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Korra is the current Living Avatar, successor to (and reincarnation of) Aang. Born in the Southern Water Tribe to the Waterbenders Tonraq and Senna, she is a. Nov 21, Explore Mabudu's board "Avatar (Aang,Korra)" on Pinterest. I enjoy thinking of Iroh meeting Zuko& dragon, sometime after The Search. It would . "When Extremes Meet" is the eighth episode of Book One: Air of The Legend of Korra and the eighth of the overall series. It debuted on June 2,
When Tarrlok, his task force, and the police arrive, multiple reporters are already taking photographs of the team and their success. Korra subsequently mocks Tarrlok for his tardiness, prompting the Councilman to warn the Avatar to stay out of his way. The next day, he proposes a new law prohibiting anyone to join the Equalists and imposing a curfew on all nonbenders.
Tenzin opposes the law, arguing that it restricts the rights of the nonbenders. Nevertheless, the rest of the Council votes in support. Innocent nonbenders are arrested by metalbending officers. After hearing reports of an Equalist threat, Team Avatar arrives on the scene only to discover that the Councilman had cut the power to the Dragon Flats boroughleaving an entire block inhabited by nonbenders without electricity.
The pleas of the people for help prompt Korra to discuss the issue with Tarrlok, though she is completely ignored; furthermore, Tarrlok starts arresting the people, claiming they are Equalists.
When Korra opposes him, he arrests Asami, Mako, and Bolin. The Avatar lifts two huge slabs of earth and aims at Tarrlok, who threatens to arrest her in response if she does not stop and go back to Air Temple Island. At Mako's plea, Korra reluctantly drops the earth slabs and assures her friends that she will talk to Tenzin and resolve the entire issue.
When Tenzin arrives, he immediately seeks the release of Korra's friends and the innocent nonbenders, saying that they are entitled to due process of law. Chief Saikhan directs him to Tarrlok, explaining that he is the one he would need to address to resolve this issue.
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Korra denounces Saikhan as the worst Chief of Police ever, a statement affirmed by Tenzin. That night, Korra rides Naga to City Hallwhere she confronts Tarrlok, saying that his actions are exactly what Amon claims is wrong with benders, namely using his power to oppress and intimidate people.
Tarrlok retaliates by pointing out that she is doing the same thing by trying to intimidate him to make him release her friends, claiming they are similar in their determination to gain what they want, though Korra instantly refutes the idea.
Tarrlok offers to release Korra's friends if she heeds his demands in the future. Korra refuses and declares the councilman to be "just as bad as Amon". While in Air Temple vestments, she still wears a few of her Water Tribe accessories. Korra is the brawns to Asami's brain. She's the more combat experienced of the two. Korra's Establishing Character Moment is when at four years old she demonstrates her ability to use three of the four elemental powers two of which she's not supposed to learn until she's sixteenbusting through a wall in the process.
You gotta deal with it! Though not actually related to Tenzin, his status as The Stoic and Team Dad and Korra's Hotblooded nature means they frequently butt heads, so Tenzin sometimes sees her this way. Tenzin even begs his children at one point not to grow up to be teenagers like Korra. Jinora declares she will make no such promises.
At the end of Book 3, being poisoned by the Red Lotus, coupled with hallucinations of her past foes telling her that she's no longer needed, leaves her broken physically and emotionally. Though she's said to be recovering, she is in a wheelchair and looks utterly worn down. It's especially notable that, unlike the past two Books, Korra doesn't snap back at the end of this one.
It ends with her still depressed. In "The Voice in the Night". The idea of having her bending taken from her is so terrifying that she is afraid to fight back until her bravado forces her to try.
Amon just made it worse by easily capturing her and taunting her about how he's saving her for last. The first five episodes of Book 2 causes this as well. She asserted her independence from her father and Tenzin, but was manipulated by Unalaq. This directly led to her father almost getting sentenced to death, a budding civil war that could turn bloody at any moment, all the people who could help her being unable to due to politics, and breaking up with her boyfriend due to said politics.
All four seasons involve a breakdown of all of Korra's foibles, usually near the end of the book. Only in the last season's finale does her spirit become unbendable like Aang before her, and she couldn't have achieved this indomitability without having been broken so many times before. Like Aang, Korra has a similar problem to him as well; she's incredibly Hot-Blooded and excels in the more fast-paced aspects of her position fighting being the best examplebut the slower-paced parts such as diplomacy and spiritual mediation don't hold her interest for very long and she ends up getting herself into far more trouble than she can handle at times.
While she had some slight leanings towards trope in the first half of the series, due to a combination of her Friendless Background making it difficult to interact with people initially and unintentionally be jerks to them and her Inferiority Superiority Complex about being the Avatar allowing her to be manipulated by her enemies and suffer Heroic BSoD whenever they get the drop on her, she was steadily moving past these traits and getting closer to being a true Ace.
Then come the end of Book 3 and almost dying from mercury poisoning leaves a huge damage for her physically and mentally. It takes about two years of intense physical therapy and Toph's help for her to recover, and she becomes a bon a fide Ace by the end of the series. At the end of Book 3 she almost dies of mercury poisoning, which leaves her severely traumatized. It takes her about two and a half years of intense physical thereby to start walking again and during that time she starts suffering from PTSD which manifests in the form of flashbacks to her fight against Zaheer.
A combination of her PTSD and being stuck in a wheelchair for so long means that it takes Korra a while before she is capable of fighting properly and even low level thugs can kick her butt. If that weren't bad enough, she starts hallucinating about her Avatar-state self attacking her.
By the time we see her again post Time Skip she is lost, scared and confused while trying to find her way in life.
However, during the second half of Book Four, once she lets go of the shame and fear she feels from all the pain she suffered at the hands of her enemies and accepts what happened to her, she evolves out of this state by the end of the series.
She even states after accepting what happened to her, she feels whole, and it will make her stronger, which she proves by defeating Kuvira and becoming the hero she was born to be as well as finding happiness with Asami. Brought Down to Normal: When in the spirit world through meditation, she has no bending except for her ability to open and close the portals.
Except possibly not, if what Raava said is true about being "most powerful" in the Spirit realm. Bruiser with a Soft Center: She is willing to put aside her immature and arrogant attitude in order to save people's lives. Justified due to not having much of a social life, so she really doesn't know how to take people's feelings into consideration.
Calling the Old Man Out: Does this to her father after learning that he and Tenzin were responsible for her being locked up at the White Lotus Compound. She was still upset they didn't tell her the entire truth, which she eventually finds out in Book 3.
Does this to Unalaq after she learns the truth the above was meant to be a wedge Unalaq wanted to drive between her and his brotherwhich doubles as a "Reason You Suck" Speech: Unalaq is one of the reasons why the spirits are out of balance since he manipulated Tonraq into destroying the Spirit Forest to get him banished and purposely makes things worse between the tribes by occupying the South.
When he tries to justify his actionsKorra throws them in his face since the only thing he cares about is power.
Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Inverted among Team Avatar. Korra is The Leader who is rough, hot-headed, more straightforward in her actions, but still cares for her teammateswhereas Asami is the Number Two who is refined, polite and is compassionate towards her friends. She has these moments with her friends. She sports one, at the begining of Book 2, when she's sharing a cotton candy with her boyfriend.
During the series finale, she sports one after Asami tricks Tenzin into leaving them alone. Throughout each Book, Korra has matured greatly. Korra begins the series as rather bad at controlling her anger and keeping calm, but shows a greater deal of self-restraint with each successive Book.
She is putting more effort to negotiating ways out of violence, and isn't so quick to resort to excessive force during fights. Even during her more pragmatic moments in "Civil Wars, Part 2", she only uses the Avatar State as a means to help the group break the blockade and escape and didn't resort to killing her uncle on the spot.
After meeting Wan and regaining her memories, Korra goes through another development where she is calmer and, most importantly, begins apologizing to her mentors like Tenzin for how she acted before. This development also shows physically when she is finally able to calm the dark spirits—showing she has gained a bit of inner peace.
More than that, the spirit world showed that Korra deep inside was a scared, helpless little girl whose growth was stunted ever since she imposed the identity of being the Avatar over herself. Only when she found her own light and individuality did she symbolically grow up.
By the end of Book 2 she redefined the role of the Avatar and ushered a new age where humans and spirits live together. In Book 3, she proves much more receptive to Suyin's metalbending training than she did with Tenzin's airbending training, demonstrating a willingness to learn that she didn't have two seasons ago.
Taken to its logical conclusion in the Grand Finale. Here, Korra finally beats Kuvira by showing the latter compassion and understanding. Compare this to the Korra from the earlier books who would have more than likely simply opted to try to beat her up more until she surrendered.
Korra lowers down her Hot-Blooded nature and Leeroy Jenkins tendencies to the point she can verbally threaten someone into doing what she wants e. Her relationship with Asami had a great development, on Korra's part. Initially, Korra disliked her because she was Mako's girlfriend and presumptuously thought of Asami as the "prissy" type.
By episode seven, a cutthroat race on the Sato Manor racetrack dissuaded her of this notion. They grow closer as the series progresses and the two of them become lovers in the series finale. Korra transformed into an eloquent public speaker. She was initially nervous when she had to speak in her first press conference in Republic City. During the gala, Korra's brashness got the best of her after being pitted against a group of reporters, haphazardly giving empty threats to Amon to cover up her fear of him.
Over time, Korra became more confident and composed when it was required of her to speak publicly, considering her words before saying them. This was exemplified when she declared the independence of the Southern Water Tribe and her decision to keep the spirit portals open. Throughout the first three books, everytime Korra was scared of her enemies she would deny it.
But by Book 4, she finally learns to accept her own fears and that it's not something to be ashamed of.Aang & Tenzin - Clip: Avatar The Legend of Korra
Her father is effectively the chief of the Southern Water Tribe, even though her paternal uncle Unalaq is actually the chief of both tribes. Played straight once the tribes formally split at the end of Book 2, leaving Tonraq as the chief. Even more so than Aang; she could already bend water, fire, and earth before the White Lotus even confirmed her as the Avatar.
She has, however, admitted a lack of understanding when the spiritual aspects of bending and being the Avatar come up. She is the Avatar, but her journey is about realizing just what this truly means. Blue, though her personality fits the typical red. One of her most defining traits from the beginning of the show; Korra seems to have an almost obsessive desire to help people around her whenever she can, sometimes at her own expense, which is evident during her first fight with the Triple Threat Triad.
She fights with any bending she deems appropriate and heals with her waterbending. She has powers far beyond any single bender and is tasked to maintaining balance in the world.
Because of this, she's hunted by people who want to hurt her, hated by people she doesn't or can't help, and is often used as a pawn, threat, excuse or justification in the political machinations of the adults around her. Korra has a deeper voice than some of the other female characters, like Asami or Pema. This gets Turned Up to Eleven when she enters the Avatar statewhich makes her voice deeper still and more intimidating with a reverberating echo.
Contrasting Sequel Main Character: She's designed to be the "anti-Aang". Her official bio even says she couldn't have less in common with Aang if she tried. Aang didn't want to be the Avatar and spent much of the series coming to terms with that identity; Korra quickly embraced the role and struggles with learning not to be defined by it.
Aang became an airbending master at a young age but had difficulty mastering the other elements; Korra was easily bending water, earth, and fire as a child, but struggled to learn airbending in her later years.
Aang was told he was the Avatar when he was 12, 4 years before they're supposed to learn so; Korra discovered it for herself when she was 4, 12 years early. Aang was deeply spiritual; until near the end of the series, Korra is not. Aang was a pacifist who refused to kill; Korra is always ready for a fight and is willing to kill if she must. Aang only had eyes for Katara from the moment they met; Korra juggles several suitors and love interests.
While not biologically related to Tenzin, she is a live-in student and eats at the family table instead of with the Air Acolytes. Meelo and Ikki have imitated Korra whenever she's frustrated, which does not please Tenzin at all. But Tenzin also cares about her on a personal level.
Also, as Tenzin is the son of Korra's Avatar predecessor, despite their student-teacher relationship, they have a unique sibling-like bond all their own, not even shared by Aang's other children. In one episode she decides to try out that "powdering your nose" thing she's heard about. Sinister music plays as she suspiciously picks up the puff, only for powder to explode all over her face. This probably hints as to why she prefers to go au naturel.
Korra spent her whole life at the South Pole and is amazed when she sees Republic City for the first time. Happens a few times over the course of the series in regards to Korra's two main love interests. As previously mentioned, she is potentially a more powerful bender than even Aang, but she's often manipulated or threatened by events outside of her control, some of which have been festering long before she was born.
She's not particularly tall, but she is capable of lifting men much taller than herself. And lifting Tenzin's entire family in a bear-hug without even realizing she's doing so. Korra is prone to attempt to solve the problems she faces by attacking them head on with brute force or threats to use brute force.
She grows somewhat out of this in the later seasons as part of her Character Development. In contrast to Aang, who was the definition of a Wide-Eyed IdealistKorra is rather cynical at times.
Lampshaded frequently by Katara. Until Katara frees him from the iceberg. Aang rarely "pulls the Avatar card" when asking for leniency, unless he needs to. Aang is the last of his people alive and under tremendous pressure to save the world.
When attempting to master the Avatar state with Guru Pathik, at the end he's told that he needs to let go of his worldly attachments, but he thinks of Katara and refuses, unable to understand why he would want to do such a thing.
During the series finale, when consulting past Avatars for their wisdom on whether or not he should kill Ozai the last Avatar he consults is fellow air nomad Yangchen, confident that she'll understand his position: As an air nomad, he was raised to believe that, among other things, he should give up worldly attachments in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
This quite clearly contradicts his earlier position: First he refuses to give up worldly attachments and then later argues in favor of the exact kind of spiritual enlightenment that he rejected before. Once he learns Waterbending, Aang is able to turn water into ice effortlessly. I Just Want to Be Normal: Didn't want to be the Avatar and would rather have just been a normal kid.
After letting his hair grow out for the first half of Season 3, he shaves his head again for the big invasion.
Achieving this is what enables him to un-bend Ozai in the finale. In "Nightmares and Daydreams". A favored tactic of his earthbending, suiting Aang's defensive nature. He uses it against Azula twiceCombustion Man and Ozai. Aang is able to learn basic waterbending and firebending extremely quickly, but his lack of focus prevents him from completely mastering any except airbending which he started with. While Aang has the added advantage of airbending, he uses his Gliderstaff for this purpose numerous times.
In Touch with His Feminine Side: Aang is this trope: Toph says this of Aang in "Ember Island Players".
I Shall Taunt You: Aang is an advocate of irritating enemies into making mistakes and creating openings. It's All About Me: Mainly during the series finale and stated as much by Yangchen. It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Especially near the end of the show, when everyone is expecting him to kill Ozai. He can control all 4 elements, but he is not the best with any of them, except air, since he is the last one alive.
Once he has had more time to practice and master them, it is expected that he will in fact be a master of all 4 and capable of outshining individuals from any school in their own specialty. While Toph and Katara both demonstrate mastery of their own schools which may edge out the inexperienced Aang at times, they have both been practicing those skills all their lives also, Toph is explicitly an earth-bending prodigy while Katara is stated to be the most determined and hard-working student her water-bending master ever encountered.
It has to be mentioned that Aang is a borderline case at best, since he is also the most powerful bender alive. Even without the Avatar State. Aang was a prodigious airbender even for avatar standards: In "The Desert" after Appa was kidnappedAang became hostile and aggressive out of desperation.
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However, in the next episode, he reverts into the Heroic Safe Mode instead. Briefly, at the beginning of the finale, when it seems the only possible option for dealing with Ozai is to kill him. Aang starts snapping and yelling at everyone else to come up with another solution. A rare heroic type. When he's in the Avatar state, do NOT be in his way. The final battle between the Avatar-State Aang and the Phoenix King Ozai is definitely a great example of what happens when someone tries to fight the juggernaut.
An energetic yellow-orange colored kid and the youngest member of the core team. He's balancing his love of having fun with responsibilities of his job and growing up. Despite this he's also The Herobalancing out to Kid Hero below. Though going just by years he'sfor a hundred of those years he was a Human Popsicle. King in the Mountain: While he's frozen in the iceberg.
Often gets caught in between Sokka and Katara in Season 1. He is only twelve. Last of His Kind: The Fire Nation killed most, if not all, of the other Airbenders. He's a frequent cause of these: In " The Warriors of Kyoshi ", Aang's fangirls tend to giggle and squeal when they're with him, much to Katara's jealousy.
In " The Fortuneteller ", Meng giggles when Aang catches her hands as she accidentally trips while carrying a tray full of snacks, and later when she admits that she's been stalking him.
In " The Headband ", two Fire Nation girls giggle when Aang, while dancing, gets very close to them before leaping away. He also sometimes laughs when with Katara, who sometimes reciprocates, and they get together at the end of the series. By the second season, Aang is this. Like a Son to Me: Gyatso was the closest thing Aang had to a father; likewise Aang was the closest thing Gyatso had to a son.
Called as such by Professor Zei, though he's not as old as most examples. Love at First Sight: Aang is a textbook example, being hunted by every villainous force in the series. He's an energetic, kind, generous messiah-figure that helps her achieve everything she ever wanted to. Once he learns Waterbending.