Everyone really needs to stop bashing Mako and Asami. I mean really.
First off, everyone has been really pissed at Mako since episode 7 (a few before then as well but it seems as if the majority of the bashers appeared around then). Okay, I understand why everyone was a bit butthurt after that episode because I was too. It was rash of Mako to threaten his friendship with Korra for doing her Avatar duties, but don’t we all do rash things?
Remember when you were a kid and you had that one friend who didn’t do what you wanted or did something in a way you didn’t like and you threatened them with “If you don’t stop and do what I want/like I’m not your friend anymore”?
As immature as it is, that’s kind of what Mako was doing. And despite people thinking “Oh jeez that’s so out of character for him why is he being so immature oh my gosh i hate him now”, that’s actually the kind of guy he is.
Must I bring everyone back to episode 2 with this guy?
When things didn’t go Mako’s way, he automatically blamed Hasook. Yes, Hasook did have some faults in the match, but as a team, they should’ve been working together a bit more instead of Mako yelling at Hasook (although if he hadn’t this series wouldn’t have gotten too far).
But that’s another story for another day.
The point is, when Hasook didn’t show up for the next match, all Mako cared about was “Wow that asshole didn’t show up I can’t believe he would do this now we’re going to have to forfeit god fucking dammit.”
While Korra seems to be a bit more special than that, Mako is just the type of person to detach himself from someone at moment’s notice. Perhaps he trained himself to do this after losing his parents (with the exception of Bolin)?
Either way, I don’t think it was out of character for him to do this. Harsh? Yep. Uncalled for? Oh yeah. But do I completely blame him for saying what he did? Nope not really.
Anyway, moving on to episode 9.
Guys. Give him a break. For real.
He cares about Korra (obviously). He admitted he liked her. We know he has feelings for her even though he has a girlfriend. But in my opinion, I don’t think he’s playing with Asami’s emotions. At all. He likes Asami too.
You cannot honestly tell me that none of you have liked two people at the same time. Because I’ll admit it, I have. In fact, I’ve like three different people while I was dating someone else.
Does that automatically make me some bitch to be hated? Was I playing with my boyfriend’s feelings? No. I liked him too, but I also happened to be crushing on some other people at the same time.
Mako has every right to like these two very beautiful girls at the same time. He’s a guy. An 18-year-old guy at that. He’s young and, from what I gather, still pretty new to this relationship/crushing stuff.
I’m not happy though that Bolin had to tell Asami about the kiss. I was really hoping that Mako would’ve told her because she deserves to hear it from him. But hey. Fictional or not, people make mistakes. In fact, I’m sort of GLAD he didn’t tell Asami.
Because he’s not perfect. And that makes him more realistic and relatable.
I think that as a fandom, when we’re given someone as hot and stunning as Mako, we expect him to be “Mr. Perfect”. He has to be nice to everyone that we like, he has to say what we want him to say, do what we want him to do, ask “How high?” when we say “Jump”.
If someone were to treat you like that, would you think that’s fair at all? No. Because you’re a human being and you can’t live up to everyone’s standards.
I’m not saying you can’t be disappointed in him from time to time. I realize that you can’t force yourself to be tolerant towards him every single second. Don’t worry, he pisses me off too sometimes.
But just because he’s worried about Korra because he happens to still like her despite being with Asami does not automatically make him the target for all of your hate and bashing. Korra means a lot to him and he couldn’t stand that she was gone, supposedly kidnapped by their enemy. Especially since he’s seen firsthand what Amon can do. Wouldn’t you guys be worried too?
I just don’t think Mako should be blamed for anything. I don’t care if you’re a Makorra shipper, Masami shipper, or you don’t ship Mako with anyone, he doesn’t deserve your hate.
I’m sorry that he’s confusing and unpredictable. But you know what? I wouldn’t have him any other way because that makes him more interesting and rounded as a character. I would hate if he didn’t make any mistakes because then he would be flat and boring and I wouldn’t see him in the light I do now.
I’m not even sorry for how long this is. It needed to be said.
And much more. But if I keep going I’ll probably never stop.
(Damn I didn’t even get to include my Asami haters rant. Maybe later)