Feeling really bad for amon. Nobody cares about him as it seems. People want Amon, who never truly existed in first place. yeah no wonder he prefered to die.
This s terribly depressing.
Personally there are few lines felt uneasy in “Skeleton in the Closet”. Tarrlok saying Noatak looked for equality since when he was young, also seemd to enjoy his new power. I don’t like those because they are more like summary than line.
Yes, I fully agree, the line was out of place, it didn’t accompany what happened and we never saw Noatak showing through his behavior that he cares about equality.(Though I like the subtle detail that the equalists are usually teams of mixed gender so yay equality) The line is similar to Mako saying Korra is selfless(which she isn’t).
What the character say often contradicts what happens.
Worst one is Noatak saying “Avatar is powerful than bloodbend”? At that point I couldn’t tell what is Amon’s purpose, power craving or equality. Maybe both.
Yes, this line looks similar out of place like Tarrloks about Noatak wanting everyone to be equal.
But now you mentioned this particular moment, he adds “you are the weak one” which was a direct reaction to his father calling Tarrlok weak(and then he calls Tarrlok weak OTL poor Tarrlok)
hmmm strength, weakness. I wonder if Noatak felt weak himself for never having opposed his father, when his brother in the end had the strenght. I wonder if he wanted strength/power to make up for his past mistakes, so he could protect people?
I now remember that I forgot to say wanting power and wanting to help the nonbenders don’t have to exclude each other. You can strive for both, if you want to help and change things you need power. Same for Tarrlok who wanted “to be the cities’ savior”
To me Noatak seems to be someone who doesn’t like to admit his mistakes. I think he couldn’t admit that back then Tarrlok was the strong one and he was the weak one for having bloodbent his brother knowing it was the wrong thing.
If you compare Tarrlok and Noatak, I think Noatak is the one who took more psychological damage.
While Tarrlok does bad things he seems more reasonable and calculating, Noataks actions at the end seem less coordinated, spontaneous, panicky.
I wish we could’ve gotten more of Noataks personality, because Amon is just the mask.
But in other hand, I feel sorry for him. when he caught bending by lieutenant and crowd, his expression of perplexity somehow gave me conviction, wether what person he really is, he really cares about his people sincerely. I think that was real tragedy.
Yep, especially his expression when the crowd sees him. It’s not anger(only towards Korra) you can see that he’s really at the end. I didn’t notice it until I saw some screenshots but his first reaction is really heartbreaking.