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

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Vote up the best points about season four.

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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    93 VOTES

    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. 

    93 votes
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    104 VOTES

    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! 

    104 votes
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    81 VOTES

    Fans Saw Some Awesome Feats Of Lavabending

    Blink and you might miss it, but there is lavabending in season four. While metalbending is the obvious topic of conversation this season, that doesn't mean we still shouldn't discuss the other earthbending abilities the LOK series introduced fans to. The Legend of Korra doesn't get enough credit for advancing the bending techniques and styles we first saw in The Last Airbender. Lavabending is arguably one of the coolest abilities to come out of LOK. Can you imagine trying to fight off literal lava in a fight? Lavabending is next level, and fans are glad they got to see Bolin come into his own as an expert lavabender in the final season.  

    81 votes
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    78 VOTES

    Kuvira And Su Go Head To Head In One Of The Most Impeccable Battles

    The fight between Kuvira and Su might just be the best fight of the entire season. In this scene, we see both of the season four villains going head to head. It's fast, intense, and truly metalbending at its finest. When Su throws Kuvira over the railing only for Kuvira to use it as leverage: impeccable. Kuvira and Su are evenly matched, and yet it's clear that Kuvira is a slightly more strategic fighter. Su makes the mistake of donning metal armor, which Kuvira ultimately bends to chuck Su out of the fight. A masterpiece, all of it. 

    78 votes
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    103 VOTES

    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

    103 votes
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    74 VOTES

    The Battle Of Zaofu Moves Korra's Story Along 

    Fans might not enjoy watching Korra get absolutely annihilated by her opponents each season - but that's a conversation for another time. Korra taking another L aside, the Battle of Zaofu provides us with another opportunity to witness different bending abilities and techniques. This fight also whets our appetites for the final fight of the season. While Korra didn't win, this fight was a pivotal moment in overcoming her trauma.  

    74 votes