Korra’s parents will have a major role in season 2! Woohoo!
I feel kinda dumb for caring so much about characters with maybe half a minute of screentime, but they were just adorable and I guess I’m happy to see a hero’s parents have a bigger role for once. I mean, most parents in fiction are either dead, divorced, missing, away or otherwise unavailable. Sometimes they turn out to be another superhero or a secret member of some organization or some other shocking reveal, but you rarely get parents who are normal people but also aware of and supportive of their child’s duty to the world.
I think the reason I’m interested in those two is because I find it fun to see how having the most powerful person in the world would reflect on the pair. Imagine Senna, a mere country girl who might have dreamed of adventures but later just accepted her simple, not-special life and suddenly she has to deal with raising the avatar. Or Tonraq trying to understand he had to let Korra go for the sake of greater good, despite his protective instincts (come on, a guy that well built has to be a little protective).
Which is probably why I’ll be a little disappointed when we don’t get any development with them, but that’s ok since this isn’t a story about them.
I would read a fanfic though
Well, I think Bryke has shown us that while they’re not good at writing romance (at least in Korra, I liked it in Avatar with much less useless focus), they’re great at writing family relations. This is a rare show where I feel everyone has an equal chance to be a badass, regardless of whether they’re a kid or an old person. Actually, it’s a rare animated show which I feel doesn’t discriminate based on age. There are kids, there are young adults, babies, middle aged people and GASP there are actually romances between older people that aren’t treated with total disgust and older people who aren’t made fun of for being old. Not even once!
Also, Bumi looks like he’ll be tons of fun.