There should be more pictures of Yue on tumblr. She is so beautiful!
Yes, I agree, here are some nice ones:
The Equalists - Unresolved Social Issues in Republic City
Removing Amon from the equation does not mean the end of the Equalist movement. Or at least it should not.
Amon get’s taken down because the populace still hate benders…
Social inequalities do not disappear if you remove the leader, and I’d be really disappointed if this is the last we hear from the Equalists.
Not only did we see more desperate need for social reform in this episode i.e. the homeless camp in the sewers, but neither have any of the existing issues been solved. There is a reason thousands of people joined the Equalists in the first place: The council and government are still unbalanced and still favor water, air and earth benders.
Also, please do not forget that this was not an outside force invading Republic City, this was Republic City citizens rebelling against an unfair system. This system still exists. Removing the leader solves nothing, in fact would make it worse. If this were the real world, there would be riots in the streets.
Defeating Amon solved none of the above.
Here’s my prediction for season two: The Lieutenant and Sato are going to pick up where Amon left off, and take over the Equalist movement.
Also: MWUAHAH called it weeks ago.
I agree with this post. Amon’s true power is not the ability to take away bending but the support his followers give him. And the fact that so many people DID support him HAS to be addressed…
I think season 2 will be about that. ^^
Avatar: The Last Airbender - “The Search”
“This weekend at the American Library Association, Dark Horse announced Yang and Gurihiru will return for a second “Avatar: The Last Airbender” graphic novel series called “The Search,” which explores the biggest unsolved mystery in “Avatar” lore: what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother?”
Quotes from Gene Yang:
““The Search” focuses on Zuko and Azula. Aang, Katara and Sokka will be there, of course, but the Fire Nation royal siblings are really the drivers of the action. In “The Promise,” we see Zuko struggling with his responsibilities as Fire Lord. “The Search” is the next stage of that struggle.”
“In “The Search,” the Gang are still teenagers. “The Search” takes place immediately after the end of “The Promise.”“
“In “The Search,” we’ll see what a prolonged stay in a Fire Nation mental institution does to a person.” (About Azula)
“At the beginning of “The Promise,” Katara and Aang are still in that lovey-dovey stage of their relationship. They call each other pet names and are way too affectionate. By the end of “The Promise,” they will have gone through their first conflict. Their relationship will continue to mature in The Search, but it will take a backseat to the Fire Nation Royal Family. After all, that is one messed up family. They need all the panel-time they can get.”
“I love Toph. She was my favorite character to write in The Promise. Sadly, though, she doesn’t have a big role to play in The Search.”
Full Interview HERE.
Yay, … I guess. I really am not a fan of how he writes Aang. Or what he does with the pairings.
“I really wish you were still around…”
Whoops, there I go making myself sad again welp.
Reblogged to add:
Could that chi-blocker Korra fights (and loses to) in episode three be Asami? Conservation of character makes this rather likely.
Also: As someone pointed out: Note how Asami’s glasses have a green tint to them. Interesting choice of color…
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Asami Sato - A Theory
A comparison with ‘The Eastern Mata Hari’ Yoshiko Kawashima aka Jin Bihui aka Eastern Jewel.
Note: I’d appreciate it if you kept the ship-war out of this. Thanks.
There are several things that struck me as interesting when Asami was first introduced.
Let’s talk about Asami’s name, which is distinctly Japanese. Atla, previously, had very few distinct Japanese names. (Click here for names-list) Asami’s very green eyes and her very distinctly not Earth Kingdom name was the first thing that reminded me of Yoshiko Kawashima, who was Chinese adopted Japanese and also made me wonder if Asami herself might not be adopted herself, since she looks nothing like her dad and Atla is usually very good about family resemblance.
Her entrance, wearing a leather motorbike outfit, reminds a lot of how Yoshiko Kawashima is introduced in the well-known movie ‘The Last Emperor’. (See pictures) As does her gala outfit.
The way she ‘accidentally’ runs over Mako does not come across as accidental at all to me, but rather pretty much on purpose.
“Yoshiko Kawashima undertook undercover mission in Manchuria, often in disguise, and was considered “strikingly attractive, with a dominating personality, almost a film-drama figure …”
Does sound a lot like what we’ve seen of Asami to me.
I am haphazarding a guess that she will turn out to be an equalist/ working for them.
Yoshiko Kawashima was a spy for Japan, specifically for Major-General Kenji Doihara. Yes, I am aware that LOK does not have any parallel to the Sino-Japanese war, but that does not mean they did not base a character on one of the more interesting female protagonists from that time-period. Atla has played mix-and match with time periods before. What time period is ATLA set in.
While I doubt that we will see her record songs, I’d like to point out that Asami a) is a socialite, b) Mako just agreed to sponsorship from her father c) radio shows/broadcasts are an important medium in LOK. I would not be surprised to see Mako cornered/conned into unwittingly doing Equalist propaganda.
All of those things combined are giving me the hunch that she might be (at least partially) based on Yoshiko Kawashima.
If I am correct, then there is a chance that she will play a major role in the coming civil war, both on Amon’s side and as a military leader herself.
Kawashima continued to play various roles and, for a time, was mistress of Major General Hayao Tada, who was chief military advisor for Pu Yi. She formed an independent counter insurgency cavalry force in 1932 made up of 3,000-5,000 former bandits to hunt down anti-Japanese guerilla bands during the Pacification of Manchukuo, and was hailed in the Japanese newspapers as the Joan of Arc of Manchukuo.
Side note: In a previous post I already explained that the Equalists and the Task Force are paralleling the real world fight between the Communists and the Kuomintang.
Image source: The Last Emperor (movie).