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User avatar #188 - Ninotori (09/30/2013) [-]
What I find interesting is that supposedly the Air Nomads had some sort of pureness of spirit that made it so every single child born was an air bender. But, Aang had a child who was a non bender. Maybe it was the water bender half that effected it? who knows.
User avatar #15 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually, because you develop Bending powers based upon your connection with nature and the spirits (which is why EVERY member of the Air-Nomad tribe was a bender, as they were most in tune with them), it stands to reason that you could theoretically develop bending powers on your own despite having none in your ancestry, simply due to your connection.
User avatar #45 to #15 - lotengo ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
then why do they have 4 nations. If what u state is fact there sould be earthbenders born in the fire nation and firebenders in the earth kingdom
User avatar #94 to #45 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
I'm just quoting what I heard from the wiki, but just as well there is a natural explanation.

As any avid fan would explain to you, that actually CAN happen, it's just that the personality of the bender also has a massive effect on their proficiency. Perhaps it's just due to the culture that not many benders of different types are found in different kingdoms
User avatar #223 - anut (10/21/2013) [-]
What if the reason Tenzin left Lin was because she was infertile and he felt that the responsibility to continue the air bending line was too important. He would have been the only air bender in the world at the time.
User avatar #161 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
not by blood, only by spirit
User avatar #147 - pokedan (09/30/2013) [-]
Here's a thought, Aang and Amon could take bending, Korra could return bending to others. Do you think eventually there might come a point where bending might be bestowed on a non-bender?
User avatar #160 to #147 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
i don't think so because Aang did it through the avatar state, Amon did some super blood bending stuff and Korra needed the avatar state just to restore what was technically still there, just blocked. but then again, it is a good concept and i wouldn't put anything past the writers, it just doesn't seem likely to me.
#145 - flaggerfighter (09/30/2013) [-]
I wonder if Korra can give bending to non-benders. Sonce bending is partly spiritual, it could be possible that all the air nomad acolytes would become airbenders.
#144 - imthatbrony (09/30/2013) [-]
OK I laughed WAY too hard at this
OK I laughed WAY too hard at this
#86 - John Cena (09/30/2013) [-]
I thought all Avatars were reincarnations of Aang?
User avatar #93 to #86 - bigbaddrag (09/30/2013) [-]
reincarnation of the avatar spirit or something, yeah.

but not blood related descendants.
#69 - TRINDADE (09/30/2013) [-]
#56,#60 etc
Guys, the whole point of Ozai's reason for mass murder was "if every airbender is killed, the next time the cycle lands on air the avatar cycle would be finished"

Avatars can't ressurect bending styles
User avatar #169 to #69 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
Ozai didn't initiate the murder of the Airbenders and they were all wiped out long before he came to power. although i do see your point, but since Aang has had an airbender child, who has had three airbender children, who could have three more each...well you get the idea, by the time earth avatar and fire avatar are gone, there will be plenty of airbenders left, all from Aang.
#59 - nextnextnextnext (09/30/2013) [-]
Tenzin would be wise to shag more than one woman, so the Airbenders repopulate quicker, just saying
Tenzin would be wise to shag more than one woman, so the Airbenders repopulate quicker, just saying
User avatar #103 to #59 - nucularwar (09/30/2013) [-]
I always wondered why Aang and Katara stopped with Tenzin. You'd think they'd want to make as many airbenders as possible, therefore have a **** ton of kids
#104 to #103 - nextnextnextnext (09/30/2013) [-]
sort of scumbagery on their side; seeing that Tenzin is an airbender Aang left the responsibility of recreating a whole nation in his (hopefully) fertile loins.

I think it's just another thing that wasn't given enough thought
User avatar #170 to #59 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
ah it doesn't matter too much, they already have three, four if you count the baby, and if each of them goes off and has more than by the time the cycle comes round it will be sorted.
User avatar #56 - raquizta (09/30/2013) [-]
Wait a sec... If for some reason the Airbenders seize to exist, What happens to the Avatar cycle?
User avatar #57 to #56 - qwertyuioplkjh (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually Airbenders can have non-bending children, maybe the avatar will be one of them - still being able to bend air but only because he's the avatar?
User avatar #62 to #57 - raquizta (09/30/2013) [-]
What I mean is, What if the firebenders succeeded in wiping out all of the airbenders including Aang, then there will be no Air nomads left thus ruining the avatar cycle since it follows a pattern through the four tribes, right? So what happens when the future fire nation avatar dies? Will the Avatar jump to water tribe then?
User avatar #70 to #62 - qwertyuioplkjh (09/30/2013) [-]
It is a theory...Maybe the Avatar line will be cut - thus ending the line of Avatars, or it will simply pass on to the next element in the order.
User avatar #177 to #70 - dracory ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
or maybe give a nonbender the power to learn airbending?
User avatar #218 to #177 - qwertyuioplkjh (10/01/2013) [-]
That is actually pretty damn cool.
I like it.
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User avatar #37 - MegaAwesomeSauce (09/30/2013) [-]
My bet is that after a certain period the air acolytes will gain the ability to airbend just as the air nomads before them. The air nomads learnt airbending from the bison, it was not an inborn gift. Then soon after every air nomad can bend simply because their culture was so spiritually focused that they gained mastery over their element. If the air acolytes live as the air nomads did, sooner or later air bending is going to have to have a resurgence
User avatar #35 - SoulCaster ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually, and correct me if I'm wrong, I read something a while back about the avatar universe, first of all it is entirely possible for a person born without the ability to bend to gain the ability to bend. Second, bending abilities are not decided solely on the genes passed down to a person through their parents, chance also plays a role, it is entirely possible for a water bending couple to give birth to an air bender or even for non-benders to have an air bending baby.
#18 - John Cena (09/30/2013) [-]
if aang could drop a waterbender then korra may be able to drop an airbender, its not said that kya is a waterbender because of kataara
#16 - workinprogress (09/30/2013) [-]
technically speaking, they're all going to be descendents of Tenzin too.
technically speaking, they're all going to be descendents of Tenzin too.
User avatar #17 to #16 - IamSofaKingdom (09/30/2013) [-]
The others could have simply held onto recessive traits that will become dominant in their children. They do not have to be solely from Tenzin.
User avatar #102 to #16 - aedai (09/30/2013) [-]
Tenzin really needs to **** every single Air Acolyte lady there is.
User avatar #131 - WAKEFIELD (09/30/2013) [-]
In some way, Korra is an avatar descendant but that doesn't mean she is blood related to him. Children of korra can be air benders.
User avatar #135 to #131 - sadistikal (09/30/2013) [-]
Only the Avatar's native element is passed down to their children.
User avatar #156 to #135 - polifemo (09/30/2013) [-]
source?
#19 - head (09/30/2013) [-]
The other Avatars won't necessarily be descendants of Aang, but they'll be able to airbend
The other Avatars won't necessarily be descendants of Aang, but they'll be able to airbend
#22 to #19 - dethransam (09/30/2013) [-]
yes but the ones born as air benders (like Korra was born a water bender and Aang was born an airbender) must be descendent of Aang as they are the only airbenders around (avatar cycle and all that)
#23 to #22 - wishanonscouldpost (09/30/2013) [-]
Couldn't it be possible that the avatar is born to a non bending air acolyte since the avatar isn't based on genes like other bending types, but based on spiritual **** ?
#25 to #23 - dethransam (09/30/2013) [-]
i guess theres the possibility, especially if you get down to the whole first avatar spirituality **** , but the avatars we know of such as korra were born of parents of their bending type, so who knows?
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