It's possible that to "deal" with Zuko, Aang took away his bending.
The opening narration clearly stated that Republic City was built by Aang AND Zuko from the Fire Nation colonies. Aang isn't going to debend him.
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Tell all who hearken that Winter is come.
OK I think we all know that it was a promise though I had no clue why Aang would agree to it, he would just take his bending away and then just dethrone him. Obviously Zuko never had his bending taken away and is peacefully traveling the world after he resigned.
I don't mean to rant, but I think the progression level in LoK makes more sense.
"Didn't we have some fun...though? Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and I said 'Goodbye' and you were like 'No way' and then I was all 'We pretended we were going to murder you'......that was great"
For the water bending, air and water are (for him) very close. It seems with LoK that learning the other elements isn't so much what's opposite you, but your personality - witness how korra can't air bend for shit, yet fire bends very well (she breathes fire!) already. It would be easy for him to pick up the basics of water bending, but might take him longer to master it than Katara.
" her determination and hard work allowed her to surpass Aang," <-- from the wiki.
The Firelord had him cornered and he was as good as defeated with the spiritual chakra locked. Aang was was pretty much dead when his earth-ball-thing broke apart - the ONLY reason he managed to defeat the Firelord was due to the accidental unlocking of his final chakra with the jagged rock going into his spine. Without the Avatar state (which FYI is overpowered as fuck, might as well call it "turn on the godmode hacks") Aang would've 100% lost to the Firelord. So it was basically all luck....or destiny...whatever you want to call it. He had only somewhat learned the elements.
I also disagree about the progression, most of it made sense just fine. Read the wiki:
Under the tutelage of Master Pakku, Katara's waterbending skills improved to the degree she could defeat Sangok and all the other pupils with ease. To both Pakku and Katara's annoyance, the same could not be said for Aang, who did not take it very seriously.
I.e. Katara had the talent, will and determination to learn every ounce of waterbending she could from Paku. It's easy to see how she surpassed Aang during their remaining time at the Northern tribe. Aang was only initially good at waterbending because it was similar to air, an element he had mastered. Katara hadn't mastered anything so she had nothing to relate to. It makes perfect sense
Can't wait for next episode, I want to know how Tarlokk can bloodbend withought a full moon.
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Which is why we now have Korra, the polar opposite of what Aang was and we get to see how she deals with restoring balance. Although we're up to the 8th episode and I can't help that extremely nagging feeling that a 13-year-old Aang would've done far better and made far wiser decisions than 17-year-old Korra :P
I'm predicting, however, that Beifong is going to save Korra's hide when it comes to getting out of that truck. Just a hunch.
You mean spider-Lin right?
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There is def something linked between Tarlokk and Amon. Like I said earlier, tarlokk seems to know alot about how the equalists act.....like finding their hidden training camp when amon is usually very careful and secretive. That raid also gave Korra false courage which screwed her over later when she was forced to confront Amon head on......tarlokk was supposed to guard aang island yet Amon snuck thru. Amon also seems to target only bad people, the triads and benders who cheated and abused their powers in the tournament, so far no innocent victims. So tarlokk gains from having gang members snuffed out, plus rises up in political power using scare tactics.
As for bloodbending, I think Yakune is Tarlokk's father since they both seem to be strong bloodbenders. Both prob came from northern water tribe, and I feel like they are either of a pure bloodline that originally mastered bloodbending, or have something to do with those 2 fishes that are the moonspirits, yakune/tarlokk could be the physical form of the male moon spirit, so naturally gifted water benders.
For Amon, I do think him and Tarlokk must have grown up together and had some kind of rivalry or friends turned into enemies. We don't know if Amon can bend an element, but he obviously mastered chi blocking and martial arts. I read that "Amon" is actually a chakra gate as well, the one on the head that he targets to perma block someone. I'm not sure he is brothers with Tarlokk though, prob just friends like Tenzin and lin beifong.
I put this theory out before, but "Amon" could be "Amonk" like a monk.....or Bumi, monk son of Aang. He might be sorta close to spirit world cause he is the avatars son, as well as an air bender which might have something to do with chakra flow, we don't know what advanced or forbidden styles of air bending there are and they are the natural spiritual ones.
Edit: Dug up the picture, it was quite a few pages back!
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Amon is Tarlokk, calling it now. He probably just wants to be the only bender alive and rule republic city.
I like the story more than the legend of aang (hurray for teenage girl avatars).
Are there written books about avatar since they always say book x chapter y when an episode begins?
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