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This article is about the meditating baboon spirit. For the monkey without a face, see curly-tailed blue nose.
"Go ... Away."
— The baboon spirit to Aang.[1]

The baboon spirit is an anthropomorphic resident of the Spirit World, often found meditating near the Realm of Koh. He is one of many strange looking spirits that dwell near this realm and speaks with a distinct accent. Very irritable, he greatly dislikes being disrupted during meditation.[2]

History

When Aang arrived in the Spirit World seeking advice on how to defeat the Fire Nation that was attacking the Northern Water Tribe, he asked the baboon spirit for help, but the spirit wanted him to leave. Aang kept persisting for the cranky spirit to help him, but the baboon spirit only grew more agitated as he tried to continue his meditation. When Aang was still hanging around, the spirit told him to follow a ball of light and remarked, "Finally!" when he left. After losing the light, Aang was advised by Avatar Roku to see Koh, the Face Stealer. After Aang came back from his encounter with Koh, Hei Bai helped him return to the mortal world. The baboon spirit remarked, "Good riddance!" much to the annoyance of Hei Bai, who transformed into his monstrous form and struck the baboon spirit with a huge energy blast, sending him flying.[1]

The baboon spirit directed Aang to Avatar Kuruk on Aang's second adventure through the Spirit World, although Aang does not remember it.[3]

Personality

The baboon spirit always prefers tranquility to aid him in his meditation and hates to be disturbed. If someone disrupts this serenity, the spirit will attempt to ignore them and remain unhelpful in order to continue with his meditation. This quality was shown when Aang entered the Spirit World, attempting to locate the identity of the Moon and Ocean Spirits; Aang turned to the baboon spirit for help, but the spirit simply brushed off his request and attempted to return to his meditation. When Aang finally left, the spirit felt relieved.[1]

Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book One: Water (水)

Book Two: Earth (土)

Escape from the Spirit World

Trivia

  • Although the baboon spirit's voice actor is not listed in the ending credits of "The Siege of the North, Part 2", the creators mention during the DVD audio commentary for the episode that he is voiced by Mark Hamill.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Filoni, Dave (director). (December 2, 2005). "The Siege of the North, Part 2". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 20. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  3. Escape from the Spirit World, Chapter 3: Avatar Kuruk.

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