Avatar the legend of korra [TV]
The Legend of Korra is set in the fictional world of Avatar: The Last Airbender, 70 years after the events of that series. The world is separated into four nations: the northern and southern Water Tribes, the Air Nomads, the Earth Kingdom, and the Fire Nation. The distinguishing element of the series is “bending”, the ability of some people to telekinetically manipulate the classical element associated with their nation (water, earth, fire, or air). Bending is carried out by spiritual and physical exercises, portrayed as similar to Chinese martial arts.
Only one person, the “Avatar”, can bend all four elements. Cyclically reincarnating among the world’s four nations, the Avatar maintains peace and balance in the world. The Legend of Korra focuses on Avatar Korra, a seventeen-year-old girl from the Southern Water Tribe and the successor of Avatar Aang from The Last Airbender.
The first season is mostly set in Republic City, the capital of the United Republic of Nations, a multicultural state that emerged from the Fire Nation colonies in the Earth Kingdom after the end of The Last Airbender. The residents of the metropolis, described as “if Manhattan had happened in Asia” by the series’ creators,6 are united by their passion for “pro-bending”, a spectator sport in which two teams composed of an earthbender, waterbender, and firebender throw each other out of a ring using bending techniques. The second season is mostly set in the southern polar region, while the third and fourth seasons take place mostly in the Earth Kingdom and, to a lesser degree, in Republic City.