All Those Na'vi! Avatar Characters and Clans
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Published: September 14, 2018
This post is going to be a continually updated reference of what we know about current, past and upcoming Na'vi characters in the Avatar franchise, and also all the clans of the Na'vi--inside and outside of the movies.


:bulletblue: Upcoming Characters :bulletblue:
With their Actor Names in parenthesis.

Na'vi of the Metkayina Clan: (Avatar 2)

Tonowari (Cliff Curtis) - The Clan Chief (olo'eytkan) of the Metkayina
Ronal  (Kate Winslet) - Hm, perhaps the clan leader, or the tsahik? :o We can only guess, but I can't picture her as anything other than in a position of power.
Tsireya (Bailey Bass) - a female child/teen
Aonung (Filip Geljo) - a male child/teen
Rotxo(Duane Evans Jr) - a male child/teen


New Na'vi of the Omaticaya Clan: (Avatar 2)

Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss) - the daughter of Neytiri and Jake Sully, possibly their youngest child
Neteyam(Jamie Flatters) - the son of Neytiri and Jake Sully, possibly the oldest
Lo'ak (Britain Dalton) - the son of Neytiri and Jake Sully

Also:
Javier “Spider” Socorro (Jack Champion) - Not a Na'vi, but apparently a human kid who was born in Hell's Gate. This ought to be interesting!

Na'vi of the Omaticaya in Tsu'tey's Path (Dark Horse Comics):

Takuk - A seasoned hunter
Ka'ani - A young male hunter in training
Saeyla - A young female hunter in training


:bulletblue: The Clans :bulletblue:


Now for all those clans -- there are a lot more than those mentioned in Avatar, and none were mentioned by name. However, different clans are featured and named elsewhere; namely through TORUK: The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil, and through Disney's Pandora website, where you can take a quiz/personality test to see which clan you'd fit in with.

All detailed information is taken from the "Pandoran Research Foundation".


Anurai Clan - Appearance: Avatar the Game (Wii/PSP version); TORUK - The First Flight
  Habitat: Jungle
  Specialty: Artisanal crafts
  Analysis: The Na’vi of this ancient clan are the artists of Pandora. Their musical ability is legendary, and their unparalleled craft work — instruments, visual art, and jewelry — lives on, throughout Pandora and even in the black markets of Earth. The commodification of this work is unfortunate, as the Anurai regard the artistic act as heavy with spiritual symbolism. The scavenged bones of dead animals are their chief raw materials, and they believe that the spirit of each animal “speaks” through the artist’s work, all the way down to individual strokes of an artist’s chisel. Even the simple act of re-purposing a death object, and making it sing, symbolizes the Na’vi principle that all states are harmonized.


Kekunan Clan - Appearance: TORUK - The First Flight
  Habitat: Mountainous/Jungle
  Specialty: Banshee riding
  Analysis: The Kekunan are the most skilled banshee riders on Pandora. Indeed, according to Na’vi legend, it was a Kekunan that became the first Ikran Makto (“Banshee Rider”). Naturally, this makes them a clan that prizes bravery above other traits, as they have at the center of their lives a treacherous climb to tame a banshee, and a hunting life hundreds of meters off the ground. Like the combat training given to the young Tipani, Kekunan children start preparing for banshee riding at an early age. And all Kekunan dress in bright, festive colors to match the vibrant patterns of their mounts.


Li'ona Clan - Appearance: Avatar the Game (Wii/PSP version)
  This clan is from a game, so not much is known except what's in game. (I am not considering it completely canon).


Metkayina Clan - Appearance: Will be the main clan in Avatar 2
  Habitat: Coastal/Ocean
  Specialty: ??
  Analysis: We only know what we can glean from interviews; they are known as the "Reef People Clan", and they use ilu (Pandoran version of a dolphin, but it looks much like a plesiosaur)as mounts. We know they will be the main clan in the second movie, as much of it "takes place in Pandora's oceans".


Ni'awve Clan - Appearance: Avatar the Game, mobile version.
  This clan is from a game, so not much is known except what's in game. (I am not considering it completely canon).


Olangi Clan - Appearance: Avatar (This is one of the many horse clans on the vast plains of Pandora; the name of the clan came from the Pandoran Research Foundation website)
  Habitat: Plains
  Specialty: Direhorse affinity
  Analysis: Vast plains cover much of Pandora’s land mass, and it is here that you will find direhorse clans like the Olangi. The clan is nomadic, following game on its seasonal migratory patterns across the plains and often sleeping under the stars. They claim this freedom of movement as both a birthright and a privilege, affording them as it does the chance to “see” so much of their world (in the Eywa-related sense). They depend on the direhorse for hunting, transport, and self-defense, and so have emerged as the moon’s premier riders.


Omaticaya Clan - Appearance: Avatar, TORUK - The First Flight
  Habitat: Jungle
  Specialty: Textiles and weaving
  Analysis: Even among the highly attuned Na’vi, the Omatikaya are extremely spiritual. They are known to reside in gigantic Hometrees over generations, and for celebrating their direct, personal connection to Eywa. They also celebrate their connection to each other; as Eywa represents the connectedness of all things, the Omatikaya place great stress on the bonds they share with their fellow clanspeople, prizing hospitality and a good meal above other, more warlike traits. As a symbol of devotion and self-abnegation before Eywa, their clothing is less showy than that of other clans — usually a simple loincloth, with limited adornments. But their large, intricate loom work is celebrated by other clans and humans alike.


Tawkami Clan - Appearance: Avatar: The Game (DS version), TORUK - The First Flight
  Habitat: Jungle
  Specialty: Botanical alchemy
  Analysis: We at the PRF have a special place in our hearts for the Tawkami, because they are the field botanists of the Na’vi. They have a deep desire to know the natural world (as it is the manifestation of Eywa), and a correspondingly deep knowledge of their jungle habitat — especially plant life. Using every part of the plant, from flower to root to essential oils, they can make potions for healing wounds, curing illness, directing the behavior of animals, and facilitating spiritual guidance.


Tayrangi Clan - Appearance: Avatar (It is strongly implied this is the name of the last clan we saw in Avatar)
  Habitat: Coastal
  Specialty: Banshee fishing
  Analysis: Like the Kekunan, the Tayrangi are expert banshee riders. What sets them apart, however, is how the clan has adapted this relationship to its coastal surroundings. Rather than hunt game from the air, Kekunan-style, the Tayrangi will ride their banshees out over the waters of the Easter Sea to catch aquatic animals. This means they have a deep knowledge of both the air and the sea, including underwater migratory and feeding patterns. As masters of their coastal territory, they are also some of the strongest swimmers on Pandora, and revere many of the large aquatic predators in their midst.


Tipani Clan - Appearance: Avatar The Game (PC/PS3/360), TORUK - The First Flight
  Habitat: Jungle
  Specialty: Expert warriors and hunters
  Analysis: Though all Na’vi are proficient fighters, the Tipani commit like no other clan, raising all children as future warriors and beginning combat training at a very young age. They are one of only a few Na’vi clans to have been observed wearing armor and helmets by researchers, and they are experts with a spear, prizing its versatility in both close- and long-range fighting. They are also widely considered the best hunters on Pandora — often they will stalk an animal simply to see how long they can do it without being detected. A natural stoicism helps in this; a Tipani rarely speaks, but when he or she does it’s with great weight and consideration.
Jake doesn't name two of the clans in Avatar, so we only know them as "Horse Clans of the Plain" (which can cover several, then; it is possible ) and the "Ikran People of the Eastern Sea"; this is very likely the Metkayina or Tayrangi clan.




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Katiria-the-Cat's avatar
Katiria-the-Cat|Hobbyist Photographer
Tawkami clan first was in Avatar The Game DS and Tipani clan was the main clan in Avatar The Game on PC/PS3/360.
Check this: james-camerons-avatar.wikia.co… Here you have all of the games, if you'd like to check if you're correct with everything :)
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DrowElfMorwen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I did use that list, but I am just not sure I wanted to include clans from the game, because I so not consider any of the Avatar games very accurate. I might amend my post to include them, though. 
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Katiria-the-Cat|Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm..I don't know how much of PC/PS3/360 game is canon, because of two ways of finishing the game, but I think that, for example DS can be treated like canon, because it's set between 2084 when: "The first human operations on Pandora began" and 2152, when: "Lungoray died" as the site is saying. 
The 
iOS/Android game takes place 20 years before the movie, you play as the firs Avatar operator ever. Also, it's narrated by Neytiri, and she's saying that this story was told to her by her sister Sylwanin, whom also is in the game. This can't be non-canon :P
The only game which is definetely non-canon is the Mobile game, because the plot in the beginning looks a little like the one from movie, but the rest and the ending is so very different and it opens a totally different way of Avatar continuum.
The Wii/PSP game is also canon, when Grace is teachin at Na'vi school and Sylwanin is alive. You shoulld also mention that the Anurai clan's first appearance was in the Wii/PSP game.
Sorry, I just dig in too much in the Avatar universum ^^;
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DrowElfMorwen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I'm glad you told me all this! Yes I will edit the post. The iOS/Android game, too, is the only I don't have/ can't play and I REALLY WANT IT. I wish I knew if someone had a copy, somehow. Actually, now that I think about it, I did download a file that said it was the game--but the problem is I have no way to play it; there is no way a modern Android system would run the game :( It's lost to me forever!
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TheVioletViolence|Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah the tribes from the Avatar Game arent exactly official I would say partly. I am Anurai ^_^
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DrowElfMorwen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! :D
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daywalker-designs|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoyed the first one, and hope this one is even better.
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DrowElfMorwen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it will be for sure!!
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SeleneTheWerewolf's avatar
Awesome can't wait to learn more about the movie that I hope will be released soon. I'm really interested in the Metkayina Clan being that I love the ocean. And love the ideas behind the Anurai Clan. I think it's beautiful of them to believe about the spirit of the animals in the instrument they carve.

Has Quaritch still been confirmed? I know he was at least a rumour to come back in one of the movies.
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I am sooo interested in the Metkayina! A lot of die-hard fans love Omaticaya but for me, mine is going to be Metkayina :D I am allllll about the ocean and sea life and THOSE ILU!!

Also yes, Quaritch was confirmed.
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I can still can't figure out how he can come back, but poor Grace can't :(
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It's curious. I think anyone who dies on Pandora isn't truly dead.
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