Wild and crazy theory here, but: When Aang died, two people were born with the abilities of the Avatar, one being Korra and the other being Amon. While Korra was able to master fire, water and earthbending at a young age, she was unable to Airbend which requires some form of spirituality. Amon was able to somehow access the spirit which allowed him to master energybending, which allowed him to take away a bender's bending away permanently. This explains why Korra has trouble connecting spiritually while bending.
tl;dr: Amon and Korra were both born with the abilities of an avatar, Amon born with the ability of energybending and connection with the spirit world, while Korra was born with the physical side of bending
1. When the lionturtle taught Aang to energybend, he hit two pressure points. This restored Aang's ability to go into the avatar state (iirc he was still able to bend before that?) and took away Ozai's firebending ability.
2. Ty Lee learned chi blocking, which temporarily blocks someone's ability to bend. It wears off over time, but from what we've seen in TOK and TLA, it takes a significant amount of time depending on the skill of the blocker: Ty Lee was able to suppress the Earthbenders during the siege of Ba Sing Sae (episode: the drill) for a significant amount of time. Long enough for them to be recieving medical care for it. By contrast, the Equalist that blocked Korra and Mako only blocked them for like...what, fifteen minutes?
3. Amon claims to have mastered energy bending, or at least the ability to completely remove someone's ability to bend...yet we never see the prolonged effects of it. He smacks them in the face, they can't bend, he kicks their ass, next person. That's 30 seconds at the most, far far shorter than "forever".
4. Firebender fucked up his parents and also his face? Bullshit. He's just someone with a grudge who's smart enough to figure out how to manipulate the system. Calling it now.
4 may have been speculation.
How about we stop talking about it and wait to see what actually happens. THEN we can all gush, I know I will.
For all we know he could've lied and just put a temporary block.
I'd say he might even be faking it if Bolin wasn't there
Honestly, and I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but this series and the one before it has got to be the greatest, most well-written kid's show to ever air on Nickelodeon.
What if it's all a trap where Amon really wants the powers of the avatar and knows how to energy bend through mastering all the points in the body, but knows either a bender or only the avatar can have that ability to activate the transfer of power. So he'll do what he can to make her believe that the only way to stop him is to energybend and with that overcome her and gain the avatar powers.
Far fetched I know.
guys maybe he just has really strong influence and delivers the biggest ever placebo effect
I have a sinking feeling that Amon is going to show up on airbender island when Korra's not there...
Holy shit Zuko is still alive
I heard that this new series is going to be very story driven in almost every episode; they are going to have little to no filler. Can anyone confirm or deny?
EDIT: This is interesting... Apparently, Aang and Zuko had a bit of a falling out over the Harmony Restoration Movement, which was the withdrawal of Fire Nation citizens from Earth Kingdom Territory and disbanding of the Fire Nation Colonies. Zuko learned that one colony, Yu Dao, had become tightly intertwined with the Earth Kingdom citizens there, and they had even intermarried. Zuko saw that removing the Fire Nation citizens from the colony would ruin their way of life, and began to oppose Aang's Harmony Restoration Movement. Aang reluctantly entered into talks with the Earth King to change the guidelines behind his plan.
Looks like he wasn't as perfect as we would like to think. Also, I advise you all to play the little click-through game on the website.
EDIT: Satomobiles, produced by the Future Factory, have a lower-cost alternative: The Cabbage Car. Yeah... Cabbage Merchant got rich after people stopped breaking his stands. Founded Cabbage Corp.
Korra is hot.
I need a girlfriend.
That little interactive tour on the nick website was surprisingly informative. Everyone should try it.
And it's based on China
So apparently Amon's identity got leaked... I dunno, this seems kinda far-fetched, but looks real enough...
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Why would a non-bender have air bender tattoos?
Who says Amon is a non-bender, and who says a non-elemental bender can't energybend?