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- Sorry, can't do that. Metalbending is a form of Earthbending. This page is for the five base bending arts only. The 888th Avatar (Talk) 02:58, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
I want to know if it is posible to change the image of Airbending. Dcasawang1 17:34, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Air blast. Dcasawang1 14:05, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
What gives you the ability to bend. do you choose to be one?--Lightning Shenron 08:31, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- Please ask these type of questions at this forum. The 888th Avatar (Talk) 08:35, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Why were the sub-skills of Bloodbending and Seismic Sense removed as sub-skills? They aren't the same thing as normal bending (one is moving a body, not just water, and the other is a sense that doesn't move anything), but both require a bending capability to perform. The same could be said about healing, lightning, and metalbending. Why remove them? Tophvision 23:10, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
- I don't think so. That is explained in its respective bending arts pages. Dcasawang1 - Talk 23:12, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
I know, but I just think they should be mentioned on this general page. They're not just specific techniques, but different abilities entirely.Tophvision 23:21, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Bloodbending and seismic sense aren't different enough from their root bending arts to be a sub skill, they're more specialized. Healing, lightning and metalbending, they go beyond the normal boundaries of their root arts. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:34, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
But that's my point- controlling the human body and detecting seismic vibrations do go beyond normal boundaries of bending, at least no less than the other subskills. Bloodbending and seismic sense are hardly normal abilities. Tophvision 00:42, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
They are within the limits. Bloodbending is waterbending in the human body, certainly advanced, but not as far from Waterbending as healing, it's achieved through waterbending, but it's not quite waterbending, same for seismic sense. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:45, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
At the very least, have Seismic Sense instead of metalbending as Earthbending's sub-skill. Metalbending and bloodbending just use the hard-to-affect amounts of earth and water in metal and the human body to move them, respectively. Healing, lightning, and seismic sense do things entirely separate and different than what bending normally does. Tophvision 00:47, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Blood Bending is to Water Bending what Lightening Bending is to Fire Bending. If you include lightening, you should include blood. They play Blood Bending off as bending the essence of life. In fact, considering the relationship between Fire and Water Bending, the correlation makes even more sense. It should be on the board.
other bending styles
please note that ice and steam are sub-skills of water bending, as is sand for earth bending, or perhaps it's own category.
- Ice and steam were never mentioned as separate styles from basic Waterbending. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 14:59, November 16, 2009 (UTC)
In the paragraph, the fact that spring is the season is unnecessarily mentioned twice. When I deleted one of the duplicates, it was reverted for being unconstructive. However, there is no purpose for it being repeated, as it is not referencing anything else, it is simply the same fact stated twice with no connection to anything else, once in the middle and once at the end. I feel at least one of the duplicates should be removed to improve flow. 22.214.171.124 04:15, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
I think bending arts should be changed to bending disciplines. i'm almost entirely sure that they are not referred to as arts, but are on occasion, as disciplines. not a big matter, but for the sake of accuracy... Jordan.dowding (talk • contribs) 04:49, November 2, 2010 (UTC)
^ The official site refers to Katara practicing the art of Waterbending.
"...and it shows that you are committed to the sacred art of Firebending."
^ Quoted from The Firebending Masters.