When Korra started, we all saw it as an adorable, spunky, story about a new and different kind of Avatar. Gone was Aang, the peaceful vegetarian. Here 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, she’s head strong, she makes mistakes, and yes, she falls for boys. Heteronormative behavior exists. Before Korra and Mako, the firebender, 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 crap, and become friends. They even stay friends when Mako breaks up with Asami and started dating Korra.
They’re teenagers. You expect this sort of thing. You don’t expect a cartoon on Nick to go all the way and actually give us a finale, a show finale, that ends with a Korra and Asami going off on ‘vacation’ to the spirit world, together, holding hands. Do you?
I loved every second of it.
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 bring in the totally-gay-totally-gratuitous-touching.
The show literally ends with Korra and Asami going on a big queer vacation together.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
Most certainly the finale cements it.