I already did this for The Last Airbender, so I thought I'd do the same for Korra. I found it interesting to see how the pairing in this relatively-new fandom compared to those in TLA. I looked at the ten most paired characters in the fandom (all characters who are listed in at least 2% of all romantic stories) and looked at which pairings were the most popular. I calculated these by looking at the "Character A" and "Character B" slots. For example, a "Romance, Mako & Asami" story that pairs Korra/General Iroh and Mako/Asami will only count as Mako/Asami in this list. While many of the results aren't surprising, some might surprise you.
What did I learn? Well, everybody loves Korra. And I mean everybody. Unlike TLA, the Avatar is the series' most-paired character, being involved in over 70% of the category's romantic stories. She is the most popular love target for five of the other nine listed characters: Mako, Bolin, Tahno, Asami, and... yes, Amon. She's also the second-most popular target for Lin, and the third-most popular target for both General Zuko Iroh and Tenzin. Korra is involved in each of the LoK category's five most popular pairings. (By comparison, no character was involved in more than two of TLA's top five pairings). In short: Everybody wants a piece of Korra.
Also, there is no clear Kataang/Zutara comparison to be made... yet. With TLA, there were two clear contenders for Katara's affections. Zuko and Aang made up 85% of the Katara/Somebody stories. With Korra, Mako's the most popular target by a wide margin. Those who wish to go with another pairing... haven't quite settled on one yet. Bolin and Tahno are neck and neck, with Iroh and Asami not far behind. It will be interesting to see how this 'race' progresses as we learn more about these characters in the next three seasons.
3,162 Romance stories as of October 8.
Romance stories involving:
Most popular pairings:
Most popular non-Korra pairings:
Korra paired with:
Mako paired with:
Bolin paired with:
Asami paired with:
Tahno paired with:
General Iroh paired with:
Chief Lin Beifong paired with:
Amon paired with:
Tenzin paired with:
Jinora paired with:
Makorra is my favorite, but I think Borra is kinda cute.4/07 #2
|Forum Moderators: Techno Skittles|
|Membership Length: 2+ years 1 year 6+ months 1 month 2+ weeks new member|