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The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra

Nickelodeon 2012

Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra - S2E8

#1 - Beginnings (2)


Season 2 - Episode 8

Wan's spirit shows Korra how he learned the other three elements and the reason why he eventually merged with Raava and became the first Avatar. His story makes Korra realize what she must do to restore balance to the physical and spirit worlds.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 924 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S3E13

#2 - Venom of the Red Lotus


Season 3 - Episode 13

Korra battles Zaheer, while Bolin and Mako duel Ghazan and Ming-Hua. The captive members of the Air Nation escape and band together to help Korra.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 903 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E12

#3 - Endgame


Season 1 - Episode 12

After learning who Amon really is, Korra and Mako set out to expose him to the other members of The Equalists, in hopes of shattering Amon's image and bringing his efforts to a halt. In doing so, they learn that Amon had managed to capture Tenzin and his children, and is going to use them in a demonstration of what the world will be like once Amon's plans are complete. Korra and Mako manage to prevent Amon from taking the Air Bending family's powers away and lure Amon away to try to take him down without his disciples helping him. But the young Avatar soon realizes that Amon's secret power is too great, and he takes her bending away. Without her bending abilities, how will Korra stop this tyrant from enacting his evil plans?

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 796 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S4E12

#4 - Day of the Colossus


Season 4 - Episode 12

Team Avatar clashes with Kuvira on the streets of Republic City; Pema and Prince Wu help evacuate innocent citizens.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 813 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S2E7

#5 - Beginnings (1)


Season 2 - Episode 7

In order to cleanse herself from a dark spirit's attack, Korra must reconnect with her Avatar Spirit by finding Raava. To do so, she needs to learn about the origins of the first Avatar, Wan. He tells her how he received the power of fire and learned the ways of the spirits, as well as how he was the one responsible for unleashing Vaatu, the spirit of darkness, into the world.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 1039 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S4E13

#6 - The Last Stand


Season 4 - Episode 13

The fate of the Earth Kingdom and the Avatar's life is at stake, when Korra comes face to face with Kuvira.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 771 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S2E14

#7 - Light in the Dark


Season 2 - Episode 14

Unalaq has finally merged with Vaatu and is terrorizing Republic City in the form of a giant spiritual monster. Without Raava or any prior Avatar connections, Korra must meditate and find the cosmic energy of the universe within herself in order to defeat Vaatu.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 868 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S3E12

#8 - Enter the Void


Season 3 - Episode 12

When other plans fail, Korra suggests a brave idea to take on the Red Lotus and save the Air Nation.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 877 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S2E13

#9 - Darkness Falls


Season 2 - Episode 13

Korra learns of a new twist in Unalaq’s evil plans to release the spirit of all darkness and evil, Vaatu, from his longtime imprisonment in the spirit world.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 885 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E10

#10 - Turning the Tides


Season 1 - Episode 10

After Korra is rescued after being taken hostage by Tarrlok, and escaping from Amon and The Equalists, she takes time to recover and tell her friends about the dire news of Tarrlok's heritage. Stunned by this, Tenzin decides to raise it with the other council members and discuss a plan to rectify the issues that Tarrlok created. But unknown to anyone, The Equalists begin to strike against Republic city in an attempt to take it over, until they begin a full-blown attack on the city, bombarding it with bombs and taking out the strengths of the city, one by one. What will Korra and her friends do to combat the oncoming attack of The Equalists?

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 859 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S3E11
#11 - The Ultimatum
Season 3 - Episode 11

Mako and Bolin deliver an ominous message from Zaheer.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 886 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S4E2
#12 - Korra Alone
Season 4 - Episode 2

Korra's three-year journey of healing takes her to unexpected places.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 930 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E11
#13 - Skeletons in the Closet
Season 1 - Episode 11

After Amon and The Equalists have overtaken Republic City, the future seems a lot bleaker for Korra and her friends, having to hide in the underground without being able to do anything but wait for the United Forces to come take back the city. As the United Forces roll into Republic City by sea, General Iroh is bewildered by the lack of resistance as they come into the harbor. His bewilderment is replaced by shock as he discovers a new weapon that The Equalists have developed, which decimates his fleet. The General is lucky to have Korra save him, and after recovering, they plot together to hatch a plan to stop Amon in his tracks. As they set out to put this plan into action, the young Avatar learns a unexpected secret about the leader of The Equalists from an old acquaintance.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 821 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E8
#14 - When Extremes Meet
Season 1 - Episode 8

As Asami, Bolin and Mako move into Air Temple Island, the police force inducts Chief Saikhan in to lead them. During the induction, Saikhan announces his direct reporting to Tarrlok when dealing with the Equalist threat. In doing so, it creates mass tension between Korra and Tarrlok, as the young Avatar feels that the councilman will only cause a greater divide between benders and non-benders with the support of the new police chief. The Avatar and her friends decide to band together to create a vigilante team as a means to help stop the Equalists. While they do this, Tarrlok resorts to extreme measures to control non-benders, in which Korra opposes profusely. How will the young Avatar help combat the tyranny of Councilman Tarrlok?

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 840 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S2E12
#15 - Harmonic Convergence
Season 2 - Episode 12

With the help of her closest friends, Korra must close both spirit portals before Harmonic Convergence occurs.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 770 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E9
#16 - Out of the Past
Season 1 - Episode 9

After Tarrlok has taken Korra hostage, he fabricates a story, telling everyone that the Equalists took her. When Tenzin and former Police Chief Lin Beifong hear this, they set out to find her, with Lin recruiting the help of Asami, Bolin and Mako. While being captured, Korra takes the time to understand the visions that she's been seeing. What is the message that Aang is trying to pass onto her? And will Tenzin and the others find out what really happened to Korra and be able to find her?

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 869 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E6
#17 - And the Winner Is...
Season 1 - Episode 6

The Fire Ferrets are preparing for the big championship ProBending match, when Amon declares a threat to the city that, if the match was to continue, dire consequences would ensue. Korra, Mako and Bolin convince the council to allow the match to happen, with the help of an unsuspecting individual. What will Amon do to the city when the match happens?

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 885 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S1E7
#18 - The Aftermath
Season 1 - Episode 7

When the ProBending Arena is shut down after The Equalists attack, Mako and Bolin have to find a new place to live. Korra offers for them to stay on Air Bending Island, but Asami had already offered for them to stay at her father's mansion, and they accepted. While staying there, Korra learns something dire about the people that her teammates live with, and endeavours to keep them safe.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 863 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S4E10
#19 - Operation Beifong
Season 4 - Episode 10

Bolin helps Opal and Lin save the Beifongs from Kuvira. Korra visits the Spirit World looking for help.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 841 votes.

The Legend of Korra - S3E8
#20 - The Terror Within
Season 3 - Episode 8

Zaheer and his gang try to kidnap Korra.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Legend of Korra from 876 votes.

Last updated: feb 26, 2021



I really think some people don't understand the history behind the "history" that are watching at all. Many people 'see', but not 'observe'. This series have a lot of connotations, such politics and social, from a showdown with a dictator; unto to release of real feelings. Almost all characters have a full evolution of her personality... even Naga hahaha. At first I agree looks like a little child's series, but think is a masterpiece in all respects. I recommend this series to all public, seen or not any other series of the Avatar's universe. PS. James Cameron's 'Avatar' not included. xD


Characters that didn't have any logic. Annoying rebellious acts for no apparent reasons. "Wise" elder characters who bicker and are useless. Story line was inexcusably weak, character development was pathetic, and it was altogether a bad show. Original Airbender was good, this was not. Teen drama crap.


Just watched all of this in a few days without having seen Avatar at all. I thought it was pretty good. Really liked the animation, the rather adult themes for a kids show, and the world built in the show. Pretty good. I'm sad I only started watching it after it was over.


Season 1: 5/10 - Unfocused Season 2: 3.5/10 - Garbage (It's only here to create retcons and plot holes) Season 3: 5.5/10 - Anarchism rules (Uninteresting villains) Season 4: 6.5/10 - Finally (the only one I enjoyed because has a solid story and a good villain but losts it self mid-way through)! Overall: 5/10


Meanwhile the journey of Aang is about a *human being turning into an Avatar*, *Korra's journey is about an Avatar turning into a human being.* Just as brilliant and as incredible as The Last Airbender. Unfortunelly, some peopole does not sees it that way.


As the successor to Avatar, I feel like many people had their hopes up that it would be the greatest thing ever. This is not the case, and that's OK. The characters tend to fluctuate in their quality, sometimes seeming to develop one way, only to then change in another way. This gives the show a teenage drama-esque feel to it that some may appreciate and others loathe. The villains are representative of flaws in society, from oppression to too much governmental control vs. too little. That being said the issues the villains bring up are never really resolved. The biggest offender of this is season two when the political conflict is completely forgotten to instead focus on [spoiler] giant spirit laser beams [/spoiler]. So while I still think this is a good show in its own right, its definitely no Avatar. But who can top perfection?


What the fuck is this garbage? I'm almost halfway through the second season and half the show so far has been centered around romantic dramas and politics/courtroom dramas—what am I watching? Fucking Suits? Banal, drawn out storylines, deus ex machinas; this show is not even half as good as Avatar.


Starts interesting only to give up, try to fix some flaws in the third and fourth season yet still fall in pure neoliberalist garbage. The best thing will always be Korra's trying to piece herself after years of isolation and finding balance with herself. Everything else, especially the romance subplots, is a failure. Watch this video (and the others from the series by the same user) for a more concrete opinion: https://youtu.be/ModX151Ipgs


It's been years since I finished the series, but as I remember it, the writing for the villains was this series' strongest feature. Most had believable motives and weren't just power hungry or evil for evil's sake. I found myself for rooting for characters like Amon and Zaheer far more than I did for Korra. The show faced many hurdles with its uncertain future, possible cancellation and online-only release, so this may have played a role in some of its shortcomings. It seems clear to me that the creators wanted to push the envelope and flip all the previous tropes upside down, but at times it came at the cost of believability. I found Korra to be an unlikable character in general, even with the personal growth that came out of her traumatic experiences. Many of the other characters feel like soulless copies of archetypes that were successful from A:TLA, with nowhere near the same level of complexity or development as they had. Aside from the characters, season 2 in particular seemed to make a real mess of things. The Avatar origin story was interesting and reasonably well done, but the Power Rangers style spirit battle at the end was just kind of stupid. If you liked _Avatar: The Last Airbender_, then you're more likely to enjoy _The Dragon Prince_, which I find to be the true spiritual successor. It still tackles some sociopolitical issues and doesn't play it safe with subject matter, but it does it in a much more enjoyable and believable way.


Good series. The finale is a little lame though in the very end. Instead of winding up with any of the guys. Korra suddenly realises she is a lesbian...the End.

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