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I wonder how this storyline would have played out if Mike and Bryan had known they were going into 24 episodes instead of 12.

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It was very interesting to backtrack in this thread and read people's discussions of how every bad bender is a firebender and how come waterbenders can't be villains when they can do some nasty stuff. ;)

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Yeah I am glad they veered off from that stereotype, despite my frustrations with the way the ending was done.


Anyone can be a villain. It's just easy to get stuck in designated villain land when you default to firebenders/Slytherin (don't get me started on Harry Potter).


Scintillae wrote:
Anyone can be a villain. It's just easy to get stuck in designated villain land when you default to firebenders/Slytherin (don't get me started on Harry Potter).

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That part is easy, the Slytherin's HAD to be the guys who ALL become villains so when the big reveal about who is REALLY the most heroic character in the series the author believes it will be even more of a surprise.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Anyone can be a villain. It's just easy to get stuck in designated villain land when you default to firebenders/Slytherin (don't get me started on Harry Potter).
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So you've got your houses that boil down to:

Gryffindor: Bravery
Hufflepuff: Loyalty
Ravenclaw: Intelligence
Slytherin: Ambition

Only ambition is presented as evil, which sends the message "If you want to be really successful, you're an at-risk fictional villain." It's generally accepted that this is meant as excessive ambition, but it's a slippery slope, and anyone dumbing this down for a little kid reading this is going to leave off the excessive. To the extreme, it sends the message of "Never try."

I just want to know why the other qualities can't be villainous. A Ravenclaw could want to seek and practice forbidden knowledge and stop anyone in their way. A Hufflepuff could be so devoted to a friend gone wrong that they turn a blind eye to morality. A Gryffindor could want to show off and perpetually endanger those around them just for the chance to prove their bravery. Any of these could be just as interesting as a megalomaniac and send the same message: this is a good quality in the right amount, but don't let it rule you.

Yeah, there were people who weren't exactly good guys who were not Slytherin and good wizards who were, but Rowling spells it right out: Every true dark wizard was a Slytherin.

/putting way too much thought into a kids' book series

Anyway this is funny because Slytherin's colors are more in line for an earthbender. And, hey, we have had an earthbender villain who was very much a Slytherin.

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Dai Li guy?


Yep, Long Feng.

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It's great tale of tragic villains, both of them molded by a vindictive father.


WooT! Korra got renewed for the full 52 episodes, meaning 3 more (too short) seasons. Season 2 will be Spirits.


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Grey Lensman wrote:
WooT! Korra got renewed for the full 52 episodes, meaning 3 more (too short) seasons. Season 2 will be Spirits.

Whoa were did you hear that?

Edit: Huh, here it is. Nice!


Awesome.


Sounds like we're saying goodbye to Mako, Bolin and Asami... Yeah, I'm actually pretty okay with that.

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Does Amon remind anyone else of Razmir?

I was thinking he might be a very angry Soka...

Silver Crusade

Couldn't an air bender suck the air out of a person, or an earth bender pull the minerals out of a person.

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Or, to add on to that, could a Fire Bender absorb the heat out of someone?


Air bender: Possible, but their bendind is the more spiritualized and religious one, so unlikely. Doesn't even take a special technique, just make a fast enough cyclone around the target and it will suck the air right out of their lungs.
Earthbender: No. Except for very small quantities going through the digestive system most minerals in the body are bonded as part of the living tissues. Water works because most of the water on the body is used as a solvent and is not itself part of the living organism.
Firebender: Doubtful, even if a firebender could control heat without using actual fire and forgetting that cold is the domain of water in this erse. Even if possible, it would be nigh useless, as it would demand at least as much concetration as bloodbending, but without its stopping power. Meaning that the target could attack while the user has to stop and concentrate. Any attempted user would get killed fast.


The wierdest possible technique I could see for firebending (and it would take someone like Iroh or Zuko, who was exposed to airbending a great deal to come up with it) would be mirages, since they are illusions created via heat.

Miragebending! You heard it here first!


If you are willing to allow firebenders to create heat without fire, the opposite can also be true. In theory firebenders could bend light without fire. Mirages? Try full illusion magic.
On that vein, airbenders might be able to end sound waves. Create sounds, mute an area, destructive sonic waves.

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This thread is killing legions of cat girls.

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LazarX wrote:
This thread is killing legions of cat girls.

Sounds good to me.


LazarX wrote:
This thread is killing legions of cat girls.

...I'll bite. Why is this thread killing legions of catgirls?

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