Heir to the Earth King Throne, Kuei became the fifty second Earth King of the Earth Nation, at just age 4. Sheltered from an early age and with no life experience or wisdom, King Kuei was little more than a figurehead and superficial ruler. Manipulated most of his life by his regent and advisor Long Feng who would usually exercise most decisions granted by his position. So sheltered that when Aang, Katara
finally meet the King to discuss a plan to liberate the nations from the grasp of the Fire Nation and the war they had brought, Kuei was completely unaware of such War or the Fire Nations occupation of his nation outside his cities confines.