It consists of thirteen episodes "chapters" , all animated by Studio Mir.
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The episodes were made available on the Nickelodeon website and other online outlets each Friday beginning on October 3, Critical reception of Book Four , as of the series in general, was positive. Book Four is set three years after the previous season. It deals with Avatar Korra 's journey of self-discovery following the physical and psychological injuries she incurred in the fight with Zaheer and with unrest in the Earth Kingdom where Kuvira , formerly a security officer in Suyin Beifong's service, seeks to seize power by military force.
The season is then followed by the graphic novel trilogy Turf Wars , that picks up immediately after the series finale. After Nickelodeon cut the budget for season 4 by about the amount required for one episode, DiMartino and Konietzko decided to include a clip show episode, which reuses previously produced animation, instead of letting many of the creative staff go.
Inspired by Samurai Champloo ' s clip show episode "The Disorder Diaries", they chose to frame a series of edited clips from the previous seasons of The Legend of Korra with about five minutes of new animation. The season was generally well-received by critics.
Critics generally enjoyed the main villain Kuvira and thought she complemented Korra well. Nicholson also praised the season for its handling of themes like war, dictatorship, weapons of mass destruction and posttraumatic stress disorder. In the final scene of the season and the series, Korra and Asami face each other holding hands.
It was subject to discussion outside of entertainment media, notably after the series' creators confirmed that the scene was meant to signify Korra and Asami becoming a romantic couple. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Legend of Korra Book 4. See also: List of The Legend of Korra episodes. Retrieved 29 September The A. Retrieved 20 December The Escapist.
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She offers the governor supplies and protection — if he submits his state to her sovereignty. The governor reluctantly agrees, and their conversation reveals that this has become a pattern as Kuvira consolidates more and more of the Earth Kingdom under her authority, which begins to appear increasingly despotic. Elsewhere, a despondent Korra is fighting and losing cage matches, having apparently renounced her identity as the Avatar.
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In an episode covering the time between Books Three and Four, a despondent Korra has been slowly recovering her health with the aid of physical therapy and healing administered by Katara at the South Pole, following her torture and poisoning at the hands of the Red Lotus.
However, the effects of the assault and the other suffering and losses that she has faced over the previous course of the series has left her psychologically traumatized , and haunted by doubts that she will ever be the same again, and she has not been into the Avatar State since the assault. Tricking her family and friends into believing she has returned to Republic City, she is in fact wandering aimlessly throughout the world, isolating herself as much as possible from human contact.
She is haunted by a dark vision of herself as she appeared in the fight with Zaheer, which appears to watch her wherever she goes. A spirit leads her into the banyan swamps which previously featured in Avatar: The Last Airbender, where her doppelganger apparition chases her down and attacks her, and she suffers a hallucination of drowning, but regains consciousness in the abode of Toph Beifong. At Wu's coronation in Republic City, Kuvira refuses to yield power to him, instead announcing that she will consolidate the territories under her control into a new Earth Empire.
This creates a rift between her and the other world leaders including Suyin, as well as between Bolin and Mako, who has to protect the unpopular Wu from angry supporters of Kuvira. Meanwhile, in the banyan swamp, Toph agrees to help Korra regain her strength, though her methodology largely consists of browbeating Korra and beating her up with still formidable earthbending.
She finds residual metal poison inside Korra but can't remove it — Korra subconsciously resists, scarred by her previous traumas. While the young airbenders look far and wide for Korra, Ikki is briefly captured by two Earth Empire soldiers.
Based on what they say, Ikki leads the trio to the Foggy Swamp.
There, Korra is still haunted by visions of being hurt by her past enemies, but manages to connect to the siblings through the great banyan-grove tree's roots. After they beg her to resume her Avatar duties to face Kuvira, Toph's advice helps Korra to let go of her fears, bend the rest of the poison out of herself and re-enter the Avatar State.
As Kuvira's army marches on Zaofu, Suyin refuses to let her city join the new empire, and Korra tries in vain to negotiate a peaceful outcome. Todd Haberkorn. While Zhu Li pledges her allegiance to Kuvira, Varrick is forced to weaponize the spirit vines for her, and Bolin is to be sent to a " reeducation " camp.
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In Republic City, Asami reconnects with her imprisoned father, Hiroshi. After Suyin and her twin sons are captured while infiltrating Kuvira's camp to take her out, Kuvira agrees to a duel with Korra to decide control of Zaofu. Although now free of the effects of the Red lotus poison, Korra remains off balance and Kuvira goads her to gain further advantage, consistently outmaneuvering Korra. Unable to otherwise gain the advantage Korra enters the Avatar State, and prepares to deliver a devastating blow, until she hallucinates a vision of her dark spectre in Kuvira's place and collapses to the ground.
Opal, Jinora, Ikki and Milo save Korra and flee with her on the back of an air bison. Meanwhile, Varrick and Bolin escape after Varrick improvises a spirit vine bomb.
Kuvira forces Zaofu's citizens to submit, and has Baatar Jr. Korra, Asami, and Mako rescue him from a train and hide him with Mako's family in Asami's mansion. Meanwhile, Bolin and Varrick encounter escapees from Kuvira's prison camps, which now house anyone not of Earth Kingdom blood, and help them escape from the now walled-in Empire. In the swamp, Kuvira's forces begins harvesting the spirit tree's vines.
In a clip show episode, Mako, Korra, and Bolin recollect their past. Mako tells Wu about his romantic entanglements and eventual breakup with Asami and Korra. Varrick presents Bolin's life to the Earth Empire refugees in the style of an action film in which Bolin defeats all of Korra's previous enemies.
Reacting to Kuvira's harvesting of the spirit vines in the swamp, vines throughout the Republic City begin to attack random people, Jinora included, trapping them in the Spirit World, and Korra's rescue attempt is thwarted by an apparition of Zaheer.
Unable to think of another way to let go of the fear that continues to handicap her even after becoming free of the effects of the Red Lotus poison, Korra decides to confront the real Zaheer in his prison. Zaheer, disgusted with the rise of a tyrant like Kuvira, who stands as the antithesis to the philosophies of the Red Lotus, proposes to help Korra.
He assists her in learning to pass beyond the trauma of her past hardships, including his own attack on her, and helps her step into the Spirit World, where Korra speaks with Raava for the first time since the conclusion of Book Two, when she was forcefully separated from the Avatar.
Using her restored ability to communicate with the spirits, Korra calms the volatile vines and free Jinora and the other human captives. Meanwhile, Bolin attempts and fails to make up with Opal, but agrees to help her and Lin rescue their family. A rescue plan takes form, but tensions run high between the previously estranged Toph and Lin. Zhu Li proves to have been feigning her loyalty to Kuvira and attempts to sabotage the weapon, but her effort is discovered by Kuvira.
The rescue team frees captive Beifongs, who engage Kuvira and her forces together, before being forced to flee by Kuvira's superior numbers. Lin and Toph find a measure of reconciliation.
Zhu Li reveals that Kuvira is planning an eminent attack on Republic City with a combined force of metal and earthbenders, mecha tanks, and the devastating new spirit vine technologies at her disposal; she is determined to retake all of the lands which the Earth Kingdom had once ceded to the United Republic.
Meanwhile, Korra tries and fails to convince the spirits to help defend Republic City. Wu and Mako help evacuate Republic City, and Asami and Varrick build a fleet of flying mecha-suits to defend it.
But Kuvira's forces attack earlier than expected. Her superweapon, now mounted on a giant mecha , devastates the Republic's navy, forcing Raiko to surrender.
Korra and the airbenders capture the mecha's creator, Baatar Jr. After Korra threatens to keep him from Kuvira forever, he attempts to convince Kuvira to end the attack, but she has the mecha fire on his position, deducing that he is with the Avatar and her allies. Barely surviving Kuvira's attack, Korra and her friends look for ways to take down the colossus.
They discover that the exterior and joints of the behemoth mecha tank are made entirely of rarefied platinum and thus immune to metal bending.