Book 3 Should End with a Cliff-Hanger to Build Anticipation for Book 4

As I was browsing The Last Airbender sub-Reddit this morning, I came across an interesting topic by a poster that talked about what he or she wanted from Books 3 and 4. The redditor explained that he or she wanted a villain that would sustain throughout the course of Books 3 and 4 so that the character would have time to develop. This, in turn, would make Book 4 more suspenseful because we wouldn’t be left with a definite conclusion upon Book 3’s finale.

I thought the idea of a “suspenseful” or “anticipated” Book was an interesting idea because neither suspense nor anticipation has been created as a product of one of the seasons. So far, both Books 1 and 2 have had definite conclusions that have forced most fans into guess-work when it came to predicting the following season’s plot. Book 3 will be slightly different in that it does deal with the aftermath of Book 2, but the season did not necessarily leave us off on any kind of cliff-hanger. It had a definite conclusion.

The idea of keeping the portals opened certainly seemed like a bad idea that would need addressing the following season. But keeping the portals opened also seemed like a fitting conclusion to a Spirit-dominated season. We didn’t know that its repercussions would be brought into light next season until Bryan Konietzko told us.

I found this Reddit post intriguing because it made me ask myself, “What if Book 3 ended with some sort of cliff-hanger?” I had a few ideas of my own in regards to that topic, but I decided to check out what the other redditors thought first.

My favorite post regarding this topic came from a redditor by the name of tiger66261:

“I think the show would really benefit from a good character death at the end of season 3, or at least, have the bad guys winning. It’d increase the stakes for season 4 and would be heavily reminiscent of TLA book 2, where Aang almost died and the fire nation pretty much destroyed all hope.”

How about having a good character die while also allowing the antagonists to win at the conclusion of Book 3? Fans would have a reason to tune in the following season because season 3 wouldn’t be wrapped up in a bow like past season. Let’s say, hypothetically of course, that Bolin gets “killed off” at the end of Book 3. Viewers would be in disbelief and the anticipation for Book 4 would be higher than usual because fans would want to know if Bolin was truly gone.

I’m not suggesting that Bolin actually gets killed off, but the writers could plant that idea into the minds of the viewers in order to build anticipation for Book 4.

As an example, the writers of Family Guy decided to kill off Brian in episode six of season 12. I don’t even watch Family Guy but I still tuned in after Brian’s death to find out if Stewie’s best friend was truly dead. After two episodes of higher-than-usual-ratings (anticipation!), Brian was brought back to life in the Christmas special and all the Family Guy viewers let out a sigh of relief. I let out a sigh of relief because that Al Pacino-sounding dog (Vinny) was irritating me.

Other redditors who posted on that topic had a similar thought process…

“This show has done a fantastic job at introducing and attempting to create complex antagonists, however they managed to make them into one dimensional villains at the end of both series. I think having one antagonist for Books 3 and 4 would solve this problem and provide the characters with more time to grow!”

“I want someone major to be killed off. Someone like Mako just to see how the characters handle it and how it affects them.”

Many viewers want the writers to formulate some sort of villain that arcs over from Book 3 to Book 4. Some viewers even want the writers to kill off one of the main characters. Despite the differences in opinion, both seek similar results: building anticipation for Book 4.

Legend of Korra fans want to be excited and I think the Reddit community did a fine job of highlighting a few ways the writers could build anticipation for future seasons.

What are your thoughts on this matter?

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  • ajames123

    I Think, current state of Republic city is a cliffhanger for me!

  • psycho

    I WANT LIN, TENZIN, MAKO, BOLIN, ASAMI, PABU, OR NAGA KILLED OFF!!! I WANT BLOOD!!!! BLOOOOOOODDDDDD!!!!!!!

    lol just kidding guys

    • Heisenberg

      I don’t mind seeing Mako, Bolin or Asami being killed off. I’d rather encourage it. Then, Korra would meet better people. Iroh would be the Firebender, an earthbender that would be actually useful and a Kyoshi Warrior non-bender. And none of these companions would try to date Korra and Korra wouldn’t try to date them.

      • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

        I agree with you. After Book 2, I’m not a big fan of Mako, Bolin or Asami and that’s not a good thing at all.

        • Heisenberg

          They just don’t portray the same characters we loved so dearly in ATLA, sadly.

          • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

            They’re not even close. That’s why ATLA will always be superior. Characters are just no match.

          • Heisenberg

            I don’t know if you read my article as of now, but trust me it covers the exact same topic. ATLA cast was much more awe-inspiring and wondrous whereas this new cast is just fragmented and falling apart.

          • Eliminator

            You seriously want to kill the new Team Avatar to make Korra meet new people? I don’t think we have the time for that ,and we have Mako, Bolin and Asami for two books now. I also don’t like them currently, but get rid of them is a bit too extreme.

          • Heisenberg

            It’s not going to happen of course, sadly… But it is the ideal thing to happen.

          • Ariana Moreno

            exactly! they don’t have the time to kill people off and allow korra to meet new ones, so what makes you think they’d have any time to fix all of the conflict that happened in the romance drama?? XD they wouldn’t have time for that either. unless they want to turn book 3 into a complete joke like book 2. don’t get me wrong, i liked some things about book 2, but it was mediocre compared to what the creators have done with atla and book 1 in lok.

          • Eliminator

            because that – love drama – wouldn’t take much time (some short scenes, all of them about 1 minute), but introducing new characters would take many episodes. It’s obvious anyway: Once Team Avatar, always Team Avatar.

          • sarai brooks

            I’d have to agree and disagree both shows are different in their own unique ways I say we can’t fully judge the legend of korra until we see all of the upcoming episodes. like LOK is better at music,action,
            emotion and suspense while ATLA is better at originality,comedy and
            character development but both
            shows lack GOOD romance especially teen romance

            -burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

          • Heisenberg

            LOK is better at emotion? Are you sure you’ve seen both shows? What’s so emotional? Cheesy and generic teenage romance? or the fact that a predictable and bland villain died without anyone caring about him? And how did romance sucked in ATLA? It didn’t lack it rather stayed subtle so no one gets angry about it.

          • sarai brooks

            I say emotional because in the book two finale when korras connection to raava got severed and with romance LOK has too much along with drama but ATLA has too little

            -burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

          • Heisenberg

            Oh, so I guess Zuko’s suffering, Iroh in prison, Azula’s psychotic behavior and downfall, Katara’s loss of her mother, Aang’s loss of his entire culture, Ty Lee and Mai’s bad childhoods, so on and so forth is no drama at all. It’s for comedic purposes, right? Isn’t that what you think?

          • sarai brooks

            NO! I ment LOK has too much drama and romance but ATLA has too little romance not drama and why are most of your posts full of anger?

            -burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

          • Heisenberg

            Because I face too many idiots, that’s why. So, you think that the romance in LOK is good?

          • sarai brooks

            Of course not the romance in LOK is horrible plus too many people get hurt for once I wish people could act civil

            - burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

          • Heisenberg

            Then how can you compliment it by saying it brings drama? How in the hell does it bring good drama? It only brings spoiled teenagers drama.

          • sarai brooks

            Because of in book two with amon it had alot of suspense and GOOD drama

            - burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

          • Heisenberg

            But Amon was in Book 1…. Do you even know what you’re saying?

          • Tenzin Beifong

            You both were talking about LOK and ATLA in general, not a specific season. Do you know what YOU’RE saying?

          • Heisenberg

            I do. And, what do you mean by talking about ATLA or LOK in general, did you read all of my comments before replying to me? Because it doesn’t look like it. so try to know what you’re talking about before trying to act like a smartass.

          • sarai brooks

            FIRST OF ALL I WAS TALKING ABOUT BOTH SEASONS! Second of all I’m trying to remain civil so please be at least calm enough to stop cursing!

            -burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

          • Heisenberg

            “Because of in book two with amon it” Yeah.. That demonstrated you’re talking about both seasons. Well constructed sentence there. Amon didn’t create drama he created suspense, there’s a difference. Drama is when there’s an emotional conflict between characters.

          • sarai brooks

            Well apparently you didn’t see the book one finale then and u know what? You talk all big but act like a anger filled brat yourself I’m done with this conversation so don’t reply back u hypocrite

          • Heisenberg

            What?… Are you real? How am I acting big? You’re saying LOK is more dramatic, I give you concrete ATLA examples and you think that simply Amon makes it much more dramatic… Christ, you’re fucking hard-headed.

          • sarai brooks

            Thank you I know I am and I’m for real too

          • Heisenberg

            So, I give you multiple dramatic experiences from multiple characters in ATLA and you give me one sole example coming from Amon (which isn’t a solid example) and you think you’re right?

          • sarai brooks

            No I don’t I was just putting up opinions but you started something

          • Heisenberg

            Started what? Giving my opinion, but you’re too sensitive to take it?

          • sarai brooks

            No I’m not I’m just trying to be civil like I said earlier I’m not trying to fight

          • Ariana Moreno

            watch your mouth! don’t talk to her like that! just because people don’t see things the way you do, or have different opinions means you can act like an ass hole. i’m so sick of seeing you talk to people like this just because you disagree with what they’re saying. just like you can post your opinions doesn’t mean no one else can say what they want and if you see it being illogical, fine! but seriously. calm the hell down and look at the way you sound. you pyscho angry brat! sheesh. get a grip and get over it. you’re starting to be a douche like mako because of the way you disrespect people. argue like an adult instead of hurling pointless immature insults at people.

        • Ariana Moreno

          you really should consider banning certain people on this site. i’m sure you know who i’m referring to, but this arguing is for the sake of discussing, not trying to condescend or disrespect or intimidate people. i’ve seen too much of that and that’s why i spoke up to this person but i see that my comment was removed.

          • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

            Believe me, I was considering it. I’ll keep a close eye on things and act accordingly.

          • Ariana Moreno

            i’m not the only one to have complaints about this person and how he talks to others. it’s serious stuff. i know that this person has also deleted another account. i admit i am aggressive when i get points across as well, but not to the extent that this has gone where people get personal and use profanity and insults towards someone to attack them and make them feel like they are stupid because of how they feel about this show. when i argue, i don’t attack personally and insulting people directly. that kind of stuff needs to stop. i’m tired of it, as i’m sure others are as well, especially if i’m not the only one to have complaints.

          • Heisenberg

            Don’t be afraid to say it. That person is ME. Don’t hesitate to tell who’s the bad guy. Also, in my introduction in the forum I clearly said that I used to be POKEFAN9150 and anyone who knows POKEFAN9150 knows how much he [me] argues. If you would care to take a look at the third post of this topic I said that I argued a lot and that the people who hated me as POKEFAN9150 would hate me as Heisenberg.

          • Ariana Moreno

            Hey. they also know how much of an idiot and jerk you are too. no one needed me to say that or tell them

          • Ariana Moreno

            for you to blame me for people seeing you as a douche is cowardly and immature. admit that you are the reason why people hate you. i had nothing to do with that. maybe you should’ve respected people in the first place instead of talking to them the way you do.

          • Heisenberg

            You’re a nag.

          • Ariana Moreno

            you have no life. you’re an ass. treating people the way you do when they get on this site to speak their views. check the other site by the way. cause just know that i’m not done with you yet. i can’t message you anymore because it won’t’ let me. but get real.

          • Heisenberg

            You can kiss my ass. I’m done with you. And take these are my last words to you from me: Fuck you.

            Keval do what you gotta do.

          • Ariana Moreno

            FUCK YOU TOO YOU SOB. KISS MY ASS. AT LEAST IF I”M BANNED I DID THIS WITH A BANG. AT LEAST I’M DOING EVERYONE ELSE A FAVOR BY MAKING KEVAL GET RID OF A SHITFACE LIKE YOU

          • Heisenberg

            I think that’s a pretty clear indication that if anyone does not wish to enter a harsh argument they shouldn’t open argument-like topics to me. I never forced anyone to argue and if they do not wish to argue I never harassed them to.

      • sarai brooks

        In my opinion I think everybody encourages it

        - burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

        • Kai

          Can’t we just agree to disagree,you both had good points no need to fight about it

          • sarai brooks

            I said that in the first place!

          • Kai

            I was talking to both of you guys,I didn’t mean to single you out.

          • sarai brooks

            I knew that but I’m just saying you could scroll up and see I said that

          • Kai

            Yeah I read it all lol Heisenberg seems more angry and intimidating with the picture right there

          • sarai brooks

            True

          • sarai brooks

            Also I was this close from completely losing it and cursing Heisenberg out! XD

          • Ariana Moreno

            i don’t blame you. i’ve been there. and it felt good, but just ignore his nonsense. don’t waste your time with him. it’s not worth it. let him be an angry, immature ass hole. it’s what he does best besides his so called arguing.

          • Ariana Moreno

            no hes just an ass who thinks he’s high and mighty because he can come up with arguments to everyone’s OPINION. sheesh. that’s not intimidating at all.

    • Eliminator

      Never talk about Naga getting killed. # Naga best pet ever

      • lieutenant

        What about Pabu?

        • Eliminator

          I’m not a fan of Pabu. He didn’t do anything useful, and he belongs to Bolin, who is an idiot. No offense, Bolin is a good friend, but he is a damn idiot.

      • Matt Brown

        Appa

        • Eliminator

          Appa is dead… in LoK

      • Loklover

        Hahaha! I see ur using the hashtags again

        • Eliminator

          Asami should sacrafice herself for the team, when she gets the chance. So she would do something useful – for once.
          Naga is the best pet, She is Korra’s closest friend, and she was the only one Korra had, when she lived in that compound. Also Naga saved Korra, when she escaped Amon. She probably would not have survived without Naga finding her.

          • Raven Blackmon

            If anyone I would wanna see Asami die off. She also causes a little drama. But they all cause drama in some way. But yea Asami would most likely be killed off.

          • Derva

            naga needs to die, she ALWAYS shows up to save them. even when its impossible (like crashing solid metal prisonbars by just leaning against it), or by suddenly helping everyone even though she was in the compound with closed gates. not to mention that fucking beardogthing can always outrun the cars -.-

          • Ariana Moreno

            really?? wow. you should see the way you sound.

          • Derva

            you cant see the way you sound, you can only hear it. and really? wont you give a real response to anything? just pointless phrases and insulting? you are an emberassment to all korra fans with the way you act here.

          • Ariana Moreno

            you can see the way someone sounds for your info. fine, can’t you see and HEAR the way you sound? there. happy now? i’m pretty sure i didn’t need to be that specific for you to understand my question, but i guess i was wrong. anyway, maybe you’re the embarrassment to fans here because you’re the psychopath that wants korra, who is the freaking main character for crying out loud, dead! you want naga dead too! you aren’t a real fan, because what kind of fan of a show wants the main character dead!? and you are the embarrassment. i’ve argued my butt off here with fans about tons of things here, but keval deletes a lot of things because these arguments are so big that they spam up his site. you obviously aren’t up to date because i’ve done so much arguing on here with other fans. that’s the reputation i have. and i don’t’ care what you think. you are a stranger on the internet who is just hungry for attention, and wants to start trouble. because seriously? if you want to dig into all of these discussions, you’ll find a lot of me arguing and critiquing the show. so, before you try to sound all smart, you better make sure you’re accurate about what you say.

    • Ariana Moreno

      hahah that my friend, is why your name fits you perfectly!! XD (jk) (though i wouldn’t mind if Bolin, or Mako were killed off. they should be killed off because they are useless and annoying.) Tenzin being killed off would be good as a dramatic sacrifice though. Asami? Sacrafice. but Bolin and Mako wouldn’t grasp the concept of sacrifice Xp they should just be killed off.

      • Loklover

        Damn… ur cruel!! Haha jk. If anyone I would want Asami killed off.

      • Eliminator

        Haha let’s see. but without the rest of Team Avatat, it makes LoK quite monotonous. Sure Korra can probably manage everything on her own, but it would be boring without some variety.

        • Ariana Moreno

          true but the point is the others might as well be dead because they are useless so far. i hope that changes in book 3 and 4, but lets just see how the creators handle it all.

          • Eliminator

            Sure, they have to become worth their screen time. I’m just saying, kill them all is not an option. :)

    • Derva

      i want to see korra dead, she is just too stupid to be alive -.-

      • Ariana Moreno

        what the hell is wrong with you?? haha wow. why the fuck are you here? this is a show where korra is the main character!! hahaha you have to be kidding me. don’t waste your time here then. what, are you here to talk trash about everything? are you here to start insulting others you disagree with? you don’t’ wanna do that. especially since someone was just like you and got into trouble for doing that. believe me, i’m more than happy to give you a piece of my mind and to report you to keval.

  • sarai brooks

    I think either asami or bolin should get killed off because if they aren’t going to be efficient and helpful to the plot then
    Don’t waste our time with meaning less characters. Also
    I would like to know what happened to varrick but
    WITHOUT the police (if you know what I mean)

    - burning hearts forever (that’s me!)

    • Eliminator

      Kill Asami. Bolin has potential, he can learn to metal bend with Lin.
      Anyway if Varrick meets with Team Avatar again, Mako will probably arrest him. Lol

  • AwSam Weston

    As great an idea as this is, I’m sorta doubtful this will happen. Book 3 is in animation, and Book 4′s dialogue was recorded months ago. In other words, the writers are done writing and they can’t back down now.
    Still, this idea *does* have its merits. I just hope the writers thought of it before we did.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I agree. It would be nice if the writers took this approach, but I doubt it will happen.

    • Wise Lion-Turtle

      Bro, I have to tell you that you’re wrong. I don’t know if this will make you happy or not, but for example, the final of book 2 should have been much different, but in the last second, they decided to change it so they had to do a whole episode or two, again. So it is possible that they take this approach :)

  • Freedom Fighter

    I dont know how i fell about a cliff hanger. Im the kind of person that binge watches a show. For example, I started watching the Last Airbender after all the episodes had aired so i was able to watch like 5 episodes a night if i wanted. Another example is Naruto Shippuden. I am almost done watching all the dubbed episodes that are out and now i feel kinda sad that i have to wait and watch 1 episode a week rather then as many as I want.I tried watching subbed but its not enjoyable to me. Bottom line , I like knowing what happens here and now.

  • razorstar90

    The reason LOK is filled with romantic drama is because that’s what the fandom wanted in ATLA. In the first show all everyone talked about in the Fandom was the shipping. It’s been what 5 going on 6 years and people STILL talk about Zutara and Kataang more than anything else. So the creators probably thought it would be a good idea to up the romance in LOK since all the characters would be older and the fans would see shipping played out on screen and not in forums and fan fiction. Turns out the LOK fandom HATES it. Shipping is best left to the fans and the show should focus on the characters and the plot ie ATLA.

    • Eliminator

      You hate it, I like it. You can’t speak for the whole fandom. I am quite sure, that the majority of fans are still supporting romance itself, just not in the way Bryke made it. (I visit dozens of fansites regularly)
      Since the characters are older, love / romance / drama is part of the life. I like it, that Bryan and Mike tried something different out. I know many people want LoK to be a kind of copy of ATLA with all the good things of ATLA implemented in LoK again, but I am glad it didn’t happen so.

  • chewgum

    Happy new year guysssss!!!!!!

  • Ariana Moreno

    it would be a good idea i think to have a villain last through book 3 and 4 for good development, and to make it so that book 3 doesn’t have a definite close like the other two seasons. that’s what happened with atla, they never concluded any of the books, and the villain-Ozai, (azula as well) were the villains the whole time, and Aang’s whole journey was based on defeating them all the way in the end of the series. that provided more motivation i think because fans would be more interested to see how things finally would come to a close. when things were taken care of at the end of each book in the lok series, I admit it did provide temporary satisfaction, because i am also the type to want answers here and now, but it doesn’t seem to be working very well when it comes to trying to keep fans interested in checking out the rest of the series, at least so far. people probably think there’s too much to think about to even consider the next season a good one, because they have seen that any issues were most likely resolved in the previous season. since this idea of a continuing plot and longer lasting villain worked well for atla, i think it might also make chances of lok being a little more successful. that’s what i think. also, about the killing off thing, i agree. it would definitely make it more interesting and dramatic. i honestly expected book 2 to conclude with jinora’s death, and i was expecting her to sacrifice herself and somehow become the light spirit or allow her spiritual energy to somehow be transferred to raava so she could reemerge from vaatu again, thus giving korra a solution and it would’ve given the ending of book 2 a bigger cliffhanger of an ending, because it would’ve allowed fans to question if jinora was really gone for good, and how tenzin and his family, not to mention korra herself was gonna handle it all in book 3. so, i think if there was a perfect opportunity to take a good character and sacrifice them, jinora would’ve been the perfect one at the end of book 2. that would’ve definitely been more dramatic, and it would’ve given us more of a motivation to see book 3, but who knows, maybe they could do this with book 3 as well-kill off someone important. leave the villain to last through book 4. it would be better that way, because how in the world are the creators gonna be able to keep toping previous villains? just make this one last through the last books so there is no need to top the previous ones. and it gives fans a chance to be more motivated, because then answers won’t come so quickly to close off book 3 until book 4, thus making it more suspenseful and exciting to see.

    • Eliminator

      book 1 water concluded with the death of Zhao and the absolute defeat of the firenations army. There wasn’t much of a cliff hanger – sure, we saw a short scene with Ozai and Azula, but I wouldn’t count that as a cliff hanger.
      (You write too much, I gotta read the rest later.)

      • Ariana Moreno

        you know what my point is though. the production of atla had a different approach to the plot than lok. it was better the way they handled it and i’d like them to give it a shot for the last 2 books of lok. i’m not talking about detail. go ahead eliminator, brag about how you know every freaking detail lol, i’m talking about the way the plot was executed is all. XD plus we both know that i’ve proved you wrong when it comes to bringing up details in an episode or season haha. so don’t go there. O.o

        • Loklover

          Damn… you guys are crazy!! Haha XD

          • Kenway

            Jet died in ATLA. Same concept.

        • Eliminator

          I know, but I was just saying… :D
          Anyway I got your point, we will see in a few months hopefully.

    • Wise Lion-Turtle

      I totally agree with you about Jinora. This way was lame, really lame, I expected her sacrifice too so Korra could use her ligh soul to revive Raava again.

      • Ariana Moreno

        yeah, like i said if there was one way to sacrifice someone, it’ could’ve been right there XD hopefully they’ll do something similar in book 3 or 4.

        • Eliminator

          Sacraficing a child in a kids show is very unlikely. Keep in mind, that there will not be much drama / tragedy in LoK.

          • Ariana Moreno

            it could be unlikely, but it would’ve added more suspense for the fans at the end of book 2. just saying.

  • Matt Brown

    Pema should die. That would send Tenzin into an emotional fit. That would definitely be an opportunity for character development from certain characters (Tenzin, Meelo, Jinora, Ikki, and maybe even Lin). That would also open up an opportunity for Lin and Tenzin to grow closer together in a “post-dating friendship” kind of way. Plus Tenzin would be so pissed that he would probably be the one to kill/defeat the main villain. And that would be awesome. Because I have to admit that I am just slightly disappointed that Tenzin didn’t at least get a good fight with Unalaq after he practically kidnapped Jinora. I like Pema but there’s really no need for her. Momo was a more important character in ATLA than Pema is now in TLOK. And even if a character doesn’t die in Book 3, than I at least hope that the villains win. I feel like that would bring the badass attitude out of everyone, and really set up a plot for Book 4. Plus, I think that Mike and Bryan did a great job at the whole “Dark Avatar” idea. The only way they’ll be able to out shine that (in my opinion), is to make another badass villain like Amon. A villain that rises, sets an image of what they want, threatens war, wages war, conquers and succeeds. It would be like a combination between Amon and Ozai. Because in my opinion, Unalaq lacked the badass quality of all the other villains that we’ve seen on ATLA and TLOK. And it would be really cool if Mike and Bryan raved up the suspense by making the villain rise in a location that is initially seen as a paradise ( Ba Sing Se, Republic City) and eventually launches a world wide genocidal attack and Korra and the Krew try to stop him. But it would be scary. At first, the villain would seem mediocre, but then he would pose a serious threat. And hopefully he would be a serious threat to just about everyone kind of like Amon. Notice that as Amon started to establish himself and pose more of a threat, everyone began to fear him more. PLZ reply and tell me your thoughts.

  • Matt Brown

    One more thing, I CANT BELIEVE THERE ARE ONLY 2 MORE BOOKS LEFT OF KORRA!!!!!!!

  • Loklover

    I love cliffhangers!! Book 2′s (atla) finale was epic as hell! The way Aang almost died… ugh I still cry every time

    • Eliminator

      almost died? He died! and Katara revived him!

      • Loklover

        Yeea I know he died, but since Katara revived him he didn’t permanently die. That’s why I’m saying he ALMOST died. (:

        • Eliminator

          Let’s say, he ALMOST died FOOR GOOD. :P

          • Kai

            For not foor

          • Eliminator

            edited.

          • Loklover

            Haha okay. (:

  • Wise Lion-Turtle

    No guys! Neither the poor polarbear dog nor Asami should be killed. In my opinion, Asami should at leat become an unimportant character and dissapear somewhere in her life, like contiuning to live a normal life and bye bitch! But what I trully think is, Katara should sacrifice herself for…idk, maybe to save Korra for example. Think about it. How hard must it be for poor Katara left alone in the world, knowing that all her friends and husband passed away. She is alone and sad, and I can bet on it, that deep down inside her, she wishes to join them. So imagine she got killed, and while passing away, she tells Korra and everyone else around, not to worry or be sad, because she is finally free and can join her friends after so long. After few more dramatic and epic sentences she would die, and then, we see her young spirit again, entering the realm of passed souls and seeing all her friends in the years they’ve defeated the fire nation. They all welcome her, and we see some short cutscenes with them and that’s it. I think a whole episode should be about her.

  • In with the new out with the

    please kill pff asami or mako both bring nothing to the show and have no personality. How is it that even the twins in the little bit of episodes they were in have more personality than mako and asami. Ugh they are such wasted space. Mako had potential in book one and was fine at the start then his character was trashed. Asami never had personality and they need to develop her. Ang toph katara sokka and zuko had good development because they did not have to share screentime with the a bloated cast.

    Screw tenzin and lin and bumi and kya im sorry let korra and her friends have there story. the gaang didnt have there screentime stolen and forced to be shared with the previous avatars families good lord ugh. im so sick of tenzin bumi kya lin and all these past characters. I am sorry they are stealing to much screen away from the new generation.

    They should have just made a second series with aand if they were going to just dedicate so much of korra to past characters. except jinora shes cool so she can stay but boot the older cast members. Give mako and asami some personality or just remove them and have the new cast be lin=earth tenzin=air korra=water/all iroh=fire because they obviously dont care to develop the new generation of characters. And give korra a new love intrest im sick of the avatar series making it seem like everyone finds one person and is with them forever not everybody is aang and kaatara zuko and mai or sokka and suki. Not everyone goes out with one person forever kick mako to the kurb and give korra a sexy jecht esque boyfriend. damn even tahno had more personality than asami lol ok end rant here.

  • disgusted with asamis wotrh

    yeah naga can die asami stole her usefulness in the mid/end of book2 let naga die shielding korra from an attak. That would make me sad mako or asmi dying not so much naaga has much better character development than those two combined anyways. also can asami please get a fight scene lol what the hell has she contributed other than her mini skirmish at the end of book 1.

  • Please kill asami and mako

    The general consensus is that nobody gives a rats behind about mako and asami so have them both shield korra from a grenade so the story can become better.

  • Raavatar

    OH MY GOSH!
    What if Amon is still alive and he somehow found a way to bring back Unalaq back to life?

    • no

      The creators have confirmed that Amon is dead

  • Greenfire32

    IF somebody absolutely HAD to die, I wouldn’t mind seeing Bolin go. Boy’s been a wasted character since season 1.

    Seasons 3 and 4 of Korra desperately need a continuous arc. ATLA had the Firelord battle looming over Aang’s head for the entire run, and I think it made for a much more coherent and compelling story line. Yes, there were subplots for each season, but overall the gaang had one true focus: the firelord.

    Korra needs that these last 2 seasons. Our characters are flat, conflicts are by and large “meh,” and when was the last time you heard anybody excitingly talking about what comes next in season 3? Everywhere I turn I see people asking what’ll happen next, but they do it with this fear and nervousness that shouldn’t be there.

    Korra NEEDS a continuous arc to develop characters and bring them closer together.

    • Eliminator

      You know, that we all confidently wait for book 3? I don’t fear anything. Mike and Bryan got this!

  • Sibis

    I would prefer to see Korra working with someone where her contributions lead to the next villain plot.

    On the idea of killing someone for the sake of victory, it has to be a well liked character of real importance. Someone that would cause Korra to just shut down and question herself being the Avatar given the reigns to solo.

    It would have to be Tenzin. No other character in the show carries this much weight and is interconnected with so many of the characters.

    • Eliminator

      Tenzin is the one of the most popular characters. It’s impossible to kill him. This is just like killing Katara or Zuko in ATLA. Absolutely not!

      • Sibis

        Which exactly makes him the perfect character to die.

        Death holds less value if it’s a villain, characters of little worth, or fodder.

        That’s the point of Keval’s Brian mention. It has to be someone really popular.

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  • Tahno

    Hey. Honestly the best person to die is Bolin. He does some serious training and grows, learns metal bending but overuses his powers so much he dies from exhaustion and falls to the ground. Therefore he served a purpose and can die happy.

  • duh

    I am sure dark avatar is coming back, question is : will he come in season 3 or season 4. If i am wrong then authors would leave very good plot device, which would be real madness…