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The Legend of Korra
"Welcome to Republic City"
Season 1, Episode 1
Production code: 101
Airdate: April 14, 2012
Written by: Michael Dante DiMartino
Bryan Konietzko
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
Ki Hyun Ryu
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"Welcome to Republic City" is the first episode of The Legend of Korra.


Set seventy years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, a girl named Korra is born in the Southern Water Tribe and is the reincarnation of Aang and the next Avatar. Three members of the White Lotus respond to claims in the South Pole of a child as the Avatar. They meet Korra, already capable of bending Water, Earth, and Fire. Years later, a now seventeen-year-old Korra has conquered the art and skill of earthbending, firebending, and waterbending in the Fortress- meant to teach the Avatar the elements away from harm-, but has yet to learn airbending. Her waterbending master, Katara, who is now an old woman (with three grown children fathered by the deceased Avatar Aang), lets Korra go to Republic City after Katara's youngest son Tenzin is not able to teach Korra airbending. Korra travels with her Polar bear dog, Naga, to Republic City. Once there, Korra gets into a fight with a group of men who were going to rob an old man in the city. After being arrested for the damage she has done, she meets Chief Lin Beifong, the daughter of Toph from the original series who is unhappy at Korra's arrival seeing it as a danger to the city. However, Tenzin bails her out of jail and takes her home, preparing to send her back to the South Pole. However, he realizes that the Avatar is a vital part of the idea of Republic City, and allows her to stay and train in airbending. Meanwhile, Amon, leader of an anti-bender equalist group, learns of Korra's arrival, and tells his followers that he will have to accelerate his plans.

Home video releases

  • The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air
  • The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air

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