Top 10 Avatar: The Last Airbender CharactersHere is were you'll find the best avatar characters.
The Top Ten
Zuko is probably the character who changed the most. In the first season, he was this enemy of the Avatar. In the second season, he was extremely conflicted between letting the Avatar go and continuing to hunt him. In the third season, he went from an adversary to a friend. Zuko is a great character and has a well put-together personality.
Zuko was one of those characters who at first you just don't like, he's the saturday cartoon villain sort of guy, then you get his backstory of him losing his honor & he just becomes tragic. He's the embodiment of how far Nickelodeon could go & he soon gets his redemption, which has to be one of the best things of the show. If you don't love this guy, that's rough, buddy.
Zuko is a character that can affect the viewer whether it be through the impressive growth or the awkward second hand embarrassment of some of his scenes. He is complex, so watching him is enjoyable.
He is fantastic! In season 1 we didn’t get too much from him until the storm, which made me open up about him. Season 2 he was very sweet and confused. Season 3 he finally figured out where he wanted to be, and became a part of team avatar.
Iroh: "This tea is nothing more than hot leaf juice!"
Zuko: "That's what all tea is, Uncle."
Iroh: "How can my own nephew say such a thing?!"
Uncle Iroh is amazing, powerful, and sooooo funny. He is a talented Firebender and the one who shows Zuko paternal love. Also, if you read The Promise Issue #3 comic, you'll find that he invented milk tea and boba (referred to as tapioca pearls in the comics). He says he is a 'man ahead of his time' as a response to Zuko and Aang disliking his invention, and while I'm not a big milk tea fan (no offense to anyone who is), I think that was really funny. Go Iroh!
He, Sokka, and Toph are my favorites. What I really admire about him is that he loves Zuko no matter how many times Zuko acts reckless. Seriously! How many times has Zuko called him lazy or told him to leave him alone and Iroh would just keep on trying to help him. Not to mention he lost his son and he is staying strong for Zuko.
From the start, I saw him as a wise old teddy bear. Towards the end, I saw him as a really strong bender who was once mistaken as the enemy. And now... I cry every time I hear the song Leaves from The Vine. He was the dad Zucko never had.
Iroh is amazing. There is nothing about him that isn’t right, but the one thing I love about him is how patient he is. He loves zuko but every time zuko decided to be a knucklehead, he set him on the right path.
If I were to start anywhere with Toph, it's her introduction. She's introduced as a total beast, then we get more background as she's actually a member of the Beifong family, which adds more exploration in her character as she doesn't want to be seen as a helpless little girl, but as the best in her field. Then she joins Team Avatar, when they start making the blind jokes & I gotta say, the blind jokes are funny. She soon became the founder of Metalbending, which at that moment, was low-key one of the most badass scenes in the show. She's low-key one of the best if not THE BEST character.
Toph isn’t just on the show for her blind jokes and fighting moves. Toph is someone I can relate to because I have a hard time dealing with emotions sometimes too. She likes or ignore things emotional, but then she realizes that she has to face them, which is even stronger than earth ending,
Sokka and toph forever..
Toph is great because she is bold and grounded (quite literally). However, she has a few scenes where she opens up which make you feel for her. She was a great asset to their team.
Toph is #1 to me. She's funny, strong, knows how to take care of herself, created metal bending, but has a disability in which no other characters have even a slight disability. She can't see, but she even jokes about it, & isn't used as a handicap most of the time & she mostly jokes about it with the other GAang. But she isn't all OP though. She can't really fight on sand or attack people in the sky without help, & she can b pretty rude at times, so she isn't like a Mary Sue at all. And then we get into her family problems where even when she proves herself, they feel the need to protect & baby her. So she's a well rounded & fun character.
Aang is the best character not zuko( not that I don't like him), some say he is eazy going boy and he love to avoid violence, they says his character is not deep, like that of Zuko. I can Annalise how aang character is better than Zuko.
1. Aang has the most sorrowful background story than any character in the series, yet he didn't let it get the best of him. Unlike zuko dwelling much about the past.
2. Zuko comes from harsh family or non-understandable family but I want you to that aang was taken away from his family right from his early age and raised in a temple, u should know much he should have felt but letter he got all the love he needed from gyasto. Also zuko got his mother love but when she was banished, he was alone but not until his uncles arrival, yet he don't want his uncle love but that of his father.
3. Aang didn't want fame, glory or the avatar but want a simple life. Unlike Zuko who want the throne and glory
4. Despite not what he ever wished for Aang ...more
Aang isn't the most well put together character, he doesn't have much personality depth he has flaws but no weaknesses that are criticized by the narrative, his psyche isn't explored well enough for this shows standard, his dark side is ignored. He's charming and like able but has so much untapped potential so he is the most unintentionally static character.
However, Aang has the same enneagram personality type I have which is a 9. That means Aang is a super relate able character but it's a shame that Aang has little personality depth and has almost none of the 9 personality weaknesses and the weaknesses he does have is never explored with care it is all shallow and boring. Like, every time Aang gets angry he immediately feels bad about it and continues to hide his anger until all that anger bottled up explodes and manifests as the avatar state but that is never explored at all.
He is also agreeable to a fault, when training with Katara, Aang picks up water bending ...more
Honestly, doesn't have the depth most characters have in this show. BUT. There is that weight of responsibility on him and the fact that he was a 12-year-old kid who had to master all elements within a year, and yet found a way to not kill his enemy and not let the power he had to darken his soul was preeeeeeeetty cool.
Honestly with all that he had to deal with AS A LITERAL CHILD he deserves his spot. He's goofy but he understands the importance of his role as the avatar and he stood by his morals even when they were put to the test when he had to "kill" Ozai.
The truth is, he didn't give me a first good impression with the sexist talk and everything, but when he learned his lesson I started to warm up to this dude. I realized how underrated people may see him and how people can mistake him as just that funny regular guy in the group. But now I see him as a relatable character because of his doubts and insecurities as the only non-bender in the early parts of the series. But in the end, he finds his purpose as a leader and protector which is why "Sokka's Master" is one of my favorite episodes. Also, he's funny.
He is just one of those guys who I can relate too. He has a lot of talent but he just isn’t really ready to show it yet, but as time passes he slowly lets it out. While Aang and Katara were walking around showing everyone how powerful they were, sokka silently kept the group together.
He's like Batman. He has no powers, but he still fights alongside powerful characters. Plus, he and Batman are both in prime physical condition, expert martial artists, skilled with long range and CQC weapons, are gifted tactitians and detectives, and are ladies men
Sokka is good at strategy, and he's the example of not all powerful people are benders. He is a great warrior, good with the sword, and always pushes through. He's also the main source of comic relief, which I think is great.
I love Azula! She's so smart and is probably one of my favorite characters (after Mai and Zuko)! And, she's also so powerful and so intimidating. I feel bad for her though, after she started falling apart towards the end of the show, and becoming mentally unstable, probably built from Mai and Ty Lee's betrayal. I also feel like she acted more like an older sibling than Zuko did. Azula is great!
She s very kick butt and hilarious. Her mental descent made me actually feel something. I was so sad and annoyed to see that Katara actually beat her, in fact, the only reason she did 8s because there just happened to be water nearby. Azula is a queen.
Honestly, I used to hate he like nobody’s business. Now, I see that she is a truly emotionally built character that just feels like the only way to live is to be in power. Plus, her father only loved her for her skill and her mother basically ignored her. She bullied Zuko (which I’m not saying is right, it wasn’t) because she was jealous. Please, give her a chance. I wish we knew for sure what happened to her. Did she recover from her mental illness?
There were deep psychological themes with her character which made the show much more adult in nature, and allowing for the development of the series in general for an older audience, along side that her character allowed for multiple other characters to use her as a character that forced them to grow (Zuko obviously but also her own subordinates, and to an extent provided a face for her father).
As such while obviously the show could not have occurred without Aang it would likely not have been a cult classic without the character of Azula as the themes that made it great would have been lessened or perhaps even lost.
I saw Katara as a figure of feminism in the very first episode and I think she ended up living in that image. She fought for her place as a woman under the teachings of (sexist) Pakku and she ends up being one of the strongest benders we see in the series. She's not just a fierce and courageous woman, but also a kind and selfless person who ends becoming that mother figure we all know and probably all love. I just love the strength she embodied and I hope more people do too.
I hate her with a passion. And no, I'm not just jumping on the "I hate Katara" trend. I hated her wayyyyy before it became a popular opinion. She's terrible. She constantly complains, and she never lets anybody else talk about their trauma. The entire Gaang has incredibly traumatic backstories and Katara acts like she's the only damaged one. She says nobody understands her sadness, but honestly she just wants to be the center of attention. Hate her.
Katara is a strong Waterbender, and she's also the 'mother' of the group. She's also really kind and selfless, willing to do anything to protect her friends.
Again, she was not my favorite character when I was younger, but as I get older I appreciate her a lot more. Her "hope" is played off as a joke in Ember Island Players and I'm all for that but I also admire that about her. Her believing in the avatar, in Aang, really is something incredible. Plus, her growth and arc in book 3 was so cool!
I always saw Appa as some sort of Toothless to Aang. These two should never be apart! They're both 10,012 years old for crying out loud!
The episodes without Appa made me realize how much I loved the big, furry guy! Plus, Aang's anguish over it was absolutely incredible!
From the start, he was so adorable. Yip yip! It was so cute seeing the flashback of Aang and APPA together for the first time. When Aang said “I guess that means we’ll always be together” just warmed my heart!
Appa should be right after zuko! Appa is the best besides zuko. He has saved team avatat a couple of times and provides them with fast travel. Boo to the sandbenders who captured him and the circus guy who was cruel to him.
She is very sweet and friendly and it was very she’d to believe she was a bad guy at firs.t I honestly just thought she did it because of all the attention she was getting. But when she joined the Kyoshi warriors I was really happy?
Wow, she’s just fantastic. She’s pretty, strong, sweet, and just pure kindness. I think she helped Azula because she is the only one who really sees how much she hurt.
While Ty lee isn't one of my favorite characters, I would like to talk about one reason I like her:
She isn't stupid.
I know it sounds like a given that I wouldn"t enhoy a stupid character, hear me out. She's this very perky and nice person, the kind of character that already makes the audience feel like she's on the wrong side. While this kind of character isn't exclusive to ATLA, the fact that she isn't the stupid comic relief of the villain team. She's smart and a good fighter, making her a valuble member of the team and better character.
She has an interesting background, very happy & positive expcally for a villain. And is very understanding and kind. Great character even compared to Mai
Suki is one of my top 2 favorite characters, she is so underrated and I wish they had explored her more. In fact, I think they should have made more seasons of ATLA instead of Korra
Suki is such an underrated character. She is as much of a member of team avatar as Zuko, if not more. Such an incredible character.
hehe, I loved how awesome Suki is. Almost as much as I loved the looks on the guys' faces back at The Boiling Rock Part 2. I wished they could've given her more depth, it would have helped her to be less underrated.
Suki was such a cool character. When we first met her in Season 1, I loved her so much and proving to Sokka how good she was is so funny! I love how she joined Team Avatar at the end of Book 3
Mai is such a baddie, and hands down my favorite character (except maybe Zuko). She saved everyones asses countless times, and Team Avatar would be nothing without her. Some people be arguing, "oH, ShE DOeSn't CaRE aBOuT ZuKO's fEeLInGs." LIKE BRUH. Did your forget when she told Azula, "You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you." Like, that scene was straight up fireee. Also when people say they that Zuko and Mai shouldn't end up with eachother, I'm like, I'LL WHOOP YO ASS, cause they're just so cute together! They both had a crush on eachother since they were kids! Guys seriously, they BELONG together! I SHIP THEM
One of the best things about Mai is that she doesn't fear Azula because that is the one thing that everyone else does. She is also skilled at knife-throwing - you see a lot of benders in the series but Mai is the only knife-thrower. You also see that she cares about Zuko a lot, even though he dumped her (saved him from Boiling Rock, need I go on?)
I bet this sack of sighs is me if I ever find myself to be an extremely skilled fighter who would love something to do in life. I'm glad they gave her some time in the spotlight during The Beach because that gave more insight into her character and the person she is. And I just hope people would stop giving her unreasonable hate.
Mai is a good character, and guess what I ship zutara. I think mai alone was a strong person and stuck up for what she believed in even when she didn’t speak. Her bad girl look covers up that she really loves zuko.
I just love dis flying monkey. Especially after I watched The Tales of Basingsay 'cause it reminded me that this little guy is still a character of this show who has been there almost from the start.
Momo and APPA are so cute! Momo was so adorable and I felt so bad for him when APPA was gone. He even saved those tigers in Tales Of Ba Sing Se and shows that he is more than just a pet lemur.
I love him, he's so funny. I'd prefer Momo over any new Disney Channel show (excluding Gravity Falls), new Nick show, and new Cartoon Network show any day.
He actually does some important things, like on the drill when he saves Aang.
Bumi is more important than one realises and is nit just any other side character. He was born just around the birthdate Avatar Aang did. He is Aang's last physical living node which bridges/links his past to his present. He greatly symbolizes childhood and past connections to Aang's life way before. He also is important since he thinks in many other different techniques and believes their are better solutions what seems obvious. In the second book when Omashu is destroyed it shows how Aang is losing his childhood and is moving on to when he left/escaped the Western Air Temple. Man of the other complementary items/attachments allocated with Bumi are usually purely comical. However he is still a huge inspiration that you can always be what you want to be even when it seems impossible while goofing off.
Strictly speaking, Zuko is better character, but a lot of people underrate Bumi. I mean, the guy single-handedly liberated Omashu, in one of the most badass sequences in the show. And he can even earthbend just with his face! Sorry Toph, you're awesome for being able to see without eyes and discover metalbending, but Bumi gets my vote.
Is this Uncle Bumi or Aang's 100 year old friend Bumi?
Who are you calling old
-the masked reactor
This is an ATLA (Avatar: The Last Airbender) list. I don’t get why Bolin from LOK (Legend of Korra) is here. They are two different series, they are just part of the same world.
Bolin's innocence just makes me feel so much affection for him. He is very pure and genuine. He is my #1 favorite from LoK.
Bolin is one of the best characters in LOK and one of the few that could've fit in ATLA. He's awesome
He's is hilarious and lovable and super hot
Don’t hate him because of his beginning. He lost both of his parents because of the fire nation also he redeemed himself. Plus, come on, Katara basically went crazy trying to get to the soldier who killed her mother. I’m not saying he didn’t do anything wrong. I’m saying that we should give him a second chance, just like Zuko.
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.
Jet is an interesting character that meets the eye. I'll admit, I hate how they portray him as the cliche good looking guy that starts up as the hero which turns out is not the hero and is actually a villain. What I like about him is his decision to change his ways and become a good guy for once. that's what made him original and a fitting character since he had a horrible past which is by far worse than Zuko's problems. I'm dissapointing that he was killed by Long Feng because he had so much room for a great character development. I wish he could've take his anger out on Colonel Mongke since he was practically cursed by him. Rather than kill him off why not focus on making him a better character, Team Avatar are great and all but the protagonists don't have to be the only relevant characters. Give Jet some attention.
I know a lot of people don't like him, but I liked him a lot. I wish we got to see more development with him, but his death honestly made me so sad
Roku is one of the strongest Avatars ever and his fire bending abilities greatly surpass any fire lord. Also he can simultaneously bend the elements. In addition, his lava bending abilities are incredibly strong, so strong than he can bend multiple thick streams of magma at once. Lastly, without even trying he beat Fire Lord Sozin in less than 15 seconds.
He trained for about a decade, then he got married, intimidated and infuriated Sozin (provoking him even more to start the hundred year war), then he saved the inhabitants (by this I mean about 50 people) of a puny little island, and was left to die, THE END. Didn't do anything to stop the hundred year war (which I bet killed millions of people). Real cool Avatar.
I have this theory that Katara is the reincarnation of Avatar Roku's wife - Ta Min.
He's still awesome, even if he still believed in Sozin when he was at his jerkiest.
Korra is so underrated as a protagonist. She has so much depth. Her suffering feels so real, her triumphs feel so real, her flaws feel so real. It's just outstanding writing and VA.
Korra is an inspiring character and a fantastic protagonist. It's quite rare to see a strong realistic female lead in western animation. Especially in a Nickelodeon show. Although she is at first tomboyish, hot-headed and a bit reckless. She eventually grows into a mature, wise and a charismatic Avatar of great power and spiritual understanding. A worthy successor of Aang indeed.
Her character development is well written and her humanity is accurately depicted and the writers were wise not to focus too much on her as a hero, but rather as a person and also a good role model. For boys and girls alike.
Her arc was so good, though I don't like how they wrote off her development in the end as simply being "I had to learn compassion." For me, it was about how she was able to reconcile with herself in the final season. I loved Korra from the start, even though many people disliked her temper. She was fiercely driven, powerful, and unapologetic, and she shined as a character.
She starts off as hot-headed, reckless and a bit selfish. However, throughout the series, she matures into a more wise and spiritual avatar. Korra's flaws is what makes her a great realistic and inspiring female lead.
This generation's kids are lucky to have such an inspiring role model.
He was an okay character.
Usually a forgotten character. Deserves more love for the awesome, fun parent he is.
My favorite OOTWL member, other than Iroh, cause he's like Batman. No powers, but uses his incredible skill to fight alongside bending masters. He also trained Zuko and sokka very well
He is so hot ugh daddy yes ugu so Kawaii
He's like the Iroh of Lok
WHAT?! She’s so low! She may not be perfect for Sokka but that is no reason to treat her differently as a character. She was brave and a perfect princess. OK, so she was basic, but she was a side character. She wasn’t supposed to be so emotionally built. She’s great.
A strong character doesn't have to fight or try and get attention, Yue was a perfect ballence between, bravery and tenderness. She showed love to Sokka but at the same time did what was right for her people and the world. She should AT LEAST be in the top 10!
Okay yes I don't like her because I found her kind of boring but she shouldn't be at the bottom. She did sacrifice herself for the moon spirit after all.
We shan't forget the first girlfriend who turned into the moon. She was really brave to do so!
just the best dad ever
Very funny and a little coo coo for coco puffs
One of the funniest characters in the series.
The funniest in LOK