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The irony of it all never ceases to amaze me
One of the struggles that The Legend of Korra’s protagonist, Korra (duh), faces is living up to the title of “Avatar” and the high expectations that naturally accompany it. This is especially tough given how she’s the Avatar coming after Aang who stopped Fire Lord Ozai’s tyranny and made a good impression on the world. Hell, she was raised from age four on nothing but this and trust me, that’s no healthy childhood.
So it astounds me to see fans do things like complain how LoK is “not ATLA” or “doesn’t live up to it’s predecessor” and the like. They’re basically mirroring the struggles Korra the character always faces.
Isn’t that just amazing?
This show’s creators have always had an incredible feel for how to reflect the fandom and its quirks, going back the “The Ember Island Players” and beyond; even if they’d say it’s a coincidence that LoK reflects the state of its fandom so well (or vice versa?), it’s a heck of a coincidence. O_o
I keep thinking of Korra’s lament in “A Breath of Fresh Air”: “Eight percent approval? Who were they asking?” The line might have been written before Book 2 ever aired, but somehow it perfectly reflected the mood of the fandom after the controversy of Book 2. ;P