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Complete: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
Ongoing: The fic is being updated on a regular basis or has received an update after a significant absence.
Dormant: The fic has not been updated in a fairly long time (several months to a year or more) but the author has not pronounced it dead.
Dead: The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.
Synopsis: An up and coming tumblr author who primarily focuses on Bolin/Korra oneshots. Definitely worth a look-see; her stories incorporate well-written emotion and dialogue that can leave you on the verge of tears.
Synopsis: Known primarily for her works regarding Mako and Bolin's brotherly relationship and Bolin/Asami, slacktension has a gift for thoughtful and deep characterization. For all those who want more development for any of these three characters, her tumblr is worth a look.
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Hitherto Called Mine by Queen of the Red Skittle
Synopsis: The Red Monsoons treated Korra well, even if she was just a thug for them. As long as they believed she was only a waterbender, everything would continue as normal. But everything may change when a member of the Agni Kais sees her fire bending.
Synopsis: Korra's leaving Republic City to explore what it means to be the Avatar, and is torn between leaving everyone behind, or taking the time to say goodbye. One shot set just after the season finale.
Synopsis: Equalist!Mako AU. He was supposed to guard her, supposed to keep her mouth shut. But she was the Avataróbringer of peace and balanceóbut he didn't believe her. "Why would you benders help us?" "Why? Because I'm your Avatar too!" Things got complicated after that.
Synopsis: Adolescent Amon and young Korra go penguin sledding together. Exploration of how Amon became the revolutionary leader he is at present, with a bit of sweetness and humor in between the more serious psychological stuff. This fic was written before the season finale, so some aspects of the fic are AU.
Synopsis: Things are about to get messy in Republic City. A young man tries and fails to kill Amon, and joins the Avatar in trying to stop him. Begins just before episode 6, and continues to the end of Book 1. Plot follows canon apart from a few deviations.
Recommended by: yahnasteh, Leidolf and necrolectric.
Synopsis: AKA Batsami Begins. In order stop a new evil from rising and redeem the family name from the sins of her father, Asami becomes Republic City's very own Caped Crusader. She is The Night Spirit.
Synopsis: Fourteen years ago, a masked man intercepts a letter to the White Lotus, breaks into the home of a young Water Tribe couple, and leaves with their only daughter. Now, she is seventeen, a youth in the spring of awakening.
Synopsis: (As given by author) The Air Nomads weren't known for courage, or defiance, or strong family ties. The children must have gotten that from their Water Tribe relatives. A canon-compliant short story about the airbenders' capture. *See dedication inside.
Synopsis: "Killing it with close inspection, killing it can only make it worse. It sort of makes it breed. ó-It's Amon's fault that he lost his bending, but it's Tahno's fault that it crippled him to lose it. It isn't until the chance comes up to get it back that he starts to think he shouldn't need it so much."
Comments: A look at Tahno's life after he loses his bending. This fic really is incredible—it takes a quite frankly Jerkass character and makes him sympathetic and interesting.
Synopsis: Kaisei, noun: revision; amendment. Postulating two changes to canon: what if Korra had taken just a little more time to talk to people, and what if she had met Asami before the fabulous bending brothers?
Synopsis: FOR MATURE AUDIENCES 18+. A fanfic that explores a potential unhealthy and abusive relationship between Mako and Korra. Notable in large part due to fandom notoriety. Warning: Rape, Molestation, Domestic Violence, and Character Death. Probably not advisable to read if you have sensitivity to character deconstruction, ship, and character bashing.
We Were Friends or originally known as Korra/ Disguised As A Totally Normal Guy!Amon by with-the-villain
Recommended by: The Wandering Cat, iamthecircle
Paring: AmonNoatak/Korra, Mako/Asami
Synopsis: Amon is never seen without a mask, and would be expected to have facial scars. Since he wouldn't recognized by anyone, he walks the city as himself. Korra, after a frustrating bout of pro-bending practice, meets a handsome waterbender. Warning: Lemon, Rape by fraud
Synopsis: Two years ago, Republic City fell at the feet of Amon and his Equalists. The Avatar, after losing her bending, disappeared and is presumed dead, though she left to escape the shame of her failure, but a young firebender is determined to bring her back.
Synopsis: Amon must cooperate with Korra if he hopes to survive his injuries following a natural disaster, forcing him to face his prejudices about bending head-on...and leaving him grappling with an inconvenient growing attraction. Canon to Ep 1.08; AU after that. Contains lemon. Now has a sequel in the works.
Synopsis: The spirits of Republic City are not happy with Amon and Korra's little war and the massive amounts of destruction to the city that it's been causing. So, they drag them into the Spirit World and tell them that they must make peace with each other (read: have sex) or they will be killed. This fic is incredibly hilarious, mainly because of the awkwardness. The author did a good job keeping Amon and Korra in-character, considering this is a fuck-or-die crackfic. This was written before the Book 1 finale so some of the things about Amon are AU. Warning for explicit sexual content.
Crossed with: Avatar the Last Airbender (main series)
Pairings: Some Mako/Korra mixed with Zuko/Korra. But romance isn't the main focus of the story.
Synopsis: Korra, Mako and Bolin are transported to Avatar Aang's time where they must team up with Aang and his friends to save the world from terrifying spirit monsters. Includes some humor, but mostly action/adventure. Rated T because of mild swearing.
Synopsis: Man of Steel Universe/AU New 52. Rocketed to Earth as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton, young Kal-El crash landed on Earth but not on the same as his parents intended. Kal-El lands up in Republic City and is adopted by Lin Beifong and is named Weimin Beifong. Kal-El begins to discover more about himself, where he comes from, and his purpose. With his powers Kal-El must help Avatar Korra save the city from the Amon and General Zod. Rated T for swearing, violence, and blood.
Music: Avatar: The Last Airbender Soundtrack, "Peace"
Avatar Aang has passed away. His family, friends, and the city he helped create mourn him with all their hearts, but the cycle of the Avatar will continue. The music from the A:TLA soundtrack fits in beautifully. The feels will hit you hard.
Synopsis: A hard-hitting video about Korra's progress as the Avatar and the conflict growing between Korra and Amon's Equalist forces. Amazingly well-assembled and perfectly sync'd, this haunting piece should send chills up your spine.
Music: Ramin Djawdi, "Game of Thrones Opening Theme"
An amazingly crafted fan opening, put together from website and dvd clips to create a sweeping look at the locations in and around Republic City, all while set to the Game Of Thrones theme. Never had I imagine the two worlds go so perfectly together then by sitting back, listening to the expertly sync'd video!
Music: A tweaked version of Sink or Swim by Tyrone Wells.
A montage of the awesome, the heartbreaking, the heartwarming, the most emotional and the downright coolest moments in the show, all set to music that builds to a crescendo and really seems to capture the emotions. The song is tweaked to a higher pitch than the original, which makes the beginning sound a little bit dissonantly cheerful, but the overall video is very impressive.
Music - 'Why Not Me' By Within Temptation, though it's more a short monologue than music.
The creator said the track reminded them of Raava's voice, and the theme of evil is certainly appropriate. A short, powerful look at the Avatar Cycle and the triumphs and tragedies from Raava's perspective. Made before the finale aired. Also worth watching by the same creator is Korra and the Equalists - O Death which is a chilling amv covering episodes 3 and 4 of the first Book.