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2nd Aug '17 2:39:15 PM Freezer
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** You could argue that that's what she did when she deflected the Colossus' last energy blast.
2nd Aug '17 12:41:20 PM hunter139
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** I'm a bit late to the discussion, but I want to add my two cents to the Avengers Assemble comparison: the Squadron Supreme only turned against each other when they thought the Avengers were dead, ie, they thought that they had won. If the Red Lotus had succeeded, maybe they would've turned on each other, but Team Avatar would almost certainly never convince them to, especially since killing Korra is one of their main objectives.
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.
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