Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Six: The Sting
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Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Four: Civil Wars, Part 2
Reservation in Parting the Blockade
Location: Northern Blockade, Southern Waters, Southern Water Tribe
I mark this as one of several evident incidences of Korra’s newfound control and responsibility in assumption of her role as the Avatar.▲14 | reblog
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Korra vs. The Southern Rebels: A Nonviolent Reckoning
As a party of fairly logical and perspicacious individuals, regular Korra-viewers must’ve realized that, in the story’s year between when Book One ended and Book Two began, Korra too must’ve realized herself, i.e. become a fully realized Avatar.
This was unapparent in Chapters One and Two, despite Korra’s willful use of the Avatar State, Korra’s tap of Avatar spiritual recesses to unlock the Southern Spirit Portal…
Though I do not expect her dynamic, sometimes volatile temperament to change at its innate source, I see in this altercation with the Southern Rebels an inclination towards nonviolence in Korra. Korra’s tactics declare allegiance, bias, personal investment: while she cannot see behind her opponents’ masks, they hide the faces of fellow tribesmen. So, neither burning nor bashing, only with minimal force does she dispose of their threat. It’s all quite ingenious even, and what a triumph for the young Avatar.
At first I thought Korra withheld her full destructive power on behalf of her father, but, as she does not confront the man she mistakes as her father until fight’s end, she acts obviously with respect to these Water Tribers solely on grounds of familial, political propinquity.
Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Two: The Southern Lights
Location: Southern Spirit Forest, South Pole, Southern Water Tribe; Southern Ice Plains, Southern Water Tribe
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Korra: Nice timing. Thanks, Tarrlok.
Tarrlok: We make a good team, Avatar.
Korra: Yeah, we do.