Okay. So, wait a minute. Let me be a nerd for a second here.
The first season of The Legend Of Korra was originally scripted and intended to be the entire show. Therefore, the writers intended for the conclusion of Asami’s story arc to be: Her boyfriend leaves her, and then her own father tries to kill her in a heart-wrenching act of betrayal.
I have no problem with tragedy, but here’s the thing: when Korra, in the season finale, loses her bending (And she doesn’t even really lose it—she just becomes an airbender! So, her great tradegy is that he only has one wonderful power that any one of us would kill for?), she cries like a bitch, flees from her friends and sits on a cliff pouting about the unfairness of the world.
Asami, meanwhile, stands strong by her friends even after the two most important men in her life—her father and her boyfriend—have pretty much abandoned her. Not only is she strong enough to still be walking and talking with dignity after her father tried to kill her, but she is still friends with both the guy that dumped her and the girl she got dumped for.
Asami is a way better role model than Korra. Which would be fine, if Korra weren’t the fucking Avatar.
#I am a member of the asami fanclub
Yeah. I have to agree, Asami is a real strong character for not being a ‘Bender’ to begin with her. Did you see the moves toward the season finale? It was awesome! She took care of herself and walked away, even so much as rescuing Aang’s son from being booty zapped.
Except in all fairness, Korra had a lot more than just a falling out from friends, but more of a weight on her shoulder to be the next ‘Avatar.’ She set out to be just that and carried the weight of the people on her shoulder as well as all the expectations from her mentors and even her friends, close friends and boyfriend (love interest) - had looked at her to be this unmovable and unshakable wall. So when something finally did devastatingly happen to her - it wasn’t easy to deal with. She didn’t lash out on her friends or hold a secret grudge, instead she got away from it all and dealt with it in her own way.
Naturally there wasn’t enough episodes to exploit this - and seeing as it was the season final she had to assume her powers and return as the Avatar. I think had things been thought out a little differently, she would have had more time to realize that she doesn’t have to carry the weight on her own. Its hard being strong in the sense of both physically and emotionally, but to fail real hard and wonder what your supposed to do next. There was a lot of potential here and as a fan of the series I can’t help but wonder if things would have been different had there simply been more episodes.