Spirit Emblem
"[The spirits] don't get involved with human wars."
— The dragon eel spirit refusing to help Avatar Korra in her fight against Kuvira.[1]

The dragon eel spirit[2] is a chimerical spirit who, by 174 AG, came to inhabit the Spirit Wilds of Republic City.[1]


When Kuvira's power began to threaten the spiritual life in Republic City, the dragon eel spirit left its home in the Spirit Wilds and retreated to the Tree of Time in the Spirit World. When Avatar Korra arrived at the base of the tree and asked for the spirits' help to defend Republic City, the new home to many of them, the dragon eel told the Avatar that spirits did not get involved with human wars. As Korra reasoned that they had sided with Unalaq, the spirit corrected her by pointing out that the former Chief of the Water Tribe had misused Vaatu's power during Harmonic Convergence to force spirits to fight her. Although Korra argued that she did not wish to force the spirits to do anything they did not want to do and merely hoped they would come to her aid to defend the new world they shared, the dragon eel concluded that she wanted the same as Kuvira, namely to use spirits as a weapon in a human war. Reiterating that spirits would not get involved, he vanished, the other spirits following his example.[1]

After Kuvira's defeat and the creation of the new spirit portal in the heart of Republic City, the dragon eel spirit returned to his home in the metropolis and circled the portal when Korra and Asami approached it to start their vacation.[3]


The Legend of Korra

Book Four: Balance (平衡)

Graphic novel trilogies


  • The design of the dragon eel spirit, which was done by Angela Song Mueller, is one of Bryan Konietzko's favorites.[2]


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