Akira Satoshi is a water/light bender. She is the daughter of Ty Jion and Ina Satoshi. Ina(her mother) was a gypsy at a young age and was captured by a seclusive group, called "Galaxia". There her mother was trained in the art of light bending, an technique that only few know. Ty Jion(father) was a waterbending master. Ty Jion rescued Ina from Galaxia, leading to their marraige. Their first child was, Ji Hao, a girl. She only survived two months. A year later, Ina gave birth to Akira. As soon as Akira was old enough, Ty Jion began teaching her the basics of waterbending. It took a few months, but eventually, Akira was a great water bender. At age fourteen, Ina taught Akira how to bend light. It took two years for Akira to learn. Akira lived in a small village that was part of the unknown Western Water Tribe. While her father was out fishing, Akira was practicing her light bending. Ty Jion saw a fire nation ship coming in from the distance. He came to warn the tribe. The ship arrived, and soldiers were deployed in the area. Akira was with her mother when two men approached them. One of the men pointed to Ina and said, "This is her." The men took Ina away and brought her back to the ship. Akira then ran into the woods and hid in a cave. She later learned the whole tribe had been slaughtered. Akira had a strong feeling that her mother was somehow still alive on the fire nation ship. She then found an old raft that was abandoned on the coast of her village. After sailing for three months, living off of fish and seaweed, she landed on the coast of Kyoshi island. A boy found her and took her to his home where his grandmother, Mona, helped heal her. (Mona was a nurse.) The boy explained that his name was Yamato, and he was an aspiring earth bender. Akira told Yamato her story. Later that day, they had learned that the new Avatar had been on Kyoshi and was heading for Ba Sing Sei. They then decided to travel together to Ba Sing Sei, in hopes that avatar would not only help Yamato with his earth bending, but also save Akira's mother.
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