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  • Hi so I had this idea for an Airbending sub-style which involves mixing gaseous chemicals in the air to create different gaseous chemical mixtures. Now, I'm no chemistry whizz (infact, i don't know much at all about the periodic table or any of that) but I would think it would be possible for an airbender, if that they had the knowldge and ability to do so, to mix the gaseous chemicals in the air to create poisonous gases or nice-smelling scents and aromas. I don't really know... In theory, I think it sounds pretty cool but I'm not sure about the practicalities or mechanics of it.

    The second idea I had is similar to the whole Combustion Bending, Firebending/mind-explosion stuff but with Lightning instead. I know that in-universe the mechanics of Lightning Generation/Redirection are really difficult and 'fragile' (that's the wrong word) but in theory, would it be possible for a very skilled Lightning 'bender' to generate some kind of electromagnetic pulse (EMP)? Kind of like combustion bending but with lightning pulses and explosions. Similar to my previous idea, I think it sounds pretty cool but I'm not sure about the mechanics/practicalities of it.

    What does everyone think? Would this even be possible? Thanks :)

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    • I like the first idea! There's a lot of specialized forms of the other bending arts explored, but not so much airbending, since for a long time, there are no airbenders. Someone who is able to manipulate scents is a really interesting concept.

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    • Well we've seen Aang and Katara bending the purfumes to confuse the Shirshew, so that application is possible. We also saw Tenzin bend through noctious gas when he was attacked by the equalists. I think the idea of mixing the gases would basically be moving the air around those posionous gases to mix them, rather than the gases themselves. Still effective and easily able to control though. 

      The hard part about the second idea is that Iroh basically says that Firebender's are not really creating electricty, but just harnessing the charges and directing it through the air, which is similar, but not exactly the same. So to create an EMP, or something similar, you would need to actually emit an electromganetic wave, not just direct the charges. However, it's hard to ever count it out as a possibility, we just ahven't seen anything that would imply that type of ability. Although Varrik found a way to utilize magnetism and even a version of EMP I believe. Maybe if the lightning bender channeled it through a peice of conductive metal somehow, it could be more of a possibility. 

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    • That's for the weak, they should just make dark lightning instead.

      Invisible gamma ray explosion in your goddamn FACE!

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    • or plasma bend I wonder if earhtbenders can bend plant life and wood or maybe air bending?

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    • what about vacuum bullets that pierce fire by removing its heat?

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    • Vacuums don't remove heat, they remove air, I don't know how a vacuum bullet would work since a vacuum is an absence of something rather than a thing itself, & it'd only really be relevant at the site of the reaction since most of the flame is just hot gas.

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    • I like the second idea but I'm gonna take it another way. Remember how asami uses an electric glove? they can generate lightning but just keep it in the palm and fight with it similar to asami glove. And for Earth bending we could have a lava bender and metal bender. One person lava bending the earth in the metal. In other words bending molten metal.

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    • If waterbenders can manipulate water in all of its states, can they also make plasmas, bose-einstein condensates and fermionic condensates?

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    • No.

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    • why not?

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    • also, can twins be born with the avatar spirit? one of them can bend two elements and the other vice versa.

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    • Bending controls the elements as they are relative to their natural states on Earth.

      Raava is born into one body. If she split, there would be multiple Avatars.

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    • I think these are really good ideas!

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    • I deal with some of these questions here: http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:1370530

      TL;DR:

      - Bending different gasses is an Earth-type subdiscipline of Airbending.

      PS:

      - EMP is a burst of photons, of light. Light is electromagnetic energy. Airbenders seem to be able to tap into the aether, the fifth element of the classical set, to perform their Airbending+ stuff. Thus, aether with energy is a Fire-type subdiscipline of Airbending.

      - Airbenders are OP.

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