Return of KorraRight from the trailer, I knew Book 3: Change had the potential to be the best Legend of Korra season yet. But now it might actually be true.
Reason #1 -
I have, and always will be, a Zuko fangirl.
Reason #2 -In the first three episodes we've already seen some much-needed character interactions and reactions. Asami's role has returned to a more central point; I have my fingers crossed she won't get pushed into the background again. She and Korra have had some bonding time, which I really needed to see. Ever since Mako's switch from Asami to Korra, the two gal pals haven't had much screen time, and I wasn't sure how their friendship was going to play out.
Which brings us to Mako. Awkward, awkward Mako. I really needed this one. All my disapproval and disappointment of Mako's poor way of handling things essentially evaporated when he couldn't put two words together in front of the girls. (Also, Korra and Asami having a little laugh at his expense is icing on the proverbial cake.)
This friendly understanding is so much better than over-extended relationship drama, so I'm glad Bryke handled it this way.
Reason #3 -AIRBENDING. Like, seriously. Random airbenders popping up all over the world. People who have the chance to restore an entire civilization. People who, of course, have their own lives to be concerned about. I love this blessing/complication because it's so messy and intriguing. As always, Bryke have managed to twist a great storyline with genuine adversities.
Plus, the fact that Bumi is now an airbender... *squee!*
Reason #4 -I'm loving the ATLA nostalgia poured into these first three episodes. The Avatar and her team off on a globe-trotting adventure, a dangerous conspiracy in Ba Sing Se, the Dai Li (Dai Li! Dai Li! Dai Li!), and pretty soon the Avatar is going to be helping out the less fortunate along her travels. (The gang of outlaws? They're totally going to teach Korra to ride those motorcycles. Mark my words.)
I've loved LoK because it has such a different feel and formula than ATLA. It's unique. I've enjoyed staying in one place for whole season, to get a better taste for them, for a little in-depth exploration. But as much as I love Republic City, curiosity about what the rest of the world looks like in the future has been killing me.
I still have questions about where this season is going. Who are the mysterious convicts from different corners of the world? What is their goal?
What about the spirits? Are they only in Republic City, or are they now roaming the entire world? Other than the return of airbenders, how will the joined realms effect the world? Will Team Avatar get a spirit memeber?
And why does the Internet seem to hate Kai? Personally, I love this kid. He's a cocky scamp who needs guidance and, while Bolin has designated himself 'big brother', I have a feeling Kai is mostly going to fall under Mako. I cannot wait to see this develop. ^_^
So, yeah. 'Change' might be the best Legend of Korra season yet.
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