This gave me feelings. Not only is Bolin standing up for Asami, but the poor kid didn’t even really know his own dad. Mako was his father figure for most of his life. The thought of someone having a horrible father is worse to him than not having a father at all. This wasn’t just one of his goofy lines, not simply him stating the obvious for giggles. This was Bolin being Bolin, the caring and friendly guy he’s been from day one. Always standing up for what’s right, always protecting his friends, always giving me ridiculous feelings. There was just so much layered in this one line. He might not say much, but when he does, Bolin delivers.
OMG, thank you for this commentary. I know that I do have my own gripes about Bolin’s lack of lines/possible character development, but it’s little things like these that really make me appreciate who he is and how much Bryke can add with the smallest of touches. I always find Bolin’s lines to be loaded with meaning, and this one was no exception.