I’ve had the idea for an Airbender for a while now, and I always imagined her as a part of the Legend of Korra era, but it was never possible canonically. Until now. Since Harmonic Convergence brought about airbenders (woohoo!!), Serin the Airbender can now be born into the world of Avatar. When she learns of her airbending skills, she’s probably about seven or eight.
Serin is a child of two Earth Kingdom natives, but was raised in Republic city. She was born a non-bender, but after Harmonic Convergence, she received the ability to Airbend. She’s a crybaby, is easily frightened, and is very sensitive to people’s true intentions. She is fairly intelligent and observant, but is mostly illiterate. Eager to learn and to please people she likes, Serin can be coaxed out of her shell with kind words and a truthful heart. She’s not one for conflict and will often hide when a disagreement occurs.
As far as designing her clothes, I was influenced by the westernization of China in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Whether or not they are stylistically appropriate for LoK, I took that less into account. She’s dressed in male clothing, since she receives hand me-downs from her older siblings, who are all male. The clothes are worn and not often cleaned.