im 93% sure they meant raava would start the new avatar cycle, not jinora...
I’ve only watched each episode of the season once, so I thought Jinora had some of Raava in her? I was actually expecting her to pull a Yue or merge with Korra as the Avatar Spirit in the end (though I’m glad she didn’t). Anyways whenever I use two exclamation points I promise u I’m being tongue-in-cheek
Okay I’m going to try and translate my feelings into something coherent.
It broke my heart to see the connection with the past Avatars severed. I think a part of me died inside when I saw Vaatu tear away Korra’s connection to my baby Aang. AANG.
But this is so important to Korra’s character development. In fact it had to happen.
Because all her life Korra defined herself as being the Avatar, and all she could see in herself was disappointment for not being able to live up to her past lives’ legacies.
But in the finale it was HER spirit that held the power, not Raava’s. It was HER spirit that won the battle, not the spirits or wisdom of the past Avatars. She made an unprecedented decision at the end to leave the portals open. She is her own person. She isn’t just Korra, the Avatar after Aang, she’s Korra, a spiritual leader and strong young woman. She finally connected to her inner spirit and found herself.
She’s independent. She’s strong.
The past does not define her.
Aang’s statue being torn down was a necessary symbolic gesture. As much as it pains me to say this, this series isn’t about Aang. It’s about Korra.