There's also several good guy firebenders. Mako (*Cough*Batman*cough*) and the Council men.
I think this is trying to make bending look bad though, what with the Triple Threat Triad... Republic City has to deal with THREE TYPES OF BENDERS working together. Which can be frightening I bet.
I like how the Council has two waterbenders since there's two tribes also, made me kinda laugh at how it's tilted. The Northern Water Tribe must be very different than the Southern one, going off how Tarloc acts. I think I got the right name.
Hmm...Anyone suspect that Amon will try and get Korra pissed enough to use her godlike powers to cause massive damage and serious injuries? Sure it'd be collatorel, but Amon would just ignore that little detail.
That could be great PR for the anti-Benders. "Look! The Avatar, the supposed savior of the world and protector of all life has seen fit to abuse her powers to cause needless damage and hurt innocent people! That's how dangerous the Benders are!"
All he'd have to do is find out what makes her tick. I mean, surely, the Avatar's ability to initiate 'Avatar State of Doom' is well-documented, so he could use that to his advantage.
That's probably part of the reason he didn't want to take her down right then. He doesn't want her to be a martyr, meaning he wants to damage her reputaion before finishing her.
In a lot of shows, when the villain has the hero at their mercy, they just leave for no good reason because the plot demands it. However, at least Amon has a good reason not to finish her now. He wants her hated.
Question: If Korra can't control the Avatar State, does that mean it'd just do whatever the hell it wanted? Go on a big rampage if it so chose?
It's possible, right? I mean during Sozin's Comet, I don't think Aang had COMPLETE control until it came time to finish off Ozai, and he turned himself back to normal once he was able to kill him.
While Korra lacks the spiritual side, I think she does have enough power and...well, I don't want to say anger, but I think she could get pissed off enough to accidently trigger the Avatar State. I wonder if we'll see it before (if it's true), Amon takes her bending away.
And I think Amon lied about his backstory, even though the reason he said IS a good one. For some reason, it doesn't ring true to me though. I think Mike and Bryan are doing a great job with him though. Even I am afraid of him.
Especially because we can't see his face. He's like Zant.
<Twilight Princess Spoilers> Only I hope he doesn't later remove his mask and start raving like a little child, throwing a hissy fit over why Benders are unfair, and beat his head against the ground like Zant did near the end of Twilight Princess.
I think she could accidentally enter Avatar State mode if she got pissed enough. That was the problem Aang had early on in his series. He gets too pissed off, Avatar State turns on and pain is dished out on everyone.
I suspect hurting Bolin will be the key to setting her off.
A little off-topic, but Amon's backstory sounds familiar to a certain A:TLA episode where Zuzo stayed at an earthbender's farm. He met a kid there who really liked Zuzo and his mysteriousness. Then Zuzo, a firebender, let the kid down somehow (I forget some details). It's probably irrelevant but it sounds familiar.
...We really need a Zuzo/Iroh set of characters in this series (one inherently evil person with one evil purpose eventually learning the meaning of life and changing sides; then his peaceful uncle who was once great but lost it all due to some tragic event). I find that they were my two favorite characters. I don't know. Maybe not that specific....
Also, I'm liking the puns on technology in this show. The Satomobile! Sato is just like Harrison Ford and his assembly lines.