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Old June 18 2012, 03:47 AM   #361
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Re: The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air

Neither of Katara's parents were benders.
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Old June 18 2012, 03:48 AM   #362
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And that lightning guy seems more like a light bender, especially since his lightning emanates from his third eye, where the 6th chakra lies.
You must mean Combustion Man, and he didn't fire lightning. According to the Avatar Wiki:

http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Combust..._and_abilities
He channeled chi energy from his stomach, and then focused and fired it from his third eye, through a tattoo on his forehead. This energy created thin transparent energy bolts that cracked like firecrackers as they traveled and then explode violently on impact with a surface.
So it wasn't lightning, it was pure concentrated chi, the energy source for firebending. Instead of generating fire directly from his body, he projected chi toward a target (kind of a chi laser) and caused it to explode.
Thanks for the clarification. I remember a bit of that. Looks like he channeled chi from the fire chakra too, the solar plexus. Fire in the belly.
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Old June 18 2012, 03:48 AM   #363
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Fair point.
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Old June 18 2012, 03:49 AM   #364
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Maybe Amon IS Combustion Man...come to claim his revenge! He got his chi blocked by a boomerang, and now he wants to block everyone else's chi! He wears a mask because his face is deformed from when his forehead exploded.
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Old June 18 2012, 03:50 AM   #365
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I don't remember if we learned it in the premiere, but are either of Korra's parents benders?
It hasn't been specified, but it seems unlikely. Tonraq and Senna are both from the Southern Water Tribe, and as far as we know, Katara was the last surviving waterbender in the South, and only had one waterbender child, Kya. It's probable that there's been immigration from the Northern Water Tribe to help replenish the waterbender population, but in the 53 years between Sozin's Comet and Korra's birth, the bender population couldn't have grown that much.
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Old June 18 2012, 04:21 AM   #366
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It hasn't been specified, but it seems unlikely.
Nope, they're both waterbenders, according to the family tree we got the pictures of Kya and Bumi from.
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Old June 18 2012, 05:54 AM   #367
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It hasn't been specified, but it seems unlikely.
Nope, they're both waterbenders, according to the family tree we got the pictures of Kya and Bumi from.
You mean Kia was wrong? lmao awesome.

And why are people calling that one dude "combustible man?" His name is Sparky Sparky Boom Man!
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Old June 18 2012, 06:59 AM   #368
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And why are people calling that one dude "combustible man?" His name is Sparky Sparky Boom Man!
Combustion Man. It is also his name.
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Old June 18 2012, 01:19 PM   #369
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It hasn't been specified, but it seems unlikely.
Nope, they're both waterbenders, according to the family tree we got the pictures of Kya and Bumi from.
I see. Then I wonder if they're immigrants from the Northern Tribe, or the children of same. Although if Katara was the child of two nonbenders, I suppose they both could've been as well.

Hm. If benders can be born from non-benders, then Amon's crusade to wipe out benders is probably doomed. Even if he exterminated them in one generation, more would still be born in the future.

But then, it might be interesting to see a series set in a future where the Equalists had won and bending was believed extinct, with a next generation of benders having to keep their powers secret.
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Old June 18 2012, 01:48 PM   #370
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I suppose it's possible bending ability can skip a generation or two, so once the fire nation stopped rounding them up as they manifested others were born who had grand parents or great-grandparents who were benders. After three generations or so and some north to south tribe immigration their numbers could have swelled. Indeed, I don't think either of Katara & Sokka's parents were benders, nor was their Gran-gran.

On a slightly different topic; has it ever been established if there was such as thing as non-bender air nomads, or where they unique in the four nations by being an all bender culture?

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Maybe Amon IS Combustion Man...come to claim his revenge! He got his chi blocked by a boomerang, and now he wants to block everyone else's chi! He wears a mask because his face is deformed from when his forehead exploded.
My money is still on him having something to do with Koh. Yeah, the evidence is tenuous, but name one other character with a connection to the spirit world, has a thing for masks *and* a motive for indirectly going after the Avatar.
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Old June 18 2012, 05:18 PM   #371
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Wow.

You guys are really knowledgable about this stuff.

I was just going to comment on the fart bending...



I definitely think the army general guy is related to the fire kid from the original series.
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Old June 18 2012, 05:51 PM   #372
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I think Amon is probably not using energybending as he claims. He is probably doing a variation of Tarrok's bloodbending, but manipulating the chakras in some ways to block the bending.
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Old June 18 2012, 06:09 PM   #373
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There was a collection of comics called "The Lost Tales" in which one of the characters could "shadow bend" (manipulating shadows to act as physical constraints). Granted, it was mostly played as a quick gag, and we can argue over whether or not it's canon. Still, it's interesting to think what sort of bending capabilities that might imply.
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Old June 18 2012, 07:17 PM   #374
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On a slightly different topic; has it ever been established if there was such as thing as non-bender air nomads, or where they unique in the four nations by being an all bender culture?
I'm sure there were non-benders among the Air Nomads. We just never got a chance to see any because, ya know, all the Air Nomads are dead.

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Maybe Amon IS Combustion Man...come to claim his revenge! He got his chi blocked by a boomerang, and now he wants to block everyone else's chi! He wears a mask because his face is deformed from when his forehead exploded.
My money is still on him having something to do with Koh. Yeah, the evidence is tenuous, but name one other character with a connection to the spirit world, has a thing for masks *and* a motive for indirectly going after the Avatar.
At this point I'm getting a little disappointed by Amon's character development. I realize this was only intended to be a 12-episode story, but so far we've basically just had to take it on faith that Amon has this crazy anti-bending power. He says he got it from a spirit, but how and why? What's the point? What spirit wants to take away bending? I'm afraid that we'll get an explanation at the very end of the season and that it will sort of feel shoehorned in. We've had very little build up about Amon's motives.
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Old June 18 2012, 07:23 PM   #375
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On a slightly different topic; has it ever been established if there was such as thing as non-bender air nomads, or where they unique in the four nations by being an all bender culture?
I'm sure there were non-benders among the Air Nomads. We just never got a chance to see any because, ya know, all the Air Nomads are dead.

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Maybe Amon IS Combustion Man...come to claim his revenge! He got his chi blocked by a boomerang, and now he wants to block everyone else's chi! He wears a mask because his face is deformed from when his forehead exploded.
My money is still on him having something to do with Koh. Yeah, the evidence is tenuous, but name one other character with a connection to the spirit world, has a thing for masks *and* a motive for indirectly going after the Avatar.
At this point I'm getting a little disappointed by Amon's character development. I realize this was only intended to be a 12-episode story, but so far we've basically just had to take it on faith that Amon has this crazy anti-bending power. He says he got it from a spirit, but how and why? What's the point? What spirit wants to take away bending? I'm afraid that we'll get an explanation at the very end of the season and that it will sort of feel shoehorned in. We've had very little build up about Amon's motives.
I'm pretty sure that it was stated somewhere that all of the Air Nomads were benders.


Also, Koh the Face Stealer is a viable spirit.
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