The sequel series to The Last Airbender follows a new avatar: Korra. The Legend of Korra takes place decades after the original series, according to Polygon, and presents viewers with completely new characters to get to know (if you haven’t watched the show before, that is). If you haven’t seen Korra before, know that the titular character is the current incarnation of Avatar.
Does this make Korra the last Avatar?
Korra isn’t the last Avatar, but just the representation of a new cycle of Avatars. Nowhere in the series does it imply that when Korra dies, there will be no more Avatars again, or that the Avatar cycle should end.
According to a fan on Stack Exchange, “Her connection to the past Avatars was destroyed, but upon merging with Raava again, she became full Avatar again.” They added, “Essentially, she’s no different from Wan, the first Avatar. She’s merged with Raava, she has the ability to bend all the elements (and energy). The next Avatar will have access to her, just as she used to have access to past Avatars.”
Plus, if Korra was the last Avatar, that would mean we wouldn’t get more Avatar shows and movies in the future, and that would just be unacceptable.
People on Twitter have a lot of feelings about Korra.
Not only is it a badass series, but The Legend of Korra presents fans with an LGBTQ+ relationship: Korra and Aasami Sato’s relationship is a pretty big deal, considering this aired on Nickelodeon. While we wish we saw more same-sex couples on TV, Korra (which premiered back in 2012!) paved the way for more inclusivity and queer shows. Producers and show writers, take note!
Some are defending Korra, since there are The Last Airbender fans (many of whom are dudes) who wish there was more of Aang and less of Korra. “if you hate Korra keep that s**t to yourself, it's embarrassing,” one Twitter user wrote. In fact, some people are really anti-Korra, criticizing others who enjoy it.
Oooh, burn. One Twitter user joked, "incels hate korra because she can actually get a girlfriend." (Incels are self-identifying celibate men who claim they can't find love even though they want to.)
Another wrote, "All these grown ass men crying over The Legend of Korra coming to Netflix. Korra Nation never ceases to win."
And look. If Korra isn't for you, that's okay too. If you prefer The Last Airbender, it's there for you to re-stream. Let's just all remember to be kind and not bash each other for our preferences in entertainment.
When does Korra hit Netflix?
Write this date on your calendar, because that’s the first day Korra will be available for streaming on Netflix: August 14.