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By Gingalover Part of the Viper's Venom continuity.
Bolin realizes
Juji's fine. He comes back to life in the end when the doomsday device shifts the polarity of the Earth. Oops. Spoiler. Sorry.

Warning! This page contains spoilers for Viper's Venom.

Tanin with butterfly spirit
Biographical information

Human/spirit hybrid

Birth place

Spirit World


Water Tribe


Unknown (appears 18)



Physical description


Hair color


Skin color


Eye color


Personal information
Weapon of choice


Fighting style(s)

Waterbending (Southern style), airbending


Spirit communication


Nahash (brother)


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Chronological and political information



Team Avatar (formerly)

First appearance

Chapter Three (Viper's Venom)

Tanin is a human/spirit hybrid and brother of Nahash. He is a much more behaved person than his twin brother, as he was shown a much better life by his mother than Nahash had.


Tanin is a well behaved boy. He is very friendly and happy, but he isn't the one to not take deadly situations seriously. Although he's such a good kid, he does have trouble with the fact his father's a demon and he can feel secluded at times. Because of this, he's mostly shy, but he warms up rather quickly once he's better understood by others.


He and Nahash were born in a forced relation between their mother and spirit father. Unlike Nahash though, he stayed with his mother, allowing him to stay in the real world. He and his mother moved around a lot during his childhood, often traveling around the Earth Kingdom. He hardly made many deep friends because of this, apart from a few exceptions. One example is how he rescued a Fire Nation kid from falling down a cliff into a raging river, or how he saved a Water Tribe girl from an avalanche in the mountains. These acts made him a savior in their eyes, although he doesn't admit it himself. As time went on, he first got to the Water Tribe and saw his first taste of waterbending. Intrigued with this, he enrolls in a waterbending school, getting his waterbending abilities down fast. Sometime later though, his mother brought him to the Southern Air Temple, where he got amazed with the airbenders. However, he was told that only the Avatar can learn all 4 elements, but the curious side of him made him try to learn airbending anyway. Surprisingly, he managed to learn that too, making him the first non-Avatar to learn more than one elemental bending style. His fears didn't show for his family trouble until he heard the news that Korra opened the bridge between the spirit and real world, and he grew worried that his long lost brother would come back.


Tanin doesn't know too many spirit abilities unlike his brother, mainly because he grew up in the real world instead of the Spirit World. The only ability he does know is his communication with the spirits, able to understand any spirit language, even if they don't speak the human language themselves. His mixture between air- and waterbending made his bending style more on speed and agility rather than head-on attacks like usual bending should.

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