Kill the boy and let the man be born😏 #lok #legendofkorra #amon #noatok #equalists #bender #watertribe #waterbender #spiny #spinyspirit @official_noatak @amon__
It took me a moment to realise that that is an A Song of Ice and Fire quote from A Dance with Dragons (or A Feast for Crows, I’m not sure but I’m thinking it’s the former) and oh my word, I was just suddenly overwhelmed with tonnes of Amon feels. ;_____;
Because he pretty much had to do that to even succeed in his cause…. and even then the man that he birthed was still shaped in the ghostly visage of his father and like Tarrlok, he was probably aware of it and subconsciously hated it and was filled with hidden self-loathing for himself and the lies he told to instigate this revolution he believed in.
Here have some Tarrlok and Noatak brotherly love I did a while back when Korra was on it’s last few episodes
Aww, this is so sweet. <3
…My sister hugs me like that….
Awww this is just adorable. <3 I love to pick up my younger siblings like this :) (most of the time they don’t want my hugs through orz)
“It would be just like the good old days” - Tarrlok
Then I put them together
Form a delicious Water Tribe Sandwich.
Such a wonderful picture and this threesome is so intriguing to explore. Also they all look soooo gooood together *drools*
That really should not have been there.
People can call it “edgy” and “brave” all they want, but the way I see it? That was irresponsible.
I am not saying that Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino or anyone should refrain from talking about suicide because I know how important it is to reveal the issue that is currently plaguing our society. Suicide is something that should not be covered up or hidden; it should be openly discussed and prevented.
However, the way it was potrayed in the finale of the Legend of Korra was not only tragic, but it was problematic. They portrayed the murder-suicide of Tarrlok and Noatok as something noble and maybe even necessary. There was no one to try and prevent them and there was no one to mourn for them, further implying that they had to kill themselves because they would not be missed.
For those of you who believe I am overreacting, I have a perfectly good reason to be worried about this. When one simply puts suicide up on display like this, they are giving emotionally unstable people ideas and thoughts. When one shows suicide scene like this, they have to be very careful with it or else they’ll send the wrong message. Whoever believed it was okay to put in this murder-suicide scene was extremely careless. This can have catastrophic and real effects on children and teenagers who may already be thinking of taking their own lives.
All very, very true.
My own reaction to THAT SCENE in the finale (which left me in a depression for several weeks partly because I love Tarrlok and because for another I’ve had my own struggles with suicidal thoughts that my depression has often brought on and that scene did not help in the slightest) is also about to undergo an analysis at avaterversesanalyses because it’s affected me so strongly. I now can’t even look at any pictures of that scene without becoming depressed or being triggered to tears.
Sure, it’s a powerful scene. But the message it carries is one without hope and only confirms what the thoughts of depression often urge to do since it’ll “make it better” and as it stands, this was not a good way to conclude the characters’ arcs, especially Tarrlok’s, since it looked like he was on the path to a redemption arc and they snatched it away from him. And the message of their taking away his hope - which is what humanity survives on - is the worst of it all, since if people with severe depression issues or suicidal tendencies are given no hope, then it only spirals them further down into their self-loathing and unworthiness (as I speak from personal experience) and HOPE was what was needed in this character arc, not this “edgy” ending to their arc.
Hope is the crucible of humanity, and having such a portrayal of this act and the message that it carries - one without hope - is completely destructive to the human psyche, especially one that has to battle with depression.
Finally finished one of the comics originally intended for my Redemption Island post.
Just a friendly reminder that Dee Bradley Baker who voices Tarrlok also voiced my favorite side character ever, Chong the nomad.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!!!! PLEASE I HOPE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS IN CANON!!!!!
I’ll go die now.
It’s back on my dash… ;______;
Forever reblog. Right here.
Forever reblogging with you.
So, I said I wanted that reunion… therefore, the boat never explodes! Tarrlok’s all like, “Well, I don’t know about starting over with a whole new life, bro, but fixing up that old one we used to have sounds possible.” And then they tell each other bad jokes for the rest of their journey.
And after mom stops crying, she bursts out with: “Now where are my grand-children!”
And they’re like uhhhhh
We’ll get on that
Brave soldier boys come marching home.
So, this should have happened. This should have happened so much.
I’m actually crying. This would have been such a strong ending, full of hope and potential.
This is my headcanon, right here.
I’m not crying, if anything this makes me so happy (if only because I subscribe to Fanon Discontinuity in my own mind that that part in the finale never happened, even if my fics bow to it at times) and this is such a great headcanon! Let’s all believe it. (And then force Bryke to bring Tarrlok back for a redemption arc, OR ELSE!)