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This article is about Suyin Beifong's son. For the video game character, see Yuan.

Huan is the second oldest son of Suyin Beifong and Baatar, half-nephew of Lin Beifong, and grandson of Toph Beifong. As a sculptor, he uses his metalbending abilities to create a variety of abstract statues and sculptures that he exhibits in the gardens of Zaofu.

History

171 AG

Upon learning of a new airbender living in the city of Zaofu, Korra and her allies journeyed to the metal metropolis where they met its leader, Suyin Beifong. During a tour of Suyin's sprawling residence, the group encountered and was introduced to Huan, who was intently studying and manipulating a series of amorphous metal sculptures with his metalbending. When Bolin nonchalantly commented on the artwork of one of the sculptures, mistakenly assuming it was a banana, an annoyed Huan emphatically explained that the structures were inspired by the recent Harmonic Convergence and that they symbolized a new era.

Huan later sat down to dinner with his family, minus his father and eldest brother who were busy with their projects, and guests, and remained silent throughout the whole exchange between his mother and their guests.[2]

The next day, Huan, along with his father, Wei, and Wing, were witness to his mother and aunt fighting each other. In the middle of the fight, one of Huan's sculptures was sent flying into a wall, initially to his distress. When he looked more closely at its deformed structure, however, he figured that it was an improvement.[3]

Huan was at Opal's farewell dinner, though did not react much to his mother's speech about her, unlike his twin brothers. He did, however, join in raising his glass in a toast, and watched as his sister left for the Northern Air Temple in an airship.[4]

174 AG

When Kuvira had marched her army to the gates of Zaofu in 174 AG, a disgruntled Huan stood by his family when a meeting with the army commander and his estranged brother, Baatar Jr., occurred.[5]

Huan and Ikki

Huan was impressed by the raw, emotional power that Ikki managed to capture in her painting.

During the night, Huan woke up when Kuvira announced through the city's communication system that his mother had attempted to take her out. He was tasked with watching over Ikki and Meelo while Korra, Jinora, and Opal would deal with the army commander. He supervised the two children while they were painting at his atelier. He was impressed with Ikki's childish drawing, deeming it to be filled with "raw, emotional power", though upon noticing Meelo's lifelike portrait of himself as an emperor, he chided the young airbender, noting that he was a "pedestrian" for merely painting how he looked on the outside as opposed to revealing the "inner Meelo".

When Kuvira later marched into the city and ordered everyone to bow to her or be sent away, Huan and his father remained upright, much to Baatar Jr.'s anger. As he was manhandled by a metalbending soldier, Huan ordered to be released as the rough treatment was "crushing [his] individuality".[1] Together with his family, he was moved out of the city and into a cavern located underneath one of Kuvira's factories, where they were all placed in a wooden prison cell that was suspended with ropes above a seemingly bottomless chasm. He was freed from his confinement by Lin, who used her metal cables to swing him over to the tunnel where Bolin stood ready to catch him. After they all reached the surface again, Huan remained behind with his father and grandmother, while Opal and Bolin set out to rescue Zhu Li and Suyin, Lin, Wei, and Wing attempted to destroy Kuvira's spirit vine cannon. Huan later journeyed to Republic City on Juicy with everyone but Toph.[6]

Baffled evacuees

Huan was baffled to see Prince Wu resuming his singing and starting to dance with renewed vigor when they were threatened by three Earth Empire mecha suits.

A week after arriving in Republic City, Huan, together with his father, joined the last group of citizens set to evacuate Republic City. They became stranded at Central City Station, however, when Kuvira attacked the metropolis a week before they had been expecting her and had her army destroy the train tracks. When Prince Wu arrived with two badgermoles, Huan and the other evacuees followed the creatures underground as they tunneled a way out for them. He quickly grew fed up with Wu's singing, which commanded the animals, and covered his ears. Huan looked on in surprise when Wu started singing and dancing with renewed vigor when three of Kuvira's mecha suits threatened them, which led the badgermoles to attack the soldiers and crush their machines.[7]

Huan and the others made it through Kuvira's assault on the city safely and he later attended the dinner party to celebrate the wedding of Varrick and Zhu Li at Air Temple Island. When the dance floor was opened, he was dragged onto it by Ikki, who held his hands and started excitedly jumping up and down in front of him, much to his displeasure.[8]

Appearances

The Legend of Korra

Book Three: Change (易)

Book Four: Balance (平衡)

Relatives

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Kanto
   
   
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Lin
   
   
Suyin
   
   
Baatar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Baatar Jr.
   
   
Huan
   
   
Opal
   
   
Wei
   
   
Wing

Trivia

  • Huan is the third known named character to have dyed their hair, albeit not completely, the others being Ginger, Gombo, and Ryu.
  • Despite there being several occasions in which other members of his family have been engaged in conflict, Huan himself has never been seen using his bending abilities combatively.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Zwyer, Melchior (director). (November 7, 2014). "The Battle of Zaofu". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 19. Nick.com.
  2. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (July 11, 2014). "The Metal Clan". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 5. Nickelodeon.
  3. Mattila, Katie (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (July 18, 2014). "Old Wounds". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 6. Nickelodeon.
  4. Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (July 25, 2014). "The Terror Within". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 8. Nickelodeon.
  5. Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (October 31, 2014). "Enemy at the Gates". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 18. Nick.com.
  6. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Zwyer, Melchior (director). (December 5, 2014). "Operation Beifong". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 23. Nick.com.
  7. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (December 19, 2014). "Day of the Colossus". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 25. Nick.com.
  8. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Zwyer, Melchior (director). (December 19, 2014). "The Last Stand". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 26. Nick.com.

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  • The Dark One could be Suyin's father

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  • How come Huan never once fought.

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    • Baatar Jr. was an engineer or more of a study-type of guy when we first saw him in Book 3. Possibly Baatar Jr. was a scholar, or never wanted...
    • The most common fan theory seems to be "combat paralysis."

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