|Occupation:||circus performer, retainer to Azula|
|Relationships:||Azula (friend and subordinate), Mai friend and coworker|
|Fandom:||Avatar: The Last Airbender|
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Ty Lee is a minor character from the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Ty Lee is a noble of the Fire Nation and childhood friend of Azula, Mai, and Zuko. One of seven sisters, she eventually ran off to join a circus in the Fire Nation Colonies to establish her own life and identity. However, when Azula was tasked with tracking down her fugitive brother and uncle, she coerces Ty Lee into joining her team.
Ty Lee has a bubbly personality and is fond of the color pink. She is an accomplished hand-to-hand fighter and knows the chi-blocking technique, which can disable fighters and prevent benders from using their bending. When Mai betrays Azula at the Boiling Rock, Ty Lee sides with her, and both of them are imprisoned by Azula for their betrayal.
At the end of the series, and in the followup comics, Ty Lee joins the Kyoshi Warriors.
It's a popular headcanon to associate Ty Lee with airbending. Canon-compliant fanworks might headcanon her as having Air Nomad ancestry, or her chi-blocking as being derived from airbending techniques. AUs will make her an airbender.
- Azula/Ty Lee - Tyzula: The most popular pairing
- Mai/Ty Lee – Mailee, surged in popularity during the 2020 ATLA Renaissance
- Azula & Mai & Tai Lee - gen stories focusing on the relationship between the three girls are also popular. Fans sometimes refer to the trio as "the Dangerous Ladies" or "Ozai's Angles".
- A Slight Miscalculation, an explicit ABO Tyzula fic
- we'll burn that bridge when we get to it, an AU fic focused on Azula and her relationship with Zuko, Ty Lee, and Mai.
- they think they're hilarious, fanart of Mai and Ty Lee by silima
- Fire Nation by confettiarchived
- Mai and Ty Lee have the best dynamics by miamitu
- Dangerous Ladies by jovaline
Meta and Analysis
- Cultural Anatomy: Ty Lee’s Fighting Style by atlaculture
- Character analysis of Ty Lee at The Beach and other episodes by gayavatarstyle, earthshaker1217, serialreblogger, and phynali
- character analysis of Ty Lee by skluug, athanasynt, and chickadeedeedeedeedee
Links & Resources
- Ty Lee on Avatar fandom wiki
- Ty Lee tag on AO3
- Ty Lee tag on Tumblr
- Ty Lee character filter on fanfiction.net
- Stories tagged Ty Lee on Wattpad