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Korra the Riveter by morganagod Korra the Riveter by morganagod
another thing for :iconelee0228:

I really hope Korra gets some character development in season 2. Zuko and Aang were more fleshed out. I don't mind that she's a selfish brat. Aang was certainly stubborn about not killing Ozai, but we understood why. Korra acts like an asshole and we don't know why. That bugs the crap out of me. Seriously, the show was supposed to be about non-benders vs benders, and the person that is supposed to represent balance shuns her love interest and almost kills herself (she was at a cliff, it was implied) when she can't bend. Suddenly she can bend again, and she considers herself worthy of Mako. She associates a person's worth with bending prowess. How is that a balanced point of view when the issue is non-bender oppression. It just makes her an asshole who hasn't checked her bending privilege. (Which doesn't make her a bad character. A character can be an asshole and still be compelling.)
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tain669 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
You can do me any old time.. BABY
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MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
She`s a little better in the season 2 finale she seemed to mature a whole lot but only time will tell if she stays like this 
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Dirman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
"We can bend it!"
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RageTH Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, why didn't I watch you years ago....

This is awesome.  I like how muscular she is!
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Amrock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
And I didn't fave this earlier why? Freakin' beautiful, man.
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Fantastic!
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Katie9821 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I like this.
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!! :love:
I really dig this pic, this would make one helluva awesome poster^^
Kickass work buddy!
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0Anesthetic4u Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You know a Show ends badly when you think back months later and still get pissed off at it.

Thank god its getting a seccond season, other wise the serries would be irredeemable ruined.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done!
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ImogeneDowne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
there may not be a why. thats what personality is. traits people are born with.
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ellemaire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I thought it was implied that she was at the cliff because without her bending she was unable to fulfill her role as the avatar and was considering killing herself to restart the cycle. Might be a stretch but that's how I saw it (which of course has the opposite effect: it makes Kora seem much more mature than a silly seventeen year old girl with self worth issues).
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
A classic, and rather fitting considering Korra lives in an industrial era.
Although, a young woman willing herself because she's not worthy of her man isn't exactly an image of pregressive thought.
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arcanask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Yo, Korra is ballin'! And I agree, Korra needs some character development, but there's only so much you can do with so many characters in 12 episodes over 60. Yet why not work on Korra first and foremost. Unless that was the plan from the beginning, or at least since they heard they were going to get more than one season out of Korra. Of course, there's always the possibility that it could all go horribly wrong =)
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CatsTuxedo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice guns as always ;)
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Prophetofgreed Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
She's more rash and has more attitude. Obviously without training from a monk this would happen. Tenzin helped her with that and she'll continue to get better under his direction.

About the bending thing, imagine that you've been told that your destiny as the Avatar is to master all 4 elements and balance the world. She showed that she was very excited by this possibility and by the end that dream has been taken away from her.

Before the cliff scene she loved Mako but that was the last thing on her mind. Then she gets her bending back and she's happy so obviously she'll now kiss Mako.

I think one of the greatest things about Korra's character is her naive look on the world. She's only been to the South Pole and didn't need any money, meeting Bolin and Mako is eye opening to her at how ordinary people can struggle for money. She was also naive about the Equalist movement.
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Nonosama Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
I would say she's.... undeveloped. Needs her "click" Moment. people with stubborn heads need more time for that.

Aang was a monk, so he was fully open to everything new and every opinion etc...

Korra is simply not Aang, but she'll find her way to being an Avatar. Someday...

But anyway, nice drawing :)
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mholyman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Avatar Riveter...Rosie the 4th to last Airbender? And Rosie Korra. I like Rosie Korra.
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balfasra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
at least the love triangle is over and the shippers must be satisfied, and we can hope for more character development in season 2.
there's no new love triangle in season 2 that will take the spotlight, right ? right ?
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Sexy work
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Mike-Ultra17th Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
She's a teenage girl in an animated series. The mood swings aren't entirely unexpected. :P
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ms20 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nic3
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DaeDrea Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I completely agree with you.
Though, her "association with a person's worth and bending" is really what drew me away from her character (that's just my personal opinion). I LOVE the Kiyoshi warriors and anyone that could hold their own without bending (Sokka!) from the original series, to see the main character of this one be so.. I don't know, dependent on the concept of bending (?) kinda disappointed me. People may argue that it'd because she IS the Avatar, but like you said, that's hardly balanced point of view. /shrug

I hope she gets more development in Season 2 as well, hopefully not through a love story.

And beautiful artwork by the way! c:
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M0man Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
She associates her own worth with Bending, because that's how she's judged.
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skyscan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
She's rash, it's a personality trait. You're born with it. Now put a rash personality in as the avatar. All that responsibility, considered to be the strongest person in the world, et cetera. I think it's self-explanatory, but maybe some people would like to actually see the childhood memories. To me it'd just be boring.

Maybe that's why I liked Korra better than Aang. He seemed unrealisticly kind and then sometimes rash. He flip-flopped, where Korra is simply rash and slowly gets better
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Wow. Impressive.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Also it's easy to impress people with bending. it's the first and most obvious thing they'll notice. For a non-bender, their skills aren't as obvious. She was won over when Asami showed she was more than a pretty face. Of course people will still swear to this day she was working for Amon...for some reason.
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ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Hmm I don't watch The Legend of Korra(?) But I thought this to be interesting due to the fact that you referenced Rosie the Riveter. Love that!

I hope that she gets better character development as well lol.
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ambientx7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
always love when u draw muscle girls :) keep up the good work
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hot!!
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ddd09ish1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love a good rant
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Kythkyn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
If only she can look that good in season 2!! Korra + Asami :heart:
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invisabella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha i cant wait for the next eclipse.

that might be the worst 8 minuets of makos life XD
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your thoughts on the matter of Korra are interesting. I can see your point of view, and you're right to an extent that she associates bending prowess with worth, but she is also willing to stick up for what's right (her fight with the metal benders under Tarlock's orders revealed that.) She can be stuck up, but I think the reason she is obsessed with bending powers is because it's the only thing she feels she really has. From a very young age she knew she was the avatar, and that she was a great bender, and she was proud (arrogant) of that then, and maintained that pride as she grew older. I don't think it's necessarily wrong to take pride in one's abilities, but she certainly lacks wisdom and can be rather brutish.

I think it rather understandable that somebody whose entire identity was just destroyed (she was the avatar, she had been trained as the avatar for many years in somewhat isolating circumstances) would be quite upset. I'm not disagreeing with you that there is still a lot of room for her character to be built upon, but I think her story is about learning the complexities of the world, rather than Aang's of living up to your responsibilities.

I think that in this next season we may see her both being an "asshole" and slowly learning not to be one. She has demonstrated that she's capable of compassion, she just prefers direct force. :XD:

This is a wonderful piece by the way. I don't know about the "we can do it," but I'm sure she can, as long as "it" isn't waiting patiently and calmly. XD
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morganagod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I gotta be honest, I entirely forgot that she stood up to Tarlock's metal benders, but I wonder if that was about protecting the innocent or confronting tarlok? I mean, doesn't she really threaten tarlock when he takes Asami, Bolin, and Mako in to custody? Maybe I'm misremembering it, but the catalyst for her attack wasn't in defense of those being oppressed but rather the defense of her friends.
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to recall that the initial conflict was over the defense of the rights of non-benders (Tarlok had ordered the electricity cut off to the sector). It then devolved into her friends being taken into custody after she freed the non-benders who were protesting. Hrm.... I could be misremembering it as well though. XD I should go watch it again, because even though it's not as lighthearted as Aang's story, they still did a good job writing it, and the animation is superb.
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Minimed Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I also agree that Korra simply destroyed the figurehead and declared "Mission Accomplished" (I like the medicinal analogy). In fact, I honestly think Aang got too much credit for ending the Hundred Years War in Korra's time. His victory against Ozai would have been meaningless (or at least just a stepping stone) if Azula had actually taken the throne. Airbender at least gave an attempt at the long term by adding in Zuko as the new Firelord. Having Equalists just denounce Amon as a liar only adds the question "What now?" for them that isn't answered in Korra's mini-series (sorry, Season 1).

My opinion on creator interviews is that if you need one to make sense of their story, then the story wasn't told very well in the first place.

Just my two cents.
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chainedknee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
What a great turn on a classic pose. I love it!
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ranchboy1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Think about it this way from an extremely early age she was able to bend most of the elements they were like a part of her. When she had all of them taken away it was probably like being struck blind and having her arms and legs removed. Whats more she's grown up with everyone placing an all important focus on her being the avatar meaning she can bend all four elements. She's grown up with everyone around subtly telling her that being the avatar is her sole reason for existing even if it may not come off at that way at first glance. Once she's had all of this taken away from her it's no big surprise that she would attempt something drastic so that the next person in the avatar line could be born to take her place. Knowing this ahead of time is probably part of the reason she shunned Mako since she was probably planning to kill herself already by that point.
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morganagod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am thinking that way, for the most part. She's brought up in a world that associates her worth with bending. Why wouldn't she project that in to her social interactions? Also, there is no evidence that she was thinking of killing herself to bring about the next avatar, and I have no idea where that interpretation is coming from. Yet so many have stated it that I feel like it's an idea that is being regurgitated from somewhere. Did the creators say that was her thought process?
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ranchboy1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Never heard of that from the creators I really don't bother reading that stuff this is just the where said train of train of thought sent me.
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
LoL! Agreed. The whole reason I watched the show was Amon was/is cool. If they don't make him live.....
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astaroth90 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I personaly don't like the idea for a second season, because wath could be the plot for it? If the had left Korra without her powers that can give a realy good reason for the sequel!
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morganagod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The plot could involve more character development. :D
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astaroth90 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Indeed, actualy i think it could be a good chance for the development of them!
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DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Yeah here's to hoping. Great job on the detail.
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Retro-Sapien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Seriously, this show took such a divebomb after the third or fourth episode.
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morganagod Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't disagree with you, though I'll admit enjoying it up to the end. The problem was that the set up contradicted the pay off to such a degree that now any time I state my opinion about the series I get people agreeing with me, and people saying "fuck you. I'm not watching you anymore." Like fucking five year-olds. Ugh.
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Retro-Sapien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I don't mean to come off as one of the "Fuck you, brah" types. It's just like you said - the show sets up so much, but then pulls a 180 and ignores most of it.

I mean, where's the so-called "bender oppression". That was kicked to side almost immediately and only lightly touched upon near the end for, like, a split second. Hell, even "Dragon Age II" covered the "magic people vs. normal folk"-type conflict better.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
That's sorta digging in deep dude. Sure you're not seeing symbolism that isn't there?
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