Radar: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Sokka, fifteen and Ready for Lovemaking

With all of its questionable content and violence, Avatar: The Last Airbender is sure to have a lot of moments where the censors weren't guarding their posts.


Season One
  • In "Imprisoned", Sokka collects an assortment of nuts for dinner and they cannot go to a village to shop for fear of running into Fire Nation soldiers. The response from Katara and Aang is "I'd rather eat fireballs than nuts."
  • In "The Fortuneteller", Aang comes in beaming after eavesdropping on Katara's fortune
    Sokka: Looks like someone had a pretty good bathroom break.
    Aang: Y-yeah... when I was in there...
    Sokka: I don't even want to know.
  • In "The Waterbending Scroll," one of the pirates begins to lower his trousers to moon Zuko. The camera cuts away just before the nudity is exposed.

Season Two
  • In "The Cave of Two Lovers" the gang meets a group of nomads. Their behavior is basically that of a stereotypical hippie, bags under the eyes and all, and their leader is named Chong.
  • In "Bitter Work," Aang has to learn how to stand up to things like an Earthbender. Toph ends up going through his things and stealing his bag of nuts and his staff, which she uses to crack the nuts. Only in the end he has the balls to demand them back. The "delicate instrument" line from this scene doesn't help.
  • "The Drill". Not only is the long stick like drill very phallic in appearance, but when the slurry overflows it looks like a "climax" into the wall.
  • In "The Earth King" there is a scene where Zuko dreams about a serpentine dragon encircling him closely and whispering in his ear with Azula's voice, in a tone that can only be described as extremely seductive. Its exact words are "It's getting late, are you planning to retire soon, my lord? ...Relax, Fire Lord Zuko. Just let go. Give in to it." The Incest "Subtext" in that scene gets pretty close to just being "text", and would be pretty blatantly sexual even if the voice belonged to someone else.

Season Three
  • The dance in "The Headband" could be regarded as G-Rated Sex. Starts out slow and measured... and winds up with Katara and Aang panting and sweating profusely.
    Katara: Aang, everyone's watching us...
    Aang: Don't worry about them. It's just you and me right now...
  • "Nightmares and Daydreams": Zuko's and Mai's behaviour. Keep in mind Mai has an entire house to herself (the website states her family is still in Omashu), and Zuko got rid of the chaperones earlier in the episode. At one point, the camera cuts away while they're together at Mai's house late at night and we see Zuko wearing his hair in a top knot. When the show returns to their side of the story the next morning, Zuko is still there, lounging on her couch, that is in her bedroom, wearing the same clothes, with a badly messed up head of hair.
  • "The Day of Black Sun":
    • One to do with death rather than sex—although they couldn't directly show casualties, over the course of the battle in "Part 1: The Invasion", the number of Water Tribe warriors and Earth Kingdom soldiers we see noticeably dwindles.
    • Azula's downright lecherous line in "Part 2: The Eclipse" about Suki being her "favorite prisoner".
  • The episode "The Southern Raiders" became (in)famous among the fandom for what is a truly epic instance of this trope. Zuko bumps into a very flustered Suki on the way to Sokka's tent, and she hurriedly excuses herself. He walks into Sokka's tent to ask him a question and finds him pants-less and surrounded by flowers and candles. He even greets Zuko with a suggestive "Well helloooo..." before he realizes who it is. After a short talk, he rushes Zuko out and sticks his head out to call for Suki. And if there was any doubt, Sokka is shown the next morning fiddling with a flower necklace, for no apparent reason except to indicate he got lei'd and Suki got deflowered.

Others
  • Aang using "monkey feathers" as an apparent swear, the pronunciation of which is an almost perfect anagram of "motherfucker".
  • The fact that Zuko and Azula's subtext was about two inches away from being text the entire series. Really, it's surprising that they had subtext at all, considering this was a kids' show. To take that a step further, the fact that Azula generally looks and sounds like she's coming on to whoever she happens to be talking to at the moment raises some questionable implications.