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Making Sense of the Avatar Timeline

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Alrighty, I know we are all still trying to process the mind explosion that was the Book 2: Spirits finale but I noticed this problem so I thought I would address it. 

There seems to be confusion on the stream of events in the early avatar world.  I am here to make sense of the information, and help those who are a little confuse figure out the history of the ancient avatar world.  

In episode eight, Beginnings, Part 2, Vaatu says to Wan, "I have lived ten thousand life times before the first of your kind ever crawled out of the mud." To me, that means Vaatu and Raava emerged very near the beginning, of the world, 100,000,000 years before humans even evolved.  

So, 

World begins- Raava and Vaatu emerge and begin to fight for 100 million years, presumably other spirits start to emerge as well - humans evolve. 

As we don't have exact dates, we must look for narritive clues.  Both the lion turtle that Aang met and Tenzin still say that there was an era of energybending, those who practiced it are known as the ancients.  

That means sometime after humans evolved, and became sophisticated enough (for example Homo Sapians are more sophisticated than Neanderthals) the world entered an era of energybending, where people bent the energy within themselves.  At some point Vaatu breaks through the portals and spirits and humans can cross between worlds, he obviously does this during a Harmonic Convergence, as spiritual energy is amplified.  Even after he does this humans are still able to energybend. They would still have the ability to energybend after Vaatu breaks through, as they energybender ancients meditate beneath the tree of time.  

So, 

World begins- Raava and Vaatu emerge and begin to fight for 100 million years, presumably other spirits start to emerge as well - humans evolve and become sophisticated enough to learn energybending- Vaatu breaks through the planes- Energybenders meditate beneath the Tree of Time

As spirits start to cross into the physical world and as humans cross to the spirit world the two groups begin to clash and cause destruction.  The Lion turles become the protectors and humans build their cities on their shells.  Energybending starts to be forgotten and humans start receiving the ability to bend elements from the lionturtle gaurdians.  Humans eventually forget, energybending entirely as well as the knowledge of other humans. This goes on for a period of time I like to call the Dark Ages of Avatar.  

So, 

World begins- Raava and Vaatu emerge and begin to fight for 100 million years, presumably other spirits start to emerge as well - humans evolve and become sophisticated enough to energybend - Vaatu breaks through the planes - Energybenders meditate beneath the Tree of Time- humans and spirits cross worlds and begin to clash- People forget of others and the knowledge of energybending is lost- humans take up residence on lion turtles who give them knowledge to bend elements instead of energy

We know what happens from here,  circa 9,829 BG Wan splits Raava and Vaatu, begins to travel and learn other elements with the assitance of the light spirit.  In 9,829 BG Wan and Raava fight in the Harmonic Convergence, imprisson Vaatu, create the first Avatar, and split the worlds so that spirits and humans can live without fighting. Humans no longer need lion turtles for protection.  

So, 

World begins- Raava and Vaatu emerge and begin to fight for 100 million years, presumably other spirits start to emerge as well - humans evolve and become sophisticated enough to energybend - Vaatu breaks through the planes - Energybenders meditate beneath the Tree of Time- humans and spirits cross worlds and begin to clash - People forget of others and the knowledge of energybending is lost - humans take up residence on lion turtles who give them knowledge to bend elements instead of energy - circa 9,829 BG the events of Beginnings, take place creating the avatar, seperating the worlds, and people leave the lion turtles

Obviously from here, the four nations emerge and people learn from the moon, dragons, sky bison and Oma and Shu learn from the badgermoles and the rest is history of course until the events of Book 2: Spirits. Korra learns energybending, the dark avatar emerges, she defeats Unavaatu, leaves the portals open, loses the connection to the pas t avats and the cycle starts anew.

I hope this clarrifies the confusion surronding the origens of the avatar world and I hope you like this blog.  :)  

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