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The Legend of Korra
"Beginnings"
Season 2, Episode 19-20
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Airdate: October 18, 2013
Written by: Michael Dante DiMartino (Part 1)
Tim Hedrick (Part 2)
Directed by: Colin Heck (Part 1)
Ian Graham (Part 2)
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"Beginnings" is a two-part episode from Book Two of The Legend of Korra, originally aired as a one-hour special on October 18, 2013.

Plot

Part 1

While being healed by the Fire Sages, Korra explores her past lives and meets Wan, the first Avatar, who lived 10,000 years ago. Living in a time where humans lived on the shells of lion turtles to protect themselves from the spirits, Wan and his friends live in poverty and hunger. One day, Wan steals the power of firebending, but is banished for it after stealing food from the local tyrant to feed his friends. After learning to survive in the treacherous jungles, Wan befriends the spirits living there. Two years later, when Wan begins traveling the mainland, he encounters two powerful spirits battling each other. One of the spirits asks Wan for assistance when he is held down by the other, and Wan separates the two. While the spirit escapes, the other spirit, Raava, explains that she is the spirit of light and peace and that the spirit Wan had freed is Vaatu, the spirit of darkness and chaos. By freeing Vaatu, Wan has unwittingly let destruction and chaos into the world.

Part 2

After being admonished by Raava, Wan discovers that Vaatu is turning other spirits dark and threatens to destroy the world. With Raava as a conduit to obtain the power of Air, Wan travels to other lion turtles to gain control of Water and Earth to prepare for the 'Harmonic Convergence' in which Vaatu and Raava will battle for the fate of the world. When Wan finds his human and spirit friends fighting each other, he joins himself with Raava to pacify them; but this puts him in mortal danger, and can do nothing to stop the spirits from killing his friends. Upon traveling to the Southern spirit portal with Raava, Wan battles Vaatu before convincing Raava to possess him. Fighting Vaatu with the four elements, Harmonic Convergence occurs, causing the two portals to overlap with each other. Using the energy generated by the event, Wan fuses with Raava permanently, thereby becoming the first Avatar. With his newfound power, Wan imprisons Vaatu in the Tree of Time before having the spirits returning to their world and closing both portals. Thereafter Wan spends his life trying to bring peace to the world. After attaining a great age, Wan apologizes to Raava for failing to bring peace while darkness still stands. Raava reassures him, "Don't worry. We will be together for all of your lifetimes, and we will never give up." Upon exhaling his last breath, Raava (having transformed into the divine Avatar Spirit entity) leaves his body, beginning the reincarnation/rebirth cycle. With most of her memories restored, Korra learns that Harmonic Convergence is only a few weeks away and rushes to find Tenzin.

Home video releases

DVD
  • The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits
Blu-ray
  • The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The article or pieces of the original article was at The Legend of Korra (season 2). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Nickipedia, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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