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12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Air Nomads

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The world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra is filled with rich history, and the average viewer can tell the four nations draw heavily from our own world. The Air Nomads stand out in a lot of ways, being they have four distinct air temples and tragic history.

Thankfully the amount of airbenders is on the rise since The Legend of Korra, continuing on Aang's legacy from the northern air temple to the southern air temple. Whether or not you can recognize the Avatar Air Nomad symbol, these facts will deepen your appreciation for the world. Take a look below and vote up the most interesting facts about Air Nomads!

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    Airbenders Are At Their Strongest During The Autumn Months

    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon

    It's true that each of the elements has nature on their side at different times of the year. We see this in action on a number of occasions, most prominently The Day of Black Sun, The Winter Solstice, and of course Sozin's comet. 

    The Air Nomads were strongest in the autumn months, when the breeze is most likely to blow strongest. 

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    Avatar Kyoshi’s Mother Was An Air Nomad

    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon

    Kyoshi was a wildly interesting Avatar, as discovered in The Kyoshi Novels by written by F.C. Yee and Avatar co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino. Her origins are covered in-depth which includes the identity of her birth parents. Kyoshi was born to an ex-Air Nomad mother and a father who was a known criminal. They operated under a rebellion group inside the Earth Kingdom, abandoning Kyoshi as a young child.

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    The Air Acolytes Started As An Aang Fan Club

    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3 / Dark Horse Books

    The Air Acolytes actually started as a modest Aang fan club living in the Earth Kingdom. In the graphic novel Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3, Aang formally renonced their title of fan club and rebranded them as acolytes, a group that would carry along the traditions and morals of the former Air Nomads. 

    In The Legend of Korra we meet Pema, Tenzin's wife who was apart of the (now) much larger group of Air Acolytes. 

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    The Only People To Live In Harmony With Spirits

    Photo: The Legend of Korra / Nickelodeon

    In the era of Raava and Avatar Wan, the earliest Air Nomads lived together in harmony with spirits. The Shadow of Kyoshi touched upon this during the Avatar's airbending trials. Although the spirits ultimately fled back to the spirit world, the Air Nomads upheld their way of life.

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