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    grundy_03

    [1]Dec 8, 2007
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    Bending Thread

    Hi like most of you I am sick of dupes about the different forms of bending so I made this to hopefully end that with one major bending resource and discussion thread.

    Thankspooldude for pinning this up you were a great editor

    last updated 22 january

    Waterbending

    • Draws power from moon.
    • Can bloodbend (bending water inbody only on full moon.)
    • Can bend water in vines/plants.
    • Can , freeze,evaporate, melt, and condense water.
    • Some have special healing abilities.
    • Waterbending's strength is its defensive capabilities. Waterbending's defensive maneuvers focus on control through turning an opponent's own strength against him which fits into.
    • "the first waterbender was the moon".
    • opposite to firebending

    Note: waterbenders can only help heal by directing chi with water, even though only waterbenders can use it waterbending is not the healing part.

    Mainwaterbenders: katara, master pakku, hama, the avatars, Huu and du (swamp)

    Earthbending

    • Learnt from blind badgermoles.
    • Can bend the earth impurities in metal. not the metal itself.
    • Can bend crystals, sand, rocks, soil, "earthly meteorites", coal.
    • Opposite to airbending.
    • Earthbenders use a balance of strength and defense to overwhelm opponents.
    • opposite to airbending

    Mainearthbenders: Toph, the avatars, Haru, king Bumi, Long feng, the dai lee

    Firebending

    • learnt from dragons and affected by the sun / comets (sozins comet)
    • Stronger with the sun/sozins comet
    • Blue fire (azula) is hotter thannormal orangefire
    • Lightning (very advanced)"purest form of fire", "cold blooded fire" as inner peace is needed to bend it.
    • Combustion firebending to super-heat the air and produce explosions
    • Very aggressive with little defensive moves
    • opposite to waterbending

    Main firebenders:Zuko, Iroh, Ozai, Azula, Jeong jeong.

    Airbending

    • Learnt from sky bison's
    • Can control air currents with gliders
    • Can bend gasses in the air
    • Mostly evasive moves which support their beliefs of peace
    • opposite to earthbending

    note: there is no known sub skill for the airbenders eg healing,lightning... but it has been speculated to be flying/gliding and bending poison gas etc

    Main airbenders:the avatars, monk gyatzu.

    Bending in general:

    • 2 non benders can have a bending child
    • the idea of multi-national benders hasnt been explored (FN+EK=?)
    • fire nation people in ek cannot have earthbending children as they are not earthkingdom- same with northern air temple people

    Note: all bending has purposefully been shown to be equal in the show no type of bending is stronger than the other.

    please use this thread to discuss any topics involving bending e.g

    • other possible bending abilities
    • new bending
    • bendings affect on society e.g FN more advanced technology compared to other nations which rely moreon bending
    • airbending special abilities

    please be respectful of other members. and have fun!

    Edited on 01/22/2008 1:08am
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    The_White_Lotus

    [2]Dec 8, 2007
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    good idea but youmissed out that fire and water are oposites and didn't list the main firebenders
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    cjmg85

    [3]Dec 8, 2007
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    grundy_03 wrote:

    Waterbending

    • Draws power from moon.
    • Can bloodbend (bending water in blood only on full moon.)
    • Can bend water in vines/plants.
    • Can , freeze,evaporate, melt, and condense water.
    • Some have special healing abilities.
    • Waterbending's strength is its defensive capabilities. Waterbending's defensive maneuvers focus on control through turning an opponent's own strength against him which fits into.
    • "the first waterbender was the moon".

    Mainwaterbenders: katara, master pakku, hama, the avatars, Huu, do and du (swamp), Aang

    Natural opposite: Firebending

    Earthbending

    • Learnt from blind badgermoles.
    • Can bend the earth impurities in metal.
    • Can bend crystals, sand, rocks, soil, "earthly meteorites", coal.
    • Opposite to airbending.
    • Earthbenders use a balance of strength and defense to overwhelm opponents.

    Mainearthbenders: Toph, the avatars, Haru, king Bumi, Long feng, the dai lee, Aang

    Natural opposite: Airbending

    Firebending

    • Probably learnt from the sun/dragons
    • Stronger with the sun/sozins comet
    • Blue fire (azula) is more powerful and hotter than red fire
    • Lightning "purest form of fire", "cold blooded fire" as inner peace is needed to bend it.
    • Combustion firebending to super-heat the air and produce explosions
    • Very aggressive with little defensive moves

    Main firebenders: Iroh, Zuko, Azula, Firelord Ozai, Zhao, the avatars, Jeong Jeong, countless namless firebending soldiers

    Natural opposite: Waterbending

    Airbending

    • Learnt from sky bison's
    • Can control air currents with gliders
    • Can bend gasses in the air
    • Mostly evasive moves which support their beliefs of peace

    Main airbenders: Aang, Monk Gyatso, the avatars, (?)Ty Lee(?)

    Natural opposite: Earthbending

    Here ya go!

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    The_White_Lotus

    [5]Dec 8, 2007
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    good job

    are you an ow? you sould be a wise poster like yoturself

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    The_White_Lotus

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    i meant the guy who posted before you but it took to loong for my comp to post
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    The_White_Lotus

    [8]Dec 8, 2007
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    speaking of owlism i made a userbar for it
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    grundy_03

    [9]Dec 8, 2007
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    thats really cool

    btw we should stay on topic lol
    do u think that i should add anything more?
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    tomtitan

    [10]Dec 8, 2007
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    make a small note under water saying something like 'healing is technically not waterbending, although only waterbenders can do it, and you must move water with bending to do it, the actual healing part is not waterbending'

    and also put under waterbending 'bloodbending, icebending, plantbending etc. is still wterbending, as all you are doing is bending the water inside those things'

    and for fire put
    'lightning is technically not firebending, although only firebenders can do it, there is no bending of fire involved'
    oh and next to the thing about dragons, put (speculation) because no one knows for sure.

    and under earthbending, put 'metalbending is still earthbending, as you don't bend the metal itself, you bend the earthen impurities in it'

    and under airbending, put 'as far as we know, using airbending, it is only possible to bend air, there's no special skill like healing etc.'

    i know there's a lot there but i'm trying to cover every possible n00bish question.

    also make a subheading called 'bending in general' and say things like 'bending does not rely on genetics, one can be a non bender and still be the parent of a bender.'
    also say 'it has never been revealed how a dual nation heritage will affect your bending ability' and 'no, fire nation citizens cannot learn earthbending etc.' and also put 'the nth. air temple folk cannot miraculously learn airbending, as they are still earth kingdom subjects'

    i think that should cover several n00bish questions.

    btw, thankyou sooooo much for making this thread, hopefully we can get this pinned and most n00bs will stop making their pointless threads.
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    JasmineTea88

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    hey,gr8 thread btw. for bloodbending, remember thats its not just literally the blood ur bending but other body fluids as well, such as tissue fluid (and prob. urine!).

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    Murellus

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    Yeah too many dupe threads. This was madness...
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    grundy_03

    [13]Dec 8, 2007
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    thanks everyone for contributing/supporting the thread here's hoping that pooldude will pin this thread up *crosses fingers*
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    The_White_Lotus

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    one thing ai dont get is that in the notrthen water tribe females are taught to heal uising waterbending. however jeonmg jeong said only some waterbenders could heal so does that mean a feamle waterbender who cant heal would be taught nothing. also being the vatar couldn't aang heal?
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    grundy_03

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    good question!
    i think that he can do those things but it might be against the water tribe's beliefs to have male healers. Also i dont think the writers will let him because it would make the support characters less important, it'd be like letting aang metalbend.
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    WorldTyrant

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    tomtitan wrote:
    make a small note under water saying something like 'healing is technically not waterbending, although only waterbenders can do it, and you must move water with bending to do it, the actual healing part is not waterbending'

    and also put under waterbending 'bloodbending, icebending, plantbending etc. is still wterbending, as all you are doing is bending the water inside those things'

    and for fire put
    'lightning is technically not firebending, although only firebenders can do it, there is no bending of fire involved'
    oh and next to the thing about dragons, put (speculation) because no one knows for sure.

    and under earthbending, put 'metalbending is still earthbending, as you don't bend the metal itself, you bend the earthen impurities in it'

    and under airbending, put 'as far as we know, using airbending, it is only possible to bend air, there's no special skill like healing etc.'

    i know there's a lot there but i'm trying to cover every possible n00bish question.

    also make a subheading called 'bending in general' and say things like 'bending does not rely on genetics, one can be a non bender and still be the parent of a bender.'
    also say 'it has never been revealed how a dual nation heritage will affect your bending ability' and 'no, fire nation citizens cannot learn earthbending etc.' and also put 'the nth. air temple folk cannot miraculously learn airbending, as they are still earth kingdom subjects'

    i think that should cover several n00bish questions.

    btw, thankyou sooooo much for making this thread, hopefully we can get this pinned and most n00bs will stop making their pointless threads.


    I confess I don't understand why healing isn't waterbending. Could you explain?

    I think lightning is firebending and should be called such. It's the direction of energy which seems to be what firebenders have a deep connection with. Lightning may not be fire per se, but I think it is still "fire bending". Only firebenders seem to be able to do it, and only elite fire benders at that. I would call it fire bending in another form.
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    dumbTVnut

    [17]Dec 8, 2007
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    Hey everybody my butt itches! Ok seriously if a waterbender and a airbender had kids what would they bend?
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    stump2790

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    Murellus wrote:
    Yeah too many dupe threads. This was madness...



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    grundy_03

    [19]Dec 8, 2007
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    dumbTVnut wrote:
    Hey everybody my butt itches! Ok seriously if a waterbender and a airbender had kids what would they bend?

    really thats nice!!
    umm i think it would be either one or the other definately not both, maybe they would all be non benders??

    but it all depends on the writers as they have not explored that idea yet.
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    The_White_Lotus

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    if your getting at kataang go you! also it hink some would be airbenders and some would be waterbenders and maybe if it were aang and aktara some could bende each eleement as in sokme fire some water somae earth some air ebcause theyre the avataras childeren.
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