Appears in: The Legend of Korra.
Commonly Interpreted As: Straight (or sometimes as a lesbian)
But Really: (Contains spoilers) In the first two seasons of the show Korra shows an attraction to and dates Mako, a man. They break up in the second season. Through the third season Korra becomes closer to her friend Asami and in the fourth season, while healing far away from her friends, only ever replies to Asami’s letters, not Mako or Bolin’s.
At the end of the fourth season and the end of the series Korra asks Asami to go on a vacation with her, just the two of them, they hold hands and walk into the Spirit World together, as they actually enter the portal they face other.
And this is the end of the series, them going away, just the two of them, holding hands and staring at each other. If it wasn’t on Nick I am absolutely certain there would have been a kiss.
And, for anyone suggesting either of them aren’t bisexual, there’s Bryan Konietzko’s post on Tumblr where, when talking about Korra and Asami’s relationship, he writes, “Despite what you might have heard, bisexual people are real.”
They’ve had relationships with men; they’re women in a relationship with each other; one of the creators used the word ‘bisexual’ when discussing them…and there are still folks out there claiming these two aren’t bi. To those folks I say:
She’s bi. Korra is bi, bi, bi bi bi. Bi.
Thanks to Anonymous for this submission. And to everyone who messaged me giving me info and links about it!