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Kya is a character in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. She was a non-bender of the Southern Water Tribe as well as the wife of Hakoda and the mother of Sokka and Katara until she was killed by Yon Rha of the Southern Raiders.


Het Ships

  • Hakya - Kya and Hakoda
  • Kyzai - Kya and Ozai

Canon Relationships


Kya knew Hakoda because they were both members of the Southern Water Tribe which was just a small village by this point. They fell in love at some point and got married. Hakoda's mother Kanna passed down her old betrothal necklace to Kya once they married. Kya and Hakoda eventually had a son named Sokka and a daughter named Katara. Unfortunately, the Southern Raiders eventually attacked the tribe and killed Kya. Hakoda was stricken with grief when this happened.


Kya has some popularity in the Avatar fandom. For the longest time, Kya's face was not shown and her name was unknown as well. It was known from the beginning of the series that she was dead as a result of the Fire Nation but it was unknown exactly how it happened until late in the series. Most fans love Kya for her heroic sacrifice to protect Katara. Some fans wrote fan fiction about Katara naming her daughter after Kya. This eventually came true in the Legend of Korra.



Sokka is the son and first child of Hakoda and Kya. He is a non-bender and a warrior of the Southern Water Tribe who can fight with a boomerang, machete, spear, and club. After training with Piandao, he can also fight with a sword. Sokka left along with his sister Katara and Avatar Aang in order to help them end the war against the Fire Nation. They were eventually successful and Sokka started a romantic relationship with the Kyoshi Warrior Suki.


Katara is the daughter and second child of Hakoda and Kya. She is a waterbender and was the only one of her kind left in the Southern Water Tribe. Katara had a lot of hope and eventually left to help Avatar Aang end the war against the Fire Nation. During her journey, she trained and became one of the most powerful waterbenders in the world, as well as learning how to heal and bloodbend. After the war finally ended, Katara married Aang and had three children with him.


  • Kya was given Katara's original named from the pilot. Her granddaughter would eventually inherit this name as well.

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