I was told that I just wasn’t looking at Mako ‘from the male perspective’. I find this advice interesting, because I previously had no idea you could make cheating, neglect, irresponsibility, and callousnes somehow sympathetic by looking at it from the ‘male perspective’. I am especially sure that the male perspective and the female perspective on cheating actually align perfectly, seeing that both genders seem to get really ticked off about it for exactly the same reasons. So, let’s look at the cold hard facts of what has happened in Asami and Mako’s relationship so far:
cool-nebraska-gay replied to your post: As a POC, Korra really has been a major disappointment to me. When the show was first being pitched we were promised this flawless badass WOC who was going to be at least as competent as Aang and Korra just… Isn’t. She hasn’t really done much other than lose fights and mope about Mako (Who also could be shoved off a cliff and I would not care at all). Her character has been executed piss-poorly and I don’t think another season or two is going to help that much :\
LOLOL AS IF AANG NEVER MOPED ABOUT KATARA. -rolling.
Her moping about Mako seems pretty limited to episode four, and like, one sad look in episode seven anyway right? Mako mopes infinitely more about her.
Meanwhile Aang moped about Katara in the Season 2 finale, in the episode before the Day of the Black sun, in Ember Island Players…like a lot.
Not that I’m fond of moping either or how they’ve handled it, but it’s definitely not a big part of her character. Meanwhile Mako’s entire being at this point is “neglect my girlfriend, mope about Korra”.
I want Asami and Korra to get closer, I want to see a lot more of Korra and Lin. That’s all I want, screw everything else, especially romance.
Thart said, while I’m dissapointed certain characters aren’t really being used to their full potential or developed properly, the only characters I’ve actually soured on are Mako and Pema. Pema because she was like “yeah, go ahead and go for that girl’s boyfriend” and wow not cool, and she hasn’t made any sort of turnaround there. I don’t hate her or anything but I hate that the writers put her in that position. And it would sure be nice to see that she has friends and hobbies and stuff as well, but nope, the writers will just have her there to manufacture drama.