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This article is about the warden in charge of the Boiling Rock. For other similar uses, see Warden (disambiguation).

The warden was the chief authority of the Fire Nation's most secure prison, the Boiling Rock, and prided himself on upholding the prison's reputation as an impenetrable and inescapable fortress. He was the brother of Michi,[2] brother-in-law of the Governor of New Ozai, and uncle of Mai and Tom-Tom.

History

Early life

Before his appointment as head of the Boiling Rock, the warden led the Capital City Prison.[2] After shifting to the island fortress, the warden ensured that numerous escape attempts of its inmates remained unsuccessful. This way, he maintained the Boiling Rock's reputation as the most secure prison in the Fire Nation.[3]

100 AG

An unusual escape attempt

Following Chit Sang's detainment in the cooler for firebending, the warden came to him and warned him not to try to escape, stating that he would rather jump in the lake than allow a prisoner to escape.

Later, when it was discovered that Zuko had disguised himself as a guard, the warden came to visit him, instantly recognizing him. When Zuko asked him how he knew his identity, the warden revealed that he was Mai's uncle. He subsequently told Zuko to behave, cautioning that if the other inmates discovered his identity, he would almost certainly be killed. Zuko asked why he did not just tell Fire Lord Ozai and collect a reward, to which the warden stated that he intended to eventually turn Zuko in.

He later discovered Chit Sang's escape attempt when the latter screamed after being burned by the lake's scalding water. He ordered the escapees be recaptured and placed in coolers, and that the entire prison be placed on lock-down, due to the fact that there were new prisoners arriving.[1]

The warden greeted the new prisoners upon their arrival. In his usual arrogant fashion, he told them that their time in the Boiling Rock would be pleasant, so long as they behaved. He stopped at Hakoda, who refused to look him in the eyes, and ordered him to do so. After being tripped by the Southern Water Tribe chief, he angrily ordered the prisoners into their cells.

Warden shocked

The warden expressed shock at seeing Princess Azula and Ty Lee at his prison.

Afterward, he went to interrogate Chit Sang about the escape attempt. Chit Sang angrily declared that he would not talk, unwittingly revealing that there was another conspirator. The warden proceeded to have Chit Sang tortured until he confessed. Eventually, the prisoner succumbed to the torture and revealed that it was a man disguised as a guard who came up with the plan.

The warden forced Chit Sang to pick the impostor out of a line-up, unaware that the guard Chit Sang accused was, in reality, not responsible. He proceeded to interrogate that guard until he was interrupted by Princess Azula, who told him that the guard he was interrogating was not the mastermind behind the escape plan. Despite not giving any real evidence for knowing this, the warden believed her.[4]

Prison break

Much to his dismay, the warden arrived at the prison yard to discover that all prisoners had been released from their cells, despite his earlier lock-down order, and that a riot was ongoing. Unaware that the chaos was the foundation for an escape attempt, he left to take control of the situation, but was captured by Suki who, alongside Sokka, Hakoda, Chit Sang, and Zuko, was absconding from the prison. The five of them used the warden as a hostage to safely board the gondola.

Warden orders the line be cut

The warden ordered his guards to cut the line.

While riding the gondola, the escapees were confronted by and forced to contend with Azula and Ty Lee, who had arrived on scene. During the scuffle, the warden managed to break free from his restraints and yelled for the other guards to cut the line, preferring to die than have his record broken. Chit Sang and Hakoda managed to restrain him, but not before the order was given and the guards began cutting the line. However, Mai intervened, saving Zuko and the others from certain death. The gondola managed to cross the lake where the escapees fled with Hakoda telling the warden that his record was officially broken.[4]

After Ozai was overthrown and the Hundred Year War ended, the warden somehow managed to earn his niece and Ty Lee their freedom, which showed that even after Mai had assisted in the escape that ruined his record at the prison, he still cared for his niece.[5]

Personality

Embarrassed warden

The warden was angered after Hakoda tripped him to the floor.

The warden, who was the highest official of the Boiling Rock prison, was very demanding and impatient, yet skilled at what he did. He was particularly proud of the no-escape record of the Boiling Rock, a record he would die to keep.[4] He was bossy and demeaning when he talked to prisoners and guards, only treating prisoners well on a few occasions, but mostly in condescending ways. Despite his obvious lack of kindness, he demonstrated a softer side, as Mai said that he managed to pull some strings to free her from prison, despite the fact she helped Zuko, Sokka, and the others escape the Boiling Rock, thereby shattering the warden's otherwise perfect record in prisoner containment.[5] He also seemed to have cared for his family, as he was angry that Zuko broke up with Mai.[1]

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Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Three: Fire (火)

Trivia

  • This warden used to be in charge of the Prison Tower located in the Fire Nation Capital.[2]
  • The warden was voiced by American actor Wade Williams, who has a starring role as Captain Brad Bellick on Fox's television series Prison Break, about a man jailed for a crime he did not commit, who later tries to escape from prison.
  • During the previews at the New York Comic-Con in 2008, it was revealed that his design is based on one of the show's staff members, Oh Seung-hyun.
  • In the Finnish dub, the warden says he is Ukano's brother, which contradicts the information given in the Avatar Extras for "The Boiling Rock, Part 1".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chan, May (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (July 16, 2008). "The Boiling Rock, Part 1". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 14. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Avatar Extras for "The Boiling Rock, Part 1" on Nicktoons Network.
  3. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (July 16, 2008). "The Boiling Rock, Part 2". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 15. Nickelodeon.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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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