Only a true fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender could answer these questions... Can you?
By: Olivia Seitz
About This Quiz
After reading Books 1-4, you're an expert on the Avatar... or are you? How much do you know about the characters and the plot that drives them forward? Show off your knowledge of the Avatar universe by taking this quiz!
In the introduction to every episode, Katara says, "Everything changed when..."
"...the Fire Nation attacked."
The phrase "everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked" is not only one of the show's most famous lines, it's also a running joke fans use when engaging new content.
How much time did Aang spend underwater, where the Fire Nation armies couldn't find him, leaving the world without an Avatar to guide it?
one hundred years
After one hundred years of no Avatar, many people had given up hope of ever seeing the Avatar again. When Aang returned, his arrival was met with mixed feelings: some were overjoyed at his return, while others were angry and afraid.
Zuko, the banished prince of the Fire Nation, believes that capturing the Avatar will restore his honor. He refuses to return home without being able to say he located and defeated the Avatar personally.
When the team finds a buried library to discover when Sozin's Comet would return, they are confronted by a spirit in the form of what?
The Spirit Library, guarded by an owl-like spirit named Wan Shi Tong, houses the information Aang needs to time his attack against the Fire Nation. Wan Shi Tong chases them out, angry that the knowledge they sought would be used for war.
Toph, or the "Blind Bandit" as she's known in the ring, is one of the most powerful earthbenders known. Her blindness forced her to explore bending as a way of seeing, and it became an integral part of her life.
Which of the following pairs is officially a couple at the end of the series?
Toph and Sokka
Zuko and Ty Lee
Mai and Ty Lee
Aang and Katara
Aang harbors a very obvious crush for Katara throughout much of the series, while Katara takes some time to view Aang as more than just a child. She initially shows feelings for Prince Zuko, but ultimately falls deeply in love with Aang.
Which of the following pairs was NOT a couple in "Avatar: The Last Airbender"?
Aang and Katara
Mai and Zuko
Toph and The Duke
Toph was the only member of Team Avatar without a significant other by the close of the series. Aang and Katara are known to marry after the series ends, but Mai and Zuko are just dating. Same for Sokka and Suki.
Sokka, the lovable buffoon who journeys with Aang and Katara, hails from where?
the Fire Nation
the Northern Air Temple
the Southern Water Tribe
Sokka is Katara's brother and is present when Avatar Aang emerges from his protective layer of ice. He's not a bender, but he approaches his position with a sense of humor and a determination to learn fighting skills.
Its supernatural powers would bolster the Fire Nation.
Aang and his friends learned that Sozin's Comet would give the Fire Nation enough power to finish conquering the known world, unless the Fire Lord were defeated first. The characters must accomplish their goals before the comet (here, a ticking time bomb) arrives.
If Aang reached it, his powers would grow exponentially.
It would tear a hole between the natural and spiritual world.
During the first war with the Fire Nation, which group was wiped out?
The Fire Nation launched a coordinated strike against the Air temples, resulting in genocide. Aang blamed himself for not being present to fight, but in reality, his survival was key to the continuation of the airbending line.
What becomes of Fire Lord Ozai and his daughter Azula?
They're both sentenced to death.
Ozai is imprisoned and Azula is committed.
They're too dangerous to let loose, but Zuko, Aang, and the other fire nation officials decide to let them live. Ozai spends his remaining days in prison, his bending gone; Azula is committed to a mental health institution.
They're banished to life in an iceberg.
They're sent to live out their days in the Spirit World.
Who is the only member of Team Avatar whose parents are both alive?
Katara, Zuko and Sokka all lost their mothers; Aang lost both his parents in the Fire Nation attack. Toph is not an orphan: both her parents live comfortably in the Earth Kingdom, but her relationship with them is strained.
Iroh delights in sharing his love for a good cup of tea and happily soaks up the praise his little tea shop receives during his time in Ba Sing Se. He does enjoy a good fight, but only when it's fair or when he can beat up some bad guys.
Which creature, known as the original firebender, taught Aang and Zuko how to fire bend without using rage?
Two ancient dragons, Ran and Shaw, helped Aang and Zuko master firebending and better understand the source of firebending power. This allowed Zuko and Aang to bend fire without fueling their bending with rage.
Zuko struggles mightily with his "destiny" and is eventually won over by seeing his beloved Uncle Iroh in prison and learning that his grandfather was Avatar Roku. He teaches Aang firebending and fights against the Fire Nation at the end of the series.
The rag-tag team of child rebels Jet assembled to wage guerrilla warfare against the Fire Nation soldiers is called what?
The Freedom Fighters frequently made small raids against the soldiers, stealing their supplies and generally annoying them. Katara trusted Jet blindly until she realized that he was happy to sacrifice innocent lives to achieve his goals.
While visiting the Northern Water Tribe, Aang and friends save it from what?
A giant spirit monster
A Fire Nation attack
Joining forces with Princess Yue, Aang and his friends manage to save the Northern Water Tribe from an invasion led by Admiral Zhao. Zhao intended to permanently destroy waterbending by killing the Moon Spirit, but was narrowly foiled by Yue sacrificing her life to save the Spirit.
What is the name of the beach where Zuko, Mai, Azula and Ty Lee face themselves?
Ember Island plays an important role in the lives and backstory of many of the show's characters. It brings up memories for Zuko and Azula, and it's where the Ember Island Players perform an extremely biased rendition of Aang and the gang's adventures.
The King of Omashu, a city in the Earth Kingdom, is actually who?
Aang's childhood friend
King Bumi was friends with Aang when he was a child and happily reveals his true identity after Aang completes various dangerous tasks. Bumi is fun-loving and slightly crazy, but also imparts some wisdom to Aang before they move on.
Which of the following characters is first to capture Aang?
Prince Zuko captures Aang early in the series, but Aang uses his airbending abilities to escape. He only surrendered in order to protect Sokka and Katara's village, so he has no qualms about fighting over open water.
Aang doesn't fully control his actions and might hurt those he loves.
Dying in the Avatar State means the cycle of reincarnation will end.
Both of the above.
Using the Avatar State comes with two big risks for Aang: because he didn't undergo proper training, he won't know how to control the Avatar State until he is much older. Secondly, if he should die while in the Avatar State, there could be no new Avatar: the line of Avatars would permanently end.
After striking Aang with a bolt of lightning, what does Azula tell Fire Lord Ozai?
That she killed the Avatar
That her brother, Zuko, killed the Avatar
She claims that giving Zuko the credit was all so that his honor would be restored in Ozai's eyes, but Zuko realizes that she's setting him up. If the Avatar isn't actually dead, Zuko will be the one blamed for failing.
Which character was secretly the renowned Blue Spirit?
Katara, Aang's water bending friend
Sokka, Katara's brother
Suki, one of the Kyoshi Warriors
Zuko, the banished Fire Nation prince
Zuko assumed the mask of the Blue Spirit when he rescued Aang from Zhao's prison (so he could recapture him later, of course). As a member of the Fire Nation, he couldn't risk being discovered aiding the Avatar.
The arrow tattoos that Aang sports are because of his status as an airbending master. When he received them at the age of twelve, he was the youngest airbender to receive this symbol of accomplishment.