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The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Three

(The Legend of Korra Comics #2.3)

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Kuvira's true nature is revealed, and the Earth Kingdom will feel the consequences!

Thanks to Commander Guan and Doctor Sheng's brainwashing technology, all hope for a fair election in the Earth Kingdom is lost. Korra works with Toph, Su, and Kuvira to plan a means to rescue not just the brainwashed Mako, Bolin, and Asami, but everyone else caught up in Guan's plan! With th
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Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Dark Horse Books
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Iben Frederiksen
★ 3.0 Stars ★


There were so many storylines to this trilogy that I really enjoyed, but I feel like most, if not all of them, ended very rushed. This is of course down to the fact that the storylines are spread across three seventy-something-page comics, which in my opinion is waaaay to short for the kind of story they were going with in this trilogy.

Also, in regards to the whole Asami-brainwashing thing, I kind of wish they would have written in more angst lmao. Like, at least make it have some k
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Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
thank you god above for kuvira thank you god above that she is healthy and surrounded by friends thank you god above for making her so sexy amen
Alexandra Elend Wolf
"I wanted so badly to wield power and change the world, I didn't concern myself with the consequences."

OMG... this was just as beautiful as I had hope it would be.

It gave the perfect ending for the whole ordeal, sure, but, more importantly, it treated my girl Kuvira with all the love and justice she deserved.

I really fell in love with her character. Her growth and character arc are some of the best things ever. She was compelling at every moment of her journey and I felt her and un
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jessica ☾
3.5/5 - This installment seemed a little rushed unfortunately, but I’m pretty happy with how they handled this sequel from the original series. But I absolutely needed more Korra and Asami, hopefully there’ll be another series in the future!
Manisha
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of ATLA and Korra
Actual review: 4.5

I loved the conclusion to this comic series. Even though I found it a little bit rushed towards the end, the story was interesting and action-packed. I love the characters and to me, their individual journeys made sense. I believe that is the biggest compliment I can give a series that takes over from a completely different medium.

This story could have benefitted from an additional edition so that the pacing is done right, but that’s more of a preference rather than a criticis
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Ted
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Redemption

Fantastic as always. Such a great installment. I look forward to reading more in the future. This series has always been great though.
Madeline O'Rourke
Ruins of the Empire, Part Three is an interesting close to this Legend of Korra series. I was really pleased with how the democratisation storyline played out and Wu's speech contrasted well with his speech in Part One. As for Kuvira's ending, that's definitely more polarising and my gut instinct was to question it, but I can see why things happened that way and the value in it. Part Three also had some really great art! ...more
Silvana
Nice ending for a redemption story. This arc is more Kuvira's journey than Korra but I love it. Gosh, how I miss this Avatar world. Looking forward to the next comics. ...more
Lilah
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: atla-lok
So cute 😭❤❤
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milou  ☕️
Once Asami has fallen under Commander Guan's brainwashing Korra goes beside herself. Everyone has to flip their switches to prevent the Earth Kingdom from falling into shambles. All the while the one person who once called herself the Great Uniter might be scheming something. Or perhaps there is something else at at stake?

─── ・ 。゚:☆. *.☽ .* :☆゚. ───


First off it took me forever to pick this up because of my dreadful reading slump and I wanted to go into this book with a clear head. I was already
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Grace W
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic, speculative, lgbt
(c/p from my review on TheStoryGraph) These have been a really great addition to the LoK series. I like the way this comic wraps up a lot of things, I also love the subtle way they allow Korra and Asami to be sexual without making it even a little bit ACTUALLY sexual. I know that LoK is not everyone's favorite in the Avatar world but these comics continue to prove to me that there is so much that is interesting to explore in the LoK world and that the characters are worth getting to know and exp ...more
Lana
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Ruins of the Empire storyline was much better than the Turf Wars one. I definitely enjoyed it more.
Alexandra
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is everything I love about ATLA and LOK. Redemption, admitting fault, sitting with emotions. There are no easy outs, but redemption and change are always possible. Traits that constituted a character's villainy can be turned into an asset for good. This is one of my favorite comic arcs. I love Kuvira. ...more
Devann
Really great end to this storyline, has a good mix of cute moments with all the characters and wrapping up the political plotlines from the first two volumes.
Tris
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was mostly Kuvira-centric and I have no complaints. A satisfying end to the series but I still wish there was more!
Sarah Sammis
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino is the conclusion of the Earth Empire election arc. It's also the time for Kuvira to prove her good intentions.

http://pussreboots.com/blog/2020/comm...
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Rebecca
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
that was ... underwhelming.
Kat
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing end to this story. I love how all the characters have such depth to them - for instance, seeing Opal and Kuvira fighting as children really hit home. Kids can be arrogant and cruel, but they often reflect the world around them, and that doesn't make them irredeemable. This is first and foremost a Kuvira redemption arc, but you end up seeing multiple characters coming to terms with their past actions. The reunion of Kuvira and Baatar Jr. was heartbreaking, but actually made me think hard ...more
Dimitri Gomes
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
As I progressed through these comics, my hesitancy towards the idea of giving Kuvira a redemption arc grew and grew. I had hoped that it would be executed well, and it was to a point, but I think the ending just ruined the immersion of the story for me. Without going into spoilers, the punishment delivered unto Kuvira does not match her crimes at all; it barely even scratches the surface. I understand that the writers may have just wanted to give young readers a 'happy ending' or something, but ...more
sarah
Jun 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kuvira has got to be one of the most charismatic villains I’ve known. I never really hated her in the show, but I also never understood her character as much as I do now. I believe in second chances and seeing her own up to her mistakes was really big.

“I just hope that by taking full responsibility for what I’ve done, I can begin to heal some of the pain I’ve caused.”

~

“I’m going. . . home?”
”Yes.”

🥲💓
We love a good redemption story.
Carrie
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read all three books of this series in less than two hours, so yes, I liked it a lot! I love me a good redemption story, and this was well-written. Even though it's less Team Avatar focused than The Turf Wars, there were still some very good scenes with them. Easy to read but with an emotional heart. The only thing I didn't like was a large plot point is a fanatic trying to steal an election. It hit a bit too close to reality for my liking... ...more
Trinh
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
4.5 stars
Emily Mai
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
News that a third book is coming has brought some life back into me ahah
Elisabeth
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
Liz
Jun 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I believe in Kuvira supremacy sue me!!!!!
Amanda Koger
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WE LOVE A REDEMTION ARC.


dang i wish these were longer though. :(
fireS
who doesn't love a good redemption arc?

ps: classic Toph:)
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James Bowman
A solid ending to the trilogy, with better treatment of the emotional stakes than Part Two. However, the final twist feels more like a plot point than something fully earned by the narrative. Still a fairly good story overall, but feels like it could have been better. (B+)
nikita
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
too many thoughts...... love ❤️😏 love korra hehe
Ksenia
May 20, 2020 added it
Really enjoyed how this (and the previous volume) carry on the spirit of the show, especially after having just rewatched Korra!
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Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His directing credits include the animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill. He is a co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. DiMartino lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Geniuses series is his debut prose wor ...more

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