1. Post #2961
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    October 2006
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    I'm getting the symbology and metaphors now after looking back at the show as a hole.
    The word you're looking for is 'symbolism'.

    Yeah I've noticed deaths that can be covered with explosions, smoke, or not really outright saying they are dead is allowed. Though if the body can be seen or the implication is heavy that they are about to die, it isn't allowed.

    Example: Someone 'going out with a bang' and 'fighting off a horde of enemies until the end (then black screen) would be allowed in a show but not 'about to be crushed by a boulder' or 'falling to your death from an airplane'. Some shows can get away with blood, as long as the blood is a lightish red and doesn't resemble real blood (can't be dark red or crimson).
    Even something like a punch or a kick is censored to a degree. The Bruce Timm cartoons did this quite a bit where a white flash would occur when someone is hit or you would see the character making the blow, see the reaction but not the fist-to-face contact.

    Mostly, when it comes to cartoon deaths, it either happens off screen or it is heavily implied but never directly shown, or it is not graphic in nature. Rarely have I seen blood in a cartoon series, maybe a small cut, but nothing particularly life-threatening. In some cases, the death is a tease (Young Justice, for instance, likes to tease everything from twincest to impalement). Oh yeah, and the person dying seems to have to be at a certain age- an adult, mostly- to die. Children are immortal in cartoons.
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  2. Post #2962
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    April 2006
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    It just made me happy to see that Asami didn't go against her father in the beginning to be with Mako, she did it because she was against their methods and ideals
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  3. Post #2963
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    (Young Justice, for instance, likes to tease everything from twincest to impalement)
    I am now setting my DVR to record young justice.
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  4. Post #2964
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    March 2005
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       I was surprised at how easily amon was willing to give up as leader. I thought he would try to explain himself to his people   
       
    because he hated himself for who he was, even with a mask he hid his identity and claimed one he liked. And instead of accepting defeat he ran away from his problems taking his brother with him. And Amon knew he was going to be killed by his brother because he wanted to stop but couldn't and they both knew they were monsters because of their father.
     
      
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  5. Post #2965
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    August 2005
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    The real loser here is not Amon but rather    Asami, poor girl   
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  6. Post #2966
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    This disappointment over how this season ended is nothing compared to the sheer amount of assrage over ATLA's first season.

    What a refreshing change.
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  7. Post #2967
    Oneperson's Avatar
    April 2008
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    The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina
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  8. Post #2968
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    Haha.


    Also, the Lt. is probably dead.
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  9. Post #2969
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    October 2006
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    The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina
    Being the Avatar has always been an excuse for a deus ex machina, even in the The Last Airbender.
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  10. Post #2970
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    December 2009
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    The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina
    Well I sort of knew this was going to happen. Even if Amon could take away korra's bending away he couldn't take it away from every avatar ever since in the avatar state you get the power of every avatar and other energy bending junk and all that.
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  11. Post #2971
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    September 2010
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    I wish there were 3 seasons like the last series and not one which was green lighted before 1 half season.


    I think that the first series was on a much, much deeper level and that you ended up knowing and liking all the characters far more.
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  12. Post #2972
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    WELL.
    Amon is dead (phew)
    Tarrlok is a bro
    Asami better have something good happen to her in season 2, because fuck... poor girl :(
    Mako is even more of a douche
    I felt bad for Lt. and actually hope that he lives

    Overall I think the finale is awesome as fuck, but I really hate the way everything is so fast-paced.

     
      
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  13. Post #2973
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    That was a great finale,I look foward to season 2.
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  14. Post #2974
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    January 2005
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    Are those    Anti Air cannons? Even though planes apparently didn't exist until today.   
    Airships brah
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  15. Post #2975
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    Maybe its weird, but I think one of my biggest gripes with the finale was right after the    boat explosion. I felt that it cut way too quickly. When I watched it on TV I thought it might have just been on Nick's end, but I watched it again online and the shot of the destroyed boat was really short. I felt that it would have been more poignant and thought provoking to have the camera linger, even for just a few more seconds, on the wreckage. It was like they were just trying to hurry it along and brush the end of two characters aside quickly.    Don't get me wrong, I still liked the finale, but its just something I've been thinking of.
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  16. Post #2976
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    Maybe its weird, but I think one of my biggest gripes with the finale was right after the    boat explosion. I felt that it cut way too quickly. When I watched it on TV I thought it might have just been on Nick's end, but I watched it again online and the shot of the destroyed boat was really short. I felt that it would have been more poignant and thought provoking to have the camera linger, even for just a few more seconds, on the wreckage. It was like they were just trying to hurry it along and brush the end of two characters aside quickly.    Don't get me wrong, I still liked the finale, but its just something I've been thinking of.
    I thought that too.     It is probably because Nickolodeon wouldn't want them dwelling on the deaths of two characters or something.   
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  17. Post #2977
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    April 2007
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    I thought that too.     It is probably because Nickolodeon wouldn't want them dwelling on the deaths of two characters or something.   
    They may have shortened the length of that sequence just for time restrictions too...
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  18. Post #2978
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    January 2011
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    i just watched the episodes

    may i say that i have never had a tv show be more enjoyable then the best event in my life

    Edited:

    really wondering what's going to be coming up for the next season

    FUCK I CAN'T WAIT TILL FALL OR WINTER OR WHENEVER
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  19. Post #2979
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    The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina
    It wasn't really a Deus Ex Machina because the flashbacks had established that Aang could energybend and that Korra was getting closer to her spiritual side as Avatar. With her airbending block removed, she was able to fully enter the Avatar State and have her bending returned.
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  20. Post #2980
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    January 2005
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    Bah, the Korra episodes are now region locked from Canada on nick.com, I wanted to re-watch the first 2 episodes.

    weird that they're locked now, they have not been locked the last 2 months.

    Edited:

    also    I guessed that it was Aang when walked up to Korra at the end   
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  21. Post #2981
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    Bah, the Korra episodes are now region locked from Canada on nick.com, I wanted to re-watch the first 2 episodes.

    weird that they're locked now, they have not been locked the last 2 months.

    Edited:

    also    I guessed that it was Aang when walked up to Korra at the end   
    i didn't honestly, i was so surprised and i was fucking yelling in happiness
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  22. Post #2982
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    February 2005
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       The boat scene is the single darkest thing I've seen presented in a kids show. Geezus.   

    Edited:

    And I just noticed how my avatar almost totally belongs in this thread.
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  23. Post #2983
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    August 2005
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    i just watched the episodes

    may i say that i have never had a tv show be more enjoyable then the best event in my life

    Edited:

    really wondering what's going to be coming up for the next season

    FUCK I CAN'T WAIT TILL FALL OR WINTER OR WHENEVER

    Stop getting hyped like a 10 year old.
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  24. Post #2984
    The real loser here is not Amon but rather    Asami, poor girl   
       Lost her mother, father and boyfriend

    Writers really don't give a shit about her lol 
      
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  25. Post #2985
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       Lost her mother, father and boyfriend

    Writers really don't give a shit about her lol 
      
       Season 2. Something good has to happen to her :(   
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  26. Post #2986
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       Season 2. Something good has to happen to her :(   
    General Iroh and her hook up. Speculating, now.
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  27. Post #2987
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    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
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    Let's have Bolin get some love
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  28. Post #2988
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       Lost her mother, father and boyfriend

    Writers really don't give a shit about her lol 
      
    she also has to deal with her father's company which might collapse or be beaten by cabbage corp.

    But she could replace her father and like all hero-arch stories, forge the biggest business empire.
    Or just become steampunk batman.
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  29. Post #2989
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    June 2008
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    General Iroh and her hook up. Speculating, now.
    He does seem to be young enough for it to work.
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  30. Post #2990
    BoSami here we go
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  31. Post #2991
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    April 2009
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    BoSami here we go
    Asalin?

    Edited:

    Asalin is not the same as AsaLin
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  32. Post #2992
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    February 2010
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    Stop getting hyped like a 10 year old.
    Why do you have a problem with someone getting excited over something they enjoy?
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  33. Post #2993
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    People seem to be bitching that there was a happy ending.
    It's a god damn nick show, of course there has to be a happy ending.
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  34. Post #2994
    Jesus fucking Christ was that good

    Best series I've ever seen.
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  35. Post #2995
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    neos300's Avatar
    July 2008
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    Also in you guys don't know already the show is going to be re aired with creator commentary on July 9 through 20
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  36. Post #2996
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    July 2010
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    So will this thread die out until the new season airs? Or will we be ranting about the ending for months?
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  37. Post #2997
    So will this thread die out until the new season airs? Or will we be ranting about the ending for months?
    Won't be as active guessing...
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  38. Post #2998
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    March 2010
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    I think the biggest surprise for me was that    Hiroshi actually tried to kill his own daughter. He seemed like a relatively sane man who missed his wife, and then he gets all murderous.   

    Whatever happens in the rest of the series, I hope they keep the darkness and violence up. Aang was way too merciful for me.
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  39. Post #2999
       I knew they would of found some way to bring it back, too many important people got their power taken   
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  40. Post #3000
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