Top 10 Avatar Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Zuko 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 .

Zuko has an extremely complex and conflicting past and even ancestry that have all developed the great turmoil within him. Zuko had the farthest way to go yet because of his past struggles and failures he became the most deep and willful of all the characters.

Just looking at the percentage difference between Zuko and Iroh (who is also a tremendous character by the way! ) is 6%. That's pretty significant! Zuko is by far my favorite animated character from any show, and he has the best redemption arch known to man! Zuko, you are the greatest, and don't think any differently!

The legend

Zuko is an absolutely brilliant and dynamic character. His struggle is so genuine. I think I'm one of the few people who liked him from the very beginning. Even when he was the temperamental antagonist it was apparent very early on that there was much more to his character than meets the eye even before his back story was revealed. Any scene with Zuko is a scene worth watching. He is just a fascinating character to watch. The writers outdid themselves and even all these years after the show was first aired there a still lessons to be learned from Zuko. Overall he is by far one of if not the best character in the history of cartoons.

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2 Iroh Iroh

Iroh is a man of wisdom and kindness. His advice and knowledge is a great help to anyone he comes across in struggle, being the mugger he encountered in the alleyway or his nephew. Iroh is the reason why Zuko became such a wise and thoughtful young man, a piece of Iroh's personality stayed with Zuko. Iroh is definitely a character that cannot be easily compared to others, in the Avatar universe and outside of it as well.

The fact that this guy is not number one is absurd. Iroh is wise beyond years, is ridiculously powerful, and just plain funny. I've probably learned more things from his proverbs than anything else in my life. It is literally impossible to hate this man. Even Aang and co warm up to him very quickly after they discover that he's Toph's friend.

One of the wisest fictional characters.

Iroh is the greatest T.V. character ever. He is unimaginably wise, grandfatherly and funny. He was a fire bending master and was deemed worthy by the dragons to learn the true secrets of firebending so he could bend powerfully without resorting to negative emotions of anger and rage. He suffered tremendously with the lost of his son during the siege of the earth kingdom capital of Ba sing se. His position as heir to the throne was usurped by his younger brother Ozai. He was remarkably spiritual especially for a fire bender and is rumored to have actually journeyed into the spirit world in search of his son. We meet iroh as the large bellied humorous uncle of prince Zuko, instructing him in firebending and with life lessons which were often ignored by young prince as he continued his quest to capture the avatar and reclaim his honor. In season two he and zuko have been deemed traitors and are attempting to lead a new life as refugees and eventually iroh arrives in Ba Sing Se not as ...more - maverick88

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3 Toph 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.

Toph is just awesome, she's smart, tough, and confident but also very accessible and believable as a person, she still has emotions and has inner strength and has the drive to be the best at what she does. Overall She's Toph, and she'd never choose to be anyone else.

She is badass,

Toph is so badass. She's blind, yet practically the best earthbender in the world. That in itself is cool beyond belief. Then, add her tough, sarcastic, and independent personality, and you have an amazing character.

Awesome and identifiable. She is hilarious, witty, tomboyish and overall a very amusing character. She is also-arguably- the best bender. I mean she invents metal bending. Not only that, she is always creative when using earth as a weapon.

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4 Aang 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 is by far my most FAVORITE character in the entire series. His character development throughout the show is amazing, and he definitely has his moments. I especially like how the writers of the show first introduce Aang as an adorable goofy kid who had to deal with a lot of stress and didn't want to be the Avatar because of the pressure, but overtime became more mature and more wise. He eventually accepted his role and knew his responsibilities to the world. What I like most about Aang is that he's very gentle, understanding, kind and forgiving. He's especially a good friend to all of Team Avatar. People insult him for being a wimp and a weakling because he didn't kill Ozai, but they fail to understand that it's how he was raised and it's in his nature. He's always willing to give second chances, even to the Fire Lord. I loved watching him grow up and make the decisions of an adult rather than a child, and I admire his cleverness and determination every time I re-watch this series

First off, Zuko is a great character good back story and everything. Honestly I love all the characters and the show but Aang is the best for these reasons.

He ran away in training to be avatar because the monks were going to take him away from Giotzu. Thus resulting in him falling into the ocean, surrounding himself in a ball of ice.

He wakes up 100 years later to find out that AS soon as he left the fire nation attacked his people, but he doesn't know that yet. He is just a fun-loving, silly, and at most times juvenile until season 3. Which was arguably his best season. He goes on epic adventures like the eclipse and to that special library, through ba sing se to find appa, and then the final battle.

They meshed him together perfectly showing his progress in maturity through the seasons. Who couldn't love him? He is the most powerful bender ever! Through his epic journeys he grows up too become the mature, powerful bender he becomes. As he beats the firelord by ...more

Don't sleep on my mans!

I DON'T BELIEVE THIS! When Aang is in the avatar state, he has the power of a thousand benders/avatars. How can they say that zuko is better. Aang is suppose to be number 1, press thumbs up if you agree with me!

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5 Sokka Sokka Sokka is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel series The Legend of Korra.

I love Sokka because he's just like one of us. I can relate to that character because he has no powers. He is also smart and does what he can to help, and is courageous and brave and helps his friends. Also, he is the funniest character in Avatar universe while stil remaining deep and caring, not being turned into a mockary or a weirdo.

As the only non-bender of team avatar he has always been kind of a comic relief character (once describing himself as the meat and sarcasm guy) but he must also be respected for the fact he had to grow up much faster than he should have had to when his mother died and his father left to fight the fire nation and he had to become the leader of the southern water tribe and we all loved it in season 3 when he was able to study swordsmanship from a master and finally got a girlfriend and fellow non-bender when suki joined. - maverick88

Sparky sparky boom man. Too funny

Funny yet knows what people are dealing with. That's way he's a therapist

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6 Katara Katara Katara is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

Female characters in fantasy are usually a disappointment. Too often the writer will model them into a stereotype of some some flawless Mary-Sue, object and prize of affection, or token "girl of the group." Katara is the heart of team avatar and its mediator along with and. She is the nurturer who keeps the group together. Kindly nature, her story is flecked with some stubborn and controlling moments made relatable by the fact that she had to be a mother to her clan early on after loosing her own. Her repeatably dutiful, traditional personality, while writhe in our world world is one rarely seen in high fantasy. Defying trend and viewer expectation, Katara represents an unobtrusive character that Avatar would be remiss without.

I don't think she plays with Aang's emotions at all. I mean, Aang kissed her twice and she didn't want it. What's wrong with being confused about your feelings? Especially at fourteen.

She's amazing, and I feel like she deserves to be a little higher up on the list. Her character arc in the first season shows that hard work and determination ultimately pay off, and she's able to go toe-to-toe against powerful benders like Azula and Hama. I understand that a lot of people write her off as a snob and bossy and all of that but honestly if she wasn't all of those things who knows where the others could've ended up (my guess is jail in The Runaway). Also, her mother's death is all the more traumatic for her because her mother died protecting her, and in a sense that would cause an enormous amount of guilt to build up inside of her. All in all, she was totally badass in every way.

I think she's so underrated. She should be higher on this list

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

WARNING: This is gonna be really long,

i felt sorry for azula, she was a powerful firebending prodigy and a good bad guy, but I wish they could've redeemed her in the seri es. t here's just something more to her than just the badass, sadistic and manipulative bad guy, the writers of avatar were better than that, azula was a complex person with a complex personality and complex story, I wish we seen more of her in the seri es. i t wasn't her fault she became insane, she wasn't born evil, if only things worked out for her, she had a messed up life and family

her mother loved her, but was just concerned for her to the point were azula thought her mother ignored and despised her, azula was only shown disregard from her childhood, she thought zuko was the only one her mother truly loved. t his caused azula to lost her trust

zuko wasn't really the 'responsible big brother' that azula needed, zuko showed only weakness, hate, and cowardice towards azula, this might have ...more

"Azula's fierce antagonist. She has no mercy to spare and is always perfect. Thou sometimes cringe... but definitely powerful firebender"


Brilliant but underrated character in the series

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8 Korra 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.

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.

Korra had to go through a lot in her lifetime. Not to mention she's on her own after (spoiler! ) losing the connection to her previous lives, as shown on season 2.

She was the next avatar after Aang, I understand she had some problems mastering air bending, but she is very strong and clever.

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9 Bolin

He's is hilarious and lovable and super hot

Hate him

Bolin is one of the best characters in LOK and one of the few that could've fit in ATLA. He's awesome

10 Appa

Appa say it all. APPA

Appa is the man. A loyal pet, and provides some of the best comedy relief in the entire show. Yip-yip buddy.

Appa is best, enough said.

He is awesome! He not only does he provide fast travel for the group but he is funny and very useful in dangerous situations.

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The Contenders

11 Mai

I adore her attitude, and that AIM...

She is hot.

Zutarians, the only characters you can blame for it not happening are Katara and Suko. So LAY OFF MAI! Mai is awesome, just deal with it.

shes hot

12 Bumi

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.

Is this Uncle Bumi or Aang's 100 year old friend Bumi?

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.

13 Momo

he's so cute! why isn't he #1?! TT_TT

He actually does some important things, like on the drill when he saves Aang.

How can you not love Momo? He is so cute and smart :3

It's Momo. I think that's all I need to say.

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14 Suki

She kicks ass and she is pretty.

Better then korra

She's awesome

HTF is Bolin above Suki?

15 The Duke
16 Mako

Mako is a way better character than people give credit for. He lost his parents and raised his brother on the streets. With all he has done and been through, he has every right to have the cautious and reserved attitude he does and he can be as protective and jealous as he wants. Mako is misunderstood

Am I glad that Mako's in this list? He's like my favorite character in The Legend of Korra due to his personality being like mine. Besides, I have a thing for serious characters him, Karara, and Zuko. Funny people like Sokka and Bolin get on my nerves.

Mako is dull, and a pretty terrible character. He's pretty much only there to be a love interest for Korra, and he makes some bad decisions about love. Seriously, the show would be much better off without him. (And, for being the show's main firebender, he is NOTHING compared to Zuko.)

He for a moment bested Amon he should be above most of this list. But there are still people better than him.

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17 Ty Lee Ty Lee


She's definitely not the airhead some people think she is

She is always happy even if she had a hard childhood with her six sisters that look all the same. She is really badass

Mai and Ty Lee should be above Bolin and Mako

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18 Tenzin
19 Cabbage Merchant

By far the, Best. Character. Ever. - Sentimental

I like cabbage

Anybody see him in the legend of Korra? Episode 7 Season 1: "NOO! NOT MY CABBAGE CORP! "

Best running joke EVER

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20 Roku

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. - TheCanadianLoyalist

He's totally worthless though, I mean what did he do? - TheCanadianLoyalist

He helped Avatar Aang understand what it means to be the AVATAR. - chukwjus000

Roku is the best fire bender of the avatar history

21 Hakoda
22 Longshot
23 Varrick

Very funny and a little coo coo for coco puffs

24 Swamp Dudes


They rock :P
Go Huu!

25 Foamy Mouth Guy

Amazing role he played in the series. Like my heart stopped when he started to foam up.

This guy was the man

26 M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan Manoj "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings.


What the what

27 Amon Amon Amon is the main antagonist in the first season of The Legend Of Korra and the charismatic and mysterious leader of the anti-bending terrorist organization known as the Equalists.

Most powerful human character other than the avatar.

He mastered bloodbending. He can take bending. Only the avatars have had a complete advantage over him. Mako did though best him once but overall Amon beats Mako. Not bagging on Mako though very awesome.

28 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.

He is pretty pro and has got serious skills for a dude with no powers R.I.P

Jet is just like me... Brave, Good looking, complicated. He was my favourite character by far in the series. I can't believe the fact that they killed him off. I could imagine Jet helping team Avatar in the final battle. He could have even saved Sokka and Toph instead of Suki doing it. He was such an amazing character and the best one in my opinion. He definitely deserves the number 1 spot on the list.

Jet is awesome! He's a totally hot rebel first of all. But looking deeper: he had such an emotionally hard past, which changed him forever. It made him do things that weren't always morally clear, but he did have good intentions in him. Especially in the end, when he officially joins the Avatar's side, only to lose his life in the end...

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29 Asami

Hugely underrated. Asami is the most genuine character in LOK. She is unfathomably honest and faithful, understanding, and supportive. She never fails to find justice and fight for it, even when she's double crossed by her own father. Plus, she's unrivaled in mechanical operation. Varrick may have her beat when it comes down to inventing, but he literally becomes clueless trying to operate anything, even his own inventions. Asami is the best Pilot/Operative in the series. Also, she can keep up with benders in combat with her Future Industry Shock Glove. To top it all off she's gorgeous.

Basically just a character to be shipped randomly. And her most annoying ship actually happened on the show...smh

30 Jake Sully

Yeah, James Cameron rules. "Avatar" is one of the best movies ever.

He’s the top of them all. The best.

Wrong Avatar - 445956

31 Zaheer

I love this guy, he has epic ideas - he is very smart, he evaluates his opponents. And I believe that he is the strongest antagonist (bending/ fighting-wise) and maybe even the strongest bender. If he wasn't antagonist or if this would be Game of Thrones style then he would have defeated Korra.

Let go your earthly tether. Enter the void. Empty, and become wind

Zaheer is amazing. He should at least be in the top 10.

32 Boulder and Hippo
33 Wan

First Avatar?!?!? His episodes were amazing and I would not be opposed to seeing a full series around his life as the lion turtles leave and humanity begins to interconnect and create the nations. Total boss

The first avatar ever announced in The Legend Of Korra

This guy traveled the world in order to gain all the Elements and he fused with Rava and defeated Rava's other half(the evil one) and overall whooped some serious ass!

34 Jinora

Why is jinora so low on the list

35 May

That's not how you spell it, but Mai is such an underrated badass. And though Katara is awesome, I like Mai better. Zutarians come at me

36 Sozin
37 Jin

Such an underrated character

38 Kai
39 Meelo


40 Ikki
41 Hazuk
42 Fire Lord
43 Tielee

Ty lee number 1

44 Vaatu
45 Zhao


46 Hama
47 Haru
48 Tahno

Tahno is the bloody amazingest male character in LOK... Maybe it's é sassy sleaze bag attitude Or guyliner, but Tahno is simply marvelous and I totally don't get why people rid him off as a douche at episode 5,yet he actually has some soul.
..yes I'm a Tahnorra shipper!

49 Earth King

Bear just a Bear

50 Azulon

Led the Fire Nation to many victories, almost wiped out the Southern Water Tribe, and unafraid to order that his own grandson be sacrificed to inflict upon Ozai the suffering that Iroh had experienced.

Truly the bravest and greatest character in the Avatar world.

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