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Avatar is the collective term used by the fandom to refer to the Avatar: The Last Airbender series and its sequel, The Legend of Korra, which are American animated television series set in the Avatar universe, where the human civilization is divided into four, though eventually five, nations: the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Air Nomads, the Fire Nation, and the United Republic of Nations. Each nation has its own natural element, on which it bases its society, and within each nation exist people known as "benders" who have the innate power and ability to control and manipulate, or "bend", the eponymous element of their nation. Each generation yields one person who is capable of controlling and manipulating all four elements, the Avatar, whose job it is to keep the four nations in harmony, and maintain world peace and order.

When dealing with rapidly changing and developing media channels like television and the internet, it may be difficult for parents to keep track of the appropriateness of the shows that their children are following. This page has been created to offer the most vital information about the Avatar franchise and the Avatar Wiki site, in order for you to make an informed decision on whether the material in the show and on this website is suitable for your child.
General Information
Title:
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Original Network:
Nickelodeon
Episode Length:
61
Description:
Avatar: The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world that is home to humans, fantastic animals, and spirits. The series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating the Fire Lord and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.
Rating:
TV-Y7-FV
Demographic:
Avatar: The Last Airbender was popular with both audiences and critics, garnering 5.6 million viewers on its best-rated showing and receiving high ratings in the Nicktoons lineup, even outside its 6–11-year-old demographic. The show has been nominated for and won awards from the Annual Annie Awards, the Genesis Awards, Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards 2008 for favorite cartoon, and the primetime Emmy Awards, among others.
Themes:
The show has a wide variety of themes, ranging from romance to the consequences of war, though the lighthearted nature of the show makes is suitable for all.
Availability:
Rerunning on Nickelodeon, DVD and related comics are available for purchase.
Character Information
Aang is the fun-loving, 112-year-old protagonist of the series, who is biologically twelve years old but was frozen in an iceberg for one hundred years. He is the current incarnation of the Avatar, the spirit of the world manifested into human form, whose duty is to maintain balance among the nations of the world. Aang is a reluctant hero, who would prefer adventure over his job as the Avatar and making friends over fighting the Fire Nation.
Katara is a fourteen-year-old female waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe, the only waterbender in the tribe. Katara discovers and frees Aang from an iceberg in which he had been trapped for a hundred years. With her fifteen-year-old brother Sokka, she accompanies Aang on his quest to defeat the Fire Lord, and bring peace to the world.
Sokka is a fifteen-year-old warrior of the Southern Water Tribe. The joker of the group, Sokka describes himself as "meat-loving" and "sarcastic". Unlike his companions, Sokka cannot bend an element, but he frequently has opportunities to use his ingenuity and weapons, including his trusty boomerang and a sword he forged from a meteorite.
Toph Beifong is a twelve-year-old blind earthbender. In Book Two, she leaves her wealthy family and comfortable home to join Aang on his quest, with a plan to teach him earthbending. Though blind, Toph "sees" by feeling the vibrations in the ground through her feet. She becomes the first earthbender to learn to bend metal, and is considered one of the most powerful earthbenders.
Zuko is the sixteen-year-old exiled prince of the Fire Nation and original antagonist of the series. Due to events in Zuko's past, his father, Fire Lord Ozai, deems him a complete failure, and Zuko feels he must capture the Avatar to regain his honor. Over time, Zuko struggles to deal with his anger, self-pity, and familial relationships; meanwhile, he grows sympathetic to the peoples his nation has terrorized. In Book Three, he defects from the Fire Nation, and joins Aang and the team in order to teach Aang firebending. At the end of the series, he is crowned ruler of the Fire Nation.
Iroh is a retired Fire Nation general, known as the Dragon of the West, and Prince Zuko's uncle and mentor. Iroh was the original heir to the Fire Nation throne until his brother usurped the throne after Fire Lord Azulon's death. On the surface, Iroh is a cheerful, kind, and optimistically eccentric old man, but he still remains a competent warrior and a devoted surrogate parent to Zuko. Iroh is a Grand Master of the Order of the White Lotus, a secret society of men from all nations and helps retake Ba Sing Se during the series finale.
Ozai is the tyrannical ruler of the Fire Nation during the final years of the Hundred Year War and the central antagonist of the series. Like every Fire Lord before him, Ozai is a firebending master, and prior to the ending of the War, he is believed to be one of the most powerful firebenders in the World. Ozai is willing to go to any lengths to achieve his goal of world domination, even sacrificing his own people and committing genocide.
Azula is the fourteen-year-old princess of the Fire Nation. She is Zuko's younger sister and one of the major antagonists of the series. Azula is a firebending prodigy and is one of the few living firebenders capable of summoning lightning. She has no qualms about bullying and threatening her relatives, reserving any familial loyalty for her father.
Books Overview
Book One: Water
Aang and Appa are awoken a hundred years later by two siblings of Southern Water Tribe origin, Katara and Sokka. Aang learns that the Fire Nation started a war a hundred years ago, just after his disappearance. The Fire Nation's opening move in its campaign for global conquest was to launch a genocidal attack on the Air Nomads which drove Aang's entire race to extinction, thus making him "the last airbender" left alive. He realizes that he must fulfill his destiny of becoming a fully realized Avatar and return balance to the world by defeating the Fire Nation. Aang sets out to master the three unlearned elements: water, earth, and fire. With Katara and Sokka, Aang decides to head first to the North Pole to find a waterbending master. He soon discovers that Sozin's Comet, which Fire Lord Sozin used as a power supply to start the Hundred Year War, will return in the coming summer, giving the Fire Nation enough power to ultimately accomplish victory. Aang realizes that he must master all four elements and end the War before this time. For most of their journey to the North Pole, the group is pursued by Zuko, a banished Fire Nation prince and son of Fire Lord Ozai who is obsessed with capturing Aang to restore his lost honor.
Book Two: Earth
After leaving the North Pole and mastering waterbending, Aang travels to the Earth Kingdom to master earthbending. There, the group meets Toph, a blind earthbending prodigy who becomes Aang's second teacher. The heroes discover information about an upcoming solar eclipse which would leave the Fire Nation powerless and open to invasion. They struggle to reach the Earth King with this vital information, but are detoured by Appa's kidnapping. The psychologically self-tormented Zuko, his sister Azula, and her two friends Mai and Ty Lee chase the group as they struggle to reach Ba Sing Se. Azula engineers a coup from within that topples the Earth King and destroys any hope of a large-scale invasion of the Fire Nation.
Book Three: Fire
The group recovers from the fall of Ba Sing Se, and travel to the planned invasion site. On the day of the solar eclipse, Aang's group and a smaller band of warriors launch a smaller invasion, which ultimately fails. Zuko confronts his father and defects from the Fire Nation. After a series of events, he manages to gain the trust of the protagonists and becomes Aang's firebending teacher. Aang and Zuko unlock the true secrets of firebending from the ancient "Sun Warriors", Sokka and Zuko later travel to a Fire Nation prison called the Boiling Rock to rescue Sokka's father and Suki, a warrior from Kyoshi Island. On the day of Sozin's Comet, Fire Lord Ozai harnesses the comet's incredible power and energy to start a genocidal campaign to destroy the rest of the world. Aang and his friends split up to face the self-proclaimed Phoenix King Ozai, Azula (about to be crowned as the new Fire Lord), and the Fire Nation air fleet accompanying Ozai. Aang confronts and defeats Ozai. Zuko and Katara defeat Azula before her coronation. Sokka, Toph, and Suki destroy the air fleet. Zuko becomes the new Fire Lord and promises to help the world rebuild from one hundred years of war and suffering.
General Information
Title:
The Legend of Korra
Original Network:
Nickelodeon
Episode Length:
52
Description:
The Legend of Korra takes place seventy years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc, following the story of Korra, the Avatar after Aang, as she faces the difficult challenges, duties, and responsibilities that come with being the Avatar.
Rating:
TV-Y7-FV
Demographic:
The Legend of Korra was said by the creators to be more darker and more mature than the original show; however, the creators are not attempting to target a new audience, intending to balance mature themes with a sense of fun and adventure. The show has been nominated for several awards in 2013 like the Annual Annie Awards, the Image Awards, and the Young Artist Awards. It won the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series.
Themes:
The show is divided into two seasons, each divided again into two books, with each book having its own theme. The first book, Air, deals with Korra overcoming her spiritual block while attempting to bring peace in a divided city. The more serious themes are offset by a romantic story arc and humoristic interventions. The second book, Spirits, deals with the more spiritual side of the show, delving into the Spirit World mysteries, while also including a civil war. The third book, Change, delves into the grey morality of the division in the world and Book Four, Balance, is all about its namesake.
Availability:
All episodes have aired on Nickelodeon and DVD and related merchandise are available for purchase.
Character Information
Korra is the Avatar immediately succeeding Aang and the main protagonist of the series. She is a talented bender, eager to learn. Hotheaded and rebellious, Korra relishes her role as "The Chosen One".
Mako is a firebender who grew up on the streets of Republic City with his younger brother Bolin, who introduces him to Korra. Tall, lean, and handsome, he was a skilled participant in pro-bending and the former captain of the Fire Ferrets pro-bending team, before becoming a police officer.
Bolin is an earthbender who, along with his brother Mako, becomes friends with Korra. He shares a deep bond with his brother and keeps a fire ferret named Pabu. Bolin is enthusiastic and optimistic and, as a pro-bender, enjoys all the attention he receives from his female fans. After the exclusion of his team from the tournament, he becomes an actor.
Asami Sato is the daughter of Hiroshi Sato. She has lived a life of luxury, but despite her fancy clothes and polite manners, she has a tough side. She is an expert driver and has had extensive self-defense training. Asami is a "big fan" of pro-bending, and after her father's incarceration, she takes over his company.
Tenzin is the youngest son of Aang and Katara and an airbending master. A calm and serious man, he carries a great burden to protect not only Korra, but also Republic City. Tenzin resides on Air Temple Island with his wife, Pema, and his four children, Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, and Rohan.
Lin Beifong leads the Metalbending Police Force of Republic City and is the daughter of Toph Beifong. She is tough and uncompromising, believing that the only way to maintain peace and stability in the city is through the use of military might.
Amon is the main antagonist of the first book of the series. He is the charismatic and mysterious leader of the Equalists, whose ultimate goal is to create equality through an anti-bending revolution. He wears a mask to conceal his face. A nimble and stealthy fighter, Amon is fearless in facing his opponents, regardless of their bending skills, and also forms a great danger for the benders, being able to take their bending away.
Tarrlok is the secondary antagonist of the first book of the series. He is the representative for the Northern Water Tribe on the United Republic Council and also serves as its chairman. Tarrlok seeks to fight the Anti-bending Revolution with violence rather than peaceful negotiation and is willing to go to extreme lengths to win the conflict against the Equalists, even if it means fanning the flames of aggression and risking the lives of innocent people.
Unalaq is the main antagonist of the second book of the series. He is Korra's paternal uncle and current chief of both the Northern and Southern Water Tribes. As a particularly spiritual man, he possesses an extremely strong connection with the Spirit World. He is a firm believer in the old ways of the Water Tribe and a true fundamentalist as far as honoring the spirits is concerned.
Varrick is the secondary antagonist of the second book of the series. He is an eccentric captain of industry from the Southern Water Tribe. He spends most of his time traveling around the world on his yacht. He reappears in the following books, where his inventions help to change the world.
Zaheer is the main antagonist of the third book of the series. He is a fugitive who gained airbending due to Harmonic Convergence and, along with his three comrades, seeks to end the Order of the White Lotus and the Avatar herself.
Ghazan is an earthbending criminal and ally of Zaheer. He is able to phase-change earth and bend it into lava.
Ming-Hua is an armless waterbender who uses water as a substitute for her missing limbs. She is also a criminal and part of Zaheer's group.
P'Li is also a criminal and a firebender who can create explosions with her mind. She is Zaheer's girlfriend.
Hou-Ting is the secondary antagonist of the third book of the series. She is the tyrannical Queen of the Earth Kingdom who will do anything and everything in her power to attain what she wants, whether it is extorting money from her subjects or manipulating others into doing her work for her.
Kai is an orphan from the Earth Kingdom who acquired airbending abilities as a result of Harmonic Convergence. He has joined Team Avatar in their search for new airbenders. He is Jinora's love interest.
Suyin Beifong is the daughter of Toph Beifong and the creator of the metal city Zaofu. Though she has a somewhat troubled past and a strained relationship with her older half-sister Lin, Suyin is happily married with five children.
Kuvira is the main antagonist of the fourth and final book of the series. Introduced as a minor character in Book Three, she is a metalbender and was the captain of Zaofu's city guard before being appointed Interim President of the Earth Kingdom, forming her own army to reunite and stabilize the nation after the death of Earth Queen Hou-Ting. She would usurp the monarchy and declare the Earth Empire in its place.
Baatar Jr. is Suyin's eldest son and the fiancée of Kuvira. He is an inventor who uses his ideas to help aid Kuvira and her cause.
Wu is a great-nephew of Earth Queen Hou-Ting and her successor to the throne. He has been living in Republic City due to the anarchy in the Earth Kingdom, awaiting his opportunity to return safely and take the throne.
Toph Beifong is the former Chief of Police of Republic City and the creator of metalbending. She is also a former member of the original Team Avatar and the mother of Lin and Suyin. After her early retirement from the police force, she set off to travel the world in search for enlightenment and settled down in a swamp.
Books Overview
Book One: Air
At the present time, seventy years after the end of the Hundred Year War, Korra, a rebellious seventeen year-old girl who already mastered waterbending, earthbending, and firebending, is set to complete her airbending training at Republic City and fulfill her role as the Avatar. However, the peace in the city is threatened by the Equalists, an organization of radical revolutionaries opposing the art of bending, led by Amon, who has the ability to strip a bender of his power. Korra must fight rampant crime and the Anti-bending Revolution, assisted by her new friends Mako, Bolin, and Asami.
Book Two: Spirits
Six months after the events of the Anti-bending Revolution, Korra, having learned to bend all four elements and achieved status as a fully realized Avatar, must once again become the student when she delves into the realm of spirits under her paternal uncle's teachings and tutelage. The two Water Tribes are on the brink of war and with dark spirits plaguing the world, Korra soon discovers that light cannot exist without the dark, and in a never ending cycle of creation and destruction, only she has the ability to maintain balance in the world.
Book Three: Change
With a shift in the world's energy due to Harmonic Convergence, the ability to airbend has resurfaced in some nonbenders, prompting Korra and her allies to scour the Earth Kingdom in search for these new benders to offer training and guidance. However, while the Air Nation is slowly being rebuild, Zaheer and his fellow Red Lotus accomplices escape their respective prisons and set out to bring all the nations down and succumb the world into anarchy. Their belief that disorder is the natural order poses a lethal threat to Korra and she must fight to save not only the balance of the nations in the world, but also herself and the Avatar Cycle.
Book Four: Balance
Following the insurrection of the Red Lotus, Korra left to the Southern Water Tribe to recuperate and Team Avatar moved on with their lives. Three years later, in 174 AG, the former captain of Zaofu's guard, Kuvira, has been traveling the Earth Kingdom with Bolin, Varrick, and her fiancée, Baatar Jr., on a quest to reunite the nation after it fell into disarray following Queen Hou-Ting's death. When she was supposed to relinquish control to the newly crowned Earth King Wu, she denounced his authority and appointed herself the ruler of the Earth Empire. Meanwhile, Korra managed to heal physically, though she is still facing an emotional block caused by residual traces of mercury. With troubles coming to the Earth Kingdom, Team Avatar divided, and the Avatar's whereabouts unknown, the search for balance begins anew.
Site Maintenance
Avatar Wiki is a wiki-based resource and community site dedicated to Avatar: The Last Airbender, the live-action film adaptation of that series, and The Legend of Korra. The wiki's community aims to be the ultimate guide to everything to do with the franchise — inside and outside the universe. Everyone is encouraged to help and add everything they know, as well as to create a community site for members to share their views and their theories on the Avatar shows and movies. Avatar Wiki is edited and maintained by the general public. The information and the social features are monitored through post-moderation by uncompensated volunteers from the community who are selected on trustworthiness and experience; due to the different international locations of the administrative staff, there is a constant surveillance of new content, allowing immediate action to be taken against any inappropriate material.
Target Audience
The Avatar Wiki resource of information on Avatar is entirely written, maintained and updated by people volunteers. As such, the wiki's continued survival is entirely dependent on volunteers. However, as a wiki hosted Wikia, Avatar Wiki adheres to U.S. federal law and is therefore only editable for users above the age of thirteen, in accordance with the children's online privacy protection act (COPPA). Just like the show, Avatar Wiki aims to cater for all age groups, making sure that the wiki's content remains viewable for an all ages demographic. No explicit, mature content, not under any form, is allowed on the wiki and actions will be taken to ensure that by removing the inappropriate content instantly and possibly even banning the user responsible from further interaction with the community.
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