11 Reasons Why The Legend Of Korra Deserves More Respect

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Vote up the best reasons as to why Korra deserves more respect.

The Legend of Korra followed one of the most celebrated cartoons of all time: Avatar: The Last Airbender. But viewers often compare TLOK to its predecessor, citing issues with its plotline and main character. Yeah, TLOK is much different from Aang's story; however, it still deserves much more respect than it gets.

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    450 VOTES

    Introduces Complex, Interesting Villains

    All four seasons of TLOK provide different types of villains. Amon, Tarlock, Zaheer, and Kuvira each have different personalities and complex backstories that help viewers understand their perspectives. Though they are all antagonists to our Avatar, these villains all have something interesting to say.

    450 votes
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    439 VOTES

    Explores The Voice Of Non-Benders

    In the first season, Korra faces the threat of non-benders. Formidable foes in the ATLA series, they are now the primary villain. And not only must Team Avatar find a way to physically fight the leaders, they must also fight the social uprising that follows. Korra must learn to become a hero to the underestimated and overlooked.

    439 votes
  • 3
    547 VOTES

    Tackles Deeper Themes Of Trauma And PTSD

    Many shows with characters who must save the world skip out on themes of mental health. However, The Legend of Korra approaches these concepts head on. When Korra barely returns from lethal fights, she learns how to deal with trauma and PTSD along with her physical wounds.

    547 votes
  • 4
    412 VOTES

    Widens The Breadth Of Bending

    Bloodbending, metalbending, and combustion bending are all further explored beyond the storyline of ATLA. The introduction of a new style of bending (lavabending) as well as the expansion of other types shows the progress that years can have on old, traditional bending techniques. 

    412 votes
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    365 VOTES

    Expanded The World Of Spirits

    By explaining the story of the first avatar, TLOK adds to the rich history that ATLA created. Once Korra welcomes spirits back, the world must deal with their own ideas of peace and grapple with how to realistically achieve a future of unity.

    365 votes
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    390 VOTES

    Brought Back Airbending In A Complex Way

    TLOK gracefully reintroduced airbending back into the storyline. And by bringing together different types of people from all over the world, the Air Nation stands to be one of the most diverse nations. And it's pretty awesome watching Tenzin prove how much of an airbending master he truly is.

    390 votes