Anonymous asked: So you think mako did care at the end right even though he didn't show it like usual?
Of course. I don’t think there’s any debate over that. We KNOW Mako cares and loves Korra. I don’t think it’s about Mako not caring—I just think they didn’t draw the scene very accurately.
I said it in an earlier post, but it IS possible to make the scene about Korra and Tonraq AND have Mako appear in character.
Mako didn’t have to throw Tonraq out of the way or hold her in his arms. He could run forward and then stop himself, showing he’s trying to give Tonraq and Korra space. He could run and kneel on Korra’s other side.
Those two actions, to me, would have been more in character than having him stand back completely. And neither action would take away from Korra and Tonraq’s moment.
That’s only part of the problem though. There’s also his facial reaction, which they also (in my opinion) could have drawn more consistently in terms of facial reactions we’ve seen of Mako when he’s worried over Korra. It’s not that it doesn’t convey worry; it just looks much more..subdued than usual.
I know it’s not my place to say the scene was slightly out of character, but to me it appeared that way, far more than Mako not showing enough care/acting just right.