Some nights I lay awake and collapse into tears when I recall all the beautiful lessons this epic tale of trust, hope, betrayal, and meeting destiny pai. What ATLA (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Taught Me
Kuvira's purpose was to help others, essentially, but her way of doing it was making herself the dominant provider and leader of everyone. This is a perfect example of that. She wants everyone to look to her as their leader, including the avatar.