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The Southern Water Tribe Cultural Center is a building in Republic City owned by Varrick.[1] It hosts activities related to the culture of the Southern Water Tribe.[2]


Southern Water Tribe Cultural Center bombing

The Southern Water Tribe Cultural Center was bombed in 171 AG.

During the Water Tribe Civil War in 171 AG, Southern Water Tribe citizens organized a peace march in support of Southern independence toward the cultural center, with a counter-protest organized by Northerners in support of Chief Unalaq. Despite heavy police presence, two members of the Agni Kai Triad orchestrated a bombing of the center at the climax of the march, successfully detonating several bombs and lighting the center ablaze. Mako, on duty as a police officer, attempted to capture the perpetrators, albeit without success, only retrieving the detonating device.

Korra was present the moment the building caught fire and immediately tried to subdue the flames with water from the basin at the foot of Sokka's statue, located on the square in front of the building. Her efforts were swiftly joined by the arriving fire department.[2]

Mako later discovered that Varrick had masterminded the bombing as part of his plan to escalate the civil war between the North and South by drawing in the United Republic of Nations and profit from the increased sales of war machinery.[3] When confronted about his actions by Asami Sato, he justified the bombing by virtue of being the owner of the building and thus having the right to detonate his own property.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (November 28, 2014). "Beyond the Wilds". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (October 4, 2013). "Peacekeepers". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 17. Nickelodeon.
  3. Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (October 11, 2013). "The Sting". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 18. Nickelodeon.

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    • 8th Hero of Olympus wrote:Oh, well...I guess that as of yet, that is open to interpretation...but, unless confirmed otherwise, I'd like...
    • 8th Hero of Olympus wrote:Apparently, though, Sokka was a far more important figure in Southern Water Tribe culture than Katara overall, since ...

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