“Legend of Korra” Finale Spoilers!
Fan shippers rejoice!
“The Legend of Korra,” Nickelodeon’s sequel to “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” has come to a close in a big way. The series ended following the release of its two-part finale, “Day Of The Colossus”/“The Last Stand,” which you can find online at Nick. And fan shippers everywhere don’t want to miss this one.
For those who don’t know, a fan ship is a made-up relationship between characters that’s usually supported in fan art or fan fiction but rarely ever actually happens; however, that may have just changed.
After the threat from Kuvira is handled, the series closes on Korra and Asami holding hands and going off into the spirit world together. Then Korrasami supporters around the world let out a scream of joy. The fan ship finally seems to be official.
The last scene of the series is surprising given comments made by “Korra” creator Bryan Konietzko to The Wall Street Journal saying fans like to make up relationships but are “disinterested” in seeing those actually happen. Also, keep in mind that this is a Nick show. Putting a same-sex relationship in a cartoon is a pretty progressive move.
Despite everything working against it, Korrasami has been one of the most supported fan-wanted relationships on the web, and the show has had hints fans have been all over. The biggest perhaps being the letters the pair exchanged in Season 4, which shows how close the characters have become. iDigitalTimes points out, even the voice of Korra herself, Janet Varney, was a supporter of the two getting together.
With the ending, “Korra” comes to a close in a way that can please supporters of the relationship and still keep things innocent. Even so, some Korrasami fans took things a step further with this fan-made extended ending:
And now balance has been restored to the Internet.