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User avatar #57 - soerd (05/12/2012) [-]
one thing i always wondered is why only firebenders can bend lightning since everyone has energy in their body shouldn't any bender be able to replicate the technique?
User avatar #59 to #57 - Nullifier (05/12/2012) [-]
It is the purest form of firebending, as Iroh says
User avatar #62 to #59 - soerd (05/12/2012) [-]
the explanation of the technique just seems more energy/chakra than having anything to do with firebending. ice is frozen water so water bending metal is purified earth so earth bending but lightning isn't really related to fire so i'm not sure why it's specific to firebenders. i wonder if other benders can at least redirect lightning since only firebenders have so far.
User avatar #64 to #62 - Nullifier (05/12/2012) [-]
Anyone can redirect lightning, it was a technique Iroh created from learning the styles of waterbending. The explanation of lightning bending was taht it was the purest form of firebending, it is manipulated through the same chakra.
User avatar #65 to #64 - soerd (05/12/2012) [-]
he does say it's the purest form of firebending i just don't see how that works and also the technique was taken from the basic teachings of water bending (the flow of energy) but it still hasn't been used by anyone other than firebenders and if you have to have fire chakra to create lightning it might also be required to redirect it, basically just because he used waterbending teachings to create the technique doesn't mean it can be used by any element. it could be, we don't know for sure, but the origins don't necessarily insure that.
User avatar #66 to #65 - Nullifier (05/12/2012) [-]
Aang redirected it btw. Consider it just a magnification of what Azula does to make blue fire.
User avatar #67 to #66 - soerd (05/12/2012) [-]
i forgot about that but he is avatar so he is a firebender, it also makes me wonder why he or zuko didn't teach the rest of the group if it could be done by anyone. also azula's blue fire isn't related in any way to lightning the techniques are completely unrelated.
User avatar #68 to #67 - Nullifier (05/12/2012) [-]
My point is that it is just a more pure, more refined form of firebending.
User avatar #69 to #68 - soerd (05/12/2012) [-]
meh i'll go with it for now but fire =/= lightning it just doesn't make sense. i like to think of it as a more pure form of bending that is element neutral like spirit bending and i'd love to see a waterbender who can also bend lightning because that would be awesome.
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