statistical atlas


Avatar: the Last Airbender Shipping According to FanFiction (Rated M [LEMON] Edition)

All of the stories used in these analyses were rated M.  Percentages may not necessarily add up to 100% due to rounding.  The only characters examined were Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Azula, Mai, Ty Lee, Suki, and Jet.  Thus, these analyses were conducted differently from those in the individual character statistics, which include all ATLA characters.
Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Character and Shipping Preference Survey
This survey focuses on character and shipping preferences

Hey, guys!

So a while ago I did this big ass ship survey and, I wanted to do some stuff with the data to see how many x shippers shipped y, and stuf like that but, I never really got to it unfortunately. 

In any case, here’s my raw data if anyone wants to see it. 



Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, I figured I’d analyze the romance genre ATLA fanfiction stories.  Please keep in mind that these are not shipping charts.  They only tell you how many times Character A appears with Character B in a romance story, but Characters A and B are not necessarily a couple in that story.

Hey, guys!

Just decided to do a little number crunching. 

The following graphs display the total number of episodes written by each of the reoccurring ATLA/LOK staff writers (with ‘reoccurring’ here meaning that they wrote at least 2 episodes). 

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

The “Avatar” Word Count

Well, after a bit of work, I finally finished this up with the help of the Avatar wiki, and Avatar Spirit (caved in and used them even though theycan be a bit inaccurate, but that’s usually more due to phrasing, and other minor issues that doesn’t really have an effect on the word counts that I’m doing). 

Expect some more of these in the future for other key words like “honor” and “destiny.” Layout will vary.


I don’t know what impresses me more: the fact that in the 13 episodes that Zuko has a speaking role in Book 1, there are 3 episodes where he  manages not to say “Avatar,” or the fact that Unalaq is very close to matching Zuko’s Book 1 score having mentioned the word “Avatar” in 9 of the 11 episodes where he has a speaking role.

Aang, and Zuko have matching scores for both Book 1 of ATLA, and for the end of the series, who knew!

Despite having 9 less episodes, LOK manages to win out against ATLA 438 to 413

Some other things of note:

  • For their combined ATLA/LOK scores, Zhao (26) beats Iroh (22) thanks to his appearance in the Fog of Lost Souls.
  • You’d think Zuko joining the Gaang would decrease his usage of the word “Avatar” in Book 3, but his Book 3 mentions of the word “Avatar” (prior to “The Day of Black Sun” (4) are less than his mentions of the Word “Avatar” after “The Day of Black Sun” (17).
  • I’m surprised to see that Katara actually doesn’t say “Avatar” all that much. Even in Book 1 she only says it 18 times. 
  • Toph says “Avatar” more times in LOK (8) than she does in the entirely of ATLA (2 times in Book 2, and 2 times in ATLA). I guess she was trying to catch up for all those times she didn’t say “Avatar” in ATLA.

Please don’t use this data to prove/disprove your ships. That’s just silly. .