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    18 Things "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Has That Most Adult Shows Don’t

    Time to rewatch it again.

    Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the best-written shows of all time.

    It's funny, intense, and heartfelt. But even more than that, it contains elements a LOT of teen or adult shows don't have.

    1. First of all, it gets better as it goes, and there are no bad episodes:

    2. It has an amazing non-western-based magic system:

    3. It has redemption arcs and character development that is never abandoned:

    4. And proper backstories:

    5. There's a well-written, consistent villain:

    6. ...But layered representations of villains in war:

    7. Also, it's very clear that there are bad people on both sides:

    8. And that even the "good guys" can be capable of horrible things like brainwashing their people and using a puppet ruler to carry out their own wishes:

    9. ...Which means that it doesn't sugarcoat things like war:

    10. The female characters are not sexualized, and there are strong feminist messages:

    11. There are strong characters with disabilities:

    12. There's comic relief that isn't offensive or mean:

    13. There are great, consistent minor characters:

    14. There's an amazing score and original music:

    15. The show has great found/untraditional families:

    16. And wonderful spiritual messages/lessons:

    17. There's an epic final battle with all our characters:

    18. And finally, the show has the perfect ending:

    Alright, that's all I got. What are you waiting for?? Go watch Avatar!!