Anonymous said: hi :) so i just discovered there was a dalai lama named tenzin gyatso. I was wondering if you knew of any similarities between jim and the characters named after him? thanks :)
The Air Nomads and the Avatar are a Tibet, Dalai Lama and Tibetan genocide parallel and commentary.
Naming Aang’s mentor Gyatso and his son Tenzin (after the Dalai Lama) was deliberate.
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