pro-benders

anonymous asked:

idk if you have ever watched avatar the last airbender but if you have, what type of bender would each of the b99 squad be in your opinion? :o

OMG I LOVE AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER AND LEGEND OF KORRA & I LOVE THIS ASK !! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (PS: Sorry this reply took so long. I’m evidently a Mess.) 

Before anything tho, I’d like to say that these are *my* headcanons, and I totally get that other people might have different thoughts about what element each character bends! Let’s all respect each other’s opinions and just agree that CHEDDAR IS THE AVATAR. (Okay, maybe not. But let’s still keep the angry arguments to a minimum, yeah??)


Terry is an earthbender. He’s brute strength and all muscle. While he’s never managed to metalbend, he’s known for literally moving mountains.

He once participated in the Earth Rumble competition as part of an undercover op and ended up winning the title of Earthbending Champion. His prize belt had to be submitted as evidence because it was rumored to be made of solid cocaine, and Jake has definitely tried to dig it up out of the locker to pose with. (”Peralta! No tampering with past evidence!” “I’m wearing gloves, Sarge! And the belt’s in a baggy! It’s fine! Just let me be Champion for once!!!” “You don’t even earthbend!”)


Holt is a firebender. He had the brash recklessness of a firebender in his youth, but time and experience have given him the wisdom and clarity of mind to master lightningbending. When he isn’t busy running the Nine-Nine, he enjoys honing his sword fighting skills and playing Pai Sho.


Rosa is an earthbender. In her days as a ballerina, her seismic sense had come in handy when she had to keep track of the precise positions of her fellow dancers. Now, her seismic sense allows her to pinpoint criminals in hiding and is especially useful before/during raids. Metalbending had come naturally to her, and she likes using the skill in crafting everything from jewelry to swords. 


Jake is a firebender. He’s all attack and impulse and “eyes closed, head first, can’t lose.”

He had actually gotten firebending from his dad; Nana and his mom were both airbenders. Roger had stuck around long enough to teach him the basics (i.e. how not to burn the house down), but he walked out before Jake could learn the more advanced techniques. Jake had grown up pretty much wishing he was an airbender, like the strong women he knew and loved.

When Jake figured out at age 9 that he could lightningbend, he was so excited about it – except he accidentally hurt Gina while trying to show off his new skill, and he vowed never to attempt lightningbending after. It’s Holt who eventually teaches him how to master, not fear his power.


Charles is an earthbender. The Boyles had always been burrowers, and Charles swears Great Nana Boyle learned how to earthbound from the badger moles themselves. Charles was a beast of a pro-bender in his college days but gave up the sport because it brought out his competitive side (and also because he ate half a rock disk and was strongly advised by his doctor to take a break for an indefinite amount of time).  


Gina is an airbender. She’s not one for training or practicing forms, but she does enjoy meditating and visiting the spirit world every now and then. When she and Jake were younger, she tried to “firebend” with him using a lighter and a can of hairspray. He also once tried to “airbend” with her when she was learning how to fly. (Needless to say, Nana was not happy either of those times.)


Amy is a waterbender. She comes from a long line of waterbenders and learned how to heal from her abuela. (None of her brothers can do it, so she’s very proud of herself.) 

As a child, she heard about bloodbending in myths. As a cop, she reads about it in case files that make her stomach churn. She could never even imagine using her bending to directly manipulate another person. That is, until an escaped convict is 2 seconds away from slashing Jake’s throat, and she finds herself acting on autopilot to save the love of her life.

anonymous asked:

how do kasey and jason (aka the kitsune) meet in the avatar au? ;o

oh! it’s Jasper! and in the Avatar AU, Kasey meets Jasper at the pro-bending arena, because Jasper’s little brother is a pro-bender and he likes to watch his games. Kasey offers to buy Jasper a drink because he thinks he’s cute, and Jasper originally brushes him off, gladly taking a free drink but not wanting to bother talking to him. Jasper doesn’t like to let anyone close to him in Avatar AU, because he’s secretly the Kitsune working for Dahlia. (As with most AUs, Jasper’s manipulated and used by others, leading him to have trust issues) Kasey continues to see him week after week and eventually Jasper realizes he likes Kasey back. That scares him a lot, and then Dahlia asks Jasper/Kitsune to capture Kasey for something she’s scheming and Jasper hates having to. He doesn’t want Kasey to ever find out that he’s the Kitsune. 

Sorry for going on a tangent!! here’s some old art of them :~)


Name : Jeon Jungkook
Element : Water, is experienced with ice bending as well. 
Personality : Acts tough and is a bit shy but don’t be fooled he is a living meme. Will always fite for his friends and is deserving of your love.
Appearance : Dark brown hair, Dark blue eyes, wrist guards and belt look at the picture u nerds
Extra info : Pro-bender with Jimin and Hoseok
Backstory : To be continued 

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Headcanon time!

Headcanons for LOK characters after the series end. I always enjoy doing these!

Korra and Asami have an amazing vacation in the spirit world, which fuels Asami’s imagination inspire many innovations that will help humanity, while also maintaining a balance with nature and the spirit world. Korra’s own sense of spirituality and understanding is heightened during this trip.

Korra and Asami eventually become wives, and spend the rest of their lives bringing peace and balance to all nations. Korra through her avatar powers and Asami her invention powers (shhh, it’s a power). Korra also becomes an awesome avatar, and is no longer considered the worst avatar ever.

Bolin and Opal eventually fade apart, and in grief and confusion Bolin joins this weird ass circus almost every other Avatar universe character has been apart of. There he meets his future wife, a water tribe girl who is an aspiring director ( I will forever ship Bolin and water tribe girls). Together she re-starts Bolins career as an actor and they make some of the most successful movers of the time. During that time Bolin works hard to use his celebrity and new found wealth for philanthropy, eventually transitioning from actor to politician since he wants to be more proactive with helping. Plus his years in the entertainment career has solidified his public speaking skills. Also with his money he is able to move him and Mako’s family out of Asami’s house. Bolin and his wife give birth to a firebender kid in a weird skip of genetics.

Mako decides to remain Wu’s body guard during his attempts at becoming a pop singer, which of course Wu fails at but on the plus side lands a gig as a radio show host. It’s only a short five years, but during that time him and Wu get into some crazy shenanigans before, with a heartfelt goodbye Wu let’s Mako go, because they both know it’s time. Mako rejoins the police force as a detective, but he will always remember fondly his day with the man formerly known as Prince Wu. Everyday he starts his day listening to the radio show ‘Waking up with Wu’.

Yes, Lin Beifong ends up taping that nuktuk waiters cute booty. The waiter was very honored. Lin Beifong adopts both Bolin and Mako as her little chicakdee’s and nurtures her little babies with that good ol’ fashion tough love. She remains Republic Cities greatest chief of police and a statue is erected of her next to Toph, made by her own nephew Huan.When Huan was asked about the statue he had this to say “ I don’t normally do straight forward stuff, I like to make the audience work for it, suffer in their efforts to obtain it’s meaning, but then I thought about it and my Aunt is one of the most straightforward people I know. So I made a statue that’s like her, straightforward in resemblance and meaning.” Lin also now visits her family during the holidays.

Mako follows a similar path as Lin Beifong and ends up being devoted to his work. While he dates a few other people along the way, he never settles down with anyone and has no kids, well, in a gesture of goodwill he donates his DNA to Asami and Korra so that they can have a kid together. He is an excellent Uncle and so is Bolin, and at the end the day very satisfied with being “BatMako”.

Toph Beifong, remains a badass swamp witch. Also gives Lin Beifong a proper apology.

Katara awakens from her four year stupor and returns to being the badass old lady she always was. Immediately gets involved with everything, including helping with the transition of spirits in the human world. Being the avatar’s wife gives her some pull with the spirits.

Since Katara seems back to her old self and doesn’t really need to be taken care of, Kya is free to start roaming again. This time she decides to explore the spirit world.

Desna and Eska lead the Northern water tribe nation into becoming the world’s most fashionable place to be, seriously they are like Paris or Milan or something fashionable. Apparently the southern nation can’t get down with the Northern Fashion, and insist on maintaining a certain Southern flair. With great irritation Desna and Eska releases Southern Watertribe from their care. Katara is elected chief of the Southern Water tribe. A statue of her is immediately put up.

Water Tribe remain the sexiest nation.

Tenzin and all his airbender children work on rebuilding the air nation and custom, refitting it to fit with modern times. Meelo joins the United Army, becoming the first air nation member to become Admiral.

Tahno and the Wolfbats are still Pro-benders, although honest pro-benders. They also start a jazz band with the same name, and are quite successful. Their music is often seen as risque and not at all respectable, very big with the youth. Tahno, the wolfbats and the two fangirls are in a life long committed polyamorous relationship, loyal to only each other. With that said the ‘Uh-vatar” is always welcome to free ‘private lessons’. It was reported in one of the teen magazines that their favorite food is noodles. Desna has Tahno posters in his office, and has been known to frequently invite him to the northern tribe palace.

Korra regularly visits Kuvira, and consults her on occasion about various different Earth nation customs, but mostly to keep her company. In later years she is also known to visit Zaheer and have philosophical debates.

In true Beifong style, it takes Bataar 15 years before he is able to speak with Kuvira.

General Iroh II marries a respectable, intelligent, good hearted fire nation noblewoman. Teen magazine reports that many hearts were broken.

Zuko splits his time between the fire nation and the southern water tribe. At first to help with the spirit portal, then to visit his uncle and eventually to spend time with a certain special Southern tribe girl whom he always fancied since boyhood. Their wedding is very quiet, but beautiful and long awaited.

Korra leaves behind a most excellent legacy.

fangurls-united  asked:

Anything that you would have liked to see from an Avatar sequel? Basically how would you have done Korra? (I enjoyed parts of Korra but it was a hot mess and since you're so educated on ATLA it would be nice to hear your opinion.) this is one of my favorite blogs!

Oh, Legend of Korra. So many of your concepts are terrific, right up there with the original. But the devil, as they say, is in the details. Amon is an intriguing villain, and meeting the Krew through the pro-bending arena was a good idea. But Bryke never really dug any deeper than that. They didn’t explore what it meant to be a non-bender in Republic City, even though they had a prime opportunity with Asami, and later Tahno or Lin (showing how their lives might change with their bending taken away). Nor did we see people combining elemental knowledge with the other three nations in a meaningful way, something that the entire point of A:TLA was about. We saw “nifty” bending with the triads and pro-benders, but there was no emphasis on technique, cultural blending, philosophy.

The same thing happened with Book 2. Having a non-spiritual Avatar trying to wrestle with a new spiritual awakening was fine conceptually. But Bryke didn’t make good use of this idea or any other. We don’t know what the spirits’ culture is like (apart from hating humans), whether there are wars in the spirit world or differing ideals among its denizens, and leaving the portals open has so many problems I did an entire series on it. It’s like the whole show was a model spaceship—you want to climb in and let it take you places, but there’s a giant sign overhead that says, “FOR DISPLAY ONLY.”

Here’s what we needed to see: interconnectedness. We needed to see the protagonists establish deep bonds with each other, rather than meet up every once in a while for bending battles. We needed to see the long-term consequences of a major Avatar decision, rather than just sweeping everything under the rug at the end. We needed an archvillain for all four books, not antagonists who were neatly contained within the boundaries of each season. And including cameos of the GAang to connect to the original story is useless without showing us the beauty and complexity of the world they were trying to build. Did Republic City, the main setting of the show, have even a fraction of Ba Sing Se’s scope? Did Bolin have a tenth of the staying power of Sokka? Do we even know the political situation of the Fire Nation, or the nonbending Equalist movement?

I have rarely been more aware that I was watching a television show than when I was viewing The Legend of Korra. And it wasn’t because of the fantasy.

Five goddamn years of turning the Krew into trash bags!

Five years ago, while sleep deprived late one night, an idea came to me: Turn the Krew into those lovable scumbags from South Philly.

What started as just putting some funny Sunny quotes over Korra screencaps evolved into the mess it is today.

Korra became a volatile, closeted self-described “badass” with a criminal father and a cigarette for a mother, and she doesn’t know how to express herself unless through anger and personal attack. She’s made her own movers called “Project Badass,” and she also gained a nickname because of her catlike reflexes. She’s under the impression she can tuck and roll through a fifty-foot drop. She doesn’t think gaining and losing 60 pounds in three months is impossible, as “through Raava all things are possible, so jot that down,” though the only reason she dropped the weight was because of the “size pills” Asami gave her (they were really Fire Nation ephedra). Though she would never say it to her face, she thinks Asami has great thighs. Rather than get her own gym membership, she uses Asami’s, and it also turns out that she actually doesn’t own anything.

Asami became a vain, narcissistic, predatory sexual deviant who makes her own sex movers (all with star ratings), has her own dating system, calls herself a “golden god,” and she will bang your girlfriend. She also wrote her memoirs, Asami Sato: An Erotic Life, and she was once a cult leader for a cult she started to keep Korra from eating her Thin Mints. While trying to compliment Korra, she only complimented herself instead. She likes to keep her “tools” in a hidden compartment of her Satomobile’s trunk, and she tends to unleash her fury after containing her rage for as long as possible. Bolin thinks she’s as methodical as a serial killer. She once threatened Mako with turning him into a lampshade or a collection of high end luggage. After Korra told her that her body was in decline and Varrick said she had an “anteater nose,” she bought herself a billboard to show the world she still has “a rocking body that deserves to be worshiped.” She also wants people to sign “creepy documents.”

Mako became an angry “dirty, drunk whore” who looks like a bird and sets “bitches” on fire. He once had a dream of being a successful pro-bender, despite that “ship sailing three years ago,” but he ended up failing. He also once managed to drag the others to a gin bar which they all hated. He got a cat, to which Korra and Asami said would begin his transformation into “crazy cat man.” Because of their teasing, he pointed out they were “two co-dependent losers,” but when their “break up” affected everyone else, he brought them back together and assured them it was “perfectly natural for two grown women to need each other this badly.” When a serial killer was on the loose in Republic City, targeting “young, attractive firebenders,” the others assured Mako he didn’t fit the description. He faked his death with Korra and Bolin, and while Asami knew the latter two were alive, she thought he might have actually been murdered. To get on welfare, he and Asami both decided to smoke crack. And no matter what he does, he’ll always be the butt of everybody’s jokes.

And Bolin became an illiterate, fire-ferret-food-eating wild card. He knows everything about Bird Law, and he considers himself the best goddamn bird lawyer in the world. On top of that, he’s familiar a little bit of pigeon. He has anxiety about leaving Republic City, to the point he has to wear a sack on his head so they can all go to Ba Sing Se, and he had the Krew hunt for ghouls during Bolin Day, though none were found. He considers Korra his best friend over Asami, who had banged Ginger, and he and Varrick made up their own game they call “Night Crawlers,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Glue ODs are a regular thing in his life, and as he is a common man, he does not eat dragon. He considers his drawings art and likes to eat chalk. He also wrote a song called “Nightman.” Whenever he gets a little wound up, Asami will grab him and yell “Oi! Oi! Oi!” over and over, which seems to work.

Then there’s also the “Five Franks”:

So thanks to everyone following this blog because, honestly, without all y’all, this blog would not have lasted five years. So let us enjoy some cans of boxed wine and delicious milksteak!

anonymous asked:

avatar au Hance on a date!!! :')

“You what?

“I mean, they’re just— an acquired taste. That I haven’t acquired yet.”

Lance’s chopsticks went as slack as his jaw, letting his seaweed noodles slosh back into the broth. “I can’t believe this,” he said, shaking his head, “Narook’s is the lifeblood of our people! I can’t believe you would do this to me-”

“Oh, c’mon,” Hunk poked at Lance’s hand with the butt of his utensil, “You know I’ve put away more five flavor soup than anyone in the Little Water Tribe. And you’re the one who brought me here without even asking, and I suggested that nice Earth Kingdom place near the bay-”

“-But everyone eats Earth Kingdom food all the time,” Lance drawled, reaching out to lay his hand over Hunk’s on the table. He flashed his best doe eyes, curling his lips into that smile he knew Hunk couldn’t resist. “I wanted this to be special.”

Hunk pursed his lips, asking flatly, “So you took me to your regular noodle shop?” Still, he didn’t pull away from Lance’s touch. 

Lance tightened his grip on Hunk’s hand, barely able to wrap his hand around the earthbender’s broad palm. “Hunk, I swear that some day, when I get that job in the firefighter brigade and I can really start saving, I’m gonna take you to the fanciest penthouse restaurant in the city and you can gorge yourself,” Lance’s eyes flashed as he leaned over the table. His smile widened into a mischievous grin. “But until then I’m poor and you’re stuck with seaweed noodles.”

“Firefighter, huh?” Hunk asked, a smirk playing at his lips as he considered Lance’s face, just inches away. “Not a pro-bender?”

“I’m trying to take a page out of your book, keep my fantasies practical.” Lance winked, “But you know I’d be happy to dream big if I could get a certain gorgeous, boulder-hurling dock worker to join me on the Spirit Lions. Then we’d just need a firebender.”

Hunk raised a brow, a twinkle coming into his eye. “Well, we do know a firebender.”

Lance’s face twisted into a scowl. “I can’t believe you’d even bring him up on our date. I’d rather ask a canyon crawler to be on our team than Keith. I’m sure the crawler would be a better sport-”

“Fine, fine, firefighter it is, then. As long as I’m getting my smoked sea slugs,” Hunk chuckled, folding his other hand over Lance’s and leaning forward to press a soft kiss against Lance’s lips. He pulled back just enough to whisper against Lance’s mouth, “You taste like seaweed.”

“Good-” Lance smiled as he reached up to cup his hand against Hunk’s chin and draw him deeper into his kiss. “-You can finally acquire the taste.”

Aside from that one time in the very first episode where Korra does away with the fire kind of like a waterbender would, this is the only other time we’ve seen Korra do a waterbender style firebending move.

But also, her stance is very much guarded and pro-bender like–the hands drawn up close, and the legs parallel and bent ready to move in an instant. 

Korra and elemental identity (Book 1)

Every now and then, someone points out that Korra doesn’t seem to use her native element much, or act like a “proper” waterbender, or whatever. As a criticism of Korra, I agree that it’s particularly inane, but it seems people are in such a hurry to defend her that we don’t stop to think about why.

So, I’ve been thinking about why ;)

Keep reading

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The Mystery skull gang in the Avatar universe! Lewis is a firebender (bends purple fire) Vivi is a waterbender (mostly ice) Arthur is a Airbender and well, Mystery is a polar bear dog! 

The lances are both earthbenders but my lance prefers Metal over earth. Official Lance was a pro bender back in his day! (why is Arthur an airbender when his uncle is an earthbender? Arthur’s mother is an airbender. XD

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Taehyung- farm boy, aspiring pro-bender, and apparently the avatar. During a time where there’s been peace for so long, not many know he exists. 

 Jimin- number one supporter of his favorite probending team, his hyung’s team, and a non bender who can more than hold his own and earn the respect of his friends. He finds himself the peace keeper for a while, as new additions are added to the team. 

 Jungkook- a prodigy firebender who yoongi begrudgingly admits is way too good and doesn’t know how to lose.

More here!!

Haikyuu: Legend of Korra Pro Bending AU

Because what better way to write your OT3 than in an AU where they can fight other OT3s?


Oikawa, Iwa, and Kags

> Oikawa’s Waterbending adds a layer of defense as well as offense

> Iwa’s Earthbending can punch a hole in an iron wall sorry not sorry Dateko as well as create an iron wall of sorts for defense

> Kags’s Firebending, particularly his fireball shots are either insanely accurate and semi powerful or the other way around where they’re extremely powerful but there’s the possible chance of someone who isn’t an opponent *cough* Oikawa *cough* getting singed


- Oikawa knew they needed a 3rd person and Iwa knew Kags was the best fit
> it took some rigorous (by which I mean literally rigged) tests from Oikawa to consider Kags as ‘good enough’ but a misplaced fireball to Oikawa’s hair was a close call
> it was Iwa’s idea. Said he needed to “lighten up” and while he didn’t mean it literally, Kags took it as such


- Pro Bending CHAMPS in the arena, buncha dorks everywhere else. Shit gets lit on fire only to be put out immediately OR someone gets drenched and the drencher gets a boulder pelted at them

> Iwa can usually get both of them to put aside their differences either with promises of nice family dinners together even tho Oikawa and Kags claim they don’t wanna eat together

> if that doesn’t work then I mean. Tough Love Iwa mode gets engaged.



ok but IMAGINE

Bokuto, Kuroo, and Tsuki

as a popular, crowd-pleasing pro bending trio

> Bokuto’s the Earthbending offense/defense, he’s a powerhouse for sure but once he’s in Dejected / Emo mode then he’s a danger to like EVERYONE
> Kuroo’s Waterbending is used to defend and block as well as trip up the opponents, skilled with pushing and pulling the water to soften incoming blows but his favorite thing to do is throw in a huge ass mofo wave and SWAMP the playing area, he always loses his shit laughing afterward and soaked Bokuto and Tsuki are jus a little less amused
> Tsuki’s 'don’t get hit’ playstyle is easy to carry out with Airbending, although if anyone besides the opponent gets caught in a gale push, 'it’s not [his] fault’, he’s particularly good at riling up the opponents either verbally or cause of the pitying and smug smirk he gives them when he dodges (in case anyone’s wondering one of the reasons Bokuto and Kuroo’s hair looks the way it does. Talk to Tsuki. maybe he’s up for retelling that story)


- Bokuto and Kuroo obviously thought it was a great idea to form a trio but it started as a duo with jus them at first
> they were at a noodle shop fantasizing about how great it would be to play in pro bending matches when Kuroo glumly remembered that it takes 3 to enter
> then Bokuto was like “finding a 3rd person’ll be easy, bro! I wouldn’t be surprised if our future partner walked through the door right. Now.”
> it took like two minutes but eventually Tsuki walked in and Bokuto be like “YOU SIR.”


- HIGH level team with great synergy although Tsuki would never admit it

> Akiteru was once a (Earth) Pro Bender too but was injured when he took the place of one of the regulars so he can’t participate anymore, so he watches his lil bro reluctantly join in with what’s now one of the best teams around

> Kuroo got Kenma into watching Pro Bending, it was with Bokuto’s help that Kenma began practicing (and then someone ELSE’S help who got him into actually playing in the ring ;)


Hinata, Kenma, and Aone

> Hinata’s a high flying Airbender whose quick bursts of wind will knock you down if you’re not careful
> Kenma’s Waterbending is especially potent when it comes to the Cloak form and he can easily grab hold of opponents while still shielding himself from opponents, additionally, he can extend a water whip to block a blow for his teammates
> Aone’s Earthbending defense is rock solid (ba dum tsshhh) ain’t nobody breaking through that


- Kenma was the hardest to convince but also the most experienced of the 3 with Pro Bending (in the end, Hinata’s puppy dog eyes are always a killer)

> like I mentioned above, Kuroo and Bokuto got Kenma into watching Pro Bending but Shoyo was the one who encouraged him to take it to the arena with him


- it took a while for all 3 of them to be comfortable with each other (Kenma and Aone in particular) but with Hinata playing the mutual friend, they all go out for dumplings after matches, win or lose. They’re underdogs compared to the rest of the teams but they’re steadily advancing one match at a time

> after getting to know each other, Kenma and Aone practice together and do small training drills like filtering Water and Earth (respectively) and making each other lil ice or rock trinkets like an icicle bear or a rock kitty

> they also both love sweets and Hinata LOVES watching them get along he JUMPS like 10 ft in the air with JOY


Terushima, Futakuchi, and Akaashi

(totally not my 2nd year favs bias) Here me out on this tho

> Terushima’s Firebending style is similar to Book 1 Zuko, very aggressive and wild
> Futakuchi’s an Earthbender who often aims for the legs with more dense (not necessarily big in size) rocks, defense is also solid
> Akaashi’s Waterbending has the grace of an Airbender, he can form long and slender water whips from his arms and legs like ribbons (tho it still hurts getting slapped, Teru and Futa found out the hard way)


- the 3 of them met outside the arena after a match with Teru and Futakuchi cheering for opposing teams and one of them being salty cause their team lost so they started fighting and Akaashi water bitch slapped them across the face Free!style like “if you want your team to win so badly why don’t you tell them instead of fighting outside? Morons.”

> so Teru and Futa did exactly that but security said only teams were allowed in the back, so Futa said he and Teru were a team

> obviously security calls him out on it cause a team is 3 people but THEN. right then. Akaashi happened to walk by (cause idk he forgot insert object here or something) and Teru was like “there’s a third person.” And Futa was like “our third person.”

- Akaashi had his doubts but the 2 dorks really grew on him, and he’s been wanting to try his hand at Pro Bending for a while now after watching one (of many) BoKurooTsuki matches

> who’ve thought he’d be facing his inspiration in a match?

> Teru’s fav team is the reigning champs (IwaOiKage) cause their moves are cool and flashy

> Futa’s is HinaKenAo cause you gotta love the underdogs who climb their way to the top

The Deepest Bond

Okay– I’m about to lay-out a very very very very unpopular and hated idea, but I need to get it out of my head.

WARNING if you don’t like or understand Kuvira then this post will be a hard one for you. No this is NOT A FANFIC!! It’s an analysis. 

1st– I’m super happy and grateful that Korra x Asami happened. That’s a big, no, HUGE step in kids tv in America and it finally happened!  With the main character and a woman of color. BRAVO!!! Thank you so much Bryke!!



Okay I’m not a shipper but I always enjoyed the thought of Korra and Asami being together because they fit so well very very well. Asami was the counter balance to Korra. Their relationship would foster growth and enlightenment (I’m not saying that will not still happen). The next part is a post I posted over a year ago. You have to understand my old post to understand why I feel so strongly about my next topic: 

OLD POST TALKING ABOUT KORRASAMI

1st- I do not hate Mako. I really don’t!!!!!! I think he is a SWEET guy really. He has problems but who doesn’t.

Now- to me Korra x Mako are supposed to be THEE pair. Right? That’s who the avatar has picked and Mako likes her back. So match made in heaven  (at least for the avatar)? Not really. They are way to much a like, like they are the same person really only one is female and one is male. So they have the same short comings, same reaction to things and are both still very immature. They bring nothing of value to the table for each other. It’s like two left feet. I feel the only reason they are together is physical attraction. I’m pretty sure they both think they are hot and same for each other. Korra is the avatar (how do you turn that down) and when Korra met Mako she was in awe of him being a great pro-bender. He was an idol to her (not in a bad way). It felt more like this:  Korra “A great pro-bender- wow.”  Mako “The avatar- wow.” Now they did become friends but what confuses me is EVEN THOUGH Mako did like Korra when she came up missing and he completely flipped out- that reaction felt very out of place. If Mako liked Korra from the start like she liked him- why did he even start a relationship with Asami?! I’m pretty sure (even though Asami was the one that pursued Mako at the start) Mako did not have it in his mind that Asami was going to help with the championship. I do feel like Mako got swept up in the fact she was very pretty. To be honest if I liked someone like Korra and had not told her yet- I would not start a relationship till I had, but that’s me. Mako makes very poor judgments but so does Korra. Yet with Korra she has the tools to get out of them, Mako not so much.  So Mako and Korra- super cute together but compatibility is a struggle a BIG struggle. Korra and Mako are no way opposites.

Korra x Asami. I do not like this pair because they are a same sex pair. That’s not it at all. This pair works because they are opposites with enough similarities that the attraction works. They rarely say anything negative about each other (except when Korra referred to Asami as prissy). Hah. Anyway. Also Asami was pretty much great for Mako, why would it be any different for Korra. Mako and Korra are the same person thus Asami is a great match for Korra as well. Plus Korra and Asami ended up having respect for each other. I have not seen much of that between Korra and Mako. Asami brings maturity and dept to the relationship. She is not hot headed and is very calculating.   I feel like Asami brings the type of respect, affection and reassurance that Korra needs to be able to grow. Asami possesses all of that. I’m sad that they met each other due to a love triangle plot (blame the writers). I feel it should have been the other way around, that Asami should have almost hit Korra, instead of Mako. Not that Asami would have asked Korra on a date- but it would have started their friendship and it would have more meaning to it; that Korra and Asami were meant (destined) to meet and be friends. That Mako, Bolin, and Asami were MEANT to be with Korra- to help and support; to be her true friends. 
Asami at this point in the story is the only one that has the qualities and depth to be Korra’s love interest. 

I wrote that post in the middle of Book 2.

But… but I did not know how to explain my feeling that when Book 4 started airing I was not so keen on the idea of Korra x Asami. Like it almost felt odd. I didn’t know why till the finale and then I understood. Korra out grew Asami. It feels like Korra x Asami was a book or two to late. Not that people have to be together because it promotes growth– but you should be in a relationship that does that or at least the avatar should. To me Korra balanced herself and grew so much, which is great and makes for a stronger and better relationship. Yet Korra’s growth was so much that it off-set Asami. I blame the writers again for not giving us more time to believe in Korra x Asami or show it. There have been hints all along but still needed more than what we got. Oh and the creators say that the avatar only falls in love once. So that would mean she has always been in love with Asami. So that means that she was never in love with Mako???  At the end of Book 2 Korra would have never said that to Mako if she was never in love with him. Now if Asami had hit Korra instead of Mako then I’d almost say YES Korra had always been in love with Asami. I believe Asami actually liked Korra long before Korra ever came around to her– but that’s another story. You could argue that even though Korra liked Mako– it was not true love and Korra did not find that till Asami. You could argue that but guess what – we never got to see that! 

Kuvira

Now I feel like Korra and Kuvira  are Yin and Yang to each other. Two sides of the same coin yet still different. Very Capricorn and Cancer (earth and water).  ** "yin yang", are concepts used to describe how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. They cannot exist in isolation.** Remember Korra and Kuvira were both isolated and that hurt their inner growth.  NOW I think Kuvira needs Korra more than Korra needing Kuvira but that’s because we get next to nothing of the full extent of Kuvira’s inner workings. There HAS to be something there if you are being compared to being like the avatar and then the avatar telling you the same thing. 

All of that brings me to say this– the best match for Korra, Book 4 changed Korra,  is Kuvira. If they had brought in a new character like Kuvira but less tyrannical their dynamic together would have been off the chart. I know people are going to flip and say ‘that’s like dating yourself, and that’s not true Korra and Kuvira posses different personalities, traits and backgrounds. They are very much the same yet still very different. 

True this does not ever have to be a romantic relationship. Would they work? Yes. They would be a power couple for sure.  Their dynamic is so strong, super strong, like next level soul mate 'we just opened a spirit portal together.’ That’s deep.

**them clashing opened a new portal, as in Kuvira’s weapon and Korra’s avatar state and Korra having compassion for Kuvira = new spirit portal**

What made me think of all of this? The Korra and Kuvira interactions in the spirit world. They were both showing their vulnerable sides and you know that’s something neither of those two would do at least not to that level and certainly not if each one hated the other. There was more emotion and understanding there then we have ever seen with Korra x Asami (even though Asami always does say wonderful things about Korra).

^^If I showed you this image and you have no pre-knowledge of the show. What would you think? ^^

When Korra caught Kuvira and she was just holding her there (she could have just sat her in the flowers, or even just caught her by the shoulder/arm or just put her hands up to just keep her from falling to the ground) no she just held her. We have never gotten a shot (screen take) like that, not someone laying in Korra’s arms as she gazes at them. *yes Korra caught Lin in book 3 from hitting the concrete– but they did not show a scene of Korra gazing at Lin in her arms*  It was very intimate, not necessarily romantic but almost felt like it, but it was just a depth that we have not seen from either of these two.

When Kuvira jumped up and pushed Korra away. It was Korra’s reaction that was the most interesting.  Korra did not jump up from the ground quickly, Korra’s reaction was very slow almost like a hurt, like a rejection. I can see Korra makes a slight face but it’s the body language I was watching (Korra’s body language is the most telling about her). Also when Korra sits back in the flowers while talking to Kuvira and telling her about how she understood her and felt, in that scene Korra  seemed so open and vulnerable. A beautiful beautiful scene. Very intimate, soul searching and deep.

 These two in that moment had a understanding of one another, there was a bond. Kuvira might not have said much but watch her face. (Besides with Kuvira you always have to watch her face because it’s the most telling thing about her).  These two were on another level while in the spirit world almost like soul-mates minus the fact Kuvira was written as an enemy.   

I know Kuvira could not have been endgame for Korra due to the fact she was a villain, but that’s the depth and deep bond I’d love to have seen Korra’s love interest have.

Like I said I’m glad Korra x Asami are endgame and Asami is smokin hot, sweet, a great friend and a great fighter. Yet there is something very deep about Korra x Kuvira. If not soulmates then they most definitely have a soul bond. That’s not something to be ignored. I still say soulmates due to the strength of the bond = spirit portal and big YIN and YANG aspect. I would like to see these two become friends and I hope they show Korra going to visit Kuvira in jail. Kuvira really has no one and Korra understands her the best– so I hope Korra does become a friend to Kuvira. Also I know Kuvira is/was in love with Baatar Jr, but the same things apply to them just like Korra x Asami.  

**SIDE NOTE: Soul mates may never become a romantic interest/relationship – but they are one of the most deepest bonds you can have with a person**