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Use this tag for questions about Bending, a form of magic from the Avatar franchise (Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra). Practitioners of Bending, called Benders, can control one of the four classic elements; Earth, Wind, Water or Fire. Only the Avatar can control all four elements.

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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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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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Why didn't Korra take away Zaheer's Bending?

At the end of Book 3 when Korra finally defeats Zaheer he is locked in a special prison deep underground. We see this is Book 4 when Korra speaks to him. He is chained to the floor but still floating ...
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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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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 are all the types of bending?

What are all the types and sub-types of bending shown in the Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra universe? Here are the ones I can recall. Am I missing any? EARTHBENDING a. ...
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Why can't more airbenders fly?

In The Legend of Korra, we learn that Why is this? We have previously seen multiple firebenders fly by using their fire to propel themselves. Is there any reason why airbenders couldn't do the same ...
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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 ...
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How does Lava Bending work?

I was wondering but how exactly does Lava Bending work? In The Legend of Korra it didn't seem to be explained at all. I was wondering but isn't Lava supposed to be a firebending ability? I don't ...
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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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