Thursday, February 9, 2012
Aang (Sanskrit: आङ Āṅ) is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The character is created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and is voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen. Aang is depicted as the show's protagonist and as such has appeared in all the episodes but one ("Zuko Alone"). Aang also appeared in the pilot episode which has not been aired.
Aang is the series' reluctant hero. The creators intended Aang to defeat enemies with his wits and be a Trickster.
The series depict Aang as the last surviving Airbender and a monk of the Air Nomads, the people able to manipulate the air. He is a supercentenarian at the age of 112; but remained in suspended animation for one century, making his biological age twelve. It is revealed in the second episode that he is the current incarnation of the Avatar, the spirit of the planet in human form. As such, Aang has the ability to control the four classical elements and is tasked with keeping the Four Nations at peace. The show follows Aang's journeys to complete this task, during a war instigated by the Fire Nation.
Aang has appeared in other media, such as trading cards, video games, T-shirts, and web comics. Aang has also appeared in the feature film The Last Airbender, wherein he was played by Noah Ringer.