As was said by many others, the Legend of Korra was a major disappointment in terms of its female characters. For a show that starred a girl as the titular protagonist, it greatly lacked women in Book 1. In Book 2, we got a few more female characters…along with a legion of male characters, both new and recurring. With so few female characters to focus on, you would think that, surely, Konietzko and DiMartino would put their energy into developing the few at hand.
Not really. But I guess we sort of expected improvement, anyway? After all, these are the creators of Avatar: the Last Airbender, a series that cherishes and empowers women; maybe they’ll do better next time they try their hand at writing something on their own. Moreover, more writers! Perhaps now that they are working in a team, most of their bad ideas can be filtered out!! Right???
Long-winded, exasperated rant under the cut.
The most perfect breakdown of character writing problems in tLoK book 2.
It’s super long, but everyone should read it whole!