WHY MAKO IS NOT A GIANT DOUCHE DESPITE WHAT PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK BUT IN FACT A FLAWED HUMAN LIKE YOU AND I
These are both taken from my past posts explaining my thoughts on Mako and his apparent ’jerkbending’. I know people are most likely getting tired of my ranting and blubbering about this, but I feel like no one is listening. And while the LoK tag is full of shipping wars and the such, it also has overwhelming Mako-hate. So dang it all, I wanna be heard! XPPP
-READ AND TELL ME YOUR OPINION. I PROMISE TO LISTEN AND RESPECT WHATEVER YOU SAY TO ME, EVEN IF I DON’T AGREE. KTHX.-
‘Mako cheated on Asami!’
Yes and no. *KORRA* did start the kiss. She let her emotions get the better of herself, just as Mako did. He did kiss her back, but he did not go to Korra to purposefully cheat on Asami. He went to try and make Korra understand, even though he barely understands it himself, and to try and fix their friendship. What happen was an accident. And it *does* happen, to good people. Emotions are a *bitch*.
‘Mako is leading Asami on!’
Mako is *confused* and doesn’t want to admit it. He cares deeply for *both* girls and he doesn’t know what to do. This happens all the time as well. People can fall for two different people, at the same time. It’s conflicting. Mako probably feels he and Asami click better because they don’t argue, things are smooth between them, and his emotions probably all point to infatuation with her. Asami gives him love, they just *click*. He *knows* he cares for her, deeply. Korra, on the other hand, makes him feel a bunch of things, which makes his ‘love’ towards her confusing to him. She makes him mad, she proves him wrong, she challenges him, she makes him feel *passionate*. He loves *both* girls, for different reasons. So if he’s ‘leading Asami on’, he certainly isn’t doing it on purpose, because he *believes* he loves her.
‘Mako’s a jerk!’
Mako is confused, scared, and slowly losing control of his life. Since their parents died, he’s taken care of Bolin. He’s been the one going out and doing what he feels to be done. He *controls* where their life has been going. Until Korra came into the picture. Now things are swirling out of control and their lives and livelihood are in danger. Bolin is starting to show he doesn’t need Mako to protect him, Korra flat out aggravates and confuses him, Asami makes him feel what he believes(and could/probably is) love while her own life gets thrown in the trash, and Amon is slowly closing in on them. Mako is *still* growing up. He never had the parents to look up to, since losing them at an early age, so there’s a *lot* he needs to learn. He’s a young man feeling things he’s hasn’t felt in a *long* time and it confuses and frightens him. He’s not perfect.
So would you people stop judging him for the things that make him *human*? He’s *not* the jerk everyone seems to be painting him to be. I like Makorra, but you don’t see me painting Bolin as just some silly Casanova wannabe, or point out his every flaw. Let me list the good and bad things about *both* boys.
Good things about Mako:
- Dedicated to his brother
- Talented firebender
- Supporting(to those who he thinks deserve it. Korra proved him wrong, so he probably has much more belief in her now)
Bad things about Mako:
- Jumps to conclusions
- One sighted/Tunnel vision(focus’s too much on one thing, like searching for Korra/Bolin)
- When the temper *is* let out, it’s bad
Good things about Bolin:
- Talented earthbender
Bad things about Bolin:
- Too dependent on Mako/others(though he is breaking out of that)
- Can’t read the mood
- Easily manipulated(he’s too trusting)
They’re *both* good guys, faults and all. It’s not about who’s the better person, it’s about who 1) Korra *wants* to be with, and 2) the person who fits her best. And both of those are opinions. Korra might like the challenge Mako gives her(and vice versa) to Bolin’s letting her control things. Or maybe she’s like a big softy, teddy bear verse Mako’s near untouchable-ness. They *both* complement her. But in the end, it’s the one she feels complements her best.
I, personally, think she likes the challenge and rough person that Mako is.
But that doesn’t give me the right to go around putting Bolin down. :/ They’re all good, human characters. Don’t hate them because they get in the way of your OTP.
I am not saying Mako hasn’t made mistakes, I’m saying look at this and everything that’s happening from different perspectives.
YES, it’s horrible and sad, that Asami doesn’t hold Mako true affection.
YES, Mako needs to be more considerate and see how hurt Asami is.
NO, this doesn’t mean Mako doesn’t deserve either of them.
NO, this doesn’t make any of them bad people.
This makes them people in love.
Love is both the most wonderful thing in the world, and the most terrible. It can bring people together, and rip people apart. It can create scars, and heal scars. It can cause wars, and end wars.
And who you love, cannot be changed.
Mako is probably only just beginning to understand how much he really, truly cares for Korra. He wasn’t trying to lead Asami on, he honesty thought he loved her more then he did Korra. But Korra being kidnapped brought out things he had buried away.
In the end, Asami will be hurt. And Mako, being a decent human being, will feel HORRIBLE about hurting her. He’s not a bad guy, he’s human and he makes mistakes. Korra too, will feel horrible about hurting her.
This is what love does to people. Instead of bashing them for falling into these pits, hope that they can get *past* them, and learn to be friends, even when things are bad.
Taken from this post: http://dittolicous.tumblr.com/post/24859785382/reasons-why-ive-jumped-ship-to-borra
“He cant make up his mind. And with doing so, he’s hurting Asami, who doesn’t deserve it AT ALL! If he cant see what’s right in front of his eyes, than he doesn’t deserve Korra..or Asami.”
Mako is a teenage boy, who has most likely kept his emotion bottled away since the day his parents died. He’s had to stay strong and push on, to make sure Bolin was safe and well taken care of. When Korra, and then Asami, came into his life, he’s now been bombarded with emotions he’s likely *never* felt or hasn’t felt in a long time. He’s not sure how to deal with them, and has no one to fall back on for emotional support. He’s not purposefully trying to hurt or lead anyone on, he most likely truly believes he loves Asami more than Korra. However, when he heard Korra had been taken by someone as dangerous as Amon(though this wasn’t true), it set off something in him. His emotion started coming out, and he may very well have been flashing back to when his parents had been killed. Someone he cares for *deeply* was in danger. It caused him to get tunnel vision, focusing only on Korra. Yes, it did hurt Asami as we could tell, and Mako should be more considerate, but he is human and he *will* make mistakes. Love is a powerful thing, hard to fully understand. And Mako is NOT a bad person, he would never and try to purposefully hurt Asami, the girl who gave them a chance to win the tournament and who he believes he loves. Also, I never saw Asami say anything to really show she was upset to him. Making sad faces at the back of his head is not a good way to tell your boyfriend you’re upset. Talking to them is. Which she did not, she spoke to his brother. So while Mako does have some fault, so does Asami for not waiting talking to him directly. Communication is the key of a good relationship.
“He cheated on Asami. Theres a famous saying, “If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.” Just kinda improvise for mako’s situation: “If you date a man who cheats on his girlfriend, you’ll be dateing to a man who cheats on his girlfriend.”. nuff said”
He was kissed by Korra. He did not go there looking for a fling, he went there to explain himself, what he was feeling, and to make sure Korra wasn’t playing with his brothers feelings. Since, you know, she confessed her feelings to him, then moments later went on a date with his brother. She jumped the boat when he admitted that he did like her, but at the same time, he likes Asami. *She* kissed him, right after he said he was confused about how he felt. *She* initiated the kiss. Mako was shocked at first, but got caught up in the heat of the moment, and kissed back. It was a big mistake, but I would not call it outright cheating. Also, why aren’t you getting mad at Korra, who went out on a date with Bolin, then turned around and kissed his brother without a second thought? You can’t put full blame on Mako, when Korra was the who jumped the gun. Really, they both fucked up. Love, hormones, and teenagers is not a good mix.
“He broke the bro code by kissing Korra. YOU DONT KISS YOUR BROTHERS GIRL!!(yes ik Korra kissed him first but he kissed her back..thats when he was in the wrong)”
Korra kissed Mako. Mako, who is an emotionally confused teenager, and went there to *talk* to her and make sure she wasn’t just using or toying with Bolin’s emotions. He made a mistake, but Korra didn’t even consider how the kiss would hurt Bolin. She messed up too. Again, teenagers, hormones, and love. Bad mixture.
“He loves Korra. And he loves his brother. And would do anything to make them both happy.
He’s a genuine NICE GUY. He appreciates Korra in every way, unlike Mako..who cant decide what he wants.”
Mako obviously cares deeply for Bolin as well(Remember, he was trying to make sure Korra wasn’t playing with Bolin’s emotions), but that doesn’t mean he won’t accidentally hurt his brother’s feelings. Siblings fight, it happens. And again, Mako is *confused*. He’s not trying to lead anyone on, he’s trying to cope with his emotions. The last time he tried to explain how he felt to Korra was a disaster, so now he’s probably feels like he has no one to talk about how he feels. Mako’s not perfect, but he’s far from horrible.
“He was thoughtfull enough to buy Korra presents, take her on a date, and bring her flowers, was all out a good guy and got his heart broken.”
Yes, he is very thoughtful, but sometimes, he cannot read the mood. Like when Korra came to explain that she had talked Tenzin into letting the brothers stay on the island with her. She came in very excited and happy. Mako saw this and tried to put her down gently. However, Bolin excitedly cut Mako off, exclaiming how they were staying at Asami’s estate and how happy he was about it. Korra was very put out, losing her excitement. But Bolin did not notice, while Mako did and apologized to her. That doesn’t make Bolin bad, it just means that the excitement about staying in a mansion got to his head, and he didn’t see how sad Korra was. He’s human, he’ll make mistakes.
“Bolin deserves to be HAPPY!”
Yes, he does. But so does Mako. They both deserve to find happiness in life, whether or not Korra is a part of it for either of them.