Kai is an orphan who gained airbending after the Harmonic Convergence in 171 AG. After being liberated from Ba Sing Se, Kai lived with the Air Nomads and learned their culture. As part of the new Air Nation, Kai has become a more honorable person, living to serve others by bringing peace and balance wherever possible. He is also Jinora's boyfriend since 171 AG and now serves as captain of the Twenty-Fourth Division in the Heroes Alliance forces. His division lieutenants are Opal Beifong and his girlfriend Jinora.

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Physical AppearanceEdit

Kai is a young boy with tan skin, jade green eyes, and spiky black hair with his hair shaved on the sides, as well as a left scar on his forehead, and a nick on his left ear. His appearance is described as "handsome" and "good-looking", which makes him popular to most girls. He wears the standard Airbender Wingsuit with the standard red, yellow, and grey colorations, and now a sleeveless, thigh-length red haori with white diamonds and yellow coloration inside his haori. On the back of the haori is the kanji "Air", written vertically on the coat's back. He also wears a pair of metal battle sticks on the back of his wingsuit and haori.

Inside his glider suit is a white tank top with a white gauze bandage around his stomach underneath, covering up the several burn marks he got during Kuvira's invasion as well as one mark across the bottom of his left jaw, and two running down from the left side of his neck, all the way to his left torso. These scars are proof of Kai's hardships and surviving death many times what makes him known to many people.


While living by himself as an orphan, Kai sported a cunning and opportunistic attitude and he would deceive and use those around him to benefit himself for acts such as swindling and thievery. However, when he allows himself to get to know the people around him, he shows a more emphatic, genuine and compassionate side, as evidenced by how he appreciated Jinora training him in airbending, as well as how he protected Yung against the Dai Li. He is protective of those whom he holds dear and is willing to be merciless, unforgiving, and cold-hearted to ensure their safety, such as saving Jinora several times and caring for her well-being, assaulting Ganbat for attempting to kidnap Jinora and the baby bisons, as well as to risk his own life for others, as evidenced when he attempted to distract P'Li in order to give the other airbenders a chance to escape. Overall, Kai is a mischievous, yet fun-loving, brave and optimistic, young boy who takes every opportunity for adventure, and is willing to sacrifice himself in order to save those whom he holds dear.

Since Kuvira's defeat, Kai still maintains his fun-loving, caring, optimistic, and adventurous personality, but has also become more serious, level-headed, and generally mature, and never jokes when the situation calls for it. Kai has even become more overly protective of Jinora after knowing that she had to go through a state of deep depression and rough emotional turmoil when she thought that he was killed in battle. This lead him to make sure she's more safe and made a promise to never let her cry about him again.


Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Airbending ProwessEdit

  • Airbending Master - Kai is a capable airbender, even though he is relatively untrained. Many people even knew that he was a child prodigy in the art of airbending, despite his age. He was able to use significant air blasts to knock Mako and Bolin onto the monorail, allowing him to escape, as well as directing specific gusts of air to facilitate his thefts. After training while held captive by the Dai Li, Kai displayed remarkably improved abilities in combative airbending, being able to knock out the Dai Li sergeant while rescuing Jinora in a single maneuver. During training with Tenzin, he was also the third one up the cliff and airbent to the top while the other recruits crawled. He completed the obstacle course relatively easily compared to the rest of the airbenders, showing his skill compared to the rest of the group. By the time the Red Lotus arrived, he could use a glider to fly and to attack at the same time. He is also capable to use a range of airbending techniques such as an air shield, which enabled him to survive a direct hit from P'Li's combustion blast. After three years of training, Kai improved significantly, being more proficient and precise in his airbending attacks. After seven months have past since Kuvira's defeat by going under intense training and even learning from Jinora, Kai has hone his airbending skills to reach a master level and has even learned several special techniques, such as the Air Scooter and Air Spout, as well as using Astral Projection. He also learned a new special technique called "Air Speed".
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    Kai's prowess in airbending during his captivity in the Earth Queen's dungeons.

Combat ProwessEdit

  • Master Staff Fighter - Aside from his new-found mastery of airbending, Kai is also skilled in staff combat and is able to utilize his staff's twin kali stick or collapsible Bo-staff form in a unique fighting style. He is also able to use his staff skills to augment his offensive and defensive airbending abilities.
  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant

Flash Step ProwessEdit


  • Expert Tactician

Stealth and Infiltration ExpertiesEdit

  • Stealth Expert - Kai is stealthy and evasive, as he was able to slip away from Team Avatar when they arrived in Ba Sing Se, with Bolin noting that he is "surprisingly hard to catch", as well as being able to follow P'Li's airship without being detected.
  • Espionage Expert

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Other SkillsEdit

  • Great Acrobatic Skills and Reflexes
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Speed
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Enhanced Durability


  • Ice-Winged Dragon Lotus Ring - By channeling his chi and airbending energy, Kai can awaken his own Zenkai and awakens his hidden element, the element of ice. To activate his, Kai needs to channel the energy into his twin sticks after deforming his staff and creates an icy mist after slamming both sticks on the ground and at the same time. In this form, ice flows over his body as Kai's right arm becomes covered in ice with the end in the shape of an ice-shaped dragon's head and the ice on his left arm encasing his hand in the form of a claw, and his feet encased in the same way as his left arm was. The ice also forms around his shoulders gaining two large ice wings sprouting from his back and a long tail with a sharp end. While in this form, he also gains a medium-length, double-edged longsword with a sharp edge and point, a bronze, six-star shaped crossguard, and a light-blue colored hilt. The sword is held by the dragon-shaped head on his right arm. The sword can be used for cutting and thrusting, and its' metal component is durable enough to withstand attacks and prevent it from getting crushed by force. These new ice limbs can be used to mobility as an extension to aid him in battle.

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  • Unnamed Foster Parents




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