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The Air Acolytes will eventually give birth to airbendersWord of God says that the reason all the Air Nomads were airbenders was because their way of life was so spiritual. The acolytes are dedicated to recreating their culture, even if they can't bend the element. So after some generations of reliving the old ways, they will start having airbender children.
Legend of Korra is only the second series in the Avatar storyline, there will be several moreThe "Avatar Saga" will continue as a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-esc Generational Saga. We'll have about 3 more series and it will all conclude with a Massive Multiplayer Crossover with all the Avatars.
Korra and her Krew will spend a day in High School.Just so that the show can poke fun at all the fanfiction out there that transplant the Gaang into school. The school play will also resemble the Ember Island Players.
The Infant Immortality with the Airbending Kids isn't guaranteedRight now, we assume Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo would be safe because of the trope, but Amon has shown he is willing to going to more pragmatic means to achieve his goal to end bending.
The new Team Avatar will watch a black-and-white silent film adaptation of "The Boy in the Iceberg."It will be the perfect way for the creators to ridicule the live-action movie.
One of the main characters will die.The series is said to be Darker and Edgier after all, and while the Last Airbender killed off recurring characters they never axed a lead. My money's one of the Bending Brothers. Killing either Bolin or Mako would send the remaining brother into either a Heroic BSOD or a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, shake up the status quo with characters like Tenzin and Asami, and could be a serious Kick the Dog moment for the anti-benders in terms of their popularity within the Republic. Besides, what better way to send Korra into her Avatar State than killing her best friend/boyfriend in front of her eyes?
There will be a Five-Man Band by the endThe first series started off with Aang, Katara and Sokka; Toph was added in the second season, and Zuko/Suki popped in by the third season. Since Korra is a Composite Character of Toph, Suki and Katara, Mako is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Zuko, and Bolin is a more Aang-like Toph, there's some added credence in assuming that they'll get at least two more members.
The Final Battle will be an apocalyptic battle against an Edlritch Abomination...and it will be awesome!Because the Final Battle in TLA was an apocalyptic battle against an Evil Overlord. Only one way to go from there.
Something about the series will go unanswered by the end.Hey, at the end of the day Mike and Brian are sitting on one Hell of a cash cow, and if they can keep it going through suspense and a rabid fanbase more power to them. Besides, we all want to see that Mad-Max style earthbender series, right? They have plenty of unanswered questions aren't necessary to the plot to choose from already:
The show will run four seasonsThe book names will be Air, Metal, Blood, and Spirit, each chronicling a style of bending Korra has yet to learn.
The mayor (or president) of Republic city will be a main character.Only instead of being predictably evil or corrupt he'll be on Korra's side in wanting the anti-bending revolt to die down. He'll either be comically ineffective at all but passing laws or a tough military man who deeply cares about his city, or maybe both. Is it too late to guess Meelo will be his son?
The Equalists will return in the next season, under the Lieutenant's rule and far more ruthless.As it's been stated in other WMG sections (even by myself), the Lieutenant still believes in the cause in spite of Amon's treachery, and he wasn't killed or captured. He may gather up the remaining Equalists and move their operations underground so they can have time to recover. Since he, unlike Amon, has no reason to keep benders alive, he'll shift their goal from de-powering benders to eradicating them entirely. And, with their numbers and strength drastically reduced, his plan for vengeance will be one of secrecy and subterfuge, rather than open war— they'll infiltrate every branch of the United Republic's government, aiming to destroy their enemy from within.
The unbalance between benders and non-benders is not over and it will stil be a major problem.Amon is defeated. Yay. But the benders really got lucky with the fact that he was a bender to demoralize the revolution. And some equalists can point that as a reason to keep fighting: ("Even a bender said that your powers are evil, and his story proves it!"). And many of them can become even more resentfull for being manipulated by a bender (see above guess). The theme will be the discussion of the place of nonbenders in the world since a bender can do everything they can and more. Korra will have to search the answer for this and it is possible that the equalists try to search for a power accessible only to non-benders, maybe if a Deal with the Devil in the worst scenario.
Korra cannot bend elements other than air outside the Avatar State.
There is a group of airbenders who got away from the Fire Nation extermination and they've turned into assassins.Basically, they're ninjas. Really fast and mastered in the art of lethal airbending (which includes sucking air out of lungs, bending the pressure around someone to crush them, etc.) Almost no one knows about them. The people who do are usually killed immediately. They're cold and ruthless people. At first they were fueled by revenge and targeted firebenders, but then they just got used to the act of murder. Korra will eventually meet them in season 2 and have to find a way to escape them and possibly take them down.
Pema will go Mama Bear in the next season.
Korra will wow her friends with her unexpected baby-handling skills.Common sense says that Tenzin and Pema went to the South Pole to visit his mother and Korra several times over the years. It is not far off to think that Korra would have developed skills in dealing with babies and children seeing as she is a full seven years older than the oldest child and probably helped Pema with the first three. Mako, Bolin and Asami, not expecting someone like Korra to be so skilled with kids, will be very surprised when they see how expertly she handles baby Rohan.
Alternately to an above theory, the Equalists will rise again, more ruthless and dark than ever, under a new leader: Hiroshi Sato.Alright, during the fight with Asami, Hiroshi seriously reminded me of Azula. As Asami correctly states, his hatred for benders has overshadowed his love for his late wife and their daughter. He also seemed to have a high rank within with Equalists. From how he tried to murder Asami, he might start lumping in non-benders with any kind of affliction with benders into the mesh of enemies, sort of a 'a blood-traitor is just as bad as a mudblood' type mentality. He would probably take the reigns of the Equalists because his hatred runs so deep and because he's insane, so he wouldn't let go so easily. He will grow further disgusted with Asami upon leaning of her break-up with Mako and Mako and Korra's relationship, that she stays by will because not only did her boyfriend 'dump' her (for a bender, not less), he 'dumped' her for the Avatar.
The Earthbending Avatar won't have a series but rather a TV MovieIt would be an easier way to wrap things up.
The Earthbending-centric triad is the Dai Li.We've heard of the Agni Kais (Firebender triad, obviously), the Red Monsoons (Waterbenders), and the Triple-Threat (multicultural)... but what's the Earthbending triad? The Dai Li. After the Hundred Year War ended, Earth King Kuei declared that the Dai Li is to be disbanded and its members are declared traitors to the kingdom. Many manage to escape and regroup in the newly formed Republic, and turned to a life of organized crime.
Lightningbenders aren't the only source of electricity.Handling the power load of the entire city would in all likelihood be a great strain on the lightning benders hired by the power company. A conventional steam turbine-driven dynamo system is used to handle the city's base power load, while the lightningbenders handle spikes and peak time.
Korra and Mako are the reincarnation of the Zutara fans wanted, and this trend will continue...Thus, the next avatar, a male genderbend of Toph, will get with a female genderbend of Aang, thus Taang realised, and finally, another Zukoesque clone, will of course, get with Sokka, cos that will be awesome!
We'll get to see the Avaverse version of the Afterlife.This may or may not involve cast teaming up with an army of the dead to beat down the villains. Bonus points if Dead characters from the previous series make prominent appearances.
The third and fourth seasons will have an inter-connected story.Both were ordered at the same time, unlike the previous two seasons. As such, the the main Story Arc will be plotted to cover both seasons, similar to what the previous series did.
Korra will join the Metalbending Academy with BolinGiven that Korra has all of her bending back, she would probably take up subsets like Metalbending under Lin. But not just her. After getting stuck in that cell with Iroh II and Asami, Bolin takes up learning it too. This would gel with the idea that the next season's villain will be a Metalbender, maybe the new leader of the Triple Threat Triad since Zolt lost his bending. He would probably be a Yakone-esqe villain. It would also be a good opportunity to focus on the underbelly of Republic City that oppress non-benders, as well as elaborate on Bolin and Mako's past in the Triple Threats. And we would have Cadet!Korra and Cadet!Bolin. It could also give Bolin some character development, making him more responsible.
Bolin will NOT learn Metal BendingHis role is more of being intentionally "underpowered" in comparison to Korra (freaking Avatar) and Mako (exceedingly skilled Firebender). Bolin is more of the "master of basics" type, especially as the primary non-Metal Earthbender. It wouldn't make sense for him to gain Metalbending when there are other ways to show that he is an effective team member.
The next season, book 2: Spirits, will negate the happy ending of book 1: Air
Tahno is descended from the Foggy Swamp waterbendersAnd it's something of which he is deeply ashamed. It would explain his lighter complextion
If we ever get a third series, the Official Couple will be a lesbian relationship between Korra's successor/reincarnation and a badass non-bending girl.Some fans believe that Korra/Mako is the Official Couple because it superficially resembles Zutara, and therefore draws in the Zutara fangirls. As of this writing, the Fan-Preferred Couple for Legend of Korra is Korra/Asami. If we assume that these fans are correct, that we will see a third Avatar series and that Korra/Asami will remain the most popular ship for the rest of the series, then the logical conclusion is that the next Official Couple will superficially resemble Korra/Asami.
A future main villain will be a ridiculously powerful self-trained Airbender who hates the fire nation for the genocide of the air nomads.
At some point Korra will be in a 3 on 1 exhibition matchKorra can bend all 4 elements and it would make a good charity event
One of the main or supporting characters will die by the series' endPlace your bets people, your guess is as good as mine.
The series will end with the Avatar Cycle being broken foreverBecause Korra will succeed where the other Avatars failed and bring true lasting balance to the world, to the point that the world won't need the Avatar to maintain balance anymore. Wan and Raava will finally be able to rest, having atoned for their past mistakes.
The topic of dragons is going to come up.In the first show, there were only two dragons left. Even if they're still alive in Korra's time, the species would probably be functionally extinct anyway. The topic will be brought up, perhaps with Korra going to the spirit world to see if there's a way to bring the dragons back.
Katara will die in a future season of The Legend of Korra.
We haven't seen the last of Amon or Tarrlok.Yes, they're confirmed to be dead, but it can't be a coincidence that they're from the Northern Water Tribe, Korra is from the Southern Water Tribe, and there's tension between the two tribes. The North is more spiritual and traditional than the South. More Waterbenders are Northern than Southern, so perhaps that's where Tarrlok got his anti-non-bender attitudes from (and didn't really show them until he went all fascist on the non-benders in Republic City). The Air Nomads, after all, were all Airbenders because they were the most spiritual; it wouldn't be much of a surprise if the North had loads of waterbenders because of their spirituality. On the other hand, the South lost almost all of its waterbenders in the Hundred Years War, and an otherwise powerful tribe was reduced to a tiny village led by the teenage children of the chief who had left the tribe to fight in the war. That's not very conducive to spirituality. And well, look at the attitude toward bending and spirituality Sokka had early on in ATLA. It's probably still present in the South.
Mako will die in a later seasonKorra will hold herself responsible and it'll inform the rest of the season's plot. She may take to wearing his scarf in memory. Bolin will get lots of Character Development, too.
If Mako survives, Tenzin will die in a later seasonKorra will let out a Big "NO!".
The fire bender who killed Bolin and Mako's parents Asami's mother and burnt Amon's face will be revealed as AzulaWho is still crazy as ever.
Air Temple Island is actually a lion turtleBecause, hey, the creators love to throw in giant lion turtles out of nowhere!
Koh The Face-Stealer will return in some capacity.Because he's just that damn memorable whether he really has something to do with Amon (this troper likes the theories of Amon being his Dragon ala Slade) or Korra comes across him in the Spirit World unintentionally or otherwise. The creators are pretty good at listening to the fans (Jun's return in season 3 of the original series, skipping "The Great Divide," etc.) just as this troper expects at least a nod to Tahno and HOWL as Ensemble Darkhorses (not even counting a return of "Schooltime Shipping.")
We'll get a "Tales of Ba Sing Se" episode.Just an episode of stand-alone stories featuring the cast going through their everyday lives and doing stuff.
Eventually, Korra's going to get called out on her conduct in book 2.She opened the portal, unleashing a horror that threatened to destroy the world. Why? Because Unalaaq threatened to kill (or something) Jinora. Hey Avatar! It's great that you're protecting one of the last airbenders, but is one human life really worth risking the safety of the entire world? It may sound cynical, but realistically someone should make this point.
Airbenders will return.At some point before the series is over they will find the air lion turtle and it will give the air acolytes the power to air bend.
Book 1: Air
Tensions in the United Republic Council will come to a head, and directly stem from issues of representationThe Council is a Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering that will soon become A House Divided, perhaps even to the point of Blood on the Debate Floor. Lets see what complaints we could theoretically level at the Five-Person Council, the sort of issues they and those they serve might snipe about behind closed doors. At least three of the Council Members are Benders, once again marginalizing a majority nonbender populace and stoking Equalist suspicions of a Fantastic Caste System. The Four Nations are represented, but what about Republic City as an entitity unto itself? Tenzin has too much influence as head of a micronation only four (soon-to-be-five) people strong, plus some acolytes. Though the Council represents four nations, the Water Tribes exert undue influence by insisting on two-person representation when the much more heterogenous, (and inferentially populous) Earth Kingdom should receive extra consideration. Wait just a moment, gentlemen, ladies, what is our representative system? Proportional or equal?(*Insert gavel banging here*)
A Bender with Equalist parents will be introduced.This character (who will come later and be part of the main cast) grew up with Equalist parents and was always forced to repress their abilities. The parents were always upset at having a bender child and the other anti-benders treated them poorly for it. The character will be upset and make a failed attempt at murdering Korra to prove that they're loyal to the Equalist cause. Korra will eventually tell them that being a bender is part of who you are and you shouldn't lie to yourself or hate yourself. This sets the character on the right path, while still being doubtful, and spends the rest of the series trying to accept themself. By the finale they will have not only accepted but embraced their bending abilities.
Korra is unsuccessful, and there's a shocker ending.Korra works incredibly hard to master airbending and the avatar state leading up to a huge battle with the Equalists on the scale of Aang's battle against Ozai, but when she goes into the Avatar state - BOOM. Someone kills her with a gun, a bomb, or some other sort of man-made weapon that even bending can't adequately counter. The Avatar cycle is broken, and the Equalists take power, somehow, leading to bending eventually dying out, and humans becoming much more focused on industrializing instead. And then... it becomes the world as we know it today.
DOWNER ENDING!Korra will undergo a slow Face-Heel Turn, her powers will increase anti-bender sentiment, and once she goes into the avatar state, she'll be killed by a descendant of the cabbage man in a Mini-Mecha in a hail of missiles. Anti-Magic will be discovered, and weaponized, and the elitist benders, fearing extinction will initiate a police state. Muggles will devolve into Morlocks, and all will not be well.
The series will end with a growing multiple front movement towards democratizing the Bending artsThree forces, the pro-bending league, Tenzin's family and his acolytes, and what remains of the genuinely progressive arm of the Equalists will begin teaching not only bender culture, but bending forms to non benders. The pro-benders will see monetary potential in new non-bender athletic leagues that both open up entertainment avenues and get low-income kids off the streets and into their gyms. The Equalists will like the utility of these...these "martial arts" both for self defense (Turns out, with some disciplines, if you make a bending form rapidly and accurately enough with your bare fists and it connects, it can really hurt somebody! Go figure!) and exercise, and Tenzin will, after some nudging from his family, the Avatar and his associates, begin letting his acolytes have a go at the training gates, if he hasn't been at least teaching them meditation already. After all, having just a handful of Airbenders puts the nations out of balance, and the forms should be spread even if the innate capacity is lacking. Even the Spirit World might decide that Tenzin's line simply isn't enough to revitalize the Air Nation into counterbalancing the other three, so eventually, sufficiently dedicated, culturally reverant nonbender Air Novices will be stunned to find they can make the gates spin, all on their own...possibly after having vivid dreams about Sky Bison, a Lion Turtle or an Airbender man who wants to teach them a neat trick where you make a marble spin in midair.
Team Avatar will find a way to counter Chi-Blocking techniques from the Gaang's muggle pupils. A cure for Amon's Energybending will also be foundActually this has already been discovered by the last series and might even be a Chekov's Gun, if not this time round than maybe Season 2. Sokka's frequent Face Palming made his head immune to Chi Blocking by Ty Lee, not to mention how he managed to dodge all her moves at Ba Sing Sae. And Suki's clearly developed the martial arts technique to fend of Ty lee's chi blocking attacks. Nothing has worked better against the Chi Blockers close quarters style of combat. Now here's how it goes. Ty Lee joining the Kyoshi warriors would have taught them all about Chi-Blocking's secrets, but Suki and co. would have also gone on counter attacks to render the Chi blocking ineffective. Surely they must have taught the art to their students. And while we're at that, I'm guessing that Aang's son Bumi has learnt how to Energybend from Aang and might actually know how to restore a person's bending, because it appears that the secret to being able to bend or not is all about manipulating the energies in people's systems. He'll probably make and appearance sooner or later to help Tenzin and Team Avatar out. Bonus points if he also learnt from Sokka and Suki and knows how to make the body immune to Chi Blocking.
Korra will learn from Spirit Aang that fighting in this case is not the answer.Her attitude is obviously a fight first, talk later one. Once she finally establishes spiritual communication with Aang (and come on, she will) he will teach her that fighting won't solve everything, and she'll make massive diplomatic progress towards true bender/non-bender equality like putting a non-bender on the council or something. Of course, the finale needs an epic fight, so once this completely undermines Amon's extremist policies and he loses support, he'll go berserk and we'll see him one-on-one against Korra. Or maybe he'll pilot that giant mecha and the City's only hope is Korra going into the Avatar state.
Amon doesn't actually have the ability to permanently take bending away.No one's actually seen the long-term effects of Amon's chi-blocking. For all we know, he just temporarily takes bending away and the gang members at the demonstration were killed soon afterwards. The result is a city full of benders who fear the Equalists.
The statue of Aang will get blown up at some point.Most likely during the Darkest Hour before the season/series finale.
Tahno will have his bending taken away by Amon...Then he will go through a Heroic BSOD (Or Villanous?) and then join Korra's Krew.
Team Avatar will fight the Metalbender Cops in order to protect the Equalists.Our heroes will come to learn that not every Equalists is an Amon-level creep, just like there were good people fighting under Ozai's banner. Afterward there will come a point where Chief Beifong's officers will attempt to crack down on the Equalists, and their overly wide net is going to round up some people who don't deserve to be arrested. Korra will attempt to stand up to this injustice, at first non-violently, having learned from her first run-in with the law, but after something bad happens — the cops get too rough, someone throws a punch, whatever — the situation will escalate. At that point Korra will jump in and forcibly defend the Equalists, but end up at the center of a battle royale where extremists on both sides try to attack her. It'll be a special moment in Republic City's history: bender and non-bender band together to take on the Big 'A'. It'll also earn Korra some street cred with the Equalist rank-and-file.
There will be a battle/chase on a motorcycleWhy? Because it would be AWESOME, that's why! I mean who doesn't want to see bending on motorcycles?!
There will be a particular band of pirates/smugglers hanging around Republic City consisting of:
Part of Asami's role in the group is to provide additional transportation.She gives the group a Cool Car so everyone doesn't have to rely on Naga for getting around.
Korra will take off Amon's mask while they're fightingIn "The Voice in the Night" she'll unmask Amon mid-battle. It would make really bad Nightmare Fuel, especially if Amon's face really is disfigured because of a firebender
The Reason why Tarrlock and Noatak look like their father's post operation face is because:His face wasn't just completely made up. It took physical aspects of deceased and or unknown relatives like grandparents or even parents. Those physical treats just happened to be passed on.
The cure for Amon's style of de-bending is.......Bloodbending. It's considered a very dark, taboo art, and bloodbenders are considered Always Chaotic Evil. One of the major themes of the show is that Equalists think bending is always bad, when it isn't. Bloodbending will get the same treatment: Someone will figure out that it can, in fact, be used for good. Since Amon used bloodbending to take away other people's powers, the only option to re-gain bending is bloodbending. Why couldn't Tahno regain his bending, despite being treated by the best healers in the city? None of the healers were bloodbenders. Why couldn't Katara restore Korra's bending despite being a bloodbender herself? Because Katara was the person who outlawed bloodbending in Republic City, and believes it is inherently harmful. In one of the later seasons, Korra (or another sympathetic waterbender) will discover how to use bloodbending to heal, and possibly restore bending.
Amon did not die but is truly scarred now.Both physically and mentally.
Amon will debend Zuko.Zuko will sacrifice his bending as a plan of some sort. Crowning Moment of Funny/ Crowning Moment of Awesome for when he doesn't care and attacks Amon with swords immediately after.
Amon didn't actually care about where Korra was when he depowered Lin, he only wanted to break her in some way, shape, or form. Amon didn't even react in the slightest when Lin said no. He just went "ok" and took her bending away. It seems like his intent wasn't to get information, but rather to just make her turn on her friends, to take away her spirit. When he couldn't do that, well...
Aang's attempt to play back his own memories wasn't just to warn Korra about Tarrlok's true nature.
The whole Yakone/Bloodbending situation isn't done yet. It will come back in the season finale as a major plot pointIn fact, it could very well open a plot entrance for Season 2.
Amon's plan and possible next seasonSince "The Avatar" is the incaration the planet, I think when Amon tries to spirit bend Korra, he'll try to remove all the bending abillity in the world. I think he will be successfull, with Korra the only bender left. The next season (Book 2: Spirit) would be Korra learning the spiritual side to being the Avatar, trying to find a way to reverse the damage, while Equalists around the world grab power. When bending is restored, it will cause some Nonbenders to become Airbenders, making it easier for the revival of the Air Nomads.
Being energybent is fatal for the Avatar.Korra's fear of Amon is a deep instinctual response to his abilities. While it merely removes the bending for ordinary people, it would kill the Avatar instantly. This may be the real reason it was so dangerous for Aang to do.
Non-Bender characters will pull a Big Damn Heroes.Characers like Gommu, Shiro Shinobi, Tahno, Lin, and Cabbage Corp Merchant. Shiro is already Memetic Badass and Gommu and Lin are/ is former military, and Tahno and Lin have scores to settle so it would fit.
Amon has been sparing Korra so that he can kill her in the Avatar State.The real reason why Amon has spared Korra's life so far is not what he said in "The Voice in the Night". Regardless of what Amon's ultimate goal is, the existence of the Avatar is a threat to it. killing Korra would solve that problem for now, but within 16 years or so a new Avatar would come back to bother Amon. However, Amon has somehow learned that killing the Avatar while she's in the Avatar State would completely end the Avatar reincarnation cycle. Amon is waiting for Korra to enter the AS for the first time, so he can kill her then. That's also the reason why he didn't debend Korra when he had the chance: doing that would stop Korra from ever going into the AS. The attacks Amon has made against Korra have been attempts to scare Korra into entering the Avatar State, but so far it hasn't worked. In the preview for the season 1 finale we see Amon about to debend Korra: this is probably his final attempt to intimidate Korra enough for her to go into the AS.
Amon Will Try To De-bend Korra in the final and It Will Backfire horrendouslyKorra will fight Amon, where he nearly defeats her and tries to energybend her. Now remember how the Lion Turtle said that Energy Bending can cause the Energy Bender's spirit to be taken over or destroyed? Korra's going to go into the Avatar State just as he's about to de-bend her and the interruption will either obliterate Amon or give Korra time to defeat him.
Everyone close to Korra on Team Avatar will have their bending removed by Amon. Except when he tries it on Korra.The damn climax. From what little we've seen of the Crowning Moment of Heartwarming in the Lin-Tenzin clip of episode 10, Lin will be the next one to be taken out by Amon, possibly with a Dying Moment of Awesome equivalent, maybe Defiant to the End (It's LIN we are talking about).
General Iroh II is built up for The Worf Effect.He reminds me too much of Zuko who hasn't learned humility or restraint. I'm not saying that he's a bad guy, but he seems like someone who has more courage than sense, someone who was promoted for PR reasons, and is itching to prove himself in a real conflict. Amon is likely to manipulate him into doing something stupid, like bombing at his blimps when they are in front of civilian targets, or something like that.
Korra will learn energybending and use it to restore all the bending Amon's taken.I honestly just don't believe they have the balls to leave Lin de-bent for good. Mike and Bryan are good, but that seems daring even for them. They obviously have a ton of love for the character, she's very much a fan favorite, she has a really unique fighting style, and I'm just not buying it for now. That more than anything leads me to believe Amon's damage will eventually be undone.
Korra will counter Amon's Energybending by finally understanding the Airbender mindsetOver the next few episodes, she'll start trying to get in touch with Aang, who will let her know how Energybending works, namely that it requires an unbendable will. When Amon goes to Debend her, she focuses on this, instead of fear or anger, calming herself down, clearing her mind, and fighting back with her own will power. Amon, not used to having to struggle with energybending, will lose his head and fail to debend her. Because she's got the moves down but not the spiritual side of Airbending, this will also give her the key to finally utilizing Airbending, which she will use to take down Amon, as the Equalist's anti-bender fighting style has repeatedly shown to be nearly useless against Airbending.
Tarrlok's de-Bending was a scam.I got no idea what the purposes or motivations behind it might be, but the whole scene seems to be built to hide something vital. Note how Tarrlok bloodbends the Equalists, forcing them into ground with no clear line of sight, and then the camera pans away just when Amon is about to take his Bending away. And if this wasn't emphasized enough, right afterwards Korra uses a deception, pretending to scream in pain when the Lieutnant electrocutes her cage, just like Tarrlok screamed off-screen right before that. It all feels far too convenient, when you stop to think about it. For some reason Amon spared Tarrlok who joined the act.
Korra will have to fight Amon with nothing but Airbending in the Avatar StateBased on a promo, it looked like Amon was about to take Korra's bending. For unknown reasons, she still has her airbending powers and has to rely on those to defeat Amon and the Equalists.
Amon will have a Villainous Breakdown when the nonbenders support Korra instead of him.Remember when Korra protected the nonbenders from Tarrlok's men? Amon will seemingly unbend Korra or otherwise capture her and present her to the masses. To his surprise, instead of cheers, he gets stunned silence and boos. Leading to this:
Korra will gain the peace of mind needed to accomplish airbending at the same time that Amon loses his coolAirbending requires peace of mind and a spiritual connection. Korra will finally get it when Amon loses it, resulting in the normally calm Amon falling into Unstoppable Rage and the normally Boisterous Bruiser Korra fighting with Tranquil Fury.
Korra will order Tenzin and his family to evacuate the city before things really go down.Realizing that when Amon starts his endgame plan, the Airbenders would be his first target due to their small numbers and get them out of his reach before he can.
Tarrlok's secretary is an Equalist spy.Why she didn't inform Tenzin and the police earlier? Because she wanted to hand Korra over to Amon. She followed them to the hideout, and then went to make her report, before appearing to give her testimony to the authorities just the right time — the right time for Amon to get to the hideout first, wait for Tarrlok who would most likely retreat there after being outed, and capture Korra with one fell swoop. The timing is too good, especially since Amon appears to know exactly where Tarrlok's cabin is, and when he would get there, even though it's far from the city and any other habitation.
The series finale.It turns out Amon is Korra's true father, the waterbenders he grew up with were just foster parents. The reason Korra wasn't told this was because Amon had been corrupted by Ozai. Ozai taught Amon energybending, which he had learned by osmosis when Aang used it on him. It turns out Ozai is still alive, and Amon is The Dragon. Ozai wants to rid the world of bending, because if he can't do it anymore, why should anyone else? So he uses Amon and the Equalists as a tool to achieve this. At some point in the series, during a heated fight between the two, Korra learns the truth from Amon, who tells her he is her father. This obviously leaves Korra confused and conflicted. In the series finale Korra faces Ozai and Amon, and she tries appeal to his father's better nature, but Amon appears to be untouched by her pleas. Ozai and Amon defeat Korra in a battle, and Ozai is about to energybend Korra's powers away, when all of a sudden Amon interrupts the process, saving his daughter. This interruption causes Ozai's energybending to backfire, killing him and mortally damaging Amon. Just before he dies, Amon asks Korra to remove his mask, so she will finally see the real face of her father. Amon then dies in peace. Oh, and Mark Hamill will obviously return to play Ozai.
Koh taught Amon EnergybendingSo Koh who showed up one time for five minutes in the Season 1 Finale, and brought up again in webcomics will return. He told Aang they would meet again, but this could easily mean in the next reincarnation. Besides what spirt besides Wa Shi Tong wants to get back at the Avatar? Wa Shi Tong is cool and knows 10,000 definately including Energybending but I am going to focus on Koh. Koh is mad that the last Water Tribe Avatar Kuruk wants to kill him, so who will have to take up his mantle the next Water Tribe Avatar Korra, which will be really hard due to the loss of bending in the Spirit world. But i think somehow Amon found his way into the Spirit World and was taught energybending by Koh, what is Koh's modus operandi, stealing faces! Man behind mask is so lying about the firebenders burning his face five bucks!!! Its to gather sympathy and to blame a familiar enemy firebenders. So Amon once showed emotion in front of Koh who took his face or it was the price to learn energybending. And about how he can operate in real life, i don"t know about breathing and eating, but he just be fighting blind like Toph, hell he could just be an earthbender whose whole Equalist movement is facade to gather power. And we have only seen Amon's eyes on posters and not when he shows up, and even on the posters they look like sequins that are part of a inner layer of the mask. And thats how you wild mass guess.
Korra will use the Avatar State.With disastrous results and massive colateral damage to Republic City.
Mako will use his past to undermine Amon.Mako is a firebender who lost his parents to firebending. His bending allowed nim to earn a decent living and survive along with Bolin. He's realized that it wasn't the bending itself that was evil and that it's no different than a sword in someone's hands, and will make this clear to the anti-bending activists and supporters.
The series' plot and Korra's Character Development will deal with the unlocking of chakras.The resolution of Korra's apparent lack of spirituality will undoubtedly be one of the key plot elements, but interwoven with her overall development will be many of the same difficulties Aang faced. Throughout the show, Korra is going to be faced with situations which generate those negative emotions which block the chakras. Let's run down the list: her fear of Amon and his abilities will prevent her earth chakra from functioning; her guilt for putting her friends in jeopardy will block her water chakra; her shame over not living up to everyone's expectations will block her fire chakra; she will grieve for the loss of one of her friends, sealing her air chakra; she will lie during the inevitable relationship struggle, thus blocking her sound chakra; she will have to dispel the illusion surrounding Amon and his abilities to unlock her light chakra; and the thought chakra will be her biggest hurdle, much as it was for Aang. These are, of course, only guesses, but similar situations could easily arise over the course of the show's run, and Korra's tackling of these issues in her life will cause her to grow as a person, and will ultimately allow her to fulfill her destiny as the Avatar.
In Order to defeat Amon...
Tarrlok is...Related to Hahn.
Mako and Amon's stories are congruent and one of them is a lie
Amon is a bender
Who says Energybending can only take away bending?
Korra will have her first spiritual encounter with Avatar Aang very soon and he will assist her in conquering her fear of Amon.The ending of Voices In The Night sort of foreshadows that Korra will encounter Aang's spirit soon. Not only does her vision show Aang, but as Tenzin rushes to help her, she even mistakes him for Aang and whispers his name. It seems that her encounter with Amon has left Korra with her predecessor on her mind, perhaps wondering how the great peacemaker Avatar Aang would have dealt with Amon and the Equalists, and this will result in a dream sequence where she meets Aang in the spirit world so he can help her deal with her fear of Amon; after all, he went through a similar situation himself in Nightmares and Daydreams with his fear of confronting Ozai. He'd probably pass on a few words of wisdom about that which will help Korra start to learn how to deal with her fear of Amon.
There will be a flash-forward episode to the return of Sozin's CometAlthough I think it's unlikely, it would be interesting to see how its arrival would affect the world when there is no war.
Tahno will join the Gaang/Krew in a future episode.The way I figure it, when Amon invades the Championship tournament, he will attempt to take Tahno's bending away and Korra will begrudgingly rescue him. If the leaked episode title Tahno's Love Triad is legit, it will have something to do with him thanking her somehow.
An Airbender will join the KrewSimilarities between the original Gaang and the Krew have been drawn, such as there being an initial trio (Aang, Katara, Sokka to Korra, Mako, Bolin) and having Benders of all nations present. Currently, the only Airbenders are Tenzin and his children, with no one in Korra's age group represented (excluding herself). However, a young man or woman from an isolated village will come to Republic City hoping to learn Earthbending. He/she is not very good, and the Krew will soon realize that he/she is actually Airbending dirt and that one of his/her parents was the child of an Air Nomad who went into hiding. This will allow Korra to have a peer in Airbending who is equal in ability to her (instead of a master or a young child) and more hope that the Air Nomad culture is still growing strong.
After The Legend of Korra is over, there will be a spinoff set in the early days of the Republic City.It will star the adult Gaang and their children, and revolve around their conflict with Yakone. Come on, who doesn't want to see teenaged Tenzin and Lin, among others, or what members of the Gaang are like, all grown up?
Yakone and whatever he did will end up having some actual relevance to the plot
Lightningbenders will be called to serve in the Republic City Police en masse, and Mako will join in.The Equalists have established electricity as their primary weapon against Benders. The police force will need effective ways to counter this weapon, and turn it against its wielders. Lightningbenders can absorb and redirect the current, making it a liability for the Equalists. We've seen that Mako can do Lightningbending, and he's going to need a new job, now that the Championship Tournament has been lost, and Pro-Bending Arena is likely to remain closed for the time being, due to a national crisis. Plus, he definately wants to help Korra against Amon. Bolin might try and learn Metalbending too, for the same purpose.
Amon's character is building up for The Worf EffectWell they did say he will be replaced in the 2nd season...
Tahno will learn Chi-Blocking.Eager for revenge for losing his Waterbending, Tahno learns that Chi-Blocking can also be used to inflict paralysis, and this aspect also works on nonbenders. He studies the art, and when/if he becomes part of Team Avatar, this is how he keeps up with the heavy-hitting Benders.
Lin Beifong will learn how to bend platinumBecause 1) it will be awesome and 2) The fastest way to get your ass kicked by a Beifong is to tell them they can't do something, only for them to go ahead and do it.
The masters of the Order Of The White Lotus will help Korra and the Krew against AmonThis is more me hoping they can show of their skills and power for pure awesomeness.
Asami is Mako and Bolin's sister.
The Firbender that killed Mako and Bolin's parents, Amon's family, and Hiroshi Sato's mother are the same person.They've said "A Firebender killed this person" too many times for this to be a coincidence. It's the same person, and will be the Big Bad of the next season.
In the finale of the first season Korra will take compensated chi-blockers from the metalbenders, and distribute them to the non-benders of Republic City.It would be the perfect way to get them on her side: Show them she understands that there are times when people need to defend themselves, and they have a right to bear arms. She'll likewise get many people to turn against Amon by apologizing for her attacks against non-violent protesters, and addressing the entire city on the importance of absolute free speech. Of course this will lead to...
The series will end with Korra helping to author a new Constitution for the Republic....strongly modeled on the US Constitution.
Amon will take Korra's bending.However, this will trigger the Avatar state, revealing that Amon can't truly take bending away. His supporters will turn on him and then the final battle will begin.
The last two episodes of Book 1 will act similarly to The Siege of the North episodes.Korra will enter the spirit realm and search for Aang and the spirits Amon supposedly gained his de-bending power from. While this is going on, the Equalists make their way to Air Temple Island and fight through White Lotus Guards, Air Acoylte Monks, and the Krew. The second half will involve the fully-developed mechas (and one giant one piloted by Amon), wrecked havoc, even targeting the statue of Avatar Aang. Once Korra comes back and sees the devastation, she'll go into the Avatar State and show Amon how severely outclassed his entire group is by curb-stomping the mechas. The difference is where his movement is crushed when Korra informs everybody what she found out while roaming the Spirit World.
Amon was the firebender who killed Bolin/Mako's parents and Hiroshi's Wife.Adding to my above theory of a single "Evil Firebender Murderer" in the pasts of Amon, Mako/Bolin and Asami/Hisoshi, could it not also be possible that Amon was simply using the story of a crime he inflicted on someone else as his cover? Close ups of his eyes in Episode 4 show him to have the amber colored fire nation eyes that are the mark of a firebender, and of course it would have the value of both a) Dark Irony, given both the revolution is motivated by evil benders, and that Sato is a loyal follower due to the "Evil Firebender Murderer" killing his wife b) Making Amon a truly evil villain due both to his crimes, and due to his using the Revolution against his own crimes to further his own power
The Equalists, Amon especially, will be reminded how much the Avatar is out of their league when Korra enters the Avatar State.The previous Avatar demolished entire naval fleets and made a master firebender charged by a comet flee. Giant mechas made of platinum aren't going to fare any better.
Theories of Out Of The Past...
The war goes Three-WayWith the events of "When Extremes Meet", neither side is looking particularly good. It is quite possible that all these events are leading up to a third faction forming... one made of a mix of benders and non-benders working together and pooling resources to combat the extremes of both sides while trying to make meaningful changes. Tarlok is feeding Amon political ammo and Amon is well... Amon, so eventually people sick with both sides will start to find each other and eventually a third faction forms, likely with Korra, a rescued Krew, Tenzin, Beifong (from what we know, she applied the laws as equally as possible), and some non-Equalist non-bender leaders and characters. Then the war ends up going three way, Amon calling the third faction Bender manipulation, Tarlok calling them renegades, and the third faction basically telling both that they are too extreme. Maybe even some foreign support for the third faction; IE, the Earth Kingdom, Water Tribes, and Fire Nation all agree that both sides have gone over the top and they need to work quickly to restore order. Not neccesarily troops as politics may not allow it, but supplies, training, etc.
Korra will end up joining the EqualistsAfter the events of Episode 8, having witnessed the horrific abuse of non-benders by benders, Korra will approach Amon and ask to help the Equalist's cause. She may either refuse to bend, or even voluntarily have her bending taken away, or she may act as a bridge between benders and non-benders, as the Avatar is the bridge between the physical and spirit worlds. Team Avatar may reject her for this, seeing her as a traitor, or they may join with her, having experienced the oppression non-benders are facing first-hand. Tenzin will probably not approve, however.
Korra's flashbacks were a warning about Tarrlok, not AmonThe three flashbacks Korra has experienced so far all took place during episodes where Tarrlok made some sort of political power play. And we now know that Tarrlok and Yakone are both bloodbenders. So many of the flashbacks take place in the Council chamber that they must have something to do with politics in Republic City. There has to be some connection there...
Tarrlok plans to hand Korra out to Amon.If this wasn't a children's show, the implications of Episode 8's ending would be that he intends to take Korra to a quiet spot in the countryside and kill her. But since murder is off the table in this series, he does the next worse thing: try and get Korra de-Bended forever, and left as a prisoner of the Equalists. This way he can both get rid of a dangerous rival, and use her as a martyr to justify his extreme methods. His Bloodbending should keep the Chi-blockers and Amon himself at bay, and let him make a safe retreat, even if he can't make a brief truce with them using Korra as a bartering chip.
Republic City is KirkwallTarlok and the metal benders are Meredith and the Templars, The Equalists are the mages, Tenzin is the Viscount: a Reasonable Authority Figure who tries to mediate with nominal power but no political base and hence no real power. Team avatar is team Hawke: a team of powerful individuals who try to find a way to make peace between the factions only to fail time and again until ultimately the situation falls apart entirely leading to a worldwide revolution.
Tarrlok will dump Korra/Korra will escape into the countrysideWe know that the village from The Fortuneteller is near Republic City. Its a nice piece of trivia, but why else would they bother revealing it if Korra doesn't end up there?
Chief Beifong will save Korra.She's pretty much announced that she will become Batman to protect the city from the Equalists. It would make sense for her to patrol near the Council building just in case. She might first assume that the Equalists have kidnapped Tarrlok, but will soon figure out what's actually going on after she runs into Naga.
Korra's first successful use of airbending will happen during a climactic fight with Tarrlok.Narrative convention says that it must happen in the most awesome way possible. As for why Tarrlok, just for the irony of it. After all, Tarrlok is the one who really pointed out Korra's inadequacies through her inability to airbend. (Amon is a possible alternative, granted. But Amon never brought up Korra's inability to airbend, nor does he really seem to care.)
Naga's Undying Loyalty and dogged (no pun intended) determination are what gets Korra out of her kidnapping predicament. She did ride Naga there, and Naga was probably witness to the 'napping.
Tarrlok and Amon are both pawns of a Bigger Bad who wishes to use the chaos and conflict the two create for his/her own ends, and has been planning this since Aang's Era. First of all (and kinda unrelated, but bear with me) when the "Evil Flashback guy" (or EFG for short) was seen in the "everybody gets bloodbent" flashback, despite near the entire court getting disabled including Toph, Sokka and Aang, the EFG merely remained standing without moving at all. Also, notice the time of day it seems to be. It seems likely from what was seen in the flashback that a) EFG was not doing the bloodbending b) there were multiple bloodbenders striking (as it is unlikely any one person could bloodbend a room packed with powerful benders) c) these bloodbenders were able to do this during the daytime, which suggests they may have been specially trained to do so However, EFG was still clearly in on this attack, given he merely kept standing and evilly laughing as it happened, so he was likely the one who ordered it. However, EFG was also likely a firebender given his eye colour, which would mean that whatever faction/organisation he is a part of is also a multi bender one if he was able to get a number of elite waterbenders to rescue him. Now, several decades later when Tarrlok uses it on Korra, she gets this flashback, and he seems to enigmatically hint he was linked to it, and thus likely part of this same Faction. However, he also revealed that he REALLY hates Amon as shown by his reaction as when Korra compared the two and his quick psychotic breakdown afterwards. This hints at a deeper and more complex relationship between the two than merely Tarrlok using Amon's attacks for his own political advantage. My theory is that they both were once in EFG's faction/organisation, and Tarrlok for unknown reasons utterly despised Amon. Not only that, but whomever was in charge of this faction decided to set them both against each other and ensured both were placed in powerful circles within the prototypical Equalists, or the City Council, so that they would ensure a vicious cycle of conflict and repression between Benders and Non Benders. This would be an Ideal way for whomever is working behind the scenes to seize power after Benders and Non Benders had nearly annihilated each other.
Tarrlok is Really 700 Years Old and wants to take revenge on Korra for something Aang did to him.This is completely a guess, but judging from the fact that the guy the original Team Avatar is fighting in Korra's flashback in "When Extremes Meet" looks suspiciously like Tarrlok, and the fact that Tarrlok is crazy powerful and can bloodbend even when it's not a full moon, he's either somehow part-spirit or has somehow given himself extended life/made himself immortal.
Amon will pull a Big Damn Villains and rescue KorraThink about it: what was the last major thing the Avatar did before her mysterious disappearance? She challenged the most powerful member of the Council and tried to defend a group of innocent non-bending civilians from his unjust actions. It's the kind of press that is the complete opposite of what Amon is trying to sell about benders in general. And he said he wants to save her for last: Tarrlok has upset his plans in that regard. So he finds out where Tarrlok took her, rescues her and de-powers Tarrlok for good measure. Bonus points if Tarrlok takes Korra somewhere remote, and Amon finds them easily: it'll show that Amon's message is not just confined to Republic City anymore, and the Equalist sentiment has spread far and wide.
We'll have some reference evil Airbenders impact the story at some point in the showMost likely in a flashback but in the show we've already gone through the gamut of evil Firebenders (much of the Fire Nation in the old series, the assorted Triads), Earthbenders (Dai Li, assorted Triads), Waterbenders (assorted Triads, Tarrlok). Might as well go for broke. Maybe they'll bring in that traitor dude from the card game.
We've already seen the Red MonsoonsThey were Tarrlok's "task force" in the fourth episode. Note that the members of the task force were referred to as "deputies", implying that they weren't regular law enforcement officers. Tarrlok is likely the leader of this Triad, which is the most dangerous because they seek political power in Republic City rather than simply extorting money from small businesses. The Earthbenders on the task force may have been borrowed from another Triad, and the other members of the City Council may also be bribed or threatened into supporting Tarrlok. And think about the timing: Tarrlok launches an attack on Amon right after he depowers the leaders of the other Triads. He's going after Amon because he feels personally threatened. Not only that, but with the power vacuum at the top of the Triads following Amon's "revelation", Tarrlok will be in a position to be Republic City's cappo di tutti capi, leader of all the gangs as well as the city council. Total power in the legitimate world *and* the underworld.
Tarrlok didn't do anything to get the new Chief of Police on his side.The Chief was already on his side, and Tarrlok just hooked up one of his supporters with the job as soon as there was an opening, in order to secure his control over the police force.
Zuko will be called upon in Out of the Past to hunt the AvatarThink about it: he has the most experience in the Avatar Tracking department, and he probably has a not-insignificant amount of authority in the city due to the whole 'original founder' thing. He would be the perfect candidate to find Korra and give Tarrlok a stern talking to about the ups and downs of running an oppressive regime. And he would knock some sense into the other council members too(the firebender comes to mind)
Yakone is the reason why the Equalist Movement exists.Whatever he was on trial for, it was something bad enough to tick off the Gaang, and potentially bad enough to kill Sokka and/or Toph, if those WMGs are proven to be correct. Anyway, Yakone's crimes were mostly directed towards non-benders, possibly out of a sense of superiority. It's possible then, that Yakone was a Fire Kingdom national bent on trying to bring down Republic City, and the Agni Kai gang were/are his supporters. They wreaked havoc in the city, ruining who knows how many lives in the process, Amon and his family among them.
Out of the Past will end with a She's Back moment for Korra.
Turning the Tides will be a Mêlée à Trois between Team Avatar and friends, the Equlaists, and Tarrlok's forces.
Tenzin finds Korra.Tarrlok stashed Korra away somewhere where no one would find her... No one except someone who knows the "Everything Is Connected" technique that Aang learned from Huu. Aang taught it to Tenzin, and then Tenzin uses it to divine Korra's location.
In the finale, there will be a huge windstorm during the Equalists' attack to foreshadow Korra's arrival to Republic CityAnd it will foreshadow her ability to airbend too.
When Korra fights the Lieutenant, she'll say, "Your weapons are just those Kali sticks; mine is all the water in the atmosphere!"It's a great Shout-Out and downright awesome.
At one point, Tarrlok and Amon will have a big battle with one anotherTarrlok's Bloodbending and skill with Waterbending will even the playing field and the battle will end with the two evenly matched and in a draw, but Amon, being the Magnificent Bastard he is, uses this to reveal Tarrlok to Republic City.
Korra will finally access the Avatar State in the Season Finale and actually meet Aang.As the promos have shown, Amon is going to try and take Korra's bending in the season finale at some point. What better way for her to access the Avatar State for the first time than Aang, who is supposed to be her mentor to the job in this series, coming to her as he tries and using it to save her the same way Roku used it to save Aang the first time they met?
The Southern Water Tribe will recall their representative.The chief of the Southern Water Tribe is Tenzin's cousin (assuming, of course, that Sokka had kids, otherwise the chief would be Kya or Bumi). It's unlikely that he's pleased with the SWT's Councilwoman voting in lockstep with Tarrlok on every issue. Time to appoint someone who is more sympathetic to non-benders, or at least more considerate of the concerns of the Southern Water Tribe. Someone like Kya or Bumi.
The Gaang statues around Republic City are a secret defense mechanism.We've seen three so far - Aang's, Toph's and Zuko's. Statues that large are almost certainly made from metal rather than stone. And what is the City police force known for controlling? That's right...
Tarrlok will join the EqualistsWhat other options, other than life in a prison or on the streets? Amon has taken him as his prisoner and might probably point out his current position and convince him he has nowhere else to go, and that he has an opportunity to take revenge on Team Avatar and the Council.
Republic City will face World War 1 (with plenty of elements from WW2) followed by a Great DepressionJust how does Amon plan to debend the whole world? The easiest option would be to gather most of the world's benders in one place - a World War would be just the kind of mass participation scenario he would need. We've had a Roaring Twenties scenario without the WWI that came before it, so it's probably what will happen soon. I guess when the Equalists attack with all their fancy toys, if the season finale promo gives us any hint, biplanes, then Republic City will become the center of a World Conflict - Equalists vs rest of the world (cue Fire Nation battle destroyers, Earth Kingdom tanks and vehicles and what not). The Aang statue might be replaced by Amon's or would have to be repaired after the fight is over. Even the order of the white lotus will join in the fight, but all will be defeated one after another. Until Amon gets beaten by Korra in the Avatar state, followed by some epic One Woman Army ass kicking against all the Equalists' military. The city will be mostly brought to the ground, along with mass de-bending by Amon of all his POWs in the process. Since Sato, the biggest industrialist is on the side of the enemy, his empire will collapse in the process. Unless the Krew can find a solution to Amon's energybending, the whole industry whose backbone is benders (most of whom might have lost their bending), would fall next and the city enters a Great Depression, with criminal gangs loose everywhere, forcing the Krew for some mass clean-up in Season 2. A scenario like the one in the Deus Angst Machina page might set in if natural disasters and earthquakes set in, and we have the City's Darkest Hour.
Amon accidentally unlocks the chakra on Korra's foreheadIn a sense of Irony, Korra unwittingly unlocked six of the seven chakras with the front head one still locked/clogged. Amon, unaware of this, accidentally helps him unlocks it and she goes into the Avatar State for the first time.
Korra will not defeat Amon by going into the Avatar State.There have already been plenty of speculation (see the WMG above, for example) that Korra will finally enter the Avatar State in the season 1 finale, and will thus defeat Amon. There was even some slight foreshadowing of this in "Out of the Past", when Aang was able defeat the otherwise undefeatable Yakone in the Avatar State. However, throughout the first season Amon has been depicted as a Crazy-Prepared villain. The existence of the Avatar State is not a secret; plenty of people have witnessed it, and there are even some (like the Earth Nation general in the AtLA episode "The Avatar State") who have learned how it works. Therefore, it's perfectly possible Amon knows about the Avatar State, and has prepared a way to counterattack it. On a more meta level, the Avatar State has already been used as a Deus ex Machina in the season 1 and season 3 finales of the original series. To use it in a similar manner in TLoK would be a bit anticlimactic, and the writers probably know this. It's possible that Korra will enter the Avatar State just as Amon is about to kill/energybend her, and everyone (including the audience) will expect this to turn the tables against Amon, only to find out Amon has found a way to counter it. Korra will then have to figure out another way to defeat Amon, and to season 1 will have a more satisfying conlusion than a totally predictable Deus ex Machina.
"Skeleton in the Closet" will reveal Amon's backstory and the fact that he is actually capable of bendingWell what else has he to be ashamed of?
Korra will show off her newly acquired Guile Hero traits by blocking Amon's energybending...By simply placing something in the collar of her armor to prevent him from accessing her Amon pressure point.
We'll see what the consequences for failing to energybend will be.In the Season Finale preview, we see Amon is about to attempt to de-bend Korra. While it seems obvious she will have her bending anyways, there will be an instance where either the first (to see how spiritual Korra got) or the second (she gets it back somehow and he tries it again) will fail and it affects his body or soul. The Lion Turtle mentioned it was possible the person's spirit could fact heavy damage for it, which either means it will be shown or it has happened before. In fact, the Turtle never said it was immediate destruction, so we could see it occur throughout the remainder of the finale and be a leading cause to his plans falling apart.
Attempting to remove Korra's bending will trigger the Avatar state.And then Amon will be on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle for the first time in the series.
Book 2: Spirits
Season 2 will be called Energy or Spirit. There will probably be a small time skip between the seasonsWell what else can we possibly name it? It appears that Korra hasn't had sufficient time to complete her spiritual development yet with more than half of season 1 over. And villains don't pop out of thin air. It takes some time for them to come up with their plans and start operations. And we might expect to see Tenzin's 4th child by then, who might turn out to be a non-bender.
Season 2 involve a Time Skip with a complete overhaul to the law systemIt will be a 6-18 month skip in where Korra is sufficiently advanced in Airbending, a change in the council with Tenzin the only one to still be in his position, and Amon's legacy had some notable effects in that there is an extra seat for a non-bender or two. Not only the time skip justifies how they changed (repairing buildings, restoring order, fixing broken livelihoods), but gives time for a new Big Bad to get ready.
Season 2 will feature an analogue to the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake.It's the right time period for the Korra Era, and Mike and Bryan love their historical parallels. Perhaps there will even be a "race against the clock" for Korra to master the Avatar State as a series of tremors grow in strength, so she can use her godlike powers to avert a city-shattering disaster. Or the city will simply be devastated and, in the wake of the failed Equalist Insurrection, fragment into a warring No Man's Land that Korra and her allies have to unify with block-by-block street-fighting and negotiation.
There will be between-scenes timeskip reveals at some point in the show.While the somewhat erratic pacing of TLoK may and will likely be chalked up to the writers, etc., being unused to maintaining all desired threads in such a short span of episodes—in contrast to AtLA's expansive 61 episodes, where the exploration of characters, plot, and so on could gradually be accomplished—it could also be possible that later episodes will reveal that there were moments in between the sudden change of scene, or moments before a discreet flashforward, that the audience (and most likely, Korra) had not been privy to, divulging crucial information or hints about Amon or another character's out-of-character behavior that would've been too obvious to reveal early on.
Korra will spend season 2 mastering energybending.After she defeats Amon in the season 1 finale, she will realize she is capable of energybending. She will spend season 2 practicing the lost art (as well as trying to make Republic City a better place for non-benders) mostly in an attempt to find if bending powers can be returned to those who lost them. After all, if they can be taken away, surely they can be given as well. People will expect her to use her powers to take away bending from benders who abuse their powers but she would have issues with the idea, due to the trauma Amon put her through.
The next Books will deal with Korra learning the spiritual side of bendingIt's stated she never got the spiritual side of the Elements. Air is one that can't be learned without spirituality, after realizing how little about the spiritual side she actually knows, she'll travel and learn the spiritual side while facing new villains.
The next season will have a Metalbender main villain, and the third season will have a Combustion Man esque villainNow it has been shown that Amon was a Water/Bloodbender I realised that a possible parralel to the original series may not be in what Korra learns, but in whom she faces. Book 1 of ATLA was water, and the main villain of season 1 was a unique waterbender, Book 2 was Earth and thus a villain of season 2 will be a metalbender (one of the police maybe?) and season 3 will have our old friend "Evil firebender Murderer" (although we can cross Amon's parent's from his offscreen death tally now) who has combustion man like powers.
The second season will begin with Korra waking up in the South Pole compound...Still unable to bend three elements, because the last scene was All Just a Dream. Korra will regain her bending for real over the next twelve episodes, as it has been traditionally done—by traveling the world. This will help her overcome her spiritual block, and be a little less Deus ex Machina.
There will be moral conflict in the second season about restoring the bending of certain people Amon debended.So we've firmly established that Korra is capable of restoring the bending of those who've had it taken away by Amon. This is absolutely excellent news, since we can give Lin Beifong back her earthbending! Oh, wait, remember that most of the people Amon started with were corrupt jerks like Tahno or Triad kingpins like Lightning Bolt Zolt? Remember, Korra is their Avatar too - what right does she have to refuse to restore their bending? On the other hand, it's very likely if she does restore their bending, they'll return to the exploitative, criminal lifestyles they used to live. What to do?
The Big Bad of Book 2 will be a spiritually attuned individual, if not a spirit himself. Alternatively, there will be two opposing forces, industrial and natural, fighting each other.We've been told that the theme of The Legend of Korra is tradition vs. modernity. With Amon we were teased about the possibility that someone might challenge the Avatar as the world's spiritual representative. In Book 2, which most likely will focus on Korra's energybending, she will have to face the spiritual imbalance produced by the modern society, and the suffering of nature that results from it. Think Hei Bai from the original series, and imagine a whole army of them with similar grievances. I expect that the story will work out in a manner similar to Princess Mononoke, where humans are genuinely building a better life to themselves, opposing tyranny, poverty and disease with their technology, but at the same time unwittingly trampling the natural world under their heels, and causing themselves harm in the long run. This time the enemy isn't something that Korra can outright defeat, but she must mediate peace between the two worlds, as her duty as the Avatar requires, and providing the Aesop that while protecting nature is important, that doesn't make technology and progress evil in themselves.
Some time in Season 2, a villain will try to turn Asami against Korra and Mako, expecting to take advantage of her jealousy.
Tahno will become a member of Team Avatar next seasonHe's very popular with some fans, and there should be a full-time waterbender on the team.
The next season of Korra (or the next series of Avatar) will be entitled 'Tales of Republic CityIt will be a collection of stories showing the old and new Team Avatar, and others like Lin and Tenzin, set in Republic City, showing the development of and life in Republic City through different years.
There will be a 3-5 year Time Skip between Book 1 and Book 2, during which time Jinora will have earned her Airbending Master Tattoos.
The Next Season will involve the bending triads returning
Season 2 will involved Korra learning the special bending skillsShe'll be visited by the spirit of Aang who explains that with the new bending styles the Avatar needs to learn them in order to be able to continue to keep the balance. Therefore he'll instruct Korra to learn Plantbending (possibly from a descendant from the Swamp), Metalbending (possibly from Lin), Lightning (most likely from Mako or Iroh or Zuko), and then Tenzin will teach her the special style of Air (possibly Sound) after she's mastered enough of Airbending.
Season 2 will be about Korra learning the Cultural and Political skills needed to be a modern Avatar
Mako's knowledge of the underworld will help him to become one of the most effective and respected new recruits on the force.But once someone learns of his past association with the Triads, it will cost him his job.
Book 2 will involve Koh the FacestealerKorra is similar to Avatar Kuruk (both are from the Water Tribe, combative and prideful) the last Avatar to engage Koh before Aang. These similarities will possibly make Koh decide to do steal the face of one of her friends (most likely Mako or Tenzin) to punish her for her pride like he did with Ummi. The book will end with Korra either doing something to redeem herself to Koh so he'll give the faces back (assuming he can do it) or finding some way to return the faces to her friends without killing Koh.
The Dark Spirit is unnatural to the Spirit World.During the Korra Comic-Con panel, art and screenshots of season 2 were shown, including a new antagonist, the Dark Spirit. Now, most of the spirits we've seen resemble animals in some way, but the Dark Spirit is this smoke/sludge/blob thing. My theory is that the Dark Spirit is something unnatural to the spirit world, something that came about through unconventional means. Either it was a spirit created from darkness, or it was a regular spirit that was corrupted, similar to the polluted river spirit from Spirited Away. After all, the creators of Korra do take a lot of inspiration from the works of Hayao Miyazaki...
The Lieutenant will perform a Heel-Face Turn.Having discovered that that the entire revolution was founded on a lie, he will finally question his own anti-bender sentiment. I'm pretty sure he's hit his lowest point, making him open to the greatest change.
Amon's style of debending will reappear in the next season.We're still not even sure whether Amon was actually using bloodbending to take bending away from others. Korra speculates so, but Tarrlok says he has no idea how Amon could do what he did. And even Katara, the most powerful waterhealer in the world, couldn't reverse the effect of Amon's debending; only the Avatar was able to do that, with energybending. All this leads to the conclusion that Amon was not just using a specialized form of bloodbending. If it was only bloodbending, why didn't the writers explain it as such in the finale? The reason why Amon's technique of debending, as well as where and how he learned it, still remains such a mystery is probably because the writers intend to use it in future episodes. In season 2 we will learn who taught the technique to Amon, and we will meet others who are able to debend in the same manner too.
Grey De Lisle will voice Korra's female cousinAnd her nickname is 'The Dark Spirit', owing to her personality and appearance.
Korra's ability to Energybend has something to do with the Spirits in Book 2According this link, Korra wondered what she did to piss the spirits off. It could be possible that with her ability to Energybender, she's been abusing her powers such as temporarily giving non-benders an ability to bend since we never know what will happen if the Avatar energybends a non-bender. Or giving benders another element to bend.
Aang's death will be a revealed as a major Plot Point over the course of the series.Besides being responsible for Korra's creation, I like to think that Aang's death will not only have been a symbolic passing (the transition into Republic City) but will also have a major plot relation to the rest of the series. Perhaps the main series villain or next Azula will be responsible for killing Aang at 66. Or maybe his death will be partially responsible for creation of the equalists. Either way, the passing of the new nation's heroic savior will at least be revealed as a major plot note over the course of the show.
There will be two more series afer this.The first will be about the next earthbending avatar in the avatarveres's equivalent of modern times. the second will be about the firebending avatar in the future and will bring back alot of the ideas the creators came up with back when the original show was supposed to be more Sci-Fi and futuristic. This brings the franchise back full circle both element-wise and time-wise.
Book 2's plot will involved the Spirit World or aspects of it "leaking" out into the physical world.Nicked this idea off of the Republic City Dispatch podcast on Tumblr— it would work as an explanation for why the Dark Spirit (or what we assume to be it, anyway) is running around in the real world, and the idea seems to tie in with some of the weird, ethereal imagery seen in the South Pole concept art at SDCC.
The Dark Spirit is an avatar that died without letting go.Or several of them considering that when we saw the previous avatars on screen they were all mixed up after Kuruk's row meaning they could have been the avatars that achieved full control of avatar state but what of the ones that didn't? Their collective consciousnesses were pulled together as their fear, shame, guilt, and regrets took them over becoming the Dark Spirit. Korra will have to ease their souls in order to free them.
The Dark Spirit is instead Yakone or his sonsWe don't know the full side effects of removing someone's bending with energy bending.
The Dark Spirit is the reason for the avatarWhile I do believe that the avatar was the way for planet's spirit to experience human life there could have another reason long ago. Before the first avatar the human and spirit realms were one and humans lived in fear of malevolent spirits. Eventually the planet's spirit decided to help mankind by creating the first avatar who's greatest success was separating the two realms but keeping them close at the same time.
Book 2 's plot will involve the Winter SolsticeThe winter solstice is when the lines become the physical world and the spirit world become blurred. Book 2 will correspond to winter, the Krew will be at a festival, and Book 2 is called Spirits.
Season 2 will be two parts, Korra in the Spirit World, and the post-Equalist affairs in Republic CityWe know Korra will be off having ghostly adventures and dealing with the weird shadow-blob monster mentioned above, but what about the aftermath of what has happened in Republic City? That will be getting attention (with Lin back as police chief perhaps), and maybe give us a look at Bolin and Mako working separately, Bolin in the City, Mako off helping Korra (or causing hilarity in the South Pole).
There will be a Water Tribe Civil War in Book 2, and Korra will struggle with which — if any — side to take.Unalaq's Northern faction will want to make the Water Tribes more united than ever. They'll go about this in a few ways: bring ancient Water Tribe spiritual beliefs to the fore to strengthen their people's national character, forces businessmen like Verrick to invest in fellow Water Tribe companies rather than in foreign ventures like Future Industries, plus end foreign influence and certain "modern" practices. This will also have the air of the elitist, urban North Pole lording it over their rustic Southern cousins. Meanwhile, the Southern faction under Tonraq will fight for the SWT's independence. Perhaps even wishing to form a republican chieftainship verses the hereditary one of the North. For Avatar's usual historical parallel, think Yuan Shikai's short-lived bid to create a modern Chinese Empire verses the Republic of China in the 1910s. Korra, meanwhile, will be torn for three reasons. First, she actually likes her mentor uncle and believes he's honestly trying to do the right thing. He's no Sozin or Amon. Second, the Water Tribe's civil war will be a strictly internal affair. Unlike how Amon's attack on the balance of the world via anti-benderism made her an Avatar problem, this won't strictly fall under the Avatar's purview. Like with certain past Avatars, she could feel the need to stay away from internal political disputes so long as nobody is trying to attack her position as Avatar, like when Chin tried to conquer Koyshi's home village or the Earth King tried to order Kyoshi around. Third and finally, Korra could be indecisive because she can't decide what's best for the world: a unified Water Tribe, or a further divided one that could set a dangerous precedent for separatism.
Varrick is ultimately going to be a good guy.It's a fake-out. The creators are counting on us to remember the example of Hiroshi Sato and be wary of the charismatic businessman with incredible resources. When we first meet him, the show will emphasize his greed and his lack of scruples, and several characters will be wary of him and question which side he's on. In the end, Varrick's inner goodness will shine through and he'll help Team Avatar when they need it most. He's not a bad guy, just an Unscrupulous Hero in the vein of Han Solo.
Korra's trusting Unalaq is going to be a huge mistake.It'll turn out that he's a fanatic who's idea of balance and what the spirits want is as off as the Equalists' idea of Equality. He'll manipulate Korra throughout the season. Eventually she'll have a "my god what have I done" moment and turn on him, but in the next two books will have to deal with the loss of trust from both her friends and the world in general.
The Dark Spirit is somehow related to AzulaThey have the same voice actress (Grey DeLisle) and the spirit's fighting style, according to Avatar Wiki, is Fire.
Asami will ask Korra to be an advertising spokesperson for Future Industries."I'm Avatar Korra, and this is my favorite company in Republic City."
The remaining television seasons will go through the cycle of seasons again, just more subtly.(I didn't come up with this one, I'm just posting it.) All the previous seasons in the Avatar franchise have followed the cycle pattern: water, earth, fire and air. We know that Book Two of Korra will focus on the Spirit World, but the Water Tribes will also play an important role. Furthermore, Word of God is that Book Three will have Lin Beifong and the Earth Kingdom in the spotlight. If this pattern continues, Book Four will give focus to the Fire Nation. Basically, Korra will restart the cycle of seasons present in the past, but it won't be the primary focus of each story.
A possible look into Unalaq's motives and the training.At least part of the reason Unalaq is so eager to have Korra under his wing is to use her to hurt Tonraq. From what little we saw in the preview, Unalaq seems to be the type who would rather heckle those he considers beneath him than converse with them, sort of a like a downplayed internet troll. Being so spiritual, he's likely envious, maybe even embarrassed, that his less-spiritual 'rube' of a brother sired the ultimate spiritual being (The Avatar) and he seems more concerned with criticizing Korra's instructors than praising her for her progress. It seems that his teaching Korra is more Activist Fundamentalist Antics than anything else. Also, by Desna and Eska's introverted personalities, it isn't likely that Unalaq is very loving with them, so why should Korra be different? At first, things will be going good but will soon go sour as Unalaq begins to showcase his true nature: a huge bastard. Korra will silently endure the insults about her friends, her family and Tenzin, but it will come to a breaking point when, with the return of Chakras, Unalaq goes about the final unblocking the wrong way and tries to force Korra to abandon her loved ones rather than making it her choice as Aang was allowed to do. He cite's Aang's reluctance to let go of Katara as one of his many failures, revealing that he has a low opinion of the Avatar and deliberately praying on Korra's insecurities as a bad Avatar. Am I insinuating that Unalaq will be a villain? No. More that he'll just be a troublesome creep, sort of like Tarrlok was seen before 'When Extremes Meet', clearly a shady dude, but seems pretty harmless. Sorry, but I just can't see him being a likable character.
Tonraq's behavior towards Korra (and Unalaq to a lesser extent) is his attempt to compensate for what happened in the previous season.Let's recap: Korra went through hell last season. She was repeatedly attacked by dangerous terrorists trying to kill her, kidnappped by an unstable bloodbender who planned to keep her as a hostage, and went into a serious depression after Amon temporarily took her bending-the thing that Korra defines herself by. And Tonraq blames himself. He was the one who set up the compound; he was the one who was supposed to protect her. But when Korra decided to leave for Republic City, he didn't stop her. He decided to take a leap of faith and trust that his daughter was ready for the outside world. And as a result, he had to go through every parent's nightmare: his child was in terrible danger and there was nothing he could do to stop it. Fast forward to now. Now Korra's dealing with a conflict that's not only much closer to home, but it's dealing with things that Tonraq has experience in. He can help now; he can make sure Korra doesn't have to go through that again. But thanks to Unalaq, he's screwing up before he can even get started.
Korra will become a Villain ProtagonistBut not all that evil. She was told to follow what she thought was right and she will believe in what Unalaq and follow him all the way to his goal. Her past selves will completely disaprove of this and cause serious conflict, Mako and Bolin will be unwilling pawns constantly telling her what she's doing is wrong, but she won't listen. She will then face My God, What Have I Done? moment and seek to atone for it.
Unalaq's pacification skill can be learned by any bender, not just waterbenders.Because waterbending is getting a little too broken.
Unalaq's powers can be used to shut down the Avatar State.As in, he can forcibly prevent Korra from using it. Seems like a logical extension of the powers, and if Unalaq does turn out to be the bad guy, this serves as a way to level the playing field a bit.
Koh will steal Tonraq`s face in order to punish Korra:Similar to how Koh punished Avatar Kuruk for his action Korra`s arrogance will cause her to lose her father and realize how badly she screwed up
Unalaq will be revealed as a villain...but only acting under the control of the Spirits, much like The Illusive Man in Mass Effect 3. For all we know the show will have its own version of At the Mountains of Madness going on due to the spirit world creatures resembling Eldritch Abominations and the season being in the water tribe nations. Confirmed. He is a villain, but willingly serves one dark spirit: Vaatu.
The Ancient Spirit Portal was anything but...There is no way that such a macguffin would be introduced and unambigously be a good thing. It has to be a valve or a vault of some sort that allows spirits into or out of the native reality, or keep malevolent ones locked away, and cracking it open will have dire consequences. Just as planned.
Korra is not herself after cracking open the portalSomething dark probably snuck into her flesh and is starting to influence her actions.
Unalaq is 'just' a Well-Intentioned ExtremistHe does use...some form of bending (apparently waterbending, looks and perhaps functions like a form of spiritbending) to pacify spirits and he does see the Southern Tribe as threatened by spirits. And that's it. He'll go ahead with his forceful (i.e militaristic) way of imposing his methods upon his brother's tribe, and naturally he will meet resistance. But while Unalaq acknowledges the importance of the spirit world more than his brother does, he's also seriously underestimated the threat it poses, and overestimated the efficacy of his counter-measures. This heavy-handed approach is misguided, and will backfire. What looks like, and what Korra initially takes to be the perfect solution, isn't as simple as it first appears.
Unalaq's "spiritbending" is actually a form of bloodbendingHe is forcing the spirits to calm down and go back to the spirit world against their will.
Unalaq is controlling the spirits.Whenever you see spirits appear, attack, or cause mischief Unalaq has an involvement in it. Everything is planned by Unalaq.
Unalaq isn't evil, but he is wrong.It'll turn out he genuinely is trying to restore balance. But his methods are actually the wrong way to do it and will actually create worse inbalance. For one thing you can't force people to be spiritual.
Unalaq is being misguided by a Spirit.Corollary to the above WMG and a bit long winded so bare with me. More specifically the oldest one in the universe, the Spirit of the Void. The Void is what existed before every other being. When the Earth Spirit created the other Spirits and beings, they consumed much of the Void’s territory and power. The Void tried to starting a war between humans and Spirits by creating a Void in the humans, taking away their ability to bend energy and causing things like greed, power lust, and distrust and in the Spirits making Dark Spirits that attacked the humans and demanded sacrifices, hoping they would destroy each other and allow the Void to reclaim what, after all, belonged to it in the first place. The first Avatar managed to stop the war with the bending arts and seal the Void in the North Pole’s Spiritual Nexus. Until Tonraq invaded the Spirit forest and weaken the seals that kept the Void in place. The Void knew that only the Avatar could release the seals and that Tonraq would father the new Avatar. But the Void didn’t have form enough to force him to do anything and Tonraq wasn’t the type to believe a spirit who appeared to him. But Unalaq’s religious devotion allowed it to be manipulated; Pretending to be a water spirit and giving him the Spirit Calming ability by controlling the Void in Unalaq’s heart. Creating the Dark Spirits to attack the Water Tribes, getting Tonraq banished and making Unalaq Chief, letting him believe that he was chosen by the Spirits to unite the water tribes and correct the balance of the World, all the while trying to get Unalaq to release the rest of its seals and allow it to escape and restart the war between humans and Spirits.
Bolin and Eska's breakup is going to be explosive...mostly on Bolin's end.Basically, Eska decides to Kick the Dog in a major way that Bolin cannot ignore or rationalize. Unable to take it anymore, Bolin reaches his breaking point and explodes, calling out Eska for her behavior and generally being a terrible girlfriend.
Of the twins, Desna is the nicest.Comparatively speaking, anyway. Based solely on one thing: when Bolin carting the twins around, Pabu is sitting in Desna's lap. I trust Pabu's judgement in such matters.
The forbidden art of bloodbending will be used in the upcoming civil war.Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Varrick, not Unalaq, is the real Big Bad, apart from the dark spirits themselves.Not only are there tensions between North and South, but there are also tensions within the Southern Water Tribe. Varrick is a Rebel Leader of a more extremist faction that wants to push for war against Unalaq. Varrick was the one who wanted to rally the Southerners on his side. Varrick most likely ordered his inner circle to attack Unalaq, Korra would defeat the attackers, and they would get arrested. This would work in Varrick's favor, because when his men get arrested, Varrick would have the edge to convince the Southerners to go to war. Plus, Tonraq getting arrested was most likely part of Varrick's plan, Unalaq first suspected Varrick, but Varrick pinned the blame on Tonraq to buy himself some time. By making Tonraq the fall guy, Varrick would divert Unalaq's attention away from him, so that Varrick could execute his real plan to overthrow the chief. Or, Unalaq suspected that Tonraq was in league with Varrick. Either way, Korra has been set up, seeing as her dad had nothing to do with that attack.
There is no villain at all in the second season.It seems that the main theme of The Spirits is family, and all the conflicts and misunderstandings that can poison the relationships within it. The same process is seen happening on multiple levels, from Jinora and Ikki's arguments to the brewing war between the two Water Tribes. But not one of those situations can end happily if one side were to vanquish the other, regardless of who is in the right or wrong. Korra's test this time is to mediate and bring peace between people, not defeat the bad guy. The spirits are raging because of imbalance, all right, but not due to the lack of spirituality among the Southerners, but because of the conflict between people. Unalaq has the right idea in attempting to reunite the tribes to calm the spirits, but he's approaching the matter all wrong, failing to understand that he's escalating the conflict, not solving it.
Unalaq is planning on using the portal he mentioned in episode 3 to send a massive army through it and conquer the southern tribe entirelyHe seriously gives off that kind of self-righteous vibe, the sort that could very easily be a front for truly selfish actions, but even if they aren't, I don't see many redeeming qualities in him at all. He has shown nothing but contempt for everything the southern tribe stands for, its culture, its people, everything, and since he is willing to exert military might and occupy the place rather than have any kind of a discussion, it's clear that his plans for "reuniting" the two tribes using that portal are not going to be remotely benevolent. Opening that portal is going to result in total military conquest.
Korra will resolve the conflict by learning how To Win Without FightingAs stated in earlier WMGs, "Spirits" is shaping up to be Good Vs Good. Unalag wants to reunite the water tribes and calm the angry spirits, the spirits are angry because of imbalance, and the southerns are angry because of Unalag's aggressive methods. Furthermore, Unalag 'defeated' the spirit in the first episode peacefully. Korra is caught in the middle of all of this and as of Episode 3 she supported Unalag because of his spiritual effectiveness and because he supported her. Evenutally she will break off from him as well and place herself above and apart from the water tribe to create a settlement that can please everyone. She will enforce this agreement with her status and that will be the last part of the season.
Korra will resolve the civil war by killing someone!Think about it. It's pretty much the opposite of what Aang would do (even though he did technically kill Zhao), thereby taking Contrasting Sequel Main Character to it's logical conclusion. There's also precedence for Avatars killing off tyrants and conquerors (we're looking at you, Kyoshi), so it's not completely unreasonable to think this might happen. Korra also threatened to murder Judge Hotah twice in the same episode, and has shown a willingness to kill in the past as demonstrated by her fight with Tarrlok. After all, it's highly unlikely that he would have survived Korra's firebending assault if he hadn't blocked it with his bloodbending.
Unalaq will be overheard indirectly planning to kill Korra.Because the Sozin parallels are not yet painful enough. It'll be something along the lines of "Sixteen years is plenty of time to take the South, and in the meantime, we can always prepare for the inevitable." For added drama, the eavesdropper could be someone who's already protective of Korra like Tonraq or Mako, or possibly both. Enraged beyond restraint at the threats against Korra, he/they would dramatically reveal himself/themselves and then Unulaq and The Shinning twins proceed to have their ass cosmically handed to them. This will defiantly not be the big climatic battle, but it'll be fun to watch. And just because it's the one line Bryke has yet to cross, there will be blood.
Zhu Li is actually a spirit.Albeit a new kind of spirit, born with the changing times and rise of industry. She works with Varrick partly because it gives her a chance to be where she belongs, and partly because he makes her laugh.
The Nuktuk film will involve...
Varrick orchestrated the bombingsSeems like something he'd do to increase support for the Southern Water Tribe.
The Dark Spirits are the good guys.They've turned dark to obstruct Unalaq's plans.
Getting eaten by the giant Dark Spirit sent Korra into the Spirit World.Korra will then spend most of the episode "The Sting" wandering around the Spirit World, trying to find an exit. Bonus points if she finds Wan Shi Tong's library as a set up for "Beginnings." Or better yet, she meets Avatar Wan himself.
Whether or not Wan Shi Tong has mellowed out since we saw him last......He will use Sokka Style during a battle with someone.
Someone within Future Industries orchestrated the bombings.The bomb detonator definitely looks reminiscent of Future Industries tech, Hiroshi was VERY GOOD at designing explosives as demonstrated during the Battle of Republic City, and the company desperately needs money. As Verrick pointed out, a war would be extremely profitable opportunity for F.I., and it's possible that someone in the company already had the same idea.
Korra will soon have to deal with the repercussions of her overly-headstrong attitude and rash decisions-making.She'll also have to stop and think about why she acts like that, and will be forced to get some humility. Her upbringing and the negative effects it had on her will be addressed.
The whole series is an analogy to the American War of IndependenceThe Northern Water Tribe is England versus the Southern Water Tribe which is America.
After getting out of the Spirit World (where else would she end up after being swallowed by a spirit at the end of the episode before the episode before Beginnings?), Korra actually will make it to the Fire Nation and enlist their help.It'll make a nice bookend/callback to the Fire Nation invading the South in At LA.
Desna and Eska already knew ahead of time that the dark spirit was coming after Korra, so they planned on what would happen to her at the end of "Peacekeepers."When Desna and Eska began their journey to find Korra, they first found the dark spirit, and assumed it was trying to find the Avatar, too. So, they followed it. Once they found the Avatar, Desna and Eska fought her as a distraction, so that way, the spirit could get closer quicker. After they stopped, neither of them warned or helped Korra with the spirit right below - they just floated there, watch her get taken away, and headed back, to report to Unalaq that she will now no longer be a problem.
Zhu Li has a Hidden Buxom.Because Actor Allusion.
Theories for the next few episodes.A dark spirit (known to be under manipulation by Unaloq) took her and the twins didn't exactly seem surprised, so it's a definite possibly that he has her. Leading into The Beginning, it might be a longer replay of Out Of The Past, possibly with more time lapsing, more time in the spirit world, more searching and maybe even a new member for the scrappy heap! This troper absolutely adored Out Of The Past, so she's eager! Oh, also, instead of Naga, Pokey will be the one to find Korra when she escapes, which is how she reunites and makes amends with Tenzin and his family. Hooray!
The main aesop of this season is learning how to deal with betrayal and disappointmentIt seems like everyone this season is either betraying someone else or being a Broken Pedestal. Tenzin and Korra's father disappoint Korra when it's revealed that they stuck her on the compound for most of her life. She in turn goes against them by snubbing them in favor of Unalaq after he flatters her. Unalaq turns out to be the Cain to his brother's Abel and an Evil Uncle Manipulative Bastard to boot. Bolin ditches Eska at the wedding altar, though to be fair he had very good reasons to do so. Less sympathetically, Bolin blows off Mako, the older brother who has supported him his entire life, after getting a taste of fame as an actor. Mako betrays Korra in favor of his duty to Republic City and breaks up with her. Varriq turns out to be a Corrupt Corporate Executive who is manipulating the Gaang and both sides of the Water Tribe civil war. The only character who doesn't seem to be betraying anyone else is Asami, and even she only barely avoids this since she kissed Mako after he already broke up with Korra. Besides the Dark Spirits, Korra and the Gaang's main struggle through this season will be learning how to deal with broken trust.
Mako will get Bolin to go on a date with Zhu Li so he can search through Zhu Li's records in the meantime.Unfortunately, he won't find anything because Varrick only has Zhu Li handle his legitimate operations.
Whatever is causing the Spirits to go nuts is affecting everyone's personalities, making them arrogant, amoral, irritable...At this point it's the only explanation for the wildly fluctuating personalizes of the Krew and company.
Unalaq isn't really a bad guyWell Intentioned Extremist? Unquestionable so, heavy on the extremist. But evil guy who set up his brothers fall in order to take the throne? That has been thrown into question now that Verrick's true character has come to light. Who's to say it wasn't him that paid off the judge to not only play the part that he did, but to also feed Korra bad information when she questioned him? Who's to say he didn't pay one of his rebels to point the finger at Korra's parents and get them arrested in the first place? Only time will tell.
Zhu Li is The Man Behind the ManTen to one she's Chekhov's Gunman. (Seriously, we're expected ignore a Hypercompetent Sidekick who manages to keep up with Varric with little trouble beyond the inherent grief of her role?) It wouldn't be that much of a stretch for her to turn out far less meek and passive than she seems and actually be pulling Varric's strings directly or indirectly...
The Korra that washed up on the beach is not the complete KorraAfter being eaten by the spirit her soul was sent to the Spirit world and her body spat out. Her soul is currently trying to find a way back to it's body while the body wanders around, not knowing a thing about what it is or what's going on.
Zhu Li is an undercover copI got this theory from one of the comments on the Avatar V-Logs Doug Walker did. It is rather odd how unquestionably loyal Zhu Li is towards Varrick, no matter how degrading the job is. He has always been suspected of shady activity, so Lin sent Zhu Li to keep an eye on him. The reason why Lin kept brushing Mako off was because she didn't want him to blow the plan.
Someone (most likely Unalaq) is possessed by Vaatu, giving him the power to unleash the dark spiritsVaatu, having seen what Raava was able to accomplish when merged with Wan, decided to do the same and merge with another human. Vaatu doesn't grant the power of being able to wield the four elements as Raava and Wan got theirs from the Lion Turtles, but instead grants his human with the power induce his darkness over the spirits. In the case of it possibly being Unalaq, Unalaq's is not actually purifying the spirits but simply taking away the darkness he induced on them to make people think he's purifying them.
The old lady fire sage in "Beginnings"Her real identity is Azula. Not my theory. Saw it on IMDB. So after her time in the institution and finding the truth about her mother, she finds meditation as a means of keeping calm and follows the way of the sages.
Amon/Noatak was involved with the events of Book 2His involvement more specifically is based on the fact that ever since he was raised by Yakone he realized that the Avatar was the most powerful being in the universe. Moreover, in "The Revelation" he said that he was able to contact with the spirits and they granted him the power to take people's bending away since the Avatar has failed humanity. However, it's possible that the whole "cover-up story" for Amon's rally wasn't so out of line. Perhaps Amon DID in fact contact with spirits about the issue to grant him such power. The spirit Amon had contacted with could have very well have been Vaatu. With his dark spiritual energy, Vaatu was able to strengthen Amon's bloodbending since it is considered a dark variant of waterbending. After contacting with the spirit, Amon's bloodbending was now powerful enough to block bending. Taking this a step further, it could be possible that Noatak had a very strong spiritual connection with the dark spirits to the point of being Vaatu's first "Dark Avatar" subject like how Raava was to Wan. With Noatak now physically dead, it's possible that he will play a spiritual role near the end of Book 2. Overall, perhaps there is somehow a deeper connection between Korra and Noatok than we thought there was.
Korra is so brash and violet because Vaatu is growing in power inside her. Raava did say that after the convergence, even if she won, Vaatu would grow in power and eventually come out of her, just in time for the next convergence. With the time so close at hand, and her always inside the Avatar, the current Avatar would naturally be negatively influenced by the power of chaos and destruction.
Omashu is built on a dead lion turtle.With the knowledge that in Wan's time all humans lived in cities built on top of lion turtles, Omashu's cone-like shape seems to give it all new connotations. It's even possible that Oma and Shu were indeed the first earthbenders, who were imbued with the power by the turtle and then learned from the badgermoles to use it to build their intricate tunnels, not just chuck rocks, thus making the two stories consistent with each other.
Meelo's lemur legion will be a Chekhov's Gun.At some point Tenzin's family and the Southern Air Temple will come under attack, but the attack will be thwarted by Captain Pokey of the lemur air force, under the command of Meelo.
Unalaq is a Well-Intentioned Extremist, after all.He wants to open the spirit portals before the Harmonic Convergence in order to somehow release Raava from the Avatar Cycle and have her return to fight Vaatu in her full power, thus restoring what he perceives to be the true balance of the world. He might also be afraid that if Vaatu isn't released from his imprisonment before the Convergence, he will die and reincarnate from Raava, thus undoubtedly causing the Avatar to become a force of destruction rather than balance.
The dark spirit attacked Korra so that she would be forced to confront her true natureWhen the Fire Sages found Korra she didn't know even who she was. Then the spirits of past Avatars inform her that she has been separated from the Avatar Spirit. The fact that she has no idea of her identity in this state emphasises just how fundamental that spirit is to Korra herself. It's not just a part of her, a role that she's trying to take responsibility for and grow into; it is very much who and what she is. By temporarily removing all of her personal conflicts and drive to solve things through force while ignoring or being ignorant of the true influence of the spiritual realm on that of the physical world, she is in a position to finally understand how far the conflict goes and how she can deal with it. It's too convenient and too specific for it to be entirely down to chance. Perhaps there was some sort of spiritual influence that caused this event to happen. It wouldn't be the first time a spirit, or one connect to them, intervened at a critical moment.
Vaatu is Koh the Face Stealer.Seven reasons:
Origin of Bending.In the original show we were told humans learned to bend by watching the moon, dragons, badger-moles and air bison, and many have called this into question after the episodes "Beginnings" were the lion-turtles were shown giving humans the abilty to bend. However in the same episode Raava says that more and more spirits have come to the physical world and have made the humans retreat to the Lion turtles for protection. The theory is humans had already learnt bending when the spirits drove them to the lion-turtles and the lion-turtles made them give up there bending while they lived on them and gave them back their bending when they left. This explains how both shows are correct.
Vaatu will merge with a human since he realized how effective the combo was when Avatar Wan kicked his ass to create a "Dark Avatar".And it will bite him in the ass when his host dies while he's using the "Dark Avatar" state. Vaatu will either be Killed Off for Real or sealed forever instead of 10,000 years.
Lin Bei Fong is just playing the gullible lemmingSpecifically ,she knows the two detectives are either full of shit or at least criminally incompetent. However, she is playing along in order to let them lull themselves into a false sense of security so whoever is pulling their strings gets cocky and drops something blatantly obvious. She is investigating Mako's claims, but is pretending to not do so in order to throw off suspicion. Then when the time is right, she's going to spring the trap. A similar tactic used by Cracken in the X-Wing Series in regards to finding the mole in Rogue Squadron.
Unalaq will capture Korra and somehow force her to open the Northern PortalAs of the end of The Guide, Korra and Jinora aren't physically present in the Spirit World, leaving them unable to use their bending powers. Unalaq is at no such disadvantage.
The spirit and mortal realms will be merged in the aftermath of the second seasonPossibly as a consequence of opening the Portal. This will force Korra to find a way to make peace between the spirits and mortals once and for all as opposed to merely separating the two. It's basically what Aang and Zuko did with Republic City (proving that people from very different backgrounds can call the same place home and work together), but on a grander scale.
Unalaq knows that Vaatu is evil, and is planning on betraying himVariation on the "Dark Avatar" theory: Unalaq is planning on fusing with Vaatu so he can enter the Dark Avatar State... ...AND DESTROY VAATU PERMANENTLY BY COMMITTING SUICIDE!
Varrick is innocentVarrick didn't do anything. He didn't attack his shipments, didn't set Asami up, and didn't frame Mako. He is absolutely the kind of character that all the evidence pointing to it could just be coincidences.
We'll get to see Zuko meet Iroh again.Tell me you don't want that.
Relating to the above, Unalaq wants to become the Anti-Avatar...And then once he defeats Korra, he'll absorb the spirit of Raava inside him as well, meaning that the balance between the spiritual personas of good and evil will live in him, elevating him to some sort of godhood.
Varrick is the mastermind behind the attack on the President.Upcoming episode summaries show that Raiko is going to be attacked. This is Varrick's handiwork, as part of plan to force Republic City into the civil war by staging an assassination attempt and blaming it on Unalaq.
In the confrontation with Vaatu and/or Unalaq, Korra will use a four-element version of the pacification ritual.Like Vaatu said: "To hate me is to give me breath. To fight me is to give me strength." Given that, the best option for Korra to win against Vaatu may well be Sheathe Your Sword. A four-element version would be quite fitting for the avatar to use. And let's face it, taking down Unalaq using his own ritual would be beautifully ironic.
Korra will decide that the best way to keep Vaatu in line will be to absorb him and have Raava hold him back
Once Mako is proven Innocent, He'll become a Private Eye
Unalaq will use energy bending to turn a human into a dark spiritUnalaq was seen using energy bending on Jinora with it slowly creeping up her body. When he uses light energy bending on a dark spirit, the spirit turns good. We haven't seen what happens when he uses dark energy bending. He'll use it on Jinora, causing her to go completely insane, and Korra will have to restrain from fighting to avoid hurting her. Korra and Jinora will most likely have a I Know You Are In There Somewhere Fight, and Korra will hopefully be victorious.
The events of Book 2 might lead into the events of Book 3.The first season did not have any sort of cliffhanger because the creators of the show didn't know if there would be a second season to lead into. The show has been confirmed for at least two more seasons, so they very well could create some kind of cliff for the show to hang on at the end of season 2.
The season will end with Korra and many other characters being trapped in the Spirit World.And some, if not most or all, of the next season will be about the characters trying to find a way out.
The season will end with many parts of the material and Spirit worlds coming together.And future episodes will focus on dealing with the implications of that and Korra trying to keep peace.
Vaatu will refuse to merge with Unalaq, and is most likely using himI mean seriously, why on earth would the all powerful dark spirit would want to merge with a puny human in free will? It's clearly obvious that Vaatu is tricking Unalaq into freeing him just to betray his wish on becoming a dark avatar. However, that doesn't necessarily mean he won't merge with him, it's just that at first he will refuse to do it until some other force makes him to.
Furryfoot and the other Dragonfly Bunnies were working for Vaatu from the beginning.Seriously, what if Tenzin's spirit cleansing ceremony drove them away because they were actually evil the whole time? They could have been trying to lure Jinora to the meditation circle so Korra would enter the spirit world via meditation instead of being forced to use the Southern Portal, which would have allowed her to fight Unalaq on even footing. Furryfoot also took Jinora straight to Wan Shi Tong, which was obviously a horrible, horrible idea even before The Reveal that he was working with Unalaq.
The Northern and Southern Tribes are no longer enemies, but they won't become allies either.The Southern Tribe plan to become independent. The Northern Tribe want nothing to do with them anymore.
Book 3: Change
Book 3 will introduce a Airbender villainLOK will go through an edgier route of portraying Aang as a flawed father by introducing an illegitimate child, who will become the next Big Bad for season 3.
Zaheer and his crew murdered Aang.This explains why they're in high level prisons, why the White Lotus is involved, why Zuko is managing this case, and finally why Zuko said that the villains individually can bring down any bender. We might even see his death in this season.
Book 3 will focus on Korra trying to reconnect to her past lives.Maybe she even has to do it one by one.
Now that Vaatu's physical body/avatar have been destroyed and it's a given that he'll reappear, the logical conclusion would be a corruption that grows from within Raava and therefore Korra as well.Alternatively...
There is effectively a "Dark Avatar" Cycle now, and the darkness isn't inside Korra's Raava, but was reborn elsewhereI mean, don't quote me on this, but Unalaq and Vaatu got fused just as Wan and Raava did. Therefor, they may be bonded "forever", for this lifetime and the next. As they were killed, with all the sparkles and stuff, it almost seemed the same as when Raava's left Wan's body and reincarnated into his next life. However, it could very well be that the dark cycle got destroyed that very moment, as Unalaq was transformed into that dark giant and it may count as being in a "dark avatar state" of sorts, so anything goes... If so, then the previous WMG could be a very disturbing possibility.
Bolin and Korra will get together for real.Not this season.
Book 3 will be about the world trying to adjust after the huge change.Confirmed. The name was explicitly chosen for that, among others.
Book 3 will have some kind of religious/spiritual extremists as antagonists.I mean, it would fit well within the Avatar-verse.
Book 3 will be called Avatars.As suggested above, it will involve Korra's attempt to reconnect with the avatars of the past.
Book 3 will have more spirit antagonists.Since Korra decided not to close the portals it will be easier for the more malevolent spirits who are just naturally evil without Vaatu's influence to enter the world to mess with things. Just like how spirits dominated the world 10,000 years ago when humanity had to survive on the Lion Turtles until Wan ultimately changed things.
Book 3 will be called MetalIt's been said that Book 3 will focus on earthbending more. Maybe it will deal with the new technological world being one with the spiritual world again?
Mako will be a detective in Book 3 and he will partner up with an older detective who will act as a mentor for him
Much of Book 3 will take place in Ba Sing SeA lot of people are going to be very uncomfortable with spirits flowing into the world. These disgruntled and terrified masses will flock to Ba Sing Se, putting its massive walls (and considerable distance) between themselves and the spirit portals. Thus all the people who disagree with Korra's decision to open the portals will gather in one place, giving rise to an anti-Avatar movement. Korra, of course will have to confront these people and defend her actions. The new villain will be the current Earth King. With democracy on the rise, the monarchy's been losing more and more power every year, and the Earth King is desperate to regain control of his kingdom. He sees opportunity in the anti-Avatar movement: by supporting them, he wins the people's favour, and convinces the Earth Kingdom's parliament to restore his executive power so he can protect the world from spirits. Using the loyal, reformed, metalbending Dai Li, he'll capture Korra and imprison her somewhere beneath the city. Thus the heroes of Book 3 will be Tenzin, Kya, Bumi, Jinora, Mako, and Bolin, as they strive to defeat the Earth King and save Korra. Korra, meanwhile, will have to teach herself the true meaning of earthbending: Wait, and Listen. Maybe she'll have a wise old mentor for a cellmate. Or maybe a badgermole.
Book 3's big bad will be extra terrestrial in natureThat's the only way to make season 3 bigger that I can see
A villain this season will be called LockUnalaq and Tarrlok why not drop the pretense
Season 3 will take place 3 years after season 2Jossed. It's actually a few weeks later. The 3 year timeskip does happen between Books 3 & 4, however.
One of the cast will end up getting into a relationship with a spirit.Seems like a logical extension of the intermingling.
Aang's statue will be defaced somehow in the finale.Well it's happened twice so far. Might as well make it a running gag.
There will be a mass jailbreak at the Fog of Lost Souls.No reason. I just want to see Zhao again. Zhao's fun.
Book 3 and possibly book 4 will be more like the original series.Due to the events of the season 2 finale, the setting itself has become radically altered. Spirits will become more commonplace and the role of the Avatar has been redefined. Perhaps it'll take on the tone the original series had. More whimsical in a sense. Plus it won't have that annoying shipping angle since nearly all the romantic pairings have been sunk.
The antagonist/s will not have anything to do with the Water TribesWe've seen two somewhat similar versions of that already. It's time to find out what everything else is like in this time-period, beyond Republic City and the world Korra knows.
Tahno will come back for a few episodes, and by Book 4 will be part of the KrewA La Suki.
Varrick will be the Big Bad of the seasonNow a criminal, he gathers the remaining members of the Equalists to form a terrorist organization. He will use his technology to create artificial bending, making himself an artificial Avatar. The conflict will basically be magic vs technology. Here's how the artificial bending will work:
Korra will have to work with Unalaq's wifeIt's been shown that Unalaq was rather influential and well-known amongst spirits, what if his wife had the same kind of connections and the Avatar needed her help to deal with some of the problems brought about by the presence of spirits in the same world as humans?
Wan Shi Tong will bring back his library into the material worldRelated to the above. Unalaq's wife will convince him to come back, that humans have changed since his last visit and that even if some will still try to abuse the library's knowledge, there are some humans who can be trusted with guarding and protecting the place.
Asami will be a villain in Book 3She might be even the Big Bad.
Korra will be blackmailed into giving elemental bending powers to a non-bender Big Bad.Running with the theory that the Avatar does not actually restore bending but rather creates bending anew, a non-bender villain will realize this and will find a bargaining chip to get Korra to give bending powers to the Big Bad.
Asami will not undergo a Face-Heel Turn.
The Humans will hate Korra because she let the Spirits back in.Not only that, but she'll have to deal with the "everybody hates me" mentality that's a staple for Young Adult fiction. She'll also try to carry out her Avatar duties (which may or may not be very easy), and she'll have to guide the world through the growing pains between the Humans and Spirits.
Book 3 will introduce a new openingNow that Korra cannot connect to the past avatars they will be droped from the opening. And in for a Penny in for a Pound, they might as well make a new narration while their at it one narrted by Jinora.
There will be an episode detailing Mako and Bolin's childhoodOne of the leaked images for the season shows Mako missing his scarf. He will lose it somehow, which will lead to a flashback of how he got it, when his parents died, Mako and Bolin's lives as street kids, and how they became Pro-Benders.
Non-benders will learn how to bend and benders will learn how to bend other elementsIn the trailer, it looked like Bumi was airbending. The original source of bending came from spirits (the lion turtles), so with the portals open anything can happen.
Katara will have a Badass Grandma moment
Zaheer's group have already tried to kill the AvatarThis was mentioned elsewhere, and is an interesting idea if one full of Nightmare Fuel. The basis for this was that the firebender woman has been imprisoned for (at least) 13 years, which was around the time when four year-old Korra was revealed to be the Avatar. The main problem with this idea is that Korra would have to have been in the Avatar State for any attempt on her life to work permenantly. Anything else would simply continue the cycle. However, if we add the thought that Zaheer and friends were also members of the Order of the White Lotus (who had been tasked by that point with protecting Aang's successor) they may have found a way to make a credible attempt at ending the Avatar cycle.
The Fire Bending prisoner is Mako/Bolin's motherThey share more than a passing resemblance, the timing matches up, and Mako's reaction when his grandmother went on about how perfect his mother must have been hints that he knows something about her that he doesn't want to admit. So it will probably be revealed that Bolin didn't witness his parent's deaths and is just going off of what Mako told him. And Mako lied, either out of genuine denial, or because he felt the truth would be far harsher to share, that his mother killed his father (remember, he did say the murderer was a firebender...)
The Earth Queen is not actually Kuei's daughterShe is Long Feng's daughter. She was either switched at birth with the actual daughter, or shortly thereafter. Kuei's daughter is either dead or being held captive. Hou-Ting is very aware of this, which is why she is extremely hostile towards Korra as she knows what happened the last time an Avatar was in Ba Sing Se. This is also why she makes Korra go get the taxes for her, it makes her feel in control.
Desna will be more prominent than Eska this season.While being introduced as twins in Book 2, Eska was given more screentime and dialogue, regarding her relationship with Bolin, while Desna was more cast aside dealing with their father. This time, it will be Desna getting more screentime and dialogue than his sister.
Zaheer's legion will fall apart one way or another as with every Legion of Doom-like groupWhenever there is a super villain team involved, there's bound to be that one weakness that will cause their unity to crumble. There's a chance that deep down, every member is just as greedy as Zaheer, and the heroes would try to exploit that weakness to divide them. Or Zaheer is probably intending to kill off all his comrades once he gets closer to his goal, just like how Red Skull was planning to kill off the other villains after he got the tesserect.
The reason non-benders became Airbenders after Harmonic Convergence is because the broken Line of Avatars didn't just vanish - they merged with non-benders, giving rise to new AirbendersWhen Raava's link with Korra was destroyed, all of Korra's past lives disappeared one-by-one, and Korra herself says that she has no link to them anymore. Simultaneously, new Airbenders have begun emerging, with no explanation given. It very well may be that these two events are linked: instead of the past Avatars just being obliterated or vanishing, their essences scattered and merged with non-benders's souls to create new Airbenders.
Tenzin and Zaheer will have an epic airbending battle.Air vs. air is the only duel we haven't seen in the series yet, and as Korra's likely to use all her elements, the only way to show off airbenders at their finest is to have Zaheer fight the world's only other airbending master. Which Tenzin will probably lose in order to show just how dire the situation is and just how powerful and ruthless an airbender without morals can be.
The Earth Queen took power from her fatherNo particular evidence to suggest this is the case. However, the Queen's ruthless attitude and single-minded persuit of power does make me wonder whether she used the Dai Li behind her father's back in order to ensure Kuei's removal from power and install herself as monarch in his place. She is not exactly subtle, but then her dad was always well-meaning but naive. It probably wouldn't have taken much to manipulate him, particularly if the Dai Li is as influential as it was in Long Feng/Azula's day.
The Red Lotus/Irregulars/Whatever killed Sokka and will kill KataraIt was explicitly stated Chief Sokka helped bring them down 13 years ago. Correct me if/when I'm wrong, but I think that's the last chronological thing we know about Sokka, who would have been an old muggle at that point against three absurdly powerful Benders and one much younger man. This could also explain why Kya is familiar enough with Zaheer to recognize him.
Now that the "change" that the Red Lotus wants to bring about has been revealed...At the end of the book, the four nations will be abolished, like how Korra saw Unalaq's point and left the spirit portals open at the end of Book Two.
Suyin is a member of the Red Lotus, but is not a villain.There is a picture spreading online of a screenshot where Suyin poses in an old photograph with a man who appears to be none other than Zaheer. She also spoke of how old-fashioned and foolish it is to still have an institution like the Earth Queen in an earlier episode, which matches Zaheer's anarchistic ideals. However, Suyin is not a radical follower of the organisation; rather than try to bring down the establishment by force, she simply seeks to provide an example of how the society can work without a strict hierarchy in her personal enclave of Zaofu, trying to inspire others to do the same. She's playing a game of her own, manipulating Korra in hopes of converting Zaheer and his followers from their violent ways and joining her interpretation of constructive anarchism. Her approach even fits the traditional Earthbender philosophy of waiting and listening.
The Red Lotus will murder Queen Hou-Ting.They've already stated they want to abolish all governments, especially those run by people they feel are unfit to rule (and mentions Hou-Ting directly, albeit not by name). Besides, an upcoming episode is titled "Long Live the Earth Queen"... a variation on a phrase often said before or after a ruler has died. It's safe to say she's doomed, and good riddance.
The Red Lotus is trying to extract Vaatu from KorraIt explains why they need her alive, but not well. They want to induce Avatar state and then kill her. Whether they'll induce this state using drugs, various techniques or just threatening her friends and allies. Also kidnapping Bolin and Mako fits the bill, they'll kill them to incite her and then just kill her to allow Raava to be released.
The show will finally refer back to Book One......by revealing that Amon was a former member of the Red Lotus. He ran away from his abusive father and...? Wherever he went, it led him to Republic City, where he lived in disguise and led a communist-esque revolution against all benders. Other than his absolutely horrible father Yakone, what else would convince him that bending was the root of all evil? Why, the Red Lotus, or the four current members that we see. They're pretty fricking crazy. They have very unusual bending talents, like Amon and his psychic bloodbending (so far, Ming-Hua hasn't been shown bloodbending). They could have been based somewhere near the North Pole, where a scared and angry Noatak could have stumbled upon them. The Red Lotus fed him, sheltered him, and attempted to show him how to use his bloodbending abilities for good. Then he was finally inducted into the Red Lotus. But then what happened? Well, the four Irregular Benders we see are dangerous anarchists. Young Noatak began to see the harm in their ideology, and began to question it. He especially became skeptical when the Irregular Benders decided to take out Avatar Aang and kisnap the next Avatar, because Aang had debended Yakone. Though Yakone had become twisted and bitter and raised his sons to be his own personal tools of revenge, Noatak still thought Aang had the right idea. The Red Lotus, however, never got the chance to assassinate Aang, because he died at 66. Then the Red Lotus decided to kidnap the next Avatar, a little Southern Water Tribe girl named Korra. This was the last straw for Noatak, whose unique bloodbending capabilities could have given the Red Lotus the upper hand. It was something of a Berserk Button for him, with the (maybe) leader of the Red Lotus, Unalaq, arranging to kidnap his own niece. Unalaq also being a selfish jerk and rather abusive father to his own children, Noatak said "no, just no." He gave Unalaq an epic "Reason You Suck" Speech, refused to have any part in Unalaq's family shenanigans, refused to work for someone so slavishly devoted to Vaatu that he abused his own family and manipulated the Red Lotus for his own ends. Noatak then ran away, just like he did when he was 14, but this time, he was a man. A very angry man. In his anger, he decided that if nobody had any bending, not anyone in the Red Lotus, and not the Avatar either, then none of this would have happened. He once again became ashamed of his own powers, convinced that there was no good use for them except to harm and destroy... and maybe debend people like Aang debended Yakone, who abused his bending abilities.... hey, wait a minute! Noatak finally knew what to do. He set off for Republic City, the shining beacon of hope and modernity, where benders and non-benders of all nations lived in harmony. Except once he got there, he realized that benders controlled everything. Absolutely /everything/. They controlled the whole economy. Benders were given the best jobs because all of the public services relied on bending. Non-benders had to fight tooth and nail with benders and other non-benders just to eke out a living. Noatak, who had changed his name to Amon just in case the Red Monsoons knew that Yakone had a son named Noatak, was less than pleased. This only reaffirmed his belief that benders were constantly suppressing non-benders and, in a stateless world, would dominate non-benders and drive them to extinction, never realizing the talents and skills they did have. Amon eventually met up with some like-minded people who swore themselves to secrecy... and thus, the Equalist movement was born. It was just like the Red Lotus, only without benders. But then Unalaq received word that Noatak was still in Republic City and going by the name "Amon". He found himself in need of a new representative for the Northern Water Tribe, and selected the up-and-coming charming young politician Tarrlok for the position, not realizing that Tarrlok and Noatak were actually brothers. Just before Tarrlok departed, Unalaq gave him one command: Find this man named Amon, and destroy him and any following he might have, because he's a dangerous anarchist. For Tarrlok, this was much easier said than done. When he got to Republic City, Amon was a nobody and the Equalists were just a bunch of non-benders living in the shadows and complaining about non-benders. But then Amon grew bolder and bolder, and seeing the Avatar, of all people, abuse her bending just pissed him right off. It pissed him off just as much as seeing his brother Tarrlok being just like their slimy, murderous father and ruling Republic City's non-benders with an iron fist. And so began Book One.
Zaheer and Tenzin will have a showdown at some point.They'll duel in both battle with their airbending and they'll also conflict with their own philosophies. Both are two of the only powerful airbenders in existence at this point.
The Red Lotus will set about their new world order and the entire world will descend into chaos by the end of the Book.With the Earth Kingdom fallen, they'll set out to assassinate more world leaders and send the entire world into disarray. Man will be at war with one another, and soon the Spirits will follow, enraged and entangled in all of the discord as well. The Book will end with the Red Lotus having succeeded in their goal and barely escaping Team Avatar's reach, leaving an entire world in ruins and chaos. It's then up to Korra to restore the balance, which will be dealt with in Book 4.
Guru Laghima was a villainous Air Nomad.He might not have been able to pull off any of his plans, but he really was an anarchist who advocated violent revolution.
Ba Sing Se will be taken over by a Napoleon.The parallels to Paris during the French Revolution are quite clear. Further, this Napoleon will be a Bei Fong; either Toph or Suyin. This will happen either at the tail end of Book 3 or sometime in Book 4.
The season/book will end with the Zaheer plot unresolved.The exposition of Zaheer and Guru Lahima's writings lead the oppurtunity to further flesh out his character. His ideas of targeting world leaders lead to believe he will target Korra's dad and succeed leaving Korra one more emotional hurdle to jump through for the final book. Zaheer's plan also would establish a pacing for the next book which would create realistic tension for the Avatar while leaving a plausible individual seeking to spread his ideas all over the world. Zaheer's broad thinking expressed in Chapters 9 and 10 also lead for a worldwide spread plot for his ideas.
Kya will heal Tenzinwith bloodbending. The writers humored fans by making their lethal airbending theories canon, so it would follow that they would do the same with fan theories that bloodbending can be used to heal.
Katara wasn't at Jinora's ceremonybecause she had some really important White Lotus stuff to attend to. What with the Earth Kingdom in chaos and the Avatar incapacitated, the White Lotus is bound to be doing everything they can to keep the situation under control, and that means all hands on deck.
Book 4: Balance
Why Korra cannot connect with RaavaRaava was damaged in the fight against the Red Lotus, therefore Raava is trying to reconnect with the past Avatars to heal her(it?)self. The hallucinations are Raava "buffering" and/or glitching (as so to speak) whenever Korra tries to enter or connect with the Avatar State.
Korra's hallucination......is Vaatu inside her. He's slowly being reborn inside her/Ravaa and represent Korra's inner darkness and insecurities. The book is called Balance because Korra need to find balance inside herself.
Book 4 will be called Balance.Following from a WMG about how the Red Lotus will plunge the world into chaos, this Book will deal with Korra restoring balance to the world. The entire world would be at war, either between man or between Spirits, upsetting the balance.
Book 4 will introduce a female villain.This is just to balance out the gender ratio, as the previous arch-enemies were all male.
Book 4's villain will be able to bend all 4 elements.This would continue the trend of having Korra's prime foes essentially be anti Avatars. Amon was a villainous waterbender would could take people's bending away, and looked like Korra in his youth, Unalaq fused with the Avatar Spirit's dark counterpart, Vaatu, to become a real Dark Avatar, and Zaheer and his friends all had unique bending abilities and functioned as an anti TEAM Avatar, with Zaheer being the anti Aang. After them, it would be appropriate to have a villain who would be just as close, if not even closer, to the title of Anti Avatar by being an omnibender.
Korra will have post-traumatic stress disorder, and question her role as the Avatar.After the excruciating aftermath of the events dealing with the Red Lotus, the theme of the world no longer needing an Avatar was so forced into face more ever than before. Her character development will dive towards a dark direction where she will have to go through a period of intense fear, self-loathing, doubt, and guilt over her identity as the Avatar in a modernizing world, and whether she will recover from her psychological scars and identity crisis will be uncertain.
Stuff will happen.There will be stuff, and it will happen.
Book 4 will be called DrivingIt would be for the best if Korra learned to drive properly
Book 4 will be called MeaningIt would be about Korra trying to explore the meaning of the Avatar in the post Book 3 world after almost dying in the Avatar State and being confined to a wheelchair broken emotionally and physically at the end of that Book.
Since Book 2 focused more on the Water Tribes, and Book 3 focused more on the Earth Kingdom...We'll finally get to see more of the Fire Nation (Zuko's daughter who is the current Fire Lord, how the capital looks, etc.) in Book 4.
Book 4 will be called Loss/LifeAfter his coping with Book 2's plot development Korra's father will die establishing the final hurdle the Avatar has to face in her journey while advancing Zahir's plans of eliminating rulers in the world. The will to hold back against Zahir after he survives Book 3 to spread his ideas of "freedom" worldwide will provide the plot for the Avatar after successfully dealing with the change that happened in the world. This idea also is supported with the series' plan to be electronically published so a bit of violence(as seen in Chapter 10's 17 minute mark) would be allowed to be seen as opposed to displayed on TV airwaves.
Asami will be a villain in Book 4She might be even the Big Bad.
Katara, Toph, and Zuko will all appear together in book 4If Book 4 is going to be final arc of the Korra saga the writers will be unable to resist bringing back all the remaining living members of the previous Team Avatar back together at least once. I see two possible scenarios where they would come together. 1) An episode will deal with the anniversary of the end of Hundred Year War or Aang's death that will have Katara, Zuko, and surprisingly Toph come together to remember old times. The episode will focus on flashbacks of 70s years in between A: TLA and Lo K to give us more glimpse of the original Gaang's lives during the 70 years. It will give us answers still left up in the air, such as what happened to Azula, how Sokka died, and what Katara did besides being a mom during that period when they were adults. 2) The antagonists in the book 4 will pose a threat in multiple places at once to mirror the Fire Nation's invasion plan in the original series. The Krew and other characters will have to split up to deal with different threats. Katara, Toph, and Zuko will help out just like the Grandmasters of the White Lotus did in Last Airbender finale. They will kick a lot of ass to show us that the Gaang still has it. They may even help the Krew for a bit, giving us a scene where they back up Korra to give us fans a somewhat of a reunion of the original Team Avatar with Korra in Aang's place of course. 3) We will find out more about the lives (and deaths) of the Gaang. Maybe one of the villains was involved in killing one of them. The implications that Toph will return could also be read as finding Toph's body.
Ghazan survived the caving-in, and will returnUnlike P'Li and Ming-Hua, whose deaths made it very explicit that they were Killed Off for Real, he was presumed dead because of a No One Could Survive That scenario. He could've seen Mako and Bolin escape after his failed attempt on their lives, and used his mastery of lavabending to stop the cave from caving in and escape. He will either re-join Zaheer, or make a Heel-Face Turn and become Vitriolic Best Buds with Bolin.
Book 4 will deal with an Earth Kingdom civil warGiven the parallels between the revolution in Ba Sing Se and the French Revolution in real life, we'll likely see several factions arising in the wake of the Earth Queen's death. Conservatives who want to maintain the status quo and restore the monarchy, radicals who want to abolish the aristocracy altogether, and moderates pushing for a constitutional monarchy. Naturally, all three factions will be manipulated by the remnants of the Red Lotus to pursue their own goals, leading to civil war.
Korra will be given a steampunk exoskeleton to help her walk again via metalbending
The final scene of Book 4 will be of a young Earthbender finding out they are the new avatar
Korra will die in book 4This is far out theory, but at the end of book 3 Korra's friends and family insisted that Korra would get better, but it sounded more like wishful thinking. The way everyone is acted and the new air benders are stepping up to do Korra's job seemed like it was foreshadowing. The poison did more damage than everyone realizes. Korra might still be dying. Perhaps book 4 will be about Korra's last adventures as the Avatar and the series finale will have her pass away. The book will be about Korra coming to terms with her condition and making peace with her death. It is far fetched for Nick to let the writers end the series on such a sad note, but I think the writers will get around this by playing up how Korra won't really die, but be reborn. The ending will focus Korra joins her fellow Avatars inside of Raava, make her fix and reconnect the rest of past lives for the next Avatar. Aang will be there telling her he's so proud of her. The ending will shift to Korra's reincarnation training with older Bolin with Mako and Asami watching them. The series ends on happy note with Korra being remembered as a great Avatar and her reincarnation training hard to show the future is bright.
Korra and Asami will hook up in book 4.With all the Les Yay between them in book 3, it's certainly a possibility.
Despite all claims, the bad guys will NOT win in the long run.The Earth Kingdom will wind up with a new ruler, one chosen by the people: Toph Bei Fong, who returns at long last, and leads the Earth Kingdom into a new era.
The Fire Nation will play a larger role in season 4.Season 1 dealt heavily with Republic City (and the remaining Air Nomads); season 2 was based around the Water Tribes, and season 3 brought the Earth Kingdom into focus. It's only fair that season 4 be centered around the Fire Nation. And we'll finally get to meet Zuko's daughter.
Jinora won't be bald for long.She'll let some of her hair grow back, but keep it the traditional style of female Air Nomads, like Avatar Yangchen (meaning she still has a shaved forehead).
The Fire Lord is Mai's Daughter.
Korra will be able to enter the Spirit World by just falling asleep and dreaming.She is at her lowest point yet, so she may be open to this soul change that makes it easier for her to access the Spirit World. Also, Rule of Spooky. See the nightmare WMG below.
Season 4 will reveal the fates of Sokka and Suki.We know Sokka is dead, but how did it happen? Season 4 will reveal the answer. Also, other past characters, such as Suki, Mai and Ty Lee.
Toph knows exactly who the fathers of Lin and Suyin are.And will tell them in season 4.
Kuvira will play a bigger role in book 4.And probably cement herself as an antagonist of some sorts.
Book Four will be titled "Avatar".
Book 4's main antagonists will still be the Red Lotus
A lot of the action in Book 4 will be about Korra traveling through the Spirit World.It appears that at the end of Book 3, Korra is in no condition to do much action... At least in the physical world. However, now she has the time to meditate and travel to the Spirit World, where you may physically change due to emotional state (this may be a good or bad thing, depending on what Korra might be feeling). She might be able to overcome her afflictions, find out more about The Red Lotus, and maybe even solve the spirit issue in Republic City.
The main villain in book 4 will be a fascist earthbender
The first scene of Book 4 will show a fit, robust Korra with the same athletic and bending abilities as she has always been known to have...
Zuko will meet up with Toph in Book 4 and go on a life changing field tripBecause, dammit, he owns her one. In all seriousness, they may team up to fight against the antagonist force of the season and Toph will reconcile with her family, her legacy and the paths her children took after their adventure.
Varrick will use technology to deal with Republic City's spirit problemWho needs the Avatar when you have proton packs, spirit traps, and a spirit containment unit?
Korra will let go of her earthly tether, enter the void, and become wind.Because why walk when you can fly?
There are other Red Lotus members in Zaofu because Suyin used to be Red Lotus.The circus photo seems to be evidence that she knew Zaheer, and perhaps upon meeting him, she joined the Red Lotus. She left because she disagreed with the idea of killing world leaders. Instead, she created her own vision of utopia in Zaofu. Other defectors, particularly metalbenders, came with her. However, some of these defectors did not actually defect at all and were simply hiding out in Zaofu. Aiwei was one of these fake defectors, which would explain why Su got all shifty-eyed. She blamed herself for the attempted kidnapping of Korra, but said nothing because she didn’t want to ruin her relationship with Lin again. However, she will eventually tell everything in a flashback episode and this will launch a witch hunt in Zaofu.
Druk (Zuko's Dragon), Naga, and Pabu will have a scene together.
Korra will try to find the rightful heir to the Earth Kingdom throne
Raava will be destroyed along with Vaatu to end the Avatar Cycle.
Book 4's main antagonist will try to take over the Earth Kingdom
The spiritual techniques of earthbending and firebending will be revealed.The corrupting/purifying spirit technique is clearly a part of waterbending. Jinora explictly states that projecting her spirit in the physical world (not the spirit world, which could be done by anyone) is an advanced airbending technique. It also fits the element. Water is the element of change. Air is the element of freedom. What also caught my attention is in the Metal Clan episode where they said Toph is wandering the earth seeking enlightenment.
Kuvira will be a relative (sister or daughter) of Zaheer
Korra will die in the intervening time before Book FourWith the Earth Queen's death, and the chaos that followed it, there is a huge power vacuum in the Earth Kingdom. Most likely this will lead into some form of civil war. Also, the element that follows water in the cycle is also Earth. Korra didn't look like she was actually getting better, so she'll die. However, the chaos will make it incredibly difficult to identify the new Avatar. Add in a villain who is also searching for the new Avatar (probably remnants of the Red Lotus), and the season will be a race to find him / her first.
There will be a Episode where Bolin Tries to teach Lava Bending
The Earth Kingdom Will Elect it's next King.
A timeskip will happen.After the plot for Book 4 is solved, there will be a preview of the future avatars to convey the idea that the avatar cycle will continue, similar to how Wan's soul evaporating to the sound of a newborn crying. However, the future avatars will be deliberately silhouetted and ambiguous, since the creators want to bring closure to the Avatar universe.
Book 4 will not have a main antagonist, but a Big Bad Ensemble consisting of enemies from the past three seasons
Book Four will not have a villain at all.Korra's physical and psychological recovery will prove quite antagonist enough.
Korra and Asami will have a girl's night out.It will provide a great opportunity for them to connect further. It would also give the proper fuel necessary for all the fanfics.
Hiroshi Sato will be the Big Bad of Book 4If the main villain won't be the Red Lotus, then Hiroshi Sato is a likely candidate for the Big Bad of Book 4. He will go the Dragon Ascendant route and get revenge on her for the defeat of the Equalists and cause some kind of trouble in the Fire Nation.
Book 4 will involve the Earth Kingdom attempting to conquer the URN.
Related to the above: Bolin will betray Kuvira when he realizes that she wants to invade the Republic.
An important heroic character will die this Book.
Korra will run away and disappear for the duration of the timeskip.
Book 4 will cut back and forth between the Present day and the missing 3 yearsThe First episode will start with the Asami and Mako transferring Prince Wu on the train and will be attacked by Kuvira forces and this is where Korra will show up. Then in the following episodes will show what Korra has been up to while also show what the characters are up to in the present day.
Korra vs. Avatar KorraKorra will go to the swap and fight a vision of herself in the Avatar State, reminiscent to Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back. This will be the swap forcing Korra to confront her demons and help to prove to her that being the Avatar is not what makes her special.
Toph is dead.The scene in the trailer where Korra says "Toph?" happens when Korra comes across Toph's skeleton.
The trailer scene where Toph is mentioned is in the spirit world.
In the trailer scene where Korra says "Toph?", she's seeing Koh the face-stealer with Toph's face.The background looks like Koh's lair, after all.
Korra will have spent the entire 3 years of the timeskip between Book 3 and Book 4 hiding in the Spirit WorldWhere else for the Avatar is disappear besides being trapped in an iceberg?
Kuvira used the bandits to hijack the food crates, leaving the town no choice but to swear loyalty to her.The man on the lower right in the first picture◊ looks similar to the one who attacked Opal and Kai. He might appear a bit different, but remember Bolin's line about how she makes them change their hairstyles? The food crates he stole were probably the same ones Kuvira's troops later delivered to the citizens.
Korra will try to take on Kuvira, but ends up getting defeated with the metal blinding band. Toph will teach her how to fight blind.The first episode made a big deal about how Kuvira takes down the bandits by removing their ability to see. And the trailer did reveal Toph's return.
Korra lost the club fight on purpose.Korra is suffering from self-defeating personality disorder, being torn over her desire to be the avatar. To overcome the pain of this, she forces physical pain upon herself through club fights. She provoked her opponent to do more damage, and did not evade as well as she could had.
The entire Bei Fong family is split over the matter of Kuvira.It's not just Baatar Jr. who's siding with Kuvira; it's also Baatar Sr. and at least one of the twins.
Kai, Daw and Ikki will become Master Airbenders during Book 4.Demonstrating how they Took a Level in Badass.
Kuvira will be the first and only Big Bad of the franchise to be redeemed.Given that she started out as an ally and, for her part, considers herself a friend of the heroes, it's likely Kuvira will get the chance to make a Heel-Face Turn by the end of the series when shown how her actions are harming those she cares about.
Korra won't defeat the "big bad", instead she'll find a way to reconcile the many different forces fighting for control of the Earth KingdomThis would allow her to help redefine what being the Avatar is. Instead of just a "superhero" type figure who resolves conflict through bending, as has mostly been portrayed throughout the series and its prequel, she can now redefine the role of the Avatar as someone who brings balance through reconciliation.
Korra will finish the series alive and well.Because enough with the sacrifices, depressing endings, and general melancholy. Korra will pull herself back together, solidify her relationships with Team Avatar, take life by the reins, and end the series in a better state than she had been in before.
Asami will fight, and be forced to kill, her father.
Korra will die, but the Avatar spirit won't reincarnate.
When Team Avatar fights Zhu Li in the mecha suit...She'll say something along the lines "Looks like it's time for me...to do the thing!" *cue The Stains of Time!*
There will be a Teen Pregnancy.Because Bryke have already blasted through pretty much every taboo there is for a Nickelodian series, the only way for them to get even edgier would be for Jinora to get pregnant.
The series will end with a montage of Korra's later lifeIt will go through her life decades after the resolution of this season's conflict, showing her keeping balance in the world, seeing major events (like the next pass of Sozin's comet), perhaps starting a family.
Toph will teach Korra how to fight without her eyesight.This will come in handy when fighting Kuvira, who we've seen blindfolding her enemies with metalbending.
The season will end with Korra's death.Korra will die in the big final battle. Bittersweet ending, heroic sacrifice, we all feel bad. There will be a stinger that takes place a few years later (let's say about seven for lack of a better estemate) in the Earth Kingdom. A cute little Earth bender kid is playing with his/her friends and discovers his/her ability to fire/water/airbend...
Mako and Bolin will fight at some pointBolin is with Kuvira, Mako is with Prince Wu. Those two are going to have to come to blows for the Earth kingdom at some point. This will also be in keeping with the seeming theme of this season dealing with personal and heart wrenching conflicts, i.e. neither wants to fight, but Mako's sense of duty and Bolin's idealism will drive them to it.
Korra will have a magnificent She's Back moment......complete with a Call Back to the beginning of the series. "I'm the Avatar. You've got to deal with it!" Cue asskicking.
Korra will not defeat her Avatar Spirit apparitionInstead of winning over it in a fight, she somehow will come to terms and accept that it is a part of her. She will reintegrate with it and, as a nod to the season's title, restore balance to herself.
Korra will end up using Avatar State metalbending on Kuvira's armyAs in, pinning the troops to the ground with their own armor and tearing an airship in two.
The finale episode will be titled "Legend of Korra"
Kuvira is Lin or Suyin's half-sister from father's side.She gives a vibe of being more than just "another" villain and is a powerful metalbender in her own right, so far we've seen that bending prowess seems to run in one's blood, so whoever are her parents, at least one of them is very powerful...powerful enough to woo Toph.
Korra and her dark side will have a Split Personality MergerShe will realize this is something that can't be fought physically and has to make peace with herself.
The Blue spirit will make a reappearance......and be revealed to be none other than Zuko's daughter, the Fire Lord.
Spirit vines can be refined into a very powerful energy source.And Kuvira's about to cement her power base by building a Fantastic Nuke.
Following the above, Varrick is only interested in using them as an energy source.It's Bataar Jr. who will weaponize spirit vine extract.
Prince Wu will refuse the crown after Kuvira's overthrow.Wu's desire to let ministers run everything, and his legitimately thankful reaction to Mako's Brutal Honesty, suggest he's devoid of any ambition for power. As his Character Development continues, he might realize he doesn't want to actually be king. and merely went along with it because everyone was pushing him that way. Thus, after dissolving his kingdom into a federation or republic, he'll use the goodwill gained to catapult into a new career that better fits his temperament.
Kuvira is going to try using the Spirit Vines to empower nonbenders in her army with bending.
Asami is going to visit her father in prisonWhen Hiroshi first sees her, he'll briefly mistake her for his wife.
Kuvira will inflict The Worf Effect on Suyin.Kuvira had made it clear that Zaofu will be her next target location for domination, and Suyin of course will not allow this. However, Toph had also stated that neither of her daughters have picked up metalbending that well, and that may show up in a possible upcoming fight between Suyin and Kuvira.
Dark Korra is actually Raava scolding Korra for her subconscious aversion to returning to Avatar duty.Though she had only one hallucination of actual Raava, it is still in there.
President Raiko will try to appease Kuvira a la Neville Chamberlain, only to have it backfire on him.What British PM Chamberlain is remembered for was attempting to appease Hitler with a few concessions, but Hitler marched on, and after losing the French in WWII, Chamberlain was forced to resign. It is possible Raiko will try to appease the Earth Empire, which is shaping up to be similar to Hitler's SS, in much the same way, but Kuvira will attempt to invade Republic City anyway, and whether or not she succeeds, Raiko will be forced out of the president's office for this moment of incompetency.
Toph lied about there still being metal in Korra's bodyShe gave Korra a Hope Spot to crush in order to make her humble and more receptive to the idea that she's going to have to work through her fear of becoming the Avatar again instead of expecting some simple solution. When Korra kept fighting Toph, she realized that admitting her lie wasn't going to help anything, so she set up a "fix yourself emotionally first, then you will be able to fix your body" situation...which still happens to be true, except there's no metal involved.
Prince/King Wu is going to establish a constitutional monarchyHe realizes he's not up to snuff, but there are traditions that are going to be hard to let go of. Once Kuvira's power grab is over, they're going to need to figure things out. Her methods were brutal, but she did get things done and the infrastructure she will have built up can't just be removed. Wu's probably going to go through some Character Development, and he already knows he's not really fit to run the country, rather than let a cadre of foreign advisers run things, he's going to set things up so he officially rules in name only, and hands off power to the people.
The Series Finale of Legend of Korra will be similar to the Series Finale of The Last Airbender.At the end of The Last Airbender, he had an Avatar who could not connect to
Korra will use bloodbending.It would be a particularly desperate situation, enough to cross the Godzilla Threshold. Just when all looks lost, the full moon will come into focus, and...
Kuvira will be forced into a situation that gives her a Heel Realization."The Calling" made a point of having Toph explain how the past Big Bads of this series were Well Intentioned Extremists and each in their own ways. Kuvira herself has the good intentions of bringing the chaotic Earth Kingdom under control but—like Amon, Unalaq, and Zaheer before her—is going too far with it. Perhaps Toph's speech is not only meant to help Korra deal with her inner demons but also to be foreshadowing...
Meelo didn't draw that portrait of Korra.Asami did. And she's going to be more than a little annoyed when she finds out it was "borrowed".
Toph will fight against Kuvira's army.Because those young whipper-snappers need to learn a lesson.
The final episode will feature a dance party after the main conflict is resolved.Highlights will include Bolin performing the Carlton, and everyone participating in the Harlem Shake.
Zhu Li is a Fake DefectorHonestly, not sure this has to be stated. If she followed Varrick this far, stopping when he's actually making a Heel-Face Turn is kinda silly. Also, she clearly lied since she said she knew she wanted to follow Kuvira since she met her. Eventually she'll free Varrick and Bolin and from then on be on much more equal grounds with him.
Spirit vines are still a viable power source.Varrick may have done this universe's equivalent of splitting the atom with all the power generating and weapon applications of such a thing.
By the end of the season Zaofu will be its own nation.It was already stable before the Earth Queen was killed and seems to be independent of the rest of the Earth Kingdom in every way but by law.
Kuvira's draggin' out the old Dai Li brainwashing methods.They aren't called re-education camps for nothing.
Suyin & the twins will get caught by Kuvira.Kuvira's aware that any act of aggression on her side will lead to the other nations retaliating. She will use Suyin's rash act as the perfect opportunity to make Zaofu surrender to her without any bloodshed by holding the city's leader & the twins hostage.
Bataar Jr. brainwashed Kuvira into becoming a conqueror, not the other way aroundAlternately there was no brainwashing, they just bonded over their shared "Screw you, parents!" feelings that warped into power-hunger. Bataar Jr. may have always felt like he was under his father's shadow and Kuvira definitely felt betrayed when she thought Suyin didn't want to step up and lead the Earth Kingdom.
Kuvira's spirit vine experiments will end up angering the spirits.Because Kuvira is dabbling in powers she doesn't understand, and most of the series' aesops focus around the fact that you can't force spirits to do what you want, it's likely that Kuvira will either cause the spirits to unite against her, or cause them to go on a rampage.
Related to above, Kuvira is planning a war with the spirits, and may well be way in over her headWith Zhaofu being the last major earth city to not surrender, Kuvira surely does not need to perfect her spirit weapon in order to wage war and probably win. And, having already seen how powerful spirits can be, she may have decided to fight fire with fire.
There will be an aerial battle between Kuvira's airships and United Forces/Team Avatar's airplanes.Asami, naturally, will be a pilot, as will General Iroh.
Kuvira's tyranny is merely a scheme to force Suyin to step up and lead the Earth Empire.Kuvira genuinely respects Suyin and believes that she is the leader the Earth Kingdom/Empire needs. She's upset that Suyin chose to stay in Zaofu instead. Kuvira's acting like Firelord Ozai 2.0 in the hopes that Suyin will overthrow her and take command. If she acted any nicer, Suyin might have actually agreed to submit — the last thing Kuvira really wants. Kuvira may not even mind if Suyin kills her in the process. This is why she and Bataar Jr. get along so well — they are both frustrated and disappointed with Suyin, if not for the same reasons.
Everything will change when the Earth Empire attacks.They haven't yet, but soon... And then everything will change. Maybe because of the spirit vine.
We're going to get a scene of Katara, Zuko, and Toph fighting Kuvira's army during the final battle.Because seriously it would be awesome to see the three surviving members of the Gaang getting to kick ass and take names one last time alongside the new generation, in a scene analagous to Iroh, Bumi, Pakku, Jeong Jeong, and Piandao, retaking Ba Sing Se during the finale of Last Airbender. This will also likely happen during this series finale too.
The Earth Empire will occupy the Republic, forcing the Krew to flee to the Fire Nation.There is a conspicuously empty slot on Kuvira's map corresponding to the Republic, after all, and the Fire Nation is the only one of the four nations that The Legend of Korra hasn't explored yet. Using the Fire Nation as sanctuary, rather than enemy territory, would make for a good counterpoint with ATLA.
Kuvira will kill SuyinRight now we know that Su is planning a sneak attack on Kuvira's forces. Considering Korra's reaction and that Kuvira has very powerful Elite Mooks on her side. It seems unlikely that Suyin will be treated like the dissidents. Especially given the It's Personal factor that would ensue.
Bolin and Opal will break up
When Team Avatar reunites, things will be more then a little awkwardAsami will slap Korra across the Face for making her worry while Mako & Bolin won't talk to one another because of Bolin working with Kuvira.
Kuvira's plans for Zaofu's domes:
Kuvira's ambitions will expand to world domination.She's walking the slippery slope already, as she was prepared to kill the Avatar. The spirit vine technology will become an explicit metaphor for nuclear weapons, and she will use them to threaten Republic City.
Kuvira willl use a Spirit Vine Bomb in the final battleIn the final battle Korra will defeat Kuvira but Kuvira, refusing to accept defeat, activates the spirit vine bomb, in attempt to kill Korra & all those who defy her. This will likely result in the death of one of the main characters, maybe even Korra herself, to save the lives of those they have sworn to protect. This is The Grand Finale after all, and what better way to close out the show then with a literal bang.
Kuvira's metal strips will be used against her.As she herself already demonstrated, it's quite possible to lift somebody up by the metal adorning their uniform. Kuvira, thanks to those useful strips of hers, has metal on her back, shoulders and all four limbs. A sufficiently powerful metalbender - say, a fully-recovered Avatar - would be able to immobilize her in a fashion much akin to bloodbending. Even Kuvira's impressive dodging skills would be next to useless against restraints that she's already wearing.
Kuvira and Baatar Jr will wind up in the Fog of Lost Souls when they fall.Seeing as how Kuvira took a spirit vine from Republic City to forge as a weapon, she's already got something big planned with it. Varrick may have blown up the samples she took, but she's assigned Baatar Jr and Zhu Li to pick up where he left off. And on top of that, they are now razing the swamp, which is full of spirit vines and the spiritual connections that go with them. That will not only anger Toph Beifong, but the spirits as well. The last time someone pissed off the spirits on a Dragged Off to Hell level, a big Fire Nation commander killed the Moon Spirit, and the Book 2 episode Darkness Falls showed what happened to him. Seeing what Kuvira and Baatar Jr are doing now, if that is a severe enough offense, then they may very well be joining Zhao in the Fog Of Lost Souls at the end of The Legend Of Korra.
Either Mako, Fire Lord Izumi or Lord Zuko himself will teach Korra lightningbending.Apart from it being a seriously cool and useful skill, there's another bonus. Lightningbending requires quite a bit of inner peace/balance in order to be performed, something Korra needs rather desperately.
Like in Sozin's Comet, The Legend Of Korra's Grand Finale will feature two or three separate battles.One will be the Krew taking on the Earth Empire's elite. On another location, the Gaang and/or their children will be fighting the army, perhaps even liberating Ba Sing Se (again). And then, of course, Korra versus Kuvira and whatever superweapon she's made herself.
Hiroshi Sato is going to go free.It probably won't take long for Baatar Jr. to rebuild Varrick's superweapon. And when that thing gets deployed for real, it's going to make a real big impression on the rest of the world — the Avatar equivalent of Hiroshima. Everybody's going to be scrambling to build an equivalent or a counter to it. Meanwhile, Asami's shown that she might be willing to forgive her father for his actions. Hiroshi, incidentally, is a mechanical genius who invented airplanes, cars, mecha suits, and who knows what else. And what better way would the man who almost destroyed Republic City with his creations make up for his crimes than to build a machine that can save it?
Korra - or another member of the main cast - will use a bending version of Varrick's EMP emitter.Say, Korra metalbends a large cable around a central rod, and Mako or another lightningbender provide the necessary power.
Kuvira doesn't actually believe that Fire- and Waterbenders are inferior to Earthbenders.Up to now, Kuvira has frequently been compared to Hitler. And this is where the analogy to Hitler and Nazi Germany begins to fall apart. While Social Darwinism isn't a new concept, it's very hard to argue that any single element is superior to the other three (or even that benders themselves are inferior to benders of other elements). Even in ATLA, the Fire Nation didn't try to take over the world because Sozin thought that Firebending was better than any other type of bending, Sozin thought that the other three nations were backward and wanted to "share" the Fire Nation's wealth. No, Kuvira isn't quite taking a leaf out of Hitler's book here... she's taking a leaf out of Franklin D. Roosevelt's. She doesn't trust the waterbenders or firebenders in the Earth Empire/Kingdom because they may have connections to the Water Tribes or Fire Nation, the leaders of which are very pissed off at her and could go to war. In the USA during World War II, Japanese-Americans were sent to special camps far away from home because the racist government believed that they all could be spies passing on sensitive information to Japan. While of course we know *now* that it's utter bullshit with roots in racism, this seems perfectly logical to a warlord who's obsessed with power and control in a world where Fantastic Racism hasn't quite gone away (especially against people of the Fire Nation).
Korra will go on a second pilgrimage into the Spirit World in order to restore her connection to her past lives.What better way to enter the finale than with the renewed power of all the Avatars?
Korra's power over spirit vines will continue to develop.By the time of the finale, she could even be manipulating them as Vaatu once did.
Kuvira will not underestimate Toph as she did Korra. It's reasonable to assume that Kuvira underestimated Korra, believing her incapable of using the Avatar State. Toph, however, is the mother of Kuvira's mentor, the "greatest earthbender in the world" and the original metalbender. Little old lady or no, she has seventy years' worth of Badass reputation, and any prudent antagonist would treat her as extremely dangerous. Should it come to a confrontation, there will be no dramatic one-on-one duels or other forms of chivalry. Just an all-out attack - or perhaps even a tactical aerial retreat.
The Spirit Vines will be turned into a Big Brother-style surveillance system.Sounds like the kind of thing Kuvira would do.
Vaatu is using Kuvira to start a Human Spirit war.Vaatu knows that Kuvira will create powerful weapons that will be created from spiritual grounds that in turn, will upset the spirits enough so to start a major war with them. He acted to save Kuvira during her fight with Korra via Dark Avatar Korra, which he is apart of since he is being reformed from inside Raava.
Kuvira will be defeated at the Great Divide.Because she's the "Great Uniter" where better to end her?
Mako will sacrifice his Life to save the day.Towards the end of the final battle, Kuvira will activate her ultimate weapon & Mako will choose to give up his live so the many might live. He succeeds & is able to say goodbye to his friends & loved ones & is given a proper funeral.
The final scene of Book Four - and of The Legend Of Korra as a whole - will be in Ba Sing Se.The Last Airbender started at the South Pole, and ended in Ba Sing Se. Korra, too, started at the South Pole. For it to end in Ba Sing Se as well would complete a beautiful parallel.
Korra will be exposed to Kuvira's spirit vine weapon, which will accelerate Vaatu's rebirth.The weapon releases an energy that is identical to Vaatu's energy blast. As Vaatu is being reborn in Raava, the weapon will feed him his own energy. This will result on Vaatu being reborn early.
The Zhu Li, Varrick's warship, will make a reappearance.
Korra will confront Zaheer in prison.While it has been confirmed Zaheer would not be returning as an antagonist, Henry Rollins has already recorded new footage for the show. Spurred by Asami's decision to confront Hiroshi, Korra will seek Zaheer in his prision in the hopes facing her fears will help her overcome them.
Asami will be bruised up by an opponent.