"Food, musical instruments, and now bandages and a splint! Anything you don't have in that backpack, Jingbo?"
— Jingbo is proud of his preparedness when questioned by Xing Ying.[1]

Jingbo was a junior Air Acolyte around 102 AG, who was one of three Acolytes accompanying Avatar Aang and his friends in his attempt to revive Yangchen's Festival.[2]


Field trip

Jingbo was excited to learn that Aang invited him and the other Air Acolytes to join him in the celebration of Yangchen's Festival.

After the end of the peace talks in Yu Dao following the end of the battle for Yu Dao, Jingbo attended the banquet in celebration of the city's newly elected coalition government, finding a seat with Yee-Li, Xing Ying, Sokka, Katara, and Toph Beifong. When Aang showed up later as well, Jingbo was excited be invited by Avatar to accompany him the following day on a field trip.

Like the other Air Acolytes, Jingbo was eager to learn more about Yangchen's Festival. When Toph refused to bow for the statue, which was the first part of the ceremony, and insulted the holiday, Aang taught Jingbo and the other Acolytes that true Air Nomads let insults pass them by in order to preserve inner peace. He did partake in the bowing ceremony and his excitement for the holiday's celebration only grew after that. Jingbo politely thanked Xing Ying for her offered helped, though rejected it, announcing it was his honor as a junior Air Acolyte to carry the festival supplies to the sacred meadow where they would enjoy a ceremonial meal.

Trespassing on the refinery's grounds

Jingbo followed Aang and the others onto the private Earthen Fire Refinery's grounds to investigate Yangchen's lead.

Their walk led them toward a town that was built atop the sacred meadow, causing Jingbo to be equally distraught as Aang over the destruction of the peaceful place. When the group ventured through town, he followed Aang, Katara, and the other Air Acolytes toward a fenced-off area from which a repugnant smell arose. He was catapulted over the fence by Aang's earthbending and caught with his airbending, although he still landed on his back, the heavy backpack preventing the young boy from immediately getting back up. His predicament only worsened when four guards arrived and tried to expel them from the private grounds for trespassing. Aang used his airbending once more to blow the Air Acolytes out of harm's way when the guards attacked them with earthbending, causing Jingbo to be squished by his backpack. He was helped to his feet by his fellow Acolytes and subsequently received another lesson about Air Nomad tradition from Aang: avoid conflict unless absolutely necessary, and even then, contact should be kept to a minimum. Together with the other Acolytes, he applauded the Avatar for his demonstration of the lesson by using his airbending to let the attacking guards knock each other out. When Satoru arrived on the scene, Jingbo declined shaking his hand in greeting, though politely bowed his head in line with Air Nomad custom. He later attended a tour of the Earthen Fire Refinery with the others, though grew worried when Aang once again stared off in the distance to Yangchen's apparition, who was only visible to the Avatar, wondering if there was something he could do to help Aang.[2]

Ogodei captured three Air Acolytes

Jingbo was grabbed by Ogodei while Yee-Li and Xing Ying were tied down, before Toph Beifong used her metalbending to free them.

When Lao Beifong ordered the Rough Rhinos to escort Team Avatar and the Air Acolytes off the refinery's premises, Jingbo was excited about the prospect of breaking even more rules than they already had. As the battle broke out, he and the others were ordered to find a safer place, though they found their path blocked by Ogodei, who threatened them with his bolo. Jingbo found himself a forklift and charged the Rough Rhino away, driving him away. Before he could pursue him, though, he was halted by Xing Ying, who deemed his actions inappropriate behavior for an Air Acolyte. Their conversation left them oblivious to their surroundings, however, and Jingbo found himself grabbed by his collar and hoisted up in the air by Ogodei, while his sister Air Acolytes were tied down by the mercenary's metal bolo. He was released soon after by Toph, who used her metalbending to take out Ogodei, and subsequently received a lecture from the earthbender that he needed to care more about the present than about ancient Air Nomad traditions if he were to have a future, which left him very confused.

Cabbage merchant's restaurant

Jingbo joined Aang, Xing Ying, and Yee-Li at a local restaurant to share the ceremonial meal for Yangchen's Festival.

After the battle, Jingbo and the others went back to town with Aang where the four of them were to have the ceremonial meal to celebrate Yangchen's Festival. Jingbo was guided to a tree under which Aang and Gyatso used to eat the meal, though after finding it had been cut down, they entered the local restaurant that had been built on the same place in hopes of celebrating there. While Xing Ying and Yee-Li prepared their impromptu pick-nick spot, Jingbo took the food out of his backpack and later joined hands with the others while Aang recited the blessing. He was surprised to learn, though, that before Aang was done, the Avatar had crossed over to the Spirit World, and noted excitedly that he might be conversing with the woman whose statue they had bowed to earlier. When another earthquake hit, rousing Aang out of his meditation, Jingbo sought cover in Yee-Li's lap before following everyone outside and back to the factory grounds, where they learned of the cave-in of the local iron mine. He immediately took splints and bandages out of his backpack and prepared to take care of the wounded with his sister Air Acolytes.[1]

Following the rescue of those caved in, Jingbo grabbed his medical supplies and asked if anyone was hurt. He helped bandage up Vachir's pointer finger before he and his fellow Acolytes were called upon by Aang to finish the ceremony. Jingbo still had the necessary items on him, but revealed to the Avatar that the ceremonial vase had been damaged. The three watched as Aang meditated to reconnect with his past lives. A short time later, while they were still tending to workers, the spirit General Old Iron emerged and targeted the town, prompting Jingbo to look up in shock. Following the spirit's defeat, the young Acolyte helped distribute food to the townspeople.[3]

Several weeks later, Jingbo participated in a group meditation at the Jasmine Dragon with his fellow Acolytes, during which he fell asleep. After being woken up by Xing Ying, the young Acolyte lamented his failure to remain awake to Aang, though the Avatar insisted Jingbo's ability to meditate would improve with practice.[4]

Three months after the defeat of Old Iron, Jingbo marched in the parade for the new Spirits' Friendship Festival, playing a pan flute as the procession made its way through the town.[3]


Graphic novels


  • Jingbo is the first known male Air Acolyte.


  1. 1.0 1.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan; Yang, Gene Luen (writer), Sasaki of Gurihiru (penciling, inking), Kawano of Gurihiru (colorist), Heisler, Michael; Comicraft (letterer). The Rift Part Two (July 2, 2014), Dark Horse Comics.
  2. 2.0 2.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan; Yang, Gene Luen (writer), Sasaki of Gurihiru (penciling, inking), Kawano of Gurihiru (colorist), Heisler, Michael; Comicraft (letterer). The Rift Part One (March 5, 2014), Dark Horse Comics.
  3. 3.0 3.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan; Yang, Gene Luen (writer), Sasaki of Gurihiru (penciling, inking), Kawano of Gurihiru (colorist), Heisler, Michael; Comicraft (letterer). The Rift Part Three (November 5, 2014), Dark Horse Comics.
  4. DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan; Yang, Gene Luen (writer), Sasaki of Gurihiru (penciling, inking), Kawano of Gurihiru (colorist), Heisler, Michael; Comicraft (letterer). Smoke and Shadow Part Two (December 16, 2015), Dark Horse Comics.
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