Image of Mako and Bolin from Book 3 Released

Late last night, Bryan Konietzko used Tumblr to release yet another image from Book 3 of The Legend of Korra. The image depicts a fierce looking Mako and Bolin wearing what looks to be pajamas. It’s late at night so it appears as though some kind of commotion caught the two brothers’ attention before they could get to bed. The way Bolin has his arms and legs positioned, it looks as though he’s about to earth bend. Mako is also in somewhat of a fighting stance. The setting of the image doesn’t really look like Republic City, so perhaps it’s an Earth Kingdom nation?

The background of the picture is a bit unclear, but it appears to be composed of walls. Perhaps Mako and Bolin are spending the night in the great city of Ba Sing Se? Book 3 will likely be a season dominated by the Earth Kingdom so it’s not a far-fetched guess.

What interests me the most about these pictures is the frequency at which they’ve been coming out as of late. Bryan has been dishing these fully-colored images out at quite the rate the past couple of weeks. To me, that’s a telling sign that Book 3 isn’t too far away.3.

You can view the fully-colored image below. Be sure to leave your thoughts and speculations regarding the setting of the picture as well what you think is going on in the picture.

Mako and Bolin in Book 3

Prepare thy body for Book 3.

  • Michael Porter

    First!

  • pre-richard-tions

    They’re both staring forward at something, so this is either practice fighting or a full-on fight.

    • Eliminator

      Yeah, I would even choose full-on fight. It really looks serious.

  • InternalMeaning

    Pretty sure that’s air temple island

    • Eliminator

      I thought so, too, but the building with the blue roof doesn’t look like Airtemple Island.

    • Wyatt

      The white lotus must of been hard at work putting that massive wall up in the background… My money’s on Ba Sing Se ;D — not to sound like a dick.

      • InternalMeaning

        I don’t see a wall, those are the tops of trees and the roof of the gazebo to the right. The tall white structure at the center reminds me of the tallest tower on air temple island.

        • lasada

          The white structure on Air Temple island has roofs on each level on it’s sides (I can’t really explain it: Google Air Temple Island”. This one is smooth.

        • melon lord

          I don’t see a wall either. It does look more like trees to me. Unless I am looking at it wrong :/

          I’d love it if they’re in Ba Sing Se because it would be cool to see them outside of republic city.

      • dragoon

        I wouldn’t say it’s Ba-Sing-Se in particular. It’s probably some Earth Kingdom town.

      • InternalMeaning

        Or the southern air temple

    • Wyatt

      Oh wait… I’m looking at the pic wrong. I thought that white structure behind Mako and Bolin was the opening in a massive wall (like whenever the wall in Ba Sing Se was opened). Now I can see it’s a white structure of some sort. So yeah, never mind.

  • Zach

    Well actually because Koneitzko said “prepare thy body for book 3″ it looks to me as a late-night workout routine with the bros on either Air Temple Island, Asami’s Mansion or some new setting.

    • Link9150

      He’s using a Nintendo reference hahah from Reggie, the CEO of Nintendo of America.

      • Eliminator

        And what did it mean?

        • Link9150

          Reggie once said at a Press Conference right before trying a new game in front of a huge audience “My body is ready” and since then it has become a joke in the gaming community.

          • Ariana Moreno

            dude the forum is messed up XD i can’t message ya right now! why must technology be so annoying?!

          • Ariana Moreno

            i have a message that i’ll send you later when the forum is able to be accessed. but just know that i wasn’t blowing you off :p

  • Brandon

    Ba Sing Se :)

  • Erin

    Definitely ba sing we you can see the great wall in the background

  • Jessica

    Fans of the show on Tumblr, are certain that,
    just because Mako is wearing blue and white striped underwear, instead of red (his
    usual color) and white, that it has something to do with Korra in some way. It’s
    just pure coincidence. So; he’s wearing blue and white instead of red and
    white. And? It doesn’t mean anything. Those silly people. :P

  • Wyatt

    The architecture of the building to the right of Bolin, the large wall, and the slightly green overtone makes me think Ba Sing Se.

    • Wyatt

      Oh wait… I’m looking at the pic wrong. I thought that white structure behind Mako and Bolin was the opening in a massive wall (like whenever the wall in Ba Sing Se was opened). Now I can see it’s a white structure of some sort.

  • Legama

    Hey have you noticed this picture looks cropped, and the drawings look rough, like if Mako and Bolin were zoomed from the scene. Maybe is cropped because they are actually fighting someone important, or an important detail could be in the scene. What could it be that Bryan wont let us see it. New character (enemy)? Surprise locations?

  • Sibi

    My caption for this picture.

    Mako: So since Korra and Asami are having a girl’s night out, I was thinking of us doing something.

    Bolin: Bros night out.

    Mako: Exactly.
    Bolin: If we can find Tahno, we could go Pro-bending.
    Mako: No, Bolin. We’re done with that.

    Bolin: So we scam old ladies again… But aren’t you a cop.

    Mako: Just forget about it.
    Bolin: Oh good. I have to meet up with Ginger later for an interview, anyway.
    Mako: Why didn’t you just tell me?
    Bolin: I hesitated and didn’t want to hurt your feelings.
    Mako:…

  • Kailee

    Lol I saw this pic yesterday I think and I thought it was fan art….. whoops! Haha

    But it kind of looks like they’re in the earth kingdom cuz it looks like that’s the wall in the background. If u look between both Bolins arms, is that the opening of the wall?

    Oh and I love how Mako is wearing BLUE pants. Haha. I mean Bo is wearing green pants(symbolizes his natural element). Wwouldn’t u think that Mako would be wearing red pants(cuz he’s a firebender)?Lol. Maybe Korra is still on his mind! ;) haha

  • Kailee

    All these new b3 pics are getting me even MORE excited for B3!!

  • Stephen

    My take on the picture is that they are in Ba Sing Se. The structure that they are in is apart of the one in the background on the right and that the two are connected in a curved formation. I think it might possibly be a train station that is located in the city as they probably replaced the monorails with something more modern. Republic City has trains, so I don’t see why Ba Sing Se can’t. The building in the background on the left could possibly be where people can purchase tickets, or it could just be an information center for arrival times and whatnot.
    All speculation of course!

    • Tahno

      Only problem I see with that is why they are in there boxers at a train station.

      • Stephen

        Well, like other people said, something probably woke them up in the middle of the night or before they could get to bed, so they hurried out to see what was the matter and found the source to be located in the train station.

        • Tahno

          But wouldn’t there be people around. This looks to me like the Beifong residence like somebody already said.

          • Stephen

            It appears to be late at night, so I don’t think too many people would want to be out and about, especially at a train station.

  • Wise Lion-Turtle

    Bolin is about to raise a rock from the earth, Mako is about to fire bend. Something woke them up while they slept, ofc Mako is the one who knows the situation better so he is the first who will detect something, probably some robbers or a new secret organisation working for the earth queen? however, he runs fast to bolin and wakes him up so he could assist him. They see some masked guys running away, leading the 2 brothers into a trap where a bunch of them awaits them already. They are ready for fight

  • Wise Lion-Turtle

    Hmm I wonder where Ariana Moreno, I was expecting to see her already answering to everyone of you guys :D

    • Eliminator

      http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/image-of-mako-and-bolin-from-book-3-released/5176/#comment-1196902131

      Here it is. Ariana is busy on the forum, you should join it, too :) We have much fun discussing things about LoK.

      • Wise Lion-Turtle

        I joined the forum once the news came that you guys opened it :)

        • Ariana Moreno

          yeah well get yo head in the game foo! XD start commenting :p

    • Ariana Moreno

      ahm raht here woman!! XD don’t worry, I never leave things like that unresponded to. I was just busy X) but here I am! you wanted me here now ya got meh XD

      • Wise Lion-Turtle

        I’m not a woman geez sis! Whataya talkin’ bout? D: Here’s the prove!

        • Ariana Moreno

          hahahaha! dude! it’s a joke man! sheesh if you don’t like being called that just simply ask me to stop! XD i say that to everyone i talk to, not just the ladies Xp i know you’re a guy i knew that from the beginning, but i just think it’s hilarious to say that to everyone!! it’s also fun to see how they respond, and i can see you are a little more faisteh about it! Xp but i use that expression for fun! and, you don’t need to prove you’re a guy. you can go ahead and remove that pic haha cause this is a korra discussion site, not a selfie page on Facebook! hahaha XD i’m just messing with you. nice glasses though ;)

          • Wise Lion-Turtle

            ahaha relaaax I’m just kidding ofc I know, the LION TURTLE KNOWS EVERYTHING! and I’m not a selfie geeez BRO (xD).. But okay, let’s fix it, I also like to paint and draw very very much.. so here is a fanart.. Mako if he stayed at the triads :D

          • Eliminator

            WOW

          • Wise Lion-Turtle

            haha I’ll take that as a compliment :D I have some more arts featuring Korra but the size of the photo is too big :/ (more then 2Mb)

          • Ariana Moreno

            i love to draw too and i’m an artist/cartoonist!! X) and you got some talent there bro XD just wondering, are you a fan of mako?? just curious :p

          • Wise Lion-Turtle

            Uhm.. not really, I know he is just a fictional figure but I’m so pissed off because of his actions and behavior I would punch him gladly in the face.. xD But I must admit, he is cool :D

          • Wise Lion-Turtle

            Oh and could you show me some of your arts? :) curious too xD

          • Eliminator

            show me some of your pictures :) I have always loved art, but I suck at it :/

          • Eliminator

            You have to post them on the forum. The easiest way to byepass the restrictions of a picture is to upload them at sites like Imageshare and use [img]website of the direct link[/img] at the forums :)

          • Wise Lion-Turtle

            Oh thanks, I’ll try it out :)

  • Spade

    Did Studio Perriot animate this, lol? The picture isn’t too clear, but it does look like a small Earth Kingdom town. The colors, for the most part are there. The blue pants on Mako, I believe are just a coincidence; Mike and Bryan probably didn’t make that have a meaning towards the show, but who knows. It looks like an image undergoing color-correction, since the skin on the bending brothers is a little lighter than in the last book, but I may be seeing things since I havents seen a LOK episode for a few weeks!

    • Eliminator

      All of book 3 and 4 is Studio Mir.

      • Spade

        I know, I was just trying to be funny.

  • Ariana Moreno

    i’m tired of the Mako and Bolin pics…lets see some other characters like even Bumi and Tenzin or Korra!!! All I can say is these brothers better mean something to team avatar XD

    • Talos

      I think you mean Bolin. Mako is a full time detective now. He’s not going to have time…
      Vacation time already.

      How is he Lin’s best cop again?

      • Eliminator

        I bet they remove Mako from his police work duty.

        • KorraKorrs

          i doubt they removed Mako from his place duty, since he solve the case of the bombing incident in book 2

          • Eliminator

            he will stay useless if he is still a police officer. If he wants to be a true part of Team Avatar, Mako should leave that alone and help Korra!

          • Ariana Moreno

            yeah, and they should all start to matter too XD

          • Eliminator

            I think everybody of this community knows now, what you think about the bros ;) no need to post it again :D

          • Ariana Moreno

            woah woah eliminator XD i will post my opinions as many times as i wanna!! haha that’s like me telling you, “oh, i think everyone knows that you ship makorra ;) no need to post it again :D” and you wouldn’t want me telling ya that would ya? bottom line, chill bro, and imma post what ah want foo! if you don’t like my comment, simply don’t read them or reply! X) it’s that simple

          • Eliminator

            I am not telling everybody, that I ship Maorra! I think only a few people on this blog know it anyway :p
            I’m just joking. All fine :)

          • Sibis

            Which means nothing since Bolin busted Varrick in a different crime and then he escaped from prison.

      • Ariana Moreno

        now haha I mean both of em XD

  • Dodong

    Well… i’m sure this aint the South Pole.

  • tjs

    im guessing they’re at the beifong household.

  • Ariana Moreno

    dude, the forum just crashed…i can’t get on because it claims that there are connection problems and that the server may be busy, but it can’t locate the data base…is anyone else having the same issues right now?? O.o

  • Adrian19

    Its going to be sweet to see the modern Ba Sing Se!

  • Katie

    There is a wall in the background a big one. With the same gate we saw in Tales of Ba Sing Se! It IS Ba Sing Se! Wall=Ba Sing Se.