Mad-Mutt wrote:So the way that guy took out the Earth Queen was cold blooded as hell. She was a rather annoying character, because she was written as one, but damn was that brutal. I won't be missing her though. Zaheer one ruthless mother fucker though, I like that in a villain. When he says he's not going to see you ever again, he's not EVER going to see you again.
I remember another Avatar forum I was in where we talked about how certain powers would make it so it would be hard to beat someone, but how could you beat a guy who can just suck the air out of your lungs.
Also, the four main bad dudes are basically anarchists. Hm... well, at least it isn't a greed motivator. But hey, there is something fun about bad guys who have taken, "Fight the power!" way too seriously. Now I just picture them running around town going, "Fuck the man!" with fist raised in the air while the whole Earth Kingdom goes, "Power to the people!"
But yeah, I'm all for a darker tone. But that may just be the sick fuck in me.
Actually what creeped me out was that the way Zahir took the queen out was EXACTLY what I thought "dark" air bending would be back a year or so ago. Being right is not a comfortable feeling (note I am not trying to be conceited, I genuinenly am surprised) (then again there probably are really only are two effective ways you could kill someone directly with airbending, and the other is WAAY too gory to get away with showing onscreen on a (nominally) kids show.
I also realized that in an odd way, we should have guessed what the general political stance of the Red Lotus would be. Back when the new series started we were told that in a certain sense, Korra's world was based at least partially on Shanghai (and probably the rest of urban China) circa 1920's. Well what started to happen around then in China, that culminated in 1949? with their speech about delivering power back into the hands of the people, there is a parallel. Kind of gives "Red" Lotus a new meaning.