The Who's Your Hero Blogfest has participants in three hundred words or less tell others about their hero whether real or fictional. Today I will share with you my hero. He might be fictional but his part in his fictional world is not only life changing but what he goes through is both tragic and astounding.
Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender
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The Avatar is the human manifestation of peace and light and tasked with keeping the Four Nations at peace. Aang was raised by Air Normads and became a top air bender. With rumors of war brewing the senior monks revealed him as the latest Avatar at age twelve. His friends started to treat him differently and worst of all Monk Gyatso who raised him could no longer keep him. Devastated, Aang ran away only to be caught in a storm. Fortunately his Avatar State saved him. Sadly the Air Normads were wiped out by the Fire Nation. 100 years later Aang is reawakened by siblings Sokka and Katara. After learning the truth that the Fire Nation was on the verge of winning, Aang decides to learn the other three elements (earth, water, fire) in order to face Fire Lord Ozai.
Why is he my hero? Aang went through a lot to protect to the Four Nations. For starters he was the last of his people and had the burden of being the avatar. "I'm just a kid" is a line he has used repeatedly. Yet he stood up and faced his destiny. He was imprisoned, kidnapped, attempts made on his life and those of his companions and almost died after Princess Azula struck him with lightning. He found love with Katara (water bender) and lifelong friendship with Sokka and even Toph, a blind earth bender. He learned to forgive Prince Zuko, the Fire Lord’s son. Though told he had to kill Ozai, he found another way so he wouldn’t go against his monk belief of not killing another creature.
Aang is a great and strong soul and because of him facing all his challenges head on while trying to live his own life, he is my hero.
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So there you have it folks. My hero is a twelve year old boy who goes through a lot to protect his world and those he cares about. Fictional as he might be, the feelings he evokes from viewers like me is very real.
P.S.: On the Nanowrimo front I'm on point with my Roe Nano novel but on my own here It's Complicated has actually become just that and I'm currently behind in word count. But I intend to catch up and plan to complete Nanowrimo not just for the first time but with two projects. Go me! Plus best of luck to all Nanowrimo participants of course.