amon = badass. He can't bend but he possesses superhuman agility.. He's being the leaf! legend of korra avatar
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#11 - lauralou
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He's being the leaf!
He's being the leaf!
#20 to #11 - sleepehz
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Looks like milo is doing some bone bending.
i am sorry for that....
User avatar #33 to #11 - Loppytaffy
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I think that kid has more Water Tribe genes than Air Nomad...His great uncle would be proud.
User avatar #35 to #11 - jimmdean
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I honestly think he is the ugliest little guy in the entire history of the show...
User avatar #23 - deathlordgusta
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i really wonder how he got the power to take someone's bending away, if that's actually what he does, it could also be a long-lasting chi block
#24 to #23 - totallywhiteguy
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Aang had the same power and used the same technique in the finale of Avatar, so it might actually be spirit based
User avatar #25 to #24 - comicsansrocks
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he is supposed to be the other half of the avatar in charge of the spirits because korra is in charge of the actually bending unlike all the other avatars who were in charge of both
#102 to #23 - mrblatherblather
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A lot of people don't think that Amon's ability is permanent. Here's a picture kinda explaining
User avatar #31 to #23 - saturous
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so this is just my theory. but aang had a son named bumi who couldn't bend. Considering he is the son of the avatar, and couldnt bend, im guessing he would be really pissed off. im guessing maybe aang taught Bumi energy bending somehow to counter his lack of bending and now Bumi is taking out his anger on all the benders. Just a guess though lol
User avatar #26 to #23 - Zeigh
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The popular theory right now is when Aang died to Azula's lightning shot a new avatar was born (Amon) but then Katara revived him with the spirit water so Amon's avatar abilities were taken away, all except his ability to go to the spirit realm.
Then, when Aang died for good from old or w/e Korra was born. This also explains why korra has problems with the spiritual aspect of the avatar.

Keep in mind that this is all just speculation and is in no way proven yet.
#108 to #26 - dkillakai
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Different Chi blocking strategies as compared to when Aang did it.  When Aang took Ozai's powers he touched both forehead and chest, Amon only touched forehead.  And If Amon was born then he would be old, around 86.  He doesn't move like he's 86.  Also if Aang 'died' in the Avatar state, the cycle would end immediately at Aang, and the avatar would not reincarnate.  Even if all this was null and void, where is the air bending?  Did Amon get it, as he has the spiritual aspect, or Korra?  Can Amon bend and he doesn't know it, or does Korra have the ability and it is literally impossible due to lacking the spiritual side?  Honestly I believe Korra is just a hot-head who has the ability to enter the spirit world, she just needs to practice.  Also Amon is the son of Cabbage guy.  Born on a farm (cabbages) he was raised on his father's anti-bending feelings (because benders kept destroying his crop).
Different Chi blocking strategies as compared to when Aang did it. When Aang took Ozai's powers he touched both forehead and chest, Amon only touched forehead. And If Amon was born then he would be old, around 86. He doesn't move like he's 86. Also if Aang 'died' in the Avatar state, the cycle would end immediately at Aang, and the avatar would not reincarnate. Even if all this was null and void, where is the air bending? Did Amon get it, as he has the spiritual aspect, or Korra? Can Amon bend and he doesn't know it, or does Korra have the ability and it is literally impossible due to lacking the spiritual side? Honestly I believe Korra is just a hot-head who has the ability to enter the spirit world, she just needs to practice. Also Amon is the son of Cabbage guy. Born on a farm (cabbages) he was raised on his father's anti-bending feelings (because benders kept destroying his crop).
User avatar #75 to #26 - Zeigh
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Well, in response to the two anons below me.
This is simply the most popular theory, personally I don't think there's enough information yet as to make an educated guess and even then it would still be just that, a guess.
#40 to #26 - anon id: ec1b14fb
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On top of what anon said below, Amon would have to be at least 70 years old and he seems pretty young considering his combat ability.
#28 to #26 - anon id: cbb437b2
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well Aang was in the avatar state when he was "killed" by azula, so that would have caused a cease of the cycle
User avatar #27 to #26 - deathlordgusta
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well, i can't think of any good arguements to oppose that theory.
User avatar #55 to #27 - sirformidio
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If Aang died in the Avatar state (which is when Azula hit him) the cycle would have ended.
#64 to #55 - anon id: e8f15bfb
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Why?
#156 to #64 - anon id: 19b09567
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******* watch the last airbender(not the ****** movie but the show) and all your answers will be there
User avatar #67 to #64 - sirformidio
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because.
It has something to do with the spirit of the avatar and moving onto the next person.
User avatar #9 - zarcos
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I dont think hes dodging the lightning but anticipating where his opponent will shoot it.
#13 to #9 - DyfedDarkly
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I agree, mostly because it looks like Chi-blockers have learned a martial art that is specifically used to fight benders. No matter where you train bending, they teach you forms and combat techniques that have been around for generations. So perhaps the reason why the Chi-blockers and Amon can dodge and anticipate so easily, is because they devised a way to see the moves as their coming, and know the path that the bending will strike. It's a lot like why Tae-kwon-do was developed. It's designed to fight another art specifically, and they attack the chi zones and block benders from bending. Their just highly trained.
#17 to #13 - sleepehz
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**sleepehz rolled a random image posted in comment #31 at FJ IS FUNNY! ** stop talking before you give the chi blockers the sharingan and byakugan!!!!
#18 to #17 - DyfedDarkly
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It's a known fact, that in martial arts, you have counters and moves that are used specifically to nullify certain attacks. I am just saying that most benders learn a form, and associate their bending with it. Fire users learn katas and so on, as shown in the first series. Once you know how they move and attack, and take the time to learn their katas, they will become easy to counter. Most people who learn martial arts never reach the level that they move beyond memorization, and are usually limited by only the basic moves they repeat over and over, not seeking to develop themselves. It's true that a Chi Blocker might have a harder time with someone with more fighting experience and time to learn more than just basic bending/fighting. However, look at who they were fighting.... thugs, a half-trained avatar, and street urchins... read about martial arts some time, and how a well trained master can predict a move by the slightest hint of muscle movement.
We could be giving them to much credit, but I don't see anyone saying they have powers beyond the norm.
User avatar #51 to #18 - tinyman
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But that means they would die if anyone was to ever just spam fire in their general direction. So they could easily be countered in close combat. But nobody will ever do that...
#19 to #18 - sleepehz
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ooh, tell me more about kata! Please tell me how knowing someone's kata will get you to know exactly how they will move.
#41 to #19 - anon id: ec1b14fb
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You must be retarded. Or 12. Either way you sound like a complete idiot.
#34 to #17 - Loppytaffy
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Dont' bring Naruto into this.
#3 - defesede
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I saw both
I don't like how the new serie it's going. But there are just 3 episodes for now.
-Korra using 3 elements since kid, without training.
-Firebenders using lightnings everywhere
-Metalbenders
-Expecting to see a bloodbender
-******** of comic relief
-Wondering why there are motorcycles and no guns (yet), if the guns exist, goodbye benders.
-The bad guys are non benders (There is no way that a non-bender can get close to a bender, they manipulate the ******* elements surrounding them) Fun-fact: Basically the bad guys are communists.
User avatar #5 to #3 - thepalmtoptiger
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Yeah, the lightning use kind of upset me since only crazy strong people in the first series could use it. The same goes for metalbending and Qi blocking.
#6 to #3 - mitsutori
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its based on 1920's china so youre not that far off on the communism thing.. i guess
User avatar #8 to #3 - stargazerone
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ummm, metal bending could possible stop bullets. and any kind of bending can be used as projectiles.
User avatar #14 to #8 - defesede
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I doubt that someone could sense and react to a fired bullet
User avatar #22 to #14 - sleepehz
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Well look at how metal bending now is like earth bending then, we have seen many times a boulder being thrown at aang or toph and they would sometimes just stand there and bend it into sand, or just in half with the sophisticated way that metal bending has become it could be easy to assume that either they could bend the bulletts away, or they could just crush the gun from a distance.
#29 to #3 - whaleman
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Metal bending was conceptual though. Because toph learned the concept she was able to teach it better and with less trials than she had learned it. Thats like saying that only people who invented automobiles should be able to drive them. Now different variations of those styles will probably happen.

Korra's ability to use the elements without training says something for her ability to master the physical elements but she hasnt mastered the spiritual ones yet. Actually she hasn't mastered any yet, look how strong Aang's bening was as opposed to Korra's. Korra is no where near the mastery that Aang and many of the better benders in the old series were. Also, her ability to use martial arts is lacking in the same magnitude.
User avatar #4 to #3 - defesede
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Plus, Mako and Amon are both batman
#81 - wertologist
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Amon reminds me of him.
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User avatar #85 to #83 - wertologist
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He is my second favorite villain of all time in all categories.
User avatar #91 to #85 - hockeyd
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he's by far the best, he turns into a ******* dragon
#92 to #91 - wertologist
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He's awesome, but my favorite is definitely him
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User avatar #93 to #92 - hockeyd
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What show is that from!!! i used to watch that all the time
User avatar #94 to #93 - wertologist
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Xiaolin Showdown. One of my favorite shows.
User avatar #95 to #94 - hockeyd
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yessss, I ******* love that show

#96 to #95 - wertologist
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#87 to #81 - getoutofhere
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Is that Jack of Blades from the first Fable?
User avatar #90 to #87 - wertologist
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Yes.
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User avatar #89 to #88 - wertologist
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Correct, but even if you were wrong I probably wouldn't thumb you down. Why punish someone for not knowing something?
User avatar #66 - sodaberg
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Do I need to start watching the Legend of Korra? I mean I liked the last Airbender by I kind of lost track of it as it progressed into its final seasons
User avatar #82 to #66 - bulbakip
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****************** yes
#73 to #66 - Justsomedudee
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The last season was awesome, ended slightly abruptly but awesome :) Last fight = epic. I say watch the end first ^.^ Worth it. And as for the new series...it's &quot;alright&quot; the original gang was amazing...the new chicks ok. but it is slightly getting better, so we'll see what happens. But watch the ending forsure.
The last season was awesome, ended slightly abruptly but awesome :) Last fight = epic. I say watch the end first ^.^ Worth it. And as for the new series...it's "alright" the original gang was amazing...the new chicks ok. but it is slightly getting better, so we'll see what happens. But watch the ending forsure.
User avatar #74 to #66 - RedPurpleRain
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I love the show. I'd say to finish The Last Airbender then watch Legend of Korra. They're drastically different, but both are really good.
#52 - nooc
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I absolutely adore this show and am totally on board with most of the plot developments but I just have one small problem. I was under the impression that having the ability to pull off fancy bending feats (such as metal bending and lightning bending), one must be a master or a prodigy. After seeing folk metal and lightning bend like its a baby step, I guess that's not the case. While to me, that's disappointing, it also makes me wonder, why is everyone so poor at bending. Don't get me wrong, I understand its early days and the animators don't want to go and blow all the most impressive feats in the first 4 episodes, but in 'the last air bender' characters that were that were pulling off feats that even skilled benders couldn't approach on a regular basis. How is it that these people, can't stop a man that's basically walking towards them when they are shooting fire out of their fingers. I dunno, I guess either they just suck at bending, or Amon is the flash. No thumbs, just wondering what other fans thought.
User avatar #58 to #52 - duile
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i had the same thought but i thought that maybe because the in a more modern time the got better at it like evolution or something
#114 to #52 - robertrepper
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It's kind of like us they've become too dependent on technology so they don't care about bending
User avatar #101 to #52 - NickReydonJones
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i love all of you.

im so glad to know the fj community loves avatar as much as i do.
none of my friends really watch it. so i can finally have some deep seated debates with people:D
#69 to #52 - Enriss
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To the whole sub bending abilities (lightning, metal etc) those forms of bending weren't very well known. Toph literally invented metal ending and lightning bending was relatively new. After the events of the last air bender, people were aware now of the new forms of bending and over the last 70 years learned it. Kind of like how a meme spreads on the internet.

Also, the police thing is explained. The police chief is Tophs daughter, and she was obviously trained by her mother and then she went ahead and trained her police force.

Also, bending in general used to be a more spiritual and martial artist sort of thing in the last airbender. Over the 70 years, it's lost some of its "spiritual" part and become more of a game. Look at the pro bending competitions. That never would have happened in the last airbender. Plus, when Korra rescued that guys brother, notice the brothers suck at martial arts in general even though they're able to bend when they were fighting that guy with the electrical rods.
User avatar #76 to #69 - nooc
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Metal bending branching out is justified I guess, but I don't think lightning bending should be as spread as it seems (I know its 4 episodes, but with a power plant and a young street punk casually doing it, the move looks spread). Zuko's inability to lightning bend demonstrated it took more than talent to lightning bend. You had to have spiritual awareness and have your **** together (Azula and Ozai had a very sure if their goals, so i guess they were at peace with them selves). It doesn't really matter anyway. I guess i'm just sad cause it makes it look weak.

That said, everything else you mentioned totally makes sense. Not being in tune with the spiritual side of bending stops them from being as amazing as they could be, and not syncing it with martial arts brings down its lethality. I always thought Toph was as good and innovative as she was because she learn't to earth bend from the original earth benders.

I guess when it comes down to it, the benders may know how to move the elements, but the chi blockers are straight up more skilled in the art of giving a beat down, so their talents compensate big time.
#110 to #76 - Enriss
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Ya, the lightning bending kinda bugged me too. But I thought about it and figured it was one of those things that, while initially was hard, became easier to do. Like technology. A modern day calculator has the same if not more processing power then the first computer, which took up an entire room.

Though it's still not exactly how I would have imaged it to be used.
User avatar #84 to #76 - WakaTakaBang
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In ancient China there were many forms of kung fu and means of self defense. As with any old civilization, law enforcement most likely wasn't a concern and forced people to learn to fight for themselves. The Chinese developed elaborate martial arts styles to help defend against attackers (Choy Li Fut, Hung Ga, Houquan, -and my favorite- Shaolin Quan). I feel that because of the power shift in the Avatar world, many people acclimated to a peaceful way of life and left the need for advanced bending behind. The guy that was qi blocked was some Triad mob boss, so obviously he's going to know a little bit more about firebending (Shaolin Quan) than most (i.e. he can lightning bend). I do Shaolin kung fu and western boxing/Muay Thai and noticed they've incorporated both into the series. It's actually pretty cool that they've brought in boxing, which is a more modern fighting style in itself.
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User avatar #1 - cfeuer
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Enjoying the series so far except for one thing.
metal benders, lightning benders, and tai-lee style are in mass production so quickly in the series.
when is the may brigade i wonder.
User avatar #42 to #1 - jamesisawesome
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There will probably be new abilities, don't worry.
User avatar #10 to #1 - InfernalOneShot
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It's to do with knowledge rather than a testament of skill. Once Toph started a metalbending academy loads of people were able to do it. A large amount of skill is involved in discovering the refined form of bending, but once it's known it's considerably easier to teach.
#2 - rupok [OP]
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I think thats what the authors are going for, what was rare in the old series is becoming the common and vice versa. What was used for good in the old one is being used for questionable reasons now.
#53 to #2 - telfyr
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and what was used for bad is used for good (electricity)