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Biographical information

Fire Nation


Fire Nation




70 AG

Physical description


Hair color


Personal information

Aang, Katara, Sokka, Jeong Jeong


Fire Nation

Weapon of choice


Chronological and political information

Captain (defected)

First appearance

"The Deserter" (only appearance)

Voiced by

John Kassir

Chey was a former Fire Nation captain and an explosives expert. He held the title of being the second person to desert the Fire Nation Army and live, after Jeong Jeong, of whom Chey was a disciple.[1]


By using his expertise in explosives, Chey was able to destroy countless villages during the Hundred Year War. However, after seeing many innocent people's lives ruined by his actions, Chey began to question the War's purpose and his role in it. Three years before the re-emergence of Avatar Aang, he became the second person to desert the Fire Nation Army and survive. Upon learning of Jeong Jeong, Chey searched for him, hoping to gain some of his spiritual knowledge. Chey had been a part of Jeong Jeong's tribe for the next couple of years, attempting to learn all he could from the great master and gaining enlightenment himself.[3]

Chey rescuing Team Avatar

Chey rescued Team Avatar after Aang's identity was revealed.

When Aang and his friends attended a Fire Nation festival, the colonial village discovered Aang's true identity, and the three friends quickly attempted to escape from Fire Nation soldiers. The team was aided by Chey, who joined them as they flew away on Appa. Chey explained that he served the firebending master Jeong Jeong who had abandoned the Fire Nation. He led the group to camp within a forest, but they were intercepted by Jeong Jeong's followers.

They were led to the camp, where Aang attempted to learn firebending from Jeong Jeong. After Admiral Zhao and his troops attacked the site, it was abandoned. Chey had been in the forest, knowing nothing of what had transpired, and returned to the campsite only to find it deserted.[1]

When Xin Fu and Master Yu visited the Misty Palms Oasis months later, there was a Fire Nation wanted poster of Chey placed on the local information kiosk; he was still eluding the Fire Nation by the time Aang had begun learning earthbending.[4]


Wanted poster of Chey

Chey's wanted poster featured him in his uniform.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book One: Water (水)


  • Chey's wanted poster stated that he was "mentally unstable".[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (October 21, 2005). "The Deserter". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 16. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Art of the Animated Series, page 127.
  3. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on (link). No longer updated.
  4. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (July 14, 2006). "The Desert". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 11. Nickelodeon.

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