Avatar: EVERY Bender Ranked! | Avatar the Last Airbender & Legend of Korra
Grab your cactus juice and place your bets! In Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, we meet tons of capable benders- but we’re shown that they all have wildly varying power levels. Where does everyone stack up?
Okay let’s establish some ground rules! For the purposes of this video, we’re focusing on characters that originated in these two primary series, not the comics- though we will be citing the comic to contextualize certain characters and their feats. We’ll also be grouping some folks together, noting who is a stand out within those groups, obviously we don’t want to waste our time breaking down each individual soldier of the Dali.
We’re also glossing over some folks- healers who don’t fight and characters that show no quantifiable level of bending on screen, like that Canyon Guide whose like “AH MY LEG” and then GTFOs, or Fire Lord Izumi who we simply just assume can bend.
The rankings are developed based on multiple factors, raw power is a big one, but a dexterous mastery of technique is also important, as is a character’s potential to use rare subforms of bending such as Blood or Metal Bending. Sometimes characters who’ve bested others in battle will rank lower, but it’s important to remember that exploiting a weakness or getting a lucky shot off doesn’t necessarily mean the winner of a fight is more powerful. Think Mako vs Ming-hua, Ming-hua has a unique mastery of water but is beaten thanks to good old Pokemon type weaknesses. We’ll be including power-ups like the Avatar state in this list, this is mostly because it’s impossible to gauge certain characters without their power-ups as they do little to no bending on screen without them. Obviously these rulings leave some room for debate, so feel free to add your 2 cents to the comments, just please be respectful to your fellow Avatar fans.