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Where does all that about 35 levels and inventing a new technique come from? I don't recall seeing that in the show. —Robotech Master 16:24, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

That came from those Lost Scrolls book things. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions

Origins

Can any one shed some light on this for me? Ok, there is a discussion going on debating if there were air nomads who were not benders. The creators clearly said every air nomad was born a bender because of their spiritual nature. My question is then: Where do they come from? They don't families like the other nations, do monks and nuns simply choose a mate, and once in a while they come together to have children? something is happening between points A and B, but I do not know... anyone?

Non-benders

C'mon, they couldn't ALL be benders. Where did the rest live?

Mike and Bryan already said they were all Airbenders due to their increased spirituality. Omnibender 23:28, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

The creators have already stated that they're ALL Airbenders. This should be taken as a matter-of-fact. Just believe it.The 1st Air King 14:56, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I just read this after posting my last comment, can you tell me where was this mentioned because its pretty important, for me at least --Yaang 22:44, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
The interview is available at AvatarSpirit.net. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 19:45, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

They all lived in monasteries high up in the mountains, so it's defintely possible that they were all Airbenders as there was little they could share with the world (trade, material things etc). If the likes of Guru Pathik (a non-airbender) hang out with them to learn spirituality, they must be pretty special indeed.

One also supposes that they were the smallest of all the Four Nations.User:PhantomS 15:21, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry; this simply does not wash. First; they are Air Nomads. This pretty much precludes the fact that they all live in temples. There has to be a base population who are simply not as spiritual; Not every person in Tibet is a monk, nor is everybody living in Vatican City an ordained priest, monk or nun. Some people are simply not that spiritual. All we have seen of the air nation has been in the temples. It would be the same as seeing a documentary on aircraft carriers and assuming that everybody in the US was part of the military and lived on big ships at sea.--Sings-With-Spirits 21:43, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

All of the air nomads were benders as stated by the creators. However, not all of the air nomads were monks or nuns. In an episode, it is suggested that Aang is taken from his parents after he is discovered to be the avatar and raised as a monk. From this it can be inferred that some children were raised by their parents while others were placed in the monestaries and abbies to become monks and nuns themselves. Families still existed and everything was not communal. People could marry because they were not monks or nuns.

thats all well and good but....

what happens now? Aang's the last one, right? What about the avatar cycle? What about Air bending? What nation will the avatar be born into after the next water earth and fire avatars? Obviously not the air nation, because IT DOESN'T EXIST!

'The Last Airbender' on the title only refers to the fact as it currently stands. This may change, in the future, at the event that Aang produces a new Airbender line. The 1st Air King 14:56, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

You're forgetting that the Avatars before the next Air Nomad character will need to learn Airbending. Most likely, Aang will have lots of children to whom he can teach Airbending. Omnibender 16:33, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Since Aang survived the war and has hooked up with Katara, nothing is stopping him from replenishing the Air Nomad line

There is always the possibility that none of Aang's children is born without an affinity for air... All of his children could be born with an affinity for water (Katara is the mother, after all), fire (if they are born or trained in the Fire Nation) or no bending talent at all (after all it's not supposed to be genetic).--Sings-With-Spirits 21:31, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Please sign your posts with four tildes (~). And you practically repeated what I said. Omnibender 00:15, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

It might be possible for people with high spiritual levels to start learning Airbending, though the main worry is the Sky Bison, of whom Appa is still the last confirmed member. Bending need not be innate, at least in terms of Airbending and Firebending, which can be learnt from Sky Bison and Dragons. If Aang can somehow get Appa to teach or enlighten people it might just work.

Like the people above say, Aang might have children with Katara, which provides for one more generation of potential Airbenders. If they go round and mix with other people and so forth, by the time a new Air Nomad Avatar born (roughly about 200-300 years later, give or take) there will be more than enough airbenders.

What might change is that the Air Nomads might actually be proper nomads and move around the world like Aang did, on journeys of enlightenment; a frequent theme in Buddhist writing.

No one in the air temple scenes (in Aang's and Roku's memories) apppears to be in the 20-40 age group, so maybe benders of this age are true nomads before returning to the temples. Hence some could have hidden from the fire nation (and also hidden their bending) and the bloodline exists. 123.211.47.94 03:45, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

One strange way to revive the Air Nomads might be reincarnation, as Yangchen hints that some Monks have reached spiritual enlightenment- if the Air Nomads are like the Lama of Tibet then they might just reincarnate in other people, at least until they properly reach nirvana.User:PhantomS 15:34, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

It seems people are confusing airbenders with airnomads, Aang is the last airbender not the last air nomad. Monks are all clearly airbenders(i doubt every person in a nation can live as monks) and eventhought we havent seen an air nomad who wasnt an airbender at the same time, there should be way more regular air nomads than the airbenders (benders are not that common in the other three nations). So we can easily have another avatar from the air nomads who is not from Aangs lineage. Rest of the air nomads might be living among other nations. Even though it is possible come up with explanations theres clearly a plot hole here. --Yaang 22:37, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

This was brought up before, it has been confirmed that all air nomads where also airbenders, also given the level of technology of the Fire nation, i have resovations on their ability to completly kill off an entire culture of people, and much less so one where all members where capible of airbending.

Aang has proven the capability to remove someones ability to bend elements. It stands to reason that Aang would thus be capable of granting a person the power to bend an element. So it may not matter if any of his children are born with an affinity for air bending, he could simply grant people he finds worthy with the ability to grant to bend air. --98.240.210.20 17:43, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

If the history of all of the elemental benders is traced to the roots, it can be found that all syles of bending were learned from an inhuman source (i.e. the moon, the dragons, the badger moles, and the sky bison). In "The Northern Air Temple", Katara and Teo have a short conversation in which Teo informs Katara about the spirit that is in everyone. Aang later comments that Teo sounds like an air bender. Also, in "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang", the co-creators' commentary suggests that they have all four nations staning together. The nation that is neither earth, fire, nor water consists of the refugees who took to the northern air temple. Combining these three facts, it is very possible that Aang will teach airbending to these people. While the culture and belief system may not be identical, the air nation would still be reestablished and self-sustainable for future avatars to learn from or be born into.

The Air Acolytes

Since the Nomads are gone , I think the Air Acolytes are the new Air Nation , and the new air benders have joined the Acolytes, proof , on The Original Airbenders , Pema tells Tenzin that Their Not Nomads , meaning the Airbenders are Acolytes , I say that air nation should redirect to Air Acolytes and the list of acolytes should include Kai and the new Airbenders . Proof two the name acolyte on the show is now synonymous with air nation, proof three , an Acolyte represented the nation on the United Republic Council . Proof four, the new Airbenders live with the Acolytes in the temples and believe that they are also part of the air nation so it seems that they are joining the Acolytes not the nomads, Proof five , since aang founded and joined the Acolytes his descendents are too.--Tacolyte3 (wallcontribs) 22:36, August 10, 2014 (UTC)

Patola Mountain Range

I was wondering if we should make a page for this. I realize that all we know about it is that it is located on the Southern Air Nomad islands and that the Southern temple is located here, but there are other places that have articles and we known even less.

--8th Mizukage 02:03, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Vegetarianism

It is questionable whether vegetarian is omnipresent in the air nomad community, or if Aang himself just deduced that the nonviolent diet complied with his compassionate beliefs. If we analyze carefuly the dialogue between Aang and Yangchen in The Old Masters, he mentioned "I'm even a vegetarian". In the rest of the series, Aang always refers to his own talking of vegetarianism. Probably you have a solid source, some kind of book or something to give this information, i dont know. If that's the case, i'm better shut up for once. --. 00:53, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

It could be that the Southern Air Temple was vegetarian but some others were not. Aang is talking to a female Airbender, so perhaps the women were not vegetarians. Another reason is that because he is the Avatar , Aang may have adopted tendencies of his previous reincarnations who were meat eaters (Kuruk, for example was defintely a hunter judging by his headgear). Air Nomads might excuse an Avatar for being a meat eater, as the Avatar is not exactly a regular person. Aang being a vegetarian seems to emphasize his dedication to Air Nomad culture.User:PhantomS 15:39, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Chinese Symbol

Why dont the Air Nomads have a Chinese Symbol like the other nations? How do put one on the page?

This is a good question, but the Air Nomads don't have one. The reason is that we are not shown nearly enough of the Air Nomads to know how to write their Chinese name. Also, for future reference, note that they're not called "Symbols", they're called "characters". The 888th Avatar (Talk) 10:45, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Quote

Can I use Iroh's description of the Air Nomads from Bitter Work as the quote for this article?

Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns and found peace and freedom. Also, they apparently had pretty good senses of humor. Weedefinition (Talk) 01:22, February 5, 2010 (UTC)

Season

What is the source of the following?:

"Each nation of the Four Nations is influenced by their own distinct, dominant season, in which their bending is at its peak. Autumn is the dominant season of the Air Nomad race. Airbenders are thus at their strongest in this season. More Air Nomad children were born during autumn than any other season, all retaining bending abilities."Sings-With-Spirits (talkcontribs) 15:28, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

The bulk of it comes from the Air Nomad entry at nick's Avatar site. It's 100% correct. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:35, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

I can't find it on their site. Could you provide a link? Sings-With-Spirits (talkcontribs) 13:10, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

I can, but the info is no longer there, they changed the entries. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:39, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

Theocracy?

The monks are very spiritual, but they are never assigned any sort of religion. Moreover, there is no god worship (or gods for that matter) mentioned in the series. Their form of government is a senate; a council of elders. It is inaccurate to label the Air Nomads as theocrats; thus I have removed all mention of theocracy from this article. 71.127.254.235 04:14, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

No nation has a defined relationship. Just because they didn't say a name, it doesn't mean it's not there. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 22:21, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Thing is, they didn't even imply that it's there. No gods or gods religions are even remotely hinted at in the series. A Council of Elders is the definition of a Senate. Look it up. That is the Air Nomad form of government precisely. Saying that it is a theocracy is a contrivance, and highly speculative.71.127.254.235 01:08, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

I see that you didn't revert the government form to theocracy, Omnibender. Does this mean that you agree with me? -71.127.254.235 02:20, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

Should it be mentioned?

They seperate men and women. It's can be understood from the flashbacks where women are rarely seen, and from The Legend of Korra where it was told that there is a seperation. Galzigler (wallcontribs) 00:27, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

2.2 Expansion: Religious Authority

I get that Tenzin (and now Jinora) are the highest raking air benders in the Air Nomads (now Air Nation), but I believe that the Air Acolytes are the nation's reigious authority as Aang himself taught them in the ways of the Air Nomads and they passed these traditions on to future generations. I know that Tenzin does that too, but he's the Head Nomad (my name for the nation's leader, I think that it should be used by others too) and is basically running the Air Nation so I think that he wouldn't really be the religious authority too as he wouldn't have time. Thoughts?NickM98 (wallcontribs) 07:27, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

That is all speculation and shouldn't be added to the article. FruipitToph-DoBS-2 (WallContribsEditcount) 07:31, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

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