History Headscratchers / AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheGaang

27th Nov '16 12:58:29 PM PandaXclone2
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** Look at it this way; imagine your best friend was with you and had an accident which wound up costing you your eyesight permanently. Yes, it was an accident, yes they feel very bad about it. That doesn't change the fact that the damage is done however and there will inevitably be some grudges held (unless you happen to be one of those "forgive and forget" people but not everyone is like that.) To Toph, her feet are her eyes. Zuko accidentally damaged them and it's unclear if it's permanent or not. Either way I'm sure Toph knows it was a mistake but that doesn't pardon him from possibly destroying the one sense she's honed her whole life on. If anything this troper got the feeling she would just do something to Zuko back and then they'd be even.
27th Nov '16 11:55:50 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* There's one episode, I can't remember the name, where Zuko is having trouble getting the team (or Gaang, as I guess it's called?) to let him join them, not without good reason. From what I recall, [[LivingLieDetector Toph]] is the only one to point out that Aang, Sokka, and Katara are letting their preexisting grudges against him cloud their judgement. She tries to go visit Zuko at night; Zuko, not realizing who it is, sears her feet with his firebending. Though she eventually agrees to let him join, she makes it clear that she's still upset with him burning her feet and still holds a grudge, even when it should be obvious that it was an honest mistake. Could she not tell that he felt genuinely remorseful, or is she just very hypocritical?
14th Jun '16 7:33:41 AM MrDeath
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** There hasn't been a raid in a decade. If something hasn't happened in a decade, yes, you'd generally assume that it's not happening again any time soon.
14th Jun '16 3:19:49 AM Tuomas
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** Even if the purpose of that particular raid remains unknown to the other villagers, they would certainly know that Firebenders had gradually kidnapped and taken away all of their waterbenders. Older people like Gran Gran have living memory of this. Also, since the purpose of the previous raid was unknown, the villagers wouldn't know that the Fire Nation has no reason to raid the village anymore, so they might still expect a new raid any day. Furthermore, since benders can be born to non-bender parents, it would make sense for the Fire Nation to spy on Southern Water Nation tribes and occasionally raid them, to check out whether new waterbenders have been emerged. This was the purpose of Yon Rha's raid, and most likely the Fire Nation was doing this every few years. So given all this, it makes no sense for Gran Gran to think Katara is safe, and to allow her to waterbend publically.

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** Even if the purpose of that particular raid remains unknown to the other villagers, they would certainly know that Firebenders had gradually kidnapped and taken away all of their waterbenders. Older people like Gran Gran have living memory of this. Also, since the purpose of the previous raid was unknown, the villagers wouldn't know that the Fire Nation has no reason to raid the village anymore, so they might still expect a new raid any day. Furthermore, since benders can be born to non-bender parents, it would make sense for the Fire Nation to spy on Southern Water Nation tribes and occasionally raid them, to check out whether new waterbenders have been emerged. This was the purpose of Yon Rha's raid, and most likely the Fire Nation was doing this every few years. So given all this, it makes no sense for Gran Gran to think Katara is safe, and to allow her to waterbend publically.
19th Apr '16 3:32:25 AM Tuomas
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** Even if the purpose of that particular raid remains unknown to the other villagers, they would certainly know that Firebenders had gradually kidnapped and taken away all of their waterbenders. Older people like Gran Gran have living memory of this. Also, since the purpose of the previous raid was unknown, the villagers wouldn't know that the Fire Nation has no reason to raid the village anymore, so they might still expect a new raid any day. Furthermore, since benders can be born to non-bender parents, it would make sense for the Fire Nation to spy on Southern Water Nation tribes and occasionally raid them, to check out whether new waterbenders have been emerged. This was the purpose of Yon Rha's raid, and most likely the Fire Nation was doing this every few years. So given all this, it makes no sense for Gran Gran to think Katara is safe, and to allow her to waterbend publically.
15th Apr '16 8:47:50 AM Julia1984
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** Aang does hear Zuko refer to the Fire Lord as "my father." The name of the Fire Nation prince must be common knowledge. Their father confirms in Season 3 that he's heard of him, so his kids must have, too.
15th Apr '16 8:44:54 AM Julia1984
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** No one except Kya knew that the Southern Raiders attacked the village because they were looking for a Waterbender, and Yon Rha killed her before she could tell anyone. So nobody would see any reason for Katara to keep her Bending a secret. Yon Rha also believed they succeeded, so the Fire Nation had no reason to continue raiding the village. What would they have gained from pillaging and plundering a tiny village of ice at the end of the world? It has no resources they can use, and now, as far as they know, no threats to neutralize.
26th Dec '15 2:42:22 AM Luppercus
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***Lie detectors do not work with psychopaths, thatís because psychopaths feel no guilt when they lie and feel no reason to be nervous, as normal people do thus producing all the changes in breathing, heartbeat, blood pleasure, etc., that the machine supposedly detects. Thatís why the lie detector is considered pseudoscientific and is not valid in courts, because it doesnít really detects if someone is lying, it detects if someone is nervous while talking (and actually thatís what Toph said, that people has certain body reactions when lying). So, Azula is clearly a psychopath, so thatís why Tophís abilities (or a lie detectorís) wonít work with her.
14th Sep '15 9:15:19 AM PandaXclone2
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** To be fair, only two people of the group had been to Ba Sing Se before. Toph and Aang (Which was before he turned into an Avasicle). Toph seems to be the one who knows more about Ba Sing Se but I assume she either didn't know or didn't care. The rest of them truly did think they could get in for a quick chat. As for Long Feng, since he controls the elite police force and is puppeteering the King, he's not that scared about them.

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** To be fair, only two people of the group had been to Ba Sing Se before. before: Toph and Aang (Which was before he turned into an Avasicle). Toph seems to be the one who knows more about Ba Sing Se but I assume she either didn't know or didn't care. The rest of them truly did think they could get in for a quick chat. As for Long Feng, since he controls the elite police force and is puppeteering the King, he's not that scared about them.
14th Sep '15 9:14:33 AM PandaXclone2
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** To be fair, only two people of the group had been to Ba Sing Se before. Toph and Aang (Which was before he turned into an Avasicle). Toph seems to be the one who knows more about Ba Sing Se but I assume she either didn't know or didn't care. The rest of them truly did think they could get in for a quick chat.

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** To be fair, only two people of the group had been to Ba Sing Se before. Toph and Aang (Which was before he turned into an Avasicle). Toph seems to be the one who knows more about Ba Sing Se but I assume she either didn't know or didn't care. The rest of them truly did think they could get in for a quick chat. As for Long Feng, since he controls the elite police force and is puppeteering the King, he's not that scared about them.
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