Subject: Legend of Korra: Book 4: The Last Stand. Aired on 19 December 2014.
Where was the outcry about the amount of violence in the season finale? Fantasy violence? A human body being slammed against a metal roof so hard the impression of the body was left. Then dragged from one side of the roof to the other. Scraping so hard there was sparks. Only fantasy about that scene was no blood spurts or blood marks and streaks left on the roof. Maybe some bruises or 'dry' blood after the battle. But no blood spurts. And after the combatants 'catch their breath,' they continue to fight as if nothing happened. Real fight at the pace of Korra and Kuvira should have been over in 10 minutes or less. Nobody could have lasted as long as those two. Only redeeming scene was Kuvira holding her side after Korra dragged her body out of the Robot. A robot which fell 23 stories into a building. Did they have airbags or something? Both should be dead. Too many violent scenes to critique. Suggestion, watch finale again. Not good to show Death to TV-Y7 unless there was FV at the end. Remember the watch post of United Forces? The one Kuvira exploded with her nice and neat purple/pink fantasy ray gun? Rather good writing technique to leave the death of the soldiers -- ambiguous. You know, they could have rushed down to the bomb shelter before the ray destroyed their base. Sure. Right, Mommy?
Nice article about television violence located APA The Effect of Television Violence on children
And truly the ambiguous writing of Legend of Korra allowed a TV-14 anime cartoon to be given a TV-Y7 FV rating. The coveted FV or Fantasy Violence. It seems to me sexual acts were not shown in Legend of Korra. The sexual preferences of the characters were not mentioned. The only married couples were Male and Female. The only 'dating' couples were Male and Female. Sexual acts were ambiguously implied. Katara and Aang had three children. Toph had two daughters. Both her husbands (got married at least) left (abandoned) her or separation was mutual. Zuko had a daughter who had a son. (don't know about the daughter's mother or the father of her son) Tenzin (34) married Pema (18) earliest they could marry if the legal age of consent were 18. Had 4 children. Male and Female marriage. Looked okay. Children existed. Just assume the method. Nobody has sex in a cartoon. Nothing said during the series. Nothing bad was said about these sexual acts. Just... Nothing was said at all.
Suggestion: Watch the finale closely from the wedding scene (Male and Female, of course) to the final scene before the words 'The End.'
Korrasami is not slash. Makorra is not slash. Shipping hate groups survive by tapping into the prejudice and fear of people.
Both female and male slash exist inside of Korrasami and Makorra.
But the assumption that ALL and EVERY piece of Korrasami and Makorra fan art or fan fiction IS slash --- IS WRONG.
NO WHERE DOES MICHAEL OR BRYAN STATE THAT KORRA AND ASAMI ARE GAY OR BISEXUAL!!! That assumption is in your head...
Take the finale at face value. Ambiguous.
1. Korra made amends to Mako bringing closure for herself.
2. Korra sincerely listened to Tenzin humbly accepting his counsel and praise .
3. Korra made amends to Asami. Asami: I don't think I could have handled losing you (Korra)
and my father in the same day. Korra comforted Asami consoling her. Decided to go to the Spirit World to spend time together.
Two friends sharing an adventure together in the Spirit World -- alone. Anything more... Is all in your head.