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Sex & Nudity

  • In the episode Serpents pass a woman is pregnant and she was seen going into labor pain and gave birth at the end of episode. Nothing is shown.
  • Occasional kissing.
  • Both genders are occasionally seen in their underwear/swimclothes in a nonsexual context. Several female characters also wear outfits that expose their midriff.
  • Some characters flirt with each other.

Violence & Gore

  • Moderate fantasy action violence throughout.
  • Mild fighting and action throughout the entire series, with minimal blood and gore.
  • Many of the fighting and action scenes include elemental magic, with characters manipulating earth, fire, water and air.
  • Some characters occasionally get minor burns.
  • Characters are seen with scars. In particular, the character of Zuko is always seen with a scar on the left side of his face.
  • Although it is often implied that characters have died, a significant death is never directly shown.


  • Contempt between different people is shown similar to racism, such as Earthbenders that are shown being loathsome and prejudiced towards sandbenders.
  • Mild name calling.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cactus juice is consumed in one episode resulting in a a reaction from sokka, similar to someone on psychoactive drugs

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One of the characters, Azula, is a murderous, deranged and disturbingly violent person, who is shown using violence, threats and emotional manipulation for her own pleasure and to achieve her goals. The viewers are led to believe she doesn't shy away from murder and torture to get what she wants.
  • A character carries a permanent facial disfiguration.
  • A spirit known as the Face-Stealer steals people's faces (never shown directly) at the slightest sign of emotion; this character can be frightening.
  • Viewers are led to believe that characters have committed genocide.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Occasionally some character deploy bloodbending (controlling the bodies of others by bending the water in their blood), which may be disturbing for some.

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