When Korra was just five years old, she was kidnapped by the Order of the Red Lotus. Unalaq, Zaheer, Ghazan, P'Li, and Ming-hua managed to snatch her from the clutches of the White Lotus. She was taught in the ways of the red lotus and became their most powerful agent.
Each of them taught her to bend, though Zaheer himself was not a bender- his intimacy with the air nomad culture helped Korra achieve at least a basic grasp of the technique, combining his spirituality with zeal and passion. Korra became a free spirit, utterly convinced in the Red Lotus' ideals of freedom from tyranny and rule.
This led to a falling out with Unalaq, who was increasingly becoming possessive over the young avatar. He even told her a most atrocious lie; that the Red Lotus eventually planned to kill her and end the Avatar cycle completely.
Even so, their plans must continue. Unable to show their own faces, the Red Lotus dispatches Korra to Republic City, the symbol of inequity and corruption in the world and a farce- ruled by a council of representatives who were not elected, a council that does nothing for non-benders. Her mission; topple this government of self-appointed lords.
However, another group has been lurking in the shadows, seeking to overthrow the established order. It is led by a mysterious masked man...OOC / TL;DR:
So this is a retreading of Season 1, but with the twist. Korra's not... well, evil.
Raised and trained by evil people, perhaps- but for the most part she believes the Red Lotus is just about freedom and the end of corrupt governments. She's under the assumption that they intend to do this non-lethally, ousting and/or imprisoning the 'evil' republic council.
If I may be so self-indulgent, I kind of want to play Korra- with the other players as members of the new Team Avatar. I will also GM the 'world' and antagonists, which would likely include Amon...
Due to the nature of the game, the other members will probably be OCs. You'd have to convince me if it was a canonical character...
I have a number of ideas, but feel free to come up with your own! Here's mine, at least.
-another agent of the Red Lotus sent to help her (probably an old or current flame)
-someone she meets through a chance encounter, even a triad member (Dat dapper gangster look)
-someone that rescues her from the Equalists (she does
get her ass handed to her in her first encounter with chi blockers...)
I kind of want to emulate the romance subplot of the first season too, but considerably more adult.. Korra's been away from her upstanding parents all her life, raised by anarchists, and balks at social norms. I mean, she's canonically bisexual and in this situation she probably has no compunctions about casual sex with multiple partners.