Special Shout Out to Stanley Ching (http://stanleyching.wordpress.com/)for the request, I brought this out early just for you. Check out his blog if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s awesome.
Well this is a bit weird, I talked about the first two episodes and then a series of unfortunate events happened and here I am skipping to the two-part finale. So grab onto your tissues because it is going to be a tearful drive. Also the website I use to download the videos so I can crop high quality images is down, so the images are not a good as they normally were.
This season rounded up everything that has happened throughout the series and it gave us what we wanted. Though first I am going to talk about what every fan is talking about “Are Korra and Asami in a relationship?” I think that it was left like that for the fans to interpret what they are to each however they wanted. Personally I think they are in a relationship and that is as far as Nickelodeons would allow them to go. It doesn’t change the fact that both of these characters are strong people and are not to be judged on the fact that they are woman.
(This Just In – Found Michael DiMartino’s blog and he confirms that they are together. Score one for myself, I was right!)
Most of the characters became more than what they were before. Asami accepted her father back after what he had done back in season 1. Bolin matured in his beliefs and in his relationship with Opal. Mako… I don’t really remember he had developed at during the season, he was just there. That is a waste they had the material and made it work with Bolin, but they just didn’t let him evolve. Korra changed the most from the whole series, in the beginning she was an arrogant, shoot first ask questions later Avatar. This is understandable because since she was a child she has known she was the Avatar, and everyone knows the Avatar is all powerful and can do anything. Who wouldn’t be corrupted a bit in what they believe with all that power. Though throughout the series she is beaten time after time, by people that may not be as powerful as her (Excluding Vaatu, the dark avatar) but sure in what they believed and while she questioned what she was supposed to be doing. Though as we reach this season, she is at her lowest point, unsure if the world needs the Avatar or her. With the help of Toph she regains some of her confidence, though that is not enough. With the help Zaheer (Someone who in the first season, would have died before asking for help from) she finds what she missing and moves on. In her final fight Kuvira she tells her that she needed these trials and pain so that she could care for others, by empathising with their pain. She had more development then Aang, where Aang knew and understood his role in life. He already cared for others, though we didn’t see this development because when we left Aang he was still a child. We followed Korra through her teenage angst, to her maturing into an adult.
The season itself was home to mostly character development and cooled down on the action. Though when there was action it was great. One of my favourite fight scene was when they were trying to take down The Colossus. The music was wonderful on the epic scale the fight was on. Though Korra and Kuvira’s fight was memorable as well, where they mid-air bend at each other that was awesome. Though the most captivating scene was where they talk to each in the new spirit portal. Where Kuvira discusses how she was orphaned, cast aside, saying that she couldn’t watch her nation experience what she had experienced. Her intentions were good and just in the beginning, though they were corrupted over time. She was doing what she could to help her nation and just lost her way, like Korra. In the episode Korra mentions how they are alike and it is true. Both of them are trying to help everybody, Kuvira with the earth nation and Korra with the world. While Kuvira lost her way and became a dictator, Korra lost herself and fell into depression. This season has more character development than any other season and it ended the series on a high note.
This is hard to watch, after watching the episode I looked up to my shelf to see all of The Last Airbender and season 1&2 of The Legend of Korra. In the beginning I was indifferent saying that The Legend of Korra is great, but it nowhere near The Last Airbender. As I watched the final episode I realized that it had become on par with The Last Airbender by the end. It is unfair to judge a series as a whole before it is over and that is what happened when I watched The Legend of Korra the first time around. It is sad that this is the end of a great franchise and I am happy that it ended on such a high note. That being said, of course I want more. The Avatar series is great and could continue on for a very long time similar to Doctor Who. It is shame we will not see Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continue the great legacy of series that they have created. It is also unlikely for Nickelodeon to want to continue the show after cutting the budget for the show and making it online release only. I would love to have more, but I am extremely happy with what I have got.