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
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be gentle, buy glasses

BENDING, TIME THE LAST SCIENTIST
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
EARTH
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
FIRE Iii)
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
new
ween ml 9. 340 WW ( wine)
lagoon dioxide may (% l
onus
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!
THUMB FOR PART 2?
I mean I' ll probably write this
anyways...
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#55 - dbanks (06/13/2012) [-]
User avatar #5 - nichsell (06/13/2012) [+] (2 replies)
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 #1 - fabledmocker **User deleted account** (06/13/2012) [+] (1 reply)
You just ******* logic'd the **** out of me.
User avatar #74 - jokeface (06/14/2012) [+] (2 replies)
isnt there a lot of hydrogen in the air? if firebenders can control hydrogen they can use that as fuel can't they?
User avatar #17 - ryapr (06/13/2012) [+] (4 replies)
unless air bending is actually nitrogen
water is hydrogen
fire is combustion and oxygen
and earth is carbon
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.
#85 - denonymous (06/14/2012) [-]
big words make tiny head go ppbbbbth
big words make tiny head go ppbbbbth
User avatar #53 - mcstorms (06/13/2012) [+] (13 replies)
meh 5/10 at least your trying , but the truth is bending is about the ability to use certain chakras to control the elements
User avatar #58 to #53 - buddum (06/13/2012) [-]
this = science
chakra = does not actually exist
User avatar #32 - thebormanman (06/13/2012) [+] (4 replies)
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.
#26 - axelkizoku (06/13/2012) [+] (1 reply)
#56 - Womens Study Major (06/13/2012) [+] (1 reply)
JUST TEACH ME HOW TO ******* EARTHBEND!
#57 to #56 - buddum (06/13/2012) [-]
closest i could find to a chemical equation
#54 - ghettogaiden (06/13/2012) [-]
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#45 - Womens Study Major (06/13/2012) [+] (2 replies)
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 (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.
#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 #25 - grumpyBUBBLEZ (06/13/2012) [+] (5 replies)
Bending oxygen does sound good in theory, but there are major problems that have not been accounted for.

#1 Let's say that oxygen really can be "bent" to our will. How is it done?
One possibility would be that you can manipulate the magnetic field or gravitational field surrounding the oxygen atom. Unfortunately, this brings up other problems, if you can bend the magnetic field or gravitational field of one particular atom, why can it not be done to other atoms.

Let's look at the magnetic side first. While it is true that a single atom does have a less than minuscule magnetic field so does a atom of iron. Would it not make sense that we could easily manipulate a atom of iron, which has a slightly larger magnetic field and would thus be easier to influence.

The same explanation as the magnetic possibility can apply to gravitational side of the problem, but this time it would be easier to manipulate elements with a smaller gravitational constant, carbon for example.

#2 While bending oxygen can be applied to fire bending and air bending, it can not be applied to water or earth bending. But why?
The explanation is simple, pure oxygen is atoms, while the oxygen in water or earth is in a molecular composite. When in a molecular composite, the properties of the molecule can be radically different from one to the other and thus manipulating them trough the unique properties of oxygen is not feasible.

Also, oxygen bending would mean that fire benders can somehow generate enough energy to start a combustion reaction. This creates another problem.

Fire bender:
-bends oxygen
-generate energy

Air bender:
-bends oxygen
-can not generate energy

So basically all fire benders are now air benders also.

In conclusion, oxygen bending is a good try, but ultimately it's just not possible. I do however have a explanation of my own...it's a cartoon.
User avatar #36 to #25 - ThatsMyJizz (06/13/2012) [-]
Listen, oxidation happens all the time. Constantly. It's why metals rust and so on.

What is fire? Rapid oxidation. The reason why the world doesn't burst into flames is because the oxidation is slow.

Fire benders focus their chi to super heat things (think: Iroh heating his coffee in his hands). When molecules are heating they bump into each other rapidly and reactions like oxidation happens much much faster.

It's wrong to think of fire bending the same way as earth/air/water bending. They're not manipulating the molecules directly. They indirectly create fire from super heating the air. This also disproves the typical "why can fire benders create their element out of nothing when earth benders need earth, water benders need water, and so on". Technically, a form of "fire" is all around the fire benders.
User avatar #16 - vatra (06/13/2012) [+] (4 replies)
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
User avatar #7 - sizzlebot (06/13/2012) [+] (4 replies)
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 (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 #4 - ThatsMyJizz (06/13/2012) [-]
Blew my mind. Worth the read.

Also. Go study for finals.
#13 - Womens Study Major (06/13/2012) [-]
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