I’m not going to go into detail about each of the characters. There are plenty of places online where you can find descriptions and detailed summaries about each of the characters in this show. I do want to post a few things about each of them and what they add to the overall value of the program.
Katara is a necessary voice of reason and compassion in the show. She is trusting and kind. She accepts Aang from the very beginning and she serves as one of his key motivators. So far, in Book 2, she has not been as utilized as she was in the Book 1, but the writers of the show have been busy introducing new characters and trying to develop Zuko a bit more. It has been fun to see her improve as a waterbender. I do hope they continue to develop the crush that Aang has on her, but I don’t want the show to spend too much time on that. It serves as good material for humor, but it also gives the characters more depth and believability.
I think my boys like her character, but since she is not very funny, and she doesn’t usually have the most action oriented scenes, I think they sort of take her for granted. They tend to enjoy the jokes and the humor the most and Aang and Sokka provide most of that. Still, I think they would miss her character if she was no longer around.