The Brief: Avatar: The Last Airbender memes have spiked in popularity since the 2005-2008 animated series started streaming on Netflix.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender memes come from the animated series that has been beloved by fans since its original run on Nickelodeon from 2005-2008. Its arrival on Netflix has brought on a new surge of memes and commentary about the epic adventures of Aang and his companions.

ATLA is renowned for its world-building, comedy, character development, and portrayals of serious issues through a story that’s accessible to young people. Memes about Avatar: The Last Airbender are versatile and can be found on various social media platforms and online communities.

Many memes, like this “not the bayang” reference, deal with Aang’s iconic hairstyle which consists of a blue arrow on an otherwise bald head.

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The subreddit r/TheLastAirbender, which has over 740,000 members, is host to many ATLB image macros and memes.

when your ex’s girlfriend turns into the moon
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A Yes Chad meme:

My first post here
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Welcome, new fans!

gatekeepers suck. been watching since it was airing but the more the merrier! 🍡❀️
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TikTok is a major hub for Last Airbender memes where videos associated with the hashtag #Avatar have been viewed over 2.6 billion times.

@rileylassin

This argument went on for an hour 😭 #fy #fyp #roomies #funny #nyc #pandemic #family #avatar

♬ original sound – rileylassin

@itsjojosiwa

lol….

♬ I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan

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Many Avatar fans have expressed disdain for the 2010 live-action film The Last Airbender, which is often a subject of ridicule in memes.

@thomassanders

No Eyes Should Gaze Upon It πŸ’¨πŸ”₯πŸ’§β›° (W/ @gavinyoung0) #comedy #avatar #fyp

♬ original sound – ThomasSanders

It’s also important to distinguish ATLA from the 2009 James Cameron Avatar movie with the blue people…

The blue people one wasn’t even first
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