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"I'm a circus freak, go ahead and laugh!" Ty Lee explaining to Azula

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Ty Lee


Fire Nation


Mai, Team Avatar




"Hand to hand" combat, Acrobat


Ty Lee is a cheerful and energetic teenaged girl, hailing from the Fire Nation. The daughter of a nobleman, she attended the Royal Fire Academy for Girls with her longtime friends Princess Azula and Mai. As a child, she dealt with six sisters that shared an identical appearance to her, which caused a loss of individuality, a longing to be a distinct, recognizable person, and a desire for attention from other people.Because of this, after she matured, she abandoned her home and joined a Fire Nation Circus, becoming a skilled acrobatic performer and gaining more personal attention.

Ty Lee is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, utilizing a unique form of martial arts that attacks the pressure points on the human body. By striking these, she is able to disrupt that individual's chi flow and temporarily paralyze them, removing their ability to use bending. She and Mai were recruited by Princess Azula to hunt down and capture her relatives Prince Zuko and Iroh, and later, The Avatar.

Mai later betrays Azula to save Zuko's life, which leads to an attack from the infuriated princess. Ty Lee rescues Mai from injury by paralyzing Azula, which leads to her and Mai's imprisonment. While held, she was reunited with the Kyoshi Warriors and befriended them. In return for teaching them how to block chi, she joins their group and is released from prison when the War is over, ironically adopting their makeup, effectively becoming one of a matched set.