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As a kid, I had it made when it came to entertainment. Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Avatar follows the journey of year-old Aang, an Airbender frozen in ice for a century who wakes up to learn he is the last of his kind. Pretty heavy stuff!
With mature writing, gorgeous animation, fully-realized characters, and high-concept world building, The Last Avatar became a massive commercial and critical hit, respected by kids, teenagers, and adults. Spanning three seasons and 61 episodes, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino managed to capture lightning in a bottle. Despite his relentless attempts to hunt down Aang for the first two seasons, Zuko ended up becoming perhaps the biggest fan-favorite of The Last Airbender. Originally, the writers had intended the Fire Lord to be the big bad of all three seasons.
But by the time viewers meet Korra, the most recent Avatar from the Southern Water Tribe, Aang is dead—leaving many viewers to wonder what happened to him. The Avatar is the one person from the four nations who can bend all four elements: air, water, earth, and fire. Over the centuries, the Avatar is reincarnated.
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I am here today to tell you that Avatar: The Last Airbenderan animated show about a group of magical kids who ride around on a flying buffalo, deserves to be counted among them. I often bring this subject up in casual conversation. Avatar: The Last Airbender ran on Nickelodeon from to
Into this world was born Aang, a reincarnation of the centuries-old spirit of the Avatar, a being who could control all four elements and who acted as the supreme arbiter of justice for the four elemental tribes. Aang embarks on a journey along with his allies to bring back peace to all the lands. Thanks to its sophisticated narrative, the show quickly picked up a cult following among adults as well as children.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a treasured animation with a dedicated fanbase that loved following the journey of Aang, Katara, Sokka, and the rest of Team Avatar. Spawning several comics, a sequel series, and a questionable live-action movie, the series is a staple of animated television. The Avatar fandom has an entire subset obsessed with the different fan couples.