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Asami Sato is a bisexual from The Legend of Korra.

Relationships

Korra

Asami initially had little contact with Korra directly, leaving the Avatar to develop unfair assumptions on her personality. Asami, nonetheless, continued to act friendly toward Korra, complimenting her fervently after the Avatar's comeback in the pro-bending semifinals.

After Asami invited Korra to race with her at the Sato estate, the two bonded and Korra finally warmed up to Asami, even stating that she "had her pegged wrong". However, Asami was frustrated with Korra when she accused her father of having ties to the Equalists, putting a damper on their newfound friendship. When Asami found that the Avatar was telling the truth, she retracted her aggressive attitude and Korra even invited her to live on Air Temple Island alongside Mako and Bolin. After Ikki told Asami that Korra liked Mako, the nonbender reacted with surprise before being dragged away by a panic-stricken Korra.

When finding Korra doubting herself, stating she was the "worst Avatar ever", Asami was quick to help cheer her up, refuting Korra's statement by saying that she "was amazing". Bolin proceeded to emphasize that even though the Pro-bending Arena was shut down, they were still a team, something to which Asami eagerly agreed.

While patrolling the city as the new found Team Avatar, Asami started to realize that Mako maybe did have feelings for Korra. When Republic City's power was turned off, and the residents took to the streets of Dragon Flat's borough demanding that their power to be turned back on, Team Avatar went to the site of the rally. While getting in the automobile, Mako requested that Korra get in first, with her in turn saying, "What a gentleman". As Asami started up the automobile, she looked in the mirror at Mako and Korra, with a suspicious look.

When searching for a kidnapped Korra, Asami questioned Bolin whether Mako had ever displayed any further affections toward the Avatar. Bolin, forced to confess, told Asami of the kiss the two of them had shared during the Pro-bending Tournament. Despite the romantic issues, however, Asami never showed hatred toward Korra and even stated that she still liked her, blaming only Mako for keeping his feelings a secret from her. They still remained friends despite the romantic triangle they had with Mako, with Asami never hesitating to come to Korra's aid.

Two weeks after Harmonic Convergence, Korra and Asami's friendship deepened to the point of them being best friends. Both had gotten over their former love triangle with Mako and Asami began to teach Korra how to drive. She also supported her and encouraged her in her efforts of trying to bring the city back to normal. She later aided Korra and Tenzin in their quest to find the new airbenders who were appearing all over the world, which enabled the two women to grow more together as friends. They spent more time together, whether it was training or simply hanging out, and when Korra was still recuperating from her fight with Zaheer, Asami took care of her, comforting her when needed, and offered her a sympathetic ear if she would ever require one. In the subsequent two years apart, Korra confided in Asami about her recovery and her fears, most notably, her inability to enter the Avatar State. It was during this time that Asami realized the true nature of her feelings for Korra. She almost wrote Korra about them but ultimately held back, fearing that Korra may never return if her feelings were not reciprocated.

When Korra finally returned to Republic City after three years, she and Asami reunited warmly, but things grew cold after Asami mentioned her reunion with her father. The heiress snapped at the Avatar after the latter suggested that he may still be untrustworthy, to which Asami told Korra not to decide what was best for her. Nonetheless, the two showed they trusted each other more when Prince Wu had been captured by Kuvira's spies, working in perfect sync while Mako was one step behind them. The two had grown so close they instinctively tried comforting each other. After Kuvira's defeat and the loss of her father, Asami confessed to Korra that she was just glad Korra was still around, unable to bear the thought of losing her as well. In need of a vacation, the two retreated to the Spirit World together, where they officially started their relationship. Traveling around the Spirit World together, the couple strengthened their relationship, and Asami finally confessed to Korra how she felt during the time the Avatar was absent. She was hesitant about going public with their relationship, though it was only because she desired to have Korra to herself, thinking of their relationship as special and rare, without having the public's eye focused on their every move.

Despite being back among the people, Korra and Asami continued to be naturally drawn to each other and worked together flawlessly, supporting and protecting each other when necessary. When they felt the time was right, they made their relationship public to their friends.

Mako

Asami met Mako after she crashed into him while riding on her moped as he crossed the street. Initially, she was apologetic until she realized he was the captain of the Fire Ferrets. Being embarrassed for hitting him, Asami invited Mako to go out to dinner as an apology for the incident, which he accepted. Their relationship hit off immediately, and she had her father offer Mako to solve the Fire Ferrets' financial issues. They spent a considerable amount of time together in the following weeks, during which Asami bought Mako a new silk scarf. While enjoying a romantic carriage ride through Republic City Park, Asami noticed Mako was still wearing his old red scarf, and he informed her that it was the only memento he still had of his deceased father. After Asami told him that she had lost her mother at a young age as well, they locked in an intimate embrace, with Asami saying she felt safe with Mako.

For the following weeks, Asami and Mako began referring to each other by affectionate nicknames such as "sweetie". She would visit Mako during practice as well as before and after pro-bending matches. She would watch the Fire Ferrets' games from the stands, from where, before the final match of the tournament, Asami and Mako blew kisses to each other. Asami invited Mako and Bolin to stay in the Sato estate after the Pro-bending Arena was closed down following the Equalists' attack, displaying her care for Mako. When the Sato mansion was investigated based on Korra's suspicions, Mako defended Asami against the allegations against her father, even going so far as threatening to end his friendship with Korra if she continued to berate his girlfriend. After it was proven that Hiroshi was working with the Equalists, Mako comforted the distraught Asami as they left the Sato estate.

When Asami was informed about Korra's crush on Mako, she started watching them interact, first glancing suspiciously at them from her car's rear-view mirror as Mako helped Korra into the back seat. After the Avatar was abducted, her suspicions grew upon witnessing Mako's sudden overwhelming worry following her disappearance. She had an angry and upset reaction once an irked Mako coldly told her off while leading the search for Korra. Questioning Bolin over the nature of Mako and Korra's relationship, she found out the two had kissed sometime prior to the finals of the Pro-bending Tournament and was visibly upset and angry over this new development. Later, as Mako lovingly carried Korra to Oogi, Asami looked toward them, bearing a crestfallen look.

After returning to Air Temple Island, Asami and Mako started to drift apart; she watched from a doorway with a dejected expression as Mako sat at the bedside of an unconscious and injured Korra, holding her hand. She continued to be bothered by his attentive behavior toward Korra, like when he entered the kitchen asking for hot water so he could give Korra tea. She snapped at him, telling him that, as a firebender, he should boil it himself. She drilled him about his feelings for Korra, stating that she noticed his constant doting on her and that she knew he had shared a kiss with her during the Pro-bending Tournament. Mako was unable to give her an answer regarding his feelings for Korra and placed a hand on hers, saying that they should concentrate on their own relationship. Enraged and feeling betrayed, she yanked her hand away and stormed out of the kitchen, stating that there "might not be any relationship to worry about" by then.

Asami barely kept her alliance with Mako, begrudging him even during the attack on Republic City. For example, when he tried to sit in the front seat of her Satomobile next to her, she told him irritably to sit behind with Korra. As Team Avatar watched the invasion of Air Temple Island from afar, she looked at Mako, vexed, who had his arm around Korra and was comforting her. Afterward, before Mako left with Korra to track down Amon, he apologized to Asami about how their relationship got out of hand. He admitted that he would always care about her. She pecked his cheek and admitted she cared about him too, implying that she trusts Mako. Although not explicitly shown, it is heavily implied that the two broke up before the team traveled to the Southern Water Tribe in an attempt to restore Korra's bending.

Although now ex-partners, Asami and Mako managed to remain good friends, able to talk to each other about their worries and rely on each other when needed. After discovering her shipment of mecha tanks had been stolen, she turned to Mako for help, who calmed her down and assured her he would find the people responsible, even going as far as setting up a sting operation behind Chief Beifong's back.

During the operation, the two spent some time talking together, and Asami was shocked to learn that Mako and Korra had broken up. When Mako later told her that they needed to leave the ship, she trusted him blindly, following his lead. It was only after they had shaken their pursuers that she inquired the reason. When she found her warehouse completely empty, she lost all hope and gave up on her company. However, she found herself consoled by Mako, who stated that he would not give up on her. Overpowered by emotion, she impulsively kissed him though quickly apologized afterward. About a week later, despite not believing Mako's allegations that Varrick was behind the attack on her shipments, Asami and Mako grew closer yet again. She visited him in his apartment, concerned about his stressful day and even suggested they go to Kwong's Cuisine, like they had in their first date. Unlike before, Mako was the one who now instigated a kiss, returning her affections. However, when he was arrested and the police implied that she had been used by him, Asami grew doubtful despite his claims that he would never do something to hurt her. Their relationship never blossomed to a real romantic relationship, however, as Mako grew to be awkward around her and Korra during the two weeks following Harmonic Convergence.

Trivia

  • Her actress also portrayed Princess Yue in The Last Airbender movie
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