#101 Posted by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:

Amon's story reminded me of the time when Zuko visited that farm in season 2

But those people were being harrased by Earth Benders, Zuko was the only Fire Bender as far as I could remember and he tried to help them before they ran him out of town. But that is an interesting connection.

@Fuchsia_Nightingale said:

@War Killer: Idk, maybe I, like most people are trying to make more connections to Air bender lol

doubt we will see any blood bending, Katara I'm certain never used it again

Plus it took Hama(sp) like years to master it originally

^____^

I'm glad we're seeing how the Air Benders are starting to slowly return to the world, I was curious on how they'd explain that seeing as Aang was the last.
 
I don't know, we've already seen lightning and metal bending, I'm sure we'll see blood bending sooner or later. But to be honest, while I know some feel they're taking what was special from the first series and making it seem like everyone can do those type of bending now, the fact that's been seventy years since the original series I don't see why people wouldn't have learn how to preform them by now. Plus like in the third episode, most of the bending is used to work the machinery.
 
But what I'm curious about is how Tenzin mentioned how only the Avatar could use Energy Bending, my question is if you can take someone's bending away (or more likely they've simply blocked their chi and "turned off" their ability to bend) couldn't the Avatar simply turn that ability back on by reopening their chi? And if so, concerning how certain people are born benders and others aren't, is there away to give none benders the ability to bend? It's one of those things that I'm curious about concerning how they use Energy Bending and the power to control someone's ability to bend in the show.
#102 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer: Shrugs

#103 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil said:

@Nobody said:

My Korra theories on Amon's identity.

1. He is the father of Mako and Bolin who believed that his children were killed and non-benders. The story of being harassed by a Fire Bender matches up with Mako's story about the death of his parents.

2. Amon is one of Aang's other children. If this is the case, one of Aang's sons was a non-bender who became jealous of his family due to his father being the Avatar and mother being a powerful waterbender. Not to mention his brother Tenzin gets to be the rebirthing of the Airbenders. The story he told about the firebender could have been just a story to get the Equalizers going. This would also explain how he knows Aang's bending blocking trick.

Just to throw in there hate Lightning Bolt Zolt uses Lightning, That's something that usually members of the Royal Family could only used and was taken seriously in the original series. Things like that makes me have a certain contempt for the show among the other reasons I have.

1. That wouldn't make sense. How would they be killed? How did they get seperated? Random. Also Amon stated that his story had to do with his dad, and when he was a child, not when he was an adult.

2. That could makes sense. With two powerful bending parents, and two powerful bending siblings, Amon could be Bumi. Aang could've taught him Energybending.

3. There's a good chance, Amon knows nothing about energybending and simply chi blocks.

1. You are right, I think he was the son in that case. My bad on that. lol

2. It makes sense on the Energybending and a motive for this movement.

3. I don't know. He did the hand gesture the same way Aang did at the end of the first series. Seems like he knows about it. Plus Tenzin does, so back to theory 2, it would make sense that his other sons would as well.

#104 Posted by Sissel (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nobody said:

My Korra theories on Amon's identity.

1. He is the father of Mako and Bolin who believed that his children were killed and non-benders. The story of being harassed by a Fire Bender matches up with Mako's story about the death of his parents.

2. Amon is one of Aang's other children. If this is the case, one of Aang's sons was a non-bender who became jealous of his family due to his father being the Avatar and mother being a powerful waterbender. Not to mention his brother Tenzin gets to be the rebirthing of the Airbenders. The story he told about the firebender could have been just a story to get the Equalizers going. This would also explain how he knows Aang's bending blocking trick.

Another one is the Cabbage man theory.

  • Amon is a descendant of the Cabbage Man from Avatar the Last Airbender. He couldn’t bend and his precious cabbages were constantly being destroyed by Aang and his friends. No ruler or law enforcer of any sort held Aang and his friends accountable for this and as such he came to hate benders with a passion, one which he passed to his progeny.

I really like that since it is funny and quite understandable at the same time.

Add this.

  • In the Zuko Alone episode, the kid is actually Amon. Amon said that his father is a farmer and his family is terrorized by the firebenders which would coincide to what he said.
  • Or simply he is just lying to those what he said.

About your 2nd theory, isn't that Bumi you're speaking of? I doubt that Bumi is the one behind all of this since his father's upbringing wouldn't make him into such a villain. Add to the fact that his skin tone is much darker that of Amon's hands.

#105 Edited by Sissel (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

It is possible that Amon can block the chi of a person through chi-blocking the forehead since it is one of the main chi-points of the body. Add that Aang point his fingers in the chest and forehead while Amon did it on the forehead and back of the neck. There's also this trivia that amon is one of the dangerous pressure points in the body. This said "amon" can be found at the back of the neck too where Amon probably places his fingers. So, maybe he didn't energy-bend but simply use a form of advanced chi-blocking.

#106 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sissel said:

@Nobody said:

My Korra theories on Amon's identity.

1. He is the father of Mako and Bolin who believed that his children were killed and non-benders. The story of being harassed by a Fire Bender matches up with Mako's story about the death of his parents.

2. Amon is one of Aang's other children. If this is the case, one of Aang's sons was a non-bender who became jealous of his family due to his father being the Avatar and mother being a powerful waterbender. Not to mention his brother Tenzin gets to be the rebirthing of the Airbenders. The story he told about the firebender could have been just a story to get the Equalizers going. This would also explain how he knows Aang's bending blocking trick.

Another one is the Cabbage man theory.

  • Amon is a descendant of the Cabbage Man from Avatar the Last Airbender. He couldn’t bend and his precious cabbages were constantly being destroyed by Aang and his friends. No ruler or law enforcer of any sort held Aang and his friends accountable for this and as such he came to hate benders with a passion, one which he passed to his progeny.

I really like that since it is funny and quite understandable at the same time.

Add this.

  • In the Zuko Alone episode, the kid is actually Amon. Amon said that his father is a farmer and his family is terrorized by the firebenders which would coincide to what he said.
  • Or simply he is just lying to those what he said.

About your 2nd theory, isn't that Bumi you're speaking of? I doubt that Bumi is the one behind all of this since his father's upbringing wouldn't make him into such a villain. Add to the fact that his skin tone is much darker that of Amon's hands.

1. Cabbage Man Theory Works

2. It's not that kid, That kid would be probably already dead to be leading the Equalists, and his family was terrorized by Earthbenders

And it could be Bumi. It doesn't matter how he was upbringed. He could've still gained jealousy to seeing 2 parents and 2 siblings with bending.@War Killer said:

@danhimself said:

Amon's story reminded me of the time when Zuko visited that farm in season 2

But those people were being harrased by Earth Benders, Zuko was the only Fire Bender as far as I could remember and he tried to help them before they ran him out of town. But that is an interesting connection.

@Fuchsia_Nightingale said:

@War Killer: Idk, maybe I, like most people are trying to make more connections to Air bender lol

doubt we will see any blood bending, Katara I'm certain never used it again

Plus it took Hama(sp) like years to master it originally

^____^

I'm glad we're seeing how the Air Benders are starting to slowly return to the world, I was curious on how they'd explain that seeing as Aang was the last. I don't know, we've already seen lightning and metal bending, I'm sure we'll see blood bending sooner or later. But to be honest, while I know some feel they're taking what was special from the first series and making it seem like everyone can do those type of bending now, the fact that's been seventy years since the original series I don't see why people wouldn't have learn how to preform them by now. Plus like in the third episode, most of the bending is used to work the machinery. But what I'm curious about is how Tenzin mentioned how only the Avatar could use Energy Bending, my question is if you can take someone's bending away (or more likely they've simply blocked their chi and "turned off" their ability to bend) couldn't the Avatar simply turn that ability back on by reopening their chi? And if so, concerning how certain people are born benders and others aren't, is there away to give none benders the ability to bend? It's one of those things that I'm curious about concerning how they use Energy Bending and the power to control someone's ability to bend in the show.

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

#107 Posted by jack16ichigo (453 posts) - - Show Bio

The third episode was good it was interesting to see more about these equalist and how they block chi aswell the fact Amon can do it permanently makes him seem like an actually threat although lieutenant seems like abit of a hypocrite using his electric kali sticks.The more modern setting is growing on me even though I didn't like it at first I guess it kinda works and at the very least makes it different but I still don't particularly care for the main character's and the little romance going on between Korra and Mako isn't half as cute as Aang and Katara,it feels boring and way too obvious that it'll happen at some point.

#108 Posted by MasterofChaos (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the part where she said she was looking for the bathroom.

#109 Posted by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

See, really don't see the big deal. Sure, things like shooting lightning, mental, and blood bending were "special" or "rare" during Aang's time, but after 70 years I would expect more people would learn how to do it. And really, the only thing that we've actually seen "average" benders using is the lightning, and it made sense because they were using it to power the city (at least that's what it appeared like when Mako was using it in the third episode). But like with metal bending, not just anyone seems to be able to do it, only the police of Republic City because they were trained by Toph herself and are lead by her daughter, so even there I think it make sense. But we have yet to see anyone blood bending.
 
I suggested the Jet idea, but even stated multiple times how I know it's very unlikely. But even though unlikely, the only thing that disproves the theory is the fact that Jet seemingly died before he could have any children. But I don't see where you can say there's no relation, to be honest, Amon's story is actually very similar to Jet's as both their parents were killed by Fire Benders. But again, I know this is a very unlikely theory and honestly doubt it myself.
#110 Posted by The Stegman (20703 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer:  
 

@Jnr6Lil  said: 

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

See, really don't see the big deal. Sure, things like shooting lightning, mental, and blood bending were "special" or "rare" during Aang's time, but after 70 years I would expect more people would learn how to do it. And really, the only thing that we've actually seen "average" benders using is the lightning, and it made sense because they were using it to power the city (at least that's what it appeared like when Mako was using it in the third episode). But like with metal bending, not just anyone seems to be able to do it, only the police of Republic City because they were trained by Toph herself and are lead by her daughter, so even there I think it make sense. But we have yet to see anyone blood bending. 
 
I suggested the Jet idea, but even stated multiple times how I know it's very unlikely. But even though unlikely, the only thing that disproves the theory is the fact that Jet seemingly died before he could have any children. But I don't see where you can say there's no relation, to be honest, Amon's story is actually very similar to Jet's as both their parents were killed by Fire Benders. But again, I know this is a very unlikely theory and honestly doubt it myself. 
 
Amon could be one of Jet's followers, or more likely a descendant of the Freedom Fighters
#111 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:

My Korra theories on Amon's identity.

1. He is the father of Mako and Bolin who believed that his children were killed and non-benders. The story of being harassed by a Fire Bender matches up with Mako's story about the death of his parents.

2. Amon is one of Aang's other children. If this is the case, one of Aang's sons was a non-bender who became jealous of his family due to his father being the Avatar and mother being a powerful waterbender. Not to mention his brother Tenzin gets to be the rebirthing of the Airbenders. The story he told about the firebender could have been just a story to get the Equalizers going. This would also explain how he knows Aang's bending blocking trick.

#1. Doubt it. Macco said he watched his parents die. I'm sure they buried them. They'd have known if their father had survived. Secondly and more importantly Aman said there were no benders in his family. Clearly Macco and Bolin are benders. Thirdly Aman grew up on a farm, and just judging from the description Macco's family lived in the city. Extortion and mugging are different. Lastly Aman said he was a child when it happened, or at least still living with his parents. 
 
#2. It's too obvious. I doubt they'd go this direction.
#112 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

@Sissel said:

@Nobody said:

My Korra theories on Amon's identity.

1. He is the father of Mako and Bolin who believed that his children were killed and non-benders. The story of being harassed by a Fire Bender matches up with Mako's story about the death of his parents.

2. Amon is one of Aang's other children. If this is the case, one of Aang's sons was a non-bender who became jealous of his family due to his father being the Avatar and mother being a powerful waterbender. Not to mention his brother Tenzin gets to be the rebirthing of the Airbenders. The story he told about the firebender could have been just a story to get the Equalizers going. This would also explain how he knows Aang's bending blocking trick.

Another one is the Cabbage man theory.

  • Amon is a descendant of the Cabbage Man from Avatar the Last Airbender. He couldn’t bend and his precious cabbages were constantly being destroyed by Aang and his friends. No ruler or law enforcer of any sort held Aang and his friends accountable for this and as such he came to hate benders with a passion, one which he passed to his progeny.

I really like that since it is funny and quite understandable at the same time.

Add this.

  • In the Zuko Alone episode, the kid is actually Amon. Amon said that his father is a farmer and his family is terrorized by the firebenders which would coincide to what he said.
  • Or simply he is just lying to those what he said.

About your 2nd theory, isn't that Bumi you're speaking of? I doubt that Bumi is the one behind all of this since his father's upbringing wouldn't make him into such a villain. Add to the fact that his skin tone is much darker that of Amon's hands.

1. Cabbage Man Theory Works

2. It's not that kid, That kid would be probably already dead to be leading the Equalists, and his family was terrorized by Earthbenders

And it could be Bumi. It doesn't matter how he was upbringed. He could've still gained jealousy to seeing 2 parents and 2 siblings with bending.@War Killer said:

@danhimself said:

Amon's story reminded me of the time when Zuko visited that farm in season 2

But those people were being harrased by Earth Benders, Zuko was the only Fire Bender as far as I could remember and he tried to help them before they ran him out of town. But that is an interesting connection.

@Fuchsia_Nightingale said:

@War Killer: Idk, maybe I, like most people are trying to make more connections to Air bender lol

doubt we will see any blood bending, Katara I'm certain never used it again

Plus it took Hama(sp) like years to master it originally

^____^

I'm glad we're seeing how the Air Benders are starting to slowly return to the world, I was curious on how they'd explain that seeing as Aang was the last. I don't know, we've already seen lightning and metal bending, I'm sure we'll see blood bending sooner or later. But to be honest, while I know some feel they're taking what was special from the first series and making it seem like everyone can do those type of bending now, the fact that's been seventy years since the original series I don't see why people wouldn't have learn how to preform them by now. Plus like in the third episode, most of the bending is used to work the machinery. But what I'm curious about is how Tenzin mentioned how only the Avatar could use Energy Bending, my question is if you can take someone's bending away (or more likely they've simply blocked their chi and "turned off" their ability to bend) couldn't the Avatar simply turn that ability back on by reopening their chi? And if so, concerning how certain people are born benders and others aren't, is there away to give none benders the ability to bend? It's one of those things that I'm curious about concerning how they use Energy Bending and the power to control someone's ability to bend in the show.

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

Like others have said 70 years is a big deal. Look at it this way. 70 years ago massive corporations and the government were the only people who had computers. Now just about anyone in the world can walk around with one that fits in their coat pocket. 
 
Once someone invents something, and the knowledge is open to others it will catch on. The reason stuff like lightening bending was only for the very elite is because the ordinary people didn't have anyone to teach it to them. However i feel with Aang in charge he would have have really tried to help spread this knowledge to help everyone.
#113 Posted by Thee_Champion (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparently Zuko's alive and is 87, traveling the world as an ambassador for world balance.

#114 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lunacyde said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@Sissel said:

@Nobody said:

My Korra theories on Amon's identity.

1. He is the father of Mako and Bolin who believed that his children were killed and non-benders. The story of being harassed by a Fire Bender matches up with Mako's story about the death of his parents.

2. Amon is one of Aang's other children. If this is the case, one of Aang's sons was a non-bender who became jealous of his family due to his father being the Avatar and mother being a powerful waterbender. Not to mention his brother Tenzin gets to be the rebirthing of the Airbenders. The story he told about the firebender could have been just a story to get the Equalizers going. This would also explain how he knows Aang's bending blocking trick.

Another one is the Cabbage man theory.

  • Amon is a descendant of the Cabbage Man from Avatar the Last Airbender. He couldn’t bend and his precious cabbages were constantly being destroyed by Aang and his friends. No ruler or law enforcer of any sort held Aang and his friends accountable for this and as such he came to hate benders with a passion, one which he passed to his progeny.

I really like that since it is funny and quite understandable at the same time.

Add this.

  • In the Zuko Alone episode, the kid is actually Amon. Amon said that his father is a farmer and his family is terrorized by the firebenders which would coincide to what he said.
  • Or simply he is just lying to those what he said.

About your 2nd theory, isn't that Bumi you're speaking of? I doubt that Bumi is the one behind all of this since his father's upbringing wouldn't make him into such a villain. Add to the fact that his skin tone is much darker that of Amon's hands.

1. Cabbage Man Theory Works

2. It's not that kid, That kid would be probably already dead to be leading the Equalists, and his family was terrorized by Earthbenders

And it could be Bumi. It doesn't matter how he was upbringed. He could've still gained jealousy to seeing 2 parents and 2 siblings with bending.@War Killer said:

@danhimself said:

Amon's story reminded me of the time when Zuko visited that farm in season 2

But those people were being harrased by Earth Benders, Zuko was the only Fire Bender as far as I could remember and he tried to help them before they ran him out of town. But that is an interesting connection.

@Fuchsia_Nightingale said:

@War Killer: Idk, maybe I, like most people are trying to make more connections to Air bender lol

doubt we will see any blood bending, Katara I'm certain never used it again

Plus it took Hama(sp) like years to master it originally

^____^

I'm glad we're seeing how the Air Benders are starting to slowly return to the world, I was curious on how they'd explain that seeing as Aang was the last. I don't know, we've already seen lightning and metal bending, I'm sure we'll see blood bending sooner or later. But to be honest, while I know some feel they're taking what was special from the first series and making it seem like everyone can do those type of bending now, the fact that's been seventy years since the original series I don't see why people wouldn't have learn how to preform them by now. Plus like in the third episode, most of the bending is used to work the machinery. But what I'm curious about is how Tenzin mentioned how only the Avatar could use Energy Bending, my question is if you can take someone's bending away (or more likely they've simply blocked their chi and "turned off" their ability to bend) couldn't the Avatar simply turn that ability back on by reopening their chi? And if so, concerning how certain people are born benders and others aren't, is there away to give none benders the ability to bend? It's one of those things that I'm curious about concerning how they use Energy Bending and the power to control someone's ability to bend in the show.

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

Like others have said 70 years is a big deal. Look at it this way. 70 years ago massive corporations and the government were the only people who had computers. Now just about anyone in the world can walk around with one that fits in their coat pocket. Once someone invents something, and the knowledge is open to others it will catch on. The reason stuff like lightening bending was only for the very elite is because the ordinary people didn't have anyone to teach it to them. However i feel with Aang in charge he would have have really tried to help spread this knowledge to help everyone.

Aang didn't know Lightning Generation.@Olympian_Champion said:

Apparently Zuko's alive and is 87, traveling the world as an ambassador for world balance.

When was this ever said?@The Stegman said:

@War Killer:


@Jnr6Lil said:

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

See, really don't see the big deal. Sure, things like shooting lightning, mental, and blood bending were "special" or "rare" during Aang's time, but after 70 years I would expect more people would learn how to do it. And really, the only thing that we've actually seen "average" benders using is the lightning, and it made sense because they were using it to power the city (at least that's what it appeared like when Mako was using it in the third episode). But like with metal bending, not just anyone seems to be able to do it, only the police of Republic City because they were trained by Toph herself and are lead by her daughter, so even there I think it make sense. But we have yet to see anyone blood bending.

I suggested the Jet idea, but even stated multiple times how I know it's very unlikely. But even though unlikely, the only thing that disproves the theory is the fact that Jet seemingly died before he could have any children. But I don't see where you can say there's no relation, to be honest, Amon's story is actually very similar to Jet's as both their parents were killed by Fire Benders. But again, I know this is a very unlikely theory and honestly doubt it myself.
Amon could be one of Jet's followers, or more likely a descendant of the Freedom Fighters

Jet didn't hate benders. He hated the Fire Nation.@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

Um things like Lightning, Bloodbending, are things I don't like to see everyone doing, at least not just average people where these were things major characters couldn't even do.

And whoever said it's Jet. I doubt it's Jet. No relation.

See, really don't see the big deal. Sure, things like shooting lightning, mental, and blood bending were "special" or "rare" during Aang's time, but after 70 years I would expect more people would learn how to do it. And really, the only thing that we've actually seen "average" benders using is the lightning, and it made sense because they were using it to power the city (at least that's what it appeared like when Mako was using it in the third episode). But like with metal bending, not just anyone seems to be able to do it, only the police of Republic City because they were trained by Toph herself and are lead by her daughter, so even there I think it make sense. But we have yet to see anyone blood bending. I suggested the Jet idea, but even stated multiple times how I know it's very unlikely. But even though unlikely, the only thing that disproves the theory is the fact that Jet seemingly died before he could have any children. But I don't see where you can say there's no relation, to be honest, Amon's story is actually very similar to Jet's as both their parents were killed by Fire Benders. But again, I know this is a very unlikely theory and honestly doubt it myself.

After 70 years I still don't expect anyone to do it if the majority of the people in the original series couldn't do it.

#115 Posted by Thee_Champion (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: I stumbled upon it when reading Zuko's bio on the Avatar wiki.

#116 Posted by Acer. (1465 posts) - - Show Bio
@Olympian_Champion said:

Apparently Zuko's alive and is 87, traveling the world as an ambassador for world balance.

Maybe he's the firebender at the start.
#117 Posted by Thee_Champion (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

@Acer.: @Jnr6Lil: So this Zuko deal is from nick.com in the "Welcome to Republic City" thing. In Central City there's a pic of Zuko in the background, click it and all the info is there.

#118 Posted by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lunacyde said:
Like others have said 70 years is a big deal. Look at it this way. 70 years ago massive corporations and the government were the only people who had computers. Now just about anyone in the world can walk around with one that fits in their coat pocket.  Once someone invents something, and the knowledge is open to others it will catch on. The reason stuff like lightening bending was only for the very elite is because the ordinary people didn't have anyone to teach it to them. However i feel with Aang in charge he would have have really tried to help spread this knowledge to help everyone.
 Actually, if the knowledge is made known and people begin to teach their kids, and their kids teach their kids, and so on, after 70 years of passing the information on, it's not that hard to believe that people could do these things. And like you mentioned, lightning bending was something that only elite Fire Benders, I would guess only the royal Fire Nation family, knew and were trained in how to preform, yet with Zuko as the new Fire Lord it's possible he didn't want to keep information for just the elite and prestige, plus it was actually fit his character seeing as he WAS of such social class and yet was treated like utter crap. But even with Metal Bending, it appears that not just anyone can use that method of bending except the police (and possible only the police force of Republic City). 

@The Stegman said:
Amon could be one of Jet's followers, or more likely a descendant of the Freedom Fighters
I really believe this is a possible answer, plus I liked the idea of Amon being the son of Smellerbee and Longshot that someone posted earlier.
#119 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

@Lunacyde said:
Like others have said 70 years is a big deal. Look at it this way. 70 years ago massive corporations and the government were the only people who had computers. Now just about anyone in the world can walk around with one that fits in their coat pocket. Once someone invents something, and the knowledge is open to others it will catch on. The reason stuff like lightening bending was only for the very elite is because the ordinary people didn't have anyone to teach it to them. However i feel with Aang in charge he would have have really tried to help spread this knowledge to help everyone.
Actually, if the knowledge is made known and people begin to teach their kids, and their kids teach their kids, and so on, after 70 years of passing the information on, it's not that hard to believe that people could do these things. And like you mentioned, lightning bending was something that only elite Fire Benders, I would guess only the royal Fire Nation family, knew and were trained in how to preform, yet with Zuko as the new Fire Lord it's possible he didn't want to keep information for just the elite and prestige, plus it was actually fit his character seeing as he WAS of such social class and yet was treated like utter crap. But even with Metal Bending, it appears that not just anyone can use that method of bending except the police (and possible only the police force of Republic City).

@The Stegman said:
Amon could be one of Jet's followers, or more likely a descendant of the Freedom Fighters
I really believe this is a possible answer, plus I liked the idea of Amon being the son of Smellerbee and Longshot that someone posted earlier.

But Zuko couldn't have taught it since he didn't know Lightning.

#120 Posted by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Lunacyde said:
Like others have said 70 years is a big deal. Look at it this way. 70 years ago massive corporations and the government were the only people who had computers. Now just about anyone in the world can walk around with one that fits in their coat pocket. Once someone invents something, and the knowledge is open to others it will catch on. The reason stuff like lightening bending was only for the very elite is because the ordinary people didn't have anyone to teach it to them. However i feel with Aang in charge he would have have really tried to help spread this knowledge to help everyone.
Actually, if the knowledge is made known and people begin to teach their kids, and their kids teach their kids, and so on, after 70 years of passing the information on, it's not that hard to believe that people could do these things. And like you mentioned, lightning bending was something that only elite Fire Benders, I would guess only the royal Fire Nation family, knew and were trained in how to preform, yet with Zuko as the new Fire Lord it's possible he didn't want to keep information for just the elite and prestige, plus it was actually fit his character seeing as he WAS of such social class and yet was treated like utter crap. But even with Metal Bending, it appears that not just anyone can use that method of bending except the police (and possible only the police force of Republic City).

@The Stegman said:
Amon could be one of Jet's followers, or more likely a descendant of the Freedom Fighters
I really believe this is a possible answer, plus I liked the idea of Amon being the son of Smellerbee and Longshot that someone posted earlier.

But Zuko couldn't have taught it since he didn't know Lightning.

Didn't he learn how to redirect it? I'm pretty sure that he could have gone to the next step and had Uncle teach him. I really don't see why it's so hard for you to except that others could have learned these types of bending over so many years...
#121 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

#122 Edited by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. 
 
First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.
#123 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.

Still, doesn't mean they couldn't use the lightning for other things.

#124 Posted by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.

Still, doesn't mean they couldn't use the lightning for other things.

That could be said about any form of bending...
#125 Edited by Sissel (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: The kid's status is unknown besides, people like Bumi lived to their hundreds so him living in that age can be easily shrug off.

Also, I think Bloodbending is now taught to be used for medical purposes just like the other sub-bending is taught to other people.

#126 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

So all or most fire benders can bend lightning now? Lame.

#127 Edited by Thee_Champion (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

Would anybody else have loved to see Amon fight Azula?

@jrock85 said:

So all or most fire benders can bend lightning now? Lame.

I agree with this. It takes away it's deadliness. It used to be unique to generate lightning, only the very best could do it, but now even the likes of Zolt can generate it? That was kind of a letdown.

#128 Posted by VictorGrey (12868 posts) - - Show Bio

So... what is Legend of Korra?

#129 Edited by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: My point was he had influence as Avatar and along with Zuko they believed in helping the people.

Believe what you want, but everything is dynamic. Things change, you need to get used to it, it's a principle of life.

#130 Posted by Dru_zod (210 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: ditto except on mastertoons

#131 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (3611 posts) - - Show Bio

Most likely Amon is just an original character created for the series. I doubt its the son of Smellerbee and Longshot as towards the end of the last episode they were in Longshot was shooting boulders down most likely to trapped all of them inside so they could die with Jet. That and there's no mention of any of the FF after that episode. Yes I know its highly plausible that they couldve gotten out but remember the Dai-li mst likely wouldve had them caught and reprogrammed or killed. Which brings me to my next point, I do hope they adress what happened to all of the Dai-li's victims.@Sissel said:

@Jnr6Lil: The kid's status is unknown besides, people like Bumi lived to their hundreds so him living in that age can be easily shrug off.

Also, I think Bloodbending is now taught to be used for medical purposes just like the other sub-bending is taught to other people.

Avatar Kyoshi lived to be 240 so of course that age could be shrugged off

#132 Posted by mfundo (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched it last night it was awesome just like the original series. But seriously though, Amon is starting to scare me immensely.

#133 Posted by OblivionKnight (3332 posts) - - Show Bio

@jrock85 said:

So all or most fire benders can bend lightning now? Lame.

Not necessarily. We saw about 5 people(counting Mako) working in a factory to power it. The pay was good, so it must not have been too popular a job, meaning lightning bending isn't as popular as we think. Zolt is a crime lord, I'd expect him to know more than the average bender. Also, we must take into consideration that the Royal Family were the only ones we saw using lightning. This is likely because they were the only ones who had the actual training and knowledge. I'm sure once the fire nation came under Zuko's rule, the technique was spread around much more. So, I believe it's fair to say all it takes is knowledge and a "lack of inner turmoil."

#134 Posted by Thee_Champion (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

@OblivionKnight: The fact of the matter still stands. Lightning was reserved for the deadliest of adversaries such as the likes of Azula. Now that it is more common than before, lightning has lost it's deadliness to me, I don't value it as much. Although I should have expected this now that metalbending is widespread and it was even more exclusive than lightning considering that Toph was the only one who knew it.

#135 Posted by ARMIV2 (7651 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm loving it. I'm seriously loving it.

#136 Posted by OblivionKnight (3332 posts) - - Show Bio

@Olympian_Champion said:

@OblivionKnight: The fact of the matter still stands. Lightning was reserved for the deadliest of adversaries such as the likes of Azula. Now that it is more common than before, lightning has lost it's deadliness to me, I don't value it as much. Although I should have expected this now that metalbending is widespread and it was even more exclusive than lightning considering that Toph was the only one who knew it.

I understand where you're coming from. However, lightning was reserved to make it all the more difficult for team avatar to deal with, not necessarily meaning it's the most difficult thing to do.

#137 Posted by Thee_Champion (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

@OblivionKnight: True true.

#138 Posted by _Cain_ (23368 posts) - - Show Bio

@VictorGrey said:

So... what is Legend of Korra?

It's a sequel to Avatar The Last Airbender

#139 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio
@ARMIV2 said:

I'm loving it. I'm seriously loving it.

Agreed. And I didn't even watch most of the original show. 
 
Really like the sense of progression that they've got going. With technology, the characters, and politics, its great. Really interested to see how the story unfolds with the masked dude, looks like he's gotta have some relation to that martial arts chick.
#140 Posted by Sol-rac (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Incredible!! Im stunning .... it was unexpected (for me) I already see all three episodes sincerly this second season is great!

#141 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sissel said:

@Jnr6Lil: The kid's status is unknown besides, people like Bumi lived to their hundreds so him living in that age can be easily shrug off.

Also, I think Bloodbending is now taught to be used for medical purposes just like the other sub-bending is taught to other people.

Bumi was also a King who was an Earthbending in hell of shape. This kid was just an average joe who probably didn't get every meal.

I don't think Bloodbending would ever be taught@OblivionKnight said:

@jrock85 said:

So all or most fire benders can bend lightning now? Lame.

Not necessarily. We saw about 5 people(counting Mako) working in a factory to power it. The pay was good, so it must not have been too popular a job, meaning lightning bending isn't as popular as we think. Zolt is a crime lord, I'd expect him to know more than the average bender. Also, we must take into consideration that the Royal Family were the only ones we saw using lightning. This is likely because they were the only ones who had the actual training and knowledge. I'm sure once the fire nation came under Zuko's rule, the technique was spread around much more. So, I believe it's fair to say all it takes is knowledge and a "lack of inner turmoil."

Exaclty, I don't think Lightning is things that should be passed around so easily.@Lunacyde said:

@Jnr6Lil: My point was he had influence as Avatar and along with Zuko they believed in helping the people.

Believe what you want, but everything is dynamic. Things change, you need to get used to it, it's a principle of life.

You didn't quote what you were replying to so I have no dea what you're talking about.

Sorry but the show has changed for the worse.@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.

Still, doesn't mean they couldn't use the lightning for other things.

That could be said about any form of bending...

Your point?

#142 Posted by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.

Still, doesn't mean they couldn't use the lightning for other things.

That could be said about any form of bending...

Your point?

My point is that any bender, no matter how skilled or in what form, could use their abilities for "other things" as you put it, Lightning Bending included. It's a form of Fire Bending, and like all other forms of bending, could either be used responsibly or irresponsibly. But even so, that doesn't mean more benders shouldn't be taught how to use the technique, especially if it can be used to help in their daily lives. Same can be said about Metal and Blood Bending as well.
#143 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.

Still, doesn't mean they couldn't use the lightning for other things.

That could be said about any form of bending...

Your point?

My point is that any bender, no matter how skilled or in what form, could use their abilities for "other things" as you put it, Lightning Bending included. It's a form of Fire Bending, and like all other forms of bending, could either be used responsibly or irresponsibly. But even so, that doesn't mean more benders shouldn't be taught how to use the technique, especially if it can be used to help in their daily lives. Same can be said about Metal and Blood Bending as well.

Not moves like that that can kill somebody in one shot.

#144 Edited by War Killer (19473 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer: Depends if his inner turmoil is finished. And I find it hard to accept because these are moves that most benders would struggle with. They're also techniques I wouldn't expect for everyone to be learning. Logically would it make sense to go around teaching people Lightning and Metalbending?

Pretty sure he had dealt with his inner turmoil, that was one of the main reasons he joined Team Avatar because he realized that's where he belonged. First off, and this is something I've already stated, Metal Bending is being used by just anyone, only by the police and most likely just the Republic City police from what I could tell. Lightning Bending on the other hand, like shown in episode three, is being used to power the city like human batteries, showing that people are learning it not for just violent reasons but for realistic and daily purposes, which logically would make sense. It's like in Pokemon how, besides fighting, Pokemon use their abilities to power things like factories and homes.

Still, doesn't mean they couldn't use the lightning for other things.

That could be said about any form of bending...

Your point?

My point is that any bender, no matter how skilled or in what form, could use their abilities for "other things" as you put it, Lightning Bending included. It's a form of Fire Bending, and like all other forms of bending, could either be used responsibly or irresponsibly. But even so, that doesn't mean more benders shouldn't be taught how to use the technique, especially if it can be used to help in their daily lives. Same can be said about Metal and Blood Bending as well.

Not moves like that that can kill somebody in one shot.

What makes you think you can't kill someone in one shot with Water, Earth, Fire, or Air Bending? Any form of bending can kill a person in one shot, it's up to the bender and how responsible they are that makes the difference. So I really don't understand what you're trying to prove by saying lightning is anymore dangerous then let's say Air or Water Bending; in the right hands and with the right training, any bender could be dangerous.
#145 Posted by Sissel (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: What makes you think the kid can be like Bumi who become strong enough to live in his hundreds? And I think Bumi himself doesn't have a high status in society when when he was a kid.

And I agree that every bending in itself is dangerous. It is on the holder of the power who takes responsibility.

#146 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil said:

@War Killer said:

@Lunacyde said:
Like others have said 70 years is a big deal. Look at it this way. 70 years ago massive corporations and the government were the only people who had computers. Now just about anyone in the world can walk around with one that fits in their coat pocket. Once someone invents something, and the knowledge is open to others it will catch on. The reason stuff like lightening bending was only for the very elite is because the ordinary people didn't have anyone to teach it to them. However i feel with Aang in charge he would have have really tried to help spread this knowledge to help everyone.
Actually, if the knowledge is made known and people begin to teach their kids, and their kids teach their kids, and so on, after 70 years of passing the information on, it's not that hard to believe that people could do these things. And like you mentioned, lightning bending was something that only elite Fire Benders, I would guess only the royal Fire Nation family, knew and were trained in how to preform, yet with Zuko as the new Fire Lord it's possible he didn't want to keep information for just the elite and prestige, plus it was actually fit his character seeing as he WAS of such social class and yet was treated like utter crap. But even with Metal Bending, it appears that not just anyone can use that method of bending except the police (and possible only the police force of Republic City).

@The Stegman said:
Amon could be one of Jet's followers, or more likely a descendant of the Freedom Fighters
I really believe this is a possible answer, plus I liked the idea of Amon being the son of Smellerbee and Longshot that someone posted earlier.

But Zuko couldn't have taught it since he didn't know Lightning.

Not really true. He knew how to do, he just couldn't do it successfully because of his inner turmoil. He still knew how to do it and very likely could teach others who weren't struggling from inner conflict. Moreover since his conflict was resolved it's highly likely he could have been able to generate lightning after the finale.

#147 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, it was alright.

#148 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

@OblivionKnight said:

@jrock85 said:

So all or most fire benders can bend lightning now? Lame.

Not necessarily. We saw about 5 people(counting Mako) working in a factory to power it. The pay was good, so it must not have been too popular a job, meaning lightning bending isn't as popular as we think. Zolt is a crime lord, I'd expect him to know more than the average bender. Also, we must take into consideration that the Royal Family were the only ones we saw using lightning. This is likely because they were the only ones who had the actual training and knowledge. I'm sure once the fire nation came under Zuko's rule, the technique was spread around much more. So, I believe it's fair to say all it takes is knowledge and a "lack of inner turmoil."

Fair enough. But I prefer lightning bending to be a technique that only a select few fire benders are able to perform.

#149 Posted by mikethekiller (8157 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me or do benders seem kinda weak now?

#150 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller said:

Is it just me or do benders seem kinda weak now?

Seems more like non-benders are becoming stronger, but that's just me.