In the Avatar State, you are at your most powerful.
…Okay, maybe I’m the only person who thinks this, but I didn’t think this scene above was Korra’s mastering the Avatar State at all? I thought her entering it at that ending was a confirmation of her finally getting in touch with her spiritual side, not a symbolic representation of them saying she’s done with her journey. She unconsciously calls Aang when she needs help the most; his (and the other Avatars’) appearance was, I thought, meant to represent the importance of that contact, something she’s struggled with the entire season, not to say “good job you’re done” but more to say “this is just the beginning,” and her entering the AS afterwards was more of a result of it, a triggered side-effect of her first contact with the previous Avatars, not her mastery of it. She still needs to master airbending, and after that comes mastering and controlling herself while in the AS during an emotional/traumatic time like Aang did, so no, she’s definitely not done. If Bryke was planning to end here it… idk, it doesn’t feel like a resolute ending like Aang’s story does: they left it open enough in AtlA to give the audience an idea of how the gaang’s adventures continued, while here they (I assumed, at least) let us know that her story (her “legend” if we want to get technical) isn’t over just because it’s the final episode. When I was watching it I wasn’t thinking “Oh yay now she’s a fully-realized Avatar!” (because she isn’t lbr), I was thinking “Oh YES now she’s gotten in touch with what she’s been struggling for the entire season and now she’s ready to start understanding and controlling it.”
But… maybe I’m the only one who thought that? Okay…
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how BRAVE and SOLID and STEADY and GROUNDED and ROOTED and ABSOLUTELY FUCKING COURAGEOUS Bolin was here?
Giant metal Mechatank approaching at full speed.
Most normal people would run screaming to a safe distance.
Not him. He stands his ground in the face of danger. Plants his feet and DOESN’T. FUCKING. MOVE.
That is stability and trust right there.
Can I marry him? Pretty Please?
Legend of Korra: “Skeletons in the Closet: Dinner in Hiding”