The Problem with Korra

legend of korraSince the premiere of the second season of Legend of Korra (Book 2: Spirits), I’ve noticed that a lot of fans are griping every week about Korra: she’s stupid, she’s overly emotional, she’s reactionary. At first I agreed. Why is Korra being so dense? Isn’t it obvious that she’s being manipulated? Is it just heavy-handed storytelling? Then I realized what I think is the source of Korra’s problems—she has no true sense of self. (Spoilers through episodes 7 and 8, “Beginnings”).

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