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Tenzin's Possible Age

If we say Aang was 13 at the end of the War, 100ASC, then he couldn' t marry Katara and have Tenzin until 103ASC. If he did have Tenzin in 103ASC and died in 154ASC that's make Tenzin 51 at the time, then if we say Korra is 19 when she comes looking for him that'd make him 70-71 at the time. He could, and probably is, younger but this is his maximum possible age.

Trust me on this, I've put way too much thought into it. --Daniel Dusk 05:23, 24/07/10 GTM--

aang was still 12 and the maximun marrying age is 16, that means 4 years until they can get married 70-4=66 what is so hard about that?Courage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 05:25, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

You're forgetting that if Katara conceives in 103 ASC, she's be 17. And again, Nickelodeon probably doesn't want to be involved in teen pregnancy. SokkaIsGod (talkcontribs) 05:27, July 24, 2010 (UTC)SokkaIsGod
no, katara would be 18 according to him but she was 14 and aang was 12 at the end of the warCourage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 05:30, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
 : 18 is still teen.SokkaIsGod (talkcontribs) 05:33, July 24, 2010 (UTC)SokkaIsGod
plus people in the avatar world always have kids around 30Courage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 05:34, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Guys, to say his "maximum possible age" means that we have to consider how long he could have been alive. So if Aang was 13 at the end of the series (100ASC) then he could have married Katara and had Tenzin in 103, and if we say Aang died in 154 then 70-71 (depending on if Tenzin was born in 103 or 104) is the figure that emerges. It is likely, given that it seems more likely he was 12 and that the show is on Nickelodeon, that Tenzin is probably younger but 70 to 71 is his maximum possible age.
Daniel Dusk (talkcontribs) 05:35, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
12+4=16 so that means 70-4=66 stop voerthinkingCourage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 05:37, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Katara said, based on what Aang's told her, at the start of the series that Aang was technically 112 years old from the 100 years in the Iceberg and in the finale episode Aang talks about having been in the iceberg a year earlier - Hence it's possible he was 13 at the end of the series. Thus: 13+3=16 in 103, 154-103=51, 51+19=70. I'm not overthinking it.
Daniel Dusk (talkcontribs) 05:47, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
we dont know his birthday, it is possible it is in fall, so he isnt 13 yetCourage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 05:49, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Exactly.
To know if a year passed for him (biologically) from the beginning of the series to the end of it we need to know: exactly how many months have passed between his birthday and when he was frozen? and how many months passed between when he was released from the Iceberg and the end of the series?
Because we don't know we can't rule out the possibility that he was 13 at that time. If I had proof (ie Aang's exact date of birth and the exact date the series ended - within the Avatar World) that Aang was still 12 at the end of the series I would happily say that the oldest Tenzin could be is 66. Can you see where I'm coming from?
Daniel Dusk (talkcontribs) 05:47, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

yes, but there is no evidence to say he is 13 nowhere in the show does it say thatCourage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 05:59, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

On the day Zuko is crowned Fire Lord he says "I can't believe a year ago my purpose in life was hunting you down" and Aang replies "I can't believe a year ago I was still frozen in a block of ice".
Granted that doesn't give us an exact figure but it is possible that those comments mean that within the series months have passed, and because we don't know when Aang's birthday is compared to what the date is on the last day of the series (in Ba Sing Sei) we can't rule it out that he is a 13 year old by that stage. I think it is more likely that Aang is still 12 at the end of the series, but we don't have confirmation one way or the other.
Daniel Dusk (talkcontribs) 06:07, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

when it is 9 months ago, i refer to it as a year ago. remember, the show takes place ffrom winter to summer, that isnt a year so he isnt 13Courage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 06:12, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

But we don't know when Aang was born, was frozen, was thawed and when the last scene happened. There series went through books covering Water, Earth and Fire, the most we know time wise is that at least 6 months passed because both solstices occur within the series but we don't know how much time comes between Aang being released and the Winter Solstice and how much time it is from the Summer Solstice and the last scene. Until the creators give us that information we're just guessing. Hence I'm just trying to cover the bases for the maximum possible age Tenzin could be, that's all - I'm not trying to advance the case that Aang was 13, I agree it's more likely that he was 12 but we don't know for sure.
Daniel Dusk (talkcontribs) 06:23, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

well then,count his age as 12, because there is no evidence to the contraryCourage the Cowardly User (talkcontribs) 06:33, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Having thought about the the fact the only concrete detail time wise we have is that 6 months passed between the start and end of Avatar: The Last Airbender I've reworked the section. It now reflects the fact it is more likely that Tenzin's maximum possible age is 66 given what we see in the series, but that it is possible his maximum age is 70, and that he could easily be younger still because of the other factors we don't have answers for (when Aang and Katara married, when they had Tenzin, when Aang died and how old Korra is at the start of Avatar: Legend of Korra). Does that satisfy you?
Daniel Dusk (talkcontribs) 06:49, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Tenzin: Reluctant Teacher?

Who here thinks that Korra is going to have her work cut out for her not only finding Tenzin, but convincing him to teach her Airbending? I think that he may not have been all that appreciative of his father, you know, carrying the responsibility of preserving the heritage of an entire people an all? We all know how Aang dealt with his responsibility as the Avatar at first, so who knows? Maybe Tenzin dosen't WANT to shoulder the responsibility that his father placed on him. At any rate, that sort of teacher conflict should be good enough to take up a few episodes at least. Hiroakira Fengxian (talkcontribs) 02:07, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Sokka

Wouldn't Sokka be considered an ally to Tenzin. I mean he is his uncle. 1stAvatar (talkcontribs) 19:07, December 12, 2010 (UTC)

Possibly. Likely. But I guess we're just holding off to see what Bryke have in store for us. Vulmen (talkcontribs) 20:29, December 12, 2010 (UTC)

Infobox colour

A user just changed the infobox colouring fromair to neutral. I was about to undo it, but he/she has a valid point. If Tenzin belongs to two nations, why should he be only affiliated with the Air Nomads? Of course, he is an Airbender, but still, the point still stands. Rassilon of Old (Talk - TTFF - Teru) 21:09, March 18, 2011 (UTC)

But he is an airbender... So... ehh *MIND EXPLODES* I was going to undo it too. i just wasn't sure... o.o Toph Lover (talk Toph-DoBS-2 contribs) 21:11, March 18, 2011 (UTC)

He is primarily an Airbender and the only way the Air Nomads may return, sort of a "father" to a new race of Airbenders, he counts more as an Air Nomad.-- Olórin The White TalkFriends 21:13, March 18, 2011 (UTC)
Yup, agreed. Rassilon of Old (Talk - TTFF - Teru) 21:20, March 18, 2011 (UTC)

2.1 Updated with new information

Tenzin's Family?

Tenzin is the youngest of three children. He has a sister named Kya (named after Katara's mother) and a brother named Bumi (named after King Bumi of Omashu). He has a wife named Pema and three airbending children named Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo. They are aged in that order and Meelo is the only boy.

Guciroxie (wallcontribs) 01:26, March 25, 2012 (UTC)GuciroxieGuciroxie (wallcontribs) 01:26, March 25, 2012 (UTC)


should we add that the newest episode is the first episode in which tenzin does not appear in his travia page? Naruto generations (wallcontribs) 13:39, May 6, 2012 (UTC)

add to the trivia

shouldn't it be added to the trivia that since all the air nomads will be desents of tenzin that the next air nomand air bender will be a descent of tenzin? 173.101.150.189 21:13, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

What makes you so sure that there weren't any air benders in hiding in other nations? Air Nomads emblem . ƒelinoel_ White lotus tile icon 13:25, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
That has already been stated on Aang's article, and since Tenzin is Aang's son, it's kind of irrelevant to keep mentioning that on each descendant's page. Besides, technically, any child of Aang, meaning Kya and Bumi as well, carries the airbending gene in them, so they are eligible to pass it on, thus it would be incorrect that every future airbender is related to Tenzin.
@Felinoel: Korra explicitly stated that Tenzin was the only airbending master. If there would have been more airbenders, they would've certainly come out of hiding with the end of the Hundred Year War and Aang would've found them and likely trained them. We can indeed keep doubting everything we get from information from the series, but that will leave us with nothing but doubt, so we can rightfully take that claim to be true and state that Tenzin and his family are the only airbenders left. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 13:29, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
I haven't been able to catch the new series, my DVR won't record them for some reason..? I was going to look more into it when I moved in July
but if Korra said that Tenzin was the only airbending master, then that does not mean that there were no other airbenders, just no other masters. Air Nomads emblem . ƒelinoel_ White lotus tile icon 13:44, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
That is what I mean with "We can indeed keep doubting everything we get from information from the series." There comes a point where we need to reasonable assume things given to us are right and truthful and cover all. This is one of those points. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 13:47, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
What that there were no other surviving airbenders or that there just weren't any masters? Air Nomads emblem . ƒelinoel_ White lotus tile icon 14:00, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Both. It's clear that there are no other masters, that was the explicit statement, and it has been implied by saying that there is no one else that there are no other masters as well. If there were, they would've been noticed somehow, so it is logical to assume that there are none and stop doubting about that fact. If we don't, we can keep doubting many things we know from the episodes, but could've been different if you start doubting something in a statement. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 14:03, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Both... is it really possible for an entire race to be reborn from one person in that short a period of time? I have to bring up Ockham's razor personally but meh. Air Nomads emblem . ƒelinoel_ White lotus tile icon 14:07, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
It's not like there are many airbenders in the new series: there are four. With Pema pregnant, there might be five eventually, so it will take a while for the airbenders to be repopulated again, but why that doesn't mean in can't be possible. Ockham's razor would be in favor of that theory, not against it, as it is the theory that has the least assumptions and the most facts given. Any other theory is based on the big assumption that there are more airbenders living somewhere hidden away, whereas the "Aang will be the ancestor of all future airbenders" comes from the fact that the entire first series was called "The Last Airbender" and Korra's statement "there aren't any others." So since Ockham's razor supports the theory with the least assumptions, that would be it. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 14:16, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
Halfway through The Last Airbender they changed the name to The Legend of Aang, I always figured they did this because they planned on making him not the actual last one, and besides he was essentially the last one even if the others were hidden because they certainly weren't going to airbend even if they could. Also, that meh meant that I conceded. Sorry if it wasn't clear but if neither is going to be thought to be true then I can live with that. Air Nomads emblem . ƒelinoel_ White lotus tile icon 14:19, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
  • Since there are new airbenders, the discussion is solved. ---Darjeeling- (wallcontribs) 13:28, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

Predicting attacks

In the section regarding Tenzin's abilities, it was stated that he could sense impending attacks due to changes in the airflow. Could someone kindly reference it, should it however be based off his fight in the latest episode, that detection was a result of static electricty causing his beard hair to rise.2.51.44.211 16:48, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Plothole?

In the 13th Episode of Book 2: Spirit, Tenzin is shown using airbending at around 3:18 of the episode in order to get up from a fall (with his brothers over him). Bending is theorically not possible in the Spirit World (though it is possible at Tree of Time chamber), so how he managed to do that? Maybe due the Harmonic Convergeance he and others are able to? Bingbangpoe (wallcontribs) 14:07, March 12, 2014 (UTC)

Bending is possible in the Spirit World if you enter it physically, through the portals. Unalaq said it explicitly in "The Guide". You need to pay more attention. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 15:44, March 12, 2014 (UTC)

Trivia

Yes, it's an interesting fact, but Korra had no other choice than to be trained by a descendant of Aang. If we have this for Tenzin, why don't we mention that Zuko technically taught his grandfather firebending? -Darjeeling- (wallcontribs) 13:36, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

The trivia doesn't suggest that Korra had another choice, it just notes that it is interesting that Tenzin is essentially teaching his father's reincarnation his own teachings. The same cannot be said with Zuko as Roku did not teach him firebending, and in any case, the fact that both Korra and Aang were taught by descendants of other Avatars is already mentioned on the Avatar page. Waterbending emblem Water Spout 13:55, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

Air Nation Leader

Although nothing has been officially stated, shouldn't we mention in the lead that Tenzin is basically the leader of the Air Nation? He leads the Airbenders and has been present at the world leader meetings in Book Four. --8th Mizukage (wallcontribs) 09:05, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

also during the meeting with raiko, wu and izumi, he called the airbenders "my airbenders", indicating that he is basically the closest thing the air nomads have to a head of state. Intelligence4 (wallcontribs) 18:23, December 9, 2014 (UTC)
He is noted as the leader in his infobox along with the Air Nation sections on both the Air Nomad and politics in the World of Avatar articles. If you're looking for the intro, I think part of it could be reworded to state as such since it's mentioned on those relevant articles. PSUAvatar14 Want to have a word? Katarasprite1Ty Lee KW 18:49, December 9, 2014 (UTC)