The Best Episodes of The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra is set in the Avatar universe as a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The new series takes place seventy years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc with new characters and settings. The protagonist of the new series, Korra, the Avatar after Aang, is a hot-headed and rebellious young woman from the Southern Water Tribe who is ready to take on the world. The series follows Korra as she faces an Anti-bending Revolution while mastering the art of airbending from Aang and Katara's son, Tenzin.

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 8.90
745 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
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 8.77
746 votes
Directors: Melchior Zwyer
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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 8.76
621 votes
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Day of the Colossus

#4 - 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 8.64
671 votes
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The Beginnings Part 1

#5 - 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 8.64
855 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
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 8.61
703 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
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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 8.59
624 votes
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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
723 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
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The Ultimatum

#9 - The Ultimatum

Season 3 - Episode 11

Mako and Bolin deliver an ominous message from Zaheer.

star 8.52
726 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
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Enter the Void

#10 - 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
712 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
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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 8.49
696 votes
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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 8.44
659 votes
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When Extremes Meet

#13 - 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 8.41
671 votes
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Korra Alone

#14 - Korra Alone

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 8.40
778 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
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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 8.36
625 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
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The Aftermath

#16 - 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 8.33
694 votes
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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 8.33
697 votes
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And the Winner Is...

#18 - 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 8.32
709 votes
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A New Spiritual Age

#19 - 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 8.26
731 votes
Directors: Ian Graham
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The Calling

#20 - The Calling

Season 4 - Episode 4

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

star 8.24
707 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
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Welcome to Republic City

#21 - 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 8.24
1,015 votes
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A Leaf in the Wind

#22 - A Leaf in the Wind

Season 1 - Episode 2

Korra begins her training with Tenzin. While training, she runs into great difficulties and becomes frustrated with her inability to learn Air Bending quickly. She also becomes more interested in ProBending, a sport where teams consisting of a Fire Bender, Water Bender and Earth Bender attempt to knock each other out of a ring, and sneaks out to see a match, against Tenzin's wishes. While there, Korra meets the Fire Ferrets, which consists of Mako, Bolin and Hasuke. When Hasuke fails to turn up for the final match that the Fire Ferrets need to win to enter the Tournament, Korra joins the team in his place.

star 8.24
710 votes
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Operation: Beifong

#23 - 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 8.23
699 votes
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Kuvira's Gambit

#24 - 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
702 votes
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The Terror Within

#25 - The Terror Within

Season 3 - Episode 8

Zaheer and his gang try to kidnap Korra.

star 8.22
719 votes
Directors: Colin Heck
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