Posted to Korra News on April 17, 2012 1:13 PM by NightBender
The numbers are in! The highly anticipated premiere of Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra pulled in 4.5 million total viewers this past Saturday! Ranking as the network's most-watched animated series premiere in over three years, Korra is proves once and for all that a female character can lead an action series! And boy does she ever! The show posted double and triple-digit increases across all kid and tween demos, and has been receiving critical praise across the board.
The next episode of The Legend of Korra airs this Saturday at 11AM. Join in on the discussion on our forums and geek out about just how awesome the new show is!
Comment by: Kohface @ 03:48 pm April 25, 2012
im really angry that u posted this
Comment by: Jojo @ 03:55 pm April 25, 2012
I'm sorry if you're actually angry, but I need support, man!!!! I'm hardcore Makorra (and it's only been three episodes) and the other thing with Amon... well, that's just shocking...
Again, I apologize if I just ruined you're night. I didn't mean to
Comment by: Kohface @ 04:07 pm April 25, 2012
Dont worry Jojo , It doesnt even make sense for an airbender to be Amon....and im more of a Kolin or Borra type of guy. Bolin totaly deserves her since he saw her first....leave Mako for Asami (Sato) just like your pictures....
Comment by: Jojo @ 04:23 pm April 25, 2012
Yeah, Borra is kinda cute. Honestly, though, I think I'll be happy with any ship as long as it's written well.
And the reason I was so freaked out about the Amon thing is:
1. Most of the screen shots we've seen with Amon show him with gold eyes, not gray like that airbender's.
2. The only airbender in the last hundred years beside Tenzin was Aang, and he should be dead in order for Korra to be around
3. The fact that Amon's face IS Aang's is pretty obvious. And not just because it's an airbender. If you pay attention in the opening sequence, Aang has a beard just like that.
Lastly, a lot of people have been speculating Amon has something to do with Koh the Face Stealer. Could be possible that Amon is working for/with Koh. As to the reason...
Comment by: Kohface @ 04:40 pm April 25, 2012
I, KOHFACE, approves of Koh and Amon working together, (or being the same person).... but u didnt here from me....
Comment by: Jojo @ 04:45 pm April 25, 2012
Of course not
Comment by: Shaymin @ 05:00 pm April 25, 2012
I really hope Amon isn't Aang.
I had a theory very early on that when Aang died, it was his avatar spirit that died and was reincarnated in Korra and that Aang was actually alive in hiding. If this IS real, I hope it's a dream of Korra's.
Comment by: Legit @ 05:55 pm April 25, 2012
Did you guys see the new Asami and Mako pictures!!?
Comment by: logo @ 05:57 pm April 25, 2012
Well, Amon nor Aang have blue eyes and the elderly Air Nomad does...so. I think it's some sort of weird dream.
Comment by: bok @ 09:31 pm April 25, 2012
@logo ....i'm with you buddy, i'm really wishing that will just be a crazy nightmare..... O_O
also i'm wondering how mike and bryan are feeling right now when they find out someone's spreading all these spoilers again...tsk
Comment by: bok @ 09:39 pm April 25, 2012
hey guys you should checkout bryan's tumblr page.....i guess some of us can relate to the first picture you see...^^
Comment by: chackramaster @ 01:48 am April 26, 2012
amon could be the old airbender dude who is actually aangs only non-bender son(bumi or kuzon or whatever his name was doesnt matter) that is why he knows how to energy bend aang must have taught only him how to do it because he was aangs only non-bending child. just a thought
Comment by: 20pak @ 04:11 am April 26, 2012
that chick whoze macking on mako is hot.
Comment by: Jojo @ 10:37 am April 26, 2012
That's Asami Sato. The next member of Team Korra.
And yeah. She's a little more than slightly attractive.
Comment by: Shaymin @ 11:18 am April 26, 2012
Here's a new theory of mine: IF that image is real, then I think Amon might be in alliance with Koh. When Amon was telling the story of how he lost his family, maybe it was Koh he was talking about when he said "He stole my face." Now, back to the image: Maybe Koh lets Amon borrow any of his faces to appear as anyone, so in this case, he took the face of an airbender and is maybe trying to get someone, most likely Korra's, support, maybe into tricking her to think he is Aang. Since the physical world allows bending, and the spiritual one does not, I think Amon's goal is to blurr the line between the physical and spirit world to release all evil spirits to cause chaos. I think that would be the best idea to get from that image. I don't want to believe that Amon's Aang, because I'd hope the creators stick to the rules of reincarnation. I can imagine the series finale taking place in the spirit world. Would be awesome.
And because Korra lacks the spiritual savyness, I can definitely see a plot line very influenced with interactions with the spiritual world and her trying to understand it. Aang's conflict was not really in the spirit world because he had the Fire Nation to worry about.
I mean, the Avatar is the bridge between two worlds and has to keep balance in both. What if there's something wrong in the spirit world? Maybe that could explain someone like Amon running around and his potential involvement with Koh.
In addition, Aang's trips to the spirit world were pretty frequent, and he could enter it at 12. Korra's 17 and probably doesn't even know about the Avatar State yet, let alone the spirit world.
And did you see my links on the last comment page? They would interest you, too
Comment by: Kohface @ 03:19 pm April 26, 2012
Jojo....whats with u and the spoilers??? , but seriously, where do u get them?
Comment by: Jojo @ 03:32 pm April 26, 2012
I think by now most people know when they click a link it's at their own risk
But honesty, I will start attaching spoiler warnings on any more that I find. They're all over tumblr. Like, I was looking at someone's tumblr and that Asami and Mako picture showed up, and I was "Wow! Not cool!" and there was that Amon picture five minutes later and I was like, "Great. There's go the element of surprise."
But I know there are some people who like knowing things ahead of time, and since this website hasn't been getting updated very frequently, I thought, "Hey, maybe I'll post the links for people to see."
But to answer your question, just follow fellow Korra fans on tumblr if you want to stay in the loop. Especially deviantart people. They're a wealth of information. And produce very good fanart
And if anyone on here is genuinely angered by the spoilers, I apologize. I will post warnings in the future. Pinkie Promise!
Comment by: Kohface @ 03:38 pm April 26, 2012
I dont follow anybody on anything, so no thankyou to tumblr....but yes, please right SPOILER ALERT....I mean I wasn't that angry with the older Gaang picture ( ) because it reveal anything in the storyline....But the picture with Asami and unmasked Amon do make me speculate before the episode premieres. It pumps me up for every Saturday but I just wanna behave like a little kid and scream when I see the actual thing on the actual TV, not a still of the episode. I want the whole thing at once...
Comment by: Moe @ 03:42 pm April 26, 2012
I really hate how all these leaks are coming out : ( The episodes are not that far away..people need to be more patient and stop ruining the show. And yes you guys should put a spoiler alert just in case somebody clicks it.
Comment by: ziggy @ 04:55 pm April 26, 2012
Guys the 4th episode has already been leaked...I watched it..and it was AMAZING!
One slightly ominous note: a couple of times now my Comcast guide has shown a repeat of a Korra episode scheduled for a certain timeslot on Nick or Nicktoons, but when I tuned there it was the dreaded Sp*ngeb*b!
Comment by: Admiral Joe a.k.a. "G.I. Zhao" @ 07:52 am April 27, 2012
Amazing what people could do with Photoshop Now, if someone photomanip Amon's face to be replaced with the troll face in avatar art-style.....
Comment by: Shaymin @ 10:11 am April 27, 2012
@ Admiral Joe That is the best news ever! ^.^ I really coudn't stand knowing who Amon was, and not his identity is once again in the shadows!
Comment by: Jojo @ 10:44 am April 27, 2012
Whew, thank the avatar!!!!!!!!! I was worried there for a second!!
@20pak You're welcome. I personally didn't leak them (I love Bryke to commit such a crime) but since they are just floating around on tumblr....
Comment by: hiddensmirk @ 11:00 am April 27, 2012
All this new stuff is great and all, but I just want to know who Toph's husband is/was.
@ziggy I watched the fourth episode as well and it was good! The only think that bugs me is the whole Asami & Mako thing. (I'm with Makorra all the way) The part with Ikki and the watertribe council men had me rollin though!
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 03:30 pm April 27, 2012
yep, just wached 4th ep like I predicted it was a bit dramatic (with some fun and action too) according to anime tradition, the hero must suffer alot before he(she) finds its own path to glory, Korra just starts her.
Comment by: Legit @ 03:51 pm April 27, 2012
@Biruleibe But technically speaking, LOK isn't an anime...
Comment by: Shaymin @ 05:08 pm April 27, 2012
I saw the 4th episode too. Amazing, as usual.
SPOILERS I really thought it was sad how Korra was asked how Avatar Aang would handle the situation by a reporter. This is the first episode as well that she feels an actual connection to Aang (you know, other than her staring at the statue). I'm so curious as to what that situation was that Aang had to face when he was 40. I think it could possibly relate to Amon. Oh, yeah, and woah, Amon. He has a point in not wanting to take Korra's bending so soon. If he did, benders from all over the world would revolt against him. But that just makes me wonder... what IS his plan?!
Comment by: Meelo @ 06:08 pm April 27, 2012
His plan? I don't know...
but leaving Korra for last makes me believe that some Spirit is behind all this evil.
remember: No Avatar----> No connection to the spirit world.
But, in second thought
If he really want to eliminate "all" benders he just need Avatar Korra to be, you know, THE Avatar, I mean... glowing eyes and using the four elements at the same time because if he kills Korra in the Avatar State, then there wont be anyone to bring balance to the world so, Probably that could mean the end for all benders!
Comment by: chackramaster @ 08:46 pm April 27, 2012
@Legit actually anime just means animation. So i agree with Biruleibe that LOK is anime. (because LOK is animation) get it? .
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 03:08 am April 28, 2012
@Meelo in ATLA series, Avatar was "dead" for 100 years, the world was out of balance, but there was a lot of benders.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 03:21 am April 28, 2012
@Legit yes you are right in LOK we dont have oversized eyes, ultra long colorful hair, and some other aspects related to japanese anime, but character/history development is much more close to it then traditional connectionless episode based animation
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 05:37 am April 28, 2012
is just me or there is something on that banner in the header that does not feel right??
Comment by: Moe @ 06:38 am April 28, 2012
I didn't understand those flashes Korra got when Amon touched her.
Comment by: Legit @ 06:55 am April 28, 2012
@chackramaster yes, it is an animation and the world means animation, but it still lacks some aspects that would truly make it an anime. Anime isn't just any animation...
@biruleibe true, I just feel that to call it an anime isn't right because it does lack some things that would make it a "true" anime.
Comment by: Shaymin @ 08:12 am April 28, 2012
@ Legit You mean fight sequences lasting for 5 episodes, un-humorous dialogue due to poor translation, and abnoxious and unneccessary shouts/grunts when characters are running and etc., right?
Comment by: dan dan daaan @ 08:13 am April 28, 2012
@moe The flashback gave a bit of speculation on who Amon could be...so....
Seeing how the flashback focuses on Aang, Sokka, Toph and another fourth character who looked pissed. Maybe he could be Amon, that would explain Aangs sudden attack and the reason they only focused on the characters eyes.
Comment by: Legit @ 08:30 am April 28, 2012
Comment by: Legit @ 08:32 am April 28, 2012
To make things clear, I'm not mad/upset or anything of the sort, that someone called LOK an anime. I just don't think it technically qualifies as a anime.That's all.
@hiddensmirk I agree, how quickly Mako and Asami just formed somewhat close relationship caught me a bit off guard, but we'll just see how things turn out. Agreed, the part with Ikki and Tarlok was quite funny.
@dan dan daan I agree with that theory.
Comment by: Moe @ 03:47 pm April 28, 2012
Not really a sneak peak since it came after the episode today.
When you come off the issues The Legend of Korra in Greece?
Comment by: bok @ 04:30 am April 29, 2012
Episode 4 was awesome! I'm so proud that i resisted watching the leaked episode....
I'm excited for the next one...i'm just hoping it will not be leaked this time, i mean come on! i can't even imagine how many kittens have lost their faces already from last week....
Comment by: Koh @ 11:44 pm April 29, 2012
*in sinister cold voice* Yesss...I've already taken about a hundred thousand faces so far, thanks to the Avatar's...fans... I can now manipulate the spirit world with my many adorable "puss in boots" kitty-sad-face. The Spirit World yesterday, the four nations world today.......your world tomorrow! We'll meet again.......
Comment by: NightFury @ 12:21 am April 30, 2012
@Koh, seriously dude you need to have REAL friends.....think about the innocent kittens!!!!!
Comment by: joaqjfw;akflwOAWJFWogjuavof[vareriojvkal; @ 10:31 pm April 30, 2012
you guys are all sad and hurt
Comment by: joaqjfw;akflwOAWJFWogjuavof[vareriojvkal; @ 10:58 pm April 30, 2012