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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Nickelodeon 2005

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E21

#1 - Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4) (Season 3 - Episode 21)

Aang defeats the Fire Lord by bending the elements within the Fire Lord and removing his fire bending abilities. After Zuko is taken down protecting Katara from Azula, Katara fights and manages to restrain Azula. Afterwards, Zuko is crowned Fire Lord and promises a better future for the world. Aang takes his place as the next Avatar, changing his attire in the process. Katara finally shows her love for Aang as they kiss in the last scene.

The episode was rated 9.15 from 953 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E20

#2 - Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3) (Season 3 - Episode 20)

Sokka, Suki, and Toph try to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet. Meanwhile, Zuko and Azula duel in an Agni Kai and Aang confronts the Fire Lord. On the verge of losing, Aang gets hit in the back of his scar which sends him into the Avatar State.

The episode was rated 8.88 from 776 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S1E20

#3 - The Siege of the North (2) (Season 1 - Episode 20)

Aang returns from the spirit world to a big surprise. Meanwhile, Zhao and his forces continue to press deeper into the Northern Water Tribe. What could possibly stop the fire nation from destroying this tranquil region? If Zhao has his way, nothing. Also, Iroh makes a powerful stand and Zuko struggles to keep his plan intact.

The episode was rated 8.72 from 824 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E11

#4 - The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2) (Season 3 - Episode 11)

As the invasion force fights their way to the Fire Nation capital, the kids help Aang to find the Fire Lord in time for the eclipse. But there are a few surprises. Zuko confronts his father and tells him that he's going to join the Avatar.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 723 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E20

#5 - The Crossroads of Destiny (Season 2 - Episode 20)

Everyone races against time to stop Azula's sinister plan. Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source. Aang's destiny hangs in the balance - and so does Zuko's, as Iroh tells him "it is time to choose."

The episode was rated 8.58 from 800 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E6

#6 - The Avatar and the Firelord (Season 3 - Episode 6)

The tale of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin is revealed to Aang and Zuko by different sources. Both learn about themselves and are shown the origins of the war.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 834 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E8

#7 - The Puppetmaster (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The gang investigates the bizarre disappearances taking place within an eerie town.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 835 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E13

#8 - The Firebending Masters (Season 3 - Episode 13)

While teaching Aang firebending, Zuko finds that he has lost all his firebending skills. Now to regain his powers, Zuko and Aang must seek the original source of firebending within the ruins of a lost civilization.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 799 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E15

#9 - The Boiling Rock (2) (Season 3 - Episode 15)

Zuko and Sokka make new plans to break out of the prison with Suki, Sokka's father and some others while a shocking twist leaves Azula none to happy with her two closest friends.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 717 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E6

#10 - The Blind Bandit (Season 2 - Episode 6)

In search for an Earthbending teacher for Aang, the kids go to an underground Earthbending tournament called Earth Rumble 6, where they encounter Toph (aka the Blind Bandit), a blind, but powerful Earthbending girl. After seeing her unique style of Earthbending, Aang wants Toph to become his teacher, but there are complications with Toph's family.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 923 votes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E17
#11 - Lake Laogai
Season 2 - Episode 17

Aang and his friends continue to search for Appa and, unbeknownst to them, they aren't the only ones looking for him. During their search, the kids meet up with Jet, whom they are understandably reluctant to trust. The kids soon realize that the Dai Li are doing their best to thwart the kids efforts to find Appa. Meanwhile, Uncle Iroh is offered his own tea shop in the upper ring, and Zuko discovers the avatar is in the city.

The episode was rated from 781 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S1E19
#12 - The Siege of the North (1)
Season 1 - Episode 19

In the first half of the two-part season finale, Zhao begins to launch his attack against the Northern Water Tribe. As the walls of the prestiged city begin to fall, the Avatar taps into the spirit world and seeks the help of one of the oldest spirits, in hopes of saving one of the most prominent areas of the world.

The episode was rated from 860 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E7
#13 - Zuko Alone
Season 2 - Episode 7

Zuko travels by himself to an Earth Kingdom town were he meets a local boy. The two almost become friends, meanwhile Zuko suffers from flashbacks of his past.

The episode was rated from 860 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E19
#14 - Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)
Season 3 - Episode 19

While on the island, Aang seeks guidance from his past lives, but is not pleased with what he is told. The island, in fact, turns out to be a lion turtle from which Aang is given the guidance he had been seeking. After the tracker is unable to track Aang, the rest of the group decide they must find Iroh. Meanwhile, while tracking down Iroh, the group meets up with The Order of the White Lotus, a group that transcends the division of the four nations. After a discussion with Iroh the team decides to split up: Sokka, Suki, and Toph head to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet, the masters head to reclaim Ba Sing Se, and Katara, Zuko, and Appa head to defeat Azula.

The episode was rated from 745 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E10
#15 - The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)
Season 3 - Episode 10

The day of the eclipse has arrived, and the invasion force gathers together to make last preparations. They infiltrate the island and the battle begins. Meanwhile, Aang searches for the Firelord.

The episode was rated from 778 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E13
#16 - The Drill
Season 2 - Episode 13

Having made it to the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, the kids confront a Fire Nation army that is driving a massive Fire Nation drill, which poses an imminent threat to the last Earth Kingdom stronghold. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh make crucial mistakes which begin to attract Jet's suspicions.

The episode was rated from 800 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E19
#17 - The Guru
Season 2 - Episode 19

Aang receives guidance from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple; Sokka is reunited with his long-lost father; Princess Azula has something diabolical in store for her enemies; Uncle and Zuko run their own tea shop.

The episode was rated from 795 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S2E15
#18 - The Tales of Ba Sing Se
Season 2 - Episode 15

A series of short stories, highlighting different characters and their individual adventures in the city. Tales of Katara and Toph, Iroh, Sokka, Aang, Zuko, and Momo.

The episode was rated from 817 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S3E4
#19 - Sokka's Master
Season 3 - Episode 4

Feeling as though he isn't contributing enough to the group, Sokka seeks out an elusive swordsmaster from whom he can learn the ways of the blade.

The episode was rated from 846 votes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - S1E13
#20 - The Blue Spirit
Season 1 - Episode 13

While Aang, Katara and Sokka are traveling, Sokka gets a fever. Katara and Aang try to help Sokka, when only Katara catches the fever. It's up to Aang to go up on his own to save his two friends.But before he can get the medicine he is captured by the newly promoted Admiral Zhao and put in Zhao's fortress.Will Aang save Sokka and Katara in time?And who is this strange figure wearing a blue demonic looking mask?

The episode was rated from 931 votes.

Last updated: sep 26, 2022



I was recommended by a colleague to watch this show. To put it bluntly I was sceptical - it seemed just like a kids cartoon, and I am in my mid 30s - but I decided to give it a go, mainly because he kept saying "trust me"! Over the past month I have watched the entire series and must say I was quite impressed. While it definitely is aimed at a younger audience, like all good children's stories it appeals to parents and children alike. If anything, it appeals to adults because it reminds them of what they loved about children's stories as kids. The first season took a few episodes to get going. It took me a while to get into it and embrace the characters. The early episodes tend to be generally self-contained stories, however towards the end of season 1 the story takes off, and the story become much more serialised. From then on out it is a really enjoyable ride all the way through to the series 3 finale. If anything it gets better from season to season. The animation is first rate for TV. I have never really watched any anime (or anime-style, in this case) series before so I was definitely going into this green, but I found the quality to be first rate. The characters were also very well written, and the constructed world of element benders was believable within its mythos. I highly recommend this to kids and adults alike. Better still, watch it with your kids. At the end of the day, they are just telling good stories, and who wouldn't enjoy that?


I'm gonna watch this show and LoK until the day I take me last breath.


Just an amazing show! I can watch this over and over again and it never gets old. Really looking forward to seeing The Legend of Korra.


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