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Posted on Friday, 12 July
Did I ever tell you guys how much I love Avatar Kyoshi?
Just look at those moves.
Death once had a near Kyoshi experience.
Posted on Monday, 10 June
i think one of the worst things about the general consensus of korra using the avatar state as seen in fandom/fanart/fic is that she would go out of control, and be horribly violent
it’s funny bc korra’s version of the avatar state is so calm, her face is blank as if she were meditating. while aang’s was nearly always born out of fury and losing control.
idk guys but i think our girl can handle it.
#dont get me wrong #korra is going to overuse the avatar state because this is a new ability for her #and she is going to use it to beat children at air scooter races #but i really dont see her flying into the avatar state in a rage that often #think about it #korra has felt extreme anger #she is an extreme character #and only after the quiet solitude of digging into herself does she unlock this incredibly powerful ability #i think this says more about her character than her flying off the handle #she’ll go into the avatar state often #and she will probably be angry doing it #but she will be focused about it #she uses her bending with aggression and acts without a plan #but she knows what she’s doing everytime she acts #she just doesnt have forethought most of the time #also i literally dont care if you disagree lmao this is speculation and who gives a fuck if i’m wrong in the upcoming seasons
Yeah, it’s far too common to see Avatar State Korra portrayed as, essentially, Avatar State Aang, and… that really doesn’t seem likely given what we know about Korra…?
Aang’s rage being linked to the Avatar State is a thing because those sorts of extreme emotions aren’t natural to him — before he found out he was the Avatar and woke up in a world where his entire culture had been dead for a hundred years, he’d been immersed in a spiritual practice that called for him to detach himself from his own feelings to find peace. He has few defenses against the pain that he’s forced to deal with, so the Avatar Spirit defends him instead by trying to destroy whatever hurt him (and, failing that, just destroying whatever’s convenient).
Korra’s anger probably won’t trigger the Avatar State’s defenses, because she already has her own (too) firmly in place. She might summon it in anger, but the violence she commits in that form will almost certainly be her violence, not the uncontrollable rage of a Superpowered Evil Side the way Aang’s was.
…I mean, I guess they could go for Korra losing control over the Avatar State through overuse, but that seems a lot less interesting than her just using it for the wrong reasons and having to learn how to deal with her own issues. =/
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