Questions tagged [avatar-the-last-airbender]

For questions about "Avatar: The Last Airbender", a TV series (2005-2008), following Aang, the last airbender, as he journeys to become to next Avatar and bring peace to the world.

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What determines a bender's element?

At first glance, it seems that bending is genetic/racial. In the original series, each nation has its own element and there is no crossover (the Avatar being the obvious exception). The upcoming ...
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What stops other benders from mastering the four elements?

In the Avatar universe, what is it that stops other people physically or spiritually, besides the Avatar, from mastering the four elements?
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Would it be possible for some to bend two elements?

After reading this question What stops other benders from mastering the four elements? While it seems that it would break one of the rules of the show, that only the avatar can master all four ...
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How many Avatars have there been?

If Avatar Wan lived 10,00 years prior to Korra's lifetime, then how many Avatars have there been?
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Are other human spirits reincarnated in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Obviously, human spirits can reincarnate, as the Avatar is constantly reincarnated into another body. Through Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: The Legend of Korra, we see and hear about spirits ...
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What happened to Zuko's mother?

In The Legend of Korra, Jinora asks Katara what happened to Zuko's mother, and in The Last Airbender, it is only revealed that she was banished for killing Fire Lord Azulon.
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How does each bender produce his or her element?

In the Avatar series (both The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra) I noticed that there seems to be a difference in how each bender produces their respective elements. A fire bender seems to be able ...
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Have people made a correlation with eye color and bending element in Avatar?

I recently rewatched all of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, and I found a pattern. All waterbenders have blue eyes, airbenders have grey, firebenders have hazel and earthbenders have ...
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Where did Tenzin get a Flying Bison?

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Appa was the only known living sky bison. But in The Legend of Korra, we saw Tenzin had one: Is this Appa or was the sky bison species somehow resurrected?
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Who is still alive from the original series?

We know for certain that Katara is still around from the original series, since she shows up in the first episode. We also know that Aang is dead, since Korra would have been born at the moment of his ...
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How Do the Other Three Element Bending Nations Sort Their Avatar?

The Air Nomads have their set of toys, and Korra showed impressive skill in other areas than waterbending. However the case for all of the others would likely be different. So my question is is there ...
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Are you born an avatar?

This may be an obvious question but if you do math according to this question you get the average age of avatars to be 54ish years. This seems quite short. Therefore could theoretically be more then ...
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Does killing off all airbenders break the avatar cycle?

If Sozin had killed all the airbenders, and then worked through the next three Avatars, would the cycle have stopped? Skipped over? Thrown a Null Avatar Exception?
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What is the subset of Airbending?

Earth has Metalbending, Sandbending, and Lavabending. Water has Bloodbending and Healing. Fire has Lightning/Electricitybending and Combustion. What is the subset of Airbending, if there is one?
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What evidence is there that Amon really used bloodbending to take away bending of the other characters?

I have watched the first season of The Legend of Korra and as far as I can recall it wasn't made clear whether Amon really used bloodbending to take away bending abilities of the other characters. ...
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Could Vaatu's release create a second Avatar?

In the new episodes of The Legend of Korra, (Beginnings, 1 and 2) it tells the story of the first Avatar, Wan and how he got his bending powers. He traveled to various lion turtles and got the ...
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What does Toph's wanted poster say?

An answer to another question brought up this wanted posted from The Last Airbender season 3: What's the English translation, if any?
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Why were they called “Air Nomads” when they lived in permanent homes by the air temples?

They don't seem to live a nomadic lifestyle, so why were they called "Air Nomads" when they lived in permanent homes by the air temples?
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Why is Azula's fire blue?

Azula's fire is blue unlike other powerful firebenders who have orange fire. For instance, her uncle Iroh or Fire Lord Sozin, even while under the influence of Sozin's Comet, have orange fire. From ...
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In Avatar TLA, why do Aang's tatoos light up in the avatar state?

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang's eyes glow when he goes into the Avatar State. This seems to be the case with all Avatars, but Aang and the other airbending Avatars tattoos glow too. Is there ...
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Why was lightning linked with firebending?

In the Avatar world, why are Firebending and lightning generation linked? In Western culture, it seems like air and lightning mesh better (weather phenomena), or perhaps water and lightning (a la ...
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How does the Fire Nation survive through the 100 years between appearances of Sozin's comet?

How does the Fire Nation survive the 100 years of war? There were several reasons why it shouldn't: The terrain of Earth Kingdom is perfect for partisan fighting. They have the support of locals and ...
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Avatar: Who is the weird guy with a third eye?

In Season 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang and company are hunted by a strange guy with a third eye, after Zuko sends him to kill the Avatar. He never says anything, is accompanied by a seriously ...
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Why was Toph put in a wooden cell in the Fire Nation city in Season 3 Episode 7?

It doesn't make any sense that Toph is put in a wooden cell. Reasons - It's a Fire Nation town, where the chances that the authorities would round up a Firebender are high, and the Firebender can ...
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Who was Toph's husband

Lin Beifong is described as the daughter of Toph Beifong, the blind earthbender who teaches Aang earthbending, but her father is not named. Who is he?
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Why is knowledge of energy bending rare?

In the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender, it's revealed that there's another form of bending called energybending. This was the form of bending used by people before the Avatar existed, and before ...
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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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Roku “I have mastered the elements a thousand and one times and lived a thousand lifetimes” [duplicate]

Just wondering. How can there have been one thousand avatars in the course of 10,000 years. Must have had pretty long lifespans. Quote to back this up. Jeong-Jeong saying to Aang: You Are Weak ...
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Bending two elements [duplicate]

I know this may seem like a duplicate question but I'm sure IT'S NOT, as I have searched a lot for an answer and I couldn't find one. So everyone is saying that one person cannot bend 2 elements at ...