Ok, so I meant to make this earlier, but I’m making it now (and I’m surprised I haven’t seen a post like this)…
Can we just appreciate Mako’s firebending right here??? I don’t care what you think of Mako (and for the love of Aang, if I see any hate on this post, I will hunt you down, this is meant to be a non-controversial post), but JUST LOOK AT THAT BENDING!!! He’s really improved since season 1. I mean, he had talent (raw talent for the most part, no formal training), but there, his bending was more stylistic and meant for pro-bending and less traditional, which was part of why it made it a little easier for Amon’s goons to take him down at times. He seems to have tapped into the more traditional forms of firebending and my favorite part… LOOK AT THE FLOW OF HIS MOVEMENTS!!! It almost like waterbending… he’s learning to combine bending styles to improve his firebending.
Anyone else think Korra might’ve been giving him private lessons (no pun intended)?
BUT SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THAT!?! LOOK AT IT AND BASK IN THAT GLORY OF GROWTH IN BENDING ABILITY, DAMMIT!
Coming soon, a rant on Bolin’s earthbending.