Alrighty. So I watched the series finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender (Sozin’s Comet: The Final Battle) soon after my last post like I said I was going to. *Spoilers ahead*
Hmm. What can I say about it…? It was good I guess. I was right about a couple of outcomes that I predicted: Aang activating the Avatar State to defeat Ozai, Katara and Aang ending up together, Mai and Zuko ending up together. Although it’s not like those were tough things to guess.
Oh god I can’t keep up this charade. I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!
I was so incredibly happy with the entire episode! I think that it had absolutely everything that it needed. The fights were so amazing! It became so adult at some points. For instance Aang’s terrifying battle with Ozai, and especially Azula’s descent into hair-chopping madness. I did not see her craziness coming. During her battle with Zuko and Katara, F and I thought that because she had become such a nut job that she wouldn’t be able to control her lightning and that would be what destroyed her. But it was cooler when Katara tricked her with Waterbending. M thought Katara was going to use Bloodbending against Azula, but that would have been out of character for her, especially in the final good versus evil battle. I was slightly disappointed that Zuko didn’t get to defeat Azula himself, but if he had then there wouldn’t have been anything for Katara to do. And for Zuko to sacrifice himself for Katara was so amazing and brave and sexy and emotional and oh my god.
I was on the literal edge of my seat the whole time it was playing. I almost cried as much as Zuko did when his uncle told him he was proud of him and loved him. I wish I had a giant printer to make posters. I would make one of that moment. That moment of complete love and forgiveness and the weight lifting off of Zuko’s sholders. Speaking of Zuko, I really want to know what happened to his mother. That was a good last scene for him, asking Ozai where she was. It showed that Zuko, the king of unfinished business, wasn’t going to stop after being redeemed because even though he was happy for the first time in his life he knew that there was more that he could do, and he would absolutely do it because being on the good side means always fighting and never giving up. I would watch a spinoff about Zuko finding his mother. It wouldn’t have to be long. Just a miniseries. Although since he’s the new Fire Lord maybe he wouldn’t be able to search for her for a long time because of all the shit he must fix. Hmm.
I couldn’t believe I hadn’t considered that Aang could take away Ozai’s Firebending. Of course that’s what he would do. The message of his whole storyline came down to never letting people change your heart. Never. No matter what. He knew that killing the Fire Lord was wrong, even though previous Avatars encouraged him to do anything necessary to bring peace. In the end he stayed true of heart and chose the right path. I want to be like Aang. I don’t think it’s very likely, but he gives me hope. *Wink*
F told me that in The Legend of Korra you see the gang all grown up. I’m looking forward to that. I hope I like that show even half as much as I did this one. F assured me that I will. Before we get to that though, I think we have to get M familiar with the early episodes that M hasn’t seen yet. Oh well, I guess that means watching it all over again! Mwahahaha!