So everyone can pretty much agree that episode 1x06 was amazing, but I wanted to focus on the sheer badassery that happened during the pro-bending match. Namely, the whole “Korra and Mako overdramatically try to save each other’s asses even though it isn’t necessary to do so.”
First, we get this moment, wherein Mako tries to be a hero.
Of course, he fails at it, but compare this Mako to the one in episode 2, who simply watched in a ‘lolwat’ fashion as Hasook fell into Bolin. Mako deserves an A for effort here even if what he did was kind of stupid. Strategically, it would’ve been better for the team for him to dive out of the way, since the round was almost over and self-preservation was the key to staying in the match. But no, he puts himself in the line of fire and they’re both screwed until:
Korra saves both their asses by hanging onto the ledge. Once again, bad ass, heartwarming, and ultimately unnecessary. She could’ve let Mako fall; it would’ve been easy for her to get back up on there, but Korra instead holds onto her boo with a deathgrip as if he’ll melt the moment he touches water.
That picture up there is sexy and you know it. And here’s an equally sexy gif of Korra
tugging at Mako’s collar pulling at Mako’s clothes carrying the fuck out of her captain:
Once again, she didn’t need to do this. Maybe it was just an excuse to pull at Mako’s clothes, idk, but either way, she quickly decides that 1) she can swing him back up there because wouldn’t that be epic 2) her team captain deserves to be the one to get the jump on Tahno. She could’ve done it herself, but Korra’s giving like that. And so AWESOME TEAMWORK COMMENCES.
Putting this here precisely because it looks silly:
Note that all of this is done without either of them saying a fucking word to each other. Nonverbal communication via collar-tugging morse code at its finest, y’all.
Added that because Mako’s face. While Korra’s going all “FUCK YEAH CATAPULT!”, I think this is the point wherein Mako’s thinking “holy shit she’s so strong she’s actually launching me into the air what the fuck why do I find that so sexy oh my god what is Asami thinking while watching this and what am I gonna do while I’m up there oh I know I think I’ll wink at Tahno!”
Mako has to time his flip so that he doesn’t just fall back in the water like a dumbass. And look at Korra: she expended the last of her energy to let Mako have his moment to shine. She knows the momentum will send her into the water.
And she lets it happen because MAKO (oh and because she knows she’ll get to beat the shit out of Tahno later too).
Mako: That’s right, a girl I made out with just singlehandedly (literally) tossed me back up here and I’m biting my lips because I’m trying not to laugh at Tahno and also because I’m so turned on, our sex life is going to be amazing.
Here’s another silly gif to thank you for your time:
…Are seriously a thing of beauty. Which brings me to my next point. I have one problem. Just one problem with the Avatar universe: I think it’s a tad unrealistic. Why?
…Because how on earth does a hot piece of ass like Mako manage to stay unemployed? How is it believable that only a few years ago he was noticed because of his firebending rather than his model looks? Did no one notice the hot homeless guy who wandered around the streets all the time? Are Korra and Jinora the only ones to somehow see this? Not only is he good-looking but he is stylish as fuck. He walks around in a weird coat thing that looks like a skirt, plus a bright-ass red scarf. He’s already perfected the runway strut. He can stop and put his hand on his hips and smile a charming-as-fuck smile. Of course both guys and girls would look his way. And yet, no one in-universe seems to pay him attention. He has to cover up his beautiful body to work in a power plant. Apparently, the Sato family is gonna sponsor the Fire Ferrets or something but seriously? HIROSHI SATO, GET THAT BOY TO POSE ON THE GODDAMN CARS. THEY’LL SELL OUT FASTER THAN YOU CAN SAY “FLYING KICKAPOW”.
I JUST WANT TO SEE MAKO ON PIN-UPS OKAY.
Some kindly anon sent this my way:
Stop please stop I can’t take it anymore I can’t Should I? I shouldn’t…. Should I?
AHAHAHAHA IT’S OKAY I OFTEN GET NAGA AND MAKO CONFUSED TOO I MEAN LOOK AT THEM. Both KORRA’S BITCHES so how do you even tell them apart?!
They’re practically twins, see? Except Naga is Korra’s bitch and Mako is KORRA’S~BITCH~*and the only real difference there is that when Korra rides Naga, she always uses a saddle. When she rides Mako, she only uses the saddle during ostrich horse roleplay night.
Ba dum tss