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"It's a big concept in Eastern philosophy. The idea of change, and this notion that nature is always changing and that's the only constant, that sort of principle. So we were attracted to it for that reason, and as Mike described, it's about dealing with the changes that happened in the world after Harmonic Convergence, so it seemed to fit."
Bryan Konietzko explaining why Book Three is titled Change.[1]

Korra Book 3

The DVD cover for Book Three: Change features Korra holding an airbender staff with the Northern Air Temple in the background.

Book Three: Change () is the third and penultimate book of The Legend of Korra, which ran for a total of thirteen episodes. Set two weeks after the end of Book Two: Spirits,[2] the nomenclature refers to the changes induced by the energy shift of the planet due to Harmonic Convergence and Korra's battle with the Dark Avatar.

As of May 8, 2014, the animation for Book Three had been completed by Studio Mir.[3] Production work for Book Three was officially completed on June 3, 2014.[4] The book debuted with the first three episodes airing on June 27, 2014. On July 24, it was announced that following the airing of "The Terror Within", the remaining five episodes of the book would be moved to online releases, including Nickelodeon's website.[5] The book concluded with the release of the last two episodes on August 22, 2014. Although the last five episodes were shown online exclusively for the book's initial run, they aired alongside the rest of Book Three: Change on Nicktoons starting October 6, 2014. It is followed by Book Four: Balance.

Chapter Episode Episode name Airdate
1 27 "A Breath of Fresh Air" June 27, 2014
2 28 "Rebirth" June 27, 2014
3 29 "The Earth Queen" June 27, 2014
4 30 "In Harm's Way" July 11, 2014
5 31 "The Metal Clan" July 11, 2014
6 32 "Old Wounds" July 18, 2014
7 33 "Original Airbenders" July 18, 2014
8 34 "The Terror Within" July 25, 2014
9 35 "The Stakeout" August 1, 2014 (online)

October 6, 2014 (television)

10 36 "Long Live the Queen" August 8, 2014 (online)

October 7, 2014 (television)

11 37 "The Ultimatum" August 15, 2014 (online)

October 8, 2014 (television)

12 38 "Enter the Void" August 22, 2014 (online)

October 9, 2014 (television)

13 39 "Venom of the Red Lotus" August 22, 2014 (online)

October 9, 2014 (television)

Book Three was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 2, 2014.

Volume title Episodes Release date
Book Three: Change (DVD) All episodes of Book Three December 2, 2014
Book Three: Change (Blu-ray) All episodes of Book Three December 2, 2014


  • Due to Nickelodeon shortening the series' screentime, Book Three episodes were twenty-two minutes long, down from twenty-three minutes as in previous books.[6]
  • On June 8, 2014, episodes three through six of Book Three were accidentally leaked on the Mexican Nickelodeon website, MundoNick.[7]
    • The leaked episodes prompted the production team to release an official trailer for the third book on June 11, earlier than originally planned.[8]
  • On August 7, 2014, the tenth episode of Book Three was leaked as well.
  • Book Three: Change ends with the Avatar substantially wounded, much like Book Two: Earth of the original series. It also parallels Book Three: Fire in the fact that both end with a ceremony and the imprisonment of the primary antagonists.
  • This was the first book in the franchise in which neither Katara nor Aang appeared.
  • The book both starts and ends two weeks after the resolution of a major event: the defeat of UnaVaatu and the defeat and imprisonment of Zaheer, respectively.
  • This is the only book of The Legend of Korra in which the final battle did not take place in Republic City.


  1. Christopher John Farley (November 22, 2013). The Legend of Korra Creators: Writing Pretty Much Done For Final Book in Saga. Speakeasy. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on November 22, 2013.
  2. Hedrick, Tim, Hamilton, Joshua (writers) & Heck, Colin, Zwyer, Melchior (directors). (June 27, 2014). "A Breath of Fresh Air". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.
  3. Ebonynightwriter on Tumblr (May 8, 2014). Studio Mir's Facebook replied to two fans' questions.... Tumblr. Retrieved on May 12, 2014.
  4. Michael Dante DiMartino on Tumblr (June 3, 2014). Today we finished the final sound mix of Book 3 at Levels audio.... Tumblr. Retrieved on June 4, 2014.
  5. Book 3 Moving to Digital Release!. Korra Nation (July 24, 2014). Retrieved on July 25, 2014.
  6. Michael Dante DiMartino (June 16, 2014). WRITING THE SCRIPT. Wordpress. Retrieved on June 16, 2014.
  7. Bryan Konietzko (June 10, 2014). Bryan Konietzko addresses episode leaks. Tumblr. Retrieved on June 11, 2014.
  8. Bryan Konietzko (June 11, 2014). Bryan Konietzko on the official trailer. Tumblr. Retrieved on June 11, 2014.

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