Jinora is a anime/manga character in the Avatar franchise
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Jinora is an airbender and oldest child of Tenzin and Pema.


Jinora is the first and oldest child of Tenzin and Pema and was born in Republic City on Air Temple Island. Not getting the chance to meet her grandfather Aang, she has learned about the adventures of him and her grandmother Katara through books and oral stories. Like her father, she is also an airbender as she is shown to be quite skilled for her age, picking up several tricks Aang created such as the air scooter. Jinora is more quiet that her sister Ikki or little brother Meelo as she prefers to read books than run around.


Jinora was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino for the new series in the Avatar franchise, the Legend of Korra. Her creation is to show that even though airbenders were nearly extinct, they can thrive in the future. She makes her first appearance in Episode 1: Welcome to Republic City. Jinora is voiced by Kiernan Shipka.

Character Evolution

As the oldest child of four siblings, Jinora is seen at the more mature and adult of her brothers and sisters as well as more withdrawn. Jinora spends most of her time reading books or learning new things as opposed to acting like a kid. She is annoyed by the childish antics of Meelo or the hyperattentive behavior of Ikki, but she looks after her younger siblings and loves them as much as her parents do. When Korra moves in on the island to learn airbending, Jinora acts as a second mentor to her when Tenzin is not around. As with the other children, she looks up to Korra like a big sister as she cares for her well being as if she was part of the family. Despite learning airbending at such a young age, Jinora has shown a mastery of abilities on the same level as Aang when he was her age; being able to perform several complex abilities and shown to be a decent fighter when push comes to shove.

Major Story Arcs

Welcome to Republic City

When Korra finished her training in the first three elements, Jinora and her siblings visited her and their grandmother, Katara, as Tenzin arrived to the South Pole to discuss the matters that had happened in Republic City recently. Denying Korra the opportunity to train in airbending, Korra sneaks off to the city to meet Tenzin on her own terms. After Tenzin has Korra released from prison, Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo beg Korra to stay as Tenzin realizes that it would be beneficial to have Korra stay with them on Air Temple Island. As Korra begins her training, Tenzin asks Jinora to explain the first training exercise in airbending, using the metaphor of a leaf in the wind as it gracefully moves loosely with the air. Demonstrating how to do it, she tries to help Korra but the Avatar grows impatient quickly with it and meditation, another key component of airbending. After Korra destroys the airbending panels in frustration, Jinora and Ikki comfort Tenzin on her cruel words. However, the two make up as Jinora and Ikki oversee Korra's movement training when Tenzin is not around; accidentally telling Mako that Korra likes him.

Rise of the Equalists

As the Equalists gain more power in Republic City, Jinora and her siblings stay on the island to help Korra train and to stay out of danger. Tarrlok invites himself over a few times much to the annoyance of Tenzin as Jinora witnesses Tarrlok persuading Korra to help him with his task force, even being present at the gala where Tarrlok gets the press to badger her into joining. Later on, when Korra is playing in the pro-bending tournament, she asks the two airbender girls if they know how to win a guy over. Jinora tells a story about how these two lovers tragically killed themselves in a book she read as Pema intervenes, telling the story of how she and Tenzin met as Jinora is able to pick up on the fact that she was referring to Lin Bei Fong.

War of Republic City

Jinora continues to watch from the island of the events occuring in the city as she and her siblings greet Asami, Bolin, and Mako to their island after Hiroshi Sato is revealed to be the supplier of the Equalists. The three airbender children show the newcomers around the island as Jinora gives the two bending brothers a tour. She eventually learns about Korra's disappearance at the hands of the Equalists, not knowing that it was Tarrlok behind it. Tenzin arrives the next day, waking his children up to tell them that Korra is home safely and that all will be well. Soon after though, the Equalists launch their assault on the city as Jinora watches over her younger siblings while Pema goes into labor. As the Equalist attack Air Temple Island, Lin is outnumbered but Jinora and the others come out to help her win the battle. After a good scolding from their father, they find that Pema has given birth to her new brother Rohan as the kids introduce themselves to him. Knowing that the city is unsafe, as is the island, Tenzin states he will leave with his family to a safe place and return to win the war. However, the Equalists pick up speed on them as Lin sacrifices herself to allow them to get away safely.


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Gender: Female
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