Top 10 Worst Avatar: The Last Airbender Characters

The Top Ten
1 Katara Katara is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, voiced by Mae Whitman.

My problem with her is how much she complains about her mothers death. Sure her mother was killed right in front of her eyes but that's nothing compared to other people. Here's a list.

Aang- Was alienated from the by other people because he was the avatar. Them had his entire race wiped out along with almost everyone he cared for.

Zuko- Had to deal with losing his mother as well, but with the added bonus that his own father scared him for life and humiliated by his whole nation.

Iroh- Had his only beloved son killed in a pointless then was humiliated by his whole nation for retreating.

Sokka- Had his mother killed and the one figure he idolized in his life, his father, leave him for the longest period of time.

And none of these characters whine about what happened to them as much as Katara does.

She's a static character throughout the entirety of the series, and even though there are perceived changes they seem forced onto her character. Each interaction she has with the other characters around her could easily be written in as problems they face themselves. (e.G. Toph's last scam could have just as easily been Toph's idea. )

When there're moments that seem to have a good flow of the plot, Katara seems shoehorned in at moments where she just isn't wanted by the audience, and ultimately degrades the experience that a well planned plot twist can use to impact a viewer. (e.G. The last Agni Kai between Zuko and Azula. )

If a character can be completely left out of a story and literally nothing be different, then that character has no real changes and leaves little impact on the viewer, Katara could have been completely written out and nothing but Aang's love interest would be different.

Yes! It's always, "My mom died and I need revenge! You don't understand Aang! " And then when Aang is going through hard times, she goes, "Oh yes, we understand you." She is just so inconsiderate most of the time. I actually don't hate her the most out of all the characters, but the Southern Raiders just makes me want to vent all my anger. I appreciate her ability to show motherly affection, but she can be so selfish sometimes. And what does she have to blame for it? Her mom died? And actually, she didn't die in front of her, Katara was told to go away before he killed her mother. And then when Sokka tells her to calm down, it's Sokka's fault and he didn't love her mom! She doesn't stop to consider that Aang understands a lot more than her. Imagine running away because of pressure and then waking up in an iceberg 100 years later with all your people dead and the weight of the world on your shoulders. Sokka also lost his mother and was faced with the responsibility of taking care of ...more

Oh boy, where to start? She's one of the biggest hypocrites in the show. She often insult or offend others and never faces consequences but if someone does the same to her it comes back to bite them in the ass. She's controlling and bossy, but gets mad if people tell her what to do. She criticises her friend for being childish when she herself is not much different.
Then there's the Agni Kai. She refused to trust Zuko second time for so long even after he explained himself, but apparently has no problem trusting PSYCHOPATHIC Azula to stick to the rules enough to stand in plain sight the entire fight.

2 Commander Zhao

AZULA IS #3? Oh my Bob Saget, everybody, the list does not say "Top Ten Worst People! " You're all hating on Azula because she is evil, villainous, and "a bitch to Zuko, " but wholly moly she's gotta be one of the best characters (key word, CHARACTERS) on the show! She isn't even that evil, really! She is flawed! Now I'm not saying that her flawed past excuses her evil antics, but it does help about in understanding her intentions. PLEASE stop hating on Azula! I'm not even a guy that likes her because she's hot; I'm a gal and Zuko happens to be my favorite character! So PLEASE stop the hate!

Oh, and by the way, who put the cabbage merchant on this list!?

Yea he was one dimensional but most characters take all 3 seasons to progress he only has one. That being said can I take a moment to point out the absolute pointlessness of this list? It's a list of "bad" characters from a show known for having awesome characters.

To be honest Avatar series doesn't have many good characters. There were only few impressive characters (examples:Sokka, Iroh, and others). Its interesting plot is what has made it popular not its cheesy characters.

His entire purpose on the show was to make Zuko look better by comparison. He is a one-dimensional stereotypical elitist firebender with no regards to the spiritual plane. Thank god the writers killed him off and replaced him with Azula.

3 Azula Princess Azula is a fictional character and antagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

"Oh come on people! She's an awesome villain and makes the show 10 times better! I love her but I hate her! I love to hate her! "

What a hypocrite you are. How you're hypocritical is that you can't seem to make up mind about whether or not hate Azula.

You wish that Azula's awesome and makes the show ten times better. All she did was be a super spoiled brat thought that she could do whatever she wanted if it meant terrorizing the hell out of others.

Besides you, Azula's also hypocritical in that she's a perfectionist and claimed that some guy or guys were shallow when she was being shallow herself.

Tell me, would you want to spend the rest of your life with a gal who bosses you around and threatens you if you don't do exactly as she wants? Think about it.

Lol, how is she one of the worst characters? She's the most interesting character in the series. No, she doesn't go through much character development but she doesn't need to. Her whole point is to be the villain, something she does well. She's also my favorite character in the series, so naturally I'm gonna defend her. If any character is the "worst," it's Katara. Why? Well let me start off by saying I actually like Katara. She's an interesting character. But her role is to be one of the heroes, something she doesn't do very well. She gets almost as mad as Zuko does many, many times and even planned on killing the man that took her mom's life. No, she doesn't go through with it, but she was pretty damn close. Azula is nowhere NEAR being the worst. I actually think she's the best.

Azula is my second favourite female character after Toph and I'll tell you why. There's definitely more to her than meets the eye. She spent her childhood being praised as the firebending prodigy of the Fire Nation, yet never got the love and acceptance from her own mother, who seems to consider her a monster, or so she thought. You can't really blame her for her actions, she was taught to do so by Ozai since her childhood, and she may look old but actually she was just 14 in Avatar: The Last Airbender! Would a 14-year-old kid turn against the father that is their only family member left in the world? Zuko was raised by Ursa as a child, which resulted in who he is now. Azula on the other hand was taught to be sadistic since she was young. If she doesn't do so, even her own father wouldn't accept her anymore. She grew up unloved by her mother, envious of Zuko for having their mother's love, but she hides her feelings and emotions, having been taught so since birth. Zuko has support ...more

Easily the most poorly written character. Her dialogue is terrible, she only has 1 emotion and she is incredibly annoying. She has no backstory and she only exists because they needed someone to hunt Aang down in season 2. She is completely dislikable and she shows up at the worst possible times. Really, I can't stand watching her and she should have died on the last episode. That would be satisfying.

4 Cabbage Merchant

I thought he was pretty funny. And there are some pretty crazy fanfics about him wanting to exact revenge on team avatar in honor of his cabbages.

Wow, hating a character that was added for comic relief, and provided good comic relief.

Oh no! My poor cabbages! Waa! What you have just heard is an imitation of"Cabbage Merchant ".

"My Cabbages! " He's pretty annoying.

5 Mai

You know, I truly liked Mai. Yes she was created to be a love interest for Zuko, but you know what, I thought they were cute together. It was nice to see two gloom bags be happy when they are together. Her personality I found interesting, it was a nice contrast I a cast usually full of psychos and cheerful optimists. As for her having no bending, I think this made her more fun. It's nice to see that characters are able to hold there own without the fancy tricks. People also complain about how Katara and the rest of the cast instantly forgave her after what happened, to which I respond that they kind of forgave the fire nation as a whole at the end. Overall I feel that Mai is an over hated character that should be lower on this list. But I do wish she got more development as a character.

Mai isn't necessarily a "bad character" but she really doesn't have a lot to her. Throughout most the show, she was quite dull to listen to (I'm bored.This is boring. Everything bores me.). When she wasn't being dull, she was with Zuko. Protecting Zuko, supporting Zuko, making out with Zuko, etc. In the comics Smoke & Shadow, her character becomes a bit more than "I'm bored". She's shows more emotion and depth (without Zuko) and personally becomes more likable as a character.

I honestly don't know what could you possibly like about her. She has 0 personality. Just a completely bland, boring and annoying character.

The fact she ended up with Zuko, who is such a well developed character, is truly depressing and nonsensical.

I'm surprised a decent character like Katara is over Mai. Mai is shallow, dull, and has no real purpose but to kiss Zuko and be a mood.

6 Appa
7 Tylee Ty-Lee is a fictional character appearing in the Nickelodeon animated TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender" voiced by Olivia Hack.

I found Ty Lee rather obnoxious and a bit too undefeatable. I hate the idea of an Walmart Simone Biles(nothing against Simone,by the way) being able to beat highly trained bending warriors. I mean,couldn't the earthbenders have used their powers as shields and make her hurt her feet? I mean her skills made sense for that setting,but it was annoying. Besides, the whole "chippers" attitude of her made me want to punch a wall...

Why is Ty lee on this list?!

Her fighting style is amazing and her betraying Azula was one of the most emotional scenes in the show!

She is like undefeatable, Team Avatar never had real revenge against her.

Ty Lee is actually one of the best characters. And she's the hottest

8 Momo
9 Yue
10 Aang Avatar Aang is a fictional character and the protagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen. Aang is the last surviving Airbender, a monk of the Air Nomads' Southern Air Temple.

Aang barely received any character development. Just in the final episode which was too late. In the whole series he acted so immature. Take his feelings for Katara as an example. In Episode 17 season 3 when they went to watch the PLAY, he acted like a immature, jealous child and it was just a play. If Katara hadn't chosen him, he would have gone to rage (Avatar state). Or before his battle with Ozai, although the previous avatars told him not to be selfish and finish Ozai off, he didn't. He almost lost to Ozai when he was trying to destroy his firebending and he barely won. Aang risked the world's balance for his own morals...

Aang and Zuko are easily the best characters of both series. For those who find Aang was hypocritical of his actions, one of the main conflicts in his journey was that of Aang the Airbender versus Aang the Avatar. Aang the Airbender was a pacifist and would not harm anyone if there was no need. Aang the Avatar, however, needed to maintain balance in the world through whatever means necessary to do so. When he is in the Avatar state for times such as becoming Koizilla and destroying the fire nations' forces, he forgoes his needs and ideals in order to defeat them. Unlike Korra who abused her connection to the Avatar state, Aang ever only used it as a trump card, when he has no other options. There is no hypocrisy in this.

And if you're gonna say that he was immature, come on he's 12 years old, give him some slack. He actually matures a lot by the end of the series, when he finally understands and comes to terms with his role as the Avatar and faces the consequences of his ...more

Aang is simply a hypocrite. He says "All life is sacred." but you never hear about those poor people he killed in the sea by hypothermia. I can only imagine how HAUNTED the North Pole is by the death of thousands of Fire-benders who probably won't receive a burial, because their bodies kind of got wrecked by a SPIRIT.

If Spirits can haunt places at all, the Avatar just unleashed spirit warfare on the North Pole.

You Aang fans are the ones who are idiots. Can you not see how hypocritical and immature he was? How he was hypocritical is that he was being a preachy pacifist. And I'm against pacifism because of how goody-goody it is.

The Contenders
11 Bato
12 The Big Bad Hippo
13 Toph Toph Beifong is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, voiced by Jessie Flower in the original series and Kate Higgins and Philece Sampler in the sequel series.

Screw all you Toph fans! How the hell can you like her when she was being a brat to Katara? Are you feminazis or something?

At least, Katara's feminist in a reasonable way. But Toph was just too macho for her own good. Plus, she's hypocritical in that she blamed Katara for accusing Zuko of being a jerk before he burned his feet and when she (Toph) was being a jerk herself.

Toph is hands-down the worst character in the A:TLA. She's a brat and a jerk. She doesn't care about the people around her. Honestly, I've never hated a character as much as I hate her. She never thinks about the consequences and doesn't think things through. Ugh, I wish Xin Fu's attempt to capture her would've been successful.

WHY?!?! Toph is pretty much the only reason I watch this show. Sokka is just a funny yet useless character. Katara is super annoying and thinks she can boss everyone around. Aang is super indecisive and annoying. Everyone else is awful!

Toph's voice is just really annoying. When she first appeared on the show, she gave me the impression that she was a bratty know it all. She was also filled with sarcasm. Toph's voice also annoys me and the fact that she doesn't like getting clean. Ew!

14 Suki

I HATE SUKI! I mean, she serves absolutely NO purpose whatsoever. She just tries to be all awesome and stuff, but she can't be. I mean, what? She doesn't deserve Sokka at all. If she deserved anything, it would be a pile of crap. Sokka is better, and I think he either deserves Yue or Toph, not some chick who thinks shes 'little miss perfect. '

So you people think she goes over the top with feminism? When Sokka was blatantly disrespecting her and her gender? Sexists in general should learn a lesson from Sokka and his character development.

Mary Sue without a personality and is just too perfect without a flaw in a bad way. She is just a blank slate who can fight. She annoyed me and a lot of other people too

She goes over the top with feminism. 'We don't let outsiders join, let alone boys. '

15 Korra Avatar Korra is the title lead character in Nickelodeon's animated television series The Legend of Korra, in which she is depicted as the current incarnation of the Avatar, responsible for maintaining peace and balance in the world.

I don't know why Korra is here, since this is about the worst AVATAR:THE LAST AIRBENDER characters, but I think she's a pretty bad character.

She never learns from her mistakes. It's like season one was chucked out of the window and she was back to square one in season two. I have to give her credit for season three and four but... I don't know it's like she stayed the same through the entire seasons one and two.

She's the same person, hot and angst you, never thinking her actions through by and always rushing in. But to be fair, at least she's not as bad as Mako.

I know that Korra's not a bad gal but she deserves to be on this list for them same reasons that I'm glad Toph and Azula. I don't know why Mako puts up with her. She was a bitch to him and her mentor.

Just like Azula and Toph, Korra makes me glad that I have no girlfriend. I know that there are nice tomboys. But she's not one o' them to me because of her extreme feminism.

Honestly, Korra should tone down her feminism by being reasonable about it. But at least, Katara and Suki feminist in reasonable ways. Therefore, I prefer to the girls who I criticized.

I just hate her. She's so immature. Aang handled being the Avatar way better than she ever did... And he was 12 and she's 17. Worst avatar ever. Just a poor ripoff Toph.

Does anybody get the fact that they didn't include Legend Of Korra on the title!

16 Master Pakku
17 Bolin

Annoying and extremely immature for his age. Absolutely terrible character, although I did like how he learned lavabending

18 Jet

How is he so low and How is Katara 1st What! Jet is awful just plain awful and Katara is kind and caring and a great water-bender Jet should be 1st no questions asked

His character served no purpose at all. I mean he was okay in the 1st season but his return in 2nd season was unnecessary and meaningless. In the end,he was killed off and everyone forgot about him and he became a joke in Amber Island episode.

He was just super annoying. He captures Sokka when the kid finds out Jet will destroy a town of innocent people. Then, they have to trust him? Sorry, but he is super annoying.

He is annoying and I find his choices annoying to deal with.

19 Mako

I hate how korra is above mako. Where the f did all these mako fans come from? He was petty cool in season 1 episodes 1- like 3, but then they completely ruined his character after that to be a moronic Gary Stu. Two strong girls loved him, as well as the girls in his fighting thing. Bolin is cute too, but no one cares as he has a 'better, hotter' brother. And did I tell you he even gets attention from the main villain for no reason in season 1? W t f not even zuko or soka was that special.

But let's talk about how the writers ruined him. We get that when anon kinapped his younger brother (like his only family he has), he was calm, collected, kept his cool, & was able to easily save bolin with the help of korra without out at all despite what was all happening. Then korra gets kidbapped by anon & he's useless, out at every second, & being dumb. What a slap in the face to not only his brother, but his girlfriend at the time.

Oh & how he handled the whole 'Korra vs asami' ...more

People who hate Mako can kiss my ass. Just because he's imperfect, it doesn't mean that he's bad. Sure, he did some things that I don't approve. But would you want him to be perfect?

He's my favorite character 'because he's serious and mature. I can't stand characters who are funny. Therefore, I can relate to serious ones better.

Mako is one of the best characters in The Legend of Korra. He even became a selfless hero in book four. Mako haters are nothing but disgusting hypocrites because they defend anti-heroes such as Varrick and Deadpool. So repulsive and disgusting! Mako haters are lairs and hypocrites. They got nothing good against him.

For someone obviously created to be the love interest, Mako is a very well developed character, with his own goals and ambitions. He actually even says that he needs to figure out who he is without a lady in his life. Still not as cool as Zuko, though...

20 Zuko Prince Zuko is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko is a master firebender and his younger sister is Azula . He is the son of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa .

If I made this list, I'd never put Zuko on it. Sure, he has said and done things that I wish he never said and did. But I can relate to him due to his personality being like mine. For example, he has been abused by his dad just as I was by mine. And that's what caused me to hate that parent of mine for the rest of my life.

But I'm glad that Zuko stood up to his old man. It's what Ozai gets for being a jerk to his son. I wish that I could do that to my pop, especially since he never paid me for all the work that I did for him.

As for the people who hate Zuko, they're hypocritical liars who suck up to Azula and can't get past his all of his faults. For cryin' out loud, do they want him to be totally perfect? No way would I want him to be that way. If he's too perfect, he'd be too unacceptable. So I accept him for who he is despite his faults. Hell, I'd burn his haters to death if I'm him.

If Avatar: The Last Airbender had ended at the end of Book 2 / the beginning of Book 3, I can understand the Zuko hate. But since it was ended at the end of Book 3, then why could anyone hate him? Zuko's a complex character with a tragic past, he's always been so kind, even in Book 1. He always tries his best to earn respect from his father, wishing for Ozai's love and acceptance as a father, like how he's always treated his sister Azula. He's always had to live in the shadow of his prodigious sister, having been mistreated and misunderstoof by everyone but his uncle Iroh. When he finally gets what he's always wanted for so long, he's realised that it's against his nature and belief, realising that Iroh was truly his real 'father'. So he redeemed himself by joining Aang gang and helped them defeat his father, bringing peace to the world and became a great Fire Lord who ruled the kingdom with just. Not only is he a kind-hearted and complex character but he's also unintentionally funny, ...more

The only reason people say he shouldn't be on this list is because he was abused... So just because his father abused him we have to like him? Every episode he's so angsty and the plot always revolves around him, and he whines and complains about it nonstop. I understand, it's sad, but people dealt with worse through the series. Aang had his entire family wiped out and he was the only one left of his family and knew not a single person. He never complained about it though, and he was so nice and optimistic. Zuko is an immensely boring character and an extreme complainer. Annoying. The list goes on.

Zuko's an outstanding character. As a child he was abused by his father while watching his sister receive praise for almost everything, he got a permanent scar from his father, and he was banished from the fire nation. He hunted down the avatar and appeared to be the main antagonist, but then he actually realized his mistakes and became a member of Team Avatar. Maybe he's a bit overrated, but he really is amazing. After all of the abuse Zuko went through, it's incredible that he found the right path.

21 Firelord Ozai

What why is the good people on this list
Why cabbage merchant he's funny
Why aang he beat my worst character ozai
Why suki she's very cool
Why zuko this list
I like everyone on this list but azula and ozai they ruined years of zuko's life. They need to die but I know aang is too sad to end a man's life I understand because he doesn't hate. I can't believe some cool people is on this list he should be 1 he's at the bottom this sucks he used to be good but he just had to become fire lord and burned zuko's face that's JUST MESSED UP! Azula just likes playing stupid games with the avatar and who could live in ashes. I feel bad for every good people and definitely team avatar they lost the people they loved thanks to sozin, ozai and some evil fire nation. I'm glad there lives are tortured and I'm glad the war is over but I hate this list ozai and azula needs to be at the top and I also want jet to be higher I guess he died or something

"What why is the good people on this list
Why cabbage merchant he's funny
Why aang he beat my worst character ozai
Why suki she's very cool
Why zuko this list
I like everyone on this list but azula and ozai they ruined years of zuko's life. They need to die but I know aang is too sad to end a man's life I understand because he doesn't hate. I can't believe some cool people is on this list he should be 1 he's at the bottom this sucks he used to be good but he just had to become fire lord and burned zuko's face that's JUST MESSED UP! Azula just likes playing stupid games with the avatar and who could live in ashes. I feel bad for every good people and definitely team avatar they lost the people they loved thanks to sozin, ozai and some evil fire nation. I'm glad there lives are tortured and I'm glad the war is over but I hate this list ozai and azula needs to be at the top and I also want jet to be higher I guess he died or something"

Thank you, my fellow hater of ...more

Yeah, Ozai should be on this list. He's a really one-dimensional character, and seemed to be evil ju st because he could. Not a lot of character development at all.

To be honest he was pretty bland. He was the generic bad guy. Ugh I wish Azula was the main, MAIN villain.

22 Smellerbee

Absolutely the most annoying character. Her name, her voice, her whole I look like a guy thing, she was just awful

23 Ozai

At last! I'm glad that he's on this list. It totally serves him right for being an asswipe to Zuko, whom I can relate to. Why, I hate him for the same reason I hate my dad: abused by parent. I'm glad that his own son got back at him, although I wish that he (Zuko) could do that more.

All the people who objected to Zuko's retaliating at his old man are lying goody-goodies. That son of his deserves to be his pop for all the crap that he gave him.

I also wish that Zuko got back at his sister for being a bully to her and his haters for dumpin' on him.

Ozai is the absolute worst character along side Azula, he favorites his younger child because she has more spark in her than his son and that's one thing I hate the most, my older sister favorites her youngest daughter. Zuko is honestly my favorite character because I can kind of relate, I have a horrible relationship with my dad (he never hit me but he does have a horrible temper) while having a wonderful relationship with my mother


Right you are. Anyone who hates them is cool in my book just as those like those villains are my enemies.

By the way, I mistakenly put "be" between "to" and "his" in the second paragraph of my first anti-Ozai comment. I meant to put "kill" in place of "be" because I wish that's what Zuko did his ""dear ol' dad.

24 Lo and Li

Um.. What's the difference between Lo and Li?

25 Avatar Kuruk
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