Yes, but they weren’t actively contributing to the war effort. Ba Sing Se was more a symbolic victory than anything else. Hence why when it fell at the end of S2 the war was not over…
There’s a difference between conquering a city and destroying an entire continent.
The original plan was to use the comet to finally beat the main stronghold of Earth Kingdom power (frankly that’s a plot hole because Ba Sing Se wasn’t involved in the war!) but then Azula persuaded her father to up the genocidal stakes.
Through good times and bad times…
No I tend to wish for things like world peace or a season 2 of Hannibal.
yeah! she was hiding in the back garden the whole time.
♔ ”The night is dark and full of terrors.”
my bending is more powerful than yours
Still drawing waterbending to relax, and probably always will :)
The wait for new episodes of The Legend of Korra has been more difficult for fans, since that show aired its 12 episodes with nearly no breaks last year, but has been gone for quite some time. Fans have the comfort of knowing there are still three more “Books” to go in the series, but so far, we haven’t been given a debut date for Book 2. That didn’t change today, as Nick could only say Korra would be back “later this year.” However, we were shown a cool new scene from the upcoming episodes.
We’ve known since last summer that Book 2 is subtitled “Spirits,” and Nickelodeon’s Rich Magallanes noted that in Book 2, the divide between the human world and the spirit world was collapsing and Korra finds, “the dark spirits are seeping into her world.”
The sequence we saw found Korra battling one of these spirits, initially just seen as dark tentacles, surrounded by a purple energy, coming out of the ground on a hillside. Korra asks, “Spirit, why are you so angry? What have we done to offend you?” only for the tentacles to violently knock her aside, as they do to anyone else who attempts to help her, including Tenzin and an adult, male Water Tribe member I didn’t recognize at a glance.
Then, the full octopus-like creature rises out of the ground, and begins moving down the hill, utlimately crashing through a fence into a carnival being held, as Korra pursues it. On the offense, Korra shoots the creature with fireballs and begins to get the upper hand, but she is suddenly grabbed by one of its tentacles, and smashed down into the ground. And… we cut to black, for now.
And sorry, my fellow Korra fans, Nickelodeon is not releasing this scene to the public for the time being. As the scene was introduced, they noted that there is still a lot of work to be completed on the animation side for Korra: Book 2 - though the scene in question still looked terrific, even if it wasn’t in its final form. Suffice to say, it hinted at some very exciting things to come.
Plot holes? Hrm. No obvious ones that I can think of. Certainly loose ends, but those aren’t plot holes.
Maybe how the Ember Island Player knew so much stuff about the gaang? But that whole episode is tongue in cheek. I don’t think there are any major plot holes in ATLA.
I will never get over the irony that Gene Yang supposedly likes Mai (cough cough, mini eye roll) yet he writes her out almost as soon as possible in The Promise trilogies. After all Zuko and Mai went through to be together, the idea they would break up because he’s secretive (hello, she had to put up with that the entirety of S3) is frankly dodgy writing.
As for the ‘Reboud’ comic. For its length it was pretty good. But it’s so trivial and simply written that I don’t really feel the need to go into a lot of depth about it. The best thing about it is people can hush down now about Mai not caring for Tom Tom. It was clear she cared for him in 2x03, but at least in this they bang you over the head with it.