The moment that Korrasami shippers have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Legend of Korra just revealed the first kiss between Avatar Korra and Asami.
The moment comes in The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars – Part One, a new in-canon graphic novel continuing Korra's story past the show's finale. The graphic novel opens exactly where the television series left off. Korra and Asami venture into the Spirit World for some alone time. There's a montage of moments from their adventures but it ends when the couple climbs up a disgruntled mountain spirit, who tosses them aside.
With their supplies now lost, Korra and Asami decide it is time to return to the city. However, Asami tells Korra that, "Before we go, there's one last thing I want to do on our vacation." And so…
The Legend of Korra: Turf War is written by Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, drawn by Irene Koh, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Moving Korra's relationship into comics is allowing DiMartino to do things that he and co-creator Bryan Konietzko may have wanted to do while The Legend of Korra was still on television but that Nickelodeon was hesitant about.
"We approached the network and while they were supportive there was a limit to how far we could go with it, as just about every article I read accurately deduced," Konietzko said in a blog post after the finale aired. "It was originally written in the script over a year ago that Korra and Asami held hands as they walked into the spirit portal. We went back and forth on it in the storyboards, but later in the retake process I staged a revision where they turned towards each other, clasping both hands in a reverential manner, in a direct reference to Varrick and Zhu Li's nuptial pose from a few minutes prior. We asked Jeremy Zuckerman to make the music tender and romantic, and he fulfilled the assignment with a sublime score. I think the entire last two-minute sequence with Korra and Asami turned out beautiful, and again, it is a resolution of which I am very proud. I love how their relationship arc took its time, through kindness and caring. If it seems out of the blue to you, I think a second viewing of the last two seasons would show that perhaps you were looking at it only through a hetero lens."
Korra and Asami was a relationship favored by many fans of The Legend of Korra, the follow-up to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series confirmed that the relationship was real when the two held hands and walked in the Spirit World at the end of the series finale.
Legend of Korra: Turf War - Part One also confirmed that Korra is not the first LGBTQ Avatar.
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