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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

Updated May 26, 2020 119 votes 42 voters3 items

There may have been only three seasons, but all the seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender were packed with story and action, so which seasons really stand out? A vibrant fantasy series inhabited with innovative action scenes and found family storylines, this series has gained a passionate fanbase. Some of the most memorable episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy (especially out of only three!). To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are, let's rank every Avatar: The Last Airbender season from best to worst.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated television series set in a world in which some people can manipulate the elements of Earth, Air, Wind, and Fire - and that a near-mythical Avatar can manipulate all four. Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered on Nickelodeon on February 21, 2005. From this original series, a franchise has grown to include an ongoing comics series, a live-action film, as well as a live-action remake of the show by its original creators. A sequel animated series, Avatar: Legend of Korra, aired in 2012.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and vote down any seasons that you didn't enjoy as much, despite how much you loved any individual episodes.  Is your favorite season of Avatar: The Last Airbender not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be difficult to put one Avatar: The Last Airbender season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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  • 1

    Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book Three: Fire

    The third and final season of Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered on September 21, 2006, and contains 21 episodes. This season has new alliances forged and Prince Zuko returning home as a triumphant son.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Avatar and the Fire Lord," "The Day of Black Sun" and "The Boiling Rock."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Aang enrolls in a Fire Nation school, while undercover.
    • Zuko, Azula, Mai and Ty Lee take a vacation to Ember Island
    • The fated day of the eclipse arrives.
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book Two: Earth

    The second season of Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered on March 17, 2006, and contains 20 episodes. This season finds Aang, Katara, and Sokka on a search to find an Earthbender to train Aang.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Cave of Two Lovers," "City of Walls and Secrets" and "The Tales of Ba Sing Se."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • The Gaang go to an underground Earthbending tournament.
    • Suki helps the team traverse the Serpent's Pass.
    • The kids battle Long Feng and the Dai Li.
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book One: Water

    The first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered on February 21, 2005, and contains 20 episodes. In this season the Avatar is discovered frozen in an iceberg and must set out to fulfill his destiny.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Avatar Returns," "Winter Solstice" and "The Siege of the North."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Aang's abilities as an airbender are challenged by a king.
    • The group is almost captured by the Fire Nation.
    • The group tries to help a man who is being attacked by a platypus-bear.
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