By Twilitlink Part of the Avatar: Wanted continuity.
Earth Kingdom emblem Earthbending emblem Black lotus tile
Biographical information

Earth Kingdom


40 AG


113 AG

Physical description



6 ft. 4 in.

Hair color

Gray (Blond in youth)

Eye color


Personal information
Bending style(s)

Earthbending (Sandbending, Bonebending)

Chronological and political information



Black Lotus Assassins


Lee Chun


75,000 gold pieces

Des is a sandbender who has known the Air Nomad, Lu Ming, his whole life. He joined the Black Lotus Assassins along with Lu Ming.


Growing up with Lu Ming

During Des' childhood he developed a friendship with Lu Ming and hung around the airbender all he could, despite his parents not trusting Lu. Des often went on explorations with Lu Ming, looking for Wan Shi Tongs Library. Whenever Des asked Lu Ming why they were looking for it though he would never get a straight answer. Des trained extensively with Lu Ming and developed his Sandbending abilities greatly.

Des would often ask Lu Ming why he decided to join their tribe, to which Lu would reply "They reminded me of my old home." Des was never satisfied with that answer but always went with it. Overall he enjoyed his life.

Raiding the Fire Nation Camps

When Des was about 20 years old his tribe began to steal things from Fire Nation patrols passing through the desert. Des greatly enjoyed looting the equipment off the soldiers, despite Lu Ming's hesitation. The first couple of heists went well, but the soldiers were eventually waiting for them. The last heist was disastrous, the soldiers killed most of the raiders, leaving only a handful left. Lu Ming and the survivors fled and accidentally led the soldiers to their camp. Before they could pack up the soldiers were upon them. The Sandbenders were massacred, only Des and Lu Ming survived because they had fled during the heat of the battle.


They didn't go far though. They followed the soldiers back to their camp waited for them to go to sleep. Once they had the two struck, quietly killing as many as they could. When they were discovered it was far too late, Lu Ming and Des had already killed most of them in their sleep. Lu Ming had cut loose and began to test out some brutal airbending moves he had thought up during his exile. Most of them worked with devastating results. Once they were all dead Lu Ming took their blood and made an arrow on his forehead. When Des asked him about it he replied "It's time I remembered what I am." Lu Ming then ordered Des to bury these soldiers deep in the sand. Once the scene of battle was gone they left the Si Wong Desert, the time of hiding was long over.

Joining the Black Lotus

Over the next few years Lu Ming and Des had traveled the Earth Kingdom, destroying every Fire Nation base they could. During that time Des had to apply Lu Ming's airbender tattoos. Over time rumors began spreading about an angry airbender spirit taking its revenge on the Fire Nation. When Lu Ming and Des heard these rumors they couldn't help but chuckle. Neither could the current leader of the Black Lotus Assassins, a man named Kang.

One day while Lu Ming and Des were sabotaging a Fire Nation base in an isolated location, they were met by a man in a black armor, Kang. He claimed it was an honor to meet the legendary Air Spirit, and applauded their brutality towards the soldiers and offered them an opportunity to join his group, if they could complete a special mission. They both accepted. The stranger then took them to a secret base on Ember Island, where they received the details of their mission, Kill Fire Lord Azulon.

The mission blew up however and the two barely escaped with their lives. Kang was surprisingly understanding however, he then revealed that he never expected Lu Ming and Des to complete their mission. They were merely distractions while other assassins stole something very valuable from the palace. In any event Kang was impressed that Lu Ming and Des had survived, and welcomed them to the Black Lotus Assassins.

War of the Lotuses

Nero's Trial

When Nero was forced to go through the Black Lotus Trials Des was assigned to be the one who put him through the Trial of Strength. During the trial Des launched rock after rock at Nero, who was forced to block them or destroy them with his firebending.

Giving Lian her Apprentice

Capturing the Masked Ones

Assembling the Black Lotus

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