Avatar the Legend of Korra has finished its second season a few weeks ago, and now that we’ve had a bit of time to process the episodes I think it is time to talk about what you thought about them. Warning, there are spoilers ahead!
I actually loved Avatar Wan’s story. All I am going to say about this is that he could have had an entire series of his own showing how he got started, too bad his story was only two episodes long.
Evil Avatar reincarnation?
Aang had to fight the evil Firebender nation army for his story, but Korra seems to have evil Waterbenders trying to take over the world because both Amon and Unalaq were Waterbenders.
I guess next we get evil Earth and Wind benders? I would love to see an evil Airbending monk abusing their powers and attempting to take over the world.
The final three episodes weren’t bad, but it did leave me with a few questions- Such as,
does this create an Evil Avatar cycle since Unalaq successfully fused with Vaatu?
Even if Korra “cleansed” them, Vatu will still come back and reincarnate after ten thousand years, right? But if he was fused with Unalaq and Unalaq died, wouldn’t a new human be born with Vaatu’s spirit to create a powerful dark Avatar just like what happened with Wan and Raava?
The only difference is that the evil Avatar would only be able to bend a single element.
My logic to the above question is yes, there is now a dark Avatar cycle. The reason that they would only be able to bend a single element is because Avatar Wan went around collecting all four elements for Raava to store for him, but Vaatu never did such a thing and neither did Unalaq, so the evil Avatar would still only have one single element to bend, but with Vaatu boosting their bending and past lives guiding them.
We probably will never see the evil Avatar in Korra’s life time though because the dark Avatar would be just a baby.
The spirit portals
The spirit portals bothered me. I found it very strange that Korra left the spirit portals open, Wan had closed them for a reason. Did Korra forget about the wars and violence between the humans and the spirits? Did she forget about the wilds and how the humans had to ask for fire just so that they could travel outside to get food? It wasn’t safe. It was strange that she seemed to ignore all of that and chose to leave the portals open, does she think the humans and spirits will now magically get along and be peaceful with one another? Especially now that humans have come out of spiritual harmony with the spirits and have lost all meaning to their special festivals, that was what Unalaq was trying to tell her in the beginner; the humans were no longer spiritually balanced.
I can only see bad things coming from this decision down the road.
I really loved Tenzin and Korra’s family troubles!
It added a deeper dynamic to the show and allowed us to learn more about all of the characters and we really got to see them grow. I just wish we got more of these episodes so that we could get more character interaction and story development like the original Airbender series. Because the season was so short a lot of the side characters sadly didn’t get much screen time.
Love triangle- Korra, Mako, and Asami
Yeah, I really hate Mako. Korra was only gone for a few days and he already is moving back to his ex? Dang, he moves fast. Is it just me or could you guys see Asami going to the dark side because Mako keeps rejecting her and going back to Korra? I could see Asami recreating the Equalist and going into a jealous rage to seek revenge against the Avatar for stealing her man… twice.
Mako needs to make up his mind and stop being a jerk before things get ugly. Korra should be careful, Future Industries might be a major threat in the… future.
Again, I thought that the final episodes for the second season seemed a bit rushed with her giant spirit battle with the evil Avatar and her traveling through the spirit world. It was also strange that Korra couldn’t master the spiritual side of bending and yet now she steps into the tree of memories and is able to astral project herself into a giant super strong spirit fighter without connecting to her past lives? Yeah, didn’t make sense to me. If she never mastered the spiritual side of bending Unalaq should have had a huge advantage over her because he spent most of his life taming spirits with his bending, it didn’t make sense to me how her spiritual power surpassed his so fast.
Overall, I really love the music to Avatar: The Legend of Korra, I love the animations, I really love the fight scenes, I love most of the story elements and the characters, but I think Nickelodeon really needs to give them more than just 12 or 14 episodes per season because they don’t have enough time to flush out the story for better pacing and character development. Regardless, I really hope the show gets a third season because I really do enjoy watching it.
What do you think? Did you like the overall season? What about the final few episodes?
Share your thoughts and tell us everything you liked and disliked about the season 2 finale of Avatar the Legend of Korra.