This is the list of episodes for the animated television series The Legend of Korra. The series premiered on April 14, 2012. Like its predecessor Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series classifies each episode as a "chapter", but unlike the previous series, where each season was one "book", The Legend of Korra has two seasons, comprised of two distinct "books" each. The list is ordered by release dates from the original airings in the United States.
After averaging 3.9 million viewers for Book One, The Legend of Korra received an order for twenty-six more episodes in July 2012. The show returned on September 13, 2013 with the television debut of the first two episodes of Book Two: Spirits. The first book of the second season, titled Book Three: Change, is currently in production, and will run for thirteen episodes.
Book One: Air
- Main article: Book One: Air
The first two chapters comprised the series premiere. As part of a special preview, these were made available on the site KorraNation.com during the weekend of March 24 and 25, 2012, twenty-one days before the official premiere. Nickelodeon also released the first part of the second episode of the series for online viewing on April 2, 2012, twelve days earlier than the television air date. After both earlier releases, iTunes released a season pass and the first two episodes on April 3, 2012. For a short period of time, episodes one and two were available for free downloading. Episodes are available in both high definition and standard definition. All early releases were exclusive to the United States.
|Title||Original air date||Chapter #||Episode #|
|"Welcome to Republic City"||April 14, 2012||1||1|
|Avatar Korra leaves the safety of her home and travels to Republic City to begin her airbending training. Once there, she is shocked to find the bustling metropolis rife with corruption, criminal bending gangs, and a vocal anti-bending movement.|
|"A Leaf in the Wind"||April 14, 2012||2||2|
|Frustrated with her failed attempts to master airbending on Air Temple Island, Korra disobeys her teacher, Tenzin, and shifts her focus to Republic City's famous Pro-bending Arena. There, she befriends the brothers Mako and Bolin, who compete in professional bending matches. The Avatar is immediately drawn to pro-bending's dynamic fighting style.|
|"The Revelation"||April 21, 2012||3||3|
|Mako and Bolin look for ways to acquire the thirty thousand yuans required for the team to remain in the Pro-bending Tournament. Bolin accepts work from the Triple Threat Triad and disappears inexplicably. Worried, Korra and Mako search for him and encounter a group of Equalist chi blockers. The pair learns of an upcoming Equalist rally and attend the mass meeting, where they discover secrets behind the Equalist movement and its enigmatic leader Amon.|
|"The Voice in the Night"||April 28, 2012||4||4|
|Asami Sato crashes into Mako, resulting in an eventual romantic date. Her father, Hiroshi Sato, agrees to sponsor the Fire Ferrets in the Pro-bending Tournament. Meanwhile, Korra is coerced into joining Councilman Tarrlok's task force, intending to rid the city of Equalists. Korra later challenges Amon to a duel at Aang Memorial Island.|
|"The Spirit of Competition"||May 5, 2012||5||5|
|The pro-bending championships are about to start. However, Korra and her teammates struggle to work together after romantic rivalries shake their foundation and threaten to end their championship bid.|
|"And the Winner Is..."||May 12, 2012||6||6|
|Korra and the Fire Ferrets prepare for the pro-bending finals as Amon threatens to force the tournament's cancellation. At bidding of the Avatar and Chief Lin Beifong, the United Republic Council disregards the threat, resulting in dire consequences for the Pro-bending Arena, the tournament's competitors, and its bending spectators.|
|"The Aftermath"||May 19, 2012||7||7|
|Mako and Bolin find new residence at the Sato estate after the attack on the Pro-bending Arena. Korra begins to suspect that an ally is working for the Equalists, culminating in the discovery of an underground Equalist factory.|
|"When Extremes Meet"||June 2, 2012||8||8|
|Saikhan's appointment as Chief of the Metalbending Police Force signals the tightening of Tarrlok's control over the city. Mako, Korra, Bolin, and Asami form Team Avatar and impede the Councilman's plans, much to his displeasure. Tarrlok and Korra end up battling, where the extent of Tarrlok's abilities are revealed.|
|"Out of the Past"||June 9, 2012||9||9|
|Korra tries to understand her visions while being confined in an unknown area; Tenzin and Lin Beifong search for Equalist hostages. Tarrlok creates a fake story about how Korra got kidnapped.|
|"Turning the Tides"||June 16, 2012||10||10|
|Korra works to recover from her time spent imprisoned by Tarrlok. When Republic City comes under attack from Equalists, however, she is forced to take action against the evil group and their mysterious leader Amon. Meanwhile, Tenzin's son, Rohan, is born in the middle of the chaos.|
|"Skeletons in the Closet"||June 23, 2012||11||11|
|General Iroh, grandson of the now retired Fire Lord Zuko, joins in the war against the Equalists. Meanwhile, the new Team Avatar is hiding in an alley where benders and nonbenders seem to coexist harmoniously. Mako and Korra go to take down Amon while the rest of the group heads to take down the airfield launching the strike force that will wipe out Bumi's fleet. Korra and Mako find out who Amon really is from an imprisoned Tarrlok.|
|"Endgame"||June 23, 2012||12||12|
|Korra and Mako are set to expose Amon's true identity to his followers, but discover that he has captured Tenzin and his family. Amon baits her and succeeds in taking Korra's bending except for airbending, since she had not yet unlocked the fourth element. Asami, Bolin, and Iroh face Hiroshi and the Equalist pilots, working together to destroy the Equalist biplanes. Korra finally manages to establish a link to her spiritual side. The past Avatars help unblock her bending, and Korra is given the ability to energybend which allows her to restore the bending abilities of others. Korra and Mako admit their feelings toward each other, and share a loving hug and a passionate kiss.|
Book Two: Spirits
- Main article: Book Two: Spirits
Book Two debuted on Nickleodeon on September 13, 2013, with a double episode, as had been done in the previous book. During its run, eight episodes aired as part of hour-long specials, and select episodes were screened in advance at the San Diego and New York Comic-Cons. In addition, after the series' fans completed a challenge from Korra Nation on Tumblr, the final two episodes of the book were uploaded to Nick.com at midnight on November 16, six days before their television debuts.
|Title||Original air date||Chapter #||Episode #|
|"Rebel Spirit"||July 19, 2013 (SDCC attendees)|
September 13, 2013 (television)
|Team Avatar and Tenzin's family travel to the Southern Water Tribe to attend the Glacier Spirits Festival. While there, Korra's uncle, Unalaq, attempts to persuade Korra to let him advise her about the spirits, but both Korra's father and Tenzin assert that she needs to focus on her airbending. However, during the festival, Korra discovers that it was her father and Tenzin rather than Aang who kept her locked away, and after a Dark Spirit attacks, Korra breaks off her studies under Tenzin and takes up Unalaq as her instructor.|
|"The Southern Lights"||September 13, 2013||2||14|
|Korra begins her spiritual training under Unalaq. The first step of this training is to travel to the South Pole and open up the spirit portal residing deep within the area. Mako, Bolin, Tonraq, Desna, and Eska come along as well. Tensions between Korra and her father grow as she discovers the truth about his relocation to the Southern Water Tribe.|
|"Civil Wars, Part 1"||September 20, 2013||3||15|
|Korra tries to remain neutral as tensions flare between the Northern and Southern Water Tribes. However, things are complicated when the Southerners are talking about preparing for war and a group of rebels try to kidnap Unalaq. Meanwhile, at the Southern Air Temple, Tenzin, Bumi, and Kya all search for Ikki who has ran away after being teased by her siblings.|
|"Civil Wars, Part 2"||September 27, 2013||4||16|
|In an attempt to get Judge Hotah to release Tonraq, Korra discovers that Unalaq had set up the trial and his brother's banishment, causing her to break away from him and his teachings. Meanwhile at the Southern Air Temple, Tenzin finds Ikki and they reconcile with their respective siblings.|
|"Peacekeepers"||October 4, 2013||5||17|
|Korra attempts to gain support for the Southern Water Tribe from the United Forces, but her request is denied by President Raiko. As a result, she, Bolin, Varrick, and Asami attempt to take matters into their own hands and devise a scheme to send military troops to the South Pole behind the President's back. However, brewing tensions between Korra and Mako complicate things.|
|"The Sting"||October 11, 2013||6||18|
|When criminal activity threatens to put Future Industries out of business, Mako sets up a sting operation in an attempt to arrest the culprits. The plan backfires, however, as it drew them away from the company's warehouse when it was being robbed. Mako investigates further and discovers the true culprit.|
|"Beginnings, Part 1"||October 12, 2013 (NYCC attendees)|
October 18, 2013 (television)
|In order to cleanse herself from a dark spirit's attack, Korra must reconnect with her Avatar Spirit by finding Raava. To do so, she needs to learn about the origins of the first Avatar, Wan. He tells her how he received the power of fire and learned the ways of the spirits, as well as how he was the one responsible for unleashing Vaatu, the spirit of darkness, into the world.|
|"Beginnings, Part 2"||October 12, 2013 (Select NYCC cosplayers)|
October 18, 2013 (television)
|Wan's spirit shows Korra how he learned the other three elements and the reason why he eventually merged with Raava and became the first Avatar. His story makes Korra realize what she must do to restore balance to the physical and spirit worlds.|
|"The Guide"||November 1, 2013||9||21|
|Korra seeks Tenzin's help to enter the Spirit World for the first time. However, their attempts prove to be futile until Jinora comes to Korra's aid. Meanwhile, Mako and Asami rekindle their relationship, though Mako's investigation into Varrick's affairs lead to the firebender's arrest.|
|"A New Spiritual Age"||November 8, 2013||10||22|
|After successfully arriving in the Spirit World, Korra and Jinora get separated. Jinora ends up at Wan Shi Tong's Library, where she is captured by Unalaq. Korra finds herself in a dark forest as a four-year-old, where she encounters Iroh's spirit. With the help of the former Fire Nation general, she helps a lost dragon bird spirit, who in turn helps her to find the spirit portals. There, she is forced by her uncle to open the Northern portal, lest he destroys Jinora's soul.|
|"Night of a Thousand Stars"||November 15, 2013||11||23|
|At the South Pole, Tonraq and his rebels are defeated by Unalaq and his forces. Meanwhile, in Republic City, Bolin prevents four waterbenders from kidnapping President Raiko and his wife. After a brief battle, the earthbender forces one of the men to reveal Varrick as the mastermind behind the plot, leading to his arrest. With Mako's allegations proven correct, he is released from prison. Korra and Tenzin and his family return to Republic City to gather reinforcements to travel South in order to stop Unalaq from freeing Vaatu and destroying the world. When Raiko refuses to send the United Forces, Mako, Bolin, and Asami accompany them instead on Varrick's battleship.|
|"Harmonic Convergence"||November 15, 2013||12||24|
|After leaving Jinora's spiritless body in Katara's care, Korra and her friends attempt to break through the Northern defenses in order to reach the Southern spirit portal. Although initially unsuccessful, they manage to enter the Spirit World, where Bumi, Kya, and Tenzin leave to find Jinora's spirit, while Mako and Bolin hold back Unalaq in order to give Korra the time to close the portal. However, Harmonic Convergence starts before Korra can close the portal, and Vaatu manages to break free from his prison inside the Tree of Time.|
|"Darkness Falls"||November 16, 2013 (online)
November 22, 2013 (television)
|Korra cannot prevent Vaatu and Unalaq from merging and forming the Dark Avatar, and the two Avatars subsequently lock into a battle for the fate of the world. Vaatu manages to extract Raava from Korra's body, and destroys the Light Spirit, effectively severing Raava's connection to the past Avatars. Meanwhile in the Spirit World, Bumi, Kya, and Tenzin manage to track down and save Jinora's spirit from the Fog of Lost Souls. However, before they can return, Jinora senses that Korra is in trouble and leaves her family in order to help.|
|"Light in the Dark"||November 16, 2013 (online)
November 22, 2013 (television)
|Tenzin urges Korra to connect with her own spirit in order to defeat Unalaq. While meditating in the Tree of Time, she manages to tap into the energy of the universe and astrally projects herself, instigating a fight with Unalaq at Republic City. After an intervention by Jinora's spirit, who brings Raava's residual light back into the world and illuminates her within the Dark Avatar, Korra manages to extract Raava from him, before using his own purification technique to dissipate the Dark Avatar Spirit. She returns to the Spirit World, where she uses the last energy of the Harmonic Convergence to permanently merge with Raava again, though the connection to the past Avatars cannot be restored. Korra leaves both spirit portals open, ushering the world into a new era where spirits and mankind can coexist.|
- ↑ Dan Snierson (July 11, 2012). Nickelodeon orders second season of 'The Legend of Korra'. Entertaiment Weekly. Retrieved on July 11, 2012.
- ↑ Legend of Korra' San Diego Comic-Con fan panel – live blog. Hypable (July 13, 2012). Retrieved on July 13, 2012.
- ↑ Christopher John Farley (November 20, 2013). The Legend of Korra Book Three Will be Titled "Change". Speakeasy. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on November 20, 2013.
- ↑ Bryan Konietzko (July 12, 2012). Bryan Konietzko announces new books. Bryan Konietzko's Tumblr. Retrieved on July 12, 2012.
- ↑ The Legend of Korra Premieres Saturday, April 14 on Nickelodeon a Screen Party and a Year Full of Original Local Productions. Nick and More! (March 15, 2012). Retrieved on March 21, 2012.
- ↑ Legend of Korra video. Nick (April 2, 2012). Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
- ↑ Legend of Korra, Vol. 1. iTunes (April 3, 2012). Retrieved on April 3, 2012.