Video Vednesday: Vlog: The Legend of Korra S4E02 “Korra Alone”

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Vlog review of The Legend of Korra, Season 4, Episode 2, “Korra Alone.” I talk about structural similarities and references to AtLA episodes “Zuko Alone,” “The Storm,” and “Appa’s Lost Days,” how those help set the stage for the return of Toph, and my hopes for a sequence where Zuko, Katara, and Toph fight an entire army to liberate Ba Sing Se.

0 thoughts on “Video Vednesday: Vlog: The Legend of Korra S4E02 “Korra Alone”

  1. I questioned or disagreed with a lot of the previous vlog, but this time I had trouble thinking of something to say other than “huh, I hadn't thought of that.”

    Eventually, I was able to think of something to add to your speculation that Korra's phantom is Rava: At the end of Season 2, Vaatu appeared to be destroyed. It was claimed that if either Vaatu or Rava are destroyed, they will re-emerge from within their counterpart. A timeframe was not specified.

    It is my judgement that the central weakness of Season 2 was how unambiguously malevolent Vaatu was. It made Unalaq's trust in Vaatu self-evidently foolish and felt like an intrusion of good/bad dualism, which posits a quest for victory of good over evil, into a setting defined by yin-yang dualism, which posits a quest for balance. Consider now that in addition to Unalaq, both Amon and Zaheer were implicitly of Vaatu's party, but our presumptive antagonist for this book is a champion of order.

    If this season gives us a subplot where a.) Vaatu is coming back and b.) that's not a bad thing, I'd feel a lot better about Season 2.

  2. Haha, yes, I just recorded my review of episode 8 and talked about this very theory. (No spoilers, I just repeated you speculation and said it would be cool.)

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