Question. What is your reading of President Raiko? My read of him is that he's supposed to be an out-of-touch pencil pusher who gets in the way of Korra, but in practice he ends up as a capable leader who has to deal with a bratty Avatar who's dandy with plotting to start a war alongside Zuko's grandson (I wonder if Zuko chewed him out for that).
I completely agree with you. President Raiko seemed pretty reasonable to me. Korra got on my nerves, and that has to do with the way Bryke write the Avatar, giving him/her special treatment. Aang was obviously a self-insert for them, and Korra gets to act as bratty as she wants without being portrayed as wrong.
Her behavior during the Civil War was so horrible. She acted so entitled and her inability to listen was so annoying. I hope Zuko did chew him out, because he really shouldn’t be listening to Korra, LOL. I really felt bad for Raiko during Book 3, too. Leaving those portals open was an awful decision if you ask me. And I completely understand why he was so mad when all the vines took over.
Korra just decided to do what she wanted without discussing anything with anyone. Not very good for an Avatar. Letting the Spirit World run amok is a horrible idea, given how many dangerous spirits there are. But since Bryke decided to cancel Book 4 of ATLA, they needed to come up with some way to bring the Air Nation back, even though they said themselves in an interview before that the Air Nomads weren’t coming back. Evidently they changed their minds. Korra didn’t seem to care about any of the dangers, though. Just pushing her ideals on everyone in a very obnoxious and preachy way. Just like Aang. Bow Toph, bow! Bryke’s self-insert demands it!
Mai was never planned to die. Mako definitely was though and Bryke changed it because it made Korrasami look like the two girls only ended up with each other because their mutual ex-boyfriend was no longer around
So Mako dying was true, huh? Honestly I’m not surprised. Bryke would be insensitive enough to consider an ending like that, LOL. They don’t really respect their characters much. They care more about adding unexpected twists, so the story can be more “entertaining”. That would have looked so horrible, though. Poor Mako.
Feels kind of mean. Mako got on my nerves a lot, but it was more of the way Bryke chose to do the love triangle that was the problem. Without the love triangle, he could have been far more likable as a character. But because of their shitty writing, they just decide to kill him off? Geez. And they named him after Iroh’s voice actor, too. I think he could have been more interesting and fleshed out than what happened in canon. He had an interesting backstory that got overshadowed by the badly written romance. And he was always tying to look out for everyone, in his own way.
It’s a shame that Bryke needed to mess things up so badly in Books 1 and 2 before the other writers got a chance to come back for Books 3 and 4 to salvage the mess. By then the damage was already done. Team Avatar in Korra got so badly screwed over. :O
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“You have indeed felt a great loss, but love is a form of energy, and it swirls around us. The Air Nomads’ Aang’s love for you has not left this world. It is still inside of your heart, and is reborn in the form of new love.”
The announcement of the upcoming graphic novel brought up all sorts of old feels, so in commemoration of the continuing story, I decided to break my own heart. Enjoy.