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6th Dec '17 7:23:00 PM acrobox
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* Remember how [[TheBigGuy Toph]] was portrayed as a [[LampshadeHanging huge, muscular man]]? The creator of the play got all the information secondhand, and it's quite plausible that people said she was a big guy, so as not to admit that they got beaten up by a "[[CuteBruiser little]] [[BloodKnight helpless]] [[DisabilitySuperpower blind]] [[ActionGirl girl]]".

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* Remember how [[TheBigGuy Toph]] was portrayed as a [[LampshadeHanging huge, muscular man]]? The creator of the play got all the information secondhand, and it's quite plausible that people said she was a big guy, so as not to admit that they got beaten up by a "[[CuteBruiser little]] [[BloodKnight helpless]] [[DisabilitySuperpower blind]] [[ActionGirl girl]]".girl".



* Some fans feel the whole [[EleventhHourSuperpower Energybending]] thing was a huge AssPull, but perhaps they were subtly foreshadowing it. First of all, Aang has to master all four elements to take down [[BigBad Ozai]] despite the fact that (though Ozai is more powerful), Aang was able to take on Zuko with only [[BlowYouAway Airbending]] before he started to master the other elements. [[BadassGrandpa Iroh]] also mentions to Zuko much later that all four elements are individual pieces of the same whole. Perhaps Energybending is the reason why an avatar needs to [[AllYourPowersCombined master every element]], because, other than the avatar state, that's the true power of an avatar (also, let's face it, the avatar state was just pulsating with energy, so it's possible).

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* Some fans feel the whole [[EleventhHourSuperpower Energybending]] thing was a huge AssPull, but perhaps they were subtly foreshadowing it. First of all, Aang has to master all four elements to take down [[BigBad Ozai]] despite the fact that (though Ozai is more powerful), Aang was able to take on Zuko with only [[BlowYouAway Airbending]] before he started to master the other elements. [[BadassGrandpa Iroh]] Iroh also mentions to Zuko much later that all four elements are individual pieces of the same whole. Perhaps Energybending is the reason why an avatar needs to [[AllYourPowersCombined master every element]], because, other than the avatar state, that's the true power of an avatar (also, let's face it, the avatar state was just pulsating with energy, so it's possible).
24th Nov '17 12:30:50 PM sugaricequeen
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** Also, both children were the [[ParentalFavoritism favorites]] of their parents; Zuko to Ursa, who was Roku's grandchild, and Azula to Ozai, who was Sozin's. Just like with firebending itself, their ''roots'' were what really determined who they turned out to be.
17th Nov '17 10:42:32 AM Kalaong
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** And worst of all, as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3824554/1/Of-Warpaint-and-Whispers this fic]] mentions in passing - ''Aang'' loves ''the Fire Nation.'' Not only was his best friend Kuzon from the Fire Nation, but he loves their dances, their music, their slang, their food (at least the stuff without meat, like fire flakes)... it's as if he was a repeat trader with Japan in the early 1930s who went into a coma and woke up ten years later - "Hey, those people you love hanging out with so much? They're hell-bent on conquering the world, they've committed countless atrocities, and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including not only your family but ''your entire culture''" Oh-damn-it-all-to-hell.

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** And worst of all, as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3824554/1/Of-Warpaint-and-Whispers this fic]] mentions in passing - ''Aang'' loves ''the Fire Nation.'' Not only was his best friend Kuzon from the Fire Nation, but he loves their dances, their music, their slang, their food (at least the stuff without meat, like fire flakes)... it's as if he was a repeat trader with Japan in the early 1930s 1890s who went into a coma and woke up ten years later in the 1930s - "Hey, those people you love hanging out with so much? They're hell-bent on conquering the world, they've committed countless atrocities, and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including not only your family but ''your entire culture''" Oh-damn-it-all-to-hell.
17th Nov '17 10:40:29 AM Kalaong
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* Better yet? ''Everything'' about this episode ''actually happened'' in real life -- http://www.koryu.com/library/kfriday2.html -- most people aren't aware that the majority of what's recognized as "Japanese culture" was the result of government propaganda in the years leading up to the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar. Everything Aang tried to teach those kids was pretty much ''erased'' to turn the people he loved to play with into a ProudWarriorRace.
** And worst of all, as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3824554/1/Of-Warpaint-and-Whispers this fic]] mentions in passing - ''Aang'' loves ''the Fire Nation.'' Not only was his best friend Kuzon from the Fire Nation, but he loves their dances, their music, their slang, their food (at least the stuff without meat, like fire flakes)... it's as if he was a repeat trader with Japan in the early 1930s who went into a coma and woke up ten years later - "Hey, those people you love hanging out with so much? They're hell-bent on conquering the world, they've committed countless atrocities, and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including not only your family but ''your entire culture''" Oh-damn-it-all-to-hell.



* Like [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3824554/1/Of-Warpaint-and-Whispers this fic]] mentions in passing - ''Aang'' loves ''the Fire Nation.'' Not only was his best friend Kuzon from the Fire Nation, but he loves their dances, their music, their slang, their food (at least the stuff without meat, like fire flakes)... it's as if he was a repeat trader with Japan in the early 1930s who went into a coma and woke up ten years later - "Hey, those people you love hanging out with so much? They're hell-bent on conquering the world, they've committed countless atrocities, and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including not only your family but ''your entire culture''" Oh-damn-it-all-to-hell.
12th Nov '17 2:50:41 PM GoodOldBlue
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* When Chief Arnook defended Sokka from Hahns insult he calls him a "Capable warrior" which is odd when he never saw Sokka fight but has enough faith in his skills to have him protect Princes Yue. But it makes sense since Sokka is escorting the Avatar, he probably assumed anyone who is good enough to travel with the Avatar and able to make a journey from the south pole to the north must be a great warrior.
29th Oct '17 7:44:39 PM dakln
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** This also means that Korra, over the course of [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra her series]], manages to be both the strongest Avatar who ever lived... and the weakest...
17th Oct '17 6:08:53 PM riskyruth
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** Iroh. For 3 years.
8th Oct '17 12:21:55 AM kenjiiii
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* When Zuko is asked his name, he stutters for a second before giving it as Lee. Later in the series, we are informed that Lee is a common Fire Nation name. Zuko was scrambling for a common name and picked a Fire Nation one because that's what he was used to. Iroh picks up on this and presumably chooses a more Earth-Kingdomy name.



* During the Ba Sing Se arc Zuko get's quite a few scenes with the character Jet. During that time Zuko was going under the name Lee or Li. And who does he end up fighting? Jet. Jet and Li. Jet Li.

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* During the Ba Sing Se arc Zuko get's quite a few scenes with the character Jet. During that time Zuko was going under the name Lee or Li. And who does he end up fighting? Jet. Jet and Li. Jet Li.
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5th Oct '17 4:26:12 AM BrightLight
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** Re-watching the episode ''again'', one can also pick up that Aang has an ulterior motive to showing off - he was trying to impress Katara. The ShipTease between [[OfficialCouple these two]] truly is rampant.
23rd Aug '17 2:49:17 PM Rebu
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** That, or she was unable to get her friends out. Or driven so mad that she was unwilling. Both pleasant possibilities.
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