Book 2: AirEdit

The Legend of Korra Book 1 DVD cover

Book 1: Air is the first half of the first season of the U.S. animated TV series, The Legend of Korra. It consisting of 12 episodes (called "chapters"), it was initially intended to be a stand-alone miniseries before the series was expanded to two seasons consisting of four books and 52 episodes. Book 1: Air aired from 14 April to 23 June 2012 on the Nickelodeon channel in the U.S, and is broadcast in other countries beginning in fall 2012.

Book 1: Air follows Korra, the successor of Avatar Aang from the preceding series Avatar: The Last Airbender, as she travels to the metropolis of Republic City to learn airbending and faces an anti-bender revolutionary group, the "Equalists", led by the masked Amon.

Title Original air date Chapter # Episode #
"Welcome to Republic City" April 14, 2012 1 1
Seventy years after the end of the original series, the Order of the White Lotus discovers the new Avatar, Korra, in the Southern Water Tribe. By the age of 17, Korra has mastered all elements except air. Master Tenzin, Katara's and Aang's son, and only airbending master, postpones Korra's airbending training in order to take care of matters in Republic City; but Korra convinces him to train her. After a clash with local triads, she is arrested by Lin Beifong, head of Republic City's metalbending police force and the daughter of Toph. Meanwhile, antagonist 'Amon' is revealed as the leader of the anti-bender "Equalist" movement.[1]
"A Leaf in the Wind" April 14, 2012 2 2
Frustrated by her inability to bend air, Korra visits Republic City's pro-bending arena against Tenzin's wishes. There, she meets Bolin and Mako, two brothers on the "Fire Ferrets" pro-bending team, and becomes their team-mate. Korra initially suffers due to her inexperience, but wins the match by use of air-bending movements; wherefore Tenzin, impressed, allows Korra to stay on the team.
"The Revelation" April 21, 2012 3 3
Trying to collect money for their pro-bending fees, Bolin is recruited by the Triple Threat Triads, with whom he is abducted by the Equalists. At an Equalist rally, Amon demonstrates his ability to permanently remove the bending powers of the captive gangsters; but Mako and Korra rescue Bolin before Amon can do the same to him.
"The Voice in the Night" April 28, 2012 4 4
Republic City Councilman Tarrlok creates a task force to capture Amon, and eventually recruits the reluctant Korra. Mako gains a sweetheart in Asami Sato, the daughter of industrialist Hiroshi Sato, who agrees to sponsor the Fire Ferrets' presence in the competition. After some success in the task force, Korra publicly challenges Amon to a duel; but she is ambushed and restrained by Equalists, and Amon does not hurt her, on grounds of fear to make her a martyr. He will thus save Korra for last.
"The Spirit of Competition" May 5, 2012 5 5
Mako romantically flirts with and dates Hiroshi's daughter, Asami, much to the annoyance and jealously of Korra. And when he refuses her, she passes an evening with Bolin, but passionately kisses Mako after their next match, disappointing and hurting Bolin's feelings. By the end of the episode, the Fire Ferrets forgive each other and advance to the championship match against the three-time defending champions known as the Wolfbats.
"And the Winner Is..." May 12, 2012 6 6
Amon threatens to attack the pro-bending arena if the Council does not cancel the championship; but Chief Lin Beifong convinces Tarrlok otherwise by offering to protect the stadium. Despite tensions resulting from a prior relationship, Tenzin and Lin agree to cooperate therein. During the match the Wolfbats defeat the Fire Ferrets by foul play. When the match is over, the Equalists neutralize Chief Beifong's metalbenders using electric gloves; whereas Amon strips the Wolfbats of their bending abilities and ruins the stadium.
"The Aftermath" May 19, 2012 7 7
Tarrlok calls for Lin Beifong's dismissal as chief of police after Amon's attack on the pro-bending arena; Mako and Bolin move into the Sato mansion. While visiting them, Korra overhears implication that Hiroshi Sato is colluding with the Equalists. She informs Chief Beifong and Tenzin, who launch an investigation but find no evidence. A mysterious source tells Korra that Sato has a secret factory under his mansion used to manufacture weapons for the Equalists. When Korra, Tenzin, and Beifong discover the secret factory, they are attacked by Equalists using combat mechs built by Sato. Beifong's metalbending police are captured and taken to Amon; but Mako, Bolin, and Asami rescue Korra, Tenzin, and Beifong. Beifong intends to resign her post and to rescue her officers "outside of the law", and Korra offers Mako, Bolin, and Asami residency on Tenzin's Air Temple Island.
"When Extremes Meet" June 2, 2012 8 8
At his induction as Beifong's replacement, Police Chief Saikhan vows to support Tarrlok's task force; but Korra quarrels with Tarrlok. As she expresses frustration with her inability to airbend, Tenzin asks her to obtain help from her past lives by meditating on brief visions of Aang. Asami, Mako, Bolin, and Korra patrol the city and capture escaping Equalists, to Tarrlok's disapproval. Soon after Tarrlok places all non-benders under a curfew, Korra tries to free unarmed civilians captured by police, and Tarrlok arrests her friends to stop her. Korra refuses to comply with his wishes to secure her friends' release, and compares him to Amon, whereupon Tarrlok attacks her; eventually to subdue her by revealing his blood-bending powers.
"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
Korra and her friends hide in an underground settlement until Iroh's fleet arrives, which is promptly disabled by Equalist mines and aircraft. After Korra saves Iroh from drowning, she and Mako go in search of Amon and discover the captive Tarrlok, who reveals that Amon is his brother Noatak and also a bloodbender, driven to revenge on benders by their father Yakone. Meanwhile, Korra's friends prepare an assault on the Equalists' mountain airbase to prevent the sinking of a relief fleet under Commander Bumi, Tenzin's older brother.
"Endgame" June 23, 2012 12 12
Bolin, Asami, and Iroh invade the airfield, where they are captured by Hiroshi Sato's Equalists and thence rescued by Naga. While Asami and Bolin overcome Hiroshi and his mecha-tanks, Iroh destroys the Equalist bombers sent against Bumi's United Forces fleet; whereas Korra and Mako confront Amon at an Equalist rally, intending to expose him as a bender. Amon then reveals that he has captured Tenzin and his family, whom Korra and Mako then free. Amon overpowers Mako and Korra, and removes her bending powers; but is overcome when Korra achieves air bending after long failure, and his escape unmasks him publicly as a waterbender named Noatak. He flees Republic City and takes Tarrlok. Tarrlok uses an Equalist lightning glove to detonate their motor boat in a small Mushroom Cloud explosion killing him and Noatak. At the South Pole, Katara is unable to heal Korra's severance from water, earth, and fire. As Korra sits weeping at a cliff's edge, Aang and other Avatars appear to her, and Aang restores her connection, explaining that her despondency allowed her to overcome the difficulties encountered earlier. After the lovestruck Korra and Mako admit their strong, mutual romantic feelings and affections for each other and passionately kiss, Korra enters the Avatar State to restore Lin Beifong's bending abilities.

Book 2: SpiritsEdit

Book Two: Spirits is the second half of the first season of the animated TV series, The Legend of Korra. It is to consist of fourteen episodes ("chapters"). Ordered in early 2011, Book Two: Spirits will air in 2013 on the Nickelodeon channel, according to Entertainment Weekly.

According to the series' creators, about half of Book Two will take place in Republic City and the other half will take place in other areas of the world. In a panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, It was indicated that Book Two will take place six months after the first twelve episodes. They said that it will partially take place in the Southern Water Tribe, and focus on the mystical "Spirit World" and the history of the Avatar lineage and mythology.


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