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Western Animation: The Legend of Korra
The legend begins anew...

"Conventional TV wisdom has it that girls will watch shows about boys, but boys won't watch shows about girls. During test screenings, though, boys said they didn't care that Korra was a girl. They just said she was awesome."

The Legend of Korranote  is an Animated Series from Nickelodeon and a Sequel Series to Avatar: The Last Airbender and part of the overall Avatar franchise, as well as the 30th cartoon in the Nicktoons franchise. It premiered on April 14, 2012.

Set seventy years after the events of its predecessor, the series follows the adventures of a boisterous teenage girl named Korra, a member of the Southern Water Tribe and Aang's successor as Avatar. Thematically, there are some differences between it and the parent show: while Avatar: The Last Airbender is arguably High Fantasy with East Asian elements mixed in, The Legend of Korra is Urban Fantasy in an East Asian setting, complete with mass media and politics.

While it was originally announced as a twelve-episode Mini Series, Nickelodeon picked up an additional fourteen episodes during production. After the success of the first twelve episodes, another 26 episode season was announced. These were later broken up into three seasons, fourteen episodes for the second and thirteen each for the third and fourth.

Book 1, "Air", begins with Korra having easily mastered all the elements but air. When told that her training will have to wait due to political concerns, Korra travels to Republic City, a metropolis based off of the Roaring Twenties where crime is rampant and an anti-Bending movement led by a faction called the "Equalists" is growing in strength. Under the guidance of Tenzin, the son of Aang and Katara, Korra struggles to master airbending while balancing her status and responsibilities as the famed Avatar of legend.

Book 2, "Spirits", began September 13, 2013. Rampant spirit attacks on humans force Korra to confront her role as the bridge between humans and spirits head-on, in the process embroiling her in a conflict 10,000 years in the making.

Book 3, "Change", began airing on June 27, 2014. It deals with a great change in the bender population, Korra having to face the consequences of her actions at the end of Book 2, and a prison break of four powerful criminals with sights on Korra, all while political unrest grows in Ba Sing Se. After airing two episodes a week for the first three weeks (and one episode the fourth), it was taken off the air and moved to a digital distribution only schedule on Nick's website. The remaining episodes were eventually aired on Nicktoons as part of a marathon leading up to the online release of Book 4.

Book 4, "Balance", will premiere on October 3, 2014, remaining in digital distribution. Three years have passed, and the world is once again threatened by the rise of an army led by Zaofu metalbender Kuvira. A trailer can be seen here and the opening scene of the first episode can be seen here.

A downloadable action game based on the series, made by Platinum Games, will be released this fall.

Recaps of the show can be found here. Also has a page for memes and a Best Episode Crowner.

Not to be confused with The Legend of Korah, or the Kohr-Ah.

This series provides examples of:


Avatar: The Last AirbenderFantasy Western AnimationThe Banana Splits
iCarlyLog FicHoratio Hornblower
Planet SheenFranchise/NicktoonsRobot And Monster
Avatar: The Last Airbender Creator/TitmouseBlack Dynamite
Avatar: The Last AirbenderFranchise/Avatar: The Last AirbenderAvatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise
Avatar: The Last AirbenderCreator/MOI AnimationThe Batman
Avatar: The Last AirbenderCreator/NickelodeonBack at the Barnyard
My Life as a Teenage RobotDiesel PunkDoctor Steel
Jackie Chan AdventuresUrban FantasyThe Life and Times of Juniper Lee
Avatar: The Last AirbenderWestern AnimationAvenger Penguins
Avatar: The Last AirbenderThe EpicAdventure Time
FanficImageSource/Western AnimationElemental Punch
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of AwesomenessThe New TensThe Little Prince
The Princess and the FrogThe Roaring TwentiesThe Theme Park Version
Avatar: The Last AirbenderTrope OverdosedThe Avengers

alternative title(s): The Last Airbender Legend Of Korra; Avatar The Legend Of Korra; Legend Of Korra
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