I’m really pleased with the choice to have Kuvira wear gloves. It seems like a small detail but it actually gives a great deal of insight into the character herself
She’s an earthbender who literally doesn’t want to touch earth. Contrast this with the rough and tumble ways of all the ATLA earthbenders, many of whom did not even wear shoes.
This sign of her fastidious nature makes her extreme proficiency in metalbending perfectly natural. Like Guru Pathik told Aang, metal is simply earth that has been purified and refined. It’s no surprise that Kuvira would be attracted to the ”purer” and more controlled metal as a weapon.
And of course there is the symbolism of her using a gloved hand to force the governor into signing what amounts to the type of dirty ”protection” contract seen in many broken societies—Kuvira is essentially a warlord but she truly believes in her image as ”The Great Uniter” and the necessity of her own power. This is a deeper sense of purpose and surety than even Azula displayed, which sets her in direct contrast to the wayward and under-confident Korra.
I feel like the werewolf genre just makes werewolves generic bad asses too often without exploring some of the pitfalls of being a werewolf….like not wanting to rip your nice clothes because you gotta tear off a dude’s face. (To be fair, she normally would wear clothes that aren’t as nice, but it was an emergency.)
I’m working on pulling together a lengthy werewolf comic story, and this is sort of a little test comic to see if I can deal with drawing werewolves constantly. (Not a problem. It’s super fun to draw werewolves.)