Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino’s sequel to “Avatar: The Last Airbender” has been praised by many outlets. “The Legend of Korra” comes in a close second to the original show full of rich lore and climactic fight scenes that don’t last for 40 episodes (*cough, cough, Naruto*). Bryan and Michael’s shows are strongly influenced by anime and its series is set in a fictional universe which people can bend the elements of water, earth, fire, or air. Only one person, the “Avatar” is able to bend all four elements and their duty is to maintain balance in the world. One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of the “Avatar” series is the combination of martial arts fight styles correlating with the character’s ability to wield the elements as if they were an extension of their own bodies. So, to review the highlights, here is a list of my top 10 favorite fight scenes from “The Legend of Korra.”
If you haven’t seen either of these shows, I suggest you get ready to binge because these are seriously addictive.
1) Kya vs Zaheer
2) Korra and Lin vs Chi Blockers in “And the Winner Is”
Korra and the Fire Ferrets prepare for the pro-bending finals, during the midst of battle Amon threatens the United Republic Council to cancel the tournament or else consequences will follow. Korra and Lin Beifong disregards the threat and allows the Pro-bending match to proceed. Right after the end of the match Amon and his Equalists attack the arena and Amon openly declare war on all benders.
3) P’li escapes from prison
4) Su, Lin & Toph vs Kuvira
5) Team Avatar vs Kuvira’s Mech
6) Avatar Wang vs Vaatu
7) Avatar Korra vs Dark Avatar Unalaq
8) Team Avatar vs The Order Of The Red Lotus
Zaheer and his gang try to kidnap Korra in Zaofu. Although Korra’s friends are able to save her following this climactic fight, the group comes to suspect that someone inside Zaofu actively conspired to allow the Red Lotus to infiltrate the city.
9) Tenzin, Kya and Bumi vs The Order of the Red Lotus
10) Korra vs Zaheer
Zaheer orders the poison to be administered to Korra which forces her into the avatar state. While Korra is battling the poision and Zaheer, Jinora and the other Airbenders think of ways to help her.