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The bully guard was an unfriendly guard who enjoyed intimidating and browbeating the prisoners of the Boiling Rock, such as Chit Sang.

History

By spring 100 AG, he served as one of the gondola guards. He escorted Suki and other prisoners from a hot air balloon sent by Princess Azula to the prison facility. At the gondola, he took enjoyment in seeing Suki's shock at the prison's extensive defenses. He then gleefully told her that she should forget any hope of escaping. No one escaped from the Boiling Rock; she "belong[ed] to us now".[2]

In the next months, he rose to a regular guard at the prison. When Zuko and Sokka first arrived in the prison yard, the bully guard was goading Chit Sang in order to force him into firebending, which was prohibited for inmates. After Chit Sang, his girlfriend, and his friend's escape attempt failed,[1] Chit Sang was interrogated so as to divulge who masterminded the plan; he accused the bully guard of being the instigator, as payback for the bully guard's earlier harassment of him. As a result, the guard was arrested and taken in for questioning. His interrogation was interrupted by Princess Azula, who cleared him of the charge, explaining that he was not associated with the escape attempt.[3]

Personality

The bully guard tended to be very cruel toward the prisoners at the Boiling Rock, and he intimidated and harshly mocked the prisoners who were held there. He lived alone, as he was not a very social person and had no true friends or people to whom he could talk, and in addition he had little to no romantic relationships. As a result, he liked to take out his personal frustrations by harassing the prisoners, the only people he had some control and power over, such as Chit Sang. However, underneath his usual rough and unsettling personality, he was actually just a sad, lonely man.[4]

Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Three: Fire (火)

Graphic novels

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chan, May (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (July 16, 2008). "The Boiling Rock, Part 1". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 14. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hicks, Faith Erin (writer), Wartman, Peter (artist), Matera, Adele (colorist). Suki, Alone (July 27, 2021), Dark Horse Comics.
  3. Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (July 16, 2008). "The Boiling Rock, Part 2". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 15. Nickelodeon.
  4. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com. Encyclopedia now broken, archived at The Lost Lore of Avatar Aang - Character: Bully Guard.
  5. Avatar: The Last Airbender - Suki, Alone Live Reading with Voice Actors and Comic Creators. DarkHorseComics - Twitch (September 22, 2021). Retrieved on October 6, 2021.
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