|In order to get her memory back, the past avatars talk to Korra and start to show her the story of the very first avatar... this takes place in feudal Japan.. the humans and spirits both live together in the same world, but some of them don't trust each other.. the first avatar made friends with the spirits after being kicked out of his town after taking the power of fire from the great lion turtle, and using it to rebel against the castle and steal food... |
The art style in this setting is different, with old japanese painting style backgrounds and stuff...
The first avatar, Wan, goes on a journey to meet the other spirits around the world... he breaks up a fight between the spirit of darkness/chaos and the spirit of light/peace, and this fight was what kept the world in balance. With chaos roaming free, the world is headed towards destruction.
Wan offered to help the spirit of light track down chaos, but it refused and said he had no business meddling in the spirit world... Next, Wan discovered the air tribe, and the lion turtle island that teaches air bending.. he only knew fire bending from the fire lion turtle.. He introduces himself.. but then their peaceful island gets invaded by spirits. Vatu, the chaos spirit, has already started turning spirits evil. He is getting bigger, while the light spirit Rava is getting smaller..
In order to help fix his mistake and save everyone, he asks the lion to grant him the power of air, even though he already carries the power of fire. Rava had to pass through Wan's body in order to give him his 2nd bending power, which has never been done before..
Spirits come from another realm. At the north and south poles, the 2 realms intersect. Over time more and more spirits have drifted into this world.
Wan starts breaking up fights between humans and spirits... when Rava combines with him, it becomes similar to the Avatar state.. Wan goes to the south portal to fight Vatu alongside Rava.. but she can't bond with him for too long or he'll die. Vatu is about to win, and use the "harmonic convergence" to fully gain control of the world.. but then Wan uses the spirit portal to fully bond with Rava, and this gives him the true Avatar state. He then seals Vatu away inside the spirit realm, and closes the portal so that no human will ever be able to release him...
The avatar uses his power to bring spirits back into the spirit world, separating them from humans... The lion turtles then retired from the human world as well because they no longer need to give humans the elemental powers to protect against spirits.
But Wan couldn't fully remove the darkness from humans in his lifetime. Rava says she will be together with him forever, for all of his lifetimes... and together they will never give up and keep on trying to bring the world back into balance.
Korra regains her memories, and the people that helped her say that there's not much time left until the harmonic convergence will occur... They give her a bison and she sets off to resume her avatar duties..