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Is there an "official"/in-universe name (or slang) for people that can't bend within the world of Avatar?

I know Benders are just called benders:

If you want to be a Bender, you have to let go of fear.
- Aang, s1 ep1

So Benders have I guess a semi-official term, but do non-Benders? Almost like an Avatar version of "Muggle".

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They are literally just known as "non-benders".

From Tenzin's opening monologue in the first episode of Legend of Korra:

Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live together, in peace and harmony.

And a quote from Pema in that same episode, illustrating that non-benders refer to themselves by that term as well:

All I want is one child like me, a nice non-bender, who doesn't blast wind in my face every five seconds.

As found by Valorum, the show's creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko also referred to them as "non-benders" in an interview.

(source for the quotes - obligatory TV Tropes warning)

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    And I thought it was bad when someone passed wind near me! – TheLethalCarrot Jul 3 at 12:57
  • Ah, yet to do the Korra series, looking forward to it though :p but thank you, that clears things up. Wish there was some kinda slang of types, maybe create more lore/stories around more social-political ideas. I did stumble across the Equalists in the avatar wiki, saw it was in Korra though, so didn't really give it a read (in case of spoilers). Will accept this answer :p – treyBake Jul 3 at 13:10
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    Incidentally, just from browsing that quotes list, the Equalists don't seem to use the phrase "non-bender" very much - though I'm guessing that's because they want to create a society where everyone is a non-bender, and the term would then be obsolete. – F1Krazy Jul 3 at 13:20
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    comicsbeat.com/… - referred to as non-benders by the artist in charge of the manga – Valorum Jul 3 at 22:39
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    darkhorse.com/Blog/796/… - Referred to as non-benders by the creator of the animated series – Valorum Jul 3 at 22:40

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