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Apr 27th 2018 at 8:45:09 AM

We could've gone two for two...

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Apr 27th 2018 at 10:07:39 AM

[up][up] What about Yue and Jet?

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Apr 27th 2018 at 10:25:32 AM

with the ways of the Air Nomads as passed down by Aang dying with Tenzin, the oldest and most attentive of his children is the closest thing to a knowledgeable master left.

That could have been Jinora's arc: having to step up and fill shoes she's in no way prepared for, based on whatever documentation Tenzin left behind and her own memory of his teachings that shaped most of her young life.

-nod-

I'll agree that LOK would've been better off with some of the ATLA baggage.

I don't know what baggage there is besides Toph being there.

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Apr 27th 2018 at 11:02:53 AM

Heck, Toph was only there for about four episodes.

Considering the temptation to use the old gang, they were extremely restrained.

"And when the last law was down and the Devil turned round on you, where would you hide, the laws all being flat?"
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Apr 27th 2018 at 11:40:25 AM

What about Yue and Jet?

Yue didn't die, she turned into the moon. Ascending to godhood and existing eternally as a divine force of personified nature is usually acceptable even in the most death-averse works.

Jet is a fair point, though as the "cool older kid" character, he's closer in age to Mako or Korra than to Kai and Jinora. The Infant Immortality effect is stronger for preteens than it is for the 16-22 age range.

I wonder how long Sokka had to spend thinking about the ramifications of Yue's ascension. "Like...are we still a thing now? Were we even a thing in the first place? Is it going to be cheating if I hook up with someone else? I mean, she's the moon, so she'll probably notice...."

edited 27th Apr '18 11:42:02 AM by TobiasDrake

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Apr 27th 2018 at 12:09:52 PM

[up]hope Sokka didn't plan on any moonlit dinners with Suki.

Also, Zaheer poisoned Korra. Her asking for his help is weird no matter what.

Sigilbreaker26 Serial Procrastinator
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Apr 27th 2018 at 3:32:43 PM

Asking for help from a guy who nearly killed you is fairly different from asking it from a guy who did that and then killed your master.

You'd feel like you were betraying your master's memory, for one.

"And when the last law was down and the Devil turned round on you, where would you hide, the laws all being flat?"
Apr 27th 2018 at 3:45:36 PM

She didn't actually ask for his help. She only came there to overcome her PTSD, rememer?

Soble from sdd
Apr 29th 2018 at 11:12:56 AM

Even if she had, it's take more desperation and a situation FUBAR for that to work. Like, Korra really doesn't like this guy and here he is, the only one capable of helping her reconnect with the spirit world.

Apr 29th 2018 at 1:04:03 PM

Yeah, and the only person that could help her (Jinora) was unavailable.

May 13th 2018 at 2:23:33 PM

There was a scene in "The Serpent's Pass" where Sokka and Suki have an Almost Kiss, but Sokka breaks it off, looking guiltily at the moon. The next day, though, they kiss for real.

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May 19th 2018 at 5:19:02 PM

Zaheer is one of the most accomplished spiritual masters of his time. It makes sense to ask him for guidance in spiritual matters, if you're desperate.

Turns out his hatred against tyranny also makes him sympathetic to her cause, so plus on that.

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May 19th 2018 at 5:21:13 PM

Plus it gave him the opportunity to realize his idiotic misinterpretation of anarchy gave rise to the EXACT THING he was trying to prevent.

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May 19th 2018 at 5:26:01 PM

A thing I haven't noticed before about the Red Lotus is that their mooks kind of give a Tocharian vibe.

We do know that there are two vaguely indian guys running around, so I wonder if this world's distant past had more indo-european like steppe cultures. Maybe including non-good airbenders...

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May 20th 2018 at 3:04:13 AM

A secret tribe of amoral Airbenders would be pretty neat.

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May 20th 2018 at 4:11:10 AM

[up]You could never do it in a kids cartoon, but lethal airbending would probably resemble Nanto Seiken from Fist of the North Star. I believe some supplementary works say itís canon Airbending can send wind out like blades but itís almost never used.

https://youtu.be/SuyxS6WE2vc - Warning for Violence.

edited 20th May '18 4:12:14 AM by Beatman1

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
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May 20th 2018 at 6:16:53 AM

Its in Sokka's Master, where Aang claims that airbenders channeled air through "air swords"

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May 20th 2018 at 6:33:14 PM

I always pictured a lethal Airbending as a ninja. They can sneak around pretty well, walls wouldn't keep them out, and they can slice their targets to pieces without leaving behind any kind of murder weapon.

edited 20th May '18 6:33:35 PM by Kostya

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May 20th 2018 at 6:36:51 PM

They don't even have to slice them into ribbons. They could just bend the air out of their lungs from a distance, like a sniper but more bizarre/grotesque.

He died for our sins. It's the circle, the circle of life.
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May 20th 2018 at 6:40:38 PM

That could work but that sort of attack is a bit more obviously caused by Airbending. Cutting the target with an air blade leaves plausible deniability that a nonbender with a knife/sword did the murder.

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May 21st 2018 at 3:04:25 AM

We did have a ninja in the comics, but she was an earthbender.

Then there was that shadowbender.

edited 21st May '18 3:04:59 AM by Carliro

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May 21st 2018 at 7:02:40 AM

[up] It helps that those fighting styles probably fit the tone way better than FOTNS style slicing of enemies into pieces.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Jun 22nd 2018 at 11:14:26 PM

[up][up] Of course, that "wind sword" line was specifically put in by the writers to mock earlier requests from toy-makers to make more weapons and armor that could be made into products. Hence, the ridiculously impractical armor Aang wears when he says that line.

Which means it's very possible Aang's air sword is just him wanting cool looking weapons, and not actually a thing that ever existed. It's certainly never mentioned in any other medium.

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Jun 23rd 2018 at 2:15:04 AM

Of course not. This is just a kid seeing foreign benders in armor and thinking "I want that, too!" If there had been any airbending masters left, I'm sure they would have told him that armor is completely counterproductive for an airbender, and that actual swords are pointless when you can already make swords literally out of thin air whenever you want.

Jun 23rd 2018 at 9:35:46 PM

[up] The sword made of wind is exactly what Aang was describing. A normal hilt with a blade made out of wind. In a scene meant to point out how absurd that concept is.


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