10 Ways Book 3 of The Legend of Korra Can Improve Upon From Past Seasons

Over the past two season’s we’ve been treated to some very exciting, engaging, and emotional stories, accompanied by some fun and likable characters. There has also been a fair amount of issues, from love-triangles to shallow character development. However, it’s typical of a developing series to progressively improve with each season (Avatar: The Last Airbender did this). Book 3 is in an optimal position to transcend the success of its predecessors thanks to Book 2′s ending, but that’s not to disregard the inevitability of imperfections. Here’s how I think Book 3 can learn from the success and failures of the series so far, and ultimately, be the best season of The Legend of Korra yet…

1) More Character Development 

It’s no secret that characters become significantly more interesting as they continue to grow and evolve. Book 2 did a mostly great job of building on some of the show’s main cast (Tenzin, Mako, and Korra), but it also kept some of its supporting characters cooped up with minimal appearances to define their roles, especially Asami and Lin Beifong.

Mike and Bryan have only hinted at Lin Beifong’s impact in Book 3, but by the looks of things, she should be getting a serious overhaul as a character. While I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge Lin fan, I still wouldn’t find it acceptable for her to see no development for two seasons straight, especially after her potential became evident in Book 1. The same can be said for Asami.

Asami was an intriguing character in Book 1 and she felt essential to Korra, Mako, and Bolin’s missions. Book 3 needs to win us over to her side again and remind us that she is an important member of Team Avatar. My suggestion? I would really like to see her star in her own on going subplot, similar to Mako’s detective adventures in Book 2. It’s a bit difficult to have her shine when we’re also focussing on the rest of Team Avatar, so remove them. Let Asami drive race cars, or track a suspicious business transaction in Ba Sing Se. I don’t know… Just give her some room to breathe before she needs to fly Team Avatar to another Northern blockade. It would be an excellent feat for Book 3 to delve into.

2) The Music

Outstanding music is always a nice touch, so it would seem obvious that Book 3 follows up on the tradition, but I’m not referring to the obvious. One thing that flew primarily under the fandom radar in Book 2 was the music and how it glossed the season in a style that departed the themes of Book 1. Book 1 consisted of an appropriate blend of blues and oriental instrumentation to fit the noire-style, Hong Kong crime thriller feel, whereas Book 2 involves a dominantly light, oriental, adventurous mix that suits the sense of spirituality. I’m actually pretty excited to hear what sort of sound Book 3 favors for its own personality, considering the centralization of “Change.”

3) A More Focused Story 

Even though Book 1 wasn’t as fun of a ride as Book 2 in my eyes, Korra’s premiere season benefitted from its tightly told, anti-filler storytelling. Book 2′s plot more closely resembles a pinball, bouncing from subplot to subplot without being able to revisit them in broad lengths, but arousing some undeniably flashy episodes. Book 3 should strive to strike a balance between the two seasons’ focus, sticking to a heavily objective story like Book 1, but also being flexible like Book 2, as to avoid confinement and induce variety.

4) Directing

If you’ve read my review of Book 2, then you know how I felt about the way the season was directed. It was certainly a strong point as far as technicality goes and I truly hope there will be more episodes in Book 3 directed by Colin Heck, nay, by Colin Heck and Joaquin Dos Santos, who directed all of Book 1.

Colin Heck is great with more intimate conversation-based scenes and minor-grade fights, and there’s a reason why Joaquin Dos Santos is referred to as “Dr. Fight,” being both an MMA enthusiast and a notorious craftsman of high octane action sequences. Hopefully, the two’s work will be united when Book 3 arrives.

5) A Solid Villain

Book 1 gave us, in my opinion, the best villain in Avatar history: Amon. Book 2 may have given us the most forgettable to date: Unalaq.

I don’t expect Book 3′s main antagonist to top Amon, but I’m absolutely expecting a more sophisticated character than Unalaq. I think, as long as other elements of the show hold up, an Amon-quality baddy won’t be necessary, just one that can hold his/her own and present a decent threat.

One thing I don’t want to see is a rehashing of a past villain. Unalaq earned his title of “Tarrlok 2.0,” being a Northern Water Tribe representative who attempts to hide his true motivations but eventually becomes power hungry. Oh, and he has a major conflict with his brother to top off their season-long arc. The reason I bring this up is because Grey Delisle, the acclaimed voice actress of Azula, is returning to possibly play a villain in Book 3 and I don’t want to see Azula 2.0. Book 3 needs to take advantage of Grey’s talent and lend her a new voice to embody.

6) More Traveling 

Book 1 was entirely Republic City-centric, which is fine for a freshman run, but Book 2 exemplified just how effective a change of setting can be. We got to see multiple air temples, the Southern Water Tribe, and even the Spirit World. Book 3 is bound to be another adventurous season, and if it plays out the way I hope it does, we should be seeing another new set of environments for Team Avatar to explore. Ba Sing Se, please…

7) The Animation

Believe it or not, as good as The Legend of Korra’s animation has become, there will always be room for improvement. Book 2 met some minor difficulties at the helm of Studio Pierrot, but recovered swiftly and with ease upon Studio Mir’s glorious return. Now that Mir has acquired permanent reign on the animation front, we should be seeing some serious improvements.

Assuming a time problem may have surfaced with Mir’s leaving and then returning to split the season’s required effort with Pierrot, one can also concur that some pressure could have existed. More specifically, a luminous deadline could have been in the wake. My point is that Studio Mir is now no longer under any possible stress from overseeing a less talented studio or meeting an imminent deadline due to their temporary disappearance.

Logically speaking, Book 3 should easily take the throne for best animated season so far. Hopefully, the vibrant visual style accomplished in Book 2 and the consistently excellent quality from Book 1 will find a happy median for Book 3 to lie in.

8. Master Pacing 

Book 1 and Book 2 were primarily well paced, but neither hit the Avatar: The Last Airbender perfection-grade pacing. Book 1 could be a little too quick, whereas Book 2 became overly slow. Book 3 needs to be the middle man of the pacing. The best method of achieving this goal is to remain objective (the plot moves from point A to point B, not from point A to point A and a half), but refrain from cramming in details. I want to see subplots, but I don’t want to see three of them in half an episode.

9. Stable Romance 

Avatar: The Last Airbender kept the romance in the background, so much that many fans didn’t really pay attention to it until Aang and Katara’s kiss in “The Cave of Two Lovers.” What, just me? … Well regardless, my point is that the original series knew that it was a show about adventure first and a romantic comedy second or third, and while The Legend of Korra recognizes its identity just as strongly, the romance has taken on a much more prominent role than before. The results have been mixed for two seasons straight now, so if I could suggest one thing to the writing staff for Book 3, it would be to take a break from Makorra and Bosami shipping for a season and just give the fans what they tuned in for. Develop the romance a little on the side before it returns for Book 4 where it will hopefully pan out appropriately.

10. Humor 

Yes. It’s back and if it doesn’t have an active presence in Book 3, I’ll be disappointed. I’m talking about the great sense of humor that layered the majority of Book 2 and carried us through what could have been some more detrimental B-plots. I’m in the dark as much as anyone else is on Book 3 information, but I hope Book 2 writers Tim Hedrick and Joshua Hamilton will be returning to play a small part in the comedy side of things. The two had already proven themselves as a funny-machine duo with their work on the original series, but their success in the bounds of humor became even more apparent for Korra fans with the additions of the Nuktuk propaganda films, Varrick in general, and Bolin’s Sokka-esque behavior. It’s always fun to throw in a gag or two to loosen up the dramatic tension.

These are my thoughts on what Book 3 needs to accomplish. What are yours? Voice your opinions in the comments section on what you expect from Book 3.

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  • Jessica

    I agree with you on the romantic aspect of the series. Leave it for later. They really need to cut out Masami all together, not just take a break from it. It just doesn’t work. Makorra should be Book 4 endgame, like it was in Book 1. I mean, there has to be a happy ending for all characters. So, it would make sense for Makorra, Boleska, and Irohsami to be Book 4 endgame.

    • Loklover

      I really like romantic arcs tho.. . man this season is going to be hard for me to get through. Lol

      • Eliminator

        Well, if everybody stop loving each other, that would be terrible! In a fanfiction I would call it OOC, out of character. Romance has been an important sub plot since book 1, leaving it alone in book 3 will cause some “confusions”. I would ask myself, what happened with all of them. They are not themself anymore.

    • Kyle Edgecomb

      No….no,boleska, eska is……nah i hope hope not. Bolin and Asami would one though

      • Eliminator

        Mike and Bryan stated, that Bolin x Asami will not happen.

        • Loklover

          When did they say that? Not that I’m complaining, just wondering haha

          • Eliminator

            Mike: And Bolin is really
            trying to find his way in life and love, which leads him into an awkward
            relationship with Eska. Asami will always be a friend. I don’t think there’s
            romance in the cards for them.

    • Sibis

      The problem is that it’s the same people just going full circle. We don’t need a MaKorra 3, Masami 3, and then Makorra 4.

      Mako is the only one who has to improve and is the one driving the full circle. He’s the main reason his relationships crash with his plot driven fickleness and betrayal of trust needs to be dealt with. Korra is too busy to be the hero to improve herself for romance. Asami just needs to be doing something else or leave.

    • Heisenberg

      How about no more romance, let all the fans jerk off their favorite shipping to non-cannon fan art, make Asami and Mako more relevant than just romantic subplots pawns, make Bolin more than a clown and please all the fans?

      • Eliminator

        You know, most of the fans care about romance? And if you dont like it, i have a quote for you. Bryan said: “Mike and I as writers, we wrote it the way we found it to be entertaining, and that struck a chord with some, but maybe not with some others.”

        • Heisenberg

          ” and that struck a chord with some, but maybe not with someothers.” It divides the fandom for unnecessary reasons, it forces us to watch cheesy teenage romance. All for what? Should we change The Legend of Korra’s genre from Action/Adventure/Mythlogical to Soap Opera? Hey, you like Makorra? There, go enjoy Makorra fanart, you like Borra? No problem, there’s lots of Borra fan art pics for you to cherish. However, I don’t think fans should be forced to witness cheesy relationships every single episode. I don’t like seeing the protagonist, Korra, a strong, independent girl to fall for a douche like Mako. Others don’t want to see her with a clown like Bolin. Then what’s the solution? Keep the shippings for fans and as for the canon, keep it plain, simple and satisfying.

          • Eliminator

            Calm down, I didn’t mean to offend you in any way. I just said, it’s Mikes and Bryans story right? They didn’t want to do the same like ATLA, they wanted to try some new things. They are well aware, many people complain, that LOK is not like ATLA. I like LOK more than ATLA, and I enjoy every part of the show. Not only the action adventure plots. Some teen romance stuff is nice actually, since the writers made Team Avatar 18-19 years old. Love is a part of the life, especially for a teenager, isn’t it?
            And no, I don’t want romance in every episode, I just want some short scenes, in which the Team cares about more than travelling through the world and expressing feelings to each other. Again, LOK is not ATLA.

          • Heisenberg

            Who said you offended me…?
            I have no problem with the fact that LOK is different than ATLA, it’s quite the opposite I think it’s refreshing to dive in a new story. However, Bryke made a mistake, a HUGE one…. Too much romance. Romance is an icky subject where you have to be careful how you play with it. Everybody cares for the protagonist, right? That’s Korra’s story. So we care what happens to her, which includes who she ends up with. Why people like Mako is beyond me. Especially girls. The guy has no feelings on the repercussions his break-ups do, he doesn’t value loyalty or commitment, and he takes advantage of Korra’s loss of memory to hug her and kiss her,(as you can see in the 4-part finale), honestly, that’s like sexual harassment . Is that the guy I want to see Korra ending up with? No, Hell no. But some want to, and I can’t stop it from happening since I’m not the creator. So, half (just saying half to make it simpler) want Makorra to happen and the other half doesn’t. Which means, half your fandom are forced to watch cheesy romance and it discourages them to continue the series, believe me, most my friends left the show because of the love triangle and they adore ATLA. What’s the solution? As I said, leave the shippings to the fan arts and imagination and keep it plain and simple in the show, friendship and family can mean more than relationships in a team so why not focus on that? And that can totally happen since Korra broke up with Mako… “broke up”….

          • Eliminator

            I know, even though I support Makorra, I still think Mako is a jerk.
            He has to learn and develop in the following books if he wants to be with Korra again. And I am very confident, that he will develop, and won’t commit any more mistakes.
            I disagree, more than the half of the fan base are supporting Makorra. And they will get upset if Makorra will not happen in the end of the story. It’s something like Kataang, you know at the first moment of the series, that they will end up together.

          • Heisenberg

            I can guarantee you that I could be the biggest shipping hater in the world. But, I’ll tell you this, if Mako truly, truly redeems himself and pulls a Zuko, meaning becomes one of the most loved characters as it is justified, I won’t have a problem with Makorra. But, I truly think it’s better to let the shippings for the fans’ imagination.

          • Eliminator

            We’ll see. :)
            I at the moment am just impatiently waiting for book 3. I’m sure, Mike and Bryan will not disappoint us (at least not me, the only thing i ever criticized was Asami and the love triangle).

  • Jessica

    Also; in the TLOK series, I believe Makorra to be the new Kataang.

    • Eliminator

      Of course it is.

  • Loklover

    I swear the background music when Korra turned into that gigantic blue spirit, was amazing! It fit that part so well and it literally gave me the chills! Gotta give props to the people who did the music for Lok.

    And I really hope that there’s at least SOME romantic arcs in book 3

    • Eliminator

      Agreed. Also the music in Beginnings 1/2 was really nice. It supported the suspense, I couldn’t even breath while watching!

      And yes, some Makorra moments would be nice, and a permanent Masami break up, hehe.

  • Sibis

    Korra doesn’t need more romance. She needs to make more friends like Aang does and try to interact with more people.

    • Sibis

      Korra losing the connections should push her to learn more bending like Metal and the Tremor Sense. Mako could teach Korra how to bend Lightning.

      By the end of Book 3, she should have every kind of bending (minus Blood Bending) at her disposal.

      • Kyle Edgecomb

        Ooh, dont forget sandbending

        • Eliminator

          Every earth bender can bend sand. It’s nothing special compared to metal.

      • Eliminator

        Bloodbending can be beneficial as well :)
        Sadly it’s forbidden.

      • Nombre

        Yes! I’d love to see her learn more bending and more bending in the show in general

    • Sibis

      We should also speculate if Earth will get some new bending up their sleeve. Water has Water, Ice, healing, blood, and spirit.

    • Eliminator

      Aang had not many friends though, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko later, I won’t consider anybody else as a close friend to Aang.

  • GoLEAFSGo

    Hey,

    I don’t understand why people hate on Unalaq so much. Why is he such a bad villain? I actually like him better than Amon – he’s more complex because of his relation to Korra and his good and bad intentions. He cared about the Spirits but went about it the wrong way. So KEVAL, could you explain why you think Unalaq was such a bad villain?

    • Eliminator

      Wyatt wrote this ;)
      Anyway, there are some points, why Amon was a better villain (at least until he was revealed to be a blood bender).
      Unalaq is Korras uncle. At the beginning of book 2 he was introduced as a calm strange guy, who has studied the spirits his whole life. He was nice to Korra, but also a bad brother, but we all thought, he had good intentions.
      But later we found out: He is a crazy crazy crazy (did i mention crazy?) power hungry mad man, who wants to free the almighty dark spirit, fuse with him and become a dark avatar, destroying humanity and ruling over a world, which is covered in darkness. While Amon had his reasons for the revolution, Unalaqs reasons have never been showed. It was just unbelievable, how he turned from nice to bad, from a good uncle to a bad one, who wanted to kill Korra and from Chief of the watertribes to a monster.

    • Sibis

      The villian in Book 2 was badly handled.

      Unalaq should have gotten the background buildup focus and show the forming of his alliance with Vaatu. Tonraq’s buildup doesn’t carry to the end of the season unlike Unalaq would have.

      Another problem is that Korra and Unalaq family relationship disappears to the basic Good vs. Evil fight.

      Unalaq has his own personal beliefs like the SWT is more materialistic and has no spiritual direction. Not really hard to go by that, wanting the power of an Avatar to usher in a new age like history past and subjugate the world to the way he believes it should be.

    • Heisenberg

      I can see you don’t use your brain to think much and compare both Amon and Unalaq

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      Wyatt wrote this post, not me.

      • Eliminator

        Keval, you can explain it as well, i think we all can agree, that the villain in book 2 wan’t that good…

    • Ariana Moreno

      Dude, first of all, “Hate on Unalaq” You gotta be kidding. I mean maybe instead of saying that, why don’t you tell us all why you think Unalaq was so bad ass. But for starters, have you ever thought on comparing the two? Amon was someone who was feared. He provided suspense and emotion to the story. Every single time I saw the guy, I was at the edge of my seat because I always thought he was unpredictable and I never knew what he was going to do next. When he and Korra interacted, you feared for both characters, especially korra, because despite her talent and confidence, Amon seriously scared her, and it seemed like he did overpower her most of book 1 until the finale of course. Amon was also a villain with a back story, and he had depth to his character. You feel for Amon. You care for him. There were reasons as to why he went from being Noatak to Amon. But Unalaq? They guy was bland, predictable, and he was power hungry for no reason!! I mean if there was a reason, why? All I can see was that he was jealous of both Korra and her father and so he became power hungry and wanted all the attention. I mean, he didn’t give a crap about his children. Even Amon cared for Tarrlok and truly seeked his forgiveness at the end. Unalaq is very detestable. You don’t’ care for him like you do for amon. He also wasn’t scary or threatening, just annoying as hell. He wasn’t threatening. Even Bolin couldn’t take him seriously. Ex-”Unalaq? You out there? He must have gone home?” That’s proof right there that Bolin wasn’t even taking him seriously. Amon was scary and I’m sure Bolin would’ve been too afraid to take him that lightly. At least as lightly as he took Unalaq. Unalaq was no threat. In fact, the only thing that he had as an advantage against korra was his spiritual connection. Otherwise, what else could he have done? Korra would’ve kicked his ass in less than a second. Amon could take bending away by blood bending. Amon allowed a lot of emotion to be felt when he appeared. You fear him, and you worry about korra. But with Unalaq, you think, pst, Korra has his ass. So, explain how we’re “hating on Unalaq,” and if so, explain what makes him so bad ass. enlighten me XD

  • AwSam Weston

    “[You suggest the writers] take a break and stop the shipping for a season”? Too late — they already confirmed that the romance subplots are taking a back-seat. That, and since Korra broke up with Mako, I doubt they’ll do much to bring it back in Book 3.

    • Eliminator

      they didn’t confirm anything of that. I read that interview, and honestly i think, there is a misunderstanding with the “leave it alone” Bryan said.

      • Heisenberg

        I was thinking the same. Sadly, I think the romance will continue.

        • Loklover

          Sadly? Why r u sad? I love the romance in this show!! (:

          • Heisenberg

            Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But, I just stop want to see love triangle bullshit and more action/adventure and mythology.

          • Loklover

            And I respect ur opinion. (: but I do kind of agree with you on the love triangle taking up time from like the action and stuff. I only want Makorra romance tho…..and NO Masami.

          • Heisenberg

            I really have to ask you something. Why do you like Mako? He doesn’t care about the consequences of his breakups, he doesn’t value loyalty or commitment, he steals the girl his brother fell in love with first, he takes advantage of Korra’s loss of memory to hug her and kiss her before she knows that they broke up (which is kind of sexual harassment). He uses Asami as an object, when he feels lonely he kisses her and dates her and when Korra’s there for him it’s like she doesn’t exist. Please tell me what makes you like him and want Korra to absolutely date him.

          • Eliminator

            Heisenberg, your reasons are all right, Mako was a jerk, I listed the reasons you mentioned above in many of my posts, I really raged when Mako dated Asami after Korra left for a few days. I dunno, I still ship Makorra. I hope Mako gets some serious character development like Zuko, at the moment he is not ready for another relationship.

          • Heisenberg

            So, the only reason left why you like Mako would be his apperance, I presume. I wonder how would the fandom react to Mako if he was uglier, same personality and behavior but just uglier… Would he be considered a pervert and a creep since he likes getting close to so many girls?

          • Eliminator

            No, it’s not his apperance, these prejudices are annoying. Also, as a guy, I dont really care about Makos apperance too much, it’s just like Mike said: “Korra and Mako are meant for each other.” I agree with him.

          • Heisenberg

            Meant for each other… Explain. How are they meant for each other? Because they look cute as a couple? Because they have the same interests? If that’s the case then Mako and Asami are meant to be together. Mako and Asami kind of look alike with their tall height, black stylish hair, white-skinned (nothing racist). They’re also both pretty intimate and prefer to keep for themselves, they try their best to keep respectful manners and Asami just knows ow to treat Mako, they never fight and he feels a lot less tense with her. Korra’s dynamic and exciting. She eats like a pig (in a good way), she burps, she’s not afraid of telling someone what she thinks which shows she doesn’t really care about manners. She’s too strong for Mako and he’s always tense with her. Tell me, how are they meant for each other?

          • Eliminator

            This is only my opinion, I guess you will never convince me to hate Mako and I will never convince you to accept him. First of all: I hate Asami. I know it’s discriminating, but a non bender does not fit in Team Avatar, Korra, Mako, Bolin and Tenzin are the perfect team. Asami is not Sokka, she is not good in leading the team, she is not contributing in any way – actually she is making things worse.
            Dont come with Mako x Asami, especially since you know I am for Mako x Korra ;) It’s simple for me, Masami is boring. I am generally against shippings between nonbenders and benders, also 2 calm persons and a relationship, that’s not a nice one in my opinion. You should know, my character is similar to Korras, I am not a fan of “intimate and prefer to keep for themselves, try their best to keep respectful manners”.

            Wow a good relationship means no argue, no conflict, no tension? Ok, i gotta break up with my gf… seriously, it’s perfectly normal, that you argue sometimes, Korra and Mako just have to learn to deal with that. I have hundreds of reasons, why I dont ship Masami, but Im too tired to post them all at the moment. I think, Team Avatar is better without Asami, it means more action and adventure, and lesser love drama at the same time. How about that?

            You know, opposite characters attract? You just mentiones some differences between Korra and Mako, which is one more reason for them to be together – for me. Anyway, I don’t want to have a war between Masami and Makorra yet – Keval tries to get that forum open till Monday, then we can discuss on it, instead spamming this comment section full with unrelated stuff to the post Wyatt wrote.
            You like Masami, okay, I have no problem with that and accept it, just accept my decision to support Makorra. At the end, it’s up to Mike and Bryan, which shipping “wins”. I just say, the majority, 60-70% of the LOK fan base ships Makorra, andanything else but a Makorra book 4 end will upset the majority of the fan base. Sure, some Masami or Korroh fans will rage, but never can everbody be happy. Never.

          • Heisenberg

            The “opposites attract” phrase relates only to sexual intercourse and not long-term relationships. You really think that people who are naturally opposites would be able to live together, really? I don’t care for Masami either, as I have previously stated, I do not care about shipping but they took it way too far in LOK. Also, what makes you so sure that 60-70% of the fandom likes Makorra? Where’s your statistics and research? If you’re basing this from this website’s visitors you’re doing a mistake. I don’t have any accurate number either nut judging from what I’ve seen from reviewers to commentors on many sites, many people despise Mako and think Makorra’s a forced relationship.

          • Eliminator

            You think, this is the only fan site I am visiting? You thought wrong. Though I spend the most time on this blog (because this community is just awesome, Korraspirits forum is nothing against this), I am well aware of other sites. Look at fanfiction.net, there are 3,1k Mako related stories. 2,6k of them are Makorra stories, only 200 are Masami stories. I often have a look on other forums, I find only Makorra shippings, even on nickelodeons forums… isn’t this proof enough? The fandom wants Makorra, it was the same with Kataang. If you type “Makorra legend of korra” on google, how many Makorra fan pages do you see? Pretty much, hmm?
            About the opposite thing, yes I do. Myp arents are quite the opposite, and they live well together for almost 25 years. I think opposites complete each other, both benefit in a relationship. You can disagree if you want.

          • Heisenberg

            I guess different websites have different types of fans. So, we can’t identify the number of fans that like Makorra or not. You know what? I’ll go ahead and say more than half the fandom wants Makorra. Now, tell me… Why does Makorra work and what makes them [Mako and Korra] meant for each other? I still don’t grasp the idea of it. Is it simply because the creators said so? If so, then if they would have said something crazy like Tahno, would that same amount of Makorra fans root for Tahnorra, or whatever you call it?

          • Eliminator

            Definitely not, Tahno sucks badly. I am too tired atm to list everything, I will respond tomorrow. (Its midnight in Germany)

          • Heisenberg

            Sure, no problem. Goodnight and reply whenever you’re ready. No pressure.

          • Wyatt

            That poses a very interesting question Walt… and while I’m not big on shipping, I do have to say I’m all for Makorra. As for how Mako and Korra are meant for each other, I think it makes it a bit more interesting that a lot of fans don’t agree with them as a couple because then, even when the romance isn’t onscreen, there is still enough controversy to keep it in the back of our minds. When I look at it, I see two popular individuals, one being the Avatar and the other soon to be an acclaimed detective. They’ve both made a handful of mistakes and had to face the consequences, though they have certainly struggled on their own… NEW PREDICTION ALERT!!! Perhaps, Book 3 will have Mako and Korra struggle on their own and then realize that they need each other’s help with their problems. Thus, they could form a friendly bond that can then naturally evolve into a mature relationship, comedy and drama aside hopefully.

          • Wyatt

            I think Mako and Korra are the most similar characters due to their personal struggles and I think they can find salvation in their relatableness.

          • Heisenberg

            I strongly believe that shipping and romance is the pinnacle of problems that hinder The Legend of Korra and make it weaker than its predecessor. That being said, since Mako and Asami are the roots of these problems I hate and despise both of them (Especially Mako, since he doesn’t value commitment, loyalty, takes advantage of Korra’s loss of memory to touch her and uses Asami as an object). Now, as I have previously said; shippings such as Makorra, Masami, Borra and all of these are supposed to be up to the fans’ imagination since when it gets canon it creates nothing but controversy, fan division and a major part of the fandom are forced to witness Korra acting as a girlfriend to someone they do not like. I, for one, am frustrated to see one of my favorite characters of all time, the protagonist of her show, Korra, to fall for someone who is a complete douche, and the worst part is that it’s a fact. Mako is a douche, it’s not even a matter of opinion. So, I’m baffled to see how many people actually support such a forced couple that have barely anything in common and even worst support Mako. The whole Team Avatar is a mess, aside from Korra… (and Tenzin if you count him as a permanent member). So, in conclusion, my point is this: No more romance, no more shipping, focus on team chemistry rather than relationships, using the excuse of them being teenagers is pathetic, make Mako/Asami/Bolin truly relevant and not only love-triangle pawns and introduce show quality introduced in ATLA and Book 1 of The Legend of Korra.

          • Wyatt

            I think that the romance’s worth will only be determinable when we see the final result because then, and only then, can we judge what exactly it added to the series. As of now, it’s been the most problematic part of LoK, but I still believe it has potential… If it doesn’t end up feeling necessary to the series, then that’s on the creators.

          • Heisenberg

            We’ll have to wait for the end of course, but I’ll put it this way: Why should the destination we’re going to be awesome but the road to get there be bumpy and irritating?

          • Sibis

            Mako was also abusive.

            The part where Mako straight out scalds Bolin out of anger pushed the point.

            It doesn’t matter if it was just for comedic purposes. Mako just used his own Fire Bending in anger on his own brother because Bolin refused.

          • Heisenberg

            Mako’s selfish and self-centric there’s no doubt.

          • Eliminator

            Yes, currently the only valuable members of Team Avatar are Tenzin and Korra. Book 3 is called change, maybe the rest (except Asami, she should just leave) can develop.

            Why should the pairings only be fan imagination? Some people like to see Korra as the action hero only, others want to see her love life as well. It doesn’t matter, what Mike and Bryan do, there will always be unhappy fans.

            And you are doing it again, comparing ATLA and LOK. Of course, LOK is kinda a sequel, but as Mike said, they wanted to try something different: “We wanted to evolve and do something a little different. I think it’s funny, because people in hindsight say things like ‘Last Airbender was the greatest animated series ever!’ And it was awesome, I love it. But in another 5-8 years, people will say ‘Korra was awesome!’ I think things get better with time.”

          • Nombre

            I agree. Shipping should be out. The moment they brought the love triangle was very disappointing , not entertaining, and wasted valuable story time. But like others have said I wish they wouldn’t get rid of the romance. Just tone it down.

            As for Mako, he’s a strong bender and loyal. He has a major flaw – he’s a push over. Once he becomes more confident and has more character development he’ll be more likable (hopefully the writers can achieve that). Many couldn’t stand Korra until she got more development.

          • burning hearts forever

            My thing is not EVERY relationship is perfect and I get your points I just want everybody to stop beating the dead horse and listen (also stop fighting) I’ve been watching ATLA since I was eight til now but I’ll use my parents for example even though they fight they draw each other back in no matter what happens they love one another, see, love is complicated it’s never perfect nothing is it’s very unexpected too. At school people call me weird because I watch anime I don’t care as long as I have my friends and family I’m fine you could beat me up but I’ll always fight back. I agree shipping should at least go away for book three the show needs character development anyway. You might be saying their teens they don’t know love well I’m younger than that and I know more about love than my parents! FYI it doesn’t matter how old you are you could still be wise take me for example.

            Thank you for reading my long speech. Hope you aren’t bored now! :D

          • Eliminator

            Very good points ,Wyatt. I second everything.

          • Nombre

            There’s been some interesting analysis of why Mako acts the way he does by some fans.

            like this

            http://ikkinthekitsune.tumblr.com/post/69746794909/0fficermako-did-you-ever-stop-to-think-that

          • Heisenberg

            Dude, compare Mako to Zuko and you’ll see how pathetic Mako is. Zuko suffered at least 100x more and he respected Mai and all of his friends. Mako’s overrated backstory of “My parents were killed when I was a kid” is one of the most pathetic and geneiric excuses that I have ever seen.

          • Nombre

            I am not completely a fan of Mako’s development and hope it gets better in book three (I am optimistic it will). I just thought that was a good explanation of why he acts the way he does. Not saying his actions were awesome, I agree that they’re not. Yet, I don’t see the point in comparing them. Zuko is a character who has had way more episodes and time for growth.

          • Ariana Moreno

            what if they were to put romance in the story the way they did it perfectly with ATLA? Where it was perfectly ‘frosted at the top” adding the last “touch” and didn’t overshadow or belittle the importance of the plot? Would that change your opinion? for example, Zuko and Mae, Katara and Aang, and Sokka, Yue, and Sukki. What if it was just balanced? What if it’s just enough to make the plot interesting but not to overshadow what is really important? Would that make a difference? Because for me, if they’re gonna keep romance in there, that’s how they should do it. Just like ATLA. I think it should stay balanced, not too much, or none at all.

          • Heisenberg

            Problem is, this is not how they handled it from the start.

          • Ariana Moreno

            Alright, but how does that matter? I mean of course we wouldn’t deny the romantic history the characters have had between one another, but to completely take it out? yes, we want the importance of the plot to be carried out, but romance is a part of everyone’s life, even if it’s minimal. so, what if they toned it down a bit, but still kept hints? I mean what I’m hoping for is that if Korra is bound to end up with Mako, (Which I’m really hoping they won’t, and we both know that we hate mako’s guts) he’ll be better like zuko, like you said. But what if there are hints of flirtation, affection, or admiration throughout the 3rd and 4th book, but not enough to wreck it? Know what I mean? Just very minor things like the way Aang and Katara did, and with the others too. Or are you thinking that any type of romance at all no matter how minimal, is going to bring back those disgusted feelings we had towards the romance that was overly executed in book 2? I guess what I’m wondering is why can’t they make it balanced now? Even if they didn’t to begin with? It’s like an artist turning a mistake into part of the masterpiece. See what I’m saying? However, if they were to completely drop it and leave it for the end, would that still be a problem?

          • Heisenberg

            Here’s what I think is balanced, no romance in Book 3, not even a single hint of it. Just work on making Mako, Bolin and Asami as good as Sokka, Katara, Toph and Zuko. Now that we all like them, even that douche Mako, in Book 4 subtle hints of romance can be shown here and there and at the end Mako gets Korra, now I can be satisfied and I’m sure all the fans will be as well.

          • Ariana Moreno

            Oh okay. So book 3 should be used for mostly development and depth, and then when everyone has become the perfect character in the series, (by that I mean well developed and meaningful) and is “ready to be the right person for someone” then they can hint off stuff in book 4? okay I see. I was just wondering exactly what people were expecting, and why it’d be such a problem if even the tiniest stuff was hinted, but not enough to make a difference with everything.

          • Heisenberg

            Sure

          • Ariana Moreno

            I’m really interested to see what that article of yours has to say. Ha, I’m just waiting to see how people are gonna react too, since it seems that people have a problem with the criticism of mako. Hm, it’ll be interesting to see how you will be able to get your point across with out offending people, especially since you claimed some people on here are babies when it comes to discussing

          • Heisenberg

            I could never assure that anyone won’t be offended, I even put a disclaimer that there might be a little bit of ranting so they should read at their own risk. Anyone who knows me on this site knows how much I hate Mako, especially you… But I was careful to be respectful in my article I didn’t swear or anything. I just hope Keval likes it and publishes it. I think that during these times of hiatus it could be great for people to argue and discuss The Legend of Korra’s position as of now.

          • Ariana Moreno

            hm, alright, alright :D well, good luck with all that then. I know at least we both agree that Mako is a huge problem, and I’m sure I could probably agree on points you have made about team avatar as well. But lets just see what happens. Maybe I’ll find something I disagree with, depending on what it is. Who knows

          • Heisenberg

            You’ll agree with everything, you have no choice :#

          • Ariana Moreno

            haha XD noooo! O.9

            oh yeah?! :% look at it!!

          • Heisenberg

            9.9
            Anyways, if you ever feel like reading my article if it doesn’t get published just tell me.

          • Ariana Moreno

            okay. will do. how will you know when it gets published? did the guy say when he will let you know?

          • Heisenberg

            If it’s on this site, then it means it;s published. He didn’t tell me, no.

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

          I’m honored to have the drug kingpin of Albuquerque, New Mexico commenting on my blog.

          • Heisenberg

            Well, I’m honored for the mod of this wonderful website to reply to me. Keep this in your mind; I am the danger, I am the one who knocks!
            Now… Say my name.

          • Eliminator

            LOL, i see, you are the danger – for shippers. Amon would say: “Let the anti-shipping revolution begin!”

          • Heisenberg

            I was quoting Walter White (a.k.a Heisenberg) from Breaking Bad. If you haven’t watched it, I’d recommend you the hell out of it. It really is good and addicting, it’s perfect for the hiatus between Books 2 and 3. I finished the entire five seasons in a week and a half. Very addicting.

          • Eliminator

            Ok thanks, I gonna have a look on it. I am currently searching for a replacement in the off season to book 3.

          • Wyatt

            Haha, nice. I flew threw the series too. I bought the first to seasons, finished the first in 2 days and then ran back out to Best Buy and bought seasons 3 and 4… beautiful series… best cinematography of any TV show out there… just can’t compliment it enough.

          • Heisenberg

            Breaking Bad is like Avatar, the more you advance through the seasons the better it gets. At first, I hesitated to watch it thinking it’s your typical drug-dealing stories, but man was I wrong…. This show depicts some of the greatest characters that I have seen and I just can’t seem to shut up about it to my friends, it’s so good.

          • Wyatt

            Luckily, a lot of my friends are huge Breaking Bad fans, so we could all annoy each other… Just out of curiosity, what’s your favorite episode? Mine’s “Ozymandius.”

          • Heisenberg

            Hmm.. It’s hard to choose one episode… But if I have to I’d say Ozymandias as well. This is where everything just goes downhill for Walt.

          • Heisenberg

            I just wanna tell you how great you’re articles are. And, if I ever can, write a rant on Mako and the new Team Avatar, in all seriousness. I’m really interested in people’s thoughts about them and it’ll create more discussion as well.

          • Wyatt

            Thanks so much, and I enjoy commenting with you.

          • Heisenberg

            You think Keval will give me a shot at it, just one article-rant on Team Avatar and Mako?

          • Wyatt

            Well, it’s a very sensitive topic for a lot of people, but I’m sure if you could write something in which you expressed your opinion without offending anybody, you could. Don’t be intimidated, just go for it… That’s a pretty bold subject to attack.

          • Heisenberg

            I’m far from being intimidated, I just think one small rant-article to shake things up, I’ll ask Keval if he’ll let me write an article.

          • Wyatt

            Sounds like your confident. I’m just saying, a rant will cause an uproar for sure, but if you appeal to both sides of the argument (antithesis) along with providing your own opinion, it could be more effective and won’t paint a big red target on your back… Of course, it’s your article, so write it however you feel most comfortable… I’m only saying this because I nearly got torn apart for giving an episode an 8/10 in a review… an 8/10 is still great, so I can’t imagine what tearing down the foundations of Makorra would bring… stay frosty man.

          • Heisenberg

            I’ll put your advice to use and make it as less provocative as possible. But, I just feel that there is a couple of thoughts on LOK that I would like to share. I also think that a little bit of controversy would be nice, I want to understand why people like Mako or the new Team Avatar.

          • Heisenberg

            Hey Keval, I was thinking… I really would like to write an article-rant on the new Team Avatar. I won’t be offensive or provocative. I just would like to express my thoughts on them.

          • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

            Sure, shoot me an email with the article: contact.legendofkorra@gmail.com

          • Heisenberg

            Alright, I’m currently writing it, when it’ll be done I’ll send it to you. Thanks again!

          • Heisenberg

            I’ve just sent the article I hope you’ll like it and publish it! Thanks.

  • Heisenberg

    1. [More character development]
    How and when did Mako develop?
    When was Asami relevant in Book 1?

    2. [Music] Let’s face it, Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn have always introduced amazing scores for both ATLA and LOK.

    3. [A more focused story] No filler or only one filler is at most what should happen. Since Book 3 will only hold 13 episodes it is better to focus on the main plot and not bounce up and down unnecessary and misleading subplots like in Book 2.

    5. [Solid Villain] Coudn’t agree more, Amon is the best villain in ATLA/LOK history. I just don’t want a waterbending villain anymore and no more Tarrlocks would be very appreciated. As for Grey, if we get another Azula type villain I wouldn’t be mad since Azula was so entertaining to watch. Although I’m expecting Grey to play a June-type villain.

    6. [More travelling] Agreed. The more settings we get the better, as long as it isn’t abusive. I just hope to see little to no Republic City since it is the blandest city I’ve seen and ATLA has always been adventurous, so was Book 2 of LOK, so why not keep this format of travelling.

    7. [The animation] StudioMir just knows how to satisfy our eyes with their animating talents. Let’s just hope they keep up the same work for the following Books, which they will certainly do.

    8. [Master Pacing] I disagree. Book 2 was horribly paced, just horribly. Those useless subplots are the causes and roots of it.

    9. [Stable romance] The romance is the pinnacle of problems in this series. It causes major division in the fandom and forces the viewers to bear cheesy teenage romance. They should let the romance for the fans’ imagination. Let the Makorra fans cherish and jerk off their Makorra fan arts and the same for the Borra, Tahnorra and whatever ridiculous shippings they can come up with. As for the canon stuff let Korra alone, she’s still pretty human if she’s single. Look at Wan during his whole story not a single hint of romance was shown and people love him more than Korra now, so let the fans jerk off their imaginary shippings and let the others enjoy the show without cheezy teenage romance.

    10. [Humor] Humor’s a big part of ATLA/LOK, however they took it too far in LOK, especially in Book 2. Bolin is nothing but a clown and has never been serious for one second, he’s like a failed version of Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin. No humor would indeed be disappointing but it shouldn’t be as present as it has been so far. People want to watch The Legend of Korra, not Family Guy or The Simpsons.

    • Wyatt

      1. Mako took up a much more prominent role in Book 2 than he did in Book 1, so when I refer to how Mako developing I am mostly recognizing that he felt more important to the show as a character. Now we know he can be on his own and still be interesting.

      2. Completely agree with you here.

      3. Once again, I agree with you, but I would still prefer if The Legend of Korra were to take a break from plot-plot-plot to just have an episode about the characters.

      5. yes

      6. Well, the way the creators are talking about Republic City undergoing a lot of change from the spirits makes me very excited to return to that setting.

      7. I think Book 3 will mark another excellent return by Studio Mir for sure.

      8. I’m not sure I would put the pacing and plot into the same category because I think what your saying is that the plot was poorly organized, not that the pacing was bad.

      9. I hope we’ll be eating our words by series end… we can only hope, though I’ve never had a huge issue with the shipping myself.

      10. I don’t think the humor was overdone in Book 2… it was more frequent than Book 1, but it still remains as it always has, an pleasant afterthought during an episode.

      • Heisenberg

        1. He just played a wanna-be Sherlock Holmes act that brought him and the subplot to complete nowhere, so it just can’t be considered as canon or legit development.

        2. All hail Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn for their wonderful scores. Especially the one that plays when Wan is referenced or shown.

        3. Believe me I’d like that, but not in a 13-episode season where it’ll lead to nowhere like in Book 2, remember Chapter 6: The Sting..

        5. I just don’t want this season’s big bad to be a waterbender.

        6. True.. I forgot about the new setting, I just hope it looks abit more natural than only New York City, if you know what I mean.

        7. I think we will always agree that StudioMir just kicks ass.

        8. Plot and pacing can be related. Simple example, the simpler the plot the faster the pace. But, you’re right, my biggest problem was the plot.

        9. I’ll tell you this, if Mako pulls out a Zuko, I might accept Makorra.

        10. I’m a huge comedy lover and when it comes to it, it’s only a matter of opinion. The only thing I’ll say is: We got Bumi and we got Varrick so Bolin, get your act together and pull out a Sokka.

        • Sibis

          Mako’s role never amounts to a payoff or anything for the end game of Plot B.

          Varrick gets busted by Bolin during an entirely separate crime The others still didn’t suspect Varrick until the henchman sung the tune in response to Bolin threatening to make the guy piss himself.

          Varrick still owns majority control over FI and escape prison. So Asami’s story problem hasn’t resolved.

          He gets his detective position while the entire police force is made worse than Police Academy and Reno 911.

          In the end, the story just makes it the point that Mako was just a complete waste of time.

          • Heisenberg

            Thank you, finally someone who understands how useless and pathetic this character is.

          • Sibis

            It was really dumb that the writers bent things to do something with Mako, then completely scrap all his work and went with his detective reward on a silver platter.

            6 month beat cop, insubordination, unethical behavior, and being right on one case can make one a detective.

            The Republic City Police are a joke.

          • Nombre

            Nickelodeon needs to give them more episodes so they can properly do character development. I bet its hard to cover all this in 13 episodes so it will be interesting to see how they do it in 10

          • Sibis

            I just feel that all the writers just aren’t on the same page.

  • Ariana Moreno

    The things that I mostly wanna get out of book 3 are the character development, a solid villain, good story pacing, the directing, a more focused story, animated awesomeness provided by studio mir, but the romance however i’m mixed about. We can already see how much it pissed off the fans with book 2. I mean it ruined Mako’s and Asami’s characters, at least for now. I’m willing to be hopeful in believing that these characters might be able to change the way I feel about them by the time the series ends. But so far, it’s not looking so good. Asami was rendered useless, and was only providing the reintroduction to the love triangle again, and Mako, the guy can’t freaking respect girls! Just look at the episodes! There are countless examples where Mako pulls stunts between Korra and Asami. Any girl should kick him to the curb. Why people want him and Korra together, I have no clue. But he is definitely not ready for a partner, because he has some serious maturing to do. However, in general, I don’t believe that romance should be taken completely out. I think it adds a little bit more to the series. like in ATLA. It was hinted, but it didn’t’ overshadow the plot in any way. It was like it was “frosted over the top” just right. Adding “touch” not drowning or belittling the real plot in any way. Why can’t the creators put romance in the story like they did in ATLA? If they executed it the way they did with Katara and Aang, and with Zuko and Mae, and with Sokka, Suki and Yue, then that’s fine! But I don’t think it should be completely taken out like they stated. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it should be the way it was with book 2 either, but just balanced. Now I’m seeing that people around here are starting to think that the romance is going to continue. For me it depends on how.

    • Sibis

      The problem is that the writers add certain elements for the sake of plot and then ignore them later. In some instances, new elements come in too late during the final episodes.

      Mako’s first ID link to the case gets dropped.
      Mako’s betrayal of the group gets dropped next episode.
      Mako switches his loyalty in 5 and 6.
      Bolin forgets the part that Mako scalded him for refusing.
      Asami’s feelings gets ignored.
      Lin drops Mako’s breaking the rules which would have cost him his job. He said it.

      I don’t think the writers are completely on the ball. Book 2 would have been better if they actually dealt with these important details rather than ignore them or sweep them under the rug.

      I expect Book 3 and 4 will likely make the same mistakes.

      • Ariana Moreno

        So, are you going based off of history then? How are you so sure that these things will continue? I just want to know what makes you so confident. Yeah, book 2 was sloppy and careless with some things, but what makes you so sure they won’t know how to improve books 3 and 4? I mean book 1 wasn’t bad at all. Book 2 seemed like the quality went a little downhill, but where is the proof in that book 3′s and book 4′s qualities will continue to decline? or not improve is probably the better question. I mean romance was a problem in book 2, but the creators saying they were gonna leave it alone means that they’re paying attention to what fans want and what fans think will make it good right? So despite that, you still think they creators are likely to continue with those mistakes?

        • Sibis

          The love triangle came back and Book 2 has several reoccurring aspects of Book 1.

          I wouldn’t hold it past them to drudge up the same elements and mistakes again. Especially since Book 3 was worked on during the time frame making of Book 2.

          • Ariana Moreno

            I mean, I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s too soon to say without seeing all of book 3 to make that claim.

  • Jessica

    Have you all forgotten about the “I will always love you, Korra” and the “And I’ll always love you” between Mako and Korra at the end of Book 2? Them saying that to each other only means one thing; Makorra is Book 4 endgame. Just like in Book 1. :) Mako will never love Asami and Korra will never love Bolin. Korra has no romantic interest in Bolin what so ever. Because if she did, she would have either told him sometime back in Book 1, or shown signs of loving Bolin. By flirting with him, or whatever. And as for Mako with Asami, he only cares about her. Mako said to Asami, before he went his way in Book 1; “No matter what happens today, I want you to know how much I care about you.” To Korra at the end of Book 2, he said “I’ll always love you, Korra”. Mako will never return Asami’s love, only Korra’s. Makorra is Book 4 endgame. Anyone who disagrees, I’m sorry you feel that way. Besides; everyone is entitled to their own opinion anyway. I’m not going to convert anyone to my shipping side, I’m just explaining what I believe is true. :)

    • Sibis

      Mako also said he would never do anything to hurt Asami. He still believes what ever he says and doesn’t pay any heed to the past.

      Sure MaKorra could get back together. Then it’s a matter of time until Mako betrays and lies to Korra again. Rinse and Repeat.

      • Jessica

        Hopefully Mako will change during Book 3 and grow up. Also, Mako doesn’t love Asami. Mako never told Asami once that he loved her. He only told Korra that he loved her. Why can’t people just accept the fact that Mako will never love Asami; only care for her. ??? If Mako loved Asami; he would have told her somewhere in Book 1. The creators/writers didn’t just have Mako and Korra tell each other that they’ll always love each other, for noting. Masami is never going to happen again, period. Mako and Korra just need time apart to grow up and mature, before they’re ready for any kind of romantic relationship with each other. That’s it.

  • Jessica

    There needs to be a new male character introduced either in Book 3 or Book 4. Have the creators/writers make Mako see him (new male character) with Korra and make him (Mako) jealous. I would love to see that. See how Mako likes it when Korra gets with someone else right after they broke up. He wouldn’t like it one bit. He’d deserve it too. I know two wrongs don’t make a right, but still.

    • Sibis

      It’s already established that Mako gets jealous when Korra is with someone else. He did it when she was with Bolin for one measly date.

      Korra should do better than Mako. It would raise her standards some and gets her to truly value the personal relationship of a companion.

      This would make it somewhat harder to go back to a less ideal person like Mako. She would likely develop a habit of comparing his short comings to the better companion.

      Mako and Korra was just a strong sexual attraction and not much of an ideal support one another relationship.

  • Jessica

    If the creators/writers put Mako back with Asami in Book 3, I will lose all respect for Mako for taking her back, and hate Asami even more than I do now if she lets him. Asami needs to find someone else. Like Iroh II.

    • Sibis

      Mako can either focus on his work as detective or meet some new girl.

  • razorstar90

    All they need to do is make sure the characters stay consistant. Part of the reason I was frustrated with LOK Book 2 was that the characters regressed in the time between book 1 and 2. Korra in Book 1 was stubborn, gung ho etc but she calmed down and grew as a person in book1. But in Book 2 all that growth got tossed out the window (it actually got worse). Lin was distrusting of Korra and Team Avatar in Book 1 but at the end she trusted them and treated them like friends. Book 2 she’s right back to not listening or trusting them. Tenzin was the best handled character in both books. And don’t get me started with Asami and Bolin

  • razorstar90

    The best way to improve LOK Book 3 is to kick Mako out of Team Avatar. Asami can still be salvaged but Mako is done. He was already hated in Book 1, at first it appeared that the writers were trying to get the fans to like him again by having him not kiss Asami back in the Sting but then they threw it all away in the guide when he’s all over her. He’s DONE. Asami can be salvaged if you don’t have her pining over Mako again. She needs a reason to be on Team Avatar other than being the designated driver/pilot and Mako’s (ex)girlfriend. BUT if Asami and Mako are together in Book 3 then kick them both out.