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The first time you look upon Pandora is like the first time I looked upon the sea. I saw a vast single thing - never still, always moving. But you can ride it to faraway places, or you can drown within it.
Entu to the Sarentu

Entu was a Na'vi of the Omatikaya clan who lived thousands of years prior to the humans' arrival on Pandora. At the age of 14, he ventured into the Hallelujah Mountains in order to tame a Great Leonopteryx, along with Ralu and Tsyal.[2] He became the first Toruk Makto. He was also the founder of the Sarentu clan.

Biography[]

Entu in A Visual Exploration

Entu, a member of the Omatikaya clan, lost both of his parents early in life in a freak attack by a thanator. He is the same age (14 years old in Earth years) as his lifelong friend Ralu, his mentor, with whom he has always engaged in a healthy competition that has definitely kept him on his toes. Spunky and intense, Entu is fully in touch with his emotions and knows to follow and trust his instincts.

One day, when a member of his clan ventured too far out on a cliff edge and was left dangling on a limb, Entu instantly concocted an ingenious counterweight device using his pack, a sturdy branch, and some vines to lower himself down the mountain face and save the boy, showing total disregard for his own safety. With his quick wit and dauntless spirit, Entu is eager and ready to dive headlong into the adventures that lie ahead.[3]

In Search of Toruk[]

When Entu was 14 years old, the Omatikaya clan was shocked by the shaman's vision that a volcano would erupt and the Tree of Souls would be destroyed. This would mean severing the Na'vi's connection to Eywa forever.

Entu and Ralu simultaneously approached the hunters initiation ritual. Ralu promised to be a much better fighter than Entu. During one of the stages of the ritual, Entu could not cope and in shame, he fled from the Omatikaya Clan. Some time later, Ralu found him. Since they were near the Tree of Voices, they connected with Eywa and heard the voices of their ancestors. It was then that they received a prophecy that they should collect five artifacts from five different clans needed to tame the Great Leonopteryx. They already had one of them: a miniature figure of Toruk, which Ralu received from the shaman when he became a hunter.

The two friends set out on a journey across Pandora. They were soon joined by Tsyal, an alchemist from the Tawkami Clan, who saved them from the Viperwolfs attack. She also provided them with a second artifact, a Tranquil Seed. Together, they visited the clans Anurai, from whom they took the musical bone with the power to summon the Toruk, Tipani from whom they received their shield, and Kekunan, who gave them a horseman's mask. This last clan also took them to the habitat of the Toruk, located in the Hallelujah Mountains.

Since Ralu was going tame the Toruk from the start, Entu wasn't prepared for such an eventuality. The friend, however, was injured in an attempt to fraternize with the flying beast and all the artifacts, entrusting this task to Entu. The boy was initially against the idea and remembering his own failure during the initiation ritual, he nearly panicked, but took the items and set off in search of the Toruk.

Meanwhile, the volcano erupted and lava flowed down from the Tree of Souls. Thanks to the mission of Entu, Ralu and Tsyal, the clans were warned of the danger and came to the aid of the Omatikaya and together they destroyed a rock, which unblocked the flow of water and stopped any further flow of lava. However, after a while, there was more lava and the distraught Na'vi watched as the lava devoured their sacred tree. It was then that Entu, who was flying on the back of the Great Leonopteryx, appeared to them. With the help of the beast, he tore off a piece of the tree branch, after which the animal landed, catching the lava, but suffered fatal burns. When the ground cooled down a bit, Entu got under the trunk of the Tree of Souls and placed the branch he plucked under it, thanks to which it revived and also shed new roots. Entu was enthusiastically welcomed by his clan and the other Na'vi as the first Toruk Makto in history.

As the Storyteller[]

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Raymond O'Neill as the Storyteller in Toruk - The First Flight

Years later Entu became a storyteller, [4] a wise translator connecting the Sky People to the Na'vi's clans.[2][5] There is an aura of mystery about the Storyteller – a wanderer who roams the land, going from village to village and from clan to clan, in constant touch with his people. Wrapped in his beautiful, weathered mantle, the wise yet unassuming Storyteller exudes wisdom and compassion. As for his age, nobody knows for sure. Time seems to stand still for those who experience life-changing events of the highest magnitude. Regardless of the clan he was born into, the Storyteller's soul contains the joys and sorrows of all his Na'vi brothers and sisters. He is a guide and a connector – a messenger of peace and unity. Long ago, the Storyteller earned a special place in the hearts of his people, and that is where his true home is.[6]

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora[]

It is revealed that Entu many years after being the first Toruk Makto, he was the founder of the Sarentu Clan, spreading stories of the Na'vi across Pandora. He appears in memory form to the Protagonist, Teylan, Nor, and Ri'nela while they are connected to the Tarsyu plant. He tells the protagonist that he is their ancestor and has the Sarentu mark that he made.

Trivia[]

The Anurai Storyteller

The now non-canon artwork.

  • The Storyteller was originally going to be an Anurai clan member, unrelated to Entu. This was later changed to Entu and the Storyteller being the same character as his actor, Raymond O’Neill, wasn't "feeling a connection to his character" with the previous depiction. This was the cause of some fan confusion, as previous promotional materials for Toruk listed the Storyteller as Anurai while the show itself had the Storyteller reveal himself as Entu, who is Omatikaya. The media guide for Toruk would later be updated to reflect the Storyteller as from the Omatikaya clan. He's also referred to as Omatikaya in the first page of the show's script.[7]

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