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.
Asami, And By Default Korrasami, Fell Flat
From Reddit user bromerk:
I never liked Korrasami. It's probably got something to do with the fact that I think Asami was pretty flat and had very little character development. And I've said this before that I HATED the last few minutes. Korra didn't even talk to Bolin during the wedding scene. I wish there had been a greater focus on the friendship between all of them. You could have Korrasami in there, whatever. But at the end of ATLA, Katara and Aang had their moment alone on the balcony, but everyone else was just a few feet away in the tea shop.
On that note, I think all of the Korra Krew, with the exception of Korra, had way less character development than they should have. You could see glimpses of it, but it never really happened the way it should have.Spicy?
Mako Didn't Deserve The Hate
From Tumblr user coolstuffinmystash:
Mako gets so much unnecessary hate. He was not the brightest boyfriend to Korra and Asami, that much is true. But I don’t understand people feed the need that he should be hated forever for it. Even Korra and Asami had made peace with him. When Korra and Asami got together, he was accepting of it and is still great friends with them. He remained as a part of the team to help bring peace and fight off evil.
I think it’s unfair people box him in as just that when he is capable of bravery and loyalty.Spicy?
'LoK' Villains Are Some Of The Most Interesting Characters
From Tumblr user re-blogging-blog:
OKAY BUT HEAR ME OUT:
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.Spicy?
General Iroh II Should Have Had More Of A StorylinePhoto: user uploaded image
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).Spicy?