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9 Reasons Why Season 4 Is The Most Underrated Season Of 'The Legend Of Korra'

Updated August 20, 2021 176 votes 32 voters 1.2k views9 items

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The Legend of Korra gets unnecessary hate from certain fans. Yes, it's very different from The Last Avatar — but that's kind of the point. While everyone has an opinion on their favorite LOK season, here are some underrated reasons why the final season was everything and then some.  

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    Kuvira's Villain Introduction Is One Of The Best

    Thus far, each LOK season has introduced fans to villains with exceptional talents. With Kuvira serving as the final villain of the series, she has big shoes to fill following Amon, Unalaq, and Zaheer and the Red Lotus. But right off the bat, it's clear that Kuvira isn't to be underestimated. In episode one, we get to see just how lethal of a metalbender Kuvira is — a scene that is truly underrated. This scene sets the tone for the impeccable bending we have a front-row seat to for the rest of season four. 

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  • 2

    Toph Returns Triumphantly

    It wouldn't be a spin-off without any star-studded cameos. While most of us have a lot of love for LOK, we can't deny there's a special place in our hearts reserved for the original cast of characters. And, after three seasons, we finally get to see fan-favorite Toph stage her return. She might have aged, but she's still a lovable and hilarious wisecracker unafraid of putting anyone in their place. Say what you want about the final season of LOK, but Toph's presence was exactly what the doctor prescribed. More Toph content please! 

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  • 3

    Korra's Arc Goes Places We Haven't Seen Before

    Korra's arc in the final season is exactly why LOK is able to hold its own against the original TLA series. From the jump, The Legend of Korra is grittier with higher stakes. Continuing this theme, Korra's final arc takes fans to places not always tread by heroes. Korra struggles with PTSD and trauma, both of which make her uncertain of how she fits as the Avatar. The painfulness of this arc, made even more so by the fact that the time jump makes it clear she's been struggling for three years, paints an honest portrait of mental health that we didn't get to see fleshed out in The Last Airbender

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  • 4

    Korrasami Surprised Fans In The Best Way Possible

    If Zhu Li and Varrick's wedding was the cherry on top, Korrasami was the watermelon. While Zhu Li and Varrick were an expected and satisfying endgame couple, Korrasami was what almost no one asked for or saw coming but what we nevertheless deserved. Who wants to enjoy just one cherry with their ice cream sundae when you can enjoy an entire watermelon instead? Finally, a ship with Korra in it that makes sense!

    Korrasami not only gave us great LGBTQ+ representation, but they also gave some great insight into how to make relationships work. They support each other in ways that teach us how to love faithfully.

    Korrasami is definitely not underrated, but this canon-certified couple is one of the reasons why the fourth season was superb.  

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