Avatar Korra (born 153 AG) is the current incarnation of the Avatar and immediate successor of Avatar Aang. She originates from the Avatar: The Last Airbender spin-off, The Legend of Korra.
Why She Rocks
- She is the perfect, strong and independent female lead.
- She was able to pull through the poisoning and trauma Zaheer put her through for years.
- Very noticeable character development. She started out as a hot-headed and selfish little girl, but turned into a responsible woman who makes use of her duties as Avatar at the end of the series.
- She is a skilled fighter and an excellent bender. She was able to master water, fire and earth when she was only three, something Aang wishes he could have been able to do.
- She shows pride and compassion for her friends.
- She is able to successfully connect with the spirit world, showing that she can keep calm despite her fiery nature.
- Once she gained back her memories, she now knows how to keep patient.
- She was created to be bisexual, which is uncommon in kids shows.
- Janet Varney gives an excellent vocal performance.
- She can be funny at times.
- Her awesome, heartwarming and romantic relationship with Asami, and the show handled their lesbian relationship wonderfully.
- She can still get too hot-headed and cocky for her own good.
- She was a bit of a spoiled brat in the first season.
- She can be very careless, and not just in battle. She got herself stuck in a painful love triangle with Asami and Mako, similar to the painful love triangle of Carly Shay, Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson. Luckily, just like when Carly ended up winning Freddie’s heart, the love triangle ended with Asami winning Korra’s affections and love, leading to a unique lesbian couple, which is not usually seen in kids shows.
- Speaking of Mako, she has poor chemistry with him, but thankfully she broke up with him and moved on with a much better and unique lesbian relationship with Asami.
- The creators could not find a name that they agreed on that followed the tradition of the Water Tribe names, but when they were staying in an eco-lodge, the owner introduced them to his dog Cora. The creators agreed on the name, and with a spelling tweak, it fit into the established culture.
- Coincidentally, the actress who provided the voice of four-year-old Korra is also named Cora.