Mako: Am I the only one who feels all the “Varrick is a bad guy” stuff in Republic City was only put in to redeem Mako? That’s how I bloody damn well feel. Or, you know, there was no place to make Mako the “awesome, hot, angsty good guy” in this plot, so they had to give him his own. I sincerely feel he’s a “writer’s pet character” and it’s beginning to grate on me.
Let him be a douche, but stop trying to give him a spotlight. Stop fucking with other characters’ personalities for the sake of Mako. Stop romance with Mako. And for heaven’s sakes, have characters call him out on his bullshit more often!
Makorra: Well, at least they handled it breaking off in a mature way. I’m afraid they’re going to keep dangling this boat around, though, for the next two seasons.
Asami: She and Korra barely spoke to each other: unacceptable. She better not end up with Mako again. In fact, she was again stiffed out of a scene where she could totally ream into Mako. Seriously. Just, no more romance with Mako.
Bolin and Eska: Sorry. Nope. The sudden change of heart toward Eska wasn’t really justified. Was he suddenly in love with her and her intense “affection” after all the crap with Ginger? Seriously, Eska wasabusive. End of story.
Severed Avatar Cycle: I am on the fence with this. I’m going to miss the past Avatars, because it was awesome to always find out more about them. They’re interesting characters. Korra’s character has an excessive need for independence, though, so I guess I can understand the choice. However, it also seems like they’re catering to Korra. Just…eh. I’m not sure. It depends on how they handle it.
Giant Spirit People: I’m sorry, big blue Avatars. Hasn’t that been done? >_> Joking aside, I didn’t really like the “giant fighting spirit people” thing, but…it sort of fits. I guess. I just don’t care for it.
Spirits: Well, glad the humans and spirits have a chance to live together again! Seems like it’ll be a lovely, colorful world with the spirits involved. I hope we see the Aye-Aye Spirit, again. <3
Overall, I enjoyed the finale. The animation was beautiful and the action was amazing. It was pretty good, but it feels kind of like fanfiction, which isn’t bad. It just feels like the general rules for the Spirit World changed between AtLA and LoK throughout this season.