Top 10 Avatar: The Last Airbender Characters

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The Top Ten

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 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. ...more

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 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.

His character arc is amazing. With multiple episodes such as "The Storm" or "Zuko Alone" that make you feel badly for him. The fact he betrayed his uncle only shows how much he wants his fathers love. His duel with Ozai is very moving!

Iroh Iroh is a major character in the Nickelodeon cartoon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as an minor supporting character in The Legend of Korra.

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.

Uncle Iroh is someone who I actually would like to have as an Uncle. He's smart and wise, not too overbearing, forever loving and compassionate - even when the other doesn't express the same feelings, and he always knows what to do, whether to speak in puzzles that become revelations or just to make some tea (Even if it gives him a rash). He is such a role model to Zuko (also one of the best characters, both in my mind tied at first) and to be honest me. He leads by example even if he isn't leading, and can't take the throne. He can always keep his cool, even to his brother who stole the kingdom from him, the rightful heir. He finds the best in everyone, even a crook who tries to mug him (good luck on that bud) and turns mistake into a learning experience. Just for some people to know, Uncle Iroh never truely dies, as he goes into the spirit world and lives among the spirits which basically slows down his aging (to a halt? No one is sure, but he appears the same in an episode of ...more

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.

Probably, the least hateable character of all. The most "Socrates" in the series. Values love and happiness over power and protection. Is there any scene that I got pissed or just a little because of him? No! He's there to guide the banished prince to learn through his struggles. Who are you? What do you want? Without Iroh, we wouldn't have much of these life lessons.

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.

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.

How can you not love Toph? She's hilarious and strong, considering everything. She added so much to team avatar

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!

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.

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 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

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

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.

Aang is capable of destruction, but chooses to love everyone and show mercy

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

Sokka feels like a real person to me. A really good person too. The kind that learns from their mistakes. Very protective. He is the character that just resonates with me. Being a non-bender makes his role in the story even more special. Sokka is my absolute #1.

Sokka is an underrated character. He was not jut comic relief but instead a very complex character with multiple personality traits and dynamic character development. Sokka always felt very real to me because he was not just there to be the eccentric inventor or the trigger for laughs. He was deeper and more complex than people gave him credit for. He desperately wants to be a great warrior like his father and his insecurities lead to his arrogance and sexism in the first season ( arrogance that get him into many comedic situations). He realizes throughout the show that he is an asset to the team due to his creativity and ingenuity. He is also very supportive of others and will always make people laugh. In the end he embraces his abilities and in his own way becomes his father's son. He is also very protective of other especially his sister. Another interesting part of his personality is his natural skepticism. He is the only one who does not trust Jet when they first meet him. I ...more

I love him. For me he's number two (Iroh being number one). I just relate to him. He also has a similar gut feeling as me. I also love his sarcasm and puns. And he showed real emotion when he lost Yue.

I love him

He's also not appreciated enough.

Where to start with Sokka? Not just comic relief (tho he is super funny) but he is very emotionally built. He doesn’t care about bending even though he is surrounded by benders. Also, he really cared for Yue but was able to love Suki. He tries to be strong for the group and always tries to lighten the mood. He is so underrated.

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

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!

I love how they portrait her, her character is probably the best portrayal of insanity I've ever seen. Especially after Katara defeated her and she tried escaping the handcuffs. Brilliant

Aaron Ehasz himself confirmed she was meant to have a redemption arc like zuko...

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

An amazing water bender, kind, loyal, caring, hardworking, perfect for Aang, peaceful, determined, shall I go on?

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 understand that people may not like her that much, but she is my #1 Favourite Character. Her story may be a sad one, but she is strong, fierce, loyal, compassionate, and more! She was my favourite from the beginning of the show!

Oh, I think number six fits perfectly with her, as she's a badass character but not my favourite. I think she's pretty cool, but I have to say that I don't like her sometimes (only in a few rare cases though..)


Without Appa the Gaang would be dead by the third episode. Stop underrating him.

The episodes without Appa made me realize how much I loved the big, furry guy! Plus, Aang's anguish over it was absolutely incredible!

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

Who knew that a flying bison could be so badass

Ty Lee

She's so cool! I always loved her sweet personality and she is very pretty. She can use chi blocking which is awesome! Vote for Ty Lee!

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

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 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

Mai is a total badass who gets so much hate because of stupid fangirls. Pointless arguments made: 1. She's useless, only created as a love interest. Well you know what? Without Mai, half of team Avatar would've taken a nice dip in the boiling lake. Get your facts straight. 2. She and Zuko don't go well together. Once again, she saved his sorry butt even after he dumped her, and she stood up to Azula, straight up saying that she loves him more than she fears her. 3. Her personality is drab and undeveloped. Someone clearly hasn't seen "The Beach". And she's got some funny lines, too. example: "Just take the bear." 4. She's not a good fighter. Mai has beaten firebenders, Kyoshi warriors, KATARA(in case you forgot), etc. Mai is awesome, my 2nd favorite female character on the show(yes, I like her more than Katara(though Katara is awesome); However, Toph will always be #1)

Most knife based villains: I don't need friends, I have knives! (Runs out of knives)
Her: Friends and knives, deal with it.

Because she appears so boring she's interesting

The Contenders


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 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

Suki is so underrated. She's one of the most powerful fighters in the show, even without bending and she played a big part in the final battle.

Stop judging Suki on her relationship with Sokka! She is her own person and everyone should concentrate on how badass she is rather than her romantic issues.


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.

Ah yes, Momo! He is so cute and lovable. He is always by Aang’s side.

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

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.


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.

Bumi is the bomb!

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

THROW THEM... a feast.


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.

I do not like him.It's like he tried to be as funny as sokka and failed.

He's is hilarious and lovable and super hot

Hate him


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.

I have this theory that Katara is the reincarnation of Avatar Roku's wife - Ta Min.

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.

He's still awesome, even if he still believed in Sozin when he was at his jerkiest.


I hate him. He is awkward and weak Zuko easily beat him in an sword duel.

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

I just think jets group being called the freedom fighters was just brilliant and I know it's a but off topic but doesn't every terrorist group think they are just that? Freedom fighters? And to see themes like this, nods to real life issues like this, and characters like Jet in a kids show just blows my mind...

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.

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 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.

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.


Am I the only one who remembers this character and hates her with a burning passion?

A seductive and crafty assassin

I love June. Wifey

The Duke

He was an okay character.


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.

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

Mako deserves higher. Love his character. Also he is named after the man who originally played Uncle Iroh.


What happened to her is finally revealed in the graphic novel The Search

A beautiful character. She was so brave and kind. It made me cry when I found out that she saved Zuko. Wish she was in ATLA more.

What happened to Ursa?

Ursa was one of my favourite characters on the show. Her unconditional love for Zuko was just beautiful. She even died to save him! I think she’s an underrated character. Plus she’s one of the prettiest characters on the show.

Monk Gyatso

He is so hot ugh daddy yes ugu so Kawaii

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