Katara Will Not Die in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra

One thing I’ve noticed around the fandom lately is that a lot of people seem to think that Katara will be die sometime during the course of Book 2. This suggestion is partly due to an inference taken from the Book 2 trailer along with some misinterpreted information from Avatar: The Last Airbender. In order to ensure that this theory does not spread further across the fandom, I will debunk it so that fans are no longer misguided by this information. Surly none of you will be upset with my findings since I doubt anyone actually wants to see Katara die during the course of this season.

One scene from the trailer shows Korra riding Naga through a hall with people hold candles following close behind. Initially you’d think that this scene depicts a funeral. I suppose the slow music and somber mood paints that picture – but I’m not sure that’s the case.

If you look closely, you’ll notice something that throws off this theory.

In the background, you’ll notice many people holding their fists up in more of an energetic way. It just doesn’t seem like something people would do during a funeral. That said, I’m convinced that this scene is depicting something else entirely.

But just because that scene isn’t a funeral, doesn’t mean Katara won’t die – right?

Theoretically, yes, but if you recall the episode ‘The Fortuneteller’ from Avatar: The Last Airbender, you’ll notice that Katara’s death probably won’t even be shown in The Legend of Korra. Aunt Wu predicted that Katara would die peacefully in her sleep upon the birth of her 3rd great grandchild.

As of now, Katara only has 4 grand children. Assuming Aunt Wu’s prediction was correct, Jinora, Ikki, Meelo and Rohan would have to have 3 children in total before Katara passes away. Needless to say, Katara still has quite a long time to live. Assuming the next two Books won’t cover a time span of 30 years, we likely won’t even see the death of Katara during the course of The Legend of Korra.

But what if Aunt Wu was wrong about Katara’s prediction?

In that case, this theory about Katara’s death would be wrong too – but I don’t that that will be the case. I feel like Mike and Bryan used ‘The Fortuneteller’ to give fans hints about what the future of these characters would entail. It would be sort of purposeless for them to use Aunt Wu in order to spread false information about the characters.

Aunt Wu may have been wrong about the volcano, but she was right about plenty of other things. Besides, Katara did end up marrying a powerful bender – right?

  • Thepagal

    I really do believe that Bryan and Mike are using “The Fortune Teller” episode as a foreshadowing for this series. Katara will most likely be alive through all 4 books (I hope :( )

    This post made me nostalgic.. I miss the Gaang :’(

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I miss them too.

  • http://www.korranewstoday.blogspot.com/ Filmeditor16

    I think the scene in Book 2 of Korra and the parade is probably Korra heading on her journey into the spirit world. Katara probably won’t die in this book, but who knows? We won’t actually know until it happens. I’m not sure if we should take this particular Aunt Woo prediction, she was just trying to get Katara out if her hair. But then again we won’t know until it happens..

    • Hi

      Yeah but she was trying to get Katara away AFTER she made this prediction

  • Ace

    That, or Aunt Wu is just a crazy old lady who thought she could read clouds. Either way, all of Katara’s friends died, so I think sooner or later Katara will pass away. Something about what she said to Korra on the night Korra was running away, which went along the lines of “Aang’s time has passed. My brother and many of my friends are gone. It’s time for you and your generation to take over the responsibility of keeping peace and balance in the world. And I think you’re going to be a great Avatar.”, makes me feel like she has accepted her time has come to and end, and now she is just waiting to move on.
    Anyways, I promised myself I wouldn’t cry so I will end by saying I think Aunt Wu was just making general assumptions and didn’t actually read fortunes because she was a fake.

    • Hi

      I disagree, the line when she said that, is true and makes a lot of sense but I really think Aunt Wu was a real fortune teller. Maybe she just thought she could read clouds but she really could’t but she COULD read fortunes. I mean it is possiable to live a long time in the Avatar world, I mean Avatar Kyoshi was 230 when she died. The Avatar world is very mysterious and I think Katara will live till her 3rd Great Grandchild is born.

      • Ace

        Then again, Avatar Kyoshi was just that- the Avatar. Katara is already old enough, and with her oldest grandchild being Jinora, and this being Jinora, I really doubt Katara will live to see her fourth great-grandchild. As much as I wish Katara would live forever, I don’t think she will. I also think that Aunt Wu was a crackpot, but who knows.

        • Hi

          That’s true, Avatar Kyoshi was just that- the Avatar, but I think Aunt Wu was right most of the time and the Avatar World is very mysterious and Avatar Kyoshi had lived very long probably and partially because she was the Avatar but I still think that Katara, a very healthy old women could live two her third Great Granchild ( you said fourth ) especially if Jinora had triplets.

          • Ace

            But it’s Jinora. I mean, she probably won’t have children until she is like 30. There’s always Ikki, but I’m not sure Katara can wait that long. Anyways I think while Katara is very healthy for her age, at the end of the day she is a normal person just like the rest of her friends and family who have passed away, just as she will. Aang would’ve lived longer, but he used up part of his life in the iceberg. So I think as Katara is just a normal woman, she won’t live for as long as Avatar Kyoshi did.

          • Hi

            I know she will not live as long as Avatar Kyoshi but I still think she could live long enough to die during her 3rd Great Grandchild, the debate goes back and forth but I’ve preety much out of arguments.

          • Ace

            Yup. Agree to disagree.

          • Club the seal club

            I just wanna make a point here: Since Katara as healing powers, she’d be invulnerable to many fatal illnesses: such as bruises, infections, and perhaps even internal bleeding (bloodbending). Also, during that time McDonalds didn’t exist, meaning most people wouldn’t have blood cholestrol problems. During LOK Book 1, Katara was 85. I’d say due to the reasons listed above, she’ll survive to be at least 110 years. That gives Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, and possibly Rohan 25 years to “get it on” and have some kids.

          • Ace

            But four of them? They’d have to be like pumping them out.

          • Dylan

            her and aang’s first born is also an old lady who has her own daughter who knows she may have the infamous great grandchild

          • Ace

            I don’t think Kya has a husband, or else she would be with him, not flying around the world with Tenzin. Anyways she’s not that old; she is the middle child.

          • Aeri

            Ehh if you consider 50s ‘not that old’, then yeah. I think Tenzin is the only child that has had children out of the trio. Katara does seem very old and frail to me too, but I don’t think she’ll die TOO soon or live for TOO long. She has a bit left to go.

          • Kailee

            I’m not sure but is that a betrothal necklace that Kya’s wearing?

          • Ace

            She may be engaged, but she still isn’t married. Anyways, Katara’s mother still had hers and she didn’t get married. So maybe her fiancé is dead and she holds onto it, or maybe she will be married all. I just don’t think she is currently married.

          • Hi

            No 3 of them and plus what of one has triplets or twins.

          • Ace

            I don’t know; Katara looks old and tired to me and I feel like she is so fragile that she could just die any minute.

          • James

            She might look old and fragile, but she’s probably an extremely powerful waterbender by now. Just like how Bumi was as an earthbender.

          • Ace

            I’m not saying she is not a good waterbender, I’m saying she is old.

          • CLub the seal club

            Well, SOMEONE hass to repopulate the airbender population

        • Fire Fairy

          Bumi lived to be at LEAST 112 years old, and he was no Avatar. Guru Pathik lived even longer than that. I’d say it’s still quite possible for Katara to live past 100.

  • Kailee

    Hahaha purposeless is such a funny word! :D Anyways yeah Katara probably won’t die but I hope that she plays a role in helping Korra with the spirits. I would also like to see Katara in like a fighting scene. I wanna see how good she is. Maybe she’s as good as Master Pakku…or maybe even better

  • KorraLover

    Why does everyone think this is a parade?

    It’s obviously not. If you study the scene closely, their is police tape on each side. And a United Forces soldier standing in front of the one group of people. This scene is either from Civil Wars Part one, or part two. The reason Korra is riding Naga in between with Water Tribe members with lanterns is to possibly bring peace to the tribes.
    “Korra must remain Neutral while tensions flare between the Northern and Southern Water Tribes.” She’s not picking a side, she wants this war to end, and that’s most likely one of their plans to stop this and re-unite the tribes as allies once again.

    Doesn’t my theory make sense?

    • Kailee

      Yeah that does make sense…. maybe you are right. I honestly don’t know whats going on in that scene.

      • cement

        MAybe its like jugalo for them? no but seriously i think it might be a ritual since they want to make the spirits happy. RIGHT?

        • Kailee

          Yeah! That’s totally makes sense. I hope you are right! :D I just want the LOK to premiere already!
          CAN’T TIME FLY ANY FASTER???

          This is kinda random but when I was in computer class last year, I did a project in LOK. And my substitute asked me if I was a fan of legend of korra. I was like HELL YEA! Then my substitute (Mr. Blum) said if I liked Amon. But this was like in last March (before Book 1 started airing) so I didn’t know much of Amon then. So I said yeah I guess he’s okay. Then he told me that his uncle is STEVE BLUM (voice of Amon)!!!! I was totally shocked when he said that. Hahaha! I probably looked like the foamy mouth guy from Kyoshi island.

          • cement

            Awsome.

      • Taryn

        Thank u so much for putting the picture of that scene from the LOK trailer. Now i dont have to keep going through the trailer anymore! But from what I see it doesn’t look like a funeral.

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

          Sorry I didn’t have time to screenshot the picture because I had class.

          • Taryn

            Don’t be sorry…. I totally understand. College is way more important :D

      • daniel yefru

        well if u look in farther there are fences made by metalbending polic maybe there having some kind of riot

    • james

      Awesome theory, nice observation

  • Hi

    Yeah, I’ve known this forever, I just had not seen that episode for a while so my memory was kidda fuzzy.

  • Aeri

    The scene was probably a ceremony during one of the civil war episodes, or the festival we saw in ep1 that will be included in ep2. Either way, I don’t want her to die but it’s inevitable.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I agree. It will most likely be a ceremony of some sort.

  • Lauren

    So glad someone has officially debunked the idea of the scene with Korra on Naga being Katara’s funeral -_-
    I knew that wasn’t the case with the same things Keval mentioned in this post. Not to mention, Aunt Wu’s prediction ;)

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      Yeah – it was getting sort of crazy to a point that I had to post about it.

  • Rohan

    Technically, Aunt Wu was right: the village didn’t get destroyed by the volcano.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I had a feeling someone was going to say this…LOL.

      • Katie

        Of all the episodes, the one with Aunt Wu has to be my least favorite.

        • MitchGunner

          Same… it was purely filler material.

          • DunbansBiggestFanForever

            Odd. I enjoyed that episode for the most part. It was cool when Aang was trying to stop the lava.

        • Nico

          I’d say the great divide was the worst. At least the Aunt Wu episode had cool bending at the end

        • michael J.

          yeah i did hate that 1

    • Aeri

      I always hated that part.

      • Kotoi

        Me too. It’s enfuriating, really.

    • Carson G. Smith

      We can’t assume what Aunt Wu said will come true. At the end of the episode she says to Aang that you have the power to change your own destiny; therefore basically saying fortune telling is kind of a sham. Multiple times we see that she is wrong/uses probability in that episode even though she is sometimes right, but a broken clock is also right twice a day. We can’t rely 100% on what she says, so personally I think she could easily die sometime in Book 2 or in this series. She is really old and a bunch of the old gang is already dead why not her? Aunt Wu was just telling Katara what she wanted to hear about her future when the third great grandchild thing was mentioned.

      • Shu

        WHEN WAS SHE EVER WRONG? GIVE ME ONE EXAMPLE!

        • Carson G. Smith

          She never was wrong per say, but there was clearly some shenanigans going on. Aang gang had to steal her cloud reading book just to get the town to protect themselves. They took fate into their own hands. Her prediction had nothing to do with what happened with the volcano. Aunt Wu basically admits this to Aang afterwards. How can she ever be wrong if she makes safe assumptions. THAT IS LITERALLY ALL SHE DOES!!!! She has no fortunetelling power; therefore, we can’t depend on anything she said previously to affect anything in the new show.

          • Doc

            Well of course she doesn’t actually have fortunetelling powers, it’s just that even though she makes predictions that have a minimal chance of being proven wrong, they always turn out to be correct nevertheless. I’m not saying Katara WON’T die before before having her fourth great-grandchild, I’m just saying that the creators probably don’t want to break that record. And plus, we’re probably never going to find out since Book 3 and 4 will also probably occur very close after Book 2.

          • Carson G. Smith

            You are inclined to your opinion, but on principle I don’t believe we should accept what Aunt Wu said in that episode. Mike and Brian can do whatever they want obviously and if they decide to stand true to that baseless prediction Aunt Wu made then that is fine. I think a character death would be interesting in this series and I believe Katara is a prime candidate. We can’t completely rule out that Mike and Brian won’t kill off Katara. It could very well happen.

            I see what you did there with Shu and Doc. Clever.

          • Hi

            Well you make good points but I believe Aunt Wu is a real fortune teller, I mean the Avatar world is very mysterious and people can also live very long in the Avatar world, I mean King Bumi lived to be AT LEAST 112 years old and Avatar Kyoshi lived to 230 ( partially because she was the Avatar ) and Gueu Patik (I think that’s how you spell it) lived even older than Bumi.

          • ffyjj

            I don’t even think Kyoshi lived to be 230 because she was the avatar.

          • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

            Kyoshi did live to 230. The info was posted by Nick and the writers.

          • 39$

            No No, i meant i don’t think her being the avatar was the reason she lived to be 230

          • Hi

            I don’t know, I think partially it is, remember when Aang met Coe and he said that the last encounter with the avatar was… well I can’t remember but Coe either said 800 or 900 years ago when Avatar Kuruk tried to slay him, well avatar Kyoshi, Roku, and Aang together would be about 342 ( at the time ) years that means Kuruk must have lived at least 458. I don’t know if any other people can live quite that old.right?

  • CrayCray

    Grangran didn’t die in ATLA, so I doubt Katara will.

  • Professor Farnsworth

    Your future is full of struggle and anguish … most of it self-inflicted.

    • Derrick

      Poor Sokka. I wonder if that prediction carried on into his adulthood?

  • Dylan

    It still is possible that katara will die during the series because her and aang have two other children and one of them as far as we know so far has a daughter of her own. this daughter might have kids of her own

    • Kailee

      Are u talking about Kya? Hmm… didn’t know she had a kid. Hahaha

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      I doubt Mike and Bryan would advocate teen pregnancy.

    • Derrick

      When did kya have a kid?! This info hasn’t been released to the fandom so where did u get your info from? It def would be interesting to know that.

  • Dylan

    BTW my older brothers name is rohan (its a hindu name)

    • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

      One of my old best friends has that name too. And him and I are also Hindu. It’s true.

  • daniel yefru

    wtf!,damn ive watched the trailer several times and never knew that you have a sharp eye

  • daniel yefru

    what about when korra and tenzin scene in the beginin of the trailer

  • Katie

    If Korra is technically Aang, doesn’t that mean she’s in a way Katara’s husband?

    • MG

      This also means that Tenzin is teaching his own father.

      And so Aang is technically Roku, does that make Aang Zuko’s great-grandfather?

      • Michelle M.

        It must be kind of creepy for them to think about that o.O

  • Ace

    I’m not sure anymore if this even has any correlation to the spirits at all. I mean, the candle bearers certainly do but what’s with the random people who are raising their fists in the air? Maybe they were still in the mindset of the festival; I don’t really understand this scene and I don’t think I will until I see the context.

  • james

    That looks like welcome ceremony for avatar

  • Midgetmerrall

    Mabye korra vists the northan water tribe? And thats how they celebrate?

  • InternalMeaning

    Okay. Katara is old (about 85), and they have addressed the deaths of every other ATLA character besides Zuko. I agree that it won’t be in book 2, but I can see them giving us closure on her character.

    Using a prediction from a fortune teller in a filler episode written before Korra was even a thought in Bryke’s head is kind of silly. I know people like to think that’s how it will happen, but taking EVERY word spoken in the show as canon (especially in the way it was done in The Fortune Teller) is over the top.

    Kind of like how people see the Duke interacting with Toph twice and automatically deem him Lin’s father…..

    • Kailee

      Yeah true that!.. A lot of people also hope that Lins father is Sokka. But if Sokka is Lin’s father then that would mean Lin dated her cousin Tenzin!! WEIRD!!!

      • Taryn

        Haha I never really thought about that before. That’s just creepy and GROSS!

    • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

      That last sentence is a bit true. But in the end, Toph and The Duke hug but it is not a normal hug. That is why I think The Duke is Lin’s father. I don’t think Ohev is the father because that comic wasn’t written by the writers or even contacted them. That is why Ohev isn’t even a real character.

      • InternalMeaning

        I don’t know… I agree the hug insinuated they had been spending time together but… The Aang/Katara, Sokka/Suki, Zuko/Mai pairings all spans the entire series and that is why those relationships will more than likely be featured in Korra. I feel like the Toph/Duke pairing didn’t have enough air time (or explanation) to warrant Bryke writing him as Toph’s husband. That would be extremely lazy writing.

        When Bryke says that they “don’t think it matters who Lin’s father is,” I think they are hinting at the point that Toph is probably the most independent character of the series and being a strong single mom fits that bill well. She would be a very hard character to write romance for to be honest.

        • trggggy

          “Oh, Sokka, You saved me!” Done. But I don’t think Sokka’s Lin’s father since Lin-Tenzin=cousins and therefore dating would be bad.

  • Nico

    ONE MORE WEEK

  • michael J.

    now my fav ep is the winter solstice

  • Joe

    Just want to say that Aunt Wu was right. The village wasnt destroyed which is what she predicted, therefore I think your post Keval has even more credibility now :D. And also (I have no idea if this is true) but I have a feeling the scene might be like a ceremony. I originally thought it may be something to do with all the southern waterbenders being captured in ATLA but now I think it might be a festival for the spirits seeing as the book is based on spirits

  • Foxtrot

    If Katara does die, I hope it’s done for a good reason and not just to shock the fans.

  • M

    Yeah, that scene in the trailer actually reminded me of Mulan, when Zhang and the rest of the men enter the city from the mountains. It seemed a lot more like they were welcoming Korra, since it seemed like she was the focus of attention, than anything else. And I get the feeling the slow music is just the style of the water tribe.

  • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

    Please click and if you have not joined please join. It doesn’t matter if you are not going to sign up but just click even if you have an account. http://sot.ag/Q5Ff/ https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61

  • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

    I have noticed that every single time literally that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes on 3:00 EST, 6:00 WST, the LOK trailer comes on. If you want to see the trailer on TV, then watch at these times.

    • Hi

      I also saw it during Swindle, and sometimes it comes on nick toons

  • daniel yefru

    in book 2 spirits trailer #1 if u pause at 1:38 u see a spirit pushign tenzin kya and bumi off a cliff its kinda hard to see

  • Saad

    What is comic-con?
    What happened in it?
    Can any explain?

    • daniel yefru

      comic con is a convention of tv shows and usally they annonce big stuff and the comic con for book 2 they annocend a trailer and the realse month for book 2 which is septemebr

      • Saad

        Thanks

        • daniel yefru

          np

  • Hi

    Only 6 days! I’m so excited

  • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

    Hey Keval, how come you haven’t posted that much?

    • hashslingingslasher

      He’s in COLLEGE

      • https://twitter.com/VishalMalla61 Aangfan61

        Oh yeah I forgot. sorry

        • hashslingingslasher

          That, and Nick hasn’t released any newsworthy content yet.

      • Jason

        the mashminging, the trashflinging, the bashbinging, the…

    • http://www.performerfx.de/ PerformerFX

      Check the facebook site. I constantly updating it ;)

  • Kyle Edgecomb

    But aunt wu was right on everything so far, katara married a powerful bender, the village did nit get destroyed by the volcano, katara ate papya, aaaaannnndddd……anyone know what happened to mai? Did she meet someone with big ears?

    To be fair, if each season of korra ia its own story, then i presume that book 3 could possibly take place a few years later? Since book 2 is suppose to be 6 months later

    • daniel yefru

      i doubt it would be years later O_O

  • Freedom Fighter

    i am usually busy on fridays so i probably will not be able to watch new episodes on that day, anyone know if Nick will be putting episodes online or know of any website that will?

  • Mowalski

    I agree that Katara won’t die in Book 2; not because of the whole “Aunt Wu” prediction, but because the whole event would seem a bit unnecessary to begin with. Think about it, while LoK does still follow the original story-line, it’s also made in such a way that makes it “standalone”. Newer viewers would wonder why the death of a character who has only appeared in two episodes thus far is so important.

    Usually, when a character dies, it’s either the villain or – if not – a character who risks it all and ultimately develops the key characters and plot. Now, I’m not saying that absolutely NO ONE will care about Katara’s death (especially those who grew up with the original series), but I really don’t see it advancing the plot in any way at this point.

  • Freedom Fighter

    i am busy on friday whcih is the new air days for korra, so anyone know if nick will post episodes online or know of another website that will? thanks

  • Tahno

    guys how do we know Kya or Buma don’t have children.

  • Hi

    Ok, this is kind of hard to see but has anyone noticed how this pro bender’s helmet has blue for water on it when he’s an Earth bender?

    • Hi

      Ok, you have to touch or click see more to see he’s has a earth plate (or that’s how I describe it)