Visola was raised in the Northern Water Tribe, where she taught herself how to waterbend and customize her own weapons. Visola was one of the four unique benders that Yahshi scouted for Team Avatar. She used a wave ring to show off her innovation and skill, impressing Katara. The gang began to discuss whether or not to recruit her. However, just as they were about to announce their decision, Visola and the three other benders left to start their own group after they realized that they did not like being judged.