Bumi, however, was satisfied with Aang's performance and allowed the match to be called a draw.
Before releasing Sokka and Katara, the king demanded that Aang guess his name and gave him a few minutes to think on it, leaving Sokka and Katara minutes away from becoming completely encased in jennamite.
Bumi carried himself with the same composure during a quiet, peaceful meal as he did when his city was under attack and he rarely explained his actions, which tended to infuriate his subordinates. As a child, he became close friends with Aang, showing him how to use the Omashu delivery system as "the world's greatest super slide", which caused the young airbender to label Bumi as a "mad genius".
He was interrupted by an impatient Aang, who wanted to proceed to the third and final challenge.
King Bumi informed the airbender that the last test would be a duel and asked Aang to choose his opponent.
He became an old and wild man, prone to cackling and snorting laughter at unfunny jokes.
Despite his supercentenarian age and his apparent frailty, Bumi was an earthbending master and quite fit for his old age, at one point claiming himself to be "the most powerful earthbender you'll ever see".