Posted to Korra News on May 16, 2012 1:30 PM by NightBender
The Legend of Korra reached its season one midpoint this weekend, and what a season it has been so far! Many have called the latest episode, Chapter 6: And the Winner is..., the best episode of the series. The show as been earning high ratings and critical acclaim across the board, and it has been pleasing old and new fans alike. Each episode is packed with action, humor, character development, and beautiful animation. Book 1: Air has been a great success so far!
A little less excitingly, it has been announced that Korra will take a short break on May 26th, Memorial Day weekend, and will be airing a repeat episode instead of a new one. It will likely return with a fresh episode the following weekend. Rumors were that this coming weekend would bring us two episodes back-to-back, but those rumors have been squashed. Chapter 7: The Aftermath airs on May 19th.
Comment by: Ninjafleaslayer @ 01:42 pm May 16, 2012
Comment by: Ninjafleaslayer @ 01:47 pm May 16, 2012
Anyway, I've read through a lot of the comments and I didn't see anyone mention this but correct me if I'm wrong. I think Amon was the person who paid off the referee in episode six. He clearly wanted to energy-bend the pro-bending champions as a consequence of the council's defiance and a demonstration to the public. He couldn't let the Fire Ferrets win because that would of meant the premature demise of the Avatar which he stated as wanting to leave to last. Maybe this is blatantly obvious to everyone else but it didn't come to me straight away so I thought that it may be the case for you guys too.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 01:49 pm May 16, 2012
although I totally disagree with slow-paced and lack of depth in various aspects, I admit that this is a Michael/Bryan decision to repeat same "tempo" from AtLA series, they do the way they think is right, in doing so, my respects.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 02:00 pm May 16, 2012
@Ninjafleaslayer I got that idea either, big question is: how big his plan could be that does not consider avatar as a threat? btw she was helpless underneath arena. I see a big comet coming...
Comment by: logo @ 03:03 pm May 16, 2012
@Ningafleaslayer I see where you're coming from, but I don't think Amon paid the referee's. I still think that was Tahno/his friends doing. This is because I don't think Tahno would've cheated in the first place if he hadn't known he could get away with it. Even the announcer stated how they were cheating was pretty obvious to the eye, yet they weren't called out on it. I don't think Tahno would've made his "cheats" that obvious if he'd know he could get in trouble. He must have known ahead of time that no matter what he did, it would still be counted as fair. Also, even if Korra, Mako and Bolin won Amon wouldn't have to have take her bending away, only Mako's and Bolin's... but that's just my opinion.
Comment by: murasakihime @ 03:25 pm May 16, 2012
for some reason I think that Amon is Hiroshi Satou...I know that satou is rather bulbous, and Amon isn't, but this feeling just won't go away.
Comment by: Shaymin @ 03:29 pm May 16, 2012
Can't we just settle with the idea that Amon was a boy on a farm who lost his family and face to a firebender? What I really want to know is his whole Spirit World story.
Comment by: ziggy @ 04:26 pm May 16, 2012
@Shaymin well, amon could have made that story up to gain sympathy or cover the true story of what happened...we really don't know if it's true until we see the scars.
Comment by: Ninjafleaslayer @ 04:37 pm May 16, 2012
I think that your take on it is a bit too one dimensional. It seems logical but simplistic - it isn‚€™t a very satisfying answer and I would honestly be disappointed if that turned out to be the case. No disrespect to you or your opinion intended but I would find the show far more interesting if one of Amon‚€™s henchmen paid off the ref. After years of playing competitive sports myself, I‚€™ve learnt that there is always a team that cheats, and they don‚€™t do it because they‚€™ve paid off the ref; they just push the boundaries because eventually they‚€™ll get away with something. Tahno and the WolfBats didn‚€™t start off the match by bending water with rocks in it, which they would have if they had known that they weren‚€™t going to get pulled up for it. They started off with a few small tricks and as the match progressed they got dirtier with their tactics.
Anyway, I thought I‚€™d justify myself and go into a little more detail. If you still disagree that‚€™s fine but at least I‚€™ve thrown this out there for others to read.
Comment by: Ninjafleaslayer @ 04:47 pm May 16, 2012
I agree. Amon seems like someone who has a genuine hatred for benders and that kind of anger has to come from somewhere. I think the story he told at the Revelation is true but‚€¦
You could be correct, but that begs the question: why would he lie? I don‚€™t understand what he could be gaining because even if that didn‚€™t happen, it must still suck to be a non-bender in a world filled with more privileged people. That by itself is enough for him and the equalists to demand equality. I‚€™m not saying I agree with him and his plan to eliminate bending but I assume benders would get better paid jobs - You couldn‚€™t work at the power plant if you weren‚€™t a fire-bender.
Comment by: logo @ 04:48 pm May 16, 2012
@Ningafleaslayer I disagree where you state that they would have started cheating in the beginning. Remember, the Wolfbats already thought they were the best, better then the Fire Ferrets. I think when they realized that the Fire Ferrets would put up quite a good fight they decided to cheat. I mean, I think it's more logical to start cheating when things get tough/or things will get tough rather than just start cheating off the bat. Also, they didn't only cheat just to win, they also wanted to inflict physical pain on the Fire Ferrets.
Though I agree where you say it would be more satisfying if Amon was behind it. I actually hope I'm wrong, lol. I think it would make it more interesting if Amon was behind it, but I doubt it.
Does this guy make a good live action Hiroshi Sato? (just fix his facial hair and grey out his sides) I know too early to think about these stuff, give it 3 years, but I apologize because I was watching "Let the Bullets Fly" which had 1920s characters that reminds me from Korra, and even a movie called "IP Man" , which also reminds me of the tv show.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 05:27 pm May 16, 2012
I would not like to extend this subject much further, but just a little random fact: play close attention on Amon's speech, it sounds already set for me, it becomes so much effective because of the way fight ends. lucky coincidence? off topic in 7th ep preview I see/hear no remorse on Tahno, I guess he believes they dont cheat after all
Comment by: Ninjafleaslayer @ 05:41 pm May 16, 2012
The crowd wouldn‚€™t have responded too well if the Avatar‚€™s team had lost their bending. However, no one is going to worry if a few cheating thugs lose their bending (just like the triple threats at the Revelation), it just adds to his campaign. Plus he mentioned that they were cheaters in his speech to the crowd, that same speech wouldn‚€™t have worked if the Fire Ferrets had won the match.
All I know is that the Wolf Bats had to win for his demonstration to work. Either Amon knew that Tahno‚€™s team would cheat and he just happened to be lucky enough that they won the match or he had something to do with ensuring their victory. Amon doesn‚€™t seem like the kind of villain who leaves things to chance, he has a strict plan that is followed and if that happened to fall through there would be several backup plans.
Comment by: Acceler8 @ 06:20 pm May 16, 2012
I hope somebody was right earlier that Korra will return the week after Memorial Day weekend. I'm worried about getting another one of Nick's notoriously long hiatuses between seasons or season halves.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 06:24 pm May 16, 2012
There is one question that cant leave my mind, why Amon never targets avatar? why someone who can bend air, water, earth and fire is not important? then I remember someone post a picture of 1st ep where there are some machinery plans on wall of Amon hideout, machines are made of metal. I am begining to realize who is his real target.
Comment by: meelo @ 07:06 pm May 16, 2012
Asami is a chi blocker, I always see a female "blocker". I think Yakon is "Amon".
Avatar Aang try to unbend Yakon. But (remember Aang is getting weak because of his age)
one of the flashback scene in last episode, we can see Yakon getting up with a smile (or at least thats what I saw) I think that was the moment when he gets his new ability after loosing his "bending"
Comment by: neur0tix @ 12:51 am May 17, 2012
But if Yakon was still problem while Aang died, Zuko wouldnt let him continue with that. He must had been following him. Zuko is still alive. Korra is now 17 years old. So you think that Zuko just let Yakon continue his energy-bend shit for next 17 years, doing nothing? thats bullshit. If Yakon is Amon. Zuko must know it and must go after him! but he isnt. That makes me feel Yakon isnt Amon, But, it might be his son... :)
Comment by: ICU... @ 01:55 am May 17, 2012
@Bieulebe He clearly stated that he wouldn't attack or harm the avatar YET because it would cause and instant uprising all over the world that he can't handle. His goal is to get the equalists to become stronger and grow in numbers so when the time comes to finish her, he'll have all the support he needs even if a uprising from the benders breaks out. The avatar is his target, he's just not going to attack yet.
Comment by: dre @ 11:35 am May 17, 2012
I think if anything, asami is the bad one. She knows how to ride that motor scooter and probably a motorcycle. She's skinny like a Chi blocker and who knows what she was speeding to or from the day she crashed into mako. Just saying...and if you look to amons left in episode six that Chi blocker is female. I just so happens she's nowhere to be found when the attack begins. Neither is Hiroshi...Idk. just a few thoughts
If you think about it Amon would only be able to take away one of Korra's elements. Being the avatar it's like four benders in one right? So he would have to go through that process four times if he were to completely eliminate her bending. Just something I thought of.
Also Amon couldn't be Yakon, he would be too old. In the flashback he looked older than aang.
Comment by: chackramaster @ 08:17 pm May 17, 2012
maybe thats what bryan/micheal want us to think, they want us to think that asami and hiroshi are part of the equalist just so that we are distracted and dont see who is actually amon its a classic horror movie plot distract then surprise
or i could be wrong and amon is hiroshi
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 12:03 pm May 18, 2012
"But, there‚€™s going to be a monster, monster reveal. We‚€™re going to learn a lot about the Equalists this weekend. So get ready, it‚€™s going to be a pretty great ride." Bolin said
Comment by: woolf88 @ 08:00 am May 25, 2012
as soon as Amon said he'd been to the spirit world, I got the idea that he had seen Koh the face stealer. And since Roku implies that Koh is a very old spirit, he could have been the one who taught Amon how to take away people's bending. Also, Amon's face could have been stolen by Koh, and thats why he wears a mask?
Comment by: logo @ 01:47 pm May 25, 2012
@woolf88 No, Amon has eyes. They constantly show us them through his mask. If you remember back to when Aang went to the spirit world and was about to enter the cave where Koh resides, it showed a monkey that's face was stolen. The money didn't have eyes or anything. Therefore, Amon couldn't have had his face stolen. I believe he hides it to obviously hide is identity and possible a scar that he said he received during his childhood.
Comment by: logo @ 01:49 pm May 25, 2012
@Ninjafleaslayer Well, I still disagree, lol. You're still entitled to your own opinion. But you never know, you may be right. Guess we'll have to wait and see!
Comment by: ziggy @ 06:45 pm May 25, 2012
@NinjaFleaSlayer Well, there are numerous reasons why he would want to rid the world of benders. He's clearly harboring some sort of hatred inside him towards benders, but for an unknown reason. Maybe he's just jealous or maybe he was actually scared, who knows! Also, I don't think only firebenders can work at the power plant. I'm sure there are other jobs that they could do that don't require needing to bend.
Legend of Korra is a disgrace to the Avatar series. Toph was made to be the most powerful earthbender by being the only one to master metalbending but by bringing in security teams in Korra that can do so is a dishonor. Same with Katara and her waterbending. And the energybending ability? they just give it someone who isnt pure like Aang was? and it just works? they distroyed and disgraced the story of the Avatar.