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|By SuperFlash101||Part of thecontinuity.|
|"Well, if we are to be keeping on schedule and avoid verbal beatings from the press, we must be all departing and getting rest, no?"|
|— Kai in|
|Chronological and political information|
General Kai (凱 lit. victory or triumphant) is an Earth Kingdom general and member of Earth King Kuei's prestigious Council of Five. During the Coup of Ba Sing Se in 100 AG, Lie was captured by Dai Li agents but was freed following the end of The War. A few weeks after the war's conclusion, he and the other Councilmen created the controversial , and was confronted by Kuei, Fire Lord Zuko, and Avatar Aang in order to discover if it conceived under possibly corrupt circumstances.
|"Oh, I uh...I believe he stepped out for a moment. Should be here at any moment..."|
|— Kai responds to Aang's inquiries about How's absence in Be Thou a Cain|
Kai was a prestige Earth Kingdom General who eventually became noted as one of the highest military members in the country. Therefore, he was chosen to become a member of Earth King Kuei's prestigious Council of Five, along with four other top generals How, Sung, , and Fong.
In 100 AG, Princess Azula and her elite team of friends, Mai and Ty Lee, infiltrated Ba Sing Se and orchestrated a coup d'état to overthrow the city with the aid of the Dai Li. While inside the Council hall with Lie, Kai was ambushed from the roof by Dai Li members, chained, and imprisoned. Following the overthrowing of Kuei and the near-murder of Avatar Aang, the city was officially conquered. That summer, however, The War ended in the subsequent defeat of the Fire Nation, and Kai and the rest of the Councilmen were freed.
Following the end of the war, the Council's headquarters were moved to the Middle Ring of the city with the intention of allowing the military to empathize with citizenship. Soon after, Lie and the rest of the Council members developed , which broadened trade routes between the Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom, a taboo action at the time due to Construction Committee crewmen Methius and Malu then-recent execution at the assumed hands of the Fire Nation. Kai and the Council chose not to get Kuei's veto on the law.
The Council's decision to not get proper vetoing and the repercussions bound to occur due to the law itself proved to be incredibly controversial. When the Earth King was alerted of the Law, he was outraged and informed Aang and Fire Lord Zuko. Aang planned on confront the Council about the matter personally, but was ambushed suddenly in an alleyway by a group of apparently psycho-religious assassins and was forced to retreat back to the palace for further discussion.
The following night, the three decided to personally confront the Council about the law. Kai, Fung, and Lie were all inside at the time and greeted them. When Aang queried the location of How, Kai responded that he stepped out for a moment and would be back soon. For the whole of the conversation between all of them, Kai and the Councilmen acted incredibly stiff and prepared. Eventually, upon being asked what the cause was behind not getting the law vetoed, the Council claimed their actions were based around keeping the Earth King away from chastising from the press. However, due to the Council's actions, the three reached a consensus that they are lying and possibly trying to start a coup. Kai noted the late hour and dismissed everyone, noting that they would not want any complaints from the press about their poor sleeping habits, and everyone departed.
Behind the scenes
Kai was created by SuperFlash101, author of the fan fiction work, for the story's chapter " ." As only two members of the Council of Five were named in the series, SuperFlash was forced to give names to the three unnamed members. He choose to name one Kai after fellow Avatar Wiki user , who approved of his user name being used on IRC. Kai noted that he thoroughly enjoyed his "cameo appearance," particularly him having multiple lines. In Mandarin Chinese, "Kai" (凱) means "victory" or "triumphant."
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