Did you notice how Korra didn’t stop, not even for a minute? She was attacking him non-stop, and even when Tarrlok was clearly down, she kept. Going. At him. He was hanging onto that cane to keep from falling (quite a distance, too), and what does Korra do? She doesn’t give a single fuck. She crushes the cane, the floor, every fucking thing that kept him safe. Tarrlok falls, and she jumps and breaks the floor AGAIN, as if once wasn’t enough to express how much she actually intends to hurt that guy.
Korra didn’t stop to give a “do you give up now?” speech, she didn’t even think about that. All she knew was that this guy had arrested her friends, her Team Avatar, and she was so fucking pissed.
People, if Tarrlok hadn’t stop her with his bloodbending, she would’ve burned his face.
Would she regret that later? Probably. But at that moment, rage was everything that she knew. She was possessed by this incredible anger, and Tarrlok would have been so, so screwed.
Korra’s angry side is quite horrifying.
Korra wasn’t just ready to burn him. I fully believe she was ready to kill him, and I’m.. not so sure she would have regretted it if she did. This isn’t Aang here. She doesn’t have the same reservations he had. Granted, I don’t think she would go out of her way to kill a person and I don’t think she’d want to kill anyone who crossed her, but clearly if you make her mad enough, that option is absolutely on the table for her. Rather interesting contrast to Aang, who wouldn’t even kill the man who was poised to burn the Earth Kingdom to the ground.
I really need to stop being lazy and watch this. Look at this character; she’s fucking awesome. Action girliy main characters beatin’ up the bad guys have been commonplace since Buffy but how many of them actually LOOK badass enough to rip a man in half and eat his intestines?
Not many. She-Hulk and Korra I’m pretty sure are the only mainstream answers.