Just give me a moment while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Okay now that I’ve done that lets talk avatar. Trump cards are something you are suppose to save until the very end of the story or fight and boy did Avatar do that.
Warships, biplanes, Bumi, Airbending, the Avatar state and of coarse there was Amon’s true identity which was the most exciting factor of the entire series. It all makes sense now that Amon was revealed to be Tarllok’s brother and it also explains why Aang was obsessed with telling that story to Korra in previous episodes. It was some foresight that none of us saw coming and yet in half an episode Amon was given a fleshed out backstory which drew from already explained details.
Of coarse with Amon perishing at the end of the series at the hands of Tarllok it makes sense that Korra would regain her bending ability. I love how Katara was bought back at this point but I think it’s perfect that where she failed her husband was successful. At that moment when Aang appeared before Korra on the icy cliff his spoken line was very powerful for Korra and since I’m a sucker for good quotes I took note.
“When we hit our lowest point we are open to the greatest change.” Aang
The finale as a whole had a lot of great moments and I was shocked to see those moments esculate in severity as Korra was faced with problem after problem. She went straight from finding out Amon’s true power to discovering the airbenders were at risk of losing their abilities and then she goes and loses her own bending. If it wasn’t for Mako’s fighting spirit at that moment she would have been doomed. Mako didn’t get to do a whole lot but that one moment rounded out his character development nicely.
Speaking of the other characters the Bolin, Iroh and Asami trio was very entertaining. I love it when mismatched groups end up like this with no true leader. Obviously it gave Asami and Bolin a moment to shine away from the main combat but it also gave us a chance to see just how amazing Iroh was. That guy can fly with freaking fire how can you not respect that. On top of that he manages to take over a plane, something he has never used before and then proceeds to destroy and entire fleet of planes alone.
I could go on but I don’t want to risk my reputation for short posts. Were you satisfied with the finale? What was the best part and what could book two possibly do to continue the story?