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11th May '17 5:49:54 PM XanKortal
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** However, even in common understanding of metals, Platinum is not known for its strength or purity - it is known for its rarity and it's precious quality. For AcceptableBreaksFromReality to be relevant, it would need to match the properties associated with it by the masses, which it doesn't. It isn't rare and it's a building material, so it isn't precious in universe. Typically, the go to metal for purity for the masses is gold or silver, not platinum, and the go to metal for strength and durability is titanium. So the 'platinum' in universe doesn't match the physical properties of reality and doesn't match the audiences expectations for what the metal would be. It stops being an AcceptableBreaksFromReality and becomes Unobtanium, at which point there is no point to call it platinum.

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** However, even in common understanding of metals, Platinum is not known for its strength or purity - it is known for its rarity and it's precious quality. For AcceptableBreaksFromReality to be relevant, it would need to match the properties associated with it by the masses, which it doesn't. It isn't rare and it's a building material, so it isn't precious in universe. Typically, the go to metal for purity for the masses is gold or silver, not platinum, and the go to metal for strength and durability is titanium. So the 'platinum' in universe doesn't match the physical properties of reality and doesn't match the audiences expectations for what the metal would be. It stops being an AcceptableBreaksFromReality and becomes Unobtanium, {{Unobtainium}}, at which point there is no point to call it platinum.
11th May '17 5:48:38 PM XanKortal
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** However, even in common understanding of metals, Platinum is not known for its strength or purity - it is known for its rarity and it's precious quality. For AcceptableBreaksFromReality to be relevant, it would need to match the properties associated with it by the masses, which it doesn't. It isn't rare and it's a building material, so it isn't precious in universe. Typically, the go to metal for purity for the masses is gold or silver, not platinum, and the go to metal for strength and durability is titanium. So the 'platinum' in universe doesn't match the physical properties of reality and doesn't match the audiences expectations for what the metal would be. It stops being an AcceptableBreaksFromReality and becomes Unobtanium, at which point there is no point to call it platinum.
10th May '17 6:04:09 AM Peteman
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*** Where does it say it grants the power to the opponent as well? All it says is that if your spirit is not unbreakble then you can get destroyed.
21st Feb '17 7:13:13 AM Freezer
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*** The problem is that, outside of certain specialized uses and just plain selling the stuff, you don't want really pure metal. The very impurities (read: Carbon) that a metalbender would latch on to are what gives forged metals their strength. Again, pure platinum would be shite armor for anything but resisting bending.
21st Feb '17 3:26:11 AM superstrijder15
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**My headcanon is that in the avatarverse, the metals are all the same stuff, but they are purified, and when they are pure enough they get another name. Why? well, it's said that platinum is so pure not even toph could bend it, but it doesn't have to be, you can have 'unrefined' platinum, or really refined iron. IMO in the avatarverse the ore is melted, impurities are taken out until the stuff is pure enough for te job, which may be iron-grade, steel-grade or the highest(so far) platinum-grade. This explains the abundance of platinum-grade in the Earth kindom: the refining method for metals would be to melt it in a location protected from impurities, make some earthbenders bend the impurities away through a chute or something. so if you have good benders you can make really good metal. lower purities are used as much as possible because you need less earthbenders.
21st Jan '17 1:28:46 PM ranabridged
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** It was less begging for forgiveness and more acknowledging what she did was wrong. Suiyin’s "We had decades to hash this out - like I did with our mother. But you'd rather hold grudges and see me as the same girl I was, not the woman I am. You're looking for apologies from someone who hasn't existed for twenty years" doesn’t hold up because not only did she never apologize but was incredibly passive aggressive with her look at all my riches which I could never have had if I was punished. Yes they are both wrong and not holding a grudge is a good moral it just that it places all of the blame on Lin’s shoulders while Suiyin get’s off relatively lightly. She blatently withheld the full story from Korra when she asked her what happened between the two while taking any chance she could to be little her. It also doesn’t help that after they made up Lin was repeatedly Wolfed as well as repeatedly sacrificed herself to save Suiyin
25th Nov '16 1:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne Beginnings Part One]]'' we learn that the first Avatar lived ten thousand years ago. If we presume that the average age of the Avatar is somewhere between 50 and 100 years, that would mean that in ten thousand years there have been 100–200 Avatars. However, in the ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode ''[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter The Deserter]]'' Avatar Roku tells Jeong Jeong that he has "mastered the elements a thousand times in a thousand lifetimes". Now, it's understandable Roku might exaggerate a bit for effect, but saying there have been 5 to 10 times more Avatars than what the real number is isn't just exaggerating, it's straight-up lying. So how many Avatars have there actually beem between Wan and Korra?

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* In ''[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS2E7BeginningsPartOne Beginnings Part One]]'' we learn that the first Avatar lived ten thousand years ago. If we presume that the average age of the Avatar is somewhere between 50 and 100 years, that would mean that in ten thousand years there have been 100–200 Avatars. However, in the ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode ''[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter The Deserter]]'' Deserter]]" Avatar Roku tells Jeong Jeong that he has "mastered the elements a thousand times in a thousand lifetimes". Now, it's understandable Roku might exaggerate a bit for effect, but saying there have been 5 to 10 times more Avatars than what the real number is isn't just exaggerating, it's straight-up lying. So how many Avatars have there actually beem between Wan and Korra?
26th Oct '16 9:56:24 AM MrDeath
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** Or, the distribution of metals in the Avatar world is not an exact copy of ours. Just like the map and any number of other things isn't the same.
26th Oct '16 1:13:12 AM bloodraven117
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** Simple, because the fire is not that hot, its hot enough to hurt and causes only superficial burns but you really have to TRY to kill someone wwith basic firebending. Firebendng is not inherently more lethal than say Earth or water bending. After all you're producing fire from inside of you, and in order to produce fire from life you have to not... Kill yourself by using up all your life. Also ccaloric intake matters, since you're producing so much raw fire the energy to produce has to come from somewhere, there may be a natural governor in a bender's spirit that stop s them from killing themselves from malnutrition.


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* Why are there still whales? We spent more than 200 years hunting them for meat and oil, but they're still kicking around. Answer is simple, just like whales its hard and not worth the effort to hunt to extinction.


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* Irrelevant of arguments on the matter, the Fire Nation couldn't hope to "Entirely" wipe out Airbending in their initial operation or subsequent attacks. It took the Germans years of meticulous census data, enormous levels of resources, and a couple years of occupation to even have the ability to attempt genocide, the Fire Nation pulling off 1 surprise attack, even as powerful as they were, would take too long and more than a few airbenders would have slipped through the net easily, especially since this is before the Fire nation had all its nifty war toys like tanks and war balloons. without knowing if Airbending or bending in general is a dominant or recessive trait (Unlikely) or if its dormant at time only to reemerge, we can assume that any Airbenders who survived would have gone deep into hiding, and if any peasants from the earth kingdom or other tribes popped up with it they would have been priority targets by the Fire Nation claiming "Its the Avatar!" Meaning that anyone with Airbending would have hidden their ability. While we only know of the five airbenders the rest would have either never preformed airbending in fear of the Fire nation, or they would have been shunned by their people and lived alone unable to breed.


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* Simple the Equalists had several layers of surprise, and had multiple tricks up their sleeves. The lieutenant and the Equalists were very quickly losing combat effectiveness as their campaign progressed, as they relied predominately on getting close to benders, surprise, and tactical numerical superiority in order to win. This is also why Amon's dream of a world wide revolution was doomed to failure (If he ever had thoughts of it being possible in the first place) as he was running out of surprises and would never have the resources to pull it off in the first place. Sato may be a genius but they were obviously running out of steam as time went on. Short of inventing GUNs, the Equalists were always fighting at a disadvantage.


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* Sato was one of the richest men in the world. Kuvira had almost all of the Earth Kingdom's resources at her finger tips. Cost is no issue. However cost is irrelevent when the supply does not exist. This is however not a matter you can just hand waive, Platinum is rarer than gold. No sorry, its in a whole other league, all the platinum mined in the world can fit in your average living room. A much more plausible and reasonable assumption would be to have made some alloy of super pure Steel, not your common household item, but not flat out impossible. The only way for platinum to be more common in the Avatar world is if they either somehow invented space travel to mine it from asteroids, or they risk forming volcanoes (And the whole plethora of problems with them including global cooling) to get at a relatively worthless resource for them.
8th Sep '16 12:08:18 PM Whitewings
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* Why did Su and Bataar design Zaofu with protractile domes?
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