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9th Oct '17 1:29:31 PM sugaricequeen
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* In "The Boiling Rock," why didn't the escapees just knock the warden out to ensure he wouldn't interfere with their plan? Was there anything that required him to be conscious the entire time?

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* In "The Boiling Rock," why didn't the escapees just knock the warden out to ensure he wouldn't interfere with their plan? Was there anything that required him to be conscious the entire time?time?
* How has the Boiling Rock managed to maintain a 0% escape record? It's stated to be the highest-security prison in the Fire Nation, meaning only the highest-security prisoners get sent there, and judging by the riot scene, a good number of them seem to be firebenders. This is the earthbending scene from the movie all over again - it looks like the prisoners would have an easy enough time rallying together for the purpose of a mass breakout, so why don't they just do that?
5th Oct '17 10:26:57 PM Metalshina
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** Yeah, its humor. Zuko has spent his life around stern, stiff generals and soldiers and psychotic family members. The only guy he's ever known with a sense of humor is his uncle, who he has looked down and belittled for years. Is it any surprise his humor is stiff and sometimes insensitive?


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**Scars are extremely time consuming to portray using makeup, in fact it may have been almost impossible using their techniques, so a mask is better for suspension of disbelief. The other makeup is for easy things such as tattoos or to make the actors and actresses look nicer, which is thousands of years old.
4th Oct '17 9:29:00 AM sugaricequeen
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** According to the Avatar Wiki, the lion turtles originally each belonged to one of four elements, and they could only grant the bending of that element to a person. With this in mind, Aang could be limited to giving out the element of whatever the lion turtle who helped him had been affiliated with. (The wiki hints that it was fire.)
4th Oct '17 9:25:38 AM sugaricequeen
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** Just because someone's a criminal doesn't mean they aren't still loyal to their ''country''. The country is not necessarily the same as the government. Remember, the warden calls Zuko "the '''traitor''' prince" (emphasis mine). The ordinary criminals might well hate him for being a traitor, even if the war prisoners would respect him for it

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** Just because someone's a criminal doesn't mean they aren't still loyal to their ''country''. The country is not necessarily the same as the government. Remember, the warden calls Zuko "the '''traitor''' prince" (emphasis mine). The ordinary criminals might well hate him for being a traitor, even if the war prisoners would respect him for it
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** Alternatively, it could've been an empty threat, that he'd been using to try and scare Zuko. He lets him right into the fray with a bunch of other prisoners later in the episode, and none of them ever seem to make a big deal over him being there. The bigger threat was that the warden was going to turn him into the Fire Lord sooner or later.



* So why did that lion turtle grant Aang the power to energybend so easily? All Aang did was tell him what his problem was, basically that someone was causing trouble and he needed a way to defeat them without killing them. It wasn't even something Aang ''needed'', either, since killing Ozai only went against his personal beliefs. Sooner or later, he ''could've'' brought himself to do it, if he had to.

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* So why did that lion turtle grant Aang the power to energybend so easily? All Aang did was tell him what his problem was, basically that someone was causing trouble and he needed a way to defeat them without killing them. It wasn't even something Aang ''needed'', either, since killing Ozai only went against his personal beliefs. Sooner or later, he ''could've'' brought himself to do it, if he had to.to.
* In "The Boiling Rock," why didn't the escapees just knock the warden out to ensure he wouldn't interfere with their plan? Was there anything that required him to be conscious the entire time?
1st Oct '17 8:24:19 PM sugaricequeen
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* In "The Ember Island Players," why didn't the theatre just use makeup to imitate Zuko's scar, instead of an obvious mask over part of his face? They'd already used it at several other points throughout the play?

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* In "The Ember Island Players," why didn't the theatre just use makeup to imitate Zuko's scar, instead of an obvious mask over part of his face? They'd already used it at several other points throughout the play?play?
* So why did that lion turtle grant Aang the power to energybend so easily? All Aang did was tell him what his problem was, basically that someone was causing trouble and he needed a way to defeat them without killing them. It wasn't even something Aang ''needed'', either, since killing Ozai only went against his personal beliefs. Sooner or later, he ''could've'' brought himself to do it, if he had to.
1st Oct '17 8:19:18 PM sugaricequeen
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* In the finale, the Gaang tries going to June and her giant mole-thing for helping tracking Aang, and Sokka recognizes her as the one Zuko used to hunt them down in the first season. Zuko's only response to this is something like "Yep...Back in the good old days." Considering he's supposed to have been fully initiated into the group by this point, and later acknowledges that he and Aang have become friends...is he saying here that he preferred hunting them down to being friends with them? Or was it just a dry, badly delivered attempt at humor?

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* In the finale, the Gaang tries going to June and her giant mole-thing for helping tracking Aang, and Sokka recognizes her as the one Zuko used to hunt them down in the first season. Zuko's only response to this is something like "Yep...Back in the good old days." Considering he's supposed to have been fully initiated into the group by this point, and later acknowledges that he and Aang have become friends...is he saying here that he preferred hunting them down to being friends with them? Or was it just a dry, badly delivered attempt at humor?humor?
* In "The Ember Island Players," why didn't the theatre just use makeup to imitate Zuko's scar, instead of an obvious mask over part of his face? They'd already used it at several other points throughout the play?
24th Sep '17 8:25:22 AM sugaricequeen
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* Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...I've just started watching this series, from the first episode on. I know that Aang ran away from home after being told that he was the Avatar. Then he and Appa got caught in a storm and fell into the ocean. My question is, when he bended a sphere of air around them when they went underwater, how did that manage to create ice? Wouldn't doing that just form a giant bubble around him?

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* Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...I've just started watching this series, from In the finale, the Gaang tries going to June and her giant mole-thing for helping tracking Aang, and Sokka recognizes her as the one Zuko used to hunt them down in the first episode on. I know that Aang ran away from home after being told that he was season. Zuko's only response to this is something like "Yep...Back in the Avatar. Then he and Appa got caught in a storm and fell good old days." Considering he's supposed to have been fully initiated into the ocean. My question is, when group by this point, and later acknowledges that he bended a sphere of air around and Aang have become friends...is he saying here that he preferred hunting them when they went underwater, how did that manage down to create ice? Wouldn't doing that being friends with them? Or was it just form a giant bubble around him?dry, badly delivered attempt at humor?
20th Sep '17 7:07:35 PM sugaricequeen
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* Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...I've just started watching this series, from the first episode on. I know that Aang ran away from home after being told that he was the Avatar. Then he and Appa got caught in a storm and fell into the ocean. My question is, when he bended a sphere of air around them when they went underwater, how did that manage to create ice? Wouldn't doing that just form a giant bubble around him?
* I'm confused about the CelestialDeadline thing...During Season 1, Roku tells Aang that he has to master all four elements - something that normally takes years for even the Avatar to accomplish - and defeat the Fire Lord before the end of summer, when Ozai will use the boost from Sozin's Comet to deliver the blow that ends the war. But what happens if Aang doesn't? Who is Ozai planning to attack when the comet arrives? Unless he directs it at Aang himself, wouldn't the Avatar still be able to train up some more and defeat him afterwards?

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* Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...I've just started watching this series, from the first episode on. I know that Aang ran away from home after being told that he was the Avatar. Then he and Appa got caught in a storm and fell into the ocean. My question is, when he bended a sphere of air around them when they went underwater, how did that manage to create ice? Wouldn't doing that just form a giant bubble around him?
* I'm confused about the CelestialDeadline thing...During Season 1, Roku tells Aang that he has to master all four elements - something that normally takes years for even the Avatar to accomplish - and defeat the Fire Lord before the end of summer, when Ozai will use the boost from Sozin's Comet to deliver the blow that ends the war. But what happens if Aang doesn't? Who is Ozai planning to attack when the comet arrives? Unless he directs it at Aang himself, wouldn't the Avatar still be able to train up some more and defeat him afterwards?
him?
19th Sep '17 5:18:42 PM sugaricequeen
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** It also wasn't just Katara's trust in Zuko that was cemented in the episode. It was her learning not to demonize the entire Fire Nation (something she's done throughout the entire series, if you haven't noticed; she brings it up ''all the time'') due to the actions of ''one man.'' Hunting down her mother's killer ultimately made her recognize him for what he really was - a weak, feeble, pathetic old man - and that she shouldn't hold his actions against anyone else who just happens to be from the same nation.
11th Sep '17 8:42:27 PM sugaricequeen
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* Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...I've just started watching this series, from the first episode on. I know that Aang ran away from home after being told that he was the Avatar. Then he and Appa got caught in a storm and fell into the ocean. My question is, when he bended a sphere of air around them when they went underwater, how did that manage to create ice? Wouldn't doing that just form a giant bubble around him?

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* Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...I've just started watching this series, from the first episode on. I know that Aang ran away from home after being told that he was the Avatar. Then he and Appa got caught in a storm and fell into the ocean. My question is, when he bended a sphere of air around them when they went underwater, how did that manage to create ice? Wouldn't doing that just form a giant bubble around him?him?
* I'm confused about the CelestialDeadline thing...During Season 1, Roku tells Aang that he has to master all four elements - something that normally takes years for even the Avatar to accomplish - and defeat the Fire Lord before the end of summer, when Ozai will use the boost from Sozin's Comet to deliver the blow that ends the war. But what happens if Aang doesn't? Who is Ozai planning to attack when the comet arrives? Unless he directs it at Aang himself, wouldn't the Avatar still be able to train up some more and defeat him afterwards?
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