I really, really love how the villains die ironically though. In some fashion, it’s all by their own hand in their own element. P’li blows herself up when Su cages her skull in as she’s attacking. Ming-Hua is electrocuted to death when Mako turns her water against her. Ghazan boils alive and is crushed, preferring to die instead of be locked up yet again. They all suffer the consequences of their own actions. Fantastic parallels beautifully executed. Literally.
If the fact that Korra resisted entering the avatar state not because she didn’t want to die but because she didn’t want to end the avatar cycle doesn’t break your heart then I don’t know what will…
- zaheer: wow i sure do respect the heck out of the airbenders and their culture! they were amazing! guru laghima is my idol!
- zaheer: *destroys entire air temple without a second thought*