I have to be honest to you all: I did not treat Korrasami very well upon the finale of The Legend of Korra.
I wrote an extensive post explaining my thoughts on the finale, and I was not very supportive of Korrasami. My reasoning was that it felt underdeveloped, especially compared to the relationship between Korra and Mako (I had always been a die-hard Makorra fan).
That was 2014. Since then, I’ve had a lot of time to think about it. I’ve rewatched the series a few times. I’ve read the first edition of Turf Wars. I’ve seen the fan reactions (both positive and negative). And I’ve changed my views.
It’s a hard thing to admit, but I was wrong about Korrasami. I judged way too quickly and too harshly. I was a source of negativity in the midst of a monumental achievement for LGBT+ representation. So today, since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and a free love-themed Top Ten Tuesday, I’ll be continuing my “Ships I Ship” topic from last year and looking at 10 Korra/Asami on-screen moments that make my heart sing.
Today I’m linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl for a Top Ten Tuesday!
This week’s theme: love freebie
When Asami and Korra team up for a race.
When Asami teaches Korra how to drive.
When they make a delivery for the Earth Queen and have to fight off bandits together.
When they are captured, stranded in the desert, and have to work together to get everyone to safety.
When Asami watches over Korra while she meditates.
When Asami is unfailingly supportive after Korra is poisoned.
When Korra writes to Asami and only Asami during her recovery.
When Asami compliments Korra’s haircut.
AKA the moment when the fandom collectively started squealing
When Asami brings Korra tea.
Because she thought Korra “might be cold.”
She just wanted an excuse to talk to her and we all know it.
When Korra consoles Asami and they decide to travel to the Spirit World together.
Because everyone else got to go to the Spirit World back in season 2, except for Asami, who was taking care of Korra’s father.
This Ikki-tells-the-truth moment that Asami takes with such grace.
This “I-like-Korra” moment from Book One.
This helping-Korra-train moment.
This riding-into-the-night-on-Naga-to-save-Korra moment.
This hand-on-the-shoulder moment from the finale.
Also this incredibly adorable cosplay couple
And this adorable painting by co-creator Bryan Konietzko of them cuddling inside a turtleduck.
Although their relationship surprised me at first, I’ve come to really, really love them together. It’s so wonderful to see two strong, independent women portrayed in a show aimed at a younger audience, and even more wonderful to see how their relationship grew into something deeper. They are so kind to each other and understanding, and their entire relationship has been very mature (much more than when Korra dated Mako).
I’m thinking I’ll do another post of these of my favorite Korrasami moments in the comics. 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed seeing more of them in Turf Wars and watching their relationship develop.
Are you an Avatar/Korra fan? Do you love Korrasami?
What is your favorite Avatar/Korra ship?