1. Post #1281
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    Tuskin's Avatar
    January 2005
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    When i watched that episode this morning that scene was half as long ad a third of the frame was cut off so he was in the far right, weird.
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  2. Post #1282
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    October 2008
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    Woah I just realized, would it of been possible that the avatar cycle would of been completely halted if Aang died, eventually at least? Like Korra would of been born, and the earthbender and firebender reincarnation after her, but since Aang was the last airbender then an avatar couldn't be born.. right? Or would airbender simply be skipped I wonder?

    I find it interesting because it pretty much means when the cycle returns to the airbending Avatar, that Avatar is a descendant of his past self.. which is weird
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  3. Post #1283
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    October 2010
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    Woah I just realized, would it of been possible that the avatar cycle would of been completely halted if Aang died, eventually at least? Like Korra would of been born, and the earthbender and firebender reincarnation after her, but since Aang was the last airbender then an avatar couldn't be born.. right? Or would airbender simply be skipped I wonder?

    I find it interesting because it pretty much means when the cycle returns to the airbending Avatar, that Avatar is a descendant of his past self.. which is weird
    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a thriving air nation 250+ years. Isn't there more then just Tenzin's family on Airbender island? I could have worn there were some monks in training or something.
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  4. Post #1284
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    September 2008
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    Woah I just realized, would it of been possible that the avatar cycle would of been completely halted if Aang died, eventually at least? Like Korra would of been born, and the earthbender and firebender reincarnation after her, but since Aang was the last airbender then an avatar couldn't be born.. right? Or would airbender simply be skipped I wonder?

    I find it interesting because it pretty much means when the cycle returns to the airbending Avatar, that Avatar is a descendant of his past self.. which is weird
    By that logic, isn't it basically guaranteed that the next airbending avatar will be one of Tenzin's descendants?
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  5. Post #1285
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    March 2009
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    I dont really like the latest episode. I loved every episode so far. It just felt like they let Amon won really easy and cheap. I mean how did they take ALL of the guards, not one could metal bend them or anything? idk this is just my imo
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  6. Post #1286
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    March 2005
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    By that logic, isn't it basically guaranteed that the next airbending avatar will be one of Tenzin's descendants?
    I think that the last avatar will be a fire bender and Aang knew this, so he founded republic city for a future without the avatar or air benders to maintain the balance, (tenzin holds an almost monarch type position).
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  7. Post #1287
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    It's a fan-made digitally enhanced version, and it's pretty good too. It occupies 18,9GB and I can't say where to find it because of reasons.

    (btw nothing was cut-off, it's 960x720, not the usual 1280x720, the 4:3 format is kept, it has just been filtered to look good in 720p)
    Oh, I've seen it as well. I don't really classify it as 720p though, my opinion of 720p is the HD resolution. But yea, it looks pretty good, and there are some extras that come with it (like the pilot episode)
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  8. Post #1288
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    January 2005
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    By that logic, isn't it basically guaranteed that the next airbending avatar will be one of Tenzin's descendants?
    Unless your parents don't have to be benders to be born an avatar.
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  9. Post #1289
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    October 2008
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    By that logic, isn't it basically guaranteed that the next airbending avatar will be one of Tenzin's descendants?

    Yeah that's what I'm sayin, but I'm going a step further because since Aang was Tenzin's father, then the next airbending avatar would be a descendant of himself which is kinda weird

    Edited:

    Unless your parents don't have to be benders to be born an avatar.
    I think there must be some sort of bending background in your family at least though

    Edited:

    I think that the last avatar will be a fire bender and Aang knew this, so he founded republic city for a future without the avatar or air benders to maintain the balance, (tenzin holds an almost monarch type position).
    Naa the Republic City was founded for an entirely different reason, it's explained in The Promise
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  10. Post #1290
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    January 2005
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    I think there must be some sort of bending background in your family at least though
    "The Avatar is the spirit of the planet incarnate in human form." (taken from the wiki). Which makes me believe one does not need a bending parental background to be an Avatar.

    I don't believe it is explicitly told through any other avatar's if their parents could bend or not.
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  11. Post #1291
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    October 2008
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    "The Avatar is the spirit of the planet incarnate in human form." (taken from the wiki). Which makes me believe one does not need a bending parental background to be an Avatar.

    I don't believe it is explicitly told through any other avatar's if their parents could bend or not.
    I suppose if that's true then it's truly impossible for any one type of bending to go extinct
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  12. Post #1292
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    I hope that Korra, or whatever the next possible avatar series is, gets moved onto a mature network so I can see some heads getting cracked. Not just "oh I am gonna fall over winded despite being crushed by a mountain".

    That, or a mature DVD.
    I thought it was weird how someone can get blasted by lighting, fly through a wall, and land in a pile of rubble and only get winded and bruised, but Jet was killed just by getting hit on the chin by a rock.

    Edited:

    maybe Avatar: The last airbender movie was supposed to be like the play they watched in the fire nation.
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  13. Post #1293
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    December 2009
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    So I wonder how dangerous it is for the fire benders in the plant to electric bend like that. If they make a wrong move wont it mess with their internal organs?
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  14. Post #1294
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    November 2009
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    So I wonder how dangerous it is for the fire benders in the plant to electric bend like that. If they make a wrong move wont it mess with their internal organs?
    No more so than the people who spliced live 5" braided copper cable at power plants in the 30s.
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  15. Post #1295
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  16. Post #1296
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    August 2008
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    Wow, seeing him like that makes me feel bad for him....
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  17. Post #1297
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    They were right, his hair is a mess without waterbending.
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  18. Post #1298
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    October 2010
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    So I wonder how dangerous it is for the fire benders in the plant to electric bend like that. If they make a wrong move wont it mess with their internal organs?
    I still don't think those firebenders were generating lightning. Redirecting it sounds more likely. If Mako can shoot lightning whenever he wants, don't you think we'd know? And I'm not saying in the bending arena or something. It just seems like they'd make a point out of it. Lightning Bolt Zolt was named that because was special, for being able to use lightning. If there was a whole plant full of these guys, why would they nickname him that?
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  19. Post #1299
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    October 2008
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    I still don't think those firebenders were generating lightning. Redirecting it sounds more likely. If Mako can shoot lightning whenever he wants, don't you think we'd know? And I'm not saying in the bending arena or something. It just seems like they'd make a point out of it. Lightning Bolt Zolt was named that because was special, for being able to use lightning. If there was a whole plant full of these guys, why would they nickname him that?
    Err no redirecting lightning is actually much more dangerous then producing it, that's what he was getting at by damaging the internal organs.
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  20. Post #1300
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    I still don't think those firebenders were generating lightning. Redirecting it sounds more likely. If Mako can shoot lightning whenever he wants, don't you think we'd know? And I'm not saying in the bending arena or something. It just seems like they'd make a point out of it. Lightning Bolt Zolt was named that because was special, for being able to use lightning. If there was a whole plant full of these guys, why would they nickname him that?
    Pretty sure he was "Lightning Bolt" Zolt because it's his preffered method of fighting. Or a signature style. Or because it rhymes with Zolt.

    Also making lightning isn't that hard, you just need a calm mind. Redirecting it is the dangerous one because you have to bring it into your body.
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  21. Post #1301
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    September 2009
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    I dont really like the latest episode. I loved every episode so far. It just felt like they let Amon won really easy and cheap. I mean how did they take ALL of the guards, not one could metal bend them or anything? idk this is just my imo
    You see it coming miles away. "We max out security", "They're elite forces", "I'll personally take charge" are buzz words for "Let's get zapped in the back by the audience we forgot to pat down".

    Filling these plotholes with something more original could mean the difference between a good show and a great show :/
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  22. Post #1302
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    April 2009
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    I believe that they just badly underestimated Amon.
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  23. Post #1303
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    October 2010
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    Well who would have guessed Amon would have a pile of Shock Gloves lying around? The police merely expected chi blockers, which they were prepared for with their metal armor. Ironically it was probably that metal armor that made them even more susceptible to the tazer glove things.
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  24. Post #1304
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    February 2011
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    I'm loving the series. It seems more mature and has already picked up speed in the few first episodes.

    What day does it go up? Saturdays?
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  25. Post #1305
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    I read a theory somewhere that Amon is able to take away peoples bending by blocking one of the Chakras (I believe its the one located on the forehead) or affecting it somehow.

    EDIT: Found it, I believe it originated on tumblr.

    First off, Amon cannot be energy bending as he did not use the techinques that the Lionturtle and Aang used, or any of the nessecary requirements.

    What is more likely is that instead of just blocking chi meridians like a normal chi blocker, he is blocking a chakra entirely. He places his thumb on the sixth chakra, the Ajna, and this is the Hindu description of what that chakra does:

    “Hindus believe that spiritual energy from the external environments enter their body through this gateway and hence take utmost precaution in protecting it with spiritually positive protecting forces.”
    Seeing this description, I find it most likely that Amon is blocking this pathway, and that is why they cannot bend.

    - englishgentleman
    Also this explains everything:

    WHAT A TWIST!

    This has some good theories and speculation relating to Amon and some stuff about energybending as well.
    http://atla-annotated.tumblr.com/
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  26. Post #1306
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    Ezhik's Avatar
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    I still doubt that his bending removal is permanent.
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  27. Post #1307
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    September 2005
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    I still doubt that his bending removal is permanent.
    If the chakra theory is true then it can be un-blocked just like Aang's was, allowing him to go into the Avatar State again.
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  28. Post #1308
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    November 2009
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    Not permanent, as chakras can be reopened, but a real pain to remove.
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  29. Post #1309
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    Pretty awesome.
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  30. Post #1310
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    May 2005
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    I still don't think those firebenders were generating lightning. Redirecting it sounds more likely. If Mako can shoot lightning whenever he wants, don't you think we'd know? And I'm not saying in the bending arena or something. It just seems like they'd make a point out of it. Lightning Bolt Zolt was named that because was special, for being able to use lightning. If there was a whole plant full of these guys, why would they nickname him that?
    Due to the nature of lightning, its use outside of specific areas (especially a stadium/tournament setting) were probably heavily regulated. And since electrical arcs follow the path of least resistance (ie: shortest distance) they were probably rather unpredictable in an urban environment.

    Well who would have guessed Amon would have a pile of Shock Gloves lying around? The police merely expected chi blockers, which they were prepared for with their metal armor. Ironically it was probably that metal armor that made them even more susceptible to the tazer glove things.
    Well Amon's lieutenant did have lightning sticks (forgot the specific name of the weapon), so the possibility of mass electrical attacks was known. They were likely unprepared for the scale at which the attack took place and were expecting a more conventional attack. I'm assuming equi-tech has some sort of wire-guided missile to use against the airships which benders (and the world at large) in general would be completely unfamiliar with.

    True, the metal benders were displaying "faceless-goon" tendencies when it actually came to security; such as standing with backs to doorways/crowds and not covering each other with line of sight, not to mention wearing highly conductive armour. Although forgive me for my lack of electrical knowledge, but wouldn't the metal armour offer a easier path to the ground than across a persons internal organs?
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  31. Post #1311
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    November 2009
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    Due to the nature of lightning, its use outside of specific areas (especially a stadium/tournament setting) were probably heavily regulated. And since electrical arcs follow the path of least resistance (ie: shortest distance) they were probably rather unpredictable in an urban environment.



    Well Amon's lieutenant did have lightning sticks (forgot the specific name of the weapon), so the possibility of mass electrical attacks was known. They were likely unprepared for the scale at which the attack took place and were expecting a more conventional attack. I'm assuming equi-tech has some sort of wire-guided missile to use against the airships which benders (and the world at large) in general would be completely unfamiliar with.

    True, the metal benders were displaying "faceless-goon" tendencies when it actually came to security; such as standing with backs to doorways/crowds and not covering each other with line of sight, not to mention wearing highly conductive armour. Although forgive me for my lack of electrical knowledge, but wouldn't the metal armour offer a easier path to the ground than across a persons internal organs?
    Cartoon Physics laughs at your Faraday cages.
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  32. Post #1312
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    Due to the nature of lightning, its use outside of specific areas (especially a stadium/tournament setting) were probably heavily regulated. And since electrical arcs follow the path of least resistance (ie: shortest distance) they were probably rather unpredictable in an urban environment.



    Well Amon's lieutenant did have lightning sticks (forgot the specific name of the weapon), so the possibility of mass electrical attacks was known. They were likely unprepared for the scale at which the attack took place and were expecting a more conventional attack. I'm assuming equi-tech has some sort of wire-guided missile to use against the airships which benders (and the world at large) in general would be completely unfamiliar with.

    True, the metal benders were displaying "faceless-goon" tendencies when it actually came to security; such as standing with backs to doorways/crowds and not covering each other with line of sight, not to mention wearing highly conductive armour. Although forgive me for my lack of electrical knowledge, but wouldn't the metal armour offer a easier path to the ground than across a persons internal organs?
    The metal benders were wearing highly conductive armor because well, they were wearing metal armor so chi-blockers wouldn't be able to block their bending. It probably would offer an easier path to the ground but the person is still in contact with it so they still get electrocuted. I really don't know, thats all I can think of.
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  33. Post #1313
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    I'm really loving the series so far, it's like everything from the original Avatar but with things added on to improve the flaws in The Last Airbender. Also those Equalists fell pretty damn hard, this is a kids show but I think Linh and Korra throwing them into the ground might have killed them.

    Edited:

    Also    During Amon's entrance at the arena confronting Tahno I was hoping he would put up a better fight. Even though he and his teammates were douchebags I was thinking, "Hey, they might have been cheating bastards but maybe they can at least bring down at least two guys."   
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  34. Post #1314
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    June 2008
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    If they could do that they wouldn't have had to cheat. The Wolfbats are cowering douches, not real pro-benders.
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  35. Post #1315
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    If they could do that they wouldn't have had to cheat. The Wolfbats are cowering douches, not real pro-benders.
    They cowered and cheated but their tactics in cheating was pretty ingenious. Waterbend underneath someone and flash freeze it then using firebending to turn it to steam knocking a person off their feet was dirty but smart.
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  36. Post #1316
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    November 2009
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    Man they really don't waste time. How long has Asami been a character on this show?

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  37. Post #1317
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    June 2010
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    Man they really don't waste time. How long has Asami been a character on this show?

    Ever since episode 4, really surprising imo.
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  38. Post #1318
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    May 2010
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    I am constantly amazed at how fast this fandom churns out work; I've seen really high-quality artwork appearing the day of or the day after a new episode.
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  39. Post #1319
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  40. Post #1320
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    Every time I think that meme's getting old, a new one comes out and it makes me laugh again.
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