Korra Week — Wisdom

Before Harmonic Convergence, Avatar wisdom was something Korra took for granted. It was as much a part of her as her bending, and she thought she would have it forever.

In the aftermath of Harmonic Convergence, Avatar wisdom was something Korra felt she desperately needed. She lost track of how many times she tried to regain contact with her past lives over those first two weeks, and even after that she couldn’t help but feel like her inability to do so was a major loss.

It was only months later when she realized the truth. Things had changed too much already for history to function as effective guidance, and she had ensured that they would change even more. The world needed a visionary, not an Avatar beholden to a world that no longer existed. No matter what happened during Harmonic Convergence, Avatar wisdom would have eventually become meaningless.

As scary as it was, Korra would have to rely on her own wisdom to lead the world towards peace.

Korra Week — Growth

"Tenzin?" The man in question paused at Korra’s door at the sound of his name.

"Yes, Korra?" he asked, taking a seat in the chair that had been placed next to her bed for visitors. She was sitting up and responsive, and that was still somewhat unusual. Whatever she had to say, he was glad to hear it.

"There’s something I’ve been wondering about," she said. Whatever she wanted to know, it had clearly been weighing on her; the sound of her voice made that much clear.

"Feel free to ask whatever you need to know," he said.

Korra’s face scrunched up, and Tenzin wondered whether she was in pain or whether something else was wrong. “‘New growth cannot exist without first the destruction of the old.’ What does that mean?”

Tenzin’s eyebrows rose. If Korra was asking about Guru Laghima’s teachings, it could mean only one thing. “Did Zaheer tell you that?”

"Yeah," Korra said. "He said some old airbending guru said it, but it doesn’t sound very airbender-like to me."

"Zaheer might have recreated Guru Laghima’s most famous technique, but he misinterpreted most of his teachings. Laghima was commenting on the nature of change, not promoting violent revolution."

"But it is true, isn’t it?" Korra stared down at her covers.

"Yes," Tenzin said cautiously. "True change cannot occur until outdated habits are cast away."

Korra sighed. “That doesn’t really help if you’re the ‘outdated habit,’ does it?”

Tenzin felt a jolt as he understood what had her so worried. “That’s not how it was intended, Korra,” he said. “Guru Laghima was concerned with personal growth. He never would have suggested that a person ought to be destroyed for the sake of change.”

"I guess you’re right," Korra said, and her lips twisted into a broken smile. "I guess the poison’s still getting to me. Thanks."

Tenzin wasn’t sure how much good he’d actually done, but there wasn’t much else he could do. Korra needed time to recover, that was all. “I’m glad I could help,” he said before he left.

agentsokka:

I really, really love how the villains die ironically though. In some fashion, it’s all by their own hand in their own element. P’li blows herself up when Su cages her skull in as she’s attacking. Ming-Hua is electrocuted to death when Mako turns her water against her. Ghazan boils alive and is crushed, preferring to die instead of be locked up yet again. They all suffer the consequences of their own actions. Fantastic parallels beautifully executed. Literally.

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You killed my father!

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There is only one god and his name is death.

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Man this was hard to watch.

The poison was effectively designed to torture Korra into using the Avatar State to save herself, and she knew it. And so she fought with every fiber of her being to resist that torture, even knowing that the best she could hope for was to die without entering the Avatar State.

In that last image, she looks so, so exhausted… but she’s still fighting, refusing to give in to her body’s desire to protect itself or Raava’s desire to protect her. If she has to die, she wants to die on her terms.

It’s a really heavy scene, and the animation pulls no punches. I feel terrible that she had to go through that. =(

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owldee:

benditlikekorra:

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elventhespian:

motherofavatars:

bryankonietzko:

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owldee:

benditlikekorra:

jennyatsdcc:

elventhespian:

motherofavatars:

bryankonietzko:

We have the best storyboards. No one comes close.

ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS

THAT WAS WHAT IT WAS WHAT WHAAAAAAAAAT

oh my freaking lord

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I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS SHIT

NO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Now this is what I call trolling. XD;

THE ANIMATION AND DETAILS.ITS HEARTBREAKING

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