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These are other characters Team Avatar encounter in their adventures.

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The Blue Spirit

A mysterious figure known for his iconic oni mask. With his incredible badassery and excellent stealth skills, he tries to protect Aang from Admiral Zhao. It turns out the man behind the mask is Zuko, who wanted to free Aang so that he could capture him. In later episodes, Zuko also uses the Blue Spirit's identity to escape his problems. Iroh eventually calls him out on this and Zuko abandons the Blue Spirit at his urging.



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Jet

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 Voiced by: Crawford Wilson

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 "We can't win without making some sacrifices."

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As a young boy, Jet's family was killed by the Fire Nation. Swearing vengeance, Jet became a dashing rebel agains their forces, forming a Merry-Men esque group of freedom fighters with other war orphans. However, Jet has an extremist side and is willing to destroy the Fire Nation by any means necessary. After getting called out by Katara and Sokka, Jet realized the error of his ways and tried to start over, only to get brainwashed into an agent of the Dai Li by Long Feng. And then killed by him when he tried to break free.


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 Katara: We were just following instinct!

Jet: You'll get yourself killed that way.

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  • Just Like Robin Hood: NOT!
  • Kick the Dog: Perfectly willing to attack innocent people, as long as they're Fire Nation.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Manchurian Agent
  • Manipulative Bastard: In his debut episode, his interactions with Aang, Katara, and Sokka are extremely manipulative. He frequently compliments them; this is not merely an example of him being The Charmer as some compliments are more subtle than others, such as implying that Katara was responsible for Sokka's supposed Out-of-Character Moment. This not only makes her feel good, it neatly deflects them from wandering down any nasty trains of thought. When he realizes that Sokka and the other two have a split over their trust of him, he plays them against each other while still trying to court each side. He continues to try to win over Sokka even near the end of the episode; not because he thinks he will be successful, but to keep up appearances.
    • In his second appearance, he tries to tempt Zuko into joining the Freedom Fighters by cleverly picking up that A) Zuko's the kind of guy who believes he deserves better that what he's getting and B) despite his gruff nature, he will help people who he recognizes a similar situation in (Jet thought Zuko's scar marked him as a fellow victim of the Fire Nation). Jet's only flaws in his plan is that he doesn't understand Zuko and Iroh's relationship and it isn't until too late that he realizes Zuko's a Firebender.
  • Not So Different: Twice. First to Zuko and then to Katara (Aang makes the comparison to the latter).
  • Oral Fixation Fixation: Likes to carry a piece of wheat in his mouth.
    • Smoking Is Cool: Arguably done for this reason, because they can't exactly have him smoke in a kid's show.
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • Reformed but Rejected: Technically a subversion, as he was unknowingly working for Long Feng at the time and was less reformed then he thought he was.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Even though he was completely justified in being suspicious of Zuko, the methods he goes to to prove he's from the Fire Nation were not smart.
  • Sacrificial Lion
  • Shout-Out: His laid back demeanor, character design, and name are shout outs to the works of Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame. His characterization, on the other hand...
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Seems to think he's a much bigger threat to the Fire Nation than he actually is. Though this could just be him trying to boost the Freedom Fighters' morale.
  • Tragic Hero: Despite redeeming himself, his deadly obsession with Fire Nation was what led him to becoming a pawn of Long Feng.
  • Troubled but Cute
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
  • You Have to Believe Me: Does this a lot in Ba Sing Se after discovering Zuko's and Iroh's secret.

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The Freedom Fighters

The Freedom Fighters are a handful of children from (apparently) all over the Earth Kingdom who have been orphaned by the attacks of the Fire Nation. Led by Jet, they are a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits who pretty much throw monkey wrenches into Fire Nation activity wherever they can.

Longshot and Smellerbee show up with Jet en route to Ba Sing Se in Season 2. Pipsqueak and The Duke show up in Season 3. The rest of the freedom fighters are pretty much never mentioned again.



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The Cabbage Merchant

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 Voiced by: James Sie

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 "MY CABBAGES!!!!"

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A hapless cabbage merchant whose produce keeps getting inadvertently destroyed by the Gaang. Needless to say, he's not too fond of them.


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  "Off with their heads! One for every head of cabbage!"

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Foamy Mouth Guy

A fan of the Avatar who lives on Kyoshi Island. Known for his tendency to go into a screaming fit and foam at the mouth when he thinks Aang is near.



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June

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 Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

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 "So this is your girlfriend... no wonder she left. She's way too pretty for you."

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A skilled bounty hunter, June is out for money and doesn't care who she has to work for to get it. She collects bounties with Nyla, her pet Shirshu, a ferocious beast with an incredible sense of smell. When she inadvertently damaged Zuko's ship while chasing a bounty, Zuko had her hunt the Avatar as compensation. In the finale, she was recruited by Zuko to track down Iroh.



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Long Feng

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 Voiced by: Clancy Brown

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 "There is no war in Ba Sing Se."

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In the Earth Kingdom capital of Ba Sing Se, a group called the Dai Li keeps the war with the Fire Nation a secret, in order to maintain cultural order. A man who has fought long and hard for his position, Long Feng serves as their Big Brother-like leader. Using the Dai Li to keep himself in power, Long Feng manipulates both the city and the Earth King himself, whom Long Feng uses as a puppet ruler. After getting exposed by the Gaang, he tried to get back in power by working with Azula and double-crossing her at the moment of triumph. That didn't work out too hot.



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Koh

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 Voiced by: Erik Dellums

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 "It's been a long time since I've added a child's face to my collection. So... how may I help you?"

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One of the oldest spirits in the Spirit World, Koh is a nightmarish centipede creature with a dangerous hobby of stealing faces. If he sees a face that makes even the slightest twitch of emotion, he will snatch it off and wear it as his own. Ever since he was attacked by Avatar Kuruk, he's held a grudge against the Avatars. Still, he is privy to many secrets of the world around him. So if Aang comes knocking on his door for help, who is he to refuse? There's always room for one more...

He only appears in one episode (three technically, but the other two were a flashback to that episode and a cameo), and barely does anything, but he's so damn creepy that everyone remembers him.



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The Boulder

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 Voiced by: Mick Foley

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 "The Boulder and The Hippo no longer fight for others' entertainment. Now, we fight for our Kingdom!"

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An arrogant yet entertaining Earthbender, he was a wrestler and arena champion who thought he would easily defeat a certain little girl in the tournament. He was painfully curb stomped instead. However, we got to see him again later...


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 The Boulder: The Boulder feels conflicted about fighting a young, blind girl.

Toph: Sounds to me like you're scared!

*Beat*

The Boulder: The Boulder is over his conflicted feelings, and is now ready to bury you in a rockalanche!

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Xin Fu and Yu

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 Voiced by: Marc Graue (Xin Fu), Sab Shimono (Yu)

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 "Nobody cheats Xin Fu!"

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 "If you pay for the whole year in advance I'll bump you up to the next belt."

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Xin Fu is the coordinator of the wrestling tournament in which Toph participates. When he thinks Toph cheated him out of the prize money he offered for her defeat, he kidnaps her and demands the prize money back as ransom. He is later hired by Toph's father to bring her home after she runs away.

Yu is an Earthbending teacher in Toph's hometown. He was hired to teach Toph Earthbending, but he grossly underestimated her abilities and thought she would never get passed the beginner level. Once Toph runs away, he is hired to work alongside Xin Fu in retrieving her.


  • Boisterous Bruiser: Xin Fu.
  • Bounty Hunter: Not their actual occupation, but they're willing to do anything for a buck.
  • Brains and Brawn: Yu actually thinks things through, realizing things like trying to take down two people with large bounties in a Bad Guy Bar full of desperate outlaws will probably mean having to take on the whole room. Xin Fu will just charge in and beat up the half dozen guys in his way.
  • Combat Commentator: Xin Fu's dayjob.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Being stuck in a metal cage for eternity since Earthbenders can't bend metal.
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 Xin Fu: (while inside the metal cage) ...I'm going to be stuck with you here forever, aren't I?

Yu: I have to go to the bathroom.

(Xin Fu bangs his head against the wall in frustration)

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Jin

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  "You're right, Zuko. I've seen that girl in here quite a lot. It seems to me she has quite a little crush on you!" --Iroh

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Jin is a citizen of Ba Sing Se and a regular patron of the tea shop where Iroh and Zuko work. She nurses a crush on Zuko and decides to ask him out on a date, which doesn't go very well. She appeared in one of the Avatar comics that came out between seasons two and three and had a two-second cameo in the first episode of the third season. Despite her very short screen time, she has gained a decent measure of popularity with the fandom.



Wan Shi Tong

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  "You think you're the first person to believe your war was justified? Countless others before you have come here seeking weapons or weaknesses or battle strategies!" --Wan Shi Tong

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Wan Shi Tong is known as the great knowledge Spirit, which takes the form of a large black owl with a white face. Wan Shi Tong created the Spirit Library to house his ever growing collection of knowledge, and brought it to the mortal world so that humanity might benefit from such wisdom. However eons of seeing humans abusing his knowledge for the sake of conflict has turned Wan Shi Tong to ban humans from his library for their misuse. When the Gaang arrive their, Aang promises not to abuse the knowledge they gain from the library, but quickly go back on their world and learn about the Fire Nation's vulneralbility during a solar eclipse. Wan Shi Tong decided enough was enough and took his library back to the Spirit World while simultaneously trying to kill the Gaang for what they did.


  • Above Good and Evil
  • Bilingual Bonus: Wan Shi Tong literally means "He who knows ten thousand things."
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "I am Wan Shi Tong. He who knows ten thousand things."
  • Humans Are Bastards: The Spirit is fed up with humans seeking knowledge just so they can find new ways to fight their wars.
  • Informed Ability: Wan Shi Tong stated that he learned all styles of Waterbending when he cornered Katara. If that means he can Waterbend himself or simply knows how to counter it wasn't found out.
  • Knight Templar
  • The Library of Babel: The Spirit Library.
  • One-Winged Angel: Becomes more serpent-like when he attacked the Gaang.
  • The Owl-Knowing One
  • Owl Be Damned: See One Winged Angel.
  • Power At a Price: Wan Shi Tong will let mortals into his library on occassion, but they have to make a donation of knowledge to his collection to prove their worth as scholars, though YMMV on if it counts for this trope.
  • Right Behind Me: Showed up behind Sokka just as he blurts out that the Fire Nation was going down.
    • "Mortals are so predictable. And such terrible liars.''
  • Scary Librarian
  • They Know Too Much: Played with in that the knowledge the Gaang has wouldn't do anything to him personally since he has no ties to the Fire Nation, but just the fact that they have this knowledge they intend to use for warfare is enough to silence them.

Notes

  1. Tries, but fails.
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