I don't like Asami because she seems suspicious and I don't want her to hurt any of them. Who just throws all these clothes and money at a person they've just met? It's weird when you think about it.
Asami stated that she's a big fan of pro-bending and that she's seen all of Mako's matches in the current season. She's a star-struck fangirl with money to burn. Why not throw it at one of your troubled sports idols?
Anyone can play a star-struck fangirl and have a ulterior motive. Like some of the people have said after that, she could be with Amon and getting close to Mako to get close to Korra. There were many theories after my post that made Asami seem even more suspicious.
I for one actually liked Asami. I can see why people are suspicious of her (and that last line of hers was really weird) but I think it's possible for her to be genuine, and she didn't act like a bitch when Mako didn't wear her scarf so those were points in her favor. Maybe it's because I don't like Makorra (even though I know it's inevitable. Don't flame me too hard. I'm not in the mood for Agnikai)
I found her very pretty and there were times I liked her, I'll admit that. But with all this business with Amon and not knowing who Korra can trust is nerve wracking, and it gets worse every time the introduce a new character that's involved with the trio. I'm more worried about liking Asami a lot, and then having her betray everyone somehow and then I'll be super mad.
I'm with you. When money is no object, throwing it out the window like that isn't a big deal. There's still something to her character besides rich star struck fangirl but I have doubts that it's anything sinister. It's almost too obvious.
Eh, I suppose. I just don't really like the fact that everyone tries to tie every single goddamn character back to the original show. Korra is it's own show with some descendants that fit quite nicely, but are still their own characters. Forcing the TLA into Korra where it's not cannon I just find annoying, especially based on something as trivial as similar looks.
All I'm saying is that we really don't have any strong evidence to suggest that Asami's motives aren't anything more than those of a rich fangirl who accidentally got the opportunity of a lifetime. And unless Bryke gives us that evidence, people should keep their RAEG guns trained at the ship, not the character.
Based on what I've seen of Asami I believe she's a genuinely good person at heart. I do think she's dating Mako for the wrong reasons. Yeah, they have the whole dead parents thing to connect them, but that's just one thing.
True. But when has the internet ever needed strong evidence to have an opinion about anything? I can see your point, but in the heat of the moment some of us, myself included, aimed disapproval and hate at her for messing with the Mako and Korra ship. I can see your point and everyone else's as well, but I just do not approve of this relationship happening after 5 minutes. Too fast and it was very confusing to see Mako with little hearts around his head after meeting her, giving Mako's nature in the last three episode. I feel like it's a relationship based purely off of her fangirl-ness and his quick attraction to her looks and the desire to be in the tournament with the money given, so he'll do anything she wants is how it appears so far. In short, I'm not approving of the fast relationship based off of hardly anything connecting them on a more personal level besides dead parents.
I was surprised at how, I dunno, almost matronly Korra's water tribe dress duds made her look. Also, Tenzin seems to have adapted Airbender fashion to keep up with more current trends, or maybe it was Aang.
So did Mako's new sugar mama buy Bolin's clothes as well? How do I get a ride on this gravy train?
Korra might be a teenager but she is still the Avatar. I'll admit the dress isn't entirely flattering, but it makes her look more mature and stately, which is what people expect from a person of her standing. Plus, it was a political event. I bet Pema and Tenzin helped pick out the outfit to try and prevent Korra from being subject to more attention than she would already get due to her Avatar status (not that it made a difference in the end).
So, my thoughts on Ep. 4 (Spoiler warning to anyone who has not watched it):
Asami is WAY too pretty to be completely innocent. There's something sinister about her and her circumstances, as well as her father. Not necessarily something evil, though. I think, in the end, she's gonna be used as a tool for Amon against Mako, and consequently Korra. I have a strong feeling that, at some point, Amon will do something like kidnapp Mr. Sato, and threaten Asami that if she does not do as he orders, he will kill her dad, so she might end up betraying Mako to protect her father. That's just my theory though.
The quick flash-back to adult Toph, Sokka, and Aang near the end was cool too. Wonder what that may all mean later on. I'm really looking forward to Korra's inevitable Spirit-world meditation and commune with Spirit Aang.
Also, has anyone read the The Promise? I'm sure that might answer SOME of the questions we might have regarding the fates of certain characters.
In reply to GR33NMaN, #8362: Creators said that her design is not based on Lust necessarily... I doubt there's any link aside that both characters are meant to be pretty... Besides, there was a promo with a MaKorra kiss, it's in the bag...
Honestly, this deep suspicion of Asami over the littlest things is amusing... I mean, couldn't the explanation just simply be: She's a pretty girl, he's a handsome lad whose a semi-famous probender she's a fan of... Guy...Girl... Teenagers... Do we really need to explain this further?
Not saying it's not possible, there's probably more to her character... but I doubt anything sinister...
Thoughts for the episode: I found the romantic implications being thrown around amusing, just as it messed with shippers... New pony-tail man is quite the manipulative and power hungry politician... but that's redundant I suppose. Also nice to see Tenzin with his glider...
But, most of all, I found the flashbacks especially interesting, despite their briefness... I can't help but think they'll be used as a segue into the spiritual side of things later on... Moreover, I have a feeling that guy that Tarrlok talked about (Yocom?) and the guy in the vision are not only connected but may be connected to Amon. A minor part of my reasoning resting on the emphasis of the eyes in both characters, but not to be taken as evidence as the same is done with others being taken down (which actually might be what was happening... so eh..). --- In reply to Parafairy, #8375: Apologies, the 'FTFY' was a bit snarky/rude of me (and I can't edit so... eh).
In reply to GR33NMaN, #8365: Zuko's daughter is the current Firelord, so nopes.
In reply to Parafairy, #8366: I wouldn't say (Bolin)he's "in love". He strikes me as the fellow who becomes naively infatuated with many a lady (cite: "...I have a good feeling about this one" ) but hasn't truly been in love.
In reply to Baraxis, #8419: The Promise is in 3 parts actually, 1st part is out (and on the web somewhere), 2nd part comes out May 30th (I think this may be pre-orders at first and normal orders in June) and part 3 comes out September 26th.