The Legend of Korra‘s season three finale, “Venom of the Red Lotus,” left viewers with a lot of questions that we didn’t have a ton of time to ponder over. The Legend of Korra Book Four: Balance debuts less than two months after the season three finale, and while we don’t yet know what Korra has been up to for the last three years in recuperation or what her goals are, it’s pretty safe to say that evil will loom and the world will need their great hero and other exclamations of that nature. But as for details, we can only get to the speculation part!
Kuvira is the main antagonist of season 4
I originally thought that Kuvira would be another of Toph’s daughters because Beifong just be poppin em out, but the season needs a baddie and Kuvira has obviously been working undercover for quite awhile. This prediction may seem obvious based on the trailer and her introduction at the end of season three, but Kuvira is very much going to have a Metal Bending army at her disposal and overthrow the Metal Clan. What would be interesting is if the Metal Benders sought out a way to distance themselves from Earth Benders and create their own nation.
Varrick is finally going to flourish as a bad guy.
Was I the only one wondering what Varrick was doing hanging out with the metal clan in Zaofu? Not that I necessarily want him to be, but Varrick does a good job of looking out for his number one and that probably meant using his talents to weasel in by working with the Kuvira coupe right under Suyin’s nose. That and he provides some amazing comic relief.
Sokka will be revealed as Suyin Beifong’s father.
Because can that PLEASE just be a thing already? It’s been established that Lin and Suyin are half sisters, and the younger definitely looks as if she has a bit of the ole water tribe. Three full seasons and I can’t stand not knowing. Tokka is a ship I will go down with.
The new Earth Kingdom Prince, Prince Wu, will be a giant douchebag.
Another fairly obvious prediction after seeing that excruciating 2 minute clip of his painful exchange with Asami. Anyone who refers to themselves as a superhuman in order to get a date is compensating for something.
The Airbenders are going to fly off the handle. Literally.
Who needs gliders when you have super cool flying squirrel suits? The return of the Air Nomads is a definite turning point for the world and a lot can change over three years, especially in the ego area. Being a part of a small, tight-knit group of people who can literally fly can easily skew the view of the most humble from atop their sky bison. Nickelodeon’s “Justice For the People” sneak peek shows a small Earth Kingdom town being robbed while self proclaimed protectors Opal and Kai swoop in to bring down the baddies, but the reaction from the green and gold clad townsfolk is less than thankful, as if they don’t know who to be more terrified of.
GAANG REUNION! (Minus a few.)
Can this please just be a thing? Korra mentions finding Toph at the end of the trailer, who will probably still look bangin’ in her upper years, and will bring her out of her self inflicted isolation to reunite with Katara and Zuko. Just one last fight scene with the epic mastery these benders have. Because it’s the final season and I’ll be damned if they don’t throw in some killer fanservice every once in awhile. Spirit World Iroh, anyone?
Speaking of fanservice, Zuko’s mom flashback?
After all these years, it’s something we just need to see. Because The Promise wasn’t enough closure. And maybe a little bit of Azula? And then after that we can meet Zuko’s daughter. And then we can figure out who her mom is. Because there was that weird moment between Zuki and Suki in the comic, which is a weird ship, because Zuki? Suzuki? SO MANY QUESTIONS, we need less of a series finale and more of a general wrap up.
Korra will reconnect with the past Avatars and the cycle will remain unbroken.
Season three left Korra broken, both physically and mentally, and Korra was at her best when she could draw on the wisdom of the past. The connection was severed in season two, but there are a lot of things about the Spirit World and Avatar mythology as a whole that even Korra has yet to discover, and I can’t help but wonder if reconnecting with her past selves is a better ending point than Korra being killed and the Avatar cycle broken. Book 4: Balance is said to be the series finale, but after moving from prime time television to digital only, wouldn’t it be best to leave some wiggle room just in case they wanted to revisit the series, either in animated form or for potential comic sales? Like it wouldn’t get crowdfunded in 24 hours.
The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance premieres online Friday, October 3, 2014 on nick.com! Have some theories I missed? Let me know in the comments below!