Questions tagged [avatar-the-last-airbender]

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Spirit Bending retcon?

In the final episode of The Last Airbender, Aang wins the fight against Ozai by taking his bending away, and we get this] awesome scene. In season 1 of Legend of Korra,...
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When will the sequel of The Last Airbender be released? [duplicate]

Attack of the Fire Nation is still due in The Last Airbender. I am waiting for its sequel for literally a decade. What happened? Why aren't they producing the sequel of such a successful movie? When ...
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Why does Zuko cry at the top of the mountain in book 2 episode 9 ("Bitter Work")?

Possible reasons I can think of - He yells at the storm that he can take whatever it throws at him and that it (the storm, and in general, the universe) has "never held back before". This ...
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How did Azula know to not take credit?

At the end of Book 2, Azula zaps Aang with lightning, apparently killing him. We know he survived thanks to Katara's healing. Azula gives Zuko the credit for killing the Avatar, somehow aware he has ...
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Why do Sokka and Katara need Aang?

In the episode Bato of the Water Tribe, Sokka and Katara tell Aang they have decided to stay with him rather than going to see their father becasue he needs them more. Then, Katara explains they need ...
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How good/bad is Zuko's vision?

We all know about Zuko's scar. I have a pretty simple question I never thought about: can Zuko see out of his left eye? You would think that he could, if only because it's never brought up in his ...
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Can a Girl Avatar learn northern waterbending?

In ATLA it is seen that master Pakku said that we don't teach girls waterbending. So is it different for avatar girls or they can't learn?
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Can you use Bloodbending to heal a person?

Can you use Bloodbending to heal a person? Inspired by Jonathan Gumm
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How did Fire Lord Sozin want to recognize the Avatar?

Or how did Sozin know the Avatar wasn't among the airbenders that were killed-off during the genocide? In his will, Sozin made clear that the Avatar, who's the last airbender, escaped from him, ...
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Why weren't there any northern tribe waterbenders among the invaders during the solar eclipse?

The Team Avatar, together with many enemies of the Fire Nation, prepared for an invasion into the heart of the Fire Nation during a solar eclipse which robs firebenders of their bending, making them ...
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Why was the Fire Nation so indifferent about the Northern Water Tribe after conquering the Earth Kingdom?

After Azula's coup d'etat in Ba Sing Se the Fire Nation took over the Earth Kingdom and from there on behave like if it won the war (and the Team Avatar did so too, they stated something like Aang ...
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What happened to the Flying Lemurs in Legend of Korra?

If you're a Legend of Korra fan, you can probably spot a difference of the flying lemurs. The Flying Lemur is different from the one in Avatar the Last Airbender, Momo. This lemur, Poki has more ...
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What happens when Aang touches Ozai? [duplicate]

In the final confrontation between Aang and Ozai. Aang touches Ozai and their bodies become blue and orange color respectively, with blue/orange lasers shooting out of their eyes. Can someone explain ...
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Are the spirits of old cycle Avatars dead?

I know Korra is the last avatar of the old cycle and the first avatar of the new. But is it just the connection that's lost and they are still there or has something happened to the spirits of the old ...
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Can a non-bender take a piece of the Eternal Flame?

Can a non-bender take a piece of the Eternal Flame?
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Could the Avatar theoretically father himself?

A thought just crossed my mind after a saw this post on reddit: If I remember correctly the new Avatar is born when the last on dies (I could be wrong it's quite a while ago that I last watched ...
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What are the 85 types of Jing?

In Avatar: The Last Airbender Bumi tells Aang that there are 85 types of Jing, though we are only told 3 of them at the time; Positive, Negative, and Neutral Jing. Do we know what the other 82 Jings ...
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Why wasn't a search party sent for the Avatar?

I was recently wondering about how Aang escaped the Southern Air Temple trying to escape his destiny as the Avatar. How come the Air Nomads sent no search teams to find him? After all he was just a 12 ...
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The game with the "White Lotus Stone": is there a base for it in real life?

In the series of Avatar, the last airbender, there is a game played by the uncle of the abandoned fire prince. The uncle favors the stone of the "White Lotus" to opens it (for example in book two: ...
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Would the order of the Avatar cycle change after Korra started a new cycle?

So the avatar cycle goes in the order of air, water, earth, fire and since Korra started a new cycle does that mean the order of the cycle will change?
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Are Aang and Zuko related?

If avatar Aang is basically avatar Roku and Roku is Zuko's great grandfather does that not make Aang Zuko's great grandfather there for they are related?
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How were people first born with bending abilities?

During the Avatar- The Last Airbender, we see that benders are born with their abilities, but when we learn about the first avatar in The Legend of Korra, we realize that long ago, before the Avatar ...
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Does the Avatar comic "The Search" contradict Zuko's illness from Book 3 of the cartoon?

If you haven't read the comic The Search, I advise stopping reading, because I will reveal a big spoiler (hidden). During many episodes of the third season of ATLA (Book 3: Fire), Fire Prince Zuko is ...
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Could two benders of different nations have a child could it inherit both abilities? [duplicate]

Is it possible for two benders to have a child who could wield both abilities of its parents?
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Why do the arrows of Avatars from the air nation glow while in avatar state? [duplicate]

Avatars from all nations have their eyes glowing when entering the avatar states. No nation, beside the air nomads, has any extra special visual effect. Why do the tattoos glow? I know the tattoos ...
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After ATLA series ended and the Harmony Restoration Movement came to a close, what was Katara's next role?

Perhaps I skimmed it over, but I don't think there's anything in the comic books or LoK which really describes what Katara's role was after she got married. I know for the other members of the Avatar ...
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In the Legend of Korra, who does Katara live with? Why doesn't she live together with her children, especially Tenzin and his family?

I know that a lot of things have changed between ATLA and Lok. However, Katara has always stressed the importance of family and being together. You can undoubtedly see this with her connection with ...
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In "Avatar: The Last Airbender" can a metalbender bloodbend if there is metal in our blood?

In "Avatar: The Last Airbender" bloodbending was invented and it was discovered through water in a human's blood which allows a bloodbender to control someone using bloodbending. There is one problem ...
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What nationality was Guru Pathik (from a biological perspective)?

Guru Pathik, who featured in a few episodes towards the end of season 2 (Book 2: Earth) of Avatar: The Last Airbender, doesn't appear to come from any of the four nations of that universe. The linked ...
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Who is Fire Lord Izumi's mother?

Izumi, Zuko's daughter, who was the current Fire Lord throughout the events of The Legend of Korra: who was her mother? The only named candidates that I am aware of, based on those Zuko was ...
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How come Avatar Kyoshi was able to live as long as she did?

Borrowing from this answer: Kyoshi was born in 312 BG and died in 82 BG, living 230 years and is confirmed to be the longest living Avatar. Avatar Kyoshi lived for 230 years before she died. How ...
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Why wasn't the world alerted the first time Aang entered the Avatar State after leaving the ice?

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season 1 Episode 2, Aang enters the Avatar State to save himself from drowning when he is thrown off the side of a boat: Aang also enters the Avatar State in Season 1 ...
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How come Korra could bend three elements so young before training?

In this question, Korra was apparently about 6 years old or so when the Order of the White Lotus discovered her and formally recoginsed her as the avatar. Before that, she was just living in the south ...
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Is there a name for non-Benders in the Avatar universe?

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 ...
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Is Aang related to Korra?

Except for being the incarnation of Aang, is Korra related to him also by blood? Is it said anytime during the show?
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What nation do the residents of Kyoshi Island belong to?

In season 1, episode 4, "The Warriors Of Kyoshi", Aang and his group visit Kyoshi Island. Since the Island is Earth Kingdom territory, as can be seen in both maps attached, and since it is named ...
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What happens to Azula after the events of "Avatar: The Last Airbender"?

After Katara defeats Azula in her coronation day, I assume they locked her up. What happens with her after that? Was she mentioned again? I don't remember anyone mentioning her then or even during '...
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Avatar: How could Toph see earth that was flying in air

In 'Avatar, The Last Airbender" Toph explains that even though she can not see, she can "see" using earth bending. She can feel the earth with her feet and we see an example of how she can "see" the ...
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How does Avatar attain cosmic state at climax fight?

At the climax, Avatar Aang picks up a fight with the Fire lord (could be, Phoenix king) Ozai. In the midst of that, he accidentally hits his back (a wound from last confrontation from Azula at the ...
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Was Ursa a bender?

(I haven't read the comics involving Ursa yet so as spoiler free as possible please) She was granddaughter of the Avatar and mother to Azula and Zuko, both powerful benders but I don't recall if she'...
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How did Appa survive a 100 years in a spherical ice?

The Avatar can surely live in a spherical ice and that's what Aang did when he ran away from his home and entered the Avatar State which encaged him and Appa in spherical ice. But I don't know how ...
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Why is it firebenders who can generate lightning and not waterbenders?

From what I understand, lightning occurs when frozen water particles in a cloud bump into each other, building up electrical charges. Therefore, wouldn't it make more sense for waterbenders to be able ...
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How was Ursa's absence explained by Ozai?

How was Ursa's absence explained by Ozai? Her disappearance must have been quite the palace intrigue in the Fire Nation.
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Story that includes Sokka bringing fruit to Momo's grave

I saw an image a while ago from what looked to be a comic about the Avatar: The Last Airbender series after the show. The image showed Sokka delivering peaches and other fruit to the grave of Momo and ...
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In Avatar (The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra), was there ever an Ultimate Avatar?

Has there ever a certain avatar who was able to bend irregular things like metal, plants, lightning, and if so, could you possibly have an "Ultimate" Avatar that was able to bend every element ...
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In the world of Avatar, which hemisphere is preferred for identifying the seasons?

At multiple points in Avatar: The Last Airbender, the timing of the summer and winter solstices is important. Every time they are mentioned, they are specifically referred to as the "summer" and "...
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Is lavabending hereditary in the Avatar universe?

Do you guys think that in order for someone to lavabend they need to have both earth kingdom and fire nation heritage or be an Avatar in order to do it?
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How many different bending types could a non-Avatar master? [duplicate]

Title. I've always wondered how many elements someone not an avatar could master. It is implied in the show that only the Avatar could master all 4 elements and that bending is a skill that one was ...
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Why did the guru tell Aang he needs to stop feeling "earthly attachments" to enter the Avatar State?

It seems like the guru's rule of no Earthly attachments (or not loving anyone) was only valid at the end of book 2. Past avatars, like Roku and Kuruk, were both fully capable of entering the Avatar ...
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Why wasn't Aang trying harder to reconnect with the Avatar State in Book 3?

Given how long it takes to master elements, Team Avatar should have realized they probably couldn't make much of a difference in Book 3 just by training bending abilities during the short amount of ...
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