Avatar: The Last Airbender. [1][2] At some point, Gyatso befriended a younger Guru Pathik. Learned Master . Aang overheard this and, having already been ostracized by his peers after his identity as the Avatar had been revealed, was shocked that the monks wanted to isolate him from his last and best friend. We see that Aang enjoyed playing Pai Sho with his mentor at the Southern Air Temple, Monk Gyatso. Well according to Bumi, "all old people know each other" sooo.... Yeah, I don't think it's explicitly canon, but he probably was. Gyatso tried to top his skill by air surfing atop his glider, but the young monk soon lost control, only to be saved by Roku. ca Yet still, he sustained no damage from the fire-benders, as shown by unburnt clothes and undamaged amulet. A century prior to the series' opening, Aang, a 12-year-old Airbender of the Air Nomad's Southern Air Temple, learned from his monk instructors that he was the Avatar. Successor He was regarded highly as an excellent airbender and was chosen among the other men to be on the Council of Elders. Gyatso was Aang's father figure and mentor. Personal information [1] When Aang was trying to open his chakras, he needed to release all his grief in order to open the air chakra located in his heart. Weapon of choice The following list contains characters that have made at least three appearances within the franchise (three or more different episodes, games, or in the film): Ethnicity Secret lives of the Dalai Lama : the untold story of the holy men who shaped Tibet, from pre-history to the present day. Unknown, eventually Kelsang (as the Avatar's airbending master) The White Lotus Society was jointly founded by Raiden, the immortal protector of Earthrealm, and the Shaolin Order of Light sect, following the death of the Great Kung Lao at the hands of Goro inMortal Kombat. https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Gyatso?oldid=2840319. Order Of The White Lotus (Avatar) Korra (Avatar) Summary. He was a kind and understanding individual who was well-liked by other students in the temple. Gyatso managed to fend off and defeat many firebenders, despite their enhanced abilities as a result of Sozin's Comet. Aang was taken away from his real parents as a baby and put on a path towards becoming the Avatar before he even knew that was his destiny. Quite honestly, he very well could be a founding member of the White Lotus. Southern Air Temple An emphatic man, he had the ability to bring a smile to Aang's face, even when the latter felt depressed and under pressure. The monk recognizes the gambit—a clever one, but one he has seen many times before—and knows he can beat his friend in seventeen moves. Even prior to learning he was the Avatar, Aang distinguished himself by becoming one of the youngest Airbending Masters in history by inventing a new technique. here are the members of the white lotus: ''known members'' Iroh (Grand Master/Lotus) Fung Piandao Pakku Bumi Jeong Jeong uncomfirmed members: Monk Gyatso Sokka Fat if you watched all the episodes carefully you can identify the puzzle about the white lotus..... and good luck. – popular memes on the site ifunny.co The Lotus SÅ«tra is one of the most important Mahāyāna texts and the most widely read, chanted and revered, particularly in Asian Buddhist countries, notably China and Japan. Also, after further analysis of this episode, it dawned on me that Gyatso was different than the other Elders. They use the Lotus tile to identify themselves to other members. The two shared a close bond and were often found having fun together. Words: 4,315 (1) This is commonly known as "Sky burial".Sky burials is when a human corpse is cut in specific locations and placed on a mountaintop, exposing the corpse to the elements or mahabhuta and animals--especially to birds of prey. Upon death, Avatar Roku was reincarnated and Aang was born, and later raised by Monk Gyatso, a senior monk at the Southern Air Temple and friend of the late Avatar Roku. The crash did little to dampen their spirits, however, as they both smiled at one another over what had happened. Gyatso is the only one of Aang's elemental masters to not have been a member of, Gyatso is the first known person who trained alongside an Avatar and later taught their successor, with. The full extent of Gyatso's reaction to this is not known, but he was shown to be deeply worried when he read Aang's goodbye letter. i guess for now it's just my own personal canon to the story. Though Aang learned airbending under him as part of his Avatar training, the monk always allowed time for fun and games, such as Pai Sho. Lobsang Gyatso was born in Tibet in the area of Kham in 1928. Aang would continue to feel guilty about running away and "not being there for his people when they needed him most" until Guru Pathik helped him to deal with this pain and to let it go. Before starting their gliding lesson, Gyatso and Roku were goofing off by using their bending to blow Roku's long hair in each other's face while standing in line. Air He helped Aang with his airbending training, played games with him, and made Aang's difficult time at the temple more enjoyable. This is a mind-affecting charm effect. Due to this, Aang always missed the tales the Air Nomad elders used to tell, though Gyatso assured him that he would have "plenty of time" to learn of Air Nomad history later in his life.[5]. While Monk Gyatso might not be alive in the time period of the story, the flashbacks Aang has … This becomes a lot more evident when you see him going against the High Monk's orders, and tried to leave the Southern Temple with Aang. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. [1][2][3], Avatar Roku first met Gyatso when he journeyed to the Southern Air Temple in order to learn airbending. i guess for now it's just my own personal canon to the story. They used airbending to play pranks on the other inhabitants of the Air Temple, such as interrupting the Council's meditation by throwing fruit pies at them. The White Lotus Flower (Nymphaea Lotus) is one of the only species of Lotus Flowers to be native to Egypt. Then he puts his own tile down. Gyatso's name matches the last name of the 14th Dalai Lama. Voiced by 10 Monk Gyatso. The White Lotus was a fertile ground for fomenting rebellion. Gyatso's remains were surrounded by the armor of a large number of Fire Nation soldiers, the first indication in the series that airbending can be lethal and used to kill. It seems like the "secret society" White Lotus is way more interesting. Though hundreds of airbenders and others died in the War, Gyatso's skeleton was the only one shown during the whole series. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a cartoon on Nickelodeon. The White Lotus is an international organization of teachers, philosophers, and warriors, who value knowledge and wisdom above nationality. Predecessor Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. All main characters will be listed in italic. Part 18 of Two Universes Over; Language: English Words: 1,733 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 20 Hits: 119 [Alexander Norman] -- From the Publisher: The Complete Story of the Dalai Lamas. The Lotus Pond a… The Rift Part One (flashback only) The White Lotus. White Lotus is made of: master Tenzin, master Pakku, king Bumi and master Jeong Jeong. The White Lotus Society had its religious roots in the Pure Land School of Buddhism. Biographical information Air NomadsCouncil of Elders 0 AG Nationality Sokka is a white lotus member....but is not yet confirmed. This is kind of a head canon of mine, too. After the festival's end, he took the young nomads to an island just off the coast, where they used airbending to fly cranefish kites. This ability replaces quivering palm. Airbending - Monk Gyatso Aang's first teacher was Monk Gyatso of the Southern Air Temple, who was as much a friend as he was a teacher, and the closest thing that Aang had to a father growing up. Though he often played around, Gyatso was also a wise man, and one of the five members of the Southern Air Temple's Council of Elders. [2] He also procrastinated in his training when he was younger, such as when he did not practice his gliding, instead choosing to race with Avatar Roku. He became monk at the age of 11 and studied at Drepung monastery. When Avatar Roku was showing Aang how the Hundred Year War started, he noted that "some friendships are so strong that they can even transcend lifetimes", citing his experiences with Gyatso as evidence. Sab ShimonoSean Marquette (young Gyatso) With Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Lung Wei Wang, Kara Wai. White Lotus (白蓮教 Pinyin: báiliánjiào Wade-Giles: Pai-lien chiao) was a religious and political movement that appealed to many Han Chinese, who found solace in worship of the "Unborn or Eternal Venerable Mother" (trad. [3] When the Fire Nation besieged the Southern Air Temple, Gyatso used his airbending abilities to fend off and eliminate numerous Fire Nation assailants, before he was ultimately subdued and killed along with the rest of his people.[1]. However, the other monks believed he was holding Aang back in his training, which resulted in Gyatso being forced to separate from Aang. Image gallery (18), Monk Gyatso was Avatar Aang's guardian, mentor, and father figure before the beginning of the Hundred Year War, as well as a member of the Council of Elders. It would be interesting to see an air nomad be apart of this secret society, perhaps he was an original founding member? Male Aang, Roku, Pathik, Air Nomads, Pasang, Tashi It is possible that Gyatso is the shadowed airbender in the opening sequence. They've apparently forgotten that old saying about assumptions. During his youth, Gyatso showed proficiency in the use of airbender staffs, as he was able to windsurf using his glider and perform numerous maneuvers while in the air. [2] In his earlier years, Gyatso also had a strong friendship with Aang's previous incarnation, Roku. Having formed during the time of Avatar Kuruk, throughout the centuries the White Lotus has made it their mission to defy the Nations' boundaries to find, train and protect the Avatar. Monk Gyatso cheated by using airbending while playing Pai Sho with Aang. Just as they did for Avatar Korra, they likely had a presence during Aang's development and … Gyatso lays the first tile down on the grid and regards his friend with a placid expression. Get this from a library! Even though Aang's status was announced as the Avatar, Gyatso believed that he should still grow up as a normal boy. A mirage of Monk Gyatso and the other airbenders played before his eyes when he thought of them and they disappeared into the clouds as Aang let them go. Gyatso regularly participated in Yangchen's Festival together with his pupil. The two shared a small rivalry with each other, each of them trying to outdo the other by using air gliders to race each other. More about Gyatso This, in fact, was one of the reasons Aang ran away from home. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I'd love to learn more about the The Order before they become a public organization. Xin stares at the board, scratching the stubble on his chin. [3], Gyatso had a good relationship with the other Air Nomad boys, who were rather fond of him. He was later promoted to be one of the five head monks at the Southern Air Temple. Physical description I still think he's a member of the society, though. Why would he do it if Aang has no idea what it would mean? Thanks to Pathik's guidance, Aang was able to cope with the pain that Gyatso's death and the demise of the Air Nomads had given him, and he was able to let go of it. Monk Gyatsp was an airbender of the Northern Air Temple's Council of Elders, who trained, tutored and centrally raised Aang in the monestary in the time period just prior to the One-Hundred Year War. [4], Gyatso had a great sense of humor; he often played pranks on his peers with his pupil, Aang,[1] and even used his airbending to cheat during a Pai Sho game. Near the end of the series, Aang wore beads that looked exactly like Gyatso's. They decreed that Gyatso and Aang were to be separated and that Aang was to be sent to the Eastern Air Temple to complete his training. idk how well the Order of the White Lotus keeps track of past members (it might be implied Gyatso was part of it because in a flashback he is seen using the white lotus tile), but let’s say that after Zuko takes Gyatso from the Southern Water Tribe, Iroh keeps an eye on their prisoner and invites him to a friendly game of pai sho. Especially considering how many firebenders he killed before going down. Twelve years after Roku's death, Gyatso was present with the rest of the Council of Elders when Aang's identity as the new Avatar was revealed. Monk Gyatso, single handedly took down dozens of firebenders who were boosted by Sozin's comet, while remaining in a seated position, in a small room This is what a single fire bender soldier can do during a Sozin's comet. Aang loved Gyatso like a father and was devastated when the Elders told him he was the Avatar and would need to leave Gyatso. Profession Aang and Gyatso had a close relationship. Aang, has stated that Gyatso was the greatest airbender in the world of his time, though it is unclear if this is embellishment of his powers, fact or just a comment on his personality over that of his powers. Last appearance [3], Eventually, Gyatso became a master airbender and received his tattoos. Gyatso once taught Aang how to divert his fears when Aang was afraid or nervous: one must close his or her eyes, take deep breaths, and think about his or her favorite animal. Lord Momo 04:56, 29 July 2008 (UTC) When he played Pai Sho with Aang and played with the White Lotus tile Felinoel 05:09, 29 July 2008 (UTC) He refused to accelerate Aang's airbending training and assured Monk Tashi that Aang was content and had time for games. Gyatso may have been a member of the Order of the White Lotus, as the Order Of the White Lotus has been around for a long time and he was shown to play Pai Sho with the White Lotus tile. Gender idk how well the Order of the White Lotus keeps track of past members (it might be implied Gyatso was part of it because in a flashback he is seen using the white lotus tile), but let’s say that after Zuko takes Gyatso from the Southern Water Tribe, Iroh keeps an eye on their prisoner and invites him to a friendly game of pai sho. There were probably members from each element, so it is likely that Gyatso, as a master airbender, was part of the White Lotus. Since the sorcerer Shang Tsung had finally defeated the longtime champion with a recruit from Outworld, it became apparent that Earthrealm was vulnerable to attack, not just by native enemies, but those from foreign worlds as well. Biography. Not knowing that Gyatso intended to fight this decision, Aang fled the temple with Appa and was subsequently frozen into an iceberg for one hundred years. Directed by Lieh Lo. Other Media Political information Monk Gyatso. Allies During the 1959 Tibetan uprising he fled Tibet as part of the Tibetan Exile Community in India.. [1], Gyatso was known for his kindness and sense of humor. The place where his body was found revealed that he had managed to defeat many comet-enhanced Fire Nation soldiers before his demise.[1]. To that end, the thunder god and the monks agreed to hand select a … According to Aang, he was the greatest airbender in the world during his time. Iroh paused for a moment, then added, "The guardian is a member of the Black Lotus Council, the highest council within the Order of the White Lotus. [3], According to Aang, Gyatso was the "greatest airbender in the world". When was there any indication that Monk Gyatso might even possibly be a member of the Order of the White Lotus? If the monk or his allies attack the charmed creature, or if the monk asks or commands the charmed creature to take hostile actions, the effect ends. Eventually, however, they became great friends, even later in life. Aang discovered Gyatso's skeleton at the Southern Air Temple. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the TheLastAirbender community. First appearance Airbending Some time after Roku's death, Gyatso became the guardian of the next Avatar, Aang, and formed a strong bond of friendship with the young Air Nomad. Gyatso never saw Aang again. Very interesting idea! Gyatso in the films In Egypt, the White Lotus Flower represents creation as well as the more common representation of purity, innocence, beauty, and fertility. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Not necessarily that he's a founding member, but perhaps that he's been assigned by the Order to be Aang's childhood guide. Quite honestly, he very well could be a founding member of the White Lotus. I think it has stood for longer than that to, essentially, be a stopgap for maintaining order during the period which the previous incarnation of the avatar is succumbing to old age, and the new incarnation is growing and training. 3 Monk Gyatso One of the most tragic narrative elements of The Last Airbender is the destruction of the Air Temples and the murder of all air benders except for Aang. Their name comes from the White Lotus tile, a low-ranking piece in the game of Pai Sho, which is the most common form of communication among members. Fighting style [3], Gyatso was slain during the genocide of the Air Nomads, during which Fire Lord Sozin invaded the air temples. Gyatso regularly participated in Yangchen's Festival together with his pupil. Airbending instructorMonk The additional weight proved too much for him to handle, and the two of them crashed into a group of student airbenders on the land below. Position However, he eventually fell, along with the rest of the Air Nomads.[1]. For Aang, his guardian was Monk Gyatso, who had been Avatar Roku's best friend among the Air Nomads in life." After the festival's end, he took the young nomads to an island just off the coast… At 17th level, a monk of the lotus gains all Knowledge skills and the Linguistics skill [1][2], Guru Pathik mentioned to Aang that he was a close personal friend of Monk Gyatso.[4]. Hair color Gyatso was however the main influence on Aang's training as an airbender so even with Aang's natural gift with … Gyatso is voiced by Sab Shimono, who also voices Master Yu. [4], Some time after Roku's death, Gyatso became the guardian of the next Avatar, Aang, and formed a strong bond of friendship with the young Air Nomad. This means he has a strong set of ideals for what he thinks is right. Gyatso [6] Gyatso held a great adoration for Aang, desiring to keep him close by his side and shelter his childhood to the point that the council saw fit to separate the two. This list contains the deaths in the original series, and in the Legend of Korra All villains will be listed in bold. He's not using the White Lotus Gambit in The Storm; the White Lotus Gambit opens with the use of the Lotus Tile, but when we see him play with Aang, the game has been going on for some time by the time he uses it. [2], When Aang returned to the Southern Air Temple one hundred years later, he accidentally stumbled upon Gyatso's skeleton, causing him to cross over into the Avatar State, overcome by rage, grief and guilt. The bond between the two became very strong and intimate to the point where Gyatso became a paternal figure to Aang, as well as a close friend and confidant. During the lesson, Roku showed off a new glider trick by making several loops in the air. Fire Nation, Sozin Since Gyatso was Aang's personal teacher and guardian, it also became his duty to better the Avatar's airbending skills. This branch of Mahayana Buddhism was founded by Huiyuan during the 4th century AD on Mount Lu, in Jiangxi province. The other monks disagreed with this, believing that Gyatso's affection for the boy was clouding his judgment. 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