Character Convention page for Kaddo
Kaddo is a character in the fanon Avatar: Energy Saga. He is a waterbender and the son of Aang and Katara. As the son of the Avatar, Kaddo grew up living at the South Pole and frequently traveled the world with his parents. His mother taught him waterbending and Healing.
Kaddo was born in 108 ASC in the Southern Water Tribe to Avatar Aang and his wife Katara. When it became known that he possessed the ability to bend Water, he was taught by his mother, who also taught the majority of the waterbenders at the South Pole. He was an energetic student, but could also be a lot to put up with.
After his brother and sister had a disagreement about a glider, Kaddo went to learn waterbending from his mother. He was disappointed to discover that he would not be learning any combative moves that day and that he would instead be having a healing lesson. Kaddo snapped at his mother that he thought healing was “women's work”. But after she threatened him with a Water Whip, he calmed down and they began the lesson.
Kaddo is abrasive and loves to poke fun at others. He takes himself very seriously and can be quite narcisstic and condescending. Although he hails from the Southern Water Tribe, he can act sexist regarding gender roles much like in the Northern Water Tribe. He argues with Katara and Vameira regularly. Although distant emotionally, Kaddo is kind at heart and is willing to do whatever required from him when the time comes.
This is a selection of isolated scenes and incidents from longer chapters, designed to give a quick overview on Kaddo, his characteristics and his interaction with other characters.
With family at the South PoleEdit
Tenzin and Vameira, Kaddo's siblings, have gotten into a rowdy disagreement and run of into the distance.
Their brother Kaddo stared after them and rolled his eyes. “Airbenders – no wonder they went extinct.”
Katara, who had her focus directed at the current tension, now turned and looked at her other son. “Kaddo, that's not a nice thing to say.”
“Whatever,” Kaddo answered her with a shrug.
Katara frowned. She could not help but envy her children. They had the privilege of growing up in a time of peace – something no one else she had ever known had. Well, that was not entirely true. Her husband, the Avatar Aang, had been raised by Air Nomad monks before the war had began before he was frozen for a hundred years. It was then that he answered his call of duty and brought balance back. Still, she prayed every night to the Spirits that this state of affairs would last for her children. They exhibited the same kind of innocence that their father had when she first met him not too far from here.
Almost in answer to her thoughts, Kaddo asked “so when does Dad get back?”
“Either tonight or tomorrow,” she answered him. “He has some business to attend to at the Air Temple. He should be back just in time for us all to set out for the Fire Nation together.”
“Okay,” Kaddo commented. “So what new move are you going to show me for waterbending today?” he asked with excitement. “A faster Water Whip? The Octopus? Tell me!”
Katara smirked at him. “You'll see,” she informed him, pointing forward to one of the smaller huts in their conclave.
Kaddo was now confused. “But that's such a small space. How can I possibly make an Octopus in there? It would tear the place apart!”
Katara said nothing in response. She simply smiled, walked forward and gestured for him to do the same. As they entered, it was revealed that Katara had set up a life-sized dummy with lines all over it in the center of the room.
Kaddo was even more confused then he was before. “Are you giving me a healing lesson?” he questioned her irritably. “Tell me this is a joke.”
“It is not a joke,” his mother told him, calmly.
“But this is women's work,” he snapped at her. “My friends up North would make fun of me endlessly if they knew about this.”
“It is an important lesson,” Katara said to him. “In the Northern Water Tribe, they say you should only learn half the essential skills. If you want to be a real waterbending master you must learn to do everything. This includes both combat techiniques and it includes this.”
Kaddo scoffed “Master Pakku never used healing. He was a master.”
“He was a master,” Katara conceded. “But like I said, he only learned half of what there was to know. He was a victim of his cultural barriers by not learning healing just like the women of his tribe were for not being able to learn what he could.”
“Huh! It's called specialization, mom. It's the way gender roles work.”
Katara was now visibly annoyed. “Might I remind you that we are in the Southern Tribe. What are you saying about me?” she added while holding her hand out and pulling some of the snow on the ground to form one of the Water Whips Kaddo had desired to practice with that day.
Kaddo could see he had pushed one of his mother's buttons and changed his tone, not wanting to get smacked with that. “Well – um – let's get to, it then.” He hung his head and sat down.
Katara smirked, pleased with herself. She let the Water Whip fall and knelt down to join him. “You'll thank me one day,” she predicted to him. “The time will come when you need to use this either on yourself or someone you care about.”
Tenzin has a crush on Neinei, Zuko and Mai's daughter.
“Back to normal? Yeah, right,” Kaddo said to everyone. “Tenzin's anything but normal now with all the demonstations and macho talk he's been giving Princess Neinei lately.”
“Shut your mouth, Kaddo,” Tenzin shot back at his brother. “That's ridiculous. I didn't do any more airbending today than I did any other day.”
“Ha!” Kaddo scoffed. “I heard you telling you were so skilled you could bend the sky itself.”
“Like you're one to talk,” Tenzin snapped at him. “I see you dangling your water whip like its the most amazing feat ever every time you meet someone new! It's like you think you're the ultimate waterbender or something. Even though you're still studying the basics...”
“Settle down now, boys,” Aang said to them sternly. “Piandao is approaching us.”
Family taking a trip to Ba Sing Se.
“Yeah,” said Vameira energetically. “I want to spend the rest of the afternoon at the Fancy Lady Day Spa. Then I want to go check out the 5-7-5 society. I hear that Uncle Sokka had an interesting story with them once.”
Kaddo scoffed. “That all sounds pretty lame. Personally, I’d like to venture outside the Inner Wall and see the battlefield where the siege was all those years ago.”
“That would be cool,” agreed Tenzin.
Kaddo nodded. “And now that we’re here, we can’t leave this place without going to Lake Laogai at least once.”
“It’s just a lake,” said Vameira skeptically. “It’s nothing but a bunch of water in the ground.”
“I’m talking about what’s underneath it, stupid!” Kaddo snapped at her. “Don’t you know anything? Our parents had adventures below Lake Laogai fighting the Dai Li. I wanna see the cells where they kept their prisoners!”
“Your mother would kill me if she found out I took you down there,” said Aang, waving his finger. “Besides, we’re short on time. We don’t have time for all that playing around and sight-seeing on this trip. We just have time to go to the Jasmine Dragon for some tea this afternoon. Then we’ll go straight to see Kuei.”
Kaddo taunting Vameira.
“You know the Phoenix Army is going after the Air Nomads first, right?” said Kaddo condescendingly. “They began the last war by hunting down all the airbenders. This time they intend to finish what they started.”
“No they won't!” yelled Vameira, stammering. “They're invading the Fire Nation Capital, not the Air Temples.”
“They're doing that while all the best airbenders in the world are conveniently gathered here for them, aren't they?” said Kaddo slyly.
“Kaddo, stop trying to scare your sister!” Katara ordered sternly.
“I'm just telling it like it is,” Kaddo said with a shrug.
“Don't listen to him, Vameira,” Aang said reassuringly. “This war is about the Fire Nation.”
“It's about the Fire Nation now,” Kaddo continued. “When the Phoenix Army has this place secured they'll target the other nations to restart the Hundred Years War. Everyone knows it's true. They need to wipe out the airbenders first to let the other nations know that they mean business.”
With this, Vameira buried her head in her mother's shoulder and Katara patted her daughter on the back.
Aang glared at his son. He was not pleased.
Team Avatar and their children are about to fight a battle. Kaddo mistakenly believes that his parents want him to fight alongside them.
“So you two managed to secure yourselves a position as a pair of errand girls,” said Kaddo pompously. “That's cute. As they said earlier, I'm needed up here. I'll be taking part in the real action.” Vameira and Neinei both scowled at him.
“Yes,” Katara told her son. “This is going to be a big battle with many casualties. That is why I need you, Kaddo, to use the healing abilities I taught you to help the wounded.”
“Ha-ha!” laughed Vameira.
Kaddo was dumbfounded. “Wha – no! This is a war and I'm a waterbender. I need to be in the real action. I'm ready to fight. Healing is women's work – I want a man's job!” Kaddo was outraged. “I know – let me go with Uncle Sokka and Migo to take down that Malevolence thing.”
Katara stepped toward her middle child and lowered her head, so her eyeballs stared directly into his and their faces were mere inches apart. “Listen. Stop thinking about what you're doing and start thinking about what you're doing it for. Your grandfather always said that being a man was knowing where you're needed the most. The fact is – you and I are the only waterbenders here. One of us has to go out and fight while the other stays back and heals. Either one of us is capable of healing, but I have much more experience in combative waterbending than you do. So it has to be me that goes to fight and it has to be you that stays to heal. I know you badly want to get your piece of 'the action,' but this isn't about you. This is about where you're needed and the people counting on you. Now ask yourself – are you man enough to handle that?”
Kaddo hung his head. He was speechless. “Yes, Mother.”
His mother's thoughtsEdit
Katara and Aang are talking alone.
“Kaddo,” said Katara with a roll of her eyes. “He's quite a handful – a spitting image of Pakku if I ever saw one. He's very rude and sexist.”
“Does he give you trouble when you train him?” asked Aang.
“Not so much,” Katara conceded. “But I'm his trainer and one of the best waterbenders in the world, so its a given that he looks up to me. However, he sees me as the exception, not the rule. He has little-to-no respect for other females – especially other female waterbenders. Honestly, I think he's spent too much time at the North Pole and for his sake we should hold back on taking him there again for a while. His friends there are not a good influence for him.”
Another side of KaddoEdit
His father is feeling depressed. Kaddo and Aang are having a heart-to-heart.
“What is it, then?” Kaddo asked simply and unintimidated.
“I don't know. I guess I'm just so...discouraged.” This was true. Aang felt like he had lost the hope and the will needed to continue.
“I see,” said Kaddo. “You always found other sources to give you the courage you needed. Now you've got to do it yourself.”
Aang stared at his son's face, saying nothing. That was sufficient for a response. Without warning, Kaddo rose up his leg and kicked him hard in the shin.
“Ow! What was that for?”
“Come on, Dad. We're going. I'm going to be your courage until you find your own.”
Aang was almost ready to concede. “You're quite sure about this?”
“Thanks, Kaddo,” said Aang, scratching his whiskers with one hand and brushing some more sand of his Air Nomad clothes with the other. If Kaddo of all people was acting more mature than him, this would be quite a wake-up call.
Kaddo nodded. “First things first. Let's get you cleaned up and grab something to eat. Then...where do we go from there?”