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** Kuvira is voiced by Zelda Williams.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Mako and Korra during the Water Tribe Civil War. Korra, a member of the Tribe, is trying to get the Republic involved in the said war on the side she supports, and engages in what ''actually'' amounts to sedition (conspiring with senior officers to flout the civilian government's policy of neutrality) to do so once her legal options are exhausted. Whereas Mako, a Republic citizen and officer in the police, cannot condone this and reveals the plot to the President, who then proceeds to decisively clip the wings of the conspiracy (though Korra herself is let off with a stern warning). The results: Korra is mad at Mako and feels he has betrayed her and her people, who are struggling for their lives against oppression, while Mako is mad at Korra for putting him in an impossible situation and essentially ''expecting'' him to betray ''his own'' country for her. While Korra comes off worse as far as their personal relationship goes, both still have good reasons to act as they do, as each of them is only being loyal to his or her own people.
** As far as the feud between Lin & Suyin went, both had very valid criticisms towards the other. Lin for the fact Suyin had caused so much trouble that in her youth and caused Toph to retired, yet she never apologized for anything she did even personal issues like accidentally scarring Lin. Suyin for the fact that she had made several attempts both past and present to bury the hatchet with Lin, but Lin never tried to do the same, also how Lin was openly hostile to Suyin's family as well who had nothing to do with her personal issues with Suyin.

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Mako and Korra during the Water Tribe Civil War. Korra, a member of the Tribe, is trying to get the Republic involved in the said war on the side she supports, and engages in what ''actually'' amounts to sedition (conspiring with senior officers to flout the civilian government's policy of neutrality) to do so once her legal options are exhausted. Whereas Mako, a Republic citizen and officer in the police, cannot condone this and reveals the plot to the President, who then proceeds to decisively clip the wings of the conspiracy (though Korra herself is let off with a stern warning). The results: Korra is mad at Mako and feels he has betrayed her and her people, who are struggling for their lives against oppression, while Mako is mad at Korra for putting him in an impossible situation and essentially ''expecting'' him to betray ''his own'' country for her. While Korra comes off worse as far as their personal relationship goes, both still have good reasons to act as they do, as each of them is only being loyal to his or her own people.
** As far as the feud between Lin & Suyin went, both had very valid criticisms towards the other. Lin for the fact Suyin had caused so much trouble that in her youth and caused Toph to retired, yet she never apologized for anything she did did, even personal issues like accidentally scarring Lin. Suyin for the fact that she had made several attempts both past and present to bury the hatchet with Lin, but Lin never tried to do the same, also how Lin was openly hostile to Suyin's family as well who had nothing to do with her personal issues with Suyin.Suyin.
** Both Kuvira and Suyin both have good points in regards to their stances of Kuvira's "[[TheEmpire Earth Empire]]", but the problem is that they take their respective beliefs too far. Suyin believes that stepping in to re-unite the Earth Kingdom would effectively make her a conqueror and run the risk of her going DrunkOnTheDarkSide, but she uses this as an excuse to not send ''any'' aid to the villages and regions who are suffering severe food shortages and bandit problems, [[CreateYourOwnVillain which is exactly why Kuvira decided it step in and do something herself]]. Kuvira is correct in that, with the other nations having their own issues, the Air Nation spread too thin and Korra still recovering from the Red Lotus' attempt on her life, someone needed to step in to reunite the Earth Nation and Zaofu has the resources and technology to do it. She's also not wrong that Prince Wu is incompetent and would have been made a PuppetKing with the other nations sending him advisors to do all the work for him, meaning that it'd be at risk of being exploited in the interest of the other nations with little regard for them. However, Kuvira ended up DrunkOnTheDarkSide as Suyin feared she herself would be, and her methods are very authoritarian and severely limit the free will of her subjects, such as opening Re-Education camps and refusing the offer aid unless the region's leaders swear loyalty to her.


* CruellaToAnimals: Due to her allergies, the Earth Queen ''really'' hates animals...except when she's [[ExoticEntree eating them]]. Rumor has it that she even ate her father's bear Bosco.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Book 3 really ramps up the creativity for character deaths. [[spoiler: The Earth Queen's demise was [[SupernaturalSuffocation breathtaking]], P'li's was [[YourHeadAsplode mind-blowing]], Ming-Hua's was truely [[HighVoltageDeath shocking]], and Ghazan's really [[LoadBearingBoss brought the house down]].]]
* CruellaToAnimals: Due to her allergies, the Earth Queen ''really'' hates animals...animals ...except when she's [[ExoticEntree eating them]]. Rumor has it that she even ate her father's bear Bosco.

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** The absolutely rediculous way electricity behaves might be justified by the fact that its main and possibly only source in the world of the Avatar franchise is firebenders, and bent "electricity" might be different somehow from normal electricity. Interestingly enough, magnets are considered as quite an innovation by the time of The Legend of Korra, which means that dynamos probably haven't been invented yet.


** The series as a whole has an underlying current of this, due to it's more contemporary villains, terrorist themes, etc.

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** The series as a whole has an underlying current of this, due to it's its more contemporary villains, terrorist themes, etc.


* EnergyWeapon: Vaatu and Raava can both fire these from their bodies. [[spoiler:Spirit!Korra and [=UnaVaatu=]]] also [[BeamOWar exchange these]] at the end of Season 2.



* FrickinLaserBeams: Vaatu and Raava can both fire these from their bodies. [[spoiler:Spirit!Korra and [=UnaVaatu=]]] also [[BeamOWar exchange these]] at the end of Season 2.

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** [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Not the first time]] Creator/LanceHenriksen (the Lieutenant) voices a baddie on the same side as one voiced by Creator/SteveBlum (Amon).


** Varrick is this universe's Howard Hughes - an eccentric businessman involved in aviation and film with a [[TheAviator love of cookies]].

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** Varrick is this universe's Howard Hughes Creator/HowardHughes - an eccentric businessman involved in aviation and film with a [[TheAviator [[Film/TheAviator love of cookies]].


** To a lesser, understated extent due to necklace and dark, loose clothing, this also applies to Su-Yin based on the side profile in hugging Korra.

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** To a lesser, understated extent due to necklace and dark, loose clothing, this also applies to Su-Yin Suyin based on the side profile in hugging Korra.


** The best way to describe Bolin in two words would be "Badass {{Adorkable}}". He may be goofy, but don't underestimate him.

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** The best way to describe Bolin in two words would be "Badass {{Adorkable}}".Adorkable". He may be goofy, but don't underestimate him.


* BadassGay:
** [[spoiler:Korra and Asami]] are bisexual examples.
** ''Turf Wars Part 1'' reveals [[spoiler: Kya is a lesbian]].

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** During Book 1 Korra receives flashes of Aang's life involving a criminal named Yakone [[spoiler:and after Tarrlok kidnaps her she believes that he was trying to warn her that Tarrlok was Yakone's son and inherited his fathers bloodbending technique. However the first time that Korra received those flashes was after Amon knocked her out in "The Voice in the Night" meaning that Aang was trying to tell Korra that Amon was also Yakone's son.]]


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** During Book 4 eagle-eyed viewers may notice that on Kuvira's map of territories she wants to unite for the Earth Empire [[spoiler:she has included the areas that belong to the United Republic. It serves as {{foreshadowing}} that Kuvira eventually intends to conquer the United Republic as well.]]


** ''Nuktuk of the North,'' the "mover" starring Bolin in season 2, is [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 a propaganda film about a north against south civil conflict]] which blatantly [[Film/NanookOfTheNorth mixes fact and fantasy in its portrayal of arctic inhabitants]] in an era where motion picture technology is still brand new.

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** ''Nuktuk of the North,'' South,'' the "mover" starring Bolin in season 2, is [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 a propaganda film about a north against south civil conflict]] which blatantly [[Film/NanookOfTheNorth mixes fact and fantasy in its portrayal of arctic inhabitants]] in an era where motion picture technology is still brand new.

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*** Speaking of spirits, Wan Shi Tong is especially distrusting towards humans for constantly weaponizing his library's knowledge for ages. This distrust is at least justified since Aang, the previous Avatar, and his friends deceived him and acquired information against the Fire Nation decades back in the original series. Learning that a descendant of Aang was found in the library doesn't do much favors and prompts him to sell her out to Unalaq.


** The Earth Queen's spoiled nephew, Prince Wu, is constantly under-threat of this as the next-in-line for the Earth Kingdom throne

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** The Earth Queen's spoiled nephew, Prince Wu, is constantly under-threat of this as the next-in-line for the Earth Kingdom thronethrone.

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