marsreds:

Haha do you guys ever think about the fact that Atla had an episode in which Hama, a woman who after decades of imprisonment in terrible, inhuman conditions, comes out cruel and lashes out in any-which-way she can, and is treated and defeated as a villain (which, ok, she was, and that was fair) but then after gets sentenced to live out the rest of her life imprisoned by the same people as the first time?

Hahaha do you guys ever think about how fucking easy it would’ve been to add 10-15 seconds to the episode in which Katara goes: “When this is all over, I’m coming for you and taking you home“? Thereby displaying mercy? Which would later play into how she handles Yon Rha?

Hahahaha do you guys ever think about how much that would’ve meant for Katara’s character arc, but also how it would’ve enriched the overall story?

Hahahahaha

do you guys ever think about

how the comparison that should’ve been made in “The Southern Raiders” is, “Katara you sound like Hama,“ not “like Jet”?* How much more sense it would’ve made to brig up Hama at that point, you know, Katara’s mentor
who taught her bloodbending?
Instead of her one-time-now-dead crush?

*Not getting into how neither make sense in the given situation, that’s not what this post is about.

Ahahahahha
do you guys ever think about

how much more meaningful the Mercy vs. Justice stuff, which “The Southern Raiders”

were supposed to be about, would’ve been if Katara had set a precedent with how she handled Hama?

Hahahahhahaha do you guys ever think about

how

if Hama had remained relevant, if she had actually gotten a chance to go back to the Southern Water Tribe, how that would’ve shaped the course of the story?

Like! Just imagine!! A Southern Master! All of a sudden, there’s a Southern Master at the South Pole! And she isn’t fifteen!

And imagine her and Pakku butting heads over how to teach students, imagine her and Pakku in a bending! Battle! We would’ve gotten an actual comparison between Northern and Southern waterbending!!!

IMAGINE HAMA CALLING THE NORTHERN WATER TRIBE OUT ON THE FACT THAT THEY JOINED THE FIGHTING FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT!!!!

IMAGINE HAMA RAISING HELL BECAUSE WHERE WERE THEY WHILE THE SOUTHERN TRIBE STILL HAD A CHANCE? AND WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE, COMING HERE NOW AND EXPECTING TO BE WELCOMED?

Plus, like, loose ends: Who was Yon Rha’s source? How did the Southern Raiders find out about Katara? And why to i feel like they were supposed to somehow be a Northerner?

Ahahahhahahahahahahahahahaaha
do you guys ever think about

how utterly amazing it would’ve been if Hama wasn’t a one-off character with no actual impact on the overarching story??!?!?!!

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