Pik and Pak were winged lemurs and friends of Avatar Yangchen and Master Boma. The lemurs are differentiated from one another primarily by their anatomical imperfections, namely the hole in Pik's right ear and Pak's stub of a tail.
At some point prior to the genesis of Yangchen's Avatar duties, Pik and Pak had befriended the young airbender and served as her pets. A week following Yangchen's mastery of all four elements, the lemurs accompanied the Avatar, her flying bison, and Boma to a shore-side city. Having sheltered themselves from the storm that raged around them, Pik and Pak emerged from their hiding place only in response to Yangchen's mention of their name in her excitement over her first mission as the Avatar. As the party entered the king's throne room, the lemurs each perched themselves on one of Boma's shoulders but crouched down behind him after observing three ominous fortune tellers who were prophesying in the room.
Later, Pik and Pak remained beside Yangchen as she peered over the sea from the cliffside awaiting the foretold disaster to come to the city. Upon General Old Iron's emergence from the sea, the two lemurs again cowered behind Boma, Pik peeking out over the man's shoulder and Pak glancing over his head. After the Avatar had been batted down by the spirit, the two pets immediately glided to her side in concern. The lemurs subsequently accompanied Boma in his evacuation of the city and beheld Yangchen's battle against General Old Iron from a nearby clearing.
Both Pik and Pak proved to be quite skittish, exhibited in their tendency to be easily frightened and often hid as a result, typically in the company of Boma, as was the case during the storm, when they encountered the fortunetellers, and when General Old Iron emerged from the sea. However, they also proved to be loyal to Yangchen, instantly rushing to her side after she was knocked down by General Old Iron.
As is typical for creatures of their species, Pik and Pak could use their wings for gliding and flying with ease despite their anatomical flaws. Additionally, they were able to understand their own titles enough to acknowledge Yangchen's beckon.
- The Rift trilogy
- The Rift Library Edition, page 232.
- 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.
- 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.