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Southern Water Tribe


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Kuruk (fiancé)


Kuruk, Southern Water Tribe



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Southern Water Tribe

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"Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters" (flashback only)

Ummi was a Southern Water Tribe woman who fell in love with Avatar Kuruk and intended to marry him. However, before the wedding ceremony could commence, Koh the Face Stealer dragged her into the Spirit World where he stole her face.


During the New Moon Celebration, Ummi met Avatar Kuruk. The two immediately fell in love and began a relationship. Kuruk soon proposed to Ummi with a betrothal necklace. The two were to be married at the Spirit Oasis in the Northern Water Tribe. However, as she crossed the bridge, she was pulled by an unseen force into the water. Kuruk jumped in after her, but could not rescue her in time. Koh, a spirit, had lured and trapped her forever to punish Kuruk for his arrogance.[1][2]

Centuries later, when Avatar Aang entered the Spirit World, he confronted Koh and saw Ummi's face.[3] Several months after that, Aang encountered Kuruk while in a coma and told him that Koh still had Ummi's face. Kuruk subsequently vowed that he would keep hunting Koh until he and Ummi were reunited once again.[1] He found the spirit and had every intention of destroying him, but could not when he realized that destroying Koh also meant destroying the love of his life.[2]


Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book One: Water (水)

Escape from the Spirit World

Book Three: Fire (火)


  • Her name is similar to umi (海, うみ), the Japanese word for "ocean".
  • Kuruk often referred to Ummi as his wife, despite the fact that she was stolen by Koh before she married Kuruk.
  • Ummi was one of the few Water Tribe members to not have blue eyes. Instead, she had brown eyes.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Escape from the Spirit World: Avatar Kuruk Online Comic Book.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Welcome to Republic City. Nickelodeon (April 6, 2012). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  3. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Filoni, Dave (director). (December 2, 2005). "The Siege of the North, Part 2". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 20. Nickelodeon.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Ummi

  • Did they ever make a situation where Koh set Ummi free?

    4 messages
    • DarkNet1 wrote: *her imprisonment Not that I'm aware of. Is such a thing only possible in the realm of fanfiction?! I mean, how many unanswe...
    • We don't even know if it's possible to save someone's face after Koh steals it, even assuming the victim is still alive. Umi is certainly dead...
  • How did Avatar Kuruk die?

    26 messages
    • *chokes* That made me laugh perhaps more than it should have done, Hispp XD I doubt we'll ever know, but I imagine it'd be something poetic l...
    • Empressofmelnibone wrote:Maybe he could. You can bend in the spirit world if you have your body with you. Maybe Koh just got the upper hand ...

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