|“||I was cast aside by my own parents like I meant nothing to them! How could I just stand by and watch the same thing happen to my nation when it needed someone to guide it?||„|
|~ Kuvira explaining to Korra why she usurped power in the Earth Kingdom.|
Kuvira is a master metalbender who served as political and military leader of the Earth Kingdom and the Earth Empire between 171 and 174 AG. Before her rise to power, she was a prominent member of the Metal Clan, serving as both the captain of the Zaofu's guard and part of Suyin Beifong's dance troupe.
Following the outbreak of anarchy in the Earth Kingdom, Kuvira left the Metal Clan and earned the trust of the world leaders by stabilizing Ba Sing Se and was appointed as the nation's provisional leader. She subsequently set out to reunite the rest of the kingdom with her army, which earned her the title of "Great Uniter". In her pursuit of order, Kuvira offered to protect the nation's states from bandits in exchange for their loyalty. During Prince Wu's coronation, Kuvira denounced the authority of the Earth King and dissolved the Earth Kingdom in favor of an "Earth Empire" under her leadership.
Her reign came to an end, however, after she was defeated in Republic City and imprisoned. She was also engaged to Baatar Jr., who left Zaofu with her to support her ideals, though ended their relationship when she was willing to sacrifice him to have a chance to end Avatar Korra's life.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Age: In her 20's
Classification: The Great Uniter, Commander of the Great Earth Empire
Lifting Strength: Regular Human, higher with bending
Striking Strength: Small Building Class with bending
Durability: Small Building level (Took a very minor beating from Avatar State Korra)
Stamina: High (Managed to keep up with Korra during their fight without tiring)
Range: Varies from standard melee range to dozens of metres with ranged attacks
Standard Equipment: Colossus
Intelligence: Very high. As a natural leader, she became the dictator of the Earth Empire, which would require cunning and a strategical mind.
Weaknesses: None notable