Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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avatar: the last airbender major secondary characters
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER MAJOR SECONDARY CHARACTERS
Aang's flying bison who serves as the group's main form of transportation around the world. He was stuck in suspended animation with Aang for 100 years and shares a very strong bond with him. He possesses the ability to fly and can use his tail to create powerful gusts of air. The earliest known stage of Appa's life is when he was a young calf. This is the moment when he first encounters Aang. It appears Appa's mother was willingly directing her calves down to the young monks, with whom they will become companions for life. Not much is explained about the exact nature of the relationship between the Air Nomads and their flying bison. Aang came forward and offered an apple to Appa. Almost immediately, the two became friends and would be together for most of their lives up until the present day. The fact that their lives are so closely intertwined has resulted in a sharing of energy between the two, as revealed in "Appa's Lost Days".
Appa was stuck in suspended animation along with Aang for 100 years until their discovery by Katara and Sokka. Since then Appa has been the group's main form of transport in their quest to help Aang master all the elements, as well as occasionally assisting in battle, such as against the Shirsu, in "Bato of the Water Tribe". Appa was a consistent part of the group throughout the series until his capture by the Sandbenders.
A charismatic teen who holds a deep grudge against the Fire Nation. He was the leader of the Freedom Fighters, who spent their days antagonizing Fire Nation soldiers. Later, he decided to start a new life in Ba Sing Se. Jet uses Twin Tiger-Head Hook Swords as his weapon.
Jet was the teenage leader of a band of Earth Kingdom children called "The Freedom Fighters." The young vigilante held a deep-seated grudge against the Fire Nation for an attack headed by the Rough Rhinos that killed his parents when he was eight. He and his ragtag group spent their days antagonizing Fire Nation soldiers and emigrants on the outskirts of their occupied town, living in forest tree-houses. Jet is marked by his almost pathological hatred of the Fire Nation. To him, all citizens of the Fire Nation are guilty, regardless of whether they are involved with the war or not. In some ways he represents what could have happened to Katara and Sokka after the death of their mother; allowing their hatred to consume them.
The intelligent and cunning Grand Secretarian of Ba Sing Se, head of the Dai Li, and advisor to the Earth King. In reality, the Earth King is merely a figurehead of Ba Sing Se's government, so it is actually Long Feng who holds real power. As Grand Secretariat of Ba Sing Se and the head of the Dai Li, Long Feng is a very influential, charismatic, and power-hungry individual who has the tendency to pop up out of nowhere. He rose from humble origins as a son of a Merchant in the Middle Ring of Ba Sing Se, to become the most feared man in the city.
By appearance, his position grants him a special relationship with the Earth King, but in reality the Earth King is but a figurehead of Ba Sing Se's government, and Long Feng truly holds sway over its privatizing affairs. He utilizes the Dai Li to silence anyone who would disrupt the common peace, secretly imprisoning them under Lake Laogai and using hypnotic tactics to subdue them. This effectively keeps the citizens of Ba Sing Se in blissful ignorance and maintains the illusion that there is no war. He claims to have preserved the last utopian society left on the planet by covering up all knowledge of the war, when in fact, the totalitarian traits of Ba Sing Se's government are marks of dystopia.
Mai is a cold, calm, and reserved young woman, and a longtime friend of Azula and Ty Lee, with whom she attended the Royal Fire Academy for Girls. She is described by nick.com as a depressed-looking goth teen, seemingly bored with everything. She is an extremely skilled warrior in the art of Shuriken-jutsu, her primary weapon being small, fletched darts (called "stilettos" on nick.com) that are spring-loaded in holsters on her wrists and ankles. She also employs a wide variety of other throwing weapons with deadly accuracy and has proven herself capable of besting a powerful bender despite not being a Firebender herself.
Momo, a Winged Lemur discovered wandering about the ruined Southern Air Temple, was quickly named and claimed as a pet by Aang. Aang is very fond of the creature, because he represents the small hope that other fragments of Air Nomadic culture, even other Air Nomads, survive somewhere in the world. Momo is an intelligent creature, but is either incapable or selective of understanding human speech. He is also a glutton for any available fruit. Momo's behavior is more cat-like than that of real life lemurs. Momo's wings appear to retract within the fur of his arms. Momo appears to have four fingers and two additional ones within the wing membrane that can be seen when he has his wings extended.
Fire Lord Ozai
Fire Lord Ozai is the ruthless Firebender ruler of the Fire Nation (currently for six or seven years), younger brother to General Iroh, son to Fire Lord Azulon and Fire Lady Ilah, and father to Prince Zuko and Princess Azula. He is also the husband of Princess Ursa. The Fire Lord is leading his country in a century-long war against the other two nations of the world, the goal of which is to create a planet-wide empire. The war began when Ozai's grandfather Fire Lord Sozin utilized the Firebending-enhancing powers of a comet to launch his first strike, the genocide of the Air Nomads. Now, the war is in its final stages. By summer's end, Sozin's comet will return, giving the Fire Nation the power needed to finish the war and conquer all that oppose him.
Avatar Roku was the previous Avatar incarnate, and is thus an aspect of Aang's self. Born into the Fire Nation in life, Roku is a benign force in spirit, serving as Aang's advisor and protector throughout the series. During the episode "Avatar Roku (Winter Solstice, Part 2)", Aang was able to communicate with Roku by visiting the Fire Temple that Roku called home 112 years ago. There Roku informed Aang of the impending return of Sozin's comet. He also described Fire Lord Ozai and the Fire Nation's ability to harness the comet's energy to finally win the war. Roku also manifested himself with Aang to defeat a group of Firebenders holding his friends hostage. He has guided Aang several times since, appearing to Jeong Jeong to persuade him to teach Aang Firebending, offering critical wisdom in the ways of the Spirit world during the great siege of the North Pole in order to defeat the invading Fire Navy and save the Moon Spirit, and most recently, revealing to Aang the nature of his Avatar State. It is the duty of the previous Avatar to tutor the next in his/her responsibilities.
Suki is the eldest of the young female village warriors of the Earth Kingdom's Kyoshi Island, in charge of training the younger warriors. She began her training when she was only 8 years old. Skilled with war fans as well as the katana, Suki is a tough fighter and retains feelings for Sokka.
She and her fellow warriors captured Aang and his friends, and then accepted them as guests when they learned Aang was the Avatar. When she defeated the young Sokka in a duel, he was humbled by her skill and turned to her for instruction. The two bonded over sparring matches, and, before parting, she kisses Sokka on the cheek. It is discovered in the episode, "Avatar Day," that she and the other warriors of Kyoshi have gone off to fight in the war against the Fire Nation.
Ty Lee is a cheerful and somewhat ditzy young Fire Nation acrobat/gymnast, the daughter of a nobleman, who grew up at the Fire Nation royal court and attended the Royal Fire Academy for Girls with her friends, Azula and Mai. Ty Lee is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, utilizing a martial art attacking pressure points on the human body. This was proven when she was easily able to take down an elite platoon of Earthbenders alone. By striking a bender's pressure points she is able to disrupt the victim's chi flow and temporarily remove their ability to bend. According to nick.com, she can tell people's mood by looking at their aura or feeling their chi.
Admiral Zhao (formerly Captain, then a Commander) was a ruthless, driven leader in the Fire Navy, and a powerful Firebender. Arrogant and hungry for power and glory, he was Prince Zuko's rival in the Fire Nation's quest to capture Aang, the Avatar. He harbored intense feelings of anger towards Zuko, and it is clear when he is first introduced that they have some history, though it is never revealed. He is a recurring character throughout Book One to the point that Sokka can accurately describe Zhao's appearance, personality ("big sideburns and an even bigger temper"), and modes of operation to the warriors of the Northern Water Tribe.