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By King Bumis Heir Part of the Avatar: The Legacy of Rong Yan continuity.
"My name is, Giman. I know what you're wondering, why did she faint. She fainted because, it is such an honor to meet someone within my organization. She should consider herself lucky, not very many Air Nomads get to meet a Vibrant One. We may be very few, yet we are very powerful!"
— Giman introduces himself and explains why Aloi had fainted in Chapter 14: The Hermit
Biographical information

Earth Kingdom



Physical description


Hair color

Bald; White Eyebrows

Skin color


Eye color


Personal information
Weapon of choice

Staff, Airbending, Soundbending

Fighting style(s)

Staff, Airbending, Deception Soundbending


Vibrant Ones, Aloi,Unaraq, Tanaraq, Avatar Rong Yan

Chronological and political information

Vibrant One member; Master of Deception Soundbending


Member; Master


Vibrant Ones

First appearance

Book 2: Water Chapter 13: Kidnapped (Mentioned; No Lines)

Last appearance

Book 2: Water Chapter 15: Sounds of Deception

Giman is an airbender that Rong Yan and the gang had met when they returned the shack at top of the mountain. Giman, is in a secret organization known as the Vibrant Ones, which were an order of Soundbenders who would defend the temples during times of invasion or conflicts. However, when they had detached themselves of worldly conflicts there was no longer need for Vibrant Ones. Giman is also a secondary character in the fanon Avatar: The Legacy of Rong Yan.


In chapter 13, Giman was first mentioned as the Hermit who lives on the mountaintop of Nuo Ju mountain. It was thought that he may have kidnapped Huanle, turns out when the gang had arrived at his home, he was nowhere to be found neither was the girl.

The girl was later discovered to be chained up in a cave hidden behind a waterfall, but the hermit was not involved in this conflict. The next day, after two kidnap victims were rescued from the cave, Unaraq was curious to see if the hermit had returned to his home, or it was just a town legend.

When they arrived they had seen a hooded figure grabbing a cup of juice, but when the figure noticed them it jumped and stained itself with the juice. The figure later was identified to be an Air Nomad male, when he had air dried the stain from his robes.

Upon removing his hood, Aloi recognized the markings on his forehead and fainted. The man had introduced himself and explained the cause of Aloi fainting. His name was Giman, and he was a member of an ancient and retired organization known as the Vibrant Ones.

His tattoos were different than those of regular master airbenders, his arrow tattoos were gray and the arrow on his forehead was split in two. Giman, in the next chapter, had promised to train Rong Yan and Aloi in Deception, a branch of Soundbending the dealt with deceiving the enemy, and being a scout.

Turned out that he was only able to train Rong Yan the basics, because, Aloi had not taught him because of their schedule. Giman was only able to teach Rong Yan that day, many hours were spent training the Avatar in the basics.

At the end of the day, he had prepared dinner along with Aloi, and had explained his story to her. He was a Vibrant One but was banished from the Northern Air Temple. The reason for his banishment was because the Council of Elders did not agree with Giman in mastering the ways of the Soundbender let alone Deception.

He misses his home, and feels the same way Aloi does when she tells him that she feels homesick. He mentioned to her that she has a great opportunity to leave the temple, and a responsibility to help the Avatar in mastering soundbending.

The next morning, he gifts Rong Yan and Aloi with a small wooden chest containing soundbending scrolls so that they may learn on their own.


Giman was born an airbender, and mastered it, but instead of receiving his tattoos he had also began to learn Soundbending. The day of his banishment he had encountered Soundbenders along his travels. They had recruited him to their organization known as the Vibrant Ones.

When he mastered Deception of Soundbending he was granted Vibrant One tattoos, he was to be forever marked and identified as a Vibrant One.



  • Giman means "deception, deceptive" in Japanese.
  • Giman is one of three known master Soundbenders who are members of the Vibrant Ones.

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