Koh provides Aang the situation of the spirits he was looking for, all of the whereas in search of a gap to steal his face, however Aang manages to by no means present emotion to him. Aang leaves however Koh guarantees, “we’ll meet once more.” 

This by no means occurred on both Avatar: The Final Airbender or its sequel animated sequence, The Legend of Korra. Nevertheless within the graphic novel, The Search – Half Three, Aang meets the Mom of Faces, an historical spirit who “fashions faces with nice care and deliberation.” She explains that Koh is her son and that, “he’s been estranged from me since time started. The legends say that he misses me a lot, he’s spent all of historical past stealing faces.”

That’s all we discovered about Koh within the authentic sequence however Netflix’s Avatar: The Final Airbender has given us one other tackle the character.

Koh the Face Stealer in Netflix’s Avatar: The Final Airbender 

Happening earlier than the occasions on the Northern Water Tribe, episode 5, “Spirited Away,” has Aang (Gordon Cormier), Sokka (Ian Ousley), and Katara (Kiawentiio) all journey to the Spirit World to find a gaggle of misplaced villagers. Whereas there, Sokka and Katara are confronted with visions of their previous and captured by Koh. Aang manages to withstand the darkish pull of those visions and confronts Koh.

Not like within the animated sequence, Aang doesn’t want to cover his emotion. Koh resembles his animated counterpart however, due to the up to date design and visuals of the brand new sequence, seems much more horrific. He informs Aang that, “one in all your earlier incarnations tried to slay me” which Aang doesn’t perceive, and Koh drops the identical reveal as earlier than, he stole the face of somebody the Avatar beloved. As soon as once more that is confirmed by Avatar Kuruk, who Aang contacts in episode 7, ‘The North.’ 

This transient change Aang and Kuruk have about Koh within the Netflix sequence could also be complicated should you aren’t watching rigorously. When Kuruk explains what occurred, he particularly says, “a predatory spirit got here to hunt vengeance on me.” He pauses after which painfully lets out, “Ummi…” One other pause earlier than he continues, “My beloved… Paid the final word worth.” If you happen to regarded away from the display or weren’t watching with subtitles, the way in which this dialogue is paced makes it look like Koh and Ummi may very well be the identical particular person/creature, however no, Koh and Ummi will not be the identical. Ummi, a human, was merely the one Kuruk beloved. Her final worth was having her face stolen.

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