The end of an Era.
I can’t believe they did this. This wasn’t necessary for Korra to forge her own path in the new world. Just because these past lives hasn’t lived in modern time doesn’t mean that they are useless or can’t give timeless advice to Korra. Not to mention learn from their mistakes.
At first watch I didn’t realize the significant of this but now watching this scene, it made me cry. Is not just nostalgia. This was the draw for the Avatar and what that means to this franchise. We just learned about the first Avatar which added to the richness of The Avatar but all that seems wasted and undermined with this action just so Korra can have character growth she could easily have had without going down this route.
I guess its kind of appropriate and timely since I ended ties to the LOK series. I’m only going to take Tarrlok, Amon and the Legend of Wan from this series and forget about everything else.
I think you are missing the point big time. This isn’t because Korra can’t learn from the past still, and this certainly isn’t an excuse for character development. It is actually rather appropriate that cycle should renew like this with an avatar born from a nation that represents the element of change.
Change is hard, but it’s not always wrong.