- me flirting:so what's the deal with having to exist as a physical entity
Daniel Dae Kim told us in 2013 that Hiroshi Sato will “be back.” Since he didn’t appear in Book 3, this confirms Asami’s father will return in Book 4.
The Final Season arrives on October 3rd.
I sure hope so.
While Asami had more screentime than ever before (and interacted with Korra 95% of the time), she didn’t have a major moment where we learned something new about her. And if we’re really honest with ourselves, she didn’t exactly have a character defining moment like Mako and Bolin did.
We already know Asami is an amazing martial artist.
We already know that she’s quite the engineer (but we finally saw it in action).
And finally, we already know that Asami never puts her feelings over helping friends or saving the world (after all, she got along with Korra just fine).
So while Mako and Bolin both got to know their long-lost family on their father’s side and both brothers having character defining moments in Book 3 such as Mako finally letting go of his fathers scarf/getting his feelings straightened out after the disaster that was Makorra 2.0./Masami 2.0 in Book 2 and Bolin learning Lavabending/having a girlfriend who is teaching him not to be insensitive at times, what about Asami?
What will her character arc be?
Talking to her dad and forgiving him? What will prompt Hiroshi Sato to have screentime again? In Book 2 we already know that Future Industries was barely floating and while the company reverted back to Asami after Varrick was caught planning on kidnapping the President, we really have no idea how well it’s standing. Asami did produce a giant-ass airship but honestly, we have no clue. That point of her story was dropped. What are her feelings about her mothers death? She only spoke of it once in Book 2 and that was it. Or about her father,or her thoughts on being the only nonbender, or not being able to really help in Book 2, or how her life has changed since joining Team Avatar. Quite a few things to think about.
So…she gets along with Korra. I’m not complaining (KORRASAMI FTW).
And can fix things…and build things…and such.
But how did Asami grow as a character?
She was with Korra from the very beginning and I’ve noticed that she only asked for one thing in the entire show…for Mako to help her save her company (cue Masami 2.0.). She hasn’t asked anything from anyone and yet, she’s always been there (minus Book 2 but that’s a whole ‘nother story).
While I genuinely love Asami (and is a hardcore Korrasami shipper), sometimes I wish Asami had just a teensy bit of importance to her character growth.