Don’t tell me you weren’t thinking it too!
Then she had to ruin the moment and hug Mako too but shhh we don’t talk about that.
You’ll be alright
Korra book 3 finale.
I think I forgot how to breathe a few times. Studio Mir did some absolutely awesome, gorgeous work. Thank you whole Korra crew!!!
I like this GIF as the sequel to my last post. I also love how buff Korra looks in that incredible animation. THAT is how she is supposed to look in every shot.
Thank you, Johane! I would also like to give a huge thanks to the Korra crews at Nick in Burbank, and in Seoul at Studio Mir and Studio Reve for a stellar season and finale. And thank you to the fans! Thanks for sticking with this show after the bumpy ride in Book 2, and the hide-and-seek network shenanigans this summer. Keep cursing the Bryke for making you feel the feels and smell the real poop. We’ll be back with Book 4 as soon as possible. Hopefully it won’t be released only on smartwatches or some other inane platform.
P.S. My umbrella term “in Burbank” failed to cover all the amazing crew members in greater LA, particularly Jeremy Zuckerman and his epic score, Benjamin Wynn for his sound design maelstrom, Aran Tanchum and Vinny Quisetti for their top-notch foley work, all of our martial arts consultants, and many others in our post production process around town. It takes a village!
Jinora, you are just like your grandfather.
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.
THE FINAL SHOWDOWNS
Even though I am completely and entirely devastated by Korra’s physical injuries, mental distress and what seems to me a pretty bad case of PTSD, it’s so fucking raw that they decided to portray her trauma as exactly what it was - an incredibly traumatic experience that hurt her physically, mentally and emotionally, and that takes a lot of time to absorb and process.
Korra might be the Avatar, but she’s also a person, a teenager no less, and who has been out in the world for what, a year? Less than? In that time she’s been through hell and back - abductions, spiritual violations, betrayals, and enormous amounts of battles. Her hallucinations during the finale also made it clear that even though she survived and thrived Amon’s, Unalaq’s and Vaatu’s attacks, they were still incredibly harrowing experiences that she has had to assimilate and are a part of her, experiences that don’t just fade away and stop being traumatic because she “won” and got through - those aren’t things someone is just gonna forget and aren’t going to be difficult to deal with anymore.
While this is a fantasy TV show, her reaction is so realistic, it’s what so many people and survivors experience and go through each and every day and have to deal with - I just hope people won’t be so ignorant and callous as to disrespect that effort and those experiences. She’s not 100% yet, and that’s not weakness. That’s recovery.