Ships. In entertainment, and especially, in fandom, we live and die by them. Which is why every Friday, we’ll be focusing on a couple, analyzing why we ship them, and overall, just proclaiming our eternal love for those couples that make us say:
I will go down with this ship, Korra and Asami from The Legend of Korra.
1. They Were Set Up as Friends First
The strongest relationships out there are grounded in friendship. That couldn’t be truer for Korra and Asami. Sure, there was a little tension when Mako was in the mix of things. But as soon as that was over, the friendship between these two young women started blossoming. And oh, was it beautiful. They got to know each other little by little and were open/honest about their faults and limitations. That made their friendship stronger than any other on the show.
2. They Were the Representation I Needed
Back when The Legend of Korra was airing, I always thought there was a vibe between Korra and Asami. Yes, they were friends. But there were things about them that were queer coded and would’ve totally be seen as romantic if they were between a girl and a guy. That’s why I wasn’t really surprised when it was confirmed they were in a relationship together. I’d seen the build up and this was the inevitable conclusion that made me feel seen, appreciated, and loved.
3. They Fought Side by Side
Watching these two fight at each other’s side was a blessing in disguise. They knew how to work around each other and trusted each other to get shit done when shit got crazy. Which it often did. Also Asami let Korra know that she wasn’t less powerful because she wasn’t a bender. Asami was trained to kick butt and Korra appreciated it at every turn in their adventures.
4. They Inspired a Generation
Even now, knowing how much time has passed since, The Legend of Korra remains with it’s fans because of Korrasami.That’s why, if you look it up Korrasami on Tumblr or any social media site, there’s alway an influx of art, projects, or videos that keep their love alive. It was made even better by the comics that came after the show was done running. Now that was inspiring to Korrasami fans everywhere and there’s the fanart to prove it!
The Legend of Korra will be available on Netflix on August 14th.