By Philanahembree Part of the Forces of Nature continuity.
"Raava believes her power over the Avatar is absolute. She tried to force me into giving up my power for good, so I could die and be reborn into someone more agreeable. See where it got her. To be the Avatar means making your own destiny, holding your own power. I am not defined by Raava, and neither should you be."
— Ujuan to Ogguk
Biographical information

Air Nomad


Air Nomad


Northern Air Temple


113 AG (at death)


Before 4829 AG


Unnamed Avatar born in the Fire Nation


Nurra (as the Avatar)

Physical description


Hair color

Gray (typically shaved)

Eye color


Personal information
Weapon of choice

The Elements

Bending style(s)

Airbending, Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, Spiritual projection, Mindbending


Air Nomads

Chronological and political information



Fully Realized Avatar

Guru Ujuan was an Air Nomad Avatar and Guru who lived 5,000 years before the time of Avatar Aang. He was an ancestor of Guru Laghima and many airbenders who ultimately perished in the Air Nomad Genocide. After his death, he made sure that his spirit separated from Raava to settle for eternity in the Spirit World.


Ujuan was born and raised at the Northern Air Temple, and had six siblings. Like most of the Avatars before Aang, Ujuan was told of his identity as the Avatar at the age of sixteen, and so was forced to forsake his spiritual learning to master the elements and maintain peace in the world. After mastering airbending, he mastered the other elements, and finally, gained full control over the Avatar State. Ujuan lived in a time of enrichment, where people mostly looked past their differences and sorted out their own problems. This gave Ujuan time to focus on his own spiritual training.

Split from Raava

Raava had been repeatedly trying to suppress Ujuan's bending abilities.

The consequences of Ujuan's split from Raava damaged the Avatar Cycle for centuries, resulting in the next four Avatars being born in the Water Tribes, Nurra, Ammaq and Pamna and finally the fourth, Ogguk, who ultimately ventured into the Spirit World. He found Ujuan, telling him that he needed to reconnect with Raava in order for the Avatar Cycle to realign.

Appearances in Korra's life

Ujuan was present, along with all the other Avatars, when Aang passed on the knowledge of energybending to Korra and restored her bending, representing the newly established connection she had made with her spiritual self.

After Unalaq had merged with Vaatu and proceeded to attack Raava, Ujuan was present in the Avatar lineup that Korra envisioned; however, his connection to the latter was severed due to Unalaq's assault on and subsequent destruction of the Light Spirit. Ujuan's spirit however, managed to make it's way back to the Spirit World. Ujuan didn't return fully as he had when he first separated from Raava. When the new Spirit portals was created by Korra at the end of Kuvira's invasion, Ujuan was able to come back fully in his spiritual form, but because he was not a spirit himself, he could only be seen by Spirits at that time.

Later in her life, Jinora was able to see Ujuan while projecting her spirit, finding him near the Spirit Wilds.


Air Nation Revival Movement

Around the time Avatar Aang founded the Air Acolytes, he also began finding every Air Nomad Avatar before him. His connection with Ujuan however was the most strained, as the latter's connection to Raava was still damaged after 5,000 years.

After the founding of the Air Republic, one of its main towns was named after the ancient Avatar.


Preceded by
Unnamed Avatar born in the Fire Nation
4842 BG – 4754 BG
Succeeded by

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