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  • I think Amon did it by blocking the chakras inside people. But does this mean he could give bending to people to?

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    • I thought he was using a variation of healing and bloodbending. Healing directly deals with redirecting chi paths. Waterbenders can do this because the chi flows through the water in their body, I'm guessing. Bloodbending also deals with the water inside someone's body so I thought that when he blocked off their chi with bloodbending, it was permanent because he was using some a healing technique that crossed with bloodbending, not only redirected the chi paths out of balance but locked them. This is really far- fetched, but I do think that he can give back bending, he just doesn't know it and never will ('cause he's dead).

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    • They never really did explain much besides the fact that it was through bloodbending. I think that it might involve something inside the brain. He touches the forehead and the back of the neck while doing it. Also, all victims of this move widen their eyes while they are doing it. Lin had her eyes closed but still opened them while Amon was removing her bending. He clearly did something that cuts off the ability to bend, possibly by cutting something off in the brain.

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    • Based on what we know, I think that what Amon is doing is using his bloodbending combined with a more refined form of chi blocking, rather than healing. Here's my reasoning:

      1. Chi blocking involves targeting specific pressure points to disrupt chi flow, which has the side effect of temporarily disabling bending ability. We do know that Amon and the Equalists made extensive use of chi blocking in combat.

      2. According to the Legend of Korra Book 1 artbook, Amon uses bloodbending to disrupt an individual's chi, taking away their ability to bend permanently. Thus, what he does is essentially a permanent version of chi-blocking. 

      3. Do you honestly think, knowing what we know about the kind of man Yakone was, that he would ever have touched on healing in their training? Moreover, I very seriously doubt that Noatak/Amon would've had much interest in the discipline either. 

      4. We know that what Amon does cannot be reversed by the healing subskill of waterbending - as shown when even Katara, who is probably the greatest waterbending and healing master in the world, was unable to reverse what Amon did to Korra. Thus, it seems unlikely to me that an application of healing would be involved, or Katara would have probably found a way to reverse it.

      Conclusion: What Amon is doing is targeting the same pressure points that are targeted in chi-blocking, which deprives a bender of their bending ability by temporarily disrupting their chi paths. However, rather than using physical attacks whose effects are temporary, he is applying these principles to his incredibly high mastery of bloodbending, which allows him to permanently disrupt/damage their chi paths to such an extent that healing cannot reverse the damage.

      That, at least, is my thought process.

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    • Hear's what I wonder. Lets say Amon did manage to "Cleans" the world of bending, what would he do when the former benders started giveing birth to benders (Amon and Tarrlok were still benders even thou Aang took Yakon's bending away). Also Amon would't live forever so what would the Equalist's do with Bending once he's dead.

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    • That is actually a good point - Amon himself wouldn't live for ever, and the removal of bending does not, as Amon/Noatak himself proves, prevent one's children from being born benders. Thus, ultimately Amon's entire thing is almost meaningless, because new benders are going to be born eventually - unless he's prepared to train a successor and engage in mass de-bending every generation, or resort to genocide.

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    • Wolf 91 wrote: Hear's what I wonder. Lets say Amon did manage to "Cleans" the world of bending, what would he do when the former benders started giveing birth to benders (Amon and Tarrlok were still benders even thou Aang took Yakon's bending away). Also Amon would't live forever so what would the Equalist's do with Bending once he's dead.

      This was the purpose of creating an Equalist state & declaring Bending illegal. Obviously, there's no point in declaring something that doesn't exist to be illegal. But, as he knows from experience that removing someone's bending doesn't mean they can't have children who are benders, this in theory prevents benders from seizing power in the future.

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    • In theory, you'd be correct. In practice, it is highly unlikely that this would work out too well, for the simple reason that eventually, someone would come along who DIDN'T want to take any shit from the so-called Equalist State, and you'd get the same situation in reverse. The only alternative is compulsory de-bending every generation or mass genocide, neither of which go over very well with most people.

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    • I think the chakaras could have been blocked and chis could have been blocked. 

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    • Doesn't have to work, just has to be a coherent plan. Ultimately, any attempt to create a permanent social order is futile.

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    • But if he is using chi blocking + bloodbending, wouldn't his victims be unable to move for the rest of their lives?

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    • Not necessarily. We are talking, after all, about a guy who is probably the greatest bloodbender who ever lived - we know he is more skilled than Tarrlok, because Noatak threw off his brother's bloodbending with barely any effort at all - and Tarrlok as an adult was at least as skilled as their father had been.

      Noatak was a prodigy in the art even as a kid, and he's had more than two decades since leaving his family to further refine his abilities. Thus to me it is entirely plausible that his skill with the art is so finely developed, so precise, that he is able to combine both disciplines to strip a bender of their ability to bend without affecting anything else.

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    • I agree with the previous replies. All it is is chiblocking crossed with bloodbending to make the effects permanent. It might have something to do with the chakras, but I'm not sure...

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    • SaitamaBro wrote: But if he is using chi blocking + bloodbending, wouldn't his victims be unable to move for the rest of their lives?

      Eh? Chi blocking can be focused on a specific region.

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    • But Ty Lee knocked the soldiers out and Azula couldn't move after being chi blocked.

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    • Yeah...because that's what she wanted. So she struck them in multiple pressure points.

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    • DrachenRitter42 wrote:
      In theory, you'd be correct. In practice, it is highly unlikely that this would work out too well, for the simple reason that eventually, someone would come along who DIDN'T want to take any shit from the so-called Equalist State, and you'd get the same situation in reverse. The only alternative is compulsory de-bending every generation or mass genocide, neither of which go over very well with most people.

      Very true, also Amon is't immortal so it's not like the eara of no bending would realy last.

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    • In my Opinion Amon did that with mastery of his bloodbending + Knowing Chi Points,Especially he did that in Head Point,Well,I Think That he Deformation Vascules,where blood passed in Chi Point,Deformated and the energy of chi wouldnot pass anymore to bend,but blood did.

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