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The Olangi clan was a nomadic Na'vi group led by Akwey. Like other horse clans of the plain, the clan specialized in cavalry, utilizing direhorses.

They were among several horse clans of the plain, an unknown number of Na'vi clans in the area.

Background[]

Olangi Clan Concept-art

The clan's movement is based on following game during its seasonal migratory patterns. They live in the shade of the massive trees that number the plain, making homes that are thought to be wicker huts, made from long grasses or wood, with fires in the center.

The Olangi clan highly values the freedom this nomadic lifestyle allows them, seeing it as a privilege and a birthright to have the chance to spiritually "see" much of Pandora. Above all other horse clans of the plain, they're seen as premier direhorse riders.[2]

Pandoran War[]

Horse Clan Plains

3D Version: red/cyancross-eyedThe plains of the Horse clan

When summoned by Jake Sully as Toruk Makto, they assisted in the defense of the Tree of Souls during the final battle in Avatar. They played an important role in the conflict as cavalry, essentially attempting to halt the advance of RDA AMP suits and infantry units. They were supported by Norm Spellman in his avatar form, and later in his human form, who helped to direct the ground assault by keeping in contact with Jake Sully using a throat microphone. The clan sustained heavy casualties through the course of the battle, and though the exact number is unknown, it was greater than any other clan present at the battle.[3]

Absorbed into Omatikaya[]

The survivors of the battle were absorbed into the Omatikaya Clan.[4] Over a decade after the battle, Akwey stated that he is the only warrior left of his clan, which consisted largely of elderly Na'vi and children.[5]

Members[]

Na'vi Status Title Portrait
Akwey Alive Olo'eyktan of the Olangi clan
AvatarAkwey2
Omleki Non-Canon Adopted by the clan
Omolu Portrait
Eykang Alive Outrider of the Olangi clan
Eykang

Trivia[]

  • Influence for the plains dates back to a painting James Cameron did in 1979, described as having "magenta grass". Said painting also influenced the final planet in his film Xenogenesis. [6]
  • Until 2019, they were only known as one of "the Horse clans of the plains", a term Jake uses during the first film. The promotional website for the Avatar sequels lists several clans, including a picture of the clan from the film with the name attached.[7]
  • They share similarities with the Zeswa Clan.

References[]

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