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Tyro during the invasion
Tyro
Biographical information
Nationality

Mining village, Earth Kingdom

Ethnicity

Earth Kingdom

Physical description
Gender

Male

Hair color

White

Personal information
Allies

Haru, Haru's mother, Aang, Katara, Sokka, Hakoda, more ...

Enemies

Fire Nation, Ozai, the warden

Weapon of choice

Earth

Fighting style(s)

Earthbending

Chronological and political information
Position
  • Earthbending master
  • Resistance leader
  • Fire Nation prisoner (formerly)
Affiliation

Earth Kingdom

First appearance

"Imprisoned"

Last appearance

"Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang"

Voiced by

Kevin Michael Richardson

Tyro was the wise and courageous leader of a rural Earth Kingdom mining village, and the father of Haru.

History

Imprisoned

In 94 AG, the Fire Nation attacked Tyro's town. Tyro and his fellow earthbenders were outnumbered ten to one, but nonetheless fought back bravely. They were ultimately defeated, however, and subsequently detained in an offshore prison rig, constructed entirely from metal. He remained a leader and an inspiration to his people, even during their depressing imprisonment.[2]

Tyro worked hard to keep the prisoners alive throughout their captivity. Unwilling to engage in hopeless combat on a prison rig without earth to bend, he did not favor open resistance with his captors; even Katara's hopeful persuasion to mutiny failed to goad him to battle the Fire Nation soldiers. However, when Aang provided a source of earth and his son Haru showed a willingness to fight, Tyro shed his reluctance and helped lead the fight for freedom. After their victory at the rig, Tyro stated his intentions to defeat the Fire Nation Army and take back his village,[1] which was eventually fulfilled.

Day of Black Sun

Invasion Tyro

Tyro participated in the invasion of the Fire Nation.

In the summer of 100 AG, Tyro, Haru, and other earthbenders were brought by Hakoda and his battalion of Southern Water Tribe warriors to the Black Cliffs.[3] The small army invaded the Fire Nation during the solar eclipse. After Aang failed to defeat the Fire Lord, the submarines were destroyed and the invasion force became stranded. The younger ones, including Haru, were sent to escape with Aang on Appa while the older warriors, Tyro included, stayed behind and were taken captive.[4]

Tyro was freed from imprisonment shortly after the Hundred Year War ended, and reunited with Haru.[5]

Personality

Tyro was a courageous man, and he actively fought to protect things he cared about, and actively opposed the Fire Nation. This can be shown by the way he helped defend his village from the Fire Nation, even though he was severely outnumbered, and the way he helped free himself from the prison rig. He was also a good and loving father, who his son, Haru, looked up to. He valued his son's safety over his own, and was even willing to sacrifice his own freedom for his son's sake.

Abilities

Compression

Tyro was able to use earth compression, an ability he shared with his son, Haru.

Tyro was a skilled earthbender. He was able to create a wall of coal, easily blocking the warden's fire blast. In addition, he and four other earthbenders, including Haru, created a shield strong enough to withstand a combined blast from several firebenders. Together, he and Haru were able to compress a large amount of coal into a single projectile, a difficult feat to accomplish. He was also a capable teacher, having personally taught his son earthbending, eventually helping him become a proficient earthbender.

Relatives

Tyro
   
   
Haru's mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Haru
   
   
   
   

Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book One: Water (水)

Book Three: Fire (火)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hubbard, Matthew (writer) & Filoni, Dave (director). (March 25, 2005). "Imprisoned". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 6. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  3. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (November 30, 2007). "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 10. Nickelodeon.
  4. 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.
  5. DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (July 19, 2008). "Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 21. Nickelodeon.

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