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]Oh Zuko you're the best character ever


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 like Iroh the best he's WAY funnier in the first season and the start of season two (Way cooler than everyone on the list exept mby Zuko)
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Zuko of course second

3Toph
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!
Aang is just main character of course hero gets popularity. Katara is main protagonist and Aang's love interest. Zuko's cool moody badboy (very popular in Japan) who later become good guy. People think these 3 are best. But they're just generic characters that you can see many other shows. For me Toph is number one. You can't see 12 years old, blind, asskicking machine with so much geniune humor everyday. Or from nowhere except Avatar:last airbender.
Toph is just pure badass! I mean, how can you prove me wrong? She's tough, BLIND, and the best earth bender ever.
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She is 12 year old eathbending master who is blind, enough said

4Katara
She's really really really hot, especially in Season 3
Maybe some people may find her boring because she is just a bit to simple BUT I really like that she is basicily just a strong, amiable, emotional character. Except for 1 or 2 episodes were they kinda changed her character into being annoying it's a really great character and YES she is really the most attractive character in season 3, despite of that there is still ty lee :D

5Aang
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 is so cool in airbending
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I wonder why people don't like him

6Sokka
He has more personality than every I Carly, Spongeobob, Fairly Odd parents, Rugrats, and Fanboy and Chum Chum character put together.
He's totally boss. ^. ^
Sokka is totally the best! You have to admit. He's cute, funny, and awesome. He can be a great fighter. I personally think he should be with Toph though. Tokka forever!

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 is one of the greatest villains ever she's brilliant cunning and manipulative yet vulnerable
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I love her as villain through the second season and then I love it when she falls apart and becomes insane in season 3

8Appa
Who knew that a flying bison could be so badass

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10Mai
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

11Suki

12Ty Lee
She I so pretty and hot. She can also use chi blocking and is very agile (even more agile than Azula )

13Avatar Roku
AVATAR ROKU IS THE BEST

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14Bumi

15Ozai

16Jet
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.

17Cabbage Merchant
"AHHH" MY CABBAGES! Best phrase ever. Every city, same old bad luck.

18Avatar Kyoshi

19Zhao

20Combustion Man

21Yue

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