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This is the article about the political position. For the episode that bears a similar name, see "The King of Omashu". For the character that held the position during the original series, see Bumi. For other similar uses, see Omashu (disambiguation).
Bumi on his throne

Bumi was the King of Omashu as of 99 AG.

The Monarch of Omashu is the ruler of the city of Omashu. The monarch exercises absolute control over the affairs of their city and is not influenced by the actions of the Earth Monarch, though they are allowed utilization of the monarch's troops.[1]


Following the death of Avatar Kuruk in 312 BG, King Buro of Omashu took part in the search for the next Avatar.[2]

In the later life of Avatar Kyoshi, she supported the family of Guo Xun as she took the throne with the sacred duty to protect Omashu. When she became queen, Guo Xun wholeheartedly embraced the political structure the Avatar helped create. She despised Earth King Jialun, thinking him to be cheap, selfish, and insecure in his power. She embroiled her city and its diplomats in enough conflict not to spark an all-out war with Ba Sing Se, and often spied on others in the Earth Kingdom and had technologies smuggled for her. She was considered a graceful and benevolent queen by her people.[3]

King Bumi held the kingship until late 99 AG, when the monarchy was temporarily replaced with a Fire Nation governorship following the city's capture.[4] Bumi single-handedly ended the Fire Nation's control over the city during the Day of Black Sun and reinstated his position as king.[5]

Position and powers[]

The Monarch of Omashu has full control over their city, with no apparent influence from higher-ups. The monarch is in control of the city's legal code and, as such, decides the punishment for criminals.[1] The monarch also has control over the city's military, determining the ultimate course of action for their armed forces.[4]

List of known monarchs[]

  • Buro – ruled by 312 BG
  • Guo Xun – fl. c. 58 BG
  • Bumi – ruled by 99 AG


  • By the time of Avatar Kyoshi, the title of "princess of Omashu" also existed.[6]
  • The members of Unanimity project were transported to Bin-Er on a five-masted junk called the Queen of Omashu.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 O'Bryan, John (writer) & Lioi, Anthony (director). (March 18, 2005). "The King of Omashu". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 5. Nickelodeon.
  2. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter One, "The Test". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  3. Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game. Core Book, Version 1.0, 2022, p. 54.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (April 7, 2006). "Return to Omashu". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 3. Nickelodeon.
  5. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (July 19, 2008). "Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 19. Nickelodeon.
  6. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Six, "Promises". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  7. Yee, F. C. (author). (July 19, 2022). Chapter Thirty-Three, "Last Chances". The Dawn of Yangchen. Amulet Books.

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