Over the past few months, we’ve learned a lot about the upcoming characters who will be present in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra. We’ve learned a lot about how the lives of the main protagonists have changed and we’ve even been exposed to a few mystery characters that we know nothing about.
In order to sum up all the character information released over the past 6 months, I have created a character round up for your reference. I’ve only included characters who will be newly introduced as well as past characters who have changed.
Korra – Avatar Korra is officially a fully realized Avatar minus the spirituality. Now that she’s supposedly mastered all four elements, her destiny is clear: ensure peace and harmony in the Avatar World. Book 1 focused a lot on Korra’s inability to air bend as well as her conflict with Amon and the Anti-Equalist regime. In Book 2, Korra will have to focus less on becoming the Avatar and more on being the Avatar.
Mako – Mako decided to become a cop in Book 2. No reason for this decision was provided at Comic-Con, but I think I may have some ideas of my own that could answer this question. Mako helped Korra save Republic City from Amon and the Equalist Regime, so it’s fair to assume that Mako tried to take on a vigilante role of his own. Even though Mako is technically not a vigilante (because he’s a cop), he was most likely motivated to help keep Republic City in check after he helped stopped Amon from effectively getting rid of bending. Thus, he took on a job that would allow him to do just that.
Bolin – Bolin is back as expected and hopefully his character won’t play the sole role of comic-relief. With Mako and Korra off doing their own thing, Bolin decides to remain involved in Pro-Bending. Bolin teams up with two other unknown characters to compete, but their team doesn’t exactly challenge their competition (in other words, they suck). Outside of Pro-Bending, Bolin is expected to have a weird relationship with an un-introduced character.
Asami – Asami’s father, Hiroshi Sato, was imprisoned in Book 1 after he was found to be involved in the Equalist Movement. This left Asami without parents and gave her the burden of running Future Industries on her own. There is no doubt that Asami will need to grow up quickly in Book 2 if she is to have any chance of taking these challenges head-on. And it’ll be exciting to witness because this will likely result in strong character development.
The Dark Spirit – The Dark Spirit is a new character in Book 2 that will be voiced by Grey DeLisle. Grey DeLisle has done voice work for countless animated characters, but she’s best known to Avatar fans as the voice of Azula. The Dark Spirit was initially speculated to be the main antagonist in Book 2, but Grey informed the fans in an interview that her character has an extremely small role in the Book.
Verick – Verick is a new character in The Legend of Korra. Nothing is really known about him except for the fact that he’s a ladies man and he’s friends with Bolin. I expect him to be another humorous character alongside Bolin.
Kya– Kya was Avatar Aang’s first daughter, and thus, Tenzin’s older sister. All we know about Kya so far is that she’s a water bender, a proficient healer and a “hippie.” She reportedly also has a special bond with her niece Jinora.
Bumi – Bumi is the son of Avatar Aang and the older brother of Tenzin. Bumi is a non-bender, but he is the Commander of the Second Division of the United Forces. Bumi appeared briefly at the end of Book 1, and based on that sole appearance, it’s safe so say that he can be described as “wild.”
Unalaq – Unalaq is the brother of Korra’s father, Tonraq and thus, Korra’s uncle. Unalaq is the current chief of the Northern Watertribe. He is considered to be a spiritual man.
Desena – Desena is Unalaq’s son, or Korra’s cousin. Desena has a twin sister whose name is currently unknown. Desena and his sister are considered to be very “creepy” according to Mike and Bryan.
Opal – Opal is a character that was recently revealed. Alyson Stoner confirmed herself to be the voice actress of Opal, but it is unclear whether or not she will make an appearance in Book 2 of Book 3. If Opal makes an appearance in Book 2, it is widely speculated that she will be Desena’s twin sister, and as a result, Bolin’s potential love interest.
April Stewart’s Character – Voice Actress April Stewart revealed herself as the voice actress for an unknown character in Book 2. After all these months since the reveal, her character is still unknown. Along with her announcement of being a voice actress for a character, April also hinted the month April as an exciting month for Legend of Korra fans. This led to many speculations regarding April being the release month for Book 2.