Avatar The Last Airbender : Airbender World

Avatar: The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into four nations, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation. Within each nation, an order of men and women called "Benders" have the ability to manipulate their native element. These Bending arts combine a certain style of martial arts and elemental mysticism. The Bending types are Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending.

In each generation, one person is capable of Bending all four elements; this is the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. When the Avatar dies, he or she is reincarnated into an unborn baby native in the next of the four nations in the Avatar Cycle, which parallels the seasons: winter for water, spring for earth, summer for fire, and autumn for air. While legend holds that the Avatar must master the elements in order, starting with their native element, this can sometimes be compromised when the situation requires it. Learning to bend the element opposite one's native element is extremely difficult because opposing Bending arts are based on opposing fighting styles and doctrines. Firebending and Waterbending are opposites as are Earthbending and Airbending.

The Avatar possesses a unique power that resides within him or her, called the Avatar State. It is a defense mechanism that empowers the Avatar with the skills and knowledge of all the past Avatars. When the state is reached, the current Avatar will be able to wield the combined power of all past lives. When the Avatar enters this state, his or her eyes and mouth, and tattoos in the case of an Airbender, begin to glow. The glow is the representation of all the Avatar's previous incarnations focusing their energy through his or her body. However, if the Avatar is killed in the Avatar State, then the reincarnation cycle will be broken, and the Avatar will cease to exist.

Through the ages, countless incarnations of the Avatar have served to keep the four nations in harmony and maintain world order. The Avatar also serves as the bridge between the physical world and the Spirit World, home of the world's disembodied spirits.

Avatar The Last Airbender : Creation of Avatar

Avatar: The Last Airbender is co-created/produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California. It is animated in South Korea. The first episode of Avatar was created six years following its original conception, a period much longer than the norm for animated shows.

According to co-creator Bryan Konietzko, the concept of the program was initially conceived when he took an old sketch of his—a balding, middle-aged man—and turned the character into a child. Bryan then did a drawing in which the boy was shepherding bison through the sky. At the time, Mike DiMartino was studying a documentary about explorers who were trapped in the South Pole. The various aspects all seemed to gradually come together. The two thought:

The co-creators proceeded to successfully pitch the idea to Nickelodeon VP and executive producer Eric Coleman just two weeks later.

While it was originally set to premiere in November 2004, the first episode of Avatar aired in February 2005. Following the conclusion of the first season of Avatar, Nickelodeon promptly ordered a second twenty-episode season that premiered on March 17, 2006, and concluded on December 1. The third season began on September 21, 2007.

In an interview with Steve Fritz for the Beckett Unofficial Pokemon Collector magazine, Bryan Koneietzko confirmed that Nickelodean has signed on for an additional three seasons, meaning that if all seasons are produced, Avatar would have a run of at least six seasons total. However, both he and co-creator Mike DiMartino have repeatedly also confirmed that there will be no season four nor other additional seasonal arcs to their current storyline. Although the co-creators do go on to state that they have other plans in regards to the continuation of their expanded universe.

Avatar The Last Airbender : Information

Avatar: The Last Airbender (also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in several countries) is an Emmy Award-nominated American animated television series that currently airs on the Nickelodeon television network. Set in an Asian-influenced world of martial arts and elemental magic, the series follows the adventures of the latest of a long line of Avatars.

Aang, and his friends in their quest to save the world from the ruthless Fire Nation. The series is written in the form of a book series, with each episode serving as a "chapter" and each individual season as a "book."

Originally slated to begin airing November 2004, Avatar: The Last Airbender debuted on TV on February 21, 2005. The show is also available on DVD or for download at the iTunes Store and Xbox Live Marketplace. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are the creators and executive producers of the series. The show receives high ratings in the Nicktoons lineup, even outside its intended 6-to-11-year-old demographic. Avatar: The Last Airbender is popular with both audiences and critics, garnering 4.4 million viewers on its best-rated showing.

Characters : Iroh


He is the brother of the Fire Lord and Uncle to Prince Zuko. He is like an old man in retirement, who would much rather soak in the hot springs or shop in an antique store than chase the Avatar. Nevertheless, he is a wise old man who was once a great general and he is a respected teacher to Zuko.

Characters : Azula


Daughter to Fire Lord Ozai, Azula is Zuko's 14-year-old younger sister. Azula's a lot like the typical "little Miss Perfect" younger sister, only she's also a deadly Firebender. Azula has always been the favorite of the Fire Lord, and of everyone around her for that matter everyone but Zuko. Azula excels at fitting her royal role she is extremely gracious, smooth and put-together. An ideal Princess, she is also cold, calculating, and precise. Zuko will tell you that Azula is "lucky." Things just tend to turn out in her favor.

Characters : Toph


Toph is a tiny, 12-year-old girl who is the daughter of one of the richest families in the Earth Kingdom the Beifong family. She has been sheltered her whole life living within the walls of the estates, never allowed to leave. At first glance, Toph seems like a helpless little blind girl, but unbeknownst to her family (and most everybody), Toph is one of the best Earthbenders in the world. She is nicknamed the "Blind Bandit" and no Earthbender can beat her.

Although Toph is an Earthbender, her fighting style is different from the Earthbenders we've seen previously. Because of her blindness, Toph is highly attuned to the vibrations in the Earth.

Characters : Zuko


In the beginning, Zuko is an incredibly focused, teenage Firebender who bullies and intimidates everyone around him. He is obsessed by only one desire: to capture the Avatar. Zuko's greatest weaknesses are his arrogance and impatience. He believes Firebending is the most dominant art and can never be bested by Water, Earth, or Airbending. Zuko's teenage overconfidence makes him believe he's invincible. Zuko charges into conflict impulsively and without precaution. As the series progresses, however, Zuko develops compassion towards the nations he's terrorized. Ultimately, he renounces the Fire Nation and joins up with Aang to teach him Firebending.

Characters : Sokka


Katara's brother Sokka is a typical teenager who believes his way is the only way. While he shows the strength and determination of a warrior, Sokka lacks the experience to use them effectively. Sokka doesn't let his lack of bending abilities bother him, though. He thinks Benders are what got the world in trouble in the first place. Unlike Aang, Sokka doesn't go for the spiritual stuff and doesn't trust anything he can't see or touch. He prefers tools and weapons to bending and his most prized possession is a boomerang given to him by his father. Sokka is loyal, courageous and protective of his sister (ok, maybe overprotective sometimes). Sokka always feels like he gets the short end of the stick, and because of this he carries a huge chip on his shoulder. But when push comes to shove Sokka always comes up with an ingenious way out of trouble.+

Characters : Katara


Katara is a 14-year-old girl with a big heart who's determined to save the world - or at least never stop trying. Katara wants to live up to her potential and become a Waterbender in order to save her tribe, but she's still learning to control her powers. Focused and determined, Katara practices the art of waterbending every day in order to be prepared the moment she meets a master Waterbender. Katara wears her mother's necklace, which gives her strength and courage when she needs it the most. Mature beyond her years, Katara is the glue that holds the group together. And she does her best to keep Aang out of harm's way...which makes waterbending look like a piece of cake.

Characters : Aang


Aang is a hero - a 12-year-old hero who likes to stir up trouble. Raised by Airbender monks in a temple hidden in the mountains, Aang is the last Airbender and the only known survivor of the Air Nomads. It's Aang's destiny as the Avatar to master all four elements - Air, Water, Earth and Fire. But he'd rather search for adventure than save the world. Though he's very spiritual, Aang doesn't like being known as the mythical Avatar or being the center of attention, he just wants to be a normal kid. Aang loves animals, especially his giant flying bison, Appa, and his pet winged-lemur, Momo. He's quick to take detours along his journey, much to the dismay of Katara and Sokka, and he's a master of getting himself into sticky situations. Luckily for all three of them - and the rest of the world - he's pretty good at getting out of them too.