That was bloody awesome. Great action, cheesy villain meeting ironic justice at the hands of the questionable villain, the humour... And who can forget: "I am currently wetting my pants..." Priceless.... . . In reply to datalaughing, #8684: I thought the same thing about Tarrlok and Mr. Menacing in the flashback. A friend of mine suggests Tarrlok's father... I previously thought the eyes from the prev. flashback belong to Yakone... maybe this is him?
In reply to Treize, #8690: They also make Cabbage Mobiles... no seriously...
In reply to Freelancer05, #8699: Well, his henchmen did electrocute the announcer guy...oh--and the destruction of airships, property damage, endangerment of bystanders and mass chaos... Tends to be "not nice" in my book...
Anyone else think it's cool that the metalbender security force overcame Toph's weakness to flying? Maybe Lin did it, but her acrobatic metalbending is exactly something that Toph could never do before. Just another something awesome.
I was thinking about that too. I have a feeling it will maybe just be called Spirit or something along the lines of Korra learning how to get more spiritual, since that is going to be rather important for this particular show now.
You have to take into consideration that he was in the middle of alerting the entire city to what was going on. Because of him reinforcements could have been on the way, not to mention that he was telling those reinforcements what kind of armaments and stuff they'd be dealing with when they arrived and letting anyone already in the stadium know that there was a problem if they hadn't noticed yet. (Why the hell was it that all the cops were standing in the doorways but none of them were looking outward, anyway? Bad deployment) Arguably taking him out was more important than taking out the cops. That's not to say that I don't think the equalists are assholes. They've got a legit beef, but this doesn't seem like the way to go.
The police were expecting the Equalists to chi-block, and metal armor would prevent that (regardless of whether the attack came from the front or behind). I'm guessing that the Equalists' electified hand devices are a relatively new development.
As for how the police were deployed, it makes a lot of sense, actually. If trouble was going to start it would most likely start from within the crowd, and they needed to keep their eyes focused on the spectators. And again, the force was expecting (failed) sneak chi-blocks from behind, not sneak electrocutions from behind.
About time we saw Lin kicking some serious ass. And also, don't the Republic City police have a bunch of equalists in custody now? I mean, they DID knock out a bunch of them out in that fight on the arena roof.
In reply to datalaughing, #8716: Because it's not like it's at all possible to stop a broadcast by cutting the power/breaking the microphone, etc... In any case, Amon was talking on a microphone himself and as he seems to like radio so much it wouldn't be surprising if that was broadcasted as well...
As for cops looking out: Arguably, the ones looking out were zapped by the audience members.
Honestly I think they all forgot about Amon in the heat of the competition. Tenzin was getting into it, yelling at the ref and whatnot and momentarily forgot why they were there in the first place. If I was a guard there I still would want to watch the match. Pro-bending is intense.