‘The Legend of Korra’: Janet Varney Says Korra is Lovable, Even When Making Mistakes

by Jeremy Spirogis
Janet Varney voiced Korra in The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra simply hit Netflix, which implies the divisive follow-up to Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is again within the highlight. While Avatar is universally beloved by followers, Korra is rather more polarizing — some felt as if the sequel tore down the progressive points of Avatar, whereas others discovered the protagonist unrelatable. However, Janet Varney, Korra’s voice actor, doesn’t rely herself amongst Korra’s critics. Rather, she thinks Korra as a personality is lovable and relatable, even when she’s messing up. 

Netflix shuts down ‘The Legend of Korra’ critics 

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Many Avatar: The Last Airbender followers evaluate The Legend of Korra to its predecessor, a transfer that Netflix has deemed unreasonable. 

The streaming big took to Twitter to inform Korra critics to again off properly earlier than the sequel was obtainable on its platform. 

“Korra’s story was important, Aang’s story had been told,” tweeted Netflix. Fans had been fast to reply to the considerably controversial assertion. 

Some supported the tweet. One fan wrote, “I loved both, I can’t understand why people didn’t like Korra. I mean opinions for sure but to fully dislike it?”

“You can’t actually high Fire Lord Ozai, so persevering with the story of Aang would’ve felt rather a lot like filler. By making a brand new story with a brand new Avatar, they will inform new tales whereas holding it new. If you don’t like Korra, that’s effective. But don’t hate folks for liking one thing new,” opined one other consumer.

Meanwhile, different Twitter customers merely replied with feedback calling Korra unhealthy, or claiming Netflix’s take was off the mark. 

Janet Varney loves her character 

Janet Varney voiced Korra in The Legend of Korra
Janet Varney voiced Korra in The Legend of Korra | Nickelodeon

While The Legend of Korra clearly has loads of critics, Korra’s voice actor doesn’t rely herself amongst them. In truth, Janet Varney says she cherished Korra as a personality, even when she was making errors.

“I always found her lovable, even when — maybe especially when — she was making mistakes or failing,” Varney instructed Vox.

“By the time of Korra’s Book One launch, I had already recorded the entire season and had come to know and actually love Korra. So I actually solely had a method I may think about portraying her going ahead into future Books: to proceed to honor her humanity, which included all these qualities some of us determined made her … much less ‘likable,’” she added.

Some followers assume Korra-hate is a matter of sexism

Janet Varney voiced Korra in The Legend of KorraJanet Varney voiced Korra in The Legend of Korra
Janet VarBolin, Mako, Aang, and Korra in The Legend of Korra | Nickelodeon

There are some followers of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra who really feel as if the hate for Korra as a personality comes from a spot of sexism. Korra is a robust feminine lead, and a few followers assume there are viewers who can’t deal with that. 

One Redditor identified that many followers criticize Korra for a similar kinds of actions that Aang will get a cross for, and the sentiment appeared to resonate with different viewers.

“[Y]eah there’s a number of misogyny within the ATLA fandom normally. It’s worse with Korra too. One instance can be simply straight up nitpicking unimportant issues to hell or overblowing a number of issues underneath the guise of ‘criticism’ although they wouldn’t go to these lengths if it was a male character,” added one other fan. 

One consumer advised an alarming connection between those that dislike Korra, and people who nitpick Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Katara.

“I’ve observed not too long ago that a number of the individuals who hate [The Legend of Korra] additionally appear to dislike Katara. Like hmmmm what a coincidence,” identified one other Redditor. 

“It’s absolutely sexism! Varying degrees of it in people but always sexism. They hate Korra for not fitting their expectations of what a girl should be, what a female protagonist should be, what a strong woman should be,” added one other commenter. 

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