The Legend of Korra

Season 1 Episode 2

A Leaf in the Wind

7
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 14, 2012 on Nickelodeon
8.4
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Korra begins her training under Tenzin. However, Korra is quick to give up when it doesn't come easily to her. She soon becomes interested in the game of Pro-Bending and sneaks off to the city to see a match when Tenzin forbids it. There she meets brothers Mako and Bolin. When their teammate backs out of a match Korra joins the team to help them.

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  • A good lesson

    8.0
    I like the reflection around martial arts and sport, and that there's not only one path to master air. Korra followed her instinct and her conflict with Tensin is resolved in a better understanding of each other. Probably the only episode that is worst watching in this season.
  • Probending

    8.5
    I'm loving this more and more. The world of probending and the incorporation of the mechanical age and the electronics that come along with it were another great reminder of the different era we're in. It's a great look at how we would be using bending today, I think.



    Korra seems more firebender than waterbender with how fiesty she is. It seems rather rude for her to demand training and then ignore it all or call Tenzen a terrible teacher (in front of his kids, no less). I sound old saying this, but I worry about what it teaches kids today watching this, because it's not okay to do things like that, even if you apologize later. It's something you can't take back, something you can't remove from the minds of children.



    This was a good episode overall - the pacing was definitely better.moreless
  • Aang doppleganger

    8.0
    Fun episode. But I mainly like the lumpy crack head mini Aang.
  • A Leaf in the Wind

    10
    A Leaf in the Wind was a perfect follow up to the series premiere of Avatar The Legend of Korra. I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of character and plot development. It was interesting to meet the Fire Ferrets, a pro bending team. I also really liked the aspects of Air Bending training that Korra went through. Some of the characters were a little overly cartoonish and goofy, but I suppose they were in the original series too so it works well. I think the production is on par with the original series thus far and I'm really glad to have another adventure within this world. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Fan girl

Guest Star

George Coe

George Coe

Toza

Guest Star

Sean Gantka

Sean Gantka

Hasook

Guest Star

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka

Jinora

Recurring Role

Darcy Rose Byrnes

Darcy Rose Byrnes

Ikki

Recurring Role

Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Pema

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During the first pro-bending match the final bender who Mako eliminates is incorrectly colored with turquoise markings, the color for waterbenders despite being an earthbender who wears green markings. Right before being knocked out, the markings revert back to the correct green.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ikki: Daddy, can I have some leechy juice, too?!
      Tenzin: No.

    • Mako: (Bolin brings Korra to meet his brother Mako) I told you. You have to stop bringing your crazy fangirls in here before the matches. Get her out of here.

    • Bolin: (the owner of the gym wants to turn Korra into security, Bolin sees this and walks towards them) There you are! I've been looking everywhere for you! It's all right Toza, she's with me.
      Korra: Yeah, I'm with him.
      Bolin: So, you see, we're together
      Korra: Well, not together together, more like friends.
      Bolin: Right, friends. No, no, I didn't mean to imply. (clears his throat)
      Korra: Oh, you implied it.

    • Korra: (Korra is trying to meditate with Tenzin, Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo) I think I'm doing it wrong.
      Tenzin: (Tenzin opens his eyes for a moment and then closes them, and opens them again) There's nothing to do. Let your mind and your spirit be free, for air is the element of freedom. (Korra laughs) Is something funny?
      Korra: Yeah, you're telling me to embrace freedom but you won't even let me listen to the radio. And forget about leaving this island!
      Tenzin: Please, Korra. (he points to Meelo) Look at Meelo, he's able to meditate peacefully.
      Korra: (Korra looks at Meelo who is snoring) Actually, I think he's asleep.
      Tenzin: (looks at Meelo and is surprised) What?! Well, at least he has the relaxing part down.

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