Legend Of Korra Season 3 Episode 11 Zuko and Iroh – TOP 5 WTF and Easter Eggs

Legend Of Korra Season 3 Episode 11 Zuko and Iroh – TOP 5 WTF and Easter Eggs


Hey youtubers it’s Charlie and things just
got real on Korra this week. There are still 2 episodes left. There hasn’t been any news
to indicate whether they’re going to post those online back to back just like last year
with the Book 2 finale but Janet Varney and the other voice actors did mention some of
the things that made this year’s finale different. So after we get through all the
WTF moments and my episode 11 review I’ll explain. If you’re finding me for the first time
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when Korra goes off the air I’m going to do bonus videos for a little while and then
start doing Star Wars Rebels. That’s probably going to be a Friday show, so starting in
October when we would normally watch Korra, we’ll just be watching that show. Nice and
simple transition. Don’t forget still running the korra giveaway.
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haven’t seen the episode yet. Here are my top 5 WTF moments from the episode. Starting
with Number 5 – Chaos in Ba Sing Se I didn’t expect Zaheer to actually kill
the Earth Queen, but it looks like that’s what happened. Which is also bad news for
the ending of this episode. But the city is a complete shit storm now and everyone is
looting. This reminds me of big times in history when
great empires fell. Like the fall of Rome when the Vandals sacked the city and made
off with some of the Roman Empire’s greatest treasures. That’s where the term Vandalism
comes from. That was during the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. After the government
collapsed Europe entered the Dark Ages. Which was basically the middle ages. It was the period between the fall of Rome
and the Renaissance. Is this the path that Korra is on? That’s a good question. There
was no Zaheer in real life, no one person that crushed Rome. It was a long gradual process. The answer to all of that was the Renaissance.
The word renaissance means “Re-birth”. It was a period after the invention of paper
and the metal movable type that creative ideas were able to spread. It became this big cultural
movement all over Europe that led to a new age of creative thinking, art, culture and
society. So rewind to where we are on Korra. We’re
right at the fall of Ba Sing Se, implying that the world will enter “the void” so
to speak. A period of chaos from which Zaheer is trying to create so that society will re-birth
itself and usher in a new renaissance of spiritual enlightenment. That’s why I love his character so much,
he’s so crazy but his logic is solid. That’s what would happen. People will find a way
to thrive no matter what. The 100 year war led to the rise of Aang and a new age of peace.
That was a minor version of what Zaheer is trying to do. He’s trying to burn the field
so that new crops can grow stronger than before. We don’t know anything about what’s happening
in Book 4 yet, so there’s no telling how much farther his plan will progress. There were a few surprises during Mako and
Bolin’s escape from the city. Mostly Grandma. She is glued to her picture of the Earth Queen.
I hope they explain whether that’s because she’s just stuck in her ways. Or if she
has some special connection to the Queen. It’s possible they made her stubborn just
so that Bolin could have the moment where he throws her over his shoulder like a sack
of potatoes. I’ll talk about that more during my review. moving on to Number 4 – Suyin and the Metal
Bending Clan Couple of big red flags here. First, if you’ve
seen my previous Korra videos you know I totally don’t trust Suyin. And there’s the possibility
that this clown person in her circus group was zaheer. That’s not confirmed or anything but the
minute Suyin said, let’s bring an army of highly trained metalbenders all loyal to me.
I felt like Team Korra was headed for disaster. Suyin feels like someone who would totally
drink Zaheer’s kool-aide about ushering in a new renaissance. Suyin cares not for
the laws of Lin’s world. It’s possible she’s totally genuine. I
don’t think she’s going to be evil or anything. She just seems like a Zaheer apologist.
But you can let me know if you agree. If I were Korra or Lin, I just don’t know
that I’d feel comfortable taking a giant group of fighters into battle if I wasn’t
positive they were loyal to me instead of being loyal to my questionable sister. I did really like Suyin’s armor though.
Before all the metal bending artistry this season, Lin putting on her armor in the morning
was one of my favorite metal bending sequences. Just her getting her Iron Man swerve on. Speaking of which, I know a lot of you feel
like Bolin will learn to Lavabend instead of learning to Metalbend. It seems like if
you could master one difficult form of subbending, you could master another. They’re both earth
forms. Usually it’s just a psycho/spiritual thing.
I know major forms of bending are tied to lineage but subbending isn’t some midichlorian
bullshit genetics thing. on to Number 3 – Korra Meets with Iroh again This was a nice surprise, a bit strange with
the timing, but very welcome. Especially that they paid off the moment with Zuko. I’m
surprised that he would be surprised Iroh was in the spirit realm. You’d think Zuko
would have reached a level of spirituality that would allow him to commune with Iroh
but I guess that’s not the case. Korra was actually trying to use Zaheer’s
methods against him. Calling him out in the spirit realm. In case you missed it, the advice
Iroh gave Korra. About finding things you were not looking for, was the same advice
he gave to young Zuko when they were hiding out in Ba Sing Se. I always love it when Mike
and Bryan bring Last Airbender moments into the new series. The Iroh moment was a little out of place
but think of it like a vastly shorter version of the Iroh episode in Book 2. Korra needs
a lesson from Yoda before she flies to the Death Star to face Darth Vader and the emperor. And when she did talk with Zuko, it felt like
he was telling her Aang would have died to protect the airbenders. He backtracked a little
saying Aang had a greater responsibility to the world. But the alternative is that he
was implying Aang would have killed team Zaheer if faced with the choice. Even though killing
is one of the greatest taboos of the Air Nation. Maybe that means Zaheer isn’t a true Airbender? Okay so shit starting to hit the fan Number
2 – Team Zaheer versus the Air Nation The animation and fight choreography on the
whole Air Temple part of the episode was so above and beyond anything else I’d seen
on the series. I really loved the animation on Avatar Wan’s episodes last year just
because they were so unique, but inside the normal Korra episodes. This is the new King
of fight scenes. I know I made a star wars reference with Iroh
and yoda earlier, and it only makes sense that my mind would go to Obi-Wan Kenobi fighting
Darth Vader in Episode 4 when Zaheer and Tenzin fought. They gave him the same type of pan away ending
that they gave to the Earth Queen, so if she’s dead, it seems like they want us to think
Tenzin is dead too. I’ll follow up on that in a sec. But I was also very happy to see
that they let Kai take on Ming Hua the combustion bender. I did not expect the downer ending,
so I thought when he took her on he was going to take down the airship in some super bending
move. Like when Lin took down the airship in book
1 before Amon blocked her bending abilities. It’s a children’s show, so I understand
why they showed us him surviving and the baby air bison rescue at the end. I think if they
had cut that scene out the episode as a whole would have had more dramatic weight. But I
understand the concern. If they had made kids think that Kai had died Nick probably would
have gotten a million angry letters from the parents of crying children. I know a lot of the fandom really hates his
character, so no judging. Be honest, would you have been okay with them killing him.
If mike and bryan had officially let kai die in the fall. I would have been okay with it. But again,
killing children isn’t something you see on Korra. At least I can’t remember them
ever killing a child. At least in an explicit way. Jet from last airbender is one of the
few exceptions. But he wasn’t a little kid, he was older than everyone on Team Avatar. and more killing my Number 1 WTF moment – Team
Zaheer Kills Tenzin Can we all agree that the show at least wants
us to think that they killed him. I’m sure all will be revealed by episode 12. But until
then, given the way things went down with the Earth Queen, Tenzin has left this mortal
coil. Enter the Void totally feels like a metaphor
for dying now. Since that’s the title of episode 12, but it’s not the finale, I’m
really curious if Korra is going to have a major out of body adventure in book 4. At this point, the best theory I’ve seen
so far is that Zaheer wants Korra to refuse Raava and Vaatu. That creates some logic issues
based on what happened during book 2. But if Zaheer has already accomplished his goal
of revolution, what more could he need Korra for that he couldn’t do himself? He needs the portals to be open, which they
are. So it has nothing to do with that. He could be trying to reset things to pre-avatar
wan status. Meaning he has to kill korra while she’s in the avatar state. That would end
the cycle of the avatar. If that happened I suppose Raava’s connection would be severed.
I don’t think Raava would cease to exist. Let me know what you think Zaheer needs Korra
for. But just to explain the Raava Vaatu logic problem: During the book 2 finale. Raava was wiped
out, reset to her zero state. Under normal conditions, she would have re-emerged from
Vaatu in 10,000 years. No matter what story the show presented in that finale. You can
never kill evil or good. They are fundamental states of existence.
The terms good and evil are just our subjective way of describing to states of existence.
So you can call raava and vaatu something else, but neither one will ever be completely
destroyed. They just get suppressed for a period of 10,000 years. In the finale last year, Jinora just forcibly
sped up Raava’s re-emergence. So you can influence their cycle. But you can’t stop
it. So I have small issue with the idea that Avatar
Wan “separated” raava and vaatu. If that were true, then there would have been no part
of raava inside vaatu for Jinora to extract. That implies that they were never truly separated.
It’s a big problem that I’m trying not to overthink, but let me know what your opinion
is on the issue of raava and vaatu and if it has anything to do with the book 3 finale. Overall I gave this episode an A plus for
not being afraid to kill a beloved character and for doing it with the most amazing animation
all year. A pluses all around, the Lin Souyin scenes in the airship kind of dragged a little.
Iroh was a little out of place but overall everything was amazing. The only thing I really noticed was how much
they rushed the Korra portion of the episode. It felt like this was all about the Air Temple
scenes and they just rushed through all the korra stuff to get to that part. I really loved the Iroh Zuko Last Airbender
callbacks even if it seems like Zuko is still a bit of space cadet in his old age. The way
he was presented in the Korra universe was as the new Iroh. Like he had achieved a certain
level of enlightenment in the years since the formation of republic city and retiring
as the Fire Lord. I think they just wanted a funny callback, so for all intents and purposes,
Zuko is Obi-Wan Kenobi just like Tenzin is. Zuko calling out his daughter in the episode
makes me feel like we will definitely see her in book 4. They wouldn’t go four seasons
teasing a character and not show her. I wonder why we haven’t seen her yet. It feels like
seeing who she is will reveal some long standing mystery. Who did Zuko marry? The best theories
I’ve seen are all Mai. But I’m not current on the comics, and I know the comics revealed
a little about possible Beifong husbands. Just to explain what Janet Varney and the
cast were saying about the book 3 finale. They said it would not be a big spiritual
battle like seasons past. Meaning Korra will probably not have a giant fight with Team
Zaheer. She’s probably going to sacrifice herself and literally enter the void of death.
It seems like everyone important is dying this season. There is a Korra book 4 that Janet Varney
is the star of, so even if Korra does sacrifice herself, I don’t think she will stay dead.
Or die completely. That brings up more questions than it answers. But I’m going to wait till
after episode 12 to speculate further on Book 4. In the meantime, congratulations to this week’s
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