|By Justiceforall17||Part of thecontinuity.|
"I'm afraid I'm not taking prisoners today."
Gray (previously black)
|Weapon of choice||
|Chronological and political information|
Leader of The Southern Raiders (retired)
The Southern Raiders (only appearance)
Yon Rha's life prior to the incident with Kya is unknown, though it may be implied he was abused by his mother (and possibly his father) when he was a child. If so, the abuse may have influenced him to be the merciless, shallow man he is today.
The incident with Kya occurred during a raid on the Southern Water Tribe, when he was charged by the Firelord to find and dispose of the last remaining waterbender in the tribe. He interrogated Kya to find the last bender's location. She tricked him into believing that she herself was the last bender to protect the real Waterbender, her daughter Katara. Yon Rha executed Kya on the spot, explaining that he did not intend to take any prisoners.
After this incident, Yon Rha retired with honor, going home to live quietly with his ill-tempered mother.
Four years after his retirement, Zuko and Katara went to confront him, seeking vengeance for Kya. They found him in the center of his peaceful Fire Nation village buying vegetables for his mother. They ambushed him on the road back to his mother's house, declaring that they want justice and, after hearing his story, that Katara was the real last Waterbender of the Southern Tribe. Katara began an elaborate sequence of attacks which would end his life, but stopped in the last instant. After hearing Yon Rha begging for his life, even asking them to kill his own mother so that they could be equal, Katara made clear that she did not intend to attack him, saying that she could not bring herself to kill such a miserable target, as much as she might want revenge. They left him crying and cowering in the dirt of the road with the knowledge that though he could still live, Katara stated she will never forgive him.
His ultimate fate after the War is unknown, although it is highly probable that he was properly tried and remains jailed for the incident with Kya.
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