They were all bad guys at one point.
And I think thats just the royal family.
Eh, Lightning Bolt Zolt has yellow eyes.
Though he might not be the best example of "good guy."
I just realized one of the main reasons why Amon is so pants-shittingly scary (this might be kind of obvious): we know basically nothing about him. The only confirmed information we have is that he hates bending, and even that might be a front for a Ghetsis-style evil plot to take control of the city. He's probably not a bender himself, but again, it could be a Ghetsis-style evil plot, so he could end up pulling fireballs or icicles out of his ass just when Korra thinks she's got him cornered. There's a good chance his Batman-style backstory is something he made up to garner sympathy and demonize benders. We have no idea if his permanent bending-blocking is energybending or really fancy chi-blocking or what, or even if it's really permanent. And "Amon" is almost definitely not his real name.
Any random background character could be Amon.
There is always the very unlikely scenario that Amon is some sort of dark avatar- that would explain the energy bending. Why would a second avatar want to destroy bending, I'm not sure, but it would be an interesting twist.
Someone else continued on that, noting that at some point in that process he also touches the Amon Pressure Point.
the rest of that tumblr post goes like this:
He's looking to be an ordinary man. And like Ozai, that's exactly what makes him terrifying.When Aang takes away Ozai’s bending, and when the Lionturtle teaches Aang energybending, they both thouch TWO points on the body, the yin tang and the ru zhong point aka the Ajna chakra and the Anahata chakra.
When Amon ‘takes away’ LBZ’s bending, he only touches ONE point, the yin tang.
Now what could that mean?
I think Amon is faking it. That he is making people believe that he is taking away their bending, when what he is actually doing is blocking a chakra.
Here is why:
Amon touches the yin tang point aka the Ajna chakra:
Yintang Acupuncture Point
Location: Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows Actions& Effects:
Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.
Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis.
When Uncle is teaching Zuko about lightning, he talks about bending needing a certain amount of inner calm. So, if you were to close that chakra and lock all the anxiety inside someone, making them incapable of being calm, that would effectively take someone’s bending away.
Quite clever actually, since the more terrified they are/become the more permanent this block will be. And Amon is sure laying it on thick.
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However, this doesn't seem to be the sort of thing that someone just happens on themselves, I think that Spirits are probably still involved, they just taught Amon a different thing.
Which again brings up the whole arch-demon theory. Amon might have some very nasty spiritual backup, even if he is (or was) a normal man once.
I don't quite think he is abnormal! I feel like him being Just A Human is what makes him a better villain, although I wouldn't think lesser of him if he was sent by Something Bad and if that Something Bad did something a bit more direct after Korra kicks Amon's ass(whether figuratively or for realsies).
Two of the remaining three areas in the little flash game are unlocked. Nothing too interesting, other than the fact that Lin is fifty, which may mean that she knew Tenzin as a child.
It says that "the national emblem of the Water Tribe is a Southern Water Tribe." Am I missing something here, or is that just a typo?
Oh my god these kids are so dumb.
Poor Sokka 2.0.
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Anyway, now that the episode is over: I think I've reached a point where watching teenagers react to teenagery things in stereotypically teenagery ways (excessive rage jealously and sadness!) is wearing a bit thin.
And then we have wavy hair boy mocking the ferrets all episode in a completely overboard manner. The whole time I just wanted somebody to be like "wow, you are shockingly unsportsmanlike. Please go away while normal people talk."
This was just an episode filled with annoying people and reactions. Which is to say, it was mostly shipper fuel. Le sign.
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Think of it as an inoculation.
You get injected full of it now so you wont catch it later.
My only problem is that Asami wasn't developed, so i am hoping for that in the next few episodes.
Plus by staging this during the bending matches all the feelings were interspersed with people beating the shit out of each other with elements. So there was that.
Things I noticed
1. Tahno is a waterbender even though he looks more fire nation, or hell, air nomad (dude is pale as fuck). But i do like how over the top he acts and his hand movements are gold.
2. Bolin finally got to shine alone, which was great.
3. Mako is kinda self-centered and overprotective, but he weaves that in with common-sense.
Well that episode was an inglorious waste of time.
I can't help but feel that the whole pro bending thing is kind of meaningless next to the looming threat of Amon.
GODDMANIT KORRA WHAT THE FUCK
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
You made Bolin cry.
But stupid hair guy was worth it just for the fact that they put a joke in at the movie's expense.