Here’s What Aang Actually Owes In Damages From The Last Airbender
In the 2000s, Nickelodeon was dishing out cartoon gold with the likes of “Rugrats,” “The Fairly Odd Parents,” and “Spongebob Squarepants.” But in 2005, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” would quickly become one of the best animated shows ever, thanks to an entertaining cast of characters, stunning animation, and an expertly paced three-part story. The show is so well-liked, it boomed in popularity again when it was released to stream on Netflix — plus, the streamer giant has an “Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action series in the works.
The series, set in a world where many people can “bend” one of the four elements (air, water, earth, and fire), follows teens Sokka and Katara of the Southern Water Tribe after they stumble upon a boy encased in ice. It turns out the boy is Aang, a young Airbender who also happens to be the next Avatar, aka the one who must master all four elements to bring world peace. Aang and his gang travel across the world in search of elemental tutors to aid Aang in his training to become the Avatar. Along the way, Aang, Katara, Sokka, and later Toph get into some pretty hilarious and harrowing situations. Aang lives with a target on his back as the Avatar, especially from the opposing Fire Nation, so he and his friends are constantly battling their way out of sticky situations. They are at war, after all. But have you ever wondered just how much Aang might owe in damages after a particularly explosive battle?
Aang owes billions of dollars in damages
In “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” Aang and his friends are trying to stop the corrupt Fire Nation from invading other lands, and just as with any war, they often find themselves in battle. From the metropolis of Ba Sing Sae in the Earth Kingdom to the Northern Water Tribe, Aang and company have traveled far in their efforts to stop the Fire Nation and have left quite a bit of damage in their wake. In fact, one Redditor estimated Aang owes $4,565,937,707 in damages in his quest to save the world.
JHWesten detailed in a Reddit post how they combed over every “The Last Airbender” episode and estimated the price of damages Aang and his friends caused over the series. In a 47-page document, the user listed each moment they broke something, from a building’s roof and a Fire Nation ship to the more menial pot and rope. JHWesten painstakingly detailed the price of everything damaged using the price of the materials and converting the price from Yen to USD. All in all, the process took JHWesten “eight days of 10 hours straight,” they wrote in a comment, but according to them, “it was worth it though.”