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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 100200 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 100200 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?
3rd Sep '16 10:16:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** They may have been GenreSavvy enough to relese the wanted posters ''just in case the two managed to survive''.

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** They may have been GenreSavvy savvy enough to relese the wanted posters ''just in case the two managed to survive''.
23rd Jun '16 10:07:36 AM PandaXclone2
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** Aang shows up to Tenzin in the Spirit World and Roku appears emerges from water in front of Aang while trying to find Koh in the first show. There's also the flash game tie-in ''Escape from the Spirit World'' for Book 2-3, which shows Aang encountering his last four past lives inside the Spirit World. Avatar Kuruk in particular acts as if he's actively hunting down Koh in the Spirit World, so that seems to suggest they do exist in the Spirit World. And before you question the canonicity of the online flash game, [[WordOfGod Michael Dante DiMartino]] [[http://www.avatarspirit.net/interviews.php?id=18= considers it canon to the plot.]]

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** Aang shows up to Tenzin in the Spirit World and Roku appears emerges from water in front of Aang while trying to find Koh in the first show. There's also the flash game tie-in ''Escape from the Spirit World'' for Book 2-3, which shows Aang encountering his last four past lives inside the Spirit World. Avatar Kuruk in particular acts as if he's actively hunting down Koh in the Spirit World, so that seems to suggest they do exist in the Spirit World. And before you question the canonicity of the online flash game, [[WordOfGod Michael Dante DiMartino]] [[http://www.avatarspirit.net/interviews.php?id=18= considers it canon to the plot.]]
13th Jun '16 5:29:48 AM Tuomas
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** Yue died before she had any children, and it was never mentioned she had any siblings, so it's not likely Tonraq and Unalaq are direct descendants of Arnook (Yue's father). If Arnook had any siblings, it's likely Tonraq and Unalaq are their descendants, and they inherited the throne because Arnook's family line had broken . Though it's totally not impossible that Arnook and his wife had new children after the death of Yue; we never seen Arnook's mother onscreen, so we don't know whether she's still young enough to be fertile. In this case Tonraq and Unalaq would probably be Arnook's grandsons, and Korra would be his great-granddaughter.

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** Yue died before she had any children, and it was never mentioned she had any siblings, so it's not likely Tonraq and Unalaq are direct descendants of Arnook (Yue's father). If Arnook had any siblings, it's likely Tonraq and Unalaq are their descendants, descendants of his brother or sister, and they inherited the throne because Arnook's family line had broken . broken with the death of Yue. Though of course it's totally not impossible that Arnook and his wife had a new children child (or children) after the death of Yue; we never seen Arnook's mother wife onscreen, so we don't know whether she's still young enough to be fertile. In this case If Arnook had new children, Tonraq and Unalaq would probably be Arnook's his grandsons, and Korra would be his great-granddaughter.great-granddaughter. So it seems quite likely Korra is related to Yue one way or another, even if she's not a direct descendant.
13th Jun '16 5:24:17 AM Tuomas
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** Yue died before she had any children, and it was never mentioned she had any siblings, so it's not likely Tonraq and Unalaq are direct descendants of Arnook (Yue's father). If Arnook had any siblings, it's likely Tonraq and Unalaq are their descendants, and they inherited the throne because Arnook's family line had broken . Though it's totally not impossible that Arnook and his wife had new children after the death of Yue; we never seen Arnook's mother onscreen, so we don't know whether she's still young enough to be fertile. In this case Tonraq and Unalaq would probably be Arnook's grandsons, and Korra would be his great-granddaughter.
12th Jun '16 7:07:52 PM Freezer
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[[folder: Korra's bloodline]]
* We know Tonraq, Korra's father, is a member of the royal family of the Northern Water Tribe, and that the current leaders of the North, Esna and Deska are her cousins. My question is: Is there continuity of bloodline between the North we saw in ATLA and Korra's time? Is Korra of Yue's bloodline? If this has been answered elsewhere, a link would be most welcome.


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[[folder: Korra's bloodline]]
* We know Tonraq, Korra's father, is a member of the royal family of the Northern Water Tribe, and that the current leaders of the North, Esna and Deska are her cousins. My question is: Is there continuity of bloodline between the North we saw in ATLA and Korra's time? Is Korra of Yue's bloodline? If this has been answered elsewhere, a link would be most welcome.
12th Jun '16 7:07:21 PM Freezer
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[[folder: Korra's bloodline]]
* We know Tonraq, Korra's father, is a member of the royal family of the Northern Water Tribe, and that the current leaders of the North, Esna and Deska are her cousins. My question is: Is there continuity of bloodline between the North we saw in ATLA and Korra's time? Is Korra of Yue's bloodline? If this has been answered elsewhere, a link would be most welcome.




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