The BEST Episodes of The Legend of Korra

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Network: Nickelodeon

Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.

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Beginnings (2)

#1 - Beginnings (2)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 18, 2013

Wan's spirit shows Korra how he learned the other three elements and the reason why he eventually merged with Raava and became the first Avatar. His story makes Korra realize what she must do to restore balance to the physical and spirit worlds.

star 8.63
1,556 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
Venom of the Red Lotus

#2 - Venom of the Red Lotus

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 22, 2014

Korra battles Zaheer, while Bolin and Mako duel Ghazan and Ming-Hua. The captive members of the Air Nation escape and band together to help Korra.

star 8.50
1,309 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Joshua Hamilton, Tim Hedrick
Beginnings (1)

#3 - Beginnings (1)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 18, 2013

In order to cleanse herself from a dark spirit's attack, Korra must reconnect with her Avatar Spirit by finding Raava. To do so, she needs to learn about the origins of the first Avatar, Wan. He tells her how he received the power of fire and learned the ways of the spirits, as well as how he was the one responsible for unleashing Vaatu, the spirit of darkness, into the world.

star 8.41
1,750 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
Day of the Colossus

#4 - Day of the Colossus

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2014

Team Avatar clashes with Kuvira on the streets of Republic City; Pema and Prince Wu help evacuate innocent citizens.

star 8.36
1,109 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
Darkness Falls

#5 - Darkness Falls

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 22, 2013

Korra learns of a new twist in Unalaq’s evil plans to release the spirit of all darkness and evil, Vaatu, from his longtime imprisonment in the spirit world.

star 8.32
1,502 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
Enter the Void

#6 - Enter the Void

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 22, 2014

When other plans fail, Korra suggests a brave idea to take on the Red Lotus and save the Air Nation.

star 8.31
1,245 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino

#7 - Endgame

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2012

After learning who Amon really is, Korra and Mako set out to expose him to the other members of The Equalists, in hopes of shattering Amon's image and bringing his efforts to a halt. In doing so, they learn that Amon had managed to capture Tenzin and his children, and is going to use them in a demonstration of what the world will be like once Amon's plans are complete. Korra and Mako manage to prevent Amon from taking the Air Bending family's powers away and lure Amon away to try to take him down without his disciples helping him. But the young Avatar soon realizes that Amon's secret power is too great, and he takes her bending away. Without her bending abilities, how will Korra stop this tyrant from enacting his evil plans?

star 8.31
1,415 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
Light in the Dark

#8 - Light in the Dark

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 22, 2013

Unalaq has finally merged with Vaatu and is terrorizing Republic City in the form of a giant spiritual monster. Without Raava or any prior Avatar connections, Korra must meditate and find the cosmic energy of the universe within herself in order to defeat Vaatu.

star 8.30
1,439 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
The Last Stand

#9 - The Last Stand

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 18, 2014

The fate of the Earth Kingdom and the Avatar's life is at stake, when Korra comes face to face with Kuvira.

star 8.23
1,048 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
The Ultimatum

#10 - The Ultimatum

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 15, 2014

Mako and Bolin deliver an ominous message from Zaheer.

star 8.23
1,309 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
Korra Alone

#11 - Korra Alone

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2014

Korra's three-year journey of healing takes her to unexpected places.

star 8.15
1,307 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
And the Winner Is...

#12 - And the Winner Is...

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2012

The Fire Ferrets are preparing for the big championship ProBending match, when Amon declares a threat to the city that, if the match was to continue, dire consequences would ensue. Korra, Mako and Bolin convince the council to allow the match to happen, with the help of an unsuspecting individual. What will Amon do to the city when the match happens?

star 8.10
1,907 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
Harmonic Convergence

#13 - Harmonic Convergence

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 15, 2013

With the help of her closest friends, Korra must close both spirit portals before Harmonic Convergence occurs.

star 8.07
1,305 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
Operation: Beifong

#14 - Operation: Beifong

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2014

Bolin helps Opal and Lin save the Beifongs from Kuvira. Korra visits the Spirit World looking for help.

star 8.07
1,128 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Tim Hedrick
Turning the Tides

#15 - Turning the Tides

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2012

After Korra is rescued after being taken hostage by Tarrlok, and escaping from Amon and The Equalists, she takes time to recover and tell her friends about the dire news of Tarrlok's heritage. Stunned by this, Tenzin decides to raise it with the other council members and discuss a plan to rectify the issues that Tarrlok created. But unknown to anyone, The Equalists begin to strike against Republic city in an attempt to take it over, until they begin a full-blown attack on the city, bombarding it with bombs and taking out the strengths of the city, one by one. What will Korra and her friends do to combat the oncoming attack of The Equalists?

star 8.07
1,736 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
Skeletons in the Closet

#16 - Skeletons in the Closet

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 23, 2012

After Amon and The Equalists have overtaken Republic City, the future seems a lot bleaker for Korra and her friends, having to hide in the underground without being able to do anything but wait for the United Forces to come take back the city. As the United Forces roll into Republic City by sea, General Iroh is bewildered by the lack of resistance as they come into the harbor. His bewilderment is replaced by shock as he discovers a new weapon that The Equalists have developed, which decimates his fleet. The General is lucky to have Korra save him, and after recovering, they plot together to hatch a plan to stop Amon in his tracks. As they set out to put this plan into action, the young Avatar learns a unexpected secret about the leader of The Equalists from an old acquaintance.

star 8.05
1,724 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
When Extremes Meet

#17 - When Extremes Meet

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 2, 2012

As Asami, Bolin and Mako move into Air Temple Island, the police force inducts Chief Saikhan in to lead them. During the induction, Saikhan announces his direct reporting to Tarrlok when dealing with the Equalist threat. In doing so, it creates mass tension between Korra and Tarrlok, as the young Avatar feels that the councilman will only cause a greater divide between benders and non-benders with the support of the new police chief. The Avatar and her friends decide to band together to create a vigilante team as a means to help stop the Equalists. While they do this, Tarrlok resorts to extreme measures to control non-benders, in which Korra opposes profusely. How will the young Avatar help combat the tyranny of Councilman Tarrlok?

star 8.04
1,770 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
A New Spiritual Age

#18 - A New Spiritual Age

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 8, 2013

After successfully arriving in the Spirit World, Korra and Jinora get separated. Jinora ends up at Wan Shi Tong's Library, where she is captured by Unalaq. Korra finds herself in a dark forest as a four-year-old, where she encounters Iroh's spirit. With the help of the former Fire Nation general, she helps a lost dragon bird spirit, who in turn helps her find the spirit portals. There, she is forced by her uncle to open the northern portal, lest he destroy Jinora's soul.

star 8.03
1,499 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
The Guide

#19 - The Guide

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 1, 2013

Korra seeks Tenzin's help to enter the Spirit World for the first time. However, their attempts prove to be futile until Jinora comes to Korra's aid. Meanwhile, Mako and Asami rekindle their relationship, though Mako's investigation into Varrick's affairs lead to the firebender's arrest.

star 7.99
1,538 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
Civil Wars (2)

#20 - Civil Wars (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 27, 2013

In an attempt to get Judge Hotah to release Tonraq, Korra discovers that Unalaq had set up the trial and his brother's banishment, causing her to break away from him and his teachings. Meanwhile at the Southern Air Temple, Tenzin finds Ikki and they reconcile with their respective siblings

star 7.97
1,536 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
Night of a Thousand Stars

#21 - Night of a Thousand Stars

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 15, 2013

Bolin saves the day when President Raiko is mysteriously attacked in Republic City. With Mako arrested, Asami tries to free him and learn who is framing him.

star 7.97
1,523 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
Original Airbenders

#22 - Original Airbenders

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 18, 2014

Though contending with Bumi's bad attitude, Tenzin tries to train the new members of the Air Nation.

star 7.97
1,297 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Tim Hedrick
The Terror Within

#23 - The Terror Within

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 25, 2014

Zaheer and his gang try to kidnap Korra.

star 7.97
1,268 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
The Calling

#24 - The Calling

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo head out to find the Avatar.

star 7.95
1,206 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Katie Mattila
Welcome to Republic City

#25 - Welcome to Republic City

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 14, 2012

After Aang, Zuko, Katara, Sokka, Toph and Suki had defeated Firelord Ozai and stopped the tyranny of the Fire Nation, Aang and Zuko took steps to usher in a new age of equality amongst the nations. In the center of the Fire Nation Colonies, they built Republic City, a place where people of all nations can live without fear of war. Now 70 years have passed since then, and Aang's successor, Korra, is training to be the new Avatar. After passing her firebending test, she meets with Tenzin, Aang's son and the only Air Bending Master, who is supposed to be her Air Bending Teacher. However, due to tense circumstances in Republic City, he tells her that her training must wait, so that he can tend to his duties in the City. Not wanting to wait, Korra sneaks out of the South Pole and heads to Republic City where she finds herself in over her head.

star 7.93
2,488 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino