This page is composed of Amon's relationships with other characters. Amon was a mysterious man who led the Equalists in a self-styled war against benders. As the former leader of a revolutionary organization, Amon utilized his abilities of manipulation to achieve great success, subverting non-benders to his cause and ensuring that his enemies, and at one point Avatar Korra, were too immobilized with terror to effectively combat his revolution.
"You always say that bloodbending is the most powerful thing in the world, but it isn't, the Avatar is. He took your bending away. What could be more powerful than that?" — Noatak to his father Yakone in "Skeletons in the Closet".
It was revealed that Amon's story about his family being extorted by a firebender while living on a farm was a lie and that Amon was, in fact, a waterbender, the eldest son of Yakone, and the older brother of Councilman Tarrlok. Amon, originally named Noatak, spent his childhood in the Northern Water Tribe with his family. Yakone favored Noatak over Tarrlok. His father brought him on many hunting trips and taught his children the art of bloodbending. In one incident, Yakone forced his sons to bloodbend each other. Tarrlok refused and Noatak defended him, even bloodbending his own father; this resulted in Noatak running away from the Northern Water Tribe and soon enough, he became the leader of the Equalists. Yakone and Tarrlok spent many days looking for Noatak, but they never found him, assuming he died in a blizzard. Yakone then died several years later.
"Leave with me now. We have a second chance; we can start over. Please, you are all I have left in the world." — Amon to Tarrlok in "Endgame".
Noatak and Tarrlok were brothers born to Yakone and his wife. As children, Noatak was very protective of his younger brother. As Tarrlok struggled to learn waterbending and later bloodbending, Noatak stood up to their father on multiple occasions on account of his sibling. Tarrlok noted that even as a child, Noatak wanted everyone to be treated equally and fairly. When Yakone forced Noatak and Tarrlok to bloodbend each other, Noatak complied. However, Tarrlok refused to bloodbend after experiencing the pain it caused and Yakone called him weak and threatened to beat him. Noatak intervened by bloodbending their father, denouncing him as the true weakling. Noatak then insisted that he and Tarrlok run away, but Tarrlok refused out of love for their mother. Noatak called his brother weak and he ran away from his family. Yakone and Tarrlok assumed that Noatak died in the blizzard and never heard from him again.
Many years later, Noatak assumed the identity of Amon. Tarrlok had no knowledge that his brother was the leader of the Equalists and in order to gain power within the Council, he launched very aggressive attacks against the Equalist Revolution and non-benders. Amon, the Lieutenant, and some chi blockers encountered Tarrlok as he was about to leave the cabin where he detained Korra. Threatening to take his bending away, Tarrlok laughed at that statement and attempted to bloodbend them all. Albeit successfully subduing all of Amon's henchmen, Amon himself was able to resist Tarrlok's control. Unable to be detained, Amon easily took away Tarrlok's bending.
After successfully occupying Air Temple Island, Amon imprisoned his brother there so he could keep a close eye on him. While away, Tarrlok disclosed Amon's identity to Avatar Korra and Mako out of disgust at what he and Noatak had become. Tarrlok explained that while Noatak based the revolution on a lie, he believed that Noatak thought bending was the source of the world's suffering based on their shared horrible past. Korra and Mako used this information to expose Amon in front of his supporters, causing him to lose the Revolution.
When he escaped, Noatak swiftly returned to his brother, and apologized for what he had done to him. Tarrlok apologized as well, saying he should have left with him when they were children. Noatak asks Tarrlok to escape with him now though, as he is the only thing he has left. Tarrlok follows his brother out of Air Temple Island.
Noatak and Tarrlok left Republic City on an Equalist outboard motor boat, and Noatak, who was driving the boat, cheerfully speaks of their reunion and future. Noatak even comments that he forgot the sound of his own name. Tarrlok assures him that things will be like "the old days", which brings a tear to Noatak's eyes. However, Tarrlok (in a moment of personal self-redemption or revulsion) uses an electrified glove he found from the boat to electrocute the fuel tank, killing himself and Noatak.
Amon was the leader of the Equalists, a group of activists who believed that everyone should be equal, and wanted to eliminate bending from the world. He commanded them, and seemed to have taught them a fighting style known as chi blocking. They were known to go to extremes for their cause, with Amon taking bending and attacking Republic City in the name of the Equalists.
Hiroshi Sato had created and provided all of the Equalist weaponry, namely the electrified gloves and the mecha tanks. Hiroshi's hatred of benders and the reason he joined the Equalists stemmed from the actions of a firebender for having killed a loved one, in the industrialist's case, his wife. This allowed for Hiroshi to swear his undivided loyalty to Amon's cause, and he began manufacturing weapons for the Equalist regime in a secret factory concealed under his private estate.
The two appear to be on good terms with one another as Amon perceives Sato to be one of the most useful supporters of the Equalist movement. The extent of their relationship with each other is through Amon's assurances that Sato will have his daughter back soon.
"I dedicated my life to you!"
"You served me well, Lieutenant." — Amon bloodbending and betraying the Lieutenant in "Endgame".
As his right hand and the second in command over the Equalist troops, Amon and his lieutenant have a relation of trust with each other. The leader often trusts him to gather certain intel or perform other various tasks that would aid him in his war for equality. The Lieutenant is usually the one who is in charge of communicating Amon the news about the progress of the mission and their enemies' moves. Like Amon, the Lieutenant has a hatred for benders and believes there is no longer a place in the world for them. He is very willing to follow his orders and does so without question. Like the other Equalists, the Lieutenant has accompanied Amon in public appearances as well as fight his enemies, such as during the attack on the Pro-bending Arena.
The Lieutenant found out about Amon's true identity and saw this as a betrayal to him and the Equalists, believing Amon to be nothing more than a liar and a hypocrite. He attempted to attack Amon, but the latter used his bloodbending to hurl the lieutenant into a pile of wooden posts. However, before that, he thanked the Lieutenant for his service. Whether Amon said this due to genuine gratitude, or merely meant it sarcastically is unknown.
"The era of bending is over! A new era of equality has begun!" — Amon giving speech in "The Revelation".
Amon, a bloodbender who left his family, had an intense hatred for benders. Amon first developed his antagonistic feelings when his father forced him and his brother first to bloodbend animals, then each other. Years later, Amon had become the leader of the Equalists and, after gathering enough members, launched an Anti-bending Revolution to rid Republic City and then the world of all benders. When Avatar Korra came to Republic City, Amon unveiled his ability to take away a person's bending, forever striking fear into the heart of all benders in Republic City. Amon would have stopped at nothing to ensure that all benders are removed from the world in the name of equality. Interestingly, as opposed to the Fire Nation during the war where they isolate and detain enemy benders from the world, Amon is more lenient as he simply strips his victims of their bending and let them go.
As the Avatar, the ultimate bender, Korra is Amon's natural opponent in his strife for a bendingless world. Upon her arrival, he ordered to speed up the established preparations and carry on with their plans. Amon met Korra for the first time when he ambushed her at Avatar Aang Memorial Island after she challenged him to a duel. Although he had her right where he wanted her, he decided not to take away her bending as that would effectively make her a martyr for the other benders of the world. Amon does not fear the Avatar in the least. However, despite his animosity toward her, Amon views Korra's abilities with utmost respect, as he warned the Lieutenant and the other Equalists not to underestimate her when attempting to retrieve her from the metal box in which Tarrlok imprisoned her.
He succeeded in taking away her water, earth, and firebending but the spirit of Aang later restored all her bending abilities and imparted the knowledge of energybending to restore other benders who were victims of Amon.
Metalbending Police Force
As the city's main guard, Lin Beifong and her officers tried to knock off all threats in Republic City. Being one of Amon's natural enemies, they try to stop Amon at all costs and arrest him. After being captured in the Battle at the Equalist factory, the Equalists mentioned that the officers would be taken to Amon. However, after the escape, Lin Beifong decided to resign from her duty as Chief of Police in order to pursue Amon without the law restraining her actions. The captured officers' bending was all stripped before Lin Beifong broke them out.
United Republic Council
"As you have heard, the Republic Council has voted to make me public enemy number one, proving once again that the bending oppressors of this city will stop at nothing to quash our revolution." — Amon over the radio after the United Republic Council declared him their primary target in "The Voice in the Night".
As the city's number one public enemy, Amon views the council as a threat to his plans. When he demanded to close down the Pro-bending Arena, the council almost complied to his demand, but, after Lin Beifong's intervention, the councilors changed their minds and brushed his warning aside. However, this move played right into his hands as it allowed him to publicly demonstrate his power to take bending away. The council was powerless to stop him and failed to apprehend him afterwards.