It was all right, he had been set up as the guy who was only superficially confident in himself from very early on, so him having a cool power is fine.
Ofc Bolin is also so freaking stupid at this point that it probably doesn’t even matter, a baby with lavabending would probably be just as useful.
imo Bolin with lavabending was fine, they had a plot thing going with him trying to metalbend but not being able to so it became a “sometimes you aren’t good at something but you are good at other things” sort of story lesson. It could even make sense from a bender genetics pov since his brother is a firebender so he must have it in his blood.
Mako suddenly lightningbending was the garbage part. Just….why?
rando poppin in just to say Mako has actually been lightning bending since book 1, I believe. He did some work someplace where he was wearing a welding helmet and lightning bending, iirc.
*rando pops out*
You can notice mako’s lightning was never very powerful, he’s electrocuted a few people and only knocked them out until Ming Hua who only died because of her water too. I imagine a base form for lightning is taught for people like those power plant workers and it can common. I’d like to see mako learn the true meaning of lightning maybe from the fire lord.