Introduction | Zhozhou Koan

Personal Information

  • Name: Zhozhou Koan (IGN: Zhozhou)
  • Age: 35
  • Nation: Fire Nation
  • Bending: nonbender
  • Hometown: Shu Jing
  • Residence: Fire Nation Capital
  • Parents: Mokuza Zhoka and Kari Zhoka
  • Siblings: Takuza Zhoka
  • Pets: fire ferret named Moki
  • Profession: Scholar in cultural aesthetics and philosophy of the Air and Fire Nations
  • Strengths: Dedicated, honest, open-minded and versatile
  • Weaknesses: Self-critical, perfectionist, and doesn’t know when a prank is gone too far




Zhozhou, a firebender from Shu Jing Village was banished from the Zhoka family for not following certain family traditions. We still don’t know exactly which family traditions were broken, but this resulted in Zhozhou having lost their ability to bend fire. Zhozhou was banished when only 15 years old.

They had nowhere to go and walked for days in rain and blaze, until reaching the Southern Air Temple, where they took refuge amongst the Air Nomads for 20 years. During their time at the temple, Zhozhou studied airnomad culture and philosophy very closely, becoming an expert scholar in Air Nation culture philosophy, in addition to their home nation, the Fire Nation.

Zhozhou is an avid prankster and doesn’t know when a prank has gone too far. Soon after arriving at the temple, they became best friends with Luetso and formed a pranking/farting team called The Koan Partners. Soon after this, they had to be transferred to the Northern Air Temple—the monks in the south had had enough of it.

Five years later, it was clear that pranking and farting was just a pretense to the undeniable truth—Zhozhou and Luetso had feelings for each other. Luetso let go of his monk duties (hehe, duties) at the temple, and together with Zhozhou, moved to the Fire Nation.

Zhozhou became a parent soon after. When little Zholu turned 5 and needed to enrol in the Fire Nation School, Luetso and Zhozhou had to come up with a last name to fill the form… Zhozhou was no longer a Zhoka family member, and Luetso never had a family name. This family knew one thing, they were not your usual family lineage, and more than anything, they were a team—the Koan family.

Zhozhou spends most of their time in libraries, reading, writing, and drinking tea.