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Honestly, I hope Amon isn't Tenzen's brother because that's just too much connectivity and would feel forced. I hope he is somehow connected to characters we are already familiar with but someone who has not been named or seen. Seems more realistic that way (I know, I know, cartoon).
Wonderful episode. I wasn't expecting much because it was a shipping episode, just some drama, but it turnt out to have some great hilarious moments. The interaction between the three was great. My absolute favorite part was Bolin's reaction after seeing Korra and Mako kiss.
I recently read an interesting theory at the coments on a streaming site... the guy suggested that Korra and Amon might be two reincarnations of the Avatar, cuse remember when Zuko's sister almost killed Aang and Katara cured him, he lost connection with the spiritual world there but could regain it later. Basically the guys was suposing that the avatar spirit had died at that moment and when Aang regained his spiritual connection he created another avatar spirit, or maybe it was divided in two when he almost died, so there where 2 avatars spirits inside him and after he died two avatars were reborn one with spiritual bending and one with elements bending.
That would explain why Amon can take away bending and why we have never seen Korra enter avatar state even when her life was threatened by Amon last episode.
We have then two hypothesis Aang created a new avatar spirit and it reincarnated at the exact moment Zuko's sister hit him and then Amon is older than Korra and has apeared in the past or the spirit was simply divided and Amon was incarnated at the same time as Korra.
Well this might bot be true but it's a pretty interesting theory.
Reminded me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That theory, I mean xD
Really liked the last episode, the fight sequences on top of the arena were really well done. We got a bit more of flashback with Aang, Toph and what seemed to be a relative(maybe father) of Tarrlock, it seemed to me that Amon may be related to that somehow.
This spinoff has turned out to be absolutely stunning. I've really like it so far, but Episode 6 was what really did it for me. Despite its untoppable predecessor, The Legend of Korra holds its own. The entire last half of the episode had me on edge!
Watching Lin and Korra tag teaming was great, and it's nice to see Korra handle the Equalist better then previous encounters. I have to say it was a surprise to see the Fire ferrets lose, though considering later events it did make sense. Amon is turning into a awesome terrorist, especially now that benders and their supporters have witness first hand his power, as oppose to before when only witness mostly by his followers. Given the introduction of their technology to grant regular people the strength of chi-blockers, I can't help to think that the theories that Asami and her father are connected to the Equalist may turn out to be true.
But the absolute best part of the episode was the announcer.
"One of them is in the booth with me right now folks, He is levelling one of those glove devices at me now and I believe he is about to electrocute me. I am currently wetting my pants" killed me.
Looks as if Mako and Bolin move in with Asami, so perhaps we're in for more relationship drama.
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Well this episode was filled with the unexpected. The racing was cool and I like how Lin has become more trusting towards Korra. Turns out I was wrong in thinking that Asami was secretly an Equalist. But the way they did the scene between her and her father was wonderfully dramatic, not to mention how cool she was taking down that lieutenant with ease. And I liked the little throwback to the cabbage guy. So it seems as if Asami will become the non-bender of the group, and hopefully give Korra and the guys some pointers in hand to hand. Also can't wait to see Lin start acting outside the law.
I wonder how Asami will play in the events. I can't believe I'll say this, but I'm actually curious about how the love triangle will work here.
All I have to say about the episode-
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Oh, and first Mako/Bolin, then Amon, now Sato. Dark past involving a violent firebender. Only a coincidence or something more? Wild speculation with no basis: All the same guy, will be an antagonist of season 2.
I almost missed the cabbage man reference; took me a few mins after lol
@Ust: I also 2 and 2 together with Sato's wife's death by a firebender and Amon's story but I think that'd be a too easy conclusion. So far I just cant think who Amon could be....
I just learned that the is also an Avatar comic called The Promise, first part was out in January and second soon. It's was co-created by the creators of the show and takes place one year after The Last Airbender, and turns out to be the birth story of Republic City. I have a friend who is total Avatar nut, and she theorizes that Amon might be one of the comic characters.
You can read it here on mangaeden; can't believe I didn't know about this