The Best Episodes of The Legend of Korra

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

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.

The Beginnings Part 2

#1 - The Beginnings Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.85
822 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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Venom of the Red Lotus

#2 - Venom of the Red Lotus

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 8.75
812 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Tim Hedrick & Joshua Hamilton
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Endgame

#3 - Endgame

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 8.75
695 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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The Beginnings Part 1

#4 - The Beginnings Part 1

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 8.62
940 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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Day of the Colossus

#5 - Day of the Colossus

Season 4 - Episode 12

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

star 8.61
736 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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Light in the Dark

#6 - Light in the Dark

Season 2 - Episode 14

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 8.57
776 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMArtino
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The Last Stand

#7 - The Last Stand

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

star 8.56
687 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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Darkness Falls

#8 - Darkness Falls

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 8.54
794 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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Enter the Void

#9 - Enter the Void

Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 8.51
782 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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The Ultimatum

#10 - The Ultimatum

Season 3 - Episode 11

Mako and Bolin deliver an ominous message from Zaheer.

star 8.49
799 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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Turning the Tides

#11 - Turning the Tides

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.46
774 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Skeletons in the Closet

#12 - Skeletons in the Closet

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.41
738 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Korra Alone

#13 - Korra Alone

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 8.39
848 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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When Extremes Meet

#14 - When Extremes Meet

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.38
749 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Harmonic Convergence

#15 - Harmonic Convergence

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 8.37
686 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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And the Winner Is...

#16 - And the Winner Is...

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.31
794 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Out of the Past

#17 - Out of the Past

Season 1 - Episode 9

After Tarrlok has taken Korra hostage, he fabricates a story, telling everyone that the Equalists took her. When Tenzin and former Police Chief Lin Beifong hear this, they set out to find her, with Lin recruiting the help of Asami, Bolin and Mako. While being captured, Korra takes the time to understand the visions that she's been seeing. What is the message that Aang is trying to pass onto her? And will Tenzin and the others find out what really happened to Korra and be able to find her?

star 8.30
780 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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The Aftermath

#18 - The Aftermath

Season 1 - Episode 7

When the ProBending Arena is shut down after The Equalists attack, Mako and Bolin have to find a new place to live. Korra offers for them to stay on Air Bending Island, but Asami had already offered for them to stay at her father's mansion, and they accepted. While staying there, Korra learns something dire about the people that her teammates live with, and endeavours to keep them safe.

star 8.29
779 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Operation: Beifong

#19 - Operation: Beifong

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.24
764 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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A New Spiritual Age

#20 - A New Spiritual Age

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.23
804 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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Kuvira's Gambit

#21 - Kuvira's Gambit

Season 4 - Episode 11

Korra and Team Avatar try to stop Kuvira from moving against Republic City; Kuvira unveils a deadly new weapon.

star 8.22
771 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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Welcome to Republic City

#22 - Welcome to Republic City

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.21
1,135 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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The Calling

#23 - The Calling

Season 4 - Episode 4

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

star 8.21
782 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Katie Mattila
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The Terror Within

#24 - The Terror Within

Season 3 - Episode 8

Zaheer and his gang try to kidnap Korra.

star 8.20
790 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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Rebirth

#25 - Rebirth

Season 3 - Episode 2

Korra, Tenzin and Team Avatar search for new Airbenders in an effort to rebuild the Air Nation. Meanwhile, a band of sinister criminals are organizing to hunt down the Avatar themselves.

star 8.20
602 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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