Korra's relationship with her father suffered tension when, at the Glacier Spirits Festival in 171 AG, she found out that it was he and Tenzin who made the decision to keep her locked up in the Southern Water Tribe compound.
This decision only further convinced the Avatar to take in Unalaq as her spiritual mentor.
While chided by Tonraq for her rashness, Korra, upon reaching safety, revealed the truth and offered her help to oppose Unalaq.
However, Tonraq refused her assistance, instead tasking her with getting the United Forces on the South's side.
Korra stated she would get him back but was later captured and brought to the same tent Tonraq was in after attempting to infiltrate the spirit portal.
Tonraq expressed his sadness, telling Korra that he was sorry that he had failed her, but the latter did not relinquish hope, stating that they still had a chance.
As they approached the entrance to the portal, Tonraq urged them to go, stating that he would repel intruders, but noticing her father's agony, Korra refused to let him fight and asked Asami to take him back to her mother and the other injured ones at the White Lotus Compound.
Korra is a vivacious and caring young woman whose antics find her both dangerous enemies and loving friends.
Korra's cousins, Desna and Eska, have a mutual low opinion of Korra, despite her position as the Avatar.
Despite her anger with him, she did offer the rebels a chance to escape without consequences in an attempt to save her father.
She was shocked to learn that her father was not part of the group and was deemed a traitor by the other rebels.