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Lau Gan-Lan is the son of the cabbage merchant and current owner of Cabbage Corp, the rival company of Future Industries in Republic City.[2] He was framed by Hiroshi Sato as the manufacturer of Equalist weaponry.[1]


In 170 AG, the Metalbending Police Force was alerted of Lau Gan-Lan's alleged Equalist ties. After finding sufficient evidence, the police came to Cabbage Corp's headquarters and arrested him. Despite his assertions that the allegations were false, authorities proceeded with carrying away Lau Gan-Lan, causing him to begin crying upon hearing that his assets would be frozen and Cabbage Corp would be closed. It was later discovered that Hiroshi Sato had framed Lau Gan-Lan, who was subsequently released and continued running his company.[1]


Cabbage merchant
Lau Gan-Lan


The Legend of Korra

Book One: Air (气)


  • Lau yelled "No! Not my Cabbage Corp!" when he was taken into custody by the metalbending police, which is strikingly similar to "My cabbages!", the catchphrase of his father, the cabbage merchant.
    • Both characters were voiced by the same man, James Sie.
  • Lau Gan-Lan is a pun on the Chinese words , which is a respectful title meaning "old man" or "Mr." and 甘藍, meaning "wild cabbage": his name could therefore be translated as "Old Man Cabbage" or "Mr. Cabbage".


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