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Avatar 2 Fans Have A Clear Favorite When It Comes To Jake And Neytiri's Kids

Contains spoilers for "Avatar: The Way of Water"

Along with themes like humanity's treatment of nature and the consequences of imperialism, one of the core components of the first "Avatar" movie is the developing relationship between Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). Now that "Avatar: The Way of Water" is finally out, viewers get to see what the couple has been up to in the years since they banished humans from Pandora. And while they've been focused on leading the Omaticaya clan, they've also grown their family, which now includes oldest son Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), another son named Lo'ak (Britain Dalton), and a young daughter named Tuk (Trinity Jo-Li Bliss). Their unit also includes an adopted daughter named Kiri (Sigourney Weaver) and a human boy named Spider (Jack Champion).

While Spider's human origins set him apart from his Na'vi siblings, Kiri similarly finds herself struggling to fit in. Despite their differences, Jake encourages his children to always stand by one another, a tenet that proves to be a challenge, as well as their saving grace. The narrative takes time to get to know each of the Sully kids, which makes the ending of the film all the more gut-wrenching. They're all compelling characters, but after a poll asked viewers which of Jake and Neytiri's children they like the most, a clear winner emerged.

Fans agree that Kiri is their favorite of the Sully kids

In a poll on Reddit asking viewers to pick their favorite of the Sully kids, Kiri won in a landslide. Kiri is an interesting character because she is a physical reminder of the sacrifices that had to be made to save Pandora in the first installment. Born of Dr. Grace Augustine's (also Sigourney Weaver) dormant avatar, Kiri has a deep connection to the creatures of Pandora and the spirit of Eywa. Even as she struggles to understand her place in the world, it's clear that she's going to be a key character moving forward.

Appreciation for the character has also made its way over to Twitter. "Kiri is by far the best character in Avatar 2. There's so much of Pandora's lore that can be explored through her. Her kinda being a conduit for the planet itself and all ughhh so good," wrote Twitter user @sufyan_e. Other viewers expressed similar sentiments, like Twitter user @VeraDrew22, who said, "I don't know how to talk about Avatar: The Way of the Water [sic] yet. I just know it affected me profoundly, especially every time Kiri was on screen."

Similar to how Spider's presence acts as a reminder of the humans preparing to invade the planet, Kiri is living proof that humans and the Na'vi can successfully coexist under the right circumstances. After all, it was Grace who established a positive relationship between humans and the Na'vi prior to the events of "Avatar."

The role of Kiri allowed a fan-favorite actor to return

Fans of the franchise will recall that Grace tragically dies in the first movie after a failed attempt to transfer her consciousness to her avatar. Despite this, it seems that director James Cameron couldn't resist working with Sigourney Weaver again on "Avatar: The Way of Water." This time, however, she had to embody a 14-year-old alien, whose wide-eyed optimism can quickly turn to fiery determination in defense of her loved ones. In an interview with USA Today, Weaver touched on what makes the character stand out.

"Kiri is not a fighter," the actor explained. "She's a very gentle person. She can be filled with rage, and she's very sensitive to injustice and cruelty, but she doesn't use weapons. She has other powers." With Weaver's venerable acting skills and a storyline that ties into the film's overarching themes, it's no wonder that Kiri has become an instant fan favorite. Hopefully, we'll get to watch Kiri's powers develop in the third "Avatar" installment, which is expected to portray a darker side of the Na'vi.