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Who is Amon?

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There have been five episodes of the Legend of Korra that have aired. So far, I've seriously enjoyed it. I find Korra to be an interesting protagonist and a good contrast to Aang, the supporting cast is being interesting (and I'm looking forward to seeing them developed more in later episodes), the action has been decent, and the villain Amon is very intimidating and mysterious. And that brings us to the subject of this blog. I'm sure I'm not the first person to bring this up but I can't help but wonder...Who is Amon? Thus far we know he's obviously a non-bender. He claims that he lost his family to benders but it isn't clear if he was telling the truth or if he was trying to generate sympathy. We know he knows energy bending. But in truth, we don't know very much at all yet. I'm pretty sure we'll get an episode similar to "The Storm" which will flesh him out like that episode did for Zuko. But until then we'll just have to speculate. I have several theories myself. The one that seems to make the most sense to me is that Amon is Tenzin's brother: Bumi. Think about it, Bumi is the middle child of Aang and Katara and the only non-bender of them. It makes sense that maybe being the son of the messiah and one of the greatest waterbenders of all time would put serious pressure on a boy. It would also make sense to think that if Aang and Katar were spending their time training their two bender children that it would generate serious resentment and jealousy towards benders. I'm betting Bumi always felt unloved by his parents, whether warrented or not. Perhaps that contributed to his transformation into the terrorist we see on the show. It's a longshot, but there does seem to be evidance to support this theory. I don't think the show would make such a point to establish Bumi's existance if it served no purpose. What do you guys think? Post your thoughts in the comments below.

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