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** During their Agni Kai in the Season 1 episode "The Storm", Zuko tells his father, voiced by [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] himself, "I will not fight you" in the exact same intonation Luke does.

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** During their Agni Kai in the Season 1 episode "The Storm", Zuko tells his father, voiced [[Creator/MarkHamill by [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] himself, Skywalker himself]], "I will not fight you" in the exact same intonation Luke does.

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* In "Sozin's Comet: Part 3", Zuko ends his Agni Kai with Azula by performing a low-sweeping fire slice, spinning on his back and flaring his legs out. [[Creator/DanteBasco His voice actor would be proud.]]

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** Aang's nightmare about Sozin's comet has some creepy imagery, like [[Film/LordOfTheRings the top of the Fire nation palace emitting an evil red aura]], and [[Film/JacobsLadder an eyeless version of Toph.]] The transition of the visions also resembles [[Film/TheRing the cursed videotape.]]

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** Aang's nightmare about Sozin's comet has some creepy imagery, like [[Film/LordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings the top of the Fire nation palace emitting an evil red aura]], and [[Film/JacobsLadder an eyeless version of Toph.]] The transition of the visions also resembles [[Film/TheRing the cursed videotape.]]



* [[Literature/LordOfTheRings One does not simply pop in on the Earth King]].

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* [[Literature/LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings One does not simply pop in on the Earth King]].


* When Toph tells Aang, "You da man, Twinkletoes!", she flashes the [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Buddy Christ sign]] at him. It's a little difficult to make out, since she's aiming right at the camera and not slightly to the side, but it's there; she's pointing with the right hand and holding a thumbs-up close to her body with her left.

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* When Toph tells Aang, "You da man, Twinkletoes!", she flashes the [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse [[Film/{{Dogma}} Buddy Christ sign]] at him. It's a little difficult to make out, since she's aiming right at the camera and not slightly to the side, but it's there; she's pointing with the right hand and holding a thumbs-up close to her body with her left.



** The art book for the show lists Hei Bai's design as being based on the Angels whereas the long-limbed and hunched look of Bumi's body was inspired by the Evas, themselves.

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** The art book for the show lists Hei Bai's design as being based on the Angels Angels, whereas the long-limbed and hunched look of Bumi's body was inspired by the Evas, themselves.


* In 'The Blind Bandit,' there's a four-toothed earthbender referred to as "The Big Fat Hippo." ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' anyone?

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* In 'The "The Blind Bandit,' there's Bandit," The Boulder's first opponent is a four-toothed earthbender referred to as "The Big Fat Bad Hippo." ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' anyone?


* Play!Aang being female is both an homage to [[Theatre/PeterPan Mary Martin]] and a spoof of [[DawsonCasting adult]] [[CrossdressingVoices women]] voicing boy characters.

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* Play!Aang being female is both an homage to [[Theatre/PeterPan [[Theatre/PeterPan1954 Mary Martin]] and a spoof of [[DawsonCasting adult]] [[CrossdressingVoices women]] voicing boy characters.


* Play!Aang being female is both an homage to [[Franchise/PeterPan Mary Martin]] and a spoof of [[DawsonCasting adult]] [[CrossdressingVoices women]] voicing boy characters.

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* Play!Aang being female is both an homage to [[Franchise/PeterPan [[Theatre/PeterPan Mary Martin]] and a spoof of [[DawsonCasting adult]] [[CrossdressingVoices women]] voicing boy characters.

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* In the episode "Bato of the Water Tribe", a brief shot of a person strongly resembling [[VideoGame/{{StreetFighter}} Ryu]] is shown arm wrestling with June in the [[{{BadGuyBar}} bar]].


* In the first season finale, Pakku tells one of his students that in a few years he might be able to defeat [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants a sea sponge]]. The creators later admitted in a commentary that it was a reference/friendly poke towards the fellow Nicktoon, one of its main competitors. The second season also contained a shout-out to its cancelled, fellow PeripheryDemographic Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', for whom ''Avatar'' co-creator Bryan Konietzko had been an art director, as well as numerous shout-outs to its fandom, especially to the cosplayers and fangirls.

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* In the first season finale, Pakku tells one of his students that in a few years he might be able to defeat [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants a sea sponge]]. The creators later admitted in a commentary that it was a reference/friendly poke towards the fellow Nicktoon, one of its main competitors. The second season also contained a shout-out to its cancelled, fellow PeripheryDemographic Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', for whom ''Avatar'' co-creator Bryan Konietzko had been an art director, as well as numerous shout-outs to its fandom, especially to the cosplayers and fangirls. Toph also bends the space rock Sokka gives her in "Sokka's Master" into what looks like the old Nickelodeon logo.



* In the episode "Jet", the fight scenes in the trees were inspired by ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where many of the series' fights take place in gigantic trees.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Ty Lee can, by hitting certain points on the body, paralyze you or [[PowerNullifier turn off a bender's ability to bend]], kind of like the Gentle Fist style of the Hyuga clan from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
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In the episode "Jet", the fight scenes in the trees were inspired by ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where many of the series' fights take place in gigantic trees.



* Toph bends the space rock Sokka gave her into what looks like the old Nickelodeon logo.



* Ty Lee can, by hitting certain points on the body, paralyze you or [[PowerNullifier turn off a bender's ability to bend]], kind of like the Gentle Fist style of the Hyuga clan from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.


*** The creators are huge fans of Gainax productions, particularly ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. The book also mentions that the image they drew of Aang with glowing eyes as part of their initial pitch to Nickelodeon was inspired by Naota.

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** When the unagi of Kyoshi Island rises out of the water and is seen in profile, it's quite reminiscent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Unit 01]].
*** The creators are huge fans of Gainax productions, particularly ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. The book also mentions that the image they drew of Aang with glowing eyes as part of their initial pitch to Nickelodeon was inspired by Naota.



* When the unagi rises out of the water and is seen in profile, it's quite reminiscent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Unit 01]].


* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** The art book for the show lists Hei Bai's design as being based on the Angels whereas the long-limbed and hunched look of Bumi's body was inspired by the Evas, themselves.
*** The creators are huge fans of Gainax productions, particularly ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. The book also mentions that the image they drew of Aang with glowing eyes as part of their initial pitch to Nickelodeon was inspired by Naota.



* Katara parting the waters in "The Serpent's Pass" doubles as a shout out to both Literature/TheBible and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. The latter only because of the serpent's silhouette showing the waters in the same manner that a shark's did in the movie.

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* Katara parting the waters in "The Serpent's Pass" doubles as a shout out to both Literature/TheBible and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. The latter only because of the serpent's silhouette showing through the waters water in the same manner that a shark's did in the movie.



* The creators are also huge fans of Gainax productions, particularly ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. The art book for the show lists Hei Bai's design as being based on the Angels whereas the long-limbed and hunched look of Bumi's body was inspired by the Evas, themselves. The book also mentions that the image they drew of Aang with glowing eyes as part of their initial pitch to Nickelodeon was inspired by Naota.


* The Sandbenders, bandage-wrapped desert nomads, look like [[Franchise/StarWars the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine]]. Possibly a double shoutout, because not only did the Sandbenders' appearance call to mind the Tusken Raiders (sand people, sandbenders... huh.), but the way they were shown in their first named appearance (where the archaeologist shoos them away from Appa outside the ice spring fruit bar) is very similar to the treatment of Jawas.



* The creators stated that they were also fans of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and decided to have the forest where Aang and Ozai fight named after the series currency, Wulongs. Then there's Sokka's [[MushroomSamba Cactus Tango]] and a character named Jet (who also resembles ''Bebop'''s protagonist Spike).



** The scene where [[spoiler:Zuko, after being hit by Azula's lightning, lies on the ground twitching as lightning continues arcing across his body]] is highly reminiscent of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.



** During their Agni Kai in the Season 1 episode "The Storm", Zuko tells his father, voiced by [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] himself, "I will not fight you" in the exact same intonation Luke does.
** The Sandbenders, bandage-wrapped desert nomads, look like [[Franchise/StarWars the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine]]. Possibly a double shoutout, because not only did the Sandbenders' appearance call to mind the Tusken Raiders (sand people, sandbenders... huh.), but the way they were shown in their first named appearance (where the archaeologist shoos them away from Appa outside the ice spring fruit bar) is very similar to the treatment of Jawas.



* The scene where [[spoiler:Zuko, after being hit by Azula's lightning, lies on the ground twitching as lightning continues arcing across his body]] is highly reminiscent of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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* The scene where [[spoiler:Zuko, after being hit by Azula's lightning, lies on the ground twitching as lightning continues arcing across his body]] is highly reminiscent of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.** And then there's Sokka's [[MushroomSamba Cactus Tango]]



* During their Agni Kai in the Season 1 episode "The Storm", Zuko tells his father, voiced by [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] himself, "I will not fight you" in the exact same intonation Luke does.



* In the episode "Avatar Day", Sokka channels Judge Bao, with some Sherlock elements, while attempting to solve the case.

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* In the episode "Avatar Day", Sokka channels Judge Bao, with some Sherlock ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' elements, while attempting to solve the case.


* "Nightmares and Daydreams" has Aang imagining Momo as a samurai, who looks very similar to [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Miyamoto Usagi]]..

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* "Nightmares and Daydreams" has Aang imagining Momo as a samurai, who looks very similar to [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Miyamoto Usagi]]..Usagi]]. Samurai!Momo also duplicates the distinctive gestures made by the hero of Kurosawa's ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''.



* In "Nightmares and Daydreams" Aang has a dream in which Momo and Appa are dressed up as samurai and fighting each other. Samurai!Momo duplicates the distinctive gestures made by the hero of Kurosawa's ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''.


* The ScaryImpracticalArmor Aang wears in "Sokka's Master" features an oversized gauntlet that resembles Nightmare from the VideoGame/SoulSeries.



* Aang's armor in "Sokka's Master" calls up a lot of various anime and fighting games, the most notable of which is Nightmare's arm piece and helmet from ''Soul Calibur''. Also worth mentioning from that sequence: Tenchi's "Wind Sword".

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* Aang's armor The ScaryImpracticalArmor Aang wears in "Sokka's Master" calls up a lot of various anime and fighting games, the most notable of which is Nightmare's arm piece and helmet features an oversized gauntlet that resembles Nightmare from ''Soul Calibur''.the VideoGame/SoulSeries. Also worth mentioning from that sequence: Tenchi's "Wind Sword".

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