Can we just talk about Katara here? I find her a wonderful character, when all hope is lost, she stands up because she has so much strength. Look at the Gaang during “The Desert”, Aang is in a frustrated state over losing Appa, Toph can’t see a thing since she relies on more composed earth and the sand was ‘shifty’ to her, Sokka is high on Cactus Juice, Katara depends on her bending too and is all out of water. There were already buzzard wasps circling around them, waiting for them to die but Katara stands up and says “We’re getting out of this desert, and we’re going to do it together! Aang, get up. Everybody hold hands. We can do this. We have to. “
It really connects to the fact that when Sokka and Katara lost their mother, their family was a mess but Katara stood up and took all the responsibility, to the point that she helped fill the void that their mom left. She has gone through so much, and yet she’s so strong. She’s always there for people who need her, even an enemy like Zuko; she was willing to heal his scar. (though I’m glad she didn’t because Aang would have died :c)
To me, it made sense that she was still alive in The Legend of Korra. (I mean in the Avatar universe, people live a long life but apparently the rest of the Gaang didn’t except Zuko) She loses people so young, but she manages to be so strong.
Such an admirable character.