^Always took the guy for a girl, since they look exactly the same lol
@jezer: oh he was in it for brief periods, but not for most of the fight. If he was amped through the whole fight why would his eyes have started glowing again after Korra pulled him off the water spout?
I didn't say he was in it for most of the fight. But the reality is that we mostly don't see his eyes for most of the fight, and its not an exact science. We don't know if going in it amps him for only an instant, or only a couple of seconds, or half a minute. Do their powers slowly start to creep down to normal levels or do they simply fluctuate quickly from AS level to normal? We don't know.
My point was that they were amping themselves on and off randomly. That's why his eyes weren't glowing when she pulled him off the spout. But, since they were doing it on and off, do we ever really know when his powers were definitively not powered in some way by the avatar state?
That's why it would be more accurate to judge him off feats before that battle. Though, whether or not those feats apply don't really make a difference for the outcome.... Zaheer's feats of offensive airbending still triumph over any feats Unalaq did during that battle. While Unalaq sends the twins to fight off Mako and Bolin, Tenzin singlehandedly fights 3 Red Lotus(did it twice). Zaheer is still deadlier than any of them, Tenzin has better showings.