From secret spies to magical fairies to ultra-genius scientists, there is no shortage of Nickelodeon moms who love their children and spouses. Time and time again, these mothers will fight and sacrifice for their loved ones, ready to face the toughest challenges to protect their families.
In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Katara was angry at the Fire Nation for killing her mother, Kya. A Fire Nation commander held Kya hostage, forcing her to divulge who the last waterbender in the Southern Water Tribe was.
It was revealed in the episode "The Southern Raiders" that Kya died protecting her daughter. Kaya told the Fire Nation captain that she was the last waterbender, but it was really Katara. Kaya thought she would be taken prisoner, but the Fire Nation captain stated that he "wouldn't be taking prisoners today." Even still, Kaya didn't divulge that Katara was the last waterbender, protecting her daughter until the very end.