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as Konietzko admits, it may not have been “a slam-dunk victory for queer representation,” but the show took every available opportunity to do its part to not take the easy way out, to make something mature and welcoming to demographics that aren’t well-represented in the majority of popular culture.
After all—it’s the Avatar’s job to bring balance to the world.
Here we spend pages, entire scenes, being clear and explicit that they are a couple, that they are in love, that they are gay. I’d like to send a huge, huge, huge thank you to Di Martino for this. From diary comics to superheroes, from webcomics to graphic novels – this is where we’ll be taking a look at comics by, featuring and for queer ladies.
This is exactly what queer fans have been begging for and wanting from so many different shows for so many years. So whether you love to look at detailed personal accounts of other people’s lives, explore new and creative worlds, or you just love to see hot ladies in spandex, we’ve got something for you.
There were plenty of Makorra shippers out there, so if we had gone back on our decision and gotten those characters back together, would that have meant we caved in to those fans instead? But one of those directions is going to be the one that feels right to us, and Mike and I have always made both Avatar and Korra for us, first and foremost.
Either direction we went, there would inevitably be a faction that was elated and another that was devastated. We are lucky that so many other people around the world connect with these series as well.
We were told that they’d be written by one of the creators of the show and that excitingly, these comics would explore Korra and Asami’s relationship and show more explicitly that they are gay for each other. Not only that, but it picks up literally right where the series ended and in the exact voice of the show.
But because the moment was ambiguous, fans wondered—did this make Korra and Asami a couple?
This week, the show’s creators Michael Dante Di Martino and Bryan Konietzko took to Tumblr to give viewers an answer.
s superb final season, here), ended on a note that some fans weren’t sure how to interpret: Korra and rival-turned-friend Asami, walking hand-in-hand into the Spirit World, before turning to embrace each other.
In a scene immediately following a wedding, the gesture seemed to be romantic in spirit.
As if these political problems weren’t enough, there’s a new gang leader, Tokuga, who starts causing problems not just for Korra, but for the entire city.