Best Avatar: The Last Airbender Characters

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Zuko
Zuko is most likely one of the most well put together characters I've ever seen in any show in general. He has a very good backstory and is a very heroic person but seems very brutal and tough to try to hide it. He was never evil, even in book 1. He was just confused in life and vulnerable with no guidance and hiding it by acting stubborn and brash when on the inside he was crying for help. All he had left was his uncle Iroh and he was letting his outer personality get the best of him by making him constantly deny the love and compassion Iroh was attempting to give to him. Zuko was allowing his father's teaching of "respect" force a destiny upon him causing him to believe that he had to restore his honour when he had the answer right in front of him the whole time. He constantly let the judgment of his father get the best of him. He had to live with a broken, unhappy family with a father that treated him like a stranger and a sister that treated him like a ragdoll and a punching bag. All he truly had to care for was his Mother and as a child not knowing this yet, his Uncle Iroh. Once his mother got banished he was broken on the inside. Zuko throughout the series probably learned the most out of any character. He most importantly learned his own destiny in life and to leave behind the fact he made so many horrible choices in his past and to live in the present and make it better for himself.

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Zuko would probably have to be the most dynamic character on the show. He faces poignant struggles that are both internal and external, and the strengths and wisdom he discovers through his struggles are significant to many people's lives- the importance of family, the meaning of honour and of leadership, and the ever-important struggle between doing what is right and what is wrong. The last probably being the greatest struggle Zuko faces, as he finds out that what he thinks is the right thing and what others (his father, his uncle, his friends (old and new)) consider to be the right thing is not always the same. Also, he's and entertaining character that is fun to watch throughout his development. On a personal note, I love his flashbacks and his relationship with Uncle Iroh is probably my favourite in the series.
Zuko's the bomb because he's like me in terms of personality and because he has a bad past like I do. One example is that he has a bad dad like I do.

Those Zuko haters who badmouthed him are narrow-minded lairs who can't get past his faults. If I'm him, I'd burn all of them.

As for those who claim that he's goofy and funny, they're liars. How the hell can you think that he's funny? He went through a lot of tough times. Maybe you should put yourselves in his shoes and experience what he experienced.

Another reason why I like Zuko is because he's serious-minded. And I like serious character more than funny ones because I can relate to them. Besides, I gave up on the usual kind of humor long ago, especially since I treat the word funny like an insult due to people using humor as an excuse to antagonize.
[Newest]Zuko was never evil, just confused between his honour and his heart. Inspiring.


2Iroh
I have always thought that Iroh was the best character, both for his sheer firebending skill, but also for his capacity to understand almost any situation and provide advice in a way that any of the other characters, aside from the constantly angsty Zuko, are glad to receive.

Iroh was likely one of the greatest firebenders during ALTA, possibly only matched by Azula and Ozai, and even then his knowledge and understanding of firebending were far superior.

In the end, he lived a man, and died a titan. His funeral (by the time of The Legend of Korra) would have been the greatest the Four Nations would have seen in centuries. Zuko would have spent anything the Fire Nation had to honor his uncle, and I have no doubt that all of the White Lotus and Team Avatar would have been there to lay him to rest.

You can judge a man by how he lives, and by how he dies. Iroh would have been the exemplar of both.
Iroh's so amazing. Personally, I think he should be higher up on the list. Not only is he a wise source of knowledge for a lot of the young, main characters, he's a badass bender as well.
I have always liked how Iroh's life is how HE wants it to be. Because he's in the Fire Nation, lots of people expect him to be like Ozai and try to win the war. But Iroh makes friends with everyone, and he helps random people. Not everyone in the Fire Nation is evil, and I think Iroh is just too nice to be a brother of Ozai. He helps Zuko find his way, and he always finds a way to make someone a better person.
[Newest]He is the definition of an amazing old man.

3Aang
Aang is such a brave young boy, but everyone seems to think of him as an immature, stupid, and carefree little boy. Aang has gone through so much in his life, and yet he's strong enough to be optimistic. He can come across as immature, but he's a very daring, courageous, and compassionate boy inside. People only like him because he's the protagonist of the whole show, but you have to look deeper inside of him to fully appreciate his strong heart.
Aang is a beast. Pure and simple. he can beat anyone on this list (in all ways). I'll admit that Zuko's back story was more developed and full of interesting plots, but I think that Aang's pressurized past is just full of untapped potential. That being said, Aang is my SECOND most favorite character, in general, of all time (the first being Sonic the Hedgehog).

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He's the main character so and he's the last airbender so yeah
[Newest]I wonder why people don't like him

4Toph
Toph is amazing in everyway yes she might get angry at times at katara but who cares if you look at them they really are good friends and friends fight that's just how it is. Also toph is so funny that even after seeing some of her jokes about 20times I still laugh out loud. So I better not catch anyone hating on toph!
Toph is awesome and hilarious but I think people give her too much credit - how did she 'make the show' when she wasn't even in season 1? There were other very good benders in Avatar, and I don't like to see them hated on because of fanatical love for Toph. On the other hand it was very good to see a blind character in a kids show who is talented and strong.
My absolute favorite character in T.V.. Period. Her design, her voice actor, her creativity, her personality, the fact that she practically invented an entire type if bending. She's just perfect. And unlike Katara ( who I still really like as a character) they made katara a bit too perfect to the point where it can get just a LITTLE bit annoying. Toph acts like a normal character who I wish got at least a LITTLE more focus. I mean goodness, they couldn't have replaced ONE of the many many katara episodes for toph? Really? But she is in my opinion, the best character in T.V.. history.
[Newest]She should be that freak called Aang.

5Katara
The creators of the show said that they consider Katara to be the deuterogamist of the series - the second most important character. In fact Aang's story is told through Katara; she's the narrator. So really, she should be higher than Toph - even though I actually adore Toph and think she should have been introduced earlier (she should be more than a plot device for zutarians! ) and higher than Iroh, who despite being amazing is kind of a secondary character. I have an unwavering loyalty to Katara because I idolised her as a child and loved her even when she was not the amazing bender she is in season two and three. Because even though Aang and Toph are liked because of their bending skills and power rather than personality, people like Katara (and admittedly Zuko and Sokka) because of their temperaments. She is extremely caring and protective as early in life she took on the role of her deceased mother. However this means she can be dangerous and reckless when the people she loves are threatened. She's smart but not arrogant, which is really rare in this show (sorry Toph, Sokka and Zuko). I'll admit she can get a bit self-righteous but Katara always knows when she's in the wrong and will apologize. Aang relies on Katara, he would not have done any of the amazing things he did without her. She was involved in nearly every major plot point. Let's face it, without her Avatar would be very very different. And I'm not hating on any other characters I think they're all amazing and important. However I just really really love Katara!
I don't understand how people can call Katara cardboard or boring because her personal growth throughout the series was apparent - from the naïve girl jealous of Aang's waterbending to someone powerful enough to defeat Azula and let her fury over her mother's death go. I know people tend to prefer Toph because she's a rebellious powerful tomboyish character, but even though I like Toph I love how they made Katara motherly, and unafraid to show her emotions, yet also incredibly powerful and feminist. These days strong female characters just have to balk at housework and other traditionally feminine tasks and be a masculine warrior, but you can be strong and a little feminine and Katara showed this to young girls. And, If it weren't for katara, would Aang have been found in the iceberg?
She's really really really hot, especially in Season 3
[Newest]How many characters are so emotionally driven and unashamed of it these days?

6Sokka
Sokka does not get the recognition he deserves - he keeps the group together, is the much needed comic relief, and him and his sister show an amazing sibling bond.
He is so cute! He's funny, clever, and awesome.
He's totally boss. ^. ^

7Azula
She was by far the most powerful fire bender there was. Agile, lightning, and also the only one who could bend blue fires (blue fire is supposed to be hotter than regular fire. ) Also she was a prodigy, but she was also very lonely/depressed. Her downfall was due to her being sad/depressed which made her crazy.
Azula is not a character to be liked. However her descent into madness and general villainy was great for the show.
Azula was one of the best characters of the show! She was always one step ahead of our heroes! She was smart, powerful, cunning and pure evil. It was a joy watching her on screen every moment she was on!

8Appa
Who knew that a flying bison could be so badass
Keep your dragons, I want a flying bison.
Personally I prefer appa to momo.

9Momo
Mai is more popular than Momo?

10Mai
Because she appears so boring she's interesting
She is my absolute favorite person in the whole show...i don't understand why people don't like her
It's not right that people don't like her because she's with Zuko! DEAL WITH IT YOU STUPID FANGIRLS! I love Zuko and Mai!

The Contenders

11Ty Lee
She's so cool! I always loved her sweet personality and she is very pretty. She can use chi blocking which is awesome! Vote for Ty Lee!
She I so pretty and hot. She can also use chi blocking and is very agile (even more agile than Azula )

12Suki
Suki is so underrated. She's one of the most powerful fighters in the show, even without bending and she played a big part in the final battle.
Stop judging Suki on her relationship with Sokka! She is her own person and everyone should concentrate on how badass she is rather than her romantic issues.
I know Suki gets a lot of crap because everyone ships Sokka with Yue, or Toph, or Azula - even Ty Lee - but she's such a strong warrior and she was brilliant at the boiling rock.

13Avatar Roku
I have this theory that Katara is the reincarnation of Avatar Roku's wife - Ta Min.

14Ozai

15Bumi
Bumi is the bomb!

16Avatar Kyoshi
To be honest she kind of creeps me out with her big feet.

17Jet
Jet is a little different comparing to the other characters Team Avatar met. When they first met Jet he seemed like a great leader who want to help out those who suffered with the Fire Nation after his own experience with them. For the most part it's true but Sokka was the only character that knew Jet's plot for revenge making Katara mistrust him when he flood a whole village in an attempt to kill Fire Benders and innocent lives. Jet soon realizes his mistakes and wants to make amends and heads to Ba Sing Se. I think the most memorable moment of Jet is when he met up with Aang and the others again and was wiling to help them find Appa by leading them into the Dai Li base of Lake Laogai. Sadly this was the first and last good thing he did for anybody, he died after getting hit by Long Feng's Earthbending which left him fatally wounded. I guess anybody can agree that Jet deserve that second chance that's why I think Jet is one of the best characters that happened in the series. RIP Jet.
I just think jets group being called the freedom fighters was just brilliant and I know it's a but off topic but doesn't every terrorist group think they are just that? Freedom fighters? And to see themes like this, nods to real life issues like this, and characters like Jet in a kids show just blows my mind...

18Cabbage Merchant
'a surprisingly knowledgeable merchant of cabbage' cracked me up
"AHHH" MY CABBAGES! Best phrase ever. Every city, same old bad luck.

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20Yue
Come on kids, Yue did kind of sacrifice herself to become the moon spirit...
She's not my favourite but she doesn't deserve to be at the bottom.
I love Yue. She sacrificed herself for the moon spirit. Why is she at the bottom?
[Newest]Please vote for Yue she was so kind.

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