"Dark Avatar Korra" Theories: #2

My next theory on this whole dark Korra concept is pretty basic and is basically what Aang went through in ATLA. 

Aang was so scared of himself in that state. It unnerved him to be THAT powerful and that capable of destruction. That paired with when Azula shot him severing his connection to the cosmic energy of the universe gave him a bit of an avatar state complex in a manner of speaking.

Now when Korra went into the avatar state at the end of book 3 we have to keep in mind a very important detail of that encounter…

Korra didn’t want to go into the Avatar state, she was literally forced into it. She didn’t have a choice at that point and it was completely out of her will and control.

That is something Korra has never had to deal with, she’s always been powerful and able to successfully control her strength and the avatar state itself. Nothing up until that point forced her into that state.

So her not being in control at that point and turning into she hulk korra  was more horrific and traumatizing to her then anything up until that point in her life.

She has always excelled at physical aspects so when she wasn’t in complete control it caused a lot of emotional disconnect to herself.  For fucks sake the woman threw half a damn mountain! 

That fear of unbridled power and lack of control made her perspective of the avatar and the avatar state dark and terrifying. She doesn’t want to go to that place again, she doesn’t want to BE that again…so she runs to no avail. Its following her because that power will always be a part of who she is and she will have to face that.

She can’t escape who she is. thats what that chain is for, to tell her she can’t run from her power, past, or identity, it’s a part of her no matter how hard she fights she can’t erase who she is.

"Dark Avatar Korra" Theories : #1 

After watching episode 2 and seeing this “dark avatar korra” I have a few ideas to explain it.

Obviously cute puppy spirit didn’t like this Dark Korra (or whatever the hell it is) so its spiritual in nature and comprised of dark energy that we can be certain of.

Now my first theory is that Korra created this Dark Avatar due to her emotional and spiritual state at the time of her poisoning at the hands of the red lotus.  Korra didn’t know her father was alive and she was full of rage and if you recall she said, “none of you are going to survive” She took the Avatar State to a very primal and dark place, it’s not meant to be used in that way. Raava is the spirit of Light and Peace…balance… She isn’t supposed to be used in that way and i think that has a lot to do with this dark avatar creation  

Therefore my first theory on Dark Korra is that she’s been here this whole time inside Korra. Every enemy and suffering she’s endured has somehow become sentient and manifested into this being. Where there is light there must also be darkness and rejecting that duality caused this. 

Its all 1 korra, and she’s fighting her inner demons in a very literal sense. She can’t connect with Raava because she is rejecting a part OF herself..she has no internal balance.

"Dark Avatar Korra" Theories #1 

After watching episode 2 and seeing this “dark avatar korra” I have a few ideas to explain it.

Obviously cute puppy spirit didn’t like this Dark Korra (or whatever the hell it is) so its spiritual in nature and comprised of dark energy that we are certain of.

Now my first theory is that Korra created this Dark Avatar due to her emotional and spiritual state at the time of her poisoning at the hands of the red lotus.  Korra didn’t know her father was alive and she was full of rage and if you recall she said, “none of you are going to survive” She took the Avatar State to a very primal and dark place, it’s not meant to be used in that way. Raava is the spirit of Light and Peace…balance… She isn’t supposed to be used in that way and i think that has a lot to do with this dark avatar creation  

Therefore my first theory on Dark Korra is that she’s been here this whole time inside Korra. Every enemy and suffering she’s endured has somehow become sentient and manifested into this being. Where there is light there must also be darkness and rejecting that duality caused this. 

Its all 1 korra, and she’s fighting her inner demons in a very literal sense. She can’t connect with Raava because she is rejecting a part OF herself..she has no internal balance.