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The Bau Ling Buzzard Wasps[3] are an experienced pro-bending team consisting of Shan, its captain, Ko, and Loong.[2] In 170 AG they competed in the Pro-bending Tournament.[1] They are known for their precise strikes and attacks of pressure points at a distance.[2]


The Buzzard Wasps reached the semifinals of the 170 AG Pro-bending Tournament, where they faced the Fire Ferrets, whom they, according to Shiro Shinobi, evenly matched in terms of age, size, and strength.

Buzzard Wasps cornering Fire Ferrets

The Buzzard Wasps cornered the Fire Ferrets at the end of the first round.

The moment the bell rang, announcing the start of the match, the Buzzard Wasps let loose a barrage of elemental attacks. The flawlessly executed combo immediately knocked the Fire Ferrets back a zone, even pushing Mako into the third zone. The Buzzard Wasps' earthbender managed to hit Bolin square in the stomach, causing the latter to throw up the seaweed noodles he had consumed prior to the match. Shortly after, the team managed to push Korra and Bolin back into the third zone as well and knock Mako out of the ring. Before they could end the match, however, the bell rang, signaling the end of the first round.

The second round started with an immediate success for the Buzzard Wasps, as they knocked Mako back a zone and made use of his error of accidentally attacking his brother to knock Bolin off the ring. The Buzzard Wasps' firebender was unnecessarily roughed up by Korra's waterbending, earning the Avatar a penalty of having to move back a zone, and thus the Buzzard Wasps claimed an easy victory in the second round as well.

Buzzard Wasps knockout

The Buzzard Wasps were knocked out of the ring by Korra's waterbending.

The third round started similar to the second one with the Buzzard Wasps easily pushing Bolin and Mako back a zone. The Buzzard Wasps' earthbender hit Bolin with a disc against his shoulder, however, injuring him. Their firebender took advantage of Mako's distractedness over his brother to knock him into the water. The wounded Bolin was dispelled from the playing field moments later. With only Korra left standing, the three Buzzard Wasps focused all their attacks on her, though the Avatar managed to avoid them and retaliated by knocking the earthbender into the second zone and the firebender into the third zone. Now all aligned behind one another, the Buzzard Wasps were hit with the same strong water blast and were all knocked out of the ring, ending their run in the tournament.[1]

Following the events of the Unalaq Crisis, the Buzzard Wasps participated in a charity pro-bending tournament to help repair damages done to Republic City. The team made it to the semifinals, where they faced the Fire Ferrets. Upon the opening bell, the Buzzard Wasps' instantly knocked out Mako and Bolin, leaving Korra to fend for herself. Despite their best efforts, the team was eventually defeated by the lone waterbender.[4]

Some years later, a new airbender called Dalisay innovated a new form of pro-bending, called "Nomadic Pro-bending", featuring an airbender as a fourth member of the team. She joined up with the Buzzard Wasps, with the team gearing up for an exhibition match with the Fire Ferrets. While the new form of pro-bending was not yet sustainable for regular games or the professional leagues, there was a great amount of interest about the match, and seats sold out for it.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Dos Santos, Joaquim, Ryu, Ki Hyun (directors). (May 5, 2012). "The Spirit of Competition". The Legend of Korra. Book One: Air. Episode 5. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 IDW Games (September 13, 2017). Kickstarter for The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena. Kickstarter. Retrieved on September 15, 2017.
  3. From older Welcome to Republic City online game, originally on Nick.com. Game now broken, archived at The Lost Lore of Avatar Korra - Pro-bending.
  4. Hedrick, Tim, Hamilton, Joshua (writers) & Shirahama, Eiro, Jin Ahn, Sung (directors). PlatinumGames (October 21, 2014). The Legend of Korra. Activision.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game. Republic City, Version 1.0, 2022, p. 31.

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