I was originally going to post this video alongside some panels from S&S Part 2, saying how under normal circumstances Zuko would have probably given a long-winded and dramatic speech about personal freedoms etc
But, considering the context of Picard’s Drumhead speech, and considering how Tarrlok was supposed to be be like Joe McCarthy to some degree, I thought thus was much more fitting.
[Bryan Koneitzko] has some fantastic ideas. One was to make Before, the piece for the backstory of the brothers in Legend of Korra, a duet: the cello representing Noatak and the Erhu representing Tarrlok.
AU: Tarrlok and Noatak leave together as boys to escape the tyranny of their father. Years later, they resurface in republic city under aliases Amon and Ra, hiding behind masks and stoking the fires of the anti-bending revolution.