The '''''Avatar: The Last Airbender''''' universe is a canon created by Creator/BryanKonietzko and [[Creator/MichaelDanteDiMartino Michael Dante DiMartino]] for Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}.

It takes place in a ConstructedWorld divided into nations based around the elements of [[MakingASplash water]], [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], and [[BlowYouAway air]]. Some people from each nation, called "benders", have the ability to [[ElementalPowers control]] the element on which their nation is based on.

However, one character, called the Avatar, is incarnated into each of the nations in an endless cycle, and he or she has the ability to bend all four elements. The main character of each work is this Avatar, and he or she must undergo the trials, tribulations, and responsibility of holding that power.

!!Works in the canon

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* A number of short comics first published in Nick Magazine and later collected in ''Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Lost Adventures''. All but two[[note]]"New Recruits" and "Gym Time"[[/note]] are considered canon by WordOfGod. [[invoked]]
* ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise''
* ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch''
* ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderRebound''
* ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRift''
* ''Avatar: The Last Airbender - Shells''


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''The Legend of Korra'' (upcoming)

!!Non-canon works based on the franchise
* ''WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar''
* ''Film/TheLastAirbender''
* ''Zuko's Story''
!!Tropes common to the franchise:

* {{Animesque}}: The art style of the franchise is based on anime, as admitted by the creators themselves, especially the work of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.
* ConstructedWorld
* ElementalPowers: A central ability of the franchise. The franchise calls it "bending."
** BlowYouAway: Airbending
** DishingOutDirt: Earthbending
*** ExtraOreDinary: Metalbending
** MakingASplash: Waterbending
*** AnIcePerson: A further ability of water-benders.
*** PeoplePuppets: Bloodbending, the DangerousForbiddenTechnique of Waterbenders
*** SwissArmySuperpower: Waterbending has the most versatility of all the bending styles since its limit is based on the power and skill of the bender and their creativity.
** PlayingWithFire: Firebending
*** ShockAndAwe: Lightningbending
** [[SoulPower Chi/Spirit/Energy-bending]]: The Avatar's unique power to remove and/or restore people's ability to bend.
* ExpandedUniverse: The Comic Books as well as canonical comic strips.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The four nations borrow features from real-life historical nations.
* FantasyGunControl: Played with in that explosives and gunpowder are prevalent, and a cannon is seen in ''ATLA'', but even in the 1920's style setting of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', handheld guns aren't seen.
** DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Even though the above are prevalent and seem to be legal, bloodbending has been revealed to be downright illegal in Korra, with the punishment being a life sentence.
* FantasyWorldMap: Shown in the beginning of each show.
* GodInHumanForm: The eponymous Avatar.
* LegacyCharacter: The Avatar, via reincarnation.
* {{Reincarnation}}: The Avatar's spirit, never truly dies as it continuosly reincarnates into a new body at death. However, if the Avatar is killed in the Avatar State, the Avatar would truly die.
* TheVerse
* TropeOverdosed