I started The Legend of Korra not terribly long ago. It didn’t take me long to finish the series, as the fourth season is its last. Which is rather interesting as the original series Avatar: The Last Airbender only lasted three.
The fourth season shows the biggest gap in time between all the seasons. After being captured and almost killed by the Red Lotus gang, Avatar Korra has had a long recovery. Her body is mostly fine now, but it’s her mind and emotions that have deep scars.
Who she needs to worry about is Kuvira, a general in the Earth Kingdom. In the past few years, she has become known as the great uniter especially as the Earth Kingdom doesn’t have a queen anymore. But when the Earth Kingdom decides to crown a new king, she decides to become a military dictator instead.
With the Earth Kingdom military fully at her back for the most part, Kuvira is the de facto leader and she becomes more and more of a tyrant every day. Korra and her will eventually clash, and this will not be an easy battle. Surprisingly, her greatest ally will be somebody she never expected to help her. But will they be able to topple this new tyrant?
Overall, season four actually might be the best season of The Legend of Korra. Even though the new villain isn’t really that special, she had a lot of depth and interesting parts of her story. I also enjoyed the return of a very beloved character from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’m glad both shows were smart enough to end it before I got stale.