When Korra started, it was an adorable, spunky, story about a new and different kind of Avatar. Korra was a boisterous, sheltered sixteen-year-old, itching to master the elements and get out there and save the world.
At first, Korra is like any other sheltered teenager. She’s out in the world for the first time, headstrong, makes mistakes, and falls for boys. Before Korra and Mako, the fire bender can get together, Mako falls for the beautiful, rich, sassy Asami. While both girls like the same boy, they somehow manage to avoid most of the traditional cat-fight tropes and become friends. They even stay friends when Mako breaks up with Asami and started dating Korra.
It was unexpected for a cartoon on Nick to actually give us a finale, a show finale, ending with a Korra and Asami going off on ‘vacation’ to the spirit world, together, holding hands.
Queer Plotline Timeline
While season one was very straight, once Mako and Korra broke up in season two, the show started to inch its way over to a place where you were pretty sure Korrasami was going to happen. Seasons three and four make their relationship more explicit. The show literally ends with Korra and Asami going on a big queer vacation together.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 4 Episode 13 “The Last Stand” – Korra and Asami gog off on ‘vacation’ to the spirit world, together, holding hands.