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PERSONA 5 WAIFU WARS 5.0 DRAGON AGE INQUISITION DATING AGE ACQUISITION
P5 coming to the PS4 also? Awesome I don’t have to buy a PS3 then
And Bloodborne confrimed for February 5th in Japan, hoping for a late Feb/early March US date then
ok now that the lok hype in me is dying a bit
can we talk about how the air acolytes and zaheer’s “airbending philosophy” is probably the most insulting thing to Buddhism ever?
like I think I saw one ep of s2 and the acolytes were just fucking obsessive fans of airbenders
and then zaheer “entering the void” and losing his “worldly desires”. He lost one worldly desire, but still desired to stop the avatar cycle and bring chaos and other fucking bullshit like that
It’s funny because I came to the conclusion that Zaheer was just a stupid asshole, since Airbending is a wholly nonviolent and deeply spiritual culture and almost the entirety of his using the teachings of Airbending masters to justify his Bane in Dark Knight Rises bullshit comes from interpreting it super literally rather than metaphorically. ”New growth cannot first exist without destruction of the old” obviously has less to do with BRING DOWN SOCIETY and more to do with putting aside ingrained ways of thinking in order to cultivate new ideas and more constructive possibilities (an interpretation, ironically, that perfectly encapsulates the central conflict with the new Airbenders as represented by Tenzin and Jinora’s dynamic).
That’s actually not automatically a bad way to take him, because exploring the idea of faith systems that are established for inherently positive purposes being twisted and manipulated to suit people’s needs or justify their own agendas is a relevant one and I was honestly expecting something where Tenzin might straight-up call him out on this, or where they’d at least directly address this in some way. I would honestly think that he if no one else would take considerable personal issue with this guy claiming to be a true believer appropriating their culture and teachings to sow chaos and destruction.
(honestly I kind of liked the idea that Guru Laghima was in the Spirit World trying to pull him aside and be like HEY ZAHEER BUDDY GLAD YOU FOUND COMFORT IN OUR TEACHINGS AND ALL BUT UH KINDA WANNA TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS WHOLE THROWING THE WORLD INTO CHAOS INTERPRETATION OF YOURS and Zaheer’s just all NO NO DON’T WORRY I GOT IT MURDER THE AVATAR AND ALL THE WORLD LEADERS JUST LIKE YOU WOULDA WANTED I’M NOT LISTENING LA LA LA LA)
But then the problem I’ve noticed with the villains in LoK as a whole is that they all follow the same arc (Unalaq to a lesser extent since he makes this shift much quicker) — they start off complex and ambiguous and as a challenge to Korra’s perspectives, but by the end their complexity has evaporated and they’re just Evil Bad Guys Who Are Evil. Zaheer just *keeping* the Airbenders doesn’t make any sense with the exception of Tenzin, and building up his whole “I just wanted to show the Avatar a new perspective!!1!” BS means a lot less when their plan the whole time was “no lol we’re just gonna kill you in a very specific way.” Like he’s straight-up become a Mustache Twirling Maniacal Laugh-having Cartoon Villain by the very end (which isn’t bad, look at Ozai, but the difference is that what we got with Ozai is what we were promised).
The concept of an Airbender villain with a twisted interpretation of the culture’s teachings is inherently an interesting one, but to pull it off that requires a fundamentally different approach than having them be almost purely a foe that can be defeated through physical means which ironically enough was exactly what we were promised this season also.
Now that Claymore is coming to a conclusive end I need to actually get back on reading it
Well with Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U and Dragon Quest Heroes for Playstation I think we know what to expect now
Get hype for Microsoft Warriors everybody