Science bending. be gentle, buy glasses. BENDING, TIME THE LAST SCIENTIST ello Funnyjunk, This is my take on Avatar 'bending' after thinking about this for a lo Mother fucking science up in this bending fucker

Science bending

ello Funnyjunk,
This is my take on Avatar 'bending' after thinking about this for a
long time... I always thought there was NO REASON AT ALL that
Aang, using the power , couldn' t technically manipulate all
the elements simultaneously. As I thought about it more and
more, I noticed a link between all bending at its core, in what
makes it 'possible', per say. That link is Oxygen. Therefore, in
the name of (!!!), I have analyzed Nickelodeon' s Avatar
scientifically using what we' re given related to previously
established facts with a sound basis. Enjoy, and thumb
for part two. SCIENCE + BENDING TIME, a ton of reading (I
really mean a lot...) so ifyou don' t want to read this all...
if you can bend you are just manipulating oxygen and
energy in unique ways, the only way that separates the
bending elements is how it is utilized and applied.
by buddum or Funnyjnk (h_ % )
teal free to circulate around the web, who gives a damn about credit anyways?
lust do not claim it as your own...
oral the types or bending, the correlation between '' and the
ability to waterboard is seen most straight forward in water For those or you that
aren' t familiar with water, it is represented in chemistry as HAY, the bond between
two Hydrogen atoms (H) and one oxygen atom (a) Ila bender can control oxygen
on an atomic level, they control water, and water is the bond dihydrogen to oxygen
atoms, the bond between the Hydrogen and oxygen is very polar covalent, by the way
but you don' t realty need to understand that unless you plan to look lunger into this)
Controlling water is easily achieved e although not usually with many
characteristics bloater can be regulated According to a very Insightful user on the
net forums, many ofthe controls are" Plausible and realism)”
The , Master_ , concluded " can control water
pressure to shape their water, to make waves or blasts, to cut or to soothe water
pressure is something that can realistically be controlled in real lire They can also
control the matter phase bloater, again something controllable in real Me," an accurate
depiction water pressure is no doubt manipulated erroneously by
someone who can operate water at a molecular depth Phase changes in water are
also play a major role in keg ice and mist) and can be explained
by a benders ability to control energy (also a mam lemurs: );
however, ; is more literal than the series might allude to when referring
to energy, wearer to Kinetic Energy ( = x mix), which is the energy an object
possesses due torts motion, to paraphrase that even more, the particles move raster
Willey are hot and slower Willey are
cold 9 in turn this causes them to
heat between phases or nearly non
moving (solid), to free flowing but
rav. r, connected (liquid), until the hottest
T’ phases overtire freedom and
lacking any demote volume (gas)
that .
j. n. uni'.‘ ° C "m with ultimate power over energy
e.. alioni. (Kinetic Energy), a waterbender
could shift the controlled water
Mia... between the states almaster ahwell
Supernatural control over oxygen and energy could theoretically control water pressure,
change the phases bloater to ice or steam, and do everything a waterbender does
Dirt, stone, sand or Earth whatever you preferred term; , is all the same when
beaten down to the bare essentials All rock has Imperfections, much as all metal has
imperfections which led to Tomi Erelong' s discovery or (those
imperfections no doubt being the elements associated with ) 'Rok is
made or many different things, but the Earth is mainly composed Ma few elements
The composition ' s chemical composition by mass is
34 , 29 5% oxygen, is as Sutton, 12 was mm, 2 as l as Smut 0516 rm
Approximately thirty percent is oxygen, in context that is A LOT However, we occupy a
tiny portion ofthe Earth while the core ofthe Earth is enormous, the crust is truthfully
what matters here This chart shows the composition ofthe Earth' s crust
oxide Ireland
so; lees
cwon' t delve too much deeper into this surged, as t lacks much depth oral the types
or bending, , is very bare Earthbenders utilize imperfections or rock (oxides or an
element) to lift, and throw Tomi has shown proficiency in because she
can Teel' the rock as opposed to see t, and therefore reels the imperfection and
composition ofthe rock directly Earthbenders do not undergo complicated chemical
reactions or utilize energy to alter the state eitheir bending
Accuse link round between Oxygen' s impedance to bending is round in hie,
the process hie Fire necessitates three things, which are
outlined in what is known as the Fire jsource or
Mat, without which hie cannot start, a Fuel to be burnt and
sustain the burning process, Oxygen, without which hie can
neither begin nor continue Firebenders have demonstrated on
many occasions the ability to control thermal energy (e g
Avatar Roku melting the chains holding ' s merits without
burning them, or the ability or to dissipate hie
attacks directed towards them) and therefore must have
absolute control over heat Fuel poses an unanswerable question, which leaves a
substantial gap in this theory, because Firebenders aren' t burning any visible my
source: we will ignore this for now, as we do not know much about Firebending.
An oxidant is needed to have any kind or hie - oxygen would provide rm
that, combustion Reactions consist Ma reactant involving Hydrogen (in some cases a
Hydrocarbon) and , always reacts with Ch (Oxygen) to produce mo (water) and
Mat/ energy Here' s a clear demonstration
2 Hg r an -r 2 motor ' hunt
The Flest reaction demonstrates the reaction ora Hydrocarbon with Oxygen to produce
water vapor and carbon dioxide [Coa) aild energy, and the second reaction is Simple
combusken, which involves the reaction dihydrogen with oxygen to produce water
vapor and energy Keep in mind the importance control (as seen in
as well as the oxygen control, and also the role carbon in Hydrocarbons
plays; the Hydrocarbon has vital implications on the ability to bend, and the limits or
bender control on elements
wind is the movement Ma gas, and in Earth' s circumstance wind is
bulk movement or air Please, let me disperse all ambiguity on the matter, so nobody is
unclear or uneducated on the matter air and oxygen are two completely diligent
things. Although oxygen is a component clan, aims a collection orgasms in
Earth' s atmosphere However, that does not mean oxygen Isn' t relatable to air,
control over oxygen would give substantial control over Wind’ power Here is a pie
chart ofthe composition ofthe Atmosphere brearth (Haws nitrogen, ' is oxygen and
Ar' is Argon), and next to , is a chart ofthe composition ofthe atmosphere by gas
volume (I will cut Millie bottom, because its imi@ )
loot: Volume
ween ml 9. 340 WW ( wine)
lagoon dioxide may (% l
Now that Oxygen' s importance has been established, the obvious next step
is to understand what an has at their disposal Aang has shown
on many occasions an ability to control the world around him with ?
keg the infamous ') In the same episode, he jumps an
enormous height, and gently flmhr with Horseriding He also
utilized t rm mobility, such as movement (air scooter) and night (' s air
glider) This implies Airbenders have masterruy control over air speed and air
resistance Normal objects apply to the laws or physics and drag, or air
resistance Airbenders, referring to air as a mid, manipulate the mid in an
omens path to increase velocity
This was written in under an hour -, itwas deeply and
planned on my halal! This is just my personal theory, not trying to say ts tact but
merely a Scientific / pessimal interpretation This is purely a work or Notion,‘
obviously _benders or any sort no I will elaborate lunger on the
implications , and the impedance or secondary elements (mainly
Carbon) in 3 4 roams unbending Also, part II will include the secondary roams
on bending to each ofthe bending roams, excluding , along with more
scientisi support
REMEMBER Although this is my / E OPINION, , is possible to be
OBJECTIVELY mane Please hoary me or any loopholes in my
theories or anything that can prove me wrong, so loan amend it and
learn to add onto this theory Also, it you have anything to add, please
leave a comment and let me know!
I mean I' ll probably write this
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#55 - dbanks (06/13/2012) [-]
User avatar #5 - nichsell (06/13/2012) [-]
Wow this was really good, and extremely well thought out.

Now if you can somehow find out 'HOW' they bend the element. Than we can have scientists work on tempering with our DNA to have the trait that will allow us to bend the elements, and then everyone can become a bender!
User avatar #12 to #5 - burnitall (06/13/2012) [-]
Your comment made me think of Bioshock.
User avatar #14 to #12 - buddum [OP](06/13/2012) [-]
oh god what have i done
User avatar #74 - jokeface (06/14/2012) [-]
isnt there a lot of hydrogen in the air? if firebenders can control hydrogen they can use that as fuel can't they?
#75 to #74 - buddum [OP](06/14/2012) [-]
part 2 :D
User avatar #76 to #75 - jokeface (06/14/2012) [-]
User avatar #17 - ryapr (06/13/2012) [-]
unless air bending is actually nitrogen
water is hydrogen
fire is combustion and oxygen
and earth is carbon
User avatar #21 to #17 - heartlessrobot (06/13/2012) [-]
Then earthbenders could bend living creatures.
User avatar #22 to #21 - ryapr (06/13/2012) [-]
well, carbon was a weak example, it's late hear, but the point remains, the bendings can be easily separated
User avatar #37 to #17 - ThatsMyJizz (06/13/2012) [-]
My thoughts exactly.

My thought is

air: nitrogen
water: H2O (don't forget, if we're going to the scientific about this, it's ******* hard to manipulate small or unstable molecules. H2O is extremely stable).
earth: need to think about this more. Carbon is a bad example, anything living is made of carbon... People bending?
fire: Super heating air. Fire is just rapid oxidation and oxidation happens errwhere. super heating causes oxidation to happen faster
User avatar #18 to #17 - vatra (06/13/2012) [-]
You have a good point, that would explain why only the avatar could learn all four types of bending.
User avatar #1 - fabledmocker **User deleted account** (06/13/2012) [-]
You just ******* logic'd the **** out of me.
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#85 - denonymous (06/14/2012) [-]
big words make tiny head go ppbbbbth
big words make tiny head go ppbbbbth
#45 - anon (06/13/2012) [-]
Very logical, though....Why go through the whole thing, over a animated, non-realistic show? I mean, scientifically speaking...Flying Bison, and Polar Bear dogs aren't exactly breed-able or realistic. So, you should stop looking at LOK all..Science like. Your going to gain nothing, but knowing the elements of the real-world which in-fact doesn't have anything to do with the show. Benders have Chi. Unlike real humans. Chi is what allows them to bend, maybe it's about different kinds of chi. :3
User avatar #48 to #45 - buddum [OP](06/13/2012) [-]
for the hell of it, and it was fun to do. we dont gain anything by watching the show, but we watch it anyways.
#49 to #48 - anon (06/13/2012) [-]
We gain, Imagination! :DDDD
User avatar #32 - thebormanman (06/13/2012) [-]
Worth the read old sport I'd love to see more. Thumb for you
User avatar #59 to #32 - ThatsMyJizz (06/14/2012) [-]
Dude. Gay.
#90 to #59 - thebormanman (06/14/2012) [-]
whatcha gonna do about it faggot
whatcha gonna do about it faggot
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#56 - anon (06/13/2012) [-]
#57 to #56 - buddum [OP](06/13/2012) [-]
closest i could find to a chemical equation
#54 - ghettogaiden (06/13/2012) [-]
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#33 - jeancaby (06/13/2012) [-]
Ok I admit it this is a really nice theory.   
I first thought of the waterbandnig as a way to manipulate the molecule H2O, and for the airbending to manipulate any kind of atom/molecule as long as it's in his gas form.   
Problem is, I was having problem trying to explain earthbending, coz it has so many different molecules, and firebending coz it's a 			*************		 reaction and not an element.   
Bringing the Oxygen into this was simply brilliant.   
TL;DR As a man of science myself, I approve and congratz you. Thumb + Fav.
Ok I admit it this is a really nice theory.
I first thought of the waterbandnig as a way to manipulate the molecule H2O, and for the airbending to manipulate any kind of atom/molecule as long as it's in his gas form.

Problem is, I was having problem trying to explain earthbending, coz it has so many different molecules, and firebending coz it's a ************* reaction and not an element.

Bringing the Oxygen into this was simply brilliant.

TL;DR As a man of science myself, I approve and congratz you. Thumb + Fav.
User avatar #16 - vatra (06/13/2012) [-]
I'd like to point out that with fire, you were unsure of the fuel source. It is actually quite simple oxygen itself can be the fire's fuel, this further supports your reasoning as well. :D
#24 to #16 - grumpyBUBBLEZ (06/13/2012) [-]
I'd like to point out that oxygen can not be used as a fuel source. For a chemical reaction involving combustion you absolutely need 3 elements: heat, oxygen and a fuel source. To prove my point, I submit to you this example:

C + O2 + (energy) -> CO2

This is a simple reaction between carbon and oxygen, it happens all the time. If I take out the fuel source, there is nothing for the oxygen to react with, thus rendering the oxygen inert.

O2 + (energy) -> O2 + (energy)

There is however exceptions to this rule, in some circumstances, nitrogen can replace oxygen.

3 Mg + N2 → Mg3N2

If you are looking for a fuel source, why not go with hydrogen? While hydrogen 0.00005% of the composition of air, it is still present.

H + O2 + (energy) -> H2O
User avatar #46 to #16 - MudkipTomislav (06/13/2012) [-]
Oxygen would be the fuel? How?
User avatar #19 to #16 - buddum [OP](06/13/2012) [-]
thanks for the help :D I'll put you in the credits for part 2
#20 to #19 - vatra (06/13/2012) [-]
Haha, cool.
User avatar #7 - sizzlebot (06/13/2012) [-]
This is good **** , but unless I misunderstood you said that Aang can bend all the elements simultaneously through the link between oxygen and the other elements, but can't he do that because he is the avatar? That is his role in the show.

User avatar #8 to #7 - buddum [OP](06/13/2012) [-]
my point was if you are an Airbender why bother learning the other ones, because he clearly has shown proficiency in at least using the other elements purely with air. From that thought it sort of expanded because I didn't want to study for finals
User avatar #11 to #8 - sizzlebot (06/13/2012) [-]
I mean airbender
User avatar #10 to #8 - sizzlebot (06/13/2012) [-]
Ok, I thought you were trying to show us why Aang could bend all the elements, not a regular earthbender
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#6 - anon (06/13/2012) [-]
I better see this on front page tomorrow mornign
User avatar #4 - ThatsMyJizz (06/13/2012) [-]
Blew my mind. Worth the read.

Also. Go study for finals.
#52 - anon (06/13/2012) [-]
I don't feel like the world of Avatar likely exists the same way as ours does. I feel like elements and molecules etc. probably don't exist there, only because then benders would be able to manipulate only certain ones and then there would be crossover and unnecessary limits, e.g. airbenders could control combusting O2 to be able to firebend as well and earthbenders can only bend elements that qualify as earth. I feel like air is air, water is water etc. and it never gets more complicated than that.
#88 - aghabikhoda (06/14/2012) [-]
another explanation for airbending could be Pressure-bending since wind is basically caused by differences in pressure. Just a thought.
another explanation for airbending could be Pressure-bending since wind is basically caused by differences in pressure. Just a thought.
User avatar #89 to #88 - buddum [OP](06/14/2012) [-]
yep, thats sort of implied in my wind section. I'll be more specific next time :D
User avatar #92 to #89 - aghabikhoda (06/14/2012) [-]
Ah, my bad. I like the post though, always awesome to see someone try and use science to understand something, even if it may be a cartoon, i do the same myself with most of the stuff i watch.
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