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#76 - ledhendrix (09/30/2013) [-]
Okay bitches, it's time for an explanation (of how I see it)!
First things first: By "every airbender avatars" I mean every future avatar that was a native/born an airbender, like Korra is native waterbender. Of course every Avatar will be able to airbend sooner or later. Maybe I should have been more specific about that...

Second: We all pretty much know that bending is somehow genetically stored in the genes. That means that Kya and Bumi MAY be able to "produce" airbenders, just like Tenzin, though it isn't guarantied. But that STILL means that those airbenders would be descendants of Aang since Kya and Bumi are Aang's children (duh...).

"Yeah, well, uh... How come Mako and Bolin are brothers but bend different elements?" Simple! Their father was an earthbender and their mother a firebender, they just got different pair/sets/combinations of genes from their parents, just like Aang and Katara's kids did (or however you say it in english). That is also why there were only earthbenders born in the Earth Kingdom, only waterbenders born in the Water Tribe, and so on, before Korra's time. The different peoples of the earth didn't interact with each other nearly as much as they do now when the industrial revolution is in full swing and after The United Republic of Nations is founded, a place were benders and non-benders from all nations live and interact with eachother every day. Of course there might have been "interracial" couples before and during Aang's time, but they were not nearly as common as they are now.

"But if someone very spiritual is born, doesn't he become an airbender, since they are spiritually stronger than the other benders and that is a requirement for being an airbender?"
Well, I too have heard somewhere that airbenders are all supposed to be very spiritually connected when thay are born, or something like that, otherwise they wouldn't turn out to be an airbender. But by just being very spiritual doesn't mean the child becomes an airbender. They have to have the right genes too! "And how do you know that?" you may may ask. Well, where the **** were all the newborn little airbenders during the hundred year war, then?! We know that unkle Iroh was so spiritually wise and strong that he could even see and communicate with the spirits, but he was still just a firebender because he lacked the right genes. Not even the people living with Tenzin on Airtemple Island and in the other airtemples in the world are, or will ever be, airbenders. They are just acolytes: people who practise the spiritual way and living of the airbenders.
There's a reason Aang was ******* called "The Last Airbender", because that's exactly what he was! He was the only one of his kind, the last one, meaning he was the only one that carried the right genes to produce an airbender kid, which means that Aang will be every future native airbender's common ancestor!

This glorious ************ will not only be remembered as one of the most successful avatars, "The boy in the iceberg", "The last airbender",and "the founder of Republic City". He will also forever be the FATHER OF ALL NEW AIRBENDERS!!!!!
Aang is so ******* hardcore!

Tl;dr: Just read it, you lazy bum!
#111 to #76 - kekio (09/30/2013) [-]
what if korra has a air bending child ... or he avatar after her just saying
User avatar #123 to #111 - DiabloStrawhat (09/30/2013) [-]
I think only the bending power of your family lineage is hereditary. Otherwise, being the Avatar would be a genetic thing, and make it more like a noble position than an enlightened destiny-title.
#125 to #123 - kekio (09/30/2013) [-]
ehh possible
User avatar #126 to #125 - DiabloStrawhat (09/30/2013) [-]
It's a nifty idea, it's just that there's not much evidence that would make it so, plus it'd be a bit mary sue-ish to make Korra's child be the first Avatar child to have it happen.
#133 to #76 - lucianolp (09/30/2013) [-]
So if bending is genetic, the fire nation would have to kill off every non-bender and other bender with airbender genes. Ok, they're monks, they most likely didnt have children with other races. But what if they did? The airbending genes could stay recessive in a non airbender for the 100 year war, then a child with parents born from an airbender but non airbender could give birth to an airbender. Thus, not all airbending avatars will be Aang's ancestor.
User avatar #179 to #76 - dracory (09/30/2013) [-]
i thought i read that not all airbenders can from bending parents they had strong spiritual connections and gain it that way. . .? is this possible?
User avatar #182 to #76 - xtwinblade (09/30/2013) [-]
Aang, becoming the new Genetically Adam for all future airbenders.
#191 to #76 - commit (09/30/2013) [-]
With interracial couples now, what exactly is stopping a person who isn't the avatar from inheriting 2 types of bending?
User avatar #92 to #76 - xplosevdiarrhea (09/30/2013) [-]
While I agree with you fully on the genetics thing, why don't they just relearn bending like the original benders? Didn't all the tribes pick it up from bending animals originally? I see how bending could have gone extinct with the sky bison(I think that's where air bending comes from) but since they aren't dead couldn't more learn? Also, the genetics thing sort of loses power with me if they learned from the animals.

I don't know for sure, but the genetics/learning from animals things don't match up very well. Then again I wasn't paying too much attention to catch if they explained how this all worked.
User avatar #98 to #92 - artistforlife (09/30/2013) [-]
You have to have the right genes to be ABLE to bend, but just because you're able to do something doesn't mean you know how. So the animals taught them how. Take riding a bike as an example. You're physically able to, but you need to be taught how. If you didn't have legs, you wouldn't be able too, no matter how many lessons you took.
User avatar #112 to #92 - galgawine (09/30/2013) [-]
I think the learning from animals thing may be just a creation myth like we have with our religions today and is not the actual source of bending power. Otherwise there would be no reason to call Aang the last airbender cause people could just relearn it.
User avatar #195 to #112 - DJstar (09/30/2013) [-]
explain toph. she literally learned how to earthbend from the badger moles.
User avatar #134 to #76 - tonychingchong (09/30/2013) [-]
Appa was also an airbender
#85 to #76 - Hreidmar (09/30/2013) [-]
I like this guy.
#118 to #85 - ledhendrix (09/30/2013) [-]
I like you too
#91 to #76 - thelaks (09/30/2013) [-]
I completely agree.
I completely agree.
#108 - ownubycake (09/30/2013) [-]
"I'm sorry I didn't turn out to be an airbender like you hoped, but I've tried my best to keep the world safe. Hope I made you proud."
#150 to #108 - aryastarkismywaifu (09/30/2013) [-]
Gif for you, my friend!
Gif for you, my friend!
User avatar #109 to #108 - galgawine (09/30/2013) [-]
It makes me sad to think Aang didn't love his kids equally, this scene was a really good one though.
User avatar #121 to #109 - DiabloStrawhat (09/30/2013) [-]
bullcrap, Aang would never be like that. Bumi probably self-imposed that idea on himself because he's so self-conscious about not being like his father.
User avatar #122 to #121 - galgawine (09/30/2013) [-]
Well in the episodes Kya and Bumi both talk about how they felt neglected by Aang and how Tenzin was the one who got to go on all the vacations with him and stuff. If the kids themselves say they felt neglected how can you say they were wrong?
User avatar #124 to #122 - DiabloStrawhat (09/30/2013) [-]
It'll probably explain it more throughout the season. It's just way too out of character for Aang.
#146 to #124 - flaggerfighter (09/30/2013) [-]
I can see Aang doing it. Alot of his morals came from his culture, so I could see that bleeding into his parenting. Its not like he didn't love Bumi and Kya, but he loved Tenzin in a way that lead to the others being neglected, since he probably assumed only Tenzin could learn from the Air nomad culture, and not the others. That doesn't explain them leaving them out of Ember or Kyoshi Island vacations though.
User avatar #127 to #124 - galgawine (09/30/2013) [-]
That's what I hope for too, but I can see him getting really into preserving the Airbender legacy/traditions and **** through Tenzin and its justified that he would show more attention to him, even if it makes him sound like kind of an ass, he was doing the right thing I guess
User avatar #162 - gorillabutts (09/30/2013) [-]
NOW GUYS YOU'RE ALL FORGETTING SOMETHING IMPORTANT
Toph was not born of bending parents, yet she became a bender due to badgermoles, the original source of earth bending. She became the strongest earth bender to exist.
Aang needed to learn fire bending, but Zuko couldn't call up a flame. They went and visited the dragons, the original source of fire bending. They learnt a stronger and more powerful form of fire bending that did not rely on rage to be used.
Aang learnt energy bending from the original source. Boom, he can energy bend.
Yes, ok, Aang is the avatar, he has the ability to learn all of these things, but focus on Toph who didn't know how to earth bend, but was taught how. Think about all of the original benders for each of these fields. They were taught by the original source of that type of bending. So, if someone happened to find the original source of air bending, then it is quite likely that they can learn to air bend, and therefore not create more air benders who are descendants of Aang.
tl;dr - Go find the original bending source and this statement becomes invalid, because, as taken from the little info on the subject, anybody can learn that type of bending.
User avatar #198 to #162 - sorcha (09/30/2013) [-]
Just a small point Im probally wrong but it never really said toph was a non bender or that her parents were non benders I mean why have an earth bending teacher for a child you isnt a bender they merely underestimated her powers due to her being blind they only saw her as weak child who needed constant protection


User avatar #193 to #162 - TheFixer (09/30/2013) [-]
mdmazing is right the bison are the original air benders, the dragons are the original firebenders, moon and tide original water benders, badger moles original earth benders If you look at the avatar lore before the 4 elemental bendings existed other things were bent usually energy or spirt bending like what korra's uncle did and what amon/aang did those techniques are for the most part now lost to the world since elemental bending became a thing.
#194 to #193 - Elemental (09/30/2013) [-]
Can you like not mention me every three seconds?
User avatar #200 to #194 - TheFixer (09/30/2013) [-]
first off loved that movie second off your fault for having a name like that when avatar is popular
#203 to #200 - Elemental (10/01/2013) [-]
I have had this account since '09, so no, avatar was not very popular on here back then. Even if the last airbender ended in '08
User avatar #204 to #203 - TheFixer (10/01/2013) [-]
i fail to see how it wasnt popular but arguing over that will defeat the purpose of this... the last airbender ran from '05 to '08 you made yours a year after it ended. and now its popular (again) and admin made the notification system to alert you to when your name is used/rolled.
#205 to #204 - Elemental (10/01/2013) [-]
Ya, I'm aware of it. So either way it isn't my fault, because that system was implemented long after I made the account.
#166 to #162 - rikka (09/30/2013) [-]
Well, what I think is Tophs parents, Had the earth bending genes in them from somewhere in their long family line.   
   
They're just too much of an upstanding family that they had a lot of other priorities instead of learning earth bending.   
   
If it was true that non-benders could easily learn bending from the original source of bending then I think the show would pivot a lot more around that subject instead of them contradicting it constantly.
Well, what I think is Tophs parents, Had the earth bending genes in them from somewhere in their long family line.

They're just too much of an upstanding family that they had a lot of other priorities instead of learning earth bending.

If it was true that non-benders could easily learn bending from the original source of bending then I think the show would pivot a lot more around that subject instead of them contradicting it constantly.
#173 to #166 - amuzen (09/30/2013) [-]
I think the thing is that they can't learn it easily but they can learn it if the situation is dire enough, it's a raised by wolves trope sort of thing tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RaisedByWolves
Toph was lost in the mountains alone, scared and blind in the darkness she ran into the gentle natured Badger moles who taught her how to see things their way, I imagine if for some bizarre reason someone was faced with a life or death situation and a sky bison was there to teach them they could probably learn airbending but it would be a matter of circumstance and not a matter of 'easily going out and learning'
User avatar #175 to #166 - gorillabutts (09/30/2013) [-]
The question is though, how did the first benders learn to bend then? Besides, if we're going by that logic, then everyone will have a little bender gene in them, and therefore would still have the chance to learn.
User avatar #180 to #175 - rikka (09/30/2013) [-]
Perhaps, Tophs parents had the gene in them but were born non-benders.

That is possible to happen, Seeing as how Aang and Katara had Bumi who's a non-bender.

I think back then they just weren't shown how to bend until the animals shown them. The gene was still around with respective groups, just not, used yet.
User avatar #183 to #180 - gorillabutts (09/30/2013) [-]
True, but this all still makes the content plausible, as there may be many people with the airbender gene who just don't know it.
User avatar #199 to #183 - wittypotato (09/30/2013) [-]
But that particular gene was restricted to the Air Nomads. They all died out so there was no way for it to resurface except through Aangs lineage.
#197 to #183 - rikka (09/30/2013) [-]
Y'see the chances of that are gonna be very, REALLY low.

Since, The Air Nomads were very secluded people at that time, Living up in the mountains trying to find inner peace, Y'know **** which monks do.

I doubt the gene got out before the fire nation attacked.
User avatar #174 to #162 - mdmazing (09/30/2013) [-]
Perhaps the source of air bending is a big flying bison. As they 'bend' air so they can fly. ( I think)
User avatar #196 to #174 - ivoryhammer (09/30/2013) [-]
Yeah I'm pretty sure they said in the show that the Sky Bison are the original Air Benders.
User avatar #189 - spacecase (09/30/2013) [-]

I cant believe Aang was this funny badass kid of an avatar.

Then becomes this father of some dysfunctional family and plays favorites with his awesome kids.

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#149 - lunarfox (09/30/2013) [-]
Now we just need a picture of the rest of the familys
I wanna see Sokka and Sukies kids.
#192 to #149 - commanderbunbun (09/30/2013) [-]
**commanderbunbun rolls 68**

Sokka's son been making movie and rolling dubs.
User avatar #158 to #149 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
i can't explain why but that picture made me so happy. just nice to see a happy Katara and Aang while still young.
User avatar #100 - aznfanta (09/30/2013) [-]
I actually think that Jinora will learn how to energy bend from the first avatar, and while learning she will be able to teach the acolytes how to air bend. Just my theory of whats gonna happen this season.
User avatar #136 to #100 - Mecuniv (09/30/2013) [-]
OMG, that is brilliant. She would help restore balance and preserve the culture.
User avatar #165 to #100 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
that would be amazing. like the avatar spirits way of keeping balance in the world even after they have died.
User avatar #6 - darkdragonswrath (09/29/2013) [-]
Is there a chance Bumi or Kya could have an airbender?
User avatar #7 to #6 - wittypotato (09/30/2013) [-]
I don't think so. I believe that being an airbender depend on if they lived the lifestyle or not. At least partially.
User avatar #8 to #7 - darkdragonswrath (09/30/2013) [-]
Look at all the air acolytes they live the airbender way but they can't airbend.
User avatar #10 to #8 - wittypotato (09/30/2013) [-]
Cause it probably isn't wholly dependent on spirituality.
Genes take some place.
#20 to #10 - anon (09/30/2013) [-]
So even by your own reasoning, if genes take some place, and the child of Kya or Bumi lived the lifestyle of an airbender, then that child could be an airbender.
User avatar #42 to #20 - wittypotato (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually I think it depends on the genetics and spirituality of the parents.
Like, Aang and Tenzin both had three kids, but I think Tenzin was the only Airbender because out of Aang's kids because Katara probably didn't live an overly Air Nomad lifestyle, or at least not until Tenzin was born. Pema, on the other hand was an Air Acolyte, therefore she had pretty much everything but the bending gene, so I think that may have been why all Tenzins kiss a were benders.
User avatar #30 to #6 - guywithafork (09/30/2013) [-]
But Bumi and Kya are descendants of Aang.
#148 to #6 - anon (09/30/2013) [-]
I totally read this as "Bumi and Kya" and I had weird, incestuous thoughts that should be more disturbing to me than they are. Damn you internet.
#21 to #6 - anon (09/30/2013) [-]
no, atleast one parent must be a bender of that type, bumi is a non bender and kya is a waterbender, so no.
#41 to #6 - anon (09/30/2013) [-]
They'd still be descended from Aang though.
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What is that cat's race?
I want to buy a new kitten and this one please me! :3

Sorry bad english
#78 to #73 - justanhyena (09/30/2013) [-]
I'd say it's a Maine Coon
User avatar #132 to #78 - edraham (09/30/2013) [-]
Yeeaah! Thanks.

Now, I want a Main coon !
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User avatar #130 to #88 - edraham (09/30/2013) [-]
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#116 - gregy (09/30/2013) [-]
MFW i don't watch airbender.  sorry
MFW i don't watch airbender. sorry
#168 to #116 - anon (09/30/2013) [-]
I watched the old one with aang as a kid not the new one the new one is gay
#49 - DutchBlood (09/30/2013) [-]
U jelly?
U jelly?
#24 - wanicochil (09/30/2013) [-]
>Korra has baby   
>Baby is air bender   
>They have air bender children, then those children have air bender children etc etc   
>Eventually airbender avatar is born through one of these children   
   
What is stopping this from easily happening?
>Korra has baby
>Baby is air bender
>They have air bender children, then those children have air bender children etc etc
>Eventually airbender avatar is born through one of these children

What is stopping this from easily happening?
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User avatar #216 to #24 - afrodemon (10/01/2013) [-]
korra doesnt have the airbender gene
User avatar #221 to #24 - afrodemon (10/11/2013) [-]
she has the avatar spirit (get it? if you do thats the spirit), not the airbender gene (as far as i know)
User avatar #44 to #24 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
Unles Korra is having sex with Tenzin or Meelo this is not going to happen
User avatar #97 to #58 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
Thnx bro, i realy enjoy having this **** in my browser history
#172 to #106 - daix ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
Only 1,772,2567,708,885 cookies? Casual
Only 1,772,2567,708,885 cookies? Casual
#187 to #172 - oishiine (09/30/2013) [-]
Shh no tears

Only cookies now
User avatar #178 to #172 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
I just leave it on while i do other things in the background, isn't that how you're supposed to do it? besides, it's only my sixth day playing!

and what does the grandmatriarchs status actually do, anyway?
User avatar #222 to #178 - grandmatriarchs (10/19/2013) [-]
end you
User avatar #181 to #178 - daix ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
I've only been at for like three days. I do the same too, leaving it on in the background. Only at 178,063,116.6 cookies per second right now.

no clue what grandmatriarch status is
User avatar #186 to #181 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
i'm at 409,302,287.7 right now, so yea

but i saw a post on here the other day and people who played for like two days got higher than me in six, so i feel like a noob.
User avatar #113 to #106 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
Im still getting used to my galaxy tab, i know it works almost the same as my laptop but i'm having trouble finding all the buttons
User avatar #114 to #113 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Oh, i see.
User avatar #117 to #114 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
But it is actually a good rule 34, as long as my mother doesnt play with my tab i dont mind having this in my browser history ;)
#120 to #117 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
happy to oblige
happy to oblige
User avatar #105 to #97 - retentions (09/30/2013) [-]
you clicked on a shadbase link replying to a comment about korra and meelo having sex. what the **** did you expect?
User avatar #151 to #58 - deandrummer (09/30/2013) [-]
shad's a cool guy supposedly
User avatar #152 to #151 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
i think shadmans a pretty cool guy. eh draws traps and doesn't afraid of anything
User avatar #153 to #152 - deandrummer (09/30/2013) [-]
agreed. Im not too much into the trap thing, and he's edging a bit too far into gay stuff, but other than that i like his art
User avatar #155 to #153 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
He has some good comics, but the extremely detailed genitalia just doesn't do it for me.

I'm not into the traps either, btw.
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i do enjoy this porn
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User avatar #83 to #44 - meelo (09/30/2013) [-]
I did no such thing.
#26 to #24 - dethransam (09/30/2013) [-]
there's no evidence avatars can have children outside of their hereditary bending type, as Aangs children are air (like him) water (like Katara) and non bending, and we haven't seen any other examples of an avatar's children.
User avatar #27 to #26 - wanicochil (09/30/2013) [-]
Ah right good point

I keep thinking Bumi is a fire bender for some reason, makes sense
#28 to #27 - dethransam (09/30/2013) [-]
it's the red clothes, isn't it?
User avatar #29 to #28 - wanicochil (09/30/2013) [-]
It really, really is
User avatar #167 to #27 - iwishiwasazula (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually Bumi is a non-bender. Bryke said that since the avatar is an spirit state rather than a genetic condition, Aang and Katara's children could only be airbender, waterbenders, or non-benders.
User avatar #75 to #27 - techjoker (09/30/2013) [-]
Wouldn't it make more sense if he was an earth bender?
User avatar #80 to #75 - toensix (09/30/2013) [-]
why?
#84 to #80 - rednax (09/30/2013) [-]
Considering the one he's named after was an earthbender.
User avatar #95 to #84 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
Most peole name their child at birth, but i doubt they can see what kind of bender u are at birth
#96 to #95 - rednax (09/30/2013) [-]
Yet he still has an uncanny resemblance to the man he was named after.
User avatar #99 to #96 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
Maybe thats why they called him Bumi
#101 to #99 - rednax (09/30/2013) [-]
But like you said, most people name their children at birth. I doubt they can see resemblances that early. After all, it's not his looks so much as his personality that matches.
User avatar #209 to #101 - toensix (10/01/2013) [-]
But we have no reason to believe the Avatar can get children of every element. Only his/hers and their partner. I mean we know for sure that Roku only had firebending children.
#213 to #209 - rednax (10/01/2013) [-]
Wrong conversation, this was just us talking about wether or not it would make more sense if he was a firebender or an eartbender. Non-bending wasn't included.
User avatar #215 to #213 - toensix (10/01/2013) [-]
It wouldn't because neither Aang or Katara are (natural) fire- or earthbenders.
#217 to #215 - rednax (10/01/2013) [-]
You're not listening. We were discussing hypothesies. It has already been established that it won't work. This is the wrong conversation to comment on.
User avatar #219 to #217 - toensix (10/01/2013) [-]
Ok sorry about that.
User avatar #90 to #26 - cyanidesandvich (09/30/2013) [-]
well, aren't mako and ( **** i forgot the names it's been so long) i've yet to cathc up on the new series, please forgive that

the two brothers anyway, isn't one a firebender and one an earth bender? surelly that works.
User avatar #107 to #90 - ainoninom (09/30/2013) [-]
One parent is firebender one parent is earth bender.
User avatar #115 to #107 - cyanidesandvich (09/30/2013) [-]
well that makes sense, but isn't one of ang's kids a non-bender?

wouldn't that mean that people have dormant genes, thus meaning potentially there could be other airbenders out in the world that are not really taught in their powers.

you know, airbenders went out into the world from thier temples way back when and spread their seeds.
User avatar #185 to #115 - createdjustnow (09/30/2013) [-]
also toph, since i am certain neither of her parents is a bender, she says she learned from the moles just as earth benders originally. therefore can't bending be a learned skill?
#140 to #115 - anon (09/30/2013) [-]
Yas bending can be dormant, neither of Katara's parents were benders.
But airbenders are so spiritual that all airbender couples have airbender children.
User avatar #188 - Ninotori (09/30/2013) [-]
What I find interesting is that supposedly the Air Nomads had some sort of pureness of spirit that made it so every single child born was an air bender. But, Aang had a child who was a non bender. Maybe it was the water bender half that effected it? who knows.
User avatar #15 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually, because you develop Bending powers based upon your connection with nature and the spirits (which is why EVERY member of the Air-Nomad tribe was a bender, as they were most in tune with them), it stands to reason that you could theoretically develop bending powers on your own despite having none in your ancestry, simply due to your connection.
User avatar #45 to #15 - lotengo (09/30/2013) [-]
then why do they have 4 nations. If what u state is fact there sould be earthbenders born in the fire nation and firebenders in the earth kingdom
User avatar #94 to #45 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
I'm just quoting what I heard from the wiki, but just as well there is a natural explanation.

As any avid fan would explain to you, that actually CAN happen, it's just that the personality of the bender also has a massive effect on their proficiency. Perhaps it's just due to the culture that not many benders of different types are found in different kingdoms
#16 - workinprogress (09/30/2013) [-]
technically speaking, they're all going to be descendents of Tenzin too.
technically speaking, they're all going to be descendents of Tenzin too.
User avatar #102 to #16 - aedai (09/30/2013) [-]
Tenzin really needs to **** every single Air Acolyte lady there is.
User avatar #17 to #16 - IamSofaKingdom (09/30/2013) [-]
The others could have simply held onto recessive traits that will become dominant in their children. They do not have to be solely from Tenzin.
#19 - head (09/30/2013) [-]
The other Avatars won't necessarily be descendants of Aang, but they'll be able to airbend
The other Avatars won't necessarily be descendants of Aang, but they'll be able to airbend
#22 to #19 - dethransam (09/30/2013) [-]
yes but the ones born as air benders (like Korra was born a water bender and Aang was born an airbender) must be descendent of Aang as they are the only airbenders around (avatar cycle and all that)
#23 to #22 - wishanonscouldpost (09/30/2013) [-]
Couldn't it be possible that the avatar is born to a non bending air acolyte since the avatar isn't based on genes like other bending types, but based on spiritual **** ?
#25 to #23 - dethransam (09/30/2013) [-]
i guess theres the possibility, especially if you get down to the whole first avatar spirituality **** , but the avatars we know of such as korra were born of parents of their bending type, so who knows?
User avatar #223 - anut (10/21/2013) [-]
What if the reason Tenzin left Lin was because she was infertile and he felt that the responsibility to continue the air bending line was too important. He would have been the only air bender in the world at the time.
User avatar #161 - pokemonstheshiz (09/30/2013) [-]
not by blood, only by spirit
User avatar #147 - pokedan (09/30/2013) [-]
Here's a thought, Aang and Amon could take bending, Korra could return bending to others. Do you think eventually there might come a point where bending might be bestowed on a non-bender?
User avatar #160 to #147 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
i don't think so because Aang did it through the avatar state, Amon did some super blood bending stuff and Korra needed the avatar state just to restore what was technically still there, just blocked. but then again, it is a good concept and i wouldn't put anything past the writers, it just doesn't seem likely to me.
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