Korra and Mako infiltrate an Equalist rally where they attempt to expose Amon as a bloodbender. Meanwhile, Asami, Bolin, and General Iroh are imprisoned by Hiroshi Sato, but are freed soon after by Naga. Korra faces Amon, however, her bending is removed. She and Mako escape and, along with the rest of Team Avatar, make their way to the Southern Water Tribe. Meanwhile, Amon is exposed as a bloodbender and as Tarrlok’s older brother. Both are later killed when Tarrlok detonates their boat at sea.
So, I’ve been working on this for a while. Basically, to sort of vent my frustrations with how LOK as a whole went and get some closure there, I’m gonna be doing a little series that outlines the ways in which I’d have done various aspects of the series differently (I hesitate to say “better,” but, y’know). Some changes will be small, some will be bigger, but they’re all things that I think would have made for a more satisfying overall storyline, at least for me.
So, let’s start with Book One!
There won’t be too much I’d change in Book 1, because its story was very tight and well-paced and structured already, but there are a few quibbles here and there I have with it, so let’s get into those under the cut.
Iroh - Ok, so we
need to divide into two teams. Team A will head to the Equalist Rally to take
on Amon, while Team B heads to the airbase
to warn Bumi
Mako - Ok, Korra
and I will take the equalist rally 'grabs Korra’s arm’ Let’s go Korra
Actuuuuallllly ‘pulls arm away, and grabs
Asami with her other’ I think I’d like to take Asami
Mako - What are
you talking about Korra ? Why would you take Asami ?
Korra - She’s the
best fighter among us, Amon can’t disable her like you or me, she’s pretty ,
and i like her waaaaaaaaaaaaay
Mako - I get it
Korra-'shushes Mako’ Not done Mako 'coughs three times’ aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy more than
Mako - Korra, I
thought we were friends
Korra- Are we
Mako ? Are we ?
Mako - Why
wouldn’t we be ?
someone who values our friendship so much, you sure were ready to throw it away
when I accused Hiroshi of being an equalist…. How’d that turn out by the way
Mako - …….
are we still making a thing of that
Korra-'mocking voice’ Yes ,we’re still making
a thing of that’ turns to Asami’
Let’s go Asami
Asami - 'waves’ Bye everyone, say hi to Dad for me
'Mako crosses his arms
dejectedly as Korra and Asami leave’
Amon - Firebenders
struck down my entire family and.left.me.SCARRED. That tragic event began my
quest to EQUALIZE the WORLD
Chiblocker 2 step forward on window seat above’
That’s a lie Amon
Chiblocker 2 remove masks to reveal Korra and Asami’
Korra - Or should
I call you Noatok ?
Amon - 'eyes bulge’
Asami - 'steps forward’ It’s true, Noatok is a
Amon - You’re
desperate Avatar. Making up lies about me with your lovely friend Miss Sato
Korra- 'winces’ Gross ! Aren’t you like 40 ?
Amon - 'deep exasperated breath’
Lieutenant - That
is a little weird boss
Amon - Just bring
out the airbenders
and Meelo are brought on stage’
Amon - You need
to be reminded of the power I possess ! 'prepares
to cut off Tenzins bending’
Korra - Oh yeah ? 'jumps
down to the rest of the audience’
Amon - Yes, I
will rid the world of airbend….
Korra- Fuck it 'throws
arms in the air’ Immah make you all benders
Female Citizen -
Korra - 'pokes Female Citizen on the forehead’
Female Citizen - 'screeches as she falls over, sending a
pillar of flame shooting towards the ceiling’
Someone in the crowd
- The Avatar made her into a firebender !
causing a flurry of panic as the chi-blockers attempt to take Korra down as she
makes her way through the audience turning everyone into a bender’
Lieutenant - Boss
! Just equalize the airbenders!
Amon - You’re
right …'turns to see that the
airbenders are gone’ Where did they go ?!
Asami - 'waves
to Amon from on stage’ Oh they’re gone by now 'hops off stage and walks to Korra’
You’d think father would have lent you some Sato brand locks instead of
leaving you with these inferior grade Cabbage-corp ones
'Doors are earthbent shut’
Asami - By the
way Korra 'pokes
Korra on the arm’ Do me
look that steadily changes into a smile
Asami- No, that’s
for later . I mean the bending thing
Korra - Any preferences ?
Asami - Surprise
Lieutenant - Miss
Sato NOOOOO! 'reaches out hand’
Korra - 'pokes Asami’s forehead’ Boop
Asami - 'immediately bends water out of nearby
Lieutenant - Damnit Amon , Mr. Sato’s going to be PISSED
Amon - We can fix
this Lieutenant 'reaches hand out towards Lieutenant’
Lieutenant - 'smacks Amon’s hand away’ No ! This plan
was half baked, and now it’s over ! Hiroshi’s not going to fund as after we let
his daughter become a no good waterbender
Korra- Woah. 'holds
up hands’ RUDE
Lieutenant - 'points at Korra’ Quiet you 'turns
back to Amon’ I’m done with this whole idiotic scheme
'Lieutenant snaps his
fingers, causing half of the current Chi-fighters, and the entire audience to leave the building with him’
Amon - 'standing on stage awkwardly’ Curses….’
removes mask and wipes off facepaint’
You’ve won Avatar……
'Asami handcuffs Amon’
Korra- It’s ok
Noatok, it could have been much worse !