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Grandma Lokai was an orphan caretaker who owned her own orphanage at the top of a cliff near Hiroku Canyon. She was known to treat her guests like princes and princesses, often dressing them up in crowns, tights, and other formal attire.[1]


Grandma Lokai found Toph, Momo, and Appa upon their separation from the rest of Team Avatar. Excited at the arrival of new guests, she dressed the trio in royal clothing and treated them like young children, referring to Toph as "granny's little princess". Katara and Sokka arrived soon after, having just escaped a band of Earth Kingdom thieves. Delighted, Grandma Lokai ordered for more tights, robes, and crowns to be fetched.

Upon his arrival, Aang attacked Onku, one of Grandma Lokai's helpers, not knowing that the establishment was an orphanage. Katara broke up the fight after seeing a picture of Grandma Lokai with Onku and the thieves she and Sokka had encountered earlier, realizing that Lokai was an orphan keeper. Grandma Lokai apologized for the confusion and offered beetle-worm soup to the group.[1]


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  • Grandma Lokai was a centenarian.[nb 1]


  1. Lokai recalls that it was nicer "before the War", before the children stopped frequenting her orphanage. This suggests that she had been caring for orphans well before the start of the Hundred Year War in 0 AG, making her well over one hundred years old.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pittarese, Frank (writer), Ridge, Justin (artist), Dzioba, Wes; Kim, Hye-Jung; Sno Cone Studios (colorist), Comicraft (letterer). "Divided We Fall" (Serialized January 23 – August 14, 2007, by Book Two: Earth DVD volumes), Nickelodeon.