The final shots of the series finale last week showed Korra and Asami holding hands and walking into the
sunset spirit portal together. Many fans assumed that "Korrasmi" really was canon and the creators took to Tumblr to confirm.
"You can celebrate it, embrace it, accept it, get over it, or whatever you feel the need to do, but there is no denying it. That is the official story," Konietzko wrote. "We received some wonderful press in the wake of the series finale at the end of last week, and just about every piece I read got it right: Korra and Asami fell in love. Were they friends? Yes, and they still are, but they also grew to have romantic feelings for each other."
Konietzko revealed that Korrasmi wasn't the endgame from the beginning, and that he and DiMartino were initially hesitant to approach Nickelodeon, assuming the network would never be allowed to feature a lead in a same-sex relationship. "It was just another assumption based on a paradigm that marginalizes non-heterosexual people. If we want to see that paradigm evolve, we need to take a stand against it. And I didn't want to look back in 20 years and think, 'Man, we could have fought harder for that,'" Konietzko wrote. "Mike and I talked it over and decided it was important to be unambiguous about the intended relationship."
And while Nickelodeon was supportive, "there was a limit to how far we could go with it," he explained.
"I've already read some heartwarming and incredible posts about how this moment means so much for the LGBT community. Once again, the incredible outpouring of support for the show humbles me. As Tenzin says, 'Life is one big bumpy ride.' And if, by Korra and Asami being a couple, we are able to help smooth out that ride even a tiny bit for some people, I'm proud to do my part, however small it might be," DiMartino shared on his Tumblr.
"I'm only sorry it took us so long to have this kind of representation in one of our stories," Konietzko wrote.
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