Sokka is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The character, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, is voiced by Jack DeSena. In the film version, The Last Airbender, in which is his name is pronounced differently, the character is played by Jackson Rathbone.
In the show, 15-year-old Sokka is a warrior of the South Pole's Southern Water Tribe, a race of people who can control and manipulate water. Although not born with the gift of "bending", he continually strives to become a worthy warrior and leader, blessed with a considerable ingenuity that has proven invaluable in times of crisis. He, along with his younger sister Katara, discovers an Airbender named Aang, the long-lost Avatar, and accompanies him on his quest to defeat the imperialistic Fire Nation and bring peace to the war-torn nations.
It is provided in the Avatar Nick Mag Presents: First Edition issue by co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko that Sokka was originally designed to be much more low-key, but when his comedian voice actor Jack DeSena came in and brought liveliness to his character, they began writing towards that strength. Much of Sokka's dialogue and actions are derived from improvisations and intentional exaggerations on DeSena's part that the writers chose to include within scripts. Furthermore, DeSena has stated that he is inspired by fellow comedian Jim Carrey
As a result of his design, Sokka's character has come to serve as a source of comic relief throughout the series, often a victim of visual slapstick. Among various running gags involving Sokka are his tendency to get covered in viscous substances, such as raw sewage, slurry, and Appa's phlegm or saliva, and his forgetting that Toph is blind. Sokka also has a tendency to produce or at times laugh at jokes that nobody else thinks funny, a trait he shares with his father. He also is extremely sarcastic.
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