Welcome to Republic City
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date April 14,2012
Written by Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos & Ki Hyun Ryu
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Republic city

Republic City front view

"Welcome to Republic City" is the first episode of season one of Legend of Korra. It aired on April 14,2012 in the United States.


After Avatar Korra finishes her firebending training, the Order of the White Lotus decides she is ready to start learning the last element, air, with Tenzin, Katara's son. However, when the airbender has to delay its start due to his political duties in Republic City, Korra decides to run away to this city in order to find him and be able to start her training. Once there, the Avatar learns the reality of Republic City, and after defeating some gangsters who abused a man, she is detained for the destruction she had caused. Tenzin, after conversing with Lin Beifong, the Chief of Police, succeeds in freeing her to then send her back home. However, after Korra discusses her stay in the city, she convinces him to allow her to live in Air Temple Island and start the training.


Janet Varey as Korra

David Faustino as Mako

P.J Byrne as Bolin

Sechell Gabriel as Asami Sato

J.K Simmons as Tenzin

Mindy Sterling as Lin Beifong

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