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Old Sweepy
Biographical information

Ba Sing Se, Earth Kingdom


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Physical description


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Personal information

Long Feng, Dai Li


Appa, Katara, Sokka, Aang, Toph, Momo, Jet, Longshot, Smellerbee

Chronological and political information
  • Menial laborer
  • Undercover Dai Li agent

Long Feng

First appearance

"Lake Laogai" (only appearance)

"Old Sweepy" was an undercover Dai Li agent who kept an eye on the Lower Ring of Ba Sing Se and spread misinformation wherever and whenever Long Feng desired. To maintain his cover, he often misled people into believing he was a normal, lovable, talkative old janitor. He had previously worked in the Upper Ring with the top officers of the cultural authority, but was banished by Long Feng into deep cover as a menial laborer after botching an assignment.[2]


Old Sweepy was visited in his warehouse by Team Avatar, who was accompanied by Jet, during their search for information regarding Appa's whereabouts. After Aang discovered a clump of Appa's white fur in the abandoned building, Old Sweepy informed them that they had shipped Appa off to Whaletail Island the previous day.[1] This was false, however, and merely an attempt to lead the team astray and out of Ba Sing Se. In doing so, Old Sweepy hoped to earn his way back into Long Feng's good graces.[2]


Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Two: Earth (土)


  • Old Sweepy claims to have not had a vacation in years.[1]
  • Old Sweepy lied and told Team Avatar that Appa had been taken out of Ba Sing Se. Even though Toph was usually able to tell when someone was lying, she was unable to tell that the old man lied, thus implying that the old man was an exceptionally good liar. This makes him the first to lie in Toph's presence without her knowing it. The second was Princess Azula during the Day of Black Sun.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (November 6, 2006). "Lake Laogai". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 17. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on (link). No longer updated.
  3. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (November 30, 2007). "The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 11. Nickelodeon.

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