Bolin’s Character has a High Chance of Succeeding in Legend of Korra Book 3

Ever since Book 1, I’ve been critical of the way the writers developed Bolin’s character. I gave them a pass the first time around since Bolin was only in 11 episodes, but I expected something a bit more substantial the second time around. The results were, unfortunately, disappointing. Had it not been for Bolin’s late-season heroics in capturing Varrick, the results would have been much worse. Bolin would have, to some degree, regressed as a character.

That being said, I’d like to give credit where credit is due: I applaud the writers for giving Bolin the spotlight and allowing him to resolve the conflict formed by the Varrick-subplot. Even though it effectively undermined Asami’s chance of development, it showed how dynamic of a character Bolin really is.

As much as his character has dominated the comedy angle of the series, Bolin can also be the hero in the crowd. He has the ability to make a difference and show legitimate intelligence. It’s unfortunate that the writers didn’t take full advantage of Bolin’s screen time in Book 2, but the way they used his character in the final scenes provides a nice segway into Book 3.

Based on what we know about Book 3 so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bolin’s character thrives in the next season.

Book 3 will likely have some sort of connection to the Earth Kingdom due to its inclusion of Lin’s background and the Earth Queen. Even though each Book hasn’t been named after an element, the overall plotline of each Book is still following the cycle of the elements.

Book 1 covered air (just as named), Book 2 covered water and now Book 3 and 4 will likely cover the elements of earth and fire, respectively.

Since Bolin is an earth bender, I expect him to thrive in an Earth Kingdom-dominated season. I expect the writers to demonstrate Bolin’s true value to Team Avatar which would in turn develop his character.

But how should the writers go about doing such an important task?

I’d start by re-connecting Korra and Bolin. During the course of Book 2, the connection between the two characters was effectively cut. There wasn’t much interaction between the two just because Korra was separated from Team Avatar for about half the season. Re-connecting Bolin with Korra will establish his importance to both Team Avatar and the plot of Book 3.

The best way, in my opinion, to appropriately re-establish this connection would be for Bolin to be some sort of master for Korra. Korra may have mastered all the four elements, but I have yet to see her shoot lightening from the tips of her fingers, or – metal bend.

That’s where I think Bolin would come in handy as a master.

Book 3 should have an episode completely devoted to Bolin, sort of like how Avatar: The Last Airbender used ‘Sokka’s Master’ to develop Sokka from a physical perspective. The episode could show Bolin as he attempts to master the art of metal bending.

Later in the season, Bolin could teach his new-found ability to Korra to give her another dynamic to earth bending.

It would develop both characters from a physical perspective, develop Bolin, involve him in the plot and advertise his importance to Team Avatar. This type of scenario would develop Bolin’s character in more ways than one and really set him on track to becoming an important member of Team Avatar.

How do you think the writers should develop Bolin’s character next season?

  • Jessica

    This thing about re-connecting Korra and Bolin; does it mean romantically or just as friends?

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      Friends. I hate romantic arcs, but I did like the one between Aang and Katara because it in no way damaged the series. There was a small build up with small bumps along the road that eventually blossomed in the end.

      • Jessica

        What do you think the odds are that Makorra will be Book 4 endgame?

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

          Not very good. Bryke already said that they are done exploring Korra’s romantic arcs because fans have complained.

          • Jessica

            They said they weren’t exploring any romantic arcs in Book 3. So, they meant that for Book 4 too?

          • Loklover

            Most likely no. Like you said, they aren’t going to explore any romantic arcs in book 3. But I doubt that the creators can ignore the romance in book 4.

          • Jessica

            But isn’t Keval (the moderator of this site) very well aware about what the creators are doing/going to do in the future of TLOK?

          • Loklover

            Yes Keval is very well aware of what the future books will be about, but we don’t know a lot about Book 4…. not even Keval(not trying to offend you in any way Keval). The only reason we know that there’s not going to be any romantic arcs in book 3 is because the creators said so themselves. They haven’t said much about book 4 yet. So we don’t know if theres any romantic arcs in that book 4 (imo I think there will be). But everyone has their speculations that book 4 will focus on like firebending and stuff. And I’m a hardcore Makorra shipper…. so I believe that Makorra is endgame (:

          • Jessica

            Yeah, I already know about Book 3 not having any romantic arcs. :) I’m thankful for that, because not even Masami or Borra is happening in Book 3. I hate Masami and Borra. I’m worried about whether or not Makorra will sail again at the very end of Book 4. Have the two of them get married at the very end of Book 4 and end the series there. But, I doubt that’s going to happen. :(

          • Loklover

            Sorry didn’t mean to come off as a “know it all” or anything. But I’m with you, I HATE Masami and Borra. I only ship Makorra(but if Makorra doesn’t work out them I’m goin for Korroh… haha). And I too have Makorra getting married in the end. But If Masami happens then imma be pissed cuz I hate Asami.

          • Jessica

            You didn’t come off as a know it all. Lol. Mako told Korra that he will always love her, and she said it back to him, before they went their seperate ways at the end of Book 2. That whole “I will always love you” thing should count for something. Right? I mean, did the creators say “These kids were meant for each other” for nothing?

          • Loklover

            Absolutely agree! (: I don’t think that they can have a healthy relationship with someone else if their still in love with each other.

            This is from tumblr…. I’m hoping that this is what they actually said

          • Jessica

            I’m hoping the same thing. Mike actually said that they were meant for each other, but I don’t know whether or not David actually said that^.

          • Loklover

            Yea… but if what David F said is true then…. imma be so happy! :)

          • Jessica

            Agreed. J I really want Makorra to happen/sail again. It’s
            breakup is really taking a toll on me and my emotions. It’s making my heart feel
            as heavy as a 10 ton boulder, crushing my feelings to dust. I feel so lost. I
            know it’s just a cartoon series, and the characters are not real, but still. I
            can’t stop thinking about Makorra, no matter what I do. It’s just there; implanted
            in my head, as a mere shell of what was, but could never have really been. </3

          • Loklover

            Wow….. that was beautiful! Imma about to cry! :’-{ I feel the exact same way! I find myself always watchin Makorra videos. Lol I’m heart broken

          • Jessica

            I hate Asami too.

          • Loklover

            Hahaha they just don’t work for me either. Book 2 really made me hate Asami. The way she was all over Mako really irritated me and I was just like….. really?! Korra just left a freakin week ago! Ugh! Oh and the way she and Mako were sneaking around was annoying…. and the worst part was that Mako literally erased Korra from his mind :’-{

          • Jessica

            I was really hoping the creators/writers did what they did between Aang and Katara. Wait until the end of the last Book, and put Makorra back together. But I guess that’s not going to happen this time in TLOK. This sucks. </3

          • Loklover

            Yea the romance between Aang and Katara was well executed. Their relationship wasn’t as forced as Makorra and Masami. But I have faith in Makorra! I feel like they’ll be together in the end! :D

          • Jessica

            So, the best bet for the end of Book 4 is Masami? :(

          • Jessica

            But, Keval, it wouldn’t make sense for the creators/writers to put other people together in the end of the series, but forget about putting someone with Korra. That wouldn’t be fair to Korra. :/

          • Jessica

            But, it wouldn’t make sense for the creators/writers to put other people together in the end of the series, but forget about putting Korra with someone. That wouldn’t be fair to Korra.

          • Loklover

            Agreed. They’ve already explored a part of Korra’s romantic arc why not just keep goin with it? Imma be sad if they reexplore Korra’s romantic arcs in the comics after Lok finishes.

          • Eliminator

            look on my reply to Keval. Yes it wouldnt be fair, and it would not be an avatar story for me, if THE MAIN CHARACTER ends up alone. I mean, there is absolutely nobody else Korra could fell in love with…

          • Loklover

            Yes. I agree. It’ll be disappointing if Makorra doesn’t happen in the end. Korra needs someone! But I’m 99.9% sure that they will be endgame. And I still believe that those frogs in “a new spiritual age” represent Mako and Korra. In the future(most likely in book 4)

            The scene where Iroh and Korra are talking to the frogs in “A new spiritual age”:
            Baby Korra: How can you guys marry each other?! Aren’t you guys…..
            Girl frog: Complete opposites? I know!
            Guy frog. I tried to fight it, but she really grew on me.
            Iroh: The spirit world is very mysterious, but so is love.

            ❤️Makorra better be endgame❤️

          • Guest

            look on my reply to Keval. Yes it wouldnt be fair, and it would not be an avatar story for me, if THE MAIN CHARACTER ends up alone. I mean, there is absolutely nobody else Korra could fell in love with

          • Eliminator

            Bryke did not say anything like that. I read that interview, they are done with the dating stuff and they will leave the – “we make fun with teen romance” alias love triangle – alone. Please correct me, if i am wrong.
            Romance will always consist in LOK, says Bryke.

        • Nombre

          some fans think they will be endgame because they said Mike said “These kids are meant for each other” but I can’t find a source for that.

          • Jessica

            This is the only source I have:
            On Makorra:
            Janet Varney: “I hope it works out between those two!”
            Michael (Mike) DiMartino: “I’m sure it’ll be fine. Those kids were meant for each other.”
            This is said at the end of The Legend of Korra Book 1; Episode 2 commentary. I heard it with my own two ears on my TLOK: Book 1 DVD. Michael (Mike) would not have said this, if he wasn’t planning other ways to get Mako and Korra back together in the… end somehow. After hearing this with my own two ears, I believe Michael, and I know now that there is hope for Makorra. Maybe not now, or in Book 3, but somewhere close to the end of Book 4. I don’t care what anyone else says or thinks. The only one I believe is the shows creator Michael. The Makorra ship shall eventually sail once again! The Masami and Borra shippers gotta deal with it!

  • Sergio

    I don’t expect to see Bolin metalbending, but maybe learning the original ways of earthbending. Maybe woth Korra as his teacher? Could be, considering that in Book 1 Bolin was the one who taught Korra the pro-bending earth style. By the way…I hope in book 3 they develop Asami’s character too!

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      Definitely a possibility. Asami certainly needs to get involved as well. Book 2 didn’t do a very good job of developing these characters which is unfortunate.

  • DYE Fantasy

    “Book 1 covered air (just as named), Book 2 covered water and now Book 3 and 4 will likely cover the elements of earth and fire, respectively”

    Maybe Zuko will be seen in Book 4, which would focus on fire- Korra visits the Fire Nation.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I’m fairly certain that they’ll save Zuko for Book 4, But more on that during the next offseason!

  • Ariana Moreno

    I think more than anything Bolin just needs more depth and development to his character. To me it doesn’t matter how, but they need to make him advance his role to something other than the comic relief guy. It’d be pretty sweet if his role in book 3 is important enough to where it’d make a difference in the storyline. I feel like he did kind of regress in book 2 compared to 1, because i feel like in book 2 he was immature and cocky. He was so caught up in his fame and fortune that even when Mako came to him for help all he could say was, “doesn’t feel good does it”. so for me he became less mature. Like I said, it doesn’t matter to me what he does in book 3 and how, just as long as he gets some good character development, and there is more depth to him than we have been shown.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      Agreed. Bolin needs another side to him, He can’t just remain the funny guy. It’s getting old now.

  • Wyatt

    I don’t think the writers should attempt to give Bolin his own separate story. I believe they need to showcase him (and Asami for that matter) as an essential member of Team Avatar. Let him develop a little more before he is gets involved in his own in a Bolin dominated subplot.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I was thinking more of a mini-subplot. One episode tops that show cases him doing something productive. Sort of like the episode in which he captured Varrick, but more pertaining to him specifically.

      • Wyatt

        Yeah, I think that would be cool. We can only hope Book 3 caters to our desires.

        • Eliminator

          I hope, our expectations are not too high, otherwise we will probably be disappointed when book 3 airs.

  • Loklover

    Yea Bolin’s character this season was very disappointing. I just hope that they don’t have Bolin acting again and have him play a useless character for like half of the season.

    • Eliminator

      I have the feeling everybody’ character of Team Avatar except Tenzin and Korra were disappointing and not developed. Makes Korra’s development even more valuable, but still, I don’t want to see a Korra-only LOK :)

      • Loklover

        Yeea… Mako, Asami, and Bolin were the worst characters this season imo.

  • Loklover

    Harmonic Convergence is on NickToons!

  • Sibis

    If you want characters like Bolin and Asami to shine, then Korra and Mako have to be out of the picture.

    Maybe now that Mako will have a full time more demanding job, that will keep him occupied off screen for Book 3. Unless he’s on vacation.

  • Loklover

    Aww if only this could really happen….

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      You’re a pretty heavy Makorra shipper!

      • Loklover

        Yea I am! I love them together!

      • Eliminator

        So am I! Nice pic, Loklover. Maybe something similar happens in book 3 and 4. Obviously they will get together, but the temporary break up bothers me very much…

        • Loklover

          Gracias… Lol. And yea the temporary break up upset me a lot too. I liked the romantic arcs in Lok. They should just keep goin with Korra’s love life. Hopefully they get back in the end of book 3 or beginning of book 4.

          MMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Loklover

            I meant….. MMMMMAAAAAKKKKKKOOOOORRRRRRRRAAAAAAAA

          • continuation

            …AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • burning hearts forever

    I kind of have a prediction: mabe korra losses earth bending and some how Bolin finds a unique way to teach her?

    SECONDLY :

    I would also like to see mako & asami have character development for one I really want to see the fabulous bending brothers back story like they did with korra’ s father (also their parents!) Mane with asami… how she grew up in that huge mansion?

  • Loklover

    I know that it’s sad that they all died but…. I thought it this was so funny!!

    • Mike
      • Loklover

        Duuuude…. I still can’t get over how good of a writer you are. Great job! Looking forward to chapter 12!

    • Muggle

      Everyone’s dead though :(

      I actually miss Amon, he was a good villain.

      • Loklover

        Yes. Amon was a freakin crazy ass villain! But I liked him a lot! Better than Unalaq lol

  • Nombre

    I agree I hope there’s better development/storylines for Bolin. Tho I don’t know how I’d feel about episodes dedicated to one character, especially after “The Sting episode”. Since there are only 13 I’d rather see team avatar together (if there were more, then maybe it would be worth doing a Bolin centric episode).

    Idk why I can’t quite see Bolin as an earth bending master just yet. I’d love to see a lot more bending from him -outside of probending- (and more bending in general cause I feel like there could have been more in b2). Maybe he can learn a lot about earth bending alongside Korra.

    • Sibis

      Except for the lack of Metal Bending, Bolin doesn’t show any need to improve his bending art.

      Before throwing him down this path, is it needed and will the payoff be worth it?

      Don’t want Bolin’s build up to go to no point and just drop off from the story like a minor detail.

      • Name.

        I am not denying that he’s a talented bender, but I’ve barely seen him bend outside of pro-bending. I’d like to see more powerful bending from him and I am optimistic since b3 will involve earth bending. I can’t think of many standout moments (Night of a thousand stars was cool, but it was like pro bending with the discs). Maybe I need to go back and re-watch?

        • Loklover

          Ur right Bolin has barely been seen in any powerful bending battles outside of probending. But even in “a night of a thousand stars” I didn’t think that he was all that good. I think with like the movie in the background and that Shiro Shinobu announcin what’s happening throughout the whole fight, it made me not take it seriously. But I have high hopes for Bolin in b3 (:

          • Sibis

            An Earth Bender is only as good as the material available.

            In Spirits Episode 1, we see Bolin do a quick ground fissure attack.

            Then there is his fighting against Unalaq where he was going big.

            Every move and attack has its place. Earth benders really stick out when they are fighting in a cave.

          • Loklover

            Ooh true. Yea I guess it’s easier for like firebenders and airbenders cuhs there elements are always available no matter where they go

            And I guess waterbenders can always just carry a little container thing like Katara did

            But earthbenders, yea they can’t really carry rocks with them haha. Poor earthbenders :(

  • Mike

    Bolin is succeeding in being funny.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I agree. But if the only thing Bolin succeeds in is being funny, he’ll be a flat, one-dimensional character who accomplishes nothing.

  • Sibis

    They’ll need to put more time and effort into the villain, if there is one.

    When it came to Amon and Unalaq, they live out the important transition to this point. Naotok becomes Amon. Unalaq forges his alliance with Vaatu

    • Sibis

      Correction: When it came to Amon and Unalaq, they leave out the important transition
      to this point. Naotok becomes Amon. Unalaq forges his alliance with
      Vaatu

    • Eliminator

      It’s hard to imagine a villain who can overpower Vaatu and Unalaq. Korra is already undoubtable the most powerful person of the world… that’s why the focus will stay on the spiritual side, that’s where she still lacks with skills.

      • Loklover

        So now that shes the most powerful person/bender in the world…. then that means she shouldn’t lose any fights to another bender.

    • PurplePlatypusBear

      I have high hopes for the new villain this season. Grey DeLisle, the voice of Azula, is supposed to be voicing a “waterbending bad girl”. Now, this can either mean she will be voicing a main villain, she will be a kind of friend, kind of enemy like June from ATLA, or she will just be voicing another stupid extra like from Book 2. If it is the main villain, I will be disappointed because, no offense to any waterbending-obsessed fans, I am just getting kind of tired of waterbending main villains. I would be totally cool with a firebender. I don’t believe that the firebender villain thing has been completely overdone yet. But what I would really like to see is an earthbending villain. That has yet to have been done in Avatar history, unless you count The Boulder and his greasy-haired friend (which I don’t). And since this book is apparently based in the Earth Kindgdom (we can assume), this possibility isn’t that unlikely.

      • Loklover

        I actually want the villain to be a firebenders. I just can’t take earth and waterbenders seriously as villains.

        • PurplePlatypusBear

          Good point, but I took Amon, Unalaq, and Tarrlok pretty seriously. Honestly, firebending is my favorite type of bending by far and I just want to see some good sides of firebending a little longer, and to show that the Fire Nation isn’t bad and has changed since ATLA. That is why I am looking forward to an earthbending villain, but I wouldn’t be opposed to a firebender at all.

      • Dman

        What about Long Feng and the Dai Li?

        • PurplePlatypusBear

          Good point! I figured I was forgetting something.

  • Unitard

    Again with the shipping xP. The writers should just end it with MakoxScarf.
    Now we’re all happy.

    • Loklover

      Hahahahaha I’m sorry but I ship Makorra!!!

    • Eliminator

      Makorra for ever! :3
      And it’s tradition for the avatar world, that two main characters end up together… In ATLA it was Kataang, in TLOK it will surely be Makorra.

      • Loklover

        Yees! Makorra 4life!!

        • Jessica

          Yes! :D

      • Jessica

        I really hope so. I really want Makorra to sail again in the end eventually. <3 I will 4 ever be a Makorra shipper, no matter what. <3

        • Loklover

          I’m glad that I’m not the only Makorra shipper in this blog! :D

  • Sibis

    Asami really needs a new attribute to her character and it has to be something to define her an important role.

    She’s no smarter than the others in the group. She doesn’t invent things. That would have made her like Bulma (Dragonball) of the group.

    Bolin is the diplomat guy.

    Being rich and owning a business has no value to the team.

    She’s just a driver.

    Romance part will now be gone. Finally.
    Her close combat fighting is out dated now that she has a one-hit knock out weapon.
    She doesn’t need to be medical since Korra has healing powers.

    • Loklover

      You know, you make A LOT of good points. Were you the one who said that Asami is team avatars taxi driver in a previous post?

      • Sibis

        I mention that she was like their personal driver.

        Now I just remembered that Earth Kingdom will also mean a possible return of the Kyoshi Warriors. If Asami and Korra are going to do something, have them both don the uniforms and go through the experience.

        Oh, this could lead up to a Korra vs. Asami bout. Korra would not be allowed to bend and Asami doesn’t use her glove. It would be a straight martial arts fight.

        • Loklover

          Ohh! That would be awesome! I feel like Korra would kick asamis ass.

          • Eliminator

            No it would not. I want Korra to bend Asamis to unconsciousness and then kick her ass. A confrontation between Korra and Asami is overdue, but neccessary!

          • Loklover

            Hahaha I would love that! Asami is to prissy. Korra would kick her sorry ass

          • Ariana Moreno

            hahhahahah XD you are so funny man. i swear :D they are just too nice to one another. i mean if i loved someone and realized i had competition for the guy, i’d be a lot more aggressive and competitive! but these guys are both too nice! i was expecting some fighting to happen, but everyone is nice as fuck XD

          • Ariana Moreno

            yeah man! i was waiting and waiting for them to start fighting in book 1 and 2 because of mako, but noooo! asami is nice as hell! XD and korra is too into mako to even notice!

    • Kyle Edgecomb

      If book 3 is about earth, then book 4 might be about fire, then we might get a backstory in book 4 about mako and bolins parents as well as asamis mother, since it was a firebender who killed them, what if it was the same firebender? 0_o

      • Sibis

        I think there will be some things left to the comics. After two seasons, the main series is not interested in delving much into the main character’s past.

        Book 2 was a good time to see some of Korra’s upbringing.

      • Muggle

        It’s a bit of a stretch to say it’s the same firebender, but different firebenders from the same gang is totally believable.

    • Eliminator

      Yes she is a driver. That’s why she was just a supporting character in book 2. You expect this to change in book 3? I doubt it. I just can’t imagine a way to include her again except giving her some magic power which would be stupid.

      • Loklover

        Ikr! And it’s not like Asami can electrocute spirits. If her main goal next season is to get her company back on track again then that’ll just be a waste. At first I wanted Asami to be included with team avatar but now I realized that there’s nothing for her to do or help in anyway. They need to cut Asami out of the picture.

        • Sibis

          Her company? Plot B ended with Varrick still having majority control over Future Industries and he escaped prison. Asami still has unfinished story while Mako, Korra, and Bolin can move on to something else.

          • Loklover

            Oh great! Now she really has nothing to do… why is she even in team avatar anyways? She doesn’t belong.

          • Eliminator

            Haha! I thought Varrick apologized for the mess and gave Asami everything back (all the stolen stuff, and a warship!)

      • Jessica

        Asami is just there to look pretty and be rich. -_- I really don’t see her purpose in the series other than that. She’s in the way. -_-

        • Eliminator

          yeah, Korra needs a competitor for “Most attractive female character”… she is there to cause the love drama.

  • Kyle Edgecomb

    I want to know mote about the firebender who keeps killing characters parents

  • Joshua Pantalone

    So with both spirit portals open. Can’t anyone just walk into the spirit world and bring back whoever they want (good or evil)? If so, a new villain could walk into the spirit world and rescue anyone he needs to further his agenda.
    I have a feeling Korra is going to regret leaving the portals open.

    • Sibis

      It could go the way like it did in Kamigawa.

      [url]http://mtg.wikia.com/wiki/Kamigawa_block[/url]

      Some person goes into the Spirit World and does something that causes an all out war.

    • Loklover

      Yea I agree with you. I also thought that Korra leaving the portals open was a bad idea. She just expects everyone to get along with each other. What I also thought about was the non benders. How will they be able to defend themselves if a spirit tries to attack them? It’s not like Korra can be in two places at once. And I don’t think a lot of benders can defend themselves either. They’re only regular benders….. comparing like waterbenders from the Southern/ northern water tribe to waterbenders from Republic city, The water tribes waterbenders probably learned the traditional ways of waterbending while Republic city’s waterbenders learned from what… probending and gang fighting? Maaan…..Korra’s goin to have her hands full next season… haha

      • Joshua Pantalone

        I also think that Korra’s connection with the past avatars isn’t completely lost. If you remember the only reason she lost the connect was because Ravva was torn from her but Ravva wasn’t killed. So I’m thinking that Korra needs to relearn how to connect with the past avatars. It’s almost like Korra was reborn psychologically.

        • Eliminator

          I dont think, she will ever get her connection back. Mike and Bryan said, they wanted to change something and leave Korra alone, let her make her own decisions and not just following the path of her past lives. And Raava was killed, but however, she was reborn immediately after Jinora did that deus ex machina thing.
          The story is called “Legend of Korra”. To become a legend you have to do special things, influencing the whole world (positively).

          • Joshua Pantalone

            If Raava died wouldn’t Vaatu have died to because one cannot exist without the other.

            (You make good points too.)

          • Eliminator

            No… i think if Vaatu had won, Light would have grown inside him in the next 10.000 years and Raava would emerge at the next harmonic convergence. Means, Vaatu will get weaker and weaker till Raava is as strong as Vaatu and balance is redressed.

          • Joshua Pantalone

            that makes sense.

          • Loklover

            You make excellent points :)

      • Sibis

        I suspect bending can hurt spirits since it would have some of the bender’s chi infused with the attack.

        Otherwise; monkeys throwing stones, water guns, and torches could drive spirits away.

      • Eliminator

        Leaving the portals was a good idea and shows the changes after a harmonic convergence. 10.000 years before, Wan did something unbelievable for a human, changing the world permantly. The lion turtle introduces the new age, and Wan’s mission was to teach humans to live together with each other.
        Now that this goal is accomplished, Korra decides to make another “revolution”. Humans must learn to live with spirits. This is the new age and we will see more of Korra’s development. She must handle the conflicts between Spirits and humans, it’s another huge step for her to learn and becoming a full avatar.

        • Sibis

          It just continues to show how rash Korra is. She has no long term plan and is just making it up as she goes along.

          Korra won’t be around and everywhere to deal with each incident.

          Her telling the people to figure it out on their own, is just her way of distancing herself from being held responsible.

          • Loklover

            Agreed. Korra just expects everyone to get along with spirits. And the reason why Wan separated humans and spirits was because they couldn’t coexist. If they couldn’t coexist then what makes her think that they can coexist now? 10,000 years ago the difference between humans and spirits were too deep and almost led to spirits wiping out the humans(could be the other way around but spirits are definitely more dominant than humans). And like u said…Korra can’t be everywhere at once. She won’t be able to stop the spirits all at once.

            And one question,
            If this whole spirit and humans living together thing doesn’t work….. how is Korra going to get all the spirits back into the spirit world?

          • Sibis

            She has already stated she isn’t going to do much of anything on human and spirit matters, except to continue to play everyone’s representative.

          • Eliminator

            She stated, that her mission will always be, to bring peace and balance. That means, she has to deal with the conflict if there is any. Why do you always interpret Korra in a negative way, if possible? ^^

          • Eliminator

            How did Wan get them back to the Spirit World? I think, Light Spirits respect the Avatars decisions, since she is bonded with Raava…

          • Eliminator

            She makes a decision, which she thinks is good, and then fixes the mess and developes while doing it. Reminds me of myself.

    • Sibis

      What is needed for a long time coming, is the nations to stand against the overreaching power of the Avatar.

      Raiko and the Earth Queen will work on getting the other nations on board of curtailing the Avatar’s power and influence.

      The decision about the spirit portals and more could lead up to Korra to be put on trial.

      • Joshua Pantalone

        Good point.

      • Eliminator

        LOL! Sorry, but I don’t think, it will happen this way…

    • Eliminator

      You can’t just walk into the Spirit World and take somebody out. Only spiritually experienced persons are able to leave with their soul before death and stay in the Spirit World for ever. And normal people will mostly end in the Fog of lost Sould if they try to search for anybody.

    • Sibis

      Korra has no plan. She just does it and forces it on both sides to figure it out.

      If the spirits decide to invade the other nations’ sovereignty. There will be people who could be hurt, killed, or mutated.

      The people just got through with one world war. Now Korra is on the brink of hurling the world into another conflict with this decision.

      Korra is going to have to be held responsible, because she was in a position to prevent it from happening and she made the decision to not
      do that. This could be construed as a crime against peace, aka a war crime.

  • Nico

    I don’t think when people die in the Avatar universe the go to the Spirit world people. There are really only 3 types of people who end up in the spirit world. 1. People who get dragged there by another spirit. 2. Those who are spiritually enlightened and choose to go there (Iroh). 3. The avatar. It seems all the avatars go to the spirit world when they die. But if a regular person dies, they go somewhere else.

    • Sibis

      One possibility is that the Spirit World has always been the final destination, so people like all living things reincarnate.

  • Loklover

    So is Asami’s ethnicity fire nation? Really random, but I’ve always wondered…

    • Eliminator

      Why you are asking? Dunno, i just know, that she is a non bender, and her parents are non benders, and they lived in Republic city.

      • Loklover

        Idk cuz she looks like she’s fire nation. She’s always wears like this reddish black outfit lol

        • KorraKorra

          but her eyes are green

          • Loklover

            That’s why I’m confused on what her ethnicity is

          • Eliminator

            According to the wiki she is, but when i went to reference, there is no official statement, that she is from firenation.

          • Loklover

            Hmm… yea.

            And another question…
            Back to the days of Atla, do u think that there were ever like earthbenders(or any other type of benders) born in the Firenation? Thats possible right?

          • Eliminator

            Well, if there were other benders in the fire nation, they probably ended up in prison.

          • Carina Santos

            You’re assuming that those people would have openly showed that kind of bending. But I’m pretty sure that their families would have had them hide their bending and pose as non-benders until the end of the war. As for the possibility of those kind of benders being born in the Fire Nation, I’m sure that it would have been possible, as a non-bender Fire Nation colonist with some Earth Kingdom descent could have immigrated to the mainland, married, and passed down his/her earthbender genes to his/her kids, and either they or their kids had a chance of being an earthbender.

          • Carina Santos

            The Legend of Korra website states that her father’s (and thus her own) bloodline extends all the way back to the first Fire Nation colonists, meaning that she would have to be of Fire Nation descent. However, her green eyes are a hint that she might also have some Earth Kingdom ancestry, which is possible since the URN is a multicultural nation and as we saw in “The Promise”, the Fire Nation colonists were intermingling with the Earth Kingdom natives even during the Hundred Year War. Hopefully, we see some exploration of that part of Asami’s ancestry during Book 3.

          • Eliminator

            Hopefully there won’t be any Asami plot in book 3. Just my opinion. It’s better to use the screen time for the new main characters Bumi and Lin.

    • Joshua Pantalone

      Yes she is. According to the Avatar/legend of Korra wiki site.

  • Seabiscuit

    El dia de mi Lupe!!!!!!

    • Michelle

      De qué hablas? Esto no tiene nada que ver con Bolin ni nada de La Leyenda de Korra -.-

      • Loklover

        I took Spanish for 2 years and I still don’t get anything that you guys r sayin lol. Translate plz?

        • Hector

          Supongo que debe ser alguna fiesta o celebración de Sudamérica… En España no tenemos nada parecido al “Día de mi Lupe”. Supongo que debe ser bastante famoso porque lo ha escrito aquí como si todo el mundo supiera de qué va. A ver si Michelle nos da la respuesta.

          I guess it must be some kind of festivity day in South America.. Here in Spain we do not have anything similar to “Día de mi Lupe”. I guess it must be quite famous since he/she has post it here as if everyone knew about it. Let’s see if Michelle gives us the answer.

          By the way, nice you took Spanish! It is a very nice language, English is more structured, and it misses some verbal desinences and gramatical pronouns, so it is a good language to be introduced to them.

          • Loklover

            Gracias

          • Loklover

            That’s like the only Spanish that I really know… Lol

          • Eliminator

            wait, you took Spanish 2 years and you only know the word i only know? :p (and i never learned spanish)

          • Hector

            ¡De nada! :) (that means you’re welcome).

            Now you know two words more ;)

          • Loklover

            Lol I was just kiddin when I said I only know “gracias”…..I know way more than that.

            ¡Yo tengo hambre!
            You know what that means….. right? lol I hope I said that right

          • Hector

            Haha, don’t worry, I supposed you were just kidding. And the sentence is all right!

            Although in Spanish you could also just say: ¡Tengo hambre!, without the “yo”. The verb (in its 1st person (singular) present form) also includes the gramatical subject.

            Anyway it’s still as fine :)

            On a side note, this thread has been here for 3 days or more… I miss when Keval posted daily. That way it was so dinamic.

          • Loklover

            Lol thanks for correctin my Spanish for me! (: but yeea, its sad that Keval doesn’t post a lot anymore….. but it’s only because he has Finals for school. He said that he will start posting more frequently when Winter break starts. :)

          • Hector

            Np :)

            The bad thing is that in my college we take the finals in January/February. So when he comes back I’ll be studying all the time D:

            (Actually I should be styuding right now for the last midterms :P)

          • Eliminator

            Thanks! :)

          • Loklover

            No no no. I was just kiddin…. Haha. I know way more than that (: but I’m not a like Hectors level of Español.

        • Joshua Pantalone

          Same here English please. LOL

          • Hector

            LOL I translated it below xD You can read it. It is first in Spanish, then in English. Anyway I don’t have the least clue about what “Dia de mi Lupe” is (maybe some festivity). In Spain means nothing, and of course it has nothing to do with the Legend of Korra. That’s why Michelle is upset.

        • Michelle

          I said, “What are you talking about? This has nothing to do with Bolin or anything about The Legend of Korra -.-”

      • Hector

        Yo no tengo ni idea de qué es, en Google no sale nada… Tengo curiosidad, es alguna fiesta por allí en Sudamérica? En España no tenemos nada parecido.

        • Michelle

          Yo no sé nada de eso… Es una tontería lo que está hablando este :P

      • Hector

        Perdón si pongo esto por duplicado, pero no me sale como que mi anterior comentario se hubiese subido.

        ¿Qué es el día de mi Lupe? ¿Alguna fiesta en Sudamérica o algo por el estilo? Aquí en España no tenemos nada parecido.

        He buscado en Google pero no sale nada, me gustaría saberlo, me pica la curiosidad xD

  • Sibis

    When thinking about Korra’s decision to leave the portals open, it’s a good time to go back and read “The Promise.”

    Aang tried to play policy maker. At least he was working with the Fire Lord and Earth King. He learns that his perception of the world doesn’t mean everyone shares that view. What one wants to be this way, can’t be forced on the others. Especially if it’s the Avatar. It all nearly lead to war and the killing of Zuko. At least it got stopped before shit really hit the fan.

    Aang learned he has to be there in the field with the people and not far away calling the shots.

    When Wan made his decision to close the portals, he did it based on being out there in the field for a long time unlike Korra who is still detached from the world.

    • Sibis

      Seriously, what the hell does Korra know compared to Wan?

      Wan lived with both people and spirits for a while. He traveled the world and saw both sides having a hard time with each other. His decision was made off of his experiences.

      Korra on the other hand has been to SWT, Republic City, a few temples, and a couple of hours in the Spirit World. With the ravings of a power hungry madman, that’s enough to constitute Wan was wrong.

      • Eliminator

        Actually Korra has more experience than Wan. She lived together with humans since she was born, she was in Republic City and faced a crazy bloodbender and his anti-bending revolution. She stopped Vaatu without Raava, only with her own inner spirit. She saw in her visions and with her own eyes (in the Spirit World), that Spirits can be nice, too. Bumi loved that blue spirit (dont remember its name), and that dragon saved Korra’s soul.

        • Sibis

          Korra lived on a compound for most of her life. She has only been to SWT, Republic City, a few temples, and a couple of hours in the Spirit World; within less than a year of time.

          Her capability for fighting is not on debate.

          A few nice spirits just like a couple of nice humans doesn’t speak for whole of both sides.

          • Eliminator

            Anyway, Korra made her decision, and we will see in book 3, how it goes on. I don’t see it as a huge mistake; sure it will cause some incidents between humans and spirits, but as Korra would say: “You gotta deal with it!” It’s called change, and there would not be any changes if she kept the portals closed :p

  • Jessica

    I am very greatful for no romance arcs in Book 3. :D That means no Makorra (still support it), no Masami (hate it), and no Borra (hate it). Maybe now the creators/writers can keep Asami off of Mako for good.

    • Eliminator

      you are wrong. all books contain little romance, it’s sth. mike and bryan would never let out! They just left the drama alone.

      • Jessica

        Oh, my bad. :/ I apologize. You’re right. I didn’t mean for my previous comment to come out wrong. And Masami is really over for good? Yes! :D By the way, what does “sth” in your comment, stand for? If you don’t mind me asking. Lol.

        • Loklover

          Something? I think

        • Eliminator

          sth = something
          I am just lazy to write it lol!

      • KorraKorra

        i hope they would leave the makorra romance for book 4 just as they did with ATLA

        • Eliminator

          in ATLA the characters were all younger, it was kinda surprising, that Aang was in love with Katara, considering the fact, that he was only 12 years old! Korra, Mako and Bolin are all 18 and older. Romance is a part of the life, but we will see. A lot of people (especially younger fans) were uninterested in the romance stuff.

  • Ariana Moreno

    This book seems like we can expect to see tons of conflict! especially since Korra has made a huge decision that will impact the whole world! conflict is good! it causes change! ha! that’s why the book is called change! if the changes are good or bad, it doesn’t matter! change causes development and adjustment! it allows someone to learn something either about themselves, others, and the world around them! that means we’d have to see people mature, learn, and get some good character depth right? characters are going to have to learn to work with what they have, get creative, and make the best of it! even if changes are negative, it’s still more interesting for us to see than nothing at all. hopefully the chances will be lower of someone not getting anywhere. that is unless the creators waste half the season on a pointless subplot again (nuktuk/varrick) XD haha then they might as well not even try. but i’m open minded, so i’m still remaining optimistic about everything that will happen. the show is still my favorite anyway XD despite its flaws

    • Sibis

      They could try for a couple of more small self-contained that lead up to a bigger payoff major story plot.

      Meelo’s and Ikki’s story was done in a short time which added to Tenzin’s story plot.

      The story needs better pacing. Things need to be moving and shouldn’t just stall like it did with the breakup of Makorra. No dropping of story plots or details on a whim, without some mention of why it happened. (Mako’s first lead was killed off screen.)

      Character need to be doing something (even if small) rather than nothing and remaining stagnant.

      • Ariana Moreno

        yeah. that’s what i’m hoping for. but it seems like with the whole point of book 3 it will be more likely that people will have stuff to take care of as supposed to doing nothing but being a comedy relief, or a pointless tag along

  • Joshua Pantalone

    Why does everyone hate Asami so much? I don’t get it. For being disliked so mush she’s getting a lot of attention. Imo

    • Joshua Pantalone

      The only thing I can compare her to is Sokka. (both being nonbenders). Plus I think the show could get very one sided with only benders on Team Avatar.

      • Eliminator

        She is not Sokka. She is not the funny guy, who is a brilliant strategy man. Sokka was awesome, he had the attention of Team Avatar, and everybody respected him. And the good thing was, he was not involved in any love triangle within team avatar.

    • Sibis

      A portion of it would be those who saw promise in Asami, but she just gets steamrolled by the Mako Plot B and love triangle. Her story isn’t even done since Varrick still has a deal and escaped prison.

      It’s tiring since the series is already half-way done and there is little point in expecting her to get better.

    • Eliminator

      There are several reasons why i dislike her as a part of the story. She isn’t a part of Team Avatar, but still gets involved in the most useless hated stuffs like the love triangle. She was OKAY in book 1, but her character failed completely in book 2.
      She was nothing more than a distraction for the relationship between Korra and Mako, and it seems like the only reason she still gets screen time is, some people find her attractive (definitely not my type.) As a distraction she slows the main plot down and is not contributing in any way. She has zero character development since her first apperence, although you can even say, her character developes in a negative way; she lost hher mature calm and sweet attitutes and transformed to a unsympathetic hated bitch. It’s just painful to watch, that a such amazing series is failing due to some minor things, and one of those things is keeping Asami in the story. I would suggest, that Varrick gives her her company back and thats it. No more Asami, focus completely on Tenzin, Bumi, Kya, Korra, Mako and Bolin and especially in book 3 – Lin and maybe Toph?

      • Loklover

        Couldn’t have said that better myself….

      • Joshua Pantalone

        I understand where you’re coming from.

        We’ll see what happens in Book 3.

    • Sibis

      All of Asami’s aspects is barely being utilized.

      A character like her has the looks, charm, riches, and etc., could flirt with any guy other than Mako.

      Coming from a modern city and her situation, she should have been a more progressive character. A progressive character is a character in a novel or story that works hard for

      it’s own future.

  • Sibis

    Korra’s next antagonist could be someone who mirrors her Book 1 and 2 self.

  • PurplePlatypusBear
  • Sibis
    • Sibis

      Not implying she dresses like this. Giggity.

      It’s just that Team Avatar changed up their clothes during Book 3 for a time.

      • Eliminator

        I like Korras water tribe outfit. :o
        Mako and Bolin can change their clothes though…

  • mills

    keval
    you are ultimately linking the plots and themes of both the series.
    bolin doesn’t have that kind of intelligence and is too emotional(cause u r comparing him with sokka)

    • Eliminator

      Sokka can be emotional, too. Anyway I compare Sokka to Mako, since they are both the older brother, who care about their younger sibling.

  • Sibis

    I agree that there needs to be more between Bolin and Korra.

    Now that Korra and Mako broke up, they should actually put some distance between these two. Mako (no matter the reason or his reasoning) did betray Korra and lied to her, so that should cost him being one of her confidants also. No more being together to talk about their own problems. No more pairing up to do something together.

    Bolin should step up and be that friend to watch Korra’s back.

    • Eliminator

      Even though I really like to see some character development of Bolin in Book 3, he is not the friend, who can talk with Korra about problems… It just does not suit him. He is funny, naive and childish. He should mature a bit, kinda have some development like Sokka without giving up his personality…

      Mako on the other hand is calm and quiet, and that’s why he should stay the one caring about Korra and her problems. They shouldn’t put some distance, i think Mako should just get involved in some conflicts, which develops him, so he can be a better boyfriend. We don’t want to see Team Avatar (Korra, Mako and Bolin) splitting up again, do we?

      • Sibis

        Mako needs to make up ground before he starts to play confidant again.

        He needs to stay away from Korra’s business. Their relationship didn’t work because he conflicted with her job. Jerk tried to order Korra how to act.

        • Eliminator

          You are right, but what should Mako do if he stays away from Korra. Actually, Team Avatar = Korra (you can add Tenzin if you want) and that means another split up, which would be terrible… and Bolin was not really included till the finals, and let’s dont speak of Asami in book 2, she was a joke!

          • Sibis

            TLA did the team, they’re friends, and they’re family.

            LOK team aspect is just a facade, as they are stuck together by plot instead of bonds.

            Asami with actual sense would have ditch Team Avatar by the end of Book 1.

            There would have been more emphasis on Mako’s betrayal of Korra in Peacemakers as also a betrayal of the group. Asami and Bolin should have some trust issues with Mako.

  • Jessica

    Please, Mike and Bryan, I’m begging you. No Masami or Borra at the end of Book 4. Makorra for the win. <3 Pleeeaaassseee!

    • Loklover

      Yeeeeeeeees!!!

  • The King

    Am I the only one who could care less if there is a Team Avatar? Anyone else want to see a solo Avatar like Roku, Kyoshi, and Kurrik?

    • Loklover

      Not really I think that we just need to focus on T. Avatar(without Asami) and Korra herself.

  • Jessica

    To anyone interested; here is a Facebook group page, dedicated to all things Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/300193246730185/

  • Loklover

    OMG! I just saw Frozen!! It was SOOO good!!!

    • Loklover

      Totally unrelated to this post but… I recommend u all see it (:

      • Eliminator

        what is Frozen?

        • Loklover

          Whaat?!! Frozen is that new Disney movie! Lol you’ve never seen the trailers for it?

    • PurplePlatypusBear

      Aw cool I want to see that

  • Jessica

    I really hope Makorra is Book 4′s final endgame. Not Masami and not Borra. Makorra!

    • Eliminator

      Masami sucks. Have you ever heard Mako saying to Asami: “I love you”? Well, he said it to Korra in the finale of book 1.

    • Loklover

      Agreed! Makorra’s like the Brangelina of the 1920′s. Hahaha (: but Masami and Borra will never happen imo nor do I want them to…..they are just horrible pairings. Makorra is the only pairing where they truly love each other.

      • Jessica

        Agreed! Um, what does “imo” stand for in your post? If you don’t mind me asking. :)

        • Loklover

          IMO: in my opinion
          Sorry I get lazy when I write so I try to shorten my words (:

  • Katie

    Bolin should- needs to learn to metalbend.

    He is a master after all, right? Lin would be an ideal teacher for him, but maybe Book 3 will focus on Lin’s family because something comes up and Team Avatar + Lin has to go to Ba Sing Se? Idk, but it doesn’t seem that Lin would have the time to teach Bolin. Not that she would want to anyways. I think he’d have to learn it on his own, then attempt to teach Korra. If Aang can learn an entire element per book, and Katara in pretty much two episodes, then I think Bolin can learn to extend his Earthbending abilities in a few episodes. Metalbending would come in handy for him, though.

    • Sibis

      Korra should learn how to bend metal more than Bolin. Next time her butt gets locked in a safe.

      • Katie

        I agree, but if Bolin doesn’t do something interesting in the first 5 episodes of this season, I will scream :/.

        200th comment :D

      • Katie

        The both of them should learn it together. That would also further develop their friendship.

  • Loklover

    I’m hoping this is real…

    • Eliminator

      wow. nice catch, but i dont know, that does not really sound like Bryan

  • Loklover

    So I was just watching the “Makorra breakup”(still crying about it) from Peacekeepers on YouTube. I read some of the comments… and it was about 50/50 on who’s fault it was. I personally think that Mako was the one to blame.

    Who do you guys think was at fault?
    A) Korra
    B) Mako

    • Sibis

      Mako. He not only betrayed Korra, he also betrayed the group. The show happens to overlook that last part.

      Bolin is at fault for telling Mako in the first place, but no one said to not tell him. It was Varrick’s original plan and Iroh was the one who would have made the actual choice to involve the Republic City Forces. Korra was nothing more than a messenger in this whole thing.

  • Sibis

    Probending will fade out as new exciting sports come in.

    One such would be when Future Industries introduces the Air Treks (motorized skates) which allows non-benders and benders to participate in various competitions.

    Fire Benders can rocket boost.

    Air Bender would be good at vertical scaling.

    Water Benders would be able to use Ice to create paths

    Earth Benders can manipulate the ground.

  • Ace

    When Bolin and Eska broke up for good, my heart shattered. I don’t think she will appear again, but there’s still a small shard of hope deep in my heart. They were so awkwardly and creepily cute together. I also can’t wait to see how Mako and Bolin’s brotherly relationship unravels as the story continues. I hope the fighting between them has only made their relationship stronger. Bolin is a great character; he’s a better character than Mako in my opinion (I think Mako is shallow… maybe because my avatar is of Asami.) As for Korra and Bolin’s relationship, I hope that maybe now that Korra is broken up with Mako he’ll hit on her again (it was really cute in the first season). Bolin and Asami’s relationship is really stagnant currently and I think it needs something to get it going.

    Other than Bolin, I really want to see more of Lin and if Tenzin’s family gets little to no airtime next season I will have to punch a baby because I love them! Especially Jinora.

    In any case I don’t have much of a clue if Bolin will be learning how to metalbend or not. All I can think of related to this subject was Iroh II asking if Bolin could, to which Bolin responded that he couldn’t. I think it would be nice to see him learn to metalbend, but personally I’d much rather see his earthbending prowess expand. The earthbending in ATLA was incredible, but because of pro-bending I feel like earthbending has been cut down to size. I want to see some amazing, ground-shaking (ha) earthbending and not any more puny rocks flying through the air. Toph’s earthbending skill was off the charts, but I really want to see something like it again, and while Lin is impressive, she isn’t a main character, so I really do hope Bolin kicks his skills up a notch.

    In summation:
    Give me Season 3. Now.

    • Sibis

      Bolin’s relationships is more believable than the plot driven relationships of Mako.

      One of the points of why Mako is worse, since more than half of all of Mako’s transgressions is dropped. Bolin threw the bad advice back in Mako’s face, yet he says nothing about the fire bending scald. Mako seems more like a loner than a team player.

      Bolin doesn’t really need to learn how to bend metal, unless it has some point. Earth Bending just had a lack of appropriate environments to fight on these last two books.

      I

    • Jessica

      Even if Bolin starts hitting on Korra again in Book 3, she still loves Mako. A person just doesn’t fall out of love with someone else; just because they are seperated/over, especially the Avatar. Plus; Korra doesn’t have any romantic interest in Bolin what so ever. If she did, she would have either told him, or shown signs by now. She only thinks of/sees Bolin as a good friend. Nothing more.

      • Ace

        I said hit on, not get together. I want some comic relief and awkwardness between then, not another addition to the love whatever-shape-it-is-now. I thought it was nice and fun in Season 1 and while I don’t think it would happen it would bring some levity into the situation which I think would be good. Also it might make Mako jealous. So that was really my ulterior motive in saying I wanted Bolin to hit on her. We all know Korra and Mako will get back together again eventually.

        • Jessica

          How DO we know Mako and Korra will get back together eventually? Besides the fact that they said they will always love each other. There is no proof that they will be together again. I have read around the internet that Mike and Bryan (the creators of ATLA and TLOK) ship Makorra, but I’m not convinced whether they really do ship it or not. :/

          • Ace

            It doesn’t matter whether or not Bryan and Mike ship Makorra, Borra, or any other one of the crazy relationships. The fact is that a majority of LoK fans ship it and so it will happen; the will get back together because if they don’t people will get really angry. Also I mean it’s pretty much a cycle now; it is as constant as the moon and sun and so eventually they have to get back together. It’s just something you know. You don’t need to really question it because it’s now as much a part of LoK as the main characters themselves are.

          • Jessica

            Very well put. But, I thought the majority of the fan base ship mostly Masami and Borra. Aren’t there more Masami and Borra fans out there than Makorra fans? I mean, I ship Makorra hard, but I’m just one person.

          • Ace

            Everyone I know ships Makorra. That may just be me and my friend group but I don’t think Masami will ever work; Mako was basically cheating on her and she can’t forgive him for that, at least not until she has her life in order and has the time for a relationship. When we last left Asami, her company was floundering and on top of that Varrick bought it and then went to jail, so who knows what kind of legal complications that might entail. Of course it might be nothing and Varrick buying it could benefit Asami, but I think Asami’s life is just too hectic for the time being and so Masami wouldn’t work. On the other hand, Mako never really (so he kissed Asami but that was her kissing him and so I don’t think he truly cheated on her unless I am forgetting something) cheated on Kora and so they are okay. Yes, the fought but couples do that. It’s part of life. You could argue that Asami does want Mako back because she kissed him but I would argue that she just needed someone’s support because basically she had just been robbed and her whole life was falling apart from underneath her and so she acted compulsively in a moment of emotional weakness and strain.

            In conclusion: Makorra will return; count on it.

          • Eliminator

            I agree with you, but there is one thing: Mako cheated on Korra. Sure they broke up, but that does not mean, he can just kiss his ex ex girlfriend, while Korra almost died. Maybe it’s not a big deal, but if I was Korra, i would feel betrayed. I mean, let’s see the whole story from Korras view: She is the avatar, she has a major duty to the world, and Mako is the only person, she really can trust. She needs somebody in these stressed times, somebody who understands her, cares about her and comforts her. And now Mako is sick of caring about Korra, decided to break up, and instead of pushing Asami angrily away when she tried to date him, he just let it happen. I don’t forgive Mako that easily, there is a lot of work for him to rebuild his relationship with Korra.
            Also, Keval thinks, Makorra is done. Of course i dont think so, but this “temporary final break up” really bothers me…

          • Ace

            Asami came onto him, not the other way around. Anyways, firstly he is a guy, second he didn’t see it coming, and third I didn’t even see it coming, so of course he stayed kissing her momentarily. I don’t categorize this as cheating on her; he probably should have of told Korra, but that’s just Mako for you. I just can’t see Makorra being over permanently. Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching ONCE, Wonderland, and a lot of other shows where it happens and they get back together, as well as the fact that they have gotten back together before, so I just think it will happen again. I may just be naively optimistic, but for some reason I know they must get back together again.

          • Eliminator

            Believe me, I trust in Makorra as much as you. Even though I heavily support this shipping, that does not mean, that they are perfect. It’s not a reason, just because Mako is a guy. (I would have rejected Asami, but maybe I am just to loyal to betray my gf lol)

          • Eliminator

            Jessica, I read all your comments here, and the posts in the facebook group. You are a Makorra shipper, but you seem to be really pessimistic. Trust us, Makorra will happen, book 4 final will be Makorra fur sure. Just believe us, and stop thinking about Masami, which will not happen, seriously!

            And by the way, the Masami fan base is really really small, especially after book 2, since Asami only had a supporting role.
            And borra is ugly, this fan base is even smaller than the Masami fan base. Korra will never love Bolin, and she will always love Mako. Since the main character in avatar always get a happy end, Korra will get, what she wants – she will be with Mako.

            I hope, I was able to convince you finally.

          • Jessica

            I agree with you on that Eliminator. Korra will never love Bolin. She only sees/thinks of him as a good friend, and nothing more. Your comment now gives me new found hope for Makorra. :) I trust all of you Makorra shippers on terms of Makorra sailing again. Completely. :)

          • Jessica

            Maybe the creators/writers can put Asami with General Iroh II in Book 4. They can’t/won’t just leave her single in the end, can/will they? Maybe in Book 3, Iroh II and Asami can/will interact with each other more, and maybe eventually, develop into something. I don’t know. :/ I’m just guessing.

          • Eliminator

            Exactly. In ATLA I knew after the first few episodes, that if there is any romance in ATLA, Kataang will happen for sure. (I know, there were some Zutara shippers, but the majority wanted Kataang)

          • Ace

            Kataang was always going to happen and we knew it, case closed. Sorry to all you Zutara shippers, but there was no chance. Makorra is the same thing as Kataang in my eyes, except for that they are teenagers, so there is a lot more drama. Aang and Katara were kids and I mean it is Aang so of course there was no drama. Mako and Korra just have very strong personalities but they do love each other and in the end I believe that they will be together.

          • Eliminator

            Not just the teenage thing, which causes drama. There was just no competition for Kataang. nobody else fell in love with Aang or Katara. Its different here in LOK. Asami and Korra, both want Mako.

            They will be together, but that does not stop us to discuss this detailed.

          • Ace

            I think Asami is more or less out of the way so Korra should have Mako all for herself unless a new female character is introduced. Maybe now that Mako and Korra broke up she will try to get together with him sharing but I just don’t see it.

          • Eliminator

            Asami is out of the way? I hope so, but according to the fan base, a lot of people want her back in book 3 after her failed role in book 2. Even though Korra and Mako can develop their relationship once again, i dont think, it will get much screen time. Bryan got really hurt (many people, especially young fans, hated the romance part), and decided to leave romance alone. Hope it won’t be like he said it, I really care about the romance plot in LOK.

          • Jessica

            There WILL be a new female character introduced in either Book 3 or Book 4. Her name is Opal. My brain keeps telling me that Opal will probably go after Bolin, but that’s just my thought on her. My thought is that she’ll try to be all over Bolin during maybe Book 3 or Book 4, and Eska will eventually come into the picture again, and save him from Opal. Lol. But; I really hope she doesn’t go after Mako, because THAT will really worry me to no end.

          • Jessica

            I was and still am a Zutara shipper; but somehow, I knew that in the end, Kataang was going to win/prevail. I’m still not over the fact
            that Kataang won, but I will eventually. Lol. It’s silly, I know. But; in all truthfulness, Zutara didn’t have even the slightest chance, and it would not have worked out anyway. Zuko and Katara are just too different, from different sides. Kataang just fits so much better than Zutara, and it makes more sense. :)

  • Jessica

    Mako and Korra break up for real this time. I wonder what Mako’s thinking here, after he watched her walk away for the final time. Her foot steps getting further and further away.