The wonder of Avatar: The Last Airbender was in the characters that brought the story forth. Each one had a unique charm and personality that resonated with the viewers. Whether it’s Katara’s independent yet caring persona or Fire Lord Ozai’s ambitious drive to conquer the world, every character is positioned on a wide scale of emotions and character traits. Like every show and movie that premieres, Avatar: The Last Airbender also ignited the debate on ranking the characters.

Who’s The Best Character In Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Gordon Cormier

In a fascinating world like Avatar’s, there’s no shortage of compelling characters. But what makes a character the best out of all? It boils down to their flaws, motives, and actions in the story. By deeply analyzing how crucial a character is to the story and how they can contribute meaningfully for the story to reach its culmination, we might be able to identify a character that shines brighter than the rest.

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While many people would believe the hero of the story, Aang, to be the best character of Avatar: The Last Airbender. They might be right since the 12-year-old wunderkind has a lot to offer, and without him, there’s not much of a story left. Lord Ozai would destroy the nations and establish reign as he envisioned. Every nation would be wiped out without Avatar’s intervention.

Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender
Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender

However, the best character in both the animated show and the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender is Uncle Iroh. Lovingly known as the Dragon of the West, Iroh is the polar opposite of his brother Lord Ozai who is hell-bent on destroying everything to gain an ounce of power. Iroh is central to the entire story with his reliable guidance and father-like influence on the younglings.

After his son dies on the frontlines at war, Iroh opens his eyes to see the horrors and tragedies inflicted by war. Becoming a changed man, he mellows down and chooses to be a compassionate and kind man. That’s not to say he is powerless. Iroh is still a skilled general of the Fire Nation and can bend fire easily. At the same time, he recognizes the toll war takes on people and chooses to embark on a kinder path. He also takes his nephew Zuko under his wing and guides him on his journey when Lord Ozai exiles him.

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When will Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 be Released?

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender
Jet and Katara in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender

Despite being adapted 20 years after the show’s initial debut on Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Last Airbender revels in the enduring nostalgia that pulls viewers to any movie or show. Reminiscent of a childhood of no worries and stress, Aang’s story does wonders in making viewers believe in a little bit of magic and self-confidence. Even today, fans are more than excited to watch Aang undertake the adventure with his companions, as evident with the show securing the #1 spot on Netflix for a few consecutive weeks.

This popularity, despite a few negative comments and unsatisfactory reviews, has led Netflix to renew the show for two more seasons. Seasons 2 and 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender will continue Aang’s story as he fights Lord Ozai and restores peace and stability to the realm. No other details have been shared by the studio in terms of release dates. Even though we know the plot, there might be some changes to brace ourselves for in the upcoming seasons.

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