Role: Crazy Uncle
Voice Actor: Richard Riehle (Dee Bradley Baker in Book One)
Finest Moment: Single-handedly defeating an entire Northern Water Tribe encampment... by accident.
PL 7 (130)
STRENGTH 2 STAMINA 3 AGILITY 3
FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 5
INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 3
Athletics 4 (+6)
Deception 2 (+5)
Expertise (Military) 12 (+12)
Expertise (Music) 4 (+4)
Intimidation 2 (+5)
Investigation 2 (+4)
Perception 3 (+5)
Stealth 3 (+6)
Technology 2 (+2)
Vehicles 2 (+7)
Equipment (Glider Suit), Evasion, Improved Defense, Improved Trip, Luck 5, Second Chance (Falling To His Death), Ranged Attack 5, Teamwork, Tracking
Air Blast 4 (Feats: Precise) (Extras: Knockback) (13) -- 
- AE: "Airbending" Move Object 5 (Feats: Precise) (11)
- AE: "Air Control" Move Object 5 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Cone +1/2) (Flaws: Touch Range) (7.5)
- AE: "Wind" Features 2: Nullifies Arrows, Blows Out Flames, etc. (2)
- AE: "Wind Screen" Deflect 10 (10)
- AE: "Very Blustery Day" Environment 1 (30 feet) (Impede Movement 2) (2)
- AE: "Blowback Effect" Affliction 7 (Strength; Hindered & Vulnerable/Prone & Defenseless) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Cone +1/2, Extra Condition) (Flaws: Limited Degree, Instant Recovery) (5)
Flight 5 (60 mph) (Flaws: Requires Glider or Wings) (5) -- 
- AE: "Air Scooter" Speed 4 (30 mph) (4)
"Talk With Spirits" Comprehend 1 (Understand Spirits) (Flaws: Unreliable) 
"Glider Suit" Flight 3 (16 mph) (Flaws: Gliding) (3)
Unarmed +10 (+2 Damage, DC 17)
Air Blast +10 (+4 Ranged Damage, DC 21)
Blowback +7 Area (+7 Affliction, DC 17)
Dodge +10 (DC 20), Parry +10 (DC 20), Toughness +3, Fortitude +4, Will +7
Relationship (Tenzin & Kya- Siblings)- Bumi argues constantly with his younger siblings, usually teasing and mocking the stoid Tenzin into anger. He is deeply-resentful of being the great Avatar Aang's only Non-Bending child, and the attention his siblings got because of it.
Reputation (Wild Child)- Bumi has a rep for being a bit crazy.
Total: Abilities: 56 / Skills: 36--18 / Advantages: 17 / Powers: 26 / Defenses: 13 (130)
-Bumi is another sort of odd character to fit into the line-up: he's obviously supposed to be your "Crazy Uncle" type of character, yet we're told he's also a brilliant tactical general. And a lot of his wackiness comes off more as whining loudly, or bragging about all of his strange achievements in battle. He starts off picking on his little brother Tenzin in a classic "Big Brother" kind of way, and shows a bit of the nature of his namesake King Bumi of Omashu, in that he's a wacky, fun-loving prankster. However, he also retains a lot of childhood bitterness at Aang's favoritism towards Tenzin, and disappointment that he himself was never able to Bend the elements (I mean, he's the son of THE AVATAR). And apparently he and Kya never married, nor had children.
-He (now a retired General), Kya & Tenzin argue like children for half the second season, before finally making peace. At which point Book Three begins, revealing that Harmonic Convergence has re-introduced Airbending into the world... and Bumi is one of them! Then Tenzin tries teaching the new Airbenders, fails, asks Bumi's advice on how to train soldiers, and then tries to give "hard-ass" training to BUMI HIMSELF. This causes another freak-out and rift between the brothers ("I'm TOO OLD to be treated like I'm back in boot camp!"), but eventually they make nice again. I assume this just kind of keeps happening with this family.
-But yeah, like I said earlier, I find it really kind of bothersome that Aang & Katara seem to have raised such immature, whiny-ass children. I can get that Aang had to focus on training his son in Airbending (a dying art) and protect the world, and thus couldn't always be there. But these people are in their LATE FIFTIES- arguing like they're all five years old is incredibly childish, and doesn't paint a good picture of their parents.
-Bumi is one of the least-capable named characters in terms of fighting, which can be a bit odd given that he's given a measure of respect early on as a military genius- I guess this is one of those rare cases in TV when the head guy in charge isn't necessarily the MOST bad-ass guy on the roster. In fact, a lot of his successes come by as much by accident as anything else, and usually after some humiliation and abject failure (he learns to calm Dark Spirits with music after failing with punches and his hidden knife; he destroys the Northern Tribe's military camp by accident when his Mecha Tank malfunctions). He's only a PL 7 Airbender and has poor cardio, but he's brave and is likely played by the cleverest player who tends to roll lucky when doing outlandish things. I think they could have gotten a lot more mileage out of him continuously pulling everyone's fat out of the fire with outlandish, ingenious tactics rather than largely being a butt-monkey (he's the worst of the Air Nation trainees at first).