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''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a series so popular that it's no surprise that it has a huge number of [[MemeticMutation memes]] that fans will be familiar with.


[[folder: The Series ]]

* "Cactus juice, it's the quenchiest!" [[labelnote:Explanation]] In the episode ''The Desert'', Sokka drinks some cactus juice and has a MushroomSamba.[[/labelnote]]
** "IT'S A GIANT MUSHROOM! Maybe it's friendly!" and "Friendly mushroom! Mushy giant friend!" [[labelnote:Explanation]] [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDesert Later in that episode he sees a mushroom shaped cloud and says this.]][[/labelnote]]
* "[[UnsportsmanlikeGloating Yes! We have defeated you for all time!]] [[SeriousBusiness You will never rise from the ashes of your shame and humiliation]]!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the wake of defeating ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards, the pervasive meme was this quote from Azula, after she beats some people at volleyball. Unfortunately ''[=SpongeBob=]'' has won every year since.[[/labelnote]]
* Zuko is a Master Cockblocker. [[labelnote:Explanation]]There's a truly ''epic'' instance of GettingCrapPastTheRadar where Zuko accidentally interrupts Sokka and Suki's attempts to have sex. Later on, when they go to the theater, he sits between Aang and Katara just as Aang was trying to sidle up "smoothly" to her.[[/labelnote]]
* "'''[[AccidentalInnuendo PENETRATING THE WALLS OF BA SING SE?!?]]'''" [[labelnote:Explanation]]More GettingCrapPastTheRadar, this time involving [[FreudWasRight a colossal drill]] and The Impenetrable City of Ba Sing Se.[[/labelnote]]
* "Thank you, the universe." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sokka mentions the group's incredibly bad luck immediately before a giant water serpent attacks some pursuing enemies, allowing them to escape and prompting this line.[[/labelnote]]
* "[[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Katara of the Southern Water Tribe]]. [[YouKilledMyFather You killed my mother.]] [[PrepareToDie Prepare to die!]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]][[BeamMeUpScotty Though not even remotely close to what was actually said]], the situation in the episode "The Southern Raiders" was so similar to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' that this meme was formed.[[/labelnote]]
* The whole of "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]", a SelfParody of the series containing massive {{Flanderization}} and outright inaccuracies regarding the characters:
** "[[LampshadeHanging HOOONNNOOOOOOOR!]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Play!Zuko After getting killed by Play!Azula.[[/labelnote]]
** "Wait, did Jet just die?" "You know, it was really unclear." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The [[WriterOnBoard writers]] hanging a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] on the fact that ExecutiveMeddling had forced them to leave Jet's fate unclear.[[/labelnote]]
*** Often warped into, "Wait did X just Y?" "You know, it was really unclear." For example, from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': "Wait, did [[spoiler:the Lieutenant]] just die?" "You know, it was really unclear." Or "Wait, did Mako [[spoiler:even break up with Asami]]?" "It was really unclear." And now as of Season 3 Episode 10: "Wait, did [[spoiler:Zaheer kill the Earth Queen, or just knock her out and capture her]]?" "You know, it was really unclear."
** "Avatar state, yip yip!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Play!Aang's CatchPhrase.[[/labelnote]]
** "These memes are so good, they're making me tearbend!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Play!Katara is a big crybaby.[[/labelnote]]
** "Choose treachery! It's more fun!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Play!Iroh during the play's version of Zuko's HeelFaceRevolvingDoor moment.[[/labelnote]]
** "That... wasn't a good play." "I'll say." "No kidding." "Horrible." "You said it." "But the effects were decent." [[labelnote:Explanation]]A universal response to Creator/MNightShyamalan's [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]], as, AdaptationDecay squared, but it had VisualEffectsOfAwesome. And Iroh's awesomeness ALWAYS triumphs.[[/labelnote]]
* [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Fire Lord Ozai would've gotten away with it if it weren't for]] [[YouMeddlingKids those meddling kids!]]
* Toph [[LivingLieDetector knows when you lie]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Toph's DisabilitySuperpower allows her to sense heartbeats and therefore when someone is lying.[[/labelnote]]
** And [[PowerPerversionPotential she can hear you fap]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]An enormous piece of FridgeLogic that concludes Toph knows ''everything'' that anyone is doing in close proximity to her.[[/labelnote]]
** You got that right, twinkle-toes! [[labelnote:Explanation]][[TheNicknamer Toph]]'s name for Aang, used throughout her conversations with him.[[/labelnote]]
* [[MemeticBadass WANG FIRE]]! ''The supernatural embodiment of manliness and beards!''[[labelnote:Explanation]]The name Sokka uses when he disguises himself with a beard, while in the Fire Nation[[/labelnote]]
** The only element Wang Fire bends is the element of surprise.
* I AM MELON LORD! [[EvilLaugh MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name Toph creates for a training dummy, briefly treating it as a real person.[[/labelnote]]
* I'd like to spend my vacation '''AT THE LIBRARY!''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sokka's failed attempt to be dramatic.[[/labelnote]]
* '''SECRET TUNNEL! SECRET TUNNEL! THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN! SECRET, SECRET, SECRET, SECRET TUNNEL! Yeah!''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]A bard in "Cave of Two Lovers" begins ad-libbing this song rather loudly the moment he hears about the tunnel.[[/labelnote]]
** Hey, I remember that line of the song! '''AND ''DIED....'''''
* {{Victory is boring}}. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Mai, after she and Ty Lee defeat Sokka and Katara.[[/labelnote]]
* [[YuppieCouple MY]] [[FruitCart CABBAGES!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A RunningGag where some cabbage merchant gets his mechandise destroyed in some form.[[/labelnote]]
* [[CoolOldGuy Iroh]] [[TrademarkFavoriteFood just wants]] [[ASpotOfTea his cup of tea]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Iroh's affection for tea is legendary. The creators even admitted (jokingly?) that [[CargoShip IrohXTea]] was canon.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/creepy-katara Creepy Katara]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]An [[AccidentalNightmareFuel unintentionally creepy]] screenshot of Katara in ‘The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion’.[[/labelnote]]
* I laugh at gravity all the time. Haha! Gravity. [[labelnote:Explanation]]After hearing legends of Airbenders still at the Northern Air Temple, Aang explains that he also laughs at gravity.[[/labelnote]]
* My first girlfriend turned into the moon...[[labelnote:Explanation]]Sokka, completely deadpan, sums up how the call kills one's dating life.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL37UEdQTvA That's rough, buddy.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Zuko is a master of empathy.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://rabidcyrus.deviantart.com/art/Foaming-Mouth-Guy-150862666?q=gallery%3Asirfrothers%2F25506925&qo=9 Frothers, Foamy, Foaming At The Mouth Guy, Crazy Foaming Mouth Guy, Rabid Fanboy]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A character whose only defined trait was to collapse into a frothing seizure upon mention of the Avatar[[/labelnote]]
* This one only pops up among the anime fanbase, with which the general ''Avatar'' fanbase has some crossover, but mentioning the series on an anime discussion board will generate numerous cries of "Anime ja nai!" ("Not an anime!") or links to ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwRlvn1v8Ns opening]].
* With the debut of the Promise comics comes the fandom's general confusion (and amusement) at Aang and Katara calling each other "sweetie." Some find it endearing, others, not so much. Either way, there's no shortage of jokes about it.
* The Boulder. An obvious parody of [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]].[[note]]"The Boulder feels conflicted".[[/note]]
** Parody would've been further enhanced had they succeeded in their attempt to get him to voice the character.
*** Further enhanced instead by having his old tag-team partner MickFoley voice the character. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Foley voiced the Boulder with the same tone that he used to poke fun at the Rock with, making the Boulder a parody of a parody within a parody.[[/labelnote]]
* Any crossover with [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]], [[JustForPun for obvious reasons]].
* It was a normal day, '''[[http://fanuary.tumblr.com/post/25128544309/everything-sounds-better-when-you-add-but-everything but then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]]''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Started on Tumblr (linked above), when someone thought that it would be humorous to add the tag to everything. Another reason was the fans noticed that a handful of important characters in the series were orphaned by Fire Benders, which became the series scapegoat.[[/labelnote]]
** "But then, everything changed when the Water Tribe attacked." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The second season premiere of ''The Legend of Korra'' has the Northern Water Tribe invading the Southern, and it's hard not to draw parallels.[[/labelnote]]
** "But then, everything changed when the Earth Kingdom attacked." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Season 4 of ''The Legend of Korra; has [[KnightTemplar Kuvira]] using more extreme methods to "reunite the Earth Kingdom."[[/labelnote]]
* Zuko the [[{{Adorkable}} awkward]] [[MixAndMatchCritters turtle-duck]] [[labelnote:Explanation:]]Scenes for ''Zuko Alone'' and the third season show that Zuko was fond of the the turtle-ducks in the palace garden's pond. Fans thought it was [[{{Squee}} cute and endearing]].[[/labelnote]]
* "There is no war in Ba Sing Se" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Originally from the Book 2 episode Lake Loagai, where Judi and Jet, among others, are brainwashed into believing just that. Now frequently used as a sarcastic remark to an obviously wrong statement.[[/labelnote]]
* Katara's joke about the "Not as Much of a Jerk as You Could Have Been" Award inspired [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/81/a5/14/81a514f8deea561a6a3558254e817dab.jpg this image]] which, in turn, inspired [[https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/bf/2f/de/bf2fdeeb6ce79575509cdbb9e6811595.jpg comics]] and even [[http://rebloggy.com/post/cosplay-atla-zuko-costume-avatar-the-last-airbender-myc-lfcc/26704121236 cosplay]]. The award has also been given to [[http://30-seconds-to-marx.tumblr.com/post/25731861504/lets-give-tarrlok-the-not-as-big-of-a-jerk-as Tarrlok]], [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/00/72/cf/0072cfc58ead9be6c337986c835155a4.jpg Eska, Desna]], and [[http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/10848128_1526125140859743_1052668369_a.jpg Zaheer]]. It's also found use outside the ''Avatar'' fandom.


[[folder: [[Film/The Last Airbender The Movie ]]
* The Racebending community was created in protest of casting decisions made by Creator/MNightShyamalan for ''Film/TheLastAirbender''. Named after the hiring of Caucasians playing Aang, Sokka and Katara as well as ''[[UnfortunateImplications brown people]]'' as the Fire Nation. Thus, phrases like "Aang ain't white" and "Aang Can Stay Asian And Still Save the World" became popular among some ''Avatar'' fans.
** And the quotes [[FakeNationality "Caucasian and any other ethnicities"]] and [[CriticalResearchFailure "If you're Korean, wear a kimono"]] shows how ridiculous the casting calls could be.
** It has become popular to make light of the UnfortunateImplications of the RaceLift that occurred in the movie by saying: "Wait, so the good guys are white and not Asian? [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken What a twist!]]"
* Before the movie had even come out, early test screening reviews mentioned a scene that has turned the phrase "punching the fish" [[http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/063/7/3/PUNCH_A_FISH_IN_THE_FACE_by_Booter_Freak.png into a meme]][[note]]He actually stabs it with a knife.[[/note]].
** Speaking of Movie!Zhao, did you hear that he found a secret library? He got a scroll that his men are trying to decipher, did he mention that it was a SECRET LIBRARY? [[labelnote:Note]]The wonderful Rufftoon of Website/DeviantArt, who worked as a storyboard artist on the animated version, pointed out that Zhao mentioned the library (That's supposed to be a ''secret'') several times, as compared to the one time it was vaguely mentioned in the series. The meme was created after she posted a series of humorous guides and overviews of the movie. The one containing this meme is [[http://rufftoon.deviantart.com/art/Last-Airbender-spoilers-01-170091089 here]].[[/labelnote]]
** [[Series/TheDailyShow Senior Fire Nation Correspondent Commander Zhao.]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Zhao is played by Assif Mandvi, one of the main ''Daily Show'' correspondents[[/labelnote]]
*** "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic I can hardly explain what I'm seeing, John, but the Moon just came back!"]]
* [[http://i.imgur.com/SL93L.gif PEBBLE DANCE!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Six earthbenders. Four seconds of ''kata''. One rock, slightly larger than a human head.[[/labelnote]]
-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Kevin Murphy]]''': Let us never speak of what just happened again.
** The pebble dance has gotten so popular, [[http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b96/Burpcycle/Avatarrock.gif fans have put the]] [[http://i.imgur.com/QAytYsU.gif cabbage man in it.]] And there's also one with [[http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z73/Wolf_of_the_Winter/GIFs/127890939736.gif Aang learning to bend earth.]]
*** Don't forget Bolin from ''The Legend of Korra'' [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/215/f/3/pebble_dance_by_yellowwatermelon-d43pcyr.gif got one too...]]
* [[http://pics.livejournal.com/aang/pic/001g9e4s Kat-tackle!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Katara pushing over a random guard and then just standing there.[[/labelnote]]
** "Are you an airbender, boy?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]What the random guard said that causes this.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5J7inpYSoE AANG! JUST ONCE!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]How the many changes in the movie affects the audience. Case in point, one fan bemoaned the fact that Aang's name was pronounced as Ong.[[/labelnote]]
* X! Why are you acting this way? There's Y right beneath your feet! The Z is the extension of who you are! [[labelnote:Explanation:]]A speech to some prisoners, made incredibly bizarre because of [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication the large deviation from the equivalent moment in the series.]][[/labelnote]]
* [[/folder]]

[[folder: X scene was cut from the movie because it was too "distracting". ]]

* "[[ShapedLikeItself We need to show them that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in their beliefs.]]" is very popular in capslock_atla.
** Speaking of which, there's a spiritual place. The city was built around [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment this place]].
** [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/aerieel/26055487/4497/4497_original.jpg Yue's penis hair]]. [[UnfortunateCharacterDesign Dear god, her penis hair...]]
* Movie!Ozai's glowing ass, as shown in the picture above.
* [[HilariousInHindsight At least the effects were decent.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Originated from the Ember Island Players, the effects ''are'' in fact one of the few saving graces of the movie.[[/labelnote]]
* That boy's an earthbender, he was bending tiny stones at us from behind a tree. It ''really'' hurt! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Proof that the movie Fire Nation are pretty weak.[[/labelnote]]
* [[BigYes ....Yes.]]
* '''''HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO''''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]A battle cry done horribly.[[/labelnote]]
** [[WebVideo/CinemaSins "That's a battle cry Little Richard would've come up with."]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA]]?
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqyQsN2LkA LET THE DOGS OUT]]?
* I am pleased. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Good news pleases Fire Lord Ozai.[[/labelnote]]
* '''BRING ME... ALL YOUR ELDERLY!!!''' [[labelnote:Explanation]] The movie version of Zuko's line asking the Southern Water Tribe [[MemeticMolester makes it sound like he has a fetish for old people]]. In the show itself, he says the more specific and less dirty-sounding "I'm looking for the avatar. He'd be about this age [at this point, Zuko grabs Gran-Gran as an example of how old the avatar would be], master of all four elements." [[/labelnote]]
* Watch out for the Fire Nation '''''and their machines.'''''
* My brother and (insert girl's name here) became friends right away.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Sokka developed a romantic relationship with Princess Yue of the Northern Water Tribes in the series. Here, their first meeting is condensed to maybe this one sentence[[/labelnote]]
* To get airbending tattoos, you have to meditate...for long periods of time, without losing focus. Some of the great monks...can meditate...for four days. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Stoicism. Dramatic emphasis. Unnecessary information sharing. All rolled...into.....one.[[/labelnote]]
* The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai.[[labelnote:Explanation]]While a line from the show, it is often used by fans whenever anyone brings up the movie in a fan thread, particularly on Reddit.[[/labelnote]]