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    After All These Years 
  • Three years later, the city has gotten over its spirit vine problem, building around the affected areas and turning the Spirit Wilds into a tourist attraction. Just goes to show that once they stopped expecting someone else to just make it go away, they were able to work it out. Furthermore, they've renamed the park after Korra and built a statue in her honor, giving her the appreciation she deserves.
    • Remember Gommu? The friendly, homeless man that Korra met in the very first episode. Well, now he hangs out with spirits as his new best buddies!
  • Although the village has resigned its autonomy to the hands of Kuvira, Kuvira's troops and the villagers actually appear to be amiable as the supplies are passed out. They even let the kids play in the mecha.
  • Bolin and Kai's reuniting hug. Followed by Bolin commenting on how Kai is really growing up.
  • Despite being on different sides, Bolin and Opal obviously still care for each other, and he really does want to make it work.
    • Bopal have been a couple for three years. Considering how at the Book 2 finale, Bolin commented to Eska that he really wasn't a big fan of long distance relationships. This proves that Bolin's feelings for Opal are so strong and powerful that he decided to commit to a long distance relationship. It also shows a healthy amount of Character Development.
  • Ikki and Jinora taking care of Pabu in Bolin's absence.
  • Ikki and Meelo affectionately playing with Naga.
  • Kai and Opal are shown to be good friends to the point they can talk about their problems. In this case, they discuss Opal's relationship problems with Bolin.
  • Lefty, the baby Sky Bison calf Kai befriended in Book 3, is now all grown up and still helping Kai and Opal.
  • Even if she is the Big Bad, Kuvira's look of affection towards Baatar Jr., her fiance, is pretty sweet. Namely, Kuvira only interjects to stop Opal from chewing out Baatar about their mother.
  • Kuvira and Opal are on opposing sides, and Opal is very harsh in her criticisms. Rather than getting angry, Kuvira accepts the criticism and states that she only wishes to make the world better, just as Opal does. After letting Opal vent, Kuvira asks if she can forgive and move on.
  • Annoying and grating as he is, Prince Wu remarking, "I don't know what I'll do without you" to Mako after he rescues him from being further pied, showing that, unlike his ungrateful great-aunt, he at least shows gratitude.
  • Asami has the same hairstyle as her mother.
  • Mako and Lin's evolved relationship. Lin, of all people, was nervous to tell Mako that Prince Wu wants him to come to Ba Sing Se with him; even tried to persuade Raiko to change his mind. It looks like that the time-skip allowed these two to become great friends.
  • Bear in mind, Kai and Jinora not just being in a relationship, not just in a teenagers in a relationship for the last three years, but being teenagers in a relationship for the last three years that's long-distance (barring using Astral Projection to see each other) and strained by the demands of peacekeeping yet it's "fine" as in drama-free. Kudos.
  • In a way, Jinora's hairstyle closely resembles Katara's in Book 3 of the previous series, minus the hair loopies.
  • Asami saying that she can't wait to see Korra again. Just the way she says it & her expiration just melts your heart, just from that one scene highlights how much she cares for Korra. This gets better when you remember that Asami has already read the letter that Korra sent her, in which she confided about her fears about being unable to fully recover.
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    Korra Alone 
  • During Korra's two years at the Southern Water Tribe in recovery, Asami, Mako, and Bolin have written her enough letters that there's a huge stack of them in Korra's room. Korra is clearly missed by her friends.
    • Korra's letter to Asami in which she confides in her and tells her of her nightmares of her battle with Zaheer. That along with her ending the letter saying that she only feels comfortable telling Asami this shows just how strong their bond has become over the last few years. It also calls back to their last scene in the Book 3 finale, where Asami told Korra that she would be there for her if she needed to talk or anything. Now we see Korra taking Asami up on that offer by telling her what she is going through rather then Mako, Bolin, Tenzin or even her own parents.
    • Even before Korra leaves for the Southern Water Tribe is a CMOH on Asami's part. Bear in mind, it's the best place in the world to get healed up, Asami has no healing abilities (beyond moral support) and has a business to run so it's not like she isn't busy yet would happily put it all aside just to be there for Korra.
  • Korra smiling and petting the stray puppy which is actually the leaf spirit who wanted to help her earlier in the episode.
  • Tenzin takes the time to visit Korra while she's recovering. He even steps in during her firebending sparring match when Korra flashes back to her fight with Zaheer and isn't able to defend herself. Sadly, his advice could use some work.
  • Korra, with help from Katara, taking her first steps and using them to walk to and embrace Naga.
  • Korra's growing determination to get better. We see her joy at simply being able to move her big toe, her enthusiasm to show Tenzin how much she's improved, and even when she's faced with the reality that she's not recovered yet, she still doesn't give up. The previous episode suggested that Korra had left the Southern Tribe in a bad state, having left Naga behind and lied to her parents. Now we see that she had intended and still means to work things out for herself. Given the alternatives that had been speculated, this is both heartwarming and awesome.
  • "Nice to see you again, Twinkle-toes."
    • It becomes more heartwarming in hindsight: In the episode "The Avatar and the Fire Lord" of the previous series, a visibly worried Toph wondered if friendships could last more than one lifetime, before her friends started holding her hands to reassure her. Now Korra, Aang's reincarnation, has met Toph so yes, friendships do transcend lifetimes.
  • The little translucent leaf spirit was concerned enough over Korra that he ventured into the Material World to help her in her time of need. It could not have been all that easy for the spirit to find her either, plus it went to the trouble of taking on a form she would listen to.
  • While it's mostly a Funny Moment, seeing the sushi-shop owner's picture of Aang. Up to this point, we've only seen Adult Aang in his serious moments. It's nice to know that, even as an adult, he never lost the goofy, fun-loving side that we all know and love.
    The Coronation 
  • Mako and Bolin's bro-hug, reuniting after so long. They also remark how much they deeply miss Korra.
  • Although he's a total fop, Prince Wu is genuine when he wants to bring Mako to Ba Sing Se to live it up and have a good time, especially after Mako's fight with Bolin.
  • Kuvira ruins the coronation by announcing her plans for the Earth Empire, but the fact that Prince Wu is completely grateful for everything she has done speaks volumes.
  • Kuvira's a real hardass, but when Bolin is very concerned about her Earth Empire plans, she takes him aside, talks to him personally, and tells him she's just engaging in tough rhetoric so she can be taken seriously and conflict can be avoided. Subverted she's is completely lying, as shown when Suyin talks to her and the next episode makes it clear that Kuvira does not care for Bolin and is only using him.
  • Suyin was practically handed the Earth Kingdom to unite following the death of the Earth Queen, but she refused it, claiming she didn't want to be a tyrant.
  • Prince Wu accepts the fact that he's not cut out to be a leader. He also seems glad Mako was frank with him about it, noting that no one's even spoken to him like that before.
  • Toph remarking that, through her connection to the earth, she can see Suyin or Lin whenever she wants. It's almost like she's their fairy godmother. note 
  • Toph is abrasive, cynical and more than happy to toss Korra around like a ragdoll all day; in other words, reliving her friendship with Aang. She also wants to help the Avatar once again, even though she has to justify it for the sake of her pride.
    Toph: Well, I was planning on soaking my feet in mud for a few weeks, but I can't stand you being so pathetic and getting your butt kicked all the time. All right. I guess I can help.
  • While Korra is still nowhere near the expert fighter she was three years ago, she is showing remarkable mental improvement. Even though she's getting tossed around the Swamp by Toph, she doesn't seem to be freezing up in combat anymore like she used to, and she displays some genuine happiness. The adorable, playfully sneaky look on her face when she tries to land a surprise attack on Toph is particularly beautiful to see.
  • Raiko shows some concern for Korra's well being when he learns she's gone missing and this is especially heartwarming considering he seemed more concerned about the Red Lotus than Korra in the Book 3 finale.
    The Calling 
  • The Earth Empire guards that captured Ikki sympathise with her and help her find the Avatar.
    • Then she leaves them some of her package food.
  • Meelo and Tuyen's interaction/friendship is just adorable. It's especially so since we rarely get to see Meelo that vulnerable.
  • The meeting scene, when Jinora, Ikki and Meelo reunite with Korra. The fact that Korra, who has been emotionally stunted for years, cries Tears of Joy when she sees them is particularly powerful.
  • Meelo identifies Toph by being "cranky, old and blind". Toph's response? "I like this one!"
  • Korra is back. She finally managed to remove the poison and overcame her fears with Toph's help. Hooray!
  • Korra is finally allowed to hug Toph after she manages to remove the poison from her body. Toph even says that she is proud of her.
  • The fact that Toph acknowledged that none of the villains were truly wrong, just misguided and "out of balance".
  • If you look closely, you can briefly see Ikki hugging Rohan (who can now walk) before she sets off to find Korra.
  • Even though Korra failed to stop a few shop lifters the sushi cook still put Korra's awkward picture up on the wall next to Aang's. When he is asked about Korra he says that he is worried for her and hopes that she is alright. It's a good way of showing that despite that Korra couldn't stop a few thugs he still reveres her as the Avatar while also recognizing that she is a human being who has been hurt.
  • Pema packed encouraging notes into the food bag for her kids because, of course she did. One of them refers to Meelo as "my handsome little man".
    Enemy at the Gates 
  • Hiroshi family mending!
    • Asami deciding to rebuild her relationship with her father as much as she can, even if she can't yet bring herself to forgive him. She even brings a Pai Sho set to play with him, which he happily obliges to.
    • Hiroshi admits that he's very proud of the woman she's becomes over the years and considers her "the greatest thing he's ever created".
  • During the confrontation at Zaofu between Suyin's family and Kuvira and Baatar Jr.,
    • Baatar Sr. asks his son to come back to Zaofu, only to be rejected. Even though one parent (Suyin) is livid with their son's decision, Baatar Sr. still genuinely loves his son and wants him to come home.
    • Instead of getting mad at Bolin for being a part of Kuvira's mission, Suyin directs her anger at Kuvira for using Bolin to try and persuade her into surrendering.
    • Suyin later hugging Korra after not seeing her for three years.
  • Korra, though aware of Kuvira's reign of power across the Earth Kingdom, remains grateful that Kuvira rescued her father and hopes that there is still good in her to listen to reason. She even flatly rejects Suyin's idea to use the Avatar State and demolish her army, stating that violence is what the old her would do and it never worked. Our little girl is all grown up.
  • Varrick growing a conscience when he realizes how dangerous the spirit technology could be. Later when Bolin shows up, Varrick believes his conscience has returned. Yes, Bolin has stuck with his mad scientist buddy for so long, that he is Varrick's Conscience even when he's not there!
  • Varrick rescues Zhu Li from falling off the train after an experiment goes awry, making it the first time he shows genuine concern about someone else. Granted, he ruins the moment by ordering her to clean up the mess, but the fact that he rescued her without hesitation speaks volumes.
  • Bolin believes fervently in bringing stability and peace to the Earth Kingdom, and is trying to be as diplomatic as possible. He even tries to be chummy with Wei and Wing like they used to be.
    Battle of Zaofu 
  • Combined with awesome, the simple fact Varrick is willing to blow himself up rather than build the Spirit Vine Weapon is a clear sign he's become a bit of a Jerkass with a Heart of Gold.
    • His intended final words: "I will see you on the other side, Zhu Li."
  • Huan giving Meelo and Ikki art lessons.
  • Kuvira adamantly insisting that she take on Korra alone to spare her soldiers.
    • She does so to show that she would not put her soldiers through anything she herself wouldn't go through. Whether it's playing the crowd or genuine A Mother to Her Men feelings, it's an admirable declaration.
    • She didn't have to do that. She had captured Suyin and her sons. She could have simply marched in to Zaofu, but instead she chose to settle this in Combat by Champion. It is quite endearing to see a villain with a sense of honor.
  • Despite the awe-inspiring power at her disposal, Korra primarily uses air, the least harmful of the elements, on Kuvira while in the Avatar State. Particularly when compared to her firebending rage against Tarrlok, the display of restraint is yet another sign of her serious Character Development.
  • Opal crying out to Suyin that she loves her as she, Korra, and the other airbenders escape, while Suyin pleas for her to leave and reassures her that she and her siblings will be fine.
  • The fact that Zhu Li was so in tune with Varrick that she knew what he was asking her to do with no explanation shows just how close they really were. Bolin, by contrast, has no idea what "thing" Varrick talks about.
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    Reunion 
  • After Bolin tells Varrick that he isn't Zhu Li, Varrick understands... and asks Bolin to ride on him!
  • The reunion scenes. This has been three years in the making; hugs, compliments and more.
  • Korra, Asami and Mako save Prince Wu from his kidnappers, working as a team for the first time in three years.
  • Prince Wu kisses Mako's grandma hand and thanks her, after the latter agrees to let him stay in her house.
  • After the gang rescue Prince Wu from his kidnappers, Wu is genuinely grateful to the gang, particularly Mako. Keep in mind that the reason he got kidnapped in the first place was because Mako didn't follow him into the bathroom for once. Rather than be rightfully angry at him, he just thanks him for saving his life. Royal Brat he may be, but never let it be said he does not care for others.
  • Even when he's comically kept out of the group hug, Wu is still thankful for what he can get, saying "you're the best friends a guy could have!"
  • Asami has been letting Mako and Bolin's family live in the Sato estate for the past three years. Their family is huge, but Asami's house and heart are even bigger!
  • After initial disagreement, former prisoners thank Bolin for help, and help him and Varrick with a boat.
  • Asami remarks that she's glad they were together again, only without the arguments. Korra apologizes to Mako for keeping him in the dark about her problems.
  • It's a subtle and quick moment, but while they're evading Wu's kidnappers, Korra helps Asami while they run on top of the train.
    Remembrances 
  • Mako explaining how Korra helped him learn about being selfless and that she continues to inspire him. It's implied that he became a cop because of this, and also that he is making no attempts to date anyone until he can be sure he won't repeat his past mistakes.
  • Prince Wu continues to be surprisingly sweet, actually wanting to learn more about Mako as a person, getting along with Mako's family, and wanting to learn self-defense so that he can toughen up and "become a better King".
  • Tenzin helping Korra out of her existential crisis over whether she serves a purpose in the world anymore. She's changed into a far more mature person over these four seasons, and that makes her a worthy Avatar.
  • The moment where Asami brings Korra some tea because she thought she might be getting cold. Also Asami being the one to point out how much good Korra has done & how she has made the world a better place.
    • In light of the Finale this moment becomes rather romantic and is yet another sign of Korra & Asami's growing feelings for each other. The dialogue at the start of the scene even takes on a whole new light when viewed in a romantic way.
      Asami: I brought you some tea. I thought you might be cold out here.
      Korra: You're so sweet.
  • Varrick casts not himself, but Bolin as the greatest hero in all the world in his story, and heaps on the praises. Sure, he still makes himself look good too, but he always keeps the spotlight firmly on Bolin.
    • Also, Varrick completely makes up a reconciliation between Bolin and Opal, which hasn't happened in real life yet, but Bolin is sincerely touched by it all the same.
    Beyond the Wilds 
  • Though Opal's still mad at him, Korra and Mako are glad to see that Bolin's okay, and hugs ensue.
    • Also, the 'Blink and you'll miss it' moment when they first see Bolin again (which BTW is the first time Korra has seen him in 3 years) and both Mako and Opal shout his name in surprise, but Korra just has a quiet moment to herself before she gives him a great big smile.
  • Zaheer helps Korra to overcome her fear of him, break her inner block and connect with Raava again. He also seems to be milder and back to being Affably Evil.
    Korra: I'm not holding myself down, but my power has limits.
    Zaheer: You're wrong. That poison should have killed you, but you were able to fight it off. You think your power has limits. I say it's limitless.
    • Raava talking to Korra again is absolutely satisfying. Raava's clearly happy about it as well, and encourages Korra further, in a tone that almost seems motherly.
      • Many fans are ecstatic that Raava is back after being cut from Korra in season 2
    • Even more heartwarming, Korra might have been the first avatar Raava was able to talk to since Wan.
  • At the end, Opal decide to try to give a chance to Bolin to reconcile by asking him to help save her family with Lin. He agrees, of course.
    • Even before that, Bolin said he knew no big gestures or apologies would win her back so easily, but that doesn't mean he's ever gonna stop trying to do so... because he loves her that much.
  • Fire Lord Izumi's refusal to participate in a preemptive strike on Kuvira proposed by Raiko due to the harsh fact that the Fire Nation still has lingering notoriety for engaging in a war against the world for over a century, and she's not wrong. Not only that, she explicitly states that she'll only discharge her soldiers into combat as a last resort.
    • Furthermore she does lend resources to fortification. She's clearly not intending to be like Suyin and avoid responsibility, she just doesn't want unnecessary violence.
  • Korra playing with Naga. It's nice to see the two of them interacting again after months of absence.
  • Even though Opal was still pissed off at Bolin, when Opal received a letter from Pabu that he "broke his legs", she immediately followed Pabu over to where he was.
  • Look at how quickly Lin and Opal bonded together to rescue their family? After all that has been, isn't it hearwarming?
  • A minor one, but during the meeting with the world leaders, Korra is upset that the world leaders invited Prince Wu over her which is only exacerbated by Wu gloating to Korra that he was invited to the meeting. Wu then tries to cheer her up by saying he recommended that Korra be at the meeting. Of course it could have been Wu being Wu, but the fact that the thought highly enough of her to recommend she be at the meeting speaks volumes about his character.
  • Bolin's reunion with Pabu.
  • Lin refuses to grant Korra access into a section of the city where the Spirit Vines had run rampants, but after Korra convinces her, Lin changes her harsh tone to give her a gentle "be careful". It's one of those things that remind you of how the two started off before becoming allies.
  • Jinora happily telling Tenzin that Korra saved them all.
    • It should be noted after this moment, the world leaders are not dismissive of Korra anymore, and Korra begins to take up more of a leadership position in dealing with Kuvira.
    Operation Beifong 
  • Wing cheerfully tapping Bolin's cheek. Remember that the previous interactions between the twins and him were rather hostile (their frustration at his failure to pick up metal bending, then seeing him working with Kuvira). Now, they like him enough to seemingly flirt with him.
  • Toph greeting Opal warmly and receiving her hug without her typical crankiness and showing that whatever her flaws as a mother, she is a loving grandmother.
    Opal: "Grandma Toph!"
    Toph: "You were only up to my waist the last time we were together."
  • Opal finally reconciles with Bolin ("He's officially out of the polar-bear doghouse.") and kisses him on the cheek.
    • Bolin decides to save Zhu Li and rushes to save her. Opal goes after him.
  • Zhu Li's the one who ultimately convinces Opal to forgive Bolin by pointing that despite working for someone like Kuvira, his heart was at least in the right place.
  • Lin and Su's fight together with Wei and Wing, and Toph later coming in to save them.
  • The Beifong family is finally free.
    • Lin's smiling face when Su and Toph hug. After resenting both of them for years, it was nice to see her happy at their reunion.
  • Lin and Toph's reconciliation. After a quarrel between Toph and Lin the previous night, the former assures both Lin and Su that she really does love them and points out that despite her lackluster parenting skills, they both ultimately turned out just fine.
  • During the conversation before Lin's fight with Toph, Bolin admits that he's been having a lot of trouble picking up on metalbending—to this, Toph says that even "blockheads" like Bolin could learn it with the proper instruction. However, when Bolin admits that he was able to pick up on lavabending, Toph (noting the rarity of lavabending) is suitably and tells Bolin so, to which he reacts ecstatically.
  • Though Baatar Jr. joined Kuvira, when he sees Opal in the blast area, he immediately tries to stop the test. Unfortunately, it's too late to stop the cannon. Fortunately, the rest of the Beifongs make sure it misses.
  • Another minor one for Prince Wu. During the discussion, he is the first to suggest that Republic City be evacuated due to the spirit vines and Kuvira's impending attack. Even Mako praises him on his surprisingly quick thinking. Sadly, Wu ruins the moment when he reveals that it was just an attempt to impress Korra, but just hearing Prince Wu of all people suggest something like that shows that for all his vices, he does have a heart.
    Kuvira's Gambit 
  • Kuvira and Baatar embrace each other after her speech; she promises him to get married after they've taken Republic City.
  • Prince Wu gives a good speech for the citizens, calming them down after they start panicking when Mako announces the evacuation. Even cynical old Lin says that he may be a good king.
    • Then there's the part when Wu helps Pema out with the evacuation. He seems honestly sincere about the effort.
  • Zhu Li and Varrick are reunited, she apologies, the music sweels, only for him to mess it up. Her speech to him is at least very sweet.
    "Varrick, you mean the world to me."
  • The first thing Kuvira does when Baatar is captured is to ask how he is.
  • When the call for evacuation goes on the air, Gommu grabs a beat cop by the hand—a fellow whose job typically includes chasing Gommu—and practically drags him along towards the evacuation point.
  • When Korra's forced to exclude Meelo from the stealth mission of kidnapping Baatar Jr., Meelo's obviously a little hurt by it—but Korra gets down at eye-level with him and tells him that while she would certainly appreciate his help, the stealth mission requires everyone to be as quiet as possible, and Meelo's farts are just too much of a wild card for him to be able to help (it turns into a funny moment when Meelo tries denying this, but after farting loudly he acknowledges that she has a point).
  • Raiko surrenders as soon as he sees the superweapon's power, not risking the troops' lives. It's kind of subtle, but this person, otherwise established as a rather pragmatic dunderhead, decided to give up his position instead of allowing thousands of lives being pointlessly destroyed.
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    Day of the Colossus 
  • Su comforting Baatar Jr. after he was betrayed by Kuvira—she admits that while it will obviously take some time, she's sure that his dad, sister and brothers will forgive just like she already has.
  • Varrick is no longer Oblivious to Love!
    • The story Varrick tells about his ostrich horse in the episode. Even though Zhu Li interrupts him on account of the robot army and the fact that it sounds like a Non Sequitur, it's clear what Varrick was winding up to when he says that he took the ostrich horse for granted—he wanted to apologize to Zhu Li that he took her for granted.
    • Varrick proposes to Zhu Li; not with a Water Tribe betrothal necklace but with a jade ring, clearly respecting her culture.
    • The proposal itself
    Varrick: Zhu Li?
    Zhu Li: Yes?
    Varrick: ...I have something I need to... attach, before we take off.
    Zhu Li: Attach to what?
    Varrick: I need to attach this ring to your finger. Zhu Li Moon... will you do the thing for the rest of our lives?
    Zhu Li: Yes!
  • Asami and Hiroshi ultimately reconciling.
    • They work on the humming bird and then flew in it together; Father-Daughter team!
    • Back in Book 1, Hiroshi had almost killed Asami, saying "I see now that there is no chance to save you!" His final act before he dies? Saving Asami by ejecting her from the mech suit, his last words being another apology to her for all that he'd done.
  • Wu in general throughout this episode
    • Wu's second song to the badgermoles is about Grandma Yin, telling her she's sweet and thanking her for letting him stay in her home when he was in hiding.
    • Two episodes ago, he freely admitted that he only made the suggestion to evacuate because he wanted to impress Korra. Two episodes later, he sincerely wants to help the people of Republic City, calming them down whenever they start to panic and coming up with a clever idea to use badgermoles to tunnel out of the city. He even seemingly performs a Take Me Instead when they are cornered by Kuvira's goons (though it was a ploy to distract them so the badgermoles could attack). It's a far cry from the Royal Brat we met in the outset of the season.
    The Last Stand 
  • Mako and Bolin's hug when Mako is about to overload the power source. And then Bolin coming back to save him after he's knocked unconscious.
  • Mako assuring Korra that he'll always follow her into battle, and that he'll always have her back.
    • This gets even sweeter if one wants to interpret it also as Mako acknowledging Korra and Asami's potential romantic relationship and promising Korra (and, by extension, Asami) that she will always have his support.
  • The conclusion of Korra vs Kuvira has a lot of heartwarming.
  • When Kuvira rips off the Colossus' arm, Lin ''straps'' in Su (who had been knocked unconscious) with metal to prevent her from being thrown out of the arm.
  • Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding.
    Bolin: "You may now...do the thing."
    (Zhu Li and Varrick kiss)
    • Varrick crying tears of joy as he tells Zhu Li "You just make me so dang happy!"
      • Then he takes out a control to set off fireworks, making sure both he and Zhu Li press the button together. It's a subtle way of showing how he's going to make sure they're equals from then on.
    • Besides the two getting married, we get a lot of minor characters making The Cameo as well. They all came Back for the Finale!
    • Ikki pulling Huan out onto the dance floor with her, hopping around excitedly while he just stares over his shoulder at the viewer.
  • When Korra hears Wu's plan to Abdicate the Throne and create a system of elected leaders for the Earth Kingdom, modeled after the Republic, she promises to help him do so. Considering that when they first met, Korra didn't want anything to do with him, it really shows how much the prince has grown over the season.
  • Getting to see Korra happy and hopeful for the future again, after she entered the season as a PTSD-ridden mess teetering on the edge of the Despair Event Horizon.
    • Additionally, Korra's actions proved that despite what her enemies have said to her, she does have a role to fulfill, and she is happy to embrace her role as the Avatar for any future challenges she may face.
  • While Korra and her friends recognized that they will probably have other challenges and fights ahead of them, it is nice to see them enjoy the peace they have earned.
  • Tenzin praising Korra for how much she changed the world, and how she has done more in a few years than other Avatars have done in their lifetimes along with Korra believing she has only begun, and she wishes to learn and do more with her life.
  • Mulling over Hiroshi's Heroic Sacrifice, Asami sadly expressing thankfulness that they at least managed to fully reconcile beforehand.
    • In the same dialogue, Asami also says, to Korra, "I'm just so happy you're here now! I don't think I could've handled losing you and my father in the same day," illustrating just how much Asami loves Korra (and hinting that losing Korra would have pushed Asami note  over the Despair Event Horizon).
    • Korra apologizing for being gone for so long and, after an entire season of Toph, Zaheer, everyone trying to get Korra through her pain physically with little emotional connection, Asami says the one thing Korra must have been waiting to hear someone say for three years: "You don't have to apologize for anything." Asami finally assures Korra that all the pain she felt and how much her torture made her suffer is not her fault. Korra was right — Asami did understand.
  • The final two scenes of the series: Korra and Asami comforting one another at Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding, then leaving hand-in-hand to take an extended vacation in the Spirit Realm together.
  • It should be noted that the Book Four finale is the only one where Korra does not cry. Instead, she finds happiness with Asami.
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