Name: Yanyu, but was born as Xia to a noble family (shyah)
Nickname/s: Yan, yu-yu (Jet and the Freedom Fighters)
Gender: cis-girl, she/her
Sexuality: heterosexual, mostly
Occupation: freedom fighter (formerly), Gaang member (currently), Fire Lady and Royal Blacksmith (future)
Nationality: Fire Nation
Animal Companion: An adolescent boar-q-pine named Jun or affectionally dubbed Little Brother. He’s big enough to carry two people but small enough to rid on Appa’s back. Yanyu is often using him as a pillow as they fly. He’s a mean little shit to everyone but her and will squeal loudly (which is terrifying) in your face if you annoy him.
Bending: Firebending basics, only after learning with Aang.
Non-Bending: Ax wielder (formally), halberd (currently). Uses the halberd expertly, is swift and efficient in her movements with no wasting of energy. She’s a decent hand to hand fighter but excels in armed melee
Physical features: Light brown skin, green eyes, and messy dark brown hair
Height: same height as Jet, up to Zuko’s chin
Defining features: Scar on right cheek from jaw to above her eye.
Good Traits/Habits: goofy, compassionate, easily makes friends
Bad Traits/Habits: easily jealous, bottles everything up. Refuses to do things that she can’t get the hang of right away. Seems to have a single braincell. Pouts when she doesn’t get her way, which is often.
Likes: the roaming plays, music, weapons
Dislikes: the fire nation, fire bending, flying, heights
Talents: good with most weapons and can make excellent artillery. Can also do math in her head really fast surprisingly. Makes really good tea.
Hobbies: playing the bamboo flute, yoga, and watching plays
Strengths: using and making weapons, distracting the enemy
Weaknesses: usually can’t lie to save her life, firebending, Jun
Fears: being found out, her family hurting her, Aang losing the war, never finding her place in life.
Family: Mother- Father- Stepfather-
Friends: The freedom fighters, the Gaang
Romantic Interest/s: One-sided love for Jet who sees her as a sister, and then slowwww burn with Zuko.
Enemies: Most of the Fire Nation
Early Life: Becoming Yanyu- Born to a Fire Nation Noblewoman and an Earth kingdom peasant, Xia was an illegitimate child. Due to this, she was treated rather poorly by the other noblemen and considered a peasant herself. The more she say of the Fire Nation’s cruel side, the more she became convinced to get out and find her father. When the news that her mother would be remarrying reached her, afraid of how her new father would treat her, Xia ran from her home to find her birth father.
She’d met her birth father, only to be rejected by him. He had loved her mother and still does till this day, but he never wanted children, especially in the political climate they live in. Dishearted, Xia wondered helplessly for days. Just when she passed out from exhaustion, The Freedom Fighters had found her and taken her in, mistaking her to be on the run from the Fire Nation. This is where Jet helped her pick out her new name- Yanyu. Here she felt wanted and needed, becoming their blacksmith.
When the Gaang arrive, in an effort to stop Jet’s plan, she firebends for the first time in ages and is exposed. Jet rejects her and the two fight. In his rage, Jet leaves Yanyu with a scar across her face with one of his hooks before Aang and Katara step in and save her.
Where they are at present: Currently Yanyu is traveling with the Gaang, in hopes to learn how to firebend and help Aang win the war.
Main goal: Help the Avatar
Hopes/Dreams: find her place in the world and learn firebending
Colour: the color of peonies, pink (which surprises people since no pink is every found on her)
Instrument: Bamboo flute
Theme song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LHwar…
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