->'''Katara:''' It's a random stranger that I can exhibit naive optimism towards! ''Yay'', naive optimism!\\
'''Aang:''' Uh... who are you?\\
'''Katara:''' An [[ThePollyanna optimist!]]\\
'''Sokka:''' And '''I'm''' a [[AgentScully skeptic!]] Skepticism, skepticism, ''skepticism''...\\
...\\
'''Katara:''' Hopeful optimism?\\
'''Sokka:''' ''Continued'' skepticism....
-->-- ''Characterization, Cliff Notes style.''

In yet another FollowTheLeader version of ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series]]'', [=GanXingba=] made an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged version]] of WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender. Can it capture the flavor of the original?

No, it really can't, which is sort of the point, but it keeps the basic character concepts roughly the same and just [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizes]] the bejezus out of them. Aang is an annoying, clueless idiot [[DoggedNiceGuy even more hopelessly in love with Katara]], Katara is shrill, overbearing, and [[SoapBoxSadie needlessly optimistic]], Sokka is [[OnlySaneMan much snarkier]], Zuko is a stereotypical EmoTeen, and, inexplicably [[RuleOfFunny but hilariously]], Momo is Mexican and Iroh is a [[AlterKocker stereotypical Jewish old man]] (not to mention that Ozai sounds like [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Hulk Hogan]], Azula speaks ValleyGirl and Pakku is the only [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish Water Tribesman]]). It works. It also gave us "Kung Fu Action Jesus".

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zltbcBlDtPg The first episode can be viewed here.]] [[http://avatarabridged.com/ Now has its own website]].
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!!This series provides examples of:

* AllPeriodsArePMS:
-->'''Sokka:''' Now sis, remember what we said about Waterbending when you're [=PMSing=]...
** In a commentary of episode one, the creator of the series explicitly stated that that joke is the one that he's gotten the most criticism for and admits that it wasn't a very good idea anyway.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: "Our wedding's gonna have ponies... and flowers... and ponies..."
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Viciously parodied with Jet and Katara.
* AlterKocker: Iroh
* ArmorIsUseless: "This papier-mâché armor is useless!"
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: See ForeignQueasine below.
* ATeamFiring: Zuko's gunships. "I don't even have to dodge. He just kinda misses."
* AttentionWhore: Aang.
* AuthorAvatar: Much of the series is AuthorAvatar for [=GanXingba=] to point out plot holes and other logical inconsistencies. The comet conversation between Aang and Avatar Roku, for example.
* AxCrazy: King Bumi.
--> '''Katara:''' "Well, at least we know we weren't in any real danger."
--> '''Bumi:''' "Oh no, I was ''definitely'' going to kill you."
** Also Jet, with a healthy dose of paranoia.
* BadassMustache: In the "Day of Black Stache" special, Haru's mustache [[spoiler: which is so powerful that it can single-handedly defeat Fire Lord Ozai]].
* BecauseISaidSo: Roku's explanation about the comet giving firebenders more power.
* BerserkButton: Do not be the guy who didn't call Mike Tyson 'Iron Man' (ep. 6). Also see TrashTalk below.
** "THEY'RE NOT MUTTON CHOOOOOOOPS!!!!"
* BrainBleach: "Now I'm scarred physically ''and'' mentally!"
** [[spoiler:The closest Aang can manage is to burn Appa's harness, bathe him a dozen times and find a therapist (re. ep 11).]]
* BrainlessBeauty: Poor, poor Zuko.
-->'''Jin:''' You're lucky you're hot, you know that?
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-cnbr62Clc Episode 6]] was devoted to this very concept.
-->'''Jet:''' You're too late to stop me.\\
'''Aang:''' Please. I'm the Avatar. You can't even bend! You don't stand a- (''crashes into tree with a loud thud'') Okay, seriously, ''what the crap''? [[WhoWritesThisCrap Who wrote this episode?]] [[spoiler: It was Zuko.]]
* BringMyBrownPants: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24uo7dUf8hk Episode 5]].
* BrickJoke:
-->'''Katara:''' *sigh* Crushed optimism...
* ButtMonkey: Sokka
-->'''Sokka:''' Well Aang, because when I'm being pursued by people who want to kill me, I'd rather throw them off by walking through a dense forest than ''fly through an empty sky on a giant freaking bison''!
-->'''Katara:''' That may make sense, but since you're trying to be the leader, I'm guessing this is gonna fail horribly.
-->'''Sokka:''' Oh c'mon, [[TemptingFate the writers don't hate me that muuuu....]]
** He hangs a lampshade on it in Episode 9.
--->'''Bato:''' You should try to find your friend Aang.
--->'''one transition later, Sokka and Katara are being chased by a mercenary'''
--->'''Sokka:''' Why do I ever listen to ''anybody!?''
** Zuko is as well, and he hangs a lampshade on it in Episode 9.
---> '''Zuko:''' That's it! I'm not gonna let myself be humiliated anymore--* gets struck by the shirshu's tongue* OH THIS IS JUST EXCESSIVE!
* CallingTheOldManOut: Katara calling out Master Paku about his ideals of female fighters
* CallingYourAttacks
---> '''Katara:''' [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom BESERKER BARRAAGE!]]
* CampGay: Haru. Just... Haru.
* CanadaEh: Lieutenant Jee.
-->Zuko: "[[HypocriticalHumor Jee, your accent is ruining our image!]]"
* CastingGag: The warden in "Imprisoned" is gay. Who voiced him in the actual show? George Takei.
* CharacterExaggeration: Naturally.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Hinted at with Zhao's naval crew, as opposed to Zuko's (see CanadaEh below)
--> "They're all lined up in a straight line with their guns pointed the same way... they're probably French."
* ChickMagnet: Iroh, to the tune of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVXkMKgTr-Q#t=5m 5000 points on "The Game of Love"]]. Also qualifies as a KavorkaMan.
* CombatCommentator: added to the big [[spoiler:Katara vs Pakku fight]] in ep. 11.
* CombatPragmatist: [[PlayingWithFire Iroh's]] [[GroinAttack fireball]].
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: ''"Zuzu's Date"''. [[spoiler: At first]].
--> '''Zuko''': I don't think rabbits can operate screwdrivers without opposable thumbs.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Jet, with his "crazed theories" about the Freemasons and Illuminati. In fact Viacom deleted this episode because Jet knew too much of the truth.
* CrazySurvivalist: Jet, leading the battle against the Martians... Er, Fire Nation, basically {{Expy}}ing a mix of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and The Question from JusticeLeagueUnlimited.
* CutAndPasteTranslation: Will rearrange the order of episodes, paste two [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcIlpeaR48I (or more)]] episodes as one, and radically alter some plots instead of just abridging them. But this is likely more for RuleOfFunny than anything else.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Episode 9 again.
-->"Now that we can conveniently move, I have a convenient plan that conveniently involves these convenient vats of perfume they conveniently make at this temple!"
-->"How convenient!"
-->'''Bumi:''' So in other words, they went postal! Get it? Postal, mail delivery system...
** Yes? No? Maybe? Lobster?
* DirtyKid: Aang. Twelve years old, and he propositions Katara for some make-up sex.
* DontExplainTheJoke: King Bumi has this as almost his entire personality:
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:Chong]] in episode 5.
* ElSpanishO: Sokka attempting to communicate with Momo.
* EmoTeen: '''Zuko'''.
* EntendreFailure: On the Zuzu's Date episode, his date tries every innuendo short of saying that she wants to have sex with him, failing to get across her meaning to Zuko. In the end, she flat out says that she wants to have sex with him, and instantly, Zuko is transformed from whiny bitch to lady's man extraordinaire.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Yeah, Aang's gonna go play with penguins now. Yeah, penguins, yeah!
* {{Eyedscreen}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhVPxYCXeRA Episode 8.]] At least twice.
* FollowTheLeader: Sister production ''ATAS TV'' is modelled after AMVHell.
* ForeignQueasine: Episode 9. [[spoiler: Batou serves up [[{{Squick}} whale testicles and even more in Episode 11: "In honor of the Avatar's arrival (and my daughter Yue's sweet sixteen) please enjoy this feast of seal testicles, penguin testicles, polar bear testicles,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and gazpacho."]].]]
* ForScience: Complete with Trumpet Music, and that makes everything okay.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In Episode 6, when the kids are cheering for Jet's speech, you can hear someone say 'sieg heil' among the cheers. May also double as CrossesTheLineTwice.
* GambitRoulette: Episode 8
-->'''Zhao:''' Well darn, it looks like I'm out of luck barring a sudden promotion, like the one arriving right now.
-->'''Colonel Shinu:''' What!? There's no way you could have timed this down to the second!
-->'''Zhao:''' Of course I can. I went to the [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] School of Strategy. I can practically predict the future.
* GivingUpOnLogic: Sokka comes dangerously close to it when he lampshades the SchizoTech of the series.
* TheGhost: [=GanXingba=] himself. He's one of the very few abridgers who has publicized basically nothing about his personal life, despite doing not only this show but being a part of the high-profile TeamFourStar. (His real name ''can'' be found on the Intarwebs, but that's about it.)
* TheHyena: Yue is an odd case. Most of her dialogue is just her giggling girlishly. Even when she cries.
* IdiotBall: Sokka actually caught "stupid" as a disease. Then Katara came down with it.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Zuko
-->'''Aang:''' I don't even really have to dodge. He just kind of misses."
* [[KungFuJesus Kung Fu (Action) Jesus]]:
-->"Kung Fu Action Jesus!
-->He's fightin' the bad guys
-->And making them pay,
-->With magic kung fu
-->He'll save the day!
-->It's Kung Fu Action Jesus!"
* LargeHam: Ozai would be right at home in WWE.
-->'''Ozai:''' OZAI-MANIA'S ABOUT TO RUN ''WILD''. ON ''YOUR '''FACE!'''''
* LarynxDissonance: Especially Katara. [[spoiler:Or at least until she TookALevelInBadass.]]
* LeetLingo: from the generic "ROFLMAO learn to play n00bs!" (ep 5) to the less common "TTFN!" (ep 9).
* ManOfAThousandVoices
* [[spoiler:MileHighClub]]: [[spoiler:"You did WHAT with Yue on APPA?!?"]]
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Sokka even more than in the original series.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Steam. Powered. Jet. Skis.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny- Do ''not'' bother Iroh during "Naked Iroh Time".
-->'''Zuko:''' Awww, now I'm scarred physically ''and'' [[BrainBleach mentally]]!
* NaughtyNuns: Once again, Episode 9
-->'''Sokka:''' Wow Bato, the nuns let you stay here for ''free?!''
-->'''Bato:''' Let's just say they haven't exactly seen a man in a while...
* NowYouTellMe:
-->'''Gyatso:''' Remember, Aang, if you ever fall into the water during a storm, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDomxo4Ut5U#t=3m16 never freeze yourself in a block of ice like a complete idiot.]]
* OhCrap: Pakku in Episode 11 during his fight with Katara.
--> Pakku: Ohohoho!!!! Oh, you sure showed me lass! Ohoho--CHRIST ON A CRACKER!!!
* OnlySaneMan: Definitely Sokka. This status is firmly established in episode 10.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: "If I acknowledge that part of my character, the plot falls apart! I don't have a choice."
* PrecisionFStrike: Katara's [[CallingtheOldManOut calling Pakku out]] in episode 11.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Give... me... that... chocolate!"
* PungeonMaster: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84lw4ouziF4 Amon]].
* SarcasmMode- "''Sarcastic'' skepticism"
* SchizoTech:
-->'''Sokka:''' LetMeGetThisStraight: you can invent tanks (invented 1915), jet skis (invented 1973), and a gi-''gantic'' friggin' ''drill'' (invented [[ExtyYearsFromNow 20XX]])... but the concept of a ''hot air balloon''(invented 1783)... eluuuuudes you. ...I hate this world and everyone in it.
* ShoutOut: Tons, in TheAbridgedSeries [[ReferenceOverdosed tradition]].
** [[Series/{{House}} It's not lupus.]]
** Aang questions why Bato doesn't [[GhostInTheShell have cybernetic eyes]].
** [[CaptainPlanet Heart being crossed out of the four elements. Also note Katara's pronunciation of 'mmwwwwWATER' towards the end.]]
** And Jet's obsession with shoelaces alludes to one of [[JusticeLeagueUnlimited the Question's best known lines.]] "The tips of shoelaces are called aglets - their true purpose is sinister."
** There's no way June's voice isn't a nod to [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Doctor Girlfriend]].
** In episode ten, Aang wants to be absolutely sure that they will be flying into a zone that is extremely dangerous. [[Film/TopGun A "Danger Zone", if you will.]]
** Episode 8: "[[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Gentlemen, BEHOLLLD]]!!"
** "[[MarxBrothers Why a duck? Why a duck?!]]"
** Zhao went to the [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] School of Strategy; he can practically predict the future!
*** Culminating in a dramatic "Just as planned... OhCrap." moment.
** [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} "Hey, Wolverine, nice side burns!" "Why thank you, Cyclops, how's the eye?"]]
** Yue sounding like the chick from ''KungPow'' initially.
** Bumi: [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail What... is your name? [...] What... is your quest?]]
** '''Zhao:''' [[Franchise/StarWars When we last met, I was but the learner. Now, I am the master!]]
--> '''Jeong Jeong:''' [[Franchise/StarWars Only a master of evil, Zhao]]
** [[JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged Colonel Avdol]]: "Admiral Zhao... I have leaned over a great deal of time the only to defeat the Northern Water Tribe... is to burn it."
*** Which in itself calls back a similar shout-out in Antfish's own series where Abdul has an ImagineSpot where he is crowned as "Fire Lord Abdul," and when he's snapped out of it, he screams "I WILL DESTROY THE AVATAR!" Aang, voiced by Gangxingba, pops in and adds his disapproval of this plan.
** And, at the end of the first episode, a reference to ''another'' series of videos (Avatar Stupidity).
--> '''Aang''': Who are you?
--> '''Katara''': I'm Kata-
--> '''Aang''': [[Film/JamesBond Pussy Galore?]] I must be in heaven!
--> '''Katara''': *angry* You will be in a second!
* SideEffectsInclude: The side effects for Haru's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44yrY9YO3tc&list=PL2E5F4D8CC665D8FB&index=4&feature=plpp_video Sexyfine Shampoo]] are as follows: "Headaches, blood clots, green rashes, gonorrhea, albinism, thumb cancer, chocolate cravings, heroin addiction, pregnancy, ear mutation, increased risk of cyborg koala attack, the apocalypse, and Zutara." Your Millage May Vary if that last one is a case of ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or not.
* SmiteMeOhMightySmiter: "Why a duck? Why a duck?!"
* SnubByOmission:
--> '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSwNcdJG6AI#t=1m39 King Bumi:]]''' Good try, but if you want to save the girl -\\
'''Sokka:''' And Sokka!
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: Amon's jokes consistently fail to get a laugh out of the audience, but he never stops his drive to make it as a comedian (or at least find someone who does at least find his jokes funny).
* StalkerWithACrush: In fact, she is named Stalker Girl.
** Zuko with Katara. He even had a lock of her hair.
--> '''Iroh:''' You took a lock of that water tribe girl's hair?
--> '''Zuko:''' Well, yeah. I just wanted a piece of her with me everywhere I went.
* StayInTheKitchen: Master Paku believes that if woman aren't healers or summoners they should be this.
--> Master Paku: '''"So go learn to heal or get in the kitchen and make some babies!"''
* SteamPunk: Addressing its absurdity in episode 10.
** '''Sokka:''' Steam... powered... ''jet skis''.
* StockScream: there's a Wilhelm early in ep. 9.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In the first episode, Sokka, Aang and Zuko all mention the "iceberg pinata" explanation for a HumanPopsicle. Later, we learn that Aang and Zuko are both amazingly obsessed with eating Lucky Charms for breakfast.
* TemptingFate: "Wow, what a normal and uneventful day we're having, surely ''nothing exciting and life-changing could hap-'' "
** [[RuleOfThree Why a duck? Why a duck?!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp9oxRr4poc Ep. 11]] devotes up to 40 seconds in the opening to this.
* TheseQuestionsThree
* TookALevelInBadass: Aang can effortlessly own anyone, provided he's not being written by [[spoiler: Zuko]].
** Katara in episode 11.
* TrashTalk: Aang loses it when a glider pilot "does the ancient Airbender equivalent of You Got Served."
-->'''Aang:''' So you think you're hot shit, huh, but I got news for yo' punk ass! You ain't got nothin'! Ho ho, what is this, loop-de-loops? Get that J.V. shit outta here, son!
** The Guy Aang's trashing? Teo. Sokka treats it as a WhatTheHellHero after the reveal.
*** He's handicapable.
* ValleyGirl: Azula, apparently.
* WeirdnessCensor: Sokka is starting to question some of the absurdities he runs into.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Zuko ("Time to make Daddy love me!")
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: When Aang states that he's master of all the elements, the four main elements' symbols are shown around him. A heart symbol then suddenly appears but is quickly X'd out.
* WhatTheHellHero: Aang gets the recieving end of this for laughs in episodes 9 with the map (''Then they wouldn't be paying attention to ME!!'') and in episode 10 with Aang trash-talking Teo (you remember, the kid in the wheelchair.)
-->'''Sokka''': ''Wow, Aang! You're an ass!''
* TheWorfEffect: Zuko. "''Not so fast Avat''[[ThisIsGonnaSuck ooooh noooo...]]"
* WorthIt: Sokka's attitude to sacrificing the air balloon's fuel source to get rid of Kenny Loggins music.
** Also why Zhao just watched Aang kick Zuko's ass rather than stop him from getting away.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Master Paku. His sexism is now a combination of StayInTheKitchen and the exception that female protagonists must [[Franchise/FinalFantasy remain in the back row and heal or summon monsters.]]
* {{Yandere}}: One episode character Meng is turned into one.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Iroh.
* YourOtherLeft: "Down Fluffles, down! * ffwump* "No, the other down!" * whump*

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->'''Katara:''' Encouraging optimism?\\
'''Aang:''' Yeah, [[OverusedRunningGag I'm gonna have to ask you guys to stop doing that]].
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