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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 12:54:22 PM »
Even if you want to argue that the ending was ambiguous, at very least, she didn't end up with Mako and she didn't let romance drive the story (which was a big problem I had with the first season)

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 12:56:49 PM »
I also feel it was opposite of Aangs story arch, he had trouble fighting, and was to reliant on peaceful methods of problem solving, until he ran into someone who forced him to fight.

Korra has trouble not getting physical, and she needed to slowly learn to use her logic to solve situations rather than brute force.

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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2014, 04:07:16 PM »
I also feel it was opposite of Aangs story arch, he had trouble fighting, and was to reliant on peaceful methods of problem solving, until he ran into someone who forced him to fight.

Korra has trouble not getting physical, and she needed to slowly learn to use her logic to solve situations rather than brute force.

I remember someone saying about that comparison that The Last Airbender was about a human learning to be a god, while The Legend of Korra was about a god learning to be human.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2014, 08:53:38 PM »
Important update: Bryke (Bryan Konietzko and Mike Dante DiMartino, the show's creators) just posted on their respective tumblrs that Korrasami is 100% intentional, planned, canon and real:

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2014, 10:29:04 PM »
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 03:58:01 AM »
Last night I discovered The Legend of Korra was available on demand on my television, I'd vaguely heard it was good so watched the first four episodes of season one. It seems okay so far.

I guess I've spoilered myself big time reading this thread.  :P

From reading the thread it kinda seems cliche that a character comes out as gay half way through or towards the end.  It'd be nice if a series had gay characters from day 1, instead of just something the writers come up with because they're running low on ideas.

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2015, 05:34:52 AM »
Nah. Its all subtext in certain scenes. The actual plot hasnt really been spoiled at all I dont think.

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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2015, 02:26:54 PM »
Last night I discovered The Legend of Korra was available on demand on my television, I'd vaguely heard it was good so watched the first four episodes of season one. It seems okay so far.

I guess I've spoilered myself big time reading this thread.  :P

From reading the thread it kinda seems cliche that a character comes out as gay half way through or towards the end.  It'd be nice if a series had gay characters from day 1, instead of just something the writers come up with because they're running low on ideas.

Nope, absolutely not 'towards the end'. It's been developing organically for two seasons, it just wasn't the center of the plot - which is kind of what made it so good and realistic.

Nah. Its all subtext in certain scenes. The actual plot hasnt really been spoiled at all I dont think.

Well, in some scenes, but in others it's pretty blatant.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2015, 02:48:15 PM »
Heck, the relationship wasn't just organic, it was one of the more realistic relationship developments on TV in general.  They really became a solid pairing that made sense as friends.

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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2015, 02:50:43 PM »
What Im saying is that there was no "Toff,Tenzin, theres something I need to tell you..." moment.
And its not really part of the plot. She is just a caring badass who happens to develop feelings for a really smart and badass lady.

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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2015, 02:54:26 PM »
Heck, the relationship wasn't just organic, it was one of the more realistic relationship developments on TV in general.  They really became a solid pairing that made sense as friends.

Yes, and BECAUSE it was so organic it was so vital in LGBT representation - because it wasn't a 'token' gay relationship like you have in almost every single other television show or movie, and for once the gay characters didn't die or get put on a bus out of town - they had a happy ending - and it was natural and incredible.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2015, 04:59:12 PM »
Cool. Just caught up.
The subtext went right over (under?) my head, I just figured Korra was finished with romantic love until she was done battling everyone... but then why did they take that episode to rehash the triangle between Korra, Asami and Mako? I see what they were up to now.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2015, 09:20:27 AM »
Well okay, I was just going by what I read in this thread when I wrote that. If it happens gradually, that's not as bad, but it still would be better if she'd been gay from day one.

Anyway, overall I've only watched the first twenty or so episodes so far, but I'm finding the show a bit variable. Some great episodes spoiled with some terrible scenes and some poor episodes helped by a couple of good scenes. One episode had an ending to bad I almost gave up watching any more episodes.  I think it's slowly getting better but it's still falling short on the hype I've read. The animation and character designs are great, the voice acting is so-so, and the writing is pretty variable.

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2015, 10:10:58 AM »
Well okay, I was just going by what I read in this thread when I wrote that. If it happens gradually, that's not as bad, but it still would be better if she'd been gay from day one.

Anyway, overall I've only watched the first twenty or so episodes so far, but I'm finding the show a bit variable. Some great episodes spoiled with some terrible scenes and some poor episodes helped by a couple of good scenes. One episode had an ending to bad I almost gave up watching any more episodes.  I think it's slowly getting better but it's still falling short on the hype I've read. The animation and character designs are great, the voice acting is so-so, and the writing is pretty variable.

1)  We are never really told Korra's sexual identity.  For all we know her bisexual nature is not new to her.

2)  The second season was really weak in my opinion.  Third and fourth were much better.

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52:01 AM »
Early preview of the upcoming Legend of Korra comics: Turf Wars:

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