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2nd Jan '18 6:47:31 AM timemonkey
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** Even if it did the Air Nomads wouldn't care, the comics have established they saw no difference between types of love and relationships.




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** Yes, Fire Lord is the title no matter who holds it.
7th Dec '17 10:02:53 AM sugaricequeen
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*** During his time at a Fire Nation school, Aang befriends a boy whose skin stone is similar to theirs. It stands to reason that it's not exclusive to Water Tribesmen.
27th Nov '17 9:26:50 AM sugaricequeen
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** The Southern Water Tribe and Foggy Swamp Tribe both seem to be relatively recently founded, which is why they're both so scattered and such. As for the northern tribe...I'm not seeing what you mean by "they don't have much, not counting their city" - what else are you expecting to see? Having a full-fledged city is nothing to scoff at, and they've managed to remain completely safe from the Fire Nation for the past 100 years, a feat even the Earth Kingdom couldn't pull off - Iroh managed to break down the outer wall of Bah Sing Se and only gave up the siege after his son died. We also never see any hints that the northern tribe is struggling to get by or anything, so I'm not sure where you're getting the idea that they're poor.
27th Nov '17 9:19:50 AM sugaricequeen
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\n** For a simpler answer, King Bumi only rules over Omashu, since it's mentioned as being one of the larger cities in the Earth Kingdom, but it's still just a city. The Earth King, comparatively, rules over the entirety of the Earth Kingdom, from his seat of power in Ba Sing Se. As the OP mentions, the three different Water Tribes were originally just one water tribe living at the north pole before they split off, and the Air nomads are...well, nomads, so they wouldn't necessarily constitute a "nation."

13th Oct '17 12:19:23 AM Tuomas
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* Is it explained how the Fire Nation made it to the Southern Air Temple in the first place? Aang says when they get there that the only way to reach it is on a flying bison.
* Is it customary for females to still be referred to as "Fire Lord," instead of a gender-based equivalent?

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* Is it explained how the Fire Nation made it to the Southern Air Temple in the first place? Aang says when they get there that the only way to reach it is on a flying bison.
* Is it customary for females to still be referred to as "Fire Lord," instead of a gender-based equivalent? equivalent?
9th Oct '17 6:12:05 AM sugaricequeen
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* Is it customary for females to still be referred to as "Fire Lord," instead of a gender-based equivalent?
6th Sep '17 3:30:05 PM RaustBD
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** 1: They might have been intending to break the reincarnation cycle for good in the long term and keep the Avatar from being of a competent age for a few decades in the short term. 2: They're still suspecting it's an airbender because there hadn't been so much as a single substantiated sighting of the avatar in over 100 years, even during the years when the "new avatar" would've been a child, meaning that the only explanation is that the avatar escaped and has lived to a ripe old age.
6th Sep '17 12:23:39 PM sugaricequeen
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* Is it explained how the Fire Nation made it to the Southern Air Temple in the first place? Aang says when they get there that the only way to reach it is on a flying bison.
5th Sep '17 8:36:04 AM sugaricequeen
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* If the Fire Nation knows that the Avatar, once killed, is always reborn into the next nation in the cycle, then why did they kill all the Air nomads in the first place? And why are they still expecting the Avatar to be a 100-year-old airbender? Shouldn't there have come a point where they started looking for an earthbender instead?
27th Jul '17 7:35:51 PM Coldfire82
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** Interestingly enough the official policy of the Northern Water Tribe at the time echoes the noticeable absence of named women benders (or at least those trained in combat) in the series. Aside from Avatars Yangchen and Kyoshi, there is only one female airbender shown and named (Sister Liu from Appa's flashback), two female earth benders (Toph and Oma), and Azula was noticeably the first and (up until the middle of the third season) only female firebender. There were no female Earthbenders shown either the Earth Kingdom armies or the Dai Li, and the Fire Nation's only confirmed female soldiers served either in prisons or in law enforcement, as opposed to taking part in any major foreign campaigns or occupations (however, since many soldiers wore masks as a part of their uniform, it would be difficult to ascertain their gender from a glance). The Foggy Swamp Tribe seemed to be the only tribe that had women benders fight alongside male benders. While Katara was right to point out that she should be able to learn how to fight with Waterbending if she wanted to, the baffling expectation throughout much of the world at that time seemed to be that women were expected not to fight, even if they were benders in a time of war. The fact that almost all of the aforementioned female benders were easily equaled or surpassed their male peers are a strong indication that this exception is not grounded in any concrete fact.
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