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Old August 24 2014, 05:17 PM   #376
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I don't see them getting rid of the Avatar. Nick may not know what to do with the series on TV, but it still makes them money. So as long as that's the case, they may want another series. We had the original series set in olden times and Korra is set in the equivalent of the roaring 20s. So we can push to a modern era in the next installment, assuming Korra doesn't die in the next season without going into the Avatar State.
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Old August 24 2014, 06:40 PM   #377
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What I've wondered is if the Avatar can grant bending to non-benders. The Avatar can bend the energies within a person to take their bending away, but is there any reason the opposite couldn't be true?
Aang didn't create more air benders so we can assume that he either can't or hasn't learned the energybending technique that the turtles used.
Aang also never learned how to fly. Zaheer was the first person to master that ability in, what did they say...a thousand years?

It's certainly not something they could master easily, but I wonder if it's a power than a human Avatar could possess at all. The Lion Turtle gave Aang the power to Energy Bend in A:TLA series finale; presumably no Avatar before him had the power to do it.

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Here's something I've been wondering... Is Wan a well known part of history? Korra didn't know who he was or how he became the avatar but that could have been due to her amnesia.

Thing is, if Wan's story is so well known, then why are other things so sketchy like the origin of bending? And if Wan isn't well known then how do Tenzin and Zaheer know so much about him?
Wan's story happened 10,000 years ago. It's ancient history, a myth. When Aang was in the Spirit Library in Season 2, he found a book and said, "Look at these weird Lion Turtle things!" None of them had any idea that those creatures existed, let alone that humans used to live on them!

There are obviously people who know about the ancient past (Unalaq...the Red Lotus...), but those people are few and far between. 10,000 years is a long time to hold on to knowledge...especially in a world without the internet!
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Old August 24 2014, 09:06 PM   #378
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4000 years, RoJoHen. An Airbender hadn't mastered flying in 4000 years.

But darn... they came pretty close to killing Korra.
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Old August 24 2014, 09:17 PM   #379
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The Lion Turtle gave Aang the power to Energy Bend in A:TLA series finale; presumably no Avatar before him had the power to do it.
It looked like the turtle simply unlocked the wisdom of energy bending that was already in him. Looks like others, possibly everyone, has that ability too since people used to bend energy within themselves.

Personally, I'd like to believe that it's possible for an avatar to grant bending like the turtles did, if they learn how, just as how Zaheer learned to fly or how others learned to bend metal, lava, lightning, etc.
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Old August 25 2014, 01:17 AM   #380
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Korea
Korra. She's not a country.
That was the autocorrect on my tablet. I guess I missed that one.
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Old August 25 2014, 12:34 PM   #381
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Would a subbranch of Airbending involve Gravity or Force Bending in anyway?

How might Gravity or Force Bending shape a futuristic fantasy world like that of Avatar's far far future?
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Old August 25 2014, 01:19 PM   #382
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Would a subbranch of Airbending involve Gravity or Force Bending in anyway?
I don't see why. Those are completely unrelated things.

If by "Force" you mean fundamental forces of nature, lightning-bending would be the control of electromagnetism to an extent.
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Old August 25 2014, 11:23 PM   #383
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IGN has a whole series of interviews about the LoK game, and Books 3 and 4.
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Old August 26 2014, 12:48 AM   #384
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Based on the Faustino/Varney interview...

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Old August 26 2014, 11:34 AM   #385
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Would a subbranch of Airbending involve Gravity or Force Bending in anyway?
I don't see why. Those are completely unrelated things.

If by "Force" you mean fundamental forces of nature, lightning-bending would be the control of electromagnetism to an extent.
I'm really just spitballing based on the fact that 1.) Zaheer could fly (ala Superman) and 2.) I don't know how "Airbending" works.

1.) Zaheer didn't appear to be manipulating wind or air currents in order to fly, he appeared to be negating gravity somehow. A sort of counter-grav (Which made me think Honor Harrington's Tech from David Weber's Honorverse)

2.) Not knowing how Airbending works, are they generating "air currents or wind movement" ala Firebenders or only manipulating them ala Waterbenders?

Would Airbenders be impotent in a Vacuum, or could they somehow manipulate it in other ways?

I literally lack the terminology to express this with any scientific accuracy, but here goes...

My first guess was that they could manipulate unseen forces somehow to move the "Air" ala a "Force" of somekind but thinking it through and realizing that "air" is in fact a substance composed of various gasses I'm guessing they just manipulate the gasses itself.

If that's the case though, how does that work when there's a change in Standard Temperature and Pressure?

Water Benders can create ice like it's going out of style and change phase states at the drop of a hat. We know that Lava Bending is basically doing the same thing with earth?

So when air changes phase states would the Airbender lose control of the gases they were manipulating if say the gas condensed into a solid form, or could they say for example manipulate high-energy plasma?


I'm basically taking your idea of the Avatar Universe in the Far Future and trying to imagine the repercussions of a Fantasy/Magic based Technologically advanced Space Age FTL capable (maybe) type society, and how Bending might continue to be refined and specialized.

Would we have Airbenders who have somehow sub-specialized to work with Warp Plasma for example or Firebenders tending Cold-Fusion Power plants? Metal bending Engineers, Firebending Electrical Engineering specialists? Waterbending Brain Surgeons or Geneticists?


Hopefully you see where I'm going. Thoughts?
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Old August 31 2014, 01:46 AM   #386
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Hmm... Way to kill the conversation me.
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Old September 4 2014, 07:22 PM   #387
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^ Happens to all of us at some point. I don't have anything to add but I've wondered about how bending affects state changes and whatnot. Things can get pretty tangled if you think about it.

In other news, I found an article about Kuvira potentially being a season 4 villain.

The Article

And here's a clip that apparently includes a quick scene or two from Book 4...

Look out for Kuvira.

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Old September 4 2014, 07:35 PM   #388
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Good to see that the rest of the episodes will get a TV airing after all. I wonder if Season 4 will premiere on NickToons?
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Old September 5 2014, 06:03 AM   #389
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Hmm... Way to kill the conversation me.
To put it in a positive spin, you could say you had the last word.
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Old September 5 2014, 12:39 PM   #390
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Glad to hear that Season Four's production will be entirely unaffected by their semi-cancellation!
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