonstrating that she has already gained control over three elements at the tender age of '''four''' - ''without ever having trained with a master''.

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* "I'M THE AVATAR! YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT!" the words might as well be directed at Nick; who were skeptical about a female lead in the show. The tiny Korra then proceeds to prove it beyond a shadow of doubt; by demonstrating that she has already gained control over three elements at the tender age of '''four''' - -- ''without ever having trained with a master''.



** Korra bending three elements? That's to be expected. Korra [[EffortlessAmazonianLift throwing adult men across the street and through windows?]] That's a pleasant surprise.

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** Korra bending three elements? That's to be expected. Korra [[EffortlessAmazonianLift throwing adult men across the street and through windows?]] That's ''That's'' a pleasant surprise.


* From a directorial standpoint, we have this shot. Picture it: a pro-bending champion is crowned. The crowd goes wild-- everyone is either standing and cheering or flailing and cursing the refs. And then the sound drops out, and everything slows down. The camera focuses on an audience member with a decidedly grim expression slowly pulling a mask over their nose and mouth. Then it goes across the arena, where another audience member does the same thing. It does this again. And again. And again. One of the masked men reaches into his popcorn and pulls out a weapon. The audience around them is completely oblivious. As are the heavily armed and armored police officers providing security. Everyone is oblivious until the Equalists begin using those weapons to neutralize the security detail and take out anyone who resists. That's right ladies and gentlemen; you've just witnessed the beginnings of a ''terrorist attack,'' on ''{{Nickelodeon}}''. As a reviewer from ''The AV Club'' put it, "that scene was so nice, I watched it twice."

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* From a directorial standpoint, we have this shot. Picture it: a pro-bending champion is crowned. The crowd goes wild-- everyone is either standing and cheering or flailing and cursing the refs. And then the sound drops out, and everything slows down. The camera focuses on an audience member with a decidedly grim expression slowly pulling a mask over their nose and mouth. Then it goes across the arena, where another audience member does the same thing. It does this again. And again. And again. One of the masked men reaches into his popcorn and pulls out a weapon. The audience around them is completely oblivious. As are the heavily armed and armored police officers providing security. Everyone is oblivious until the Equalists begin using those weapons to neutralize the security detail and take out anyone who resists. That's right ladies and gentlemen; you've just witnessed the beginnings of a ''terrorist attack,'' on ''{{Nickelodeon}}''.''{{Creator/Nickelodeon}}''. As a reviewer from ''The AV Club'' put it, "that scene was so nice, I watched it twice."


'''Protestor:''' Oh, yeah? I'm assuming you're a bender?\\
'''Korra:''' That's right!\\
'''Protestor:''' [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred And I bet you'd just love to knock me off of this platform with some waterbending]]!\\
'''Korra:''' [[NotHelpingYourCase I'm certainly thinking about it!]]

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'''Protestor:''' Oh, yeah? I'm assuming Let me guess, you're a bender?\\
bender.\\
'''Korra:''' That's right!\\
Yeah, I am!\\
'''Protestor:''' [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred And I bet you'd just love to knock me off of this platform with some waterbending]]!\\
waterbending, huh?]]\\
'''Korra:''' [[NotHelpingYourCase I'm certainly seriously thinking about it!]]



* Jinora -- a 10-year-old girl -- ''effortlessly'' completely the gate exercise without getting a scratch on her or touching so much as a corner of them. The scene could not make it clearer that this girl has the makings of an Airbending Master!

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* Jinora -- a 10-year-old girl -- ''effortlessly'' completely completing the gate exercise without getting a scratch on her or touching so much as a corner of them. The scene could not make it clearer that this girl has the makings of an Airbending Master!


** Can we just say [[{{Badass}} Lin Beifong]], period? She crackles with awesome whenever she's on screen.

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** Can we just say [[{{Badass}} Lin Beifong]], Beifong, period? She crackles with awesome whenever she's on screen.



* Once again, [[ActionPet Naga]]. She took out not one, but ''three'' mecha tanks by ''herself''. {{Badass}} all the way.

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* Once again, [[ActionPet Naga]]. She took out not one, but ''three'' mecha tanks by ''herself''. {{Badass}} Badass all the way.


* ''Amon's'' speech is this. He has Korra in his clutches, powerless, easily able to take her bending away... ''but he doesn't''. He tells her, in no uncertain terms, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy that doing so now would only rally bending support]]; that their showdown WILL come later, and that when it does come, '''he will destroy her'''. A spectacular display of psychological warfare, NightmareFuel, and BadassBoast.

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* ''Amon's'' speech is this. He has Korra in his clutches, powerless, easily able to take her bending away... ''but he doesn't''. He tells her, in no uncertain terms, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy that doing so now would only rally bending support]]; support; that their showdown WILL come later, and that when it does come, '''he will destroy her'''. A spectacular display of psychological warfare, NightmareFuel, and BadassBoast.



*** He also cements his rep as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy CombatPragmatist: The Metalbenders' armour is impervious to chi-blocking attacks; so what's his plan? Simple: ''electrocute their metal armour''.

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*** He also cements his rep as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy CombatPragmatist: The Metalbenders' armour is impervious to chi-blocking attacks; so what's his plan? Simple: ''electrocute their metal armour''.



* Korra and co. think they've discovered information about Amon that could discredit him in front of his followers, and go to one of his rallies to publicly expose him. What happens when Korra tells everyone that he lied about being burned by a firebender and that he's actually a bloodbender? A VillainousBreakdown and HumiliationConga like [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula and Ozai?]] No! He calmly laughs off Korra's accusations, and then removes his mask to "prove" that he's been telling the truth, effortlessly causing Korra's attempt to discredit him to backfire, and leaving him in an even stronger position with his followers. The burn scar is fake, but looks convincing, and the fact that he had it suggests that he had always considered the possibility that he might be unmasked for some reason, and prepared accordingly. As if Amon hadn't already proven his credentials as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard.

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* Korra and co. think they've discovered information about Amon that could discredit him in front of his followers, and go to one of his rallies to publicly expose him. What happens when Korra tells everyone that he lied about being burned by a firebender and that he's actually a bloodbender? A VillainousBreakdown and HumiliationConga like [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula and Ozai?]] No! He calmly laughs off Korra's accusations, and then removes his mask to "prove" that he's been telling the truth, effortlessly causing Korra's attempt to discredit him to backfire, and leaving him in an even stronger position with his followers. The burn scar is fake, but looks convincing, and the fact that he had it suggests that he had always considered the possibility that he might be unmasked for some reason, and prepared accordingly. As if Amon hadn't already proven his credentials as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard.

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