This page is comprised of Korra's relationships with other characters in the World of Avatar, extending from her old life at the Southern Water Tribe to her new life in Republic City. Korra is a vivacious and caring young woman whose antics find her both dangerous enemies and loving friends.
Tonraq and Senna Edit
Korra's parents are caring and understanding of their daughter, and she seems to have a good relationship with them. They discovered she was the Avatar when Korra began bending water, earth, and fire at only four years old. They were supportive of their young daughter, enough so to let her travel to Republic City and follow her destiny. Korra bade her parents farewell before she embarked on her voyage to the city. After Korra lost most of her bending abilities to Amon, and Team Avatar traveled to the South Pole, Tonraq and Senna anxiously awaited alongside their daughter's friends to see if Katara was able to return Korra's bending.
Love interests Edit
Korra first met Mako after Bolin let her into the pro-bending changing room to watch their match. Mako was very hostile toward Korra despite her friendly introduction, assuming she was another one of Bolin's "crazy fan-girls". Korra watched Mako in awe as he knocked out the opposing team single-handedly in the third round. After the match, Korra attempted to entreat Mako once again, though he continued acting indifferent toward her presence. Despite being disappointed by Mako's rude behavior, she eagerly asked Bolin to show her a few pro-bending moves, and by doing so, revealed to them both that she was, in fact, the Avatar. Mako, vaguely impressed by her skills, stated that her earthbending was "not bad", to which Korra wished to know what it would take to impress him. At the next match, when Hasook appeared to be a no-show, Korra filled in as the replacement waterbender. After a rocky start, she helped the Fire Ferrets win the match, prompting Mako to call her "a natural". He then gave her a permanent spot on the team.
Later, when Bolin was kidnapped by the Equalists, Mako assumed that he had gone to go see Korra, so he visited Air Temple Island while the Avatar was training. Upon seeing that Mako was approaching, Jinora and Ikki teased Korra for her apparent crush on the firebender. After conversing briefly, the two set out to find Bolin together. During the search, the pair came across Skoochy, who told them that Bolin went off with the Triple Threat Triad. Mako, daunted by the night-long search, was frustrated by Bolin's disappearance, however, Korra promptly assured Mako that they would find his brother. After a heart-warming talk about Mako's past, they fell asleep against each other, causing Korra and Mako to be embarrassed when they awoke. Later on, while trying to infiltrate an Equalist rally to rescue Bolin, Mako gave Korra his scarf, and they posed as a couple to attract less attention.
When Mako started to date Asami Sato, Korra became jealous of this relationship, as shown when Mako and Asami were showing off their affection for each other, therefore making Korra turn away in disgust.
When Korra was helping Ikki and Jinora feed the winged lemurs, the two became curious about Mako and Korra's impending romance and asked her about it. Stating that she did not have feelings for Mako, she created a hypothetical situation, stating, "But let's just pretend I am interested in him, what would I do?" Given elaborate and dramatic answers by the two, Korra was then alarmed by Pema who had heard the entire conversation. After empathizing with Korra and giving her advice, Pema told Korra to confess her feelings. After an amazing match, Korra followed through with Pema's advice and confessed her feelings to Mako, however, he kindly rejected, stating that he did not return her romantic feelings and he was with Asami. Korra was then asked out by Bolin, who gave her enough confidence to be "date worthy" again.
Mako, being jealous of Korra's impending relationship with Bolin, confronted her before their next match. He stated that he knew she was only dating his brother to get back at him, but Korra retorted, claiming that Mako was saying that only because he was in fact jealous. The firebender responded that he was only looking out for his brother and did not want his heart to be broken, leading the two to have a fight, which caused more complications in their teamwork in the ring.
After the match, Mako confronted Korra and admitted that he had not been totally honest with her. He explained that he did have feelings for her, but was confused due to his relationship with Asami. Korra impulsively kissed Mako, and he sincerely kissed back in return, causing her to blush in delight. However, after she broke it off she noticed that Bolin was standing nearby watching them, and was blamed by Mako for breaking Bolin's heart. This caused another fight between the two and more drama within their team. After Korra won the match, they all apologized to each other and agreed to be friends again, despite the lingering romantic tension.
At the pro-bending championship match, Asami blew a kiss at Mako. Mako returned it as Korra watched with a disgusted expression, indicating that she was still jealous of their romantic relationship. When Korra returned safely from pursuing Amon, Mako immediately rushed over to hug her and told her that he was "so glad" she was safe.
After the Pro-bending Arena was closed down, Korra quickly rushed over to the attic as Mako and Bolin were packing, convinced that they would be forced to return to the streets, but Korra told them that they could stay at Air Temple Island. However, the Avatar learned that Asami had already offered them to stay with her in the Sato estate, much to her frustration.
After Korra formed suspicions about Hiroshi working with the Equalists, she questioned Asami about her father's background. Mako defended the Satos, and later accused Korra of being jealous, even going so far as threatening to break off their friendship if the Avatar continued suspecting about Asami's father and pressing the issue. However, after Korra's suspicions proved true, Mako, Bolin, and Asami made their way into Hiroshi's secret underground factory, only to find that Korra, Tenzin, Lin Beifong, and several metalbending officers had already been defeated. To lead her to safety, Mako hoisted the Avatar up on his shoulders while Asami confronted her father. After Asami defeated Hiroshi, the team escaped on a police airship. There, Korra accepted Mako's apology and invited him, Bolin, and Asami to live on Air Temple Island. She then told Mako to comfort Asami, whom she said really needed him at that moment.
Korra was later crying over her failures in airbending when Mako, Bolin, and Asami found her. Mako helped comfort and assure her that they were in the fight together, joining in to form a new Team Avatar. While they were patrolling Republic City, Mako helped Korra into the car. They shared a smile, resulting in Asami giving a jealous squint of suspicion. However, their team was short lived when Tarrlok arrested Mako, Bolin and Asami for interfering with his laws. Korra threatened to attack the Councilman at the risk of being imprisoned, but Mako told her that it was not worth it, and that they would all be okay. She stood down, and assured him and his brother that she would speak with Tenzin about releasing them.
Later on when Korra was kidnapped, Mako displayed visible agitation and disbelief at her disappearance. During the search, he seemed to be very concerned for Korra's well being. He snapped at Asami, and came close to hurting an Equalist trying to learn of her whereabouts. When the group finally found Korra, Mako pushed Lin and Tenzin out of the way demanding that they give her some space. He then picked her up and carried her in his arms, telling her how worried he was. She responded by saying she was alright and was glad he was there, and put her head closer to his chest. He then gently laid her down on Oogi and softly touched her face, telling her she was safe now to which she smiled back.
While recovering back at Air Temple Island, Mako sat by her bedside and held her hand softly when she was sleeping, and constantly doted on her making sure she recovered and bringing her tea. While she sadly watched Air Temple Island being invaded, Mako wrapped his arm around her shoulders to comfort her then lead her away down the pipelines.
Mako confronted Amon alongside Korra. He was greatly upset when Amon took away Korra's bending, but was able to resist Amon's bloodbending and blasted him with lightning. He quickly picked up Korra, running from the room. She lamented about her lost bending, to which Mako said that "everything will be all right." Amon then caught up to them, causing him to drop Korra. As he was about to take away Mako's bending, Korra, desperate to save Mako, unlocked her airbending and defeated him. They then shared a brief embrace and went to the Southern Water Tribe compound. Mako was waiting with the rest of Korra's friends and family to hear if Katara had succeeded in restoring her bending. When Katara returned to announce that she was unable to restore Korra's bending, Mako, along with everyone else was deeply saddened by the news. As Korra walked out of the room highly disappointed, he followed in an attempt to reassure her. Korra told Mako to "go away" to which he responded "I will but I just want you to know, I'm here for you". She further explained that she meant to "go back to Republic City, get on with your life". Mako was confused and she then stated since "I'm not the Avatar anymore, you don't have to do me anymore favors". Mako then told her that he didn't care if she was the Avatar or not, and that when Tarrlok took her he was losing his mind over the thought of never seeing her again. He then confessed his love for her, but due to the loss of her connection with the other elements, she could not respond properly and left in sadness. Mako, worried about Korra, went after her and witnessed her go into the Avatar State for the first time. When Korra noticed his presence, she leapt into his arms for an embrace. Korra then admitted her love for him and they shared a passionate kiss, indicating the start of their romantic relationship.
Avatar Korra is Aang's successor. Korra initially had no connection with the previous Avatar, having had more difficulty with the spiritual side of bending. She did, however, learn waterbending from Aang's wife, Katara, with whom she had a strong bond, even sneaking to Republic City with her blessing.
Then, from after her first encounter with Amon, Korra began having various visions of Aang (along with Toph and Sokka) and even, at one point, mistook him for his son, Tenzin. Korra initially was unable to figure out what the visions meant until she brought them up with Tenzin, who said that Aang's spirit could be trying to contact the young Avatar (much like when Roku's spirit tried to contact Aang).
Korra finally made a connection with Aang when Tarrlok imprisoned her in her following the revealing of his bloodbending abilities. Remembering what Tenzin told her, Korra meditated and discovered Aang's struggles with Yakone forty years prior. With these visions, Korra believed that Aang had been trying to warn her of Tarrlok but he was actually warning about Amon.
Aang and Korra had no further contact until the season finale when the latter lost her bending to Amon with airbending as her only element. When Katara could not heal her, a devastated Korra ran off crying. Suddenly, a man approached her, and assuming that it was Tenzin, she told him that she wanted to be left alone. However, the man turned out to be Aang, who told her that she had called for him. Aang then told her that she had finally connected with her spiritual self. Korra asked how this was possible, and Aang told her, "When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change". Suddenly all of the previous Avatars appeared behind Aang, who used energybending to restore her bending, and passed on the knowledge to her. Korra then used it to restore Lin Beifong's earthbending and metalbending.
Asami Sato Edit
Korra was initially off-set by Asami's personality, whom she deemed as being "prissy" and shallow. After some time, the two developed a bond of friendship, despite Korra's initial jealousy of her relationship with Mako. Korra was truly grateful for Asami's friendship because without her and her father, the Fire Ferrets would not have been able to participate in the finals of the Pro-bending Tournament. Korra even thanked her for her father's financial support after the conclusion of the Fire Ferrets' semifinal match.
Korra was shocked when Bolin announced that he and Mako were moving in with Asami on her estate, and showed obvious irritation upon hearing Asami's voice. Oblivious to Korra's animosity, Asami invited Korra to visit her home, but she quickly declined, saying she had "Avatar stuff to do"; however, she finally accepted after Bolin's playful persuasion. Once in the mansion, Asami took Korra, Mako, and Bolin to her family's racetrack and offered the Avatar to ride with her in a race, after which Korra found a new respect for Asami, even admitting that she was wrong about her.
After finding out that Hiroshi was a part of the Equalists, Korra wished for Mako to comfort Asami despite her own affections, and even invited her and the brothers to live with her on Air Temple Island. Asami joined Team Avatar on the island, however, after learning from Ikki that Korra has feelings for Mako, Asami showed jealousy about Korra and Mako's close relationship though she took it out on Mako instead of Korra. This was further exacerbated by Mako's protective behavior toward Korra after her abduction by Tarrlok. Despite this, the two stayed friends, as Asami was with the others when Katara tried to restore Korra's bending after it was severed by Amon.
Bolin allowed Korra entrance into the Pro-bending Arena by telling Toza that she was with him. Bolin found Korra attractive from the moment he saw her, but she only viewed him as a friend, even after he brought her a cupcake and a rose as gifts for saving him from Amon. Finally, after officially asking her out, Korra accepted to go on a date with Bolin. The two had fun and he stated that she was "one of a kind". After Bolin saw Korra kissing Mako, he ran away crying with Korra feeling deeply ashamed that she had hurt him. After winning the semifinals of the tournament, Korra healed Bolin's injured shoulder, and the two agreed that everything would be all right between them. She thanked him for the great time she had with him, and returned the compliment that he was "one of a kind". When Korra went to confront the council to protest their cancellation of the championship match, Bolin was right by Korra's side and agreed with her completely. Later, when Korra defeated Tahno during the coin toss battle, Bolin cheered her victory by announcing Korra as his "hero". Bolin also showed concern while awaiting Korra's return from fighting the Equalists after they attacked the arena following the championship match. He then was relieved that Korra was all right when Amon attacked the Pro-bending Arena, hugging her quickly after Mako.
Despite Bolin having feelings for Korra, she still thinks of him as one of her best friends and cares deeply for him like a brother. She entrusted Naga into watching over and taking care of Bolin.
As her waterbending teacher, Katara has known Korra since she was very little. Korra learned presumably everything Katara knew about the art, save for bloodbending, and she stated that Katara is the "best waterbending teacher". Katara knew that Korra had to find her way as the Avatar and let her escape to Republic City. Katara even said that Korra reminded her of herself as a young girl.
Later, Katara was asked to heal Korra's severed connection to the elements earth, fire and water. However, not even Katara, stated to be one of the world's best healers, could heal this connection. After Korra was visited by Aang who restored Korra's bending, she restored Lin's earth bending, and Katara gazed proudly upon her student.
Lin Beifong Edit
Lin Beifong, the daughter of Toph Beifong and chief of the Metalbending Police Force, initially despised Korra, viewing her as a threat to the law and order she had worked hard to establish. She refused to give the Avatar any special treatment for her position, despite the friendship shared between Korra's past reincarnation and Lin's mother. This was most expressed at the gala that Tarrlok held in honor of Korra, where she snapped that she had done nothing to deserve such praise.
Their relationship took a better turn when Lin agreed with Korra that shutting down the Pro-bending Arena would mean caving to Amon, which convinced Tarrlok and the rest of the council to keep it open. After the Equalists attacked the arena and attempted to flee, Korra came after them, but fell from her waterbending lift. Lin quickly jumped into action and saved her by using her metal cables, and allowed her to reach the arena's roof to fight the Equalists. Together, they tried to defeat as many as they could and reach Amon, but most of them escaped.
After the fight, Korra fell again from the roof, and Lin allowed Amon to get away in favor of using her cables to save Korra once more. The chief brought Korra to the concourse of the arena, allowing the Avatar to reunite with her teammates. Korra then expressed her thanks to Lin for saving her life.
Lin showed a lot compassion toward the Avatar when Katara said that she could not restore Korra's bending. Lin stated that Katara was the best healer in the world and needed to keep trying. Later on, after Korra encountered Avatar Aang and was able to successfully restore Lin's bending, her face lightened and she smiled slightly. She looked her in the eye and sincerely thanked her.
Naga is Korra's polar bear dog and animal companion, giving the two a deep, spiritual connection. Korra regards Naga as her "best friend", and takes her almost everywhere she goes. As such, Korra is typically alongside her polar bear dog, whether the two are riding throughout Republic City or simply lounging together.
Naga is undyingly loyal and protective of Korra, obeying her every command, even to the extent where she was willing to wait in the same spot until Korra returned from confronting Tarrlok. Naga also tracked her owner down after she did not return, finding her unconscious against a tree. She awakened Korra with a lick and the two returned to Republic City. Upon entering the city, Naga howled, which allowed Team Avatar, Lin, and Tenzin to find them. In return, Korra treats Naga with the respect of a comrade and companion rather than merely a pet.
Pabu is Bolin's pet fire ferret. He showed deep loyalty to Team Avatar when they were tied to one of the support beams of the Pro-bending Arena by the Lieutenant, Pabu swam to them and chewed away the ropes to free them. When Korra was feeling despair at not having mastered airbending, Pabu found her crying, crawled onto her lap, and started licking the tears off her face in an attempt to lift her spirits.
When Korra was distraught by her romantic feelings for Mako, Pema advised her to tell Mako how she truly feels. Pema explained how she was in a similar situation years ago with Tenzin, who was dating Lin Beifong at the time. She said that despite her fear of rejection, she confessed her feelings to Tenzin, prompting Korra to do the same with Mako.
Later, after Korra was kidnapped, Pema helped nurse her and made sure she was well-fed when she woke up again.
After refusing to rejoin Tarrlok's task force, the councilman began harboring negative feelings toward Korra. After Korra, Mako, Bolin, Asami, and Pabu captured a number of escaped Equalists, Tarrlok confronted the Avatar, telling her to stay out of his way and to let the police handle things. Later, Team Avatar confronted Tarrlok as he was trying to arrest a large number of harmless non-benders. The entire team was arrested, except for Korra. Later that night Korra sneaked off Air Temple Island with Naga and headed toward City Hall. Once she arrived, she broke into Tarrlok's office via a window and confronted him. After a brief conversation, Tarrlok launched an attack on Korra, thus prompting her to fight back. The confrontation resulted in the destruction of Tarrlok's office, as well as other parts of City Hall. Right as Korra was about to deliver a strong firebending attack, Tarrlok began to bloodbend the Avatar into submission. Korra was shocked at the fact that Tarrlok could bloodbend without the aid of the full moon, to which Tarrlok replied, "There's a lot you don't know about me." Tarrlok then proceeded to lift Korra into the air via bloodbending and slam her against one of City Hall's interior pillars. As she began to wake up, she found that she was tied up in the back of a truck, with Tarrlok standing at the door. Tarrlok told Korra that he was taking her somewhere far away, and that she would never see Republic City again.
Tarrlok then proceeded to take her to a cabin, situated high in the mountains on the outskirts of Republic City, and locked her in a box in the basement. After being frustrated about this, Korra meditated until Tarrlok returned, and he informed her that everyone now knew he was a bloodbender. He said that he would start over, but take Korra with him as a hostage. Before he could, however, Amon showed up and took Tarrlok's bending away, allowing Korra to escape.
After deciding to destroy Amon in an ambush, Korra and Mako went to Air Temple Island to wait for his return. However, after going into an attic to hide, the duo found Tarrlok locked in a cage. Tarrlok immediately apologized for his actions toward Korra and the rest of Team Avatar, and revealed to the two that Amon was his brother. After the shock wore off, Tarrlok then proceeded to tell the two about the fateful story of the relationship between himself and Amon, who was originally named Noatak, and their father, former crime boss, Yakone. The story provided Korra and Mako with critical information needed to expose Amon as a bender. Tarrlok told the two not to tell anyone where they got the information. In the end, Tarrlok was a valuable ally in the destruction of the Anti-bending Revolution.
Although their relationship as student and teacher started out poorly, Korra truly believes that Tenzin is an amazing airbender and a great teacher. His teachings have helped Korra through her struggles and have taught her valuable lessons, such as how to dodge attacks in the pro-bending ring. Tenzin reassured her that she could tell him anything, to which Korra admitted her fears of Amon, crying in his arms while he comforted her after her frightening encounter with the Equalists' leader. In this way, he played the part of a father figure for Korra. After learning that she had lost her bending, Tenzin was quick to comfort and support her through reassuring comments such as: "You saved Republic City", to which Korra placed her hand on his.
Tenzin's children Edit
Ikki, Meelo, and Jinora were generally friendly toward Korra. They appeared genuinely happy when she decided to stay with them. Later, they sincerely tried to provide good information to Korra when she was attempting to weave her way through the airbender gates.
Ikki and Jinora were also some of the first people Korra talked to about her crush on Mako, and they both tried to provide their best advice for her situation.
Tahno first met Korra at Narook's Seaweed Noodlery while the Avatar was on a date with Bolin. Hostility immediately ensued between the two as Tahno and Korra made eye-contact with each other in the noodle restaurant, leading to Tahno approaching the pair with his clique to mock the Fire Ferrets and trash-talk with them. After a hostile exchange between the two, Korra whistled for Naga, who promptly proceeded to roar at Tahno through a window, causing him to reel away in shock, squealing. He gathered what was left of his dignity and retreated.
Tahno later returned during the Pro-bending Tournament semifinals to face off against his opponents with his team, the White Falls Wolfbats, mocking the Fire Ferrets along the way. After knocking out the opposing team in only one round, Korra and her teammates watched on in worry as the Wolfbats waved at the spectators.
During the championship match, Korra and Tahno immediately went after each other. Tahno struck at Korra many times and almost knocked her off the field for a knockout. Korra managed to hold on, but later fell after helping Mako get back up onto the field. The second round ended in a tie, and Korra took the opportunity to face off with Tahno in the tiebreaker. Tahno teased her, calling her a "little girl", an insult that was met with a humiliating defeat when Korra knocked Tahno off the platform with only two movements.
After Amon had taken away Tahno's bending, Korra met him again at the police station. Although not being "the best of friends", Korra expressed her sympathy for Tahno's fate. In return, he made her promise to get Amon on his behalf, something Korra immediately promised to do. Tahno still managed to crack at her, pronouncing "Avatar" incorrectly, reminiscent of the time when they first met.
Korra first met Amon in person at an Equalist rally while trying to rescue Bolin. She and Mako sneaked into the building disguised as a couple and witnessed Amon giving his speech about the Equalist movement. Korra was both frightened and infuriated by Amon's words and display of power. After she and Mako rescued Bolin, she briefly attacked the Lieutenant outside and escaped. The chi blockers were about ready to follow, but Amon stopped them, saying that she was the perfect messenger to tell the city of his power.
After this, Korra's anxiety toward Amon caused her to begin having nightmares that were so severe, she would wake up screaming. Regardless, she continued to deny her fear of Amon, forcing herself into emotional dismay. When Tarrlok invited Korra to join his task force, she denied his invitation, saying her airbending training took priority over anything else; however, Korra was shirking the task force so she could continue running away from her fears. Eager to prove to herself and everyone else that she was unafraid of Amon, Korra eventually joined Tarrlok's task force and later challenged Amon to a one-on-one duel on Aang Memorial Island. There, she was ambushed by chi blockers and knocked unconscious. When she woke up, Amon approached her directly. Korra was terrified that he was going to take her bending away, though he did not, stating that doing so would only make her a martyr. He told her that he had a plan, and that he was going to save her for last. Amon then knocked Korra unconscious, and when she awoke, she broke down when Tenzin came.
As the days passed, the Equalists started their siege on Republic City. Korra and her teammates were on the city, fighting against the other Equalists and mecha tanks. Amon was observing them from his airship. After the attack ended, the Equalists had already conquered the city. Korra and Mako planned to ambush Amon while disguised as Equalists. However, the Equalist leader was ready for a fight which resulted to Korra's severed connection with the other elements. When Mako tried to run away while carrying Korra, Amon bloodbent him and almost took his bending. Korra quickly stood up and airbent for the first time, she created several air blasts that pushed Amon through a window and fell right into the sea. Amon, in a desperate attempt to stop himself from drowning, propelled himself out of the water by using a water spout. This action caused an uproar amongst the crowd which led them to believe that Avatar was indeed telling the truth and their trust in Amon no longer existed.
Hiroshi Sato Edit
Hiroshi Sato had offered to personally sponsor the Fire Ferrets in the Pro-bending Tournament, after the team incurred financial issues. Following the team's invite to the Sato mansion, however, Korra began to suspect Hiroshi of working for the Equalists when she overheard a phone call he had with an unknown individual after the shutdown of Cabbage Corp. Korra, Lin, her police force, and Tenzin began to investigate Future Industries and the mansion at the formers urging, and their investigation turned up a secret factory where Hiroshi was producing technology for the Equalists, including the electrified gloves and mecha tanks, proving Korra's suspicions correct. The invading party then encountered Hiroshi and the Equalists, sparking a fight, in which Hiroshi was successful in stunning them with electric ropes.
Korra has crossed paths with Amon's lieutenant on multiple occasions. Despite her fear of Amon, Korra has shown no such feelings toward the fierce Equalist. Each time she has faced the Lieutenant, Korra has either outsmarted or defeated him, ultimately contributing to his recent personal hatred toward the young Avatar. When Amon and the Equalist had a chance to capture Korra after Tarrlok had already abducted her, the Lieutenant voiced his delight in being able to electrocute her.
The protester Edit
Korra first met this protester when she was roaming Republic City Park. She overheard him trying to persuade a group of non-benders to support the Equalists. Korra tried to challenge his bold disrespectful words about bending, but her hot-headed attitude caused the protester to gain the support of the crowd. After Bolin had been captured by Amon, Korra, alongside Mako, forced the protester to tell where the Equalists might have took Bolin. After threatening him, he finally told her about "the Revelation".
Triple Threat Triad Edit
Korra first met the Triple Threat Triad while she and Naga were wandering around Republic City, upon their arrival. Korra did not know much of the city policy in regards to dealing with criminals. Wishing only to help the old man who was being threatened by the triad, Korra directly assisted him, and fought against the triad, allowing the police to arrest them. Days later, when the Fire Ferrets needed some money in order to keep their place in the tournament, Bolin met Shady Shin, his old friend convincing Bolin to assist the triad for some money. Korra and Mako grew worried about him, and ended up searching for Bolin at the Triple Threat Triad's headquarters.