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Amazing Avatar Scenes [6/?]

I’M STILL NOT OVER THIS SCENE. THIS EPISODE PREMIERED LIKE 3 YEARS AGO AND LIN GOT HER BENDING BACK IN THE SEASON FINALE, BUT IT STILL GIVES ME SUCH FEELS.

Okay, so let’s put this into context. Lin is metalbending chief of police. Her job and entire life is built around her being the best metalbender. Not to mention her mother INVENTED metalbending and changed the course of history.

BUT SHE WAS WILLING TO GIVE ALL OF THAT UP. SHE DID GIVE ALL OF THAT UP.

She gave it up for Tenzin, the man she was once in love with but who left her for another woman, and the family that he made with Pema. And she gave it up for Korra, the Avatar who she had trouble getting along with and did not initially like at all.

In addition to all of that, this scene was phenomenally directed. The animation of the rain is so beautiful and the score swells so emotionally in this scene. So many emotions flow into this scene and everything comes together to give us such a ride. The slow motion shot of the rain is incredible and the shot of Lin closing her eyes to accept her fate is heartbreaking.

Lin is so amazing and the fact that she was willing to give up her life for these people because she knew it was the right thing to do just proves that she is such an amazing hero and she deserves all the awards. LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT THIS PEOPLE. LIN IS LITERALLY THE BEST.

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BK: Christie did such a fantastic job of designing these young, sassy versions of Su, and Studio Mir followed suit with brilliant, on-model animation of her. Expressions by Ki-Hyun Ryu and Christie Tseng. Twelve and sixteen year old Su, eighteen and twenty-two year old Lin, and fifty-three year old Toph designs by Christie Tseng and Jin-Sun Kim. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf. 

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