Top 10 Worst Avatar: The Last Airbender Characters

The Top Ten

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

My problem with her is how much she complains about her mothers death. Sure her mother was killed right in front of her eyes but that's nothing compared to other people. Here's a list.

Aang- Was alienated from the by other people because he was the avatar. Them had his entire race wiped out along with almost everyone he cared for.

Zuko- Had to deal with losing his mother as well, but with the added bonus that his own father scared him for life and humiliated by his whole nation.

Iroh- Had his only beloved son killed in a pointless then was humiliated by his whole nation for retreating.

Sokka- Had his mother killed and the one figure he idolized in his life, his father, leave him for the longest period of time.

And none of these characters whine about what happened to them as much as Katara does.

Katara is constantly getting in the way of Team Avatar, and is extremely self righteous and condescending to others. Everyone credits Katara with the defeat of Azula, but if she hadn't been standing there, Zuko would have easily beat her. In addition, she toyed with Aang's emotions. Also, when Zuko was losing his firebending and she had the nerve to say "Maybe you're just not as good as you think you are," my only thoughts were "HE BEAT YOU SO MANY TIMES SHUT UP! "

She's so full of her self almost thought the entire series, it's always got to be about her loosing her mother or the fact that she wanted to learn water bending and got jealous that The Avatar was obviously gifted in learning the element of water before she could. Sure every is imperfect but not everyone complains as much as she does and is she really that important to the group's victory? If love were not involved the group would do just fine with a more mature waterbender.

The single most annoying character ever created for the series.

2 Commander Zhao

I always saw Zhao as the char that whispered in my ear "See? Zuko is not that bad... I'm more evil".

He is a character that wasn't well developed and overall not that cool.

Yea he was one dimensional but most characters take all 3 seasons to progress he only has one. That being said can I take a moment to point out the absolute pointlessness of this list? It's a list of "bad" characters from a show known for having awesome characters.

He was just really forgettable.

3 Mai

Have you guys realized the only reason she was created was to be Zuko's love interest? Like Ginny in Harry Potter.

You know, I truly liked Mai. Yes she was created to be a love interest for Zuko, but you know what, I thought they were cute together. It was nice to see two gloom bags be happy when they are together. Her personality I found interesting, it was a nice contrast I a cast usually full of psychos and cheerful optimists. As for her having no bending, I think this made her more fun. It's nice to see that characters are able to hold there own without the fancy tricks. People also complain about how Katara and the rest of the cast instantly forgave her after what happened, to which I respond that they kind of forgave the fire nation as a whole at the end. Overall I feel that Mai is an over hated character that should be lower on this list. But I do wish she got more development as a character.

I dislike Mai because she is so... emotionless. I don't care that she is a badass, she does not have empathy and was very rude to Zuko in many times; their relationship was toxic as hell.

Mai isn't necessarily a "bad character" but she really doesn't have a lot to her. Throughout most the show, she was quite dull to listen to (I'm bored.This is boring. Everything bores me.). When she wasn't being dull, she was with Zuko. Protecting Zuko, supporting Zuko, making out with Zuko, etc. In the comics Smoke & Shadow, her character becomes a bit more than "I'm bored". She's shows more emotion and depth (without Zuko) and personally becomes more likable as a character.

4 Cabbage Merchant

Wow, hating a character that was added for comic relief, and provided good comic relief.

Come on he wasn't that bad, and he added extra humour to the seri - ShadowArceus736

Oh no! My poor cabbages! Waa! What you have just heard is an imitation of"Cabbage Merchant ".

I thought he was pretty funny. And there are some pretty crazy fanfics about him wanting to exact revenge on team avatar in honor of his cabbages.

5 Firelord Ozai

What why is the good people on this list
Why cabbage merchant he's funny
Why aang he beat my worst character ozai
Why suki she's very cool
Why zuko this list
I like everyone on this list but azula and ozai they ruined years of zuko's life. They need to die but I know aang is too sad to end a man's life I understand because he doesn't hate. I can't believe some cool people is on this list he should be 1 he's at the bottom this sucks he used to be good but he just had to become fire lord and burned zuko's face that's JUST MESSED UP! Azula just likes playing stupid games with the avatar and who could live in ashes. I feel bad for every good people and definitely team avatar they lost the people they loved thanks to sozin, ozai and some evil fire nation. I'm glad there lives are tortured and I'm glad the war is over but I hate this list ozai and azula needs to be at the top and I also want jet to be higher I guess he died or something

"What why is the good people on this list
Why cabbage merchant he's funny
Why aang he beat my worst character ozai
Why suki she's very cool
Why zuko this list
I like everyone on this list but azula and ozai they ruined years of zuko's life. They need to die but I know aang is too sad to end a man's life I understand because he doesn't hate. I can't believe some cool people is on this list he should be 1 he's at the bottom this sucks he used to be good but he just had to become fire lord and burned zuko's face that's JUST MESSED UP! Azula just likes playing stupid games with the avatar and who could live in ashes. I feel bad for every good people and definitely team avatar they lost the people they loved thanks to sozin, ozai and some evil fire nation. I'm glad there lives are tortured and I'm glad the war is over but I hate this list ozai and azula needs to be at the top and I also want jet to be higher I guess he died or something"

Thank you, my fellow ...more

Yep another dumb evil bastard who wanted to take over the world except he's cartoon man I love this show

I usually I go for the good guy for the win, but how far the story went and something about his past made me want him to win - BreakFastBeast2005

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

"Oh come on people! She's an awesome villain and makes the show 10 times better! I love her but I hate her! I love to hate her! "

What a hypocrite you are. How you're hypocritical is that you can't seem to make up mind about whether or not hate Azula.

You wish that Azula's awesome and makes the show ten times better. All she did was be a super spoiled brat thought that she could do whatever she wanted if it meant terrorizing the hell out of others.

Besides you, Azula's also hypocritical in that she's a perfectionist and claimed that some guy or guys were shallow when she was being shallow herself.

Tell me, would you want to spend the rest of your life with a gal who bosses you around and threatens you if you don't do exactly as she wants? Think about it.

Azula is my second favourite female character after Toph and I'll tell you why. There's definitely more to her than meets the eye. She spent her childhood being praised as the firebending prodigy of the Fire Nation, yet never got the love and acceptance from her own mother, who seems to consider her a monster, or so she thought. You can't really blame her for her actions, she was taught to do so by Ozai since her childhood, and she may look old but actually she was just 14 in Avatar: The Last Airbender! Would a 14-year-old kid turn against the father that is their only family member left in the world? Zuko was raised by Ursa as a child, which resulted in who he is now. Azula on the other hand was taught to be sadistic since she was young. If she doesn't do so, even her own father wouldn't accept her anymore. She grew up unloved by her mother, envious of Zuko for having their mother's love, but she hides her feelings and emotions, having been taught so since birth. Zuko has support ...more - Goku02

Lol, how is she one of the worst characters? She's the most interesting character in the series. No, she doesn't go through much character development but she doesn't need to. Her whole point is to be the villain, something she does well. She's also my favorite character in the series, so naturally I'm gonna defend her. If any character is the "worst," it's Katara. Why? Well let me start off by saying I actually like Katara. She's an interesting character. But her role is to be one of the heroes, something she doesn't do very well. She gets almost as mad as Zuko does many, many times and even planned on killing the man that took her mom's life. No, she doesn't go through with it, but she was pretty damn close. Azula is nowhere NEAR being the worst. I actually think she's the best.

Azula suffered more than most characters on the show and still people see her as a true villain. If anything blame Ozai and Ursa! Ursa hated Azula even as a child, and that was wrong. Calling your child a monster is a terrible thing to do. And it eventually drove Azula crazy! I think she should be appreciated instead of hated for at least having some sensibility! Haters gonna Hate

7 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.

These comments make me vomit. I'm not much of a korra fan & she is far from my favorite character, but the hatred for her that I'm seeing is stupid. Of course she isn't like aang. I'd hate her if she was just some aang clone. It's good that she was her own character. And aang was not mature in the beginning like she was. He dragged katara into a place that he knew that they weren't supposed to go, & goofed off a lot. Not to mention he put the whole world in pearl because he didn't want to leave a temple & take on responsibilities as avatar. At least korra always embraced her duty & took her avatar job seriously, no matter what she faced & how everyone tried to hold her back. & she was only really bad in season 1 & in the beginning of season 2 where she was immature. But obviously she was never the only one all characters were immature at one point.

And speaking of people who are immature, so what about her bewbs? They never put any focus on them during her run. And that brat ...more

I don't know why Korra is here, since this is about the worst AVATAR:THE LAST AIRBENDER characters, but I think she's a pretty bad character.

She never learns from her mistakes. It's like season one was chucked out of the window and she was back to square one in season two. I have to give her credit for season three and four but... I don't know it's like she stayed the same through the entire seasons one and two.

She's the same person, hot and angst you, never thinking her actions through by and always rushing in. But to be fair, at least she's not as bad as Mako.

I just hate her. She's so immature. Aang handled being the Avatar way better than she ever did... And he was 12 and she's 17. Worst avatar ever. Just a poor ripoff Toph.

What were the creators thinking when they made this awful character?

8 Lo and Li

Um.. What's the difference between Lo and Li?

They personally just annoy me

9 Tylee

Ty Lee is actually one of the best characters. And she's the hottest

She is like undefeatable, Team Avatar never had real revenge against her.

Why is Ty lee on this list?!

Her fighting style is amazing and her betraying Azula was one of the most emotional scenes in the show!

Shes so hot it makes her evil

10 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 .

If I made this list, I'd never put Zuko on it. Sure, he has said and done things that I wish he never said and did. But I can relate to him due to his personality being like mine. For example, he has been abused by his dad just as I was by mine. And that's what caused me to hate that parent of mine for the rest of my life.

But I'm glad that Zuko stood up to his old man. It's what Ozai gets for being a jerk to his son. I wish that I could do that to my pop, especially since he never paid me for all the work that I did for him.

As for the people who hate Zuko, they're hypocritical liars who suck up to Azula and can't get past his all of his faults. For cryin' out loud, do they want him to be totally perfect? No way would I want him to be that way. If he's too perfect, he'd be too unacceptable. So I accept him for who he is despite his faults. Hell, I'd burn his haters to death if I'm him.

If Avatar: The Last Airbender had ended at the end of Book 2 / the beginning of Book 3, I can understand the Zuko hate. But since it was ended at the end of Book 3, then why could anyone hate him? Zuko's a complex character with a tragic past, he's always been so kind, even in Book 1. He always tries his best to earn respect from his father, wishing for Ozai's love and acceptance as a father, like how he's always treated his sister Azula. He's always had to live in the shadow of his prodigious sister, having been mistreated and misunderstoof by everyone but his uncle Iroh. When he finally gets what he's always wanted for so long, he's realised that it's against his nature and belief, realising that Iroh was truly his real 'father'. So he redeemed himself by joining Aang gang and helped them defeat his father, bringing peace to the world and became a great Fire Lord who ruled the kingdom with just. Not only is he a kind-hearted and complex character but he's also unintentionally funny, ...more - Goku02

Zuko's an outstanding character. As a child he was abused by his father while watching his sister receive praise for almost everything, he got a permanent scar from his father, and he was banished from the fire nation. He hunted down the avatar and appeared to be the main antagonist, but then he actually realized his mistakes and became a member of Team Avatar. Maybe he's a bit overrated, but he really is amazing. After all of the abuse Zuko went through, it's incredible that he found the right path.

Don't get why people love him. He only ever made horrible decisions. And his past doesn't even begin to justify all of them. He's pretty stupid too.

Congratulations you have just encountered character development - Person12

The Contenders

11 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.

How the heck is amon on here? He's awesome!

Uhhh, the title says The Last Airbender. Amon is from Legend Of Korra. - HudsonFlynn

You suck Amon. I can't believe Mai, Zuko, Azula, and Katara are higher than you! What's wrong with the world?

You must be mental (Person who put Amon on this list.)

Amon is bad (Hey, he is a Villain, deal with it.) but he is best villain to ever be created in a child's T.V. show. There should be more villains like him.

12 Mako

I hate how korra is above mako. Where the f did all these mako fans come from? He was petty cool in season 1 episodes 1- like 3, but then they completely ruined his character after that to be a moronic Gary Stu. Two strong girls loved him, as well as the girls in his fighting thing. Bolin is cute too, but no one cares as he has a 'better, hotter' brother. And did I tell you he even gets attention from the main villain for no reason in season 1? W t f not even zuko or soka was that special.

But let's talk about how the writers ruined him. We get that when anon kinapped his younger brother (like his only family he has), he was calm, collected, kept his cool, & was able to easily save bolin with the help of korra without out at all despite what was all happening. Then korra gets kidbapped by anon & he's useless, out at every second, & being dumb. What a slap in the face to not only his brother, but his girlfriend at the time.

Oh & how he handled the whole 'Korra vs asami' ...more

People who hate Mako can kiss my ass. Just because he's imperfect, it doesn't mean that he's bad. Sure, he did some things that I don't approve. But would you want him to be perfect?

He's my favorite character 'because he's serious and mature. I can't stand characters who are funny. Therefore, I can relate to serious ones better.

For someone obviously created to be the love interest, Mako is a very well developed character, with his own goals and ambitions. He actually even says that he needs to figure out who he is without a lady in his life. Still not as cool as Zuko, though...

I don't hate him. I just don't get how so many awesome characters rank higher on this list.

13 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.

WHO PUT TOPH IN THE LIST! - djghostboy

Why is Toph here? She's one of the best (with Iroh and Zuko). Katara's the awful one.

Although her voice can be annoying, it suits her. I love her bratty sense of humor and that's her personality. She is extremely strong while being blind, and I feel like she has great character!

LET ME SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME. Ok first off you can all kill yourselves for putting Toph on the list. Second if you don't ill hunt you all down choke you till you turn purple. And last :) KATARA CAN KISS TOPH ASS KATARA SUCKS AND SHE IS STUPID IF SHE WAS ALIVE I WOULD KILL HER AND NOT CARE IF I GO TO JAIL FOR IT. KATARA, KISS MY ASS

14 The Big Bad Hippo
15 Avatar Wan
16 Suki

So you people think she goes over the top with feminism? When Sokka was blatantly disrespecting her and her gender? Sexists in general should learn a lesson from Sokka and his character development.

Mary Sue without a personality and is just too perfect without a flaw in a bad way. She is just a blank slate who can fight. She annoyed me and a lot of other people too

She goes over the top with feminism. 'We don't let outsiders join, let alone boys. '

She is a Mary Sue. She didn't have any flaws.

17 Avatar Yangchen
18 Bato
19 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 barely received any character development. Just in the final episode which was too late. In the whole series he acted so immature. Take his feelings for Katara as an example. In Episode 17 season 3 when they went to watch the PLAY, he acted like a immature, jealous child and it was just a play. If Katara hadn't chosen him, he would have gone to rage (Avatar state). Or before his battle with Ozai, although the previous avatars told him not to be selfish and finish Ozai off, he didn't. He almost lost to Ozai when he was trying to destroy his firebending and he barely won. Aang risked the world's balance for his own morals...

Aang and Zuko are easily the best characters of both series. For those who find Aang was hypocritical of his actions, one of the main conflicts in his journey was that of Aang the Airbender versus Aang the Avatar. Aang the Airbender was a pacifist and would not harm anyone if there was no need. Aang the Avatar, however, needed to maintain balance in the world through whatever means necessary to do so. When he is in the Avatar state for times such as becoming Koizilla and destroying the fire nations' forces, he forgoes his needs and ideals in order to defeat them. Unlike Korra who abused her connection to the Avatar state, Aang ever only used it as a trump card, when he has no other options. There is no hypocrisy in this.

And if you're gonna say that he was immature, come on he's 12 years old, give him some slack. He actually matures a lot by the end of the series, when he finally understands and comes to terms with his role as the Avatar and faces the consequences of his ...more

Aang is simply a hypocrite. He says "All life is sacred." but you never hear about those poor people he killed in the sea by hypothermia. I can only imagine how HAUNTED the North Pole is by the death of thousands of Fire-benders who probably won't receive a burial, because their bodies kind of got wrecked by a SPIRIT.

If Spirits can haunt places at all, the Avatar just unleashed spirit warfare on the North Pole.

NO ONE can be that peppy and happy-go-lucky. It's okay at first, but... Then it starts getting annoying. And later one, CREEPY.

20 Jet

He was just super annoying. He captures Sokka when the kid finds out Jet will destroy a town of innocent people. Then, they have to trust him? Sorry, but he is super annoying.

I hate jet and that dumb twig in his mouth. he makes me really angry for no good reason

He is annoying and I find his choices annoying to deal with.

His character served no purpose at all. I mean he was okay in the 1st season but his return in 2nd season was unnecessary and meaningless. In the end,he was killed off and everyone forgot about him and he became a joke in Amber Island episode. - Tia-Harribel

21 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.

Why would anyone hate Iroh? He's too nice!

Who would hate Iroh?! He helped Zuko choose the right path and he is the wisest character on the show! What kind of tea hater voted for him?!?!

Who tf put IROH on this list?!


22 Tenzin

Tenzin is the man!

23 Bolin

Annoying and extremely immature for his age. Absolutely terrible character, although I did like how he learned lavabending

24 Ozai Fire Lord Ozai is the main antagonist of Avatar: The Last Airbender. He is the supreme antagonist of the series due to being in control of the Fire Nation and being the father of Zuko and Azula. He is also Aang's arch-nemesis.

At last! I'm glad that he's on this list. It totally serves him right for being an asswipe to Zuko, whom I can relate to. Why, I hate him for the same reason I hate my dad: abused by parent. I'm glad that his own son got back at him, although I wish that he (Zuko) could do that more.

All the people who objected to Zuko's retaliating at his old man are lying goody-goodies. That son of his deserves to be his pop for all the crap that he gave him.

I also wish that Zuko got back at his sister for being a bully to her and his haters for dumpin' on him.

Ozai is the absolute worst character along side Azula, he favorites his younger child because she has more spark in her than his son and that's one thing I hate the most, my older sister favorites her youngest daughter. Zuko is honestly my favorite character because I can kind of relate, I have a horrible relationship with my dad (he never hit me but he does have a horrible temper) while having a wonderful relationship with my mother



Right you are. Anyone who hates them is cool in my book just as those like those villains are my enemies.

By the way, I mistakenly put "be" between "to" and "his" in the second paragraph of my first anti-Ozai comment. I meant to put "kill" in place of "be" because I wish that's what Zuko did his ""dear ol' dad.

25 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 is frustrating. The writing of all the other characters made them feel like real people with real struggles. Sokka lacks dimension and is inconsistent. Towards this point I will ask you the following question: Is sokka smart or dumb? The fact that it's hard to answer this just means that the writing for him is inconsistent. He shows little to no growth or trajectory over the course of the show.

This guy is so funny what's he doing here?

Sokka is WAY Sexist he makes fun of women and he insults them to. Women honestly kicked his ass in the show and I'm glad they did!

Sokka made the show better whoever put him in the list we need to have a talk.

26 Teo
27 Avatar Kuruk

YES! FINALLY SOMEONE AGREES WITH ME! It’s like, what did he even do? Aang defeated Ozai, Roku died saving his village from a volcano, Kyoshi defeated chin the conquerer, Yangchen stopped a spirit that was gonna destroy the entire human race, and what did he do? Fight Koh the face stealer? He didn’t even win. BOI.

28 Pema

Not that much screen time, but I felt she really could have been a good character.

29 Opal
30 Yue

She toys with Sokka's emotions too much

31 Asami

Asami haters, do me a favor and shut the hell up. I have good reason to like her. It's true that she isn't perfect by any means. But at least, she's the perfect girlfriend for Mako.

But there's no way that she's Korra's, especially since those gals aren't lesbians.

Korra's girlfriend. I really like her.

Still more bearable than Korra.

She's so annoying and picks too many fights with Mako.

32 Lin Beifong

Love her! She's like Toph's twin which just makes this entire series better!

She's Toph's daughter. Only until the fourth season they had mother-daughter issues actually. - Anonymousxcxc

Lin is amazing just like the beifong family!

It was like she was PMSing 24/7...annoying.

Anyone who like's this Bei Fong is stupid because she's like Toph, whose guts I hate.

33 Sozin
34 Avatar Roku
35 Long Feng

Long Wang was one of the most frustrating characters to watch. He was incredibly manipulative and used ridiculous tactics to keep his power within Ba Sing Se. He was practically a cult leader with how he operated.

36 Tarrlok
37 Haru

He didn't do anything but get captured, what a dumbass

This character has no point in the show except for a filler


38 The Swamp People
39 Ikki

Kinda annoying, but really is a nice character!

The worst character in ATLA universe history. I was going to chose Jet until I saw Ikki. Anyone who hates Ikki should vote for her until she gets into the top ten and better yet number one. - Anonymousxcxc

40 Avatar Kyoshi


41 Yakone

Yakone is the name of Kallik's "friend" in Seekers. Random facts.

He is an evil bloodbender

42 Momo


43 Smellerbee

Absolutely the most annoying character. Her name, her voice, her whole I look like a guy thing, she was just awful

44 Jeong Jeong

Later he improved but initially,He Sucked

45 Hakoda
46 Hiroshi Sato

I almost cried when he died. He really wasn't that bad of a guy in the end :"(


47 Jinora

Really nice character and easy to relate too.

48 Meelo



Yes I agree!

49 Monk Gyatso

WHAT?! - TNTToasterPranksterboat

50 Guru Pathik
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