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Avatar The Last Airbender: 5 Most Iconic Characters, According To Ranker

The upcoming Netflix adaptation of Avatar The Last Airbender promises a more serious and mature approach for the first season. Brian Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, the creators, helmed the animated series that is so well-received by fans across the globe.

Although many characters from the show are easily recognizable by their appearances and abilities, these chosen ones are the most popular. Ranker provides the poll results from the Avatar community and they may change from time to time. Despite so, these are the fan-favorite Avatar The Last Airbender characters:


Avatar The Last Airbender Katara

Katara is a Water Bender who originated from the Southern Water tribe. She and her brother, Sokka, found Aang sleeping in an iceberg. They became friends and eventually taught Aang how to master water bending. Katara is known as the most skilled Water Bender.

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The young lady is very warm and earnest towards her friends. She and Sokka lost their mother at a young age, therefore she stood as the parent for both of them. Many female characters in the show stood out for their excellent representation, and Katara is one of them.


Avatar The Last Airbender Aang

Aang is the central character in the Avatar The Last Airbender series, and he holds the greatest mission anyone can ever have. His task to master all four elements (fire, water, earth, and air) with the help of his friends makes the story more interesting.


Because Aang is only a kid, he also has his share of flaws and weaknesses. It is a huge responsibility to have to secure the safety of everyone and maintain unity within all four nations.

Toph Beifong

Avatar The Last Airbender Toph

Toph is an Earth Bender who was born from a respected family. She was raised in a strict household, mainly because of her visual impairment. Her parents feared for her safety, but Toph realized that her disability should not be a hindrance for improving her skill.

She also learned Metal Bending, which is quite rare for some benders. The more that Toph mastered her skills, the more she became very confident in executing them. Although it is not very obvious, Toph is quite a funny character just like Sokka.


Avatar The Last Airbender Zuko

Zuko is a Fire Bender, and he is the former Crown Prince of Fire Nation. After he insulted his father, he was banished from his home. To earn his honor, Zuko had to travel the world and find the Avatar. He needed to bring him alive or dead.

He might have appeared ruthless throughout the series and an enemy to other nations, but Zuko is also weighed down by a lot of things. When he learned his father’s real sentiments, he became an ally to the Avatar. Knowing this betrayal may get him killed, Zuko did what he had to do to make things right.

Uncle Iroh

ATLA Uncle Iroh

Iroh is the older brother of the Fire Lord Ozai and Zuko’s uncle. He is an exceptional Fire Bender, and also served as the Fire Nation’s general. He travels the world with his nephew and teaches him how to master fire bending.


His character is the most beloved one in the Avatar The Last Airbender series because of his wisdom. Uncle Iroh showed compassion even in times when Zuko was at his worst.

Avatar The Last Airbender live-action series has officially wrapped up filming this month.

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Ariane, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.