|By Philanahembree||Part of thecontinuity.|
|"Something never achieved before; six Avatar's, each holding the strength and will of the human mind. We are the Paladin's, and we are one."|
|— Paladin's to the Avatar|
Massak, Bagguk, Cannaq, Urrana, Hallaq, Hoddo (first Paladins)
By 248 AG, the first Paladins had all died, and were all reincarnated, beginning a new Paladin cycle. The first Paladins founded an organization named the Blue Lotus, focused on finding every Energybender and "recruiting" them to their cause. After their deaths, the Paladins were reincarnated into six others, beginning the Paladin Cycle.
During the Harmonic Convergence of 171 AG, six friends in the Southern Water Tribe were being chased by dark spirits through the frozen tundra. They eventually found the spirit portal, but were too weak to fight back the dark spirits who were after them. Just as the spirits were about to kill the group, Unalaq permanently fused with Vaatu. The spirits accidentally fused with the twelve, leaving them in a coma for days.
Along the years, the Paladins were slowly driven insane by unstable spirits inside them. They also began capturing energybenders around the Earth Kingdom, forcing them to train in order to fix their condition. Eventually, the Paladins fused completely with the twelve spirits, gaining power on par to that of the Avatar. They also forced the captives to grant them the ancient arts of lightbending and darkbending. The fancied themselves gods, founding a secret society for themselves that eventually became known as the Blue Lotus.
By the time of the second Paladin cycle, the Blue Lotus had grown into an army of newly made benders, leading an attack against the Northern Water Tribe.
As there are sixth Paladins instead of only one like the Avatar, the next Paladin cycle cannot begin until each one has died.
Like the Avatar, each Paladin has their own version of this powerful state.
- , fused with , the spirit of anger.
- , fused with Ogon, the spirit of fear.
- Cannaq, fused with Shah, the spirit of sadness.
- Urrana, fused with Aia, the spirit of happiness.
- Hallaq, fused with Kua, the spirit of love.
- Hoddo, fused with Annan, the spirit of hope.
- , successor of Bagguk
- Jinhui, successor of Massak
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