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20 June 2012 @ 10:47 pm
Fannish: Legend of Korra  
So, a LOT of things about The Legend of Korra have impressed me, filled me with fannish glee, etc, etc. The evolution of the Cabbage Man, for example (awesome!). The characters, like Lin, who are descended from our heroes. The most recent flashback episode, in which we actually get to see many of our heroes as adult people (was hearing Aang's adult voice weird for anyone else?) Again, AWESOME.

However, I just got done watching the latest episode, and 

akdksdbfkssghleglflesgls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GENERAL IROH!

Okay, so I loved every single character from the original series to pieces. But I know it is NO SURPRISE to anyone who knows me AT ALL that Zuko was my favorite. Tortured prince. You know. Kinda my thing. And Azula was like the best psycho crazy teenage villainess ever. (In Diablo 3, I play the sorceress mostly because I get to hear Azula's voice.) And Iroh...*sniffles* he was the best Uncle ever. I cry every time I watch the episode where he sings Brave Little Soldier Boy, the one they dedicate to Mako, who voiced him. 

Anyway. 

GENERAL IROH.

WITH ZUKO'S VOICE.

And his eyes. And..and..I just cannot put into words the inarticulate FANNISH GLEE I felt at that moment. I may have rewinded and rewatched the scene a couple four or five times. Maybe six. IDK, I was not in my right mind!

So. SO. SPECULATION TIME.

I like Mako and all. And I know there's probably already some huge fannish following for him and Korra, and that's fine. But I actually really like Asami. She's all badassery without needing to bend. She stood up for what she feels is right against her own family. She deserves better, honestly, than Mako is giving her right now, but I've really kind of been shipping the two of them up until now, when I'm kind of mad at Mako for dropping her like a hot rock for Korra, and then not even manning up to his feelings. 

Anyway. I have a feeling maybe the show is going to put General Iroh and Korra together. Because Katara and Zuko fans didn't get their ship in the first series. On the other hand, I'm thinking hot new General Iroh could be pretty awesome for Asami to move on from Mako. IDK.

But here's what I do know for sure: GENERAL IROH is going to come in and SHAKE SHIT UP.  

And really, I don't care what he does with who, just so long as he is BADASS IROH  in honor of his namesake, and continues to speak with ZUKO'S VOICE. I am SO THERE!!!


/CAPSLOCK
 
 
Current Mood: mind exploded
 
 
 
The Mad Lorimadlori on June 21st, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Ready to have your mind blown? Listen to this. Iroh is Zuko's grandson (we have this from Bryke). There is fandom speculation with some interesting support in the character designs that Iroh is the son of Zuko's daughter and Bumi, who is Aang and Katara's oldest son (a non-bender). Also, a big part of the fandom doesn't much like Mako, because he's being a douche, but Asami is definitely awesome.
rhienelleth: katara - omnilugiarhienelleth on June 21st, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
I figured he had to be Zuko's grandson just by his apparent age. Too young to be his son. But that is very interesting that he may also be Aang and Katara's grandson! Making him Tenzin's nephew. Hmm.

I wonder if Zuko and Mai named their daughter after Zuko's mother?

Edited at 2012-06-21 10:44 pm (UTC)
rhienelleth: aang - kelpchenrhienelleth on June 21st, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
On the off chance that you haven't seen this:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/06/19/the-legend-of-korra-creators-preview-the-finale/?mod=google_news_blog

My favorite part, when asked if Korra might continue past a second season: "We have story ideas for past book two. So we will see if and when those stories come to light.
-peartreealley on June 21st, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
I love that they have a General Iroh, and I love that they brought back Zuko's voice, but it was totally cognitive dissonance for me. Maybe it's because we marathoned Avatar and then marathoned up to the current releases of Korra in just a couple of weeks. Too close XD
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 21st, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can totally see that! It's been awhile since I've watched the original series, so for me it was less dissonance, but I won't deny it's probably going to take me getting to know the new character quite a bit before I stop thinking "Zuko" everytime he opens his mouth.

Also, from what I'm reading, apparently Zuko is likely still alive (rather like Katara) which begs the question, will he ever appear on the show, and if he does, who will voice old-Zuko? I assume they won't use Dante for that. That used someone new for old-Katara.