Jake Sully

Jake Sully is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the American science fiction film series Avatar.

Jake Sully
Avatar character
Sam Worthington as Jake Sully in a promotional image for Avatar (2009)
First appearanceAvatar (2009)
Created byJames Cameron
Portrayed bySam Worthington
In-universe information
  • Dreamwalker
  • Jakesully
  • Human (formerly)
  • Na'vi Avatar
  • Corporal (formerly)
  • Toruk Makto
  • Olo'eyktan (Clan Leader)
  • Kamun (grandfather-in-law; deceased)
  • Eytukan (father-in-law; deceased)
  • Mo'at (mother-in-law)
  • Sylwanin (sister-in-law; deceased)
  • Tom Sully (twin brother; deceased)
  • Neteyam (son)
  • Lo'ak (son)
  • Tuktirey (daughter)
  • Javier "Spider" Socorro (adoptive son)
  • Kiri (adoptive daughter)
SpouseNeytiri (mate)

Jake Sully served with the U.S. Marine Corps but was discharged after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down. After learning that his twin brother Tom was killed, Jake agrees to replace him in the RDA's Avatar Program on Pandora, where humans remotely control human/Na'vi hybrids to safely navigare the planet. Lost in the Pandoran woods, Jake is attacked by a group of viperwolves when Neytiri, a female Na'vi, saves him. Jake turns against the RDA after sympathizing with the Na'vi and mating with Neytiri. Jake becomes the sixth Toruk Makto and leads the Na'vi in a battle to drive the RDA off Pandora.

The character is portrayed by Sam Worthington in Avatar and it's upcoming sequels, including Avatar: The Way of Water and the currently untitled Avatar 3. He also appears in literature, including comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. Various merchandise of the character have also been produced, including action figures and toys produced for McDonald's Happy Meals.

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