The BEST Episodes of The Legend of Korra
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 26, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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?
#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.
#10 - The Ultimatum
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 15, 2014
Mako and Bolin deliver an ominous message from Zaheer.
#11 - Korra Alone
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2014
Korra's three-year journey of healing takes her to unexpected places.
#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?
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#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?
#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.
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#23 - The Terror Within
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 25, 2014
Zaheer and his gang try to kidnap Korra.
#24 - The Calling
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 2014
Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo head out to find the Avatar.
#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.