The Best Characters On 'The Legend of Korra'

Over 500 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Characters On 'The Legend of Korra'

Following in the footsteps of Avatar: The Last Airbender was no easy task, but the best The Legend of Korra characters prove there were still more exciting stories to tell within this universe. This time, the legendary Avatar is a girl named Korra, who has to face spiritual and political unrest in an increasingly modernized world. 

Korra is Aang's successor, but she's different in a lot of ways from the previous Avatar. She's headstrong and rebellious, but she has to transform from a warrior to more of a spiritual leader. And just like The Last Airbender, this Avatar has plenty of friends and foes throughout the series. Characters like Amon are a very different kind of antagonist than Zuko. As the mysterious yet charismatic leader of the Equalists, he seeks to bring about an anti-bending revolution. 

Which character did you tune in to see every week? Vote for your favorite characters from The Legend of Korra. It's your destiny to do so. 

  • Tenzin
    Photo: Nickelodeon
    307 VOTES

    I am not a reflection of my father. I am Tenzin.

    Played by: J.K. Simmons

    Appears in: Books 1 - 4

    307 votes
  • Toph Beifong
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    254 VOTES

    Because you need to face your fears. You can't expect to deal with future enemies if you're still fighting the old ones.

    Played by: Philece Sampler

    First appears in: Book 4

    254 votes
  • Lin Beifong
    Photo: Nickelodeon
    261 VOTES

    When I was younger, all I wanted to do was please my mother. I became a police chief because I thought it would make her happy... but it didn't. You need to make decisions based on what you want. Don't make the same mistakes I did.

    Played by: Mindy Sterling

    Appears in: Books 1 - 4

    261 votes
  • Zuko
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    214 VOTES

    We don't need to track them. I know exactly where they're going. Notify the new chiefs of the Northern Water Tribe that an attack on their prison is imminent. And send word to Lin Beifong in Republic City. The Avatar must be protected.

    Played by: Bruce Davison

    Appears in: Books 3 & 4

    214 votes
  • Jinora
    Photo: Nickelodeon
    240 VOTES


    The world's in trouble... I have to go help.

    Played by: Kiernan Shipka

    Appears in: Books 1 - 4

    240 votes
  • Bolin
    Photo: Nickelodeon
    297 VOTES


    Maybe I just can't turn my back on people when they're down!

    Played by: P.J. Byrne

    Appears in: Books 1 - 4

    297 votes