>Goes from Medieval tech to fricking Gundam mechs in less than 70 years.

>Goes from Medieval tech to fricking Gundam mechs in less than 70 years.
What were they thinking for Korra?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first plane to first space flight was ~~60 years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's still far less of a leap than medieval stasis to going to square-cube law defying giant mechs with energy weapons, something that even today we've never successfully created, and part of that is just how impractical they are.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/v9O0uo6.jpg

        >Goes from Medieval tech to fricking Gundam mechs in less than 70 years.
        What were they thinking for Korra?

        The real world also doesn't have metal bending, because the gundam you speak of is just one giant metal suit controller by metal benders

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i don't care it's still stupid. why are you defending this

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To this day, no space vessel has been made entirely out of platinum.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How much longer until we get a giant mech that's twice the height of a mountain with a futuristic design and an arm cannon?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In real life? Never since it serves no purpose. Atla's world is not realistic

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's purpose is to be superior to tanks which children's toy drones have already proven are garbage

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not anytime soon since Japan holds all the patents

    • 3 weeks ago
      DoctorGreen

      >to first space flight was ~~60 years
      They cheated though
      They used Nazis and Parsons' Magic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They cheated though
        >They used Nazis and Parsons' Magic
        And most of the science & engineering in Avatar comes from the Fire Nation as well as geniuses like Sokka & that Northern Air Temple dude.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still moronic of Americans to arrest Nazi scientists instead of putting em on a special secret program as an alternative to punishment

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon I...
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Op is too moronic to understand history

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I too remember the 1920s when we had mechs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you remember in 1860 when we had giant, trackless, drill-trains made to power through several meters of rock? Good times.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >fail this hard at modernitys impact on war and society
            >bending never supplanted by technology
            >earth benders never realize .5*mv^2
            >fire benders never figure out conflagration
            all i can think is that they weren't allowed to have guns and never took the napkin drawing of the equalist plot past the first season. Complete fricking mess of a show

            1896 but tunnel boring machines were in operation since 1825

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >1896 but tunnel boring machines were in operation since 1825
              >and the firebenders made something hundreds of times larger and able to be used in wartime
              >and also made zeppelins and tanks

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >firebending as an infinite portable fuel source allowed for turbine miniaturization
                yes. The real show was good because of stuff like that.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the giant mechanical drill was far beyond what we are even capable of today
                so the leap from that to mecha then to giant mecha is not far fetched

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Damn, I totally forgot that episode arc where the silicon microprocessor spirit taught the owlbears how to make complex electronics

                >gyro-stabilized, grappling hook equipped mechatanks on the level of WW1
                >advanced automated door using large cable car transportation system out of the 20th century
                >large-scale fully industrialized steel factories
                >self-propelled giant caterpillar drill with advanced piping systems to extract excess material

                >Medieval tech

                People come up with the wildest shit when they're looking to point out flaws in Korra.

                >allegory of the second sino japanese war pitting a modern enemy against literal dirt farmers?
                >no it's just rule of cool so the next one can go full cringe steampunk, then frick that up so hard it devolves into Robot Jox

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if I pretend to be a moron who missed the obvious addressing of the dangerous of unchecked technological development and military industrial complex, it doesn't exist
                >TLA came first s-so it's moronic cringe steampunk rule of cool bullshit doesn't count against it!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >actually TLA was bad!
                People come up with the wildest shit when they're trying to defend the flaws in Korra

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nta but I remember back in the day when Korra was not a thing how plenty of sci-fi/fantasy forums were pointing out how the technology in atla makes very little sense and sometimes contradicts the setting. That doesn't really make the show bad. Atla has plenty of flaws yet it's still a great show.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the setting was medieval
                >no it wasn't, TLA was full of 20th century+ bullshit
                >b-but that doesn't count because the story was making real world parallels, Korra has moronic full steampunk shit
                >Korra was also paralleling real world sociopolitical issues with its technology shit, and TLA went full moronic steampunk first
                >n-no TLA wasn't bad >:(
                I'll take your complete lack of any actual arguments as a concession.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >free heat energy society leverages steam power to do things we did in the 1820's-1890's like lighter than air flight is le hekkin moronic steampunk just like giant bipedial mechs powered by spirit farts
                >korra was doing a socioe-girltical commentary through historic parallel too
                lol lmao, of what exactly. Lets hear it anon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >literally lenses and mirrors were harder to figure out than flight.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That thing can't drive itself. Azula's can.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      By that logic we should have warships in space and giant gundams right now.
      Where's the gundams, mansley

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I kneel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The first design of a flying machine was in 1487.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >70 years later

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It is easy to improve a product that already works, the difficult thing is to make it work.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        come josephine on my gliding machine

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we at least had a working understanding of fricking electricity at the time. This is like going from knights and horses to a fricking gundam

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, with the help of magic powers. Are you autistic or just stupid?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We're are our Evas tho? We were more advanced than them 70 years ago

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And we still haven't developed giant mechs.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The unity of the bending kingdoms through Republic City led to a industrial revolution?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they already had super advanced technology made using only steam in their equivalent of the industrial age
    after switching to a clean burning fuel like spirit energy, then a mecha is absolutely within their grasp

    the only issue is that its sleek design clashes with the dieselpunk of the rest of the show
    but moving from mini-mecha to giant mecha coinciding with a move from diesel to literally magic is absolutely fine in-universe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I agree, the chunkier mechs felt more believable and consistent, but I think the idea here is 'they couldn't make one this big unless it was very spindly'

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I NEED to have sex with korra.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.Asami

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ehhh it's pretty steampunk. I'm more concerned with the forklifts and shit in the comics. and all the bending retcons. and the lazy lezzy shit.
    also satomobiles are stupid. also the 20s New York aesthetic was double stupid, especially the prudish-ass bathing suits. and what the frick does Tenzin think he's doing by segregating the airbenders by sex, that shit got his people extincted.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The normal mech tanks and mechs and planes and cars are all acceptable for me, Kuvira's giant mech is just stretching it and the 1920's shtick is too restrictive

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's also such a fricking step down after the wild and wonderful locales of the previous show. and they barely even traveled.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How it bothers me that people complain about Korra turning a blind eye to Fire Nation technology

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are widespread use of tanks in korra, we just start to see them transition to mechs
      zeppelin technology is also widespread

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The beginning of Korra in the 20's is good, except that in the avatar world there are geniuses, like the creator of airships in Aang's time, like Mr. Sato or Varrik, that's why there are mini mechas that give a steam vibe punk, and for the fourth season having the equivalent of nuclear energy, the spiritual energy being concentrated in a larger mecha, but nothing illogical for that world

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God look at those things, black, no frills, purely utilitarian yet still menacing, black smoke steaming out of it. That's peak FN tech

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only particularly wild thing about the tanks was their rotating cabs.

      >gyro-stabilized, grappling hook equipped mechatanks on the level of WW1
      >advanced automated door using large cable car transportation system out of the 20th century
      >large-scale fully industrialized steel factories
      >self-propelled giant caterpillar drill with advanced piping systems to extract excess material

      >Medieval tech

      People come up with the wildest shit when they're looking to point out flaws in Korra.

      Refrigeration was figured out using ether 1700's (and scaled up to meaningfully produce cold stuff in the 1800's) and the FN already steam engines, so it's entirely possible that they could run a vapor compression loop without modern refrigerants.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Magic and Spritual plot devices can do anything. Even become mecha.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It would have been better if it looked like a janky Metal Gear instead of Jet Alone.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    THE UNENLIGHTENED MASSES

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      emperor chudette

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How was she wrong again?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        She let Korra live.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That was a benevolent act of mercy. Also, I now remember a fanfic where Kuvira was a futa and turned Korra into her cumdump after beating her.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Name?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She should have scissored Korra to her side.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >break the avatar's body with your bending
            >break her mind/spirit with mindBENDING lesbian orgasms

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All she really had to do was be content to rule her empire without Republic City, which was an area all nations agreed to keep independent 70 years ago, and she could have just won and maybe even beat them out economically instead since the City had been going to shit since all the spirit vines got everywhere.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >which was an area all nations agreed to keep independent 70 years ago
          You mean the Earth Kingdom was forced to abandon about a sixth of their territory merely because some fire colonists settled there and gave birth to a few mutts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Invent tech for weapon of mass destruction
          >Coastal enclave that has massive amount of spirit vines needed for bomb used to be your country's territory
          >Guy who helped invent the bomb goes rogue and flees to Republic City
          >City ruled by people who tried to kill you in your sleep during a truce
          >People who have acted in bad faith all season
          Kuvira did nothing wrong, in that situation she basically had to attack before a cold war could start

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you think that looks like anything in Gundam you are twenty different kinds of blind.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gyro-stabilized, grappling hook equipped mechatanks on the level of WW1
    >advanced automated door using large cable car transportation system out of the 20th century
    >large-scale fully industrialized steel factories
    >self-propelled giant caterpillar drill with advanced piping systems to extract excess material

    >Medieval tech

    People come up with the wildest shit when they're looking to point out flaws in Korra.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not to mention that prison had refrigeration cooled cells. So closed system of r12 or similar refrigerant gas and a compressor

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Giant mech? Fine. But why this design? Even the smaller platinum mechs looked more steampunk and fit in better. Someone got their Evangelion sketches mixed in with the other design choices and this one somehow won.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They went from tanks and airships to a mech powered by literal spirit magic and metal bending in 70 years.
    Which is a bit more believable.
    [Spoiler]Though I think the Mech should have been a giant land ship tank[/spoiler]

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gundam mech
    Frick you, that's a Jet Alone ripoff. Disgusting swine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Typical EVA pleb. Obviously it's macking on the Zigg Mack.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cope harder, homosexual. It's JA, and always has been.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As if, anon. EVA itself owes a debt to that which came before it. Leave it to an EVAgay to fellate the show forever.

          I unironically really love the Zigg Mack. Something about it seems fantastically alien and yet its gangly human shape I find incredibly charming. As they become more and more common as grunts somehow it only becomes even more endearing to me. It really does feel somehow like a mass produced war machine rather than some of the more unique Heavy Mobile Mecha that show up later in Ideon. Remain based Jet Alone enjoyer.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My problem is it looks stupid and is illogical. If it was literally anything else, even a literal modern battle tank, I would have been fine with it.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they were thinking, we want anime fans now more than ever

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Technological evolution in a fantasy world must match that of the real world because... it just must okay!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It shouldn't but the writers brought that autism by matching the 20s too much aesthetically

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the problem is you can't put the cat back into the bag
      with the new avatar series coming up presumably 50+ years later in canon then you're stuck with the question:
      "couldn't they use the mechsuits to solve this problem?"
      so they've limited what they can do in the world and the stories they can tell
      all they had to do was NOT INTRODUCE FRICKING GUNDAMS

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked the regular mechs in Korra but the ultimate super weapon one shouldn't have been humanoid like this, should've been some clunkier machine with the spirit canon attached to its top

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The supergun was perfectly fine on its own, there wasn't really any need to do a twist reveal of a mech.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've posted this before, but I'll post it again: the giant super weapon should have been a stationary tower being built out in the desert right before the twist was revealed, that being the tower made mobile by an army of Earth-benders moving the ground under it.

    But that would have been too hard to plan and animate correctly so those talentless hacks probably never considered it.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And according to lore the best engineers were non-benders and fire nation people. No one had naval fleet apart from them, the skies were controlled by firebenders and some non-benders. In general, everyone lived in the dark ages while the fire nation and non-benders were in the industrial age

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it looks ugly, the giant drill from ATL is the superior dumbass superweapon. Loved that thing.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They were thinking "this show will be set 300 years in the future" until Nick mandated the original Gaang being present but they never adjusted the setting to compensate
    You're welcome

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can we post Ty Lee instead?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Regardless of whether the tech is reasonable, a stretch, or asinine, making a giant mech the threat in a show about person-level bending is kind of dumb. If I wanted mechs I'd watch a robot show

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The giant robot isn't stupid because of its setting, it's stupid because it's a giant robot.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Medieval tech is not steel warships, zeppelins, and gigantic motherfricking drills

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We're all waiting for the forklift pic so hurry up and post it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was the OP image for another thread but here it is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We're all waiting for the forklift pic so hurry up and post it.

        Eyyyyy

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It should have been a steampunk version of a armored core

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that just Sakura Wars?

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What were they thinking for Korra?

    BIIIIIIIIG CASH-IN WOOOOOOOO

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks Rick Flair.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What were they thinking for Korra?
    That Kaiju and Mecha stuff would make for good set pieces like the ocean spirit in AtLA

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