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The 19 Greatest Female Characters In 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

August 12, 2020 1.2k votes 144 voters 1.5k views19 items

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Alright ladies, now let's get in formation... and celebrate the incredibly dope women that appear in Avatar: The Last AirbenderAvatar: The Last Airbender (A:TLA) premiered in 2005 on Nickelodeon and has been an inspiration to every animation project that followed it. It normalized multi-dimensional female characters in animation that aren't helpless, aren't strictly love interests and, oftentimes, more powerful than the lead character of their respective series, in this case, an airbender named Aang.

Who are the best female characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender? That depends on you, dear reader. If you like calculating, brilliant, showstopping, one-of-a-kind villains, Azula might be your queen. But if you prefer the lawful good energy of Katara, or the chaotic hilarity that Toph brings to the group (in addition to inventing metalbending),  you better make your voice heard. 

Regardless of individual taste, all of these ladies are amazing. Vote up all your favorite female characters from Avatar so readers can see who fans love the most.


  • Azula is the princess of the Fire Nation and sister to Prince Zuko. Described as a firebending prodigy, Azula is one of the most deadly characters in Avatar. Calculated, terrifying, and flawed, Azula's arc over the course of the series is one of the best written character journeys across any television series.

    Voice actor: Grey DeLisle

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    Avatar Kyoshi

    Avatar Kyoshi doesn't get much screen time in Avatar, but that doesn't mean she didn't have a lasting impact on the world. Born 411 years before Aang was released from the iceberg, Kyoshi's legacy in the series is defined by her staunch resistance against Chin the Conqueror, the creation of Kyoshi Island and the founding of the Dai Li. An overall badass, you don't want to mess with this Avatar.

    Voice actor: Jennifer Hale

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  • Mai is a skilled martial artist and friend of Azula who helps track and fight Team Avatar through the course of the series. The eldest daughter of a strict Fire Nation political family, Mai craves to be engaged with the world around her and seeks adventure. Mai also takes part in a romantic relationship with Prince Zuko, but refuses to let that define her or her actions.

    Voice actor: Cricket Leigh

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  • Princess of the Northern Water Tribe, Yue played a crucial part in securing a victory during The Siege of The North. After Admiral Zhao killed the Moon Spirit at the Spirit Oasis, Yue, who was previously given life by the Moon Spirit, returned the favor by transferring her life-force into the deceased spirit, fading away and becoming the Moon Spirit herself. Through the remainder of the series, her influence and presence is felt by the principal cast during dire moments and she helps them rise to the occasion.

    Voice actors: Johanna Braddy; Seychelle Gabriel

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