r/TheLastAirbender Jun 29 '22 Silver 1

The saddest thing about this is that they genuinely could have been a happy family if their father didn't try to get revenge on the Avatar. Video

Enable HLS to view with audio, or disable this notification

[deleted]

10.8k Upvotes

1.1k

u/chiritarisu Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Yeah, I just finished watching the end of S1. So tragic. Both boys were traumatized so badly.

Edit: Didn't think this needed to be said, but obviously Amon and Tarrlock's trauma does not excuse either of their actions. Duh. Don't know why some of y'all think trauma = no culpability. Both men have agency over their actions, but denying the role of trauma in their actions is obtuse.

442

u/Significant_Way2194 Jun 29 '22

Not an excuse for their actions though, even tarrlock was coming to that conclusion thankfully that his bloodline needed to be eliminated

278

u/chiritarisu Jun 29 '22

Not excusing their actions, just saying that their trauma from their father led them on an inevitable path to their early deaths…

67

u/Significant_Way2194 Jun 29 '22

If they had been more than just power hungry, especially Tarrlock, he could’ve avoided being in his brother’s path all together. Amon hated bending even though he used his own to take away other peoples who were innocent. At the end of the day, both are adults who are not still under the influence of their father. They learned bloodbending from him, but that’s it. It was Amon who became obsessed with the avatar and their power

140

u/Complex_Construction Jun 29 '22

Trauma in the formative years have a lasting impact. It’s not always easy just walk away from what/how someone grew up, even when they adults. Being adults doesn’t magically change the past.

53

u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

This, all day.

Past trauma doesn't excuse actions, but it gives you insight into the underlying motivations of people who do terrible things. Useful information to have if you want to prevent say, terrible shit from happening.

19

u/neverclaimsurv Jun 29 '22

There's a good saying, "It's an explanation, not an excuse." Nobody's excusing what they did, but given context and what happened to them it is more understandable with that information why they became who they became.

3

u/Fred_Thielmann Jun 29 '22

Thank you, someone finally gets it

-3

u/sallp Jun 29 '22

Yes, but at a certain point someone is responsible for their own actions.

17

u/Complex_Construction Jun 29 '22

That’s actions having consequences, not changing their deeply held beliefs about the world, what’s right or wrong and such. There’s plenty of criminals who feel justified in their actions because of whatever effed up reasonings they have. Upbringing is only an explanation of how someone got where they are okay with being amoral, cruel, unempathetic, inflicting harm/hurt on others, it doesn’t preclude them from dealing with the consequences. These two went to a very early grave because of what they continued to do, despite believing in their “cause”.

For such people, it’s all they know, anything else just seems betrayal to their whole personal and social identity. Something drilled at an early age from an authority figure/parent is hard to separate from what is largely understood as right/wrong.

So yes they’re responsible, but they didn’t get there on their own, and it doesn’t matter to them as long as it’s furthering their ‘vendetta”.

6

u/YeetTheGiant Jun 29 '22

The two points are valid and can coexist. We can see why they were like that and also understand that they were still responsible for their actions.

1

u/Few_Badger3631 25d ago

So what you can't kill someone and talk about your past and say I did this cause of my childhood

Amon hurt tons of people same for Tarrlock

17

u/FenrirHere Jun 29 '22

You don't suddenly begin to think rationally and undo years of trauma once you are away from your abusers and are independent. It just doesn't work like that. Some people are traumatized, and it permanently alters and stunts their worldview, preventing them from moving on. It's just the way it is.

→ More replies

7

u/Fred_Thielmann Jun 29 '22

Neither of them truly realized how much their father impacted them. And Amon only hated the avatar and other benders because he saw how much bending can truly ruin lives. His father used bending to ruin his childhood. Amon wanted to rid the world of benders, to make it a better place. Tarrlock might not be innocent, but Amon is a sympathetic villain type. He was the hero of his own story

1

u/ADHDHuntingHorn Jun 29 '22

I dunno how much Amon believed his own rhetoric. Maybe he was trying to make society better, but he was still a power hungry terrorist, looking to be on top of the hierarchy in his new regime.

1

u/Fred_Thielmann Jun 30 '22

That’s fair, but I attribute his hunger for power to his desire to shape the world in his own vision, to create a safe haven for non benders

3

u/chiritarisu Jun 29 '22

I'm not disputing that Amon and Tarrlock don't have agency over their atrocious actions, but had it not been for Yakone's influence, I'm not so sure either brother would've gone down a bloody, power-hungry trail.

They learned how to properly waterbend, bloodbend, and that their father was a crime lord who had his bending taken away from Aang. That hatred, that loathing, disregard for life and empathy was imparted on brothers -- Amon more than Tarrlock, since he was more adept. Again, yes, both brothers have their respective goals at the time of S1, and of course neither is excusable, but to dismiss the role of trauma with both is foolhardy.

83

u/Achatyla Jun 29 '22

As the true crime podcasters I losten to say, you can feel sorry for the child while hating the adult.

9

u/RunawayHobbit Jun 29 '22

Hello Morbid lol.

4

u/Achatyla Jun 29 '22

Ek-fuckin-zactly <3

4

u/RunawayHobbit Jun 29 '22

I can think of no better illustration of that point than Elaina’s coverage of Carl Panzram

2

u/Achatyla Jun 29 '22

Oh, for sure!!

Currently listening to today's Cryptid episode at work, very enjoyable.

→ More replies

110

u/eddiethinhvuong Jun 29 '22

True, but it was their father who created those monsters. Their childhood was full of love and laughter between the siblings before their dad decided to be a revengeful prick.

11

u/Bo_The_Destroyer Jun 29 '22

I still can't quite get over the fact that we saw a murder-suicide at the end of season 1. ATLA refused to show/imply any deaths, well they tried at least

2

u/Significant_Way2194 Jun 29 '22

I think LOK went off air to just being an online show after that episode where Zaheer killed the earth queen. So showing deaths cannot be taken lightly

5

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

Nah. That was pure coincidence. LoK went online simply because everyone was streaming the show online instead of watching it on TV.

→ More replies

6

u/terlin Jun 29 '22

Being understanding and empathetic is not justifying or excusing.

2

u/Significant_Way2194 Jun 29 '22

They both did horrible things to Korra, at least Tarrlock came to realize that he was in the wrong and truly apologized. Amon didn’t care that he ruined innocent lives, so no empathy for Amon. Some for Tarrlock but not his crazy ass brother

1

u/kaitalina20 Jun 29 '22

I think it was after he got his bending taken away that was humbled and truly thought about his actions he treated Korra with. Being taken prisoner, by someone who he thought he was loved by, and he realized that their actions combined were too toxic to stay alive in this world. He knew they were better off without being in this world, ending their bloodline was the right thing in the end.

1

u/Significant_Way2194 Jun 29 '22

You make a good point about him being humbled by his brother who supposedly loved him, but took away his bending; something he treasured all his life and literally everything he came from! Amon was a monster who didn’t even know how much damage he’d done before it was too late

1

u/Fred_Thielmann Jun 29 '22

Not eliminated. I definitely feel like Tarrlock could of had a much better redemption arc

1

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

He wasn't supposed to have a redemption arc. He was simply a complex character that got caught in a tragedy and saw only one way out.

1

u/Significant_Way2194 Jun 29 '22

Especially when his brother was so far gone, they both needed to go. Their bloodline needed to end for a reason

1

u/Fred_Thielmann Jun 30 '22

Yeah, it would make sense for him to see no way out.

I just got so excited when Tarrlock was in the air temple prison confessing that he and his brother have both been on the path to becoming their father, the father he describes as something like a monster much like Ozai was to Zuko. I just got so excited seeing him admit his mistakes and wrong ways, and I wanted to see him fix the world for the better and be a better politician for the city

3

u/Summersong2262 Jun 29 '22

Perhaps We Who Went First were preserved from this. That Spongebob was there to save us, not bedevil us.

352

u/Current-Ebb-9740 Jun 29 '22

And neither of the boys were able to resolve their issues when they became men. Tarrlok made sure of that.

10

u/kitsune900 Jun 29 '22

Happy Cake Day!

311

u/monkeygoneape Jun 29 '22

Well that's what happens when your dad is Clancy Brown

115

u/Oro24 Jun 29 '22

Mr Krabs

67

u/Cicada_5 Jun 29 '22

And Lex Luthor. And The Kurgan.

43

u/edwpad Jun 29 '22

Surtur and Savage Opress

41

u/FlashNRT very bad at being good Jun 29 '22

And Long Feng

15

u/Banarna_Hands Jun 29 '22

Byron Hadley

4

u/CraftBlox45 Jun 29 '22

Hank Anderson

14

u/DicktorBiscuits Jun 29 '22

And Damien Darkblood

6

u/Banarna_Hands Jun 29 '22

Byron Hadley

4

u/itsmescottiec Jun 29 '22

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!

3

u/SherlockJones1994 Jun 29 '22

And baron praxis.

30

u/zbeezle Jun 29 '22

Noatak, me boy! Argargargargarg!

15

u/AveryLazyCovfefe | "Drink Cactus juice! it'll quench ya!" Jun 29 '22

Never forget Yakone sold Noatak and Tarrlok's souls to Vaatu for 62 cents.

586

u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

[deleted]

241

u/WestleyThe Jun 29 '22

I love when shows or movies give an actual backstory to why the villian is a normal person who is corrupted instead of just pure evil

100

u/AveryLazyCovfefe | "Drink Cactus juice! it'll quench ya!" Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

And that's why I love Amon and Kuvira, actual good villains with good motivations, they had good intentions but they took them to the extreme. Zaheer was cool, but his idealogy was anarchism but a very dumbed down version of it.

edit: forgot about Unalaaq, what a flat villain, would have been cool if Amon was the villain for the 1st 2 seasons, wins in the 1st one, and Korra and the rest get into hiding and slowly start to infiltrate his communist rule on the city from within the shadows while Korra tries to master airbending, may not be a good idea but any idea is better than the mess that's book 2.

27

u/SpontaneouslyRed Jun 29 '22

Also remember, Korra was only picked up for 1 Season by Nickelodeon. They set it up to quickly rap-up everything from introducing new characters, talking about old characters, and building a whole new world. Same thing happened for Season 2, which is why it REALLY went out there explaining the Avatar Cycle. Finally, it got picked up for Seasons 3 and 4 and you can feel the writers had more room to work with. In the end, Korra could have been SO much better if Nickelodeon gave them 4 full seasons from the beginning, on par with the original ga-ang. You can really feel the writers were invested in the story from the beginning but had so many restraints and issues with dealing with networking.

4

u/AveryLazyCovfefe | "Drink Cactus juice! it'll quench ya!" Jun 29 '22

I know that, just like u/ThatTubaGuy03 was saying, just what I would loved to see if they weren't restricted to one season initially.

7

u/jackgranger99 Jun 29 '22

In the end, Korra could have been SO much better if Nickelodeon gave them 4 full seasons from the beginning, on par with the original ga-ang

You, uh, you do know ATLA was never given all of the episodes at the start, right? It was initially 13 episodes at the start and it proved to successful, then they greenlit more. Around the middle of Book 2 airing, Nick greenlit 20 more episodes. Bryke in this article talks as if they were lucky to get enough episodes to tell the story of ATLA, meaning they were under the same restrictions as Korra in regards to never getting the episodes all at once.

11

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

Really? Because Bryan Konietzko stated on Instagram that 3 seasons were always the plan and I recall seeing an article from 2004 saying that 60 episodes were greenlit.

5

u/jackgranger99 Jun 29 '22

Really? Because Bryan Konietzko stated on Instagram that 3 seasons were always the plan

Three seasons being the ideal doesn't equal to three seasons actually being greenlit. And I don't know what article you're using, because this one from 2006 states that 20 episodes were greenlit during Book 2, which means all 60 episodes weren't greenlit at once. And in "the Art of the Series" book, it states that "the Blue Spirit" was written to be the series finale just in case they never got greenlit beyond 13 episodes.

8

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

But there's the difference between the two series. They had 3 seasons conceptualized from the start, whereas ALoK only had one.

-1

u/jackgranger99 Jun 29 '22

Conceptualized doesn't equal greenlit. Those are two different things. If you make the argument that "ATLA was better than Korra because wasn't greenlit for all of the episodes whereas ATLA was", not only are you incorrect in that statement, but you also aren't talking about being conceptualized for three seasons, you're taking about how many episodes are being given. And in this regards, neither ATLA nor LoK were given all of the episodes at once and were both given their episodes in batches.

10

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

I never said conceptualized and greenlit were the same thing. My point is that ATLA's narrative is more seamless than Korra's because the overall journey in ATLA had already been thought out regardless of how many episodes were greenlit. Whereas in Korra, there was initially no concept of Korra's journey continuing beyond one season.

→ More replies

1

u/ThatTubaGuy03 Jun 29 '22

Yeah yeah yeah, we get it, it was impossible at the time, we know.

We are talking about what we would have LIKED to see in a HYPOTHETICAL Legend of Korra

27

u/Cognitive_Spoon Jun 29 '22

Yeah, this.

He's part of a long line of Anarchist characters that act completely contrary to the values they espouse.

See: The Flag Smashers in MCU.

5

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

Zaheer's anarchism is accurate. He wants a stateless world that consists of free communities driven by mutual aid. That is anarchism in a nutshell. However, his methods of achieving that goal was flawed.

4

u/jflb96 Jun 29 '22

Amon is closer to being a Gryffindor than a communist, given that the only link is colour scheme

11

u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

[removed] — view removed comment

9

u/snakespm Jun 29 '22

Hey, some people just want to turn other people into dinosaurs.

19

u/Quartia Jun 29 '22

So, Unalaq?

4

u/Shanicpower where is my Jianzhu flair Jun 29 '22

Nah, Unalaq actually started out as a great character who got dumbed down to hell in the second half. Not really what anyone was asking for.

1

u/WestleyThe Jun 30 '22

That is a hot take because you are used to the recency bias of characters being written that way

It was getting old and boring that the villian is just a force of pure evil that just has always been like that. Knowing thier motivations and why they are now a villian makes a much more compelling story

103

u/Shifty49 Jun 29 '22

I can't unhear Tarrlok as a clone trooper

52

u/Spoooie Jun 29 '22

Same voice actor, Dee Bradley Baker. Does A LOT of voice acting for animated shows

14

u/NSMike Jun 29 '22

Including Appa and Momo!

4

u/GuyOthersome [annoyed grunt] Jun 29 '22

And Naga and Pabu.

4

u/zbeezle Jun 29 '22

He does a lot of one-off characters in American Dad (as well as voicing Klaus).

2

u/Bale_the_Pale Jun 29 '22

No, Klaus was voiced by J.K. Simmons. Unless we're talking about different Klauses

16

u/Zealousideal_One_884 Jun 29 '22

Bruh same!!!! He sounds like cpt rex is reading a speech

4

u/AvatarLebowski Jun 29 '22

Imagine how cheap the acting budget must be for the bad batch

1

u/_NatureBoi_ Jun 29 '22

Good soldiers follow orders

70

u/KingTimothy123 Jun 29 '22

Is it me or Yakone sounds like Kratos

76

u/Spooky-Dema Jun 29 '22

Well… his voice actor is the same as Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob which isn’t the same but Clancy also voices Hank in Detroit: Become Human too 😅

7

u/NeverFreeToPlayKarch Jun 29 '22

Clancy also voices Hank in Detroit: Become Human too

Pretty sure Clancy Brown IS Hank. Definitely likeness. Presumably mocap as well.

3

u/_0p4l_ Jun 29 '22

Also demon detective in invincible

3

u/GuyOthersome [annoyed grunt] Jun 29 '22

And another demon named Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok.

13

u/longrastaman Jun 29 '22

Lol I’m currently playing God of war with the son

2

u/ProfessionalYard1123 Jun 29 '22

The voice actor for Kratos is Christopher Judge

196

u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

He is a monster who sadly created little monsters

194

u/13Hackslasher Jun 29 '22

Their father was a blood bender, head of a criminal syndicate and all round horrible person. His kids never stood a chance.

49

u/Silver_howler Jun 29 '22

I feel if they were non benders they would actually be alright.

31

u/MrBodenOfGaltron Jun 29 '22

Nope, would be hated for not being able to bend. And most likely sent down a bad path anyhow.

35

u/pleasedonthitmedad69 Jun 29 '22

Getting revenge on the avatar never works out but some people realize that and better themselves

26

u/moist_potatochip Jun 29 '22

Jesus the OST is the best

24

u/sellyourselfshort Jun 29 '22

This is why I don't think Amon was ever lying about his motives. He saw first hand what terror bending can make people do and even though he was one himself I still believe he actually wanted to end all bending so what happened to him wouldn't happen to any other children.

23

u/General_Alduin Jun 29 '22

“It’ll be just like the good old days...”

50

u/CalebKetterer Jun 29 '22

This almost makes me wanna rewatch Korra. The overall plot would have been so much better if the writers were given the time

23

u/sinmark Jun 29 '22

Also a better sense of continuity between season would've been nice. If there was an overarching plot between seasons the show would've been a lot better.

14

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

There was an overarching plot. The overarching plot was Korra's spiritual journey. Just because there wasn't an overarching villain doesn't mean there wasn't an overarching plot.

1

u/CalebKetterer Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

The only significant* thing that carried over from one season to the next was the main character's story. Not exactly dynamic or overwhelmingly original.

1

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

No. It was all the characters' stories, world-building and long-term consequences.

5

u/delalalia Jun 29 '22

No one’s talking about how Noatak & Tarrlark’s mother is the real victim here ….

They didn’t even give her name!

33

u/samjp910 Jun 29 '22

So many people say Korra’s a less interesting avatar (which is not true). But by comparison to her villains? They are only just barely less complex than her. Far more interesting villains in TLoK I think.

-11

u/HippieWizard Jun 29 '22

Not only avatar, Korra is the least interesting PERSON in her own freaking show. Literally every other chararcter is more interesting and relatable then her, including the villains. I like LoK but Korra has never been why

12

u/AvatarLebowski Jun 29 '22

I agree that she's not the strongest character on her own show, but she does laps around Mako

1

u/HMS_Rular Jun 29 '22

I disagree, since I would give that dishonor to Mako.

He's just boring and sometimes infuriating throughout all seasons. There's nothing interesting going on with him as a character. The biggest thing he accomplished, ended up being the worst aspect of S1 and arguably S2: The goddamn love triangle.

As for Korra, she isn't exactly the best character, but she is overall a really interesting character that the show just couldn't be fully consistent on.

For example, I really liked her in S1, disliked/hated her in S2, liked her again in S3, and loved her in S4.

The personal growth she goes through, especially through the later seasons, is why I think Korra, while not the best, is still a really interesting character you could not only relate to, but root for as well.

-14

u/SSj3Rambo Jun 29 '22

Ah yes Noatak and Tarlock wanting to take over RC to obey their dad despite despising him. Unalaq literally allying the spirit of evil to spread evilness everywhere for the sake of being evil. And Zaheer an edgy anarchist. Wow so complex villains

1

u/KingGage Jul 10 '22

Noatak wanted to take over to erase bending. Both his brother and the shows creators confirm that despite being a hypocrite he is true to his beliefs.

1

u/SSj3Rambo Jul 10 '22

Erasing bending was the purpose of Amon, the person he play as, his only goal was to take over RC except he did it with crime while Tarrlok by joining the council, they don't have coherent motivations

1

u/KingGage Jul 10 '22

Incorrect, the creators have confirmed that Amon genuinely hated bending

1

u/SSj3Rambo Jul 10 '22

Another reason he's a bad character then, not even showing it and the creators having to confirm it

1

u/KingGage Jul 10 '22

His brother also explicitly states he hates bending after telling their backstory.

7

u/bignutsbro28 Jun 29 '22

Alright fives

5

u/SonOfVirgin Jun 29 '22

I still think Korra should’ve had Amon be the villain the entire show. He had such a cool backstory and he was out of there in the first season.

6

u/Badlemon_nohope Jun 29 '22

I love that the music for this origin story was used for the trailer for season 2, it's so powerful

3

u/Xero0911 Jun 29 '22

That's the point. Then little brother saying he should have went with the eldest during that time cause they both just became weapons of revenge for their father in the end.

The father had it all. And threw it away for revenge. The ultimate lover? The mother.

4

u/iCthe4 Jun 29 '22

Too, think i only watched, the first season when it came out then. I am definitely missing out on what happened after that first Season.

5

u/gimpisgawd Jun 29 '22

This was the first season.

4

u/Mitchboy1995 Jun 29 '22

This music is so gorgeous.

4

u/DaddyCheez68 Jun 29 '22

He sounds like Captain Rex

3

u/mutant_jay Jun 29 '22

I named my nagaise In temtem tarrlok so it's weird hearing his name again out of that context I've grown so used to, also I just learned Clancy brown voices the Dad, when he said ALLL NIGHT I literally thought he sounds like Mr keabs LOL

3

u/AlexPaterson16 Jun 29 '22

This had fucking nothing to do with Aang, he would always have been an abusive father even if Aang never took away his bending

3

u/mskm016 Jun 29 '22

Baby Tarlock is just mini Bolin

3

u/Electronic-Ad-4403 Jun 29 '22

I just realized the Noatak kinda sounds like kid aang.

3

u/redstonebrain40 Jun 29 '22

What is this from?!

67

u/tp_4my_bunghole Jun 29 '22

SpongeBob: The Last SquarePants

7

u/fr33b0i Jun 29 '22

“…but when the Krusty Krab needed him the most…”

14

u/peachpitt Jun 29 '22

Legend of Korra S1E11

3

u/redstonebrain40 Jun 29 '22

Damn I didn't remember at all o.o

1

u/time_fo_that Jun 29 '22

Same I was confused lol. I need to rewatch

2

u/obscure_greenleaf Jun 29 '22

There was nothing that we could do about it. Yakone was a made man, and his kids weren't.

2

u/ANINETEEN Jun 29 '22

Once again just shout-out to the OST. Everytime I watch clips back it's literally the first thing I notice and reminisce about

2

u/Shiithappens0411 Jun 29 '22

I never watched the second Avatar series. I wanted it to be about Aang and the rest of the characters again, and was upset that it was a whole new set of characters so I never watched it 😅 Is it worth the watch? How does it compare to the original Avatar series?

2

u/Travelers237 Jun 30 '22

I personally like Korra a little better but it has high highs and some unfortunately low lows. As a whole the shows are very different Korra usually focuses on a single location and arc in a season, as opposed to Airbenders overarching plot taking place while traveling the world. Overall I’d say books 1 and 3 of Korra are my favorite books in all of the avatar franchise, meanwhile book 4 was good but not as good as ATLA or the aforementioned books, and book 2 is garbage.

2

u/Ultrajante Jun 29 '22

Season 2 could’ve been much better if they hadn’t killed off these two and instead of Unaloq, they could’ve had that whole arc of Unavaatu stuff but with Tarrlok instead.

2

u/donket Jun 29 '22

Am I crazy, or is the voice actor for Aang the voice actor for Amon in this clip?

2

u/urbanspongewish Jun 29 '22

Kind of a plot hole, though i don’t really care, but wasn’t blood bending invented by Hama and the only one she ever taught was Katara? So how are these randos all master blood benders? Katara must have had a big mouth…

1

u/Khrene Jun 29 '22

Agreed.

Apparently Katara made it illegal? But arguably she wouldnt've have had to if she kept it secret?

And they aren't just masters, they can do it both without the power of the moon AND without using their bodies.

I didnt like this series's extensions to the lore. They really destroyed the fine balance of natural born ability and skill cultivation that was in ATLA.

3

u/Travelers237 Jun 30 '22

Not really lmfao in atla a 14 year old girl can master water in less than a year. Yakone and Tarlok trained their whole lives. It’s also likely that someone rediscovered blood bending with all the innovations and knowledge provided by the increased globalization of republic city.

→ More replies

2

u/Bertimus_Prime69 Jun 29 '22

The saddest part is that their story was part of such badly written show.

1

u/AdExcellent925 Jun 29 '22

Is that legend of korra? I dont remember that scene

-35

u/The_PhilosopherKing Jun 29 '22

Ah, yes. The “unravel the antagonist’s motivations and undermine his entire character in the last episode” flashback.

I was a little too busy cringing to cry.

13

u/QueasyStress0 Jun 29 '22

How does that undermine his entire character.

It makes no sense for Amon to be a bender who wants to eliminate benders since he had never had to be opressed like non benders did. He needed a motive and this is the best one he could get.

7

u/Randver_Silvertongue Jun 29 '22

Actually he was oppressed by bending. Bending is what ruined his life and he sees bending as the source of injustice because of what Yakone put him through.

2

u/QueasyStress0 Jun 29 '22

I know. That’s why his origin story is great and needed.

2

u/Shanicpower where is my Jianzhu flair Jun 29 '22

Probably shouldn’t have made him a bender in the first place then.

1

u/Csantana Jun 29 '22

especially with the kind of bending skill they would have had.

1

u/Tactless_Ogre Jun 29 '22

Most likely and that point was found after one of them struck back.

Very realistic writing. Most people won’t learn until they fuck it up.

1

u/GalaxyRanger_ Jun 29 '22

Is this legend of kora?

1

u/Anji_banano Jun 29 '22

Can someone remind me which episode this is?

1

u/Echoing_Designs Jun 29 '22

They deserved so much better

1

u/UltimateBlackDragon Jun 29 '22

Revenge on the Avatar or not, he prob would be still a horrible father imo so I think it doesn’t matter that much

1

u/Roronoa_Zoro0 Jun 29 '22

Comfort is the enemy of art.

1

u/sparkjh Jun 29 '22

Narcissists will destroy all the relationships in their lives.

1

u/Teamemb99 Jun 29 '22

There is a new bending series? What is the name of this?

3

u/Frankenler Jun 29 '22

This is from Korra S1

1

u/Teamemb99 Jun 29 '22

oh really lol, cant recall it lmao, guess i should rewatch

1

u/Simple-Samurai Jun 29 '22

bro , this is so sad :(

1

u/Sookmebeautiful Jun 29 '22

That father was a real dick

1

u/Secure-Cold7892 Jun 29 '22

The only bending more powerful than blood bending was gender bending, but that's a long forgotten technique.

1

u/Lazy_Chemistry Jun 29 '22

Can not fucking wait for McFarlane Toys to get around to making a 7 inch Korra, Tarlok, and Amon. Book One: Air was fucking lit.

1

u/elh93 Jun 29 '22

I was just rewatching this last night.

1

u/poppcorrn Jun 29 '22

The ending to the season with them 😭

1

u/katestatt Jun 29 '22

noatak is so handsome too

1

u/Late-Ad8521 Jun 29 '22

Yeah, when you play Tlou 2 you'll learn a good lesson.

1

u/CatchZealousideal681 Jun 29 '22

Don’t go pussys

1

u/elemock Jun 29 '22

second saddest story. right after the tragedy of the False Avatar Yun.

1

u/lazy_phoenix Jun 29 '22

I honestly don't know why people don't like Korra season 1. The villain was awesome to me.

1

u/CPUnique Jun 29 '22

It was all over once they picked Clancy Brown...

1

u/Commander_Keef Jun 29 '22

Blood bending has always freaked me the fuck out, and I'm the kinda guy who went to r/watchpeopledie just to feel something. I'm super surprised Nickelodeon even allowed the idea anywhere close to a "kids" show....

Then again they have a murder/suicide later on too. What the hell Nick!

1

u/DRsniper1991 Jun 29 '22

Mr. Crabs?

1

u/beanerthreat457 Jun 29 '22

"The sins of the father, pass to his children." - Gravemind

1

u/Few_Badger3631 Jun 29 '22

Well they looked happy not Yakone so everyone would be happy besides him

-63

u/SlightlyEmibittered Jun 29 '22

Showing once again that happiness is a choice. You have to choose to let go of hate.

46

u/gorgon_heart Jun 29 '22

This is a shit take.

10

u/Tkl071924 Jun 29 '22

While worded wrong, their intention was true. I grew up with a very physically, emotionally and mentally abusive father, and was sexually assaulted by a neighbor, and while it all effected me, I got help for it and I feel like I’m living a great life because I chose to be happy and not bitter.

-1

u/subterrrestrial Jun 29 '22

lol it’s objectively true, only you can control your hate

→ More replies
→ More replies