The Legend of Korra #07 — Swimsuit Episode

May 19th, 2012


With CG cars and mechs too!


Nice to see the plot’s finally moving again. For a moment, I was wondering what the hell they were doing with Asami at all. First they have her smirking as she cheap shots her opponent during a race, that she’s been a martial artist since she was little in a series where the only martial arts are chi blocking and bending,then she’s ‘betraying’ her father to side with the others and easily beating the guy that fought and defeated just about the entire rest of the cast in preceeding episodes. But then we get to "Oh yeah, she can live with the Avatar in her sanctum completely free of suspicion while the chief of police goes on a vendetta-quest" and there we were. Order was restored once again. Well, I guess it beats setting up her father and then taking over his business as it seemed like things were going for a while. Especially on the heels of the big enemy plan being to lure them into their inner sanctum and then hit them with things. You know, a rented warehouse on the outskirts of the city works equally well as your inner sanctum. As does not revealing yourself to be a rebelling fanatic to the police force. A hired gun works just as well. Speaking of stupidity, you’d also think that they’d have figured out at this point not to use people with metal connected to themselves against a group that mainly uses electricity, but apparently not. 

Tahno earned a few points for the beaten and bedraggled dog look he pulled off quite well along with still having some actual attitude. I’d rather see more of him than the two stooges who don’t have any point in the show anymore besides inflicting ‘comedy’ and continually fawning over Asami to piss off everybody else. Oh yeah, and their blood quest against Nameless Firebender From The Past I guess, who struck again and apparently killed Asami’s mother. Nameless Firebender From the Past is the true antagonist, having now killed the parents of over half the characters in the show. And that’s just the ones we know of. Maybe we should mix it up a little, eh?


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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • shadow says:

    Is a romantic history

  • tachi says:

    hrmm, kinda surprised you were’t more down on the cg mechs.

    It’s kind of troubling that the CG might be creeping more into the fights in the future.

    • Aroduc says:

      I got a little distracted once I sat down and started writing/thinking, but no, I wasn’t a fan either. They’ve been leaning on it pretty hard all season though.

  • Di Gi Kazune says:

    H: Join me Asami! Together we can rule as Father and Daughter!

  • NightShadow2239 says:

    Nameless Firebender is the best Firebender. You really can’t expect people with names or faces to do plot relevant killing after all can you?

    • Aroduc says:

      They could at least mix it up instead of having the same copy/paste background for half the cast. Let a waterbender kill one.

      • NightShadow2239 says:

        A waterbender kill? What blasphemy! The worst thing waterbenders can do it blood bend people to become their sex slave, but kill someone? nuh uh

  • NoName says:

    Speaking of blood bending, I’m surprised no one is shown using it yet seeing as metal bending and lightning bending is all the rage in the city.

    I’m guessing they’ll reveal in the future that the Nameless Firebender is actually the guy in the mask.

  • Engineer says:

    Apparently the creators have never heard of a Faraday cage. In real life, it would be impossible to electrocute someone wearing metal armor, or any other conductive material.

  • Anon says:

    Who here thinks that the ‘Nameless Firebender’ is actually Amon himself?

    And he is doing a Moriarty-inspired Machiavellian take over bid (of the World!), using some ‘unknown firebender’ as an excuse, but who really killed Asami’s mother, Mako and Bolyn’s parents and other general nasty things.

    Once he’s taken the powers of all the benders, he’d be the sole bender left. Mind you, I don’t think that the bend-blocking would work on any potential offspring, and the Avatar would come back again, with all his/her bending powers in the next generation…