Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of those very few shows that have achieved cult status and every character on the show is extremely popular with the show’s very loyal fanbase. This show has always been thought of as a kid’s show. But every adult who has ever watched it has become a fan. The storyline is very unique and the progression of the show is unmatched. Even the depth of all the characters on Avatar: The Last Airbender has no parallel in any of the other animated tv shows that have aired.
And it is probably one of the very few shows where the show focuses a lot on providing the viewer with the best experience. Because of this approach, the show was extremely enjoyable. One of the reasons behind the popularity of this show is the wide array of characters and their depth. In this article, we will look at some of the main characters of Avatar: The Last Airbender that made this show an extremely memorable one.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Characters
This section will list some of the main characters of the show.
1. Avatar Aang
Aang is the main lead character of the show and is responsible for keeping and maintaining peace between all the four sovereign nations of the Avatar Universe. He is also the Avatar meaning that he is the only person that is allowed to bend all four of the elements. Although Avatar Aang is merely a kid but has gone through a lot. He was a child when he was declared the Avatar because of the impending danger from the Fire Nation. Because of this all of his friends drifted away. He was only close to monk Gyatso but the elders decided to send him to another monastery away from Gyatso.
On hearing this Aang ran away but met a storm that nearly took his life when his Avatar state took over and froze him along with Appa. He then remained frozen for about a hundred years until he was discovered by Sokka and Katara.
When he woke up he came to know about the war of hundred years and how Firelord Sozin destroyed all the Airbender colonies killing their inhabitants in search of Aang. But he did not have any time to grieve as he had to stop Firelord Max Ozai from conquering and destroying all other nations and stopping this war. Aang’s story was extremely tragic and emotional but this never stopped him and he still maintained a playful and carefree attitude throughout the show.
Katara is also the female lead of the show. She played the role of Aang’s love interest but she did not pursue her feelings until their mission of stopping the Firelord and ending the war was completed. Katara is also the one who trained Aang in mastering the art of Waterbending. She is also one of the most prolific Waterbenders of the show. And was an excellent healer as well. She is also the one who revived Aang when he was struck by Azula’s lightning bolt that killed him. Katara also helped Zuko as well as numerous other characters on the show. Without her the show is incomplete.
Sokka is Katara’s brother. And is also the character that provided the fans with the most comical moments of the show. He was also the planner of the team Avatar. And planned everything extensively. He was also the mastermind behind the invasion planned on “The Day of The Black Sun”.
Sokka was not a bender but that never stopped him from being the person whom everybody could rely on. Sokka later went on to become a swordmaster and forged his own sword using the material of a fallen meteorite.
She became a part of the team in book two. And was actually the physically blind daughter of the Beifong family. Her parents thought that she was a very weak and fragile little girl. But actually, she was an excellent Earthbender and was famous by the name of “The Blind Bandit” and was the undisputed champion of an Earthbending competition as well.
She was initially hesitant to train Aang but finally joined the team Avatar and trained Aang. She was initially at odds with Katara but both of them managed to work out their differences. And she also became an inseparable part of the team Avatar.
The last member to join the team Avatar was Zuko. He was one of the most important characters on Avatar: The Last Airbender. He was introduced as a banished prince who was looking for the Avatar to seek his redemption. But over the course of the show, his character arc developed into following the right path. And for this, he chose to become a part of the Team Avatar.
He became Aang’s master and taught him the art of firebending.
6. Uncle Iroh
Uncle Iroh is one of the most important characters on Avatar: The Last Airbender and helped the team several times. He also joined Zuko in his search for Aang to guide him towards the right path. And the reason Zuko chose to do the right thing was his Uncle.
He was an extremely learned character and was able to see spirits with his naked eye. He also formed the order of the White Lotus and played an important role in ending the hundred-year war.
Azula was the evil sister of Zuko. She was born a fire prodigy and was an excellent Firebender. Azula was the main antagonist of the show and followed the Team Avatar with her friends Ty Lee and Mai.
She is an extremely ruthless leader and was able to take Ba Sing Se by becoming the head of Dai Li. Azula pursued the team Avatar to destroy them and nearly succeeded on several occasions. And was even responsible for striking Aang with a lightning bolt in his Avatar form.
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