As the brothers collected bets for the match at a local pet shop, they found that a fire ferret was trying to escape.It ran onto Bolin's head but was quickly reeled in by its owner, Mr.In the following months, Bolin quickly became close friends with the Southern Water Tribe industrialist Varrick and starred in The Adventures of Nuktuk: Hero of the South, a propaganda film series created by Varrick in an attempt to drum up support for the Southern Tribe within Republic City during the Water Tribe Civil War.After reuniting with Team Avatar, Bolin attempted to help his friends stop Chief Unalaq from merging with Vaatu, the spirit of darkness, during Harmonic Convergence.They continued their search until the Red Lotus attacked Zaofu, at which point they instead worked to combat the anarchist organization.After bringing down the Red Lotus, Bolin began a relationship with Opal At the young age of six, he lost his parents to a firebending mugger, leaving Mako as his only immediate family.He asked Mako if they could buy him for five yuans, but the firebender denied the request because they could not afford to feed him, and that Bolin needed to realize that larger animals consumed those smaller than them.While his older brother collected the owner's bet, Bolin noticed Toza signing autographs.
Initially the young earthbender disheartened witnessed the match, seeing his favorite pro-bender beaten and pushed around without resistance.
He returned to Mako with the bread and gave some to him, attesting that it tasted better than what they had consumed the day before, even though they had not eaten anything that day.
Later that evening, Bolin went to the Triple Threat Triad headquarters with his brother and saw Shady Shin bribe Toza, a pro-bender.
A few weeks after Harmonic Convergence, Bolin and his friends traveled around the Earth Kingdom to search for airbenders.
At one point, the group had to flee from Ba Sing Se and split up from Tenzin.