The Legend of Korra (Book 3)

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Book Three: Change
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original channel Nickelodeon (episode 1-8) (Nick Video) (episode 9-13)
Original run June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27) – August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22) (scheduled)[1]
Season chronology
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List of The Legend of Korra episodes

Book Three: Change is the third season of the animated TV series The Legend of Korra by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.[2] It is to consist of thirteen episodes ("chapters"),[3] all animated by Studio Mir.

The season began airing on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on June 27, 2014. Following declining ratings, the series is to stop airing on Nickelodeon after episode 8 on July 25, 2014.[4] Episodes 9 to 13 of Book Three will instead be made available on the Internet weekly after July 25, 2014. According to Nickelodeon, they will be viewable through their website and app, as well as on digital download platforms such as Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.[5]

The season takes place largely in the Earth Kingdom, one of the four major nations in the setting of the series, and also depicts the re-emergence of airbending among people of other nations. Toph's eldest daughter, Lin Beifong, and the now elderly Zuko, a main character from the original series, are among the season's supporting characters.[6]


No. in
No. in
Title Animated by Directed by Written by Original air date
or online release (E. 9–13)
U.S. viewers
27 1 "A Breath of Fresh Air" Studio Mir Melchior Zwyer Tim Hedrick June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27) 201 1.50[7]
Two weeks after Harmonic Convergence, Republic City is still covered in vines, and after Korra cannot remove them, President Raiko orders her out of the city. After people all over the world, including Bumi, suddenly discover their ability to bend air, Tenzin, Korra, and her friends embark on an airship trip to recruit them for the Air Nomads. Meanwhile, the dangerous criminal Zaheer (Henry Rollins) escapes from a remote prison thanks to his new airbending skills.
28 2 "Rebirth" Studio Mir Colin Heck Joshua Hamilton June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27) 202 1.50[7]
Traveling across the Earth Kingdom with Jinora, Bumi, Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin, Tenzin finds that most of the new airbenders are not willing to uproot their lives to join an austere monastic order. The only recruit he finds is a young thief, Kai (Skyler Brigmann). Meanwhile, Zaheer liberates the earthbender Ghazan (Peter Giles) and the armless waterbender Ming Hua (Grey DeLisle) from their respective prisons, and is apparently intent on killing the Avatar. The elderly Zuko (Bruce Davison) travels to the North Pole, where the last member of Zaheer's band is being kept.
29 3 "The Earth Queen" Studio Mir Ian Graham Tim Hedrick June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27) 203 1.29[7]
Arriving in the Earth Kingdom capital of Ba Sing Se, Korra is told by the overbearing Earth Queen Hou-Ting (Jayne Taini) that she must collect a shipment of tax money before recruiting airbenders. After doing so, fighting off bandits with Asami, she is told that there are no airbenders in the city. Meanwhile, Kai absconds from the group, taking up pickpocketing again, and while looking for him, Mako and Bolin meet the family of their late father. They learn that the Queen's secret police, the Dai Li, are making the new airbenders disappear, and indeed Kai is arrested and told he will have to serve in the Queen's army. At the North Pole, Zuko, the new chiefs Desna and Eska, and Korra's father Tonraq visit Zaheer's last imprisoned comrade, his girlfriend P'Li (Kristy Wu), who has explosive firebending abilities.
30 4 "In Harm's Way" Studio Mir Melchior Zwyer Joshua Hamilton July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11) 204 1.19[8]
At the North Pole, Zaheer and his team free P'Li from her icy prison. In Ba Sing Se, Lin Beifong arrives to warn Korra about the threat to her life. With her and Jinora's aid, Korra and her friends liberate the press-ganged airbenders. After escaping the Dai Li and the Earth Queen's wrath, Tenzin takes the airbenders to the Northern Air Temple, while Lin, Korra and her friends search for more airbenders.
31 5 "The Metal Clan" Studio Mir Colin Heck Michael Dante DiMartino July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11) 205 1.18[8]
Team Avatar arrive in Zaofu, a metal city led by Suyin Beifong (Anne Heche). She is Lin's estranged half-sister and the mother of Opal (Alyson Stoner), a new airbender. Korra begins training Opal but can't get Lin to mend the rift with Suyin. In Republic City, Zaheer infiltrates Air Temple Island in an attempt to find Korra, but escapes after he is identified and attacked by Kya.
32 6 "Old Wounds" Studio Mir Ian Graham Katie Matilla July 18, 2014 (2014-07-18) 206 1.28[9]
While Korra learns metalbending from Suyin, Lin confronts the memories of her youth: As a young police officer (Grey DeLisle), she was scarred by Suyin (Jessie Flower) while apprehending her at a crime scene, and their mother Toph covered up the incident before sending Suyin away and resigning as police chief. After a violent confrontation, the sisters reconcile with one another. Meanwhile, Zaheer and his crew escape Republic City after a car chase with police and ascertain the Avatar's whereabouts.
33 7 "Original Airbenders" Studio Mir Melchior Zwyer Tim Hedrick July 18, 2014 (2014-07-18) 207 1.33[9]
At the Northern Air Temple, Tenzin finds it difficult to teach the new airbenders about Air Nomad culture. At Bumi's suggestion, he imposes a strict training regime, causing more stress and exhaustion. Jinora and Kai discover a herd of young sky bison and are abducted by poachers. With Jinora calling on the aid of spirits, they call to the other airbenders for help who easily overwhelm the criminals. Tenzin promises to consider granting Jinora her airbending master's tattoos.
34 8 "The Terror Within" Studio Mir Colin Heck Joshua Hamilton July 25, 2014 (2014-07-25) 208 1.08[10]
In Zaofu, Korra and Bolin continue to learn metalbending, and Opal leaves for the Northern Air Temple. At night, Zaheer and his team Red Lotus infiltrate Zaofu and capture Korra, but Lin and Suyin rescue her, and the assailants retreat. In the subsequent investigation, Korra and her friends discover that Suyin's advisor Aiwei had been aiding Zaheer, but he escapes through a secret tunnel. Later, Korra, Asami, Mako and Bolin sneak out of Zaofu, with the help of Suyin, to pursue Zaheer and his allies.
35 9 "The Stakeout"[11] Studio Mir August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)[1] 209
36 10 "Long Live the Queen"[12] Studio Mir August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08)[1] 210
37 11 "The Ultimatum"[12] Studio Mir August 15, 2014 (2014-08-15)[1] 211
38 12 "Enter the Void"[12] Studio Mir August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22)[1] 212
39 13 "Venom of the Red Lotus"[12] Studio Mir August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22)[1] 213


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