(A dangerous past time I know)
Seriously though, I think Book 2 would’ve been more enjoyable had there not been that romantic subplot. Which, I know everyone was saying, but for good reason. It was poorly written and placed and just all-around unnecessary. The rest of the book was good, great even, but the overdramtic soap opera styled romance ruined it all.
That’s why I really hope that for Book 3 they don’t include any romance. None. Zip.
As much as the (random) Makorra break up disheartened me, I feel like now is a great chance for Korra to grow even more than she has. I mean, just recently she became the first Avatar in the new cycle of Avatars, so instead of seeing her trying to reconcile and rebuild her relationship with Mako, let’s see her rebuild the Avatar cycle and kick it off to a good start. Let’s see her maintain peace between the spirits and humans now that the worlds are no longer separate.
I wanna see Korra build herself as a better Avatar and do something extraordinary like the first Avatar before her, Wan, did. I want to see Korra become strong as a person and learn to become her own guide instead of relying on past Avatars to nudge her along.
I want to see her make her own choices.
I want to see her make mistakes and learn from them.
I want to see her gain wisdom to pass to the Avatar following her.
I want to see her make an impression on the world as the first Avatar of the second cycle.
I want to see Korra go down in history.
And I don’t want Mako or romance involved with any of it.
If Wan didn’t have obvious romance in his story, I don’t want Korra to have any in hers.