15 Hot Takes From Around The Internet About 'The Legend Of Korra'

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Vote up the spiciest 'Legend of Korra' takes.

Every Avatar fan has an opinion on The Legend of Korra. It's hard not to when so many fans hold the original series so close to their hearts. Because LoK is a very different show than its predecessor, fans have had very different reactions over the years, some of which they've posted across the internet in the form of hot takes, unpopular opinions, and unconventional analyses. 

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    253 VOTES

    General Iroh II Should Have Had More Of A Storyline

    General Iroh II Should Have Had More Of A Storyline
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    From Tumblr user blobfishmiffy

    So, I've recently rewatched LoK, and I have to say that I'm finding myself wishing that General Iroh II had been a bigger character. He's an absolute cutie and I really would've loved to see more of him and his personality and his relationships with different characters. How old is he exactly? Who's his dad? Has he got any siblings? How is his relationship with his mom, Izumi?? How is he in the company of the gang when it's in a casual setting? Where are the interactions with his gramps, the magnificent emo-lord Zuko?? Where are more interactions with Bolin, and Korra, and Asami, and Mako, and Lin, and just everyone???

    It's a crime the writers haven't made him a larger character (or I'm just extremely bitter).

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    224 VOTES

    'LoK' Needed More Fire Nation Scenes

    From Reddit user maybeitwill

    There wasn't enough Fire Nation. I wondered if we would even get a glimpse of it. I knew we'd hear the new Fire Lord speaking at some point but they barely even showed us the Fire Nation.


    From another Reddit user idunno421

    Absolutely true, I completely forgot about the Fire Nation! I remember in Book 3 wanting to know all about it, especially after seeing Zuko.

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    251 VOTES

    Korra Missed One Crucial Opportunity

    From Tumblr user sensicalabsurdities

    Opinion, not sure about the popularity: Legend of Korra did NOT milk the humor of Korra technically being Tenzin's dad anywhere NEAR enough.

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    190 VOTES

    'LoK' Villains Are Some Of The Most Interesting Characters

    From Tumblr user re-blogging-blog


    I know that Legend of Korra is hated and looked down upon by like half the fandom, but can we just talk about the vILLAINs??

    Like, we see Amon first, right? The prodigy water/bloodbender who can take people's frikin bending away. Only the Avatar (well, only Aang, really, up to that point) was thought to be able to do that.

    Then we see Unalaq, the chief of the Northern Water Tribe fusing with the frikin' spirit of darkness and evil. He wanted to unleash spiritual chaos onto the world for 10,000 years!

    Then we see Varrick, another person of the Water Tribe. He was more like a bad guy on the good side, I guess, but technically a villain nonetheless. He was smart enough to make that silly, happy-go-lucky persona for himself. But when Mako starts to dig, we can see the way Varrick looks at Mako. It's a look that knows Mako knows he knows Mako knows.

    And then we see Zaheer, an Airbender, Ghazan, an earthbender, Ming-Hua, a waterbender, and P'Li, a combustion/firebender.

    What I'm saying is that LoK breaks down the thought that firebenders are the bad guys and everyone else is good.

    For most of ATLA, we were shown the good guys being airbenders, waterbenders, and earthbenders. We were shown that fire was destruction (until the Sun Warriors episode) and that water was life (until "The Puppet Master" episode).

    LoK doesn't distinguish villains being in only one nation. It showed that villains were everywhere and no one nation was good or bad. It was the people themselves who chose who they wanted to be, and their actions influenced the way the viewers(and the people in the show) saw the nation the villain came from.

    This is a generalization, and I think LoK did a pretty good job showing the fact that people are their own selves, and not the face of their respective nations.