|Republic City Park|
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Public gatherings such as anti-bending protests are often orchestrated within the park, as the grounds are frequented by many citizens. The park is also popular with couples who wish to take romantic strolls, as the scenery and serene atmosphere give the area a romantic air. Despite its problems, Republic City Park is widely regarded as the perfect place for a momentary escape from the fast-paced bustle of Republic City.
Avatar Korra and her polar bear dog, Naga, stopped by Republic City Park after arriving in the capital. As the young Avatar had no yuans to exchange for food, she settled for fishing in the park's pond. While Korra was using her firebending to cook some fish she had caught, a vagabond emerged from his bush and asked if he could have one of the three "tasty-smelling fishies" Korra had caught. She granted his request and, trying to make conversation during their awkward meal, learned that the man was living in a nearby bush and that there were many more vagabonds like him in the city. This confused Korra, as she thought that everyone in the capital was "living it up", a statement Gommu responded to with laughter. After telling her that she had a lot to learn, he formally welcomed her to Republic City.
Soon after, a park official appeared and informed Korra that fishing in the park was prohibited. He attempted to chase the Avatar, however, she easily escaped on Naga.
After escaping the park official, Korra encountered a protester who was promoting the Equalist movement. This man was attempting to persuade passersby in the park to join Amon in his cause when Korra challenged his bold remarks about bending being "tyrannical". Quickly singling her out as a bender herself, the protester used Korra's hotheaded attitude to his advantage and gained the support of the crowd when he alleged that benders like her "only use their power to oppress" non-benders. Unable to come up with a better response to refute these accusations, Korra claimed that he was "oppressing [himself]" before she rode away on Naga.
While in search of Bolin, Korra and Mako went to Republic City Park in hopes of running into the protester that Korra encountered previously. The two remained at the park overnight and woke up to the protester's anti-bending outcries. Korra and Mako discovered that Amon was orchestrating an Equalist gathering that night called "The Revelation" after examining the posters that the protester was distributing. Before they could ask the protester of the meeting's location, a park official arrived at the scene and demanded to know what they were doing. The two then made a hasty retreat on Naga.
After the Equalists took over Republic City, Hiroshi Sato held a special rally for the Equalists supporters in the park. He announced to the attendees that Amon had successfully overthrown the United Republic Council, he also proclaimed that the Equalists would defeat the incoming United Forces fleet.
During the Battle for Republic City, Korra and Mako dressed as Equalist chi blockers in order to gain entrance to an Equalist rally. They turned away from the assembly and walked through the park. At a clearing, Korra bent a large rock away, revealing a hole that led to the sewer network in which many vagabonds resided.
The park is abundant in greenery and is landscaped with small hills, deciduous trees, and impeccably kept grass. A pond stretches along the park's entirety, with stone arched bridges built over the surface to allow easy passage. Fish and other fauna such as turtle ducks can be found in the waters of the park's pond.
- Republic City Park's layout slightly resembles that of Central Park in New York. Both grounds are almost entirely landscaped and located within a metropolitan city center.
- The park also resembles the Hyde Park in London, with its "Speaker's Corner", where anyone can stand up and speak to the public. In Republic City Park, the protester is speaking to the public with a megaphone about the Equalists' views against benders.
Notable figures Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Welcome to Republic City". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. April 14, 2012. No. 1, Book One: Air
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Welcome to Republic City. Nickelodeon (April 20, 2012). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
- ↑ "The Revelation". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. April 21, 2012. No. 3, Book One: Air
- ↑ "Skeletons in the Closet". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. June 23, 2012. No. 11, Book One: Air