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Why are dragons and not fire ferrets considered the original fire benders?

Since it been shown that Fire Ferrets are capable of fire bending why did Dragons get the title of original fire benders and not the ferrets, or are both original fire benders?
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In Avatar: The Last Airbender, what can affect Air and Earth Benders like eclipses?

Is there any natural phenomenon in the Avatar world that directly affects Earth and Air Bending the way a Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse affect Fire and Water Bending? We know the "Day of Black ...
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Ethnicity in ATLA / TLOK [closed]

Is there any such concept of ethnicity, race or something in ATLA/TLOK given everyone seemingly looks like everyone else? The average French cannot go to Japan and fool everyone 'I'm Japanese.' Lol. (...
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Why do Zuko & Iroh hide being fire benders / fire nation citizens?

Why in Ba Sing Se do Iroh & Zuko hide being a fire bender or fire nation citizen? Not all Russians support Putin. Or well maybe there so much propaganda that most citizens actually do support the ...
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Why wasn't Yon Rha arrested as a POW?

In ATLA S03E16 The Southern Raiders, Zuko, Katara & Aang deliberate on which of the ff to do re Yon Rha: Find and then get revenge eg by killing. (Zuko) Find and then don't get revenge by simply ...
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What determines if something is "earth" for an Earthbender to bend it?

What determines what "earth" is? We know it's not rocks because nobody ever able to work it on metals (until Toph escaped the metal cage and locked the two bounty hunters in it) nor can ...
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Is the Avatar superior to world leaders?

In The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, we saw some disagreements between Avatars and world leaders, but it was never clear to me who should have the last word (of course, not talking about ...
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Pride is not the opposite of shame but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame [closed]

Wise words, but what exactly is going on in the scene? Zuko Why can't I do it? Instead of lightning it keeps exploding in my face ... like everything always does. Iroh I was afraid this might ...
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What happened to the Dai Li during Kuvira's time?

We see the Dai Li a lot in ATLA, but they actually do appear as well in TLOK. I recall they 1st appears in TLOK s3 in train conscripted airbenders, but I forgot what happened to them in TLOK s3. ...
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How did Yakone learn bloodbending?

Hama is self-taught. Katara learned from Hama. Tarrlok learned from Yakone. [ATLA/TLOK spoiler] Yakone learned from who/whom?
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Could the Avatar theoretically be evil?

There have been many debates and answers when trying to find out. From this, I have always wondered if, without evil powers, could the Avatar be evil? Not like an anti-avatar, but the main, chosen ...
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Is there 'false flag' war crime in ATLA? [closed]

Now asked on Law SE here. Scenario (in ATLA) : Hypothetically, if the concept of 'false flag' war crimes exists in ATLA, then based on S01E17, Sokka is ostensibly a war criminal. See the reddit ...
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Why does Korra address Katara and Tenzin by (first) name only?

This is something that's always bugged me, but I shrugged it off as a person who watched ATLA before TLOK. So I think of Katara as really 'Katara' instead of 'Master Katara', as opposed to say... ...
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Was the audience reaction in "The Ember Island Players" a stand-in for Avatar: The Last Airbender audience reaction?

In the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" penultimate episode, "The Ember Island Players", I got the impression that the Ember Island Players audience was a stand-in for the actual show'...
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Is airbending visible to others in-world?

Air which is subject to airbending is depicted visually so the audience could follow along: Some events imply that the air remains invisible even when subject to bending, such as when Aang blows Toph ...
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How'd the fire nation justify its war? Was there some kind of propaganda that the other nations' leaders were corrupt or something?

How'd the fire nation justify its war? Was there some kind of propaganda that the other nations' leaders were corrupt or something? Or did they just say, what, 'we can rule better than they can'? (...
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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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