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#1 Edited by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: Superman Unchained has given me a lower opinion of Jim Lee in the form of time managment, he's art is great and has a great look and gives the story a great feel, but doesn't make up for the lack of time management.

EDIT: I don't expect him to release 2 issues in one month but then again I do expect him to do what almost every other creative team does - keep to the given schedule and release an issue per month (excluding event months like Villain's Month last September).

#2 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@allstarsuperman said:

@lvenger: poopstick!

You'll be even more annoyed then that the final issue won't be out till October 29th.

Now that I didn't know until now...I have literally no words.

#3 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

I never thought I'd say this, especially when Marvel NOW was launched with the release of Thor God of Thunder, but looks like I'm dropping Thor for a while - possibly my favourite Marvel character. *waves fist in the air* darn you Marvel, darn you!

#4 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

I totally misunderstood the title and clicked "yes" on the poll before reading the rest and seeing what the title actually meant. *sigh* I shall now condemn myself to a little hole in my garden for the next couple of minutes and reflect on my mistake.

Getting back to the thread, I completely agree with this:

No, it's his name not a mantle to be assumed by others.

#5 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@dextersinister: That's a great point to be honest. Could go as far to say that after the Hundred Years War ended, Aang may of been taught by or had some influence in his development of his airbending techniques by Iron - developments which I he would of passed on to Tenzin and developments which we never saw being used against Azula.

@lunacyde I completely agree with you, I just used Aang seeing as he's the only airbending reference we have to use to measure Azula's potential capabilities against Tenzin in this fight, but I do agree with you!

#6 Edited by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde said:

@enigmalantern said:

@lunacyde: it is highly applicable. It shows how capable Aang was as an airbender and that he already possessed the same airbending knowledge that Tenzin does in this battle, and given that Aang was younger and more agile would give more reason for Azula to win this fight. Me stating that he came up with the air scooter ability is again referring to his airbending capabilities. Stating that Aang has never shown greater airbending power output than Tenzin doesn't make the battles Azula had with Aang inferior to this one.

Arts like airbending are always evolving, refining, and growing. There are things that Tenzin has done in battle that Aang never demonstrated the ability to do. You cannot just assume that Aang knows how to do everything and anything Tenzin can do. The air scooter is neat, and it shows creativity and airbending knowledge, but the ability itself isn't something that matters in this fight. I'm not saying anything about Azula's battles with Aang being inferior, I am saying they are different characters and fundamentally different. Moreover you said that if she can beat Aang she can beat Tenzin and this is not necessarily true, they are both different people.

How far could of airbending of evolved if the only airbender was Aang and after him only Tenzin (before the Book 2 events occurred) who Aang himself taught. I agree that the other elements would of evolved and developed (such as earthbending with lavabending and metalbending as well as earthbending techniques themselves - for example) but airbending would of hardly developed or evolved because there was never enough people to evolve it, and especially in the short time frame between Aang in A:TLA and Tenzin in LoK. I'm not saying that if Aang couldn't beat Azula in most of their fights then neither could Tenzin, I'm just saying from what we've seen regarding Azula against Aang in TLA and how skilled we've seen Tenzin in LoK Azula would have a pretty good shout at beating Tenzin. And I want to state outright that I've never stated this battle to be a stomp in Azula's favour or any form of stomp for that matter. I'd give it 6/10 to Azula in this fight. But I respect your opinion and you've made quite a few fair points :)

#7 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde: it is highly applicable. It shows how capable Aang was as an airbender and that he already possessed the same airbending knowledge that Tenzin does in this battle, and given that Aang was younger and more agile would give more reason for Azula to win this fight. Me stating that he came up with the air scooter ability is again referring to his airbending capabilities. Stating that Aang has never shown greater airbending power output than Tenzin doesn't make the battles Azula had with Aang inferior to this one.

#8 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigmalantern: Azula's usually beats Aang because his durability is rather poor and he is usually on the defensive. He could've cleaved her in half with an air blade if he really wanted to.

I really don't think Aang could of defeated Azula that easily, you're downplaying Azula a lot to be honest.

#9 Edited by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

What about energybending? harr harr harr.

Pre-Sozin's comet Aang would give a great fight against both of them, I could see him defeating Zaheer for the exact same reasons as Tenzin did, for round 1. The fight between Aang and Tenzin would be a long stalemated one seeing as both would be using defensive abilities but with Aang being a more able airbender, even at a young age, than Tenzin (Tenzin always referred to being unable to match his father's airbending prowess) I'd give a slight edge to Aang. 7/10 Aang.

Round 2, I'd give it to team 2, Zaheer having flight capability gives him a huge advantage when paired up with Tenzin against Aang - an advantage that I don't think firebending could make up for. Saying Aang has morals off and still can't go into the Avatar state would make not that much difference to Aang in round 1, other than probably finishing Tenzin off a lot quicker/earlier. I'd give 6/10 to team 2.

#10 Posted by EnigmaLantern (747 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't rate Tenzin as high as Aang - taking into consideration that Aang mastered 35 of the 36 airbending forms by the age of 10/11 and gained his airbending master tattoos at the age of 12 and he also pioneered his own techniques including the infamous air scooter. Azula matched Aang in almost all of their fights and even bettered him in one or two occassions, I could imagine that she (especially pre-insanity) could defeat Tenzin after a stalemated first few moments.