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I got to thinking the other day about Korra ships, and I started to wonder if anyone who actually likes Mako likes him for his personality. Like, would Mako be able to get away with all his jerkbending if he looked like his younger brother? Seriously?

Sooooo I figured it would be fun to edit them in each other's bodies. So now Bolin looks like Mako, and Mako looks like Bolin, with some minor differences. And yes people I know the scarf's color wouldn't change just because of the person wearing it. Just let me have my fun.

So tell me in the comments. Who do you ship in the original universe? In one where Mako and Bolin switch appearances, does that ship change at all?

**EDIT** Looks like most people who are actually commenting are Borra shippers from the start. Come now, Makkorians, afraid of being judged? :trollface:
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TyrannosaurusHood88 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
No i like Bolin as he is.
Notros Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
No. Just... no.
heavenabyss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
This is a pretty interesting idea.
sonicluver14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013


MsRiachuD Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Bosami, those two other jerks can go die somewhere.
Comsical Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
The number one reason I love Bolin for his personality.
Also, he's adorable. I hate Mako...{sorry, Mako fans...}
So, either way, no matter how he looked, I'd still ship Borra.
Aw yeahhh.
YukoISBadMedicine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would still ship Borra, probably even more if he looked more like his brother, though that doesn't really matter much. I always liked that pairing. I always thought they could be a good match if Korra gave him a chance. He always did admire her and still does, despite Korra breaking his heart. 

I always did like Bolin more, not that I really hate Mako. 
water234 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
HidddenSoul Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

...umm...whistles innocently...

I'd still ship MakoxKorra, but I'd love Bolin...and....Maybe...I'd ship them?...too... 

Wolfsoul36 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
borra :D :D 
prttyldybg Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I...o.o I wouldn't know what one to go with. They would be all wrong to me. I would lobe Mako's looks but not his personality. I would love Bolins personality but not his looks anymore. :( LMAO.
prttyldybg Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
EDIT: Love**
Roxaslovergirl13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Bolin looks weird with Mako's eyes. Anyway, would their voices also be switched?
AngelicOne19 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I've always thought Bolin was the cute one! Even so, I'd ship Borra because they're so obviously perfect for each other! And the date night burping contest proved it!
SamuriKura Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How I am suppose to know if I would still ship the same ship if the two brothers switched looks?
I decided to wait for something in the show first to get me to go, 'I ship it.'
Before the show started, my only opinion of MaKorra was 'meh, it would be nice if it happens.' I didn't really have any comments on Borra. I just waited until the show started before I made judgements on the characters.
CitrineG Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am a Korrasamian, and I would still ship korrasami.
That being said, Boling looks awesome.
KyaTessa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I would still be a Makorra fan. I prefer Korra and Mako's personalities together.
proud-otaku-yay Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
looking like Mako or not I sip Borra
makorra200 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
kylemon73 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
It's just the nose
macygrace123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Don't care if I sound shallow but... If Bolin's personality was in Mako's body. He'd be the perfect guy!
On looks alone, Mako wins by a land slide. Anyone denying that either has very odd taste in looks or is trying to sound as deep as the abyss..... But as soon as they open there mouths, Mako's over ally broody, asshole, boring personality literally becomes a HUGE turn off. And when you see Bolin's personality, how fun, humorous, sensitive,= and caring he is, THEN you find his looks cute and attractive! When the trailer came out I was all for Mako and the minute I saw Bolin I thought "Oh great... a tag alone..." Which really i wasn't that far off! Whether people like it or not. HUMANS JUDGE AND HUMANS ARE BIOLOGICALLY DESIGNED TO PICK SOMEONE ATTRACTIVE OVER SOMEONE AVERAGE OR UGLY. point, period.
All though personality wise didn't anyone else noticed towards the end Bolin's personality... Changed?
I mean he went from a fun, chill funny guy to almost annoying. like he would say the most unhumourous things at the wrong time. It's sad really he had a lot of potential to be a complex character, but as soon as Mako and Korra kissed for the first time he became just a funny man fan service.
NOT HATING! Ok!!! I like Bolin I do! I just don't like how they wrote his character after the Borra date! And yeah, hate Mako and not sorry for it. Yes, he lost his parents and all that angst. But guess what? Bolin lost his parents that day also, I don't see him all broody and being a jackass. Yes, Mako being older had to take on more responsibility but either way. It doesn't excuse him acting like a jerk the entire season.
midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
them both but the eyesbrows are what everyone likes
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just what Borra shippers see anyways. Assuming they don't see Mako as the Devil incarnate.

See, there are some subtle hints about Bolin that should have warned shippers that he'd get the short end of the stick.
MiuShimazu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GOD! WHAT. DID. YOU. DO TO THEM?! D: My poor Mako is all.... GAAAH!!



--Though another argument is this:--

You know... Asami wouldn't like Mako is he looked like Bolin now, would she? :icontrollfaceplz:

Girls like Asami... She wouldn't like people who look like kids.

And, Korra also liked Bolin a bit. If Mako looked like him, wouldn't it just enhance the feelings toward him?
1stSuperboyFan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I think Bolin's body is sexy. Also thinker body thinker ***. Hey why not say that a sprite switched their body/minds I mean season two spirits do wired things.
Morasso Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Borrashipper forever!!!
darkninja45 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

you just got me so f*cking confused...
Makorra123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
im a makorra shipper so i would still ship makorra even if mako looked like bolin
bloodtypeTSORAB Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
The one with cute personality...
who ever that is..
you've confused me.
Sjobolin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I would still ship Bolin. He's fun, she's fun...and all :)
Lita-Inu19 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
No matter the looks it Borra. I dont think Mako is a jerk or anything, though he really needed to think when it came to the girls. Bolin and Korra just fit together. Even though the show will be Makora in the end more then likely I'm still hoping for Borra! :)
NinjaRisa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Let me just say, I do NOT ship.

Frankly, I love both the brothers' personalities. (In cartoons, characters are normally designed to fit their personality). In reality, I never pay attention to one's looks (I 100% fail at distinguishing between plain people and beautiful people), and personality always determines who I want to talk to or associate with (as it should). Basically, I'm saying I would be friends w/ both brothers as I have no reason to dislike either. Mako isn't a jerk (as people accuse him of being). He's just confused about which girl he loves, and is very serious about things. Bolin, on the other hand -- while cute, funny, and innocent -- is very childish. In truth, as much as I tried, I could never imagine Korra w/ Bolin because he's just too childish. It was also hard to picture Mako w/ Korra as their personalities sort of differ. In the end, Makorra won, so I really don't care.

(It would actually be interesting to see Mako with Bolin's personality and vice versa. I'd laugh my head off! Hahaha!)

Long post, my bad. D8
Cracked-Egg Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Then I'd ship Makorra, because I think Borra is the better ship because they are generally a better couple.
jewlzmarie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist
id still ship makorra honestly even though its still a growing relationship because the thing thats great about makorra is that they help improve eachother. korra helps him be less uptight, she makes him better. ive tried shipping borra i honestly did but theyre just my otp. i cant imagine them being anything else other than bffls
feliciafel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
borra all the way!
even if he still looks like how he is right now, i still ship borra
why? because borra is the best.
animecrazyperson11 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Uh.... I think Bolin's hotter anyways. Like, Mako is "good-looking," but I ship Makorra, and it's not because of his looks. I ship Bosami because I'd rather Bolin be with someone nicer than Korra.
LilyTheAvatard Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was a borra shipper from the very beginning! (habit of shipping comic relief characters... they are my weakness...) but this also made a very valid point.
Lillythefox132 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no more shiping for me
SadisticAngelOfEvil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ehrm for me mako would get away with it more easily because if he looked like bolin he would look so cute :heart: and i mean if bolin looks sad it's just to hard to resist
lvr20 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Makorra123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
um im still makorra but really?
Blu3Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
ouch this is horrible!! im A HRDCORE BORRA FAN, AND THIS...THIS IS MAKING THINK THINGS THAT ARE REALLY UNBORRA LIKE!! DAMN YOU!! this is super awesome though, nice work! lve love
xDDxxD Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No difference for me, i ship both makorra and borra ^ ^
darkmoonwolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It wouldn't matter either way for me. I have come to the point where Mako doesn't deserve either Kora or Asami. I love Bolin the most and he deserves which ever girl he gets. He and Kora do make a cute couple. It's the personality that matters not the physical appearance.
darkmoonwolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
p.s. It would be funny to see there roles reversed by there physical appearance.
Farseer-Lolotea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
First of all: still Borra.  Mako would still be an erratic cad.

Secondly: are you implying that Bolin isn't attractive? :(
dragonlady10 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
mako, i would ship mako and korra. im not attracted to his looks, but his personality.
wolfzonly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BORRA!!!! Bolin and Korra were made for each other!
YukiOkamichan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Still Borra. :aww:
VanillaBean14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Still Borra. I mean, I used to ship Makorra, but then I realized that mako was an @$$4%!# and I pretty much said "Let me look at my life and choices, be right back...".

I'm pretty sure I became a Borra shipper when Bolin waltzed on screen and rescued Korra from Toza.

And then Makorra became canon.

So yeah. Still Borra. Looks aren't the only thing that matter.
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