‘The Legend of Korra’ has old faces, new faces, and closure



The final season of “The Legend of Korra” is nearing the end on its final season.

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

“The Legend of Korra” is wrapping up its last season with faces both old and new, as well as reaffirming the characters’ progression in their development and the series’ storyline.

This series is a continuation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” that takes place 70 years after the previous show.

The show is set in a world in which some people, known as benders, can control one of the four elements (earth, water, fire or air). The Avatar, who can control all four elements and is reincarnated after dying, must keep peace and balance in the world.

The current Avatar, Korra, reflects on how she believes she has only caused imbalance in the world because of her attempts to do the opposite.

Her guilt is emphasized when she harshly berates herself, blaming herself for every enemy that rises after she defeats the previous one. Korra uses this reasoning to support her claim that she has done more harm than good in the world..

Her friend and teacher, Asami and Tenzin, try to convince her that the world does need her to restore balance, by pointing out all the good she has done. This scene is accented with the dramatic and emotional music and feel, showing the progression of how Korra’s view changes when she is assured that she is not useless.

In Korra’s search for finding herself, after being traumatized by a near-death experience, she realizes that she must face the source of her distress in her old adversary Zaheer.

Upon seeing him face-to-face, Korra realizes she is still scared of him, so he offers to help her recover completely in order to help her defeat the tyrant Kuvira. He guides her through accepting the experience she faced while fighting against him in the past, allowing her to gain her full strength once again.

Korra has fully developed as a character this season by overcoming her fears and the event that traumatized and scarred her, and she is now ready for both her final confrontation and her final uprising against Kuvira.

5/5 stars

Watch the epic series finale Friday on Nickelodeon at 12 p.m.