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Allusion

Something I've been meaning to mention but haven't gotten around to it - I'm pretty sure the ending of this episode is an allusion to the popular anime series Fullmetal Alchemist. There's a scene in an episode where the main character is entwined in the power of his Alchemy equation, and a female character comes up through the powerful wind and grabs him by the hand, embracing him in a hug to make it stop.

As you can see, the ending is clearly executed the exact same way, I'm just unsure if I should add it as it might end up being a very crazy coincident. Thoughts? Thanks! The Flash {talk} 23:18, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, even if it's Crazy Coincidence, it's still worth mentioning (IMO). Vaznock - Talk 23:22, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

So do I - anyone else have anything to say? The Flash {talk} 23:31, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Glowing Aang

The edit war was over this goof:

  • When Aang first goes into the Avatar State the arrows on his hands are not glowing. Also, when he spins around very quick, the back of the arrow on his head isnt glowing for a breif second.

With a brief edit warring atm... reach a consensus before settling on the issue remaining a goof or being removed. Edit wars don't help it; leaving explanations back and forth via edits is counter-constructive to getting the job done.

As such, I'll post the images that are involved in this. Everyone come to a consensus whether or not it is indeed a goof.

pic one | pic two | pic three | following pic

Comments

Here we go.

First, I want to stress that I wasn't arguing the fact that they were in fact glowing. I know perfectly well that in several frames, Aang's arm and the back portion of his head tattoos were not glowing. That is not a goof as I've stressed every time that one user decided to undo my change.

Only Air Nomads have tattoos that consistently run along their chi points. With Air Nomad Avatars, these tattoos glow during the Avatar State considering that its use triggers a massive chi boost. The chi boost does not happen instantaneously. It happens in progression. Hence, the first to glow are the eyes, which was seen, then the head and then the rest of the body.

This is evidenced by the fact that Aang still had control over his actions during those moments. By "The Desert" Aang had not mastered the state, as any Avatar fan would be aware of. A true goof would have been if parts of his tattoos were not glowing while he was out of control. The scenes where his head and arms were unlit were both scenes where he was still wreaking havoc by his own will.

All the arguments I posted above, I put in my edit summaries. There was no true logic behind why it was repeatedly reverted. In fact, one of the summaries from the opposing user was "Well the information is true so I don't want to here it." That in itself is an indication that the user wasn't open to discussion and ignorance took over. Most of you know me here, and I've rarely streamed articles into the wrong direction. I wouldn't waste my time over something so trivial if I knew it was correct.

Waterbending emblem Water Spout 03:38, February 1, 2011 (UTC)

I hope you weren't thinking I was calling anyone out in particular... Yes; things could have been said better there, hence why I said this. I simply put the discussion where it should best be fit, on the talk page.
Very sound reasoning because - I missed showing the following pic after that, he's in full glow and this is when he goes demonic voice. Seems sound to say he had finally lost himself at that stage. Vulmen (talkcontribs) 04:04, February 1, 2011 (UTC)
No not at all. I was about to post on the person's talk page, then you posted the discussion so I just copy and pasted. Thus explaining the slight tone of rage ^^;
Waterbending emblem Water Spout 04:05, February 1, 2011 (UTC)