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12 Things We Didn't Know About The 'Air Acolytes'

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While The Legend of Aang showed us everything there is to know about the Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom in detail, not much is known about the Air Nomads, and even less about the Air Acolytes (because they didn't exist just yet). Hopefully, this list will do them justice just in case anyone out there wants to follow in their ways. After all, didn't Uncle Iroh say that when it comes to finding your identity, "It's time for you to look inward and start asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do you want?”

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    Aang Wasn’t Always A Fan Of The Official Avatar Aang Fan Club

    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender Comics / Dark Horse Books

    We know that Aang himself founded the Air Acolytes, but he initially had less-than-fond feelings for the group when it all started. He thought what the fan club was doing was a mockery of his culture, but eventually found how genuine they truly were when it came to upholding the Air Nomad traditions.

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    The Air Temples Were Restored By 171 AG

    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon

    The Air Acolytes not only preserved the traditions of the Air Nomads but also their homes. After the destruction of all things Airbender, the Air Acolytes decided to rehabilitate the four temples and rebuild them to restore their former glory.

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    The Air Acolytes Rose From The Ashes Of The Air Nomad Genocide

    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon

    While the Air Nomad Genocide is truly a horrific period in history, the Air Acolytes somehow found a way to turn the tragedy into a triumph. Avatar Aang thought all was lost, but thanks to the Air Acolytes who wanted to preserve the traditions of the monks, the spirit of the Air Nomads can live on.

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    Pema Wanted To Be An Air Acolyte So Badly She Ran Away From Home

    Photo: The Legend of Korra / Nickelodeon

    Leaving her parents to follow her desire to become an Air Acolyte wasn’t easy for Pema, but thanks to her perseverance, a new generation of Airbenders was born. Of course, her presence didn’t exactly bode well for Tenzin and Lin Beifong’s relationship, but that’s a story for another time.

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