Most Powerful Avatar Benders
The Top Ten
King of the benders, completely understood the philosophy and the physical application of bending. While he may not have been the best specifically in some elements (earth and fire) his combination of them being the Avatar made him more powerful.
Aang has the strongest mind because he is the spirit of the Earth which means he has the most potential for power.
Aang is the avatar he is so strong no kidding
! Super powerful!
Aang is a great Avatar and super cool, also very powerful.
He was not Avatar, yet at the same time was able to exploit different techniques to make his bending more unique and powerful, breaking free from most firebending conventions. He likely lost some power in his old age but Iroh was well aware of how powerful his bending could be and when to use it properly.
Iroh invented the lightning technique by studying other benders, and was also able to learn from the last dragons. He is probably one of the few Firebenders who really appreciated actual firebending from the core, not that get-your-firebending-from-your-anger technique that Zuko learned.
Could have taken down the fire lord himself if he tried. Best character and most powerful by far!
Because he was next in line to defeat ozai if aang failed
Firelord for a reason. Even though we saw him at his most powerful under a comet that enhanced his abilities, Ozai clearly has immense power under his belt as the Firelord.He can fly, he can shoot lightning at ease. It's easy to see why he was such a threat to Aang.
Ozai is really powerful. He is the firelord, after all.
He should be number 2
How is he number 5
This is Toph. She is such a powerful bender! She was a great teacher for Aang. You can't say no to Toph. She's a super powerful character and did so much for Team Avatar! I wouldn't call it Team Avatar, though.
Toph is SO POWERFUL. She is blind and yet able to take down the Boulder and the Hippo and those other Earthbenders in the fighting match. She also invented Metalbending and is an awesome Earthbender.
The founder of metalbending, Toph's supposed critical weakness becomes her strongest asset. By being uncompromised by visual distractions, Toph's bending was even more powerful than most earthbending standards.
Anyone remember when, as an old woman she basically soloed an army? Granny Toph is a lot like Yoda, and not just because she's a mentor figure living in exile in a swamp. By the time we see her there, she is reactively creating earth wave to carry her out of the way of oncoming attacks, and she's doing so with little apparent effort (no gestures or nothing). I always got the feeling that as much as she was capable of, we never got to see her whole bag of tricks.
Yes yes we all hate Azula but you can't deny that she is really powerful. She's a Firebending prodigy, can't forget that, and according to the fandom she was only like fourteen when she hunted the Avatar. She could already produce lightning and she was only FOURTEEN. She is immensely powerful, even if she is a villain.
Even though she's the bad guy and you wouldn't want to call her powerful, you have too! She actually is really powerful. A great prodigy and she has lightning!
Her flames burn so hot that she turned them a different color--and her power is too strong for the vast majority of other firebenders. It took Zuko help from Katara to finally best her.
Um.. let me think on why I picked her.. not ONLY does she have lightning and awesome blue fire but she FLIPPING TOOK OVER AN ENTIRE CITY IN LESS THAN A WEEK THAT HER ANCESTORS TRIED SO HARD TO DO FOR YEARS! Sorry for yelling but still.
Katara was able to work with all aspects of waterbending: combative, healing, fighting, and bloodbending. She defeated Azula (yes Azula was mentally instable but still) and she also uses her wits and resources around her rather than just her waterbending. Let's also not forget that she picked up bloodbending just by watching Hama do it.
Adept at every facet of waterbending, from the functional, combative, the healing, and bloodbending, Katara is by far the most well-versed waterbender the show has shown. Watching her go from total novice to complete master is a very satisfying part of the original series.
I think she's so underrated. She's very powerful, she can bend in Northern, Southern and Swamp Water tribe styles. Also she learnt bloodbending just watching it once and if she wanted she could improve her bloodbending skills, but she just hates it. She maybe weak physically, but with her bending she's so powerful
Let's not forget that she defeated Azula. I know Azula was mentally unstable, but so was Katara, since Zuko was about to die. Also, Azula had Sozin's Comet, which made her way more powerful.
And remember the fight in Ba Sing Se? Katara was definitely overpowering her
Honestly I've never watched The Legend of Korra but Korra is the Avatar and I doubt she's exceptionally weak like or else they wouldn't have made a TV series here, so yeah.
Being the Avatar is cheating, but the fact that Korra has access to all four elements makes her exceptionally powerful. Less philosophically focused than Aang, but more physical and aggressive, and had the ability to weave attacks at ease.
I just put her on too see what will happen
She closed 8 portals in a day
While we don't see too much of his waterbending, Amon's combat abilities are incredibly potent and his ability to remove bending is a brutal skill that's put to great use.
By far the strongest outside the avatars in avatar state. Overall blood bending (without needing the full moon or even night) is overpower and not only could he control bodies but also take away bending powers.
Only blood benders superior to Amon and the Avatar state can resist Amon. He loses because he still fundamentally loathes bending and would not go all out with his power.
A patient, muscular and philosophically perfect Earthbender. At over one hundred years old, there was no one more stubborn or more crushing, having some of the best moves possible and escaping from some of the wildest escapes and antics possible.
King bump is a BEAST. In season 1 he was hardly even trying and he pretty much beat Aang. During the solar eclipse, he was trapped in his cell, escaped AND reclaimed the whole city of On a shy BY HIMSELF. This guy should be at least in the top 5.
King Bumi, I guess, is a powerful earthbender.
Above amon for sure. this dude could bend with his eye brows.
Okay, I gotta admit. Half of why I voted is because he is my only non-anime crush. But while I wouldn't say he is the strongest (Like Aang is probably gonna get #1 no matter what.) he is still pretty damn awesome.
Zuko is a powerful Firebender, maybe weaker than Azula, but powerful nonetheless. He learned Iroh's lightning technique and anyway is a good character.
He matched Azula for raw power by the end of Book 3 and went toe-to-toe with her sane self in "The Southern Raiders". Then, in the comics, he became the first human ever to bend dragon fire. A massive tornado of it, I might add. And even before he learned from the dragons, he consistently went toe-to-toe with Aang ("Bato of the Water Tribe") and Katara ("Siege of the North Part 1", "The Crossroads of Destiny"), and was strong enough to redirect Ozai's lightning in "Day of Black Sun", which is something Aang initially struggled with in the finale. Overall, while he's not on Aang or Iroh or Toph's level, he's definitely on par with Azula and Katara in terms of raw power.
Zuko isn't as powerful as Azula or Ozai, but he still is pretty powerful.
He fricking killed a queen and nearly destroyed the avatar cycle for all time. PICK HIM!
He’s very strong! He killed a queen!
A one man army, Kuvira demonstrates extreme adeptness at earthbending by throwing metal shards and her quick and adept earthbending, able to blind, control, and stop anyone in their tracks. She easily bested the Avatar early in her season.
KUVIRA IS AMAZING! I am super satisfied with the way she gave herself up, and she deserved better than Baatar, I actually laughed when she tried to kill him.
She’s a metal bending master that utilizes neutral Jing like nobodies business.
She’s a better villain then any one I have ever seen! She’s so amazing!
She's a very powerful fire bender. She had the ability to chi block an opponent, now that's insane!
Ty Lee is super good at acrobatics and chi blocking. She's super quick but by the way she is not a Firebender.
Ty Lee can take away bending! WHo says no?!?
Mei is also powerful. As powerful as Ty Lee, so I don't see why she's 14. I mean, seriously!
Took down a lot of gaurds and tried to g up aganinst azula, so points for bravery
Not really a bender but still strong as one!
If you are gonna add Korra characters in this list. The blood benders from the series easily beat all other characters as blood bending vs other elements is like Dumbledore vs muggle. Look at "Full Yakone Flash Back" at youtube to see how powerful he is.
One of my votes due to his ability to bloodbend withough the full moon
Bloodbending is just too powerful
so strong stronger than zaheer
Waterbending master and unlike Zhao who hasn't even mastered firebending since he focuses on its destructive side, Pakku could hold his own against Katara and FIREBENDERS WITH THE POWER OF SOZINS' COMET
Uhh.. duh...! HIS FIRE DESTROYS EVERYTHING!
She was the best water bender ever! Besides maaaaybe katara
He ain’t a bender but let’s be honest he would be freaking powerful if he was. Anyway, I think he is perfect how he is