What Makes Avatar The Last Air Bender So Good?

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Watch a couple of Avatar Episodes to find out for yourself why Avatar is such a good show! That’s right you can watch every one of the fantastic avatar the last airbender episodes online for free, courtesy of Nickelodeon!

Avatar is arguably one of the best cartoons ever made, liked by both youth, adults, male and female alike (which surprised both the creators and the publishers) Avatar The Last Airbender just has some lasting charm, humor, great Martial Arts, and an intriguing storyline which makes it so appealing, there is a character in the show that everyone can relate too, For some examples:

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Prince Zuko

Near the beginning of the show you meet Zuko who is the Prince of the Fire Nation and banished dishonorably for questioning generals spending soldiers lives as if they weren’t people.”  His Father the king of the Firenation permanently scars his son because of his supposed “Weakness” and banished him with only one way back;”  the capture of The Avatar a supernatural being designed from the beginning of the world to maintain balance and peace in the world.”  Zuko becomes consumed by his need to capture the Avatar in order to restore his honor.”  Over the course of the show however Zuko goes through several experiences which show him the consequences that the war of the Firenation is having on the people of the world and he slowly begins to question the values taught to him by his Culture and comes to reach his own conclusions about his own inner values and what really should be important to him.

Zuko spent the majority of his life chasing a dream somebody else had for him, when he realized that he needed to look inside himself and do what was really important, it completely changed his life.”  Eventually Zuko becomes “Good” and instead of Defeating the Avatar, helps him bring Peace to the War Ravaged land.”  This transformation and dilemma Zuko found himself in is something I think nearly everyone can relate too.

Zuko was not alone in his transformation, his biggest mentor was his Uncle (General Hiro).”  Uncle was a famous General in the Firenation Army and almost overtook the Earth Nations greatest city Ba Sing Se,”  However when Uncle had almost overtaken the entire City his son was killed, this crippled Uncle to the core and he left the fight resulting in a massive Fire Nation defeat.”  Uncles loss however gave him the wisdom to see the terrible destruction his nation was causing to the others, having experience the pain of losing someone himself he could symphasize with the other nations.”  Uncle gained the ability to see things through others eyes and adopted Zuko as his own son when he was banished (Zuko rejected him at first).

Uncle (General Iroh)

Uncle (General Iroh)

Uncle showed extreme patience and fortitude to help Zuko in whom he saw great value, even though Zuko didn’t want any help.”  Uncle can be a great example to us of patience and a willingness to help everyone around them.”  Uncle Iroh also brought out the best in people and helped them see a real way to having peace.

Uncle gained wisdom and reason from a staggering loss (his son was killed in the war) through this he was able to see things through others eyes and in the end be one of the biggest protaginists in ending the violence caused by his own Nation.

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Toph

Another person who is easy to relate to is Toph The primary thing is her feeling of people short-selling her abilities because of a physical ailment, in her case blindness.”  On top of that her over-protective parents do not allow her to make choices for hersef but make all her choices for her,”  Toph overcomes these problems by challenging them head-on and taking on challenges which will allow her to grow and become better.”  Toph also isn’t ashamed of her problem nor does she let her pride say that she can do things which she knows she can’t.”  She knows she is different than others but allows that difference to contribute to the team in a way that no one else can.”  Everyone is unique and can contribute to a team in a way that no one else can.”  No one should ever be ashamed if they are different, they just need to find how they can make the world a better place with their differences.

Sokka the Comic Relief

Sokka the Comic Relief

Sokka feels insecure about his identity, the only person in the group of”  Aang, Toph, and Kitara to not have special Bending abilities Sokka sometimes feels like he can’t contribute but as he discovers when he leaves the group his unique contributions to the group are essential.”  The Comedy, the Map Guiding, the Swordsmanship.”  Like Toph Sokka shows that just because you have some kind of difference or disability doesn’t mean you can’t contribute in a team environment.

Katara naturally looks out for everyone and sometimes takes that responsibility to strongly which causes problems but also helps the group grow stronger together.”  She is a natural leader and care giver. She puts other people before her own needs and is a great example to people.

Katara

Katara

Avatar Aang

Avatar Aang

Aang at first is running away from an insane task, to save the world from the ruthless fire nation.”  He feels he is not ready for it, nor does he feel like he has the strength to do it.”  Good at heart and with a playful attitude and a desire to help others Aang eventually overcomes his fear and is able to confront his destiny.”  Using the help of this friends teamwork and a strange trainer Aang is able to look deep inside of himself and learn what it means to be The Avatar.

Everyone can take a different message from Avatar, but I think one of the reasons Avatar is so good is because of unlike other shows it does actually have a message!”  One of teamwork, sacrifice, courage, balance, and love and acceptance of everyone no matter who they are.

The combination of likable and relate-able characters, the gorgeous work of art every scene is, the lifelike Martial Arts scenes, plus the fantastic storyline which is funny, thought provoking and downright great. make Avatar The Last Air Bender One of the best (if not the best) Cartoon ever made.

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  1. saitokthx Said: Comment by saitokthx on November 30, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
     

    what made this show so good is the powers

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  2. Aang Said: Comment by Aang on January 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Permalink
     

    It’s the spirit within.

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  3. Avatar Lover Said: Comment by Avatar Lover on March 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
     

    I love it because it is HILAROUS!!!! It keeps you interested, it’s not boring, and all of the episodes add up, like they build on top of each other.
    Plus Zuko is pretty cute! =D

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah I think that’s one of the single biggest things for me, is that every episode builds on each other. Instead of solving a problem in 30 minutes, it has a fantastic overarching storyline.

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    h2boss Reply:

    what this guy said above me and on top of that; what made this “animation”,(avatar series) the best fantasy series is that not once did any character have to make up a name for every movement or time they felt the need to throw a ball of fire/earth/ice. I mean seriously, my heart melts when they just unleash fury so creatively and imaginatively and not spendin half the episode on images of the enemy hurt and stupid names yelled during every attack like a pokemon move.

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  4. Elizbar Quliyev Said: Comment by Elizbar Quliyev on June 9, 2010 at 4:40 am | Permalink
     

    Hi i am from Azerbaijan. Ilove avatar the last airbender because it is very interesting . I like Aang,Katara,Sokka,Toph and others. Iwant know will be avatar the last airbender second

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  5. Animaedrawer101 Said: Comment by Animaedrawer101 on June 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
     

    I love this show (; I still watch it now and i still cry at the seson finalle ! but im not kataang! TEAM ZUTARA FOR EVER (; thats how it should of ended … like this

    Prince zuko walks in as he gets the crown… he walks out and has aang follow.He looks at katara in the crowd… he smiles and says the war is over.. after that when he is serving tea to the gand mai and uncle he tells katara..

    Zuko-Katara i know ive had some hard times with you.. and i know you might not have trust me most of the time but.. we did have some good timess.. and i wanted to know… if.. you want to go out?

    Katara-Zuko…(blushes)

    Mai-WHAT i thought we where going out… zuko.. but i … love you…

    Zuko- Im sorry Mai.. I.. dont love you.. i.. umm always loved katara but i was just afraid to tell her.. i always put my anger out on her when i trully wanted to hold her in my arms…

    (mai looks at katara in a mad way)

    Aang-Katara?( looks kind of sad)

    Katara-I dont know.. i… i … need sometime to think..
    (katara leaves room)

    Mai- zuko.. how could you.. i thought we had something..

    Zuko-Mai we did… but that day i saved katara…. It was to much and when she heald me.. i just knew i loved her.

    sokka-WHAT!?!! YOU WANT TO DATE MY SISTER!!?!

    Aang-Zuko.. please promise me.. if she says yes…(tear rolls down his left eye)Take care of her.. dont let her get hurt.

    Sokka-again..WHY DO YOU WANT TO DATE MY SISTER?!!?!?!?!

    (mai leaves the room and gives zuko one last kiss on the cheek)

    Three days later we find katara on the roof top looking at the sun.
    Zuko walks in

    Zuko- katara.. have you thought about it?

    Katara- Yes i have zuko ( turns around and hugs him)

    Zuko- so i guess that is a yes?

    (katara looks into zukos eyes and reaches for a kiss)

    They kiss and opens a future refrence

    A crying boy that has amber colored eyes walks in to A room in the fire nation royal palace
    A girl with ocean blue eyes walks in

    A young woman is huging fire lord zuko

    Boy- Mother.. Kaya burned me When she was fire bending!She did it on purpose

    Girl-Thats not true…father he wipped me when he was water bending!

    Boy- Did not kaya! see look mother there is a burn on my hand!

    fire lord zuko-Kaya why did u burn your brother?

    Girl-Father.. He wipped me…

    Fire lord zuko- Kaya?

    girl-…im sorry… i just wanted to see what would happen..

    fire lord zuko- say sorry to your brother

    Girl- Im sorry iroh

    Boy- its ok i guess…Mother will you heal it for me?

    The woman in the hooded robe looks at the burn.. she bends water out of the air and puts her hand on the burn.

    it gets healed

    hodded robe woman- kaya dont ever burn your brother iroh again!Oh and what kind of fire bending did you use?

    Girl-…..Lighting…..

    Both parents-KAYA!? YOU KNOW WHAT WE SAYED ABOUT LIGHTNING! AND WHO DO WE NOT WANT YOU TO BE LIKE?

    Girl- Aunt azula..

    Fire lord zuko- thats right

    ( a silence fills the room while fire lord zuko stares at the sky(

    fire lord zuko- ( puts his hand on the womans shoulder)Take of your robe its hot.

    Hodded robe woman-Alright for your sake

    (the woman lifts up the hood.. and we see the womans Blue eyes And luppies covering one eye)

    The end (; i got bored what do you think? (;

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Sounds interesting, makes me feel way bad for Aang though :)

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    Animaedrawer101 Reply:

    Thanks.. should i make a story on fan fict.net?

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    Yeah you should, i’m thinking of making a Fan Fiction section on this site soon, i’ll Let you know once it’s up.

  6. sarah gambill Said: Comment by sarah gambill on August 11, 2010 at 9:41 am | Permalink
     

    korra is not aangs or kataras son zuko and katara will have a daughter and son im sorry i didnt mean to spoiled everything im was trying to help you to understand you thats all peace sarah

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  7. SARAH GAMBILL Said: Comment by SARAH GAMBILL on August 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
     

    MAYBE AANG COULD DATE WITH TOPH SHE`S 12 AND SO IS AANG THER BOTH THE SAME AGE`S BUT ZUKO IS TOO CUTE . BUT MAI IS NOT A NICE PERSON OR FRIEND TO KATARA`S SHE IS PART OF THE DEMON LORDS SINS SHE`S THE SIN OF SLOTH AND DIGIMON

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  8. sarah gambill Said: Comment by sarah gambill on August 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
     

    oh by the way katara won the fight and beat mai down to sides mai is the loser and katara is the winner and … i win bye bye bitch hello lady katara and me and my guys t-bone spike stegs bullzeye and hardrock ta ta

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    Nuriko Said: Comment by Nuriko on January 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
     

    LOL ya named ‘em all @admin!

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  10. CJM Said: Comment by CJM on December 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink
     

    The story line and setting. The story line is complex and changes through out the story. It appeals to people of all ages. The world they are in, however, is the true selling point. It’s beautiful, and unique, and interesting. The plants and animals, the cultures, it’s fantastic. Every episode you learn a bit more about the world your favorite characters live in.

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    MasterWaterBenderSkye Said: Comment by MasterWaterBenderSkye on July 31, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink
     

    I think what made Avatar the last Air Bender so great was all of the adventures the kids had. Also all of Aangs powers and how strong he was with them. I personally loved watching Korra but she seems weaker than Aang and with all the new Bending abilities that have been created, I think that Korra should be more powerful. Especially if she’s going to be portrayed as some “Tough Girl”. But ANYWAYS. Aang and the Gang’s adventures were just more exciting because of all the stuff they got to do and also cos Aang was very powerful even just as an airbender before he learned the other elements. What was also great was that the whole gang got to learn how to do things and had their own adventures together. Admittedly though some of my favorite episodes are the ones that took a break from the main storyline(like “Tales of Ba Sing Se). But yeah I still watch Avatar Last Air Bender on Netflix over and over and over.

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  12. Justaperson Said: Comment by Justaperson on July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink
     

    Why are there quotation marks after every sentence?

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    Bug when the site transitioned to a new design, only happened to some posts, trying to fix it.

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  13. Nuptaa Said: Comment by Nuptaa on July 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
     

    Character development, which their sorely missing in Korra.

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  14. SomeGuyWhoDrawsLotsofAvatarArt Said: Comment by SomeGuyWhoDrawsLotsofAvatarArt on July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink
     

    This is an incredible story so beautifully told. There will always be a special place in my heart of avatar.

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    Hannah230 Said: Comment by Hannah230 on August 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
     

    what makes avatar great are the morals and the characters and… really I could go on and on and on and on and on and on… 30 minutes later and on and on and on and on and on 2 months later and on and on and on…
    well you get the idea :D

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    Me Reply:

    u got any amine to intro??

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  16. Me Said: Comment by Me on December 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
     

    i love tis show..!!! Tis show seriously funny and it give me bright day. ^^

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  17. Me Said: Comment by Me on December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink
     

    Who got any amine to intro..?? almost the same like avatar…

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    Me Reply:

    Anyone pls intro me..!! thx alot.!! ^^

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