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So, every ATLA/LOK book has at least one flashback episode:
Book 1: Water - “The Storm”
Book 2: Earth - “Zuko Alone”
Book 3: Fire - “The Avatar and the Firelord”
Book 1: Air - “Out of the Past/Skeletons in the Closet”
Book 2: Spirits - “Beginnings 1 & 2”
Book 3: Change - “Old Wounds”
When making wish lists for flashbacks you’d like to see, I think it’s important to remember that flashbacks in this show are always, always, always done to serve either the main plot or the character arc. They are never ends in themselves. “Zuko Alone” is about contextualizing Zuko’s choices and the journey he finds himself on. And the reason we don’t find out what happens to his mom is because Zuko doesn’t know. Because one of the most important aspects of Zuko’s arc is that when he was a little kid, something terrible happened to his mom and no one would explain it to him. And so, he was placed in the horrible position of having to identify with the values of his father in order to survive, though he always retained some part of the good person his mother knew him to be.
That’s one of the things that makes the confrontation between Zuko and Ozai in “The Day of Black Sun” so amazing - because it shows us just how much that memory of his mother, that uncertainty about her fate has held him hostage all of these years. That he is able to break free from his father without ever knowing the truth is as important as him simply breaking free in the first place. He rejects the possibility of closure. He assume that Aang will kill his father before he finds out what happened.
Likewise, “The Avatar and the Firelord” doesn’t simply tell us the story of Roku and Sozin for the sake of telling us that story but because it points toward the choices Aang and Zuko will have to make down the line. The same goes for “Beginnings,” which sets up the choices Korra has to make in the Book 2 finale.
So, if we see any further flashbacks of the Gaang or even of another character’s past, it is never ever ever going to be simply for the sake of telling that particular story. It will always have to be somehow woven into the arc of the narrative or the character. This show dabbles in fanservice sometimes but usually never for its own sake.
Hello! I've been reading what has been happening in the fandom tonight, and I just want to say that, even though I don't ship Korrasami, I think that everyone is entitled to ship whatever they want. :) I'm a hardcore Borra/Masami shipper, but I don't care if others ship Makorra, Korrasami, or whatever. It's their favorite ship, and they have every right to stick with it. :)
Anon, slow claps for being an intelligent and beautiful human being. The fandoms are just ridiculous right now. We have trolls in both the Makorra and the Korrasami fandom acting up and tagging hate in the tags and one blog even got taken over by one of the trolls. It’s honestly pathetic and petty.
Trust me, I would be staying out of this if people weren’t being directly attacked by anons with hate mail and death threats.
I don’t give a flying fuck who you ship, but it is NEVER acceptable or tolerable to give death threats to people who think differently than you!
You think this would be common sense, but apparently it isn’t. If Bryke saw what was happening they’d be ashamed that adults (yes we are mostly adults) can’t view a show without acting like middle school children (sorry if you’re a middle schooler and I just insulted you…).
Makorra, Korrasami, Borra, Masami, Bopal, Boleska, Tahnorra and whatever else people ship. Just let everyone sail on their own ship.
I’m not mad at you anon. Sorry if this is somewhat harsh sounding, but honestly this is just annoying and tedious at this point.
You have the right mentality :)
I myself have a tendency of staying out of shipping wars, especially in the Avatar fandoms. But when it gets to the point of utter ridiculousness, I just shake my head and say: ‘You’re fighting over characters that don’t even exist!’ So huge props to these people who know how to ship the right way. You’re a credit to the human race!