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.

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.

Well I thought he had VERY much good in him since the start but not the hair toph and zuko are my fave but Zukos will is storonger

Zuko is super hot and how good is it that he was meant to be Aang's Firebending teacher,oh and girls just die for him

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2 Iroh

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.

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

How is Iroh not #1 Zuko is cool to but Iroh has such a tragic back story and he is a grand master lotus he has always done whats right even trying to stall Zuko from actually catching aang in the first season and he holds the secrets of the Dragon masters ran and cha he is the only person to breach the walls of ba sing se and he even gave up his birth right at fire lord

He the bomb

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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.

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

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!

Why is aang fourth and not first?

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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.

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

An engineer, the comic relief, and only non-bending main character.

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6 Katara Katara

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.

Prettiest and most tough character on Avatar, she is pretty and amazing and the best female, and other than Aang is the most important character on the show and best Nickelodeon character of All-Time and she is actually pretty funny. She was better than Toph ever was. Katara will always be remembered as the best Avatar character, Avatar female, and the best Nickelodeon character of ALL-TIME - rockrockmountain

NOOO! This is going to be a long rant so get ready. She is terrible, she is always getting in the way, she is useless, and she is sooo annoying! First off she is always crying about hope and her feelings, your mom died... Aang's entire race died not to mention the person he called dad (Gyatso) and he isn't going around crying about it. Also she mastered water bending in like a day only because the plot needed her to, prior to going to the northern water tribe aang was better than Katara, after aang is bad and Katara is a master. She is always getting in the way! The best example is the fight scene with Zuko and Azula, which is the BEST fight scene ever, and Zuko was winning, he was close to beating her but Katara was there and Zuko had to take a dive for her or else she would have been dead. The only reason Katara was able to beat Azula is that there just happened to be a sewer that Katara froze Azula in. She is so annoying! The worst is when Zuko joins the group and he looses his ...more

How can you say that! Katara is the only one that looks after aang. Who saves aang at

Katara is easily the GREATEST character on the show. She's the glue that holds the group together and she is always the voice of reason. And let's not forget she's really powerful. Without any formal training at all, she was able to hold her own against a master bender (Pakku) in a duel. She is also a very strong willed character who is unafraid to fight for what she believes in.

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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

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.

The defining character for all aspiring villains. Relentless and ferocious but driven by a psychological scar that her mother inflicted on her. Blue fire bending... no one in the entire Avatar history has accomplished that feat. It still bugs me that a commoner like Mako can produce lightning I feel this should be restricted to true fire bending prodigies such as Azula. And her voice... chilling, inspirational and hot all at the same time.

Azula is really strong and I personally hated her until season 3 episode 5. Seeing her yell " WE WILL BE THE STRONGEST SOUPLE ON THE EARTH" with flames in her palms was really funny. So was it when she said her mother didn't care about her and how she thought she was a monster " MY own mother... thought I was a monster... she was right of course but it still hurt" it was funny also. And she is the strongest female in the avatar the last airbender series : my opinion:

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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.

Un I thought this was for avatar the last airbender characters not peoplevfron the sequel the legend of korra I guese I was wrong?

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

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

Appa should be above Momo!

Should be higher because appa a savage

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The Newcomers

? Jake Sully

He’s the top of them all. The best.

The Contenders

11 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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12 Suki

She kicks ass and she is pretty.

Better then korra

She's awesome

HTF is Bolin above Suki?

13 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.

14 Mai

I adore her attitude, and that AIM...

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

She is hot.

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

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.

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18 Cabbage Merchant

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

Best running joke EVER

His cabbage bending skills place him #1 in terms of strength

There's only one other character with a killer line that is attributed to them and only then
And that's admiral ackbar
So good on you cabbage merchant

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19 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

Roku is the best fire bender of the avatar history

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

20 Tenzin
21 Hakoda
22 Swamp Dudes


They rock :P
Go Huu!

23 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!

24 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

25 Varrick

Very funny and a little coo coo for coco puffs

26 Longshot
27 Amon Amon

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 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

29 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.

30 Boulder and Hippo
31 Foamy Mouth Guy

This guy was the man

32 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.

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...

Jet needs to be number 1

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33 Jinora

Why is jinora so low on the list

34 Sozin
35 Hazuk
36 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. V 1 Comment
37 Fire Lord
38 Tielee
39 Vaatu
40 Zhao


41 Hama
42 Haru
43 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!

44 Earth King

Bear just a Bear

45 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.

46 Jin

Such an underrated character

47 Kai
48 Meelo
49 Ikki
50 Smellerbee
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