i rewatch this scene all the time

anonymous asked:

I want Rejet to do a thing where they show what all the guys daily routine consist of. Like I wanna know how many thought Shu has about Yuma daily and shit but most importantly I want to see Ayato's daily routine and see what he does that makes him happy :')

oh my GOD rejet could release a full episode of ayato brushing his teeth and gelling his hair and cutting his fingernails and I’d be SO FUCKIN EXCITED I’d rewatch it 200 times. I want a full movie of like, 2 real-time hours of ayato sakamaki’s day. there’s like a 15-minute scene of ayato putting bread in the toaster and waiting for his toast and then eating his toast

So I’ve rewatched this episode a few times at this point, and each time I noticed new things about this scene. As more pieces fell together, we get a clear picture as to just how brutal Lars’ death was.

And this specific screenshot says it all.

Why? Because LARS IS CLEARLY STILL ALIVE AT THIS MOMENT. (Look at how tense his facial features are. There is no way that Lars could make this face if he was dead right now.)

Why is that important? Look at what happened seconds before, and what happens shortly after.

1) The explosion.
The robanoid had just exploded, and Lars was physically on top of it when it happened. At this point-blank range, and without any sort of protection, Lars was exposed to the full force of the blast. Just imagine being blown up at point-blank. All the fire, all the force, and whatever shrapnel would have been flying around, that’s what Lars was exposed to. AND HE WAS STILL ALIVE TO FEEL ALL OF IT.

2) The impact.
This happens a fraction of a second after this screenshot, but is still well worth noting. When Lars hit the wall, we could clearly hear a definite ‘crack’ noise. Judging by how he hit the wall, he most likely broke not just his neck, but probably his spine and skull, as well as several other bones, like his ribs or his arms. Along with this, there’s also a good chance that some of his organs may have been ruptured, such as his heart or his lungs. (Especially since the edge of the gem hole would likely have somewhat impaled him on impact.)

This is definitely the moment Lars died, as shown by how his face and body goes completely limp afterwards. But it’s still very likely he felt the agony of the impact for the split second before his death.

3) Lars’ scar.
This is probably the most brutal part of all of this.
As first said by the lovely @bedknees , the fact that Lars’ scarred eye was specifically covered by his hair before resurrection makes it very likely that his head was split open in that spot.

And I completely agree with this.

But how could this have happened? Shrapnel.

One of the reasons bombs are so deadly is not just because of the explosion, but also the resulting shrapnel that would be launched in all directions at anything in range. With Lars being at point-blank range of the explosion, he could’ve easily been exposed to this. And that’s exactly what I think happened.

Why? Because Lars’ scar doesn’t just slice through his cheek and forehead like skimming across a rocky surface may do. Lars’ scar also goes over his eyelid, which is shown whenever he blinks after his resurrection.

So how would’ve this gone down?

I think that a piece of the robanoid’s outer layer, probably sheetlike in shape, was shot through Lars’ head in a fraction of a second, cutting through this eye, skull, and brain, and launching out the other side. AND HE WAS STILL ALIVE TO FEEL THIS.(His hair deliberately covers his eye in this screenshot, in this moment where he is still alive, which probably proves this.)


And you can clearly see Lars’ face twisted in AGONY in the fraction of a second prior to his death.


Lars’ death was not a long, drawn out one, but was still a torturous one. To see just how violent and brutal his death was, it shows just how tragic this moment really is.

Bonus: Other possible scenarios

1) The shrapnel could’ve stopped partway into Lars’ skull, ultimately altering his brain function. (Steven’s magic likely wouldn’t be able to heal where the shrapnel would still be in)
(Although I think this is incredibly unlikely, since Lars is shown to act and function in the same way both before and after death. The areas of the brain that would’ve been affected would impair his speech, his perception of the environment, his motor abilities, his judgement, his emotional reactions, and his sense of self. This would result in a vastly different Lars than the one we know.)
(A similar injury has happened in real life; Phineas Gage. I suggest Googling him)
2) If the shrapnel had been much bigger, it would’ve cleanly cut off a large chunk of Lars’ head in a Mortal Kombat style death.

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Morgana, 5.13 - The Diamond of the Day Part 2

“I am a High Priestess. No mortal blade can kill me.”

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 again today and noticed a bunch more things on the rewatch.

  • First of all I was expecting to be bored at least some of the time (I mean, I just saw it a little over a week ago), but I never, ever was, not even once. This movie uses every minute so well. (Unlike the first one, where most of the Ronon and Thanos scenes dragged horribly even the first time, and were completely skippable on a rewatch.)
  • I love how the end of the movie recontextualizes some of the earlier scenes. For example, Mantis’s misery and fear is so obvious when she first meets the gang, and in most of her scenes afterwards. The first time you watch it, her anxiety is easily read as nervousness around strangers. The second time, though, it’s such a gut-punch to see her standing behind Ego, wringing her hands, and knowing why.
  • Drax mistaking Yondu for Peter’s actual father is another of those fantastically recontextualized scenes. The first time, it’s funny, just a tossed-off joke. The second time, though … right in the feels. Because Drax, for the most part, doesn’t get the whole concept of people pretending to be something other than what they are. He watches Yondu and Peter interact with each other and he totally gets the actual relationship in a way even they don’t.
  • Speaking of which, there is some really brilliant editing in this movie. This time around, I noticed how it cut from Ego’s “I’m your dad, Peter” right to the first installment of Yondu’s storyline (which also involved interacting with his parental stand-in, Stakar). And none of the significance of this is clear if you don’t know the characters’ emotional context! You basically can only pick it up after having seen the movie once.  
  • The pacing on all the emotional arcs is so, so good. I didn’t even really notice, the first time around, how strong the Peter-Rocket arc is, from their fighting in the beginning, through Rocket not wanting to leave him on the planet, to their little moment of connection at the end.
  • I still can’t get over how this movie has eight major characters (not counting Ego; let’s not count Ego) and every single one of them has a) an emotional arc of their own, b) at least one strong platonic relationship arc with a beginning, middle, and end, and c) at least one scene in which they get to be awesome and do something important. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Even the noncombatants. Even the baby!
  • The first time around, I didn’t really notice how brutal Gamora and Nebula’s fight is. @sheronm pointed out how incredibly OTT Gamora picking up the ship cannon is (in a way female characters rarely get to be) but the whole fight is like that: brutal, dirty, vicious, and not sexualized in the slightest. Speaking of which …
  • The only shirtless scenes in the whole movie are guys (Peter on the ship, and Yondu at the brothel). The closest the movie comes to a romance arc is Peter and Gamora flirting and dancing. I still adore how Mantis and Drax make it explicitly clear that they aren’t into each other in a sexual/romantic way, and yet the most important relationship either of them has in the movie is with each other, and he’s willing to die to save her in the end. The movie doesn’t completely ignore romantic love (the Peter/Gamora relationship is still important), and it is true that there are a few sexist jokes (like Peter hitting on the Sovereign queen – though he apologizes for it, which is a rare thing). But overwhelmingly, this is a movie that never dismisses its female characters to “love interest” or sexualizes them any more than the male characters are.
  • When I saw this movie the first time, I thought the soundtrack and use of music was better in the first movie, but now that I’ve seen them both back to back, I was so, so wrong. They both have great music, they both have some great musical scenes, but I think it’s mostly that the first movie has a faster, more actiony soundtrack, while the second movie has a slower, gentler, more emotional soundtrack that I didn’t fully appreciate at first. But in the first movie, the music is mostly a (well-done!) melodic accompaniment to the action, while in the second movie, the songs are very carefully fit to the scenes in which they occur – whether the important thing is the peppy/awful contrast (“Come a Little Bit Closer” over the murder montage), or the whole point is that the song is so terribly, cheesily on point (“Brandy”), or sometimes because the song fits the emotional tone of the scene in the best fanvid kind of way (“Father & Son”, or the repeated use of “The Chain” for the characters being separated and then coming all back together in Peter’s love-epiphany/Power of Friendship™ moment at the end).

It’s just sooo goooood. I really didn’t expect a bombastic, ridiculous musical comedy in space to genuinely be one of the best movies I’ve seen in ages.

I honestly don’t know how people can just watch shows and not get completely obsessed over it and all the characters involved?! I really wish I could watch a show and move on without ending up spending all my time thinking about it and rewatching scenes and basically dedicating my life to it lmao

Little details you don’t notice at first (1/?)

-Even most likely comforting Isak and chasing away his fears while having his arms around Isak’s waist (or holding his hand).

Originally posted by myheroacademiadeku

Can I be honest here? When I first saw this scene, I was honestly worried for a second that All Might would be a untouchable, a bit arrogant and overly confident guy. Just for a split-second, I thought “Oh no, he’s gonna be one of those untouchable hero-idols again who will only show up in the story whenever there’s a really big fight that the protagonist can’t handle”.

Why I thought that – perhaps because I felt something about his behavior was faked. Perhaps because he just picked up the nearest piece of paper he could find and wrote down his autograph without even being asked for it, probably thinking that everyone would love to have his autograph, anyway.

But gosh, was I wrong. In the mere span of a few minutes, all those worries were shut down.

Untouchable? Invincible? No. All Might is shown to be bleeding and hiding behind a strong façade only a bit later.

Originally posted by kaeveeoh

 

 

Him not showing up in the series apart from important fights? Ha! Since the manga started, All Might has been at Izuku’s side as often as possible. I even miss him when he isn’t there, because I’m just so used to him being close to Izuku (even if it’s just watching from around the corner like a worried dad)

 

Originally posted by kizn7iver

And then, when I rewatched BNHA, I noticed this little scene here:

All Might didn’t just pick the notebook up and write his autograph into it. He really read it first. The book had fallen open during the fight with slime guy, if I remember correctly. He probably caught sight of the sketches of heroes Izuku had done and took a look into it.

He noticed how detailed Izuku’s notes where. He took into consideration how much time the boy had spent gathering all those information about the heroes, and how much love had went into each detail. Knowing Izuku, that fanboy probably even wrote down his thoughts near the notes, little bits and pieces of excited rambling and theories.

All Might didn’t write his autograph into the notebook because he egoistically assumed that it would be what the boy wanted.

He wrote the autograph into the notebook because, after seeing Izuku’s addiction to heroes, his love for everything concerning it, he knew how much this autograph would mean for the boy.

Well done, Horikoshi. You managed to literally pulverize all the clichés concerning shounen-mentors and designed one of the most lovable, dorkiest yet most awesome characters I’ve ever seen. Not to mention what a heartwarming relationship between mentor and student was created here.

Also, what kind of dorky autograph is this, you drew your own eyebrows and eye-shadows under it you utter DORK

The skam fandom right now:
  • Even: Take desperate to a whole new level.
  • The skam fandom: -season three entirely in gifs
  • -overanalysing every scene
  • -about 1000 different theories
  • -every evak kiss ever as a wallpaper, gif, drawing or compilation
  • WATCH AND LEARN MAGNUS

hello darlings! sooo, skam ending, eh? well, the skam website being updated is indeed something we’ll no longer see, but to me skam isn’t just completely over yet. because they’ll still be there, these four seasons we had, with all the moments we cherish and all these characters we’ve grown to love. you’ll always be able to watch your favorite scenes, you’ll always be able to re-immerse yourself in that universe, when you have a day off and you feel like watching complete seasons, or when you’re thinking about that particular clip and you have 15 minutes to spare so you rewatch it 

and you see, the wonderful thing about skam being in real time is that it really does feel like these characters will continue to live their life after today. they’re all still going to be there tomorrow, in the skam world. and i know some of these characters have provided good representation and were people you could see yourself in and people you just cared about, and the beautiful thing is that you’ll always get to keep them with you. you always get to picture what they’re doing at a particular moment, and picture their future. as odd as that might sound, they’re sort of like different colored playdough, that is shaped a certain way now, but that are still malleable and that you get to shape however you want from now on

now i’m not going to tell you the typical “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” because it’s okay if you’re feeling sad about not getting skam updates anymore. it’s understandable, and you’re not overreacting, and you’re allowed to feel the way you feel. but i truly hope that, if not today, then tomorrow or the day after, you’ll still smile because it happened, and as it keeps happening. because as long as your love for these people and their story is there, as long as your imagination is there, skam lives on, in a truly special way 

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to be completely honest i was not ready for this scene and now miraculous ladybug has joined my list of shows that have made me cry

We all know how astonishingly talented Thomas is and how much time, effort and love he’s put into making the SanderSides, so much that at this point it’s extremely difficult to see his characters as Thomas, even though they are all literally him. They all have their own looks and little quirks, like the way they sound, stand, the things they say, the way they move, and even their own personalities. The way Prince has his hand gestures, how Anxiety ducks his head, how Dad adjusts his glasses and Logic straightens his tie. I really, really appreciate how much thought and effort Thomas puts into them all, but I also love the little things. Like how his editing is always neat and on point, no matter how frustrating and exhausting it must be to flip scenes and add audio with 3-5 different characters. How every time they appear on screen, there is quiet music specifically for them playing in the background that you can hear if you listen carefully. How Thomas has made such great content that even though we may have our favourite characters, we love them all. I just want everyone to appreciate @thatsthat24 for his hard work, for how dedicated and amazing and lovely he is, and for his overall brilliance. We love you!

ok so upon rewatching cap2 i noticed that steve rogers goes and sees sam wilson at the VA during the day and they have the “are you happy?” scene with steve staring at sam like he’s the fucking sun then it cuts to nick fury car scene and then steve’s coming home at night.

steve spent all that time doing what? i’ll bet it’s sam wilson feel free to disagree but ur absolutely wrong and sam took one look at steve’s awkward hands-in-my-pockets routine and sincere eyes and said “…my lunch starts in 10”

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Seriously this scene was surreal.

Dean and cas are totally lost in each other’s eyes while Sam and Uriel are talking in the background.

Every time i rewatch this scene i can’t help but imagine Uriel saying : “We’re wasting time with these mud monkeys , Sam. They are too busy eye-fucking each other to find a solution”  lol.

but there’s more

Cas: I suggest you move quickly

Me: Well maybe he can move quickly if you stop eye-fucking him for 2 minutes after every sentence.

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Amara and season 11 just don’t work without Destiel

Based on my thoughts and seeing a lot of others thinking the same I went through and rewatched season 11 focusing heavily on Amara’s scenes, in the end putting them back to back to really look in detail and wowzers, that was eye opening.

As well as all the huge amounts of subtext throughout the season as usual, if you watch all of Amara’s screen time and follow her interactions with Dean and her overall storyline (which is the whole of season 11′s overall storyline, just saying) it just does not function without Dean and Cas’s bond. Without Destiel this whole season just… doesn’t work.

So, just looking at the obvious parts (I won’t go into too much detail as I wrote a whole other post about Amara as an exposition for Dean’s feelings here….).

Originally posted by nino-possy

The real ‘upping the game’ in the exposition of Dean and Cas’s feelings towards each other and, coincidentally, the overall arc of the season, comes from THIS POINT, where Amara is textually and visually put forward as a love interest for Dean. There is a clear parallel of Dean/Amara and Dean/Cas throughout the season 11 narrative and it is from THIS point that both Amara and Cas are portrayed romantically, directly mirrored and used in each others’ narratives. This is not a coincidence. 

If it were more referenced beforehand perhaps I may be a little more forgiving and allow more of a ‘platonic profound bond’ reasoning but it is precisely because of this clear move into a love interest role for Amara that Cas and Amara are then clearly portrayed as ‘good bond/love’ and ‘bad bond/love’. One is forced on Dean against his will and he clearly rejects it, one is at its core based on free will and he clearly is doing everything he can to save Cas, even going up against Amara to do this, a very well done full circle of parallels leading into each other… *ahh narrative tie-ins and mirrors - sighing with contentment*.

SO… Since the midseason finale and this scene:

We have the Amara/Love monster who tells us textually that she can “feel the love that you feel”, she uses the particular and relatively precise and uncommon word ‘longing’ which we all now clearly associate with Cas and praying, she talks about his feeling shame… Then moves onto Amara, reminding him of Dean’s way ‘out’, of the ‘bliss’.  For me although this isn’t Amara, the love monster does actually use the words “who I am doesn’t matter” and therefore it’s clear that the information she’s giving us is what is important. This is a clear exposition.

Dean then clarifies to Sam that “to call it desire or love…it’s not that”. So the love monster from Love Hurts - who was talking about Dean’s love and longing and shame… She uh, wasn’t picking up on love for Amara as Dean has explicitly told us that is not what he is feeling. So…. who might it have been referring to? 

The attempting expelling of Lucifer. Is just so much Destiel and has been covered so many times. All I’m going to say here is that despite “God’s freaking sister”, one of the two most powerful beings in the universe, being right there, Dean’s main concern is Cas to the point that he calls out for him in front of everyone else and reveals his weakness, not a particularly restrained or smart move for a trained hunter. Amara and Lucifer both notice this and we are meant to notice them noticing
Why is this important? To clarify that Dean’s bond with Cas and his worry for him outweighs his bond with Amara.

The longing scene. Again, much meta-d. Basics being, Dean is longing for Cas (while actually muttering ‘where are you Amara’ clearly worried for Cas as it is Cas not Amara he is talking to Sam about around this scene. Amara has an actual real, substantiated ‘bond’ with Dean through the mark, sure, but it IS NOT AS STRONG AS HIS BOND WITH CAS (which as far as I’m aware doesn’t actually have any real basis unless the hand mark or something has a role but hasn’t been touched on for 8 years so I’m going with no), ergo Amara has to use Cas to find Dean. Then yes, she totally manipulates him into coming to rescue Cas/Lucifer because Dean is such a good friend

After this we get another very interestingly subtextual scene where Dean and Sam are interviewing Donatello and it is only once Sam mentions the word ‘Angels’ that Amara again immediately finds and comes to Dean.

Again proving that Dean’s bond with Cas is stronger than his bond with Amara.

I particularly love the near-finale narrative, after she expressly tells Dean she cares for him and wants him to be happy, to have bliss - the sandwiching of Mary and Cas in her story which is so relevant to season 12 - how Amara shows that she is capable of just de-materialising Metatron in an instant because she is attacked and angry, she then notices Mary’s picture, she then is again attacked and angry but ‘saves’ Cas, essentially ‘resurrecting’ him from Lucifer’s control, then of course resurrects Mary.

( #Narrative parallels and tropes are a thing is one of my favourite tags).

These are all writing/directing/production choices that were made to show these scenes one after the other and revealing her choices here. Are we not supposed to wonder why she made these choices? 

Are we not supposed to wonder why Amara, all powerful being, is incapable of contacting Dean without going THROUGH CAS (who Dean expressly states is “small fry” in comparison to her), or having a conversation with him where Cas isn’t in some way referenced once she is herself portrayed as a love interest? 

Or why the writing/directing/production team made these choices? 

There is a clear narrative being told here.

If you watch all of Amara’s screen time throughout this season it is just so clear what she is exposing, what her interactions with Dean are based on, how her storyline does not function without Dean and Cas’s bond. I’m not saying her story is pointless, it clearly isn’t, just that it rests on their bond so this shows how extremely important to the whole story their bond is.

Any why? Why are we being shown all this, why are we being encouraged to question all this? I was just reading @charlie-minion’s excellent overview and loved this post with great insight: “The question in season 9 was “who do you love?” Whereas I think the questions in season 10 are “what kind of love do you feel?” and “whose heart are you gonna break?”. 

There is a clear and ever evolving question about Dean’s feelings throughout the seasons which has now kept on into season 12. I think these questions have been more or less answered now, the questions for season 12 and moving forwards are “is this love reciprocated”, which has already been answered textually, “will you be able to admit to this love” and “what are you going to do about it”…

Originally posted by sooper-dee-dooper-natural

Primavera feelings

I was asked a one-shot related to the scene at the Cappella in which Will says “Hannibal, I forgive you.”

I’ve already written it, but in the meantime I rewatched the episode and I couldn’t help to make this post. Because of the Hannigram feelings all over these scenes.

Hannibal listens to Will the all time, while Will is there talking with Pazzi, rewatching Hannibal’s design of the heart and hallucinating about that and Abigail.

And this is what Hannibal hears.

Will uses the word valentine, Hannibal hears that. 

And here a long moment of silence. Hannibal doesn’t hear Abigail’s answer, but he hears silence. And silence from Will means a lot more than words. 

Even without Abigail’s part of the dialogue, it’s pretty clear what Will is thinking.

And when he talks to Pazzi (I don’t know if Hannibal can listen because he is already dowstairs, but let’s say he hears in some way) Hannibal listens to Will saying first

When Pazzi didn’t ask him about Hannibal. Will always answers following his thoughts and his thoughts are one-topic only. And he answers like he and Hannibal are the same thing.

Are you praying signor Graham?

No, Hannibal doesn’t pray, why should I?


And then

Those are all things said before Will knew that Hannibal is there. And Will is not talking to Jack, a person who can understand and maybe justify in some way this kind of behaviour. He is talking with a stranger who can just think Will is Hannibal’s friend. Pretty much what Pazzi figures out.

And then Pazzi goes away with a face that leaves no doubts about what he thinks of Hannibal and Will’s relationship. And Will does absolutely nothing to make him think differently. 

What I’m thinking is that, considering Hannibal’s feelings, all those words must have been pure hope. Yes, Will is manipulative as much as Hannibal, so he could fake that, but Hannibal goes home and when Bedelia asks if it was nice to see Will, he answers “It was nice, among other things.”

The other things being the surprising amount of Will's revelations. I don’t think Hannibal could anticipate that after what happened in Mizumono and that’s the reason behind this expression


Sorry for the long post, but I fall in love every single time.

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even if you make the executive decision to never watch classicaloid, please watch this scene. I’ve rewatched episode 11 fifty times just for this one scene. please. watch it. watch the scene. I made a youtube account for it

Who do you love? Castiel.

I love the season 9 opening song, lyrics and editing choices. It’s basically:

Oops we didn’t close the gates of Hell. 
“Who do you love?” “CASTIEL” x6(!)
Sam’s dying and the Angels have fallen.

Yep, these are the key things you need to know for this season, so… go!

Originally posted by if1stay

The whole first 30 seconds focus on Sam and Dean and peripheral characters, they don’t actually show Cas’ face or him really at all apart from one quick shot of a wound. 

UNTIL the singer comes in with “tell me who do you love?” at the 30 second mark and the editing immediately cuts to close ups of Cas. Then there is an immediate second “who do you love” which cuts to Cas again with Naomi saying “hello Castiel” just to make sure we saw nothing of Cas then heard “who do you love” followed immediately by his face and his nameTWICE. In succession.

Followed by a montage of Cas’ face all the way up to the next “who do you love” which then cuts to Crowley (the other end of the love chevron), then back to a nice big reveal of Cas, lit up with grace and his wings as “who do you love” chimes up again. The next “who do you love” focuses on Crowley, saying “I deserve to be loved” then right back to Cas for the next “who do you love” with a close up of Cas’ face for a couple of different shots and Metatron extracting his grace. Then no more “who do you love”s and no more close ups of Cas as the rest focuses back again on the brothers and other peripheral characters.

So out of a grand total of 6 “who do you love”s 5 of them showed Cas and 2 of them said his name out loud to be heard right after the words were said and the final one shows us Cas losing his grace and becoming Human right after Metatron told him to go have a life on Earth…

My favourite are the first two though because we didn’t see Cas’ face for the whole first part of the montage and suddenly here it is multiple times with his name said out loud over the top, in all it’s glory right after…

“Tell me who do you love?”

And the second one with Naomi and a nice link into the crypt scene for good measure… 

“Tell me who do you love?”

So we had 6 times:

Who do you love? Castiel.

It’s almost like we were supposed to associate love with Cas for some reason.

WEIRD HUH?!!

Here’s a link for good measure as it is so much stronger when you see and hear it all. I genuinely laughed out loud when rewatching it recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvhdndPxdY0

Why I believe Katara canonically had romantic feelings for Zuko

I’ve been reading and posting a lot of ATLA meta recently and I think it’s time I write y’all a post on this subject, because I noticed this when rewatching season two and haven’t really seen anyone else mention it yet. 

In this insanely old post, a lot of valid and interesting points are made, but there is one point made in the original ask that I don’t agree with at all. In it, both the anon and the poster agree that Katara shows no romantic interest in Zuko within canon. I completely disagree. 

Now you can speculate their interactions all you want, especially the scene in the catacombs in ‘The Crossroads of Destiny’. But I think what confirms her attraction isn’t how she treats him during the catacombs scene, but after. 

I don’t think it’s the kindness and the vulnerability she shows him in that scene confirms anything. Katara is a very trusting and open person, you could make very easy and solid arguments against her having romantic feelings or attraction towards Zuko in that scene. It’s how she reacts to him AFTER his betrayal that I think is the biggest and most damning tell of them all. 

In the answer to anon’s ask, OP says that they believe Katara is only truly confirmed to have shown romantic attraction to Jet in the show. 

Her treatment of Zuko and her reaction to him opening up to her and then returning after his betrayal run parallel to Katara’s relationship with Jet almost exactly. Jet, a person who canon has confirmed that Katara was romantically attracted to. 

Let’s look at Katara’s reaction and treatment towards Jet in ‘Lake Laogai’ in comparison to her treatment of Zuko in ‘The Western Air Temple’ and ‘The Southern Raiders’. 

Katara: We can’t trust anything Jet says.
Sokka: But we don’t even know why he’s here.
Katara: I don’t care why he’s here. Whatever the reason is, it can’t be good.

Katara absolutely refuses to believe Jet, and has no interest in hearing his reasoning. He hurt her once, she never wants to see him again. 

Katara: You need to get out of here, now.
Zuko: I’m trying to explain that I’m not that person anymore.
Sokka: Either you leave, or we attack.
Zuko: If you won’t accept me as a friend, then maybe you’ll take me as a prisoner.
Katara: No, we won’t!

(Don’t forget she douses both pretty heavily with water, but that’s neither here nor there)

Now Katara’s anger at Zuko in The Western Air Temple isn’t isolated from the rest of the group, like it is towards Jet in Lake Laogai. In Lake Laogai, everyone but Katara is willing to trust him, whereas in The Western Air Temple no one trusts him. HOWEVER, we DO see her anger and hatred continue on into ‘The Southern Raiders’, long after the rest of the group readily trusted and accepted Zuko. 

Aang: Katara, we have to give him a chance.
Jet: I swear, I’ve changed. I was a troubled person, and I let my anger get out of control. But I don’t even have the gang now. I’ve put all that behind me.
Katara: You’re lying! 

Zuko: This isn’t fair. Everyone else seems to trust me now. What is it with you? 
Katara: Oh, everyone trust you now? I was the first person to trust you, remember Back in Ba Sing Se. And you turned around and betrayed me. Betrayed all of us. 

Just like how everyone was ready to trust Jet and let him help them find Appa in Lake Laogai, everyone had accepted and welcomed Zuko into their group except Katara. She held onto her anger much longer than everyone else in both scenarios. 

Let’s also not forget that not only are her TREATMENTS of their betrayals insanely similar, the betrayals themselves are almost identical. 

In both situations, Katara opened up to Jet/Zuko about her mother and what she lost to the Fire Nation. In turn, Jet and Zuko ALSO opened up about the loss of THEIR parent(s) at the hands of the Fire Nation. After a mutual understanding and connection, Katara promises both of them that she will help them. And in both situations, they turn on Katara and they part ways after fighting as enemies. 

Jet: Fire Nation killed my parents. I was only eight years old. That day changed me forever.
Katara: Sokka and I lost our mother to the Fire Nation.
Jet: I’m so sorry, Katara. 

Katara: I don’t?! How dare you! You have no idea what this war has put me through. Me personally. The Fire Nation took my mother away from me.

Zuko: I’m sorry. That’s something we have in common.

Katara canonically had a large crush on Jet. And the similarities between her interactions with Jet and her interactions with Zuko are glaringly obvious. 

There are a lot of other things in canon I could use to argue Katara’s attraction to Zuko (*cough* her being confused during ‘Ember Island Players’ *cough*), but a lot of those have already been discussed, and I maintain that I think this is the most conclusive and solid piece of evidence towards it. 

Peace out. 

Originally posted by filmframesandfeels