One scene from The Legend of Korra that I’m sure we all remember is the moment when Bolin broke into tears once he saw that Korra was more interested in Mako. You really couldn’t help but laugh in the beginning, but feel sorry for the character in the end. It was extremely bitter-sweet.
Fortunately for all of the Bolin’s lovers, Mike and Bryan won’t leave the humorous character single for much of Book 2. We’ve already been told that Bolin will indeed have some sort of love interest in Book 2, but we just don’t know who it is.
One commentator on this site, by the name of Jason, had a pretty interesting theory on who this potential “love interest” will be, and I thought it was good enough to share it with the fandom.
Jason believes that Bolin’s love interest will be the character that April Stewart voices in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra. Even though we don’t know which character Stewart will voice, it still makes a lot of sense if you think about it:
Bolin won’t be paired up with Korra because she’s with Mako, and Mike and Bryan have already confirmed that Book 2 will focus on developing the relationship between Mako and Korra. It wouldn’t make much sense for Bolin to hook up with Korra if Makorra is scheduled to be developed.
Pairing Bolin with Asami is a possibility, but I don’t think it’ll happen. Matching Bolin up with his brother’s ex-girl friend is borderline depressing, and I think Asami will eventually be paired up with Iroh II in the end, anyways.
So who else now? Katara?
Believe it or not, those were the only young, teenage characters that Book 1 introduced into the series. Since all two of them are effectively taken, we can only assume that Bolin’s love interest will be an un-introduced character. One new female character that we know of to be in Book 2 is whichever character April Stewart voices for. This mystery character still remains a possibility of becoming Bolin’s love interest, however, we don’t exactly know who the character is. That’s where further speculation comes in:
All that we know about Bolin’s relationship thus far is that it’s “bizarre.” And when I think “Book 2” and “Bizarre”, the only thing that really comes to mind is Korra’s twin cousins. And if you ask me, they fit the criteria perfectly for Bolin’s potential partner in a “bizarre” relationship: they’re female, they’re teenagers and they look rather bizarre. In fact, they look like serial killers.
So that’s my overall thought process: April Stewart will voice one of Korra’s twin cousins and one of the twins will end up being Bolin’s love interest.
Let me know what you think, too.