Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra
Asami Sato (Voice: Seychelle Gabriel)
The Legend of Korra was an animated follow-up series to “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and set 70 years after the events of “Avatar” as it followed Korra, the next Avatar after Aang, and her adventures. Asami Sato was introduced in the first season as the rich daughter of an industrialist, and despite not having bending powers of her own, became an important part of the team Avatar central to the series.
As the girlfriend of Mako, Asami was originally introduced as a romantic rival to Korra, and part of the first season revolved around the love-triangle as Mako and Korra also developed feelings for each other, culminating in the two kissing and Mako breaking up with Asami. Despite this, Asami never blamed Korra and the two remained close friends, growing closer after Korra and Mako eventually end their relationship in Season 2.
Relationship with Korra
After Korra was critically injured towards the end of Season 3, Asami volunteered to care for her and was shown to be willing to leave everything to accompany Korra to her home in the Southern Water tribe while she recovered. Though Korra turns her down, it was revealed at the start of the fourth season that three years had passed and Asami was the only one of their friends Korra would write letters to, confessing her fears about the difficulties recovering her powers and apologizing for leaving her. When they were finally reunited in the fourth season, they had grown noticeably closer.
In the series finale, the two decided to take a vacation together in the Spirit World, just the two of them. In the final shot of the series, Korra and Asami departed through the Spirit portal holding hands and gazing lovingly at each other. The scene recalled the earlier wedding scene in the episode, as well as the last shot of Avatar: The Last Airbender, in which Aang and Katara kissed.
As the ending was somewhat ambiguous, it was subject to discussion outside of entertainment media, notably after the series’ creators took to Tumblr to confirm that the scene was meant to signify Korra and Asami becoming a romantic couple.
According to Joanna Robinson for Vanity Fair, who described the series finale as “the most subversive television event of the year”, it changed the face of TV by going further than any other work of children’s television in depicting same-sex relationships, an assessment shared by reviewers for TV.com, The A.V. Club, USA Today, IGN and Moviepilot.
The upcoming comic book canon continuation series has promised to show Korra and Asami in a relationship.
Korrasami is canon (from co-creator and executive producer, Bryan Konietzko)
- 37 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Korra (Voice: Janet Varney, main cast 52 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Questionable
Male love interests:
- Mako (Voice: David Faustino, main cast 44 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.