This is an interesting topic. I haven’t been online too much the past month so this is the first I’m hearing of this theory/thought some had about Korra considering suicide when she was on the cliff. I think it’s interesting some people thought that, and I can understand a bit of the reasoning behind it. But 1. it is a kid’s show, making it highly unlikely (like zero chance) and 2. As others have already mentioned before me, Korra’s personality through-out the season showed she was more than willing to confront adversity head-on and not give up easily. I’m not trying to be critical here, but just call it how I see it while also saying that I can and do understand why some would think that.
I can say I didn’t have that thought when I saw the scene. The reason being I was too overwhelmed by some of the events that took place before it. I was (and still am) an Amon fan (yay villains!), so I was both bummed and completely shocked that his boat blew up. Also, I was still trying to digest the news Katara gave everyone about not being able to restore Korra’s bending, which meant my other favorite character, Lin Beifong, also wouldn’t be getting her bending back.
When I did see the cliff scene, what stood out to me was the tear that dropped down. I like to analyze things and consider the symbolism behind certain actions etc almost to the point of reading too much into things, so for that reason I wonâ€™t post a long winded analysis of the symbolism I saw in the tear falling down the cliff.
Just know that Korra considering suicide in that moment didnâ€™t cross my mind, but as I stated earlier, I can understand how some people thought/think she did.
â€śLife happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.â€ť ~Iroh