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 happened to Vaatu?

After the events of The Legend of Korra: Light in the Dark, we see that Korra's spirit calms vaatu with the knowledge of Spirit Calming she learned from Unalaq. Therefore where did Vaatu go as in a ...
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Could the Avatar cycle be ended via genocide? [duplicate]

It has been explained that the Avatar cycle can be broken by killing the Avatar while they are in the Avatar State. Is there another way? In their hunt for the Avatar, the Fire Nation army killed ...
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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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Were the lion-turtles energybending?

In the The Legend of Korra episode Beginnings, we see ancient humans being granted element bending powers by lion-turtles. The lion-turtles also remove element bending powers. The process involves ...
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How can Wan's history be reconciled with legend?

In The Legend of Korra S02E07-08 Beginnings, we see how the first Avatar, Wan, came to be. During these episodes, we see him gain firebending, airbending, waterbending, and lastly earthbending from ...
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Have any Avatars been shown to employ the sub-techniques of the four elements? (Metal bending, blood-bending, lightning generation, etc)

I think that Korra could heal using water-bending, but what about blood-bending, etc?
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Can Aang (or Korra) make a non-bender into a bender?

If Aang (or Korra) can take or give the power to bend elements then can he (or she) make a non-bender into a bender? I realize that the creators made Aang's son Bumi into a non-bender to add drama and ...
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Why are benders (generally) designated to specific areas?

I'm just wondering why in the Avatar series are the nations so strongly divided? Each nation seems to have cut itself off from each other, even before the fire nation started the war. Air Benders ...
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How did Iroh deliver the "Secret History" message to Zuko while imprisoned?

During Zuko's days back to the Fire Nation's capital city (and Iroh's imprisonment), Zuko finds a scroll telling him the location of a "Secret History" about his great grandfather's demise. Eventually ...
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How did Azula know that the Dai Li were still loyal to Long Feng even after he was imprisoned?

When Azula and company infiltrate Ba Sing Se disguised as Kyoshi warriors (after Long Feng's imprisonment), there's a scene where Ty Lee and Mei "accidentally" talk about their infiltration too loudly....
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Why did the Council of Five comply to Long Feng?

After re-watching The Earth King episode, we see that the Council of Five consists of the highest ranking generals in the Earth Kingdom. They of course know there is a war going on with the Fire ...
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How did the fire nation kill all airbenders?

Been a while I don't watch the series, but it is strongly implied that the Fire Nation killed all airbenders. Of course, since they probably have no armies, they would be easy targets. But, the ...
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Were the Air Nomads all monks?

In A:TLA we never see more of the Air Nomads than the monks living at the various Air Temples. Did other Air Nomads exist outside of the Temples in the world at large?
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How did Amon deflect bending?

Okay, okay, so past the whole "how does Amon take away bending" schpeel, how in the world does his bloodbending give him the ability to deflect people's bending attacks? I've never quite understood or ...
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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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Can waterbenders heat water?

I know that waterbenders can freeze and melt water/ice, but what is the limit to this? Can a waterbender heat water to boiling? Steam? I know that waterbenders can bend steam (Korra did it when she ...
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Why didn't Sozin's comet enhance benders of other elements?

Technically, a comet is a huge ball of rock, dirt, ice and frozen gases. In the series, Sozin's comet catches fire by entering the upper atmosphere, giving a boost to firebenders all around the world ...
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Do benders have to bend parts of their body to bend the elements?

I have noticed that in Avatar the last airbender, everyone seemingly has to move a body part to bend an element. Do they have to even move? And why? For instance, Katara can be on land and use a ...
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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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So what if Fire Lord Sozin was able to kill Aang?

After the death of Avatar Roku, the Fire Nation attacked and killed all the Air Nomads in hopes of killing the reincarnation of the Avatar. But so what if they did kill the Air Nomad Avatar, wouldn't ...
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How did Avatar Aang have a wife and kids?

In Avatar the Last Airbender, I believe Aang ran away from the air nomads because he was told that as the Avatar, he would not be allowed to ever have a family; and his sole responsibility would be to ...
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Could you bend blood out of the body?

We see in Avatar that Katara bloodbended (controlling another's blood inside their body, therefore you can control them) at least two people. But could you bend blood outside the body? For example if ...
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What printed materials from Avatar: The Last Airbender are canonical?

What printed materials from the Avatar universe are considered canon? Here's a quick list of what I've seen out there: The Promise (Parts 1, 2, 3) The Lost Adventures The Lost Scrolls (Air, Water, ...
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How does the water tribe use water to heal?

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, members of the Northern Water Tribe use water to heal. When Katara shows some bending prowess, she's told only men are allowed to bend in the Northern Water Tribe. They ...
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What inspired the hybrid animals seen in the Avatar cartoon?

There are lots of (adorable) hybrid creatures in both Avatar cartoons; Legend of Aang and Legend of Korra. What inspired the creators of the show to include these hybrid creatures, as opposed to ...
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Can an avatar pass on their non-native bending genes?

Element Benders can pass on their abilities genetically. I'm wondering is an avatar that has access to more elements than usual is able to pass on more than their native bending talent. We haven't, to ...
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Who is still alive from the original Avatar in the Legend of Korra series? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who is still alive from the original series? I actually have no idea who is still alive from the orginal series. The only one who I really see is Aang and some of the others ...
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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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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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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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Why didn't Iroh inherit?

It's pretty obvious watching the series that Iroh must be significantly older than Ozai. Iroh's gray hair, long memory, and (more importantly) son who died when Zuko was still young clearly denote him ...
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Who was the first Avatar?

Who was the first avatar in the Avatar (the last airbender) universe? How did they achieve their powers? And why is there only one?
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Is metalbending based on a different martial art?

Airbending is based on the Ba Gua Zhang martial art, Water on Tai Chi Chuan, Fire on Northern Shaolin, and Earth on Hung Ga. Is metalbending modeled simply after Hung Ga as well or is there a ...
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Why can't metalbenders/earthbenders affect pure metallic platinum?

In the episode, The Aftermath the Metalbending Police Force has been investigating Future Industries factories for collusion and production of weapons by Hiroshi Sato with the Equalists. The ...
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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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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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What does the symbol on Amon's banners mean?

In episode 6 of The Legend of Korra, "Korra Gets Cheated," Amon attacks the Pro Bending Championship. Midway through his attack, his followers hang banners with his symbol throughout the arena. What ...
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Is Amon energy bending when he takes away someone's bending abilities?

I just read the question: "Why is knowledge of energy bending so rare?" It made me wonder: Is Amon energy bending when he takes away someone's bending abilities? From what I've read, energy bending ...
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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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What are the specialisations of Airbending?

Earth has Metalbending, Sandbending, and Lavabending. Water has Bloodbending and Healing. Fire has Lightning/Electricitybending and Combustion. What are the specialisations Airbending, if there are ...
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Inheriting bending abilities between different bender-types? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What determines a bender's element? Aang and Katara had 3 children some airbenders, some waterbender and some not, so is there a pattern that can be used to predict the ...
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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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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 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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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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What are the limits of Energy-bending?

In the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang What are the limits of this power? Could Aang give Toph sight? Could he give non-benders the ability to bend? Could he give a bender the ability ...
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Why it was so important for Bumi that Momo was with Aang while he was preparing for the final battle?

In Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters (the 2th part of the 4 parts finale), Bumi (the wild-eyed, eccentric king and earthbending master) made this remark : Bumi then notices that their group is ...
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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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When and why did Iroh visit the Spirit World?

Throughout the series, it is hinted that Iroh has visited the Spirit World. He could see Aang riding Roku's dragon and has a great deal of respect for balance and other Spirits. My personal theory ...
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Are there situations that greatly enhance the other elements in Avatar The Last Airbender?

In Avatar The Last Airbender a major point of the plot is Sozin's Comet, which every one hundred years passes close to the planet and greatly enhances the power of Firebending. While there are normal ...