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Hope
Hope
Biographical information
Nationality

Earth Kingdom

Ethnicity

Earth Kingdom

Age

Newborn

Physical description
Gender

Female

Hair color

Black

Personal information
Allies

Tahn, Ying, Tahn's sister, Team Avatar

Enemies

Fire Nation

Chronological and political information
First appearance

"The Serpent's Pass"

Last appearance

"The Awakening" (flashback only)

Hope was the daughter of Tahn and Ying, born shortly after the refugee family made it across the Serpent's Pass with the help of Team Avatar.

History

Ying was pregnant with Hope when she and her husband left their home for safety behind Ba Sing Se's walls. She was born just outside the Outer Wall of the city, with Katara providing pivotal assistance.

When Hope was born, the love and togetherness exhibited by her parents inspired Aang to feel hopeful again, as he was trying to bury his feelings of anger and sadness over losing Appa.[2] It was for this reason that Ying gave Hope her unique name.[1]

Hope and her parents successfully made it to Ba Sing Se, but the Fire Nation proceeded to capture the city shortly thereafter. Hope cried in her mother's arms as Fire Nation soldiers marched through the city.[3]

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Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Two: Earth (土)

Book Three: Fire (火)

Trivia

  • According to Avatar Extras for "The Serpents Pass", her name was originally going to be "Xi Wang" (希望), meaning "hope" in Chinese, but it was later changed. The creators stated in a DVD commentary for "The Serpent's Pass" episode that this change was meant to help viewers not familiar with Chinese understand the name's meaning.
  • Hope is one of only four newborns shown on camera in either Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra. The others are Yue and Aang, who were both seen in flashbacks, and Rohan.
    • Hope is also one of the few characters in either animated series to be given an English name, the others being Ginger, Buttercup, and the spirit May-Jim.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante, Hamilton, Joshua (writers) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (September 15, 2006). "The Serpent's Pass". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 12. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  3. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (September 21, 2007). "The Awakening". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.

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