|"Who better to resolve a crisis between our world and the Spirit World than the Avatar himself?"|
|— The old wanderer to Aang.|
After the Fire Nation burned down the forest that Hei Bai had protected, the vengeful spirit began attacking the village and abducting citizens in retaliation. In response to this, the old wanderer began searching for any sign of hope to save his hometown and the villagers from Hei Bai's rage.
One day, after incredulously seeing a flying bison, he found the Avatar Aang and his companions sulking in the ruins of the forest. He begged them for help, and brought him back to Senlin Village to brief him on the situation. In the town, the village leader showed skepticism that the Avatar could be of assistance. However, the old wanderer had complete faith in the Avatar's ability to stop Hei Bai's rampage, and that only he stood a chance. He even consoled Katara after Sokka's abduction, assuring her that he would be shocked if the Avatar returned without him.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Book One: Water (水)
- Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (April 8, 2005). "Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 7. Nickelodeon.
- From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com. Encyclopedia now broken, archived at The Lost Lore of Avatar Aang - Character: Old Wanderer.