Otaku Talk: Korrasami

The Legend of Korra has final come to an end with a total of four seasons. Korra is a spin-off on Nick’s very popular series Avatar:The Last Airbender which tells the story of a 12 year old boy named Aang who is the last of his kind and must bring balance to the world which is at war. Korra is the opposite of Aang in many ways and watching her grow from a hotheaded avatar to a mature young lady breathtaking and amazing and the show really hit a more mature themes.

However the final episode just had me scratching my head and has caused much discussion over social media when the directors confirmed that Korrasami is real. Now Korrasami is a popular ship among the avatar fanbase. The show confirmed that Korra and Asami were a bisexual couple,my only problem with this is I have watched this show from begining to end and I did not see anything that hinted at these two characters forming a romantical relationship.

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Now I’m not homophobic, I support the LBGT community and want gays to be able to marry who they love. The problem with the Avatar fandom is that those who don’t agree with Korrasami get labeled as homophobic. Just because I dislike korrasami does not make me homophobic.  Let’s break down the word homophobic

Homophobic:
encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear, and is sometimes related to religious beliefs.

I do not have any negative attiudes or fear toward the gay community I just don’t see how Korra and Asami became a romantic relationship. They are scenes in which the devote korrasami fanbase has pointed out as hints to their relationship

1. Korra during her absence has only written letters to Asami

Well that is completely understandle and doesn’t mean something romantical. How many females talk to their best friends  about the troubles in their life? Plenty ,many of us whether male or fenale confide in our best friends for comfort and advice and it doing so does not meaning you have romantical feelongs for one another.

2. Asami compliments Korra on her new hairstyle.

Do I really need to explain this one? Women compliment each other all the time. Girl,that’s a nice handbag or I love that dress. It does not mean I want to take her out for a date.

3. Asami was helping Korra learn how to drive.

Helping a friend learn how to drive is now code for I want to be your girlfriend

4. Asami taking care of the show’s main character following the fight with Zaheer.

Yes, taking care of your friend when they almost died totally means that we’re in a romantic relationship

All these hints that the devoted korrasami shippers pointed out  doesn’t mean romance. If that’s the case every single female on this planet is a bisexual. Overall I think the final could have been much better than it was and I think korrasami was added to cause as stir (which it did)and to please the fanbase of korrasami (which it did).

I hope this discussion will eventually die down and fans within the avatar community will relax and accept that not everyone has to agree with Korrasami. There are some that ship Korra and Mako or Korra and Bolin or would just prefer Korra be a strong woman without a partner whether male or female.

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