Theory Post: Amon’s Real Identity
Of course, we all know that a great deal of information was revealed in yesterday’s episode, and several gamechanging events occurred. Most of the major characters’ lives are now irrevocably changed.
But hidden amongst Lin’s resignation, Hiroshi’s real motives, and Asami’s complete badassery, I found a devilishly hidden piece of info that may give us our first solid clue into Amon and his past.
This meme’s probably dead anyways, whatever.
Amon and his Financial Backing
So it turned out I was at least partially wrong about episode seven, thanks to that second preview clip. Oh well!
Here, have an Amon theory post.
Speculation for “The Aftermath” and beyond
Based on the events of “And the Winner Is…”, the new clip, and the TV Guide summary; as well as the six unexplained scenes left from the trailers and the Republic City game.
Given that the title of the episode is “The Aftermath”, it’s almost certain that the primary plot will concern the main characters reacting to Amon’s attack on the arena, in various ways.
Hey, Korra fandom! I think it’s time we sat down and had a talk about the resurgence in Korra Nation links.
One thing I noticed last time people were getting into it was that a lot of people were posting hidden links. Basically, they’d link to their KN account in the post title, but name it something completely unrelated to get unsuspecting people to click on it. It was a really gross and underhanded tactic, and the worst offenders had anywhere from 3000 to 5000 to 10,000 points because of it!
I’d like to imagine we could all just agree not to do that this time, but I know that’s not going to happen. So instead, before you click on any link from a Korra fan that isn’t labeled as a Korra Nation link, hover your mouse over it to see the url that you’ll be clicking. If it has the distinctive style of a KN link, don’t click. Anyone who resorts to cheating and lying - especially when they already have a large number of points! - doesn’t deserve your support.
Secondly! I can’t help but feel like the reset won’t really mean anything, as the people with the most popular blogs will just immediately start accruing the most points all over again. This is only a suggestion, and one you most certainly do NOT have to follow, but maybe the people who won the posters and were in the top 100 could… sit this one out? You’ve already beaten out everyone else, which was really impressive! And you should be proud of your prizes (unless you won them using the disguised link tactic, in which case you really don’t deserve them >_>). But hey, give other people a chance!
Thanks for reading this, dudes/dudettes/dude-neutrals.
Also, hey, here’s my link! Just because. http://sot.ag/NDUyNTEx/
Amon’s Master Plan
I’ve been doing some pretty intense thinking about what Amon’s potential goals are, lately - particularly during the times when I’m supposed to be doing work for school - and I think I might have come up with a reasonable theory.
The first time we saw Amon in the show, he was telling the Lieutenant that it was time to “accelerate [their] plans”. We know that he has a strategy, and as of “A Voice in the Night”, we know it ends with him personally taking down the Avatar. But while most people have guessed that he has some kind of massive plan to remove bending abilities from every person on the planet, my idea is different.
Hey, people? Please stop saying Korra put Bolin in the friend zone. That term is just gross. Korra was wrong to kiss Mako when he was dating Asami, and she probably shouldn’t have led Bolin on without telling him she didn’t see him that way, but the “friend zone” is a term that has a lot of negative connotations - specifically, it embodies this idea that simply being nice to a woman means that you deserve her romantic affections and that it’s wrong for her not to offer them, which is horribly misogynistic and attempts to shame a woman for making her own romantic and sexual choices. The concept of the “friend zone” also means that women have to be wary when guys want to be friends, because we have no way of knowing if they’re just doing it to get sex and if they’ll react badly when turned down. Korra made a lot of mistakes in this episode and did a lot of things to hurt Bolin’s feelings, but “putting him in the friend zone” wasn’t one of them.
Though considering this is the same fandom with a faction that deems Asami a “slut” for asking out a guy she liked, it probably doesn’t make a difference to a lot of you.
What if the Fire Ferrets lose to the Wolfbats, and that’s why they’re under the ring?
And the Wolfbats are celebrating when Amon busts into the arena and takes away their bending?
What if Amon’s been planning this whole time to sabotage the awards ceremony and take away the champion team’s bending abilities, as a political statement that he can defeat the best of the benders?
So I think this was my least favorite episode of LOK so far?
Don’t get me wrong, it was still really, really good and much more high-quality than most of what you see on TV. I still loved it. But for those of us who aren’t shippers, it was… kind of stupid? I mean, ~love conflicts~ bore me when there isn’t anything else supporting the story. If shipping is your thing, no problem! That’s perfectly fine with me. It’s just that I felt like nothing but shipping was driving this episode, which left me feeling out-of-tune with the story.
There were definitely a lot of cute little things I loved - FLAMEO INSTANT NOODLES, Korra using healing powers, Ikki and Jinora being awesome - but there wasn’t much of a plot beyond resolving romantic conflicts, most of which only appeared this episode. I’m fairly disappointed they didn’t address any issues the Fire Ferrets had prior to this.
I guess my biggest problem with “The Spirit of Competition” is that it felt disconnected from what we’ve seen so far. I’m suspicious that Nick put pressure on the LOK team to emphasize the shipping conflicts in order to attract the Victorious/iCarly/whatever fans to a show like LOK, and that that’s how we ended up with this episode, because it fell short when compared to the high standards created by 1-4.
But even though it wasn’t as good, it was still fantastic, and I can’t wait to see episode 6. :3