Bending Discussion (8 posts)

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  • Hyriu 85

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Okay so my friend and I are having a discussion about bending but we have different views. It is about the sub element to each of the four. Water-blood; fire-lightning; earth-metal/lava. We have a disagreement about the air sub element. He believes it is the spirit technique that jinora uses. I believe that is Jinora specific as it isn’t soley an airbending move. I say the sub element is flying, as Zaheer demonstrates in the Korra book 3 finale. As that is a direct development of airbending. Please give your thoughts below. And if you wish to discuss other aspects of bending, all are welcome!

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  • Airspeed Prime

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is the way I view bending techniques.

    Each element has
    1/ A high level technique
    2/ A Bloodline (must be born with) ability that is rare
    3/ A spiritual technique.

    So

    High Level
    Fire – Lightning Generation/Redirection
    Earth – Metalbending
    Air – Flying
    Water – Bloodbending

    Bloodline Ability
    Fire – Combustion Bending
    Earth – Lavabending
    Air – Unknown
    Water – Psychic Bloodbending/Bloodbending without full moon

    Spiritual Technique
    Fire – Chi/Spiritual sensing technique used by the shaman in Beginnings Part 1
    Earth – Toph’s seismic sense enhanced by the spirituality of the swamp allowing her to “see” Su and Lin even crazy far away
    Air – Astral Projection
    Water – Spiritbending/Healing

    This is the way I group the techniques the only ones in doubt being Air’s rare technique that only a few people are ever born with and also Earth’s spiritual technique. I think we are beyond simply saying each element has a sub element, just because there are so many unique techniques for each element.

    I think Air’s bloodline technique is most likely sound based, we have already seen certain airbending techniques involve enhancing sound like Aang using a bison whistle and so on. Sonic booms seem like a powerful combustion bending type technique.

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  • Jadely

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Airspeed the Avatar guru really great way to break it down by organizing it into three parts.

    I have to concur with his post above!

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  • Hyriu 85

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well I must say that that is a very impressive outline. It all makes a lot of sense and I have to agree with it for the most part. But it does raise the question if lavabending is bloodline related then one of his family members from Ba Sing Se had to of been one. Unless your saying it comes from his mother being Fire Nation and father being Earth Kingdom which is plausible. After all, we haven’t exactly had bending genetics explained we have just inferred mostly.

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Any thoughts on Sandbending?

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    @hyriu85
    When I mean bloodline, I just mean that the ability cannot be learned, it is something you are born with.

    We know from Yakone’s family that these abilities can run in the family, but at the same time these abilities do have to come into existence at some point. With Bolin I assume he is just the start of a new bloodline of Lavabenders. I think it is just the idea that every bender born has a very rare chance to be born with a bloodline ability and they can then pass it on fairly consistently from there.

    The idea of Lavabending requiring fire and earth heritage is an interesting one, but the technique is just Earthbending and heat being involved doesn’t have to involve fire as Waterbenders can change the phase of Water and we don’t say that involves firebending.

    @fullmoon0waterbender
    Sandbending for me is basically the plantbending of Earthbending. Just a different style mainly used in specific situations. Just standard earthbending, but requiring a level of adaptation to the environment. Most earthbenders are used to having solid earth around so would never have the opportunity to bend sand, we see with Toph she struggles initially, but clearly has mastered it with some off screen training implying it is not an overly complex ability. I am sure a lot of the sandbenders would take a bit to adapt to standard earthbending having such solid earth to use.

    Same with Huu and plantbending, I assume he is so specialised he probably would struggle if brought to one of the poles, he would probably have to learn switching water to ice and back.

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    said 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Which of each high level, bloodline, and spiritual would you guys want to have and why?

    For me:

    High level: air- flying
    Bloodline: fire- combustion
    Spirit: water : healing

    I chose flying and combustion because adding flying to anything makes it scarier. Just like how a spider is scary but I flying spider is terrifying. I always felt that combustion man was too slow but flying just fixes that :D! And the choice of healing over the other ones was simple. If I’m flying I probably won’t want to be on the ground using seismic sense and I’m not gonna need to do any fire sensing and spirit projection. Also a flying combustion man needs some self healing :)

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    said 8 months, 1 week ago

    Such thoughtful and intelligent discussion which I have not engaged in in ages :P . My only disappointment is that there’s no known “bloodline ability” for airbending…*tries to think* I’m sure it shall be figured out. :P

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    Bloodline – Whatever Airbending’s technique is ;) and that is because I am Avatar Yangchen, or Jinorachen…or an airbender of sorts lol.
    Spirit – Seismic Sense because it would just be cool to see the Earth below you, and to sense danger, people, or hidden things.

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