Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the most favorite animated TV shows to date. Having premiered in 2005 and aired for three seasons, the show shaped the childhoods of many worldwide. The lead character of the show is Aang, voiced by Zach Tyler Aisen, and it goes without saying that Aisen did a phenomenal job at it.

Zach Tyler Aisen as Aang in a still from Avatar: The Last Airbender
A still from Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Netflix adaptation of the show was released earlier this year and has successfully got everyone talking about the Nickelodeon classic and by default, Aisen. The voice actor has not been very active in the entertainment industry lately. So, fans have not heard much from him. Thankfully, that changed with the Netflix live-action series and Aisen revealed his favorite episode from the show.

Zach Tyler Aisen on His Favorite Episode from Avatar: The Last Airbender

A still from the episode The King of Omashu
A still from the episode The King of Omashu

Avatar: The Last Airbender, created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, follows the story of a young boy named Aang in a world, divided into four nations named after the four natural elements. Aang is responsible for maintaining peace and harmony with the world.

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The show features numerous supporting characters including Katara (Mae Whitman), Sokka (Jack DeSena), and Zuko (Dante Basco). Its success even spawned the spin-off The Legend of Korra in which actress Janet Varney voices the titular character Korra.

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Basco and Varney had Aisen as a guest on their podcast Avatar: Braving the ElementsDuring the podcast episode, the Entropy actor revealed his most favorite character:

“I think that the most memorable to me, and I’ve said this before, is the King Bumi episode. I feel that’s kind of where I started to feel like I was hitting my stride as an actor, like I started to understand the character. It was just a really fun episode.”

The episode featuring the elderly King Bumi in the show is The King of Omashu. The character is widely known for his eccentric personality and made his first appearance in the fifth episode of Book One: Water. The twist in The King of Omashu is that despite his playful and seemingly carefree behavior in the beginning, the King is actually a wise ruler and a powerful airbender.

Zach Tyler Aisen Praised Former Co-star Dante Basco

Prince Zuko in a still from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Prince Zuko in a still from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Zuko is the short-tempered prince of the Fire Nation, the eldest son of Fire Lord Ozai and Princess Ursa. Although he aims to capture Avatar (Aang) to restore his honor, which he believes was lost when he was banished from his nation, he eventually becomes an ally of Aang and his companions. This character development makes him a fan-favorite character.

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During the podcast episode, Zach Tyler Aisen also revealed another episode that he likes, and in doing so, he praised Dante Basco for his portrayal of Zuko.

“That being said, there are a few that also, throughout the rest of the series, that stuck with me. One is ‘Zuko Alone,’ which I believe is the only episode that I’m not in, but Dante, you were incredible. Zuko’s character arc is amazing, and you were just so phenomenal in voicing him.”

It is interesting to see that Aisen likes that particular episode despite being a part of it. He also said that he likes the stories of Ba Sing Se and the Guru Pathak stuff.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) is available for streaming on Netflix.

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