By Gingalover Part of the Book Six: Shadow continuity.
Biographical information
Birth place

Yue Bay

Physical description
Hair color


Skin color

Cyan blue

Eye color

Dark Blue

Personal information
Bending style(s)

Airbending, waterbending

Chronological and political information


First appearance

Ep.15: Shadow of the Voronon PT1

Last appearance

Ep.18: Shadow of the Voronon PT4

Taar is the spirit of one of the Voronon that once were made to protect the Shadow Nation. It's unknown what exact creature Taar is meant to resemble, if any living creature. Unlike all other Voronon, Taar doesn't listen to every descendant of the Shadow Nation.


Taar was created in order to protect the Shadow Nation from the other four nations in the world. Unlike many of the other Voronon, Taar remained active throughout the extinction of the Shadow Nation race, unable to be killed during its reign by any of the other nations. However, Taar met its end at the very end of the Shadow Nation's existence, retreating into the ocean and falling under hibernation until it drowned in its sleep.

Taar returned a millennium later within Yue Bay and started heading towards Republic City. Its presence alone was enough to evacuate the entire city, leaving it to face Team Avatar, Iroh's patrol, and Lin Beifong's police force. In spite of this, Taar remained undeterred as it moved towards Republic City. While it was doing do, it managed to completely destroy Air Temple Island in just one step, despite Kuvira's plight, before reaching the main city. While on land, it turned its own feet into water vapor, so to not harm anyone as it destroyed the city and crumbled the buildings with its tentacle-like hair. During that, it noticed Kuvira by the spirit portal and turned to face her. When it did, it released a deadly blast of air, wiping out the shoreline downtown area almost completely. After that, it moved over to her, Asami Sato, and Oogi, and managed to catch Asami as she was being taken away.

When Taar brought Asami up to its back, it used its tentacles, with a mix of spirit mist, to tell Asami of her family line reaching back to royalty of the Shadow Nation, showing her various images as it did so. Once it was done, it helped out Asami in reaching Korra, though was suffering a little from the attacks done by Korra. Once Asami and Korra were reunited, it took the time to heal itself and assisted the team in escaping Republic City. When everyone was gone, it made the final blow and annihilated almost the entire city, making it uninhabitable. In the very end, Taar left the physical world, turning into water and mist, which covered the entire area.



Taar is capable of manipulating its body with internal waterbending. Examples of this included it being capable of turning its feet into a smoke-like water vapor, so it wouldn't harm anything in its step on land. However, this can also cause someone to hyperventilate if under the vapor for an elongated period of time. It can also counter this by freezing its feet to deal attacks upon opponents, or cause massive waves with one well-aimed stomp.


Taar has been shown to be able to heal itself from serious injuries, which includes regrowing destroyed parts of its body.


Similar to Quixico, Taar is capable of releasing airbending blasts from its three sets of wing-like fins. When used simultaneously, it can cause hurricane like wind blasts in a matter of seconds, able to cause massive destruction in just minutes after use.

Tentacle-like hairs

A personal ability, Taar is able to maneuver its frontal hair similar to that of tentacles to grapple objects under it, or move objects out of the way with surprising accuracy. The tentacle are strong enough to crumble buildings, but precise enough to pick up just one person off the ground.

Illusion mist

Taar is able to create a strange, blue mist that can show a various assortment of visions to those who breathe it. With this mist, Taar was able to show Asami Sato the past and her family line involving the Shadow Nation.


  • Taar is the largest sentient being in the Avatar world, its size matching that of a storm cloud.
  • Taar's roar is identical to the sound emitted by Vaatu's spirit beam, and Kuvira's spirit energy cannon.
  • The mist Taar released upon passing had a different effect from the mist it intentionally released on Asami: while the former only showed illusions towards others that delt no harm, the latter made the land uninhabitable

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