Avatar The Last Airbender: Who is Jet?

Kayla Harrington
Animated Jet from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Sebastian Amoruso as Jet

As viewers continue to binge-watch Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix, some are curious as to who Jet is and what he stands for.

New and old fans alike are continuing their binge-watch journey surrounding Netflix‘s latest adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Despite containing some major changes from the original series, most fans seem to be enjoying the intense yet sometimes playful storyline and the colorful cast of characters.

One of those colorful characters is the mysterious teen leader Jet and a lot of fans are wondering who exactly he is as a person and how he differs from his animated counterpart. Warning: spoilers ahead!

Who is Jet in Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Jet is the leader of a group of Earth Kingdom refugee children that go by the name Freedom Fighters.

When Aang, Sokka, and Katara first meet Jet in the original series, he is the charismatic leader of the Freedom Fighters who convinces Katara that he and his group as trying to free the world of the Fire Nation’s oppressive rule on the outskirts of the Earth Kingdom.

While he seems to have good intentions at first, it’s soon revealed that Jet’s plans are more sinister than they first appear as he and the Freedom Fighters were ready to wipe out an entire Fire Nation town full of civilians.

Thankfully, Aang and his friends stop Jet before anyone was filled and the two groups part ways until they meet again in the Earth Kingdom city of Ba Sing Se.

In the Netflix adaptation, Aang and crew meet Jet when he and the Freedom Fighters are already settled inside the boundaries of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.

The deviations from the animated series continues as Jet’s main plan in the live-action version is to assassinate King Bumi as he felt like the king wasn’t doing enough to keep Fire Nation soldiers out of the Earth Kingdom.

Jet’s fate does remain the same in both versions as the gang leaves him frozen to the group thanks to Katara’s water bending.

Because Jet has appeared in what is essentially Book 1 (Water) of the Netflix’s show, there is reason that he could return in Book 2 (Earth) as he does in the original series.

Jet’s role in Book 2 is way more substantial to the group’s story as a whole, but we won’t spoil it here as Netflix has yet to renew the series yet.

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