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Long ago, the four chairs lived together in harmony...BUT THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE CHFIRE NATION ATTACKED
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a series so popular that it's no surprise that it has a huge number of memes that fans will be familiar with.

The Animated Series
  • "Drink cactus juice! It'll quench ya! Nothing's quenchier! It's the quenchiest!" Explanation 
  • "Yes! We defeated you for all time! You will never rise from the ashes of your shame and humiliation!" Explanation 
  • Zuko is a Master Cockblocker. Explanation 
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  • "Thank you, the universe." Explanation 
  • "My name is Katara of the Southern Water Tribe. You killed my mother. Prepare to die!" Explanation 
  • The whole of "The Ember Island Players", a Self-Parody of the series containing massive Flanderization and outright inaccuracies regarding the characters:
    • "HOOONNNOOOOOOOR!" Explanation 
    • "Wait, did Jet just die?" "You know, it was really unclear." Explanation 
      • Often warped into, "Wait did X just Y?" "You know, it was really unclear." For example, from The Legend of Korra: "Wait, did the Lieutenant just die?" "You know, it was really unclear." Or "Wait, did Mako even break up with Asami?" "It was really unclear." And now as of Season 3 Episode 10: "Wait, did Zaheer kill the Earth Queen, or just knock her out and capture her?" "You know, it was really unclear."
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    • "Avatar state, yip yip!" Explanation 
    • "These memes are so good, they're making me tearbend!" Explanation 
    • "Choose treachery! It's more fun!" Explanation 
    • "That... wasn't a good play." "I'll say." "No kidding." "Horrible." "You said it." "But the effects were decent." Explanation 
  • Fire Lord Ozai would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids!
  • Toph knows when you lie. Explanation 
    • And she can hear you fap. Explanation 
    • You got that right, twinkle-toes! Explanation 
  • WANG FIRE! The supernatural embodiment of manliness and beards!Explanation 
    • The only element Wang Fire bends is the element of surprise.
  • I AM MELON LORD! MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Explanation 
  • I'd like to spend my vacation AT THE LIBRARY! Explanation 
    • Hey, I remember that line of the song! AND DIED....
  • Victory is boring. Explanation 
  • MY CABBAGES! Explanation 
  • Whenever a solar eclipse is scheduled, someone's sure to ask if it's time to attack the Fire Nation. Explanation 
  • Iroh just wants his cup of tea. Explanation 
  • Creepy Katara Explanation 
  • I laugh at gravity all the time. Haha! Gravity. Explanation 
  • My first girlfriend turned into the moon...Explanation 
  • Frothers, Foamy, Foaming At The Mouth Guy, Crazy Foaming Mouth Guy, Rabid Fanboy. Explanation 
  • 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 Gundam ZZ's 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 The Rock.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 Mick Foley voice the character. Explanation 
  • Any crossover with Bender, for obvious reasons.
  • It was a normal day, but then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Explanation 
    • "But then, everything changed when the Water Tribe attacked." Explanation 
    • "But then, everything changed when the Earth Kingdom attacked." Explanation 
  • Zuko the awkward turtle-duck Explanation: 
  • "There is no war in Ba Sing Se." Explanation 
    • "The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai."Explanation 
      • "I am honored to accept his invitation." Explanation 
  • Katara's joke about the "Not as Much of a Jerk as You Could Have Been" Award inspired this image which, in turn, inspired comics and even cosplay. The award has also been given to Tarrlok, Eska, Desna, and Zaheer. It's also found use outside the Avatar fandom.
  • Azula and Kim Yo-Jong.Explanation 
    • "Oh I'm sorry Kim, did your heart surgery not go as planned? Shame."
  • Jokes about Zuko leaving Azula's door open. Explanation 
  • Comparing the scene between Azula and Zuko in "The Awakening" to Game of Thrones. Explanation 
  • If Momo had a gun. explanation 
  • Debates about whether Momo or Appa would kill you first.
  • Lee from the tea shop. Explanation 
    • Kuzon from school. Explanation 
  • Avatar Kyoshi says to kill the motherfucker. Explanation 
  • "That's quite a bit of damage." Explanation 
  • Any mundane activity happens. "My mother used to [x]." Explanation 
  • The actual first time we see Aang earthbend is when he digs a massive hole for himself. Explanation 
  • "It's time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself the big questions." Explanation 

The Movie

  • The Racebending community was created in protest of casting decisions made by M. Night Shyamalan for The Last Airbender. Named after the hiring of Caucasians playing Aang, Sokka and Katara as well as 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.
  • Before the movie had even come out, early test screening reviews mentioned a scene that has turned the phrase "punching the fish" into a meme.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? Explanation 
    • Senior Fire Nation Correspondent Commander Zhao.Explanation 
  • PEBBLE DANCE! Explanation 
  • Kat-tackle! Explanation 
    • "Are you an airbender, boy?" Explanation 
  • AANG! JUST ONCE! Explanation 
  • X! Why are you acting this way? There's Y right beneath your feet! The Z is the extension of who you are! Explanation: 
  • X scene was cut from the movie because it was too "distracting".
  • "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.
  • Movie!Ozai's glowing ass. Explanation 
  • At least the effects were decent. Explanation 
  • That boy's an earthbender, he was bending tiny stones at us from behind a tree. It really hurt! Explanation 
  • ....Yes.
  • I am pleased. Explanation 
  • BRING ME... ALL YOUR ELDERLY!!! Explanation 
  • Watch out for the Fire Nation and their machines.
  • My brother and (insert girl's name here) became friends right away.Explanation 
  • 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. Explanation 
  • There is no movie in Ba Sing Se.Explanation